Record Numbers at 2017 Autumn Cup

Record entrants in the Autumn Cup

 

The annual curtain raiser for the Mansfield Table Tennis League played at Ravenshead Leisure Centre was the most popular in recent history with a record 31 entrants (one third of all registered players for the upcoming season), and with 3 Juniors and 3 people Debut Dexter Fairbank, Nathan Hollingworth and Andy Vinson all making their Mansfield Debut and ages of entrants ranging from 14 to 86 it bodes well for a great season.

The final result was no surprise with Dean Brookes taking his 7th Autumn Cup title beating his fellow team mate Joe Zygadlo 2-0 in the Final. The top 4 seeds also made the Semi-Finals with Kalpesh Bhatt losing to Dean Brookes and Kerry Harvey losing to Joe Zygadlo a reverse of the result from last year Semi-Final.

It was great to see 2 Division 2 players making the Quarter-Finals in Mark Sansom and probably the surprise of the tournament Nathan Hollingworth who on making his debut in Mansfield won 3 of his 4 group matches only narrowly losing 2-1 in his other.  Beating Steve Oravecz and then taking the number 2 seed Kerry Harvey all the way in the Quarters just losing 9-11, 11-9, 10-12.

Another plus was 14 Year old Dexter Fairbank also making his debut and only been playing table tennis for 2 months looks a real talent for the future competing well against some experienced players and claiming a win in his group.

Full Results : Autumn Cup Group Stage.pdf Autumn Cup Final rounds.pdf

 

Autumn Cup Finalists 122017

 

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