Dean Brookes won his 6th Autumn Cup title late on Monday evening beating his Zygabyte A team mate Joe Zygadlo in the Final ( 11-6, 11-4 ). This is also Dean’s 3rd Consecutive Autumn Cup win.

The Autumn Cup is the Mansfield & District Table Tennis league’s annual curtain raiser for the season held at Ravenshead Leisure Centre had a bumper 27 participants which included 5 new players to the league this year. The Group Stages due to the numbers didn’t finish until 10.30pm, with the tournament not ending until 11.30pm.

Group A – Dean Brookes won all his games and topped the group, with Zak Melrose coming second.

Group B – Joe Zygadlo won all his games and topped the group with Pete Hodgson coming second, however due to the lateness of the night, Pete forfeited his place in the Quarters and this was took by 3rd Place Andy Brown a new player to the Mansfield League.

Group C – This was the only group of 6 and in a tight affair, Amber Zygadlo topped the group and Division 2 player Tony Swain surprisingly came second.

Group D – Andy Thorley won all his games and topped the group, with Richard Robinson coming second.

The Quarter-Finals went to form with Dean, Joe, Amber & Andy all progressing; however the two Division 2 players both took their Division 1 opponents to 3 games, Tony Swain losing 2-1 Dean Brookes and Andy Brown losing 2-1 to Andy Thorley in a fantastic close battle.

The Semi-Finals saw father & daughter , Joe & Amber paired against each other and has Amber narrowly lost the first game and then easily won the 2nd, it looked like Amber would get one over her dad, but Joe managed to find something and win the decider.

In the other Semi-Final Dean Brookes beat Andy Thorley 2-0

The Late night Final took place between 2 team mates with Dean Brookes being victorious with an 11-6, 11-4 win to take the title.

Results from Quarter Finals

Quarter Finals

Dean Brookes bt Tony Swain 2-1 (11-4,7-11,11-3)

Andy Thorley by Andy Brown 2-1 (11-3,9-11,11-4)

Amber Zygadlow bt Zak Melrose 2-0 (11-7,11-8)

Joe Zygadlo bt Richard Robinson 2-0 (11-6,11-9)

Semi Finals

Dean Brookes  bt Andy Thorley  2-0 (11-7,11-1)

Joe Zygadlo bt Amber Zygadlo 2-1 (11-9,7-11,116)


Dean Brookes bt Joe Zygadlo 2-0 (11-6, 11-4)

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