NDTTA CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS SENIORS
On Sunday it was the turn of the Seniors and there was some breath taking matches none more so than the Mens Singles final .Ray Powell winner two years ago knocked out the number one seed Sam Ricks in the Semi final but in a thrilling 5 set thriller just lost out to last years runner up Csaba Pall .
After losing a close match to Sue Purton in the qualifiers Celia Hooker took the Womens singles in three straight sets against the same opponent and that was a reverse from last years final
The Consolation Singles was won by James Ellicott over Eddie Haines who did incredablly well to reach the final as he is currently playing in Division three.. James also won this event two years ago.
In a big hitting game Ray Powell beat Andy Barnes 3-1 in the Veterans event
The Mens Doubles was a close affair with Andy Barnes and Patrick Garlick over coming Csaba Pall and Peter Howell in the final
Second Division pairing of Celia Hooker and Sue Purton were just that little bit too strong for Third Division partnership of Christine Milne and Jenny Tanner in the Ladies Doubles
The First Division Cup saw a win for Thatchams Andy Barnes over Anthony Baker from the Woolton Hill Club
Bill Stamitiou saw off the challenge from Malcolm Record winning 3-1 in the Second Division award
Recent Woolton Hill signing Jamie Palazuelos saw off all comers to take the Third Division Cup beating Eddie Haines in the final
Winners of the Mixed Doubles were Ray Powell and Sue Purton who beat Patrick Garlick and Celia Hooker 3-0 in the final
The Ping Pong tournament was one of the closest finals with Andy Barnes beating Patrick Garlick 14-12 in the decider
Author: Eric Panting via Newbury Table Tennis League