games that went ahead in the North Cornwall Table Tennis League.
The scheduled Division One Knockout Cup quarter-finals on Thursday
night between North Hill A and champions Helland A and Helland B and
Budehaven A (which was going to see the teams play their league game
as well) were predictably postponed due to the snowy conditions, as
was the Division Two league game between Whitstone Wanderers and
Budehaven C and the Handicap Cup quarter-finals between?Budehaven?E
and Crackington C and Budehaven B and Crackington B.
However, with the individual tournaments scheduled for later this
month and the season coming to a close, teams have been quick to
reschedule, including Whitstone Wanderers, who confirmed themselves as
Division Two runners-up after two emphatic victories.
Last Wednesday night they won 9-1 at Launceston with only Stephen
Parsons getting a point for the home side.
Barry Stearman and Doug Genini combined as usual to win the doubles as
well as being unbeaten in the singles all night, while Rob Woodhouse
picked up two victories.
On Monday evening, Whitstone completed their league programme with an
8-2 home victory over Budehaven C.
Stearman and Genini made it a hat-trick of perfect evenings in a row,
although Sumiyo Berkeley, who was deputising for Woodhouse, lost to
Anthony Ward and Andrew Ward. Sam Jennings made his Division Two debut
and acquitted himself well for the visitors as they ended the season
in fourth, despite there being two fixtures left to play in the
Budehaven B and Crackington B quickly rearranged their Handicap
quarter-final from Thursday night to Saturday evening at the
Crackington Institute and it was the home side who romped to a 7-2
success to set up a semi-final with Whitstone and end Budehaven’s
hopes for a league and cup double.
Although both sides play in Division Two, Crackington duo Keiron?
Chatterjea and Robin Evans were given headstarts of five and six
respectively, while Ross Paynter was given a two-point cushion.
Budehaven’s trio of Ashley Taylor, David Sillifant and Nathan Jukes
all had the same handicap.
Although Sillifant did well to beat both Chatterjea and Evans to make
it 2-2, the steady hand of Paynter proved the real difference as he
won tight battles against all three players while Chatterjea and Evans
shone as the evening progressed as they eased into the last four.