Oxfordshire’s Top Ten Tournament a great success
Top table tennis players within Oxfordshire assembled for an end of year tournament.
The initial group matches were very competitive. In group one, Neil Cartwright won the group and Charlie Lane finished second to progress to the next round. In group two Karl Bushell beat Darren Jones in 4 and Andrew Flint in straight sets to win the group. Darren Jones then edged out Andrew Flint in a 5 set match. Group 3 was even more competitive with young Simon Price back from university taking both Elson Costa and Neil Hurford the full distance of 5 sets. Elson easily beat Neil to win the group.
In the second set of group matches, for the top six players, Karl Bushell survived a scare by losing the first two sets to Charlie Lane but recovered to win and head the group. The other group was very competitive with Neil Cartwright edging out Elson Costa on count back.
The 3rd/4th place play off saw Elson Costa hit top form beating Charlie Lane 11-6, 11-5, 11-4.
In the final Karl Bushell was too consistent for Neil Cartwright winning the first two sets 11-6, 11-6. Neil hit back to win the third 11-9 but made a poor start to the fourth game, losing 11-4
The players then had a fun one point only competition that saw Neil Hurford victorious, beating Neil Cartwright in the final.