Morning all,
Tonight's Southend Table Tennis Finals, promise to produce some exciting Matches: do join us.
Venue: Hullbridge Sports Association, Lower Road, Hullbridge,SS5 6BJ         Commencing 6.30 pm (Free entry)
The 1st event tonight is the Under 21s Semi’s, which feature Premier players Kiernan Skeggs, Ben Matthews and Sid Dorn and fast improving 1st Division’s Adam Deadman; all have improved steadily during the current Season: on paper it looks like it’s between Keiran & Ben: however Sid played very well over the Weekend, with a superb victory over highly ranked Richard Brown, so Sid is well in the running: Adam is also improving all the time: an excellent Semi Final line up.

The Men’s Semi’s feature 4 former Southend Men’s Singles Champions:-

Tony Halling 2004;

Kevin Caldon 2010 & 2012;

Alex Abbott 2011 and

Kevin Read 2013:

Kevin Caldon, Tony Halling & Kevin Read are all undefeated in the League this Season, having not, as yet, played each other: Alex suffered just 3 defeats and will want to avenge losses to both Tony Halling and Kevin Read: like last year’s Men’s Singles Final; it’s very open.

The Ladies Singles Final sees a first appearance of former England Junior International, Maxine Abbott, playing 4 times Southend Ladies Singles Champion and England Over 50s International, Lin Attridge: both are teammates for 1st Division Hullbridge C and  again, this Final could go either way.
The Vet’s Final sees a welcome return to our Finals Night for Steve Tilson, the 1983 Southend Men’s Singles Champion and former Essex Closed Champion and England ranked Junior, playing  Kevin Caldon; Kevin will start favourite. But Steve has lost only once in the Premier Div. this Season to Alex Abbott; a defeat Steve avenged in the Vets Semi’s: so Steve can’t be ruled out.
The Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles Finals, complete the line up tonight, with 2 well balanced finals. The Men’s sees yet another Final appearance for Kevin Caldon, plus appearances from Premier players: Richard Brown, Charles Sweeny, Tony Halling, Emily Godfrey and Charlie

A great evening in store, so don’t miss it.

Ken & Jayne

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