12th April 2017

In the final week of the season in the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League, Strensall retained their second division status after an excellent 5-5 draw against Bootham C. A treble from Dave Quinlan supported by a brace from Nigel Reeson were the highlights for the villagers whilst Rachel Greener demonstrated her devastating attacking skills to secure two wins for Bootham. Relegated Clarence C were badly impacted by the late withdrawal of Rob Farmery and were duly thumped 10-0 by York RI D. Mark Hughes was undefeated as Poppleton prevailed 6-4 against a battling York RI G for whom Dave Smith underlined his improved form with two fine wins. Shepherds A suffered a 7-3 reversal against a two-man York RI E with Tim Smith and Ady McClaren too good.

In division three Clarence CIU posted an excellent 7-3 victory over University B thanks to an unbeaten effort from Gary Bunch, although this was all in vain as Ryedale@RI went on to secure the second promotion slot as they whitewashed York RI H 10-0. BT B battled to the last to avoid relegation and although they defeated rivals Clarence E 7-3 they fell agonisingly one point short of survival. A treble from Chris McLuskie was the highlight as South Banks A and Bootham D shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw whilst a maximum from Dave Simpson could not prevent BT A suffering a 6-4 reversal against Clarence D. Chris Hutchinson ended the season in style as a two man Shepherds A defeated Wigginton & Haxby A 6-4.

York RI I clinched the fourth division title as they thrashed Bootham E 10-0. Clarence F are also promoted after Steve Wands steered them to an 8-2 triumph over Shepherds C. Wigginton & Haxby B concluded a promising debut season with a 7-3 victory against York RI J and Clarence C defeated Trustmarque by the same margin.

5th April 2017

In the first division of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League a treble from Joel Wright allowed Coneysthorpe B to secure a 7-3 victory over York RI B who now face a playoff to retain top flight status against second division runners-up York RI D. Champions Coneysthorpe A ended the season with a 7-3 triumph over relegated Clarence B with James Rule and Martin Lowe both remaining unbeaten all season. Jon Wooldridge was too strong as Bootham A defeated York RI C 7-3 whilst despite a maximum from Filip Wojtkowiak, Clarence A overcame a two-man York RI A 6-4.

In the second division Strensall eased relegation concerns as two wins from Dave Robinson and Dave Quinlan helped them secure a 5-5 draw against Shepherds A for whom Will Beedham and Keith Webster also bagged braces. York RI D are confirmed as runners-up after three wins each from Mark and Luke Blackburn helped them to an emphatic 8-2 victory over Bootham C. Ryan Hood and Tom Thorp were unstoppable as a buoyant York RI F defeated Bootham B 7-3 whist trebles from Tim Smith and Ady McClaren allowed York RI E to thrash relegated York RI G 9-1.

In division three Ryedale@RI remain favourites for the second promotion slot after they crushed Wigginton & Haxby A 9-1 with Ed Wardman and Stephen Temple on top form. Third placed Clarence CIU whitewashed Clarence E 10-0 to take the promotion battle into the final week of the season. Shepherds B cruised to an 8-2 victory over South Bank thanks to unbeaten efforts from Chris Hutchinson and Mike Surtees. Paul Greenwood starred as York RI H defeated Clarence D 7-3 and a treble from Paul Seekings was the highlight as Bootham D thumped BT B 8-2.

In division four, Mich Slezak starred as South Bank B defeated Shepherds C 7-3 and Russ Scott was on top form as Clarence F beat Wigginton & Haxby B 8-2. York RI I require only 2 points in their final fixture next week to secure the title.

30th March 2017

In the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League University A deservedly secured promotion to the top flight, and the division two title, following a 7-3 victory over Clarence C. A treble from Calum Goodwin was the highlight although Simon Prins picked up two excellent wins for Clarence. York RI D are clear in second place with Luke and Mark Blackburn too strong as they overcame Shepherds A 8-2. A season’s best performance from John Temple was needed as Strensall edged a close encounter with York RI G 6-4.  Dave Smith played well for railway defeating both Dave Robinson and Dave Quinlan. Clarence C are back in the relegation zone after slumping to a 9-1 reversal against Bootham C with Dave Rawlings and Rich Harrison both recording maximums. Three wins from Ryan Hood made the difference as York RI F defeated Poppleton 6-4.

In the first division an understrength Coneysthorpe A were held to a 5-5 draw by Bootham A. James Rule was unbeaten for the champions whilst Adam Ridley played well for Bootham to defeat both Joel Wright and Tom Needham. Filip Wojtkowiak led the way as York RI A cruised to an 8-2 triumph over their C team. Alfie Potter and Martin Hood contributed two wins each as Clarence B shared the spoils with York RI B 5-5 with Jake McCarthy unbeaten for RI. A treble from Joel Wright made the difference as Coneysthorpe A defeated Clarence A 7-3.

In division three Ryedale@RI edged closer to the second promotion slot after they thrashed South Bank A 8-2 with John Freeman on top form. They are being pushed all the way by new club Clarence CIU who defeated Bootham D by the same margin with Jan Suchecki and Gary Bunce contributing three wins apiece. A maximum from Bob Fitzsimmons was the highlight as Clarence D defeated Wigginton & Haxby A 7-3 whilst Paul Kozyra starred as Shepherds B defeated BT B 8-2. A fine treble from Paul Greenwood could not prevent York RI H being edged out 6-4 by BT A.

York RI I look certain to clinch the fourth division title with Mark Antrobus and Arthur Sorley again undefeated as they thrashed University C 9-1. A maximum from Paul Lodder allowed Clarence G to edge a close encounter with Shepherds C 6-4.

16th March 2017

Coneysthorpe A are the champions of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League lead. They clinched their eighth successive title by defeating close rivals York RI A 7-3 with James Rule and Martin Lowe unbeatable as they have been all season. Mikey Arnold and Andy Fletcher lead the way as York RI C secured a fine 6-4 victory over Clarence A whilst a treble from Jon Wooldridge proved decisive as Bootham A defeated York RI B 7-3. Paul Young and Joel Wright contributed three wins each as a two man Coneysthope B defeated Clarence B 6-4.

In division two, University A are virtually certain of the title after they recoded convincing victories over Bootham B (8-2) and Bootham C (9-1) with Calum Goodwin undefeated in both fixtures. Clarence C are battling hard to avoid the drop but a treble from Ian Williams made the difference as they went down 6-4 to Shepherds A. Mark and Luke Blackburn were too strong as York RI D crushed York RI G 9-1. Ian Hilton starred as Bootham B defeated a fading Poppleton 7-3. A superb team performance by Tom Thorp, Ran Hood and Lewis McCarthy allowed York RI F to secure their best win of the season as they edged out York RI E 6-4.

University B deservedly clinched the division three title after recording emphatic victories over both York RI H (9-1) and Clarence E (10-0) with Frank Yankui and Jack Taylor contributing six wins each. The battle for second place continues as Ryedale@RI defeated BT B 8-2 whilst rivals Clarence CIU went one better thrashing Shepherds B 9-1. A treble from Dave Simpson was the highlight of an 8-2 triumph for BT A over Wigginton 7 Haxby A.  Naz Hosseinian picked up a brace for the villagers. Clarence D thrashed a depleted South Bank B 9-1 and a maximum from Jason Chinnian was key as Bootham B defeated Clarence E 6-4.

After an excellent season, York RI I look certain to clinch the fourth division title with Mark Antrobus and Arthur Sorley leading the way in successive victories against York RI J (10-0) and University D (8-2). South Bank B thumped University C 9-1 thanks to Adrian Church and Mich Slezak. Clarence F are clear in second place as trebles from Russ Scott and Steve Wands contributed to an 8-2 win over University D. Wigginton & Haxby B continued their improvement as Tony Fairburn (3 wins) supported by son Nathan (2 wins) helped them secure a shock 6-4 victory against an experienced Clarence G.

9th March 2017

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League leaders Coneysthorpe A defeated Clarence A 7-3 thanks to maximums by Martin Lowe and James Rule. Second placed York RI A thrashed their B team 9-1 whilst Paul Young, Joel Wright and Tom Needham were on all on top form as Coneysthorpe A whitewashed York RI C 10-0.

In division two, University A are clear title favourites after they crushed Poppleton 9-1 with Calum Goodwin and Martin Brown untroubled. Russ Barton played well for the villagers securing an excellent win over Ishan Bairoliya. A treble from Ian William made the difference as Shepherds A defeated Bootham C 7-3 whilst Ady McClaren and Rich McCarthy starred as York RI E thumped Bootham B 9-1. Ryan Hood was too good as York RI F edged a close encounter with struggling Strensall 6-4 whist Clarence C increased the pressure on Strensall with Simon Prins and Rob Farmery unbeaten in an 8-2 triumph over York RI G.

The key match in the third division was won by Ryedale@RI as the evergreen John Freeman and John Flintoft inspired them to an stunning 7-3 victory over promotion rivals Clarence CIU. University B look certain to clinch the title after maximum hauls from Jack Taylor and Yankui Feng laid the platform for a comprehensive 9-1 victory over Bootham D. The bottom two teams both scored surprising victories. Firstly a treble from Peter Taylor could not prevent BT B recording a 6-4 win over Clarence D and Naz Hosseinian was on top form as Wigginton & Haxby A defeated York RI H by the same margin to register their first victory of the season. Shepherds B edged out Clarence E 6-4 thanks to Mick Surtees and South Bank A and BT A shared the spoils in a tense 5-5 draw.

In division four, York RI I are back on top of the table as they trashed second place Clarence F 8-2 with Arthur Sorley and Mark Antrobus leading the way. Trebles from Dom McHugh and Ollie Bailey were enough to allow Trustmarque to register a 7-3 victory against University C. To cap a superb week for the club, Wigginton & Haxby B thumped Bootham E 8-2 with Russ Broadbent undefeated. Three fine wins from student Thomas Swann was not enough to prevent Clarence G edging a close encounter with University C 6-4 and a depleted York RI J battled to a 5-5 draw against Bootham E.

22nd February 2017

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League A Jake McCarthy is finding some form and his treble was the highlight of a fine 6-4 victory for York RI B against Clarence A. Leaders Coneysthope A thrashed York RI C 9-1 with Martin Lowe and James rule unbeaten whilst Joe Wright contributed a maximum as Bootham A cruised to an 8-2 triumph over Coneysthorpe B.

Division two, leaders York RI D dropped crucial points as they struggled to a narrow 6-4 victory over York RI F. Ryan Hood did the damage with three excellent wins. University A are now title favourites after they whitewashed Shepherds B 10-0 to move within 6 points of the top spot with 2 games in hand. A dogged performance from Gareth Bryning proved decisive as Bootham B beat Strensall 7-3 for whom Dave Robinson played well to beat Jo Suchecki. Richard Ingleby was undefeated as Bootham C saw off bottom team York RI G 7-3. Railway’s Lewis Harrison secured two excellent wins against Richard Harrison and Rachel Greener.

University B thrashed an under strength Wigginton & Haxby A 10-0 to retain their leadership of the third division. Gary Bunce has not lost in 2017 and his treble was enough to see Clarence CIU defeat Clarence D 7-3 to remain in second place. Ryedale@RI kept on the pressure as they thumped Clarence E 10-0. Paul Greenwood starred as York RI H beat South Bank A 7-3 whilst Shepherds B and Bootham D shared the spoils in a tight 5-5 draw. BT A beat club mates BT B 7-3 but it was Jim Stevenson who caught the eye as he defeated all the A team players.

In division four, Clarence F head the table after two crushing victories over York RI J (10-0) and Bootham E (9-1) J with Russ Scott undefeated in both fixtures. Keith Hood and Trevor D’Arcy Evans were on top form as Clarence G defeated University D 8-2 and Nigel Baker starred as Shepherds C eased to a 9-1 win over Bootham E. Honours were even as University C and University D shared the points in a 5-5 draw with all players registering at least one success.

16th February 2017

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League A leaders Coneysthope A needed a treble from James Rule to edge a close encounter with their B team 6-4. Joel Wright played well for the B team securing a fine victory over Ashley Hodgson. Bootham A shared the spoils with York RI A in a competitive 5-5 draw. Jon Wooldridge and Joe Wright contributed braces for Bootham whilst Paul Robertson and Filip Wojtkowiak responded in kind for the York RI. Aidan Ranftler was unbeaten as Clarence A defeated their B team 8-2 with Steve Ayres contributing a brace for the B team. Jake McCarthy was on top form as York RI B battled to a 5-5 draw against their higher placed C team.

In division two, Mark and Luke Blackburn were undefeated as leaders York RI D cruised to an 8-2 win over Bootham B. University B kept up the pressure with Ishan Bairoliya and Calum Godwin on top form in a 7-3 triumph over a strong York RI E team. Strensall picked up an important 6-4 win against Poppleton thanks to braces from Nigel Reeson and Dave Quinlan. York RI F turned in their best performance of the season as they thrashed Clarence C 9-1; Ryan Hood and Tom Thorp were unbeaten whilst Lewis McCarthy chipped in with a double.

In the third division, University B recorded a superb 8-2 win against Shepherds B with Razvan Ababei and Sonja Wieland untroubled. Ryedale@RI overcame Bootham D by the same margin thanks to John Flintoft and John Freeman. It was a good week for South Bank A as they secured consecutive victories against BT B (7-3) and Wigginton & Haxby B (9-1) with Terry Ruane unbeaten in both fixtures. Clarence D defeated their E team 7-3 thanks to a treble from Terry Yeomans. BT B moved off the bottom as they secured a 6-4 victory over York RI H with Jim Stevenson making the difference.

Despite a fine unbeaten effort from Arthur Sorley division four leaders York RI I had to settle for a 5-5 draw against a determined Clarence G. A two-man Trustmarque defeated University D 7-3 whilst South Bank B moved into second place as they whitewashed York RI J. Shepherd C needed a treble from Nigel Baker to edge a close encounter with Wigginton & Haxby B 6-4 with Tony Fairburn and Russ Broadbent recording two wins each for the villagers.

10th February 2017

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League Aidan Ranftler was unbeaten and Milo Cupik won two for Clarence A in a 5-5 draw with Bootham A, for whom Joe Wright won two. James Rule and Tom Needham were on top form as leaders Coneysthorpe A cruised to an in 8-2 victory against York RI B. York RI A remain in second place with maximums from Paul Robertson and Filip Wojtkowiak helping them to an 8-2 win against Coneysthorpe B. Mikey Arnold and Richard Crowther starred as York RI C defeated Clarence B 7-3.

In division two, leaders York RI D prevailed 6-4 against Poppleton with Mark and Luke Blackburn undefeated. University A kept up the pressure as they whitewashed York RI G 10-0 whilst Richard McCarthy and Ady McClaren were too strong as York RI E picked up an 8-2 victory at Strensall. A fine treble from Ryan Hood could not prevent York RI F suffering a 7-3 reversal against Bootham C whilst Ian Hilton was on top form as Bootham B defeated Clarence C by the same margin.

In the third division, the promotion battle is heating up with the top 3 teams all recording convincing victories. Clarence CIU thumped York RI H 8-2 with Gary Bunce and Jan Suchecki untroubled. Ryedale@RI defeated Shepherds B by the same margin thanks to trebles from Stephen Temple and Ed Wardman whilst Jack Taylor starred as University B recorded a 7-3 victory over South Bank A. A maximum haul from Dave Simpson was decisive as BT edged a close encounter with Clarence E 6-4. The bottom two teams, Wigginton & Haxby A and BT B shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw with Jim Stevenson posting a treble for BT. Terry Yeomans was unbeaten as Clarence D defeated Bootham D 7-3.

In division four, York RI I maintained their unbeaten record as Mark Antrobus starred in a 7-3 victory over Trustmarque for whom Mark Godliman played well to record two wins. A treble from Nigel Baker was the highlight as Shepherds C triumphed 7-3 against University C. Trevor D’arcy-Evans and veteran Keith Hood starred as Clarence E beat York RI J 7-3.

26th January 2017

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League Jake McCarthy and Mick Wilcockson won their singles matches to help York RI B defeat Clarence B 8-2. Paul Young was the man of the match, winning his three singles, and the doubles with Joel Wright, to help Coneysthorpe B to an 8-2 win over Clarence A. James Rule and Ashley Hodgson won their singles matches and the doubles in Coneysthorpe A's 8-2 defeat of Bootham A. Jon Wooldridge and Joe Wright both beat Brian Quinn for Bootham's points, while Quinn beat Jo Suchecki for Coneysthorpe.  

In division two, leaders York RI D thrashed Strensall 9-1 with Mark and Luke Blackburn undefeated. University A remain in contention after they whitewashed a strong Bootham B team 10-0. Bootham C cruised to a 9-1 victory over a two man Poppleton whist Tom Thorp and Ryan Hood was untroubled as York RI F defeated their G team 8-2. York RI E beat Clarence C 8-2 thanks to a maximum from Tibor Lakomy. A fine treble from Ian Williams could not prevent Shepherds A suffering a 6-4 reversal against Bootham B.

In the third division, University B thumped bottom team BT B 9-1 with Jack Taylor and Yankui Feng on top form. Mick Surtees starred as Shepherds B defeated BT A 7-3. Despite a fine unbeaten effort from Julian Taylor, Bootham D went down 6-4 to Ryedale@RI.  A man of the match performance from Naz Hosseinian was not enough to prevent Clarence E  edging a closer encounter with Wigginton & Haxby A 6-4. Clarence CIU posted an 8-2 victory over a depleted South Bank A. A treble from railway’s Paul Greenwood was the highlight as York RI H and Bootham B shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw.

York RI I strengthened their position at the top of division four with Jacob Martindale and Mark Antrobus posting trebles in a 9- triumph over Shepherds C. Clarence F defeated a two man Trustmarque 8-2. Michal Slezak was undefeated as South Bank B saw off Clarence G 8-2. University C showed no mercy as they whitewashed bottom team Bootham E 10-0.

19th January 2017

The top two teams in division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League clashed this week. Leaders and champions Coneysthorpe A convincingly defeated York RI A 8-2 and are now 26 points clear of their rivals and look unstoppable in their bid to retain the title. RI’s Filip Wojtkowiak took the first two games against James Rule but James fought back to win 3-2 and preserve his 100% record for the season. Martin Lowe also won his matches to maintain his 100% record. Jon Wooldridge was undefeated, and Joe Wright and Nathan Taylor won two each, in Bootham B’s comfortable 8-2 defeat of York RI B, for whom Jake McCarthy won two. Joel Wright won his three singles matches in straight sets and Paul Young and Tom Needham won two each for Coneysthorpe B in their 8-2 defeat of bottom-of-the-table Clarence B, for whom Martin Hood won two. In a close mid-table clash Aiden Ranftler was man-of-the-match with three wins for Clarence A in their 5-5 draw with York RI C.

Third placed University B inflicted the first defeat of the season on York RI D to close the gap at the top of division two. Calum Goodwin won three and Martin Brown two for the students in the 6-4 win, while Luke Blackburn won two for RI. Second placed York RI E defeated Bootham C thanks to maximums from Tim Smith and Ady McClaren. Shepherds A kept their promotion hopes alive with a 6-4 win against Poppleton, thanks to three wins from Ian Williams. Bootham B had a narrow 6-4 win over bottom-of-the-table York RI G. Strensall and Clarence C fought out a close 5-5 draw, a result that favours Strensall in the battle against relegation.

Ryedale at RI and University B are tied at the top of division 3. Ryedale defeated BT A 9-1, thanks to maximums from Stephen Temple and John Flintoft, while Razvan Ababei won three to help University to a 6-4 win over Clarence D. Paul Greenwood and Marcin Ziolek won three each for York RI H in their 6-4 defeat of Shepherds B. Jason Chinnian and Paul Seekings scored maximums for Bootham D as they beat Wigginton & Haxby A 8-2. South Bank A lost only the doubles as they recorded an important 9-1 win over Clarence E in their efforts to avoid relegation.

In the only match in division four this week York RI I extended their lead at the top of the table with a 10-0 win over Wigginton & Haxby B. 

15th December 2016

In the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League an emphatic 10-0 win for Coneysthorpe A over Clarence A means that as teams enter the mid-season break they appear certain to retain their title. Martin Lowe and James Rule maintain their 100% records that have lasted for 18 months. 16-year-old Mikey Arnold achieved his first maximum in a top flight match, helping York RI C to a convincing 8-2 win against Coneysthorpe B. Andy Fletcher also contributed three for RI, coming back from 2-0 down twice. Martin Hood and Steve Ayres recorded braces to help Clarence B earn their first victory of the season as they defeated Bootham A 6-4. Jon Wooldridge was unbeaten for Bootham. York RI A remain clear in second place after a 10-0 whitewash over York RI B.

In division two, leaders York RI D thrashed Clarence C 9-1 thanks to Luke Blackburn and Tibor Lakomy. Simon Prins secured the sole point for Clarence with an excellent win over Mark Blackburn. Despite a fine treble from Richard Harrison, Bootham C had to settle for a draw against a determined Strensall team. Russ Barton and Matt Ayres were undefeated as Poppleton dispatched bottom team York RI G 7-3 whilst Ady McClaren and Tibor Lakomy were on top form as York RI E secured a 6-4 victory against Shepherds A. Strensall moved out of the relegation zone after a 7-3 victory over York RI G. Dave Quinlan was unbeaten for the villagers whilst youngster Lewis Harrison played well for York RI picking up two wins in an excellent attacking display.

In a busy week in the third division, University B enter the Christmas break in pole position following a 7-3 triumph over Clarence F. Students Yankui Feng and Razvan Ababei were both unbeaten.  A fine treble from Paul Kozyra allowed Shepherds B to share the spoils with Bootham D whilst John Flintoft was unbeaten as Ryedale&RI had a comfortable 8-2 victory over York RI H. Paul Greenwood played well for RI to secure two wins.  Ryedale needed a treble from Stephen Temple to earn a 5-5 draw in a tense encounter with Clarence CIU. Bootham D defeated an under strength South Bank A 8-2 and Shepherds B thrashed Wigginton & Haxby A 9-1. Clara Bellstedt was untroubled as Clarence E defeated BT B 6-4 whilst Peter Corner and Gary Bunce steered Clarence CIU to an 8-2 victory over South Bank A.

York RI I still lead the way in division four but Clarence F closed the gap to just 4 points after firstly a 9-1 demolition of Wigginton & Haxby B and then a tight 6-4 victory over Shepherds C. Steve Wands was unbeaten in both matches. Wigginton & Haxby B recorded their maiden win edging out York RI J 6-4. For the villagers, Russ Broadbent contributed a treble for the first time and 14 year old Jack Langtree picked up his first ever competitive victory. Clarence G dispatched a depleted Trustmarque 7-3.

8th December 2016

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League Coneysthorpe A thrashed York RI C 9-1 with James Rule and Martin Lowe unbeaten. Richard Crowther played well for York RI to inflict the first defeat of the season on Ashley Hogdson. Milo Cupik and Graham Hatfield were on top form as Clarence A defeated York RI B 9-1. Railway’s Jake McCarthy played well to claim the scalp of Aidan Ranftler. A treble from Joel Wright was decisive as Coneysthorpe B defeated Bootham A 6-4 whist York RI A showed no mercy as they whitewashed bottom team Clarence B. A maximum haul for Richard Crowther was the highlight at York RI C beat their B team 7-3.

In division two, a man of the match performance from Ryan Hood allowed York RI F to secure a fine draw against Bootham B whilst York RI D thrashed Bootham C 9-1 with Mark Blackburn and Ady McClaren untroubled. Stepping up from division three, Chris Maude played superbly to defeat highly rated Luke Blackburn. University A whitewashed Clarence C 10-0 whist York RI E  handed out the same treatment to their G team. In a tightly contested match, a treble from Ian Williams was key as Shepherds A edged out Strensall 6-4. Braces from Ishan Bairoliya and Martin Brown were sufficient for University A to clinch a 6-4 victory over York RI F.

In the third division, University A remain top as unbeaten efforts from Alex Nagle and Feng Yankui secured a 9-1 triumph against an understrength BT A. Ryedale@RI remain in second place as veterans Ed Wardman and John Freeman starred in a 7-3 victory against Wigginton & Haxby A. Clarence CIU remain in strong contention with Jan Suchecki and Peter Corner too good as they defeated Clarence E 8-2. Mike Surtees was undefeated as Shepherds A edged a close encounter with South Bank A 6-4. A maximum from an in form Paul Greenwood allowed York RI H to share the spoils with Clarence D and a depleted Bootham D battled to overcome BT B 6-4 with Paul Seekings on top form

York RI I strengthened their position in division four with Arthur Sorley and Mark Antrobus untroubled in successive 9-1 victories against both University C and University D. Paul Lodder led the way as Clarence G beat University D 7-3 whilst Trustmarque thrashed a depleted Bootham E 9-1. University C secured a 6-4 victory in a tense encounter with York RI J and Shepherds C defeated a two man South Bank B by the same margin.

1st December 2016

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League Coneysthorpe A thrashed their B team 9-1 to maintain their 100% record. James Rule and Martin Lowe remain unbeaten this season. Andy Fletcher and Jeff Cohen were on top form as York RI C posted a superb 8-2 victory over a struggling York RI B. Clarence A thumped Clarence B 9-1 with John Farmery and Aidan Ranftler contributing maximums. A treble from Nathan Horsley made the difference as York RI A defeated Coneysthorpe B 7-3.

York RI D are top of division two but it took an treble from Mark Blackburn to see off stiff resistance from Shepherds A in a 6-4 victory. Ryan Hood is having an excellent season but his maximum haul could not prevent York RI F suffering a 6-4 reversal against Poppleton. Despite an excellent unbeaten performance from Rob Farmery, Bootham C edged a close encounter with Clarence C 6-4.

University A remain top of the third division as a treble from Feng Yankui was the highlight of an 8-2 triumph over Clarence E whilst elsewhere Clarence CIU whitewashed Bootham D to underline their title credentials. BT A thrashed York RI H 8-2 with Howard Broadbent undefeated and Rydeale@RI showed no mercy as they thumped South Bank B 10-0. Mike Surtees and Gary Neads led the way as Shepherds B crushed a struggling BT B 9-1. Naz Hosseinian posted his first treble of the season but this could not prevent Clarence D clinching a 6-4 victory against Wigginton & Haxby A.

In the fourth division, maximums for Mark Antrobus and Arthur Sorley helped leaders York RI I to a 9-1 victory over Bootham E. University D recorded their first even win with a treble from Thomas Cuthbert the highlight in an 8-2 triumph over Wigginton & Haxby B. Clarence F remain title contenders after a 10-0 whitewashing of University C whilst a treble from Tony Masteron was key as York RI J beat University D 6-4. Clarence G and Shepherds C shared the spoils as a maximum from Nigel Baker was countered by braces from John Noble and Trevor D’arcy-Evans. Dom McHugh and Ollie Bailey were on top form as Trustmarque thumped University D 9-1.

17th November 2016

Coneysthorpe A whitewashed bottom team Clarence B in division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League to stay 16 points clear at the top of the table. York RI A celebrated the return of star player Richard Moss with a 9-1 demolition of Clarence A. Jon Wooldridge and Joe Wright each won their three singles for Bootham A in their 8-2 defeat of York RI C. Mick Wilcockson and Jake McCarthy won two each and crucially the doubles for York RI B in their 5-5 draw with Coneysthorpe B, for whom Joel Wright and Paul Young responded in kind.

In division two, despite a superb maximum from Joe Suchecki, Bootham B were edged out 6-4 by York RI E. Mark Blackburn starred as York RI D defeated Poppleton 7-3. Richard Collyer played well for the villagers to defeat the dogged John Hughes. Ryan Hood posted a fine treble against Strensall but this could not prevent York RI F going down 6-4. Clara Bellstedt and Bob Young contributed 2 wins each as Clarence C defeated a plucky York RI G 6-4. Railwaymen Dave Smith and Lewis Harrison also won two singles. Ian Williams was too good as Shepherds A defeated Bootham C 6-4 whilst Calum Goodwin and Ishan Bairoliya were unstoppable as University B thrashed Poppleton 9-1.

In the third division, University A remain head of affairs as an unbeaten effort from Feng Yankui was decisive in a 6-4 triumph against Bootham D. Paul Seeking played well for the losers recording two victories. Paul Koyzra and Mick Surtees hit the heights as Shepherds B defeated Clarence E 8-2 whilst an unbeaten effort from Howard Broadbent was the highlight as BT B cruised to an 8-2 victory over South Bank A.  Despite clay performance from Paul Greenwood, York T+RI H had to settle for a draw against Wigginton & Haxby A with Roy Barker and Naz Hosseinian contributing braces.

In the fourth division, a maximum for Mark Antrobus was the highlight as leaders York RI I defeated Clarence F 6-4 in a close encounter. A 2 man Trustmarque defeated Wigginton & Haxby B 7-3 whist a superb treble by Alastair Domville could not prevent Bootham E slipping to a 7-3 reversal against York RI J. Paul Lodder and the improving John Noble starred as Clarence E recorded an 8-2 victory against University C whilst a treble from Nigel Baker was decisive as Shepherds C edged out University D 6-4.

10th November 2016

It was business as usual in division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League as Coneysthorpe A made it 6 wins out of 6 as Martin Lowe and James Rule starred in an 8-2 triumph over Bootham A. Paul Robertson and Filip Wojtkowiak were unbeaten as York RI A recorded an 8-2 victory against York RI C.  Aidan Ranftler recorded a maximum and Milo Cupik a brace as Clarence A edged a close encounter with Coneysthorpe B 6-4. Paul Young played well for the villagers with two wins. Trebles from Mick Wilcockson and Jane Cohen allowed York RI B to defeat Clarence B 8-2.

Bootham B remain top of the second division after a treble from Gareth Bryning was key in a 7-3 win against Strensall. For the losers, John Temple played well to record a fine victory over Joe Suchecki. A maximum from Ady McClaren made the difference as York RI E defeated Poppleton 6-4. Mark Blackburn starred as York RI D posted an 8-2 victory against York RI F although the scoreline does not reflect the efforts of the railwaymen with no fewer than 5 of the sets going the full distance. Despite an unbeaten effort from student Martin Brown, Shepherds A edged out University A 6-4. Bootham C cruised to an 8-2 triumph over York RI G with Rachel Greener and Richard Ingleby too strong.

In the third division, Ryedale@RI had unbeaten skipper John Freeman to thank as they posted a 6-4 victory over a battling Clarence E. Tom Lines played well for Clarence, overcoming both John Eastwood and Ed Wardman. University A leapt to the top of the table as they whitewashed Wigginton & Haxby A 10-0. Clarence CIU maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a maximum haul from Peter Corner the highlight in a 7-3 win over Clarence D. Dave Simpson was untroubled at BT A recorded a comfortable 8-2 victory over their B team.

In the fourth division, Leaders York RI I were held to a 5-5 draw by South Bank B due to a fine treble from Graham Wrightson. Clarence F joined them at the top of the table with Steve Wands and Russ Scott both unbeaten as they thumped York RI J 9-1.  Shepherds C thrashed Bootham E 9-1 thanks to maximums from Nigel Baker and Steve Webster. Dom McHugh was undefeated as Trustmarque defeated University C 8-2. Thomas Swan played well to contribute two wins for the students.

2nd November 2016

In division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League the Coneysthorpe A juggernaut rolls on as nearest challengers, York RI A, were comprehensively defeated 10-0. The closest RI came to winning a point was in the doubles, going down 9-11 in the deciding game. Nathan Taylor and Joe Wright won their singles and combined to win the doubles as Bootham A defeated York RI B 7-3. Paul Young starred as Coneysthorpe B cruised to an 8-2 victory over Clarence B. York RI C and Clarence A drew 5-5, with Aidan Ranftler winning three for Clarence, and Rich Crowther and Andy Fletcher winning two each for York RI. Bootham A continued their fine start to the season with a whitewashing of Clarence B.

In the second division, a treble from Mark Hughes made the difference as Poppleton defeated Strensall 7-3. A depleted Bootham B lost their first match of the season as York RI D took advantage posting an 8-2 victory with Luke Blackburn contributing two wins. A superb unbeaten performance from evergreen Pat Swindell was the highlight as Clarence C saw off York RI F 7-3. Top game in the division was an entertaining 5-5 draw between University A and York RI D.  Calum Goodwin was undefeated for the students whilst John Hughes and Luke Blackburn contributed braces for the railwaymen.

Ryedale@RI remain top of the third division with Stephen Temple and John Flintoft unbeaten in a 7-3 victory over Bootham D. University B are hot on their heels as Frank Feng and Razvan Ababei starred in an 8-2 triumph over Shepherds B. Despite a treble from Terry Ruane, South Bank A had to settle for a 5-5 draw against a determined Wigginton & Haxby A for whom Naz Hosseinian earned two victories. The villagers fared less well against Bootham D with Chris Maude on top form in an 8-2 victory for Bootham. In form Paul Greenwood steered York RI H to a 7-3 victory over BT B whilst Julian Taylor was unbeaten as Clarence D edged a close encounter with Clarence E 6-4.

In the top match in the fourth division, York RI I pulled off a fine 6-4 victory over Clarence G with a treble from Mark Antrobus proving decisive. Nigel Baker and Steve Webster were too good as Shepherds C thrashed Wigginton & Haxby A 9-1. For the losers Russ Broadbent played well to beat David Atkinson. Clarence F remain unbeaten after a 10-0 whitewash of Bootham E.

18th October 2016

The top two teams in division one of the Time Communications York & District Table Tennis League both thrashed their opponents 10-0 this week. Coneysthorpe A saw off Clarence A to record their fourth whitewash of the season whist York RI B were no match for York RI A who remain five points behind the leaders. It was a busy week for York RI C. Andy Fletcher starred as they edged a close encounter against Clarence B 6-4 but in their second match, although Richard Crowther played well to pick up 2 wins, a treble from Joel Wright made the difference as they suffered a 6-4 reversal against Coneysthorpe B.

In the second division, Bootham B consolidated their position at the top of the table with a 10-0 whitewashing of Clarence C.  A superb unbeaten effort from an in form Ryan Hood was not enough to prevent Bootham C from posting their first win of the season with a 7-3 triumph over York RI F. University A maintained their strong start as they thumped a beleaguered York RI G 10-0.

Ryedale@RI remain top of the third division with Ed Wardman and John Flintoft untroubled in a 7-3 victory over Shepherds B. German exchange student Clara Bellstedt celebrated her York debut with three wins as she helped Clarence E to a 7-3 win against BT A. Jan Suchecki starred as Clarence CIU saw off York RI H 8-2 with Paul Greenwood playing well for York RI picking up a fine victory over Pete Corner. BT B needed an unbeaten performance from Jm Stevenson to overcome determined resistance from Wigginton&Haxby A eventually prevailing 6-4 for their first win of the season. Paul Seeking turned in a man of the match performance as Bootham D earned a 5-5 draw against Clarence D. Yankui Feng and Razvan Ababei recorded trebles as University B eased to a 7-3 victory over South Bank A.

Clarence G remain head of affairs them in the fourth division with Trevor D’arcy-Evans on top form as they defeated York RI J 7-3 and Mark Antrobus made the difference as York RI I edged a close encounter against Trustmarque 6-4. In their first ever competitive fixture, Wigginton&Haxby B had Russ Broadbent to thank as his unbeaten effort allowed them to secure a 5-5 draw against a depleted Bootham E team.  In a tense encounter between Clarence F and South Bank B, braces from Russ Scott and Steve Wands were matched by similar efforts from Mich Slezak and Adrian Church with the result being a 5-5 draw.

14th October 2016

Coneysthorpe A recorded their third consecutive 10-0 whitewash in division one of the Time Communications York and District Table Tennis League, with York RI C this week’s victims. York RI A remain unbeaten in second place after a 9-1 demolition of promoted Clarence B. A treble from Aidan Ranftler and two wins from Graham Hatfield allowed Clarence A to secure a 7-3 victory against York RI B with Andy Fletcher contributing a brace for York RI. Joe Wright and John Wooldridge were on top form for Bootham A as they defeated Coneysthorpe B 7-3.

In the second division, despite fielding only two players, Bootham B retained their 100% record with Joe Suchecki unbeaten in a 6-4 win over rivals Bootham C. Although Ryan Hood played superbly to win all his singles against Shepherds A, this could not prevent York RI F suffering a close 6-4 reversal. Ishan Bairoilya and Locryn Van de Velde were too strong for Strensall as University A opened their season with an 8-2 victory. Poppleton edged a close encounter with Clarence C 6-4.  Russ Barton and Matt Ayres each contributed two wins for Poppleton whilst Pat Swindell repeated this for Clarence.

Ryedale@RI moved to the top of the third division with a treble from Ed Wardman proving decisive in a 7-3 win against University B. Student Sonja Wieland played well on her York debut, defeating both John Freeman and John Eastwood. Jason Chinnian was unbeaten as Bootham D recorded an excellent 7-3 victory over BT A. Paul Greenwood and Simon Lawrence played superbly as York RI H thrashed Clarence E 9-1. Shepherds B prevailed 6-4 against a determine Clarence D. Mike Surtees and Paul Kozyra contributed 2 wins for Shepherds whilst Julian Taylor and Terry Yeomans did likewise for Clarence.

In division four, Trustmarque recorded their first win of the season thrashing York RI J 9-1. An unbeaten effort from Steve Wands allowed Clarence F to share the spoils 5-5 with stable mates Clarence G with Paul Lodder and Trevor D’arcy-Evans winning two each for the G team. Becky Suchecki and Claire Harris from Bootham E picked up their first ever victories in the York League but this did not prevent South Bank B securing a 7-3 win.

6th October 2016

In division one of the Time Communications York and District Table Tennis League, York RI A defeated Bootham A 8-2. Filip Wojtkowiak won his three singles matches to maintain his 100% start to the season, and Nathan Horsley and Paul Robertson won two each. Nathan Taylor and Joe Wright won one each for Bootham. Coneysthorpe A continued their flying start to the season with a 10-0 whitewashing of their B team and have not dropped a point in 20 sets of table tennis. Aidan Ranftler and Milo Cupik recorded maximums and John Farmery won two as Clarence A defeated promoted Clarence B 9-1. 

In the second division, an unbeaten performance from Ian Williams could not prevent Shepherds A being edged out 6-4 by Bootham B for whom Gareth Bryning and Jo Suchecki contributed 2 wins. York RI F whitewashed promoted York RI G 10-0 although the score line does not accurately reflect the battling performance from the G team. York RI E proved too strong for Clarence C with Tim Smith, Ady McLaren and Richard McCarthy all unbeaten in a 9-1 triumph.

BT A moved to the top of the third division with a treble from Howard Broadbent proving decisive in a 6-4 victory over Shepherds B. Promoted Clarence E prevailed 6-4 in a tight encounter against Wigginton & Haxby A with Tom Lines on top form. Naz Hosseinian contributed a brace for the villagers. John Flintoft and Stephen Temple starred as Ryedale@RI thrashed Clarence D 9-1.  Julian Taylor picked up the point for Clarence with a notable victory against veteran Ed Wardman.

York RI I started their fourth division campaign in superb style with a 10-0 thrashing of Shepherds C with Mark Antrobus, Arthur Sorley and Jacob Martindale all undefeated. Russ Scott and Trevor D’arcy-Evans contributed 3 wins as Clarence F defeated Trustmarque 7-3 whilst South Bank B and Clarence C shared the spoils n a 5-5 draw. Paul Lodder was undefeated for Clarence.

28th September 2016

In division one of the Time Communications York and District Table Tennis League, reigning champions Coneysthorpe A started the defence of their title in ominous form as James Rule, Martin Lowe and Ashley Hodgson whitewashed York RI B 10-0. A fine treble from evergreen Graham Hatfield could not prevent Clarence A suffering a 6-4 reversal against a youthful Bootham A. Joe Wright played well on his top flight debut contributing a brace with further contributions from Nathan Taylor (2) and Adam Ridley (1). Paul Robertson and Filip Wojtkowiak were unbeaten as last year’s runners-up York RI A cruised to an 8-2 triumph over Coneysthorpe B.

In the second division, Bootham B showed no mercy as they thrashed promoted York RI G 9-1 with Steve Milner and Garth Bryning untroubled. Lewis Harrison underlined his continuing improvement as he thrashed top veteran Joe Suchecki in straight sets to pick up the sole point for York RI. Strensall had Dave Quinlan to thank as they edged a close encounter against a determined Clarence C 6-4. Simon Prins played well for Clarence to record two good wins against Dave Robinson and Nigel Reeson. New club Poppleton shared the spoils 5-5 with Shepherds C. Ian Williams starred with an unbeaten performance for Shepherds but Russ Barton claimed two fine wins on his debut for the villagers. Richard McCarthy was on song as York RI E claimed a 6-4 victory in a tight match against Bootham C.

Jan Suchecki and Peter Corner are two of the top players in division three and they were both unbeaten as Clarence CIU thrashed South BT B 9-1. Paul Greenwood posted a maximum but this was not enough to prevent Shepherds B recording a 6-4 victory over York RI H. Title favourites Rydale@RI had a tough start to life in third tier as they slumped to a 7-3 defeat against BT A. Dave Simpson and Howard Broadbent were unstoppable for BT. South Bank A and Clarence E fought out a tense 5-5 draw with a treble from Chris McLuskie being the highlight of the evening.

There were just two fixtures in division 4. Clarence G whitewashed Bootham E 10-0 and Shepherds E prevailed 6-4 against a depleted York RI J team.


         

  
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