19th October 2017

In division one of the York and District Table Tennis League Jon Wooldridge ended Martin Lowe’s incredible unbeaten run in singles matches that stretches back nearly four years. The last player to beat Martin was James Rule in December 2013. Since then he has won nearly 200 matches in succession, including three full seasons undefeated. Jon won all three of his singles matches for Topspin York, and was supported by James Atkins and Joe Wright who won two each, as they defeated Coneysthorpe A 8-2. There were three wins each from Filip Wojtkowiak and Nathan Horsley as York RI A inflicted a heavy 9-1 defeat on Coneysthorpe B. Andy Fletcher was man of the match as York RI B narrowly defeated Clarence A 6-4. Peter Cowburn won three for University A in a 5-5 draw with York RI C.

York RI D took over at the top of the second division table following a 6-4 win against Bootham B with a treble from Mark Blackburn. Strensall A remain unbeaten after a 5-5 draw against Bootham A, for whom Rich Harrison won three. John Flintoft’s three wins for  Ryedale helped them to win for the first time this season, 8-2 against Poppleton. Graham Hatfield’s three wins for Clarence C could not prevent his side losing 6-4 against York RI E, for whom Aidy McClaren and Lewis Harrison won two each.

Wigginton & Haxby A have opened up a nine-point lead at the top of Division Three with a 9-1 win against Clarence E. Maximums from Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin means they remain unbeaten this season. Second-placed York RI G narrowly defeated Clarence CIU A 6-4, while Shepherds B defeated Clarence D 8-2 thanks to maximums from Paul Kozyra and Mike Surtees. John Temple and Dave Hough were too good as Strensall B thrashed York RI H 9-1. Chris Maude’s maximum helped Clarence CIU B to a narrow 6-4 win against BT A. South Bank A’s 10-0 thrashing of Clarence F was their first win of the season.

In division four Ian Oxborough won three for top-of-the-table Wigginton & Haxby B in their 8-2 defeat of their C team. Shepherds C were a player short but managed to overcome York RI I 6-4 thanks to three wins from Nigel Baker.

12th October 2017

In division one of the York and District Table Tennis, Andy Fletcher starred as York RI B retained their 100% record with a 6-4 victory over Coneysthorpe B. Despite a treble from Martin Lowe, Coneysthorpe A slipped to a second consecutive defeat as they went down 7-3 to York RI A with Paul Robertson, Filip Wojtkowiak and Nathan Horsley all picking up two wins. A maximum for Aidan Ranftler was the highlight as Clarence A drew 5-5 with York RI C for who Ryan Hood and Rich McCarthy contributed braces. Joe Wright was on top form as Topspin York defeated University A 7-3. Calum Goodwin played well for the students getting the better of both Jonny Wooldridge and Nathan Taylor.

Clarence B head the second division table following a 7-3 win against Shepherds B with Alfie Potter and Martin Hood unbeaten. A fine treble from Ian Hilton secured a 5-5 draw for Bootham B against a determined Strensall A. Peter Smalley turned in a superb unbeaten performance for York RI D as supported by Mark Blackburn, they defeated Ryedale@RI 7-3. Promoted Unversity B started their season in style with a 7-3 triumph over Clarence C. Alex Nagle was unbeaten including a fine win over the experienced Graham Hatfield. A maximum from Tom Thorp was in vain as York RI F suffered a 6-4 reversal again Poppleton.

In division three, Wigginton & Haxby A retained their 100% record as they demolished South Bank A 9-1 with Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin unbeaten. Arthur Sorley and Marcin Ziolek were too good as York RI H thrashed BT A 8-2 and John Temple starred as Strensall B secured their maiden victory, defeating Clarence E 6-4. Paul Smalley completed an excellent week with his treble making the difference as York RI G edged a close encounter with Clarence CIU B 6-4.  Gary Tranter starred as Clarence F recorded a 6-4 victory over stablemates Clarence D. He was supported by Adam Exley who contributed a brace on his return to the York League.

In the fourth division, early pace setters Wigginton & Haxby B made it a hat-trick of wins as they thrashed University D 9-1 with Roy Barker and Clive Pottage too good. Horst Meyer was on top form but his unbeaten effort could not stop BT B securing a 7-3 victory over Clarence CIU C. A two man South Bank B defeated Wigginton & Haxby C 7-3.

5th October 2017

In division one of the York and District Table Tennis, champions Coneysthorpe A have lost key players over the summer and despite an unbeaten effort from Martin Lowe they went down 7-3 to stablemates Coneysthorpe B. Jonny Wooldridge and Joe Wright were on top form as Topspin York registered their first ever win, thrashing Clarence A 9-1. York RI B edged a close encounter with Tork RI C 6-4 thanks to braces for Mikey Arnold and Jeff Cohen. However the C team’s Mick Wilcoxon was the man of the match with a treble.

In the second division a maximum haul from Alfie Potter was the highlight as Clarence B defeated Clarence C 7-3 and a treble from Ian Williams made the difference as Shepherds A defeated Poppleton by the same margin. An unbeaten effort from Lewis Harrison allowed York RI E to share the spoils in a highly competitive 5-5 draw against Strensall A. Simon Prins played well for the villagers defeating both Ady McClaren and Tim Smith. York RI D beat York RI F 7-3 with Mark Blackburn untroubled and Ian Hilton was the star as Bootham B defeated Ryedale@RI by the same margin.

Wigginton & Haxby A continued their strong start to their division three campaign with a 7-3 victory over Strensall B with John McLaughlin on top form. A fine treble from Michal Slezak was not enough to prevent South Bank B suffering a 4-6 reversal against Clarence D whilst Shepherds B had Paul Kozyra to thank as they defeated Clarence CIU 7-3. A treble from Dave Simpson allowed BT A to register an 8-2 victory over Clarence E for whom Russ Scott was unlucky to only emerge with a single victory against Howard Broadbent. Despite an excellent performance from the rapidly improving Arthur Sorley, York RI G defeated York RI H 6-4.

In the fourth division, Wigginton & Haxby B have started the season with back-to-back wins after they whitewashed Clarence G 10-0.

28th September 2017

Aidan Ranftler bagged an excellent treble for Clarence A as the 2017-18 York and District Table Tennis season got underway, however this was not enough to prevent last season’s runners-up York RI A emerging with a 6-4 victory.  New club Topspin York slumped to a 7-3 defeat again York RI B for whom Mikey Arnold was unbeaten. Coneysthorpe B saw off York RI C 7-3 with braces for Tom Needham, Paul Young and Joel Wright, Mick Wilcockson responding in kind for the Railwaymen.

Division two favourites Clarence B thrashed a depleted Bootham A 9-1 whilst stablemates Clarence C triumphed 7-3 over Poppleton with Graham Hatfield too classy.  Dave Quinlan was on top form as Strensall A edged a close encounter with Ryedale@RI 6-4 and a treble from Mark Blackburn proved decisive as York RI D prevailed 6-4 against Shepherds A.

In the third division, a revamped Wigginton & Haxby A laid down a marker as they whitewashed Clarence D 10-0. Howard Broadbent was too strong for new team Strensall B with his treble making the difference in a 6-4 victory for BT A. A fine unbeaten effort from junior Arthur Sorley was the highlight as York RI H shared the spoils with an experienced Shepherds B team. Jacob Martindale supported well with a brace and this was matched by Shepherds’ Mike Surtees.  Relegated York RI G had Peter Smalley to thank as they recorded a convincing 8-2 win over Clarence E.  A maximum from the continually improving Paul Seekings was the standout performance as Clarence CIU B defeated Clarence F 6-4.  Gary Bunce and Jan Suchecki were untroubled as Clarence CIU recorded an 8-2 win over a two man South Bank A.

In the fourth division, the experienced Robert Plant was on song although his treble could not prevent his Clarence CIU C suffering a 7-3 reversal against Wigginton & Haxby B. A maximum from Nigel Baker allowed Shepherds C to secure a 5-5 draw against BT B and South Bank B thrashed a depleted Clarence G 10-0.

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