The Bolton & District Table Tennis League had another break from league matches last week as it was time for the first round of the Divisional Cups. As is usual with first rounds many teams had a week off as a bye.
The Brian Gittins Cup for teams in the Premier and Division One took place. As with the Warburton Cup played earlier, a new handicap system based on the relative strength of the individual players turning up on the night is being used.
Hilton A gave Little Lever Cricket Club B a 129.5 start yet were able to hold onto a win 394 – 374.5 with Hilton’s Mark Gibson winning eleven of his twelve games. Ramsbottom A gave Coburg a 136.1 start but
In the George Yates Shield for teams in Divisions Two and Three, Heaton Cricket Club B gave Farnworth Social Circle D a 66.5 start yet ran out winners 358 – 347.5 in a well-balanced match with no player dominating the others. Meadow Ben C
There are two more results to come. In the meantime, this week we continue with League matches.