The Tamworth Table Tennis Presentation Evening was a great success last Friday night. It was attended by players from every team in the three leagues. Tamworth Wheelers Youth Club Wiff Waffs received the Division One Trophy during the event at Bolehall Manor Social Club. Wilnecote Raiders were runners up in the top league.
It is the penultimate week in Tamworth Table Tennis League. There still remains just one point between the teams at the top of Division 1. They have to play each other twice more in catch up games but Tamworth Wheeler Wiff Waffs do have a game in hand over leaders Wilnecote Raiders. The Raiders won their match 6- 4 this week in a close contest with Curdworth Wheeler Pingers, Michael Bree won all three of his games, while team mates Andy Bache and John Birbeck won one apiece.
Division 1 leaders Tamworth Wheelers Wiff Waffs, cancelled their game this week, leaving the way clear for Wilnecote Raiders to creep back into the lead again. These two top teams still have two games remaining against each other and this lends itself to an exciting few weeks as the season ends. Wilnecote scored their 8 - 2 win at home when they played Lichfield Kings and Queens. Ken Read achieved a maximum three points, with team mates Andy Bache & Steve Atkinson winning two apiece.
Tamworth Youth Club Wiff Waffs increased their lead at the top of division 1 this week with an 8 - 2 win against Netherseales. Jody Bevington and Jack Styring scored a maximum three points each, while Adrian Jones added one for the Wiff Waffs. Title contenders Wilnecote Raiders had their game cancelled. Tamworth Youth Club Wanderers had a 9 - 1 victory over Netherseal Cedar. Andrew Walker was the top Wanderer's player, with three wins. Brian Beer and Matt Satchwell won two games each.
There was a change of leadership at the top of Division 1 this week. A 9 - 1 win for Tamworth Youth Club Wiff Waffs against Curdworth Wheelers Pingers, who were one player down, saw them nudge one point into the lead. Jack Styring and Jody Bevington won both their games for Wiff Waffs and the doubles. Adrian Jones added the final point.
There were 3 matches played in the Division one league this week. The new contenders for the top spot, Tamworth Wheelers Wiff waffs took on Netherseales and secured an 8 - 2 victory, thanks to maximum three game wins for Jody Bevington and Jack Styring. Tamworth Youth Club Wanderers had a high scoring 9 - 1 win over Netherseal Cedar. this time it was Brian Beer and Matt Satchwell who scored three points each
Division 1 leaders Wilnecote Raiders earned another 10 points towards taking the Tamworth title. They beat Tamworth Youth Club wanderers 10 - 0. For Wilnecote, Andy Bache, Ken read andRyan Birbeck all scored a maximum 3 points.
The Tamworth Tournament went ahead yesterday and ran very smoothly, thanks to the skills of Steve Smith Junior in organising the order of play and Steve Smith Senior in doing all the leg work by getting players and umpires to tables as required, The attendance was much greater this year and if a similar number enter next year we will need a venue with more tables so as to allow time for more matches.
There were three games played in division one this week. Netheseales beat Netherseal Cedar 8 - 2, due to two hat-tricks from Simon Hall & Andrew Rose, and a double from Dannny Sullivan. Lichfield Kings and Queens also had an 8 - 2 victory over Kingsbury Tornadoes, Cyril Merriman and Diane St Ledger both won three games each and took the doubles, while dave Knight added one to the score.
Please get your entry forms for this years tournament in as soon as possible.( Closing date , Feb 27 ) All players should have been emailed a form. But in the event someone's been missed, it is available in the "downloads" section of the website. Prize money for all events this year.
Top Of Tamworth League Division 1, Wilnecote Raiders, had a closer match this week winning 6-4 against Curdworth Wheeler Pingers. Michael Bree scored a treble and Andy Bache a double for Wilnecote. In Reply Rob Rowson scored 2 with Tony Stewart and Dawn Sagoo supporting also with one each for Pingers. Closing up on thier heels are Tamworth Youth Club Wiff Waffs who had a 9-1 away victory over Lichfield Kings and Queens.
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of long-time stalwart of our league, Rob Haines. He was secretary of our league for a number of years, was one of the nicest people you ever could meet and will be much missed. Our thoughts and sympathies go to his family at this sad time.
The Service for Rob is on Friday 20th February at Kingsbury Church (not the Methodist church) at 9.30am. See the email sent by our secretary for further details.
In Division 1, Tamworth Youth Club Wiff Waffs continued to notch up points towards a top of Division take-over. Maximum wins for Jody Bevington, Paul Hancox and two wins for Adrian Jones helped to secure a 9 - 1 win over Netheseal Cedar at their home venue.
Please could all players wanting to take part in the Tamworth Closed Tournament on March 8, e-mail Dawn Sagoo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also at the same time could you let her know whether you are attending the presentation evening this year (free to registered players) and give an idea of guest numbers you would like to bring with you.
This week saw wins for the leading teams in each of the three divisions. Top of division Wilnecote Raiders secured an 8-2 win over Netherseales. Michael Bree won all his three for Wilnecote and it was Jason Hadley who gained the two points for Netherseales. Curdworth Wheelers Pingers also had a victory.
Tamworth table tennis league resumed this week after a long Christmas break, during which a Doubles Handicap Cup round was played leaving just two teams to fight for the title in February. These being Curdworth Wheelers Pingers and Hopwas Jokers A.