Trophies were presented to the winners and runners-up of the league titles, team cup competitions, and closed championships, by league chairman David Hockney. The presentations reflected Chippenham Table Tennis Club’s domination of the 2016/17 season.
The Chippenham club dominated an entertaining team cup finals night at St. John’s school, winning two of the three trophies up for grabs.
KO Cup Final
Restricted Cup Final
Handicap Cup Final
Junior County Team Results.
At the start of the final round of matches Avon and Worcester had the same number of points but Worcester having a slightly better win / loss ratio.
Yatton Keynell C pipped Key Centre B to the Division 2 title by beating their D team club-mates 7-3, despite a maximum from the D team’s Jon Freeman. Wilf Adams, Tony Payne, and Martin Wilkins won a pair apiece for the new champions.
Two-man Batheaston B were no match for visiting Chippenham D and could only manage a point each from Chris Sharpe and Richard Cotton as they went down 8-2. Jim Wheeler and John Maloney both claimed maximums for Chippenham.
Oldfield E maintained their position at the top of Division 1 with a 7-3 win at home to two-man Ensleigh A, whose points were earned by Ian Clark (2) and Ping Zhang. Dan Rider carded another maximum for the leaders and Lester Lasrado also won a game.
In the Restricted Cup, for first and second division teams, Yatton Keynell B overcame Bitton 5-3 at home thanks to Mark Terrell’s maximum and a brace from Adam Dawes. Alan Papier’s double was best for Bitton, and Martin Moore also won a game.
Radstock Wreckers lost by a 7-3 scoreline in Division 1 despite their visiting opponents, Chippenham C, travelling with two players. The unbeaten performance from Andy Perham and Paul Vincent leaves Chippenham in third position and with a chance of promotion.
Key Centre B are hanging on to second place in Division 2, but had to work hard to beat Bathford D 6-4 at home. Chris Chapman, Mark Tanner, and Dave Carter all registered braces for the hosts, with John Holding (2) and Cyril Case on the scoresheet for the away team.
Bitton maintained their promotion push in Division 1 with an 8-2 home success against lowly Bathford C, whose two points were earned by Colin Thomas. Alan Papier led the way for the current leaders with a maximum, and both Martin Moore and Fred Martin chipped in with pairs.