This weekend will bring the penultimate round of the British League Premier Division. The unstoppable Drumchapel have already won the league but the fight for 3rd position goes on with Fusion and BATTS battling it out this weekend.
With Drumchapel now being untouchable at the top with 21 points chairman Chris Dangerfield and secretary Gary Wood from the British League Committee presented the league cup to the club this week.
The club stormed into the league taking the top spot on the table from the off and showed no sign of slowing down never dropping from that number 1 position.
Each player kept a clean sheet up until the 5th round where they came up against their main rivals in the league Ormesby and drew 4-4. Apart from that match the club took 2 points from every other fixture.
The stand out player from across the season so far and 6 time man of the match has to be He Zhi Wen. The Chinese-born Spanish player has won 17 of his 18 matches played with 13 of those victories being decided in 3 straight sets demonstrating his dominance on the table. The rest of the team did not drop below an 80% win rate apart from Tao Shi who lost both his matches when the club played Ormesby back in December.
Club secretary Phil McCallum had this to say when asked about the clubs triumph this season
“What we have achieved this season has been truly historic. Our teams have been in tremendous form this season and this has had an impact on all players at the club. It has also helped re-establish Drumchapel Glasgow Table Tennis Club as one of the top clubs in Britain and we look forward to the challenge next season. But this would not have been possible without the support of Skyform Group, Tees Sport, Glasgow Sport and winning awards who all contributed to make this possible.”
The club will play their last match of the season against North Ayrshire this weekend and He Zhi Wen, Liu Song, Huang Yen Che and Christopher Wheeler are confirmed to play.
Now the number 1 podium position has been won the next battle will be between BATTS and Fusion for 3rd position and the two clubs meet on Fusions home soil this weekend. BATTS are currently just in front on 11 points to Fusions 10. The match this weekend will more than likely decide 3rd and 4th position between the two clubs so both will be leaving everything they have on the table.
North Ayrshire and Cardiff City are also in a neck and neck race as both clubs currently have 6 points with 2 matches each left to play.
Saturday 15th April @ 15:00
North Aryshire vs Drumchaple
Saturday 15th April @ 19:00
Fusion vs BATTS
Saturday 15th April @ 14:00
Halton vs Cardiff City