Ben Willson ( runner up ) , left , and Sam Henderson.
left to right .. Ben Willson , Sam Hendrson , Mike Evetts , Lisa Rinnhofer and Tim Fell.
This years Colebridge hard bat tournament saw a smaller entry of twelve players , however the smaller numbers did not compromise the amount of fun and competitive table tennis, which was enjoyed by all.
Impeccably organized , as usual , by Kate Hughes , the players were split into three groups of four , with the top two players from each group progressing into the main draw , whilst the two other players took their places in the consolation event.
There was also the Single Point event , which this year was won by Mike Evetts , who overcame Tim Fell in the final , which was perhaps attributable to Tims exhaustion after being involved in a marathon single point rally against Pete Roddy in the semi final , which many of those watching felt should have gone to expedite.
Pete Roddy beat Jamie Fellows , 12 , 15.
Mike Evetts beat Neil Wheatley 14 , -14 , 15
Sam Henderson beat Pete Roddy , 10 , 16
Ben Willson beat Mike Evetts , 19, 12
Sam Henderson beat Ben Willson , 17, -17 , 16
Alan Sherriff beat Nicky Rinnhofer , 12 , 16
Tim Fell beat Jan Shepheard , 17 , 16
Semi Finals a
Tim Fell beat John Overton , 16 , 15.
Lisa Rinnhofer beat Alan Sherriff , -20 , 8 , 12
Lisa Rinnhofer beat Tim Fell , -22 , 10 , 20.
Thank you to everyone who turned out to make the day such a success , with particular thanks to organiser Kate Hughes , who was unable to play this year because of injury. We wish you a speedy recovery Kate and hope you will be back , bat in hand , next year.