Lyndon Jones wins 2018 Eastern Valley Closed Hard Bat Tournament

 This week saw the inaugural running of the Eastern Valley Closed Hard Bat Tournament, played at Cwmbran Stadium. There were 24 entries which were split into 6 groups of 4 playing best of 3 games up to 15 points. Winners of groups A to D had byes to the Quarter-Finals and the remaining qualifiers advanced to Round 1. The group matches went generally as per seedings with the exception of Group F where Geoff Strangeway played very well to overcome David D Lloyd and Mark Edmunds to win his group. This new event proved very popular and provided some exhilarating table tennis despite the use of unfamiliar equipment.

Round One Results:

Andrew Ryder beat Ben Allen 15-9,15-11.

Roger Grech beat Iestyn Howells 15-3, 15-11

David D Lloyd beat Jon Allen 15-13, 15-13

Geoff Strangeway beat Ray Goulding 8-15, 15-14. 15-9

Quarter - Finals: 

Lee Thomas beat Andrew Ryder 15-8, 15-13

Mark Farrow beat Roger Grech 15-12, 15-7 

David D Lloyd beat Tony Collins 15-0, 12-15, 15-8

Lyndon Jones beat Geoff Strangeway 15-8, 15-12

Semi - Finals: 

Lyndon Jones beat Lee Thomas 15-11, 15-4

Mark Farrow beat David D Lloyd 15-13, 15-12


Lyndon Jones beat Mark Farrow 15-12, 15-13.

This new event proved very popular with the players and provided some exhilarating table tennis. 





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