Eastbourne Closed 2017

Hastings League players were well represented at the Eastbourne & District  Table Tennis League Closed Championships, played on Saturday at Shinewater Community Centre, with Sheila King (Tigers) leading the way with a hat-trick of titles.

King regained the Womens Singles, taking the trophy for the twelfth time with a five game win in the final over Tina Beaney (Bexhill).

King and Beaney then joined forces to take the Womens Doubles, beating Pam Winter (Bexhill) and Kim Shearer in the final. This was Kings nineteenth win in this event and the third in consecutive years with different partners.

King ticked the final box when she partnered Andrew Martin to success in the Mixed Doubles, beating Rob Warner (Bexhill) and Tina Beaney in the final.


Warner had to relinquish his Mens Singles title, going down in a straight games final to Horsham- based Rory Scott after beating Bexhill team-mate David Rayment in the semi-final.

Warner went one better in the Over 50s Singles, beating another Bexhill team-mate Martin Kellaway in five games. Two more Bexhill stalwarts, Andy Summers and Bob Lowe, were losing semi-finalists.

Defending champions Kellaway and Warner lost out in straight games to Scott and Lowe in the final of the Mens Doubles.


Bexhill picked up more silverware through sixteen year-old Ryan Heselden who won the Junior Singles, beating Will Goodstone.  Heselden also took the Division Two Singles, beating Kevin McEwan (Bexhill) in the final and John Bradbury (Bexhill) in the semi.

Rory Scott caused more grief for the Bexhill contingent, beating Kellaway in the Veteran Singles in a four-game final. As in the Over 50s, Summers and Lowe were losing semi-finalists.

Bexhill’s Alan Chumbley took the Division Three Singles, beating Peter Bowers while Barry Goodson (Bexhill) retained the Division 4 singles with a win over Paul Buckle. 

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