Watts Cup and Minor Trophy Finals Report

In the recent Watts Cup Final held at Bexhill Y.C.C.  firm favourites Academy A (Nathan Darby, Nick Standen and Ryan Heselden) ran out comfortable winners against Tackleway A (Mike Funnell, Roy Funnell and James Gorridge) 8 - 1.

The losing side put up a strong fight with James Gorridge having a good win over Nick Standen but the superior class and strength of Academy won through to complete a resounding league and cup double.

L-R Paul Barry, Nick Standen, Nathan Darby & Ryan Heselden

L-R Mike Funnell, Roy Funnell & James Gorridge


In the Minor Trophy final Bexhillians D (Graham Primett, John Bradbury and Trevor Towner) also had no real problems in dispatching of Bexhillians F (Malcolm Glover, Andy Hyde and David Laing) 6 -2   - final game not played.

Late stand in Trevor Towner lost to Andy Hyde and David Laing but proved a worthy partner with his doubles team mates to take important games in the run in to victory - Graham Primett and John Bradbury's controlled attacking play was always too strong for their opponents.

L-R Graham Primett, John Bradbury & Trevor Towner

L-R David Laing, Malcolm Glover, Cheng Lui & Andy Hyde


This was the first cup finals for two years after the 'covid lay off' and was well organised by Pete Harding - the trophies were presented by Hastings Table Tennis Association President Paul Barry - who also received a medal as part of the 4-man Academy team. There were also trophies for Emily Koester who had played in previous rounds for Bexhillians D and Cheng Liu as part of the 4-person Bexhillians F team. 


Mike Funnell


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