Play Off Results

Division 1 play off   

The young Foxdale A side started as favourites to retain their place in the top division against the experienced Travellers B team.

Will Bayley and Colin Brown have been the star players for Foxdale and Travellers respectively and their match was a close affair with Bayley just taking the honours 13/11 11/9 11/9 on his way to an impressive hat-trick.

Brown kept his team in with a chance by defeating Ruth Bailey 11/7 in the fifth and Rebecca Bayley in four. Rebecca struggled against the unorthodox Stu Douglas and was beaten 8/11 in the fifth game but she got the better of Steve Ellis-Pearson in three close games.

Ellis-Pearson and Ruth Bailey had a great game with the latter taking the first two,  Ellis-Pearson then levelled at two games each but Bailey prevailed 11/6 in the decider. Ruth then overcame Stu Douglas 11/9 in the fourth and then joined Rebecca for a doubles victory over Brown and Ellis-Pearson 11/9 11/8 8/11 12/10 to make the final score 7-3 to Foxdale A.

Foxdale A 7 (W. Bayley 3, R. Bailey 2, R. Bayley 1, Dbls) Travellers B 3 (C. Brown 2, S. Douglas 1, S, Ellis Pearson)

Division 2 play off

Tower C 8 (P. Callow 3, M. Chapman 3, M. Forsyth 2)

Peel B 2 (W. Cross 1, M. Evans, A. Gutzold, Dbls)

The return of Paul Callow and the greater all-round experience of the Division 2 team overcame a spirited performance by the Division 3 runners-up. The youngsters all took games from the Peel players and Will Cross won one and just lost out to Mike Chapman 11/9 11/6 6/11 12/14 6/11 but he and Matty Evans took the doubles.

Author: via Isle Of Man Table Tennis Association
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