Handicap Finals results

Handicap Competion Main Final


CSSC Ramblers 377 Pterodactyls Old Boys 371 (23)



Secondary Competition Final


Ledbury Lions 392 Manor Park Travellers 384 (86)



Handicap Competition Semi Finals

Nomads 424 (162) Pterodactyls Old Boys 445

Manor Park Express 312 (79) CSSC Ramblers 421


Both Paperstation Malvern Table Tennis League Handicap Finals produced exciting tight matches with both games only being settled in the final sets of the evening. In the main competition the first division clash between Ramblers and Pterodactyls was won by the former by just 6 points. Chris Hewitt was in superb form for Ramblers only dropping 3 sets, 2 against Dave White and 1 against Malvern League singles champion Wayne
Chopping.  He was ably supported by Alan Salisbury who shared his 4 sets with both Dave and Wayne and Graham Thompson who also took a set off Dave. The last match between Chris and Wayne proved decisive with Chis winning on aggregate 42-33 to narrowly overturn the 23 point handicap.

In the Secondary Final 1st Division Ledbury Lions overturned an 86 point handicap against 2nd Division champions Manor Park Travellers to win by 8 points largely thanks to a solid performance by Patryk Kovacz who won 11 of his 12 sets and combined with Steve Meredith to win 3 of the 4 doubles sets against Toby Wren and Martin Snee. Toby played particularly well for Travellers winning his 4 sets against Steve and taking sets off both Patryk and Richard Smith. Martin also took 3 sets off Steve Meredith and 1 off Richard but lost the decisive final set 11-7 to Steve to finally turn the match in Lions favour.

In the Main Competition semi finals Pterodactyls overcame a 162 point handicap to defeat 2nd Division Nomads by 21 points only dropping 4 sets all won for Nomads by Dave Hayes, 2 against Ian Bell and 1 each against Graham Collier and Steve Glazzard. In the other Semi Final between 1st Division rivals CSSC Ramblers and Manor Park Express, Chris Hewitt, Graham Thompson and Alan Salisbury were in sparkling form defeating Express easily by 109 points only dropping 6 sets over the course of the match. Chris and Graham clawed back 78 and 55 points respectively to easily overcome the 79 point handicap. Dave Woodyatt with 3 sets and Dale Dickinson with 2 enjoyed some success in reply for Express.

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