Finals Night Results
The big winner on finals night was Kevin Taylor who took both the Open and Vets singles. He overcame a stubborn Marcus Berry in both semi- finals, a fast hitting Mathew Thomas who won the first game of the Vets and an extraordinary Open final where once again Kevin came back from one down to win against Martyn Beer. From a spectators point of view all 4 matches were exciting, spectacular and utterly absorbing, well done to all who competed.
The ladies competition was played for the first time since 1997, and Lyndsey Wright put on a fine display and with a small handicap advantage found her hitting form overcoming the ever consistent defence of Sue Overton.
The Vets handicap final went the way of Malcolm Overson, who used his handicap advantage to the full against Kevin Davies who could not quite close the gap, as he did in the semis against team mate Paul King, just.
In the handicap doubles the West Buckland pairing of hard hitting Rob Baker and Jai Moore proved too much for Derek Preston and Mike Fawcett, in fact there were times when the latter pair felt they were facing a firing squad.
All in all once again a great evening’s table tennis to close the season, and the league’s thanks go to all the competitors and spectators, who attended and made the occasion a success.
List of Champions and Runners Up
Open Singles Kevin Taylor Martyn Beer
Vets Singles Kevin Taylor Mathew Thomas
Ladies Singles Lyndsey Wright Sue Overton
Handicap Singles Ernie Maud Alistair Prades
Vets Handicap Malcolm Overson Kevin Davies
Open Doubles Mathew Thomas/Peter Hedge Peter Dunstan/MartinBabulik
Handicap Doubles Rob Baker/Jai Moore Derek Preston/Mike Fawcett
Gus Maitland Robin Gale Alistair Prades
Hardbat Paul Laverty Alistair Prades
Supervets Peter Dunstan Robin Gale
Ramsey Trophy Holsworthy A Smugglers
Up Down Doubles Derek Preston CallumAckland
2ndDiv Singles Kevin Davies Tim Cooke
3rdDiv Singles Jon Taylor Rob Baker
2ndDiv Doubles Kevin Davies/Gerard O’Boyle Callum Ackland/Jack Thomas
3rdDiv Doubles Dave Andrews/Dennis Jones Steve Richardson/Lyndsey Wright