Preston Divisional Winners and Runners Up 2015-2016
A big thank you to the event organisers, helpers and players who took part in this seasons Divisional singles. In previous years this event has been held in February, less than a month before Preston Championships.
Please let the Committee know if you prefer the Divisional Singles in November, or in February. We're here to help make your experience of playing in Preston as much fun and as organised as possible.
Winner: Ronnie Bennett 3 [Kirkham "B"]
Runner-up: Billy Russell 2 [Ashton "A"]
Ronnie Bennett, getting better with age like a fine malt whiskey, came back from 2:1 down in the final to beat Billy Russell in a close and hard fought encounter.
loosing semi-finalists: Paul Robinson [Astra "A"] & John Porter [Jacobaeus "A"]
Winner: Chris Spedding 3 [Riverside "A"]
Runner-up: Jim Higham 0 [Riverside "C"]
loosing semi-finalists: Paul Carter [Riverside "B"] & Martin Shaw [Riverside "A"]
The youthful Chris Spedding continued his 100% winning start to the season with a solid performance over an injured Jim Higham in the final of an event that was dominated by the Riverside Club. Notable mentions should also go to Adam Oldfield [Deepdale Lyons "C"] who won his group against 3 experienced players all with different styles and Josh Lumb [Astra "C"] who triumphed in what was on paper a very even group. Adam eventually lost to in the quarter finals to Paul Carter and Josh to Jim Higham.
Winner: Sam Bernstein 3 [Ashton MC "C"]
Runner-up: Oliver Garmston 1 [Riverside "E"]
loosing semi-finalists: Alex Shuttleworth [Jacobaeus "B"] & Tom McMurdo [Croston "B"]
In a controlled display of table tennis, Sam Bernstein continued to be the only person this season in Division 2 to beat Oliver Garmston as Oliver repeated his Runners-up position from the 2014/15 season.
Whereas the Premier and 1st Division singles events were dominated by experience, Division 2 continues to showcase the future of Preston Table Tennis with Aakanksha Tripathi [The Colts] and Liam McDermott [Astra F] completing the quarter-final line up. Credit must go to Tom McMurdo who made the semi-final despite an age not far off the combined total of all the other players to reach the later stages of this competion.
Table Tennis - a game to be played and enjoyed by all ages and all abilities.
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