31st October 2018

In the first division of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Michael Polkinghorn and Martin Lowe led the way as Coneysthorpe A defeated Clarence B to remain in pole position. Champions Topspin A whitewashed an injury-stricken York RI B whilst John Farmery and Aidan Ranftler were unbeaten as Clarence A thrashed Shiyi Ling B 9-1. A treble from Calum Goodwin was the highlight as University A posted a 7-3 victory over Topspin B.           

York RI C head division two after braces from Tim Smith, Ady McClaren and Andy Kirk helped them to a 7-3 triumph over York RI D and Richard Ingleby was on top form as Bootham B beat Clarence D by the same margin. Marcin Kotlinski bagged a treble on his Poppleton debut, as the villagers defeated Clarence E 8-2. An excellent unbeaten effort from Paul Halmshaw could not prevent Wigginton & Haxby A suffering a 6-4 reversal against Bootham A and Shepherds A eased to a 7-3 victory over University B thanks to the unbeaten Ian Williams.

In division three, a treble from Sam Crutchley made the difference as Wigginton & Haxby B retained their 100% record with a 6-4 victory over Clarence. A maximum from Paul Kozyra was the highlight as Shepherds B shared the spoils with University C in a 5-5 draw. Paul Lodder was in superb form as Clarence G recoded an excellent 7-3 victory over Ryedale B while Dave Simpson and Howard Broadbent were untroubled at BT B cruised to an 8-2 win against South Bank. York RI E thumped their F team 9-1 with Marcin Ziolek and Mark Antrobus both unstoppable. Simon Prins starred for second placed Strensall B in an 8-2 triumph over Shiyi Ling C.

In the fourth division Wigginton & Haxby C are the new leaders after they prevailed 6-4 in a close tussle against their C team, with Nathan Fairburn, Rich Bayliss and Malcolm Sandlan all contributing two wins. Wigginton & Haxby E fared less well as Nigel Baker inspired Shepherds C to a 7-3 win.

25th October 2018

Aidan Ranftler was on top form in the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League as his treble allowed Clarence A to edge a close encounter with Coneysthorpe B 6-4 whilst Calum Goodwin and Huilan Zong led the way as University A cruised to a 9-1 victory over Shiyi Ling B.

In the second division, it needed a maximum from Mike Robinson for York RI D to see off a dogged Clarence E for whom Jason Chinnian bagged a brace and veteran Keith Webster continued his excellent early season form as Shepherds A defeated Wigginton & Haxby A 6-4. Richard Ingleby recorded three wins as Bootham B overcame University B 8-2 although the match score does not reflect the battling performance by the students with six sets going to the deciding game. A treble from Stephen Temple was the highlight as Ryedale A posted a 6-4 victory over Clarence D.      

Wigginton & Haxby B continued their domination of the third division as they whitewashed Shepherds B 10-0 and Russ Scott was on top form as Clarence F defeated Strensall B 6-4. A second successive maximum from Daria Golubova could not prevent University C suffering a 7-3 reversal against BT A and a depleted South Bank battled hard to share the spoils in a 5-5 draw with York RI F. A maximum from Dave Burnham was decisive as Ryedale B beat Shiyi Ling C 6-4 whilst Marian Broadbent was in superb form as BT B drew 5-5 with Clarence G.

In the fourth division, Wigginton & Haxby C have stilled not dropped a set after they whitewashed Shiyi Ling D 10-0. Their D team have played one game more and still head the table as Clive Pottage starred in a 6-4 victory over York RI G. Three wins from Nigel Baker allowed Shepherds C to register a 6-4 win over University D. Tony Fairburn and Leszek Kozak excelled as Wigginton & Haxby E defeated Clarence H 8-2 and a treble from Kieran Podbury allowed University D to clinch a 5-5 draw against York RI G.

19th October 2018

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Martin Lowe and Lennart Lukosch steered leaders Coneysthorpe A 7-3 to an 8-2 victory over York RI B. Champions Topspin York A beat Shiyi Ling B 8-2 although Tom Thorp and Arthur Sorley picked up shock wins over Adam Ridley. A treble from Calum Goodwin could not prevent University A suffering a 6-4 reversal against Coneysthorpe B and Shiyi Ling A edged a close encounter with Topspin York B 6-4.

Division two leaders Clarence C defeated York RI D 6-4 thanks to an unbeaten effort from Graham Hatfield. A maximum haul from Gary Bunce was not enough for Clarence D to avoid defeat as they went down 6-4 to Poppleton. Chris Maude and Paul Seeking were in top for as Clarence E thrashed University B 9-1 although the students bounced back in style later in the week as Frank Feng and Doug Muirhead were undefeated in a 7-3 victory over an under-strength Ryedale A. Braces from Rich Harrison and Richard Ingleby allowed Bootham B to see off a determined Wigginton & Haxby A 6-4 with John McLaughlin and Paul Halmshaw each posting 2 wins for the villagers. An excellent victory for Alex Kirk over the experienced Ian Hilton was the highlight as York RI C defeated Bootham A 6-4.                       

In division three, Wigginton & Haxby B continued their excellent start as they cruised to an 8-2 triumph over BT A with Sam Crutchley and Mark Hodgson leading the way. A fine treble from Mike Surtees was not enough to prevent Strensall B edging a close match against Shepherds B 6-4. York RI E beat a two-man South Bank 8-2 and a treble from Andrea Potter allowed York RI F to secure a 5-5 draw with University C. A maximum from Ed Wardman was decisive at Ryedale B defeated Clarence F 6-4 and Ryan Jowsey starred as Shiyi Ling C beat BT B by the same margin. Three wins from debutant Daria Golubova was enough for University C to secure a 5-5 draw versus York RI E. 

In the fourth division, with Wigginton & Haxby C inactive, their D team took advantage and replaced them as leaders after whitewashing Shiyi Ling D 10-0 with Andrew Male, Clive Pottage and Steve Cameron unbeatable. University D made it successive victories as captain Kieran Podbury led them to a 7-3 win over Clarence H and Tony Fairburn starred as Wigginton & Haxby E defeated York RI G 6-4.

11th October 2018

In the first division of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Topspin York B defeated Coneysthorpe A 7-3 to join them as early pacesetters. Martin Lowe was unbeaten for the villagers. Shiyi Ling A thrashed their B team 9-1 but the B team’s Tom Thorp turned in the performance of the night beating the highly rated Bryan Birbeck.

Clarence C head a competitive second division as trebles from Rob Farmery and Graham Hatfield helped them secure a 7-3 victory over Clarence E. Bootham A beat York RI D 6-4 although Ian Hilton was surprised by railway’s Paul Greenwood. A maximum from Frank Feng could not prevent University B suffering a 7-3 reversal against Poppleton whilst Tim Smith was on top form as York RI C moved into second placed with a solid 7-3 win over Shepherds A. Helmsley based Ruth Purseglove was unbeaten on her York debut as Ryedale A cruised to an 8-2 victory over Wigginton & Haxby A with Stephen Temple also contributing 3 wins. Clarence D secured their first victory of the season as they edged out University B 6-4 with Peter Corner and Gary Bunce bagging braces.

Wigginton & Haxby B underlined their third division title credentials as they whitewashed York RI F 10-0 to assume pole position. A maximum haul from Simon Prins was the highlight as Strensall B and BT A ended honours even in a 5-5 draw whilst John Hughes used all his experience as Shiyi Ling C defeated Clarence G 7-3. Michal Slezak was unbeaten as South Bank earned a 5-5 draw versus University C and Clarence F beat BT B 8-2 with Terry Nicholson untroubled.

In the fourth division Wigginton & Haxby C whitewashed Clarence H 10-0 to move to the top of the table and Andrew Male starred as their D team recoded a 7-3 victory over an experienced Shepherds C team. A treble from student Kieran Podbury was decisive as University D saw off Wigginton & Haxby E 6-4 in a tight encounter.

4th October 2018

In the Red Goat Climbing York Table Tennis League, Topspin York A started their defence of the division 1 title with a 7-3 victory over Clarence A with Yoni Caspi on top form. Their B also made an excellent start, defeating Clarence B (8-2) and York RI A (6-4) with James Atkins unbeaten in both matches. Shiyi Ling A and Coneysthorpe B shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw as braces by Joel Wright and Paul Young were matched by Bryan Birbeck and Mikey Arnold. Shiyi Ling B had a tough start to the season as they were whitewashed by York RI A and then beaten 9-1 by Coneysthorpe A. However, Tom Thorp played superbly to claim the scalp of Lennart Lukosch. Martin Lowe and James Rule teamed up to steer Coneysthorpe A to a 9-1 triumph over their B team.

In division 2, Ady McClaren started the season in superb form as his trebles helped York RI C to first secure a 5-5 draw versus Ryedale A and then a 7-3 victory over Bootham B. Rob Farmery and Graham Hatfield posted maximums as Clarence C thrashed Bootham A 8-2 whilst a maximum from Ian Williams was the highlight as Shepherds A beat York RI D 7-3. Bootham A whitewashed division two new boys Clarence E and promoted Wigginton/Haxby A beat Poppleton 8-2 thanks to Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin. Shepherds A and Clarence C fought out a 5-5 draw as did Clarence E and a depleted Clarence D.                            

In the third division, a treble from John Temple was the highlight as Strensall B defeated York RI E 8-2. Wigginton & Haxby A B started the season in style firstly whitewashing South Bank 10-0 then defeating York RI E 6-4 with Mark Hodgson unbeaten. Ed Wardman recorded 6 wins for Ryedale B in in consecutive 6-4 victories over York RI F and BT A. A treble from Terry Nicholson made the difference as Clarence F saw off Shiyi Ling C 7-3 and a two-man BT A edged out BT B 6-4. Paul Kozyra was on top form for Shepherds B with maximums in victories over both Clarence G (6-4) and BT B (9-1). Strensall B thrashed York RI F 9-1 but railway’s Anne Barnard played well to defeat John Temple. A maximum haul from Bob Fitzsimmons was decisive as Clarence G defeated Clarence F 7-3.          

In the fourth division, Wigginton & Haxby C whitewashed their E team with Nathan Fairburn, Rich Bayliss and Malcom Sandlan too strong whilst Wigginton & Haxby D recorded an 8-2 victory over Clarence H with Andrew Male and Clive Pottage untroubled.

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