11th April 2019

Topspin A have been crowned champions of the Red Goat Climbing York & District Table Tennis League title for the 2nd successive year. Although they experienced a 6-4 reversal against Shiyi Ling A, the points gained were enough to clinch the title. Bryan Birkbeck and Mikey Arnold were on top form for Shiyi Ling with three wins each. Coneysthorpe A thrashed Clarence A 9-1 with Michael Polkinghorn, Martin Lowe and Lennart Lukosch untroubled whilst Sammy Kelly starred as Topspin B cruised to an 8-2 victory over an understrength York RI B. Joel Wright and Tom Needham posted maximums for Coneysthorpe B in their 6-4 win over Clarence B although the points secured by Clarence could be important in a tight relegation battle. 

The division two champions are York RI C after their rivals all dropped points this week. Bootham A were surprised by their B team, suffering a 7-3 reversal with Dave Rawlings, Richard Harrison and Richard Ingleby all contributing braces. A treble from Mark Blackburn was the highlight as York RI D beat relegated Poppleton 8-2 and a two-man Clarence C had to battle to gain a 6-4 victory over Ryedale A. Ian Hilton was unbeaten as Bootham A saw off Poppleton 7-3 and as we enter the final week of the season, they are in pole position to secure a playoff slot.

In the third division, champions Wigginton A showed their class as they thrashed runners-up Strensall B 9-1 with Mark Hodgson and Sam Crutchley excelling. At the foot of the table South Bank have a one-point lead over BT B following a fine 5-5 draw against Ryedale B for whom Dave Burnham was undefeated. BT B slumped to an 8-2 defeat versus York RI E with Marcin Ziolek and Mark Antrobus too good. A maximum from Alberto Nidasio was the highlight as York RI F shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw versus Clarence G whilst Robert Plant hit the high notes as Clarence F edged a close encounter with Shepherds B 6-4. Despite three wins from Lewis Harrison Shiyi Ling C were beaten 6-4 by BT A with Nigel White and Dave Simpson picking up two wins apiece.

3rd April 2019

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Topspin A have a seven-point lead following a 7-3 victory over their B team. Although the A team could only muster two players, Jonny Wooldridge and Nathan Taylor were just too good on the night and remained unbeaten. A treble from Aidan Ranftler could not prevent Clarence A suffering a 6-4 reversal against second-placed York RI A. At the foot of the table Shiyi Ling B boosted their survival hopes as Ben Lockyer starred in a surprise 6-4 victory against York RI B. Bottom team Clarence B are now nine points adrift of Shiyi Ling but they do have three games in hand.

Division two champions-elect York RI C had Andy Kirk to thank as they saw off a battling Clarence D 7-3 and Graham Hatfield was on top form as Clarence C were pushed to the limit by Poppleton before clinching a 6-4 victory with a doubles win. Marcin Kotlinski and Russ Barton well played well for the villagers, both bagging braces. Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin were untroubled as Wigginton A thrashed relegated Clarence E 8-2 and a maximum from Gareth Bryning was decisive as Bootham A edged a close-encounter with promotion play-off rivals Ryedale A 6-4. 

The division three title race has been concluded with Wigginton B crowned as champions and Strensall B securing the second promotion slot. In a crunch battle at the foot of the table South Bank B grabbed a vital 6-4 victory over BT B with Chris McLuskie the star man. York RI F defeated a depleted Shiyi Ling C 7-3 whist Dave Simpson and Howard Broadband recorded maximums as BT A beat Clarence F 7-3.

Fourth division champions, Wigginton C have competed their fixtures having won all 21 of their matches and second placed Wigginton D prepared for their promotion play-off by whitewashing their E team. The evergreen Mike Belton starred as Clarence H cruised to an 8-2 victory over Shiyi Ling D.

7th March 2019

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, it was a busy week for University A with three matches completed. They showed no mercy as they thrashed York RI B 10-0 and followed this up with an 8-2 win over Shiyi Ling B with Calum Goodwin unbeaten in both fixtures. They were brought down to earth by Coneysthorpe A as they suffered a 6-4 reversal with Martin Lowe too good on the night. Aidan Ranftler excelled as Clarence A edged a close encounter with Topspin B 6-4 whilst Mikey Arnold and Bryan Birbeck were on top form as Shiyi Ling A thumped Clarence B 9-1. 

Clarence D boosted their second division survival hopes with a shock 8-2 demolition of Shepherds A. Gary Bunce led the way with a treble but he was well-supported by Richard Day and Chris Maude who both contributed braces. York RI C took a firm grip on the title race as Ady McLaren and Andy Kirk led the way in a 9-1 victory over Clarence E. Whist a maximum from Stephen Temple was needed by Ryedale A to see off a battling Poppleton 6-4. University A and Bootham A shared the spoils with a 5-5 draw with student Michael Connolly unbeaten. 

The division three promotion positions are starting to look settled as both Wigginton B and Strensall B recorded emphatic victories. Mark Hodgson and Sam Crutchley were untroubled as Wigginton cruised to an 8-2 win over Shiyi Ling C whilst Dave Hough and John Temple contributed maximums as Strensall beat Clarence G by the same score line. Mike Surtees and Paul Kozyra were undefeated as Shepherds B crushed South Bank 9- 1 whilst Ed Wardman and Dave Burnham starred as Ryedale B thrashed BT B 8-2. York RI E picked up an excellent 7-3 victory over BT A with a treble from Alex Kirk the highlight. In the crunch relegation battle it was BT B who came up trumps as they beat a depleted South Bank 7-3. 

Wigginton C moved a step closer to securing the fourth division title after Nathan Fairburn and Ian Oxborough steered them to a 9-1 triumph over Shepherds C.  Wigginton D look certain of second place with a Leszek Kozak treble helping them to an 8-2 over Shiyi Ling D. A maximum from Kieran Podbury could not prevent Clarence H clinching only their second victory of the season, 6-4 versus University D whilst a man of the match effort from Tony Fairburn was in vain as his Wigginton E went down 6-4 to York RI G. 

21st February 2019

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Calum Goodwin was on top form as University A edged a close encounter with Topspin B 6-4 althought Topspin’s Adam Ridley secured an excellent victory over York closed men’s singles champion Tsz Tang. Despite a superb treble from Ben Lockyer, Shiyi Ling B suffered a 7-3 reversal versus Clarence A. Coneysthorpe A beat York RI A 7-3 with Michael Polkinghorn, Martin Lowe and Joel Wright each contributing two wins, but performance of the night went to railway’s ace defender Filip Wojtkowiak who picked up his first ever victory over Martin Lowe.

York RI D pulled off a surprise 7-3 victory over second division pacesetters York RI C. Mark Blackburn did the damage with an assured treble and he was ably supported by the energetic Alberto Nidasio who picked up two wins on his first appearance at this level. University B whitewashed bottom team Clarence E whilst a maximum from Gary Bunce could not prevent Clarence D going down 7-3 to Bootham B. Three wins from Gareth Bryning made the difference as Bootham A prevailed 6-4 against Wigginton & Haxby A and a treble from Michael Connolly allowed University B to clinch a 5-5 draw versus University B. Marcin Kotlinski starred as Poppleton picked-up a much needed 7-3 victory over Clarence E.

Sam Crutchley and Christophe Bauer were too good as Division three leaders Wigginton & Haxby B beat Clarence F 6-4 and Strensall B showed no mercy as they whitewashed Shiyi Ling C 10-0. York RI F stunned their higher ranked E team as Alberto Nidasio starred in an excellent 6-4 victory whilst Dave Burnham and Ed Wardman were untroubled as Ryedale A beat Clarence G 7-3. Despite a valiant unbeaten effort from Chris McLuskie, South Bank were defeated 7-3 by BT A whist Terry Nicholson starred as Clarence F beat BT B by the same score. Braces for Thomas Cuthbert and Daria Golubova were matched by Mike Surtees and Paul Kozyra as University C and Shepherds B ended honours even in a 5-5 draw.

Runaway division four leaders Wigginton & Haxby C whitewashed Clarence H 10-0 and their D team look certain of second place as Andrew Male led the way in a 7-3 victory over Shepherds C. Wigginton & Haxby E competed a fine week for the club as they secured a 6-4 victory over University D despite a maximum from student Kieran Podbury.

7th February 2019                        

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Topspin A whitewashed Shiyi Ling B 10-0 to strengthen their grip on the title. It needed a treble from Mikey Arnold for Shiyi Ling A to prevail 6-4 against a battling Shiyi Ling B whilst Copmanthorpe A defeated a two-man York RI B by the same margin. Calum Goodwin and Peter Cowburn excelled as University A beat Copmanthorpe B 7-3.

In the week’s key second division relegation battle, a maximum haul from Gary Bunce proved decisive as Clarence D emerged with a 6-4 victory over Poppleton. Bootham A beat top of the table Clarence C thanks to braces from Jo Suchecki and Ian Hilton. Despite an unbeaten effort from Graham Hatfield, Clarence C suffered a 6-4 reversal against York RI D with Mike Robison and Dave Quinlan contributing two wins each before teaming up to clinch victory in the doubles. Michael Connolly starred as University B beat Ryedale A 7-3 and Richard Harrison led the way as Bootham B picked up a solid 7-3 victory over Wigginton & Haxby A.

Division three leaders Wigginton & Haxby B thrashed third-placed BT A 9-1 with Sam Crutchley and Mark Hodgson undefeated. Dave Burnham and Ed Wardman contributed two wins apiece as Ryedale B secured a fine 6-4 victory over Clarence E for whom Bob Plant recorded a brace. A treble from Mark Antrobus was the highlight as York RI E beat South Bank 7-3.

Division four leaders Wigginton & Haxby C continued their superb run, whitewashing University D 10-0 whilst a treble from Nigel Baker made the difference as Shepherds C edged out York RI G in a tight encounter. Andrew Male was on top form as second-placed Wigginton & Haxby D defeated their E team 8-2.

31st January 2019

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, James Atkins bagged a treble, including a superb win over Martin Lowe, as Topspin B beat Coneysthorpe A 6-4. Joe Wright was unbeaten as leaders Topspin A defeated Coneysthorpe B 7-3. York RI A remain in contention with trebles from Paul Robertson and Flip Wojtkowiak unerpinnin a 9-1 victory over their B team and a maximum from Mikey Arnold made the difference as Shiyi Ling A edged out their B team 6-4.

In the second division York RI C continued their winning run with in-form Andy Kirk undefeated in a 7-3 victory over Shepherds A and University B fielded their strongest team of the season as they whitewashed Poppleton 10-0. Ian Hilton was on top form as Bootham A beat York RI D 7-3 and a maximum from John McLaughlin earned Wigginton & Haxby A a creditable 5-5 draw versus Ryedale A. It took a treble from Graham Hatfield for Clarence A to see off a dogged Clarence B 6-4 with the B teams Chris Maude picking up his best victory of the season over Rob Farmery.

Division three leaders Wigginton & Haxby B stretched their lead to 30 points as they thrashed York RI F 9-1. Alberto Nidasio played well for railway to pick up their sole point with a notable win over the highly rated Sam Crutchley. University C clinched a 6-4 victory in a tight encounter against York RI E. Daria Golubova and Oliver Kossoff bagged braces for the students and this was matched by railwaymen Marcin Ziolek and Mark Antrobus. Mike Surtees and Chris Hutchinson recorded two wins each as Shepherds B defeated Ryedale B 6-4

Division four leaders Wigginton & Haxby C showed no mercy with a 10-0 whitewashing of York RI G and second placed Wigginton & Haxby D had a comfortable 8-2 win over University D with Clive Pottage unbeaten. An unbeaten effort from Nigel Baker was key as Shepherds C saw off a determined effort from Clarence H 6-4 whilst Tony Fairburn led the way as Wigginton & Haxby E earned a 7-3 victory over Shiyi Ling D.

24th January 2019

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, champions Topspin York A thrashed Clarence A 9-1 to take a firm grip on the title with Yoni Caspi and Joe Wright unbeaten on the night. Topspin York B earned an excellent 5-5 draw versus York RI A. Jimmy Mills and James Atkins bagged braces whilst Filip Wojtkowiak and Paul Robertson responded in kind for the Railwaymen. Martin Lowe was unbeaten as Coneysthorpe A defeated a battling Shiyi King B 7-3 whilst Rich Crowther and Jeff Cohen were on top form as York RI B saw off Clarence B 6-4. Mike Polkinghorn stared as Coneysthorpe B cruised to an 8-2 win over Shiyi Ling A

Second division title favourites York RI C had Ady McClaren to thank as his treble helped secure a fine 7-3 victory over Bootham B and a maximum from Graham Hatfield helped Clarence C defeated Bootham A by the same margin. John McLaughlin and Paul Halmshaw were too good as Wigginton & Haxby B eased to an 8-2 victory over Poppleton and Ian Williams excelled as Shepherds A beat York RI D 7-3. A treble from Gary Bunce was decisive as Clarence D edged out their E team 6-4 and Alex Nagle and Frank Feng led the way as University B beat Wigginton & Haxby A 6-4.

Division three leaders Wigginton & Haxby B defeated York RI E 8-2 with Sam Crutchley and Mark Hodgson on top form whilst Strensall B remain in second place as Dave Hough and Simon Prins were unbeaten in an 8-2 win over York RI F.  Clarence G surprised their F team with Tom Lines starring in an excellent 7-3 victory and Dave Simpson was too good as BT A saw off a determined Ryedale B 8-2. BT B suffered a 9-1 reversal against Shepherds B with Paul Kozyra and Mike Surtees unstoppable and University C beat South Bank 7-3 with Daria Golubova and Thomas Cuthbert unbeaten.

Division four leaders Wigginton & Haxby C needed a fine treble from Nathan Fairburn to prevail in a tense encounter with their D team 6-4. Dom Horsley contributed a maximum as York RI G beat Clarence H 6-4 and it took a treble from Kieran Podbury for University D to see off a battling Shiyi Ling D by the same score.

17th January 2019

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, a treble from Martin Lowe could not prevent Coneysthorpe A suffering a 6-4 reversal against Coneysthorpe B with Michael Polkinghorn and Joel Wright bagging two wins apiece for the B team. In the only other fixture completed in the top tier this week, York RI A whitewashed Shiyi Ling B 10-0 with Filip Wojtkowiak, Richard Crowther and Paul Robertson too good.                                 

Second division leaders, York RI C, stunned high flying Ryedale A with Tim Smith and Andy Kirk on top form in a superb 9-1 triumph. Pat Swindell picked up the solitary point for the Rye’s with a fine win over Ady McClaren. A maximum haul from Mike Robinson was decisive as York RI D defeated Bootham B 6-4 and Graham Hatfield was unbeaten as Clarence C edged a close encounter with Shepherds A 6-4. Bootham A moved into second place as Steve Milner and Gareth Bryning starred in the 9-1 demolition of bottom team Clarence E.  Consolation for Clarence came from Paul Seeking who secured an excellent victory over Ian Hilton. 

In division three, champions-elect, Wigginton & Haxby B showed no mercy as they thrashed bottom team South Bank 10-0. Strensall B strengthened their grip on the second promotion slot with John Temple and Simon Prins unbeaten on the night as they cruised to an 8-2 victory over York RI E. Braces from Russ Scott, Robert Plant and Terry Nicholson allowed Clarence F to see off Shiyi Ling C 7-3 and an unbeaten effort from Ed Wardman was not enough as Ryedale B slipped to a 7-3 defeat versus York RI F. Paul Lodder was unstoppable as Clarence G clinched a notable 6-4 win over Shepherds B whilst Dave Simpson and Nigel White led BT A to a 7-3 victory over their B team.

13th December 2018

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, it was a good week for Coneysthorpe A as they secured victories over both Clarence A (6-4) and University A (8-2). Martin Lowe was unbeaten in both matches and young Moke Warburton played superbly to beat Graham Hatfield (Clarence) and Peter Cowburn (University). Coneysthorpe B thrashed Clarence B 9-1 with Mike Polkinghorn and Paul Young undefeated. A treble from Nathan Taylor was the highlight as Topspin B had to settle for a draw against York RI B and Aidan Ranftler starred as Clarence A beat their B team 8-2.

Despite a treble from Graham Hatfield, Ryedale A regained the top spot in the second division after a 6-4 triumph against promotion rivals Clarence C. Matt Ayres was on top form as Poppleton put in their best performance of the season, recovering from 3-1 down to see off York RI D 7-3. A maximum haul from Ian Hilton could not prevent Bootham A suffering a 6-4 reversal against their B team and Shepherds A crushed Clarence E 10-0. Clarence C picked up an important 6-4 victory over York RI C with a treble from Graham Hatfield and a brace from Rob Farmery. Bob Young played well to beat Tim Smith.

In division three, Dave Simpson steered BT A to an 8-2 victory over Shiyi Ling C and three wins for Ed Wardman could not prevent South Bank registering a surprise 6-4 victory over Ryedale A. Clarence F defeated Shepherds B 6-4 thanks to braces from Robert Plant, Terry Nicholson and Keith Elsegood and a maximum from Chris Sharples caught the eye ad York RI F fought out a 5-5 draw with Clarence G. Alex Kirk and Marcin Ziolek were unbeaten as York RI E prevailed 6-4 over a battling BT B.

Wigginton & Haxby C are running away with division four and increased their lead to 19 points with a 10-0 whitewashing of Shiyi Ling D. Their B team are looking solid in second place after Russ Broadbent and Andrew Male led them to a 9-1 victory over York RI G whilst John Hunt and Tony Fairburn hit the heights as Wigginton & Haxby E beat Clarence H 7-3.

6th December 2018

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, Paul Robertson was unbeaten as York RI A saw off a battling Clarence B 8-2. Topspin A thrashed Shiyi Ling A 9-1 with Yoni Caspi, Joe Wright and Jonny Wooldridge all untroubled and a treble from Rich Crowther was decisive as York RI B defeated Shiyi King B 6-4. For the losers, Razvan Ababei picked up his first point of the season with a fine win against Jeff Cohen. Filip Wojtkowiak was on top form as York RI A recorded a 7-3 victory over Clarence A.

Bootham A regained the top spot in the second division after Gareth Bryning starred in a hard fought 6-4 win over rivals Ryedale A and York RI C beat Clarence C 7-3 thanks to a treble from Ady McClaren. Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin were too good as Wigginton & Haxby A beat Clarence E 7-3 and Bootham B had Richard Harrison to thank and they secured a 7-3 victory over Shepherds A. Rob Farmery and Graham Hatfield posted maximums as high-flying Clarence C eased to a 7-3 win against Poppleton.

The top two teams clashed in division three, and it was Wigginton & Haxby B who took the plaudits as Christophe Bauer and Sam Crutchley led them to an 8-2 triumph over Strensall B.  For Strensall, John Temple and Dave Hough played well to defeat Mark Hodgson. York RI E and Clarence G fought out a 5-5 draw with a maximum from Marin Ziolek of note  and Howard Broadbent hit top form as BT A edged a close encounter with Clarence F 6-4. It was a memorable night for debutant for Alberto Nidasio as his treble made the difference as York RI F beat Shiyi Ling C 6-4 and elsewhere, University C beat Ryedale B 6-4

Fourth division leaders Wigginton & Haxby C cruised to an 8-2 victory over Shepherds C thanks to Mal Sandlan and University D beat a depleted Clarence H 6-4. York RI G and Wigginton & Haxby E shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw with Railway’ s Dom Horsley unbeaten on the night.

22nd November 2018

In division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League, junior Mikey Arnold played superbly to defeat the previously unbeaten Martin Lowe as Shiyi Ling A secured a fine 5-5 draw against Coneysthorpe A. University A whitewashed Clarence B 10-0 and a treble from Nathan Taylor could not prevent Topspin B going down 6-4 to Coneysthorpe B. Paul Robertson was on top form as his maximum haul helped his York RI A earn a creditable 5-5 draw against champions Topspin A whist three wins from Aidan Ranftler made the difference as Clarence A defeated University A 6-4. 

Ryedale A head a highly competitive second division after Mike Wheatley led the way in an 8-2 triumph over Bootham B and Ian Williams steered Shepherds A to a 7-3 victory against Poppleton. The experienced Mark Blackburn returned for York RI D and his maximum inspired them to a 6-4 win against University B and York RI C prevailed 8-2 against Wigginton & Haxby A thanks to a treble from Ady McClaren. Rob Farmery and Graham Hatfield were untroubled as Clarence C cruised to an 8-2 victory over Clarence D.

In division three, second-placed Strensall B edged a close encounter with Ryedale B thanks to a captain’s effort from John Temple whilst Terry Nicholson was on top form as Clarence E defeated York RI E by the same margin. Wigginton & Haxby B crushed BT B 10-0 to increase their lead at the top and Ryan Jowsey starred as Shiyi Ling C beat a battling South Bank 6-4. An unbeaten effort from Tom Lines was the highlight as Clarence defeated University C 6-4.

Fourth division leaders Wigginton & Haxby C comfortably retained their 100% record as they whitewashed their E team 10-0. Wigginton & Haxby D strengthened their grip on the play-off slot as Russ Broadbent and Clive Pottage remained unbeaten in an 8-2 victory over Clarence G. Shepherd C showed no mercy as they crushed bottom team Shiyi Ling D 10-0 and a maximum from Aaron Graham was key as University D edged a close battle with York RI G 6-4.

15th November 2018

Champions Topspin A stormed to the top of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League as they whitewashed promoted Clarence B 10-0. Fourteen-year old Moke Warburton played superbly on her York debut to beat the experienced Nathan Horsley but this could not prevent Coneysthorpe A suffering a 6-4 reversal against York RI A. Mick Wilcockson and Rich Crowther starred as York RI B prevailed 7-3 against Clarence B to register their first victory of the season. Arthur Sorley played well to beat top defender, Tom Needham but this was the only bright note for Shiyi Ling B as they went down 9-1 to Coneysthorpe B. A treble from Nathan Horsley allowed York RI A beat Shiyi Ling A 7-3 and a maximum from Aidan Ranftler proved decisive as Clarence A edged out York RI B 6-4.

In division two Richard Ingleby is having a fine season and his maximum made the difference as Bootham B edged a close encounter with Poppleton 6-4. Leaders Bootham A whitewashed an under-strength Clarence D 10-0 whilst Stephen Temple and John Flintoft steered Ryedale A to an 8-2 victory over Clarence E. An unbeaten effort from Mark Blackburn was the highlight at York RI D and Wigginton & Haxby A shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw. University B registered an excellent 6-4 win over previously unbeaten Clarence C. Michael Connolly was undefeated for the students, including the scalp of Graham Hatfield, who suffered his first loss of the season.

In division three, Wigginton & Haxby B are short-odds favourites for the title after successive 9-1 victories overt Clarence F and University C with Mark Hodgson and Sam Crutchley both remaining unbeaten. It was also a good week for Paul Kozyra who contributed trebles for Shepherds B in both a 6-4 victory over Ryedale A and a 6-4 loss to York RI E. Strensall B showed no mercy as they whitewashed BT B 10-0 and Clarence F were too good as they thrashed South Bank 9-1. Braces for Gary Tranter and John Hughes were matched by Oliver Kossoff and Kieran Podbury as Shiyi Ling C and University C ended the night all-square in a 5-5 draw. Nigel White and Howard Broadbent were on top form as BT A cruised to a 9-1 victory over York RI F.

In the fourth division Wigginton & Haxby C underlined their title credentials with Rich Bayliss and Ian Oxborough untroubled in a 9-1 demolition of University D whilst Wigginton & Haxby D remain in second place after whitewashing their E team. Maximum hauls from Alison Young and Mike Belton helped Clarence G secure their first victory of the season, 8-2 versus Shiyi Ling D and a treble from Dom Horsley allowed a depleted York RI G to scramble a 5-5 draw against Shepherds C.


8th November 2018

Defending champions Topspin A took the opportunity to close in on leaders Coneysthorpe A, who did not have a match this week, at the top of the first division of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League. Jon Wooldridge led the way with three wins in an 8-2 defeat of Coneysthorpe B, including a 19-17 win in the fifth against Mike Polkinghorn, who won two for the visitors. James Atkins and Joe Wright won 2 each for Topspin. Maximums from Mikey Arnold and Bryan Birkbeck for Shiyi Ling A in a 9-1 thrashing of Clarence B kept up their challenge, while University B beat York RI B by the same score thanks to trebles from Calum Goodwin, Tsz Tang and Huilan Zong. John Farmery and Aidan Ranftler picked up three wins each as Clarence A defeated Topspin B 8-2.       

Division Two is proving to be very competitive this season. University B played twice this week and their 11 points catapulted them from bottom to fourth in the table. Maximums from Frank Feng and Michael Connolly saw them defeat Wigginton & Haxby A 7-3, but they succumbed to two-man Bootham A 4-6, for whom Gareth Bryning won three and Ian Hilton two. Gary Bunce’s three wins for Clarence D could not save them from a 6-4 defeat against joint-leaders Shepherds A, for whom Will Beedham and Ian Williams won two each. Rich Harrison won three for Bootham B in a 5-5 draw with York RI D, whilst a maximum from Stephen Temple helped Ryedale A defeat Poppleton 8-2

Three wins each by Howard Broadbent and Dave Simpson for BT A in an 8-2 defeat of York RI E ensured that they maintained their challenge at the top of Division 3. Thomas Cuthbert won his team’s only three points as University C lost to Clarence F by 7-3. Ed Wardman won three for Ryedale B in a 5-5 draw with BT B.

In Division 4, 15-year-old newcomer Dom Perry won his first match for York RI G in their 5-5 draw with Clarence H. Wigginton & Haxby C’s convincing 9-1 defeat of a depleted York RI G confirmed their position at the top, but it was a closer encounter between second-placed Wigginton & Haxby C and third-placed University D, with the students prevailing 6-4 thanks to a treble from Kieran Podbury. University also beat bottom-placed Shiyi Ling D 9-1 with Podbury again winning three and supported by Aaron Graham who also won three. Shiyi Ling D also went down to Wigginton & Haxby E 7-3 whilst a maximum from Nigel Baker helped Shepherds C to defeat Clarence H by the same score.

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 D 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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