12th October 2017

In division one of the York and District Table Tennis, Andy Fletcher starred as York RI B retained their 100% record with a 6-4 victory over Coneysthorpe B. Despite a treble from Martin Lowe, Coneysthorpe A slipped to a second consecutive defeat as they went down 7-3 to York RI A with Paul Robertson, Filip Wojtkowiak and Nathan Horsley all picking up two wins. A maximum for Aidan Ranftler was the highlight as Clarence A drew 5-5 with York RI C for who Ryan Hood and Rich McCarthy contributed braces. Joe Wright was on top form as Topspin York defeated University A 7-3. Calum Goodwin played well for the students getting the better of both Jonny Wooldridge and Nathan Taylor.

Clarence B head the second division table following a 7-3 win against Shepherds B with Alfie Potter and Martin Hood unbeaten. A fine treble from Ian Hilton secured a 5-5 draw for Bootham B against a determined Strensall A. Peter Smalley turned in a superb unbeaten performance for York RI D as supported by Mark Blackburn, they defeated Ryedale@RI 7-3. Promoted Unversity B started their season in style with a 7-3 triumph over Clarence C. Alex Nagle was unbeaten including a fine win over the experienced Graham Hatfield. A maximum from Tom Thorp was in vain as York RI F suffered a 6-4 reversal again Poppleton.

In division three, Wigginton & Haxby A retained their 100% record as they demolished South Bank A 9-1 with Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin unbeaten. Arthur Sorley and Marcin Ziolek were too good as York RI H thrashed BT A 8-2 and John Temple starred as Strensall B secured their maiden victory, defeating Clarence E 6-4. Paul Smalley completed an excellent week with his treble making the difference as York RI G edged a close encounter with Clarence CIU B 6-4.  Gary Tranter starred as Clarence F recorded a 6-4 victory over stablemates Clarence D. He was supported by Adam Exley who contributed a brace on his return to the York League.

In the fourth division, early pace setters Wigginton & Haxby B made it a hat-trick of wins as they thrashed University D 9-1 with Roy Barker and Clive Pottage too good. Horst Meyer was on top form but his unbeaten effort could not stop BT B securing a 7-3 victory over Clarence CIU C. A two man South Bank B defeated Wigginton & Haxby C 7-3.

5th October 2017

In division one of the York and District Table Tennis, champions Coneysthorpe A have lost key players over the summer and despite an unbeaten effort from Martin Lowe they went down 7-3 to stablemates Coneysthorpe B. Jonny Wooldridge and Joe Wright were on top form as Topspin York registered their first ever win, thrashing Clarence A 9-1. York RI B edged a close encounter with Tork RI C 6-4 thanks to braces for Mikey Arnold and Jeff Cohen. However the C team’s Mick Wilcoxon was the man of the match with a treble.

In the second division a maximum haul from Alfie Potter was the highlight as Clarence B defeated Clarence C 7-3 and a treble from Ian Williams made the difference as Shepherds A defeated Poppleton by the same margin. An unbeaten effort from Lewis Harrison allowed York RI E to share the spoils in a highly competitive 5-5 draw against Strensall A. Simon Prins played well for the villagers defeating both Ady McClaren and Tim Smith. York RI D beat York RI F 7-3 with Mark Blackburn untroubled and Ian Hilton was the star as Bootham B defeated Ryedale@RI by the same margin.

Wigginton & Haxby A continued their strong start to their division three campaign with a 7-3 victory over Strensall B with John McLaughlin on top form. A fine treble from Michal Slezak was not enough to prevent South Bank B suffering a 4-6 reversal against Clarence D whilst Shepherds B had Paul Kozyra to thank as they defeated Clarence CIU 7-3. A treble from Dave Simpson allowed BT A to register an 8-2 victory over Clarence E for whom Russ Scott was unlucky to only emerge with a single victory against Howard Broadbent. Despite an excellent performance from the rapidly improving Arthur Sorley, York RI G defeated York RI H 6-4.

In the fourth division, Wigginton & Haxby B have started the season with back-to-back wins after they whitewashed Clarence G 10-0.

28th September 2017

Aidan Ranftler bagged an excellent treble for Clarence A as the 2017-18 York and District Table Tennis season got underway, however this was not enough to prevent last season’s runners-up York RI A emerging with a 6-4 victory.  New club Topspin York slumped to a 7-3 defeat again York RI B for whom Mikey Arnold was unbeaten. Coneysthorpe B saw off York RI C 7-3 with braces for Tom Needham, Paul Young and Joel Wright, Mick Wilcockson responding in kind for the Railwaymen.

Division two favourites Clarence B thrashed a depleted Bootham A 9-1 whilst stablemates Clarence C triumphed 7-3 over Poppleton with Graham Hatfield too classy.  Dave Quinlan was on top form as Strensall A edged a close encounter with Ryedale@RI 6-4 and a treble from Mark Blackburn proved decisive as York RI D prevailed 6-4 against Shepherds A.

In the third division, a revamped Wigginton & Haxby A laid down a marker as they whitewashed Clarence D 10-0. Howard Broadbent was too strong for new team Strensall B with his treble making the difference in a 6-4 victory for BT A. A fine unbeaten effort from junior Arthur Sorley was the highlight as York RI H shared the spoils with an experienced Shepherds B team. Jacob Martindale supported well with a brace and this was matched by Shepherds’ Mike Surtees.  Relegated York RI G had Peter Smalley to thank as they recorded a convincing 8-2 win over Clarence E.  A maximum from the continually improving Paul Seekings was the standout performance as Clarence CIU B defeated Clarence F 6-4.  Gary Bunce and Jan Suchecki were untroubled as Clarence CIU recorded an 8-2 win over a two man South Bank A.

In the fourth division, the experienced Robert Plant was on song although his treble could not prevent his Clarence CIU C suffering a 7-3 reversal against Wigginton & Haxby B. A maximum from Nigel Baker allowed Shepherds C to secure a 5-5 draw against BT B and South Bank B thrashed a depleted Clarence G 10-0.



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