7th December 2017
In the York and District Table Tennis League, the division one title race was thrown wide open as Coneysthope A inflicted the first defeat of the season on leaders York RI A. The villagers prevailed 7-3 thanks to an unbeaten performance from Martin Lowe while Mikey Arnold played well for Railway recording two wins. Topspin York took full advantage, reducing the gap at the top to two points, as Joe Wright and new signing Yoni Caspi steered them to an 8-2 triumph against University A. Clarence A moved off the bottom with Aidan Ranftler in imperious form as they defeated York RI C 8-2. Andy Fletcher starred as York RI B eased to an 8-2 victory over Coneysthorpe B.
Division two leaders Clarence B lost their 100% record with student Alex Nagle showing his class as they were held to a 5-5 draw by University B. York RI D beat an injury-hit Bootham A 6-4 and Tom Thorp was on top form as York RI F defeated Strensall A 6-4 to move off the foot of the table. Poppleton defeated a weak looking York RI E team 7-3 while Jo Suchecki and Gareth Bryning contributed trebles for Bootham B as they thrashed Clarence C 9-1.
In a week of shocks, third division leaders Wigginton & Haxby A were thumped 8-2 by Clarence CIU A with Gary Bunce on top form. Strensall B moved to the top of the table after they crushed Shepherds B 10-0 with Terry Nicholson, John Temple and Simon Prins unstoppable. Peter Smalley and Paul Greenwood starred as York RI G beat BT A 7-3 and a fine treble from Tom Lines was the highlight as Clarence D surprised Clarence CIU B to earn a 7-3 victory. Arthur Sorley continued his rapid progress as York RI H overcame South Bank B 6-4.
In division 4, Wigginton & Haxby B cruised to an 8-2 victory over Shepherds C thanks to maximums from Ian Oxborough and Roy Barker. On his league debut, Dom Horsey bagged a win against the experienced Andrew Slezak, but this was the only joy for York RI I as they slumped to a 9-1 defeat to South Bank B for whom Dom McHugh and Adrian Church were unbeaten. University D edged a close encounter against Clarence G 6-4 with the final doubles set determining the outcome.
30th November 2017
In division one of the York and District Table Tennis League, Aidan Ranfler bagged a treble for bottom team Clarence A but this could not prevent them going down to a 6-4 defeat to high flying Topspin York. Mick Wilcockson has had an excellent first half of the season and his maximum helped York RI C secure a welcome 5-5 draw against York RI B while Martin Lowe and Lennart Lukosch were unbeaten as Coneysthorpe A defeated their B team 6-4.
In Division 2, York RI F continued their improved form as braces from Lewis McCarthy and Tom Thorp allowed them to earn a 5-5 draw with Shepherds A. It took a maximum from a battling Ian Williams to prevent the Railwaymen from recording their second successive victory as he was pushed to the limit by both Thorp and McCarthy. Leaders Clarence B showed no mercy as they crushed Strensall B 10-0 and a treble from Ishan Bairoliya was the highlight as University B recorded a 7-3 victory over Poppleton. Pat Swindell and Rob Farmery were too good as Clarence C thrashed Ryedale@RI 9-1 and a maximum haul from Mark Blackburn, supported by a brace from Ben Locker, was enough for York RI to clinch a 6-4 win over York RI E. Bootham B defeated an understrength Bootham A 8-2 with Joe Suchecki playing well to defeat both Rachel Greener and in-form Rich Harrison.
Wigginton & Haxby A remain top of the third division after John McLaughlin inspired them to a close 6-4 victory over a dogged York RI G. Despite three wins for Adam Exley, Clarence F suffered a 6-4 reversal against Strensall B who moved into second place. Clarence CIU A defeated a two man Clarence CIU B 8-2 and Arthur Sorley was on top form as York RI H recorded a 6-4 win over Clarence D. Three wins from Dave Simpson made the difference as BT A beat Shepherds B 6-4 and Steve Wands contributed a fine treble as Clarence E overcame South Bank A 7-3.
University C moved to the top of division four as Doug Muirhead steered them to a 6-4 triumph over Wigginton & Haxby B. Robert Plant and Benji Chandra led the way as Clarence CIU C beat University D 7-3. Wiggington & Haxby C underlined their improvement with an emphatic 10-0 victory over York RI I and South Bank B defeated Shepherds C 7-3 to remain in contention for promotion.
23rd November 2017
York RI A strengthened their position at the top of in division one of the York and District Table Tennis League with two comprehensive victories against Clarence A (9-1) and University A (8-2). Paul Robertson was unbeaten in both matches. Rivals Topspin York responded to the challenge as Joe Wright and Jonny Wooldridge steered them to an 8-2 triumph over York RI B. A treble from Martin Lowe allowed Coneysthorpe A to edge a close encounter with University A 6-4 and despite three wins from Joel Wright, Coneysthorpe B had to settle for a 5-5 draw with York RI C.
In Division 2, leaders Clarence B thrashed Poppleton 9-1 although Matt Ayres played superbly to pick up the sole point for the villagers, subjecting Alfie Potter to his first defeat of the season. John Hughes showed a welcome return to form with his maximum the highlight as York RI D secured an 8-2 victory over University B. Strensall B recorded consecutive wins with Nige Reeson turning in a season’s best performance in a tense 6-4 victory over Shepherds A. Bottom team York RI F stunned Clarence C with Dave Smith (3), Tom Thorpe (3) and Lewis McCarthy (2) doing the damage in a 9-1 demolition. A maximum haul from Rich Harrison proved decisive as Bootham A defeated Ryedale@RI 6-4 and Ian Hilton was on top form as Bootham B inflicted the first defeat of the season on York RI E 6-4.
In division three, leaders Wigginton & Haxby A made it 7 wins out of 7 as John McLaughlin starred in a 6-4 victory over Clarence CIU B. Clarence’s Paul Seekings played well to consign Paul Halmshaw to only his second defeat of the season. York RI G remain in second place with a treble from Peter Smalley the highlight of a 6-4 win over Shepherds B. New team Strensall B moved into promotion contention as they thrashed a depleted South Bank A 9-1. And despite only fielding two players, Clarence CIU A secured a win against York RI H thanks to Jan Suchecki and Gary Bunce. Steve Wands and Russ Scott were too strong as Clarence E defeated their D team 8-2 while Howard Broadbent and Nigel White were unbeaten as BT A beat Clarence F by the same margin.
BT B remain unbeaten in division four thanks to an unbeaten effort from Jim Stevenson in a 5-5 draw against Wigginton & Haxby B. Robert Plant and Horst Meyer were untroubled as Clarence CIU C defeated Clarence G 7-3 while Chris Bauer retained his 100% record as Wigginton & Haxby C thrashed Shepherds B 8-2 to registered their second win of the season.
16th November 2017
In the York and District Table Tennis League, York R A remain top of division one after Paul Robertson and Filip Wojtkowiak steered then to an 8-2 triumph over York RI B. Topspin York remain in contention with Joe Wright and Jonny Wooldridge unbeaten as they thumped York RI C 9-1. Clarence A 9-1 are still seeking their first win of the season as they suffered a 9-1 reversal against Coneysthorpe A with Martin Lowe and new signing Lennart Lukosch proving too strong. A fine treble from student Calum Goodwin was the highlight as Coneysthorpe B and University A shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw.
Division two leaders Clarence B whitewashed York RI D 10-0 whilst Rachel Greener and Rich Harrison starred as Bootham A defeated York RI F 9-1 to register their first win of the season. A maximum from Mark Hughes could not prevent Poppleton sliding to a 6-4 defeat against Strensall A for whom Dave Robinson and Mike Robinson contributed braces. Bootham B secured a 7-3 victory over University A thanks to an unbeaten performance from Ian Hilton. A treble from Graham Hatfield made the difference as Clarence C edged a close encounter with Shepherds A 6-4 and a maximum from Ady McClaren was the highlight in a 7-3 victory for York RI E against Ryedale@RI.
In division three, Paul Greenwood and Mark Antrobus were unbeaten as York RI G defeated whilst Terry Nicholson and Dave Hough starred as Strensall B thrashed Clarence D 9-1. BT A showed no mercy as they crushed a two-man South Bank A 8-2. York RI H edged a close encounter with Clarence CIU B 6-4 but Paul Seeking took the plaudits with a fine win over the talented youngster Arthur Sorley. Despite a treble from Jan Suchecki, Clarence E recorded their first win of the season, defeating an understrength Clarence CIU A 7-3.
In division four, BT B and South Bank B fought out a tense 5-5 draw with man of the match Dom McHugh unbeaten. A fine treble from Chris Bauer was not enough to prevent Wigginton & Haxby C suffering a 7-3 reversal against high-flying University C. Steve Webster and Nigel Baker were on top from as Shepherds C cruised to an 8-2 win over University D.
2nd November 2017
In division one of the York and District Table Tennis, Jonny Wooldridge was unbeaten as Topspin York cruised to an 8-2 victory over Coneysthorpe B. York RI A made in 5 win out of 5 as Richard Crowther and Filip Wojtkowiak starred in a 9-1 thrashing of York RI C.
Ryan Hood in his debut season in the top flight played superbly in defeating Paul Robertson to pick up the consolation point for the C team. In form Calum Goodwin bagged a treble as University A fought out a tight 5-5 draw with Clarence A. Martin Lowe and new signing Sam Bailey were unstoppable as Coneysthope A registered their first win of the season seeing off York RI B 7-3.
In Division 2, Clarence B increased their lead at the top after they dispatched Bootham B 9-1 with Alfie Potter retaining his 100% record for the season and Martin Hood also contributing a treble. Poppleton have had an indifferent start to the season but braces from Russ Barton and Richard Collyer helped them secure a fine 5-5 draw against high-flying York RI D for whom Mark Blackburn remains unbeaten. Strensall A had no answers as an inspired Clarence C delivered a 10-0 thrashing with Rob Farmery, Pat Swindell and Graham Hatfield too good on the night. Bootham A and Shepherds A shared the spoils after a tight 5-5 draw. Rachel Greener contributed 2 wins for Bootham whilst Ian William and in-form Peter Harpham responded in kind for Shepherds. A fine treble from veteran Ed Wardman was the highlight as Ryedale@RI and University B both settled for a 5-5 draw. Ady McClaren led the way as York RI E overcame York RI F 7-3 with Tom Thorp recording a brace for the F team.
In division three, leaders Wigginton & Haxby A had Paul Halmshaw to thank as they recorded a 6-4 victory over York RI H. Railway’s Arthur Sorley inflicted the first defeat of the season on John McLaughlin. Strensall A defeated Clarence CIU A 7-3 thanks to three wins from John Temple, with the highly rated Gary Bunce amongst his victims. Clarence CIU B kick-started their season as they whitewashed Clarence E 10-0 and a treble from Dave Simpson was the highlight as BT A defeated Clarence D 7-3.
BT B moved the top of the fourth division although they dropped valuable points as Russ Broadbent led plucky opponents Wigginton & Haxby C to their best result of the season as they clinched a 5-5 draw. Steve Webster and Nigel Baker were unbeaten as Shepherds C thrashed a struggling Clarence G 9-1. University C showed no mercy as they whitewashed their D team 10-0, and fielding their strongest team of the team Clarence CIU C inflicted the same punishment on York RI I.
26th October 2017
In division one of the York and District Table Tennis, Filip Wojkowiak was unbeaten as York RI A moved into second place after defeating leaders Topspin York 6-4. Coneysthorpe A and York RI C shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw. Martin Lowe contributed a treble for the villagers whilst Ryan Hood and Richard McCarthy replied with braces for Railway. Three wins from Aidan Ranftler could not prevent Clarence A suffering a 6-4 reversal against Coneysthorpe B, whilst University A picked up their first win of the season as a maximum from Calum Goodwin proved decisive in a 6-4 victory over York RI B
In Division 2, Clarence B are the new leaders after they whitewashed Ryedale@RI 10-0 whilst second placed York RI D retained their 100% record following a 7-3 victory over Strensall A. Mark Blackburn bagged three wins and was well supported by Peter Smalley who overcame both Mike Robinson and Nigel Reeson. University B thrashed bottom team York RI F 9-1 with Razvan Ababei and Ishan Bairoliya too good but their celebrations were short-lived as later in the week they slumped to a 9-1 defeat against Shepherds A with veteran Peter Harpham turning back the clock with a superb unbeaten performance. Ian Hilton starred as Bootham B thumped Poppleton 8-2 whilst Tim Smith turned in his best performance of the season with his treble helping York RI E to a 6-4 win over Shepherds A. Graham Hatfield was unbeaten for Clarence C as they fought out a 5-5 draw with Bootham A.
In division three, leaders Wigginton & Haxby A retained their 100% record as they cruised to an 8-2 triumph over Clarence F with Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin again unbeaten. York RI G remain second as trebles from Peter Smalley and Paul Greenwood earned them an 8-2 victory over Clarence D. A treble from Arthur Sorely made the difference as York RI H edged a close encounter with Clarence E 6-4. Gary Bunce was on top form as Clarence CIU recorded a convincing 8-2 win over BT A for who Dave Simpson contributed a brace. Maximum hauls from Paul Kozyra and the evergreen Keith Webster allowed Shepherds B to defeat South Bank A 6-4 and an unbeaten man of the match performance from Jason Chinnian was the highlight as Clarence CIU B earned a 5-5 draw against Strensall B.
In the fourth division, early leaders Wigginton & Haxby B were given a reality check as they were walloped 9-1 by South Bank B with Adrian Church and Graham Wrightson too good. A maximum from Robert Plant was in vain as Shepherds C defeated Clarence CIU C 6-3 and student Dougie Muirhead starred as University C finally got their season underway with a 7-3 victory over Clarence G.
19th October 2017
In division one of the York and District Table Tennis League Jon Wooldridge ended Martin Lowe’s incredible unbeaten run in singles matches that stretches back nearly four years. The last player to beat Martin was James Rule in December 2013. Since then he has won nearly 200 matches in succession, including three full seasons undefeated. Jon won all three of his singles matches for Topspin York, and was supported by James Atkins and Joe Wright who won two each, as they defeated Coneysthorpe A 8-2. There were three wins each from Filip Wojtkowiak and Nathan Horsley as York RI A inflicted a heavy 9-1 defeat on Coneysthorpe B. Andy Fletcher was man of the match as York RI B narrowly defeated Clarence A 6-4. Peter Cowburn won three for University A in a 5-5 draw with York RI C.
York RI D took over at the top of the second division table following a 6-4 win against Bootham B with a treble from Mark Blackburn. Strensall A remain unbeaten after a 5-5 draw against Bootham A, for whom Rich Harrison won three. John Flintoft’s three wins for Ryedale helped them to win for the first time this season, 8-2 against Poppleton. Graham Hatfield’s three wins for Clarence C could not prevent his side losing 6-4 against York RI E, for whom Aidy McClaren and Lewis Harrison won two each.
Wigginton & Haxby A have opened up a nine-point lead at the top of Division Three with a 9-1 win against Clarence E. Maximums from Paul Halmshaw and John McLaughlin means they remain unbeaten this season. Second-placed York RI G narrowly defeated Clarence CIU A 6-4, while Shepherds B defeated Clarence D 8-2 thanks to maximums from Paul Kozyra and Mike Surtees. John Temple and Dave Hough were too good as Strensall B thrashed York RI H 9-1. Chris Maude’s maximum helped Clarence CIU B to a narrow 6-4 win against BT A. South Bank A’s 10-0 thrashing of Clarence F was their first win of the season.
In division four Ian Oxborough won three for top-of-the-table Wigginton & Haxby B in their 8-2 defeat of their C team. Shepherds C were a player short but managed to overcome York RI I 6-4 thanks to three wins from Nigel Baker.
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 York 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.