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First win for Jack in the handicap

2/6/17

With last year's winner, Tim Cheek, not taking part players from Aylesbury and District met to decide the 2017 Table Tennis Handicap Champion at Quarrendon Community Association last Wednesday.

There were 24 entries divided into 6 groups of 4 with the top 2 going through. Dave Ralls, Dave Wackrill and Duane Brooks represented the Premier Division, all conceding bags of points to their Lower Division opponents. Nevertheless the two Daves made it through to the quarter-finals where Dave Ralls perished against Dafna Dekel from Division One. Dave Wackrill hung on in though, surviving 2 match points to Tim Berendt to reach the semi-final where he lost to the eventual winner, a youngster who smashed everything past him to win 21-2, 21-3 having a 15 points start.

This was 14 years old, Jack Bacon from Quarrendon, a keen table tennis devotee. He had dispatched Steve Rycraft and Tony Wheeler, both from Division One before beating Dave to face the 2008 winner, Barry Hammond from Sports in the final. Barry had beaten off the challenge of James Gibson before winning a close semi final against club colleague, Dafna. In the final Jack used his 9 point advantage wisely always forcing Barry onto the defensive with some cracking attacking shots. He didn't allow Barry to take control and won 21-16, 21-18 to take his first major Trophy. Congratulations to Jack and commiserations to Barry.

Yohan Chapelle won the plate competition beating James Uchuno 21-23, 21-19, 21-18.

MARTIN TAYLOR TAKES DIV TWO & DAVE STEVENS TAKES DIV THREE

6/5/17

Players from Divisions Two and Three in the Aylesbury Table Tennis League competed for the Individual Championships at Quarrendon Community Association on 3 May. Twelve players from Division Two battled in 4 groups for the two knockout stage places. Toughest of these involved top seed Martin Taylor and his Rivets Team Mate, Paul Entecott with Bishopstone's Vic Davies. Each had one win, but on sets won, Paul and Martin went through to join Gerry Saunders, Steve Casey, Pat Boswell, Dave Barnacle, Bill McCafferty and Quarrendon youngster, Jack Bacon. Close encounters were the order in all matches leading to semi final confrontations between Martin Taylor and his other Rivets team mate, Pat Boswell alongside Paul Entecott and Bishopstone's Dave Barnacle. Martin took 5 sets to overcome Pat whilst Dave did enough to beat Paul in 4 sets. The final promised to be another close affair especially when Dave won the first set with ease 11-3. Martin's style is to strengthen his defence and this had the effect of forcing Dave to make the play which stifled his game. Martin pulled out to win 11-4, 11-5, and 11-6 to take the 2017 Division Two Title.

Sam Veragoo from Sports won the consolation singles.

Division Three witnessed the reappearance of a past winner from Risborough, Dave Stevens, who was also defending his 100% record. He did not disappoint, moving fluently through the group stage dropping just one set against Tring's Charles Ashwell. All the top seeds came through unscathed to see Dave going into the semi final at the expense of Quarrendon's Tim Rolls. Charles defeated Quarrendon's best player, Tim Berendt and Phil Blind from Aylesbury Sports overcame Longwick's Peter Messenger. Andrew Bramwell (Tring) got the better of Risborough's David Simpson in 4 sets.

In the semi finals Phil made Dave Stevens defend resolutely to win in three sets whilst Andrew kept Charles at bay to face Dave in the final. Once again Dave showed his class winning the Division Three Title in three fairly comfortable sets.

The consolation singles was a win for Ray Sippit in 4 sets against his Bishopstone compatriot, Wanda Heppenheimer.

 

MIKE ATKINSON TAKES DIV ONE 2017

Seventeen of the top Aylesbury and District Division One Table Tennis players competed last Wednesday at Quarrendon Community Association for this season's Individual Championship.

From the group stages 10 players went into the knockout stage including top seeds Mike Atkinson and Andy Bradley. Surprise qualifiers were Barry Hammond and David Badham from Sports and Clive Westbury (Longwick). Barry fell to Bishopstone's Paul Rickard who then provided too many problems for Clive. Andy Bradley had a difficult 5 set encounter with Tony Wheeler (Longwick), but then accounted for Paul in 3 sets to reach the final. In the other side of the draw David overcame Tring's Frank Beck in a tough 5 set match, but fell to Quainton's Paul Reynolds and his fast, tricky play in 4 sets. Mike Atkinson had eliminated Quainton's Oxford based player, Mike Aistrop and then coped admirably with Paul in 3 sets to meet Andy in the final.

As in their league encounter Andy led Mike in the first set winning 12-10, but his control deserted him in the second which he lost 11-3. A change of plan was needed and the third set was much closer. Mike showed staunch defence to see it out 13-11, but Andy continued to take the fight to Mike and won the fourth with ease, 11-7. Mike galloped away to a 5-1 lead in the fifth set. Andy tried to impose a fight back to 9-8, but Mike saw it through 11-8 to take the Champions plaudits and endorse his season's 100% record.

Congratulations to both for a worthy final and especially to Mike for winning the Tournament.

Dawn Pearce (Ridgeway) won the consolation event against Dafna Dekel (Sports).

 

Annual Tournament 2017

Bellingdon's Lee is Champ

Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association hosted the Aylesbury Annual Table Tennis Championships on Sunday 26 February. The event attracted top players in the local league with 2015 winner Dave Ralls from Quainton looking to add to his tally. However his route to the final was not smooth, first having to overcome Haddenham's Ben Rolfe in 5 sets, where he was 2-1 down before smashing his way through to meet club mate, James McCafferty. Knowing each other's game inside out this was never likely to be an easy match. It was fast and furious, both players looking to take the quick third ball route and went to 5 sets with Dave victorious 11-7.

Alan Cherry, winner from 2012, had fought his way to the semi final encounter with Dave and this was a similar type of match although Dave seemed in full flow when 2 sets up. Alan levelled then lost 11-7 in the fifth.

Meanwhile Lee at the other end of the draw had moved effortlessly through to the final taking Clive Westbury, James George and Stuart Brown all in three sets. The final was set to be a fast flowing game with little time for strategy and Dave took a one set lead (only the second set that Lee had lost all day, having lost one set to Ben Rolfe in the group stage). Lee then managed to put Dave's low, flat, hard hits under pressure and gradually assumed domination to win 3-1.What a grand final and Congratulations to Lee, our 2017 Singles Champion.

Lee and Stuart Brown took the doubles final frightening their opponents. Tim Cheek and Mike Wilkins with a 11-0 first set win. Tim and Mike were playing together for the first time whereas Lee and Stuart regularly play for their club, so it was understandable that Tim and Mike would need time to find a strategy, evidenced by 12-10 third set loss. Well played Stuart and Lee.

In the Vets and Super Vets things were dominated by Mike Wilkins and Alan Cherry who played each other twice, once in the final of the Super Vets and then in the semi final of the Vets. Alan won the final of the Super Vets in 4 sets but Mike had learnt enough to extend him to 5 sets in the semi final encounter. Alan turned up the pressure at deuce in the fifth set to win 12-10. This had left Tim Cheek having to wait for a long time to play Alan in the final of the Vets. Although Tim fought hard he was unable to prevent Alan winning in four sets. Congratulations to the winner of both competitions, Alan Cherry.

 

Singles

Alan Cherry

 

 

 

Tim Cheek

Cherry 4/7/5

 

 

James McCafferty

 

Ralls 7/10/-5/-11/7

 

Dave Ralls

Ralls 9/-8/7/-9/7

 

2017 Champion

Mike Wilkins

 

 

Lee Rogerson

Stuart Brown

Brown 7/11/10

 

-5/6/7/5

James George

 

Rogerson 4/9/7

 

Lee Rogerson

Rogerson 7/4/5

 

 

 

Doubles

Rogerson/Brown

Rogerson/Brown

 

 

Brooks/Dekel

8/7/5

Rogerson/Brown

2017 Champions

Badham/Edwards

McCafferty/Ralls

2/4/-8/3

Rogerson/Brown

J McCafferty/Ralls

4/4/2

 

0/6/10

Rolfe/Hawkes

Rolfe/Hawkes

Wilkins/Cheek

 

Wheeler/B Whitehead

3/9/8

5/5/7

 

J George/Lyons

Wilkins/Cheek

 

 

Wilkins/Cheek

3/3/-6/5

 

 

 

Veterans

Alan Cherry

Cherry

 

 

Dave Wackrill

6/5/9

Cherry

 

Alex Pratt

Wilkins

8/-6/9/-6/10

2017 Champion

Mike Wilkins

9/6/10

 

Alan Cherry

Tim Cheek

Cheek

Cheek

8/-9/8/9

Tony Wheeler

7/9/9

10/2/6

 

James McCafferty

McCafferty

 

 

Lee Rogerson

6/9/8

 

 

 

Super Veterans

David Badham

 

Alan Cherry

 

 

Sam Veragoo

Badham -4/10/6/-8/11

Badham

 

 

 

David Wackrill

11/9/12

Cherry

2017 Champion

Mike Atkinson

Atkinson 9/5/5

 

8/8/7

Alan Cherry

Clive Westbury

 

 

 

-8/5/4/6

Bill McCafferty

Blind 5/4/8

Atkinson

Wilkins

 

Phil Blind

 

10/7/6

-10/8/-6/7/7

 

 

 

Mike Wilkins

 

 

 

 

BUCKS COUNTY INTER LEAGUE TABLE TENNIS

Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association hosted the Annual Bucks County Inter-League Competition on 5 February. It involved a high percentage of top County players where the play was continuous from 9am until 5pm. High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Chalfont and Aylesbury Leagues were represented, split into two Divisions of 4 teams in each. 25 players put on a tremendous display of classy table tennis, supported by up to 20 spectators through the day.

Robert Hansell representing High Wycombe A was the best player in Div 1 on the day with only one loss and was awarded the Sewell Trophy. High Wycombe won this event last year but lost this time to Aylesbury in their encounter with Lee Rogerson, Dave Ralls and Steve Munson grasping a 5-4 win. Aylesbury needed to continue their performance against the other teams and this they did. Alan Cherry, Craig Brown and Dan Smalley from Milton Keynes tried their best to stem the flow, typified by Dave Ralls and his flashing blade. At the end Aylesbury were level with High Wycombe on points but prevailed as Champions as a result of their 5-4 win. Steve Munson and Lee Rogerson both dropped 2 games each and Dave finished with 5 wins out of 9. Danny Baxter for High Wycombe was also in great form, only losing twice. Shae Thakker was Chalfonts' best player in this high class table tennis company.

Milton Keynes B won Division Two where Dan Apanna was unbeaten. Aylesbury B finished a creditable second with sterling performances from Gary Keers, Jim Welch and James McCafferty.

BUCKS INTER-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016-17
DIVISION 1 W L F A Pts
AYLESBURY A 3 0 19 8 19 (5-4)
HIGH WYCOMBE A 2 1 19 8 19 (4-5)
MILTON KEYNES A 1 2 14 13 14
CHALFONTS 0 3 2 25 2
P W L %
Robert Hansell (High Wycombe A) 9 8 1 88.9
Steve Munson (Aylesbury A) 9 7 2 77.8
Lee Rogerson (Aylesbury A) 9 7 2 77.8
Danny Baxter (High Wycombe A) 9 7 2 77.8
Alan Cherry (Milton Keynes A) 9 6 3 66.7
Dave Ralls (Aylesbury A) 9 5 4 55.6
Craig Brown (Milton Keynes A) 9 4 5 44.4
Rob Hazlewood (High Wycombe A) 9 4 5 44.4
Dan Smalley (Milton Keynes A) 9 4 5 44.4
Shae Thakker (Chalfonts) 9 2 7 22.2
Jon Tolontan (Chalfonts) 9 0 9 0.0
Nigel Naylor-Smith (Chalfonts) 6 0 6 0.0
Rhys Thoroughgood (Chalfonts) 3 0 3 0.0
The Sewell Trophy for the most wins by a Bucks player was won by Robert Hansell.
DIVISION 2 W L F A Pts
MILTON KEYNES B 3 0 22 5 22
AYLESBURY B 2 1 15 12 15
HIGH WYCOMBE B 1 2 9 17 9
MILTON KEYNES C 0 3 7 19 7
P W L %
Dan Appanna (Milton Keynes B) 9 9 0 100.0
Nigel Metcalfe (Milton Keynes B) 9 8 1 88.9
Gary Keers (Aylesbury B) 9 7 2 77.8
Peter Bannister (Milton Keynes B) 9 5 4 55.6
Jim Welch (Aylesbury B) 9 5 4 55.6
Tim Cheek (High Wycombe B) 8 4 4 50.0
Dave Wackrill (Milton Keynes C) 8 3 5 37.5
Nick Howard (Milton Keynes C) 9 3 6 33.3
James McCafferty (Aylesbury B) 9 3 6 33.3
Richard Ambrose (High Wycombe B) 9 3 6 33.3
Jacek Umanski (High Wycombe B) 9 2 7 22.2
Ryan Murphy (Milton Keynes B) 9 1 8 11.1

 

NEW DIV THREE CHAMP-DAVID BARNACLE

Past champions, Phil Blind, Paul Unwin and Brian Whitehead joined 13 other competitors from Division Three to compete for this year's Title. Favourite this year was top player Martin Taylor from Rivets and he together with Quarrendon's Craig Saunders, Bucks' David Barnacle and Tring's Andrew Bramwell moved into the knockout stage as Group Winners. Runners up Paul Unwin (Quainton), Phil Blind (Sports), Wanda Heppenheimer and Brian Whitehead, both Bucks, joined them to fight for the Title.

The exception to the expected successful group winners was David Simpson but he was placed in a strong group where Martin Taylor and Paul Unwin prevailed. David, however, achieved some success by beating Derek Marlow in the consolation final.

Martin moved into the semi final by beating Wanda to play Phil Blind who had knocked out strong player, Andrew Bramwell. Here Phil continued in sublime form to overturn expectations beating Martin 3-1 and deuce in the fourth leg to go into the final. In the other half of the draw David Barnacle recorded a 4 set victory against Paul to face strong second favourite, Brian Whitehead who had struggled to fend off Craig in 5 sets, having been 2 sets down. Against David, Brian faced another torrid close game but this time he went two sets up, both 11-9. David turned the tables winning the next two sets 11-9 but then seemed down and out at 10-6 in the fifth. With intense concentration he pulled back the deficit and won 12-10 to go into the final.

Phil had been beaten in league matches against David and was searching for a way to counter his steady spin shots. He struggled, however, to put David under any pressure and slipped away in three sets, losing 11-9 in the third. Congratulations to David Barnacle who is our new Division Three Champion for 2016.

 

BUCKS COUNTY CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 2016

Event Winner(s) Runner(s) Up
Mens Singles R Hansell D Baxter
Mens Doubles R Hansell and N Hansell A Cherry and C Brown
Ladies Singles S Hayes J Walker
Ladies Doubles S Hayes and J Walker S Ghosh and C Evans
Mixed Doubles D Baxter and J Walker R Hansell and S Hansell
Vets Singles D Baxter A Cherry
Vets Doubles A Cherry and M Wilkins D Baxter and C Haines
Over 60s Singles M Wilkins N Hansell
Consolation Events
Mens Singles S Thakker G Ridgway
Ladies Singles S Lewis S Ghosh
Vets Singles S Barnes S Hayes

 

DIVISION TWO TOURNAMENT – 2016

MARTIN WINS TOP CLASS DIV TWO TITLE

A reduced but very strong entry to this year's Division Two Tournament took place at Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association on 20 April. Nine players in three groups contested for places in two semi final groups. Top seed Olu Sokoya (Sports) beat David Shapter and Martin Gillett, both from Bucks, to qualify and Martin won two close sets against David to finish runner up. In the other groups Frank Beck (Tring) topped Group 2 followed by Ken Hill (Bucks) despite a strong 5 set contest with Brill's Pete Nicholson. Pete Edwards from Sports won group 3 beating both Bucks players, David Bradbury and Gerry Saunders with David runner up.

Going into the semi final groups Pete overcame club colleague Olu in 5 sets and Bucks Stalwart, Ken Hill also in 5 sets to meet Martin Gillett in the final. Martin had gradually improved his game with a strong 4 set win against Frank Beck and three sets against David Bradbury. The final was hard fought with Pete taking an early one set lead. Martin levelled and then followed two sets of point for point play with Martin easing ahead 14-12, 12-10 to take this year's Title. Congratulations go to both players for producing a close game of high standards.

Gerry Saunders won the plate beating David Shapter 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9.

DIVISION ONE TOURNAMENT 2016

BRADLEY BEST ON THE NIGHT

This year's Division One Tournament attracted 15 entries and proved to be highly competitive with some top class table tennis. Last year's Champion, Duane Brooks, was favourite having lost only once in the season to Bradley Matthews from Sports. The players were placed into 5 groups with two to go into a knockout but there was an upset when James George from Tring beat Duane in the opening game with a good attacking game in 4 sets. James then had to fight hard to beat Bucks player, Steve Rycraft in 5 sets to win the group. Duane qualified for the knockout in second place.

Other top seeds, Atif Kaudri and Bradley Matthews ( both Sports), progressed without difficulty but Mike Aistrop (Quainton) lost to Gordon Whitehead ( Tring) to qualify as a runner up. Jock Campbell, David Badham (both Sports),Clive Westbury and Tony Wheeler (both Longwick) made up the numbers for the knockout. Mike made short work of Tony and Clive was much too sharp for David. Young James George earned a semi final place with a fine win against Jock but Bradley was pushed all the way by Mike winning 11-7 in the fifth set to meet James. Bradley was still recovering from the battle with Mike and let James in with a first set win. He then took control to win 3-1 to go into the final.

In the other half of the draw Clive continued in blistering form against Gordon, winning in four sets. Atif faced his only league conqueror, Duane, and lost in three close sets. Duane then faced Clive in the semi final and must have been concerned from their recent league meeting when Clive pushed him to 5 sets. However, Duane won 3-1 to play Bradley in the final. Bradley was taking time to settle in all his games and lost the first two sets without venturing to make Duane work. In the third set he changed his style bringing more top spin into play and eventually levelled the match. The final set was a high class affair with Duane tightening his game to counter Bradley's attack and Bradley being less adventurous. At 10-8 Bradley made a hurried shot into the net to give Duane hope, but then remembered the shot that was productive, a back hand loop which Duane pushed long to hand the Title over to Bradley for 2016.

It was a skilful final between two Premier standard players and the competition as a whole was enjoyed by all participants.

In the Plate Dom Palmigiano faced his Sports team mate, Josh Edworthy in the final, another good match up which Dom won.

 

AYLESBURY HANDICAP 2016

TIM TAKES TITLE

This year's Table Tennis Handicap Tournament at Quarrendon attracted 32 entries from across the 4 Divisions of the Aylesbury League. Group games produced 4 Premier players among the 16 in the first round. Of these Quainton's Chris Weatherby and James McCafferty moved into the Quarter Finals at the expense of Pete Edwards and Craig Saunders despite their points advantage, only to meet each other. They put on a terrific display playing off equal handicaps with Chris triumphant 22-20,20-22,21-19. Chris then met Dom Palmigiano from Sports who had earned his place in the last 16 by winning his group ahead of Atif Kaudri. Dom had beaten Jock Campbell and David Barnacle before then hitting hard against a weary Chris to reach the final. He then had to wait to see who would win through from the bottom half of the draw. Here his team mates Josh Edworthy and Bradley Matthews had success against Terry Lau and Tim Sallis. But their success then ended with Josh losing to Tim Cheek who had the highest handicap and Bradley lost to Dave Bradbury who was playing superbly. Dave used his forceful forehand to take the first leg against Tim, but Tim with a 13 point deficit to overcome ground out wins in the remaining sets to meet Dom in the final. Dom benefited from an 11 point start but couldn't maintain his attack against a varied and thoughtful spin game that Tim employed. Tim won 21-16, 21-17 to take the 2016 Handicap Title.

 

ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016

EVENT

WINNER

RUNNER UP

SINGLES

Craig Brown (Bierton)

Alan Cherry (Bierton)

DOUBLES

Andy Misseldine & Darren Palmer (Haddenham)

Alan Cherry & Craig Brown (Bierton)

VETERANS

Alan Cherry (Bierton)

Andy Misseldine(Haddenham)

S/VETS

Alan Cherry (Bierton)

Mike Atkinson (Sports)

CRAIG WINS FIRST TITLE BUT ALAN TRIES TO SWEEP THE BOARD.

4/4/16

The Annual Table Tennis Championships at Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association attracted over 30 players this year including defending singles champion from Quainton, Dave Ralls. The higher ranked players in the singles groups moved easily into the knockout stage with past champions Alan Cherry and Andy Misseldine favourites to meet in the final. There were some close encounters in the early rounds with Bellingdon's Jim Welch needing to go into 5 sets to defeat Tring's rising star, Matt George. Darren Palmer from Haddenham was similarly pushed hard by Quainton's James McCafferty only winning 13-11 in the fifth set. The upset of the day was a 4 set victory for Champion Dave Ralls against Haddenham's best player, Andy Misseldine. Dave then faced Bierton's Craig Brown who he defeated in last year's final. This time, at semi final stage, Craig put more spin into his play and managed to win in 4 sets. In the other half of the draw Bierton's Alan Cherry beat Stuart Brown (Bellingdon), then Tim Cheek (Sports) and Darren Palmer to face his team mate in the final. The first two sets went Craig's way both 11-9, then Alan tightened his game to draw level. The fifth set was touch and go, but Craig kept his cool and triumphed 11-9 to win his first Aylesbury Title.

Previously Alan and Craig were runners up in the doubles where Andy Misseldine and Darren Palmer triumphed for the first time as a partnership. Having been runner up twice, Alan Cherry played his way through the Veterans and Super Veterans events displaying amazing stamina and intelligent match play. He defeated his team mate, Mick Wilkins twice, and in the final overcame four times Super Vet Champ, Mike Atkinson who had earlier put out Dave Wackrill, winner for the past three years. The Veterans event was a testing affair with Andy Misseldine (winner in 2014 and 2015) having reached the final some time earlier. He had a long wait while Alan prevailed against Mick Wilkins and Darren Palmer, so it was no surprise that he took time to reach his best form, duly losing the first set. He levelled 11-8, and then followed a frantic attack, defence and counter attack with Alan winning 17-15, 12-10. It was a terrific worthy final to bring the day to a close.

 

AYLESBURY & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Singles Chart

 

First Round

Quarters

 

Semi Finals

 

Final

Winner

W1

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

W9

S Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

 

 

W5

T Cheek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T Cheek

 

 

 

 

 

RU1

D Wackrill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

W7

J Welch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J Welch

 

 

 

 

 

P5

M George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Palmer

 

 

 

P1

J McCafferty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

W3

D Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-11,9-11,11-6,11-9,9-11

C Brown

W4

C Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Brown

 

 

 

 

 

P3

A Kaudri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Brown

 

 

 

P2

D Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

W8

M Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Brown

 

RU2

C Weatherby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Ralls

 

 

 

 

 

W6

D Ralls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Ralls

 

 

 

W10

P Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Misseldine

 

 

 

 

 

W2

A Misseldine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RU3 J McCafferty

 

 

J McCafferty

 

P1

RU6 D Brooks

 

 

D Brooks

P2

RU7 J George

 

 

 

 

 

RU10S Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RU4A Kaudri

 

 

A Kaudri

 

P3

 

 

 

 

P4

RU8C Westbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RU5M George

 

 

M George

 

P5

 

 

 

 

P6

RU9L Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doubles

 

First Round

Quarters

Semi

Final

Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Misseldine/

 

 

 

 

D Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

Misseldine/Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Ralls/J McCafferty

Ralls/McCafferty

 

P Reynolds/Stuart Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misseldine and Palmer

J George/M George

George/George

 

 

 

T Berendt/W Heppenheimer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welch/Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Bradbury/C Westbury

Welch/Brown

 

 

 

J Welch/S Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-10,11-7,11-9

Misseldine and

 

 

 

 

Palmer

 

T Cheek/

 

 

 

 

C Weatherby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheek/Weatherby

P Edwards/D Badham

Dekel/Kaudri

 

 

D Dekel/A Kaudri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cherry and C Brown

 

 

 

 

M Wilkins/

 

 

 

D Brooks

 

 

 

 

Cherry/Brown

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry/

 

 

 

 

C Brown

 

 

 

VETERANS

First Round

Quarters

Semi Final

Final

Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Wilkins

Mick Wilkins

 

 

 

Clive Westbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

James McCafferty

 

 

 

 

 

James McCafferty

 

 

 

David Bradbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P1 Atif Kaudri

Darren Palmer

 

 

 

Darren Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-4,8-11,17-15,

12-10

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Cheek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T Cheek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Edwards

Pete Edwards

 

 

 

Stuart Brewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Misseldine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

 

 

 

Dave Wackrill

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Misseldine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Misseldine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tif Kaudri

 

 

A Kaudri

 

P1

Tim Berendt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPER VETERANS

Quarters

Semi Final

Final

 

Winner

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clive Westbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Bradbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-4,11-4,11-5

 

A Cherry

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Wackrill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Wackrill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Blind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUCKS COUNTY INTER-LEAGUE COMPETITION

24/11/15

Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association hosted the Bucks County Inter-League Competition on 22 November, the first for 9 years. Mike Atkinson organised the event which involved a high percentage of top County players where the play was continuous from 9am until 5pm. Split into two Divisions of 4 teams in each, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Chalfont and Aylesbury Leagues were represented. 25 players put on a tremendous display of classy table tennis, supported by up to 20 spectators through the day.

Robert Hansell representing High Wycombe A was the best player in Div 1 on the day ending unbeaten. With the standard of his opponents this was an exceptional effort. His compatriot Libor Budvesel won 8 of his 9 games and together they spurred on their team mate, Aylesbury based Tim Cheek to win 3 of his games to take them through as winners. It was not plain sailing as the whole day came down to one match. It was 4-4 before the last game between Libor and Milton Keynes' Alan Cherry. With Wycombe leading Milton Keynes by 1 point from the first round of matches Libor worked extremely hard to overcome the steady persistent game that Alan always portrays. This gave Wycombe a 2 point lead going into the last round which both teams won 8-1. Had Libor lost to Alan the position would have been reversed. Alan won 7 of his 9 with Shandor also winning 7, supported by Craig Brown with 4 wins

Whilst Milton Keynes and High Wycombe were the outstanding teams, Aylesbury (Mark Scott, Andy Misseldine and Darren Palmer) and Chalfont (Adam Reed, Ben Naylor-Smith, Shae Thakker and Rhys Thorogood) challenged strongly and took crucial wins to dent the top two's aspirations. It was good to see the County Number One ranked players at Cadet (Shae) and Junior (Ben) competing so well against established older players.

High Wycombe also won Division Two with Rob Hazlewood unbeaten and Dave and Mark Croucher both winning 6 of their 9 games. They made short work of Aylesbury B with only Town Champion, Dave Ralls stopping the whitewash beating Dave Croucher. Against Milton Keynes C Atif Kaudri had a great maximum, but Dave Ralls and Dave Wackrill were blown away by the power hitting of the only lady in the competition, MK based Sarah Hudson, who also plays for Aylesbury Sports. Aylesbury saved their best until last against Milton Keynes B, as MK had beaten High Wycombe earlier. Dave Ralls and Atif each won twice with Dave Wackrill winning once. Thai-Anh Lieu, another Sports player, prevented the landslide by winning 3 for Milton Keynes.

The event was voted a great success with thanks to the enthusiasm, energy and precise organisational skills of Referee, Mike Atkinson.

 

DIVISION ONE

2015

DUANE BITES BACK

The Division One or “Restricted” Tournament took place at Quarrendon on 6 May between 12 players and produced some very close games that mirrored the league competition during the season.

They were placed into 3 groups, with the top two playing in 2 groups of three, going then into a semi final and final. The successful players were in for a full night of table tennis.

Group 1 witnessed Brian McMullan (Sports) posting his intentions with a five set win against Duane Brooks and Graham Butcher, both from Bierton, dropping one leg to Stuart Brewer (Bucks) but topping the group. Duane won his other two games to take second place. Ben Rolfe (Sports) eased through as best player in Group 2, but Lee Mallick (Haddenham) upset the rankings, beating Bill Higgins (Tring) and Martin Tayler (Quainton) to take second place. Paul Rickard, Steve Rycraft (both Bucks) and Huw Morgan (Ridgeway) each won two games in Group 3 and on countback Paul was top with Steve squeezing into second, leaving Roger Mott (Haddenham) in fourth.

In the second stage of group games, Brian took on Paul and Lee and this produced a win for each so again we had to do a countback of games won. Paul had won 3-1 against Lee, who managed a 3-2 defeat of Brian. Paul versus Brian was a close three set win to Brian with two deuce sets, leaving Brian top and Lee second. Ben in Group 2 beat Duane 3 -1 but both managed to beat Steve. The semi finals saw Brian facing Duane with Ben up against Lee. Brian levelled the match at 1-1 but Duane turned the screw in the third set winning 11-1, and then endorsed that with a 11-4 win to move into the final. The other semi final was a comprehensive win for Ben against Lee in three sets.

With memories of the round robin game fresh in everybody's mind, Ben allowed Duane to play his game and take the first set in the final. Ben seemed to have recalled how he won in the group and came back well to win the second leg 11-8. The play was faster now and Duane had found his best game for the third set countering Ben's push and loop attack. The set was point for point up to deuce, and then Duane collared the important point to win 13-11. He continued his higher level of play to take the fourth set 11-7 and become the 2015 Division One Champion.

THE CONSOLATION

A good standard of play continued in the Consolation event with Bill Higgins overcoming Roger Mott to take on Graham Butcher in the semi final. Graham fought hard over five sets to win through to the final. In the half of the draw Huw Morgan was an unexpected player in the consolation but he still had to work hard to beat Stuart Brewer to meet Graham in the final. Here Graham and Huw played an enjoyable and entertaining game with Huw taking the plaudits 3-1.

 

Willmott and Carter Cups 2015

Aylesbury played host recently to the group matches for adults (Willmott Cup) and juniors (Carter Cup). The matches took place at Quarrendon Community Association with players from the Aylesbury League trying to improve on performances from previous years.

The senior event involved 5 teams representing Reading, Watford, Wembley & Harrow and Bracknell & Wokingham. Haddenham A from the local league represented Aylesbury and Andy Misseldine, Darren Palmer and Mark Scott played at their best but were unable to qualify for the next round. They registered a win against Bracknell and lost a close match, 3-2 against Watford. They and the other teams were all beaten by a strong Reading team which included Daniel Moses ranked in the top 100 in England. As winners of this group and featuring Hari Gehlot (ranked 136) and an impressive Federico Viterbot, they qualified for the next round.

Tring Juniors, Matt and James George took on Wembley & Harrow and Watford in The Carter Cup but found the pace and anticipation of the attack from their opponents much too strong. Wembley went through from their group with outstanding play from their two, Eren Gozcu and Karim Khassal. The other group featured an Oxford v Cambridge match with both teams having players in the top 100. Cambridge were too strong for Oxford with Adam Jepson unbeaten, but Oxford beat the Watford and Wembley Teams to finish second and qualify for the next round. Erik Wahlgren and Reece Charndal were outstanding for the Oxford League.

Willmott Cup

Session One

Aylesbury

1 - 4

Wembley & Harrow

 

Bracknell & Wokingham

1 - 4

Watford

Session Two

Aylesbury

0 - 5

Reading

 

Bracknell & Wokingham

0 - 5

Wembley & Harrow

Session Three

Wembley & Harrow

4 - 1

Watford

 

Bracknell & Wokingham

0 - 5

Reading

Session Four

Aylesbury

3 - 2

Bracknell & Wokingham

 

Watford

0 - 5

Reading

Session Five

Aylesbury

2 - 3

Watford

 

Wembley & Harrow

0 - 5

Reading

 

Final Table

 

Team

Won

For

against

1

Reading

4

20

0

2

Wembley & Harrow

3

13

7

3

Watford

2

8

12

4

Aylesbury

1

6

14

5

Bracknell & Wokingham

0

3

17

Carter Cup

Group One

Aylesbury

0 - 5

Watford 1st

Wembley & Harrow 2nd

3 - 2

Watford 1st

Aylesbury

0 - 5

Wembley & Harrow 2nd

 

Winner Wembley and Harrow 2nd __________________ to Finals

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Group Two

Wembley & Harrow 1st

4 - 1

Watford 2nd

Cambridge

4 - 1

Oxford

Wembley & Harrow 1st

1 - 4

Cambridge

Watford 2nd

1 - 4

Oxford

Wembley & Harrow 1st

1 - 4

Oxford

Watford 2nd

0 - 5

Cambridge

 

 

Winner Cambridge ______________________________ )

) to Finals

Runner up Oxford ___________________________________ )

 

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Division Two competition 29/4/15

RODNEY WINS IN CLASSY TOURNAMENT

Twelve players contested the new midweek Division Two Tournament with several of the top seeds attracted to the event. Split into 3 groups of 4 players the ones to move into the second round were Rodney Browne (Haddenham), Brian Whitehead (Bucks), James George (Tring), Dafna Dekel (Sports), Frank Beck (Bucks) and Pete Edwards (Sports).

Rodney moved through beating his two opponents with Pete Edwards taking Frank in three sets to accompany him. Brian Whitehead had rolled back the years to claim a place in the second round and continued to upset the odds, overcoming Dafna Dekel in 4 sets to join James George in the semi finals. James has enjoyed an inspiring season and continues to improve. At thirteen years of age he has learned how to send his more mature opponents packing.

The semi finals were to be Rodney against Brian who managed to take a leg and played his best table tennis despite ending up on the losing side. Rodney's game is smart as he quickly discovers any weaknesses in other players. He moved serenely into the final and James used his youth to outgun Pete Edwards in three sets to join him.

For the first time we witnessed someone who could give Rodney problems as James took a hold winning the first set 11-9. Both being left-handed it was a game of cat and mouse as each looked to fire their strong forehand attack. Rodney levelled winning the second set and then fought a close third set to deuce which James took 16-14. It seemed that Rodney then imposed himself more in the rallies and he slowly took a grip winning the fourth set 11-8 and then cruising in the fifth 11-2. It was a perfect final to a good group of games which all participants thoroughly enjoyed. Congratulations to Rodney and well done James too. We look forward to future hard fought matches at this level.

THE CONSOLATION

The six players who were unsuccessful in the first round group matches fought to see who could win the consolation event. Surprisingly Nobby Tennison (Sports) and Simon Witney (Haddenham) were in this group although they had been involved in some very close matches in their group; such was the closeness of the competition. Matt Rutt from Sports was nursing his sore feet following his run in the London Marathon and really could not move as fluidly as he would have liked. Nevertheless he took Nobby to 5 sets, four of which went to deuce. At the other end of this mini draw David Bradbury (Bucks) fought tooth and nail against Simon leading 2-1 before capitulating 11-0 in the fourth set. He tried to get his game together again and lost 12-10 in the fifth set. Simon seemed intent on giving himself a hard time in the semi final against Gerry Saunders (Bucks), taking 5 sets to find his way through to the final. Vic Davies (Bucks) had threatened briefly to dispose of Nobby but as he was probably still smarting from not qualifying for the main event, Nobby was fired up for anything. He met Simon in the Consolation final and allowed him little leeway in three good set wins. So some measure of success for Nobby with commiseration to Simon but well played to both participants.

Division Three Competition 29/4/15

JOSH TOPS THE LOT

The Division Three Tournament at Quarrendon initially attracted 16 players although on the night it was reduced to 15. Split into 4 groups to give two from each group to go into a knockout, we saw Josh Edworthy, Charles Wallis (Brill), Phil Blind, Hans Hansen, Dom Palmigiano, David Barnacle, Andrew Bramwell and Elmhurst's, Ken Walton win through. Not all games were cut and dried and relied on a countback of games in two groups to decide who had won. In particular Ken was equal with Adi Roy and Rob Finch but took his place in the draw because he had won more games.

Josh displayed his improved form with a 3-1 win against seasoned campaigner Charles, but David Barnacle from Bucks came unstuck against Tring's Andrew Bramwell. Dom followed his Sports team mate, Josh, into the semi final with a fine 3 set win against Ken. Phil Blind from Sports dominated Tring's Hans Hansen to move into the semi final against Josh, whose game was now on fire. Josh won in three sets, hoping to meet his mate, Dom in the final. But Andrew who had travelled from Weybridge to take part was showing good form and stunted Dom's attack to win in three sets.

The final was a tense affair with Andrew taking first blood 13-11, but Josh tightened up his game and attacked intelligently winning the next three sets, the last one at deuce, 12-10. This was a competitive tournament which was a good advert for the strength of Division Three. Congratulations to Josh and commiserations to Andrew, but thank you for making the journey to join us.

 

THE CONSOLATION

Recently qualified for National Finals at under 12 and 13, Douglas Claridge-Hansen from Tring was unsuccessful in moving into the finals of this event, despite some close fought matches. He joined Tim Berendt and Tim Rolls(Elmhurst), Adi Roy and Tom Ludlow (Quarrendon), Stan Speck (Quainton) and Rob Finch (Longwick) in a consolation event.

Douglas began to show his true form, winning well in four sets against the inspired Tim Berendt. Adi has begun to show true progress himself, managing to beat Douglas in the group. However, Stan Speck was too steady although it required 4 sets including one deuce for him to win. Tom was two sets up against Rob, both deuce results, but fell away in the last three sets for Rob to take on Tim Rolls in the semi final. Tim has again improved once he believes in his ability and took a leg off Rob. Meanwhile Douglas had disposed of Stan in three sets to face Rob in the final. There followed a high class game with the result uncertain. Douglas showing his best form levelled at 1-1 before Rob kept his cool to edge ahead 11-9,11-8 in the last two sets. Bad luck to Douglas who we will no doubt see again, but well played Rob.

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Championships 28/3/2015

Event

Winner

Runner Up

Open Singles

Dave Ralls (Quainton)

Craig Brown (Bierton)

Veterans

Andy Misseldine (Haddenham)

Tim Cheek (Sports)

Super Veterans

Dave Wackrill (Sports)

Mike Atkinson (Sports)

Handicap

Brian McMullan (Sports)

Matt Rutt (Sports)

Open Doubles

Stuart Brown (Bellingdon) & Andy Misseldine (Haddenham)

Tim Cheek (Sports) & Craig Brown (Bierton)

REPORT more stats below

Aylesbury Table Tennis Championships were held at its new venue, Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association this year and were considered an unqualified success.Five events attracted more entrants than in previous years and a competent and high standard of match play was evident through the day.

The Doubles which opened the tournament was keenly contested. Winners over the past two years have been Tim Cheek and Anthony Gorman, but Anthony had not played Aylesbury this year, so Tim paired up with Craig Brown to defend his title. Meanwhile Andy Misseldine joined forces with Stuart Brown (Bellingdon) in the absence of his usual partner, Mark Scott. Tim and Craig had to overcome the new partnership in Ben Rolfe and Chris Weatherby (4 sets) as they moved through into the final. Stuart and Andy had a tougher encounter against Jon Abungan and Darren Palmer, losing 2-0 at one stage. They made a strong comeback to meet Craig and Tim in the final. Here a close match full of intrigue and fast attack saw Stuart and Andy move into a two set lead (12-10 in the second), lose the third but then take a close fourth set and the title. A good start to the day.

Thirty three players contested the singles with last year's runner up, Craig Brown, eager to win and 4 time winner, Andy Misseldine, just as eager to add to his tally. Both eased their way into the semi finals despite the attention of top premier players. In particular, Neil Massa from Bierton fought off the resistance of Sports' Tim Cheek and was showing glimpses of his best form. Dave Ralls from Quainton, however, had brought his best hard attack this year and improved in each round against Chris Weatherby (Quainton) and Jon Abungan (Haddenham). Neil faced his Bierton team mate, Craig in the first semi final but found Craig on top form as he won 3-1. Dave Ralls played Andy Misseldine (Haddenham) in the other semi final and looked in the ascendency despite dropping the first and fourth sets. From somewhere he found some fantastic hitting to surprise Andy and win in five sets. He carried this focused attack into the final against Craig and won in four pulsating sets of table tennis that were hugely enjoyed by onlookers. Well done Dave, a real bonus for the 2015 season.

The Veterans event was taken by Andy Misseldine for the second year running, the 7 th time he has won this event. Tim Cheek played well to reach the final but was undone in three sets. Dave Wackrill won the Super Veterans Title for the third year running, again outsmarting the resilient, Mike Atkinson. The Handicap attracted the usual large entry and is a very popular event, making for much comment. This year we witnessed the attempts of young James Massa to use his advantage against his older and higher ranked opponents. He reached the semi finals until Brian McMullan (Sports) put paid to his chances albeit by a close 2 point margin only in the last set. Winner from the last two years, Matt George (Tring) was put out in the first round by Jon Abungan and it was left to his brother and Junior Champion, James to uphold the family honour. He outgunned Tim Berendt (Elmhurst) but found Craig Brown too hot to handle. Craig then lost to Brian McMullan, who moved into the final. Elsewhere in the draw Josh Edworthy was showing signs of success until unfortunately he had to pull out, leaving Chris Weatherby a pass into the semi finals. Meanwhile Matt Rutt(Sports) had done the business against Neil Massa and Bill McCafferty to meet Chris who made him struggle. This semi final went to three legs with Matt winning well in the third set to meet Brian in the final. Here Brian overcame a 10 point handicap to sneak the first set 23-21, lost the second quite badly but then regrouped to take the third set 21-18. Well done Brian, on being crowned Handicap Champion 2015.

SINGLES

First Round

Quarters

Semi Finals

Final

Winner

Craig Brown

 

 

 

 

Stuart Brown

Craig Brown

 

 

 

Darren Palmer

7,5,4

 

 

 

David Badham

Darren Palmer

Craig Brown

 

 

Neil Massa

 

 

 

 

Mike Aistrop

Neil Massa

8,9,-11,3

Craig Brown

 

Duane Brooks

3,8,9

 

 

 

Tim Cheek

Tim Cheek

Neil Massa

 

 

Jon Abungan

 

 

2,12,-9,6

 

Ben Rolfe

Jon Abungan

 

 

Dave Ralls

Chris Weatherby

9,-6,8,-11,5

 

 

 

Dave Ralls

Dave Ralls

Dave Ralls

 

 

Lee Mallick

 

 

Dave Ralls

 

Dave Wackrill

Dave Wackrill

-7,8,7,-5,8

 

 

Atif Kaudri

10,7,-8,3

 

 

 

Andy Misseldine

Andy Misseldine

Andy Misseldine

 

 

 

Veterans

Quarters

Semi Finals

Final

Winner

Andy Misseldine

Andy Misseldine

 

 

 

10,5,3

Andy Misseldine

 

Craig Saunders

 

 

 

Atif Kaudri

Atif Kaudri

9,3,6

Andy MIsseldine

Neil Massa

 

 

 

Ray Sippitt

Neil Massa

 

 

Stuart Brewer

10,-8,8,-6,6

Tim Cheek

 

Tim Cheek

Tim Cheek

 

 

Super Veterans

First

Quarters

Semi Finals

Final

Winner

 

Mike Atkinson

 

 

 

 

9,-6,-9,7,7

 

 

 

 

Brian McMullan

Mike Atkinson

 

 

David Bradbury

 

 

 

 

Phil Blind

Phil Blind

-10,-6,9,7,7

Mike Atkinson

 

 

6,3,7

 

 

 

 

Terry Lau

Terry Lau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Badham

 

7,8,6

Dave Wackrill

Roger Mott

-6,7,9,-9,3

 

 

 

Graham Butcher

Graham Butcher

Graham Butcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Aistrop

7,3,6

Dave Wackrill

 

 

7,7,8

 

 

 

 

Dave Wackrill

Dave Wackrill

 

 

 

Handicap Top Half

First

Quarters

Semi Finals

Final

 

Neil Massa

 

 

 

 

Phil Blind +13

Neil Massa

 

 

 

Matt Rutt +10

 

 

 

 

Mike Aistrop

Matt Rutt +13

Matt Rutt +4

 

 

WandH'heimer+8

 

9,16

Matt Rutt +11

 

Bill McCafferty

Bill McCafferty

 

 

 

Craig Saunders +5

 

 

 

 

David Bradbury

Craig Saunders +5

Bill McCafferty

18,-20-14

Matt Rutt

Darren Palmer

 

 

 

 

Chr Weatherby +7

Chr Weatherby+7

 

 

 

Jon Abungan

 

 

 

 

Matt George +6

Jon Abungan

Chris Weatherby

 

 

Ray Sippitt +10

 

 

Chris Weatherby

 

Stuart Brewer

Stuart Brewer

 

 

 

Atif Kaudri

 

Josh Edworthy

 

 

Jsh Edworthy +11

Josh Edworthy+8

(scratched)

 

 

 

Handicap Bottom Half

First

Quarters

Semi Finals

Final

Winner

Dwayne Brooks

 

 

 

 

James Massa +15

James Massa+10

 

 

 

G Whitehead(scd)

 

 

 

 

Dafna Dekel

Dafna Dekel

James Massa+15

 

 

Gram Butcher+10

 

 

 

 

Andy Misseldine

Andy Misseldine

19,-19,13

James Massa+13

 

Lee Mallick+9

 

 

 

 

Dave Wackrill

Dave Wackrill+4

Dave Wackrill

 

 

Craig Brown

 

 

 

 

Dav Barnacle+15

Craig Brown

 

19,-16,19

Brian McMullan

Tim Berendt+10

 

 

 

 

James George

James George+12

Craig Brown

 

 

Terry Lau

 

 

 

 

Bri McMullan+2

Bri McMullan+6

14,22

Brian McMullan

 

Dave Ralls+3

 

 

 

 

Tim Cheek

Dave Ralls

Bri McMullan+8

 

 

 

HANDICAP FINAL

 

Matt Rutt +10

 

21,-9,18

Brian McMullan

Brian McMullan

 

 

 

NEW STAR TRIUMPHS AT TOURNAMENT 2/3/2014 

The Annual Championships at Stoke Mandeville Stadium attracted star studded entries including players from Oxford, Milton Keynes and Wycombe Leagues. The main event was a closely contested affair with past winners from the Haddenham Club in particular, Tony Gorman and Andy Misseldine, looking to add to their trophy collection. Top players from the Premier League filled the quarter final places and some entertaining match play took place.

Tony Gorman overcame Bellingdon's Jim Welch to meet Trinidadian, Sanga Quamina representing Haddenham in the semi finals. Sanga, a new player to the Aylesbury League, had just beaten Haddenham's Darren Palmer in 5 pulsating legs crammed full of flourishing attacking shots, winning 11-9 in the fifth leg. Craig Brown from Bierton and Milton Keynes won an intriguing encounter with Bellingdon's Lee Rogerson (11-8 in the fifth leg) only to find Andy Misseldine to be the next hurdle in the semi final. Andy had beaten his Haddenham team mate, Mark Scott, in a bruising battle, but Craig matched Andy point for point and won through to the final, 11-9 in the fifth leg. Sanga sailed through his semi final in three sets against last year's winner, Tony Gorman, and carried on in excellent form to take a 2 set lead against Craig in the final. Craig showed great resilience to pull back to 2-2 only to let it slip in the final leg.

Congratulations to Sanga Quamina, originally from Trinidad but now based in Wycombe with the RAF, who becomes Aylesbury Table Tennis' 2014 singles winner.

In other events Tim Cheek (Sports) and Tony Gorman (Haddenham) retained their doubles title against Bellingdon's Jim Welch and Lee Rogerson in three deuce sets. Andy Misseldine (Haddenham) won the Veterans Title in an excellent match over 5 sets with Lee Rogerson (Bellingdon), 11-9 in the fifth leg. This was Andy's sixth Veterans Title. Dave Wackrill (Sports) won the Super Vets competition for the fifth time since its inauguration, this time against a determined Mike Atkinson (Sports) who was undone over 4 legs.

Matt George (Tring) retained the handicap title against Haddenham's Sanga Quamina and remains a solid prospect for the future. Lee Mallick ( Haddenham) won the Division One event beating Longwick's Nick Cresswell before his impending move to Cornwall. New player Atif Kaudri (Sports) fended off the challenge of another rising star, Tring's Anthony McCormack, to take the Division Two title and Phil Blind (Sports) took the Division Three Title off Rivets' Pat Boswell.