Newbury Table Tennis league concludes as Hop-Son storm to division title
The Newbury Table Tennis Summer League has now concluded and after some close final matches, the Division A title was narrowly won by Hop-Son, (David Barr, Jonathan Hopson & Simon Sonsino) with 92 points.
Scorpions A (Lee Calcutt, Eric van Looy & Bill Stamatiou) were second with 87 points and Nets & Edges (Mark Wheeler & Denise Weller) claimed third place with 86 points.
David Barr, (Hop-Son) was the only player in Division A with a 100 per cent playing record, although Antony Baker, (Woolton Hill Eagles) ran him close with 89%.
Fallon Thompson (Jeffernaults) showed considerable determination winning 12 of her 14 matches, including no less than four wins in five sets.
Her two loses were also over five sets.
Dave Wise (Thatcham Spartans) won 16 out of 20 matches, including a memorable five set win over James Ellicot.
Mark Wheeler (Nets & Edges) showed consistently strong form by winning 70 per cent of his matches, including a straight sets victory over Wise (Thatcham Spartans) and five other victories in five sets.
Sonsino (Hop-Son) also showed good form, winning memorable five set victories against Van Looy, (Scorpions A), Matthew Davies (RAL) and Andy Jeffery (Jeffernaults).
Viktor Veres, (Summer Wildcats) is a welcome new talent to the Newbury League and will be a player to watch when the Winter League starts at the beginning of October.
As reported in last week’s NWN, Tornadoes won the Division B title, scoring an impressive 103 points.
The Achaeans were in second with 100 points.
Daniel O’Neill (Tornadoes) was only beaten once, by Dmitrios Stemsiotis, (The Achaeans) in five sets.
Simon Craig (Tornadoes) also only lost a single match, to Daanyal Begg, (Summer Warblers) in straight sets.