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Guildford Table Tennis Association News No.3

Published on: 21 Jan, 2019
Updated on: 21 Jan, 2019

Report by John Diggens

The big news this week in the Guildford Table Tennis League was that Guildford Juniors recently became Champions of Division Two in the National Cadet League, being promoted to the Top Tier. Heros of the hour were Vincent Quiambao, Max Flint  and Owain Osmond-Gilha; with Vincent and Max unbeaten throughout.

Julie Lawence who sealed Burymead’s cup victory.

Meanwhile elsewhere, after a lengthy Christmas break, there was a catch-up operation of un-played cup and league fixtures.

The Percy Lawes Trophy, the premier cup event, produced a real thriller. In a feast of great ‘ping’ Burymead just pipped Merrow 5-4, with a last gasp win by Julie Lawrence over Martin Townshend.

Phil Snelson took all three but was taken desperately close by both Townsend and Jason Tendler in five. In the other matches the results were rather more clear cut.

In the Vets the score line was 5-1 to Burymead against Merrow, who were without John Robinson.

Merrow H advanced to the semi-finals in the Hammond Cup at the expense of Bramley F by 5-2. The latter also went down in the Last Two Trophy, to Farnborough Tennis Club by the same score. In a local derby, Bramley B took out their D side 5-0 in the Lewis Cup.

In the Second Division there was a top verses bottom match between College C and Bramley C. The Haslemere side turned the screw on the relegation haunted Bramley with a 9-1 result, which further enhanced their title credentials. Paul Tanton, Alan Hudson and Jim Clement certainly started the new year with a bang. Angela Coventry replied with a single for Bramley C.

Challoner eased into third place in the First Division with a 9-1 destruction of bottom club Aftermath A. The Fairlands club B side fared rather better with a 6-4 win over Woking to move into an unlikely second place. Trevor Sanders delighted with another maximum; he lies third in the Division 1 averages.

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