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Surrey Table Tennis Association News April 2024

Published on: 15 Apr, 2024
Updated on: 14 Apr, 2024

Report by Chris Andrews

Many congratulations go to Aaron McKibbin who will be competing at the Paralympic Games – Paris 2024. This is due to being ranked number 2 in the Men’s Class 8 category. 


Meanwhile, Aaron took gold in the Men’s Class 8 Singles at the ITTF Lignano Masters Para Open in Italy.

Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall (Ashford) won the Men’s Singles National Championships beating double defending Champion Tom Jarvis.

Paul Drinkhall.

Paul now has seven singles titles to his name. He is now second on the all-time champions list.

The score in the final was 4-2 (12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 12-14, 11-7, 11-8).  Paul also won the Men’s Doubles with Sam Walker 3-1 (11-3, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5) against Larry Trumpauskas and Joseph Hunter.  

Max Flint (Merrow) won the Para Doubles – Class 6 to 10, with doubles partner Billy Shilton.  Arron McKibbin was runner-up in the Para Singles – Class 6-10.

In the Men’s Doubles Aaron McKibbin and doubles partner Billy Shilton lost in the round of 16 to Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker.

Nahom Asgedom reached the quarter-finals of the under 21 Men’s Singles losing to Conor Green the champion.

Nahom reached the last 16 of the Men’s Singles losing to Sam Walker. He also reached the round of the last 16 in the Mixed Doubles with Parmis Ahsani.

Robert Pelc (Sutton) reached the round of 16 in the Mixed Doubles with his playing partner Anaya Patel.

In the Men’s Doubles at the Singapore Smash, Paul Drinkhall lost in the round of the last 16 partnering Liam Pitchford, against China’s Lin Gaoyuan and Ma Long.

Surrey’s Senior 2nd team drew 5-5 with Norfolk’s first team, and beat Hertfordshire first team 7-3, and beat Middlesex II 6-4.

Surrey Senior 2nd team.

The team consisted of Howard Onweng, Henry Maric-Murray (South Croydon), Bryan Anglemont (New Malden), Choaoba Thounaojam (Rosehill) and Kinga Oryl (Godalming).

In the County Championships Cadet Premier Division Surrey 1 came fifth with Angad Saggu (Ashford) the top Surrey player on 71%. 

The other players in the team were Noah Byrne-Smith (New Malden), Eesah Jamaludddin (New Malden), Kelly Ng (New Malden), Akshita Subramanium and Eunice Lam (New Malden).

Tony Needham and Barry Hill.

At the Western Masters Tony Needham (New Malden) won the over 75s Men’s Doubles title with Barry Hill. 

Percy Collino (Ashford) was runner-up in the over 60s Men’s Singles and Kinga Oryl was runner-up in the Women’s Doubles over 40s event partnering Jurate Brazaityte.

The following schools have qualified for the Butterfly National Schools Championship later this month: Boys’ under-19 Wallington County Grammar School, Boys’ under-11 Fox Primary School, Girls’ under-19 Royal Russell School, Girls’ under-11 Fox Primary School.

In Surrey’s under-11 Boys final, Yusuf Jamaluddin (New Malden) beat Sean Lee (New Malden), and in the under-9 Boys final Chris Charley (New Malden) beat Dominik Niedziek(New Malden). The under-11 Girls event was won by Elly Cheuk (Guildford).

The National Cadet League held at Fusion TTC in South London saw Ernest Bevin come third in Division 1. Crusaders were runner-up in Division 2.

Shaquille Webb-Dixon played for Fusion in the Senior British Premier League as they lost 6-1 to North Ayrshire.

Click here for the website of the Surrey County Table Tennis Association.

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