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Surrey Table Tennis News February 2023

Published on: 22 Feb, 2023
Updated on: 17 Mar, 2023

By Chris Andrews

Joseph Langham-Ferreira.

Joseph Langham-Ferreira played for Brighton TTC in the Senior British League as Brighton beat BATTS 6-1.

The National Qualifiers saw a lot of Surrey entrants including Darius Knight, Shaquille Webb-Dixon, Krish Chotai (New Malden), Robert Pelc, Nahom Asgedom, Aaron McKibbin, Howard Onweng, Richard Pelc, David McKenzie, Alexander MacDonell, Zion Boumpoutou, Francesco Bonato, Henry Maric-Murray (South Mitcham), Max Flint (Merrow) and Angad Sagu (Ashford),

Darius Knight.

Darius Knight won his group as did Shaquille Webb-Dixon, Nahom Asgedom and Krish Chotai. 

Aaron McKibbin and Robert Pelc both came second in their groups to go through to the next stage.

Darius Knight won the Men’s Singles at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships Qualifying Tournament. 

Shaquille Webb-Dixon came second and the rest of the Surrey did not make it into the top 14 and so did not qualify for the main event.

Putney High School.

The Jack Petchey London Schools Table Tennis Finals saw Putney High School win the under-13 girls competition. 

The winning squad: Isabella Turner-Samuels, Skye Laing, Martha Ground, Dai-An Nguyen and Yasmin Tunali-Flynn. Tiffin Girls came fourth.  

In the under-16 Boys category Whitgift School won the Silver medal. 

Wallington County Grammar School.

Wallington County Grammar School won Gold in the under-19 boy’s event. Winning squad: Chid Egbeama, Jacob Archer (Sutton), Ojasvii Borah and Akal Dosanjh.  

Wallington County Grammar were also awarded the under-19 girls Gold medal as the only team not to withdraw from the competition.

Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall (Ashford) played for England in the European Team Championships Stage one return leg win over Serbia and in the loss against France.

At the WTT Contender event in Durban, Paul Drinkhall paired with Tom Jarvis went out of the Men’s Doubles at the semi-final stage.

The English pair were beaten in three close games (11-8, 15-13, 11-7) by top seeds Xu Haidong and Xu Yingbin of China.

Commonwealth Champions Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford have reached the heady heights of number seven as a pair in the world rankings.

In the Veterans Division 1B, Surrey beat Norfolk  9-1 but lost to Essex. 

The team consisted of Adam Laws (Godalming), Rupert Bole, Tim Waller (Burymead) and Michelle McGovern (Ballards).

Gordon Lee (left) and Bryan Aiglemort.

At the Graham Spicer club Christmas Tournament, Bryan Aiglemort (New Malden) beat Gordon Lee (New Malden) in a five set final. 

Noah Byrne-Smith (New Malden) won the handicap event and Bryan Aiglemort and David Shore (New Malden) won the fun Doubles event.

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

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