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Surrey Table Tennis News February 2024

Published on: 20 Feb, 2024
Updated on: 19 Feb, 2024

By Chris Andrews

Surrey’s Senior team did exceptionally well in the Senior County Premier Division finishing runners-up. 

Surrey’s Senior first team.

Surrey had a great weekend winning all their matches, including a 8-2 win against overall winners Middlesex who won the league with a one game difference against Surrey. 

The team consisted of Nahom Asgedom, Robert Pelc (Sutton), Krish Chotai (New Malden), MiJung Choi, Chui-que Wong (New Malden) and Yuvathi Kumar. The last time Surrey won the top flight of the Senior Division was in the season 1958-59.


Aaron McKibbin won gold in the Men’s Class 8 Singles event at the ITTF US Para Open in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Aaron was top seed and amazingly won the event without dropping a set. Aaron also won a bronze medal in the Doubles with Martin Perry.

Wallington County Grammar School.

At the Jack Petchey London Schools Team Finals, Wallington County Grammar School won the Under 19 event, their squad, all being from the Sutton club, Chid Egbeama, Jacob Archer, Akal Dosanjh and Ojasvii Borah.

And Wallington County Grammar School overcame University College School 8-0 and Morpeth School 7-1 to take the Under 19 Boys title.

Royal Russell won the girls Under 19 event with Croydon’s Audrey Kwok and Winnie Wang.

Fox Primary won the under 11 Boys event with a squad of Zachary Feinberg, Leo Sahmurov, Yusuf Elnur, Alexander Lundgren and Odysseas Karaasev.

Whitgift came third in the under 11 Boys event.

Wallington High School came third in Under 16 Girls event.

We wish Wallington County Grammar and Royal Russell all the best in their semi-finals in March and hopefully in the National Finals at Wolverhampton in April.

The ITTF WTT Feeder Tournament in Manchester saw Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall (Ashford) reach the quarter-finals of the Singles event and the semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles. 

In the British League Senior Premier Division, Surrey-based Radoslav Kamberov (New Madlen) won two Singles as Ormesby beat North Ayrshire 5-2.

Shaquille Webb-Dixon also won two Singles as Fusion beat Drumchapel Glasgow 5-2.

Joe Sawyer, Nahom Asgedom, Aaron McKibbin, Joseph Langham-Ferreira and Shaquille Webb-Dixon all qualified for the Nationals taking place in March.  

Phil Snelson (Burymead) won the over 40s Men’s Doubles at the VETTS Southern Masters at the K2 Crawley partnering Rory Scott.

Tony Needham (New Malden) reached the final of the over 75 Singles where he was beaten by Geoffery Salter.

Surrey Veterans first team.

Surrey Veterans first team beat Cambridge II 9-1, Bedfordshire II 8-2. The team consisted of Phil Snelson, Kinga Oryl (Godalming), Adam Laws (Godalming), and Daniel Heo (Burymead).

The team also beat Middlesex III 8-2 and drew with Norfolk I 5-5. 

In the last two matches mentioned Simon Philips and Tim Waller (Burymead) played instead of Phil and Daniel.

Surrey Veterans third team drew with Cambridgeshire II 5-5 and drew with Bedfordshire II 5-5.  The team consisted of Samson Bekele, Quan Zhou (Eldon), Paul Baker and Kumiko Williams (New Malden).

Congratulations to Jagrat Patel who passed his Table Tennis England level 3 coaching course.

Guildford Women and Girls sessions have been a big success and a News article about them featured on the Table Tennis England Website.

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

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