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Surrey Table Tennis Notes April 2023

Published on: 18 Apr, 2023
Updated on: 17 Apr, 2023

By Chris Andrews

Aaron McKibbin and his Men’s Doubles partner Ashley Facey took silver in the Men’s Class 18 event at the Lignano Masters Para Open in Italy. 

Aaron McKibbin.

Aaron combined with Mixed Doubles partner Fliss Pickard took bronze in the Mixed Class 14 event. Aaron also reached the quarter-finals of the singles event.

At the National Table Tennis Championships Surrey had a good showing and was involved in all three days of the English National Championships. 

Nahom Asgedom.

Nahom Asgedom won a bronze medal in the Men’s under-21 event. 

Nahom was even in front in his semi-final in the fifth set but lost 11-5, 11-13, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8 to Joe Ferguson.

Both Nahom Asgedom and Krish Chotai (New Malden) topped their groups in the Men’s under-21 event. Krish lost at the quarter-final stage to Joseph Hunter.

In the Mixed Doubles Shaquille Webb-Dixon (Wandsworth) reached the last 16 with doubles partner Mya Sultan.

Evelyn Pace reached the last 16 of the Women’s Doubles with her doubles partner Bethany Ellis.

On the left: Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pichford.

Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall (Ashford) won the Men’s Doubles with Liam Pitchford. 

Nahom Asgedom and his doubles partner Toby Ellis knocked out a couple of seeded pairs before losing in the semi-final to Tom Jarvis and David McBeath. 

Robert Pelc and his Doubles partner Gabriel Achampong lost in the quarter-finals to Drinkhall and Pitchford. 

Shaquille Webb-Dixon and Joesph Langhem-Ferreira lost in the quarter-finals to Tom Jarvis and David McBeath.

In the Men’s Singles, Shaquille Webb-Dixon won his group. Shaquille was beaten by Liam Pitchford in the round of the last 16. 

Darius Knight lost in the quarter-finals to Paul Drinkhall and Drinkhall lost in the semi-finals to Tom Jarvis. Therefore Paul Drinkhall won a bronze medal.

Former Surrey player Danielle Kelly won a bronze medal at the under-21 Women’s Welsh National Championships losing 3-2 in the semi-final. 

On the left: Danielle Kelly and Lara Whitton.

Danielle won a silver medal in the Women’s Doubles partnering Lara Whitton. Danielle also won a bronze medal in the Women’s Singles.  

In the Bulgarian National Championships, Surrey-based Radoslav Kamberov (New Malden) reached the quarter-finals of the Men’s Singles. 

At the Jack Petchey Foundation Schools Table Tennis Individual Finals, Angad Saggu (Ashford) of Nishkam School won a bronze in the under-13 Boy’s event. 

In the Girl’s under-13 event, Kelly Ng of Wallington High School took gold with Lok-Yui Lam (New Malden) of Overton Grange winning the silver and Isabella Turner-Samuels of Putney High the bronze. Anishka Kumar won a bronze medal in the under-16 Girl’s event.

Chidumebi Egbeama (Sutton) of Wallington Grammar did not lose a game all tournament as he won gold in the under-19 Boy’s event.

His schoolmate Akal Dosanjh took a bronze in the same event. 

Yuvathi Kumar of Wallington High and Eleanor Turner-Samuels of Putney High both won bronze medals in the under-19 Girl’s event.

Tony Needham and Graham Outrim.

At the North Western Masters, Tony Needham (New Malden) won the over 70s Mens Singles title and the over 70s Mens Doubles, partnering Graham Outrim. 

The Sutton and District Table Tennis League Closed Championship saw Bryan Aiglemont (New Malden) beat Cain Fagan (Wandsworth) in the Open Singles. 

Cain Fagan and Laikram Persaud (Wandsworth) won the Doubles event. 

Michelle McGovern (Croydon) won the Ladies event. 

Laikram Persaud won the Veterans event and Geoff Grange (New Malden) won the Super Vets event.

In the Boys under-19 Surrey Closed, Ollie Maric-Murray (South Croydon) beat his older brother Henry (South Croydon) in a spectacular final to become Surrey under 19 Champion winning 3-1 (11-9, 12-10, 4-11,19-17). 

The semi-final saw a tight match where Ollie had to dig deep to beat Sebastian Mak 11-9 in the fifth set. Henry beat Aaron Gorsar 3-0 in the other semi-final.

The Girls under-19 Surrey Champion is Aldora Liu (New Malden), who beat Olivia Mak 3-1 (10-12, 13-11 11-9, 12-10).

Macy Ny made it to the final group. There were lots of excellent performances in an afternoon packed full of matches.

Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall went out of the Men’s Doubles at the Singapore Smash partnering Liam Pitchford, where they lost in the last 16 to Jakub Dyjas of Poland and Belgium’s Cedric Nuytinck.

Evelyn Pace went out in the group stage of the under-17 and under-19 Girls Singles at the WTT Youth Contender Antalya, in Turkey.

Invitations have been sent out for the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, under-17 and Junior National Championships. 

The players invited are as follows: Para Max Flint, Junior Boys Krish Chotai, Junior Girls Evelyn Pace, Under-17 Boys Krish Chotai, Ollie Maric-Murray, Francesco Bonato, Chidumebi Egbeama, Under-17 Girls Evelyn Pace, Emily Cheung, Chui-Que Wong, Cadet Girls Chui-Que Wong, Caron Charles. 

Shaquille Webb-Dixon played for Fusion in the British Premier League as they lost 4-3 to Urban TTC, and Joseph Langham-Ferreira played for Brighton as they lost 6-1 to Ormeau.

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

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