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Surrey Table Tennis Notes May 2023

Published on: 20 May, 2023
Updated on: 19 May, 2023

By Chris Andrews

Aaron McKibbin and Martin Perry.

Aaron McKibbin combined with Martin Perry to take gold in the Men’s class 14 Doubles at the Greek Para Open in Argostoli.

Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall (Ashford) has qualified for the World Championships which take place in Durban in May.

Surrey-based player Danielle Kelly is playing in Croatia at the European Team Championships second stage qualifying event for Wales.

Krish Chotai.

Krish Chotai (New Malden) has been named in the England squad for the Senior Schools International in the under-16s category.

Aaron McKibbin won the Standing Doubles titles with Billy Shilton at the British Para Table Tennis Championships.

Yuvathi Kumar (Sutton) featured in a Table Tennis England video about why schools table tennis is so important.

At the Butterfly Schools Team Championships, Wallington High School for Girls won Bronze in the under-19 Girls’ event.

Wallington Grammar School also won Bronze in the under-19 Boys’ event. Putney High School won Silver in the Girls’ under-13 event.

The Individual Schools Finals saw Krish Chotai take Bronze in the under-16 Boys’ event.

Krish Chotai got through the group stage at the Junior National Championships by beating Adam Dennison (17-15,9-11,12-10,9-11,11-9). In the under-17 event, Krish reached the quarter-finals having topped his group.

Surrey-based Paul Drinkhall went out of the WTT Star Contender Bangkok Men’s Singles in his first match.  However, he did make it to the last 16 of the Doubles partnering Liam Pitchford and they lost 3-1 to Xue Fei and Xu Yingbin of China.

Diane McLellan (Ashford), along with her doubles partner Rachel Smith, were runners-up at the veterans Western Masters in the over 50’s Women’s Doubles.

In the Croydon League, Sparta A won the Division 1 title and Rory Scott of Ballards A was top of the averages on 96%.

SDA won Division 2 and their player Ashley Hird finished on 96% after 57 matches played.

Sparta C won Division 3 and Brian Amos playing for them finished on 88%.

Wickham Park E won Division 4 and John Dungate of Limpsfield B topped the averages.

Adam Laws.

The Guildford League saw Merrow A win the Premier Division and Adam Laws of Godalming A topped the averages on 95% after 63 matches played.

Godalming C won Division 1 and Maria Hilsdon was of Challoner A finished on 92%.

Ash won Division 2 and their player Hudson Foley topped the averages on 82%.

Bramley C won Division 3 and Sasan Bigdeli of Godalming G finished on 85%.

Merrow G won Division 4 and their player Max Swindells finished on 95%.

In the Haslemere League, Petersfield A won Division 1 and Stuart Vincent of Haslemere A finished on 100%.

Fernhurst Couch Potatoes won Division 2 with Ivaylo Milov of Liphook A finishing on 94%.

Liphook B won Division 3 and Robert Martin of Fernhurst Young Bounders finished on 93%.

The Reigate and Redhill League saw Godstone 2 win the Premier Division with Rory Scott of St Philips on 100%.

Godstone 4 won Division 1 by 28 points and Chris Sparkes of Methodist 1 finished on 86%.

St Philips 3 won Division 3. Although they had the same points as YMCA 4, they won more matches and St Philips 3 player Polina Shcherbakova finished on 95%.

In the Sutton League, St Paul’s won Division 1 with their player Shaquille Webb-Dixon on 100%.

Rosehill C won Division 2 with 20 straight wins and their player Marcus Upenieks finished on 98%.

Vadzim Antonau.

In the Thames Valley League, Graham Spicer 5 won Division 1 and Vadzim Antonau (New Malden) of Graham Spicer 2 finished on 100%.

Graham Spicer 10 won Division 2 and Peter Lyall (New Malden) of Graham Spicer 7 finished on 100%.

Alexandra 3 won Division 3 and Noah Byrne-Smith (New Malden) of Graham Spicer 12 finished on 100%.

The Wandsworth League saw St Paul’s A win Division 1 with their player Laikram Persaud top of the averages on 100%.

York Gardens B won Division 2 their player Gary Lin on 100%.

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

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