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* * * WATTON ON THE MOVE * * *
Watton Table Tennis Club are on the move. With immediate effect, their home venue will now be The Village Hall in Garvestone. The hall is sign-posted well as you go through Garvestone (it's on the left near the school as you come from Wymondham on the Wymondham to Dereham Road).
* * * ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS* * *
The 2018 Annual Championships were a really enjoyable occasion with 28 enthusiastic participants not deterred by the bitterly cold weather. The Open Singles were, as always keenly contested with 5 groups of players involved in round robin matches. with the top two from each group qualifying for the knock-out stages. Mats Olsson and Chris Cockburn were a cut above the rest and ultimately met in the final in what proved to be a fascinating battle of extraordinary quality with both players playing some unbelievable shots. Chris raced into a two-set lead, but Mats refused to be flustered winning the next 3 sets to claim the title 11-7 in the fifth. Mats Olsson was again involved in the Veterans Final, winning in 3 straight against Dave Charles.
The Ladies Singles involved 4 players this year with Debbie Drew running out the eventual winner with Di Cunningham the runner up. The organisers have been asked for more time to chat for next year's competition as they were enjoying themselves so much! The Mixed Doubles also proved to be a most enjoyable event with Chris Cockburn and Di Cunningham running out winners, with Yvonne Ayliffe and Scott Morgan runners up.
Twelve pairings contested the Open Doubles with Mats Olsson & Tom Brown running out 3-2 winners over Dave Charles and Kevin Dumble in another captivating battle. In the Pot-Luck Doubles, pairings were drawn on the day and played on a Handicap basis. Dave Charles was drawn with Watton team-mate Andy Old and they battled their way to the final where they met Scott Morgan and Kevin Dumble. Andy played a blinder in the final, belying his high handicap as he and Dave run out 21-10, 21-17 winners
Andy was in action again in the Division 1 singles final, having claimed the notable scalp of Roger Godfrey along the way, though Barry Howes proved too strong for him in the final as he won in 4. Roger gained some revenge over Andy though, in the Division 1 Doubles as he teamed up with Barry Howes to win the title with Andy and son, Matt runners-up.
In the Handicap Singles Final, Chris Cockburn was again in action, running out 21-16, 21-16 winner over Dave Charles.
With the last game finishing at around 7pm after a 9am start, it was an exhausting but enjoyable day for all.