Neil Abrams claims Table Tennis Honours


Ely Table Tennis Club had another strong attendance at their third member’s Winter Tournament last Saturday at Prickwillow Village Hall. Once again, players from the five league teams were supported by those members and guests who regularly supported the Club.
The initial Handicap Singles Competition in the morning helped to even out the range of abilities within the Club and their guests. The keenly-structured handicap system also proved to be an incentive for the lesser experienced players to cause some upsets against the more experienced league players.
Neil Abram was a worthy winner again of this Handicap Singles event against one of the invited guests, Michael Klein, in a very closely-contested final game, 31 points to 29.
A Doubles event followed after lunch and again proved to be well balanced by teaming up mixed abilities. Rob Pownall won this event, partnered by Howard Middleton, against Simon Braschi and Michael Klein. Whilst the match was decided over 3 games, the individual games were really hard fought.
The John Dyal Commemorative Handicap Singles trophy was therefore awarded to Neil Abram. The other new trophy, the Andrew Maguire Player of the Tournament, deservedly went to Simon Braschi.
Club Chairman, Howard Middleton, commented “This again was a super event, much appreciated by all the competitors. Special praise must go to Rob Pownall for organising the handicaps and schedules and Karen Byford for providing the excellent food.”
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