Unfortunately, this weeks match between Cwmbran Blues and YMCA Preachers, the top two sides in Division One of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League, was postponed. This gave the other teams an opportunity to gain ground.
The Draw for the Team Handicap Quarter Final:
Cwmbran Eccentrics v Cwmbran Dynamos
North Gwent Cougars v Cwmbran Devils
Cwmbran Aztecs v Blaenavon Aces
Cwmbran Colts v Cwmbran Panthers
Matches to be played on 13th December 2016
Division One of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League saw just 2 matches this week with the postponement of the Bristol Nomads v Cwmbran Aztecs match.
Team Handicap First Round Result
Cwmbran Fellows 262 - North Gwent Cougars (+50) 286.
North Gwent Cougars progress to quarter finals to be played on 13th December 2016.
1st Round Team Handicap Draw:
Cwmbran Fellows v North Gwent Cougars.
Byes: Cwmbran Colts, Cwmbran Aztecs, Blaenavon Aces, Cwmbran Panthers, Cwmbran Dynamos, Cwmbran Devils, Cwmbran Eccentrics.
Match to be played on 15th November 2016
Cwmbran Dynamos are leading the chase following their 23-9 win over Cwmbran Devils. The player of the match award went to the Dynamos' Alex Jones with his 3 wins and he was well supported by Richard Lownsbrough and Will Smith-Haddon with their 2 wins each.
Semi-finals: Lee Thomas beat Tony Collins 3-0 & Chris Price beat Roger Grech 3-0.
Final: Lee Thomas beat Chris Price 3-1
Semi-finals: Mike Blatchford beat Lincoln Alford 3-1 & Wayne Ford beat Yuri Cherkasenko 3-1
7:30 - Handicap Semi-Finals - T.Collins v M.Edmunds & J.Thomas v A.Ryder
7:50 - Div. 1 Semi-Finals - R.Grech v C.Price & L.Thomas v T.Collins
8:10 - Junior Singles & Div. 2 Finals - L.Price v B.Brewer & W.Ford v M.Blatchford
8:50 - Handicap Singles Final
The latest Tournaments held this week were the Veterans and Junior events.
After the first 2 weeks of the Eastern Valley League Tournaments, Division Two Singles has reached the final and Division One Singles has reached the Semi-final stage.
Remaining matches in the Div. One and Div. Two tournaments will be held on finals day on 12th April.
With the league season ended we now look forward to the League Tournaments starting with Division Two next week.
The final of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League Team Handicap (Pat Archdale Cup) was held this week between the Division 2 teams Cwmbran Panthers and Cwmbran Devils.
The team that just lost out on 2nd place was Cwmbran Blues, despite their 17-13 win over Blaenavon Aces. For his second match of the night the Aces Piotr Snezek was the player of the match with his 3 straight set wins. For the Blues Mark Farrow and David D Lloyd registered 2 wins each.
The Eastern Valley squad that competed over the weekend was Lee Thomas, Mark Farrow, David Buck and Tony Collins. Mark Edmund from the 'C' side also 'played up' in one match.
Cwmbran Panthers 297 v Blaenavon Bulldogs (+84) 283
Cwmbran Dynamos 243 v Cwmbran Devils (+30) 256
Congratulations to Cwmbran Panthers and Cwmbran Devils on reaching the final, which, will be played on 23rd February 2016.
The side trying to chase down the leaders are Cwmbran Dynamos and they lost ground despite a 20-13 win against Cwmbran Fellows. The highlight of this match was provided by the Dynamos' Alex Jones who inflicted only the 2nd defeat of the season for the Fellows' Wayne Ford in 5 close sets.
In the final match in division one Cwmbran Aztecs secured a 21-15 win against Cwmbran Colts thanks to a player of the match performance from Mark Edmunds with his 3 wins. For the Colts Matthew Pearce had 2 good wins over the higher ranked Eric Turner and Andrew Ryder.
Draw for Semi-Final of Team Handicap:
Cwmbran Panthers v Blaenavon Bulldogs;
Cwmbran Dynamos v Cwmbran Devils.
Matches to be played on 26th January 2016