The final match in Division One saw Cwmbran Blues beat Cardiff Nomads 24-9 with David Lloyd collecting the player of the match award. Lloyd was well supported by Jozef Sujanec, also with maximum wins and Colin Price with 1 win and 6 team points.
Eastern Valley 'C' are top of Division Two by two points after winning all their four matches. Andrew Ryder tops the averages with seven wins out of eight and John Thomas won all four matches that he played.
The final weekend of matches takes place in North Wales on 25/26 April 2020.
The Eastern Valley Table Tennis League is now a third of the way through the season with every team in both Divisions having played each once.
Second place is held by Blaenavon Aces who had a bye this week.
Cwmbran Blues drop down to third place as they had a bye week.
In third place and with a game in hand over the leaders are Cwmbran Aztecs who beat Cwmbran Tigers 27-2. Player of the match once again was the Aztecs' Tony Collins with 3 wins and he was well supported by Andrew Ryder and Mark Edmunds, also with 3 wins each.
Cwmbran Preachers remain in third place following their 25-6 win over Cwmbran Tigers with player of the match Ray Goulding picking up maximum wins. Goulding was well supported by Dave Lloyd, also with 3 wins and Claire Flannagan with 2 wins.
In second place are Cwmbran Dynamos who defeated new team North Gwent Terriers, 19-9. All the Dynamos players, Alex Jones, Richard Lownsborough and Will Smith-Haddon collected 2 wins each. However they were all beaten by the player of the match Michal Policht.
EASTERN VALLEY LEAGUE:
Winners: Cwmbran Aztecs
Runners-up: Cwmbran Blues
Winners: Cwmbran Eccentrics
Runner-up: North Gwent Cougars
Eastern Valley Closed Tournament:
The last events in the 2019 Eastern Valley Closed Tournament were completed recently with the finals of Division Two, Veterans and Semis and Final of Handicap singles.
Jozef Sujanec beat Alan Rees (+7) 11-8, 12-10, 11-8
Mark Edmunds beat Will Smith-Haddon (+5) 11-9, 16-14, 4-11, 11-8
Sam Slatter (+3) beat Jeraze Dhanboora 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5
Peter Gordon/Geoff Strangeway beat Wayne Ford/Alan Rees 11-9, 11-6, 11-4
John Williams/Colin Price beat John Thomas/Howard Gaut 11-13, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3
Mark Edmunds/Iestyn Howells beat Stan Williams/Lincoln Alford 11-3, 11-4, 12-10
Round One Results:
Ray Goulding beat Eric Turner 7-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-8
Mark Edmunds beat Peter Gordon 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
David Lloyd(Preachers) beat Geoff Strangeway 11-3, 11-7, 11-7
Andrew Ryder beat Michal Luckanic 11-2, 11-8, 11-5
Round 1 Results:
Dave Lloyd beat Jeraze Dhanboora 11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 5-11, 11-4
Claire Flannagan beat Ray Goulding 11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 2-11, 11-5
Jozef Sujanec beat Eric Turner 13-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7
Mark Edmunds beat Iestyn Howells 11-9, 15-17, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6
Howard Gaut beat John Thomas 11-5,11-9,10-12,6-11,11-8
Michal Policht beat Richard Lownsbrough 11-4,11-7,11-6
Sam Slatter beat Alex Jones 11-9,9-11,11-6,4-11,11-8
Wayne Ford beat Stan Williams 11-3,11-4,11-7
In Round 1 there were wins for Michal Luckanic over Michal Policht , Mark Farrow over Sujanec, Ben Allen over Collins and Mark Edmunds over Lloyd.
The final match in the division saw third placed Cwmbran Dynamos defeat Cwmbran Panthers 24-9 with Richard Lownsbrough collecting the player of the match award. He was well supported by Alex Jones, also with three wins and guest player Jon Deacon with one win and six team points.
A strange week in Division One of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League where all four teams playing had to rely on guest players. Two of the teams involved had all players borrowed from other teams and there were two players "playing up" from Division Two.
North Gwent Cougars maintained their challenge by beating Cwmbran Fellows 22-12. However, it was the Fellows' Wayne Ford who picked up the player of the match award with three very hard fought wins. For the Cougars, Michel Policht and Sam Slatter collected two wins each.