Isle of Wight Table Tennis Finals Night was held on April 26, with a total of 15 final matches in the various tournaments (some handicapped) played.
There was significant interest this year as the Isle of Wight Association celebrate their centenary and there was an enthusiastic crowd to watch some top-quality matches.
Among the winners were:
Mixed doubles finalists (left to right) Graham Evans, Elaine Mills, Pat Thorley and Tim Giles. Thorley & Giles won 3-1 (15-13, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5).
Ladies’ doubles finalists (left to right) Maggie Preston, Marlene Irving, Elaine Mills, Pat Thorley. Thorley & Mills won 3-1 (11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 11-7).
Sixteen year old Zak Holbrook with his parents, Lily and Jason, after winning the Isle of Wight Handicapped Centenary tournament trophy.
Peter Clarke, Isle of Wight Table Tennis Association Secretary, said: “The Finals Night produced some excellent top-class table tennis, with more tournaments than ever before.
“It was good to see a large crowd of people come along to see the matches and to support the Island table tennis; especially this year when the Association is celebrating their centenary.”
The Table Tennis Association start their Summer League on May 10. The Association also look forward to sending a strong team of nine players to the International Island Games being held in Guernsey in July.
Semi-Finals – Island Echo Handicapped Singles: Joe Chapman beat Jye Lock; Zak Holbrook beat Lewis Johnstone
Final – Island Echo Handicapped Singles: Zak Holbrook beat Joe Chapman
Brian Warne Doubles: Bryce Wilson & Neil Hedges beat Glenn Morley & Paul Cates
Men’s Doubles: Alex Rorke & Tim Giles beat Paul Rainford & Lewis Johnstone
Women’s Doubles: Pat Thorley & Elaine Mills beat Marlene Irving & Maggie Preston
Mixed Doubles: Pat Thorley & Tim Giles beat Graham Evans & Elaine Mills
Handicapped Doubles: Lewis Johnstone & Robert Pope
Division Two Championship: Barry Joyce beat Ethan Millward
Division Three Championships: Robert Wendes beat Shane Cates
Gordon Burns Handicapped Singles: Danny Burns beat Zak Holbrook
Over 70’s Singles: Pat Thorley beat Mike Lee
Over 60’s Singles: Glenn Morley beat Tim Giles
Over 40’s Singles: Glenn Morley beat Don Hobbs
SuperVets over 60’s Handicapped Singles: Keith Baker beat Tim Giles Hardbat Singles: Alex Rorke beat Pat Thorley
Hardbat Doubles: Alex Rorke & Maggie Preston beat Tim Giles & Ryan Cates
Hardbat Singles (Plate): Peter Clarke beat Bryce Wilson
Junior Singles: Lewis Johnstone beat Ryan Cates
Women’s Singles: Pat Thorley beat Nicky Dando
Men’s Singles: Hugh Idle beat Alex Rorke