With one round remaining before finals the competition remains tight at Mayhem Stadium, albeit that round 8 results were somewhat one-sided.
Fore Handers walloped Smash Bros 8-4. Ben Lively lost a ripper to Copping in five, Domaschenz needed five to overpower Gommo and James/Lively won a tense middle double over Williamson/Copping in five.
Lob Stoppers had a shocker against Fast and Furious with a 3-9 loss. Ian Russell’s loss to Shortty in the first match of the encounter set the scene, but Russell/Martyn overcame McInnes/Shortt.
Russell lost to McInnes in five but suffered a five-game loss to Thomas. Martyn narrowly lost to McInnes in their encounter.
King Pong won 8-4 over Scared Hitless. Durik narrowly lost in five to Waters and followed with a similar result against Bull.
Durik/Smith then combined for a five-game win over Waters/Megan Inverarity in the bottom double.
Left Handers lost 5-7 to Hit Wonders. Golder defeated Randall and Golder/Trevor Allen lost to Richards/Randall in the bottom double.
The lefty battle between Maywald and Richards was a visual feast. The “What Happened There?” nominees for round 8 are Ben Lively, Ian Russell, Frank Bromley and Megan Inverarity.
The last round of the Tuesday Night Table Tennis competition was of little concern for the three teams already secure in the finals.
What had the biggest win defeating When 8-4. When ‘When’ easily won the top doubles they led 3-1.
‘What’ then won all three of the second round of singles. Justin Redding beat Peter Stojanoski in four, Ify Nwokolo beat Peter Budrikas in five and Peter Gale beat David Robertson in four.
It was now 4-3 in What’s favour. What won four of the next five matches to finish on 8-4 and move to second place on the ladder.
Why defeated Who 7-5. Grant Inverarity and Lou MacDonald accounted for Mike Waters and Jenny Aylesbury in five close games.
The surprise of the night was top team ‘Which’ going down to ‘Where’ 7-5. Where won the top doubles in five and the second and third doubles in three.
Where took four of the nine singles and finished 7-5. The win to Where puts them in fourth place and entry to the finals next week.
Which remains on top of the ladder. Next week, Which will play What for a place in the grand finals, with the loser getting a second chance in the preliminary final.
Why will play Where with the winner to play in the preliminary final.
Junior training sessions will begin next Monday from 5-6pm and may lead to a junior competition.
Players from A and B grade will be assisting. All juniors and newcomers welcome to participate.