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Having already secured the title Revolution A travelled to runners up Biggleswade and secured a 7-3 win thanks to a hat trick from John Alsop who cemented his position at the top of the singles averages. Dave Beddall bagged a brace and Sahad Ahmed playing up from the B team picked up an impressive win against the experienced Harvey Cross. Nick Hart won two for Biggleswade and Tim Bliss picked up one. Alsop and Beddall teamed up to inflict only the second defeat of the season on Cross and Hart.

Revolution B helped their survival cause fielding a strong side against Elstow B. Steve Silk and Nish Narayanan both picked up hat tricks and Paul Birch chipped in with a single's win. Matt Evans and Thai Anh Lieu picked up a win each for Elstow. Narayanan and Silk beat Evans and McPheat in the doubles.

The Elstow derby was the last match to be played in the division this season and the A team came out 6-4 winners thanks to a brace each for the Tom's, Nowakowski and Oliver and a singles win for John Simms. Matt Evans won all three of his singles for the B team and Paul Clooney picked up one. Nowakowski and Simms beat Clooney and Evans in the doubles.

There were two postponed matches where a re-arranged date could not be agreed and these were, therefore, awarded as 10-0 wins to the teams who had not originally requested the postponement:

Revolution A 10 St Neots B 0
St Neots A 0 Elstow A 10

Report by Dave Beddall
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St Neots A could only field two players as they hosted Revolution B who recorded an emphatic 9-1 win thanks to maximums from Steve Silk and Paul Birch. Nish Narayanan picked up one. Marek Mastalerczyk secured St Neots only point. He and Roger Howard were beaten by Birch and Narayanan in the doubles.

Biggleswade's defeat at home to St Neots B confirmed Revolution A as champions without having to take to the table this week. St Neots had Colin Luscombe's hat trick, a brace from Mick Gaunt and a win for Dave Rowell to thank for their points. Richard Steele picked up two for Biggleswade and Nick Hart one. In the doubles Hart and Steele beat Gaunt and Rowell.

Elstow A v Elstow B - Match postponed

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A consolidated its grip on top spot with a 9-1 victory against a two man Elstow A. John Alsop and Keith McConnell won their singles and Dave Beddall picked up one being beaten easily in three sets by Tom Nowakowski in the other. Alsop and McConnell beat Nowakowski and John Simms in the doubles.

In the St Neots derby the B team secured an 8-2 win against a weakened A team that fielded two juniors, Daniel Bullen and Zach Martillo, making their debut in the top division. Dave Bridger and Mick Gaunt picked up maximums from their singles and Jim Dodds bagged a brace. Richard Bellamy secured a win against Jim and teamed up with Zach to beat Bridger and Gaunt in the doubles.

Biggleswade travelled to Elstow B and left with a 6-4 win thanks to a hat trick from Nick Hart and a win each for Richard Steele and Tim Bliss. Matt Evans picked up a brace for Elstow with Thai Anh Lieu and Rob McPheat winning one of their singles. Hart and Steele sealed the victory with a win in the doubles against Evans and Lieu.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Paul Birch starred for Revolution A picking up a hat trick as the team close in on the Division One title. There were two wins each for John Alsop and Dave Beddall. Matt Evans beat Dave and Thai Anh Lieu held off John Alsop in the deciding set. Matt Evans and Rob McPheat beat Alsop and Birch in the doubles.

Biggleswade suffered only their third defeat of the season going down 6-4 against St Neots A despite Nick Hart securing a hat trick. Richard Steele scored their other point beating Jim Dodds. Mick Gaunt and Marek Mastalerczyk each picked up a brace and Jim Dodds won one of his singles. Gaunt and Mastalerczyk rounded off the win in the doubles against Hart and Steele.

In the third match this week, Elstow continued their run of good form beating Revolution B 7-3. Tom Nowakowski, Matt and John Simms each grabbed a brace and Nish Narayanan starred as he picked up a hat trick for Revolution. In the doubles, father and son, John and Matt Simms beat Sahad Ahmed and Ian Baldock.

Report by Dave Beddall
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In the first of only two matches in the first division this week, Elstow A fielded just one player against St Neots B. Tom Nowakowski did his best to salvage something from the match when he won two of his three singles, only going down 11-8 in the 5th set in his other match against Dave Rowell.

Revolution A hosted their closest challengers, Biggleswade, and were able to field a strong side. This resulted in an emphatic 9-1 victory with another hat trick from John Alsop to take him to the top of the singles averages although he had to battle to a 5th set win against Nick Hart just nicking it 12-10. Steve Silk, playing his second match this season for the A team, also scored a maximum. Keith McConnell picked up a brace but was beaten in straight sets in his other singles by Nick Hart. Keith teamed up with John to beat Nick Hart and Richard Steele in the doubles. This result stretches Revolution A's lead to twelve points with four matches to play.

Elstow B had to postpone their match against Revolution B.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A made the most of Biggleswade's free week and assumed a four points lead at the top of the table following a perfect 10 against their B team. Keith McConnell's hat trick takes him to top position in the division's singles averages and John Alsop's to second. Paul Birch playing up completed the team and partnered Alsop to win the doubles.

St Neots A picked up a 6-4 win at Elstow against the A team thanks to a hat trick from Mick Harper and a brace from Marek Mastalerczyk. Tom Nowakowski ran Marek close in his singles going down 11-9 in the deciding set.. It was a good week for John Simms who bagged a brace for Elstow including a 3 sets to 1 win against Marek. Tom and Matt Simms both picked up a singles win. The doubles was a closely fought affair as Richard Bellamy and Mick Harper squeezed home 12-10 in the 5th against Nowakowski and Matt Simms.

Elstow B could only field two players and were soundly beaten 8-2 by St Neots B. Dave Bridger and Mick Gaunt won their singles and teamed up to beat Rob McPheat and Paul Clooney in the doubles. Paul and Rob each won one of their singles to secure Elstow's points.

Report by Dave Beddall
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HIGH FIVE FROM ALSOP!
League secretary John Alsop put aside his administrative skills when, at the league annual tournament held on 16th February at St Neots TTC, he showed his playing skills by winning five titles!

Charlotte Boston, only 13 years old, is undoubtedly a future star as she won the Ladies single's title in straight sets with wins over Liz May and Barbara Wright. The runners-up spot was taken by Liz, who won an epic match against Barbara 14-12 in the 5th! In the Division Five singles event 12 year old Josh Hallam, in his first season of play in the league, did well to win his group and in the semi-final against Liz May won an epic five set battle to reach the final. Here he met the experienced Peter Wood, who won the title comfortably in straight sets.

The Division Four singles was also closely contested, with Mick Buckhurst defeating Michael Fox 3-1 in the final. Possibly the best match of the day was the Division Three singles final. Mick Buckhurst started well winning the first two sets 11-2 and 11-6, only for Michael Upton to take the next two sets 12-10 and 11-7. When the fifth set went to deuce both players may have been tempted to play with safety in mind. However, this was not the case as every point seemed to be a long rally with both players counter-hitting a long way from the table. Eventually Michael won the decider 15-13, but the real winner was the excitement enjoyed by the spectators!

The entry for the Division Two singles was disappointing, with only four players contesting the title, which was won comfortably by 14 year old Henry Simmons who only dropped one set in his three matches and 16 year old Owen Hewett was the runner-up. A first for the league was the appearance of 16 year old Daniel Bullen, a wheelchair athlete. He showed his skills by reaching the semi-final of both the Division Three and Division Four singles and won one match in the Division Two singles, being the only competitor to take a set from the winner.

The mixed doubles was an extremely close affair with each of the three pairs winning one match. The positions had to be decided by count-back on sets, and this was also very close. Liz May and Gerry Houghton were third, 4 sets to 5, Charlotte and Harry Boston were second, 4 sets to 4, while Barbara Wright and John Alsop took first place, 5 sets to 4. This was Barbaraís first league tournament title and Johnís the first of the day.

The rest of the tournament proved to be the Alsop one-man show. He beat Colin Luscombe in five sets to take the Veteran's title, and similarly disposed of Marek Mastalerczyk, 3-1, to take the Menís title. Partnered by David Beddall, the menís doubles and veterans doubles were also won, with the pair being undefeated in all of their matches. The junior pairing of Henry Simmons and Matt Evans were runners-up in the menís doubles, while Ian Baldock and Richard Steele were runners-up in the veterans doubles.

Report by Paul Birch, Tournament Organiser
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Revolution A recorded only the third perfect ten in the division this season against St Neots B. John Alsop, Keith McConnell and Dave Beddall took on Richard Bellamy, Mick Gaunt and Dave Bridger. Alsop and McConnell maintained their 100% doubles success rate for the season beating Bellamy and Bridger.

Biggleswade continued to mount their title challenge with a 7-3 win against a two man Revolution B despite facing an in form Paul Birch who secured a hat trick. Nick Hart, Richard Steele and Harvey Cross all won their singles. Cross and Hart were victorious again in the doubles.

In the week's final match St Neots A secured a 9-1 victory against Elstow B with hat tricks from Marek Mastalerczyk and Dave Rowell. Richard Bellamy chipped in with a brace. Rob McPheat beat Richard in 5 sets to score Elstow's point. Mastalerczyk and Rowell beat McPheat and Dave Thomas in the doubles.

Report by Dave Beddall
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ELSTOW A SHOCK DIVISION LEADERS
The week began with a major upset as bottom team Elstow A inflicted the first defeat of the season on leaders, Biggleswade winning 6-4. Tom Nowakowski was man of the match hitting a hat trick, Matt Simms bagged a brace and John Simms picked up a singles win. Nick Hart won 2 for Biggleswade and Harvey Cross 1. The pair then teamed up to make it 9 wins from 10 for the season in doubles.

Revolution A hosted St Neots A knowing they had the chance to make up ground after Biggleswade's defeat. The visitors fielded the experienced Mick Harper who grabbed a hat trick. Jim Dodds and Marek Mastalerczyk picked up a win each and completed the victory beating Alsop and Birch in the doubles. John Alsop picked up 2 wins for Revolution with Paul Birch and David Beddall securing 1 each. The 6-4 scoreline means the gap between the top 2 remains at 9 points and Revolution have a game in hand.

St Neots B secured an emphatic 8-2 win against Revolution B with maximums from both Richard Bellamy and Mick Gaunt. Roger Howard chipped in with a singles win before Bellamy and Gaunt beat Sahad Ahmed and Ian Baldock in the doubles. Sahad and Ian picked up a win each.

Report by Dave Beddall
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St Neots A travelled to take on Revolution B and left with an 8-2 victory thanks to a hat trick from Dave Bridger and a brace each for Dave Forde and Marek Mastalerczyk. Nish Narayanan picked up 2 wins for Revolution. Bridger and Forde beat Baldock and Narayanan in the doubles.

In the derby match at Elstow the B team overcame the A team 6-4 with another hat trick for Matt Evans and a win a piece for Rob McPheat and Paul Clooney, Tom Nowakowski and Matt Simms each bagged a brace for the A team. The win was sealed as Clooney and McPheat beat Nowakowski and Oliver in the doubles.

With Revolution A not playing this week, Biggleswade were able to stretch their lead at the top of the table thanks to a 7-3 win against St Neots B. Nick Hart secured a hat trick and there was a brace each for Harvey Cross and Tim Bliss. Dave Rowell made his season's debut for St Neots and picked up 2 of his singles then teamed up with Steve Harper to inflict the first defeat of the campaign on Cross and Hart in the doubles.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A opened up the post Christmas round of matches with a 9-1 win away to Elstow A thanks to hat tricks from John Alsop and Keith McConnell. The pair also teamed up to take the doubles against Nowakowski and Simms, Dave Beddall picked up a brace for Revolution.

In the St Neots derby the A team managed to secure a narrow 6-4 win thanks to a hat trick from Alex Facey and a win each for Dave Bridger and Marek Mastalerczyk. Mick Gaunt and Terry Cardwell both picked up a brace for the B team. Bridger and Mastalerczyk rounded off the victory beating Bellamy and Gaunt in the doubles.

Biggleswade hosted Elstow B and following a 7-3 victory find themselves 2 points clear at the summit. Nick Hart, Tim Bliss and Harvey Cross each won 2 of their singles. Cross and Hart maintained their 100% record beating Evans and McPheat in the doubles. Matt Evans continued his impressive run with another hat trick.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Elstow A travelled to take on Revolution B and secured a 6-4 victory thanks to a brace each from Tom Nowakowksi and John Simms. Matt Simms chipped in winning one of his singles. Nish Narayanan continued his run of good form picking up a hat trick for Revolution and Sahad Ahmed showed his recent improvement with another win. Nowakowski and John Simms wrapped up the win with a victory in the doubles against Baldock and Narayanan.

Meanwhile Revolution A hosted Elstow's B team on the same evening winning 7-3 thanks to a brace each from John Alsop, Keith McConnell and Paul Birch. Despite each of the Revolution players taking a number of sets to deuce they failed to prevent Matt Evans picking up his hat trick for Elstow with some fast attacking table tennis. Alsop and McConnell beat Evans and Thomas in the doubles.

Biggleswade find themselves as league leaders at Christmas following an 8-2 victory against St Neots A. Nick Hart secured a hat trick continuing his impressive form for the season, although he was stretched by Adam Jepson winning 11-9 in the deciding set. Richard Steele and Tim Bliss each picked up a win. Adam secured St Neots points winning his other two singles. Terry Cardwell played the opening rubber of the night losing to Nick Hart and then had to concede his remaining singles as a result of injury. Bliss and Hart beat Jepson and Mastalerczyk in the doubles.

Report by Dave Beddall
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There were early Xmas presents for two league players, Barbara Wright and Michael Fox, who on Saturday 21st December completed their third and final Level 1 coaching day at Church Lane Community Centre and both successfully passed. It was a lot of hard work but the league now has two new coaches to help in the continued expansion. Congratulations to you both.
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The "Presidents Division", sponsored by Cooper Beard Estate Agents, completed its first rotation last week in time for a quick Christmas break before starting again in 2014. The division is open for new registrations. Teams consist of two players on the night and the evening is finished by 8.30 allowing for juniors to get home at a reasonable time.†If you fancy playing in a team with your child, granny, best mates or spouse please contact Simon Collier at simoncollier33@gmail.com

The winning team was Just for the LOL's consisting of Charlie Smith, Joe Peckham and Euan Collier with the Beeston Knights team of Merrick Child and Sam Nugent as runners-up.



Report by Simon Collier
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The highly acclaimed Ping Pong film is coming to Film 4 this Tuesday December 17th at 11pm.

With 703 years between them, watch the eight inspirational octogenarians head for and play in the Over 80s World Table Tennis Championships. Meet Aussie legend Dorothy DeLow, who at 100 is an absolute sensation at the championships, Englishman Terry, who vows to continue proving his doctor wrong by bouncing back from illness to walk away with a medal, and Inge who attributes her improved mental health to playing table tennis after being diagnosed with on set dementia.

You can also buy the film to own here: Purchase Ping Pong Film
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