Ellenborough Girls are in pole place to defend their ladies’s premier title, however the image is extra difficult within the males’s premier after the primary weekend of the Veterans’ British League.
Just below 400 gamers had been in motion in 15 divisions – most at Derby Enviornment, with Draycott & Lengthy Eaton TTC internet hosting males’s Division 5.
Ellenborough maintain a slender lead as they purpose to retain the ladies’s title, however Workforce Bribar, who’re going for a hat-trick of titles and have received 5 of the final six, face a battle on the prime of the lads’s tree and presently sit in a three-way tie.
The second weekend takes place on February 10-11.
Ellenborough Girls made an unbeaten begin to the defence of their Premier Division title and stand a degree away from Foresters on the prime, with a three-point cushion then to Market Rasen.
The highest two each began with 5-1 victories, over IPS Tigers and Bribar Knighton Park respectively, earlier than they met in spherical 2.
It was a 4-2 win for Ellenborough, who had been by no means behind however who noticed their opponents hit again from 2-0 right down to degree the rating. Hurey Ahmetoglu opened up with an excellent 3-2 (1-11, 12-10, 12-14, 11-5, 11-8) win over Wanda Litynska-Sydorenko and Sara Williams made it 2-0 by defeating Julie Byrne in three.
However Dorota Borkowska beat Tumay Ekrem and Litynska-Sydorenko noticed off Williams, each in 4, to degree the match. Ahmetoglu picked up her second win, over Borkowska, and Ekrem overcame Byrne, once more each in 4 video games, to win it for Ellenborough.
Spherical 3 was the place Ellenborough dropped their solely level, in a 3-3 draw with Bribar Failand. They needed to come from 2-1 and 3-2 down to say a draw, with Williams taking a double, together with a 3-2 (14-16, 14-12, 11-5, 4-11, 11-7) win over Joanne Keighley. Ahmetoglu secured the purpose within the remaining match, towards Kimmy Pui Lin Lai-Brown.
Ellenborough made certain of prime spot with a 6-0 win over Market Rasen on Sunday morning, adopted by a 5-1 win over Bribar Knighton Park, whereas Foresters received their remaining three fixtures, all by 4-2 margins.
The main two gamers within the averages, each on 90% from 10 matches, had been Ahmetoglu and Litynska-Sydorenko.
There are two undefeated sides in Division One, the place there have been loads of shut matches together with six 3-3 attracts.
Leaders Topspin Fusion received three and drew two, whereas second-placed Waterside Fusion of Girls received two and drew three.
Not surprisingly, the highest drew their assembly within the very first spherical of matches, and it was a switchback as Waterside took the lead, Topspin got here again to steer 2-1, Waterside led once more at 3-2 and Magorzata Muda lastly secured a draw for Topspin.
Muda and Anita Jermyn each took a double in that match, and it’s Jermyn who heads the averages with 8/8.
Foresters III are seting the tempo in Division Two with a 100% file and solely 4 particular person matches misplaced, leaving them three factors away from Milton Keynes Girls.
The highest two have but to fulfill within the eight-team division, so Milton Keynes retain hope of difficult for the title.
There are a number of 100% data within the averages, although just one among the many gamers who performed all 10 matches, belonging to Christine Wicks of Foresters.
Foresters are additionally main the way in which in Division Three, with the fifth workforce forward of their fourth workforce within the desk, each on eight factors.
The division as seven groups, so Foresters V even have a match in hand, having received 4 out of 4, whereas their club-mates received 4 from 5.
That defeat for the fourths was towards their club-mates within the first spherical and it was by a 4-2 margin, although the fourths took the lead by Janet Brown, earlier than shedding the subsequent 4 matches.
Lynne Trussell of Foresters V received all eight of her matches to steer the averages, forward of Brown, who notched 9/10.
The vacation spot of the lads’s Premier Division title stays very a lot within the stability, with three golf equipment on seven factors.
Amongst them are defending champions Workforce Bribar, who’re unbeaten however sit in third place having received two and drawn three of their 5 matches.
Prime of the pile are Topspin Fusion, simply forward of Tees Sport VETTS and Workforce Bribar by advantage of a barely higher ratio of particular person match wins. The highest two have each received three, drawn one and misplaced one.
The champions dropped their first level within the opening spherical, when Cippenham got here from 3-1 right down to pressure a draw, with key victories in matches 5 and 6 for David Barr, towards Niall Cameron, and Hari Gehlot over Chris Rogers.
Tees Sport and Topspin Fusion each began with a win, and so they met in spherical two, when Fusion took a 4-2 victory. The important thing match was the fifth when, with Fusion 3-1 up, Neil Pickard made certain of general victory by beating Andrew Wilkinson 3-2 (7-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-9, 16-14)
Workforce Bribar bought their first win, 5-1 towards Lilleshall, in spherical two, and so they adopted up with a 4-2 win over Topspin Fusion.
Lorestas Trumpauskas bought a double, twice levelling the general rating with victories over Rogers and Jason Ramage, however Cameron noticed off Eli Baraty 11-9 within the fifth and Rogers sealed the win by beating Tom Cutler.
In the meantime, Tees Sport ended day one with a 4-2 victory over Foresters and began day two by beating Cippenham 5-1.
Additionally within the fourth spherical, each Fusion and Workforce Bribar had 3-3 attracts, towards Lilleshall and Foresters respectively – Fusion rescuing the state of affairs from 3-1 down and Bribar seeing a 3-1 lead pegged again.
The ultimate spherical noticed Fusion file a 5-1 win over Cippenham, whereas Bribar and Tees fought out a draw. Tees got here from 2-0 and 3-2 down with Adam Fuzes clinching the purpose with a 3-2 (6-11, 11-6, 5-11, 16-14, 11-2) win over Ramage.
That win guarantee Fuzes tops the averages with 8/8, whereas Lilleshall’s Michael O’Driscoll received 9 of his 10 matches.
Division One (Group 1) is headed by Foresters B, simply forward of Central. Each are on eight factors, although Foresters stay unbeaten – they defeated their closest rivals 4-2, however drew with each London Moberly and St Georges.
Central’s Adam Legal guidelines received all six of his matches to steer the averages, although there are three gamers who received 9 from the total 10 – Legal guidelines’ team-mate Chris Clinton and Foresters duo Matthew Spero and Sujay Jagannathan.
In Group 2, Draycott had been unassailable, profitable all 5 matches for the mixed lack of solely six particular person ties and already maintain a four-point lead over Wolves VETTS and C Jenkins Home windows.
The leaders had been pushed closest by Stocksbridge and the Wolves, profitable 4-2 on every event and needing the victory within the sixth match to finish that scoreline.
The leaders had been underpinned by John Taylor, who tops the averages with a full home of 10/10.
Joola Plymouth prime Division 2 (Group 1) and are unbeaten with 4 wins and a draw to steer The Musketeers by a degree.
They beat their nearest rivals 4-2 however dropped a degree towards Zygabyte, who led 3-3 earlier than Paul Whiting earned Plymouth a degree by beating Joe Zygadlo 3-0. Whiting had earlier overcome Richard Lightowler by an attention-grabbing 3-2 (12-14, 11-5, 11-9, 19-21, 11-9) scoreline.
These victories additionally went some strategy to serving to Whiting rating an ideal 10 to prime the averages, forward of team-mate Paul Giles, who received 9/10.
In Group 2, Horsham Spinners received all 5 of their matches, shedding solely six particular person ties. They maintain a three-point lead over Norwich.
It was 4-2 when the Spinners met Norwich and though three matches went to a decider, and Norwich received two of these, Spinners had been 2-0 and 4-1 up.
Spinners dominate the averages – each Oleh Biletskyi and Rory Scott received all 10 of their matches.
Division 3 (Group 1) sees Nailsworth Phoenix on the prime with 4 wins and one draw, two factors higher off than Ashford.
It was 3-3 when the highest two met and Phoenix needed to battle again from 3-1 down as Liwu Wei and Anthony Collins received the final two matches. It’s their team-mate Lee Thomas who heads the averages with 6/6, forward of 5 gamers who received eight out of 10.
The Group 2 leaders are Halton, who dominated to the tune of 5 wins for the lack of solely 4 particular person matches to it three factors away from Border Reivers.
It was Norton Commandos who pushed Halton closest, by no means main however staying in contact and forcing Tony Worthington to seal it for Halton within the sixth match, towards Keith Deaville.
Worthington is one among two Halton gamers with a most 10/10, the opposite being Anthony Bates.
Graham Spicer set the tempo in Division 4 (Group 1) with an ideal file of 5 wins, and although they didn’t have all of it their very own approach, they nonetheless lead the division by 4 factors from Foresters E and TableTennisDaily Vets.
Spicer received 4 of their matches 4-2, underpinned by a most 10/10 for Dariusz Zurowski and 9/10 for Jaroslaw Chrzanowski. Foresters’ Marc Burman received 8/8.
Group 2 has joint leaders in Cutnall Inexperienced and Cippenham II, who each received 4 and frew one to open a three-point lead on the prime.
It was the match between them which resulted within the draw, within the remaining spherical of the weekend. Cippenham got here from 2-1 down to steer 3-2, however Tim O’mahoney earned a share of the factors by defeating Samson Bekele 3-2 (11-9, 11-7, 12-14, 8-11, 12-10). Cippenham’s Stephen Munson leads the way in which within the averages with 8/8.
In Division 5 (Group 1), performed at Draycott & Lengthy Eaton TTC, Swerve received 4 and drew one to prepared the ground from Graham Spicer III, who’re additionally unbeaten however who drew 3 times.
A kind of was towards the leaders, in spherical three, Swerve trailing 1-0 and 2-1 however main 3-2 earlier than Paul Elliott earned a degree for Spicer by beating Stephen Tuck.
Steve Brunskill of Swerve had a full home from 10 matches to move the averages.
Group 2 sees Halton II and Butterfly Lilleshall B degree on the prime with 8pts, having each received three and drawn two.
There was a 3-3 draw between the pair in spherical 4 – Halton coming from 3-1 down purchase profitable the final two matches in 5 – Suhaib Abdullah coming from 2-0 right down to beat Christopher Maiden 3-2 (7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-0, 11-5) within the fifth match.
Tony Vaughan received the final match and he boasts an ideal 10 to steer the averages from Hemal Raval of Lilleshall.