Lions emerge winners after last-day dramatic victory

PUBLISHED: 12:33 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 28 June 2017

Table tennis awards.

Table tennis awards.

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N&B Lions emerged winners of the Weston & District Table Tennis League after a close victory on the last day of the season.

After a long Weston & District Table Tennis season, the trophies were presented to the winners.

The N&B Lions finished the season with a tough match against fellow clubmates Tigers. Going into the match, the Tigers needed to win 7-3 or better to win the division and Lions needed to win by 6-4 or better to triumph.

If neither team achieved their target then C&C Pythons would win. The division was won on the final match of the evening when player of the season Asen Vankov and John Ratajczak defeated Moses Do Rosario and Dave Grounsell in the doubles.

The Lions captain Georges Chabbert received the trophy from association president Pat Maxwell.

In Division 2, Hans Price Academy improved on last season by winning the title from last year’s winners Worlebury Golf Club.

Academy captain Simon Palmer received the winner’s trophy and the best player trophy from association president Pat Maxwell.

The N&B Panthers players began the season as beginners, but as Archdale Cup champions. In a competition where every team played each other, the Panthers started slowly losing to more experienced teams, but with lots of hard work in coaching and training they began to gain confidence and skills, resulting in them easily winning the final against favourites Hans Price Academy.

Ethan Horn won the Pulsford Cup for most improved junior and made a significant contribution to the excellent season for Hans Price Academy. He improved rapidly throughout the season and also demonstrated great sportsmanship.

Results - Division 1 winners: N&B Lions; runners-up: C&C Pythons. Best player: Asen Vankov (N&B Lions). Division 2: Hans Price Academy; Worlebury Golf Club; Simon Palmer (Hans Price Academy). Archdale Cup winners: N&B Panthers; Hans Price Academy. Pulsford Cup (most improved junior): Ethan Horn (Hans Price Academy).

Contact John Ratajczak jrjohn.ratajczak@gmail.com for more information.

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