Wandsworth and District Table Tennis League


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  Welcome to the Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League where you can follow the results of your favourite players and teams that play locally in the Wandsworth area of London as well giving you information of places you where you can play Table Tennis.

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2016 Wandsworth Table Tennis League Closed Championships

   Leo Veinsreider  (pictured on left with Musa Farquharson on right) put in a tremendous performance to take the Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League Open singles title beating his team mate Musa Farquharson in a final that was full of quality table tennis. Leo dedicated the title to his father who passed away 3 years ago. Leo and Musa teamed up to also win the Open Doubles beating Cain Fagan and Laikram Persaud. For Musa it was a very good night as he won the Veterans singles (Laikram Persaud was the losing finalist) and Doubles in partnership with Ron Brown beating the scratch pairing of Doug Taucher and Mike Nash. The handicap singles went to Dave Wareham in what was the final of the night with some amazing counter hitting rallies as he very narrowly beat Paul Rowley 11-10 in the 5th set on a sudden death point. Musa Farquharson teamed up with the youngest player in the competition 13 year old Zain Baig to win the Handicap doubles, the losing finalists were Doug Taucher and Steve Sin.

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Leo Veinsreider tops the ranking list

  Leo Veinsreider has maintained his lead in the latest February ranking list just ahead of Cain Fagan, both players are unbeaten in this second half of the season. Musa Farquharson has dropped back down to 4th place behind Andy Sanders who is now up to 3rd on the list. One of the highest risers since December is John Llewellyn who has moved from 26th to 13th and Tom Higgs who has gone from 11th to 7th. Richard Evans (pictured) is still the highest ranked division 2 player at number 8, with Peter Klocek at number 14 the highest ranked division 3 player.

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CUP NEWS: York Gardens “A” retain the Presidents Cup and York Gardens “C” take the Chairmans Cup

The final of the Presidents Cup produced some scintillating table tennis with York Gardens “A” coming out on top 5 - 2, thanks to Ade Adewale who went unbeaten and great support from Cain Fagna and Laikram Persaud. The losing finalists York Gardens “B” only winner was Musa Farquharson who beat both Cain and Laikram, his team mates Selwyn Campbell and Tomasz Watral narrowly lost  their matches. The Final of Chairmans Cup went to York Gardens “C” who were giving away 5 points a game (21 up matches) but were still too strong for the XXIV Club winning 5 - 2. CLICK HERE to see results

Division 1                     1  York Gardens “A” bring out the big artillery to retain their 1st Division title

    Phil Sangchin the captain of York Gardens “A” reports on the big showdown between the leagues two top teams. “The “A” Team brought out there big artillary to play the double points match against York Gardens “B” for the Division 1 title. York Gardens “A” winning 10-0 on the night, Ade Adewale, Joseph Langham-Ferreira (pictured), and Cain Fagan who was also celebrating his birthday on the night all won there 3 matches and the Ade and Joseph teaming up for the doubles against Musa Farquharson and Tomasz Watral for the doubles beating them 3-0. Even the A team’s Laikram Persaud had to sit this one out.  The “B” Team was led by Musa Farquaharson, Selwyn Campbell, and Tomasz Watral who all played some great table tennis, but the A Team were far too strong although Musa Played some fantastic wall to wall Table Tennis, it wasn’t to be his night. So congratulations to York Gardens “A” on retaining their division 1 title”. The other matches finishing off division 1 were the rescheduled York Gardens “A” verses Vale “A” (for double points) which York “A” duly won a whopping 10 – 0. Cain Fagan, Laikram Persaud and Ade Adewale all going unbeaten against Andy Sanders, Doug Taucher and Ron Brown. York Gardens “B” beat York Gardens “C” 8 – 2. For the “B” team; Musa Farquahrson and Selwyn Campbell both went unbeaten but Leo Veinsreider only won 1 as he was pulled out of his match with Mark Philipsz by Musa due to his behaviour and his last match was given to the “C” team. For the “C” team Yusuf Miller and Mark Philipsz were both credited with 1 win each, Tomasz Watral lost his 3. On the same night  York “B” also beat Vale “B” 10 – 0! The same York “B” team of Leo Veinsreider, Musa Farquharson and Selwyn Campbell winning all their matches against the Vale “B” side of Tom Higgs, Tom Coady and Peter Fenner.  York Gardens “D” finished their season with a 8 – 2 win over Vale “B”. Philip Marlow was again man of the match for the “D” team going unbeaten, both Richard Gayle and Linford Akoto won 2 each plus they took the doubles. For Vale Tom Higgs was their sole winner taking 2, with Colin Gray and Tony Lines losing their matches.        

Division 2                          St Pauls “B” take title by 1 point from St Pauls “A”

    St Pauls “B” took the division 2 title by a single point ahead of St Pauls “A” after they dominated a dangerous looking York Gardens “F” side 9 – 1. For St Pauls man of the the match was John Llewellyn who won his 3 and teamed up with Mike Nash to win the doubles, Peter Lyall (pictured) played brilliantly to also go unbeaten, and Mike Nash won 2. For York Gardens “F” Bogdan Ochnia was their only winner beating Mike Nash, but both Irfaan Baksh and Mike Noble battled bravely narrowly losing their matches. The match between XXIV Club “A” and Wilton “A” resulted in a draw after an outstanding performance by Wilton’s Richard Evans who went unbeaten and finished top of the players averages. Wilton’s other players; Paul Couper and Emiliano Laghi both managed to win one match each to get the draw. For XXIV Club, Tom O’Malley and Remi Alaka won 2 each and won the doubles, Steve Sin had one of his off nights as he failed to get on the score sheet.

Division 3                              St Pauls “C” finish off in style beating Heathfield 10 – 0

    St Pauls “C” having secured the 3rd division title the previous week were in commanding form as they beat Heathfield 10 – 0. For St Pauls “C” Julian Liu, Clarke Geddes and Luke Pomaro (pictured) all went unbeaten. For Heathfield it saw the welcome return of Martha Chuddy along side Ken Burgess and Andy Brooks who were on the receiving end of the scoreline. The previous week, Wilton “B” managed to beat a two player St Pauls “C” 6 – 4. For Wilton, the team was the 3 Baig brothers Hassan and Humza (who are twins) and Zain (the youngest brother), on the night both Hassan and Zain won 2 each, Humza won 1, and they took the doubles to win the match. For St Pauls “C”, Peter Lyall maintained his unbeaten run winning his 3, with support from Julian Liu who won one. Despite the defeat it didn’t stop St Pauls from taking the 3rd division title.

If you are interested in playing Table Tennis look up one of the many clubs in Wandsworth where you can join in. Players of all skill levels are welcome for coaching, practice or match play, from beginner to national level. Click this link to see clubs in Wandsworth.