Nailsea Table Table Club continues to grow

PUBLISHED: 14:08 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:08 08 August 2017

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Nailsea Table Tennis Club continues to grow and rounded off a successful season with its annual meeting.

Nailsea Table Tennis Club rounded off its season with another successful annual meeting at their base, the Grove Sport Centre and Social Club.

Chairman Shaun Fitzpatrick thanked the club officers, volunteers and players for contributing to another great season. He also thanked the Grove for their continued support and facilities use, two match rooms and practice hall for five tables, along with the bar in the social area.

A minute’s silence was held for members who had passed on, in particular John Reynolds, a club and league stalwart, fondly remembered for his wit and wisdom.

Off the table, the club retained a sound financial position despite investment in a new robot, a table and nets. The club has grown due to Monday and Tuesday practice nights, Thursday lunchtime leisure play and junior coaching on Saturday mornings.

This year the club has developed its own Facebook page and all results are now posted (as with all Bristol League results) on the tt365 website.

As to the playing season, it was a mixed bag of results with many players covering for holiday absentees. Unfortunately, there were no cup successes in either the winter or summer leagues. Below are the end of season results, the % sign denotes win rate:

Premier - Panthers ended fifth with same number of points as side above. Rick Jemmott 47%, Mike Bishop 41, Andrew Hodges 85, Kevin Edwards 84.

Ocelots – relegated after a baptism of fire. Michael Burrow 9%, Graeme Mcdowall 20, Matthew Bridgewater 31.

Division 1 - Civets ended up 6th. Shaun Fitzpatrick 42%, Neil Wright 38, Tony Hollingbury 73, Jeffrey Player 75.

Division 2 – Pumas – Won the division and promoted. Andy Elliott 84%, Kate Lilley 50, Sally Jones 58, Piotrek Trelinski 93.

Division 3 – Tigers - finished a creditable third and promoted. Tom West 61%, Marcus Driver 71, Andrew Wakefield 50, Paul Hopgood 89, Rick Wilkinson 16.

Division 3 – Cheetahs – ended in 5th. Ryan Jemmott 61%, John Hodson 36, Steve Doidge 89, Barry Baker 55, Mike Cox 43.

Division 4 – Jaguars- unfortunately relegated. Keith Ambrose 32%, Karen Wakefield 29, Rick Wilkinson 26, Geoff Mallett 36, Steve Doidge 100.

Division 5 – Cougars - divisional winners and promoted. David Hudson 56%, Jack Harris 71, Bruce Maskell 58, Pete Butterworth 87.

Division 5 – Leopards - runners up and promoted. John Mills 53%, Tony Childs 51, Michael Poole 47, Myles Poole 97, Piers Partridge 84, Sam Mills 79.

Division 5 - Lynxes – ended up 6th. Andy Scott 80% Cameron Sharp 41, Graham Brunsdon 68, Andrew Paisey 50, Colin Clubb 30, Mike Notton 33.

Division 6 - Lions - finished a solid 10th. Andrew Paisey 68%, Roger Bamber 41, Nigel Hobbs 32, Michael Notton 18.

Junior League Division 2 winners, congratulations to: Ben Lawson 84% Christian Taylor 88. Christian was also awarded with the player of the division award.

Rick, Andy, Graeme, Mike (s) Bishop and Burrow and Shaun also tried their luck this season in national vets tournaments.

For more information about the club, contact Shaun on 07805 030684.

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