Monk retains singles title

PUBLISHED: 13:11 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:27 12 July 2010

TWO of the unplayed league tournament events were settled this week in the Diss and District Table Tennis League with the Open Singles and Open Doubles events being played.

TWO of the unplayed league tournament events were settled this week in the Diss and District Table Tennis League with the Open Singles and Open Doubles events being played.

John Monk retained his singles title by beating Jason Evans 11-7, 11-3, 11-5. However, Evans who was partnered with Chris Jones, managed to get one over Monk and his partner, Trevor Cottee, by winning the doubles 11-9, 11-9, 11-6. Just a shame that there were not many spectators present to witness the two leading tournament events finals.

In the Leisure Sport Premier Division leaders Pulham extended their lead at the top of the table after beating third-placed Shotguns A 9-1. Steve Pendle and Francis Webb unbeaten for Pulham. Shotgun's solitary point coming from a Peter Maybury win over Neville Beckett 4-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.

In the Speedy Bat Sports first division Shotguns D are now joint leaders with Palgrave Stars and have a match in hand after they beat Palgrave Tornadoes 9-1. Peter Bowman and Marcus Hammond unbeaten for the D team with Ken Bowman a brace but lost to Alan Worthington 10-12, 10-12, 5-11. The Tornadoes nearly added a doubles point Bowman/Hammond just overcame Worthington/Woods 8-11, 13-11, 12-10, 5-11, 14-12.

This week saw the final group handicap cup matches played to determine which two teams progress to the second round group stage where only the group winners progress to the semi-finals.

Weybread Rejects beat Aslacton B 10-8 with Mark Durham taking five wins and are joined with Roydon after they received a walk-over from Pulham.

Palgrave Terriers beat Shotguns F 10-8 where Will Cole won five games and are joined with Diss TT and Withersdale Bees. Diss TT progress as runners up from their group after they lost to Shotguns A/B 12-6. Dave Mortlock the main contributor for the A/B team with five wins.

Aslacton A had a walk-over against Withersdale and are in the second round with Pulham. To date an outstanding result card between Shotguns E and Newton Flotman A will determine which teams from their group (including Palgrave Tornadoes) will go through.

The present count shows there are 16 outstanding matches to be re-arranged. Please can team captains make every effort in arranging these matches sooner than later. Also please can all score cards be posted to Terry Rayner, Match Records Secretary, by first class post, within 24 hours of completing the match.

Leisure Sport Premier Division: Shotguns A 1, Pulham 9; Shotguns D 9, Palgrave Tornadoes 1.

Speedy Bat Sports First Division: Shotguns F 8, Palgrave Terriers 10; Shotguns D 6, Diss TT 12; Aslacton B 8, Weybread Rejects 10; Diss TT 6, Shotguns A/B 12; Aslacton A 18, Withersdale Bees 0; Roydon 18, Pulham 0.

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