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Table Tennis Summer 2021 Finals

The finals of the Mount Gambier Table Tennis Summer 2021 season played out this week, with all grades producing a clear winner in relatively convincing fashion.

In the A-grade Mac’nToshes started overwhelming favourites against Go-Ghetiams, although without their star player Josh Jantosh who was a late withdrawal, they found themselves in deep trouble early. Sanith Ghetia gave Go-Ghetiams the perfect start with a comfortable win over Mac’nToshes player Graham Jantosh, before David Fox repeated the dose against Johnny McBain Sirinat Sweet then took care of Chandler Jantosh to give Go-Ghetiams a commanding 3-0 lead. Mac’n’Toshes substitute player Leigh Barry gave his team a kickstart with a gritty 5-game triumph over Bill-John Watson. This sparked a mini revival for Mac’n’Toshes as they went on to win 3 of the next four rubbers. The resistance was quickly snuffed out though, as Fox and Ghetia won their reverse singles to put the give Go-Ghetiams an unassailable advantage. Chandler Jantosh and Barry took out the final two singles rubbers of the night for Mac’nToshes but by that stage Go-Ghetiams were already celebrating claiming the trophy with an overall final score of 7 rubbers to 5.

The B-Grade decider proved to be somewhat of an anticlimactic affair, as favourites The Wolf Pack utterly dominated and outclassed their Turn It Up opponents from start to finish on the way to a 11-1 result. Mike Hosszu and Brian McPhee started strongly for The Wolf Pack with convincing wins over Kylie Boston and Luke Bremner respectively, before Tony Elletson pulled one back for Turn It Up with a closely fought win over Rowan Hardcastle. Elletson’s victory proved to be the one and only high point for Turn It Up, The Wolf Pack reeling off the remaining 9 rubbers to emphatically claim the title.

The C-Grade’s “Battle of The Balls” proved to be just as lopsided, the Snowballs extinguishing the Fireballs’ chances early on their way to an easy 9-3 victory. Campbell Fox and Chris Turner led the way with strong undefeated performances for the victors, whilst Tom Horrigan and Lorraine and Jacob Halleday tried their hardest to lift their team off the canvas. Horrigan and Fox played out and enthralling 5-game marathon, Horrigan charging to a 2-game lead before Fox wore him down, claiming the remaining 3 games and the rubber in a classic encounter. Horrigan would later play his second 5-game marathon of the night, this time taking the spoils in a dead rubber against Fireballs substitute player Tracey Rawlings, however by this stage the overall result was well and truly beyond doubt.

Congratulations to all winners, and to club president Andrew Schubert, David Harris-Jones and all the committee members for another highly competitive and fun Summer season. Registrations are now open for the Autumn season commencing on April 28th, 2021. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come and try out, for enquiries contact the club via email mtgtabletennis@gmail.com or via their Facebook page.

2-rubber winners:

  • A-Grade: Leigh Barry (Mac’n’Toshes), Sanith Ghetia, David Fox (Go-Ghetiams)
  • B-Grade: Aaron McPhee, Brian McPhee, Mike Hosszu (The Wolf Pack)
  • C-Grade: Chris Turner, Campbell Fox (Snowballs)

Table Tennis Summer 2021 Week 10

In the final week before finals of the Mount Gambier Table Tennis Summer 2021 season, and with only the top two teams in each grade progressing to the playoffs next week, there was plenty riding on nearly all matches.

Led by the ever-reliable Josh Jantosh, Mac’n’Toshes battled out a fiercely tight A-Grade contest against Kevin Patzels Four Donkeys. Patzel and Mac’n’Tosh player David Fox commenced proceedings with what turned out to be the rubber of the round and possible the season. Fox gained the ascendancy early by taking the first game by 15 points to 13 before Patzel fought Back to grab the next two games and the upper hand. Fox again lifted, taking the fourth game to send it to a deciding fifth. Neither player gave an inch as they went point for point in a mesmerizing display of power and cunning reflexes. Eventually fatigue set in, Patzel the first to waive as Fox held his nerve and held on for a 11-6 result. That result may have been the ultimate difference between the teams as they finished locked at 6 rubbers apiece, Mac’n’Toshes claiming victory by the barest of margins of 25 games to 24 on the countback. The other A-Grade matchup produced a much more decisive result as strong performances from Ben Newman and Ward Freeman guided Boom Shakalaka to a comprehensive 8-4 victory over Leigh Barry’s Leighmonzz. Barry, Justin Huthchesson and substitute player Sanith Ghetia all pushed their respective opponents in Freeman, Robin Pellen and Newman to five tough games however ultimately Boom Shakalaka proved too tough in all three contests.

Revengers jumped out of the blocks early in their B-Grade encounter with Iron Filings, Rayelene Hutchesson and Cameron Beal posting easy wins against Kuncheria Luka and Hayden Luo respectively to give their team a 2-0 lead. Joel Schofield then sparked the Filings to a run of wins through the middle section of the night with a win over Rowan Hardcastle. In the end it was the Iron Filings who held off the Revengers to record a 6-5 win, Beal remaining undefeated on the night. In the other B-Grade match, Turn It Up player Kylie Boston battled toe-to-toe against her Tweakers opponent Chris McGregor, Boston showing her classy skills in touch and placement to take the first game. McGregor then hit his straps, his trademark back and sidespin lobs unsettling Boston as he took the second game to square the contest. Boston regained her composure though, scrapping to take the third game before McGregor claimed the fourth to send it into a decider. It became a battle of nerves as the players traded points, neither making a mistake until finally a backhand error from Boston with the scores locked at 10-all enabled McGregor to serve out the final point for a memorable win. McGregor finished the night with a clean sheet in singles however he played somewhat of a lone hand as Tony Elletson also performed strongly to lead Turn It Up to a comprehensive 9-3 victory.

In the C-Grade, Fireballs dominated early against Blue Goblins, winning 4 of the first five rubbers led by Nat Harris-Jones, Lorraine Halleday and Tom Horrigan. The Goblins came home with a wet sail at the end of the night with victory in four of the last six rubbers, but it was Fireballs who snatched the overall win 7-5. Highlights included Fireballs player Tracey Escreet’s five-game battle with Blue Goblins’ Nudeen Cook, the latter outlasting her opponent in a contest that had onlookers up out of their seats. Halleday remained undefeated for Fireballs whilst Cook also kept a clean sheet for the Blue Goblins. The final C-Grade match of the regular season saw Snowballs produce an even team performance to completely outclass the Griffins. Brandon Malin maintained his strong form for the victors to record a clean sheet, whilst for the Griffins Jedda Hardcastle also went undefeated but had no support from her teammates. The showpiece was undoubtedly the grudge match between Hardcastle and Snowballs player Campbell Fox, both players eager to claim bragging rights. Hardcastle started strongly, storming to a 2-0 lead and seeming to have to the battle under control, before Fox remarkably fought back to take the next two games and send the contest to a thrilling decider. Again, Hardcastle appeared to gain control, but Fox was not to be denied, both players unable to penetrate the others’ defences as they engaged in lengthy rally after lengthy rally. Eventually as the pressure mounted on match point, Fox pushed a forehand just long paste the edge of the table to give Hardcastle the win and send the crowd into raptures.

At the conclusion of the regular Summer season, Mac’n’Toshes will face off against Go-Ghetiams in the A-Grade final, Wolf Pack will battle Iron Filings for B-Grade honours and Snowballs and Fireballs will battle it out in the C-Grade decider.

Registrations are now open for the Autumn season commencing on April 28th 2021. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come and try out, for enquiries contact the club via email mtgtabletennis@gmail.com or via their Facebook page.

2-rubber winners:

  • A-Grade: Josh Jantosh (Mac’n’Toshes), Kevin Patzel (Four Donkeys), Ben Newman, Ward Freeman (Boom Shakalaka)
  • B-Grade: Chris McGregor (Teakers), Tony Elletson (Turn It Up), Cameron Beal (Revengers)
  • C-Grade: Lorraine Halleday (Blue Goblins), Nudeen Cook (Fireballs) Jedda Hardcastle (Griffins), Chris Turner, Brandon Malin (Snowballs).

Autumn Season: Starts Wednesday May 1st

Autumn season nominations are now open. Competition is run on a Wednesday night from 7:00pm at show hall no.3 at the Mount Gambier Show Grounds. Anyone wanting to nominate themselves to play should email games@mgttc.com.au to register your interest. Practice is held on a Monday night from 7:00pm till 9:00pm and again on a Saturday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm. This season teams will comprise of 3 players across 4/5 grades depending numbers. All players of any ability are welcome.

Winter Season Nominations

Winter season nominations are now open.  Competition is run on a Wednesday night from 7:00pm at show hall no.3 at the Mount Gambier Show Grounds.  Anyone wanting to nominate themselves to play should email games@mgttc.com.au to register your interest.  Practice is held on a Monday night from 7:00pm till 9:00pm and again on a Saturday from 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  This season teams will comprise of 3 players across 4/5 grades depending numbers.  All players of any ability are welcome.

Autumn Season

Nominations for the Autumn season are now open.  The format will be 3 player teams over up to 5 grades.  The season will commence on Wednesday the 2nd of May and will run for 11 weeks.  For any further information please email: president@mgttc.com.au

Thank you

 

Summer Season Round 1

First round of competition was played tonight.
Buffalo’s defeated Magic 12 games to 6
Vikings defeated Vipers 13 games to 5
Radicals defeated Infernos 11 games to 7
Chaos defeated Sharks 11 games to 7

2 game winners:
Steven Maynard, Maddie Mcgregor, Adam Gilbert, Justin Hutchesson, Ethan Harding, Tim Tang, Sarah Pilven, Travis Sweet, Mark Drentlaw, Sirinat Sweet, Andrew Schubert, Evan Marga Steele, Rhys Edwards Robin Pellen and Nick Sweet.

 

Spring Season Finals

DIV 1
Winners were Thor’s Hammers 9 matches to 5 against Re-Wards. The team of Robin Pellen, Nathan Schubert, Cameron Beal and Travis Sweet took control of the game early and Re-Wards, Ben Newman, Gary Fox, Ward Freeman and David Fox just weren’t able to bridge the gap.
DIV 2
MIA won a keenly fought contest against The Money Train, 8 games to 6. Regular members Rylan Ward and David Harris-Jones were joined by fill-in’s Rhys Edwards and Matthew Scott. With most games going 4 sets the team of Henry Dyall, Tim Tang, Tony Bowditch and Brad Errock could count themselves a little unlucky that they couldn’t snare a few extra set to take the win.
DIV 3
This contest was the game of the night with the decision being decided by sets. Allsorts and Animals battled through the night for supremacy and with the games equal at 7 all the count of the sets started. The Animals, Doug Megaw, Jono Lange, Dylan McCarthy and Tasja Barelds were announced winners 28 games to 26 with the Allsorts lamenting missed opportunities. Lorraine Halleday and Grant Sims were joined by fill-in’s Andrew Schubert and Liam Moulden but they just fell agonisingly short.

Thanks to Frans Smailing for the photos

 

 

2018 Summer Season Registrations Now Open

Competition will start on Wednesday the 7th of February.  It will be run as a 6 player per team competition comprising of: 2 A Graders, 2 B Graders and 2 C Graders over a period of 10 weeks.

Practice will be held normally on a Monday night over the holiday period, excepting the 29th of January when the hall will be closed.

All interested players are invited to email mtgtabletennis@gmail.com to register your name or for any inquiries you may have.  Any new players are welcome, we cater for any age or skill level.  New players, please take time to read the below information sheet.

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Winter Season 2017

Registrations are now closed for the 2017 Winter Season.

Competition starts on Wednesday 26th July and runs for 10 weeks. Following this will be the Spring Season.

There are 5 grades with all abilities catered for.

If you are looking to play, feel free to contact us at mtgtabletennis@gmail.com or phone 0400 239 231

Winter Season 2016 Registrations Close 18th July

**Registrations for the Winter Season commencing Wednesday 27th July for 10 weeks and finishing on Wednesday 28th September will close on Monday 18th July**

There’s a team for everyone!

This season will also have club championships and the Interclub Shield for qualifying players. The season format is not yet decided but is likely to be again teams of 3.

We have several new players already expressed interest so if you are keen for a hit, email mtgtabletennis@gmail.com or phone 0400 239 231