The three top teams in contention for the summer league title all recorded big wins this week. Cramlington Stingers winning 10-0 against Riding mill, Kimblesworth Rockets winning 10-0 against The North East Chinese Association and St Chads winning 8-2 against Byker A. The Stingers have a big week ahead with a re arranged match vs. The rockets […]

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The AGM of the Northumbria League took place last week and after 8 years as Chairman Aubrey stepped down to allow a younger person to steer the association on the next part of its journey. Gareth Pearson who plays for the same club as Aubrey was unanimously voted in as the new chairman. Aubrey Drapkin was then […]

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The closest game in Division 1 this week saw St Chads travelling to Cramlington to face a Stingers lineup of Steven Penman, Dale Aitkenhead and Iain Wood. Penman took Player of the Match when he clinched a 5-ender against Baines to win his hat-trick, Aitkenhead won 2 and Wood took 1 to give the Stingers […]

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Kimblesworth Rockets have jumped to the top of the Northumbria Summer League’s standings this week after a 9-1 win against Mount TTC A. Veteran legend David Godbold and up-and-comer Max Duffin both won hat-tricks. Wraight managed to pull 1 back for Mount in a tight contest against Peter Smallcombe and was unlucky not to do […]

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Top players Andrew Wilkinson and Chun Yin Yu both won 3 for respective teams Cramlington Stingers and North East Chinese Association in Division 1. The Stingers beat Byker A 9-1 with Mark Kimberley grabbing Byker’s only win against Gareth Pearson. NECA on the other hand lost 3-7 against Mount A with Christie, Eadington and Wraight […]

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North East Chinese Association’s Chun Yin Yu takes the headlines again after winning 3 close games against a strong St Chads team. His biggest test came against top youngster Josh Weatherby who has recently returned from a training trip to China. Josh, 12, is part of the Eurotalents programme and it’s fair to say that […]

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NECA’s Chun Yin Yu maintained his unbeaten record in the Summer League this week when he won 2 matches against Riding Mill. O’Connor and Cheek both won 1 match for the Mill but they turned up without a third player and subsequently lost 8-2 overall. Mount TTC A’s Lee Eadington took Player of the Match […]

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This week’s Division 1 matches looked short of personnel as the league’s top veterans travelled to Alicante to compete in the World Veteran Championships. Notable successes include David “The Legend” Godbold getting to the last 32 of the 50-59 bracket amidst 1,000 entries whilst Geoff Salter and John Williamson both progressed to the last 32 […]

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A good way of giving people an introduction to the sport of table tennis is through the Ping Festival which will be launched in Newcastle on the 10th June between 11am-2pm. There will be 5 tables situated at both Grey Monument and Grainger Street and another 14 in other locations, such as parks, public squares, […]

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Northumberland’s Dave Robson is now a National Champion. At the weekend he won the over 50’s Mens singles title held at Wolverhampton beating Cheshire’s Nigel Eckersley three nil in the final and surely must move to number 1 in the ranking list when its published at the end of the month. A great achievement and […]

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