Last week no league games were played as the Handicap Cup quarter finals took place. The handicap format allows for a level playing field between teams despite potential differences in their usual local league divisions or even between individuals of different gradings. Players facing higher-graded opponents will be afforded a certain number of points’ head-start and […]

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With only two weeks remaining, the top of the table in division two is looking terrifically close. Matfen Senators are currently top, but they also have games in hand over Old England Crocks and Ouston A. The Senators had no scheduled match this week but both Ouston A and Old England Crocks won 8-2. Ouston […]

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As things stand in the Northumbria Table Tennis League’s Premier division, Cramlington Casuals are top with 132 points and a game in hand over second place NESLC Eagles who have amassed 123 sets. For a short period of time the Eagles were top and, controversially, the Casuals then decided to use the January transfer window […]

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Northumberland have entered what could be considered their strongest team in years for this season’s Veterans County Championships. Playing in Division 1A, the league’s top division, Northumberland’s lineup of Andrew Wilkinson, Eddie Smith, David Robson and Christine Burke will face tough opposition. The format sees the team travelling to Draycott near Derby to play seven […]

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Northumberland Table Tennis Junior Tournament : Friday 24 February 2017 Adam Webster was once again the standout performer of the evening successfully defending both his Junior and Cadet titles, and retaining the Norman Moore Memorial Cup and the Harry Dignan Cup. After winning his semi-final against Matthew Mastaglio Adam defeated regular opponent Lee Tinkler with […]

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This week saw the top of the table clash in the Premier division between NESLC Eagles  and Cramlington Casuals. Home advantage did not help the Eagles as they were defeated 8-2. The Casuals had recently crowned Northumberland Champion Andrew Wilkinson and Band 1 winner Peter Smallcombe playing alongside team captain Steve Penman. Both Wilkinson and […]

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Northumberland Closed Championship – Saturday 11 February 2017 Open singles Andrew Wilkinson retained the Alan Morpeth Memorial Cup this year as once again he won the Northumberland Closed tournament’s Open Singles event. His opponent in the final was second seed Graeme Barella, a rival from Sunderland who plays for Mount A in the Northumberland league. […]

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The annual Northumberland Closed tournament will take place on 11th February 2017 at Cramlington Sporting Club. With nearly 50 entries already confirmed, this year’s tournament promises to seriously entertain. In the Open Singles, last year’s winner Andrew Wilkinson is again the top seed. This year he’ll have to see off a raft of talented opponents […]

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