League Cup Qualifiers

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

The weekend of 12th/13th April saw the regional qualifications for the League Cup events, the Wilmott and Carter cups for men and boys and the Rosebowl and Bromfield Trophy for women and girls. These events are to find the best league teams in the country in the various categories.
Teams from Bournemouth dominated to reach the finals (to be played in June) in all 4 events. In the boys Hugo Pang and Zac Dowling won all their Carter Cup matches beating Brighton, Bracknell and 2 strong Plymouth teams by scores of 3 – 0 or 3 – 1 and were never seriously under pressure. The girls had a bye straight to the finals. In the men’s and women’s on the Sunday Bournemouth was equally dominant. Our women’s team of Chloe Thomas and Linda Hales cruised through against Bracknell, Guildford and Brighton 5 – 0, 4 – 1 and 3 – 2. It was particularly satisfying to see how well they worked and played together in the doubles. The men’s team of Nathan Bingham and Stephen Foster had probably the toughest draw with matches against Brighton, Plymouth and Portsmouth but once again showed the depth of talent in the Bournemouth area by triumphing 5 – 0, 4 – 1 and 3 – 2. The crunch match was the last one against Portsmouth who were also unbeaten with Jimmy Yeung and former Polish International Adam Proszko making formidable opposition. But no problems for Bournemouth; Nathan and Stephen were too experienced for Jimmy and Nathan performed superbly to beat Adam close on the fifth end.