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Week 10 - Cup matches

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The Guildford Table Tennis League Handicap Cup kicked off this week. Merrow G, Bramley E, Godalming J, Bramley D, Godalming H and Godalming G all secured a place in the second round.  Mick Stanners, this year’s organiser, will update the handicaps ahead of the second round, which will be played in w/c December 4th.

 Those teams not involved in the Handicap First round took the opportunity to play their Knockout Cup games or catch up on league fixtures.

The Percy Lawes Cup, the Premier event, has reached the quarterfinal stages. There was an entertaining clash of two of the leading clubs in the town, Merrow A and Challoner A, both previous cup winners. The star of the evening in Merrow’s 5-3 victory was Jason Tendler. The match hinged on his encounters with Trevor Spraggs and Ross Saxby, both won in fine style by the polished play of Tendler over five sets. Saxby took two for the losers whilst John Robinson clinched things for Merrow with a pair. In the same competition, nine times winners Burymead B crushed Merrow B 5-0. Richard Tanner, Tim Waller and Mick Hill were the ‘Terrific Trio’

The Bob Hammond Cup semi-final match saw a strong 5-2 win by Cody B against Abinger B, despite a valiant effort by Louise Scott who won her teams only points.  For Cody, Nigel Roberts, Alan Richards and Kim Phillips showed why they are favourites to win the Cup and the League double in division four.

In the league, in the premier division, College Hill A beat Challoner B 7-3, taking them up to 9th position whilst Challoner languish at 11th.  In the first division, last season’s division 2 champions, Godalming D were beaten 10-0 by Paul Myers, Eliot Tilley and Rob Gladstone of Ash A. In the second division, Bramley B drew 5-5 with Godalming G with only Linda Makepeace remaining unbeaten. In division three, in a long and entertaining match, College Hill D beat their E team 7-3 with Robert Klusch winning all three for the victorious D team.