The final season is ready for service

The open level competitive action of Rockhampton Table Tennis will begin shortly.

Table tennis with Allan Clarke

The final open class match season of the year will soon begin at the Leichhardt Park Table Tennis Center and a few players who have not made it to the top rankings so far in 2022 are hoping to medal in one of the two divisions. . competitions that are organized.

In the third season which ended just before the school holidays, the combination of Rayden Smith and Nick Green finished a very competitive match just a few points clear of Matthew Pettett and Glen Mc Donald to win the premiere flag. division. Pettett and McDonald had a very strong season while third-place finishers Dane Coughlan and Erica Nolan put in impressive enough performances to trail only a point behind.

In the Second Division, Jakob Baker and Jeff Green racked up enough points in the early stages to hold the lead until the final bell, despite some late season absences, and they won the competition over Dave Hockings and Linda O ‘Sullivan with young Nolan Hao. and Geoff Geddes third.

Premiership flags have been shared in the year so far, which is always a good result. In the second season of the year in the top section, Matthew Pettett combined well with Nick Green to win the match against Dane Coughlan and Kelsey Le Maistre while in the second division Monica Deeth, Relly Pingol and Leo Lai beat Pam Clarke, Emily Steffen and Patricia Green. for honors in a three-way match.

The season opener of the year saw the combination of Dane and Kerrod Coughlan and Matthew Steffen win the flag over Matthew Pettett, Gerard Watts and Ann-Louise Stewart in another rare three-way tag team competition these days in premiere division. Pam Clarke sided with Eden Delamain to win Section Two against Glen McDonald and Helga Leitner in Section Two.

After the school holidays, the club’s usual junior rookie training sessions will return and schoolchildren are welcome to take part in this program which has produced many very good players over a long period of time. This session takes place between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and qualified coaches are always available to provide expert advice. A cost of $5.00 per participant provides excellent value as equipment is on hand for those without a stick. Non-marking sports shoes must be worn.

The CQ version of the Queensland Schools Championships will take place at Rockhampton Table Tennis on Saturday 05 November and area schools are invited to enter teams in the various competitions included in the programme. Full details are readily available or inquiries can be directed to 0417 474 898.

The city’s three representatives at the Australian Veterans Championships taking place in Darwin over eight days from 08 October – Ann-Louise Stewart, Monica Deeth and Pam Clarke – have put in some extra training sessions in their quest for the success at this fiercely competitive annual national event which is still the largest individual carnival in the country, in terms of participation and attendance.

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