Buxton & District

2013 Doubles Table Tennis Tournament

Prem & Janet (centre) with Kate & Ian Our Doubles Tournament, organised by Jek Jacobs and Don Hodgkinson, was very well supported with 14 pairs participating. Each player was given a handicap and the total of it and their partner’s gave them a starting score. Two groups of 7 pairs were drawn, each pair playing every other in their group, in fiercely contested single games to end up with 2 pairs from each group in the semi-finals: Ian Chapman & Kate Ledin beat Terry Roberts & Jean Hodgkinson, and Prem Kumar & Janet Byers beat John Griffiths & Liz Saunders.

The final between Ian Chapman & Kate Ledin and Prem Kumar & Janet Byers was best of 3 games and was an exciting match. Kate & Ian won the first game 22-20, with Prem & Janet winning the next 21-16. The final game was also won by them 21-17, making them 2013 Doubles Table Tennis Tournament Winners.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and making the Tournament a most enjoyable social and competitive afternoon.