Charolais team maintains form to take out grand final

TOP SPOT: Charolais Sharnie Roberts, Sean Jenkins, Leon Rust and Riza Wiradi. Pictures: SUPPLIED.
TOP SPOT: Charolais Sharnie Roberts, Sean Jenkins, Leon Rust and Riza Wiradi. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

Minor premiers Charolais are champions of the Lithgow Table Tennis Winter Competition following an emphatic victory over Wrecksavers in the grand final played at the Old Trades Hall.

The grand final was a near carbon-copy of the major semi-final encounter, where Charolais prevailed 14-5.

Charolais won the opening rubber 2-1 but the narrow margin gave no indication of what was to come.

Charolais reeled off the next eight games to grab the match by the throat at 10-1 and have one hand and an extra thumb on the title.

Wrecksavers delayed the inevitable by taking the next rubber 2-1 to get back to 11-3 down and were still in it mathematically. Charolais put them out of their misery though, winning a tight rubber 2-1 to be crowned Champions, 13-4.

RUNNERS-UP: Wrecksavers Linda Kappos, Matt Kappos, Maurie Poole and Pauline Wellfare.

RUNNERS-UP: Wrecksavers Linda Kappos, Matt Kappos, Maurie Poole and Pauline Wellfare.

All of the Charolais players were in good touch, with Sean Jenkins (6-1), Leon Rust (4-1) and Riza Wiradi (3-2) giving solid contributions, while fourth team member Sharnie Roberts cheered from the sidelines.

Wrecksavers couldn’t repeat their heroics from the week before and were thoroughly outplayed. Linda Kappos scored 2-3, Matt Kappos 1-4 and Pauline Wellfare 1-6. Fourth team member Maurie Poole was powerless to help his side.

The Association will hold practice nights from next week with a view to commencing the next competition in mid-July.

New and current players are encouraged to attend. Play commences at 7.15pm on Wednesday nights at the Old Trades Hall (down the lane next to Waratah Dental in Railway Parade).

Contact Pauline Wellfare on 0432 265 624 for more information.

Full Results: (Charolais players mentioned first);

L Rust (Handicap -4) def M Kappos (-16) 11-6, 7-11, 11-(-1).

R Wiradi (-9) def P Wellfare (+3) 11-7, 11-7.

S Jenkins (-16) def L Kappos (0) 11-2, 11-6.

L Rust (-4) def P Wellfare (+3) 11-8, 11-9. S

Jenkins (-16) def M Kappos (-16) 11-7, 16-14. R Wiradi (-9) lost to L Kappos (0) 11-8, 9-11, 1-11.

S Jenkins (-16) def P Wellfare (+3) 11-9, 9-11, 12-10.

S Jenkins (-16) def P Wellfare (+3) 11-9, 9-11, 12-10.