Sibling rivalry at the Victory Memorial Hall

Campbell and Michael Snodgrass fought out the final of the Grove Trophy.
Campbell and Michael Snodgrass fought out the final of the Grove Trophy.

The Victory Memorial Hall was the venue for the annual junior tournament which rounds off the season’s coaching activities for St Andrews Table Tennis Club.

Organiser Howard Lee set out two groups of four, with the leading two players in each to progress to the semi finals.

The event became a tale of two families as brothers Michael and Campbell Snodgrass emerged to face Murray and Keir Paterson.

In two exciting semis, it was Michael and Campbell who came through to face each other in the final.

Campbell’s attacking forehand was probably the telling factor in an excellent final as he took home the coveted Grove Trophy

The juniors were followed on the tables by the much awaited semi final of the Handicap Cup with home side, Prefects, taking on Brechin.

A great team performance saw Howard and Clyde Johnston again backing up a faultless display from back-marker Michael Hahn to give Prefects a berth in the final with a 10-6 victory.

Prefects played Star with Sascha Roschy deputising for Michael.

Highlight of the 3-7 defeat was Clyde’s four set victory over Iain Martin.

In Division Three, Prospects went down 2-8 at home to Duffers.

Emily Howat and Dave Goddard each scored a win, but the fixture could have taken a different complexion had Neil Lea and Dave not both been pipped in close five-setters.

The saga at the bottom of Division Two goes on. Viscounts inflicted a 9-1 defeat on New Kids and Swots’ three points against Truants keeps them above the bottom two.