St Andrews squads bring plenty of flair to the table

Table tennis tables at Cosmos Community Centre were heavily occupied again last week.

By Ralph Mellon
Thursday, 9th December 2021, 2:32 pm
Louis MacLeod and Emma Bissett
Louis MacLeod and Emma Bissett

St Andrews Club members were delighted to be able to compete once more for the Eglinton Trophy, in memory of founder member and club stalwart David Eglinton.

The competition was not possible last season because of Covid restrictions.

This contest is played as a handicap team event and always makes for an evening of close scoring, as members vie for bragging rights.

At the end of the evening, the coveted trophy was won by Emma Bissett and Louis MacLeod (pictured) with three wins from three, although their matches, against the pairings of Graham Wood / Ian Smith and Howard Lee / Sandy Pearson, were only won by the narrowest of margins.Two teams were also in action on Dundee & District league business.Truants' trio of Graham, Howard and Sandy posted an excellent 8-2 win against Telecom. With Truants sitting only one place higher in the Division Two table than their opponents, this was a very important scoreline.A good all-round team effort from New Kids' Dave Beveridge, Martin Turnbull and Charlie Ross saw them finish with a 5-5 draw against Duffers after an exciting night's play in a very cold Forthill hall.