Standards are set ahead of the new season starting

Chris is on the left,  Dave on the right, with chairman, Alain Léger.
Chris is on the left, Dave on the right, with chairman, Alain Léger.

If the Eglinton trophy can be used as a barometer for the season to come, the pair to watch for the start of the league season on 10/09/2018 are St Andrews Table Tennis Club’s Dave Beveridge and Chris Wroniecki.

The pair took the final with a commanding 4-1 victory over Michael Hahn and John Carlton, the latter winning the only end for the runners up on the deciding point.

The tournament, organized by Elaine Forbes, is handicapped, to even the playing field so victory is unpredictable.

With many games going to sudden death, all players shared a fun and exciting evening.

Dave equalled a club record on the night, taking the trophy home for the third time in the last four years.

The evening was also marked by the last appearance under the St Andrews banner for Emma Bisset, who had a good night, conceding only one set during the event.

Emma’s good nature and friendly attitude will be missed by all, although she has threatened to drop in occasionally at social events.

Club chairman Alain Léger said the focus was now fully on all the club’s individual sides getting down to league buisness.

He said: “All league players are now focusing on the new season looming round the corner.

“The club will enter five teams again this season, in the same positions as last year, as all the teams avoided promotion and relegation alike.

“Leading the charge with the elite team in First Division are the Prefects, but the club is represented in greater numbers in second division with the Truants, New kids and Swots.

“Whereas in third division, the Prospects have renewed energy, focus and could well impress this season.

“The club would also welcome new players, either beginners or adult returners to drop in at Victory Memorial Hall at any time on a Monday between 1.30pm and 4pm to join the returning Rascals.

“Whether you would enjoy a safe and relaxed environment to enjoy the sport in a leisurely manner, or if you would like to play competitively, this is a great way to join.”