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The 2023- 24 Roll of Honor has now been updated. 


Adriano Baldi, R. I. P.
We have heard the very sad news that Adriano, Spin Demons player, passed away earlier this week. Our thoughts are with Adriano's family and friends at this sad time.


Veterans 60+ Final

Congratulations to Dave Kelly who defeated Steve Fox in the final, on Thursday evening, to become the Vets 60+ champion for the 23-24 season.


Mike Tunningley Shield Final

Congratulations to the Manton Tigers team, Ron Firth, Bill Bateman and Dave Bowns who, last night, won the MTS by defeating Spin Generation 410:321.


Veterans 70+Final

Congratulations to Pete Eyre who won last night's final against Steve Lyon.


Funeral Arrangements for Keith Bloomfield

Keith's funeral will take place at Babworth Crematorium on 13th June at 1pm., followed by a get together at the Shireoaks Inn, Worksop.


Keith Bloomfield R.I.P.

Today we heard the sad news of Keith's passing. 

Keith played in the League for many years for different clubs and was also a member of the League Committee for a number of years.

Our thoughts are with Keith's family at this sad time.


Carnation Cup Final

Congratulations to Jeff Reay and Lily-Mae Murfin who won this season's Carnation Cup by defeating Sam Batty and Jerry Collins 3:2 in what was a very closely contested final.


Worksop Masters 2024

The six players, Simon Chatterton, Terry Emmerson, Kerry Harvey, Mark Short, Will Short and George Tacey all qualified for the event by being the top six players in the League who had played in at least 50% of all available League matches.

The preliminary round had players in two groups of three, seeded according to their percentage win rate over the season.

In Group A the first match of the evening set the tone for what was to be an extremely competitive set of matches. Kerry Harvey, seeded 5, played Mark Short, the defending Masters Champion and once again seeded 1. Mark took the first game by a comfortable margin 11:4 but the second and third games were very close and Kerry had opportunities to cause an upset before Mark won through 15:13 and 11:9.  In the second game in this group Terry Emmerson played Kerry Harvey. Kerry took the first game 12:10, but Terry fought back and took the next three games to 7, 8 and 8 respectively to set up a group decider against Mark Short. Mark took the firs game comfortably 11:3 but had to come back from being several points adrift to eventually take the second game 13:11. The third game and match was won by Mark 11:7 and this saw him through to the final to defend his title.

In Group B the first match was between the youngest competitor, Will Short, seeded 4 – still only a junior – against Simon Chatterton, seeded 6. This was a match of high quality with both players playing some excellent table tennis. Simon took the first game 11:9 but Will took the next two 4 and 7, respectively. It looked as if Will would go on to clinch the match, but Simon was not giving in easily and fought hard to take the fourth game 12:10. The deciding game saw a reinvigorated Simon take command eventually winning the game and match 11:6. Simon then had to play the number 2 seed, George Tacey. Simon could not repeat the form shown against Will and George took the match in three games, all to 6. This set up an intriguing third match. Both Simon and George had one win each, so Will had to defeat George if he had any hope of progressing further in the competition. Both players were found it difficult to get into their stride in the first two games. Will took the first 11:6, but George hit back taking the second 11:5. In the third game there was some outstanding play by both players, but it was the younger, less experienced Will who took the game 11:8. This was not only a match had to win, but because of the rules for tied wins, he had to do so by winning the fourth game. Great play and drama were the feature of this game with George looking as if he was going to take it easily. However, Will played some outstanding table tennis, held his nerve and eventually took the game 14:12 and with that the match and qualified for the final.

In the final father Mark was too strong on this occasion for son Will taking the match and retaining his title 3:0. However, it will surely not be too long before the tables are turned!

A fantastic evening of table tennis enjoyed by all present. Thanks to all of the players and congratulations to Mark Short, the 2024 Worksop Masters Champion.


First Reminder!

The League's Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday 8th June, 2024, at the Masonic Hall, Worksop.

This is a free event for players and their families/guests.

Could you please email the number of places you would like to reserve for this very popular event, including any special dietary requirements.

Email [email protected] by no later than 26th May 2024.

Best wishes

Mark Fisher

Match Play Secretary


Second Finals Night Results

Yesterday evening the second of the two Annual Championships Finals Nights was held at Stanley Street Sports & Social Club before a good crowd of spectators who enjoyed some outstanding table tennis from players of all ages and abilities.

The results of the six finals that took place are as follows:

Event                     Champion                    Runner-up                                  Score

Cadet Singles          Sam Batty                     Theo. Besoari-Oldfield                 3 – 0

Veterans 40+          Mark Short                    Sarah Short                                3 – 1

Junior Singles          Will Short                      Sam Batty                                  3 – 1

Handicap Singles     George Tacey                 Steve Fox                                  31 – 30

Ladies Singles         Sarah Short                   Lea Dickinson                              3 – 0

Open Singles           Mark Short                    George Tacey                              3 - 0                   

Congratulations to all our finalists and especially to the winners of each event.

We also thank out sponsors, DTH Engineering, for their continued support of table tennis in the Worksop area.