WEMBLEY & HARROW
Closed Championships 2012
Eli wins again
Eli Baraty struck gold to retain his Men’s Singles title at the Wembley & Harrow Table Tennis League Championships held at Eastcote. Baraty, rated 36th in England and from the B-BATT club, defeated Jojo Senorin by three games to one in a high quality final which rounded off a very competitive event. The left-handed Baraty had too much attacking power for the more unconventional style of Senorin, who was not able to dominate the game with his trademark backhand winner.
Baraty made it a double when he teamed up with his protégé the junior Adam Reed from B-BATT to win the Men’s Doubles event. The unlucky losers in the fifth game were Jojo Senorin (again) and Gary Morgan, both from the Vagabonds club. Sally Prowen won the Ladies’ Singles for the second consecutive year with victory in a round-robin group. Costas Papantoniou regained his Veteran Mens’ Singles title to make it nine out of ten since he passed 40. Micah Salmon won a pulsating final in the Intermediate Singles with a five-set victory over his teammate Zaid Doraid.
The Championships’ Finals Night was held at the Eastcote Community Association hall, watched by a large crowd which included the League President Michael Close and several League vice-presidents. Matches were umpired by nationally-qualified officials and the evening was very well organised by Tony Dias, Ron Bryant, Doreen Stannard and the League Committee.
Closed Championships scoreboard
semi final: Eli Baraty (B-BATT) bt Costas Papantoniou (Apollo) 11-6 6-11 11-7 11-4
semi-final: Jojo Senorin (Vagabonds) bt Ryan Maynard (B-BATT) 11-6 11-4 11-8
final: Eli Baraty bt Jojo Senorin 8-11 11-9 11-5 11-9
Ladies’ singles: Winner: Sally Prowen (Juice); Runner-up Sue Merican (Eastcote)
Men’s doubles: Eli Bartay & Adam Reed (B-BATT) bt Jojo Senorin (Vagabonds) & Gary Morgan 11-4 8-11 11-8 11-13 11-7
Veteran men’s singles: Costas Papantoniou (Apollo) bt Jojo Senorin 7-11 8-11 11-7 11-7 11-2
Intermediate singles: Micah Salmon (Greenhouse CCA) bt Zaid Doraid (Greenhouse CCA) 8-11 11-9 7-11 11-8 11-6
Minor singles: Lucas Papantoniou (Apollo) bt Nadeem Aslam (Kenton) 11-13 13-11 11-97 11-9
Junior girls' singles: Winner: Hiba Feredj
Cadet girls' singles: Winner: Hiba Feredj
Junior doubles: Gabriel Achampong & Nathan Knowles bt Shane Clark & Timur Hashimi
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