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Table tennis season draws in

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Bangor University Table Tennis club have completed their Bucs league matches for the season. The team has also competed at Varsity and the Bucs individual’s tournament.

Due to UCLAN’s failure to field a team, Bangor 1st’s picked up the win which sent them above UCLAN and into 3rd place in the Northern 2A division.

Club captain and ever present player Andrew Leach says, “I feel there were highs and lows to this season. Every player has improved throughout the campaign and have shone as individuals, however it was team effort that helped us achieve some fantastic results.

“At the end of the day, a 3rd place finish is more than I could have dreamt of after the teams introduction to the Bucs scene last season, as we were beaten 17-0 by Liverpool’s 2nd’s, a team we beat twice this season.” said Leach.

The club has also just competed at the Bucs individual championships in Nottingham. The club was represented by seven players and two members came along for support too. Of the seven players who competed in the singles, three progressed into the plate tournament and one into the main draw from their groups.

This was as far as the players achieved; however, considering the tournaments playing standard this was an accomplishment in itself, especially Tony who won his group and lost only to a Greek international player.

Two teams were entered into the doubles tournament. Andrew and I won our first match, only to lose in the next round to the eventual winners of the doubles, and winner and runner-up of the singles.

The A and B teams in the Llandudno table tennis league have a few more matches to play, with both teams into the quarter-finals of the Handicap cup, with the potential to face each other in the semis. The A team look to hold onto a place in the 1st division, with the B team aiming for a mid table finish in the 2nd division. The club also recorded a 15-4 thrashing of Aber at Varsity.

The club will also aim to hold its own tournament before the end of semester, with all welcome to compete. Details will be found on the Bangor University Table Tennis Club’s Facebook page.

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