Great Southern Table Tennis Winter season wraps up

Port Elliot 3 are 2021 Great Southern Table Tennis Premiers. The team is Brenton, Andrew, Richard, Tyrone, Chris.
Port Elliot 3 are 2021 Great Southern Table Tennis Premiers. The team is Brenton, Andrew, Richard, Tyrone, Chris.

Great Southern Table Tennis completed its Winter Competition with Port Elliot 3 taking home the Pennant for 2021.

The competition consisting of four sides based at Pt Elliot and two from Inman Valley ran for 13 weeks and saw Pt Elliot 2 led by Kevin Pearce and Chris Gorman Senior finish minor premiers, closely followed by Pt Elliot 3 including Chris Gorman Junior and Richard Adler.

Pt Elliot 1 and Inman 2 rounded out the bottom half of the final four heading into the cut throat semi-finals.

Pt Elliot 3 won through to the grand final with a comfortable victory over Pt Elliot 1 while Inman 2 caused a major boilover defeating the minor premiers Pt Elliot 2 to advance to the grand final.

Inman Valley 2 were runner up and the team is Steve, Mark, Marc, Darren, Brett.

Inman Valley 2 were runner up and the team is Steve, Mark, Marc, Darren, Brett.

The grand final was of high standard with Inman's Mark Heinrich having a tough five game win over Richard Adler.

In the match of the night Pt Elliot's Tyrone Gorman upstaged Inman Darren Lush in a five game thriller that tipped the contest in the home side's favour.

Pt Elliot extended their lead with wins in the doubles to Brenton Osborne and Adler and Andrew Gordon and Tyrone.

In the second round of singles Inman's Marc Stringer won in four games against Osborne, while Adler overcame Inman's Brett Stringer in four to make it tough for the visitors.

Into the final round of doubles Inman needed to win all matches to have any hope, but it was not to be as the Elliot pairing of Chris Junior and Tyrone win over Lush and Steve Wynniatt secured the premiership with Pt Elliot 3 going on to win the night 9-7.

The season's wind-up dinner was conducted with trophies awarded to the winning and runner-up teams and the best performed player for each of the five lines of ranking.

These were: Line 5 - Mark Heinrich - Inman Valley 2, Line 4 - Flora Huang - Pt Elliot / Inman Valley, Line 3 - Tyrone Gorman - Pt Elliot 3, Line 2 - Reece Kleinig - Pt Elliot 1, Line 1 - Chris Gorman Junior - Pt Elliot 3.

Chris Horwood was the recipient of the Tony Collier perpetual trophy for his services to table tennis over the past 12 months.

Great Southern resumes mid October with the commencement of the Inman Valley based summer competition. Check out www. gstta1.org for all things table tennis on the South Coast.

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