Organiser, Pam Miles

The Brighton Championships again took place at the Bevendean County Primary School on Sunday, 24th March. Forty-eight players entered the competition including five ladies and eight juniors. A Handicap event, with twenty entries, was played before the main championships. This was the highest entry for many years and was very pleasing considering that several Sussex leagues have been unable to stage a championship through lack of support.

Special thanks to our Chairman Peter Croxford who was there to open and close the event as well as helping with the umpiring, ably supported by Brian Pettitt. Thanks also to all the committee members who turned up on the day to support the event and help with the umpiring. It was good to catch up with some “old” players who turned up to support the event and help with some umpiring.

Both events were very well organised by Pam Miles and I hope that everybody had a good day’s table tennis, we have received several complimentary calls and emails. Special thanks to Pam for all her hard work in administering the tournament. Thanks to Christine and Tony Wicks, together with all the members from Hollingbury Club who helped in setting up the venue and all their hard work on the day.

Peter Bartram won the Men’s Singles title, for the seventh time, beating Andy Walker in the final. Sally Hughes won the Ladies title, for the fifth time, beating Alina Schaer, Nina Gausmann and Annie Brotherston in a round robin event.

Full results were as follows:

Winners Runners-up
Men’s Singles Peter BARTRAM Andy WALKER
Women’s Singles Sally HUGHES Alina SCHAER
Veteran Singles Peter BARTRAM Andy WALKER
Junior Singles George TESTER David PRINGUER
Men’s Doubles Peter BARTRAM & Jan COLLADO Andy WALKER &  Jens WEIGEL
Mixed Doubles Alina SCHAER & Nina GAUSMANN Jan COLLADO & David STEEL
Division 2
Division 3
Handicap Singles Ian FOWLDS Derek CLARK
Handicap Doubles Annie BROTHERSTON & Jan COLLADO Tony SEAMAN & Jens WEIGEL

The best performance award went to Taylor Davis.

by Denis Miles