Richard­son com­pletes flaw­less sea­son

Alpine Observer - - Sports - Tspi­[email protected] ne­me­

FOR­MER state and na­tional ta­ble ten­nis player Matt Richard­son has been crowned the Myrtle­ford Savoy Ta­ble Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tions ‘Out­stand­ing Player of the Year’ after an un­de­feated sin­gles cam­paign.

Richard­son’s bril­liance how­ever was not enough to see his team TSP over the line in the Spring Grand Fi­nal.

TSP were de­feated by the Joola team of Corey Daly, Brad Phillips and Ge­orge Whit­ford in a hard fought bat­tle that re­mained neck and neck right to the fi­nal point.

Team mem­bers from both pre­mier and run­ner-up teams in the spring com­pe­ti­tion were pre­sented with medal­lions by As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent, An­drew Syl­westrzak at a so­cial night at Club Savoy last week.

“I would like to con­grat­u­late all play­ers on their ea­ger­ness and im­proved stan­dard of play this year,” Syl­westrzak said.

“And thanks to Matt (Richard­son), your ex­pe­ri­ence and skill raises the bar for our lo­cal as­pir­ing cham­pi­ons and gives them a tar­get to mea­sure their stan­dard against.”

Syl­westrzak also paid spe­cial homage to Club Savoy and staff for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port and ex­cel­lent venue for com­pe­ti­tion through­out 2018.

“The As­so­ci­a­tion is ex­tremely en­cour­aged by the number of play­ers who par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion for the first time and who are ea­gerly look­ing for­ward to the next com­pe­ti­tion,” he added.

The next sea­son will com­mence early in 2019.

Any­one in­ter­ested in try­ing their hand at ta­ble ten­nis in 2019 is in­vited to ring ei­ther Al­lan on 0417331534, An­drew on 0434240731 or Mike on 57522282 and leave their con­tact de­tails. The As­so­ci­a­tion will then con­tact them prior to the com­mence­ment of the au­tumn com­pe­ti­tion.

AWARD WIN­NERS: (left to right) Lindy Richard­son, Matt Richard­son, An­drew Syl­westrzak (pres­i­dent and award pre­sen­ter), Gary Pow­ell, Corey Daly and Brad Phillips (miss­ing fi­nal­ist Ge­orge Whit­ford).

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