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North Ayrshire Open 2015 Results

North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club held the 4th North Ayrshire Open at St Matthews Academy at the weekend which saw over 155 players from all over UK travel here to compete. There were 15 different categories for players to compete in, ranging from u11’s to over 55’s. We had 25 North Ayrshire players competing which saw some great results posted by the players. Andy Macpherson & Richard Main both reached the latter stages of the Mens Singles, with Andy reaching the last 16 & Richard losing out in the Quarter Finals to the top seed & eventual winner Chris Wheeler. Jill Taylor reached the last 16 of the Womens Singles where she lost out 3-0 to Holly Williams of Swerve TTC (Middlesbrough). Garnock Valleys TTC & St Matthews Academy pupil Rebecca Plaistow showed how much she has improved recently with reaching the final of the Women’s Singles & justified her top seed in Junior Girls winning that in dominate style too.

Martin & Jamie Johnson both won their respective events, Martin winning the u13 boys with a 3-
1 win over Rafael Wolowski (Aberdeen) in the final. Jamie beat Stanley Loi (Aberdeen) 3-0 in the u11’s final which made it a double win for the brothers from Stevenston. Martin reached the final of u15 boys with 2 solid wins over James Forrest & Zaid Khalid. Ryan Watt & Holly McNamara did brilliantly in their age categories, Holly reached the SF of U13 Girls & Ryan made his way to the SF of U11 Boys losing out to club mate Jamie Johnson. Ryan Henry, Robin Wilson & Derrin Lynch successfully qualified from their groups and into the knockout stages of Junior Boys event where they all lost out to top seeds.

The North Ayrshire Open is developing into one of the biggest & most prestigious table tennis events in Scotland & NATTC hope to build on that and keep making it bigger & better each year.

Thanks to all players who travelled and competed and as always, we welcome feedback on how we can make this competition better next year. Also thanks to our team of volunteers and top table organisers who worked super hard during the 2 days of competition. Pictures are available on our facebook page www.facebook.com/northayrshiretabletennis

Results from Day 1 of North Ayrshire Open – Saturday 21st
Mens Singles
Winner : Chris Wheeler (Falkirk)
Runners Up : Calum Main (Dumfries)
Womens Singles
Winner : Lynda Flaws (Shetlands)
Runners Up : Rebecca Plaistow (Garnock Valley)
Band 1
Winner : Keir Morton (Dumfries)
Runners Up : Robert Toth (Dundee)
Band 2
Winner : Calum Ross (Dundee)
Runners Up : Justin Yang (East Kilbride)
Over 40s
Winner : David Tait (South Ayrshire)
Runners Up : Gerry Keenan (Brunswick)
Over 55s
Winner : Roy Claxton (South Ayrshire)
Runners Up : Charlie Brown (Drumchapel)
Senior Doubles
Winner : Sean Doherty / Niall Cameron
Runners Up : Calum Main / Chris Wheeler

Results from Day 2 of North Ayrshire Open – Sunday 22nd November

U18 Boys
Winner : Calum Morrison (Edinburgh)
Runners Up : Yaser Razouk (Drumchapel)

Under 18 Girls
Winner : Rebecca Plaistow (Garnock Valley)
Runners Up : Alisa Khalid (Drumchapel)

U15 Boys
Winner : Dylan Curry (Aberdeen)
Runners Up : Martin Johnson (North Ayrshire)

U15 Girls
Winner : Jennie Yang (Drumchapel)
Runners Up : Hannah Robb (Perth)

U13 Boys
Winner : Martin Johnson (North Ayrshire)
Runners Up : Rafael Wilowski (Aberdeen)

U13 Girls
Winner : Victoria Smolarek (Drumchapel)
Runners Up : Amelia Norbury (Edinburgh)

Under 11’s
Winner : Jamie Johnson (North Ayrshire)
Runners Up : Stanley Loi (Aberdeen)

Junior Doubles
Winners : Keir Morton / Calum Morrison Winner
Runners Up : Yaser Razouk / Dylan Curry