The finals of both the Oswestry Handicap Knock-Out and Consolation competitions took place this week and it was good news for Knockin Table Tennis Club.

The final of the D Roberts Senior Handicap Knock Out Shield pitched first division runners up, Kinnerley Knights against Morda Pumas of division two.

It was a daunting task for the Pumas and they were a little short of form on the night against tough opponents.

The Knights kept their composure and, in the end, ran out winners by 40 points.


Border Counties Advertizer: Oswestry Table Tennis.Kinnerly Knights (L-R): Ian Turner, Vic Wedge, John Waine.

The Knights had a bit too much skill and advanced shot selection for their less experienced opponents.

However, hot young prospect Ellis Phillips showed his potential for the Pumas and took eight points off both John Waine and Vic Wedge in two sets.

In the Consolation Handicap, Kinnerley Cavaliers will have their names engraved on the Hardwick Cup after beating Wynnstay Llansilin.

In an outstanding team performance, they dug in to take excellent points, managing to get to double figures in 14 of the 36 sets.

The 86 point margin of victory confounded the handicappers as well as Llansilin.

Border Counties Advertizer: Oswestry Table Tennis.Kinnerley Cavaliers (L-R): David Wilde, Kath Wedge, Claire Rogers, Pete Wilde.

The win followed last year's success for the Cavaliers when they lifted the D Roberts Shield themselves.

Meanwhile Jeremy Chavez regained his Morda Open Singles title after losing out to Austin Hibbert last year.

Chavez, the number one seed made it through to the final after beating Stoyan Kasabov in the semi.

In the other half of the draw, number two seed Chris Kilvert overcame team mate Chris Walker.

Border Counties Advertizer: Table Morda Open Singles R.Up Chris Kilvert  Winner Jeremy Chavez 2024Chavez won in straight sets over Kilvert in the final.

In the Handicap event, Kilvert on (-5 ) reached the final giving away many points to Lewis Williams, Yann Bonada and Ethan Shackleton.

Border Counties Advertizer: Morda H'Cap R.Up Olli Bonada  Winner Chris Kilvert 2024 (002)In the final facing another deficit was Bonada +3. Kilvert overcame the odds and took the title in straight sets.

Border Counties Advertizer: e tennis Table Morda Doubles R.Up Olivier Kielan  Jan Maresca with winners Lewis Williams  Jeremy Chavez 2024In the doubles event Kilvert and Reece Wills looked to be the top pair but lost in the first round with the final going the way of Lewis Williams and Chavez 11-9, 12-10 with Oliver Kielan and Jan Maresca runners-up.

Border Counties Advertizer: Cons Cup Singles. R.Up Olivier Kielan  Winner Reece Wills 2024The final event of the night was the consolation singles which was won by Wills 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 at the expense of Oliver Kielan.