Ryan Smashes All!

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Corby Smash Ryan

Ryan Jenkins, Welsh senior table tennis International aged 39, deservedly took the inaugural Corby Smash Butterfly Superleague title and the £250 prize money.  The Welshman, rated at No.5 on the Table Tennis England rating list took the title beating England No.7 Chris Doran in a fantastic high quality final at the brand new Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre, avenging his London Grand Prix defeat from just two weeks earlier.  Ryan was imperious throughout the evening with 3rd placed Adam Nutland the only man to take an end off the current Grand Prix Champion in the semi final.

Corby smash Chris

The quality field was amazing with England No.11 Michael O’Driscoll in 4th place.  5th place went to Adeoye Adewala with local Northamptonshire star and England No.17 Alex Ramsden in 6th, Alim Hirji (7th) and Ismaila Akindiya the matches on all eight tables and they would like to thank the players for supporting there first Table Tennis England Ranking Event and it was great to see Ryan and Chris staying after the late finish to give some of the young spectators some practice.

Top Ten Places

  1. Ryan Jenkins
  2. Chris Doran
  3. Adam Nutland
  4. Mike O’Driscoll
  5. Adeoye Adewala
  6. Alex Ramsden
  7. Alim Hirji
  8. Ismaila Akindiya
  9. Ethan Walsh
  10. Luke Walsh

This will be the first of many tournaments being hosted at Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre and the next Superleague event will be taking place on Friday September 16th.  The next ranking event is an Over 40’s rating event with more than 30 players from all over the country and one flying from Ghana to take part!

Following on closely after that a 1* Junior Table Tennis England ranking event will take place with categories including under 11’s, under 13’s, under 15’s and under 18’s on Sunday July 24th.  Please contact Tony West at [email protected] if you would like to enter either this or the next Superleague or just to find out more about Corby Smash Table Tennis Centre.

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