Watson wins table tennis title

Nathan Watson in action. Photo: Supplied.

Nathan Watson took out the recent Half-Way Singles table tennis tournament, contested by 25 players.

Watson, the top seed, beat third-seeded Matthias Krönert in the final 11-6, 11-8, 11-9.

Watson dominated with his serve and cross-court shots and, although Krönert managed to block some shots with his pimple rubber, Watson kept the pressure on to get the win.

In the semi-final, Watson downed Matt Pigou 11-8, 4-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7. Pigou has been playing well recently and unleashed some brilliant forehand drives to take the second and third sets. Watson won a tight fourth set and had a big lead in the deciding set, just hanging on as Pigou mounted a come-back.

Krönert beat Alex Kennedy in four sets in the other semi. Simon Bishell and Warren Haszard beat seeded players to reach the quarter-finals.

Josh Sim won the Special Plate 11-7, 6-11, 14-12, 11-7 over Zac Cowdrey. Sim downed Jason Kennedy in one semi final while Cowdrey beat Ping Muanwong in the other.

Malcolm Honour won the Plate over promising junior Joseph Ruwhiu who beat Peter Cowdrey in one semi, while Honour advanced to the final with a four-set win over Peter Welsh.

Peter Wells beat Barbara Burkhart in the Consolation Plate final.

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