Thrilling finale for Kelso Youths

From left Murray Woodcock, bronze medal winner,'Bradley Adams, Winner of Kelso Youth Project Table Tennis Cup,'Daniel Wright, Silver Medallist
From left Murray Woodcock, bronze medal winner,'Bradley Adams, Winner of Kelso Youth Project Table Tennis Cup,'Daniel Wright, Silver Medallist

Kelso Youth Projects (KYP) Table Tennis Club ended its season with an exciting and closely-fought final at the Kelso High School gym.

Hotly contested by Bradley Adams and Daniel Wright, the match was played at fever pitch, watched by spectators of all ages.

Lasting just 20 minutes, this was a keenly-fought contest with all three games seeing the lead change many times.

The ultimate winner and this year’s club champion was Adams, who congratulated his opponent and commented: “That was the toughest match I have played, Daniel pushed me all the way.”

The final, officiated with cool authority by tournament umpire Neil Innes, was the last match of an eight-month season and was to decide who would pick up the inaugural KYP Table Tennis Cup.

David Harvey, chair of Cheviot Youth, presented the trophy, runners-up medal and the bronze medal to Murray Woodcock, who earlier had beaten Eleanor Rea in a thrilling third-place play-off match.

Mr Harvey was enthusiastic in his praise for the high standard of table tennis on display and took the opportunity to thank the volunteer helpers Maggie Stewart, Clive Rea and Jane Wright, without whom the club would not function.

Mr Harvey added: “Thanks also to the many young people who have tried the sport this season.

“We look forward to building on what we have achieved in our first year.”

The KYP Table Tennis Club 2015/2016 season starts in September and anyone wishing to join the club should email Ian Rendall Reid on ianrendallreid@cheviotyouth.co.uk for information and to be put on the emailing list.