On Sunday 6th November, the cadet team of Prithvi Menon, Adam Koszyk and Tor West - Ley represented Westfield TTC in the National Cadet League at the Biringham Table Tennis Centre. Each player contested 2 games per match.
They started off their campaign against Birmingham 4 with a straight forward 6-0 win, with just Tor needing a 4th end to beat Ethan Ho. The second match was against Cheslyn Hay Tigers and, again, the trio proved too strong for their opponents  with no game going beyond 3 ends.
Next up was Birmingham 3 which proved a tighter affair; Prithvi was first on against Gopal Rathore, winning in 4 ends followed by Tor who lost in 4 against Alvyn Baskaran; Adam didn't drop an end against Nokulus Lam and Pritvi went on to stage a comeback against Alvyn winning from 2-0 down; Adam was unsuccessful against Gopal but Tor won a tight final game to win the match 5-2.
Beechcroft Rd were the next opponents  and this proved another comofortable affair with a 6-0 win.
Our final match of the day was against Colebridge A who were also boasting an unbeaten record after 4 matches. Their team of Aarif Li, Rex Ho and Angus Li proved too strong for our players and ran out a 6-0 win, but it proved a good learning experience and we hope to come back fighting in our next meeting.
The succesful first day left us second in the table to the leaders Colebridge A who we will play again in the second meeting later this year.
All 3 players excelled in their play and team spirit; thanks go to the parents for their transport and support during the day!
Left to right: Prithvi Menon, Adam Koszyk, Tor West-Ley

The Committee agree with Table Tennis England that we should, as a mark of respect, cancel all sessions on Monday 19th September.

Please note that sessions on Thursday 29th September will also need to be cancelled, due to the School holding a Parents' Open Evening for prospective pupils.

Kevin Bird
Wetfield TTC

Congratulations go to brother and sister Gabriela and Adam Koszyk. Both won their respective age categories at the Northants Cadet & Junior Invitational Tournament played at Westfield Table Tennis Club on Friday 2nd September 2022.

In the Junior Girls event, Gabriela won all her groups matches, to ease into the semi-final, which she also won 3-0. In the other girls group Swati Jethwa did likewise. This setup a final between the two (who are also good friends, and are closely matched in terms of ability). The match inevitably went to five ends, and in the final end Swati held the upper hand at 5-3, but Gabriela came back with some good play to take a run of 6 points and lead 9-5. Swati then had a run of points to make it deuce in the final end! But Gabriela held her nerve to take the next two points and become Junior Girls champion. It was a good match, played in the right spirit, and enjoyed by those in attendance.

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Left to Right: Gabriela Koszyk, Swati Jethwa

In the Cadet Boys event, Adam Koszyk met Prithvi Menon in the final. Both had cruised through their group matches, justifying their top seedings. In another close contest, the boys played some excellent table tennis, and the match was always going to be a close affair. So, another final goes to five ends. As with the Girls final, there was little between the players at the change of ends, but a run of points from Adam put him in the box seat at 10-6, which he duly converted to 11-6 and take the title.

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Left to Right: Adam Koszyk, Prithvi Menon.

Special mention should also go to the following players, who performed well on the night, and have showed real progress in recent month. Bart Koszyk, Tor Westley, Shivam Gpoal and Darsh Gopal. Keep up the good work.


Kevin Bird, Westfield TTC



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