2019 VANRATH Corporate League Round 1
Our VANRATH Corporate Table Tennis League kick started season 2 with 9 teams turning up to battle it out in Round 1. Unfortanently for Firmus Energy they were unable to compete in Round 1 and we hope to see them in a few weeks for Round 2!
With Firmus missing from the fixtures we decided that OCSC/DOHERTY Architects would take on a double match against RAPID7 and the new boys Phoenix Gas! Very impressive start from Phoneix Gas as they took 3 singles wins and 1 doubles; just loosing out 6-4 to an experienced OCSC/DOHERTY Architects! The scheduled fixture between last years 3rd & 4th place teams RAPID7 & OCSC/DOHERTY Architects saw another exciting tussle this time resulting in a hard-fought draw but OCSC/DOHERTY Architects piping a few extra points winning both doubles but finishing the game 5-5!
CITI fielded two teams this season with their A team looking to regain their 2018 League Title and they started very strong with captain Ranjit Singh pushing his team to a 10-0 victory over IMANAGE A! CITI B meanwhile has brought in some new players took on another new team from NANTHEALTH! This was a very even match between the two teams and after both teams winning 4 singles it was all down to the doubles! A draw was the outcome as both teams won one doubles to tie the game 5-5! Impressive start from the new team from NANTHEALTH on their league debut and looking forward to seeing their progress!
The final game of the day was between last years Runner-Ups ALLSTATE and a new team from IMANAGE. Again the guys from ALLSTATE have strengthened up by bringing in the experienced B&D league player David Wright and it was a little too much firepower for IMANAGE B and ALLSTATE walked away with a convincing 10-0 win. Tough start for both IMANAGE teams who started against the leagues best two teams but we are sure to see good things from them this season!
Overall very successful start to the 2019 VANRATH Corporate League and again we would like to thank our sponsors, teams and officials for helping us!