THE Bolton and District Table Tennis League had a week off from matches last week as the Individual Divisional Championships took place.

In the semi-finals of the Premier Division, Jacob Reilly-Cooper, ex Wharton, had a tough five-setter against Wigan TTC’s Paul Clark playing up from Division One, but Reilly-Cooper eventually won 11-5, 3-11, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10.

In the other semi-final, Daniel Watkinson, also from Wigan TTC, was up against Nomads’ Charles Musa and this tie produced another five-setter with the latter eventually taking it 4-11, 11-3, 13-15, 11-6, 11-5.

Musa then went on to beat Reilly-Cooper in four sets, winning 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9.

In Division One, the match was played on a round-robin basis in two groups.

It was a very close affair between the finalists, but in the end Chris Naylor, of Coburg, played Mathew Fishwick, from Hilton D, and won 11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8.

The first semi-final in Division Two produced an interesting dual between newcomer to the scene, Jei Makino, and long-stander Lee Devonport, who usually wins most of his matches in this division.

Once again it was another five-setter with Makino just taking it at the final fence 6-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10.

The other semi had Votchej Sanc, of Polonia Club B, overcoming Matthew Kennedy 11-6, 14-12, 11-9.

Sanc then went on to beat Makino in the final 11-9, 11-9, 11-6.

Division Three was also played on a round-robin basis with Elena Cecilia Tepelus, from Farnworth Social Circle D, taking it with the most wins and Martyn Rolling, of Hilton G, coming a close second.