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Monifieth Team Triumphs in Table-tennis

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Members of 1st Monifeith company, The Boys’ Brigade, have won the organisation’s national table-tennis title at the championship finals in Inverness on Saturday (5 May).

1st Monifieth has reached the finals before, but this this is the very first time that the company has won the National Table-tennis competition.  The team, Jordan Ednie, Mackenzie Rough and Duncan Fulton,  progressed through regional heats to reach the national finals.

BB Companies from England, Northern Ireland and Scotland competed at the finals, which were held at Inverness Royal Academy.  This annual competition sees teams from each part of the British Isles compete for the honour of being crowned The Boys’ Brigade Table-tennis Champions.   Also competing in the finals were teams from 44th Glasgow; 4th Southampton and 1st Kempston from England; and 2nd Coleraine and 1st Greenisland from Northern Ireland.

Duncan Fulton, 18, member of the winning Monifieth team, said:

“The day was full of different emotions for me, as it was one of my last events as a member in The Boys’ Brigade. We had been in the finals twice before, finishing fifth in Greenock, third in Liverpool.

“The event was so well organised and everyone was really friendly! We were so excited to get to the final and knew it would be tough against 44th  Glasgow who we had beat in the Scottish Final weeks before. It’s the closest and tightest game we have ever played.

“I had realised that it was down to me, as everyone moved to watch our final game. I remembered [the words of] my coach, concentrate on your serve! I did that and managed to win 11-9.

“It was such an amazing day, I could not have imagined how excited it was to be National Champions. We are all still on cloud 9!”

The event was organised and hosted by Highland Battalion, The Boys’ Brigade.   Cllr Graham Ross, Deputy Provost of Inverness, met the finalists and also presented the championship trophy to the winners.

Michael MacAulay, young leader with 3rd Inverness and member of the of the organising team, said:

“It was great to host the National Table Tennis Finals on Saturday 5th May and welcome the six teams to the Highlands. The skills demonstrated by the young players and the amount of sportsmanship were really impressive.

“Everyone involved in organising all played their part to make the day such a success. With this year being Scotland’s ‘Year of Young People’ it was amazing to see so many young people involved helping organise the event.”

You can find out more about The Boys’ Brigade's national competitions here.

Full Results 

  1. 1st Monifieth
  2. 44th Glasgow
  3. 1st Kempston
  4. 4th Southampton
  5. 2nd Coleraine
  6. 1st Greenisland

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