AFTER an enforced 18-month break amid the coronavirus pandemic, competitive table tennis has resumed in the Red Goat York and District League, writes Dave Quinlan.

In the latest set of fixtures, York RI A maintained their unbeaten start in division one with Filip Wojtkowiak, Josh Bramley and new signing Martin Lowe on top form as they whitewashed Shiyi Ling B 10-0.

Champions Topspin 'A' also remain undefeated after a comfortable 9-1 win over promoted Clarence 'B'.

Jonny Wooldridge, James Atkins and new to York, Cristian Carcamo, were untroubled but Clarence did well to snatch the doubles for a consolation point.

Mikey Arnold and Joe Wright recorded maximums as the third unbeaten team, Shiyi Ling 'A', cruised to a 9-1 victory over York RI 'B'.

Elsewhere Clarence 'A' showed no mercy as they crushed Bootham 10-0.

In division two, University 'A' played their first match this week and immediately established themselves a title favourites with new players Alex McRobie and Ethan Scully too good as they cruised to a 9-1 win over Ryedale 'A'.

Having played more matches, York RI 'C' are early leaders but they were pushed to the limit by a strong Shiyi Ling 'C' team.

After a slow start, RI had to battle hard to secure a 5-5 draw with Mike Kwan and Mark Blackburn securing two wins each for RI, whilst Tom Thorp responded in kind for Shiyi Ling.

A fine treble from Gary Bunce was the highlight as Clarence 'C' defeated York RI 'D' 8-2 while Gary Tranter and Matt Roberts excelled as Shiyi Ling 'D' thumped Shepherds 'A' 9-1.

Wigginton 'B' are the early pace setters in division three as an unbeaten effort from Alex Robinson underpinned a 7-3 victory over BT.

A maximum haul from Paul Kozyra made the difference as Shepherds 'B' defeated Wigginton 'D' 7-3 while Shiyi Ling E beat a depleted Clarence 'E' 7-3.

University 'B' edged a close encounter with Clarence 'D' 6-4, three wins from Patrick Clay proving decisive.

Ryedale 'B' remain unbeaten after demolishing Wigginton 'C' 10-0.

In the division four, an unbeaten effort from Dom Horsley could not prevent York RI suffering a 6-4 reversal versus Wigginton 'E' and Clarence 'F' overcame an understrength Clarence 'G' 8-2.

A maximum from student Joe Hirst was the highlight as University 'C' and Topspin 'D' shared the spoils in 5-5 draw.