McCosh sets the standard with 18 remarkable titles

DAVID McCosh recently won his 18th A Grade table tennis singles title in comfortable fashion.

McCosh struggled to find form earlier in the season but was able to get his game together for the championship.

"When I went down to Moreton Bay and played all those matches I managed to iron a few things out,'' McCosh said.

"I wasn't getting down low enough, standing up too tall and couldn't hit the shots properly.''

McCosh was in control by the time the championships arrived, progressing to the final with ease.

He defeated Shane Shipperley 11-8 11-9 11-3 11-4 in the decider.

Shipperley has struggled to get on top of McCosh whenever he plays him. He tried a more aggressive game in the hope of unsettling the champion.

"David's got really good touch and so for the first two games I was up 8-6 and I got there by playing a really tight game,'' Shipperley said.

"That's not going to work for four games. The only way to beat David is to have the speed up and down otherwise he gets good feel for the ball and he will pick you off.''

McCosh has a mortgage on the A Grade Championship. His 18 titles is a remarkable achievement, with club mates asking who can beat him.

The B Grade championship produced a surprise winner with young gun Matthew Waters dominating with power and accuracy.

Waters is a number two rated player in B Grade.

He played well above his rating by defeating three of the top B Grade players in Kym Bryant, Hank Oosterhuis and Chad Anderson.

  • Finals results: A Grade singles - D McCosh d S Shipperley 11-8 11-9 11-3 11-4. A Grade doubles: D McCosh/D Bryant d S Shipperley/B Farr 11-7 7-11 11-4 11-7.
  • Veterans singles: S Shipperley d H Oosterhuis 11-5 11-4 11-6.
  • B Grade singles: M Waters d C Anderson 11-8 11-5 11-9. B Grade doubles: C Anderson/K Bryant d B Grommen/H Oosterhuis 11-5 11-9 11-6.
  • C Grade singles: K Gowell d A Waters 13-11 12-10 11-7. C Grade doubles: A Waters/w Bloxham d R Seth/A Burdett 11-8 11-6 15-17 11-8.
  • Junior singles: R Seth d K Udagawa 11-7 12-10 9-11 14-16 12-10.

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