With battle names like Sara 'The Irish Tipple', Sam 'The Swordsman', Julia 'The Calibrator', Big Clay, and The Emmasaurus, we knew we were in for a good night…and Deloitte did not disappoint as Pongathon brought the First Deloitte High Impact Ping Pong Champs to order!
A little libation got the party started in fine fashion as Deloitte's High Impact warriors limbered up with some paddle practice, before we really got under way with our infamous buddy-up social doubles tournament and threw teams right into the heat of battle!
With lights dimmed and music pumping, we headed into the All Vs All rounds. With the top two group teams and the next two highest teams securing a place in the finals, it was all to play for…Snapper Snape showed off some killer serves, whilst Andrew 'Chip Hewitt' & Sugar 'Rae' mocked opponents with their mini bat skills, and Massive Mo & Sofirey Sophia stood on another level by winning every game!
After some quick math by team Pongathon and a little player refreshment, we bounced our way into the knock-out rounds…with Brian & Emma, Mo & Sophia, Rob & Snapper, and Dom & Stephen seeing off Hein & Daniel, Simon & Sam, Pridhu & Julia, and Andrew & Sugar respectively to set up some tough semi final bouts!
Before long we found ourselves at the business end of the evening…the High Impact Finals! Mo & Sophia and Rob & Snapper squared up to the table…desire firmly in their eyes to be crowned winners, take home an uber cool mini table, and the kind of bragging rights the really matter in this world - ping pong bragging rights!
Maybe the smell of the epic food delivery played on their mind, or maybe Rob's ripped trousers acted as a distraction…eitherway the finals saw the end of Mo & Sophia's winning streak, as Rob & Snapper brought the trophy home in convincing style with a two game 11 - 7 and 11 - 8 win!
Big congrats to Rob & Snapper, and a thank you to everyone who joined in…you were a joy to work and play with. Here is to the next High Impact Championships. Team Pongathon sends a super high 5 and christmas wishes to all at Deloitte!