Last nights nail biting finish to the Pongathon City Challenge could not have been scripted!
The final of London's first inter company social ping pong tournament went down to the absolute wire with Topspin Traders overcoming Karmarama Silver by the narrowest of margins, 11-8 in the deciding set.
The atmosphere was electric as the partisan crowds gathered to support their teams, fuel up at the bar and supply a healthy dose of nail biting tension! The standard of play though ought the tournament and especially the finals was magnificent only matched by the camaraderie shown between all the teams.
What a match! Every point was etched with elation or desperation as the players lunged, span and stretched every sinew to claim glory for their company and win the coveted first prize, a brand new pro-tour table and a cheque to their nominated charity.
Congratulations to Shaun and Alex of Topspin Traders (pictured) for winning the tournament, you are now officially crowned Pongathon City Challenge 'London Champions'!! We will also donate on your behalf the winning prize of £160.00 to your nominated charity, Water Aid.
Many friendships were forged and much beer spilled in the name of ping pong.
Visit the official Pongathon City Challenge website to check out all the teams, their Group stage performance and the Championship Finals tournament bracket.
A massive thank you to all the teams who took part. You are all such great sports!!
The London Heat may well be completed but fear not, plans are already afoot for the National Inter-city Pongathon Challenge! Stay tuned folks.