Competition set for young and old

dTHE city's table tennis players of all standards and ages will be able to experience some competitive action on Saturday with the annual clash between Rockhampton and Bundaberg to contest the Cree Shield being played at home this Saturday evening.

Teams will be finalised mid-week and it is anticipated that juniors and veterans as well as players from the ranks of B and C grades will be required to take part in the team match fixture where the victorious club is deemed to be the one with the most wins on the day.

Colin McKenna is firming in favouritism to lead his team to another premiership in the top grade competition and is once again considered to be the best hope to take out the men's club championship at the local association's closed titles at the end of the month.

McKenna and Bruce Smith have put a lead on the rest of the field in open grade fixtures and, due to closeness of the other sides, it won't be known until after the last round tonight who their opponent will be in the play-off for the title next Tuesday.

Teams headed by brothers Dane and Joel Coughlan and Damon Clarke will qualify for the right to try to deny McKenna another premiership, while the remaining sides will also play off for placings next week.

Teams in the Monday night fixture have an additional round to improve their standing.



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