Table Tennis champ Jim is the BEST - but only just

Winter BEST Centre Table Tennis champion Jim Balmforth
Winter BEST Centre Table Tennis champion Jim Balmforth

THE BEST Centre Monday Night Table Tennis League came to a dramatic end as Jim Balmforth faced Andy Warn in a winner takes all title decider.

Going into the game Warn needed to avoid defeat to capture the title. Despite losing the first leg (out of four) 8-11, Balmforth managed a dramatic comeback to win 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 to snatch the title away from Warn.

In the annual singles knockout cup competition shocks happened as both league title battlers Balmforth and Warn were knocked out at the semi-final stages by Darren Wright and Pete Shaw respectively.

In a thrilling cup final Shaw produced the goods to come back from one leg down to win 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 to lift the trophy.

The Official ‘Be Inspired London 2012’ Programme at the BEST Centre on Network 65 will be starting a fresh social TT league on Monday, June 18th, at 8 p.m.

Any players interested in playing should contact the centre on 01282 455068 or email