Maccabi GB National Shul table tennis preview
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The 2012/13 National Shul Table Tennis League in partnership with Maccabi GB takes place on Sunday in Kingsbury.
More than 20 teams will compete in Senior and Junior events that see almost double the number of players that entered last year.
New entrants from synagogues in Edgeware, West Hampstead, Woodford, Barnet and Hendon will join 2011's competitors from Hampstead Garden Suburb, Mill Hill, Elstree, Radlett, Woodside Park and Buckhurst Hill.
2011's Senior League champions Norrice Lee begin their defence at 9.30am and will face a stiff challenge from last year's runners up Elstree and Borehamwood and Mill Hill who both feature Maccabiah players in their ranks.
Equally, new entrants bring a surprise element to the table and promise a day of fierce and closely fought competition.
The Senior event features a group stage where all teams play each other with the top side taking the title.
Similarly, Juniors, who kick off at 12.30, will need to be consistent as they face playing all the sides in their groups.
Names to watch in the Senior event include Maccabiah medallists Dov Katz, Keith Lesser, Jeremy Banks and Adam Black, who will all be representing different Shuls.
In the Juniors, last year's unbeaten Judah Jackson and JCC/Maccabi Games competitors Sam Krisman and Jacob Nico-Katz also play for different Shuls. With talent so well spread it's hard to call who will come out on top in both events.
Spectators are welcome to watch some great table tennis or even have a go themselves from 1pm, when you can take part in the Maccabi GB Community Table tennis event next door.
For further information about the National Shul League (NSTTL), contact Adam Black 07977415127
For tickets to the Maccabi GB Community Table tennis day, contact Valerie at Maccabi GB 0208 457 233