BROOKS have left their mark on the Huddersfield Table Tennis season as the competition goes into the final round of matches.
While there are still some issues to be resolved, nine of the competitive challenges have been sorted.
In Division I, Brooks scooped the pool with their A team heading the table with 134 points and their B team in second place with 128.
But it also proved a great season for Kingsmith Eng who finished a close third on 126.
Their challenge was dented when they lost 8-2 to Brooks A and two weeks later by 9-1 to Woodfield Park A.
Even so the season has been awash with quality matches from five teams, each capable of beating the other, and at the other end of the scale four teams battling it out to avoid relegation.
Only five points separated sixth place from ninth, the unfortunate candidates for the drop being Almondbury Wes B, who will accompany the Marsh Conservative team into Division II.
With four of the queries resolved we proceed to Division II where there are still questions to be answered.
Kingsmith FO B with 63 points and Brooks C with 65 are the relegated duo, marginally adrift of Golcar Lib on 70 points and Kingsmith Terriers on 72.
Marsh Con B and Kingsmith Eng C are the known promoted teams but the question of which will be promoted as ‘Champions’ remains unanswered.
Currently Kingsmith C hold top position with 115 points, while Marsh Con B are three points adrift on 112.
To win the title Marsh B must beat Kingsmith C by at least seven sets to three.
The Division III title was long ago decided with Kingsmith (Peel-Walker) taking the honours.
They have not lost a match all season and on only one occasion, back in November, were they held to a draw. A magnificent effort by the whole team, who will, without any doubt, hold their own next season in Division II.
It leaves only one promotion uncertainty as to who will accompany Kingsmith PW to the higher level.
The issue will be decided when Newsome A play Kingsmith D and Newsome B meet Deighton LC A.
The matches will be played at Newsome Sports College, and the outcome is unpredictable.
Newsome B have 114 points to their credit and will be hoping their A team can put a spanner in Kingsmith D’s works and prevent them from adding too many to the 112 they already have.
Kingsmith D, however, will be hoping that a Deighton team perhaps strengthened by the inclusion of Barry Drain, may do the trick for them.