BRIDGTON — The sixth-annual Winter Carnival Giant Round-Robin Ping Pong Tournament was held Saturday at Bridgton Town Hall as part of the Mushers Bowl.

The event was well attended with 22 of the best players in Maine participating in four classes of competition. All matches were best-of-five, and each contestant played every other person in their class.

Trophies were awarded to first- and second-place finishers of each class. Gift certificates were given by the Peking Restaurant in North Conway, N.H., for Class A trophy winners.

Eric Medina of Lewiston won the A division. He went undefeated. Second place went to Al Landry, also of Lewiston, Maine. Landry had won first in Class A singles in 2009.

Shouping Huang of Portland captured Class B ahead of Matt Williams of Burnham. Tom (T.J.) Braley of Bangor topped Class C with Bob Westhoven of Cumberland second.

John Simpson of Auburn and Peter Wong of Lewiston improved on last year’s second-place finish by winning the doubles tournament. Second place went to Rick Shea and Landry of Lewiston, also the 2009 runners-up.

The organizers thanked Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and Tom Tash of the Bridgton Rec Department for supporting this event.

Bridgton Town Hall hosts open play each Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. There are seven tables, paddles and balls available. Anyone with a basic knowledge of ping pong is welcome.


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