As Barmy Army were unable to field a side they forfeited their games. With one team fewer, the fixtures were altered to have four rounds instead of the usual five. This meant the exciting prospect of Kapow and Tweenies-101 playing each other in the final match of the evening!
There was, however, plenty of table tennis action to be had before that. There were some tight games and good play on show, but most of the matches stuck with the league table.
That was until The Mariners faced Kapow in the latter's penultimate match of the evening. At this stage, Kapow were a point behind leaders Tweenies-101 still with their game in hand. The Mariners were in fantastic form and beat the holders 3-2 to perfectly set up the title decider.
With one round of matches to go, Sweaty Trotters had played all their fixtures and were on 55 points. Kapow and Tweenies-101, with their head to head match still to play, were on 53 and 52 points respectively. Owing to the teams' matches won, this meant both needed a win to take the competition win with the loser only taking third!
The match itself was a tight and tense affair, with Kapow going 1-0 and 2-1 up only to be pegged back twice. But the holders were able to get a good lead at the beginning of the fifth and held on to retain their title.