Yorkshire prevails, titles for Joanne Shaw

Medallist in Taupo (left to right) Gary Williams Bei Zhang, Jo Shaw, Sarah Sandley (Photo: courtesy of Table Tennis New Zealand) by Ian Marshall, Editor Located in the heart of the North Island, the Taupo Events Centre was the venue for the recently concluded 2018 New Zealand Open Veteran Championships. Proceeding commenced on Thursday 29th March and concluded on Monday 2nd April. A notable name on the roll of honour was that of Joanne Shaw, she won the Women’s Singles titles in both the 40 to 49 years category and the 50 to 59 years category; now that makes me feel old, very old! Joanne Shaw is from Yorkshire in England, the same county as myself; she excelled as a junior player, one of the