Bogese claims ping pong title

Published 5:15 pm Thursday, October 15, 2015

In the most recent Fishin’ Pig Ping Pong Tournament, Bruce Bogese, of Farmville, was able to regain his title against a small but talented group of players.   

Bogese was able to hold off four-time champion Alex Spirn, of Williamsburg, in the first match of the day 21-6 and 21-10. Defending champion Devin Pierce, of Farmville, met eventual second-finisher John Pruitt in the first round also.  Pierce was victorious in two quick games.

Bogese then won his second match to place him in the winners bracket championship against Pierce, who defeated him last tournament.  Bogese was able to defeat Pierce in a very close three-game set. Pruitt was then able to upset the defending champion to face Bogese for the championship.  Pruitt would have to beat Bogese twice to obtain his first title.

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Pruitt was able to beat Bogese in the first match two games to one, but the victory was short lived because in the second match, Bogese was able to easily defeat Pruitt by the scores of 21-13 and 21-12.

This was Bogese’ s second time as champion and Pruitt’s third time in second place.