Sundays at Meadows held its first doubles tournament this morning, 3rd July. Eight teams competed in the event which was perfectly organised by Paul Snaith, with help from Brian Milsted - many thanks to both.
Teams were drawn from two pools of players which were balanced to make matches as competitive as possible.
The finals couldn't have been closer with both running to five sets.
In the main event well deserved winners were Andy Townson and Filippo Rotunno with runners up, Ben McKay and Zybrand Jacobs.
In the plate Laurence Muscat and Malcolm Cole narrowly came out on top against Ken Oliver and Peter Holt. Congratulations to the winners and runners up.
A great morning of table tennis!
As as a result of the government announcement, all fixtures scheduled from 4 November will be postponed. We hope to re-start play again once restrictions are eased again.
Matches for the 2020-21 league season will start on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at Otford. The league will feature a new format designed to take account of coronavirus restrictions and is scheduled to run until January 2021.
The document below sets out how the competition will operate, the teams and fixture dates.
As the first round of matches are taking place over the next two weeks, we suggest that everyone becomes familiar with the way the competition will work and the teams and dates. Team secretaries should now contact their teams to check availability. If there are any difficulties with availability, you will see there is a flexibility over arranging substitutes. With two player teams, it is essential that every team due to play fields two players.
Infection control procedures have been established at Meadows and Otford which reflect Table Tennis England guidance and any specific requirements of the venues. At each of the divisional matches there will be at least one player responsible for ensuring procedures are followed. Please bring your own hand sanitiser and use frequently. In the case of Otford, face coverings must be used when not playing. Both venues are large enough to easily accommodate two tables and comply with Table Tennis England requirements.
Scorecards can be found here. As matches are being played simultaneously over two tables, a card will need to be completed for each table's results and then consolidated onto one of the cards at the end of the match. A photo or scan of the card should then emailed to Nick Smith.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy the competition.
Following the government advice this evening, all matches within WKTTA will be suspended until further notice.
We cannot classify table tennis as an essential activity; and our priority actions must be to safeguard our members and their families.
Tonight saw the final evening of this season's Development League. The Red Team (Jack Smith and Pauline Davies) were crowned champions with 30 points and The Yellow Team (Nick Cabrera and Patrick Jotischky) finished second with 27. A special well done to Jack Smith for finishing the season with a 100% win record.
The main league's fixtures have now been published and can be viewed or downloaded below. Please note that there are a few Otford home matches being played at a venue other than Otford.
Meopham Table Tennis Club, who have seven teams in the Gravesend & District Table Tennis League, are seeking Premier Quality players to support their A side (home night Wednesday).
If you are interested in playing extra games this season, please contact Maurice Butler on 07947835094 to discuss. Thank you.
The fixtures for the 2016/17 season are now available to be downloaded. They are available by team and by date.
Registrations for entry to Division One and Division Two are now open, the deadline for entry is 26th August 2016. Teams do not need to be part of clubs or even have their own venue this season, you just need some team mates! An entry form is available to download below and should be sent to email@example.com before the deadline.
Top spot went to George Sainsbury on 92%. The second spot was very tightly and highly contested; coming down after five weeks to one leg in one of the last games - Paul Livermore beating Brian Lees 3-2 to take second on 85.4% with Brian third, less than 1% behind him. Nick Smith had been in contention all the way through, finishing fourth equal with Tyron on 79% after numerous games going to five legs.
The top three places each week were spread over 12 players, the groups changed in size and players week by week.
An award was given to the Best Developing Player, Hugh O'Neill, who obtained the most legs won over the five sessions. Our Chair, Tyron presented the keepsake trophies as momentoes of the players efforts.
We hope those unable to take part this year can do so next year. Our target was 24 (25% of membership). We had 25 entries, 19 participated over the five sessions,with six tables throughout in continuous use, players getting mostly 4 matches per session, sometimes 5 giving many excellent games of TT for pretty well everyone. Many said they had enjoyed the competition and the spirit in which it was played, along with the multi table format getting players of all abilities together in the same venue.
Thanks to everyone for making it work as an enjoyable, friendly, fun but competitive competition.
ENGLISH LEAGUES CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
MENS WILMOTT CUP organised by Table Tennis England
REGIONAL GROUP 8
Saturday 23rd April at Byng Hall TTC Tunbridge Wells
West Kent just pipped by Hastings
The West Kent team of Diccon Gray (Weald TTC), Owe Karlsson (Byng Hall TTC), Mark
Romano (Leigh RBL TTC) played well to go unbeaten into the deciding match with
Hastings, who were also unbeaten. Both teams defeated good sides from Guildford and
Crawley/Horsham after some really excellent quality controlled, attacking table tennis
where no player went through the competition without losing. The individual highlight was
Mark Collins of Crawley/Horsham defeating the highest rated player, Ritchie Venner of
West Kent took a 2-1 lead against Hastings with Diccon and Mark overcoming Ritchie
Venner and David Butler in the doubles, Diccon having defeated David and Mark losing to
Ritchie. Needing one of the two remaining games (with matches played simultaneously on
two tables), Diccon took Ritchie to five, going 2-1 up before losing out. Mark Romano took
on David pulling it back to 2-2. The Diccon/Ritchie match having concluded it was all eyes
on the this last leg of Mark versus David. David played exceptionally well and took the leg
11-8. Hastings go on to represent the South East in the finals. West Kent look to try again
next year and turn the tables in their favour.
West Kent v Hastings
1-0 Diccon Gray v David Butler 6 -8 -8 3 5
1-1 Mark Romano v Ritchie Venner -7 -8 9 -6
2-1 Gray/Romano v Venner/Butler 12 5 6
2-2 Diccon Gray v Ritchie Venner 10 -11 7 -7 -3
2-3.Mark Romano v David Butler 5 -8 -9 7 -8
The West Kent team squad members Dean Chipperfield (Leigh RBL TTC) and Paul
Livermore (Otford TTC) valuably carried out umpiring duties, looked after the three visiting
teams, dealt with match logistics as well as supporting their team. West Kent captain
Diccon Gray said "It was an excellent all round squad performance".
Guildford Michael Hill and Chris Bush P3 W0 L3 F3 A12
lost to Crawley/Horsham 2-3 lost to West Kent 0-5 lost to Hastings 1-4
Crawley/Horsham Mark Collins and Dan Pound P3 W1 L2 F5 A10
lost to West Kent 1-4 lost to Hastings 1-4
West Kent Diccon Gray Owe Karlsson Mark Romano P3 W2 L1 F11 A4
lost to Hastings 2-3
Hastings Ritchie Venner and David Butler P3 W3 L0 F11 A4
West Kent players Diccon Gray played 6 won 5 Owe Karlsson played 4 won 3 Mark
Romano played 2 won 0 Doubles played 3 won 3 (Diccon 3, Owe 2, Mark 1).
Report from R. Harris WKTTA.
The WKTTA annual tournament will be held on Saturday 30th January 2016 at Byng Hall.
For detail of the events, timings and rules and application form, please follow the links below. Entry fees will be collected on the day.
Tournament Rules and Events http://wktta.weebly.com/tournament-rules.html
Application form http://wktta.weebly.com/tournament-entry-form.html
You will see that the format and events have been changed somewhat to ensure the timely commencement and completion of events.
If you have any questions about the events or application process, please contact Nick Smith by email, with a copy to Dan Powley.
We hope that as many players as possible will enter this popular tournament and look forward to receiving your application form.
The fixtures for this year's doubles competition have been announced. Six teams have entered, each team playing each other over the course of an evening.
There will be four evenings in total meaning 20 matches for each team. For more information, go to the doubles competition fixtures page.
Entries for the team doubles competition for 2015/16 is now open. Details of the competition, as well as an entry form, can be downloaded below.
The minutes for the 2014/15 AGM are now available to view under the information tab above.
Registrations for entry to the Premier Division and Division One are now open, the deadline for entry is 31st July 2015. Teams do not need to be part of clubs this season, you just need some team mates! An entry form is available to download below and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
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