Lichfield Table Tennis Club

Closed

Senior Xmas Tournament

2016

Our annual 'Doubles'competition came to a conclusion on Monday 19th December 2016. Normal club activities were suspended so that everyone could watch the final. Both the finalists, Leigh Bradford, Alan Thorne & Anna Tomczuk/Paul Edwards, had convincing straight set wins in their semi-final matches. On paper the finalists were well matched with both teams consisting of a 1st division player and a lower division player.The final was the best of 5 games.The opening game was won 11-7 by Leigh & Alan. Anna & Paul came back immediately winning the second game with the identical score line 11-7. Leigh Bradford started to show why he is high up in the Div 1 Tamworth League averages by dominating with his forehand attacking play and with good support from Alan Thorne won the next 2 games 11-4, 11-7.

 

FINAL SCORECARD

Umpire Roger Willetts

 

Players
1
2
3
4
Total
Leigh Bradford/Alan Thorne
11
7
11
11
 
3

 

Players
1
2
3
4
Total
Anna Tomczuk/Paul Edwards
7
11
4
7
 
1

 

The Finalists Left to right: Alan Thorne,Leigh Bradford, Paul Edwards,Anna Tomczuk.

 

Left to Right: Leigh Bradford, Di St Ledger,Alan Thorne

2016 DOUBLES TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Leigh Bradford and Alan Thorne are shown above receiving their trophies from one of our Junior Coaches Di St Ledger.

 

Left to right: Di St ledger, Paul Edwards

2016 DOUBLES TOURNAMENT RUNNERS-UP

Paul Edwards: You may have noticed he is missing his doubles partner Anna Tomczuk, receiving the Runners-up trophies. ( Unfortunately Anna had to leave early)

 

Left to Right: Far right Anna Tomczuk

Anna pictured above as Runner-Up in our Kaila Cup competition earlier this year.

The evening was rounded off with a buffet in the function room of King Edwards IV Leisure Centre and it was good to see some of our new members attending for the first time this year.Thanks to leisure centre staff, Linsey and crew for providing the buffet.

Thanks to all our committe members for your efforts in making this another successful year for Lichfield Table Tennis Club.

All that is left for me to do is to wish you all a

Very Merry Christmas

And a

Happy New Year !

 

. SEMI FINALS

Scorecards

 

Player
1
2
3
4
Total
Dave Knight/Jacqi
11
11
11
11
 
44

 

Player
1
2
3
4
Total
Anna Tomczuk/Paul Edwards
11
11
11
11
 
44

 

Player
1
2
3
4
Total
Leigh Bradford/Alan Thorne
11
11
11
11
 
44

 

Player
1
2
3
4
Total
Chris Latham/ Ben
11
11
11
11
 
44

 

Jack Gillespie (LT.T.C. Vice Chairperson)

 

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Lichfield Table Tennis Club

Closed

Junior Xmas Tournament

2016

The Junior tournament came to an exciting conclusion on Monday 12th December with Jack Hooper the overall winner, and Angus Rogers Runner-Up.

(Left to Right) Dave Knight & Jack Hooper

Above Jack Hooper is receiving the Winner's trophy from our Chairperson Dave Knight.

(Left to Right) Dave Knight & Angus Rogers

Above Angus Rogers receiving the Runner-Up Trophy.

L.T.T.C. JUNIORS 2016

Jack Hooper, Andrew Rushton, Joshua Allen, Harry Ayto, Dominic Loveland, Harvey Prince, Alex Jackson, Tom Allen, Ashley Holmes and Angus Rogers.

Above: Our Junior Tournament entrants 2016.

Left to right: Di St Ledger, Roger Willetts, Ian Knights

Thanks to our coaching team (above),who do a wonderful job coaching our Juniors throughout the year. If anybody knows of any youngsters who are interested in joining our Juniors please contact one of our coaches (details on the 'Coaching' page).

SENIORS

Lichfield Table Tennis Club

Closed Xmas Tournament

2016

A reminder that we are starting at 6 o,clock on Monday 19th December so we can complete the Tournament in time for the presentation and buffet at about 9 o.clock or earlier.

click here for draw details

 

FINALLY HAVE A

Very Merry Christmas

and a

Happy New Year

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Lichfield Table Tennis Club

Closed Xmas Tournament

2016

Starts 5th December. The first round will be played over the two weeks of 5 th and 12 th December, with the Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and Final played on 21 st December. As in previous years this will be a “random partners” doubles tournament.

Senior players are required to be available for the Tournament on either the 5 th or 12 th (flexibility allowed so all four players can be available, as some will have league and/or cup matches to play) and 19 th Dec for the final rounds.

Failure of either player to attend at these times will result in a bye for your opponent (remember it is a doubles competition).  

The Tournament is a doubles handicap competition. There will be a random team selection; the teams will take the form of one experienced (seeded) player, and one unranked lower league or non-league player, to ‘level the playing field’ as best as possible. On the 19 th Dec, after the Final, there will be a presentation with a buffet food selection, which will start at around 9:00pm or shortly after.

The cost is £4.00 per person. Please indicate your participation by completing the form (LINK BELOW), and handing it back to any committee member by 28 th November. Delete choice or tick as appropriate. If you cannot give this to one of the committee by 28/11, please complete and email to lttc@lichfieldttc.co.uk

The Draw will be organised by the Committee ASAP and notified to all by email and on the club website - http://www.lichfieldttc.co.uk/

GOODLUCK

ENTRY FORMS, CLINK HERE.

 

Tamworth & District Table Tennis League.

Starts week commencing the 3rd October 2016.

Fixtures to be announced soon.

League will comprise of 3 Divisions as shown below.

 

DIV 1

# Team P W D L SF SA PA Points
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

DIV 2

# Team P W D L SF SA PA Points
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

DIV 3

# Team P W D L SF SA PA Points
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

Please ensure your TTE registrations are up to date and keep a look out for further announcements.

Cheers

Jack Gillespie

Vice Chairman LTTC

 

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Kaila Cup 2016

Final

The Kaila Cup final took place on Monday 22nd August between Cyril Merriman and Anne Tomczuk. Both of them reached the final after closely contested semi-finals.

 

Semi- Final 1

Player'A'(Highter Handicap)
1
2
3
4
Total
Cyril Merriman
11
11
11
11
 
44

V

Player'B'(Lower Handicap)
1
2
3
4
H/cap=
24
Alan Thorne
2
3
4
6
+ Score
15
= Total
39

 

Semi-Final 2

Player'A'(Highter Handicap)
1
2
3
4
Total
Neil Lehane
7
11
7
11
 
36

V

Player'B'(Lower Handicap)
1
2
3
4
H/cap=
0
Anna Tomczuk
11
7
11
9
+ Score
38
= Total
38

 

As you can see, thanks to the Handicap committee's (Dave Knight) handicap scores, the semi finals were both closely contested.

The Final

Cyril Merriman V Anne Tomczuk

 

The Final was watched by an enthusiastic audience made up of our club members.

Anna Tomczuk started with a 10 point handicap advantage over Cyril Merriman. From the start Cyril imposed his defensive style of play over Anna and Anna was unable to introduce her prefered attacking play into the final. Despite Anna trying hard to counter Cyril's style of play, Cyril's experience pulled him through with a deserved victory.

Thanks again to Swaran Kaila for presenting the Kaila Cup trophy to Cyril Merriman our 2016 Winnner.

Above: Cyril recieving the Kaila Cup from Swaran.

 

Above: Cyril and Swaran with our Runner-up Anna

 

Thanks to Dave Knight our tournament organiser for a very sussessful and enjoyable tournament. Looking forward to next year already.

Jack Gillespie(Vice Chairman)

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Waitrose Community Matters Donation

 

5th August 2016

Lichfield Table Tennis Club was presented with a cheque for £200 from Waitrose’s Community Matters Scheme.

Jack Gillespie, Vice Chairperson of Lichfield Table Tennis Club said, ‘I would like to thank Waitrose and their customers who voted for us in this scheme. The money will be a useful contribution to the running costs of our Junior coaching course, which will run from September 2016 to July 2017 at King Edwards Leisure Centre Lichfield’.

Further details of our coaching scheme can be obtained from our website www.Lichfieldttc.co.uk.coaching page

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KAILA CUP!

Semi- Finals Evening.

Monday 22nd August.

The Line Up....

 

Cyril Merriman vs Alan Thorne
 

Neil Lehane vs Anna Tomczuk

Good luck to all taking part

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Kaila Cup 2016 - Tables    
A P W D L Pts P-Diff
Cyril Merriman – 70 6 6 0 0 12 68
Geoff Williamson – 20 7 6 0 1 12 63
Alex MacDonald – 20 5 2 1 2 5 -5
Mark Balant - 60 6 2 1 3 5 -11
Dave Russel Snr – 20 7 2 0 5 4 -21
Morgan Sykes – 55 4 3 0 1 3 7
Klaus Strohle – 55 6 1 0 5 2 -48
Yuri Slobodyuk – 55 5 0 0 5 0 -53
             
             
             
             
B P W D L Pts P-Diff
Anna Tomczuk – 55 6 6 0 0 12 54
Phil Sharpe – 30 6 4 0 2 8 34
Steve Thomas – 44 6 4 0 2 8 13
Dave Knight – 55 6 2 1 3 5 -3
Ari Mark – 18 5 2 0 3 4 -3
Peter Collins – 30 5 1 1 3 3 -6
Steve Leech – 15 6 0 0 6 0 -89
             
             
             
             
             
C P W D L Pts P-Diff
Neil Lehane – 55 7 6 0 1 12 7
Rob Wootton – 50 7 5 0 2 10 43
Zoran Djurkovic – 45 6 4 1 1 9 31 Hols
Claire Sykes – 20 6 4 0 2 8 18 Hols
Martin Sandground – 25 7 3 1 3 7 13
John Henson – 18 7 2 0 5 4 -22
John Bell – 35 7 2 0 5 4 -22
Mary Goodwin – 10 7 0 0 7 0 -68
             
             
             
             
D P W D L Pts P-Diff
Gary Dawson – 50 6 6 0 0 12 41 Hols
Alan Thorne – 30 7 5 0 2 10 28
Jack Gillespie – 60 7 4 0 3 8 15
Barbara Jones – 25 7 3 0 4 6 23
Chris Latham – 55 6 3 0 3 6 2
Varya Meredith – 50 4 2 0 2 4 -7
Jacquie Cotteril – 15 6 2 0 4 4 -45
John Madigan – 18 7 0 0 7 0 -57
             
             

 

 

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Yes folks it's that time of year again. Our annual closed handicap competition starts on Monday the 6th June 2016.

The rules are the same as previous years, but in essence, it will be a handicap tournament played in a league format using a random draw to start with. All matches will be played on a Monday night at King Edwards between the weeks of 6 th June and 8 th August, so there will be around two months to complete the league.

 

Anyone could play all their matches in two or three weeks if they want to, or spread them out over the timetable. There is be no fixture list, so matches can be played between individuals whenever convenient to both. However, if you are likely to be on holiday towards the end of the competition, please try to make sure you complete your matches before you go. Results should be passed to one of the organising committee once the games have been played, and the league will be updated each week based on the results.

With all the league matches played by 8 th August, we then intend to hold the quarter finals on the 15 th August, and the semi ’ s and Final on the 22 nd August, followed by a presentation. Make sure you are available for all dates, with the 15 th and 22 nd August being critical. There will again be trophies for the winner and runner-up.

Below are details of the four groups:

  A   B
       
1 Geoff Williamson – 20 1 Phil Sharpe – 30
2 Mark Balant - 60 2 Steve Thomas – 44
3 Morgan Sykes – 55 3 Dave Knight – 55
4 Yuri Slobodyuk – 55 4 Anna Tomczuk – 55
5 Klaus Strohle – 55 5 Harry Emberson – 40
6 Dave Russel Snr – 20 6 Steve Leech – 15
7 Cyril Merriman – 70 7 Peter Collins – 40
8 Alex MacDonald – 2- 8 Ari Mark – 18
9   9  
10   10  
       
  C   D
       
1 John Henson – 18 1 Barbara Jones – 25
2 Martin Sandground – 25 2 Alan Thorne – 30
3 Zoran Djurkovic – 45 3 Ian Knights – 50
4 Neil Lehane – 55 4 Gary Dawson – 50
5 Rob Wootton – 50 5 Jack Gillespie – 60
6 Mary Goodwin – 10 6 John Madigan – 18
7 Jameel Mann – 70 7 Jacquie Cotteril – 15
8 Claire Sykes – 20 8 Varya Meredith – 50
9 John Bell – 35 9  
10   10  

 

PLAYER ALLOWANCE - SCORING SYSTEM
1 The player with the higher handicap number is player "A".
2 Play 4 games up to 11 (11-10 is a result) and total the two overall scores.
3 Use the chart below to work out the value of the points allowance to player "B"
4 Add the points allowance to player "B" (lower handicap) to get the result.
5 Score two points for a win, one each for a draw, AND the winner's points difference is
noted to be used as the "tie-breaker" for equal points at the end of the competition.
Difference Points Difference Points
0-1 0 29-31 20
2-4 2 32-34 22
5-7 4 35-40 24
8-10 6 41-46 26
11-13 8 47-52 28
14-16 10 53-60 30
17-19 12 61-70 32
20-22 14 71-80 34
23-25 16 81-90 36
26-28 18

Handicaps

Collins Peter
40
Mann Jameel
70
Emberson Harry
40
Merriman Cyril
70
Bell John
35
Gillespie Jack
60
Thorne Alan
30
Balant Mark
60
Sharp Phil
30
Tomczuk Anna
55
Sandground Martin
25
Sykes Morgan
55
Jones Barbara
25
Slobodyuk Yuriy
55
Russell David Sr
20
Knight Dave
55
Sykes Claire
20
Lehane Neil
55
Williamson Geoff
20
Strohle Klaus
55
McDonald Alex
20
Dawson Gary
50
Madigan John
18
Meredith Varya
50
Ari Mark
18
Wootton Robert
50
Henson John
18
Knights Ian
50
Leech Steve
15
Djurkovic Zoran
45
Cotterill Jacquie
15
Thomas Steven
44
Goodwin Mary
10

Best of luck to you all!

Finally

A Special Thanks to Dave Knight for organising the event.

Jack Gillespie( Vice Chairman)

 

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Tamworth and District Table Tennis Association
NEWS

Presentation Party Night

Friday 13th May 2016

Venue – Bolehall Manor Club

 

If you would like to attend please contact John Kitson as soon as possible. At the moment we have 40 tickets sold – last year we had over 100.

The prizes will be presented by Desmond Douglas – easily the most famous name in British Table Tennis and you can meet and talk to him.
We have a disco, quiz and an excellent buffet, plus a chance to catch up with the people you only see at this event – the entrance fee is £5.00 per head, half of the actual cost
Prize winners need to come to the event to get their trophies or winnings.
If you do not book a ticket I can’t order food, so no-one can just turn up on the night – please, if you are intending to come you need to act NOW
If you have already reserved a ticket you do not need to do anything, and accept my thanks for your support.
Last year was a really good night – please help us to make this year as good.


Regards
John Kitson

( Chairman of T&DTTA)

FULL CHAIRMAN'S LETTER

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TAMWORTH & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

Closed Tournament 2016

Sunday the 28th of March 2016.

This years tournament was well attended and I was pleased to see we had a healthy representation from Lichfield TTC with around 12 of our members taking part. Competition was keen , but played in a good spirit and everybody taking part seemed to enjoy the competition. Unfortunately I do not have full details of the results but here are some of the highlights of the results regarding our club members:

Ladies Open Final was between Di St Ledger and Dawn Sagoo (suprise! surprise!). Dawn Sagoo was the winner after a closely contested final 13-11,11-9.

We had one other finalist in the 0ver 60's categories namely me.

The final was between Jack Gillespie and John Ludford.

John Ludford was the victor 5-11,11-6,3-11,9-11.

Other Result.

The Men's Singles Final was a keenly fought game between close rivals Michael Bree and Jody Bevington, with Michael Bree winning 3 games to 1.

 

Finally all that is left for me to do is to thank the organisers for all their efforts on putting on the event, with a special mention to Sue Bree (TORNAMENT ORGANISER) and John Kitson, Lisa Gillespie for providing the catering during the day.

 

Foot Note: Please note date of Presentation (Below).

If you are going to attend please let John Kitson Know as soon as possible.

Jack Gillespie

Vice Chairman Lichfield TTC

 

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XUSHAOFA SEAMLESS POLY TABLE TENNIS BALLS

(PREMIUM GRADE)

are now available at a

BARGAIN PRICE OF £1 EACH.

See Jack Gillespie.

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IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

TAMWORTH CLOSED TOURNAMENT: 28TH FEBRUARY 2016

TAMWORTH PRESENTATION EVENING: 13TH MAY 2016

Please see below T&DTTA Chairman's newsletter.

25th Jan 2016


Message from John Kinson - Chairman


The season is progressing well. Most matches are being played on time and there have been some superb performances throughout the leagues. If your team has any outstanding fixtures it would be very useful if you could catch up at the earliest opportunity – then we can ensure that the information on league positions shown on the website is as accurate as possible.


The Closed Tournament is on Sunday 28th February.

Last year was very well attended and we are hoping for even more players this year. This year there are slightly fewer events as the hard bat and Junior tournaments were held on Friday 8TH January. We had 18 players who really enjoyed a good nights sport, and next year we intend to do everything we can to get as many people as possible playing. Not just hard bat, but the drawn doubles is also a fun event.
Please have a good look at the entrance form to see which event is for you – every player should have the chance for plenty of games, and remember, there are cash prizes on offer just like last year.
The usual cafeteria services will be on offer and the action starts at 9am at Tamworth Youth Centre.


PRESENTATION EVENING – Friday May 13th at Bolehall Manor – 7.30pm


Everyone I have spoken to thought last year’s presentation at Bolehall Manor was a great event. OK the comedian was a disaster, but everything else was superb. This year will be even better.
The prizes are being presented by the most respected and widely recognised Table Tennis player this country has had in the last 40 years or more– the great DESMOND DOUGLAS
This is your chance to meet and chat to Des as he will be with us for most of the evening. Add in a great buffet, a disco, a cash prize quiz and the chance to get together with players from all over the divisions, and you have an excellent night out – the cost has not yet been finalised but I expect it to be £5.00 a head, and when you bear in mind we pay £6.00 a head for the buffet you will see it is great value.
The manager of the venue is very helpful and is keen to make sure the event goes well. To do this we need to know how many people to cater for – if you want to come please let me know as soon as possible – there is plenty of space, but I can only book food for the people I know are coming. You can phone me on 07768 533385, or e mail me at johnkinson1@gmail.com
Unfortunately if you don’t reserve a ticket I can’t order the food, and we don’t want 150 people attending if only 100 covers are booked – wars have broken out for less
Please support this event and show Des that Tamworth and Lichfield are well and truly on the Table Tennis map.


Regards
John

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John has stated in his newsletter that last year's presentation was very successful and was enjoyed by all that attended, so please try and support the event, as John and the committee put a lot of effort into organising this event.

The other event mentioned in John's Newsletter is the Closed Tournament which will be held at the Tamworth Youth Centre. We have a few newer members of our club, who are playing for us in the Tamworth League, who have not played in this event before, I can only recommend that they do as it is a very enjoyable event.

We have up to 30 players playing in the Tamworth League so let us try and support the Tournament as best we can!!!!!!!!!!.

Please click on (link) for your entry form.

Jack Gillespie

LTTC Vice Chairman

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LICHFIELD TABLE TENNIS CLUB

2015 REVIEW

 

Hello all our readers. I hope you are over your winter coughs and colds and ready for the New Year celebrations.It is the time of year for thought and reflection on the year passed. Our thoughts go out to the people who are suffering at the moment with the extreme weather.

It is good to announce our membership has grown to around 41 members and more of ours members are competing in the Tamworth League. We have 6 teams competing in the Tamworth League 2 in each Division. You can see how our teams are doing by looking at the league tables below. As you can see we are tending to linger in the bottom half of the tables, but I am hopeful that the situation will improve when, the mostly newly formed teams, work out what their strengths are.

I have added the Individual stats for those of you that may be interested, but I think these are not always the best way to assess individuals form, as it depends on who you play and how often you are able to play.

The new plastic or Poly ball seems to have been introduced into the Tamworth League without any 'fuss', probably due mainly to the League Committee making a firm decisions to introduce the the new ball at the beginning of the season, unlike some leagues were the option of using the old celluloid ball is allowed, despite Table Tennis England strongly recommending that use of the celluloid ball should be ceased. This may cause confusion in the new year if the old ball is removed off the ITTF approved list.

Review continues after individual averages

TAMWORTH AND DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

TABLES

Tables > Winter 2015 - 16 > Division 1
# Team P W D L SF SA PA Points
1 Tyc Retros 8 7 1 0 58 22 0 58
2 W'cote Raiders 9 7 1 1 58 32 0 58
3 N'seal Oak 10 5 1 4 51 49 0 51
4 Crown 7 6 0 1 46 24 0 46
5 N'seal Willow 8 1 1 6 33 47 0 33
6 C'worth Pingers 6 1 3 2 31 29 0 31
7 Lichfield K&Q 9 1 1 7 29 61 0 29
8 Lichfield Jets 9 1 0 8 24 66 0 24
Last Updated:

 

 

Tables > Winter 2015 - 16 > Division 2
# Team P W D L SF SA PA Points
1 N'seal Cedar 10 7 1 2 71 29 0 71
2 Hopwas A 9 8 1 0 69 21 0 69
3 Rugby Kings 10 5 1 4 59 41 0 59
4 Spital D'devils 10 5 3 2 58 42 0 58
5 L'field Knaves 9 6 0 3 55 35 0 55
6 Walmley Pongers 10 2 0 8 32 68 0 32
7 L'field Musket 9 2 0 7 28 62 0 28
8 Rugby Oddballs 9 0 0 9 8 82 0 8
Last Updated:

 

Tables > Winter 2015 - 16 > Division 3
# Team P W D L SF SA PA Points
1 Spital Mondays 10 7 1 2 61 39 0 61
2 K'bury Cruisers 10 5 2 3 55 45 0 55
3 Netherseal Ash 9 6 1 2 50 40 0 50
4 Hopwas B 9 4 1 4 50 40 0 50
5 TYC Talentz 10 4 2 4 49 51 0 49
6 L'field Rockets 9 5 0 4 46 44 0 46
7 N'seal Birch 9 1 2 6 36 54 0 36
8 L'field Barons 10 1 1 8 33 67 0 33
Last Updated:

 

INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES

Individual Averages > Winter 2015 - 16 > Division 1
Player Team Played Won % Win
Michael Bree TYC Retros 24 24 100.00 %
Jody Bevington Crown Social Club 18 17 94.44 %
Andy Jackson TYC Retros 24 18 75.00 %
Matt Satchwell Netherseal Willow 12 9 75.00 %
Ryan Birbeck Wilnecote Raiders 27 19 70.37 %
Daniel Sullivan Netherseal Oak 21 14 66.67 %
Di St. Ledger Lichfield Kings And Queens 18 12 66.67 %
Ken Read Wilnecote Raiders 15 10 66.67 %
Andrew Bache Wilnecote Raiders 24 15 62.50 %
Lord Jones Jones Crown Social Club 18 10 55.56 %
Robert Sheldon Curdworth Wheelers Pingers 15 8 53.33 %
Pete Jamieson Netherseal Oak 15 8 53.33 %
Displaying: 12 of 42 players Last Updated:

 

Individual Averages > Winter 2015 - 16 > Division 2
Player Team Played Won % Win
Paul Bowler Spital Daredevils 24 22 91.67 %
Ian Perry Netherseal Cedar 21 19 90.48 %
Aubrey Henry Netherseal Cedar 15 13 86.67 %
Gary Carr Netherseal Cedar 27 23 85.19 %
Johnathan Pilling Tamworth Rugby Kings 24 20 83.33 %
Neil Lehane Lichfield Knaves 15 12 80.00 %
Alastair Tallis Hopwas A 24 19 79.17 %
Karl Oliver Hopwas A 18 14 77.78 %
Martin Tallis Hopwas A 21 16 76.19 %
Dean Snowden Tamworth Rugby Kings 24 18 75.00 %
Alan Mcloughlin Hopwas A 18 13 72.22 %
Roger Willetts Lichfield Musketeers 18 12 66.67 %
Chris Latham Lichfield Knaves 18 11 61.11 %
Yuriy Slobodyuk Lichfield Knaves 15 9 60.00 %
Alan Baker Spital Daredevils 27 15 55.56 %
Ian Gould Tamworth Rugby Kings 21 11 52.38 %
Displaying: 16 of 35 players Last Updated:

 

Thanks to Tamworth & District TTA for all their efforts.

 

Club Competitions

We held our usual annual competitions. The Kaila Cup and The Doubles Cup. Both competitions saw an increase in entrants which was good to see and it was encouraging to see the new members feeling comfortable enough to join in the events. Thanks to Dave Knight for being the main organiser.

Honours List:

Kaila cup Winner 2015: Jack Gillespie. Runner-up: Paul Edwards

Doubles Competition Winners2015: Di ST Ledger/Claire Sykes. Runners-up: J.Gillespie/P. Sharpe

 

Membership cards were introduced for the first time this season, which hopefully give members a sense of belonging, besides proof of payment of membership fee.

COACHING

We have an excellent team Roger Willets, Ian Knights and Di St Ledger coaching the Juniors and it is encouraging to see some of them developing to a good standard, but we do need more youngsters to join the coaching sessions. If you know of any please contact any member of our coaching team or send them along to King Edward's Leisure Centre.

Coaching sessions are held every Monday evening from 6am to 7pm.

 

As can be seen below in the next feature, our end of the Year Doubles Tournament and social function went well. Or did it? The committee would like your views about the format of the competition and the presentation after.

Well I have come to the end of my thoughts and comment for 2015, all that is left for me to do is to wish you all..................................

A HAPPY NEW YEAR

CHEERS!

Jack Gillespie (LTTC Vice Chairman) (dated 30 Dec-2015)

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LICHFIELD TABLE TENNIS CLUB'S DOUBLES

COMPETITION 2015.

FINAL'S NIGHT

Monday the 21st of December.

This was a keenly fought competition we most of our membership taking part. The doubles teams were made up of an experience league player, partnered with a non-league player. This gave everybody a reasonable chance of competing on an even 'playing field'.

The teams that reached the Final were Di St Ledger/Claire Sykes and Jack Gillespie/Phil Sharpe.

 

Finalists: left to right- Claire sykes, Jack gillespie, Phil Sharpe, Di St Ledger.

 

All play was suspended for the night whilst the Final was played . Watched by an enthusiastic crowd, the best of five sets battle commenced.

Di and Claire took command from the start with both Jack and Phil finding it difficult to deal with the oppositions service game and lost the first game 11-5. The same pattern followed for the second game with Jack and Phil losing 11-7.

In the third game Jack and Phil raised their game a little and manage to reverse the trend and win the third game 11-8, but this revival was short lived and Di and Claire dominated the 4th game winning 11-6 to take the set and Championship 3 games to 1.

score card

Di St Ledger -Claire Sykes 11 11 8 11
Jack Gillespie- Phil Sharpe 5 7 11 6

(Please note I have estimated the scores as I forgot to make a note of them, even though I was playing, but this does not affect the accuracy of the report of the eventual result, so there !!!).

The evening continued with a Presentation and Festive celebration, which took part in the the upstairs bar of King Edward's Leisure Center.

Our Chairman Dave Knight addressed the eagerly awaiting membership with his annual speech on the progress of our club and was pleased to announce that our membership had grown to such an extent that we had to consider limiting membership, due to the pressure on 'Table Space'. We are the largest single contributor to the Tamworth League with us having entered 6 teams this 2015/16 season. Dave thanked the membership for supporting the club through the year and at the event tonight and also thanked the committed for their efforts through the year. Dave added that it was a time good time to remember the people that could not be here, notably Anand Kaila for all the hard work and enthusiasm he put into running Lichfield Table Tennis Club. At that point Swaran Kaila was invited to the front to present the Trophies to the Winners and Losers (Runners- up) of the Doubles Competition.

RUNNERS-UP

Receiving their Trophies from Swaran Kaila.

Above: Runners up - Left to right-Jack Gillespie,Phil Sharpe, Swaran Kaila.

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DOUBLES CHAMPIONS 2015

DI ST LEDGER AND CLAIRE SYKES

Receiving their Trophies from Swaran Kaila.

Above: left to right- Di St Ledger, Claire Sykes, Swaran Kaila.

The evening was concluded with drinks and finger buffet. Thanks to Lindsey of King Edward's for providing the Buffet.

Special thanks to Dave Knight for organising the Completion.

 

All that is left for me to do is to wish your all a.................

 

VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Jack Gillespie (LTTC Vice Charman)

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LICHFIELD TABLE TENNIS

JUNIOR SINGLES TOURNAMENT 2015 CHAMPION IS DECIDED.

On Monday 14th December 2015 the Junior Annual Singles Tournament took place. This year it was run as a Handicap Competition with everybody playing each other once, so that the eventual winner would have to show an ability to play a good all round game.This was a keenly contested tournament with all players showing the skills that our great coaching team of Roger Willets, Ian Knights and Di St Ledger have passed on to them over the past few weeks of our coaching course.

Ok it is down to the results time!!!!

With 6 wins to his name our ....

Junior Singles Runner up was...

Dan Swaffar.

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(Above is Dan Swaffar receiving his runner-up trophy from Swaran Kaila and Club Chairman Dave Knight).

 

With eight wins to his name our

2015 Junior Champion is....

Andrew Rushton

(Above is Andrew Rushton receiving his Winner's trophy from Swaran Kaila and Cub Chairman Dave Knight).

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Left: Runner-Up Dan Swaffar Right: 2015 Champion Andrew Rushton.

 

 

This Tournament concludes the coaching sessions for 2015. The 2016 coaching restarts on January 4th and I do believe there are places available. If anybody knows any youngsters that would like to join the coaching sessions, please bring them along on a Monday evening from 6pm to 7pm, cost £2.50p per session.

Jack Gillespie( LTTC Vice Chairman)

 

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LICHFIELD TABLE TENNIS CLUB'S DOUBLES

COMPETITION 2015.

(Entry Form, click here)

Yes with less than 43 days to Christmas it's time to think about our annual Doubles Competition. After an intensive committee meeting at our favourite venue, The Bowling Green Lichfield, it was decided to follow the same format as last year.

The Juniors Handicap Tournament will be held on Monday 14th December, with the presentation at 7pm. Some of the more advanced juniors will be allowed to enter the senior tournament at the discretion of their Coaches. We feel this give them valuable experience playing at a senior level.

The Senior Tournament will commence on Monday 7th December 2015, with the Semi-Finals being played on Monday 21st December, with the usual finger buffet and get together at the end of the night.The cost of the tournament and finger buffet will be at the Bargain Price of £3. Entrance forms available from the usual committee members and I will attach a copy of the entry form to the web site as soon as it is available.

Congratulations to one of our coaching team members Ian Knights, who after a gap of 15yrs as re licensed as a E.T.T.A. Level 3 Diploma Coach. Ian coached extensively in the 70s, 80s, 90s, being involved in the development of a number of young players to England Cadet and Junior level

May I add there are a few places available on our junior coaching scheme. Coaching takes place at King Edwards Leisure Centre from 6 to 7 o'clock every Monday night Supervised by three excellent E.T.T.A. qualified coaches, Roger Willetts, Di St Ledger and Ian Knights.

Cheers

Jack Gillespie

Vice Chairman LTTC

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KAILA CUP 2015 NEWS/update.

FINALS DAY

MONDAY 17TH AUGUST

Our annual handicap tournament was played through to the final.

The first semi final was between Di St ledger and Jack Gillespie.

Don't be fooled by the result sheet, this was a closely contested match with long defensive rallies. Di played a defensive game, perhaps conscious of the 20 point advantage Jack started off with. Jack managed to match Di's defensive play and eventually came out the victor being, able to play more freely with the advantage of the handicap.

Semi Final 1

Player 'A' (Higher Handicap) 1 2 3 4  
Total
Di St Ledger 10 11 11 10  
42
 
Player 'B' (Lower Handicap)         Handicap=
20
Jack Gillespie 11 8 6 11

+ score

= Total

36
56

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The second semi final was between 'new comer' Jameel Mann and Paul Edwards.

Paul Edwards started off with a 26 points advantage, and as can be seen from the score sheet, turned this match into a close call, Paul just sealing the victory in the final game 11-8.

Semi Final 2

Player 'A' (Higher Handicap 1 2 3 4  
Total
Jameel Mann 11 11 11 11  
44
 
Player 'B' (Lower Handicap)         Handicap=
26
Paul Edwards 3 5 5 8

+ score

= Total

21
47

THE FINAL

Jack Gillespie v Paul Edwards

(Match umpire Dave Knight.)

Finalists: Jack Gillespie (left), Paul Edwards (right)

All table tennis activity was suspended and a space cleared away for the final.The match commenced watched by a enthusiastic crowd. Both players started off playing a very steady game, with attacking strokes far and few between. Jack aware of the fact that he could not throw away many points, with a 26 points handicap against him. This was a closely run match up to the end of the 3rd game with Jack on 33 points and Paul on 32 points, but with few attacking stokes being played by Paul, Jack was able to control the 4th game and eventually finish the winner by 7 points.

FINAL RESULT SHEET

Player 'A' (Higher Handicap 1 2 3 4  
Total
Jack Gillespie 11 11 11 11  
44
 
Player 'B' (Lower Handicap)         Handicap=
26
Paul Edwards 5 4 6 2

+ score

= Total

17
37

 

KAILA CUP CHAMPION 2015

IS

JACK GILLESPIE

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KAILA CUP PRESENTATION

Our thanks to Swaran Kaila for attending the event and to agreeing to present the trophies.

Pictured below Paul receiving his Runner-up trophy from Swaran.(Swaran is the good looking one!)

Swaran Kaila (left)- Paul Edwards (right)

 

Pictured below Jack Gillespie receiving the Kaila Cup for 2015.

Swaran Kaila- Jack Gillespie

Photos courtesy of Dave Knight.

Vice Chairman's comments.

That concludes the tournament for 2015. I think I can safely say that everybody that was able to enter the tournament has really enjoyed taking part. We have seen an increasing number of non league players participating, which is particularly pleasing. I think the handicap format gives all playing abilities a chance to progress in the tournament, and in any case..............

'IT'S GOOD TO PLAY !'

Finally a special thanks to Dave Knight for organising the tournament, and to the person whose memory the Cup is named after.

Jack Gillespie (LTTC)

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See updated tables.

L.T.T.C.

KAILA CUP 2015 NEWS/update.

Hi all.
 
As a result of enquiries, I am aware that there are a several people who are away for one or other of the two dates initially scheduled for the Q/F, S/F and Final matches. For this reason, I have brought forward the Final to be played on the same date as the other knock-out matches, so that ALL of the knock-out matches will be played on the 17th August. This avoids several absences and the final potentially being between two people who are away on the 24th, which would be a bit silly.
I may well have already asked you, but just to make absolutely certain of who is available for the final stages, can you please confirm that you will be available to play on the 17th. Some places are still in the balance with a couple of games to play that could affect the final tables, so you may yet not be in the reckoning anyway, but just so I can be prepared, please confirm you are available on the 17th to play.
 
Thanks to everyone for participating anyway, and good luck for the rest of the competition.
 
Regards

Dave

(LTTC Chairman and Comp organiser)

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Kaila Cup 2015 - Tables as of 3rd August 2015
A
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
*Jameel Mann - 70 8 8 0 0 16 53
**Di St Ledger - 85 8 5 0 3 10 17
John Henson - 20 8 4 0 4 8 20
Rob Wootton - 50 8 4 0 4 8 12
John Bell - 35 8 4 0 4 8 -2
Yuri Slodbyuk - 55 8 4 0 4 8 -14
Dave Russell Snr - 24 8 3 0 5 6 -1
Roger Willetts - 75 8 2 0 6 4 -26
Peter Collins - 45 8 2 0 6 4 -52
             
             
B
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
**Jack Gillespie - 55 6 6 0 0 12 62
Paul Edwards - 24 6 4 0 2 8 48
*Cyril Merriman - 75 6 4 0 2 8 9
Klaus Strohle - 55 5 4 0 1 8 -18
Alex MacDonald - 24 6 2 0 4 4 -1
Ari Mark - 24 5 1 0 4 2 -42
Mary Goodwin - 10 6 0 0 6 0 -58
Cameron Sykes - 70 Scratched       0  
Harry Emberson - 40 Scratched       0  
             
             
C
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
Zoran Djurkovic - 35 8 6 1 1 13 91
Morgan Sykes - 55 8 6 0 2 12 60
*Mark Balant - 65 8 6 0 2 12 17
Ian Knights - 50 7 5 0 2 10 43
Phil Sharpe - 30 8 4 1 3 9 54
Steve Thomas - 45 8 3 0 5 6 -61
**Dave Knight - 60 8 2 1 5 5 -60
Martin Sandground - 35 7 1 1 5 3 -75
John Madigan - 24 8 0 0 8 0 -76
             
             
D
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
Gary Dawson - 60 8 8 0 0 16 91
**Neil Lehane - 55 8 6 0 2 12 34
Anna Tomczuk - 55 8 6 0 2 12 19
Geoff Williamson - 25 8 5 0 3 10 48
Alan Thorne - 35 8 4 0 4 8 18
Claire Sykes - 24 6 1 0 5 2 -21
Barbara Jones - 35 6 1 0 5 2 -34
*Jacquie Cotterill - 18 8 1 0 7 2 -94
Steve Leech - 20 6 0 0 6 0 -61
             
             
Quarter Finals Draw
2 top players in each group make up the quarter-finals
Winner A vs R/up C vs
Winner B vs R/up D vs
Winner C vs R/up A vs
Winner D vs R/up B vs
Semi-Finals 1 vs 4 2 vs 3

 

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CLUB MEMBERS SUCCESSES

I is always good to mention club members successes elsewhere and I am please to announce that Harry Emberson is the the 2015 Table Tennis Champion of Nuneaton and Bedworth Council.

Congratulations from Lichfield Table Tennis Club.

(I think harry is a somewhat reluctant Champion so I will not reveal my sources.)

Jack Gillespie (Vice Chairman lttc.)


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TAMWORTH & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

SEASON 2014/15 ROUND UP

Lichfield Kings and Queens

Our highest placed team was Lichfield Kings and Queens, finishing in 6th position in Division One. No doubt they will be hoping to finish a little higher next season. Di St Ledger was their best performing player finishing in the top ten of the Division One averages with a creditable average of 66%, having won 28 of the 42 sets played. (Doubles averages)

FINAL TABLE DIV ONE Winter 2014-15>
# Team P W D L SF SA PF PA PA Points
1 21 18 1 2 171 39 7495 5584 0 171
2 21 18 2 1 160 50 7641 5789 0 160
3 21 14 0 7 130 80 7556 6864 0 130
4 Netherseales 21 11 2 8 123 87 6822 6556 0 123
5 21 9 0 12 83 127 5720 6487 0 83
6 21 5 2 14 75 135 6742 7140 0 75
7 Neth'seal Cedar 21 3 1 17 58 152 6347 7234 0 58
8 21 2 0 19 40 170 4587 7256 0 40
Last Updated:

Lichfield Jets

Lichfield Jets had a successful season finishing as Division Two Champions. Gary Dawson was their Star player finishing the season in second place in the averages table with an average of 82%. Jack Gillespie and Mark Balant were also in the Top Ten of the averages, on 80% and 73% respectively and with Harry Emberson improving and scoring some notable victories it was a good all round team performance that gained them the top place in Division Two despite a very strong challenge from Netherseal Oak. (Doubles averages)

Lichfield Knaves

Lichfield Knaves finished a creditable 5th place, out performing the teams in the lower half of the Division Two. Neil Lehane was the top player with a 52% average. Their team will be strengthened next season, as we have some new members that will be competitive in this division and should be able to challenge the top five teams.

 

FINAL TABLE DIV TWO Winter 2014-15
# Team P W D L SF SA PF PA PA Points
1 21 13 4 4 146 64 7652 6740 0 146
2 21 16 2 3 143 67 7721 6988 0 143
3 21 15 4 2 131 79 7539 6791 0 131
4 Jokers A 21 13 3 5 128 82 6782 6400 0 128
5 21 7 2 12 98 112 7164 7398 0 98
6 Rugby Kings 21 8 0 13 97 113 6888 6936 0 97
7 21 4 1 16 71 139 7011 7506 0 71
8 21 0 0 21 26 184 5673 7671 0 26
Last Updated:

 

Lichfield Musketeers

Lichfield Musketeers had a good season in Division Three finishing 2nd. Alan Thorne was their top performer finishing with an average of 72% , winning 37 out of 51 sets contested. John Bell, Paul Edwards and Pete Collins were not far behind on 66%, 64% and 50% respectively. Unfortunately John and Paul will not be playing for the Musketeers next season, so we will see a much changed side. (Doubles averages)

 

Lichfield Rockets

Rockets held their own well against most of the opposition in Division Three, apart from the 'stand out' team TYC Oddballs who won the division without losing a match. Rockets top player was Zoran Djurkovic, who was this seasons most improved player in the Tamworth and District's League. Zoran finished on an average of 81%, with good support from team mate Chris Davis who was on 59%. Claire Sykes and Rebecca Davis made some useful contributions to the team efforts and it was good to see Rebecca, as a junior, gaining some valuable league experience.

 

FINAL TABLE DIV THREE Winter 2014-15
# Team P W D L SF SA PF PA PA Points
1 21 19 2 0 166 44 7813 6218 0 166
2 21 14 4 3 134 76 7703 6870 0 134
3 21 12 1 8 106 104 6777 6804 0 106
4 21 10 2 9 106 104 6706 6792 0 106
5 Spital Mondays 21 7 3 11 100 110 7087 6912 0 100
6 Kbury Cruisers 21 7 2 12 89 121 6994 7432 0 89
7 Tyc Lambs 21 4 1 16 77 133 6521 7194 0 77
8 Tyc Talentz 21 3 1 17 62 148 6279 7658 0 62
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NEXT WINTER SEASON 2015/16

I am happy to say that next season we will be back to our full compliment of 6 teams, due to an influx of new members, of league standard. YES! the BARONS are back.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I welcome Rob Wootton, Chris Lathem, Jameel Mann, Anna Tomczuk and Jo Ali.

Apologies if i have missed anybody out.

Team Secretaries

Please note Tamworth & District Table Tennis League entry forms must be sent to Dawn Sagoo, by Saturday 21st August 2015. That is the deadline date, but it would be helpful if your entries could be in ASAP.

To: C/O Dawn Sagoo, “Roseanais”, Arley Hall Farm, Oak Avenue, Old Arley, Warwicks. CV7 8FN

 

Thanks again to The T&DTTA Committee for all their efforts over the year, and for giving us the chance play and enjoy ' The Game', at a competitive level.

May all teams competing have an enjoyable season.

Jack Gillespie (L.T.T.C. Vice Chairman)

 

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See updated tables.

L.T.T.C.

KAILA CUP 2015 IS WELL ON THE WAY!

The month of June has seen a enthusiastic start to our very own Summer Club Competition, with teams competing in four groups A,B,C,& D. The Kaila Cup is a closed handicap competition, so that all members taking part have a chance of winning regardless of their playing standard. This is a great chance for non-league players to have a go at competitive table tennis, and looking at the players taking part we can see they are well represented.

Oh yes!!! special thank you to Dave Knight for being our tournament organiser.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL

Jack Gillespie(Vice chairman L.T.T.C.)

Kaila Cup tables

Kaila Cup 2015 - Tables as of 29th June 2015
A
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
**Di St Ledger - 85 8 5 0 3 10 17
*Jameel Mann - 70 4 4 0 0 8 39
Rob Wootton - 50 7 4 0 3 8 21
John Henson - 20 7 4 0 3 8 19
John Bell - 35 8 4 0 4 8 -2
Yuri Slodbyuk - 55 7 4 0 3 8 -10
Dave Russell Snr - 24 6 2 0 4 4 -4
Peter Collins - 45 7 2 0 5 4 -48
Roger Willetts - 75 6 1 0 5 2 -28
             
             
B
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
**Jack Gillespie - 55 6 6 0 0 12 62
Klaus Strohle - 55 5 4 0 1 8 25
*Cyril Merriman - 75 6 4 0 2 8 9
Paul Edwards - 24 4 2 0 2 4 27
Alex MacDonald - 24 6 2 0 4 4 -1
Ari Mark - 24 5 1 0 4 2 -42
Cameron Sykes - 70 1 0 0 1 0 -33
Mary Goodwin - 10 5 0 0 5 0 -47
Harry Emberson - 40 Scratched          
             
             
C
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
*Mark Balant - 65 8 6 0 2 12 17
Zoran Djurkovic - 35 6 5 1 0 11 94
Phil Sharpe - 30 7 3 1 3 7 39
Morgan Sykes - 55 5 3 0 2 6 32
Steve Thomas - 45 6 3 0 3 6 -31
**Dave Knight - 60 8 2 1 5 5 -60
Ian Knights - 50 2 2 0 0 4 16
Martin Sandground - 35 5 1 1 3 3 -47
John Madigan - 24 7 0 0 7 0 -67
             
             
D
P
W
D
L
Pts
P-Diff
             
**Neil Lehane - 55 8 6 0 2 12 34
Anna Tomczuk - 55 8 6 0 2 12 19
Gary Dawson - 60 5 5 0 0 10 63
Geoff Williamson - 25 8 5 0 3 10 48
Alan Thorne - 35 8 4 0 4 8 18
Barbara Jones - 35 6 1 0 5 2 -34
*Jacquie Cotterill - 18 6 1 0 5 2 -59
Claire Sykes - 24 4 0 0 4 0 -38
Steve Leech - 20 5 0 0 5 0 -51
             
             
Quarter Finals Draw
2 top players in each group make up the quarter-finals
Winner A vs R/up C vs
Winner B vs R/up D vs
Winner C vs R/up A vs
Winner D vs R/up B vs
Semi-Finals 1 vs 4 2 vs 3

Supplied by Dave Knight : Tournament organiser

 

 

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TAMWORTH AND DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

PRESENTATION EVENING

7.30PM- FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2015

 

LICHFIELD TABLE TENNIS CLUB PICK UP TROHIES.

Tamworth and District Table Tennis Association held their annual Presentation Evening at Bolehall Manor Social Club on Friday the 15th May 2015.

This was a very well attended event with representatives from many of the League’s teams. Everybody was well entertained all evening with, music, a comedian, raffles and quizzes.

A special mention to the star of the night, Paul Hancox, the League’s own ‘ table tennis playing’ magician. Paul toured the tables all night and baffled the audience with his sleight of hand magic, making objects disappear before your very eyes, and card tricks that would make you think twice about taking him on at poker.

Thanks to the committee for all their hard work in organising the event and to Alex Farrell for compering the evening.

Finally I am pleased to report that Lichfield Table Tennis Club came away with a Bag full of trophies. The Honours List is shown below District.

 

T&DTTA Tournament  (Sunday 8th March 2015) Awards

 

Over 60’s Singles Winner................ Cyril Merriman

Ladies Singles Winner..................... Di St Ledger        

Ladies Singles Runner Up............... Morgan Sykes

Handicap Singles Winner................ Morgan Sykes      

Handicap Singles Runner Up.......... Neil Lehane

Division 3 Singles Runner Up......... Peter Collins

Veterans Doubles Winner............... Rob Sheldon and Di St Ledger

League Honours                                         

League H’capped Doubles (played throughout the season)

Division 2 Winners ......................... Lichfield Jets

Division 3 Runners Up ................... Lichfield Musketeers

 

Most Improved player

Division 3 .........................................Zoran Djurkovic

PHOTO GALLERY

Lichfield TTC attendees, Left to right: Dave Knight, John Bell, Alan Thorpe,Di St Ledger, Jack Gillespie, Rebecca Davis, mark Balant, Christopher Davis,Clare Skyes, Morgan Skyes, Zoran Djurkovic.

 

Ladies Singles Winner: Di St Ledger

 

Ladies Singles Runner Up............... Morgan Sykes

 

Handicap Singles Winner................ Morgan Sykes      

 

 

Most Improved player: Division 3 .....Djurkovic

Andy Jackson (T&DTTA President) presenting Zoran Djurkovic(Right) with his award.

Division 3 Runners Up ................... Lichfield Musketeers

Left to Right: Alan Thorpe, John Bell.

 

Division 2 Winners ......................... Lichfield Jets

Left to Right: Andy Jackson , Jack Gillespie, Mark Balant.

 

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TAMWORTH CLOSED TOURNAMENT – REPORT

11th March 2015

T&DTTA annual closed tournament was a great success with over 30 players competing in various formats from a junior competition to a over 60's competition.

Lichfield Table Tennis Club had successes in several categories. Listed below.

OVER 60'S COMPETION WINNER : Cyril (side spin) Merriman.

After a lucky first round victory against a poor victim that he bored to death (me) he progressed to the Final, to meet Pete Jamieson (Netherseal Oak). The final went to 5 games with Cyril winning 11-5 in the 5th game.

VETERAN DOUBLES WINNERS: Rob Sheldon (Curdworth Wheelers Pingers) & Di St Ledger.

Rob & Di's opponents in this final were Brian Hagger & Pete Jamieson of Neatherseal Oak's From the start Rob & Di took control of this match and won in three straight games 11-8,11-5,11-6.

HANDICAP SINGLES COMPETITION WINNER: Morgan Sykes.

This was an all Lichfield Table Tennis Club Final between Neil Lethane & Morgan Sykes.The final format was best of three games played to 21 points.

Neil had the advantage of a +3 points start in each game and took full advantage of it in the first game to win 21-14.

But then the tide started to turn_______________

Neil's over reliance on high defensive returns as an answer to Morgan's more attacking style became less effective, and eventually Morgan over powered Neil and won the last two games 16-21, 14-21.

WOMANS SINGLES COMPETITION WINNER: Di St Ledger

The final was again an all Lichfield TTC affair, with the more experienced Di St Ledger defeating Morgan Sykes, who was appearing in her second final of the day.

Congratulations to all our Winners!

Finally I would like to thank all those who were involved in organising the Tournament before and on the day, from the Caterers to the Tournament organisers. It was a friendly Tournament which most players seemed to have really enjoyed participating in.

Jack Gillespie (Vice Chairman LTTC)

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TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND NEWS.

 

For those of you who may be interested, below is the official position of Table Tennis England on Plastic balls.

Plastic balls: Your questions answered

Q1: Why the change?
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced a move to plastic balls in 2013. They have been used in all ITTF-sanctioned and World Title events since July 1, 2014. The European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) confirmed the mandatory use of the plastic ball in all ETTU competition from September 1, 2014.

Q2: What is Table Tennis England’s position?
Table Tennis England conforms with the ITTF decision as a matter of principle. However, we recognised that the 2014-15 season would inevitably be one of transition as stocks of celluloid balls were used up and supplies of plastic balls improved. It was therefore decided to introduce plastic balls at National Championship and Grand Prix events, while leaving local leagues and tournaments free to choose between celluloid and plastic for the 2014-15 season.

Q3: What will happen next season (2015/16)?
Plastic balls will be used at all Table Tennis England events from July 1, 2015 in order to ensure a level playing field for all competitors, on both national and international stages.
We strongly advise that all local leagues use the plastic balls from next season for the following reasons:
•    Above all, introducing plastic balls across the board will benefit all players as it ensures consistency throughout all levels of the sport. Not introducing plastic balls in one competition would see players disadvantaged when they play in other competitions.
•    It is anticipated that supplies of celluloid balls will dwindle rapidly as plastic balls become the norm. Therefore, making the switch at the earliest opportunity and across the board is advisable for the greater good of the sport as a whole.

Q4: What if my league doesn’t want to change?

We strongly advised leagues to introduce plastic balls from 2015/16 as not doing so will only serve to disrupt players. However, we recognise that whilst celluloid balls remain on the ITTF approved list, individual leagues may choose not to introduce plastic balls, despite our strong recommendation that a uniform approach and a common start date would be the most beneficial option for all players.

Q5: What if my club has a big supply of celluloid balls?
The 12 months’ notice given to clubs at the start of this season was intended to avoid this situation. However, celluloid balls can continue to be used in practice and club closed tournaments.

Q6: What is the availability?
We have contacted several UK distributors, who believe there may be temporary supply shortages during summer 2015 due to anticipated heavy demand. We therefore encourage all clubs, leagues, and tournament organisers to ensure orders are place in plenty of time for next season. The ITTF has kept celluloid balls on its list of Approved Balls valid until December 31, 2015. It is not intending to withdraw celluloid balls from the list as long as manufacturers continue to produce them. However, the ITTF anticipates celluloid balls will disappear from the market as production, storage and distribution become unprofitable.

Q7: Are they robust or easily breakable?
Evidence suggests that while early batches fell below the necessary standards for durability, later batches have improved. For more information, see the ITTF’s Q&A by clicking here

Q8: When can we get Orange balls?
The ITTF anticipates that orange balls will be introduced by manufacturers in the near future as the production process for the white balls becomes normalised.

February 18, 2015

 

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Lichfield Table Tennis Club

Senior Closed Doubles Tournament 2014

Lichfield Table Tennis Club's annual Christmas tournament took place on Monday 22nd December 2014. We had a very good turn out with 15 teams competing for the title.

To see the draw click here.

The Final was between Gary Dawson/ Anna Tomczuk and Di St Ledger /Alex Sharpe, surrounded by an enthusiastic audience of club members. Gary Dawson and Anna Tomczuk would have started favourites for this final and true to form Gary and Anna took the first game 11-9. Di St Ledger and Alex Sharpe surprisingly took the second game11-8 and a pattern started to emerge. Despite the inexperience of Alex Sharpe in competitive table tennis he played a very steady and measured game and with Di's International doubles play experience they started to take control of this contest. They won the third game, which was very keenly contested,14-12. The 4th game Di and Alex continued to play a steady game frustrating their opponents so much that they started to try to force the game and go for attacking shots that were not viable. Eventually Di and Alex's more steady play won them the fourth game 11-7and The Match.

Score Card

Gary Dawson/Anna Tomczuk 11 8 12 7 Total 1
Di St Ledger/ Alex Sharpe 9 11 14 11
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LICHFIELD TABLE TENNIS CLUB'S DOUBLES CHAMPIONS FOR 2014 ARE

DI ST LEDGER AND ALEX SHARPE

 

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Tournament action!!!!!!

The Finalist (Below)

Left to Right: Alex Sharpe, Di St Ledger, Anna Tomczuk, Gary Dawson

Runner's Up: Left to Right Gary Dawson, Anna Tomczuk and Chairman Dave Knight

Above Photograph shows Gary Dawson and Anna Tomczuk receiving their Runner's up trophy from Lichfield T.T.C. Chairman Dave Knight.

 

left to right:Di St Ledger, Alex Sharpe and Dave Knight.,

Doubles Champions 2014 receiving their Winner's trophy from chairman Dave Knight.

The evening was concluded with a buffet after the presentation in the upstairs bar At King Eddies', not forgetting the Chairman's speech.

We had a short speech from our Chairman Dave Knight who reflected on the past year, saying that we had had a successful year with a keen and growing membership which may have to be limited, due to not having the resources or space to take on many more new members. ALSO A BIG THANK YOU went out to all the members who spend their time and efforts in keeping this special Club 'a float' , especially for our coaching Team Roger and his unpaid helpers Ian and Di.

May I reiterate what Dave said and end by wishing you all a.......................................

Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Jack Gillespie ( L.T.T.C.Vice Chairman) Dec 23rd 2014

 

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Lichfield Closed Junior Table Tennis Tournament .

Winner 2014

Angus Rogers.

Lichfield T.T.C's Closed Junior Table Tennis tournament took place On Monday 15th December. Our more able Juniors took part in a' knock out' competition which was played in a competitive but good spirited manner.

The final was between Angus Rogers and David Alverado, watched by an enthusiastic audience comprising of proud parents and Lichfield Table Tennis Club's senior members. It was a closely contested match played with a good level of skill. Both players played some good attacking strokes, but the more controlled serving game by Angus Roger was enough to see him through to victory.

Score Card 11-9 14-12

Left: Angus Rogers............ Right: Dave Knight (Chairman L.T.T.C.)

Pictured above: Angus Rogers, Lichfield Table Tennis Club's Junior Tournament Winner 2014, receiving his Winner's trophy form club chairman Dave Knight.

Left: David Averado.............. Right: Dave Knight (Chairman L.T.T.C.)

Pictured above David Alverado, Lichfield Table Tennis Club's Junior Tournament 2014 Runner-up, receiving his Runner's-up trophy from Dave Knight.

Special thanks to our Coaching team, Roger Willetts, Di St Ledger, and Ian Knight for all their efforts over this past year. It is their dedication, time and effort that has enabled the above event to take place and our coaching scheme to thrive.

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SENIOR TOURNAMENT TAKES PLACE ON MONDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2014

Just a reminder the Senior tournament will commence at 1900hrs, through to completion by about 2100hrs, followed by presention and buffet, in the upstairs bar.

THE DRAW CLICK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Table Tennis Club's

Annual Closed Doubles Tournament.

The tournament will be held on Monday the 22nd December. We have 13 entrants already, that I enlisted on Monday 1st December.We need to know the final numbers, so if you wish to enter please let me know ASAP.The entry form can be obtained by clicking on this LINK. Please bring the entry form to King Eddies on Monday night or or send form by email to the address below.

The cost is £3.00p which includes snacks. A presentation will be held in the upstairs bar, from 9pm onwards.

Cheers!

Jack Gillespie(Vice Chairman LTTC)

jackgillespie@btinternet.com

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