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League Report: Week 12, starting 16 Jan

Division 1

IBM A 16171.ibmavssouthwonstona.1.html South Wonston A
Postponed from week 11, this was a fascinating contest between the in-depth experience of the current title holders (IBM A) and a South Wonston A run by coach Paddy Shephard and two young Winchester age-group champions, Blake Sanderson and Jared Schaller . Julian Walton won 3 for IBM A, but both Blake and Jared had good wins (holding their nerve in close matches) to help their team to a remarkable draw.

IBM B 16171.ibmbvsfiveteesa.1.html Five Tees A
David Wills leads the Division 1 Averages (not counting those who've only played the odd match), so being the only player to win all 3 this time should come as no surprise. Five Tees are looking good at the top of Division 1 at the time of writing, but they'll be well aware that IBM A and Kings A are looking menacing just a step or two behind.

Kings A 16171.kingsavsibma.1.html IBM A
Talking of menacing, IBM A seem to be slightly the more menacing of the two right now, though availability of players is a factor for most teams. Paul May and Julian Walton both had all-winning nights, and an 8-2 margin is unusual this season.

South Wonston A 16171.southwonstonavssouthwonstonb.1.html South Wonston B
Three wins each for Paddy Shephard and Jared Schaller . Ed Robertson , another South Wonston A youngster, contributed a useful win against a very good and experienced player.

Division 2

Swanmore B 16171.swanmorebvshursley.1.html Hursley
Hursley were at full strength, and won their first match of the season with Martin Ceresa and Barry Dobson proving unstoppable and scooping up 3 wins apiece.

Winnall 16171.winnallvsswanmorea.1.html Swanmore A
Swanmore A's Antony Moore is nursing a broken arm (the recent victim of a fall on ice), so they were a player short. Not good for their promotion prospects, or for protecting clubmates Swanmore B at the other end of the table, who now find themselves staring into the abyss. Winnall cashed in with their first win of the season and a step up from the bottom rung.

Division 3

IBM C 16171.ibmcvssouthwonstonc.1.html South Wonston C
3 for Iliya Dimitrov and very nearly 3 for Gillian Hebard (thwarted by a 5-set loss to Martyn Davey ) put IBM C in a strong position. They're normally candidates for the League's Wooden Spoon award at this time of year, but results like this one are going to set them dreaming about mid-table respectability.

Owslebury 16171.owsleburyvsfiveteesc.1.html Five Tees C
Len Field had to go all the way to 5 sets to finish in front of Peter Budd , but he had a comfortable evening of wins otherwise.

South Wonston D 16171.southwonstondvskingsc.1.html Kings C
Dom Goddard and Tim Kimber swept the board for South Wonston D, even though they were a player short and Kings C were well up to their normal strength.
Recently a number of young players took part in a tournament at Wildern School to find the best Under 11 boys and girls in the Winchester/Eastleigh area. There were 16 boys and 16 girls competing, with the top two boys and the top 2 girls winning places in the Hampshire Schools Finals at Waterside Table Tennis Club in Totton later in the month.

The players were put in groups of 4 with the top two in each group entering a knockout competition. In the semi finals of both competitions all players came from South Wonston Table Tennis Club. The four girls in the semi finals were all from St Bede, and St Bede also had boys in the semi-finals. The two other boys in the semi-final were from Western Primary in Winchester and Fairoak Primary in Eastleigh.
Congratulations to the two girls, who will now attend the Hampshire Finals, Pippa and Emily, and to the two boys, Danny and Ben, who also will compete in Totton.

Further success for Winchester in National Cadet League

Round 2 (4th December) in Division 1

As in Round 1, the team was
Ed Robertson , Blake Sanderson and Ethan Cheung .
Lost to Bournemouth 0-6
Beat Southampton A 4-2
Beat Weymouth B 6-0
Beat Southampton B 4-2
Beat Weymouth A 6-0
The team played very well and finished second with 20 points.

Round 1 (6th November) in Division 2

The team of Ed Robertson , Blake Sanderson and Ethan Cheung played in the National Cadet League on Sunday 6th November at Waterside Table Tennis Club, Totton. Cadets were under 14 at the start of 2016.

They played in Division 2 and played 5 matches over the day, winning all them 6-0! This result gives them promotion to Division 1. You can see full results here . Thanks to Martyn Davey and Paddy Shephard for the reports and picture.

Great results for Westgate at Schools County Championships

Thanks to Andy Hider, Head of Pupil Support at Westgate for this report:
On December 5th 2016, The Westgate school took two teams to the Table Tennis County Finals at Testwood College. Our Under 16 team were young (only Year 9 boys) but all four players were of a very good standard. They were drawn against some top opposition in the first round, but played exceptionally well to beat both schools to get through to the final stages. The next two teams that they played presented a real challenge and there were some incredible nail biting games, which went right to the wire. All four players played so well and fought right to the end to win the whole competition - well done to
Ed Robertson , Ethan Cheung , Will Crompton and Finlay Peters .
Our Under 13 team were very nervous as only a few of them had played in competitions before. Their first round was nearly all over as they struggled to find their form but narrowly got through to the final stages by one game! They then stepped up their play and again fought a hard battle to beat both schools to become U13 champions as well. Well played to Harry Birch , Henry Crompton, Harry Benson and Luke Salwey.
With both teams through to the Regional Zone finals in London and our friends at St Bede's Primary school through too, Winchester has once again led the way!

Winchester Closed Tournament 2017

Heats (Seniors, Veterans) - Sunday 23rd April at IBM Sports Hall. Note that the date has changed!
Heats (Juniors) - Date and venue TBD

Finals Night - Saturday 29th April at Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall

Make a note in your diary now!

The Basingstoke Open Championship 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017
Aldworth School
(Sports hall)
Western Way, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG22 6HA

Entry Form
Deadline for entries: 14th January 2017
This year the tournament is being aimed more at county/local league players, down to a minimum of division 2 standard, however it is still open to players of any standard.
Everyone can expect to play at least 7 matches!
Congratulations to Ben Cawston on reaching the last 8 of the English Junior National Championships at Huddersfield (30th April 2016). Ben beat the 6th ranked England player, Alec Ward, 11-9 in the 7th game (!) before losing to the England number 2, Luke Savill. Garth Kinlocke was the League's last player to get to the last 8 of the Juniors, about 10 years ago. He got as high as 14th in England Men, and is still (May 2016) ranked 22nd.
Zak Abel (musical artist and former England Cadet Boysí Singles national champion) plays table tennis in this impressive music video. Definitely no CGI enhancements!
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Plastic balls to be used

Table Tennis England has issued advice recommending that all competitive table tennis should be played using plastic balls. In Winchester League plastic balls will be used in all Divisions and tournaments. These are available from Mick Bryant of Kings TT Club, who writes "Kings are using Stag Xushaofa Balls. We have a surplus. If any clubs are interested, the price is £3.50 for a box of 3. Kings TTC is open on 27th July, or phone me on 01962 865713 for details." You can also find suppliers on the Internet.
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Draws for the Team Cups

All games need to be completed by Friday, 27th January at the very latest.

You can follow the progress of the Team Cups here:

  • Team Eliminating Cup
    • Kings B beat Five Tees B 5-4 in a "very hard fought and close match"
    • Five Tees A beat Five Tees C 9-0
  • Conder-Winnall Handicap Cup
    • Hursley beat Kings D 7-2
    • Five Tees C beat Winnall 1-8
    • Five Tees A beat South Wonston D 6-3
    • Five Tees B beat Kings A 5-3
  • Hursley Shield (Div 2 - Div 3 Cup)
    • Five Tees C beat IBM C 7-2
    • Medstead beat Hursley 8-1
    • Kings B beat Swanmore A 5-2
    • Kings D beat Owslebury 5-4

Tournament Heats date change

The Tournament Heats will now take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017, not 2nd April as previously advised.

Play-off matches to help decide promotions/relegations

As discussed at the AGM in May, there will be play-off matches between the second-to-bottom team in one Division and the second-to-top team in the Division below. They will take place in the week beginning 24th April 2017

Weekly Schedules (unless rearranged)
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League Tables And Results, 2016-17
Mouse over the scores to see the scorecard in the League grids below!
If 'points' are equal, 'wins' are considered next, then head-to-head results between the 'equal' teams.
Division 1
Pos PlayedWon DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints IBM A Five Tees A Kings A South Wonston A IBM B Five Tees B South Wonston B
1 IBM A 9 6 2 1 6.33 57 IBM A   8-2 5-5 5-5 6-4    
2 Five Tees A 9 4 3 2 6.00 54 Five Tees A     5-5   5-5 9-1 10-0
3 Kings A 8 4 2 2 5.75 46 Kings A 2-8     6-4   10-0  
4 South Wonston A 10 4 1 5 4.50 45 South Wonston A 3-7 6-4 7-3   3-7   8-2
5 IBM B 8 3 1 4 5.25 42 IBM B 4-6 4-6 4-6 8-2      
6 Five Tees B 8 4 0 4 4.63 37 Five Tees B 7-3 2-8 1-9 10-0     8-2
7 South Wonston B 8 0 1 7 2.38 19 South Wonston B 1-9 5-5   3-7 4-6 2-8  

Division 2
Pos PlayedWon DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Swanmore A Kings B Medstead Hursley Winnall Swanmore B
1 Swanmore A 9 7 0 2 6.44 58 Swanmore A   8-2   8-2 7-3 8-2
2 Kings B 9 6 2 1 5.67 51 Kings B 8-2   7-3 6-4 5-5  
3 Medstead 8 5 1 2 6.13 49 Medstead 4-6 5-5   7-3   8-2
4 Hursley 8 1 0 7 3.63 29 Hursley 1-9 4-6 3-7     4-6
5 Winnall 5 1 1 3 4.60 23 Winnall 8-2 4-6 3-7      
6 Swanmore B 7 1 0 6 2.86 20 Swanmore B 2-8 4-6 2-8 2-8    

Division 3
Pos PlayedWon DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints South Wonston D Five Tees C Kings C Kings D IBM C Owslebury South Wonston C
1 South Wonston D 11 11 0 0 7.91 87 South Wonston D   6-4 7-3 8-2   6-4 10-0
2 Five Tees C 11 8 0 3 5.91 65 Five Tees C 3-7   3-7   6-4 6-4 7-3
3 Kings C 10 6 1 3 6.00 60 Kings C 4-6 4-6   6-4   6-4 9-1
4 Kings D 10 2 3 5 4.40 44 Kings D 1-9 4-6 5-5   8-2 5-5  
5 IBM C 10 5 0 5 4.20 42 IBM C 0-10 2-8 2-8 7-3   6-4 6-4
6 Owslebury 9 0 2 7 3.78 34 Owslebury 1-9 3-7   5-5 4-6    
7 South Wonston C 9 0 0 9 2.00 18 South Wonston C 1-9 1-9 2-8 3-7 3-7    

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