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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!

Success for Winchester in National Cadet League

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 report and picture.

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
here:
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 Blake Sanderson of South Wonston A on winning the 8th October Young Players Tournament at Waterside in Southampton.
This was in a field of 32 players, so it's a fine achievement!
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!
League Report :Week 5, starting 7 Nov

Division 1

IBM B 16171.ibmbvssouthwonstona.1.html South Wonston A
IBM B didn't encounter overmuch resistance here, except from Paddy Shephard . Paddy's young teammates took the odd game here and there; against players of IBM B's calibre that's not bad going. 3 wins for Winchester Singles Champion Ed Slot .

Five Tees B 16171.fiveteesbvssouthwonstonb.1.html South Wonston B
David Westbrook lifted his team well ahead of South Wonston B with 3 good wins. They're exactly level with their A team, right up near the top of Division 1 - good going for a team that has only joined the big guns of Division 1 this season. South Wonston B's rare points in this match resulted in them making 2 entries at the top of the Giantkillers' list!

Division 2

Hursley 16171.hursleyvsswanmorea.1.html Swanmore A
Valiant work by Barry Dobson delivered just the one point for the Home team against the Division 2 leaders. 3 more wins apiece for Kevin Muldowney and Dave Diment .

Kings B 16171.kingsbvswinnall.1.html Winnall
Peter Erlich scooped 3 points, enough to dent Winnall's hopes of a win. Bijen Gurung made a welcome return after nearly 3 years' absence from the League due to injury.

Division 3

IBM C 16171.ibmcvsowslebury.1.html Owslebury
A win in the Doubles for Iliya Dimitrov and Vince Leggett was the pivotal point of the match, although Peter Budd gave Owslebury an excellent foundation with his 3 wins on the night.

Kings C 16171.kingscvskingsd.1.html Kings D
Although Aedan Goodenough did everything he could for Kings D by winning three Singles and a share in the Doubles, but Kings C were consistently stronger overall and squeaked home in front.

South Wonston D 16171.southwonstondvsfiveteesc.1.html Five Tees C
Tim Kimber marched on with 3 wins for South Wonston D, helping them to extend their winning streak to 7 matches. Tim was ably supported by his son Dan and another useful Junior, Dom Goddard .
Whoever you are - YOU can play table tennis in and near Winchester!
If you havenít already joined or renewed as a Player Member of Table Tennis England you MUST do so before playing your first league match. Itís very easy on http://tabletennisengland.co.uk/membership/. It is a requirement of ALL playing members, gives you Public Liability Insurance and will save you being hounded by the committee. Any queries , please contact the League Secretary

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.
Improved access via your mobile!
Need to contact someone when you're travelling to a match? Need a postcode?
Use
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Using the Pocket app you can view current contacts, postcodes etc offline, without needing a signal!
Muscular pain or injury? Bernard Stebbing 's wife Amanda is a fully qualified Massage Therapist. 20% "table tennis" discount available on request for players and their families! See Amanda's web page here , or call her on 07732 669 639.
Great video of the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) really enjoying a game of table tennis. Thanks to Dom Evans for letting me know about it! Send your favourite topical video clips to
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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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Week 9, starting 5 Dec. (4 of 9 played)
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Spare: IBM A   Mon,Dec 5: Kings D 16171.kingsdvsibmc.1.html IBM C
Mon,Dec 5: Kings A vs IBM B Tue,Dec 6: Swanmore A 16171.swanmoreavskingsb.1.html Kings B Mon,Dec 5: Owslebury 16171.owsleburyvssouthwonstond.1.html South Wonston D
Mon,Dec 5: South Wonston B 16171.southwonstonbvsfiveteesa.1.html Five Tees A Thu,Dec 8: Medstead vs Hursley Spare: Kings C
Wed,Dec 7: South Wonston A vs Five Tees B Thu,Dec 8: Winnall vs Swanmore B Tue,Dec 6: Five Tees C vs South Wonston C




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 Five Tees A IBM A Five Tees B Kings A IBM B South Wonston A South Wonston B
1 Five Tees A 7 2 3 2 5.71 40 Five Tees A     9-1 5-5 5-5   10-0
2 IBM A 6 4 1 1 6.33 38 IBM A 8-2     5-5 6-4    
3 Five Tees B 6 4 0 2 5.83 35 Five Tees B   7-3   1-9   10-0 8-2
4 Kings A 5 3 2 0 6.20 31 Kings A           6-4  
5 IBM B 5 2 1 2 5.60 28 IBM B       4-6   8-2  
6 South Wonston A 7 2 0 5 3.57 25 South Wonston A 6-4 3-7     3-7    
7 South Wonston B 6 0 1 5 2.17 13 South Wonston B 5-5 1-9 2-8     3-7  

Division 2
Pos PlayedWon DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Swanmore A Kings B Medstead Winnall Swanmore B Hursley
1 Swanmore A 7 6 0 1 6.86 48 Swanmore A   8-2   7-3 8-2 8-2
2 Kings B 7 4 2 1 5.43 38 Kings B 8-2     5-5   6-4
3 Medstead 5 3 1 1 6.20 31 Medstead 4-6 5-5        
4 Winnall 4 0 1 3 3.75 15 Winnall   4-6 3-7      
5 Swanmore B 4 1 0 3 3.50 14 Swanmore B   4-6 2-8      
6 Hursley 5 0 0 5 2.80 14 Hursley 1-9   3-7   4-6  

Division 3
Pos PlayedWon DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints South Wonston D Kings C Five Tees C Kings D IBM C Owslebury South Wonston C
1 South Wonston D 8 8 0 0 7.63 61 South Wonston D     6-4 8-2   6-4  
2 Kings C 7 5 1 1 6.43 45 Kings C 4-6     6-4   6-4 9-1
3 Five Tees C 7 4 0 3 5.57 39 Five Tees C 3-7 3-7       6-4  
4 Kings D 8 2 2 4 4.75 38 Kings D   5-5 4-6   8-2 5-5  
5 IBM C 8 4 0 4 4.00 32 IBM C 0-10 2-8 2-8 7-3   6-4  
6 Owslebury 7 0 1 6 3.71 26 Owslebury 1-9       4-6    
7 South Wonston C 5 0 0 5 1.80 9 South Wonston C 1-9   1-9 3-7 3-7    

Actual promotions/demotions will depend on whatever League structure is decided for next season.

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