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Derek Seager of Hampshire Table Tennis Association reports:"I am sorry to advise that Brian Lamerton passed away this morning following a long illness. Brian was a well respected International Umpire, an ETTA National Councillor, President of Hampshire Table Tennis Association, known as Mr Table Tennis for many years by the many players he came into contact with, and was regarded as one of life's Gentlemen. He will be missed."
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
4th February at 13:45
Wessex Vale Crematorium
Bubb Lane
West End
Southampton
SO30 2HL

Family flowers only but any donations for Countess Mountbatten Hospice to be sent to R.C.Payne,Funeral Directors,485 Bitterne Road East,Southampton,SO18 5EQ or given to the Funeral directors on the day, and advising where the donation is from.
Watch this Very enjoyable short documentary about table tennis in Bryant Park, in New York City. Thanks to Tony Gregan for telling me about it.
Tony has been kicking life into the League's Facebook pages, too, if you haven't noticed already!
New Season is here!
New bat or rubbers required???
Contact Mick Bryant
      01962 865713
      mike-b1931@hotmail.co.uk
Liam Pitchford Vs World Number 3 Dmitri Ovtcharov in Czech Open - see highlights here
Liam recently moved to 16th place in the ITTF World rankings, the highest by an England player since 1980.
Luca Herbaut with 'Improved Player of the Year' cup
Awarded by Kings TT Club on 30th September, picture by Tim Humphrey.
Week 11/21

Division 1

Kings B 7-3 Five Tees C
Kings B inched into the lead at the top of Division 1 with this win, but there are still four teams in the running. Clive Welsman and Bobby Zhou did a lot of damage with 3 Singles wins each, plus the Doubles.

Division 2

Kings C 4-6 IBM B
No-one won 3 on either side, but IBM B's players all went home with 2 wins. Kings C won the Doubles, so the happiness was spread around quite pleasantly.

South Wonston B 4-6 South Wonston A
Adam Lee ran riot with 3 wins for South Wonston A. Swanmore A and Winnall are breathing heavily down South Wonston A's necks at the top of the table, but a point in the bag is worth two anywhere else.

Swanmore A 5-5 Winnall
The last time we saw Neil Adams, five years ago, he was playing for Kings, and a couple of years before that it was Hursley. Now he's in Winnall's colours, and 3 wins in this match (including a big 5-setter against the excellent Kevin Muldowney) suggests he's as good as ever. Neil won a League top-performer award as long ago as 1980, playing for the long-defunct Firefly Boys Club!

Division 3

IBM C 7-3 Owslebury
Owslebury may still be beset by illness and injury, but they're as determined as ever to carry on until the good times come back! Peter Tennant and Martin Healey scored 3s for IBM C.

Kings E 3-7 Kings D
Another match affected by late withdrawals, injury and illness, but Andy Quick (with 3 wins) was able to rise above it all for Kings D! This sustains their challenge for a promotion spot.

Medstead B 4-6 Swanmore B
Swanmore B started their season with a string of defeats, but they've been roaring up the table lately - could they possibly have drawn inspiration from a well-known local Premier League football club? Everyone on each side won at least 1 Singles, and no-one won 3. All very egalitarian.
Zak Abel (musical artist and former England Cadet Boys’ Singles national champion) plays table tennis in this impressive music video. Definitely no CGI enhancements!
Improved access via your mobile!
Need to contact someone when you're travelling to a match? Need a postcode?
Use
 www.winchester-table-tennis-league.org.uk/mobile-index.html  on your mobile to see Contact info, postcodes, plus the latest League tables, averages and scorecards. It's as up-to-date as the big-screen version, but it's formatted for small screens.
Try it on your mobile's web browser!
This is how it may look on your mobile
Using the Pocket app you can view current contacts, postcodes etc offline, without needing a signal!
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
You can see how pictures improve these web pages! ... Please send your best TT pictures to for possible use here. If you have some related to your team or club, let me add them to your club's pages.

NEW (8th Jan 2020) - the draws for the Hursley Shield (Div 2/3 Tournament), the Team Eliminating Cup and the Conder-Winnall Handicap Cup have been made

  • Team Eliminating Cup Semifinals
    • IBM A v Five Tees A
    • Medstead A v Five Tees B
  • Conder Winnall Handicap Cup Semifinals
    • Kings D v Swanmore A or Medstead B
    • Five Tees D v Kings B
  • Hursley Shield Round 2
    • Kings C v Swanmore B
    • Hursley or Winnall v Kings D
    • Kings E v Swanmore A
    • Medstead B v IBM B or Five Tees D
  • Fixtures to be played by Friday 21st Feb.
  • Scoresheets for printing can be seen on the Team Eliminating , Hursley Shield and Conder-Winnall Handicap web pages.

Postponed matches

Please let League Sec Jill Wilson know of postponements!
Old date New Date
9 OctFive Tees A v Five Tees BTBD
22 OctFive Tees C v Medstead A 25 Feb
20 NovSouth Wonston A v Winnall12 Feb
12 Dec Winnall v Kings C TBD
6 Jan IBM A v Kings A TBD
8 Jan Five Tees A v Medstead A TBD
13 Jan IBM C v Kings E17 Feb
13 JanIBM B v South Wonston A3 Feb
29 Jan Kings B v five Tees BTBD
NEW Jan and April 2020 Coaching opportunity with England stars in Southampton,

Thanks to Allan Bransgrove for the information.


IBM Sports Hall closing time

Please note that the closing time for the IBM Hursley Sports Hall is 10:00 pm. This has been the case for the past year, but it's now being enforced more firmly.

This will necessitate using two tables, and starting the final Leg by 9:30 pm. Please make every effort to have at least 2 players ready to play at 7:30 pm, as required by the Winchester League Regulations.

While many of us might prefer a more leisurely pace using a single table, finishing earlier may help to make playing in the League more attractive to Juniors and their parents!

League Tournament Heats and Finals Night 2020

  • Tournament Heats at IBM Hursley, Sunday 5th April 2020
  • Finals Night at Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall, Saturday 25th April 2020
The Table Tennis Serve
Is your serve legal?
The question of what constitutes a legal serve was discussed at the League AGM in May.
Illegal serves give the server an unfair advantage. Umpires are sometimes reluctant to call illegal serves - perhaps because they don't want to create antagonism, or because they aren't quite sure about the laws of table tennis. The reluctance to give offence is understandable, but not calling illegal serves often causes ill-feeling too, even if nothing is said openly during the match.

Adrian Reeves, who's a Table Tennis England Local Level 1 qualified umpire (meaning he can umpire up to County level), has provided these notes. Adrian's aim is to help League match umpires and players improve the legality of serving, so it ceases to be an issue! Hopefully people will talk about this, and point players especially in their own team or club to Adrian's notes if they feel it's necessary.

You can read Adrian's notes here.


Interesting Facebook pages
  • See Winchester League's Facebook pages here
  • Want to know what's going on in Hampshire Table Tennis Association, for example Tournaments?
    See their Facebook pages here
  • Want to know about Southampton West Table Tennis Club?
    See their Facebook pages here
Who's on the Committee?
  • You can see who's on the Committee, contact information and current Rules & Regulations, here .

Scoresheets for Team Cups
Click the link if you need a printable scoresheet for the Team Elim Cup, the Conder-Winnall Handicap Cup or Hursley Shield (Div 2/3) competitions

Weekly Schedules (unless rearranged)
Click to see more!



Week 12, starting 13 Jan. (7 of 9 played)
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Mon,Jan 13: Five Tees B 2-8 IBM A Mon,Jan 13: IBM B vs South Wonston A Mon,Jan 13: IBM C vs Kings E
Mon,Jan 13: Kings A 3-7 Kings B Mon,Jan 13: Kings C 0-10 Swanmore A Spare: Owslebury
Spare: Five Tees A Spare: South Wonston B Tue,Jan 14: Swanmore B 1-9 Five Tees D
Thu,Jan 16: Medstead A 9-1 Five Tees C Thu,Jan 16: Winnall 5-5 Hursley Wed,Jan 15: Kings D 3-7 Medstead B



League Tables And Results, 2019-20
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 Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Kings B Medstead A Five Tees A IBM A Kings A Five Tees B Five Tees C
1 Kings B 9 6 3 0 6.56 59 Kings B   6-4 5-5 7-3 7-3   7-3
2 Medstead A 8 5 1 2 6.38 51 Medstead A 5-5   6-4     10-0 9-1
3 Five Tees A 8 5 2 1 6.25 50 Five Tees A       5-5 6-4   7-3
4 IBM A 8 5 2 1 6.25 50 IBM A   6-4       7-3 9-1
5 Kings A 9 2 1 6 4.22 38 Kings A 3-7 3-7 4-6 3-7   7-3 5-5
6 Five Tees B 9 1 1 7 3.67 33 Five Tees B 5-5 4-6 2-8 2-8 4-6    
7 Five Tees C 9 0 2 7 2.11 19 Five Tees C 0-10   1-9 5-5   0-10  

Division 2
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Swanmore A South Wonston A Winnall IBM B Hursley South Wonston B Kings C
1 Swanmore A 10 6 4 0 6.40 64 Swanmore A   5-5 5-5     5-5 6-4
2 South Wonston A 10 5 3 2 5.80 58 South Wonston A 3-7     3-7 8-2 5-5 9-1
3 Winnall 9 4 3 2 5.89 53 Winnall 5-5 4-6   4-6 5-5 8-2  
4 IBM B 10 6 0 4 5.00 50 IBM B 3-7   3-7   3-7 6-4 3-7
5 Hursley 10 3 2 5 4.60 46 Hursley 3-7 5-5 4-6 3-7   6-4  
6 South Wonston B 10 1 3 6 4.20 42 South Wonston B 3-7 4-6   4-6 6-4   5-5
7 Kings C 9 1 1 7 3.00 27 Kings C 0-10 2-8 1-9 4-6 3-7    

Division 3
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Five Tees D Medstead B Kings D IBM C Swanmore B Kings E Owslebury
1 Five Tees D 10 8 2 0 7.70 77 Five Tees D   6-4   9-1 5-5 10-0 8-2
2 Medstead B 10 7 1 2 7.10 71 Medstead B 5-5   8-2   4-6 9-1 9-1
3 Kings D 11 8 0 3 6.27 69 Kings D 1-9 3-7   7-3 10-0 8-2 9-1
4 IBM C 9 4 1 4 4.78 43 IBM C   2-8 4-6   5-5   7-3
5 Swanmore B 11 3 2 6 3.73 41 Swanmore B 1-9 3-7 2-8 3-7   7-3 6-4
6 Kings E 9 1 0 8 2.78 25 Kings E 3-7   3-7 3-7 7-3    
7 Owslebury 10 1 0 9 2.40 24 Owslebury 1-9 0-10 2-8 3-7   7-3  

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

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