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November “Four Wednesdays” Spring Competition

Announcing the exotically named:

2017 November “Four Wednesdays” Spring Competition

WHEN   The first four Wednesdays in November (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd).

WHERE    Empire TT Club hall, Petone

OPEN   From 6:40pm, arrive by 7:05pm or call the stadium 04 568 6054 if late or can’t make it (or pre-arrange with us). Group play to start soon after.

FEES    $7 per Wednesday

ENTER    By Friday October 27 – ideally via your club otherwise secretary@ttwellington.org.nz

INCLUDE    Your club, name and email.

FORMAT    Each Wednesday you’ll will be placed heuristically into a round-robin group for singles matches. Following the singles matches there is a chance for a doublesplay bonus. A combination of skill & luck will determine your destiny.

DIVISIONS    The number of distinct grade divisions will depend on the entry count.

POINTS    One point per opponent you beat in the round-robin group plus bonuses below.

TERMINATOR BONUS    One bonus point for the winner of each round-robin group.

BEING-THERE BONUS    Two bonus points for each competition night you complete.

BUDDY BONUS    One bonus point for winning at least one doubles match started before 9:15pm(*). Each player is eligible for up to one BUDDY BONUS point each competition night.

To get a BUDDY BONUS point you must win any doubles match:

  1. With a partner of your choice each time – from any group.
  2. All 4 players must have completed their round-robin groups.
  3. The doubles match must have started before 9:15pm(*)
  4. The match can be best of 5 or 3 by mutual agreement (default is 5).

While you can’t earn more than one BUDDY BONUS each Wednesday you can play as many doubles matches as you like for the benefit of your partner(s) or for your own amusement (until we kick you out).

(*) this time limit of 9:15pm may be adjusted by the competition management

Regular TTW Interclub Conditions apply.

A small amount of prize money will be on offer.

pdf: November 2017 Spring Competition

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Winter Interclub Series 2 – Result

Winter Interclub Series 2 for 2017 finished with a couple of absorbing finals and a full hall as other finishing positions were determined over the three grades.

The premier final between Waterloo Wasps and Empire Entertainers was 2-2 after the first doubles but the second batch of singles saw the Entertainers edge ahead and continue the momentum to run out 6-3 winners, with Bruno Omizu being the rock with 3 singles and 2 doubles wins.

The Division Two final between Waterloo Wolves and Empire Enforcers was a cliff hanger all the way, matches going each way until the Enforcers took a 5-3 lead only for the Wolves to even up the score. This left Craig Gear (Wolves) and Ryan Cronin (Enforcers) to battle for the title with Ryan giving the Enforcers the victory. Ryan had earlier won a match 12-10 in the fifth set, a result which had a major impact on the final outcome.

Empire completed a sweep of the finals with the Egrets closing out their Division Two final with Waterloo Wapitis 6-3.

Full results:

Premier

Empire Entertainers beat Waterloo Wasps 6-3
Titan Terriers beat Titan Tomatoes 7-4 (3/4 playoff)
Empire Eagles beat Tian Trailblazers 6-1 (5/6 playoff)
Empire Energisers bt Empire Waterloo Embers 7-3 (7/8 playoff)

Division One

Empire Enforcers beat Waterloo Wolves 6-5
Onslow Ogres beat Titan Empire 6-0 (3/4 playoff)
Onslow Waterloo Owls beat Empire Enigmas 7-4 (5/6 playoff)

Division Two

Empire Egrets beat Waterloo Wapitis 6-3
Karori Kometz beat Empire Elms 9-2 (3/4 playoff)
Onslow Onslaughts beat Waterloo Whippets 6-5 (5/6 playoff)

– Kevin Haines

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2018 NZ Master Games in Dunedin (Table Tennis February 3-6)

The information on Table Tennis is:

  • Table Tennis will be from Saturday 3 – Tuesday 6 February 2018
  • Minimum age for competitors is 35 years as at the first day of competition
  • The venue for the Table Tennis is Edgar Centre, Dunedin
  • Events on offer are Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

All details are here.

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Manawatu Open – Wellington Results

Some Wellington results from the recent Manwatu Open held up the road…

  • Lisa Yue (with Jessia Macaskill (WK)) won the Women’s Doubles.
  • James Harter (with Mark Page (WK)) runners-up in the Men’s Doubles.
  • Lisa Yue & Sean Hanson runners-up in the Mixed Doubles.
  • Yau Yang Low and Depak Patel won B Grade Combined Doubles.
  • Yau Yang Low was runner up in B Grade Men’s Singles
  • Subhash Batra won the Over 50 Singles.
  • Subhash Batra (with Janice Kent (HB)) won the Over 50 doubles.
  • Subhash Batra won & Depak Patel was runner up in the Over 40 Singles.
  • Depak Patel was runner up in Over 30 Singles
  • Sean Hanson was runner up in Under 30 Singles
  • Yufeng Wang won the Under 11 Combined Singles.
  • Mei Mun Teh was runner-up in the Under 13 Girls’ Singles.
  • Emma Hanson was runner-up in the Under 18 Girls’ Singles.
  • Toshiaki Yasuda was runner-up in the Under 18 Boys’ Singles.
  • James Harter (with Mark Page (WK)) won the Under 30s doubles.

The full results are listed here.

 

Primary/Intermediate Teams Tournament – Result Summary

The annual Primary/Intermediate teams tournament was held on 1 September with 29 boys and 11 girls teams entered by 5 schools.

Most grades experienced some good competition and the standard throughout the divisions was impressive. Thanks to all the players that turned up, plus thanks to school staff who were involved in organising teams before the event and managing them during the day.

Girls

Division One

1st Clyde Quay 1
2nd Clyde Quay 2
3rd Clyde Quay 3

Division Two

1st Clyde Quay 4
2nd Clyde Quay 6
3rd Naenae Int 2

Boys

Division One

1st Clyde Quay 1
2nd Wellesley College 1
3rd Clyde Quay 2

Division Two

1st Clyde Quay 3
2nd Hutt Intermediate 2
3rd Wellesley College 2

Division Three

1st Clyde Quay 5
2nd Hutt Intermediate 3
3rd Wellesley College 3

Division Four

1st Clyde Quay 6
2nd Wellesley College 4
3rd Clyde Quay 7

Division Five

1st Naenae Int 6
2nd Clyde Quay 8
3rd Clyde Quay 9

 

2017 South Islands Tournament

A Travel Report from Malcolm Wong:

There were 88 competitors (66 males and 22 females) at the Saxton Stadium (Stoke) in Nelson. There were players from Auckland, Canterbury, Manawatu, Marlborough, Nelson, Otago, Southland, Waitako and Wellington. 5 players came from Wellington. Yau Yang Low, Andrew Maguire, Depak Patel, Paul Solt and Malcolm Wong. There were 12 tables. Results are on the TTNZ site.

Table Tennis Wellington President, Malcolm Wong, had Wellington’s sole success when he and Mark Nalder (N) won the Over 60 Men’s Doubles (Round Robin). They beat Alastair Naysmith/Stanislav Petrovic (N) 3-0 (11-8 11-9 11-6) and Kevin Neumann (N)/ Mark Wilson (C) 3-1 (9-11 11-7 14-12 11-9). It was their 20th title together. Depak Patel was runner up in 3 events. He lost to Daniel Astle (N) in the Over 40 Men’s Singles 0-3 (9-11 10-12 6-11) and the Over 40 Men’s Doubles with Julian Main (C) to Daniel Astle/ Paul Op den Buysch (N) 1-3 (9-11 8-11 12-10 7-11). Also the Over 50 Men’s Singles to Stuart Armstrong (C) 0-3 (5-11 5-11 7-11).

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Over 60 Men’s Doubles Champion Malcolm Wong

No Wellington players qualified from their Open Men’s Singles Group. The closest was Paul Solt who was in a 3 way tie for 2nd in his Men’s Singles Group. He beat Rajitha Samaraweera (MN), a former Sri Lankan Junior Representative, 3-1 (11-9 8-11 11-8 11-7) and lost to Grant Wilson (C) 1-3 (5-11 13-11 6-11 6-11). Rajitha beat Grant Wilson 3-0 (11-6 11-7 11-4) and qualified with the best win/loss ratio (4/3) from Paul Solt (4/4) and Grant Wilson (3/4). Yau Yang Low beat this years Marlborough Open Men’s Singles winner, Alex Wilson (C) in his Men’s Singles Group 3-1 (10-12 11-7 11-8 11-7).

Depak Patel/Yau Yang Low lost in the Men’s B Grade Doubles semi finals to Rajitha Samaraweera/Nathan Watson (MN) 0-3 (9-11 11-13 13-15). Paul Solt was a semi finalist in the Over 40 Singles, losing to Depak Patel 0-3 (2-11 8-11 7-11). Depak Patel/Paul Solt lost in the semi finals of the Over 50 Men’s Doubles to Grant Wilson/Mark Wilson (C) 2-3 (11-8 7-11 7-11 11-9 6-11) as did Malcolm Wong/Mark Nalder to Stanislav Petrovic (N)/Paul Whitehead (WK) 1-3 (9-11 9-11 11-4 9-11).

Thanks to the Tournament Referees, Hamish Rennie and Ron Garrett, and the Tournament Director, Paul Op den Buysch. Also all the Nelson people involved in helping to run the tournament.

– Malcolm Wong

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Over 40 Men’s Doubles Finalists: Simon Hoey-Burns (Umpire), Depak Patel, Julian Main (Runner up), Daniel Astle, Paul Op den Buysch (Winners).

Wellington Rep Team Selection for the TTNZ Nationals (5-11 October 2017)

Congratulations all selected for the teams to represent Wellington and best wishes from the rest of us!

Under 13 Girls
Erin Huang, Mei Mun Teh, Anna Wilson

Under 13 Boys
Tom Christie, Aaron Lan, Yufeng Wang

Under 15 Boys
Liam Buckrell, Calvin Li (+ draft)

Under 18 Girls
Hui-Ling Vong, Emma Hanson (+ draft)

Senior Women
Michelle McCarthy, Hui-Ling Vong, Lisa Yue

Senor Men (Team 1)
Ben Collins, Sean Hanson, James Harter, Bruno Omizu, Hayden Tapp

Senor Men (Team 2)
David Buckrell, Jason Granville, Yang Low, Toshi Yasuda

 

Coach: Hayden Tapp

Junior Developing Tournament #2 Sunday 17 September 2017

Click here for all details and the entry form!

2017 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships – Result Summary

2017 New World Wellington City

Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships

Result Summary

Results Winner/s Runner/s Up
Open Men’s Singles Yuhan Gao (NS) Matthew Ball (MN)
Open Women’s Singles Hui-Ling Vong Lisa Yue
Open Mens Doubles Matthew Ball (MN)/Jae Lee (MN) Bruno Omizu/Lindsay Ward
Open Mixed Doubles Yuhan Gao (NS)/Hui-Ling Vong Rajitha Samaraweera (MN)/Janice Kent (HB)
B Grade Mixed Singles Rajitha Samaraweera (MN) Toshiaki Yasuda
B Grade Doubles Jae Lee (MN)/Rajitha Samaraweera (MN) Andrew Palmer (WT)/Kevin Lin (A)
C Grade Mixed Singles Blair Quested (NS) Thomas Sun (MN)
C Grade Doubles Blair Quested (NS)/Jack Quested (NS) Darrell Brown/Scott Higham
D Grade Mixed Singles Jack Quested (NS) Om Thakur
D Grade Doubles Jack Quested (NS)/Daniel Ottenhoff (NS) Dan Heaphy (MN)/William Hunter (MN)
Over 30 Mixed Singles Shane Wilson (MN) Jason Granville
O30 Doubles Rob Chung/Jason Granville Shane Wilson (MN)/Dave Rowan (WG)
Over 40 Mixed Singles Shane Wilson (MN) Depak Patel
O40 Doubles Rob Chung/Paul Solt Andrew Palmer (WT)/Blair Quested (NS)
Over 50 Mixed Singles Lindsay Ward Dave Rowan (WG)
O50 Doubles Lindsay Ward/Ian Talbot Dave Scott (WK)/Paul Solt
Over 60 Singles Lindsay Ward Ian Talbot
O60 Doubles no event
Under 21 Mixed Singles Alfred Dela-pena (WT) Sean Hanson
U21 Doubles Alfred Dela-Pena (WT)/Ricky Yeung (NS) Sean Hanson/Tom Henderson (O)
Under 18 Mixed Singles Alfred Dela-pena (WT) Ricky Yeung (NS)
U18 Doubles Alfred Dela-pena (WT)/Hui-Ling Vong Ricky Yeung (NS)/Toshiaki Yasuda
Under 15 Mixed Singles Jack Quested (NS) Thomas Sun (MN)
U15 Doubles Liam Buckrell/Calvin Li Thomas Sun (MN)/Callum McKinnon (MN)
Under 13 Girls’ Singles Mei Mun Teh Erin Huang
Under 13 Boys’ Singles Jack Quested (NS) Callum McKinnon (MN)
U13 Doubles Jack Quested (NS)/Daniel Ottenhoff (NS) Yufeng Wang/Anna Wilson
C Grade Mixed Consolation (Plate) Darrell Brown William Hunter (MN)
D Grade Mixed Consolation (Plate) Daniel Ottenhof (NS) Amit Saboo
Over 30 Mixed Consolation (Plate) Andrew Maguire Simon Jung
Over 50 Mixed Consolation (Plate) Paul Solt Janice Kent (HB)
Under 18 Mixed Consolation (Plate) Thomas Sun (MN) Scott Lochhead (MN)
Under 13 Mixed Consolation (Plate) Tomos Christie Anna Wilson

Thanks also to Pub Charity and TTSports and for their support.

Winter Interclub Series 2

 

FINALS NIGHT Sep 19

Premier

Waterloo Wasps v Empire Entertainers 1 vs 2
Titan Terriers v Titan Tomatoes 3 vs 4
Empire Eagles v Titan Trailblazers 5 vs 6
Empire Waterloo Embers v Empire Energisers 7 vs 8

Division One

Empire Enforcers v Waterloo Wolves 1 vs 2
Onslow Ogres v Titan Empire 3 vs 4
Empire Enigmas v Onslow Waterloo Owls 5 vs 6

Division Two

Waterloo Wapitis v Empire Egrets 1 vs 2


Here are the teams & draw for matches starting next week, plenty of teams gunning for payback after Series 1!

Latest results (last week): Winter 2017 Results Tables Series 2 (Week 6) a cliffhanger especially in Premier!

As usual we’ll update this post with the results each week.

 

North Islands – Wellington Results

The TTNZ North Islands finished over the weekend with some great Wellington results:

  • Hui-Ling Vong 2nd in the Open Women’s Singles !
  • Hui-Ling & Michelle McCarthy semi-finalists in the Open Women’s Doubles.
  • Hui-Ling also a semi-finalist (with Yuhan Gao, North Shore) in the Open Mixed Doubles.  Sean Hanson was a quarter finalist in this event as was Michelle McCarthy.
  • Emma Hanson was a semi-finalist in the B Grade Women’s singles.
  • Sean Hanson (with Paul Skiffington, WT) 2nd in the B Grade Men’s Doubles.
  • Paul Solt (with Paul Skiffington, WT) semi-finalist in the C Grade Men’s Doubles.
  • Paul Solt was winner in the D Grade Men’s Singles!
  • Paul Solt (with Malcolm Lowe, AKL) 2nd in the O40s Men’s Doubles.
  • David Buckrell (with Aidong Li, AKL) 2nd in the O40s Mixed Doubles.
  • David Buckrell was winner in the O30 Men’s Singles!
  • David Buckrell (with Vivienne Daisley, BP) 2nd in the O30s Mixed Doubles.
  • Sean Hanson a quarter-finalist in the U21 Men’s Singles.
  • Hui-Ling Vong won the U21 Women’s Singles.
  • Sean Hanson (with Jae Lee, MN) 2nd in the U21 Men’s Doubles.
  • Hui-Ling Vong a semi-finalist in the U18 Girl’s Singles.
  • Liam Buckrell (with Finn Holden, Southland) a quarter-finalist in the U18 Boy’s Doubles.
  • Emma Hanson (with Abbey Webb, MN) 2nd in the U18 Girl’s Doubles.
  • Hui-Ling Vong (with Trevor Pene, CM) a semi-finalist in the U18 Mixed Doubles.
  • Liam Buckrell a quarter-finalist in the U15 Boy’s Singles.
  • Emma Hanson (with Abbey Webb, MN) won the U15 Girl’s Doubles.
  • Liam Buckrell (with Abbey Webb, MN) a semi-finalist in the U15 Mixed Doubles.

Congratulations to all Wellington players who made the trip!

Full results are here.

 

Junior Development Tournament #1 – Quick Results

                     Winner             Runner Up

Under 12 singles     Tomos Christie      Anna Wilson

Under 14 singles     Sam James (Man)     Yufeng Wang
Under 14 A Plate     Anna Wilson         Akshay Aneesh (Man)
under 14 B Plate     Casey Pearson       Brandon Lee (Man)
Under 14 Doubles
 Winners Anna Wilson & Yufeng Wang
 Runners Up Mei Mun Teh & Erin Huang

Under 17 Singles     Jin Shim (Man)      Akshay Aneesh (Man)

Congratulations & thanks to everyone who came along! Watch this space for the next event…

Travel Report: 2017 Nelson Open (24-25 June)

Report from Malcolm Wong

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Ben Collins (Men’s Singles winner) and Jason Granville (Runner up)
There were 43 players on Saturday and 23 juniors on the Sunday. The juniors were up significantly due to the coaching programme carried out by Gordon Stackhouse and Alistair Naysmith. A report on the tournament is attached.

In the Men’s Singles Ben Collins and Jason Granville meet in the final. In a high quality match with many good rallies Ben’s attack was able to overcome the mid range defence of Jason. Ben prevailed 4-2 (8-11 11-6 11-9 12-10 10-12 11-6). These two won the Men’s Doubles against Daniel Astle and Paul Op den Buysch (Nelson) 3-2 (9-11 11-8
9-11 11-8 11-6).

Malcolm Wong, with Mark Nalder (Nelson), were runner up in the Over 50 Doubles against Gregg Davey and Derek Partridge (Canterbury) 0-3 (7-11 4-11 9-11). Malcolm and Mark won the Over 60 Doubles final against Alistair Naysmith and Gary Basher (Nelson) 3-0 (11-8 11-9 11-9).

Ex Titan player Alistair Naysmith won the Over 60 and Over 70 Singles, and the Over 70 Doubles. He beat Mark Wilson (Canterbury) in the Over 60 Singles final 3-1 (7-11 11-7 11-9 15-13) and he beat Gary Basher in the Over 70 Singles 3-0 (11-3 11-7 11-2). Alistair and Gary Basher won the Over 70 Doubles (Round Robin).

Thanks to the Nelson Table Tennis people involved in running the tournament and the cafeteria.

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Mark Nalder, Malcolm Wong (Over 60 Doubles winners), Alistair Naysmith, Gary Basher (Runner up)

Attached: Nelson Open Table Tennis Tournament 2017 Report

2017 New Zealand Institute of Sports Table Tennis Tournament

Report from Malcolm Wong

Clean sweep by Wellington

This was held at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Wednesday 24 May, as part of the annual 4 day NZIS Sport Exchange Championship (22-25 May) between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Wellington is the 2017 winner. The multi sports tournament first started in 2002 and has been won mainly by Wellington. 13 times (2002-2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017 ) followed by Auckland twice (2011, 2016) and Christchurch (2009).

Gareth Severin became the first Wellington player to win the Men’s Singles. Previously Auckland players had won 3 times and Christchurch players twice. Linda Kong won both her matches in straight games, becoming the third Wellington Woman in a row to win the Woman Singles. Wellington, by winning both the Men’s and Women Singles, had a unassailable lead going into the mixed doubles. The Singles winners, Gareth and Linda, combined to win the Mixed Doubles for Wellington. Canterbury by beating Auckland in the last mixed doubles finished second. Wellington has won the table tennis for the third successive year and now lead Auckland (2 wins, 2012 & 2014) and Christchurch (1 win in 2013). Malcolm Wong was the Referee. He and Roger Watkin umpired the matches.

Results were:

1 Wellington    3 points	
2 Christchurch  2 points 	
3 Auckland      1 point		

Men’s Singles
1 Gareth Severin (Wellington)
2 Matthew Humby (Auckland)
3 Sergio Johnson (Christchurch)

Gareth Severin beat Matthew Humby   9-11 11-7 11-5 11-9
Gareth Severin beat Sergio Johnson  9-11 11-8 11-6 11-8
Matthew Humby beat Sergio Johnson   11-6 11-8 9-11 11-5

Women’s Singles
1 Linda Kong (Wellington)
2 Mahina Mullany (Christchurch)
3 Arohaina Beverland (Auckland)

Linda Kong beat Mahina Mullany          11-6  11-4 11-5 
Linda Kong beat Arohaina Beverland      11-8  11-6 11-4 
Mahina Mullany beat Arohaina Beverland  14-12 11-6 11-4

Mixed Doubles
1 Gareth Severin & Linda Kong (Wellington)
2 Samuel McGarvey & Te Amo Tomainu (Christchurch)
3 Matthew Humby & Arohaina Beverland (Auckland)

G Severin/L Kong beat S McGarvey/ T A Tamainu    11-8 12-10 11-3
G Severin/ L Kong beat M Humby/ A Beverland      11-5 10-12 11-4 11-7		         
S McGarvey/T A Tomainu beat M Humby/A Beverland  11-9 11-5 	

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Malcolm Wong and Roger Watkin with the NZIS Sports Cup

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2017 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships (July 29-30)

We are pleased to announce the:

2017 New World Wellington City

Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships.

Entries are due using the Online Entry Form or email to tournament@ttwellington.org.nz, phone 04 478 0841, or mailed to PO Box 12-038 Wellington, to be received by 9pm Wednesday 26 July.

This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium, on Saturday/Sunday 29-30 July.

Thanks also to Pub Charity and TTSports and for their support.

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Marlborough Table Tennis Open Travel Report (May 13-14, 2017)

A travel report from Malcolm Wong

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Over 60 Singles Semi Finalist Alistair Naysmith, Tony Rutledge, Malcolm Wong and Mark Nalder

Tony Rutledge, Malcolm Wong and Tomos Christie travelled to this tournament which was held at the Simcox Stadium (Blenheim). Only 3 players came from Christchurch as the closure of the Kaikoura road meant a 6 hour trip to Blenheim instead of 4 hours previously. On Saturday there were 20 Men and 7 Women players. On Sunday there were 24 Boys and 5 Girls in the junior events. Results of Wellington players who reached finals are listed below. A tournament report was also published in the Marlborough Express.

Paul Op den Buysch (Nelson) won the Over 40 Men’s Singles against Tony Rutledge 3-2 (12-14 11-6 11-6 10-12 11-9). Paul had big leads in every game but had problems in finishing off Tony. Last years winner Mark Nalder (Nelson) lost in the first round to Alistair Naysmith (Nelson) who is an ex-Titan player. Derek Partridge (Canterbury) and Paul Op den Buysch won the Over 40 Men’s Doubles against Tony Rutledge and Warren Haszard (Marlborough) 3-1 (11-9 9-11 11-3 11-9).

Derek Partridge and Warren Haszard won the Over 50 Doubles against Malcolm Wong and Mark Nalder 3-1 (8-11 11-8 11-6 11-6).

Tony Rutledge retained the Over 60 Singles Title by beating Mark Nalder 3-1 (3-11 11-8 11-6 14-12). Both the semi finals went to 5 games. Tony Rutledge beat Alistair Naysmith 3-2 (11-7 13-15 8-11 11-3 11-4) and Mark Nalder beat Malcolm Wong 3-2 (12-10 11-8 10-12 11-13 11-3). Malcolm Wong and Mark Nalder won the Over 60 Doubles against Tony Rutledge and Peter Welsh (Marlborough) 3-2 (10-12 11-8 6-11 12-10 11-6).

Tomos Christie was runner up in the Under 13 Singles to Rory Osborne (Marlborough) 3-2 (5-11 12-10 10-12 11-7 14-12) and won the Under 15 Singles against the same opponent 3-1 (11-9 11-9 8-11 11-6).

Thanks to Chris Hood, Debbie Stratford and Daryl Jones from the Marlborough Association who ensured the tournament ran efficiently.

– Malcolm Wong

Junior Development Tournament #1 Sunday 18 June 2017

Click here for all details and entry form!

Term 2 Junior Training

As a heads-up Table Tennis Wellington’s latest junior training for beginners & intermediates targeted for ages 8-13 (primary/intermediate school students) will be underway for six Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.  Notices went to primary & intermediate schools in the Hutt Valley area for inclusion in their school newsletters.

Fun
Fast
Goal Orientated!

When    Term 2: Six Thursdays, 1 June – 6 July inclusive (6.30pm–8.00pm)
Fees       Term 2: $30 per player for the term (payable at the start)

Coaches   ITTF level 1 qualifying coaches

Equipment    Sports shoes. Bring your Table Tennis bat if you have one (or borrow one and return it at the end of the session). Comfortable sports clothes (e.g. shorts and t-shirt).

Venue    Empire Table Tennis Clubrooms, Marine Parade, Petone.

Enrol     Online or contact Gabrielle by email to enrol or for more information.

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Malcolm Wong Umpiring at the 2017 World Masters Games

241 participants (127 from NZ) played in teams and individual events from Friday 21 April to Sat 29 April at the Auckland Table Tennis Stadium, Gilles Avenue in Newmarket. The age groups ranged from Over 30’s to Over 80’s, with A and B Grades in each age group.

There were 6 official umpires. International Umpires Val Scarr, Malcolm Wong and Ben Hurr. 3 Junior Umpires from St Kentigern College. Fraser McEwen, Jesse Nui and Kayla Yang. The Umpires umpired team matches on Wednesday (26 April), doubles on Friday (28 April) and singles (29 April). Play commenced 8.30am and finished about 6pm followed by the medal presentation. They umpired in every round with only a break for lunch. Umpiring up to 17 matches in a day requires good concentration and stamina over a long period of time. All the umpires were smartly dressed. either in their International Umpires Uniform or in the St Kentigern School Uniform. Malcolm Wong umpired the last match to finish the tournament on Saturday. The Over 75 Men’s Singles won by Wes Willis against Gerard Lucas 3-2 (6-11 5-11 11-6 11-8 13-11).

The only Wellington player, Ben Collins, played in the Over 30 events. He won a Silver Medal in the Mixed Doubles with Melissa Nottle (Australia). Ben lost in the semi-finals in the Singles to eventual winner John Cordue 0-3 and in the bronze medal play off match to Nathan Lowe 0-3.

Thanks to Alan Moore (Tournament Referee), Paul Jackson (Tournament Deputy Referee), Shane Warbrooke (Tournament Director). David Jackson (Technical Delegate), Cathy Moore (Tournament Controller) and Andrew Jackson (Tournament Control Desk Operator), who ensured the tournament ran efficiently. Also thanks to the volunteers in the table tennis: Eberhard Kleiser, Yi-Chern Lee, Phillip Xiao, Terry and Linda Warbrooke. Lastly thanks to all the umpires for their great work in the tournament.

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Over 75 Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal Match won by Robert Dunn/Trish Sinkinson 3-1.
Miki Snell, Peter Snell, Trish Sinkinson, Robert Dunn, Malcolm Wong (Umpire).
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Over 30 Men Team Match for 5th/6th place won by Royal Air Force One 3-1.
Mervyn Funston, Tony Stead (Royal Air Force One), Malcolm Wong (Umpire) Ben Collins, Ken Yap (Hidden Mix).
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Over 30 Men’s Doubles Final won by Josh Alexandre/Nathan Lowe 3-1.
John Cordue, Chen Rong, Malcolm Wong (Umpire), Josh Alexandre, Nathan Lowe.
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Over 75 Men’s Singles Medalist. Gerard Lucas (Silver), Wes Willis (Gold),
Malcolm Wong (Umpire) and Lee Thong Teck (Bronze)
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Malcolm Wong (Umpire) with the Over 60 Women Singles winner Rieko Wakimura (Japan).
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Malcolm Wong (Umpire) wearing the volunteers jacket and cap, with the Pit Crew Baton and the Certificate of Appreciation, which were given to all volunteers.

TTW Autumn Open – Results

On the last weekend in April a larger than normal entry made for a very good tournament. Good support from locals and outsiders from many parts of the North Island made for an intriguing couple of days. Thanks to all players and tournament sponsors TTSports and Pub Charity for their support.

Results Winner/s Runner/s Up
Men’s singles Bruno Imizu Matthew Ball (MN)
Women’s singles Natalie Paterson (MN) Michelle McCarthy
Men’s doubles Bruno Omizu & Lindsay Ward Sean Hanson & Hayden Tapp
Women’s doubles Michelle McCarthy & Lisa Yue Natalie Paterson (MN) & Abbey Webb (MN)
Mixed doubles Matthew Ball (MN) & Natalie Paterson (MN) Rajitha Samaraweera (MN) & Janice Kent (HB)
Under 21 singles Sean Hanson Jack Webb (MN)
Under 21 doubles Jack Webb (MN) & Abbey Webb (MN) Liam Buckrell & Calvin Li
Over 25 singles Matthew Ball (MN) James Harter (WAIK)
Over 25 Doubles Matthew Ball (MN) & Rajitha Samaraweera (MN) James Harter (WAIK) & Zhidong Yu
B Grade singles David Buckrell Darrell Brown
C Grade singles Jimmy Caunter (WAIK) Andrew Maguire
D Grade singles William Hunter (MN) Om Thakur
Over 35 singles Depak Patel Martin Young
Over 35 doubles Bryan McConnochie & Depak Patel Harry Chen & James Wang
Over 45 singles Lindsay Ward Depak Patel (23-21 in the fifth set!)
Over 45 doubles Ian Talbot & Lindsay Ward Bryan McConnochie & Depak Patel
Over 55 singles Lindsay Ward Dave Scott (WAIK)
Over 55 doubles Ian Talbot & Lindsay Ward Paul Solt & Zhidong Yu
Over 65 singles Dave Scott (WAIK) Tony Rutledge
Over 65 doubles Dave Scott (WAIK) & Kevin Haines Tony Rutledge & Wayne Upjohn (MN)
Under 18 singles Liam Buckrell Thomas Sun (MN)
Under 18 Doubles Liam Buckrell & Calvin Li Thomas Sun (MN) & Changhee Cho (MN)
Under 16 singles Thomas Sun (MN) Liam Buckrell
Under 16 Doubles Liam Buckrell & Calvin Li Callum McKinnon (MN) & Emma Hanson
Under 14 singles Callum McKinnon (MN) Yufeng Wang
Under 14 doubles Akshay Aneesh (MN) & Callum McKinnon (MN) Erin Huang & Mei Mun The
Under 12 singles Akshay Aneesh (MN) Yufeng Wang
Under 21 consolation Abbey Webb (MN) Scott Lochhead (MN)
Over 25 consolation David Buckrell Nabe Tioti
Over 45 consolation Andrew Maguire Darrell Brown
Over 55 consolation Craig Gear Janice Kent (HB)
Under 14 consolation Mei Mun Teh Jerry Zhao

The full results are here.

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