This year’s November competition saw 37 players turn up on at least one night, including 25 who played three or four nights.

Thanks go to all the regulars, but thanks in particular to those players of the Winter Division One and Two standards who were prepared to play against the lower rated youngsters and encourage them in their quest for improvement. No doubt you will be seeing more of them in the next few seasons!

The competition was more about turning up and enjoying table tennis, sometimes against players not played before. Points were largely incidental, but the following had the top results at the end.

1              Depak Patel  (25 points)

2              John Gan (24 points)

3              Darrell Brown, Nabetari Tioti (22 points)

5              Liam Johnston, Harry Chen (21 points)

7              Matthew Hobbs (20 points)

8              Lucas Yang, Michael Stechman, Om Thakur, Zhidong Yu (19 points)

Info

Announcing the… 2019 November “Four Wednesdays” Spring Competition.

WHEN   The four Wednesdays in November (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th).

WHERE    Empire TT Club Hall, Petone

OPEN   7:00pm, OPEN from 6:40pm or call the stadium 04 568 6054 if late or can’t make it (or pre-arrange with us if at all possible). Group play to start soon after.

FEES    $7 per Wednesday

ENTER    By Friday Nov 1 – via your club or secretary@ttwellington.org.nz

INCLUDE Your club, name and email.

FORMAT Each Wednesday round-robin groups for singles matches will be formed semi-randomly. Afterwards are doubles-play bonus points. 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 Up to one bonus point each competition night for winning at least one doubles match.  To get a BUDDY BONUS point you must win any doubles match:

  1. With any player from any group as a partner so long as all four players must have completed their round-robin groups.
  2. The match is the best of 3 games by mutual agreement.

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.

PIED PIPER BONUS For each affiliated player you bring to play who hasn’t played TTW interclub in the last two years (or ever) both that player & you get a two point bonus (only one ‘bringer’ per player).

Regular TTW Interclub Conditions apply.