Results: Summer 2017 Results (final)
Summer Interclub 2017 finished on a night anything but Summer. The Division One final went to the last singles match with Jo Larsen prevailing over Ian Talbot to give Young and Young a 3-2 victory over Empire Talbot.
Division Two saw another tough final fight before Onslow Budden won against Misfits, the final score also being 3-2.
Division Three finishes their round robin with Waterloo Thomas going down 3-2 to The Decrepits leaving Caesars Pride to come out on top of the grade following a 5-0 win over One and A Half Asian.
Thanks to all players who participated in the competition. We look forward to mid May when Winter Interclub commences.
The November competition wrapped up after week 4, again with a few replacements helping out.
Grade A saw some good matches which could have gone either way but the two top rated players pulled away from the pack in the end.
Grade B, which had experienced promotional/relegation at both ends after the first two weeks finished with ten of the eighteen matches going to five sets with three to advantage including a 21-19 result!
Grade C was affected by withdrawals but those who played had some tight games.
Leading players in each grade:
A Grade 7 wins J Harter 6 wins V Kelly 4 wins B Shaw, S Higham B Grade 7 wins M Hobbs 6 wins L Johnston, C Gear 5 wins A Budden, S Eguchi C Grade 6 wins R Buchanan, H Pan 5 wins L Sweeney, M Stechman 4 wins T Wilson, R Cullen
The annual Wellington area Primary/Intermediate Tournament was held on September 16, results and 3 photos (taken by the Clyde Quay School photographer).
There were 39 teams (28 boys and 11 girls) representing six schools (118 players in total). Clyde Quay School had the biggest number with 14 teams, Raroa Intermediate 12, Hutt Intermediate 6, Wellesley College 3 and Newlands Intermediate & Karori West Normal School 2 each. Clyde Quay School created a record that is unlikely to be broken for some time by winning all 5 boy’s divisions and both the girl’s divisions for a clean sweep of titles!
Thanks for all the helpers including Bruce Northover, Rob Chung, & Kevin Haines for all the legwork!
Full results are here: 2016 Wellington Primary/Intermediate Schools Tournament Results.
UPDATE – FORMAT SPECIFICS:
We have three groups of 9 players – for the first 2 weeks each group will complete a round-robin – each playing every one else in their group. Then the top two in each group automatically promote to the next highest grade (if any) and the bottom two automatically relegate to the next lowest grade (if any). The adjusted grades then play the same format for two weeks to determine final placings. This makes it pretty competitive especially in the middle grade where things will get real dicey at both ends of the table!
- Click here for all the details on the upcoming TTW November 2016 Round Robin Competition (1st 4 Wednesdays in November in Petone)
- ALSO The next Business Class competition (in Newtown) is starting Tuesday November 1 – see here for more info and here to join.
Also a reminder about the New Zealand Masters Games being held in Whanganui from 3 – 12 February 2017. There are still a few weeks for Table Tennis entrants to secure the “Gotta Have It” Pass rate of only $45.00. Entrants will save on their registration fee if they enter by 31st October 2016.
In the teams we had some great results with our Men’s B Grade team (Ben Collins, Sean Hanson, Hayden Tapp) winning the B Grade after a down-to-the wire 4-3 win over Canterbury in the final claiming the Russell Algie Shield just in time to take off for a flight!
Hui-Ling Vong was drafted into the Manawatu under 18 girls’ team which finished 3rd – winning all her matches bar vs. a dominant Auckland team who took 1st place unbeaten in all their matches.
The under 18 boys’ team of Frank Fu & Sean Hanson, along with drafts of Carl Rodmell & Nathan Geraghty, got 3rd in the A Grade (just behind Waitemata and Auckland) including good wins 5-2 over Manawatu & 4-3 over both Canterbury & Otago.
The under 15 boys’ team of Liam Buckrell & Calvin Li, along with draft Zenith Sayer finished 7th in the A Grade, pipping Otago 4-3 at the end into 8th place.
*** Hui-Ling Vong is the under 15 girls’ champion – cleaning up against all opposition!
*** Hui-Ling Vong is also the under 15 doubles champion – with Rachel Li!
Hui-Ling in the under 18 girls’ made it all the way through to the semi-final before bowing out to eventual winner Guiting Lu.
Joanna Roberts (with Joanne Shaw) won Silver in the Open Women’s doubles!
In the boys’ under 18s – Sean Hanson & Frank Fu won their round-robin groups with both making it to the second round of the knockout draw. In the under 18 boys’ doubles, Sean & Frank battled through to the semi-final. Likewise Sean played with Hui-Ling in the under 18 mixed doubles – again making it to the semi-final!
Similarly Liam Buckrell and Calvin Li made it past the round-robin phase of the under 15 boys’ event too. In the doubles they were also semi-finalists – losing only to the eventual winners.
Paul Solt wins the D grade doubles (with Neil Chen)!
(Let me know if any results are missing here.)
Full results are here: Winter Interclub 2016 Final Results
The finals of the three grades were held on Tuesday 13 September, with many interesting matchups. The Premier final saw a close match to begin with between Vance Kelly of the Waterloo Wasps against James Harter of the Empire Entertainers. Vance won in four sets, each of which had only a two point margin. From then on each of the following matches were won three straight by the Wasps who ran out 6-0 winners. Vance and Hayden Tapp each won two singles while Sean Hanson won his only match.
The Division One final also featured Empire and Waterloo teams but this time the Empire Enforcers overcame the Waterloo Wolves by 8-3. Andrew Maguire found some of his best form to be unbeaten but had solid support from the others in the team, Brendyn Shaw and Tony Rutledge.
The closest fixture was the Division Two final between two Empire teams. The Empire Elms finally beat the Empire Egrets 6-4, winning the last two matches in close five setters which could have gone either way. Vladimir Visotskiy, Soichiro Eguchi and Yudi Yudistra were the winning team. In a 3v4 fixture, The Combo beat Waterloo Whales 7-3.
In an unofficial “Plate Grade Championship” six players from Division One not involved in the final played a round robin. Liam Buckrell went through unbeaten to claim the win, with Darrell Brown 2nd and Mat Hobbs 3rd.
Summary of results
Premier: Waterloo Wasps beat Empire Entertainers 6-0 Division One: Empire Enforcers beat Waterloo Wolves 8-3 Division Three: for 1st vs. 2nd: Empire Elms beat Empire Egrets 6-4 for 3rd vs. 4th: The Combo beat Waterloo Wolves 7-3
Some pictures from the finals thanks to Reg Feuz!
A good turnout of 23 players fronted for the Grade Championships on Tuesday following the end of Winter Interclub – Series One.
Eleven played in the Premier event, including three Division One interclub players trying something a bit more challenging, each performing well. Three pools played round robin sections with post sections also being played on a round robin basis to ensure players got plenty of matches. Remarkably, all nine post section matches went to four sets, indicating very even contests.
The winners of the Premier sections were Frank Fu, Paul Brown and Depak Patel. Their final round robin saw Depak come out on top with Frank second and Paul third.
Each of the Division One and Division Two events had six entrants and both events involved a full round robin to determine the placings. Tony Rutledge and Vladimir Vysotskiy came out on top of these groups.
Premier: 1st Depak Patel 2nd Frank Fu 3rd Paul Brown Division One: 1st Tony Rutledge 2nd Darrell Brown 3rd Martin Xiong Division Two: 1st Vladimir Vysotskiy 2nd Ian Grace 3rd Ian Thomas
Hi all, we have two new Coaching sessions starting up for the season:
For Juniors (age 8-16) a Saturday 4:30-6pm session (see the TTW Junior Coaching Flier for details). This starts June 18.
For players at the level of Division 1 or Premier interclub standard there is a Thursday evening 7-9pm session (see the TTW Training Invitation Flier for details). This coaching group is now underway and targets preparation for the Wellington Open (July 30/31).
The 2016 Winter Interclub Series One Finals were held June 28/29 and saw the finals of the three interclub divisions.
Premier Grade saw an exciting matchup between the top two teams of recent seasons, Titan Terriers (2015 champions) and Waterloo Wasps. A number of spectators were rewarded with a tight contest for the Hearfield Cup with no match an easy victory. In the end, Waterloo Wasps prevailed by 6 matches to 3, with superiority in the doubles being a key factor.
The playoff for third and fourth place saw Empire Entertainers too strong for Titan Trailblazers, winning 10-1.
Division One featured the Series front-runners, Empire Enforcers against Onslow Titan batting for the Chis Williams Cup. Form from the round robin matchup between these teams was reversed with Onslow Titan causing a surprise by winning 7-4. Previous title holders Waterloo Wolves beat Waterloo Wapitis 10-1 in the playoff for third and fourth.
The Division Two final between two Empire teams, Empire Elms and Empire Egrets was eagerly awaited after a close result the previous week. The Empire Egrets prevailed 7-4 with their greater depth evident, despite a valiant effect from Vladimir Vysotskiy who won three singles for the Empire Elms. In the other fixture, Waterloo Whales beat a depleted Empire Echoes team 8-3.
- Series 1 draw & results history: Series 1 (with Semi-Final results).
**** Click here for the TTNZ South Islands Individuals Entry Form (May 14-15 Dunedin) ****
Also note: Business Class next comp: May 3
The full TTW 2016 summer interclub result set is here: Summer Interclub 2016 Final. We have a rest now before winter interclub (forms are coming out soon).
Congratulations to everyone who completed. Special congratulations though to the winners!
- Division 1: Waterloo Wasps (Sean Hanson 100%, Vance Kelly 70%)
- Division 2: Empire Empresses (Jo Roberts 100%, Raewyn Young 50%)
- Division 3: Empire Enigmas (Basil Kananghinis 90%, Om Thakur 80%)
The full team and individual standings after the Round Robin are here.
1v2 Waterloo Wasps v Nomads 3v4 Empire Emperors v McConnochies 5v6 Titanium v Buckrells
1v2 Empire Empresses v Misfits 3v4 Waterloo Whales v Waterloo Wolves 5v6 Coasters v Empire Emissaries
1v2 Empire Enigmas v Empire Enforcers 3v4 Empire Envoys v Waterloo Whippets 5v6 Young & Dangerous v Waterloo Wapitis
Things are getting tight now, over half way through the round-robin phase heading into the crunch matches now!
In division 3 the Empire Enigmas (Basil Kananghinis & Om Thakur) look like they’ll be tough to catch from here but still have to play the teams currently ranked 2 & 3. In division 2 the Empire Empresses (Raewyn Young & Jo Roberts) are looking imperious at the top by 3 points, while in division 1 the Nomads ( John Gan & Chris Talbot) are ahead by just 2 points.
Results: Summer 16 Results Table Wk 3
1 Titanium: Depak Patel, Ryan Cronin 2 Nomads: Chris Talbot, John Gan 3 Waterloo Wasps: Sean Hanson, Vance Kelly 4 Buckrells: David Buckrell, Liam Buckrell 5 Empire Emperors: Ian Talbot, Zhidong Yu 6 McConnochies: Bryan McConnochie, Phillip McConnochie
1 Misfits: Mat Hobbs, Brendyn Shaw 2 Waterloo Wolves: Scott Higham, Craig Gear 3 Empire Empresses: Raewyn Young, Jo Roberts 4 Waterloo Whales: Adam Xiong, Martin Xiong 5 Coasters: Shane Gibson, Nabe Talabu 6 Empire Emissaries: Russell Buchanan, Darrell Brown
1 Waterloo Whippets: Dean McNicholl, Emma Hanson 2 Empire Enigmas: Om Thakur, Basil Kananghinis 3 Waterloo Wapitis: Ian Thomas, Tim Wilson 4 Empire Envoys: Sandeep Shivakumar, Graham Sole 5 Empire Enforcers: Ian Grace, Liam Johnston 6 Young & Dangerous: Travis Dyer, Soichiro Eguchi
Here is the entry form and details for the upcoming 2016 Summer Interclub series (Wednesdays, 2-player teams, best of 7 matches, Feb 24 through March 30).
Please review and coordinate with your club contact to get your teams in by Wednesday Feb 17 if at all possible.
See you there!
Results for the November competition are after these photos from the final night:
1 Ricky Yeung 2= John Gan 2= Jason Granville 4 Hui-Ling Vong 5 Chris Talbot 6 Ian Talbot 7 Vance Kelly 8= David Buckrell 8= Scott Higham 10 Zhidong Yu 11= Gareth Telfer 11= Larn Sweeney 11= Paul Solt
1 Mat Hobbs 2 Brendyn Shaw 3 Andrew Maguire 4 Shane Gibson 5 Nabe Talabu 6= Craig gear 6= Russell Buchanan 6= Martin Xiong 9= Om Thakur 9= Michael Zhang 11= Liam Buckrell 11= Virgil Kan 13 Ryan Cronin
1 Darrell Brown 2 Liam Johnston 3= Soichiro Eguchi 3= Ellen Xiong 5= Chris Sutton 5= Ian Grace 7 Ruben Tifigha 8 Jeff Kidd 9= Ikkla Havukkala 9= John Wareham 11 Jeremy Parant 12 Alvin Panugayan
Play-offs (top grade):
1 Ricky Yeing 2 Jason Granville 3 John Gan 4 Hui-ling Vong 5 Chris Talbot
Next Wednesday (Nov 25) is the last night for the November competition – we are also having pizza and the prizegiving presentations in particular for the the winning winter interclub teams. If you’re not playing earlier in the evening already, come along around 9:30pm (@ Empire) especially if your team won a winter interclub series!
November Competition Week 3 Update
Some player unavailability issues caused a few defaults this week resulting in some changes of positions within the various grades. The round robin part of the competition has now concluded with the draw for 25 November being based on the finishing positions. All players who have played are invited to the one-off evening which will have players playing in a five player round robin against others who finished near them in the main draw. There is no obligation to attend, but if players are not going to play, it would be appreciated if they could forward a message to that effect.