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2017 Winter Interclub – Results

* Winter 2017 Series 1 Results FINAL!

The first week in July saw an enthralling end to Series One 2017 with all grades experiencing tight finals.

Premier saw an arm wrestle between Empire Entertainers and Titan Terriers before Bruno Omizu won the final match for Empire to win 6-5. Bruno maintained his 100% singles winning record win this victory. Congratulations to Bruno, James Harter and Depak Patel on their victory, the first in this grade for Empire for some years, taking away the Brian Hearfield Cup.

Division One also finished in a 6-5 win to Onslow Ogres over Empire Enforcers, after Onslow started well only to be down 5-3 before dramatically winning the last three singles. Win Nguyen also finished the series unbeaten and was well supported by teammates Mat Hobbs and Andy Budden. Onslow thus regained the Chris Williams Cup, presented several years ago by Chris, who sadly passed away recently.

The Division Two final was a win by Empire Egrets over Waterloo Wapitis, 7-4. Doubles was possibly the difference as Empire won both contests, in a match which had five 5 set contests. Maggie Dyer, Leigh Grinlinton and Michael Stechman were the members of the winning team.

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2017 Winter Series 1 Premier Winners: Empire Entertainers (James Harter, Bruno Omizu, Depak Patel, with Brian Hearfield)

2017 Summer Interclub – Update with Final Results

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.

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November Comp (Wednesdays) – Result

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

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Primary/Intermediate Tournament – Results

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.

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November Competitions

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!

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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.

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TTNZ Nationals – Hui-Ling Vong U15 Champ

The TTNZ Nationals are complete (details @ TTNZ)…

Teams

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.

Individuals

*** 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.)

Winter Interclub Series 2 Results

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

-Kevin Haines

Some pictures from the finals thanks to Reg Feuz!

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Winter Interclub Series 1 – Grade Champs Results

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.

Full results:

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

-Kevin Haines

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Coaching & Training Groups

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).

All sessions are at Empire in Petone.
For further information contact Richard Lee on 567 0314 or 022 0684866.

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