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November Competition & Central Region Teams Tournament

After an intriguing final night, Manish Ahlawat finished the four week competition on top, thus retaining the title he won last year. Sabine Westenra had a strong last night coming from five points behind to pip Ian Talbot for second place by one point.

Thanks are extended to all those who played in this competition, along with all the other tournaments and competitions that were held in 2021.

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2021 Wellington Open (Aug 7/8)

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2021 TTNZ North Island Individual Champs – in Wellington (July 16-18, @ETTC)


Enter or come along to watch the upcoming North Island Championships from Friday to Sunday, 16-18 July at the Empire Stadium (Marine Parade, Petone).

For photos and other updates visit TTW Facebook.

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2021 Wellington Autumn Open May 1-2

The Autumn Open was held on 1&2 May with a very good turnout of local players, plus a good number of quality players from other Associations. Competition was keen across all events with a number of upset results. Mention should be made of many junior players new to tournaments, all of whom performed to a good standard.

Singles results were as follows:

WinnerRunner Up
Men’s Open SinglesMatthew BallAlex Zhou
Women’s Open SinglesSunny LowSabine Westenra
Men’s B GradeJack WebbYang Low
Men’s C GradeIan TalbotScott Higham
Men’s D GradeMichael StechmanJames Catto
Over 25Matthew BallDavid Buckrell
Over 35Callum RusbridgeDarrell Brown
Over 45David BuckrellDepak Patel
Over 55Sabine WestenraMartin Young
Under 21Alex ZhouMax Henderson
Under 18 BoysZachary WangHugo Yick
Under 21 GirlsMei Mun TehYashka Rabichand
Under 16Yufeng WangAkshay Aneesh
Under 14Akshay AneeshYufeng Wang
Under 12Lucas YangAdam Andrew
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**RESULTS** 2021 Wellington Vets (13/3) & also NZ Veterans (2-5/4 ChCh)

RESULTS

The Wellington Veterans Tournament was held with a good attendance of regulars, enhanced by new faces from Upper Hutt and even Dunedin. Over half of the players competed in two age groups, making it a busy day on the tables. Thanks to all who participated and best wishes to those travelling to Christchurch for the NZ Veterans Championships.

Winner/s Runner/s Up
  
Over 40 SinglesDepak PatelJohn Gan
Over 40 ConsolationDarrell BrownZhidong Yu
Over 40Doubles  Depak Patel & Zhidong YuDarrell Brown & Heath Murdoch
Over 50 SinglesLindsay Ward Ian Talbot
Over 50 ConsolationBryan McConnochieZhidong Yu
Over 50 Doubles  Darrell Brown & Heath MurdochDepak Patel & Zhidong Yu
Over 60 SinglesLindsay WardIan Talbot
Over 60 ConsolationPeter Bloor Leigh Grinlinton
Over 60 Doubles  Peter Bloor & Martin Young Bryan McConnochie & Ian Talbot
Over 70 Singles David Morris Averil Roberts
Over 70 Doubles  Geoff Brown & David Morris Averil Roberts & Rod Weston
Continue reading “**RESULTS** 2021 Wellington Vets (13/3) & also NZ Veterans (2-5/4 ChCh)”

Nelson Open (Travel Report)

2020 Nelson Open (19-20 September)

There were 46 entries at the tournament, with players travelling from Canterbury, Marlborough, Otago and Wellington. Only 7 juniors played on the Sunday with no outside players.

Simon Fenwick (C) won the Men’s Singles against Tavish Voight (O) 4-0 (6 1 4 4) and Kris Alisch (C) won the Women Singles against Jackie Wood (ML) 4-3 (-9 -12 7 9 -9 2 7). The Men’s Doubles was won by Craig Dye/Simon Fenwick (C) against Nathan Watson (MN)/Tavish Voight (O) 3-1 (3 -9 4 4).

Sabine Westenra won 5 events. The Open Women Doubles with Kris Alisch (RR3), Over 40 Women’s Singles (RR3), Over 40 Mixed Doubles with Malcolm Wong (RR3), Over 50 Women’s Singles against Marion Wood (ML) 3-0 (2 2 2) and Over 50 Women’s Doubles with Marion Wood against Chris Cole/Patricia Martin (N) 3-0 (5 5 2). She was runner up with Jessie Wilson (C) to Simon Fenwick/Kris Alisch in Open Mixed Doubles 1-3 (-12 7 -7 -7) and lost in semi finals of Open Women’s Singles 1-4 (-8 -9  -11 10 -14) to Kris Alisch. Unfortunately there is no photo of Sabine from the tournament.

Malcolm Wong’s win in the Over 40 Mixed Doubles was his 10th Nelson Mixed Doubles Title (He last won the O40 XD with Glenda Ferguson in 2001). He also won the Over 50 Men’s Doubles with Mark Nalder (N) against Gregg Davey/Alan Moore (C) 3-1 (3 -7 4 11) which was their 10th Nelson Over 50 Men’s Doubles Title together. They were runner up in the Over 60 Men’s Doubles to Gregg Davey/Alan Moore 2-3 (-8 -6 8 4 -5). Malcolm’s best singles result was beating the second seed David Watson (N) 3-1 (9 -9 4 7) in winning his group in the Over 60 Men’s Singles. Malcolm has now won 32 Nelson Open Titles.

Mark Nalder and Malcolm Wong – 
Nelson Over 50 Men’s Doubles Champions for the 10th time
Mark Nalder and Malcolm Wong – Nelson Over 50 Men’s Doubles Champions for the 10th time

Thanks to Paul Op den Buysch, Robin Knight and the other Nelson people who assisted in running the tournament and the cafeteria.

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Central Regions Teams Event

Recently a teams tournament, open to teams from Associations in the lower North Island, was held on a November Saturday at Empire. Sixteen teams, each made up of two or three players, took part, five from Manawatu and eleven from Wellington.

The teams were placed in two grades and each grade into two pools of four. A round robin was played within pools and a final round against the team that finished in the same position in the other pool within the grade. Four rounds in a day was a challenge for some, but one that all players appeared to enjoy. Many played eight singles and four doubles in an eight hour stretch and all players kept to a timetable that allowed few rests, but just enough time to enjoy Maggie’s much appreciated catering.

The competition was good with some top rated players on display. Hopefully, this can become an annual fixture on the calendar and one shared around the Central Associations. Thanks to all who participated.

Results – Division One

Winner: The Legends (James Harter, Callum Rusbridge, Hayden Tapp)
Runner Up: Manawatu Green (Matthew Ball, Nathan Watson, Jack Webb)
Third: Egg (Sean Hanson, Hugo Yick)

Results – Division Two

Winner: WFSA (Isag Alamani, Michael Buhia, Michael Onganon)
Runner Up: High Gear (Craig Gear, Scott Higham)
Third: Team Stech (Liam Johnston, Michael Stechman)

2020 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships (July 25-26)

We are pleased to announce the

2020

New World Wellington City

Table Tennis Wellington
Open Championships

Saturday/Sunday 25-26 July

Enter Online (or print / xlsx)
Conditions

Entries are due by Online Entry, email, phone 04 478 0841, or mailed
to PO Box 12-038 Wellington, to be received by 9pm Wednesday 22 July.

This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium.

 

All the details…

 

2020 Wellington Vets Open – June 27 (Saturday)

The 2020 Table Tennis Wellington Veterans Open is now being held on Saturday June 27! The conditions and forms are below or use the online form to enter. Please enter by 6pm on Wednesday June 24.

There are over 40/50/60/70 age groups (if you turn that age on or before Dec 31, 2020) – singles and doubles. The tournament will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Club Hall, Marine Parade, Petone. Round up your friends and car-pool in! Please pass this information on to anyone else you know who may be interested.

Details and Entry Form

Online form or as a pdf to tournament@ttwellington.org.nz (or mail as per the form). Also refer to the Tournament Conditions.

Schedule

 Saturday June 27
9:30amOver 50, Over 70(*)
12:30pmOver 40, Over 60(*)
(*) avoid entering concurrent age divisions unless singles in one and doubles in the other

 

2020 TTNZ North Island Individual Champs – in Wellington (July 10-12, @ETTC)

Table Tennis New Zealand have confirmed the 2020 tournament calendar going forward and one of the first tournaments to take place will be the North Island Championships from Friday to Sunday, 10-12 July at the Empire Stadium.

This will be the biggest tournament locally for some years and it will be quite concentrated over three full days. If you think you may be able to donate some hours or days to help the tournament run smoothly, we would love to hear from you. We need people to help with entering results into the tournament software (easy job, 10 minutes training), monitoring play so we can keep tables occupied and keep on time, helping with the shop, umpiring, coordinating medals for presenting and other miscellaneous tasks that crop up. No skills needed other than being able to get along with people and a desire to want to help.

COVID-19 ALERTS

UPDATE: WE’RE BACK IN ACTION!


* TTW Vets cancelled
* Newtown stadium closed
* Empire stadium closed
* Summer competition suspended

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*** CANCELLED (postponement TBD) *** 2020 Wellington Vets Open – March 21 (Saturday)

The 2020 Table Tennis Wellington Veterans Open is being held on Saturday March 21 the conditions and forms are below or use the online form to enter. Please enter by 6pm on Wednesday March 18.

There are over 40/50/60/70 age groups (if you turn that age on or before Dec 31, 2020) – singles and doubles. The tournament will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Club Hall, Marine Parade, Petone. Round up your friends and car-pool in! Please pass this information on to anyone else you know who may be interested.

This is also a good lead up to the 2020 New Zealand Veteran Championships (Apr 9-13 in Christchurch).

Details and Entry Form

Online form or as a pdf to tournament@ttwellington.org.nz (or mail as per the form). Also refer to the Tournament Conditions.

Schedule

Saturday March 21
9:30amOver 50, Over 70(*)
12:30pmOver 40, Over 60(*)
(*) avoid entering concurrent age divisions unless singles in one and doubles in the other

2019 Oceania Junior Table Tennis Championships – Nuku’alofa

By Malcolm Wong on the 2019 Oceania Junior Table Tennis Championships – Nuku’alofa (7-10 August) at which he a part of tournament’s team of officials.

I arrived on Monday afternoon (5 August) on a Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Fua’amotu International Airport, Tonga.  Siaoski Faka’osi (Tournament Director) was there to meet me. His day job is Team Operations Coordinator for the Tonga Rugby Union and he has been to the last 2 Rugby World Cup as a Tongan Official. He transported me to the Atele Indoor Stadium where the 3rd Elevate Performance Training Camp (4-6 August) for Fiji (4) and Tonga (6) juniors was being run by Patrick Wuertz (former Oceania High Performance Officer).

Later I was taken to my accommodation at Villa Ishadora Hotel, which is by the Pacific Ocean. This was where the overseas referees and umpires stayed. Barry Griffiths (General Manager – ITTF Oceania) and Ryan Wiegand (Events Officer –  ITTF Oceania) who was the ITTF Competition Manager for the tournament, were also staying there. Jessica Macaskill (Development Officer – ITTF Oceania) was also in Tonga to assist with the tournament.

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More 2019 Tournament Travel Reports – Nelson & Marlborough

Malcolm Wong’s reports on these two tournaments are here:

Andrew Maguire, Paul Solt, Malcolm Wong, & Tomos Christie travelled to the Marlborough Open while Paul Solt & Malcolm travelled to the Nelson Open. See the attachments for Malcolm’s reports now that I’ve finally posted them!

2019 Junior Development Tournament #2 – Sunday September 15

We are pleased to announce the second Junior Development Tournament of 2019 with the assistance of Pub Charity.

This will be on Sunday September 15 at the Empire Table Tennis Club, Marine Parade, Petone. Enter by noon Saturday June 15 (see the details document).

Schedule
Under 12 1.15 pm
Under 14 9.30 am
Under 17 1.15 pm

Players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time and report to the Tournament Manager’s desk. Do not wear white or especially light coloured clothing and wear correct sports clothing & non marking sports shoes.

Refer to the form for more details!

2019 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships – Summary

Recently Table tennis Wellington held the 2019 Wellington Open. 77 players participated, up slightly on the previous few years. There were a number of players from other Associations, particularly Manawatu, but also Auckland, Waitemata, Waikato and Marlborough.

Results as follows:

Men’s Singles Matthew Ball (Man) Sean Hanson
Women’s Singles Hui-Ling Vong Ye Zhai
Men’s Doubles Matthew Ball (Man) & Rajitha Samaraweera (Ak) Noam Bar-Shalom & Yotam Malka
Women’s Doubles Lisa Yue & Ye Zhai Yashka Rabichand & Anna Wilson
Mixed Doubles Sean Hanson & Ye Zhai Rajitha Samaraweera (Ak)& Hui-Ling Vong
Men’s Singles Plate Andrew Maguire Bryan McConnochie
B Grade Singles James Harter Mark Page (Wk)
B Grade Doubles Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner James Harter & Mark Page (Wk)
C Grade Singles Harry Chen Tony Rutledge
C Grade Doubles Carlos Fung (Man) & Callum McKinnon (Man) Andrew Palmer (Wait) & Tony Rutledge
D Grade Singles Martin Young Michael Stechman
D Grade Doubles Andrew Maguire & Michael Stechman Jacqui Wood (Marl) & Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 13 Singles Akshay Aneesh (Man) Yufeng Wang
Under 13 Doubles Aaron Lan & Yufeng Wang Akshay Aneesh (Man) & Hadley James (Man)
Under 15 Boys Singles Callum McKinnon (Man) Yufeng Wang
Under 15 Girls Singles Yashka Rabichand Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 15 Doubles Yashka Rabichand & Anna Wilson Callum McKinnon (Man) & Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 15 Boys Plate Abilash Sivasith Ben Riddell
Under 18 Boys Singles Callum McKinnon (Man) Carlos Fung (Man)
Under 18 Girls Singles Hui-Ling Vong Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 18 Doubles Carlos Fung (Man) & Callum McKinnon (Man) Yashka Rabichand & Anna Wilson
Over 30 Singles David Buckrell Daniel Rosner
Over 30 Doubles Heath Murdoch & Callum Rusbridge Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner
Over 40 Singles Daniel Rosner James Wang
Over 40 Doubles Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner John Gan & Heath Murdoch
Over 50 Singles Lindsay Ward Bryan McConnochie
Over 50 Doubles Bryan McConnochie & Lindsay Ward John Gan & Heath Murdoch
Over 60 Singles Lindsay Ward Tony Rutledge
Over 60 Doubles Bryan McConnochie & Lindsay Ward Malcolm Wong & Martin Young

Congratulations to the titleholders, the volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, the volunteer umpires, to Maggie on the shop & to Empire for hosting the event and to everyone who completed or just came along to watch and helped make this event a success!

Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Announcing the inaugural…

Also here are some upcoming events:

Jun 29-30 North Shore Open
Jun 29 Hawkes Bay Open (Napier)
Jul 7-8 Central Region Junior, Cadet and Hopes Training Camp (Palmerston North)
Jul 7-13 Australian Junior Championships (TTNZ Selected Teams) Wollongong - starring Anna Wilson
Jul 12-14 North Island Individual Championships (Wanganui)
Jul 20-21 Otago Open (Dunedin)
Jul 27-28 Wellington Open
Aug 2 CollegeSport Wellington Table Tennis Regionals Individuals (enter by July 25)
Aug 3-4 Waikato Open (Hamilton)
Aug 7-10 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships (Tonga)
Aug 9 CollegeSport Wellington Table Tennis Regionals Teams (enter by Aug 1)
Sep 2-4 NZ Secondary School Championships
Sep 7-8 Manawatu Open
Sep 28-Oct 6 NZ Junior & Senior Championships (Christchurch) 

2019 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships (July 27-28)

We are pleased to announce the:

2019

New World Wellington City

Table Tennis Wellington
Open Championships

Saturday/Sunday 27-28 July

Enter Online (or pdf / xlsx)
Conditions

Entries are due by Online Entry, email, phone 04 478 0841, or mailed
to PO Box 12-038 Wellington, to be received by 9pm Wednesday 24 July.

This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium.

Thanks also to Pub Charity and TTSports

TTNZ Vets, Juniors vs. Australia, ITTF Hopes

TTNZ Veterans

Recently we had Wellington vets at the TTNZ Veterans tournament and also representing New Zealand in test teams vs. Australia at the TTNZ vets in Taupo (full results).  Many Wellington players attended & placings achieved by Wellington players are listed below:

Over 40 mixed doubles Sabine Westenra (with Lyndon White, CAN) 3rd-equal
Over 40 women’s doubles Sabine Westenra (with Christine Young, WAIT) 2nd
Over 50 women’s singles won by Sabine Westenra
Over 50 men’s singles Lindsay Ward came 3rd
Over 50 mixed doubles Sabine Westenra (with Lyndon White, CAN) won
Over 50 women’s doubles Sabine Westenra (with Haiyan Zhang, QLD) 2nd
Over 60 mixed doubles Lindsay Ward & Leigh Grinlinton 2nd
Over 60 men’s doubles Chris Talbot & Lindsay Ward 3rd-equal

In the selected NZ Test Teams vs. Australia we had:

Over 50s women: Sabine Westenra (5-0 to NZ)
Over 60s men: Lindsay Ward (2-3 to Aust)
Over 65s men: Ian Talbot (1-4 to Aust)

Well done to the above and to all the Wellington players who attended!

Anna Wilson vs. Australia

Table Tennis New Zealand is excited to be sending a team of 15 players to the Australian Junior Championships in Wollongong in July after a collaborative agreement was signed between TTNZ and TTA aimed at fostering development. The last Junior Team to participate in Australian Junior Championships was in Queensland in 2010.

From Wellington we have Anna Wilson selected by TTNZ – congratulations from all of us to Anna!

Yufeng Wang in the ITTF Hopes week

The 2019 ITTF-Oceania Hopes (Under 12) Week was held in April in Waikato with local boy Yufeng Wang selected to attend after qualifying in the New Zealand Hopes Open held in Christchurch in January.  The young players attend a week long camp headed by Eva Jeler, one of the most decorated coaches in the world.

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