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
|Saturday March 21|
|9:30am||Over 50, Over 70(*)|
|12:30pm||Over 40, Over 60(*)|
COMPETITION SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Announcing TTW Summer Competition (interclub) for 2020 – round up your teammate(s) and spread the news and we look forward to your entry!
Two player teams, play two other teams each night, best of 5 to 11
- Five Wednesdays March 4 – April 1 @ Empire TTC Hall (04 568 6054)
- Open from 6:40pm, matches to start 7pm
FEES $7 per player per Wednesday to the duty official before play
ENTER by Thurs Feb 27 via your club or email (we match extras into composite teams). A team can have any number of players but only two play per match.
FORMAT 2 Player teams: each team plays two matches (against two other teams) each Wednesday – each team vs. team match is two singles each (best of 5 to 11) plus a one-set doubles (best of 1 to 11) played only if it is 2-all as a tie-break. I.e. each night you play four singles and sometimes also one or two doubles sets.
STRUCTURE Divisions depend on entries. Match sheets will be kept for tie breaking.
RESULTS Available here and printed for display on the ETTC wall.
CONDUCT The TTW Code of Conduct (see the website) will be enforced.
BALLS White 3-star balls will be provided, accordingly you must wear non-white shirts.
RESERVES Each team find your own fill-ins, consider rotating a third player in your team.
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.Continue reading “2019 Oceania Junior Table Tennis Championships – Nuku’alofa”
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!
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)Continue reading “November “Four Wednesdays” Spring Competition (2019)”
We are pleased to announce the second Junior Development Tournament of 2019 with the assistance of Pub Charity.
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!
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!