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New Disabilty Session

Over the last couple of months we have not been able to cater for the large number of disabled table tennis players attending the Wednesday morning session.

The club have decided to add an extra session on a Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 12.00noon to meet the demand.

Anyone is welcome to come along to the new session and enjoy the table tennis and the friendship that has developed between the players and their carers.

Bats and balls are provided.

Refreshment are also available during the break.

Congratulations Charlotte

Congratulations to eleven year old Charlotte Weatherby who has been picked to attend her first England Youth Development Training Camp at Lilleshall on the 16 & 17 November.

Charlotte will be training with other talented young players from around the country.

Stockton 4 Star report

STOCKTON ON TEES JUNIOR 4 STAR

Pictured left to right – Adam Harrison, Helshan Weerasinghe, Mayor of Stockton on Tees, Councillor Kathryn Nelson and Colin Davison, Chairman of Cleveland Table Tennis Association

The Tees Active Stockton on Tees 4 Star tournament, which attracted one of the strongest entries for the Junior Boys’ Singles in recent years, was won by Helshan Weerasinghe from Sussex who produced excellent form to sweep aside all opposition at Thornaby Pavilion last weekend.

Tees Active are the sports facilities service group that manages the leisure centres in the Borough of Stockton on Tees, including Thornaby Pavilion.

The Boys’ Singles event attracted all of the top 5 English players plus some of the best from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  In the final Weerasinghe was dominant, beating Adam Harrison of Lincolnshire, who himself had a very good tournament, in 3 straight games 11-2, 11-4, 12-10.  In the semi final Weerasinghe beat Chris Griffiths of Wales in straight games, Griffiths having earlier eliminated the 3rd seed Sam Mabey.

In the top half of the draw Harrison, who surprisingly lost in the groups to Robert Barker of Lancashire, went through in the runner up position to play the top seed Igor Morais of Middlesex.  Harrison beat the England No 1 by 3-1 and went through to the final by defeating the 4th seed Danny Lawrence in straight games in the semi.

The Girls’ Singles was won by Emily Bolton of Cumbria who beat Scotland’s Lucy Elliott in straight games in the final.  Top seed Bolton found herself in the bottom half of the draw after losing to Ireland’s Kate Whelan in the groups.  Bolton went on to beat the Cadet champion Hibah Feredj of Middlesex in the quarter finals, Feredj having beaten the 2nd seed Nicola Bird of Northampton in the first round.  Whelan went through to the semi finals before losing to Elliott in 5 games.

The Cadet Boys was won by the top seed, Scottish international Chris Wheeler who is a member of the Ormesby team in the Junior British League.  He won a close final with Cleveland’s Alec Ward who represented the Swerve Club in the team event.  Wheeler won 11-9 in the 5th.

The Cadet Girls’ winner was Hibah Feredj of Middlesex who beat Yorkshire’s Kate Nixon in straight games in the final. Nixon defeated Bhavika Mistry of Northampton in her semi final.

The Under 13 Boys Singles was won by the top seed Harry Dai from Yorkshire who won a tight 4 game match with Shayan Siraj, also of Yorkshire, by 3 games to 1.

Cleveland’s Sophie Barlow, who also represented the Swerve Club, won the Under 13 Girls’ Singles, beating the top seed, Bhavika Mistry, in straight games in the final.  Barlow beat Gauri Duhan of Yorkshire in the semi final by 3 games to 0.

The team events produced some excellent matches.  The Junior Boys winner was the Grantham College team of Adam Harrison and Danny Lawrence who defeated Greenhouse’s Igor Morais and Joseph Langham Ferreira by 3 sets to 2.  The match climaxed at 2 all when Harrison beat Morais at 11-7 in the 5th.  In the semi final Grantham beat the London Academy team of Gabriel Achampong and Omar Khasal by 3-1 whilst Greenhouse beat the Swerve team of Paul Smith and Alec Ward by 3-2 with Morais beating Smith in straight games to clinch the win.

The Junior Girls’ team event winners were the Preston team of Emily Bolton and Bethany Farnworth who beat the Welsh pairing of Soffi Jenkins and Laura Edwards by 3-0 in the final.

The Cadet Boys’ produced another excellent final as Scotland beat Draycott A by 3-2.  Christopher Wheeler was the star of this match, winning both his singles and the doubles with Yaser Razouk whilst Alex Ramsden and Nathan Butler both beat Razouk.

The Cadet Girls’ team event was won by the Irish team of Kerry O’Mahoney and Kate Whelan,  who beat Lydia John and Charlotte Slye of Wales 3-0 in the final.

The prizes were presented by the Mayor of Stockton on Tees, Councillor Kathryn Nelson, and Colin Davison, Chairman of Cleveland County Table Tennis Association.

Alan Ransome

RESULTS 

Junior Boys Singles – Semi Finals

Adam Harrison (Lincolnshire) beat Daniel Lawrence (Kent) 11-7, 11-9, 11-8

Helshan Weerasinghe (Sussex) beat Chris Griffiths (Wales) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9

Final – Helshan Weerasinghe beat Adam Harrison 11-2, 11-4, 12-10

Junior Girls Singles -Semi Finals

Lucy Elliott (Scotland) beat Kate Whelan (Ireland) 11-13, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-1

Emily Bolton (Cumbria) beat Laura Edwards (Wales) 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4

Final – Emily Bolton beat Lucy Elliott 11-9, 11-2, 11-8

Cadet Boys Singles – Semi Finals

Christopher Wheeler (Scotland) beat Alex Ramsden (Northampton) 11-7, 11-6, 3-11, 11-1

Alec Ward (Cleveland) beat Robert Barker (Lancashire) 11-9, 8-11, 4-11, 11-4, 11-4

Final – Christopher Wheeler beat Alec Ward 8-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9

Cadet Girls Singles – Semi Finals

Hibah Feredj (Middlesex) beat Kate Whelan (Ireland) 11-8, 11-8, 11-7

Kate Nixon (Yorkshire) beat Bhavika Mistry (Northampton) 11-6, 11-2, 11-8

Final – Hibah Feredj beat Kate Nixon 11-8, 14-12, 11-5

Under 13 Boys Singles – Semi Finals

Harry Dai (Yorkshire) beat Kidi Martin Paulo (Midlands) 11-3, 11-5, 11-5

Shayan Siraj (Yorkshire) beat Naphong Boonyaprapa (Nottinghamshire) 11-9, 11-5, 11-3

Final – Harry Dai beat Shayan Siraj 7-11, 14-12, 12-10, 11-8

13 Girls Singles – Semi Finals

Bhavika Mistry (Northampton) beat Lydia John (Wales) 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8

Sophie Barlow (Cleveland) beat Gauri Duhan (Yorkshire) 12-10, 11-8, 12-10

Final – Sophie Barlow beat Bhavika Mistry 11-4, 12-10, 11-8

Grade 1 Boys Singles – Semi Finals

James Chappell (Lancashire) beat Kidi Martin Paulo (Middlesex) 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8

Matthew Leete (Lincolnshire) beat Adam Curran (Northumberland) 11-6, 12-10, 11-5

Final – Matthew Leete beat James Chappell 11-5, 6-11, 11-2, 11-9

Grade 1 Girls Singles – Semi Finals

Laura Edwards (Wales) beat Bethany Farnworth (Lancashire) 11-7, 2-11, 11-6, 13-11

Kerry O’Mahoney (Ireland) beat Kate Whelan (Ireland) 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 12-10

Final – Laura Edwards beat Kerry O’Mahoney 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8

Junior Boys Team – Semi Finals

Greenhouse beat Swerve 3 sets to 2

Grantham beat London Academy 3 sets to 1

Final – Grantham beat Greenhouse 3 sets to 2

Junior Girls Team – Final

Preston beat Wales 3 sets to 0

Cadet Boys Team – Semi Final

Draycott A beat St Marys A 3 sets to 1

Scotland beat Pudsey 3 sets to 2

Final – Scotland beat Draycott A 3 sets to 2

Cadet Girls Team – Final – Ireland beat Wales 3 sets to 0

Junior British League – first weekend

Ormesby first team did well in the Premier Division of the Junior British League, played at Lilleshall in Shropshire last weekend, to be placed equal third at the half way point. Ormesby played 5 matches, won 1, drew 3 and lost 1.

Wales, who lead the table, won 3 and drew 2 matches.

Tom Jarvis and Christopher Wheeler both did well for Ormesby, winning 7 of their 10 matches.  Joshua Harland, playing for the first time in the Premier Division, won 1 of his matches and went close in 3 others.

Northfield Boys did well to head Division 2B, winning all 5 of their matches.  Billy Forster produced the best results with a maximum 10 wins while Matthew Leete won 9 from 10 and Joe Clark 5 from 10.

Northfield Girls finished the first half in sixth position in the Girls’ Division 1, with 1 draw and 4 defeats. Kayleigh Forster won 5 from 10 whilst Hannah Clark won 2 from 8 and Eleanor Davidson 1 from 8.

Ormesby second team produced some good performances to finish in fourth position in Division 4A with 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat.  Calum White produced the best performance with 7 wins from 10 whilst Kaine Macdonald and Michael Ashwell both won 5 from 10.

ETTA North East Cadet & Junior Qualifications

Cleveland players dominated the North East Region Qualification competition for the National Junior and Cadet Championships at the Ormesby Club last Sunday with Ormesby dominating the boys’ event and Northfield the girls’.

Ormesby’s Josh Harland was outstanding in the Junior Boys’ event, to win the competition, with his team mate Kaine Macdonald in third place.  Luke Bradburn of Northfield did well to be the fourth qualifier with Joe Clarke the first reserve.

Macdonald won the Cadet event (Under 15) with another Ormesby player, Josh Weatherby, in third place and Northfield’s Christ Gregory fourth.

In the Junior Girls’ event, Northfield dominated. Katie Barlow was the winner with team mate Hannah Clark second and Sophie Barlow, also Northfield, third.  Northfield girls were also at the top of the list for the Cadet Girls’ with Amy Webster first, Charlotte McCarty second and Ormesby’s Charlotte Weatherby in third place.

One of the most impressive performances of the weekend was Harland’s win against Northumberland’s Adam Curran to clinch the Junior Boys’ event.

Women’s British League

Ormesby took a major step towards winning the British Table Tennis League Women’s Championship for the thrd time in 4 years when they won 4 matches and drew 1 in the first round of fixtures play in Tipton last weekend.

Ormesby lead the table at the half way stage with 9 points out of a possible 10.  The Draycott Club from Derby are in second place with 7 points.

For Ormesby Karina Le Fevre, playing at No 1, won 8 of her 10 matches whilst Chloe Whyte at No 2 won 7 from 8.  Maria Tsaptsinos also did very well to win 7 from 8 and Karen Shepherd won 2 from 4.

Ormesby won their first 2 matches 6-0, beating the Kent club Byng Hall and the Bournemouth team Topspin Sports.  Ormesby’s 3rd win was against the strong Halton team by 4-2 with maximums from Le Fevre and Tsaptsinos.

The toughest matches were on Sunday when Ormesby beat Burton Uxbridge by 5-1 with 2 each from Whyte and Tsaptsinos and 1 from Le Fevre.  The hardest match was the 3 all draw with Draycott from East Midlands who strengthened their team with the addition of one of Britain’s top players, Guernsey international Alice Loveridge.  In this match all the 3 Ormesby girls, Le Fevre, Whyte and Tsaptsinos, won one set each.

Ormesby, in addition to being ahead by 2 points at the top of the table, have a superior sets average of 24 – 6 against Draycott’s 20 – 10, putting the Teesside club in an excellent position for the second round of matches in February.

SENIOR BRITISH LEAGUE first weekend

With 2 victories and 2 draws, Northfield made a good start to the first weekend in the 1st Division of the British Table Tennis League at Halton on Merseyside.

On Saturday Northfield opened their fixtures with a 4 all draw against the South Yorkshire club, Derwent, followed by a 5-3 victory over Burton Uxbridge.

On Sunday Northfield played a second draw against Bristol Academy then finished off their fixtures with a 5-3 victory against Ormesby’s second team.  Northfield are equal top of the table with Drumchapel Glasgow, both on 6 points.

For Northfield Billy Forster produced the best results with 5 wins from 6 matches whilst Damien Nicholls won 6 from 8.  Andrew Wilson scored 5 from 8, Tim Surrey won 1 from 4 and Eddie Fambely 1 from 6.

In the same division the Ormesby 2nd team, weakened by selection of players all representing England in the UK School Games, won 1 match and lost 3.  Ormesby opened by losing to Burton 5-3.  They then defeated Bristol 7-1, lost to Ravenscroft 6-2 and finally were beaten by Northfield 5-3.

Simon Noutch produced the best results for Ormesby, winning 6 from 8, whilst Chloe Whyte won 4 from 8, Martin Rutter, playing at No 2, won 3 from 8 and Karen Shepherd 2 from 8.

In the 2nd Division, Ormesby 3rd team followed suit and won 1 from their 4 matches.  The lone win was against Drumchapel by 6-2 with losses to Cardiff 7-1, Barrow 5-3 and Nottingham Sycamore by 6-2.  Sam Hitchen and Josh Harland did well to win 4 from 8.  Carl White and Michael Young both won 2 from 8.

The 4th team in Division 3 produced the best Ormesby results, beating Halton of Merseyside 5-3, Grimsby Mariners 6-2 and playing draws with Banfield and Avery, both 4 all.  Ryan Richardson produced the best performance with 7 from 8 whilst David Ashwell and Gary Whyman won 3 from 4.  Alex Garlick won 4 from 8 and Adam Smith 2 from 8.

In the 4th Division North, newcomers to the British League, Travel Hub CIC Nomads, won all their 3 matches with victories over Derwent 7-1, Whitworth Academy 6-2 and Rotherham Scorpions 7-1.  Anthony Phoenix, Mark Walpole and Shannon Walker won all their 6 matches whilst Steve Cooper won 2 from 4.

In the same division the Ormesby 5th team won 1 from 3 matches, beating Halton 6-2 but lost to Formby 7-1 and Derwent 5-3.  Calum White produced the best results with 4 from 6 whilst Gary Whyman, Kaine Macdonald and Michael Ashwell all won 2 from 4.

PING! Middlesbrough Tournament

The final event of the month of Ping! Middlesbrough was a table tennis tournament at the Ormesby Club last Sunday which was won by Warren Finlay from Eston.

Ping! Middlesbrough is part of a programme organised by Middlesbrough Council’s Sports Development section and Ormesby Table Tennis Club, supported by the Big Lottery, Sport England and the England TTA which placed over 40 table tennis tables in public places throughout Middlesbrough for a month from the last week in July through to 18 August.

Finlay won a very close final with Redcar’s Matthew Hiser.  In the semi final Finlay defeated Callum Teasdale from Pallister Park in straight games whilst Hiser beat Liam Cuthbert of Brambles Farm by the same score.

The Over 40 Singles was won by Michael Callaghan from Ingleby Barwick who beatEgglescliffe’s Felicity Finch in straight games in the final.

The Under 18 winner was the person who reached the final of the Open event, Matthew Hiser, who beat Callum Teasdale in straight games in the final.

The doubles winners were Kane Frank of Pallister Park and Finlay who beat Liam Pearson from Linthorpe and Hiser by 2 games to 1.

The tournament, which was only open to people who don’t play competitive table tennis, was well attended with all 9 courts at the Ormesby Club being needed to complete the rounds.

The first prize, won by Warren Finlay, was one of the Ping! rollaway tables whilst bats, balls and commemorative T-shirts were provided to all the winners, runners up and semi finalists.

In addition, all of the above have won a month’s free coaching at the Ormesby Club on Monday evenings throughout September.

Ping! Middlesbrough has now been completed with many thousands of participants enjoying playing the sport over the last 4 weeks.  The tables, donated Ping!, are being retained to provide more opportunities for table tennis in venues throughout the town.

Alan Ransome

Ping! Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Football Club gave a boost to the Ping! Middlesbrough campaign on Wednesday when one of the club’s first team players, Ben Gibson, played some singles and doubles games with one of Ormesby Table Tennis Club women’s British League Champion players, Chloe Whyte, at the Captain Cooks Square in the centre of Middlesbrough.

Ben Gibson is a defender in the first team squad.  He has been developed through the highly successful Middlesbrough Academy.  Ben said “I am delighted to be involved in the project, to play the game and want to give a boost to the sport of table tennis in Middlesbrough”.

His appearance cements relationships between Middlesbrough Football Club and the Ormesby Table Tennis Club.  Middlesbrough Football Club and Ormesby are already in partnership with the Premier League 4 Sport programme which involves coaches from Ormesby visiting secondary schools throughout the South Tees area to provide sessions for the youngsters.

Ping! Middlesbrough is a programme supported by the Big Lottery, Sport England and the English TTA which has placed over 40 table tennis tables in public places throughout Middlesbrough for a month from the last week in July through to 18 August.  Tables are located at:

Captain Cook Square Shopping Mall, which will be the hub – Centre Square near the MIMA Art Gallery – Middlesbrough Railway Station – Neptune Leisure Centre – Stewart, Albert and Thorntree Parks – Prissick Skate Park – Ormesby Hall (National Trust) – West Middlesbrough Centre – The KYM Project – MyPlace – Cumberland Resource Centre – Ormesby Table Tennis Club

The finale to the Ping! Middlesbrough campaign will be a competition which is open to members of the public on the last day which will take place at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Sunday 18 August. The competition will be played with 5 events: An open singles with entry available to allcomers except serious players who are members of the ETTA (the national governing body).  This restriction will ensure that the competition cannot be won by Ormesby members or by regular league players.  The prize for this event will be a full size Ping! table tennis table.

3 further singles events will be played – one for Under 18, one for over 40 and one for people aged between 19 and 39.

There will also be a doubles event which is open to all players who have participated in any of the 4 singles events.

Entry to all events is free of charge.

The competition will start at 10.30 am on the Sunday morning when entries will close.  The Club will be open from 9.30 am and entries will be taken in the time between then and the competition starting at 10.30 am.  The competition will be played with small qualification groups to begin with to ensure that all players who enter play more than one set.  All sets will be based on the best of 5 games.  The latter rounds will be on a knock out basis.

The prizes, other than the table, will be Ping! bats and balls plus, for all semi finalists, finalists and winners, a month of coaching at the Ormesby Club on one evening per week during September with a chance to join Ormesby teams to play in the Middlesbrough & District league starting next season in October.

For further information, contact Malcolm Muldoon on 07889 937056 or m.j.muldoon@btinternet.com

Ormesby SUmmer Super 10

Group two winners pictured left to – Michael Ashwell, Aaron Uppal, Omresby TTC chairman Alan Ransome and Gary Whyman

Simon Noutch, the Ormesby Premier Division player, fought off stiff opposition to win the pre season Ormesby Super 10 Table Tennis Tournament which was played at the club’s headquarters on Sunday 11 August.

Noutch won the all play all competition by winning all 10 of his sets.  His narrowest victory was over the Cleveland and Middlesbrough champion, Martin Rutter, who he beat by 12-10 in the 5th set.  Rutter had the opportunity to win the match in 3 straight games.  Noutch survived the 3rd game by the narrowest of margins and went on to win the 4th at 11-5.  Noutch also needed 5 games to beat Adam Smith and Josh Harland.

Karina Le Fevre, the current England No 4 lady, finished in second place, losing only one match to Noutch by 3 games to 1 whilst Rutter was third, winning 8 of his 10 sets.

The Group 2 tournament was won by Aaron Uppal.  He won all his 10 sets, the majority by 3-0.  In second place was Gary Whyman who won all his matches except for losing to Uppal in straight sets whilst Michael Ashwell won 8 of his 10 sets to do well to finish in third place.

In Group 3, the winner was Jack Dewar who won 7 of his 8 games, losing only to Katie Ashwell.  Brian Holloway was in second place, winning 6 of his 8 games, whilst Jake Horsman was in third place, winning 5 from 8.

Group 1 Standings

1  Simon Noutch – 2  Karina Le Fevre – 3  Martin Rutter – 4  Chloe Whyte – 5  Adam Smith – 6  Karen Shepherd – 7  Josh Harland – 8  Dave Ashwell – 9  Peter Wilkinson – 10  Kaine Macdonald – 11  Sarah Noutch

Group 2 Standings

1  Aaron Uppal – 2  Gary Whyman – 3  Michael Ashwell – 4  David Noutch – 5  Keith Lewis – 6  Brian Cowan – 7  Chris Gunn – 8  Harry Forsyth – 9  Amy Webster – 10  Charlotte McCarty – 11  Kieran Wardell

Group 3 Standings

1  Jack Dewar – 2  Brian Holloway – 3  Jake Horsman – 4  Katie Ashwell – 5  Aidan Daggart – 6  Nigel Arnison – 7  Kay Johnston – 8  Peter McIntosh – 9  Andrew Green – Noel Thomas – John Fenwick

Ormesby Summer Super 10

Left to right: Martin Rutter, Simon Noutch, Karina Lefevre with Alan Ransome who presented the prize money to the winners and runners up in Group 1 of the Ormesby Table Tennis Club, Summer Super 10 tournament held on Sunday 11 August .

Group 1 winner Simon Noutch, second place Karina Lefevre and third place Martin Rutter.

Group 2 winner Aaron Uppal, second place Gary Whyman and third place Michael Ashwell.

Group 3 winner Jack Dewar, second place Brian Holloway and third place Jake Horsman.

Tournament report to follow.

Ping! Middlesbrough

Ping! Middlesbrough is turning out to be a great success with most of the sites throughout the town proving very popular with Middlesbrough residents coming out and enjoying playing table tennis.  None have been more popular than the one in Middlesbrough Centre in Captain Cooks Square where 3 tables are housed under the tent in the centre of the square.

Helping to make Ping! Middlesbrough popular are the coaching sessions which are being carried out daily throughout the town.  The two coaches who are engaged in providing the service are both from the Ormesby Club with Malcolm Muldoon, who is a specialist coach working with people with a disability and with special target groups, and Chloe Whyte, an English international player who is one of the leading women players in the country and a member of the Ormesby team that has won the English National Championship twice in the last three years.

“Pictured above are the 2 Ormesby coaches providing coaching for the people of Middlesbrough.”

Ping! Middlesbrough

On the fifth day of PING! Middlesbrough one of the venues where table tennis took place was in the beautiful garden setting of Ormesby Hall, Ormesby. The building now owned by the National Trust was once the home of the Pennyman family.

Although not on a large scale like some of the other venues, nevertheless the table tennis table was in use for the whole of the afternoon. People from around the area played as well as families from further away including Durham and Harrogate.

Ping ! Middlesbrough

Denis Neale launched PING! Middlesbrough on Tuesday 23 July in Centre Square Middlesbrough. In the picture Denis can be seen playing a challenge match with Ormesby’s Chloe Whyte who is a member of the Ormesby team who are the current Women’s British League Champions.

With excellent weather conditions, especially the lack of wind, the first four days of PING! Middlesbrough got off to a flying start. Malcolm Muldoon from the Ormesby club is extremely pleased with the event so far and all the volunteers who are helping to run the event across the 13 different venues are enjoying the experience.

Ping! Middlesbrough

PING MIDDLESBROUGH – Press Release No. 1

Ormesby Table Tennis Club links with Middlesbrough Council, Sport England, the Big Lottery and the ETTA to launch a mass participation project in our town starting next week: For 4 weeks, from 23 July, 45 table tennis tables will be available in public places throughout the town with bats and balls available for people to play. There is no charge, it’s all about having fun. The locations include: Captain Cook Square Shopping Mall, which will be the hub Centre Square near the MIMA Art Gallery Middlesbrough Railway Station Neptune Leisure Centre Ormesby Hall, National Trust Stewart, Albert and Thorntree Parks Prissick Skate Park West Middlesbrough Centre The KYM Project MyPlace Cumberland Resource Centre Ormesby Table Tennis Club The opening will take place at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 23 July at the Centre Square where there will be 3 outdoor tables. Ping pong and table tennis are recognised worldwide as one of the best sports for health and fitness. It is great for kids just learning sport, helping their timing and co-ordination, it is great for the older generation, keeping fit mentally as well as physically, it is a great sport for families and is very popular in schools throughout the whole of the UK. Middlesbrough has been selected because of the very close co-operation between the Sports Development section of the Council and the Ormesby Table Tennis Club and the successful joint application means that Middlesbrough will join the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Eastleigh, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Sheffield, Winchester and the New Forest for the opportunity to play in the Summer of 2013. The event is being co-ordinated by Ormesby Development Coach Malcolm Muldoon who, together with Chloe Whyte (a member of the Ormesby team which won the Women’s British League this season) will be carrying out coaching at all the venues with special sessions for kids, 50+, for people with a disability and for families.

For further information, contact Malcolm Muldoon on 07889 937056 or visit the website www.pingmiddlesbrough.co.uk The event will culminate in a fun tournament where everyone can try out their Ping skills at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Sunday 18 August. Watch the Evening Gazette for further information. All Club members are welcome to attend the Opening Ceremony at the Centre Square, near Mima Art Gallery, next Tuesday, 23rd July at 1.00 pm

Denis Neale Launches Ping! Middlesbrough

British table tennis legend, Denis Neale, the 6 times English
Champion, is going to launch the Ping! Middlesbrough month of activity
in Centre Square on Tuesday 23 July at 1.00 pm.

Middlesbrough born Neale, who was this country’s best player on the
international scene for more than a decade and was a prominent member
of the Ormesby team that were European Champions in the 1970’s, will
open the month of Ping! playing a short exhibition match with Chloe
Whyte, a member of the current Ormesby women’s team who are the current
British Champions, and will issue a challenge to all comers in the
Centre Square following the exhibition.

The month long Ping! Middlesbrough will take place in a host of venues
within the town up until 18th August when an “All Comers” tournament
will be played at the Ormesby Club.

Part of the launch event on Tuesday will be a tournament which will be
played on the 3 tables in the Centre Square, open to anyone other than
ETTA Individual , with a first prize of a Ping! Middlesbrough table
tennis table, plus runners up prizes of Ping! bats and balls. Entry
for the event needs to be registered at the launch by 1.30 pm on
Tuesday.

Middlesbrough Council will be represented at the launch of Ping!
Middlesbrough by Councillor Nicky Walker. Middlesbrough Council’s
Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Walker said “The Council
is pleased to work in partnership with Ormesby Table Tennis Club to
help more people become active and encourage more outdoor physical
activity to improve health”

Cleveland & District Summer League Tournament

Ormesby’s Martin Rutter scored a remarkable treble by adding the Cleveland Summer League Open Singles title to the Middlesbrough and full Cleveland titles that he won earlier this year when the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League tournament was played on Sunday at the Ormesby Table Tennis Club.

Rutter won the title without losing a game, beating Keith Weatherby by 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 in the semi final and Ormsby’s Peter Wilkinson by 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 in the final.  Wilkinson reached the final with a surprise victory over Adam Smith in the semi final.

Alec Ward dominated the Junior events and the Division 1 singles.  To win the Junior Boys, Ward beat Josh Harland of Ormesby 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8.  In the Cadets, Ward defeated Luke Bradburn of Hartlepool in the semi final and Ormesby’s Kaine Macdonald in the final, Macdonald earlier having a surprise victory over the 2nd seed, Josh Harland.

In the Division 1 Singles Ward won the title with a victory in the final against Adam Smith.  In the semi final Ward defeated Harland by 3 straight games.  The surprise result was the semi final win for Smith who beat Rutter by 3 games to 1.

The Division 2 Singles was won by Northfield’s Phil Webster who beat Ben Goodchild of Hartlepool by the narrowest of margins at 13-11 in the deciding game.

The Division 3 Singles winner was Ormesby’s 10 year old James Dale who beat Kieran Wardell of Ormesby by 3 games to 1.

The Junior Girl’ Singles was won by Northfield’s Amy Webster who beat Ormesby’s Charlotte Weatherby and Northfield’s Charlotte McCarty in a 3 way play off.  The Cadet Girls’ winner was Charlotte McCarty who won the 4 way contest against Amy Webster, Charlotte Weatherby and Katie Ashwell.

The Handicap Singles winner was Peter Wilkinson who scored a very narrow victory at 21-19 in the deciding game against Bruce Lowther of Tees Hub having been given a 9 point start.

The Handicap Doubles was won by the Ormesby father and son combination of Keith and Josh Weatherby who beat Michael Young and Josh Harland in the final.

RESULTS

Open Singles

Final – Martin Rutter (Ormesby) beat Peter Wilkinson (Ormesby)11-5, 11-7, 11-8

Semi Finals  – Martin Rutter (Ormesby) beat Keith Weatherby (Ormesby) 11-9, 11-9, 11-7

– Peter Wilkinson (Ormesby) beat Adam Smith (Ormesby)

Division 1 Singles

Final – Alec Ward (Ormesby) beat Adam Smith (Ormesby) 11-13, 11-2, 11-9, 11-9

Division 2 Singles

Final – Phil Webster (Northfield) beat B Goodchild (Hartlepool) 11-7, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5

Division 3 Singles

Final – James Dale (Ormesby) beat Kieran Wardell (Ormesby) 10-12, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9

Junior Boys Singles

Final – Alec Ward (Ormesby) beat Josh Harland (Ormesby) 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8

Junior Girls

Amy Webster (Ormesby) was the winner in a round robin tournament

Cadet Boys

Alec Ward (Ormesby) beat Kaine Macdonald (Ormesby) 11-3, 11-9, 12-10

Cadet Girls

Charlotte McCarty (Northfield) was the winner in a round robin tournament

Handicap Singles

Final – Peter Wilkinson (Ormesby) beat Bruce Lowther (Tees Hub) 11-21, 21-18, 21-19 

Handicap Doubles

Final  – Keith & Josh Weatherby (Ormesby) beat Michael Young & Josh Harland (Ormesby) 15-21, 21-19, 21-15

Middlesbrough League Championships

Ormesby’s Martin Rutter has won the Open Singles in the Middlesbrough Table Tennis Championships for the second time, beating the surprise finalist, cadet Josh Harland, by 3 games to 1 when the competition was played at the Ormesby Club on Sunday.

Rutter, who was seeded at No 1 in the competition, was surprisingly beaten by another up and coming player, Sam Hitchen, by 3 games to 1 in the preliminary group and only qualified for the semi final in the second position.  Rutter’s best win was scored against England cadet Alec Ward by winning 3-1 in the semi final before beating Harland in the final.

Harland did well to reach the final by beating Hitchen 11-8 in the decider in the semi final and qualifying unseeded through his group with a win against Adam Smith.

Hitchen’s best performance came in the Middlesbrough League Division 1 Singles Ormesby’s Martin Rutter has won the Open Singles in the Middlesbrough Table when he won the title, beating Rutter by 3-1 in the final and gaining revenge against Harland in straight games in the semi final.

The Division 2 Singles was won by another up and coming player, cadet Kaine MacDonald, who beat David Elliott in the semi final and Paul Dale by 3 games to 1 in the final.

The junior events were dominated by Alec Ward.  He won the Junior Boys’ Singles by beating Hitchen by 3 games to 1 in the final and Calum White in the semi final.  Hitchen defeated Harland in his semi final.  Ward also won the Cadet Singles by beating MacDonald in the semi final and Harland comfortably in the final.

RESULTS

Open Singles

Semi Finals

Josh Harland beat Sam Hitchen 6-11, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-8

Martin Rutter beat Alec Ward 11-9, 11-2, 7-11, 11-5

Final

Martin Rutter beat Josh Harland 13-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-3

Division 1 Singles – Sam Hitchen beat Martin Rutter 11-7, 10-12, 11-5, 12-10

Division 2 Singles – Kaine MacDonald beat Paul Dale 11-9, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4

Junior Singles – Alec Ward beast Sam Hitchen 12-10, 6-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-2

Cadet Singles – Alec Ward beat Josh Harland 11-8, 11-3, 11-8

Hardbat Competition  Adam Smith beat Alec Ward 31-26

Handicap Singles – Kieran Wardell beat Josh Harland 21-15, 19-21, 21-20

Handicap Doubles – Ryan Nassau and Adam Smith beat Keith and Josh Weatherby 19-21, 21-18, 21-19

Pot Luck Doubles – Adam Smith and Paul Dale beat David Elliott and Josh Harland 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 15-13

Ormesby Wheelers

Ormesby Wheelers played their first ever match in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League on Friday night.

Pictured left to right – at the front of the picture Nigel Arnison, Andrew Green and John Fenwick with Malcolm Muldoon standing with Charlotte Weatherby and James Dale, two players from the Wheelers opposing team Ormesby Hopes B.

There are six players in the Wheelers team who are all wheelchair dependant and although the three players who played didn’t win their match they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

This is the first time the Ormesby club have had a team of players all using wheelchairs and this is mainly due to all the hard work Malcolm Muldoon put into his role as the North East Disability Officer which has just recently come to and end.

Cleveland County Closed 2013

Ormesby’s Martin Rutter was the open singles winner in the Cleveland Table Tennis Championships that took place at the Ormesby Club last Sunday, beating the county’s leading junior Alec Ward in a very close final.

Rutter, seeded 2nd, defeated the 6th seed Michael Young in the quarter final in a 5 game match at 11-3 in the decider.  In the semi final Rutter won another 5 setter against Chloe Whyte of Ormesby at 11-5 in the final game.  The final itself against Ormesby’s Ward was ever closer.  Ward won the first 2 games at 11-8 and 11-3 before Rutter powered back to win the next 3 at 11-6, 11-3, 11-9.

To reach the final the top seed, Ward, beat Ormesby’s Adam Smith in another very tight match at 11-8 in the decider.  A round earlier Smith defeated Ormesby’s Josh Harland by 4 games to 1.

Ward dominated the junior and cadet singles.  In the final of the juniors, Ward defeated Harland by 11-2 in the deciding game after Harland, the 3rd seed, had done well to reach the final with another very close win against Ormesby’s Sam Hitchen, the 2nd seed, at 11-9 in the 5th.

In the cadets (Under 15 boys singles) Ward took his second title.  This time his victory over Harland was more comfortable by 3 games to 0.

The mini cadets (Under 13) was won by Ormesby’s Josh Weatherby who beat Northfield’s Charlie Anderson 11-6 in the 4th game.

The girls’ events were dominated by Northfield players with the junior singles being won by Northfield’s Katie Barlow who beat her team mate Holly Williams in straight games.

The cadet girls’ singles was also won by Katie Barlow, beating Holly Williams again in straight games.

The mini cadet girls’ singles was won by Northfield’s Charlotte McCarty who beat Katie Ashwell of Ormesby in straight games.

Ormesby’s Keith Weatherby won the Veterans with a very narrow win against Michael Young at 13-11 in the decider.

The banded singles were won by Ryan Nassau of Ormesby who beat Northfield’s Chris Gregory by 11-7 in the 5th.  The Handicap singles was won by David Ashwell for the second year, beating Michael Young 21-6 in the decider in the final.

RESULTS 

Open Singles

Martin Rutter (Ormesby) beat Alex Ward (Ormesby) 8-11,3-11,11-6,11-3,11-9

Junior Boys Singles

Alec Ward (Ormesby) beat Josh Harland (Ormesby) 9-11,11-6,12-10,9-11,11-2

Junior Girls Singles

Katie Barlow (Northfield) beat Holly Williams (Northfield) 12-10,11-8,11-7

Cadet Boys Singles

Alec Ward (Ormesby) beat Josh Harland (Ormesby) 11-4,11-4,13-11

Cadet Girls Singles

Katie Barlow (Northfield) beat Holly Williams (Northfield) 11-4,11-9,11-3

Mini Cadet Boys Singles

Josh Weatherby (Ormesby) beat Charlie Anderson (Northfield) 11-8,5-11,11-3,11-6

Mini Cadet Girls Singles

Charlotte McCarty (Northfield) beat Katie Ashwell (Ormesby) 11-7,11-8,11-8

Veterans

Keith Weatherby (Ormesby) beat Michael Young (Ormesby) 11-8,10-12,11-6,10-12,13-11

Banded Singles

Ryan Nassau (Ormesby) beat Chris Gregory (Northfield) 10-12,11-7,9-11,13-11,11-7

Handicap Singles

David Ashwell (Ormesby) beat Michael Young (Ormesby) 19-21,21-12,21-6