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New Year Super 10

Former Middlesbrough Champion Martin Rutter won the Ormesby Club’s New Year Super 10 tournament on Bank Holiday Monday at the club’s centre on Cargo Fleet Lane.

In the final match Rutter won comfortably against the former English Junior Champion Chloe Whyte by 3 games to 0. Rutter also recorded good wuins over Alec Ward by 3-1 and Carl White by 3-0. Rutter’s only loss was in the first stage groups to Billy Forster by 3 games to 1.

Chloe Whyte finished second with only one loss – the final match against Rutter. Carl White did well to take third position with a 3-1 victory over Alec Ward who finished fourth. Kayleigh Forster was the winner of the second group, therefore finishing ninth with Brian Childs tenth.

The final placings were:

1. Martin Rutter

2. Chloe Whyte

3. Carl White

4. Alec Ward

5. Billy Forster

6. Calum White

7. Sam Hitchen

8. David Noutch

9. Keyleigh Forster

10. Brian Childs

11. Chris Gunn

12. Joe Childs

13. Aaron Uppal

14. Josh Harland

More success for Sam Bell

Sam Bell had another win at the Merseyside Open Table Tennis Ranking Tournament on Sunday 11 December 2011 at Liverpool.

Sam who qualified in second place in his group went on to win the Standing 6 – 10 section.

Andrew Green, the youngest member of Malcolm Muldoon’s Ormesby Tennis Club Group, who also played at Liverpool, came home with two medals. Andrew’s first medal was won when he came runner up in the Novice Wheelchair 6 – 10 event.

Andrew then had the honour of being awarded the Male Competitor of the tournament and can be seen pictured with his medal.

December Super 10


Sunday 4 December 2011


1. Simon Noutch – 2. Jake Collins – 3. Karen Shepherd – 4. Alec Ward

Pictured left to right – Jake Collins, Alec Ward, Simon Noutch and Karen Shepherd with Alan Ransome who had presented them with their prize money.


1. Adam Curran – 2.  Dean Eadington – 3. Calum White – 4. David Noutch

For the full list of the groups finishing positions please see the ‘Club Tournament’ page.

Alec is No 1

After a series of impressive victories over the last month, Ormesby’s 12 year old Alec Ward has been catapulted to No 1 in the England Under 13 Boys’ table tennis ranking list.

In addition to be ranked No 1 in the Under 13 list, Alec has gone up from No 23 to No 4 in the Cadet (Under 15) list and from No 73 to No 16 in the Junior (Under 18) listing.

Alec’s best performance was in the National Junior Championships two weeks ago when he beat the England No 12 Under 18 Bradley Tuttle as well as defeating seeded Daniel McTiernan in the Under 15 event.  Representing Cleveland in the County Championships Alec scored a victory over Tyrone Wells of Middlesex.  In addition he won 3 titles – Junior, Cadet and Under 13 – in the Cramlington 2 Star Championships in Newcastle.

Alec, who lives in Marton and attends Nunthorpe School, has only been playing table tennis seriously at the Ormesby Club for just over 2 years which makes his elevation to No 1 in the Under 13 list all the more remarkable.  Alec represents the Ormesby 5th team in the Men’s British League and the Ormesby A team in the Junior British League as well as playing for the Club in all 3 local leagues – Middlesbrough, Cleveland Premier and Cleveland Summer Leagues.

Upon receiving the news of his new ranking, Alec said “I am delighted but so far as my ambitions are concerned, it is only the start.”

Other Cleveland players in the England ranking list are shown as Paul Drinkhall who remains at No 2 in the Men’s list with Danny Reed keeping his place at No 4.  Jessica Dawson has moved up to No 11 in the Senior list from No 13 and to No 3 in the Junior list from No 8 following her successes in winning both the Stockton 4 Star  and the English National Championships.

Karina Le Fevre drops one place in the Women’s Senior list to No 7 while Chloe Whyte also drops one from No 11 to No 12.  Both players have been restricted with arm injuries over the last 3 or 4 months which has had a major effect on their training and competition programme.  Chloe also moves down one place from No 6 to No 7 in the Junior list having missed the British League, the Stockton 4 Star and the National Championships.  Kayleigh Forster in the Cadet lists moves up from No 13 to No 9 whilst Billy Forster drops from No 10 to No 16.  Sophie Barlow is at No 18 and Eleanor Davidson at No 25.

Ormesby Hopes – Press Release


The Ormesby Club has linked with the International Table Tennis Federation and Sport England to launch a talent search under the name ORMESBY “HOPES” to find the next Paul Drinkhall and Karina Lefevre from the Teesside area.

The Ormesby Table Tennis Club has been selected by the table tennis world governing body, the International Table Tennis Federation, as one of only 22 Training Centres from 16 countries across five continents for inclusion in the newly formed ITTF “Hot Spots” Training Centre network, and is the only club included from the United Kingdom.  The program is designed to help talented youngsters age 12 and under to develop their table tennis skills so that they are included in their national teams and projected onto the world stage.

The Ormesby Club have taken the initiative, with support from Sport England, to launch a three tier Ormesby “Hopes” development project, starting with a series of 6 week introductory courses in up to 36 local primary schools.  The youngsters from age 7 up, who participate in this program will be given the opportunity of joining the club and taking part in the club’s new “Hopes” squad, and those who show exceptional talent will be given the opportunity to progress into the “Hopes” Excellence group.

The program, which has just started this month, includes the following primary schools within the catchment area of Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland in the North East of England:  Bankfields Primary School in Eston, Corpus Christi R.C. Primary School just down the road from the Ormesby Club, Dormanstown Primary School in Redcar, Normanby Primary School  and Saltburn Primary School.   In addition there are six schools signed up for the first half of the new Spring term, plus another five schools so far for the following half terms.  Opportunities are still open for schools to apply for sessions in the second half of the Spring and both Summer terms.

The second level at the Ormesby Club starts in the New Year and the Club will be recruiting young “Hopes” from the schools who have participated in the project so far and also from the wider public within the Club’s catchment area. Therefore, any parents who are interested in enrolling their boys and girls from the ages of 7 or 8 in the program should contact me as soon as possible on 01642 322223 or

Cleveland School Teams winners

The picture right shows the children from Pallister Park Primary School looking very pleased after they had been presented with their medals.

Pallister Park Primary School Girls and Boys teams and Ryehills Community College Under 13 Boys team will represent Cleveland County South in the finals to be held at Northfield School, Billingham on Tuesday 15 November.

Cramlington treble for Alec Ward

Pictured right with Alec is Nigel Coe ETTA National Councillor for Northumberland

12 year old Alec Ward, the Ormesby table tennis starlet, achieved a remarkable treble at the Cramlington Junior 2 Star Championships in Newcastle on Sunday when he not only won his own age group event, the Under 13 Boys’ Singles, but also carried off the Cadet (Under 15) and Junior (Under 18) titles.

Alec, who plays for Ormesby in the Premier Division of the Junior British League and in the Men’s 5th team in the Senior British League, gave his best performance in the Junior event where he beat the holder and Northumberland No 1, Ryan Richardson.   The final was described by the referee, Aubrey Drapkin, as the best he had seen for a long time.

Ward won the first game at 13-11 but the Northumberland giant, standing more than 6’6” tall, won the second comfortably at 11-7.  Ward won another tight game in the third at 12-10 but lost a 5-1 lead in the fourth game for Richardson to win at 11-6.  The decider in the David and Goliath affair was tight all the way to the wire with Ward losing two match points from 10- 8 up, then winning the title on his third match point at 12-10.

Alec beat another Northumberland County player, Ellis Cooper, in the semi final whilst Richardson beat Ward’s Ormesby British League team mate, Sam Hitchen, in straight games in his semi final.

Ward’s second title, the Cadet (Under 15) Boys’ Singles, saw him win a comfortable final against Ryan’s brother, Dean, in 3 straight games.  The Under 13 final was an all Ormesby affair when Ward beat Josh Harland in straight games after Harland had defeated the second seed, Cameron Parker, in the semi final.

The Northfield Club from Stockton also had a successful visit to Cramlington, dominating most of the Girls’ events.  Eleanor Davidson was the most successful player, winning both the Girls’ Junior Singles beating Eszter Soos of Sunderland in the final and the Cadet Singles, beating her club mate Katie Barlow 3-1 in the final.

The Under 13 Girls’ was won by Sophie Barlow who beat Devonne Alison to take the title.  The same pair played out the Under 11 Girls’ final with Barlow winning again by 3 games to 1.  Northfield took at further title in the Under 11 Boys’ Singles when Will Dobinson beat Charlie Anderson by 3 games to 1.

Veterans National League 2011/12

In the National Veterans’ League which was played at Blackpool November 5 & 6, the Ormesby Club, playing its first Veterans’ Team competition, won all 4 matches and head the division.

Ormesby beat Draycott & Long Eaton from Derby 4-2, Red Bats III from Nottingham by the same score, Graham Spicer II from London 6-0 and OLOP II of Reading by 5-1.

Steve Brunskill produced the best results with 6 wins from 6 matches whilst Carl White won 6 from 8, Michael Young 5 from 8 and Gary Whyman 2 out of 2.

Tees Active Stockton Junior 4* 2011

Ormesby’s Jessica Dawson played some of her best table tennis to win the Tees Active Stockton Junior 4 Star Open Championships at Thornaby Pavilion last weekend when she recorded wins over the England No 1, Emily Bates, and the leading Welsh girl, Angharad Phillips.

This result follows on some impressive form for Jessica so far this season when she won all ten of her sets for Ormesby in the Women’s British League in Bristol and, playing at No 1, 6 out of 10 in the Junior British League in Walsall.

Jessica’s win over Emily Bates was particularly impressive.  Bates was a member of the England Women’s team which gained promotion to the Championship Division in the European Senior Championships in Poland recently and has shot up to No 3 in the England Women’s list.  Jessica looked in command throughout the match, winning in straight games at 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.  Against the Welsh player Phillips, Jessica had a harder fight.  She lost the first game at 11-4 but recovered well to win the next three at 11-8, 11-7, 11-9.

Jessica came close to a second title in the Junior Girls’ Team event when Ormesby reached the final, only to lose to Bates’ team Grantham Tornadoes, by 3 sets to 1.  Ormesby were weakened by the injury to Chloe Whyte which kept her out of the tournament and Whyte was replaced by Maria Tsaptsinos.  In the final Dawson won her singles but Grantham picked up the other three sets.

Another good performance from a Cleveland perspective was the Ormesby Boys reaching the semi final of the Cadet (Under 15) Team event when they beat Ireland by 3-0 in the quarter final.  Chris Wheeler and Billy Forster won singles whilst Wheeler and Alec Ward won the doubles.  The Ormesby team was beaten in the semi final by the second seeds, Weald from Kent, whose team consisted of 2 of the leading England Cadets, Danny Lawrence and Jack Bennett.  Ormesby’s only win was when Wheeler beat Bennett.

Wheeler also did well to win the Grade 1 Boys’ Singles by beating Sam Cowan of Middlesex.  Wheeler trailed after losing the first two games at 12-10 and 11-5, only to recover to win the remaining three at 11-7, 11-8, 11-6.

Alec Ward came into his own in the Mini Cadet (Under 13) Boys’ Singles.  Alec beat the 4th seed, Matthew Leete of Lincoln, 3-0 to reach the semi finals, only to be beaten by the current England No 1 and eventual winner, Tom Jarvis from Grantham, by 3 games to 1.

Another Ormesby player, Kayleigh Forster, excelled to reach the final of the Grade 1 Girls’ singles only to be beaten by Ireland’s Hannah Lynch-Dawson by 3-1.

Kayleigh, playing with Ella Patel for Ormesby in the Cadet Girls’ team event, did well to beat Ireland by 3-0 in the quarter final, only to lose narrowly to the London club Ellenborough by 3-2 in the semi.

The Boys’ Singles title was won by Daryl Gee of Hull who remarkably came from an unseeded position to take the title.  In the final he beat one of last season’s England Cadets, the 2nd seed Jared Patel of Essex, by 3 games to 1.  Gee beat the Scottish international Colin Dalgleish by 3 games to 2 in the semi final.

The prizes were presented by the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Paul Baker.


Junior Boys’ Singles 

Semi Final

Daryl Gee (Yorkshire) beat Colin Dalgleish (Scotland) 9-11, 10-12, 11-2, 11-8, 11-8

Jared Patel (Essex) beat Chris Wheeler (Scotland) 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9


Daryl Gee (Yorkshire) beat Jared Patel (Essex) 15-13, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9

Junior Girls’ Singles 

Semi Final

Jessica Dawson (Cleveland) beat Emily Bates (Lincolnshire) 11-8, 11-8, 11-8

Angharad Phillips (Wales) beat Ashley Given (Ireland) 11-7, 11-9, 11-7


Jessica Dawson (Cleveland) beat Angharad Phillips (Wales) 4-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9

Junior Boys’ Team Final

OLOP Impact (Liam McTiernan and Jared Patel) beat Rugby Premier (Matthew Outhwaite and Laurence Sweeney) 3-0

Junior Girls’ Team Final 

Grantham Tornadoes (Emily Bates and Angharad Phillips) beat Ormesby (Jessica Dawson and Maria Tsaptsinos) 3-1

Cadet Boys’ Singles Final 

Sam Mabey (Northamptonshire) beat Tyrone Wells (Middlesex) 11-9, 11-3, 11-9

Cadet Girls’ Singles Final 

Maria Tsaptsinos (Berkshire) beat Ella Patel (Essex) 11-3, 11-8, 11-8

Cadet Boys’ Team Final 

B BATT 1 (Sam Mabey and Tyrone Wells) beat Weald (Danny Lawrence and Jack Bennett 3-2

Cadet Girls’ Team Final 

Wales A (Laura Edwards, Caitlin Williams and Kate Roberts) beat Ellenborough (Eda Aydin and Katie McGlone) 3-0

Mini Cadet Boys’ Singles Final 

Tom Jarvis (Lincolnshire) beat Liam Grant (Surrey) 9-11, 11-1, 11-0, 11-4

Mini Cadet Girls’ Singles Final 

Hiba Feredj (Middlesex) beat Kate Nixon (Yorkshire) 11-6, 11-2, 11-4

Grade 1 Boys’ Singles Final 

Chris Wheeler (Scotland) beat Sam Cowan (Middlesex) 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6

Grade 1 Girls’ Singles Final 

Hannah Lynch-Dawson (Ireland) beat Kayleigh Forster (Cleveland) 11-13, 11-6, 13-11, 11-6

Cleveland Schools South Under 16’s

The winning team of Under 16’s boys from Redcar Community College are pictured right.

A record number of 12 teams tooks part in the Under 16 age category of the Cleveland Schools (south) team tournament at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Wednesday 9 November. Both the winners and runner up were from Redcar. With Redcar Community College finishing in first place and Rye Hills Community College second. Both teams have been given the opportunity to go through to the finals at Northfield School on Tuesday 15 November.

Nunthorpe School Under 16 girls also go through to the final at Northfield.

Women’s British League 2011

The Ormesby Women’s British League team for 2011/12 pictured left to right: Chloe Whyte, Jessica Dawson, Karen Shepherd and Karina Lefevre.

With an outstanding performance from Jessica Dawson, the Ormesby Women’s team are in 2nd position in the Premier Division of the Women’s British League following the first round of matches played in Bristol last weekend.

At the conclusion of the first half Dawson leads the Premier Division averages with a maximum of 10 wins from 10 matches and these wins included victories over two players ranked above her in the England Junior list – Emily Bates who plays for the Thorntons team from Devon and Tin Tin Ho who plays for the current champions, Progress from London.

Ormesby opened their fixtures with two 6-0 victories against the Halton Club from Merseyside and Knighton Park from Leicester.  The third match was against the current champions, DHS Greenhouse Progress from London with Progress winning 4-2.  Egle Adomelyte who shares 100% averages with Dawson was the star player for Progress, winning both her sets whilst Tin Tin Ho won 1.  Dawson won the 2 sets for Ormesby.

The fourth match was against the Devon club Thorntons where Dawson won 2 and Karen Shepherd won 1 of her sets.  The final match was against the Poole Club from Dorset where Ormesby were winners by 5-1 with 2 each from Karina Le Fevre and Dawson and 1 from Shepherd.

In the averages Dawson was equal top with 10 out of 10 whilst Le Fevre, playing at No 1, won 6 from 10 and Karen Shepherd at No 2 also won 6 from 10.

Ormesby’s fourth player, Chloe Whyte, did not play due to an arm injury.

The second round of matches will be played in Doncaster in February.

British League 2011

Ormesby’s Division 5 team pictured left to right: Ashley Scott, Billy Forster, David Ashwell, Alec Ward and Sam Hitchen.

In the Men’s British League played the previous week, the Ormesby 1st team are on track to regain their Premier Division status.  They won all four of their opening matches at Harlow, beating Kingfisher of Reading 6-2, Fusion of Kent 7-1, Ashford of Middlesex 8-0 and BATTS of Essex 8-0.

Michael Marsden, Yang Zhang and Helshan Weerasinghe all finished with 100% records with 8 wins from 8 matches whilst Simon Noutch won 5 from 8.

In Division 1 North the Ormesby 2nd team were affected by Andy Wilson not having his personal player licence for the first day of play which meant that over the weekend Ormesby 2nd lost all four of their matches.  In the averages from the games that counted Karina Le Fevre produced the best results with 3 wins from 4 matches whilst Steve Brunskill had 2 wins from 4 matches, Karen Shepherd 1 win from 2 matches, Andy Wilson 1 win from 4 matches and Paul Smith 1 win from 6 matches.

The Ormesby 3rd team in Division 2 North won 1 of their 4 matches against Drumchapel Glasgow 3rd team by 5-3.  Shepherd produced the best results with 3 wins from 6 matches.  Michael Young won 3 from 8, Martin Rutter 2 from 8, Anthony Phoenix 1 from 7 and Lefevre 0 from 2.

In the 3rd Division North Ormesby 4th team lost 3 of their matches and drew 1 against Redlands from Nottingham. 4 – 4 Aidan Ranftler produced the best performances for Ormesby with 3 from 6, Alex Garlick 2 from 4, Gary Whyman 2 from 6, Carl White and Adam Smith 1 from 8.

One of the best performances of the weekend came from the Ormesby 5th team, mainly juniors, who were playing in Division 5 at the Ormesby Club. They won 3 of their 4 matches, beating Pudsey 2nd 7-1, Blakeley’s Wigan 5-3 and Cliffdale Chandlers 8-0.  Alec Ward was top of the performances winning 7 from 8, Dave Ashwell won 6 from 8, Ashley Scott 3 from 4, Sam Hitchen and Billy Forster 3 from 6.

Great win for Sam Bell at the UK School Games 2011

Ormesby’s Sam Bell pictured right with his table tennis coach Malcolm Muldoon. Sam won the gold medal in the standing disability event at the 2011 ‘Sainsbury’s’ UK School games at Sheffield on Sunday 4 September.

Chopfloat’s Ode to Ormesby

The Ormesby Club.







By Chopfloat/Jimmy Scope
March 2011