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British Premier League – Ormesby v BATTS

The Premier Division of the British League is moving towards an exciting conclusion with our club very much involved in the title race.

Ormesby v Batts 23 February 2019

On Saturday 23rd February, we have our next match which is against one of the mid table sides, the BATTS Club, from Essex.

Making his debut for Ormesby will be a new Chinese player, Tianyuan Liu, who was one of the Chinese Junior Squad.  He is currently studying at Nottingham University and won the University Championships beating one of the best Drumchapel players, David McBeath in the final.

The Ormesby Squad will be selected from Tianyuan Liu, Helshan Weerasinghe, Darius Knight and Danny Reed.

The visitors, BATTS, have named within their team;

Gordon Cheng, who was a member of the Hong Kong National Team for 6 years.
Jack Bennett who is currently ranked at 25 in England and comes from a well-known table tennis family from the Sussex area.
Ismaila Akindiya is a Nigerian national player who has had a wide range of International experience playing in Spain, Italy, Finland, Sweden, France and Poland as well as in his home country of Nigeria.

In the League Table, Ormeau from Northern Ireland currently lead the table with 19 points from 6 matches.  The current Champions, Urban, have 18 from 5, whilst Ormesby are third with 17 from 5.

A victory over BATTS followed by a win against Urban, when we visit London on the 9th March, would put us at the top of the table going into the play off section.

Please find attached a poster advertising the match.  There are more available at the Club.  Please advertise and promote the match as widely as possible.

The match against BATTS starts at 2:00 pm on the 23rd February.

Member and friends are welcome.

Best wishes,
Alan Ransome


Middlesbrough Town Hall 130th Celebrations

Town Hall Celebations 2019

Ormesby Table Tennis Club helped in the Middlesbrough Town Hall 130th year Celebrations yesterday.

Five young players from the Hope Squad, Jack Millward, Finley Rozsas, Jack Hodgson, Jack Higgins and Arron Christie along with Malcolm, Gary and Brenda spent an afternoon in the newly refurbished Town Hall Crypt.

Photographer Julian Germain had visited Ormesby to take a picture of some players from the various groups who play at the club. The picture seen above will be given to the club with the stipulation that we have it framed and given a prominent place for people to see.

Many other clubs across the Middlesbrough area and covering a wide range of activities had also had there pictures taken and these too were displayed in the crypt.

Town Hall Cells

One of the highlights of the afternoon  – a visit to one of the old prison cells.

Fortunately none of the boys were locked in  – so we will hopefully see them at their next training session.

Senior National Qualifications

Ormesby Juniors players had a very successful weekend at the qualification competition for the English Table Tennis Senior National Championships in Preston last weekend, with four of the youngsters qualifying for places in the Senior Championships.

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Joe Cope left with Jack Burnett

Joe Cope excelled to win the main event, beating Jack Burnett of Sussex in the final and Joseph Langham-Ferreira from Surrey, in the semi-final.
This is Joe’s best tournament performance to date.

David Gofton also excelled to qualify by finishing sixth.  He won his opening group before losing to Joe Cope in the quarter-final.  Gofton also did well to beat team mate Josh Weatherby in the 5 to 8 play off section.

Josh Weatherby also qualified after winning his group, before losing to Israel Awolaja from Nottingham in the last sixteen, but by beating Ashley Facey-Thompson of Middlesex, he was able to finish in 7th position and win qualification.

Charlotte W qualifies for nationals Jan 2019

Charlotte Weatherby

In the girl’s event, Charlotte Weatherby had an exceptional run against one of the current England youngsters Ruby Chan, and eventually went on to finish in seventh place with a victory over Gracie Edwards of Essex.

Alan Ransome OBE

British Premier League

With a 4-1 home victory over North Ayrshire on Sunday, Ormesby maintained their position as being in second place, just one point behind the current leaders and champions, Urban, in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League.

Darius Knight Ormesby's Man of the Match on Sunday

Darius Knight was the star of the Ormesby team winning his singles against the Scottish No. 3, Colin Dalgleish by 3 games to 1 and by combining with Helshan Weerasinghe to win the doubles against Christopher Main and Martin Johnson by 3-1.

Weerasinghe won his singles against Martin Johnson in straight games while Danny Reed defeated Main in straight games.  Reed lost the first singles against Dalgleish after leading by 2 games to 0.  Dalgleish won the last three games at 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 to clinch the single victory for North Ayrshire.

In other matches the leaders Urban defeated Fusion in a London derby match by 4 sets to 1, whilst Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland’s leading club, scored a narrow victory against BATTS in Harlow by 3-2.

In the league table Urban are just ahead at the top with 18 points from 5 matches, while Ormesby are second with 17 points.  Drumchapel and the Northern Ireland team, Ormeau, are both third on 15 each.

Ormesby’s next match is against BATTS on the 23rd February and Ormesby play their final fixture of the first half when they visit Urban in London on the 9th March.

Alan Ransome OBE

British Premier League – Sunday 13 January 2019

Ormesby 1st Team are playing their next fixture in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League at the Club on Sunday 13th January 2019 when they entertain one of Scotland’s leading Clubs, North Ayrshire, at 2:00pm.

Ormesby are currently in second place in the Premier Division, just one point behind the current leaders and Champions, Urban of London.

Under the new scoring system, Ormesby are looking for a 5-0 victory against North Ayrshire which would be rewarded with 5 points.

For Sunday’s match, Ormesby are feeling a strong team with three of England’s top 10 players; Helshan Weerasinghe, Darius Knight and Danny Reed.  The North Ayrshire Team are made up mainly of Scottish International players and have named; Colin Dalgleish, Chris Main, Zak Wilson and Martin Johnson in their squad.

Ormesby’s rivals, Urban have a derby match against South London Club, Fusion, on Saturday, and the two leading teams are due to clash in London on 9th March.

Spectators are welcome.

Alan Ransome OBE

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Ormesby’s 2018 New Year Super 10

From the seeded 5th position David Gofton was the surprise winner of the Ormesby Super 10 which took place at the Clubs Headquarters on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough on Sunday.

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David Gofton

The Group 1 competition which consisted of 8 players of high British League standard was one of the strongest the Club has organised in recent years.  Gofton won the event with winning five of his seven matches and losing two, which included victories over Josh Weatherby, Karina Le Fevre and Thomas Rayner.  Gofton’s only two defeats were against top seed Graeme Barella and second seed Joe Cope.

Barella finished in second place with four wins and three losses.  His victories included Cope and Weatherby.  He was defeated by Le Fevre, Rayner and Adam Webster.  Joe Cope finished third, with four wins and three defeats.  His wins included Le Fevre and Gofton but having losses recorded against Barella, Weatherby and Webster.

The finishing positions: 1. David Gofton 5-2 – 2. Graham Borella 4-3 – 3. Joe Cope 4-3

Of the rest; Josh Weatherby, Karina Le Fevre, Thomas Rayner, Ben Piggott and Adam Webster all equal fourth with 3-4.

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Left to right: Jimmy Scope, Alan Ransome – Ormesby TTC Chairman, Ben Piggott and Michael Young

The second category was won by Ben Savage who was unbeaten in all his seven matches.  Michael Young was second with six wins and only lost to Savage, although several of Young’s victories were by very close margins.

Five players finished with three wins and four losses.  Jimmy Scope had the best games average which took him into third position.

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Left to right: Eve Witterick, Katie Bates, Alan Ransome and Rebecca Savage

In the third category, the winner was Katie Bates who won all of her eleven matches. Eve Witterick was second with ten wins and one loss, only to Bates.  Rebecca Savage was third with 9-2 with losses to Witterick and Bates.

Report by Alan Ransome OBE

Ormesby Table Tennis Club’s most improved players of 2018

Ormesby Table Tennis Club’s most improved Player of the Year awards have been announced.

11 year old Tim James for winning the Boys award and 13 year old Rebecca Savage the girls.

Tim from the Acklam Grange school in Middlesbrough, beat off a challenge from several top players.  Ormesby have 5 boys who are close to the top of the England rankings Joe Cope, Josh Weatherby, David Gofton, Thomas Rayner and Ben Pigott.  All of these would have been winners of the award in previous years, but Tim won the award because of the enormous improvement he has made since he started playing the game earlier this year.

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Tim James and Alan Ransome

Tim is a member of the new Ormesby Hope Squad which trains regularly under the guidance of coaches Malcolm Muldoon, Carole Moore, and Ryan Nassau Tim is also a member of the Ormesby teams that play in the National Cadet and National Junior League as well as representing the club teams in the Cleveland & District Summer League and the Middlesbrough Leagues.

The new Ormesby Hopes Squad has several more prospects who are hoping to progress into the club’s top squad and up the England rankings in the not too distant future.

The girls award was won by Rebecca Savage, aged 13 from St Francis School in Richmond, who is already a member of the Ormesby Women’s team in the British League competition and the Junior team in the Junior British League, Rebecca also plays for the teams in the Summer League and the Middlesbrough League.

Rebecca Xmas Party Girls most improved player

Rebecca Savage and Alan Ransome

Rebecca already participates in the England Youth Squad and has improved her England Junior ranking by more than 80 places in the last 12 months.

Ormesby has a squad of 8 girls who are making significant progress and ambitions of repeating a previous Ormesby Girls squad which included Carole Knight – Moore and Karina Lefevre who have both won the British League Championship several times in their era.

Report by Alan Ransome OBE

Ormesby Players compete for Durham County


Durham team 17.12.18

Durham County Coach Chris Blake and Players

Left to right: Callum McRae, Chris Blake, Charlotte Weatherby, Rana Rassem, Peter Smallcombe and Tom Rayner

Three Ormesby Players who travelled to Wellingborough to play for the Durham County Junior team, had a very good weekend.

The team finished in 4th position in their League and may have been even higher has Josh Weatherby been well enough to play. Unfortunately Josh had to pull out Friday night.

Durham team three 17.12.18

Tom Rayner did exceptionally well winning 14 games out of 14.

Ormesby Super 10 – Sunday 30 December 2018

Ormesby TT Club is holding its annual Super 10 Tournament

Sunday 30 December 2018

Closing date for entry is Thursday 20 December.

The cost per entry is £10

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Middlesbrough Primary School Team Competition

Mid Schools Dec 6 2018 children playing

Ninety six children took part in the Middlesbrough Primary Schools Table Tennis Team competition at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Friday 7 December.

Andrew Oliver, who does a wonderful job organising the event, and with the help of the teachers from each of the Primary Schools, it all adds up to a really great day of table tennis for the children.

Mid Prim Sch Dec 7 2018

Ormesby coach and Club Activator Malcolm Muldoon is seen presenting the Acklam Whin team with their winners shield and Medals

After several rounds of matches it came down to the final where the 8 players from Acklam Whin Primary School beat the team from Pallister Park. Primary.

Mid Prim Sch 7 Dec 2018 Acklam Whin

Winners – Acklam Whin Primary

Mid Prim Sch 7 Dec 2018 Priestfields

Runners up – Pallister Park Primary

4 – 1 win for Ormesby I at Fusion

Danny Reed v Fusion Dec 1 2018

Danny Reed

Ormesby Captain, Danny Reed, was the star of the victory over London’s Fusion Club.

Ormesby with a 4-1 win over Fusion in London on Saturday have risen to second position in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League.

Danny Reed was the star of the Ormesby team winning both his singles with victories over Fusion’s Number 1, Joseph Hee, from Singapore and Veterans’ Champion Lorestas Trumpauskas.  The victory against Hee was by 3-2 with Reed winning the deciding game by 11-4.  Trumpauskas was beaten in straight games.

The match opened with a doubles win with Darius Knight and Liam McTiernan who beat Trumpauskas and James Smith 11-8 in the deciding game.  Knight put the Ormesby team 3-0 up with victory over England Junior Number 2, James Smith, by 3-1.  Fusion’s only win was when Joseph Hee beat Liam McTiernan in straight games.

Ormesby rivals at the top of the table, Urban, visited  the Ormeau Club in Northern Ireland and won by 3-2 whilst the team in third place, Drumchapel, beat Cardiff by 4-1.

Urban lead the table with 14 points from their 4 matches.  Ormesby are in second position with 13 while Drumchapel and Ormeau have 12 each.

Ormesby’s next match is on Sunday 13th January at home against North Ayrshire.

Junior British League – 1st weekend

JBL1 Girls and Alan 10.11.18

It is almost time to start the first day of matches at the Derby Arena and Alan gives the two junior girls teams a final briefing

Ormesby teams produced some of their best results in recent seasons in the Junior British League Table Tennis Tournament that took place in Derby last weekend.

In the Premier Division of the Boys Section, Ormesby A won three of their five matches, drew one and lost one and are currently at 4th place in the league table but just one point behind the leaders Fusion of London.

On Saturday Ormesby beat Grantham College 5-1, Dublin 4-2, BATTS Harlow 5-3, then lost to Fusion 4-2.  In their final match they drew 3-3 with the Table Tennis Daily Team from Bristol.

The best results was scored by Joe Cope who won eight of his ten matches, while Josh Weatherby won four from ten, David Gofton won four from six whilst Thomas Rayner won one from two.

Ormesby have two more fixtures to play in the first half of the season and these are against two of the weaker teams in the Division; Draycott from Derby and Sycamore from Nottingham, whilst the teams around them at the top of the Division have a much harder run in to the end of the first half.

Ormesby Second Team, Division 2A,  won all their five matches beating St. Mary’s of Hull 5-1, Lillington 6-0, Cardiff 4-2, Greenhouse of London 5-1 and Sussex Blades 6-0.  Thomas Rayner and Ben Piggott both seven from eight, whilst Adam Webster won eight from ten and Zaid Khalid won all four of his matches.

Ormesby Third Team playing in Division 3A are in second position in the table having won three of their matches, drawn one and lost one.  Luke Robinson won six from eight, Ben Savage won five from ten, Chris Edwards four from eight and Zaid Khalid four from four.

The Ormesby Girls Team playing in the First Division for the first time did very well to finish in third position at the end of the weekend having won two, lost two and drawn one match.  The girls beat Fusion of London 5-1, Ashford from Heathrow 4-2, lost to Cardiff 4-2, lost to Draycott of Derby 4-2 and drew with Ellenborough of North London 3-3.

Rana Raseem produced the best results with seven from ten, Charlotte Weatherby six from ten, Eve Witterick two from six and Rebecca Savage one from four.

The girls Second Team playing for the first time in Division 3 also finished in third position with one win, three draws and one defeat.  Rebecca Savage won three from four, Katie Bates five from eight, Reem Rasseem and Lola McGhee three from eight and Eve Witterick one from two.


Fast Fund Junior 4*

Joe Cope Shajan Fast Fund 27.10.18

Shayan Siraj, David Roebuck and Joe Cope

The Ormesby A Team, which consisted of Joe Cope and Shayan Siraj, won the Under 18 Junior Boys Team event by beating London club, Fusion by 3-1.  Fusion were represented by the two Hee brothers, Joseph and Ben.  Despite losing the first set when Joseph Hee beat Shayan Siraj 12-10 in the decider, Ormesby went on to win the next three sets after Joe Cope had levelled the score with an 11-8 in the decider over Ben Hee.

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Left to right: Ben Piggott, Denis Neale and Thomas Rayner

The Ormesby Cadet Boys Team of Thomas Rayner and Ben Piggott were comfortable winners of their team event beating the St. Mary’s Team from Hull in the Final 3-0.  Rayner opened up with three straight wins of Ehsan Jawadi and Piggott beat Che Golbourne by 3-1.  The Ormesby pair then clinched the doubles.

In the Girls Team event, the Ormesby A Team reached the Final of the Cadet competition by beating the Halton Team from Merseyside by 3-0 in the Semi Final, after Eve Witterick had beaten Niamh Scarborough 11-6 in the decider and Rebecca Savage had won against Ruby Bennett by 3-1 before winning the doubles.

Ormesby lost to the Derby team, Draycott 3-0 in the Final.

Jun Boys Singles 20.10.18

Colin Davison, Joseph Hee, David Roebuck, Shayan Siraj and Alan Ransome

The Junior Boys Singles was won by Shayan Siraj of Yorkshire who won a very narrow Final against Joseph Hee from Kent by 11-9 in the decider.  Ormesby’s Josh Weatherby, reached the Semi Final before losing to Hee 3-1.

Joe Cope of Cleveland reached the Quarter Final but lost a very narrow match against Northampton defender Sam Wilson after not taking advantage of a number of match points.

Junior Girls Singles was won by top seed Jasmin Wong of Yorkshire, who beat 13 year old Portuguese player, Raquel Sao Pedro by 3-1 in the Final.

Pedro beat Tiana Dennison in 3-1 in the Semi’s and another English player, Ruby Chan from Yorkshire in a very narrow Quarter Final in five games.

The Cadet Boys singles was won by Ben Hee from Kent from another close Final against Louis Price from Avon 11-9 in the fifth.  Hee beat Thomas Rayner 3-1 in the Semi’s.  Ben Piggott reached the Quarter Finals before losing to Connor Green of Nottingham in five games

The Cadets Girls Singles was won by Ruby Chan who beat Millie Rogove from Hertfordshire 3-1 in the Final.  She had a tough match against the Junior Girls Singles runner up, Raquel Sao Pedro before 14-12 in the decider in the Semi.

The Under 13 events were won by brother and sister pair of Connor and Anna Green from Nottinghamshire.

The prizes were presented by David Roebuck, who is a Patron of the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the FAST Fund, who were the sponsors of the event, along with Cleveland Chairman, Colin Davison and President, Alan Ransome.

50th Anniversary

Cleveland Junior 4star 50 years cake

The centre of attraction at the presentation ceremony was a special cake which was provided to celebrate the 50th year of the Championship.  At the end of the presentations the cake was cut by David Roebuck.  All of the competitors, parents, coaches and officials who were present were able to join the Association sharing a piece of the delicious cake.

Alan Ransome OBE

Fast Fund 4*

Boys on tour 19.10.18

Left to right- Ben Piggott, Joshua Weatherby, Thomas Rayner and David Gofton

Arriving in Slovakia for a weeks international training camp

Several Teesside players have the opportunity of medal places in one of Britain’s leading youth table tennis Championships, The FAST Fund Junior 4 Star Open, which is taking place at Middlesbrough Sports Village this weekend.

The Cleveland Table Tennis Association are celebrating the 50th year of this Tournament. The first tournament was played at Stockton Sports Centre in 1968.

The competition is supported by The FAST Fund which is part of the charitable movement of Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. The FAST Fund provides financial support to Teesside’s talented young sportspeople. The Championship is also supported by Middlesbrough Borough Council and The Sports Village.

In the Junior Boys Singles (Under 18) three of the seeds; Josh Weatherby, Joe Cope and David Gofton are from the Ormesby Club. The top seeds are Shayan Siraj from Yorkshire with Kent’s Joseph Hee in 2nd place, Weatherby is 3rd, Cope 4th and Gofton 9th

In the Cadet Boys Singles (Under 15), Ormesby’s Thomas Rayner and Ben Piggott are seeded 3rd and 4th with Louis Price from Avon and Rhys Davies from Lancashire in the top two positions.

In the Girl’s events, the highest Ormesby seeded player is Katie Bates who is in equal 3rd position in the Under 13 Girls Singles.

Play in the FAST Fund 4 Star Tournament concentrates on the Team Events on Saturday where Ormesby A and B Teams are amongst the four seeds in the Junior Boys Event and the Ormesby U15 Boys Team are the top seeds in the Cadet Event.

Drumchapel v Ormesby I – result

Zhao Tianming,

Zhao Tianming, Ormesby No. 1, featured in the team’s victory in Glasgow

Ormesby continued their winning run of the Premier Division of the British League Table Tennis League when they visited and defeated the former Champions Scotland’s leading club, Drumchapel of Glasgow, by 3-2 on Saturday.

For Ormesby, Daniel Reed won both his sets beating Dylan Curry in five games in the singles and winning his doubles with Helshan Weerasinghe. Ormesby’s third victory was scored by their Number 1 player Tianming Zhao, who defeated the Chinese player representing Drumchapel Tang Yao in straight games.

For Drumchapel, English International David McBeath won both his sets beating Tianming Zhao 3-1 and Helshan Weerasinghe in straight games.

After two matches this puts Ormesby in 4th position in the table. Although the Teesside club have won both their matches, but the scoreline was only by 3-2 so having only 6 points in the League Table. This means Ormesby trail the current Champions, Urban, and the Northern Ireland team, Ormeau, by 2 points. Ormesby are level with Drumchapel but Drumchapel have a slightly better games average.

Ormesby’s next match is on the 3rd November when they entertain the team in second position, Ormeau, from Northern Ireland at the Ormesby Club.

Drumchapel v Ormesby I

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Ormesby first team play their second match of the season in the Premier Division British Table Tennis League when they visit Drumchapel, Glasgow the former champions in Scotland on Saturday.

Ormesby are fielding a very strong team for this fixture, with their Number 1 player Zhao Tianming, from Portugal, supported by English No. 8 Helshan Weerasinghe and Captain, Daniel Reed, England No. 10.

Ormesby opened their fixtures with a 3-2 victory over Cardiff which puts them only in 4th position in the table with Drumchapel, who beat North Ayrshire in the first match by 4-1, in second place.

The matches between Ormesby and Drumchapel have always been very tight with the fixture in Glasgow last year and being won by Ormesby at 6-2.

The Drumchapel team includes David McBeath, the England No 4.

Top of the table is the Urban team who won the title last year, having won their match against the BATTS team from Essex 5-0.  Urban visit Cardiff on Saturday.

Alan Ransome OBE

British League – 13th and 14 October 2018

The Ormesby II team bid to maintain their position in the Championship Division of the British Table Tennis League, received a boost in Corby last weekend when the team won two of their four fixtures.

Joe Cope and David Gofton were the stars of the Ormesby team, both winning 5 of their 8 sets, whilst Thomas Rayner did well to win 4 and Josh Weatherby won 1.

Ormesby opened with 6-2 defeat against the Wymondham team who are one of the top sides in the Division.  In this match David Gofton was the star player winning both his singles.  Ormesby second match was against another of the top teams Nottingham Sycamore I.  This match was much closer as Sycamore won 5-3 with one win each from Gofton, Cope and Rayner.

On Sunday, the team won their two big matches beating relegation rivals Reading Club, Kingfisher, by 5-3, with two wins from Cope including victory over Daniel Basterfield.  Weatherby, Gofton and Rayner all won 1 each.

On Sunday afternoon, Ormesby produced their best performance to date to beat mid table Horsham Blades by 5-3.  In this match Cope and Rayner won two each, whilst Gofton won one.  Cope had his best win of the weekend over Luke Savill.

These results improve Ormesby’s position in the league table to go up to 7th place out of 10 with 9 points, 2 above Drumchapel of Glasgow, 3 above Kingfisher and 6 over Ravenscroft from Jersey.

In the National Division B-1 Ormesby III team excelled to win all of their four matches and are now equal second in the league table.  Ormesby beat Westfield II from Northants 6-3, Nottingham Sycamore II 6-3, Huddersfield 9-0, Halton from Merseyside 6-3.
Ben Piggott, playing Number 1, and Adam Webster won 7 from 8, Joe Cope and George Hill both won 6 from 8.
Ormesby clash 14.10.18

Ormesby IV v Ormesby V – ready for the final match of the weekend

In Division C-3, played at Ormesby, the two Ormesby teams IV and V occupied the top two positions in the league table after very successful weekend.  The Ormesby V team, made up entirely of Junior players, excelled to win all four of their matches, beating Derwent II from Yorkshire 5-4, the league leaders All In Table Tennis from Sheffield 5-4, North Ayrshire III 6-3 and Ormesby IV 5-4.
Chris Edwards won 5 from 8, Ben Savage won 3 from 6, Luke Robinson won 4 from 6, Rana Rassem won 4 from 6, Charlotte Weatherby won 4 from 6.

The Ormesby IV team beat Bishop Auckand 9-0, Cliffdale Chandlers 7-2, the league leaders All In Table Tennis 5-4, but lost their final match against Ormesby V team by 5-4.

David Ashwell won 4 from 6, Carl White won 5 from 6, Michael Young won 2 from 6, Ryan Nassau won 4 from 4, Gary Whyman won 4 from 6 and Adam Ridley won 2 from 4.

Ormesby IV team are top of the table on sets average.  Both teams have 14 points whilst previous leaders All In Table Tennis, having lost to both Ormesby teams this weekend, are now in third place with 12 points.

Alan Ransome OBE

British Veterans League – Weekend 1

British Veterans League team Ormesby I ended the first weekend in joint second place in Division 3B.

Having won three matches, drawn one and lost one the team now have 7 points, one point behind the current league leaders Pudsey .

David Ashwell, Carl White and Jevon Chan all won 6 games from 10.

BVL 1 Jevon

Jevon Chan in action for the Ormesby I team

BVL 1 Mick

Michael Young of Ormesby II on the left

In a tough Division 4A the Ormesby II team are second from bottom with 2 points.

After four losses the team went on to win their 5 match of the weekend against XLNT Draycott 4 – 2.

Mick Young finished the weekend with 2 wins from 8, Karl Shaw 3 from 8, Gary Whyman 2  from 8 and David Noutch 1 from 6.

BVL1 Jevon and Mick Sleeping

Well !!! these young ones can’t stand the pace these days.

Jevon and Mick on the journey home.

British Championship League – Weekend 2

The all Junior Ormesby Second Team won one and drew one of their matches in the Championship Division of the British Table Tennis League in Corby last weekend.

Ormesby’s win was against the Guernsey Club, Ravenscroft 8-0.  The draw was against one of the top teams in the Division; Portsmouth.  Ormesby played two matches on Saturday and lost narrowly to BATTS of Essex 5-3 and to Whitworth Academy 6-2.

Josh Weatherby European Youths Announcement 06.06.18

David GoftonFor Ormesby Josh Weatherby (left) and David Gofton (right) both won 5 of their 8 sets, while Thomas Rayner won 4 and Joe Cope playing at number 1, won 3.

Ormesby were very close to picking up a second win when they led 4-3 against Portsmouth, before Thomas Rayner lost the last match at 11-9 in the fifth to Jacob Goss.  Ormesby also came close to achieving a draw against BATTS in the opening match when Rayner had another very close defeat losing to Joe Walker by the same score.

These results leave Ormesby in 8th place in a 10 team Division.  At close to the half way point of the season, more good performances are going to be required in the second half to retain their position in this Division.

Alan Ransome OBE


Success for Ormesby Juniors at Bishops Auckland 2*

Success for Ormesby Juniors at the Bishop Auckland 2*

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Rana Rassem winner of the Junior Girls Singles

Ben Piggott Bishop jb W 30.09.18

Ben Piggott winner of the Cadet Boys Singles
Eve 3JGs 2CG Bishop 30.09.18
Eve Witterick came 2nd in the Cadet Girls and 3rd in the Junior Girls
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Last but not least Katie Bates finished in 3rd place in the Under 13 Girls
Well done to you all.