British Premier League – Ormesby v Drumchapel
Saturday 3 December 2016
After a dramatic 4-4 draw between Ormesby and the Glasgow Club, Drumchapel, held at the Ormesby Club on Saturday, the race for the Premier Division title of the British Table Tennis League remains wide open, as the top two teams are locked together, both unbeaten.
This was the highest standard table tennis club match played in Britain in many years and it attracted the biggest crowd of any match in the North East in recent times. The match was also viewed via the live stream from the Club by in the region of 10,000 people.
The match started very well for Ormesby as the Teesside club raced into an amazing 3-0 lead. Ormesby’s Polish International, Filip Szymanski, opened with a shock victory over Hai Be, Drumchapel’s Chinese player from Slovakia, who is ranked No. 106 in the world. Szymanski won by the narrowest of margins by 11-9 in the 5th, in the best match of the day.
The surprise of the match came next as Viktor Brodd from Sweden, on debut for Ormesby, won 3 – 0 in straight games against the world No. 54, Canadian Olympian Eugene Wang. Ormesby then went ahead by 3 sets to 0 when Danny Reed beat the Chinese League Champion, Tao Si by 3 games to 1.
Drumchapel looked like facing a major defeat at this point. They recovered as man of the match, Liu Song, beat Darius Knight by 3 games to 1. Song proved too strong for Knight. Wang then recovered from his surprise earlier defeat, to beat Szymanski by 3-1 and Hai Be beat Danny Reed by the same score to bring the match score back to 3 all.
Liu Song was too good for Brodd winning in straight games to give Drumchapel the advantage 4-3, but Knight brought the score line level by beating Tao Si by 3 games to 1, and the match finished with a 4-4 draw.
Up to now Drumchapel and Ormesby have beaten all of the other teams by either 8-0 or 7-1 and, therefore, the return fixture in Glasgow in February 2017 is likely to be the title decider. On paper and looking at the world rankings, Drumchapel have a stronger squad than Ormesby and could remain slight favourites.
On Saturday, the two teams were very even and a 4 all draw was a fair result. Ormesby’s four players all won 1 set each and Liu Song made the difference for Drumchapel by winning both of his singles.
Ormesby’s next match is on Saturday 17 December 2016 at 3.00pm when they entertain the team in third position in the League table, BATTS from Harlow.
Match report by Alan Ransome OBE
Pictures by Chris Rayner
Another Gold for Andrew
Andrew Green seen above right with Jim Kenny who presented him with his gold medal at the Merseyside Open Disability tournament on 2nd and 3rd December.
Andrew who trains at Ormesby on a Monday and Tuesday with his wheelchair friends also enjoys playing his matches in the Middlesbrough and District Table Tennis League.
Well done Andrew!!!!
British Premier League – Match of the Season
Ormesby Table Tennis Club v Drumchapel – 3 December 2016
The match of the season in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League takes place at Ormesby on Saturday 3 December 2016, when the Club entertains their main rivals for the title, Drumchapel of Glasgow.
Ormesby and Drumchapel are neck and neck at the top of the division, and it is likely that the winner of this fixture will become the British Champions in 2017.
Ormesby will have all of their three key players in their line up for this match, Danny Reed, Darius Knight are two established English international players, plus the Polish international Filip Szymanski. Also registered for Ormesby in the British League are Gavin Evans, Tom Jarvis, and Michael Marsden.
Drumchapel are strengthened by the inclusion of two Chinese players, He Zhi When who is the leading player for the Spanish National team and Lui Song who is a Chinese player who has represented Argentina.
Drumchapel also have three Scottish Nationals, they are Craig Howieson, Callum Main and Chris Wheeler.
Up to now both Ormesby and Drumchapel have dismissed their opponents by comfortable margins. For this fixture, both teams are evenly matched and therefore a close, hard contest between the two leaders is expected.
The match is scheduled to take place at the Ormesby Club, with a 3pm start.
For further information, please contact Alan Ransome at
Conifers, Church Lane, Middlesbrough, TS7 9AU
Tel: 01642 322223 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Club is encouraging as many members to come along and support the team. Please come along if you can and bring family and friends to enjoy the match.
Alan Ransome OBE
Stockton 4* 2016
With the Ormesby Boys team winning both the Junior and Cadet Team events, and the Swerve players reaching the final of three events, local players enjoyed some success at the Tees Active supported Stockton on Tees Junior 4 Star Table Tennis Championships, last weekend.
The Junior Boys team event was won by Ormesby’s first team consisting of Joe Clark and Shayan Siraj, who beat the Swerve first team of Josh Harland and Alec Ward 3-0 in the final.
In the semi-final, the Ormesby team beat BATTS team from Harlow in Essex, by 3 sets to 1.
In the Cadet event, the Ormesby team made up of Joe Cope and Josh Weatherby defeated Kingfisher in a close 3-2 victory in the final. Cope was the star of the match, where he defeated Jamie Liu in the deciding set, and Reece Chamdal in his first singles.
Ormesby had another tight match with the Fusion Club from London, winning 3-2 after recovering from 2-0 down. In this match, Weatherby beat Louis Price 3-1, and Cope beat Aadil Anand in straight games. The Ormesby pair combined to win the doubles.
In the Junior Girls team event, the Swerve team consisting of Holly Williams and Sophie Barlow reached the final, before losing to Harefield Academy by 3-0.
The Junior Boys Singles was won by Matthew Leete of Lincolnshire who beat Swerve’s Alec Ward by 3 games to 1, in the final. Ward had won a narrow victory over his Swerve team mate Josh Harland in 5 games in the semi.
The Junior Girls Singles was won by the top seed, Gauri Duhan of Yorkshire, who took the title without the loss of game. In the final Duhan beat the second seed Zahna Hall of Middlesex.
The Cadet Boys Singles was won by Amirul Hussain of Lancashire, who beat Ethan Walsh of Hertfordshire in 3 straight games in the final.
The Cadet Girls event produced the closet final when Jasmin Wong beat her Yorkshire team mate Ruby Chan, 11-9 in the fifth game.
The prizes were presented by the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Ken Dixon and his wife Mayoress Linda Dixon.
Alan Ransome OBE
First weekend of the British Junior League
This is how a team should celebrate.
A fantastic win for Jack Dewar on the first day of the Junior British League at Derby on Saturday 22 October saw his teammates jumping for joy.
For Jack, who is ranked over 100 places below Amirul Hussain in the Table Tennis England Rankings, it was a great win, and so good to see the support he received from his coach Alan Ransome and teammates.
Thomas Rayner playing at Derby in the 2016/17 Junior British League – picture by Chris Rayner
There were two excellent wins for 12 year old Thomas Rayner in Ormesby III’s game against Dublin in the third match of the weekend.
Thomas rated 311 beat Connor Gallagher rated 39 and Charlie Fitzerald 41.
British Premier League Day Two
British Table Tennis League Match Report
The Ormesby first team made further progress in their bid to regain the British League Table Tennis Premier Division title when they visited the Cardiff City Club on Saturday and won with a maximum score of 8-0.
Danny Reed, playing at No. 1 for Ormesby was the man of the match. He won both of his sets against Daniel O’Connell and Tom Maynard in straight games.
Darius Knight playing at No. 2 was also successful in both of his sets, winning straight games against Maynard and Lloyd Gregory.
Polish International, Filip Szymanski, had a very comfortable day beating Benedict Watson and O’Connell, both by 3-0.
Ormesby fourth player, Michael Marsden was unable to play in the match due to an injury, but continued his role as team captain. Marsden was replaced by Liam McTiernan, who won both of his sets, but was taken to 5 games by Gregory.
Ormesby’s main opponents for the title, Drumchapel from Glasgow also had a comprehensive win beating the Essex club from Harlow, BATTS, by 8-0.
Drumchapel are currently top of the league, they have won all three of their opening fixtures by 8-0, whilst Ormesby are in second place, winning 7-1, and 8-0.
Alan Ransome OBE
2016 Cleveland Summer League KO Handicap Cup Final
The final of the 2016 Cleveland Summer Table Tennis League KO Handicap Cup is due to be played at
Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Wednesday 12 October at 7.00pm
Ormesby TTC G will be playing Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B.
VETERANS’ BRITISH LEAGUE 2016/17 – first weekend
VETERANS’ BRITISH LEAGUE
After the first weekend of the Veterans’ British League played at Derby Arena, Ormesby I lie in 4th place in a very tight Division 2A, winning 2 matches, drawing 1 and losing 2.
The team started with an excellent 5-1 win over Joola Plymouth on Saturday morning, with 2 wins for Dave Ashwell, 1 for new signing Steve Crosby and 2 for Jevon Chan making his VBL debut. Ormesby I then drew with Dewsbury 3-3 and lost to Team Ecosse 4-2. Team Encosse had the Scottish Number One Veteran Gerry Campbell in their team.
Sunday started with a good 4-2 win over Pudsey. However they lost their final match of the weekend against top team Herford Challenges 4-2.
The player averages for the weekend were Carl White 2/6, Dave Ashwell 5/8, Steve Crosby 2/6 and Jevon Chan 7/10.
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After winning promotion last season from Division 4B to 3B the Ormesby II team found the going tough drawing 2 and losing 3 matches. The drawn matches were against XLNT Draycott II and Blackpool. The team currently lie in 5th place with 2 points.
Michael Young won 6 from 10, Karl Shaw 3/10, Gary Whyman 0/6 and David Noutch 0/4.
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The next round of matches also at Derby Arena will take place on 18th/19th February 2017.
Senior British League – round one
Left to right – Martin Rutter, Team Coach – Denis Neale, Harry Dai, James Garrod and Joe Cope
With Northfield in second place and Ormesby II in third place in the National Division A-1, the Teesside Teams did well in the British League matches played last weekend.
In the matches that were played at Ormesby, Northfield were unbeaten with victories over Scarborough 6-4, Ormesby II 9-1, Nottingham Sycamore II 9-1 and Draycott 7-3.
Simon Noutch produced the best results for Northfield winning 7 out 8, whilst Karina LeFevre was 6 out of 8, Joe Clarke 4 out of 6, Billy Foster 5 from 8 and Andrew Wilson 2 from 2.
Ormesby also did well to finish in third position in the League table with a 9-1 win over Nottingham Sycamore II, a 6-4 win over Barrow Tornedos, 5 all draw with Milton Keynes plus the 9-1 loss to Northfield.
Harry Dai was the best Ormesby player on show with 6 wins from 8, whilst James Garrod won 5 from 8. Jack Cope, who was making his Senior British League debut, excelled in winning 4 from 8, whilst Martin Rutter won 2 from 8.
In the National B Division 1 the Teesside Teams occupy the top three positions. Swerve are on top having won all four of their opening matches against Derwent 9-1, Beaumont Accountancy by 10-0, Draycott III Team 8-2, and Pudsey by 8-2.
Steve Brunskill topped the Swerve averages with 8 from 8, whilst Josh Harland won 7 from 8, Nuradin Muktar and Dylan Curry both won 6 from 8.
Beaumont Accountancy are in second place having beaten Draycott III Team 8-2, Pudsey 7-3 and Ormesby III Team 7-3.
For Beaumont, Anthony Phoenix and Isabelle Ashley produced the best results with 5 from 8, whilst Steven Cooper was 4 from 8 and Mark Walpole 3 from 8.
Left to right- Kieran Wardell, Will Dobinson, David Gofton and Joe Cope
Ormesby III Team opened with a 7-3 win over Halton II, drew with Formby 5 all, defeated Derwent 7-3, before losing to Beaumont by 7-3.
For Ormesby, Kieran Wardell was top of the list unbeaten with 8 from 8, whilst David Gofton did well to win 6 from 8. Jack Cope and Will Dobinson both won 2 from 8.
In National C Division 3, Ormesby IV Team produced their best results for some time with two victories against Bromley 8-2 and Wood Green from Birmingham 9-1. Ormesby played a 5 all draw with Drumchapel Glasgow III Team and lost to Halton III Team by 6-4. Carl White produced the best results with 7 wins from 8, whilst Michael Young won 6 from 8; Dave Ashwell won 5 from 8, and Peter Wilkinson 4 from 8.
Ormesby IV Team are in third place in the table with 5 points from the 4 matches played.
In the National C Division 4, Ormesby VI Team excelled by winning their first three matches by beating Ormesby V by 7-3, Halton IV Team by 7-3, Bishop Auckland by 9-1 and before losing to Ravenscroft, the League leaders, by 10-0.
In the same division, Ormesby V Team defeated Ravenscroft by 6-4 and Bishop Auckland 7-3. They were beaten by the Ormesby VI Team and by Halton IV Team both by 7-3.
Left to right – Chris Edwards, Callum McMenamin, Jack Dewar, Thomas Rayner and George Hill
George Hill produced the best results for Ormesby VI Team winning 6 from 8; Jack Dewar won 5 from 8, Chrissy Edwards 3 from 7, and Callum McMenamin 2 from 7.
The VI Team Ryan Nassau won 3 from 4, Nicky Corking 4 from 8, Gary Whyman 3 from 8, Chris Rayner 2 from 4 and Luke Robinson 2 from 8.
Ormesby VI Team are in third place with 6 points from the 4 matches played, whilst Ormesby V Team are fifth with 4 points.
In the National C Division 2, Swerve II won 3 of their 4 matches and drew one 5-5 against the Royal Air Force. Swerve’s wins were against Rotherham Scorpions 6-4, Bourne 7-3 and Blitz of Lincolnshire 6-4.
Joe Wright produced the best results with 7 wins from 8 sets. Yonatan Caspi won 5 from 8 matches, Sam Bailey 4 from 8 and Adam Ridley 3 from 8.
Swerve II are top of the division with 7 points from the 4 matches completed.
British Premier League 2016-2017
Saturday 27 August at 3.00pm sees the first match of the new season of the
British Premier League 2016-2017
ORMESBY 1 v FUSION 1
With the change of format for the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League for the forthcoming season, We are delighted to be able to inform you that the Ormesby Club will be hosting regular home matches at the club’s headquarters on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough for the first time in more than a decade.
Thank you to John Upham for the picture of Ormesby’s new signing
Ormesby’s new signing, Danny Reed of Hutton Rudby returns to the Ormesby Club. Danny learned most of his table tennis in his early days at Ormesby and we are very pleased to see his return.
The first table tennis match is against the Fusion Club of London, on Saturday 27th August commencing at 3pm.
One single table will be used, and we are looking to attract as many club members and the general public to support the team as possible on that Saturday afternoon. We are keeping the cost low at advance tickets of £5. The tickets include an opportunity to take part in the One Point tournament at half time and a ticket for the raffle.
The match will be played on the 8 set system, with each of the four players playing two singles each. In the break, there will be a One Point tournament for those who wish to participate and the raffle with attractive prizes will also take place at half time.
Further information regarding the match and the teams will be forwarded to you by email over the next two weeks. Please do your best to support your team in this first match of the season and bring as many family members and friends as possible.
The format and schedule for all other divisions of the British League in which Ormesby players participate will continue as scheduled for each of the divisions.
Alan Ransome OBE
Ormesby’s Summer ‘Ping Pong in the Square’
With several Ormesby Table Tennis Club volunteers in tow, Malcolm Muldoon set off for a session of outdoor table tennis in Middlesbrough town centre.
Continuing on from the ‘Ping’ theme from previous summers, members of Ormesby’s 50 Plus Squad took ‘Ping Pong in the Square’ to the people of Middlesbrough.
2016 NE Rotary Games for people with a Disability
Left to right: Melanie Bowman, Tony Dawes and on the right Andrew Green
The North East Rotary Games for people with a disability took place at Eston Leisure Centre on July 10 2016.
Once again several of the Ormesby Disability players took part with Andrew Green winning the wheelchair event for the fourth year in a row.
Congratulations to Christopher James Evans who was very happy to win the Achievement Award and Pamela Lowther who once again won the standing event.
Ormesby’s Resolution Success at Table Tennis England AGM
National Title for Lucy
Congratulations Lucy for winning your first National Title.
Lucy Gent who trains in the Talent Development Squad at Ormesby Table Tennis Club won the U10 Girls at the U10 – U13 National Championship in Preston.
A great achievement Lucy.
Thank you to Steve Parkin for the lovely picture of Lucy.
School Games Selection for Andrew
Congratulations to Andrew Green who has been selected to represent the North East of England in the School Games which are due to take place in Loughborough in September.
Andrew has been training very hard over the past months and this was one of his goals, to be chosen to play in the School Games.
George Hill wins Junior Event
JUNIOR TITLE FOR GEORGE HILL
George, is seen above centre with some of the young players at the Bank Holiday Monday training session.
left to right: Alex Wilson, Callum Mcmenamin, Thomas Rayner, George, Chris Edwards, David Gofton and Jack Dewar.
Ormesby Top Squad member George Hill, who has shown a vast improvement in his play during the last few weeks, won the Junior Boys event at the Swerve 1* tournament on Sunday 29 May.
On the following day George spent another six hours practicing at the Ormesby Club.
Inter – Regional Finals
Ormesby Table Tennis Club ‘s Tommy Hawkes left and Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club’s Leo Pontone were the first winners in the inaugural 2016 Inter – Regional Table Tennis finals
Tommy and Leo represented the North East Region in the Under-11 Boys team event.
Pictured above, Adam Gent left of Ormesby TTC and Luca Pontone from Bishop Auckland TTC who won the Under 13 Boys team event making it two wins for the Pontone family with younger brother Leo having won the Under 11 Boys team event.
Adam and Luca were presented with their trophies by Table Tennis England Chairman – Sandra Deaton
North East Region Coaching Day
Young players from across the North East Region enjoyed another coaching day lead by Denis Neale at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Sunday 15 April 2016.
This was the third in the series of coaching days with the next day planned for Sunday 12 June.
2016 Middlesbrough and District League KO Cup
Well done to Ormesby D, winners of the 2016 Middlesbrough League KO Cup final.
The winning team left to right: George Hill, Jack Dewar and Kieran Wardell
Jack, George and Kieran won KO Handicap Cup final by 5 games to 2.
After the first three games the Ormesby D team were leading 3 – 0 but the game was much closer than the scoreline suggests with two of the first three games needing a 1 point KO.
Ormesby I then won the next two games to make it 3 – 2 and then the D team took the next two games to win the match 5 – 2
The two teams pictured before the match started, left to right: George Hill, Kieran Wardell, Jack Dewar, Beth Wardell, Tommy Hawkes and Callum McMenamin
2016 Cadet and Junior Nationals
Two players from this seasons Ormesby British League teams, Tom Jarvis and Harry Dai both won singles titles at the Cadet and Junior Nationals held at Huddersfield at the weekend.
Tom Jarvis was outstanding in the Junior Boys singles winning the title without the loss of a single game. Adding to the Junior Boys Singles title, Tom also won the Junior Boys Doubles and Junior Mixed Doubles.
Tom Jarvis – Junior Boys Singles winner
Harry Dai came from the fourth seeded position to win the Cadet Boys Singles (under 15) title knocking out the two top seeds, Ethan Walsh, and then James Smith in the final. Harry won his second title in the Cadet Boys doubles.