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BTTAD National Junior Wheelchair Champion

Andrew Green s Nat Jun Wheelchair Singles Champ 2016

Andrew is pictured with his trophy and gold medal.

Congratulation to 16 year old Andrew Green who won the Junior Wheelchair Singles title at the BTTAD National Table Tennis Championships held in Grantham on the 5 & 6 March 2016.

Malcolm Muldoon, Andrew’s coach at Ormesby TTC, has been putting in extra training sessions with Andrew in preparation for the Championships and all the hard has now paid off.

Andrew who is Ormesby Table Tennis Club’s youngest wheelchair table tennis player is a member of the Wheelers team who play in both the Middlesbrough & District TT League and the Cleveland & District Summer TT League.

Andrew’s Invitation to Selection Camp

Andrew March 3 2016

Andrew pictured above during his practice session at Ormesby tonight.

One of the Ormesby Wheelers table tennis players Andrew Green has been invited to the 1st GB Para Table Tennis Pathway and Development Selection Camp.

The selection camp is being held at EIS Sheffield on 26 and 27 March 2016 where 32 athletes will be taking part.

National Junior fourth and final day

 National Junior League – 2015/16

National Jnr League 2nd place 2016 Feb

Pictured left to right: Ormesby 1 players, Chris Edwards, Adam Gent and George Hill. Tom Rayner was the fourth Ormesby 1. 

The fourth and final day of the National Junior League took place at the Ormesby Club on Saturday 27 February 2016.

Ormesby 1 boys, with an average age of 13 years and playing in the National Junior League for children aged under 18 years, finished in a very commendable second place.

Congratulations to Bishop Auckland A, the league winners.

A big thank you to Marie Edwards who organised and ran the 2015/16 National Junior League at Ormesby. This was Marie’s first time running a table tennis event and she would like to offer thanks to all who helped her.

The National Cadet League’s fourth and final day takes place at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Sunday 6 March 1916.

National Cup Triumph for Thomas

Ormesby’s latest table tennis starlet, 12 year old Thomas Rayner won his first major championship in Bristol on Sunday in the Under 12 National Cup.

Thomas R Nat Cup Und 12 2016

To clinch the championship Thomas won 5 of the 6 sets that he played over the weekend, beating Louis Price from Avon and Felix Thomis of Berkshire by 3 games to one. Thomas defeated Harry Boston of Cambridge, Bertie Kelly from Somerset and Adam Szabo from South Yorkshire in straight games before losing his final match against Rhys Davies of Lancashire by 3 games to 1.   Winning 5 of his 6 matches this was sufficient to win the Championship.

This was the second big competition that Thomas played in this month, as he represented Ormesby in the Junior British League two weeks ago. Thomas who lives in Darlington, travels to Ormesby on a regular basis, mainly for coaching with the six times former English Champion Denis Neale who himself is a legend in the Teesside area.

North East Inter-Regional Finals

The North East of England Table Tennis Inter-Regional Finals took place at Ormesby on Saturday 20 February 2016.

The under 15 boys event was won by Ormesby’s David Gofton, whilst the second Ormesby player, Adam Gent came second Chrissy Edwards and Luca Pontone of Bishop Auckland were equal third.

The under 15 girls event was won by Erin Greensmith who beat her Swerve colleagues Charlotte McCarty and Jessica Dunn into second and third position. Ormesby’s Lola McGhee was fourth.

The under 13 Boys was won by Adam Gent with Luca Pontone in second place, the Ormesby pair Joel Gibson and Gene McGhee finished in third and fourth position.

The under 13 girls was won by Ormesby’s Lucy Gent who beat Anna Lambert and Elise Watson both of Swerve in second and third position with Rebecca Savage of Northallerton fourth.

The under 13 boys was won by Leo Pontone of Bishop Auckland with Tommy Hawkes of Ormesby in second place

Ormesby Premier Team Finish in Second Position

Ormesby have to be content this year with second position in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League after this weekend’s fixtures at the Club, with the team winning 3 matches, but losing the vital match to the current leaders Sycamore of Nottingham.   

Ormesby started the weekend with a good win over the third place team Drumchapel Glasgow by 5 to 3.  Ormesby new signing Filip Szymanski was the star of the match, winning both his singles with a win over the Scottish Chinese Player Chih Wei Yeh, where he recovered from two games down to one to win at 12-10 in the 5th set. Darius Knight, Gavin Evans, Daniel Lawrence all won 1 set each for Ormesby. 

On Saturday evening the Teesside Club took on the best Welsh Team, Cardiff City winning 5 sets to 3, with two wins by Szymanski and one each for Knight, Evans and Lawrence. 

Ormesby first match on Sunday morning was when they entertained the current league leaders Sycamore from Nottingham which was the main match that Ormesby needed to win to have any chance of retaining the title.  The Midlands club won by 6 sets to 2, with 2 wins for Paul Drinkhall and Viktor Gorman and 1 each for David MacBeath and Chris Doran.  Ormesby replied with wins from Filip Szymanski and Knight. 

In the Club’s final match which clinched second position, Ormesby beat the leading Club Kingfisher by 8 – 0 over the weekend.  Filip Szymanski produced the best results for Ormesby with 7 wins over 8 sets, whilst Knight won 5 and Evans and Lawrence won 4 each. 

Alan Ransome OBE

Ormesby Veteran’s Win Promotion

Congratulations go to the Ormesby II vets team that won promotion from Division 2B of the Veteran’s National League. The team consisting of Mick Young, Karl Shaw, Michael Boyce and David Noutch finished in 2nd place just 1 point behind the eventual winners Graham Spicer II.

During the last round of matches played at Blackpool Sports Centre the team beat Victoria Park 4-2, Hollingbury D 6-0, and drew with the top team Graham Spicer 3-3. The players averages for the weekend were as follows:- Mick Young 5/6, Karl Shaw 6/6 and Michael Boyce 2/6.

After an absence of 12 years from competitive Table Tennis, 5 times National Champion Denis Neale made a return in the Ormesby I, Veteran’s British League team at Doncaster winning 3 of his 4 matches. The team finished 3rd in what proved to be a very tight division 2A. This was the 3rd consecutive year that the team missed out on promotion by 1 place. During the weekend the team had 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. They beat 2nd placed Border Reivers 5-1, OLOP I 5-1 and PSP Insurance 4-2, drew with Ashford 3-3, losing their only match to the top team Norton TTC 5-1. The player averages for the weekend were as follows :- Denis Neale 3/4, Carl White 6/10, Dave Ashwell 7/10 and Gary Whyman 2/6.

Gary Whyman

Final Premier League Weekend at Ormesby

Gavin Evans 5 2015


The Ormesby Table Tennis Club are defending their British League title at home this weekend, when they host the final weekend of the League with the 8 top clubs in the UK competing.

To strengthen the Ormesby team, the Club have signed the 32 year old Polish International Filip Szymanski who will add depth to the squad of Ormesby regulars. Darius Knight, Gavin Evans, Tom Jarvis, Michael Marsden and Danny Lawrence are to be included in the squad.

Ormesby will have at least two tough matches, the first is against the top Scottish Club Drumchapel at 1100 hours on Saturday 13th February. The Drumchapel team have 3 Chinese players, He Zhi When, Chih Wei Yeh and Xiaoxun Wu included in the squad as well as Scottish internationals Craig Howieson and Chris Wheeler.

On Saturday afternoon at 1500 hours, Ormesby hosts the top Wales team, Cardiff whose team will include Gustav Ericson and Oscar Perman.

The key match will be at 1000 hours Sunday morning when they play the current leaders Nottingham Sycamore, who have signed current England No. 1, Paul Drinkhall, to join their squad and they will also have internationals, Chris Doran and David MacBeath.

In the final round of matches Ormesby will meet Kingfisher from Reading whilst Sycamore and Drumchapel will be facing each other.

Sycamore currently lead the table with 18 points from the 10 matches played to date. Ormesby are in second place, with 16 points and Drumchapel, Glasgow, third with 14, so a strong performance from Ormesby this weekend could mean the British title stays on Teesside.

The championship may not be decided until the final round of matches.

At each session, there will be 4 matches taking place and spectators are welcome throughout the weekend.

For further information please contact Alan Ransome at

Double for Charlotte and Joshua Weatherby

Charlotte and Josh Junior British League February 2016 (2)



What an achievement for Charlotte and Joshua Weatherby.

Charlotte, winning the junior girls player of the weekend and Joshua, the junior boys player of the weekend at the second and final weekend of the Junior British League 2015- 2016 in Derby.

In the picture with Joshua and Charlotte, who are proudly showing their trophies, is Alan Ransome OBE, Ormesby Table Tennis Club chairman.

Mum and Dad, Yvonne and Keith must be really proud of their two young children.

Well done to all.

Darlington Annual Sports Awards

Darlington Annual Sports awards 2016


What a night for Thomas Rayner who won two awards at the Darlington Annual Sports Awards.
Thomas was nominated for the Primary School Individual award for 2015 where he was up against an England Golfer. Thomas was voted winner by the panel of judges.

There were a number of awards, 10 in total, and the final award was for the overall winner from each of the ten categories who would receive the Ron Lewis Memorial Trophy.
Chris, Thomas’s father said they were completely gobsmacked when they read out that Thomas had won the outstanding sports achievement award for Darlington for 2015.

Thomas was presented with a large trophy engraved with his name on and two smaller Trophies which Thomas can be seen holding in the picture above.

Well done Thomas from all your friends at Ormesby TTC.

Blitz 2 Star

Sam Kwan Blitz Junior boys winner 24 Jan 2016         Kieran Blitz Cadet winner Jan 24 2016


Congratulations to Sam Kwan (left picture) who won the Junior Boys Singles and Kieran Wardell who won the Cadet Boys Singles at the Blitz 2 star tournament held on Sunday 24 January 2016.

East Midlands 4 Star

Josh Jan 2016 East Midlands 4star Uner 13 boys

Josh Weatherby pictured above receiving his trophy from Sandra Deaton, Chairman of Table Tennis England after winning the Under 13 Boys Singles at the East Midlands Junior 4* tournament held on Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 January 2016.

Pictured below Charlotte Weatherby who won the Band 1 Cadet Girls Singles event, was also presented with her trophy by Sandra Deaton.

Charlotte East Midlands 4 star Jan 2016


New Year Super 10

Super 10 2016 Group 2 Jan

Group Two winners left to right

Joel Gibson third place, Ormesby Chairman Alan Ransome, winner Adam Gent and Callum McMenamin second place

Josh Harland made an impressive start to the new table tennis year by winning the Super 10 Tournament at the Ormesby Club last Sunday.

Harland who lost most of 2015 due to no serious injuries that kept him out of the sport for almost 6 months was back to his previous form winning all of his 10 matches convincingly. In his final match he beat Peter Wilkinson by 3 games to 1 to take the title. It is expected that Harland will maintain this form in the early part of the New Year and continue his improvement up the England Junior Ranking list.

Wilkinson was in second place winning 9 of his 10 sets which includes victories over Nicky Corking, Ryan Nassau and David Gofton. Gofton did well to finish in third position after a countback with Corking. Goftons best wins were recorded against Corking and Nassau. Corking was fourth and Nassau fifth.

In the second big category the winner was Adam Gent after an exciting final with Callum McMenamin.

McMenamin won the first two games at 11-6 and 11-7 before Gent went up a gear to win the next three at 11-7, 12-10 and 11-8.

Callum McMenamin dominated the event overall. The player who finished third was Joel Gibson who was playing in his first senior table tennis tournament. He did well to win eight of his eleven sets and won a countback to Darlington players Arek Hnat and Callum Mcrae.

The finishing positions were Group 1

1. Josh Harland 10-0,   2. Peter Wilkinson 9-1,   3. David Gofton 7-3,   4. Nicky Corking 7-3,    5. Ryan Nassau 6-4,   6. Kieran Wardell 6-4,    7. George Hill 3-7,   8. Thomas Rayner 3-7,   9. David Noutch 3-7,   10. Chris Gunn 2-8,  11. Chris Edwards 0-10

The finishing positions were Group 2  

1. Adam Gent 11-0,   2. Callum McMenamin 10-1,  3. Joel Gibson 8-3,   4. Arek Hnat 8-3,  5. Callum Mcrae 8-3,  6. Beth Wardell 6-5,   7. Noel Thomas 4-7,   8. Chris Samuels 4-7,   9. Andrew Green 4-7,   10. Katie Wray 2-9,   11. Alan Edwards  1-10,    12. Edward Adams 0-11


Martin Rutter

The 2015 New Year Super Ten Group One Winner – Martin Rutter







Darlington 2 Star – 5 December 2015

Josh Harland 2

Josh Weatherby – Cadet Boys Singles Winner

With the Junior Boys’ Singles victory for Josh Harland, Ormesby players excelled in the Darlington 2 Star Open Table Tennis Championships which were played last Saturday. 

Harland, who is recovering from a serious hand injury which has kept him out of the sport for most of this season, was a comfortable winner in the Boys’ event, beating Will Ibbitson of Yorkshire in the semi-final and team mate Josh Weatherby in the final, both in straight games. 

Weatherby came into his own in the Cadet Boys’ Singles, winning the title with very close victories over Justin Wong of Yorkshire in the semi-final by 11-9 in the decider and against Ibbitson in the final at 11-4 in the 5th. 

David Gofton reached the final of the Under 13 Boys’ Singles before losing narrowly in 5 games to Durham’s Peter Smallcombe. 

Lola McGhee did well to finish second in both the Under 13 Girls’ and Under 11 Girls’ competitions whilst her brother, Gene, was third in the Under 11 Boys’. 

Alan Ransome OBE


2015 Primary Schools Team competition

Acklam Whin winners 2015 Primary Schools

Pictured above are children from Acklam Whin Primary School, winners of the 2015 Primary School competition held at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Friday 4 December.

Almost 100 children took park playing for their respective schools. The event was once again organised by Andrew Oliver with help from teachers from each school umpiring the matches.

Acklam Whin Primary will now go forward to represent Middlesbrough in the Tees Valley School Games in 2016.

North East Regional Training Day

NER Training Day Nov 29 2015

30 children from across the North East Region took part in a regional training day organised by newly appointed North Regional Table Tennis Coach, David Noutch.

Denis Neale lead the coaching session with the help of Chris Blake from Sunderland, David Noutch and Malcolm Muldoon.

With both serious table tennis coaching, an Aerobic Table Tennis session and a 1 Point Shoot Out run by Malcolm Muldoon.

The training day was rounded off with a table tennis tournament.

It is planned to hold the training days on a regular basis with clubs across the region being invited to nominate their players.

Ormesby Junior 1 star

David Gofton left and Jack Dewar

David Gofton left and Jack Dewar

Lead by a strong display by Jack Dewar dominated the 1st Ormesby Junior 1 Star Open Championships which took place at the Club on Sunday on 22nd November 2015.

Dewar remarkably won 3 singles titles, the Junior Boys Singles, the Cadet Boys Singles and the Junior Banded Singles.

In the main event of the Junior Boys Singles, Dewar, the 3rd seed, beat Lancashire Jack Dunning in the 3 games to win in the quarter final. Next was top seed Robert Renton of Durham by 11-9 in the deciding game in the semi-final and then Dewar proved too good for the 2nd seed Ormesby team mate David Gofton by 3 games to 1 in the final.

In the Cadet Singles Dewar came through from the 2nd seeded position to beat Adam Webster of Northumberland in the semi-final and top seed Gofton in the final both in straight games.

In the banded Junior Singles, after losing to Gofton in the qualifying groups, Dewar beat the 2nd seed Lee Tinkler of Durham 3-0 in the quarter finals. Thaaqib Saleem also of Durham was Dewar’s victim by 3-1 in the semi, he then scored his third victory over the 3rd seed Gofton by 3-1 in the final.

Gofton had beaten the top seed Edward Sett of Durham by 3-1 in the semi.

Gofton combined with Ormesby team mate Chris Edwards to win the Junior Doubles beating Dewar and George Hill by 3 games to 1.

In the Under 12 Singles, 2 emerging Ormesby talents took the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Singles.

Lola and Gene McGhee November 22 2015

Lola and Gene McGhee

9 year old Gene McGhee was the winner of the boys event beating Jonah Hannaway to take the boys title, whilst his 10 year old sister, Lola McGhee excelled in the girls event beating Reem Rassem of Durham in the final by 3 games to 0.

The two McGhee youngsters are regarded as top prospect for the Ormesby Club for the future.

The Junior Girls Singles was won by Durham’s Rana Rassem who won the event comfortably beating Ormesby Beth Wardell in three straight games.

The Junior Girls Banded event was won by Wardell who beat Durham’s Emma Smith by 3 straight games in the final. Rassem also won the Cadet Girls Singles beating Smith by 3-1 to take the title.

‘PING’ Festival at Ormesby Table Tennis Club

In the picture are the winners of the four events, the Under 11’s, Under 16’s, Adults and a Challenge competition. Ormesby Club Chairman Alan Ransome is fourth from the right at the back and Malcolm Muldoon ‘PING’ Organiser for the Ormesby Club second from right.

The final event of ‘PING’ Middlesbrough took place at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on August 16. The ‘PING’ Festival was for players who hadn’t played in competitve table tennis before.

Super 10 Tournament

Ormesby Table Tennis Club is holding its anual Summer League Tournament on Sunday 9  August.

Entry forms are available from the club or call 01642 310163 to enter.

Players will be guaranteed a minimum of 9 games with play starting at 10.00am.

Come and get some extra practice before the new season begins