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.
Middlesbrough TT League KO Handicap Cup Final
Beth Wardell who may have to play against her brother Kieran in the final.
Two Ormesby teams will contest the 2016 Middlesbrough Table Tennis League KO Handicap Cup final.
Ormesby I’s Callum McMenamin, Beth Wardell and Tommy Hawkes won their semi-final match against Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C to join the Ormesby D team in the final.
The date of the final has still to be arranged but we hope you will come and support the youngsters whose average is only 14 years.
Welsh National Table Tennis Coach visits Ormesby TTC
Left to right: Adam Gent, Callum McMenamin, Chris Edwards, Will Dobinson and Ryan Jenkins
Some of Ormesby’s young table tennis players had the opportunity to receive some first class coaching tonight when the Welsh National Coach, Ryan Jenkins visited the Ormesby Club.
With regular coaches Denis Neale and Alan Ransome also joining in the coaching session the players were given some excellent help in their aim for improvement.
Ryan serves to Will Dobinson
Back of picture: Tom Rayner challenges Ryan Jenkins
front of picture: Denis Neale takes on David Gofton.
Bishop Auckland 2 star success for Ormesby youngsters
It was a good day for the Ormesby club at the Bishop Auckland 2 Star Tournament today.
Ormesby’s Talent Development starlet Lucy Gent won the Under 11 Girls when she beat Anya Milne from Durham in the final.
Two Ormesby boys challenged for the Cadet Boys Singles title with Thomas Rayner narrowly beating Kieran Wardell 12-10 in the 5th end.
Kieran then went on to win the Junior Boys Singles title when he defeated Max Duffin in three straight ends although the final end went to 22-20.
Another young fast improving Ormesby player Callum McMenamin won the Junior Plate.
Middlesbrough TT League KO Handicap Cup finalists
George Hill, Jack Dewar and Kieran Wardell booked their teams place in the final of the Middlesbrough Table Tennis League KO Handicap Cup final when they defeated Swerve B by 5 points to 2 points
Ormesby Cadet 1 star
David Gofton winner of the Cadet and Under 11 Boys singles titles pictured with Alan Ransome OBE
With three titles for David Gofton, Ormesby players dominated their own Ormesby Cadet (Under 15) Open table tennis championships sponsored by local table tennis legend, Denis Neale. The event attracted several players from other parts of the country and was played at the Ormesby Club on Sunday, 3rd April, 2016.
In the main event, the Cadet Boys singles, David Gofton defeated his club team mates Jack Dewar 3-1 in the final and Thomas Rayner in straight games in the semi-final.
In the Under 13 Boys Singles David Gofton won a 5 game final against Thomas Rayner at 11-4 in the decider, after beating Adam Gent by 3 games to 1 in the semi -final.
Doubles Winners, Thomas Rayner left and David Gofton with Alan Ransome
David Gofton’s third title was the doubles when partnered by Thomas Rayner and won a three way count back with Jack Dewar and Chris Edwards in second place. German visitor, Ruben Wachter and Adam Gent came third.
David Gofton’s only blemish on the day was a loss to Adam Gent in the groups of the Under 15 event by a very narrow margin in the 5th game. David recovered through the knock out stages to take the title.
Under 11 Winner Lola McGhee pictures receiving her gold medal and Prize money
In the girl’s event, the only title to be won by a local player was when Ormesby’s Lola McGee won the Under 11 Girls title after beating Anya Milne of Darlington in straight games in the semi -final and Yorkshire’s Molly Rhodes by 3 games to 1 in the final.
Lola McGee won the silver medal in the Under 13 event before losing to Hertfordshire’s Ilyssa Lacorte in the final. Ilyssa Lacorte also won the Cadet Girl’s Under 15 singles.
Ben Piggott of Northfield TTC winner of the Under 11 Boys Singles
The Under 11 Boys singles was won by Northfield’s Ben Piggott who came out on top of a three player count back and a win over second place Ormesby youngster, Tommy Hawkes. Scarborough’s Sam Lowe finished in third place after beating Ben Piggott 11-9 in the decider but losing to Hawkes by three games to 1.
The player who travelled the furthest to take part in the Ormesby 1 star event was Rueben Wachter from Germany. Rueben partnering Adam Gent of Ormesby finished in third place in the Cadet Doubles.
A big thank you to Chris Rayner for taking all the pictures.
Cadet Boys singles: D Gofton (Cleve) beat J Dewar (Cleve) 11-5, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6
Cadet Girls Singles: I Lacorte (Herts) beat K Peacock (Dur) 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8
Cadet Doubles: 1st D Gofton (Cleve) / T Rayner (Dur), 2nd J Dewar (Cleve) / C Edwards (Cleve)
3rd R Wachter (GER) / A Gent (Cleve)
Under 13 Boys singles: D Gofton (Cleve) beat T Rayner (Dur) 11-9, 9-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-4
Under 13 Girls singles: I Lacorte (Herts) beat L McGee (Cleve) 11-3, 11-4, 11-7
Under 11 Boys singles: lst B Piggott (Cleve) 2nd T Hawkes (Cleve) 3rd S Lowe (Yorks)
Under 11 Girls singles: L McGhee (Cleve) beat M Rhodes (Yorks) 11-1, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4
Cadet Boys Banded Singles: C McRae (Dur) beat T Maddison (Dur) 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5
Cadet Girls Banded Singles: E Smith (Dur) beat R Rigg(Cum) 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 13-11
MFC Foundation’s Premier League 4 Sport event
The winning team – Newcastle A – with Alan Cawthorne left
Ormesby Table Tennis Club hosted the Premier League 4 Sport Table Tennis Regional Event today with 2 teams each from Hull, Newcastle and Middlesbrough taking part.
Newcastle A coached by Dave Godbold won the event with Middlesbrough A in second place.
Alan Cawthorne on the left, pictured with the Middlesbrough A team
Shannon and Amy who played for the Hull Tigers B team
Thanks to Alan Cawthorne, MFC Foundation’s Premier League 4 Sport Coordinator and Malcolm Muldoon who organised the event.
2016 Middlesbrough Championships report and results
Josh Harland above who won five events including the Open Men’s Singles is pictured with Alan Ransome, the Middlesbrough & District Table Tennis League Chairman
Ormesby junior, Josh Harland, who recently returned to the game after a serious injury, won a record 5 titles in the Middlesbrough Table Tennis Championships that took place at the Ormesby Club last Sunday.
The main event that Josh won was the Open Men’s Singles in which he beat another Ormesby player, Dave Ashwell, in straight games in the final and Northfield’s Chris Johns in the semi-final. The victory against David Ashwell was in straight games whilst the win against Chris Johns was by 11-8 in the fourth game.
David Ashwell did well to beat Swerve’s Mark Simon by 3 games to 1 in the semi-final and scored a narrow victory over Northfield’s Jack Cope at 16-14 in the decider in the quarter finals.
Josh won the Division 1 Championship by beating Northfield and Swerve player, Jevon Chan, in straight games in the final. Josh beat David Ashwell in the semi-final whilst Jevan Chan beat a Nunthorpe player, Nicky Corking, in his semi.
David Ashwell left and Josh Harland centre, Open Doubles winners with Alan Ransome
In the Doubles, Josh combined with David Ashwell to take the title, beating Mark Simon and Jevan Chan in straight games in the final.
The Junior Singles final was a round robin competition in which Josh Harland beat both Ormesby’s Kieran Wardell and Northfield’s Jack Cope in straight games. Jack Cope came second after beating Kieran Wardell by 3 games to 1.
The biggest surprise was when Josh Harland won the Hardbat tournament, an event which uses equipment that was common in the sport more than 60 years ago and requires a different type of skill to the modern game. In the final Josh beat Michael Young by 31-23.
David Hildreth, Middlesbrough League Vice Chairman presented the Division Two winner Callum McMenamin centre and Chris Gunn runner-up with their prize money.
The Division 2 Singles was won by another Ormesby junior, Callum McMenamin, who did well to beat Chris Gunn in 3 straight in the final.
The Cadet Boys’ Singles was a victory for Kieran Wardell who won a very close match with team mate David Gofton by 3 games to 1. The key game was the third which Kieran won by 18 points to 16. David Gofton had a close match with Thomas Rayner in the semi-final whilst Kieran Wardell beat another Ormesby player Jack Dewar.
Thomas Rayner winner of the Under 12 Boys and Handicap Singles
Thomas Rayner did well to win two events – the Under 12 Boys’ Singles and the Handicap singles. The Under 12 was a round robin competition which was won comfortably by Thomas. Ben Piggott finished in second place.
In the second title, the Handicap Singles, Thomas Rayner won a comfortable final against Stockton’s Nick Corking.. Thomas did well to beat Kieran Wardell in the semi-final, whilst Nick Corking won a close match with another Stockton player, Phil Webster.
David Hildreth is seen presenting Veterans’ Singles runner-up Mark Simon with his prize money.
The Veterans’ Singles was won by Dave Ashwell, adding this title to the Doubles that he won with Josh Harland. In the final, David beat Mark Simon in straight games whilst Chris Johns of Northfield was his victim in the semi-final. Mark Simon beat Michael Young in the other semi-final,
The Wheelchair Singles was a round robin competition that was won by Noel Thomas with Marc Bonnar in second place. Noel beat Narc by 3 games to 1.
Josh Harland (Ormesby) beat David Ashwell (Ormesby) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9
Open DoublesDavid Ashwell and Josh Harland (both Ormesby) beat Mark Simon (Swerve) and Jevon Chan (Swerve) 11-6, 11-4, 11-7
Division 1 Singles
Josh Harland (Ormesby) beat Jevon Chan (Swerve) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
Junior Singles (Round Robin)
Winner Josh Harland (Ormesby), Runner up Jack Cope (Northfield)
Josh Harland (Ormesby) beat Michael Young (Ormesby) 31-23
Division 2 Singles
Cal McMenamin (Ormesby) beat Chris Gunn (Nunthorpe) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7
Kieran Wardell (Ormesby) beat David Gofton (Ormesby) 6-11, 11-8, 18-16, 11-6
Under 12 Singles (Round Robin)
Winner Thomas Rayner (Ormesby), Runner up Ben Piggott (Northfield)
Thomas Rayner (Ormesby) beat Nicky Corking (Nunthorpe) 21-9, 21-13
David Ashwell (Ormesby) beat Mark Simon (Swerve) 11-5, 11-4, 11-8
Winner Noel Thomas (Ormesby), Runner up Mark Bonnar (Ormesby)
Alan Ransome OBE