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Ormesby 2 Star

Ormesby’s Adam Webster was the winner of the Junior Boys Singles in the Ormesby Junior 2 Star Open Table Tennis Championship which took place at the Ormesby Club in Middlesbrough on Sunday.

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Adam Webster received his Junior Boys winners trophy from Ormesby Chairman –  Alan Ransome OBE

Adam Webster opened his campaign by winning his preliminary group to reach the semi-final where he met the top seed Kieran Wardell from the Swerve Club. Webster won by 3 sets to 1.

Jamie Peacock also from Swerve won his opening group and came through in the top seeded position. In the semi-final, he beat Ormesby’s Jack Dewar 3-1.

In the final, Webster produced his best form to beat Peacock. He won the first two games 11-7 and 11-3 then lost the 3rd 11-8 but was convincing the 4th and final game at 11-2.

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Holly Williams – Junior Girls Winner

The Junior Girls event was won by Holly Williams from the Swerve Club who beat Scarborough’s Mukmanee Warburton and Ormesby’s Eve Witterick both by 3-1 to take the title.

The Cadet Boys event was won by Jamie Peacock who beat his club mate Callum McRae in a close final at 11-7 in the decider.

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Mukmanee Warburton (right) Cadet Girls winner and Eve Witterick Cadet Girls runner up

The Cadet Girls champion was Scarborough’s Mukmanee Warburton who beat Eve Witterick in the deciding match in three close games 12-10, 16-14 and 11-9. Warburton and Witterick have won their previous matches to reach this stage.

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Sam Lowe – Under 13 winner

The Under 13 event was won by Sam Lowe from Scarborough who beat his team mate Jack Louth in the final by three games to one.

Alan Ransome OBE

Ormesby TTC Christmas Party 2017

All members are welcome to come to the annual Christmas Party.

As the poster suggests/ please let either Carol or Brenda know if you will be coming in order for catering.

Hope to see you all on December 23.

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2017 Middlesbrough Primary School Competition

The annual Middlesbrough Primary School competition was held at the

Ormesby Club on Thursday 7 December 2017.

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After the instructions had been given it was time to begin.

Over 100 children took part representing 13 schools with each team having four girls and four boys. With all the excitement the noise nearly lifted the roof (remind us to have some earplugs next year).

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Acklam Whin Primary

Tim James is seen holding the winners shield surrounded by his team mates

After several rounds of matches it came to the final with Acklam Whin Primary school taking the title. The four boys and four girls were presented with their gold medals and the winners shield to keep for a year.

Ormesby now 2nd in British Premier League

Ormesby’s first team moved into second place into the Premier division of the British Table Tennis League last weekend when they defeated a top London Club Fusion by 8 sets to 0.

The Ormesby team overall were far stronger than their opposition with four players Victor Brodd, Darrius Knight, Danny Read and Adam Harrison all winning two sets. The result was comfortable as the score line suggests with no matches needing a fifth deciding game.

For Fusion only one, the English Veteran number one, lost toTrumpauskas put up a strong opposition taking Darius Knight to four games in the second set a very spirited match against Ormesby’s number one Viktor Brodd although Brodd did win in three straight games.

Adam Harrison on his debut won both of his set comfortably against Clive Carthy and Ben Hee.

This result puts Ormesby in the second position in the table one point behind the Urban club although Ormesby has two of the toughest fixtures still to play against the current champions Glasgow Drumchapel and the Irish team Ormeau.

British Premier League – Ormesby v Fusion

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Danny Reed

Ormesby play their second home match of the season in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League on Saturday, starting at 2pm against the leading London club Fusion.

Ormesby are back on track with their intertest to clinch the title following their victory this month over the Essex team, BATTS when they won 6-2.

Ormesby’s No. 1 Viktor Brodd who was out with an injury for the BATTS match has recovered and will return to the Ormesby line up for Saturday’s fixture. The two Ormesby players who won two sets each against BATTS English Internationals Darius Knight and Danny Reed are both included in the line up together with the new signing Adam Harrison, who is making his Premier Division debut in this fixture.

The Fusion team is likely to include Kazeem Adeleke at No. 1, at No 2 is Lorestas Trumpauskas who is the English No.1 Veteran, the Scottish international Niall Cameron is at No. 3 and Mohammed Emran Hussain is at 4, whilst the English Junior No. 1 in the rating list Joseph Hee who played his first match at Ormesby last season is at No. 5.

The match is being played at Ormesby’s Headquarters on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough and will be played simultaneously on two tables. All spectators are welcome.

Alan Ransome OBE

British Premier League Ormesby V BATTS

A big win for Joshua Weatherby clinched both points for Ormesby in their visit to BATTS of Harlow in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League last week.

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Ormesby players l to r: Matej Mamut, Danny Reed, Joshua Weatherby and Darius Knight

The Ormesby team was hit by a late injury when their Swedish No. 1 Viktor Brodd withdrew from the match with less than 48 hours before the start. Other reserves were unavailable, so Ormesby’s second team player 14-year Josh Weatherby was quickly promoted into the team to visit the top Essex club.

The first four sets of the match were shared. Ormesby’s Danny Reed and Darius Knight won their opening sets when Reed beat the French player Remi Belelu 11-7 in the fifth and Knight beat Jack Bennett in straight games. BATTS levelled the score when Weatherby lost by 11-9 in the 5th set to Stephen Beerling. Ormesby’s Matej Mamut was beaten 12-10 in the decider by Ethan Walsh.

Ormesby took the lead again as Knight beat Remi Belelu 3-1 and Reed won in straight games against Beerling. Weatherby then came to the table against Walsh, a player ranked 14 places above Weatherby in the England Junior list. Weatherby in great form won the first game at 11-4, dropped the second at 11-7 but won the remaining two at 11-7 and 11-5. Ormesby’s third player Mamut also won his final set beating Bennett by 3 games to 1 to make the final score 6-2.

This gives Ormesby their first victory of the season. Ormesby’s next match is against Fusion Club from London on Saturday 2 December.

Alan Ransome OBE

Senior British League November 4 & 5 December

The Teesside teams found it tough going in the 2nd full round of matches in the British Table Tennis League played last weekend.

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Ormesby II

 L to R: team coach Denis Neale, Thomas Rayner, David Gofton, Joshua Weatherby and Joshua Stacey.

The Ormesby II team travelled to Nottingham to play in the Championship Division. With four defeats their position dropped to 9th in the league table. Ormesby lost to the Reading club Kingfisher and Wymondham 6-2. Against Nottingham Sycamore, Wymondham and London Academy the results were 8-0.

The Ormesby team’s newly promotion to the Division and consisting of junior players saw some good wins as Josh Weatherby beat Marcus Giles from Kingfisher. Against Wymondham, David Gofton beat Israel Awolaja and Thomas Rayner defeated Ian McClean.

In Division National A-1 Swerve’s I team won 2 of their 4 matches, beating the team at the top of the table Halton III 5-4 and Archway Peterborough by 7-2. Swerve lost to Joola Plymouth 7-2, and Barrow Tornedos by the same score. Alec Ward won 5 from 8, Josh Harland 4 from 8, and Nuradin Muktar 5 from 8.

In Division National B-1 Beaumont Accountancy Nomads produced the best results of the Teesside teams with wins against Halton III, Drumchapel Glasgow III 8-1, Derwent by 7-2 and Draycott II 8-1. Stephen Horsfield and Anthony Phoenix were both unbeaten with 8 wins, Isobel Ashley won 4 from 6 and Lindsey Taylor 3 from 6.

Beaumont are now 2nd in the table with 14 points from their 8 matches. In the same league Swerve II are third with 8 points, Swerve beat Ormesby III 5-4 and Drumchapel III 7-2, but lost to Halton III and Draycott II 5-4. Sam Bailey won 7 from 8 whilst Yonatan Caspi won 6 from 8, Jevon Chan 4 from 8 and Martin Rutter 2 from 8. In the same Division Ormesby III beat Halton III 6-3 and Draycott II 5-4 but lost to Swerve II 6-3 and leaders Wood Green by 5-4. Jack Cope and George Hill both won 5 from 8 whilst Jack Dewar won 3 and Carl White 2.

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Ormesby IV

L to R:  Adam Ridley, Gary Whyman, Ryan Nassau and Michael Young

In Division National C-3 which was played at Ormesby, Ormesby IV are in 3rd position in the table after beating Pudsey 7-2 but losing to Bishop Auckland 5-4, Huddersfield 6-3 and to Ormesby V 7-2. Ryan Nassau produced the best results with 5 wins from 6 sets, Michael Young and Gary Whyman both won 3 from 8 whilst David Ashwell won 1 from 4 and Adam Ridley 1 from 6.

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Ormesby V

L to R:  Ben Savage, Chris Edwards, David Noutch – team coach, Luke Robinson and Rana Rassem

The Ormesby V team had a particularly good weekend, moving to 4th position in the table. They beat Pudsey 6-3, Ormesby IV 7-2 but lost to Huddersfield 7-2, and to the leaders St Marys of Hull 9-0. Chrissy Edwards and Rana Rassem won 5 from 8, Luke Robinson won 4 from 8, Ben Savage 3 from 8 and David Noutch won both his sets.

Alan Ransome OBE

50th Tees Active Stockton-on-Tees 4* Junior

Yorkshire’s Shayan Siraj and Jasmin Wong dominated the 50th Tees Active Stockton on Tees Junior 4 Star Championships which were played at Thornaby Pavilion last weekend. 28th and 29th October.  

From the 3rd seed position Siraj won the Junior Boys Singles beating the visitor from Germany, Timothy Franke by 3-1 in the final.  Siraj came through the top half of the draw which saw him defeat Josh Weatherby of Durham, Joe Clark from Cleveland and Ethan Walsh of Hertfordshire all by 3-1.  The top seed in that half, Joseph Hee of Kent, who was beaten by Walsh 11-7 in the decider in the quarter finals.  Hee had beaten the 2nd seed Sam Kwan in straight sets.  Kwan was in that half of the draw due to his loss in the groups to Franke.  In the bottom half of the draw, Franke beat Johnny Heslop of Yorkshire 3-1, Amirul Hussain of Lancashire in straight games and Israel Awolaja from Middlesex 3-1.   

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Karina presenting Jasmine Wong with her prize money

Jasmin Wong won three titles.  In addition to the Junior Girls Singles, Wong won the Cadet Girls Singles and the Team event for Ackworth School with her partner Ruby Chan.  In the Junior Girls Singles the 2nd seed Wong beat Tiana Dennison of Essex 3-0, Chan 3-1 and then in the final defeated Cleveland’s Sophie Barlow by 3-1.  Barlow who was unseeded came through the top half of the draw with a victory over Anais O’Connor of Cheshire in straight games.  Barlow also beat Darcie Proud from Lincolnshire in the semi-finals 3-1. 

The Cadet Boys Singles saw a victory from Lancashire’s Amirul Hussain who also was part of the team from Ackworth School that won the Cadet Boys Team event where he was partnered by Jamie Lui of Berkshire.  Hussain was the 3rd seed in the Cadet Boys Singles.  He reached the final by gaining revenge over Thomas Rayner of Durham 3-0 in the quarter finals.  He beat his Ackworth School team mate, Lui by 3-0 in the semi.  The final was a close affair with Hussain winning 11-7 in the fifth against the top seed, Choong Wah Yu of Lancashire.  In the top half of the draw Choong Wah Yu reached the final with straight wins against Peter Smallcombe of Durham and Weatherby, both in straight games. 

In the Cadet Girls Singles there was another victory for Wong as she beat Proud in straight games in the semi-final and her Ackworth School team mate Chan by 3-1 in the final. 

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England International Karina Lefevre presented Ben with his prize money

The Under 13 Boys Singles was won by Cleveland‘ Ben Piggot who won the title without dropping a game.  He beat Lewis Ellams of South Yorkshire in the semis and Toby Ellis of Lancashire in the final.  Ellis beat the German visitor Vincent Kazuch by 3-2 in the semi-final. 

The Under 13 Girls winner was Choong Hang Ying of Lancashire who beat Amy Marriott from South Yorkshire 3-1 in the final.  Choong reached the final by beating Niamh Scarborough of Lancashire in straight games in the semi, whilst Marriott defeated the unseeded Rebecca Savage of Durham 11-4 in the fifth. 

Grade 1 Boys Singles winner was the defender Sam Wilson of Northampton who excelled to beat Lancashire’s Choong in straight games in the final.  Choong having beaten Jamie Lui in his semi-final.  Wilson beat Rhys Davis of Lancashire by 3-1 in the semi-final and 4th seed Danny Bajwa of Scotland in straight games in the quarters.  Davis defeated Weatherby 3-2 in his quarter final. 

Rana Rassem

The Grade 1 Girls Singles was won by Durham’s Rana Rassem who won a very close final against Tiana Dennison of Essex 11-9 in the decider.  Rassem beat Lois Perryman from Kent in straight games in the semi whilst Dennison defeated Proud, also by the same score, in the quarters. 

The Junior Boys team event was won by the Cliffedale Chandlers who beat the BATTS in the final.  Cliffedale were represented by Joe Clark (Cleveland), Shayan Siraj (Yorkshire) and Ethan Chapman (Scotland) proved to be the strongest team only losing 1 set on the way to take the title when they beat the Granworth team of Sam Chesterman and Israel Awalaja in the semi-final. 

The Girls team event was won by Ackworth School who beat Fusion Two 3-0 in the final.  The Ackworth School team of Chan and Wong went through the competition with a loss of only 1 set against Drumchapel.  Chan was beaten by Charlotte Weatherby of Durham at 11-9 in the decider. 

The Cadet Boys Team event was also won by Ackworth School 3-2, after a very tight final against Ormesby.  Rayner excelled in this match by beating Hussain 11-2 in the 5th and Lui by 3-1.  The key match was the Doubles and was won by the Ackworth School pair at 11-8 in the decider.  Ackworth School beat St Mary’s B from Hull 3-0 in the semi-final whilst Ormesby had a very tight match against St Mary’s A Hull 3-2 in their semi-final. 

In this match Che Colbourne (Yorkshire) did well to win both of his singles while Piggot won the vital deciding set by beating Lennon Maughan of Yorkshire. 

The main prizes were presented by the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Maurice Perry and by the Chairman of the Cleveland Table Tennis Association, Colin Davison.

Alan Ransome OBE

Ormesby A win Summer League KO Cup

Ormesby A won the battle of the giants in the final for the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League Handicap Cup Competition by 5-4 sets against the Club’s own B team.

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Ormesby A pictured after their KO Handicap Cup final win over Ormesby B

Left to right: Jack Cope, David Gofton, George Hill and Joe Cope

The star of the match was Michael Young for the B team who took full advantage of his start from the Handicap to beat the A team trio David Gofton, George Hill and Jack Cope.  This was not sufficient as Gofton and Hill beating both Lewis Cadden and Karl Shaw to win four points for the A team and Jack Cope defeated Shaw to provide the fifth set.

In the final set to decide the match Gofton beat Shaw by 42 points to 20, so even with a 12 point start the A team won the set.

Normally in a Handicap Cup Competition the lower teams make good progress but this season the top teams excelled with Ormesby A winning both the League and the Cup and Ormesby B runner up in both.

Alan Ransome OBE

British Premier League – 1st Day

The Ormesby first team opened their fixtures in the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League with a surprise defeat after their opponents the Urban Club from London, had signed a Japanese Star player Satoshi Aida at the very last minute.

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Ormesby’s Danny Reed receiving some advice from Matej Mamut in the first match of the day.

Urban who were promoted from the Championship Division last season, won the match by 5-3 with their No. 2 player Daniel Schaffer the Hungarian International, winning two sets. Viktor Brodd was the star for the Ormesby team winning both of his sets.

The match climaxed at 3-3 after Darius Knight had beaten Aida 11-6 in the decider and Brodd had won 3-1 against the Romanian Gyorgy Szilard. With a win for Schaffer over Danny Reed and a victory for Alim Hirji over Matej Mamut the visitors claimed the 5-3 victory.

After their disappointing start Ormesby who finished in second place in the Premier League last season, will need to move up a gear for their next match against BATTS in Harlow on 11 November and for their second home match against the London Club Fusion on 4 December.

British Premier League – Ormesby v Urban (London)

Viktor Brod Oct 2017

Senior British Table Tennis League – Championship Division

With very good performances from Adam Harrison and Joe Cope, the newly promoted Ormesby II team scored a spectacular win over the league leaders Portsmouth by 5-3 in the Championship Division of the British Table Tennis League at Nottingham last weekend.

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Joe Cope above who had a great win over Matt Ware in Ormesby’s 5 – 3 win over Portsmouth

The Ormesby pair both scored unexpected wins over the England No. 13 Matt Ware from Dorset. Cope’s win was particularly spectacular as there is exactly a difference of 100 places between the two players in the National Senior rankings.

Thomas Rayner played his part in the victory with a win over Martin Matuzevicius.

Ormesby had a second win over the weekend when they defeated the Draycott team from Derby by 6-2 with two wins each from Harrison and Cope plus one each from David Gofton and Rayner.

Overall Ormesby won two matches over Portsmouth and Draycott but lost to Glasgow Drumchapel 5-3 and Whitworth Academy 7-1.   Harrison finished with seven wins from eight matches, Cope four from eight with Gofton and Rayner two from eight.

Ormesby III team who were without their No. 1 Jack Cope found it hard going in Division B1 at Halton where they won one match against the home team by 5-4 but lost 7-2 to Drumchapel, 5-4 to Derwent and 6-3 to local rivals Beaumont Accountancy Nomads. Adam Webster produced the best results with six wins from eight matches, whilst Ben Piggott did well to win five from eight. George Hill and Jack Dewar won one each.

In Division C3 Ormesby’s IV team did well to win three of their matches and lost one. Ormesby IV beat their Club’s V team 5-4, Halton 6-3 and Derwent 8-1. Michael Young produced the best results with six from eight, Ryan Nassau won four from eight, and Dave Ashwell won three from six, Adam Ridley two from six and Gary Whyman one from four.

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Chris Edwards –  Ormesby IV on the left playing Annie Hudson of Halton IV

In the same Division Ormesby V produced some very good results from a mainly junior squad, they beat Derwent 5-4, and Bishop Auckland 7-2 but lost to Halton 6-3 and their own IV team 5-4. Chrissy Edwards provided the best results with six from eight, whilst Rana Rassem won five from eight, Luke Robinson picked up three from six, whilst Ben Savage won three from eight, and David Noutch won one from two.

Bishop Auckland 2* success for Ormesby Juniors

With two titles for David Gofton Ormesby players dominated the Bishop Auckland 2 Star Junior Table Tennis Championships that were played last Sunday.

Gofton won the Junior Boys’ Singles, and with victories against two higher ranked players to take the title.

JB winner Goffy Bishop 2017

David Gofton was presented with his Junior Boys trophy by Matt Porter

In the semi-final Gofton beat another Cleveland player, Kieran Wardell from the Swerve Club by 3-1 Gofton then beat Ormesby’s Adam Webster by 3-2 in the final.  Webster reached the final by beating his team mate Ben Savage in straight games in the semi-final with Savage defeated Durham’s Lee Tinkler by 3-1 in the round earlier.

Gofton’s second title was in the Cadet under 15 Boys’ Singles where he beat Darlington’s Callum McCrea by 3-0 in the semi-final and Adam Szabo by the same score in the final.

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Junior Girls winner Rana Rassem

The Junior Girls Singles was a victory for Ormesby’s Rana Rassem who beat Yorkshire’s Zoe Hewitt by 3-1 in the final and Swerve’s Katie Peacock by 3-0 in the final.

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Eve Witterick receiving her trophy from Karina Lefevre

The Cadet Girls Singles was won by an Ormesby play Eve Witterick, in the final.  Witterick defeated Durham’s Amy Mold by 3-0

Junior British League 23 – 24 September, Derby

The four Ormesby teams that participated in the Junior British League in Derby last weekend, performed well, and produced some good results.

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In the Premier Division Ormesby’s 1st team consisted of Joe Cope, David Gofton, Thomas Rayner and Jack Dewar, opened well with a 5-1 victory over Swerve. They were then defeated by the London Club Fusion by 5-1 and the Derby Club XLNT Draycott 4-2, as well as Cliffedale Chandlers – Grantham College by 5-1. In the final match Ormesby played a draw with the London Club Greenhouse Academy 3-3.   Joe Cope produced the best performance with 8 wins out of 10; Gofton won 2 from 8 with Rayner winning 2 from 10. The team has finished in 6th position in the league table at the end of the first round of matches.


Ormesby’s 2nd team opened with a 5-1 victory over Ashford, they followed this up with a 4-2 win against Jersey Academy. The next two matches saw defeats against Colebridge 5-1 and Derby’s Draycott 4-2. In the final match Ormesby were beaten by Cardiff 6-0. Adam Webster produced the best results with 6 wins from 10, whilst Jack Dewar won 3 from 8, Ben Piggott 3 from 10. In the league table Ormesby are in 4th position with 4 points from 5 matches.


Ormesby’s 3rd team played in the 3rd Division and won their first match against Plymouth 6-0, but were then defeated by the Lancashire team Formby 4-2. Ormesby won against Portsmouth 5-1 and then drew with the Walsall team Wood Green at 3 all. In the final match Ormesby were beaten by Lillington 5-1. Ben Savage produced the best results winning 6 from 8; Chrissy Edwards won 4 from 8, Luke Robinson 3 from 8 and Zaid Khalid 4 from 6. In the league table Ormesby are in 3rd position with 5 points from 5 matches.

Ormesby’s Girls’ team who won promotion into the 3rd Division, produced some good performances particularly considering that the team are new to the competition. In their first match they were defeated by Derby’s Draycott 4-2, their 2nd match saw a 4-2 win against the Slough team Cippenham; Ormesby were then beaten by the London team Greenhouse 5-1 and the St Neots team 6-0. In the final match Ormesby played a draw with Burton Uxbridge 3-3. Rana Rassem produced the best results with 6 from 6, whilst Issy Doyle did well to win 3 from 6. The team finished in 7th position with 3 points.

Veteran’s British League – weekend one

The first weekend of the Veteran’s British League took place at Derby Arena on Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 September.

Ormesby Table Tennis Club had two teams playing, one in Division 2B and the second team in Division 4B.

Carl White and Michael Young

Michael Young on the left and Carl White both finished the first weekend of matches with 9 wins out of a possible ten.

Ormesby I are currently in second place in Division 2B after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with 7 points from an available 10, 1 point behind the league leaders.

The team started the weekend off with a 4-2 victory over Bribar Failand, following up with a 3-3 draw against Archway Peterborough I, then another 4-2 win this time against PSP Insurance.

Sunday started with yet another 4-2 win, this time against the league leaders Westfield Nomads. The final match of the weekend finished on a disappointing note with a 5-1 loss against Dewsbury. Dave Ashwell finished with 4 wins from 10, Jevon Chan 3 from 10 and Carl white 9 from 10.

Ormesby II are in fourth place in a very tight Division 4B after 1 win, 3 draws and 1 loss. The 4-2 defeat was in there first match against Blackpool. However the team bounced back with a comprehensive 6-0 win in their second match against Archway Peterborough II. The final 3 matches of the weekend all ended with 3-3 draws. Micheal Young finished with 9 wins from 10 played. Karl Shaw 1 from 8, Gary Whyman 5 from 8 and David Noutch 2 from 4.

The final round of matches will also take place at Derby Arena on 24th & 25th February 2018.


British Championship League – first weekend

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Players from the ten teams along with umpires and officials 

Newly promoted Ormesby 2nd team made a good start in the first weekend of the season in the Championship Division of the British Table Tennis League when the first round of matches were hosted at the Ormesby Club last weekend.

BL Champs OTTC Team 2017 Sept

Ormesby II left to right George Hill, David Gofton, Joe Cope, team coach Denis Neale, Tom Rayner and Joe Cope 

With a team made up entirely of local youngsters, Ormesby won one of their four matches with a victory against the team that was in the Premier Division last season, Halton of Merseyside, by 8-0 with two wins each from Joe Cope, David Gofton, Thomas Rayner and Jack Cope.

Earlier on Sunday, the team picked up two remarkable individual wins when they entertained the well-known Reading Club Kingfisher before going down 6-2.  Joe Cope produced the first remarkable victory by beating the English Junior International Marcus Giles who is ranked at No. 39 in the England Seniors, 84 places above the Ormesby player.  Cope won by 3 games to 1.

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David Gofton above after beating Jamie Liu

David Gofton followed this up with a second remarkable victory.  David who is ranked at No. 6 in the England Cadet (Under 15) list beat the current England Under 15 No. 1, Jamie Liu from Reading, with a spectacular 11-7 win in the deciding fifth game victory.

On the first day Saturday, the Ormesby team found the standard in the Championship hard going as they met two of the top teams Nottingham Sycamore and London Academy they were well beaten by 8-0 and 7-1 respectively with Jack Cope picking up the single victory.

BL Champs Jack Cope Sept 2017

Joe Cope won the single victory against London Academy

Over the weekend Joe and Jack Cope did well with three wins from eight sets as did David Gofton with the same score line whilst Thomas Rayner concluded with two from eight.

The target for Ormesby’s 2nd team this season is to finish in the top eight of the division so as to avoid relegation.  They are in 8th place after the first weekend.  Ormesby have two points and a useful sets average with 11 for and 21 against.















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Super 10 Tournament

Super 10 Group 1 2017

l-r Michael Young, Tom Raymer, Alan Ransome and Ben Piggott

The first place in the Ormesby Super 10 Group 1 went to Tom Rayner with Ben Piggott 2nd and Michael Young 3rd.

Tom won all his games apart from the last one, losing 3-2 Michael Young.

Both Tom and Ben only lost one of their games but with Tom winning the game against Ben this put Tom in first position.

Third placed Michael Young lost two games to Ben and 4th placed Adam Ridley. Michael’s best result of the day was his 3 – 2 win over Tom.

Super 10 Group 2 August 2017
l-r Ravi Prabhakar, Rana Rassem, Alan Ransome and Issy Doyle. 

First place in the Ormesby Super 10 Group 2 went to Rana Rassem with Issy Doyle 2nd and Ravi Prabhakar 3rd.

It was a very good performance by Rana who didn’t drop an end all day. Issy had a really good performance too with 5 wins, some of these quite unexpected.

For Ravi it also proved to be a good day finishing in 3rd place after a count back with Eve Witterick and Madz Dunn.


One of England’s leading Cadet players Thomas Rayner won Ormesby’s Super 10 Table Tennis Tournament on Sunday winning eight of his nine sets played during the competition.

Thomas Rayner won a very competitive opening set against one of England’s top under 13 players Ben Piggott in a hard fought contest. Thomas won by 3-1.

Thomas Rayners only loss was in the final set against the player who finished in third position the experienced veteran Michael Young. Young won by 3-2.

Piggott continued to do well throughout the event. He won his remaining eight sets which included a 3-1 win over both Michael Young and the player in fourth place Adam Ridley who was seeded in second positon. Young eventually came third after a loss to Adam Ridley. Adam’s win against Michael Young was cancelled out by a defeat to Chrissy Edwards.

The finishing positions were 1st Tom Rayner, 2nd Ben Piggott, 3rd Michael Young, 4th Adam Ridley, 5th Sarah Dyson, 6th Chrissy Edwards, 7th Ryan Nassau, 8th Luke Robinson, 9th Tom Webster and 10th David Noutch.

In the second Super 10 group the convincing winner was Rana Rassem who won all of her sets in straight games. In second place Issy Doyle excelled to win five of her sets the only defeat in addition to Rana Rassem was to Eve Witterick who finished fifth.

Ravi Prabhakar finished in third place whilst Madz Dunn was fourth.

The finishing positions were 1st Rana Rassem, 2nd Issy Doyle, 3rd Ravi Prabhakar, 4th Madz Dunn, 5th Eve Witterick, 6th Reem Rassem, 7th Edward Adams, and 8th Alexander Wardrop.

60+ Presentation for Tom

Barry Tom Keith July 2017

l to r: Barry Pearson, Tom Hand and Keith Thomas

Keith Thomas the Treasurer of Table Tennis England, was on hand to present Ormesby player Tom Hand with his runner-up 60+ Handicap Singles trophy.

Barry Pearson kindly donated the trophies for the 60+ Handicap Singles event which was held at the Middlesbrough Championships.

Barry also donated the prize money which had been present to Tom and the winner of the event Bruce Lowther at the Championships along with Mike Howling who finished third.

Premier League 4 Sport

PL4S OTTC Girls June 2017

Left to right: Eliza Hannaway, Issy Doyle and Georgina Hughes

Several of Ormesby’s Premier League 4 Sport players made their way to St Mary’s College, Hull at the weekend for what was, sadly, the last PL4S regional competition.

The days competition consisted of 4 groups;

Under 14 Boys, Under 14 Girls, Under 11 Boys, Under 11 Girls.

There was also an additional open competition in the afternoon.

PL4S OTTC at Hull June 2017

Left to right: Sahan Perera, Jak Ali, Dylan Savage and Jonah Hannaway

It was an extremely competitive day with some brilliant performances and with an extraordinary amount of matches going to the fifth end – the majority of these favouring the M’bro players who amazingly kept their cool at the business end. These victories, I believe, culminated in the success of most groups.




Issy Doyle was awarded the “Most Outstanding Player of the Day” with some unbelievable  performances.

And to cap it off the players won the Overall Team Trophy.

On the day, not one Middlesbrough players was below par. Everyone was focussed and gave their all. What was most memorable for me was the way all PL4S players encouraged their team mates and willed them to win those 5th Enders. Team spirit was clearly there in abundance and a joy to observe. Such a shame that Premier League 4 Sport has come to an end.

Malcolm Muldoon

Tees Valley School Games

The 2017 Tees Valley School Games were held on Wednesday 21 June at Middlesbrough Sports Village.

The areas represented were Redcar and Cleveland, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton Northfield and Stockton Central playing in three groups. Primary Schools years 5 and 6 boys and girls, Senior Schools years 7 and 8 and a Schools Disability event.

Years 7 & 8 Boys

The year 7 & 8 boys event was won by Longfield Academy – Darlington with Ormesby player Tom Rayner playing in the gold medal winning team.

Silver medalists were MacMillan Academy – Middlesbrough and Bronze medalists were Nunthorpe Academy – Redcar and Cleveland.

Years 7 & 8 Girls

The Girls Year Year 7 & 8 winning team were Acklam Grange – Middlesbrough

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Acklam Grange – Middlesbrough Year 7 & 8 girls with the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Maurice Perry and Mayoress, Laraine Perry who presented all the medals.

Silver medal winners were Northfield School, Billingham – Stockton with the Bronze medals being won by Huntcliff School, Saltburn – Redcar and Cleveland

Years 5 & 6 Boys

The Primary Schools Year 5 & 6 boys event was won by Bankfields School, Eston – Redcar  and Cleveland.

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Bankfield Primary School Eston – Redcar and Cleveland

The silver medal winners were Polam Hall – Darlington and bronze medal winners Prior Mill – Stockton Central.

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Year 5 & 6 Silver Medal winners Polam Hall – Darlington

Years 5 & 6 Girls

The Girls year 5 & 6 gold medal winners were Acklam Whin Primary – Middlesbrough

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Acklam Whin Primary School winners of years 5 & 6 Girls

Bankfield Primary School – Redcar and Cleveland won the silver medals. Bronze medal winners were Bewley Primary School, Billingham – Stockton Northfield.

Disability Boys and Girls

The Disability event gold medal winners were from Middlesbrough with silver medals going to the players from Redcar and Cleveland. The Bronze medal winners were players from Stockton.