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Old and used rubbers!. Dec 2018

🎄 As it’s the season for giving, if you’re thinking of throwing away your old and used rubbers, please instead think of donating them so that they can be used in a local Suffolk secondary school! Their young table tennis members are very keen! Please contact idttlsecretary@hotmail.com to arrange collection. Thank you!!
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Handicap Cup - UPDATE. Dec 2018

Well done to all teams through to next round of the Handicap Cup.
I have revised the handicaps and these have been sent to all team captains.
These matches should ideally be completed by mid January, as with some team members away for the break it may be difficult to fit them in before January.
Good luck to all,
Cheers,
Brian
Handicap Cup Secretary
bjb-serta@talktalk.net

Handicap Cup - UPDATE. Dec 2018

Well done to all teams through to next round of the Handicap Cup.
I have revised the handicaps and these have been sent to all team captains.
These matches should ideally be completed by mid January, as with some team members away for the break it may be difficult to fit them in before January.
Good luck to all,
Cheers,
Brian
Handicap Cup Secretary
bjb-serta@talktalk.net

New Committee Members. Nov 2018

Join us in welcoming two new members to the IDTTL Committee!

Fixtures Secretary: Martin Taylor
Coaching Secretary: Aad Kwakkelstein

If you are interesting in joining the committee, get in contact! idttlsecretary@hotmail.com

Handicap Cup Update. Nov 2018

All of the first round Handicap Cup matches have been played except for 1, which will be played next Monday.

Everyone so far has enjoyed the matches, a change from league.

Handicap Secretary Brian will look at the handicaps this week and post new ones if necessary in time for the 2nd round. I expect the 2nd round to be during the Christmas/New Year break!

Ipswich & District Championships!. Nov 2018

You can now enter the 2019 Ipswich & District Championships! 🏆 Click the link on the left hand side to enter your details! Closing date January 31st.

We are looking for raffle prizes for the weekend. If you or your company have anything to donate please contact Championship Secretary:

👨🏽 Jimmy Farrow
💻 jim.farrow@headlam.com

Thank you!

Handicap Cup 18/19 DRAW. Nov 2018

The Draw for the 2018/2019 Handicap Cup has been made and can be found in the left hand side link:

or use the following link: http://idttl.net//contents/handicapresults.php

Score Card photo upload. Nov 2018

For those who have attempted to upload score card photos via your phone, you may have received an 'invalid photo' message. This was due to the server rejecting photos as being too large. If this was the case, please download an app on your phone to 'resize photos'. After installing the app, resize the card photo to approximately 600 by 400 and then repeat the score card photo upload.

Uploading score card Photos. Oct 2018

For a trial period we are allowing teams to upload photos of their match results. You may do this either after emailing the results in the usual way and then selecting the button to upload the photo on the last page, or by selecting the 'Send Results Card Photo' on the left hand navigation menu. Note that using the menu method requires the result to have been entered earlier, ie. you can also upload photos of matches played at the start of the season.
Only results from the current season can be uploaded.
Please obscure any signatures on the result card (there is no real need to actually sign the cards at present) prior to taking the photo. You may either take a photo or scan them in them in. Only JPG files will be accepted.
Score card photos will be displayed once they have been validated, usually within 24 hours.
Please be aware that this is still a trial and may require a little time to resolve any bugs/features that may have bred during the coding process!

Handicap Cup 18/19 DRAW. Oct 2018

The Draw for the 2018/2019 Handicap Cup has been made and can be found in the left hand side tab on our website. Also available are the score cards and rating sheets which can be printed.

Handicap Cup 18/19. Oct 2018

2018/2019 Handicap Cup.

A reminder email about entering the Handicap cup has been circulated to all Club and Team Secretaries. Deadline for entering is Friday 12th October. If you need further information please contact Brian Blagden, the IDTTL Handicap Cup Secretary.

Email: bjb-serta @talktalk.net

Player required for Div 2. Sept 2018. Sep 2018

Part-time player required for Pickwicks, playing at Baylham Village Hall in Div 3. Sandwiches are provided at home matches and annual subs are around £40 (cheap and cheerful).Anyone interested please contact Mike Chenery (07763 469045).

Premier Division Changes. Sept 2018

Britannia Flamingos have withdrawn from the league. Premier teams should reprint their fixtures.

IDTTL Championship Dates. Sept 2018

Advance notice of this season's Championship dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March at Kesgrave Sports Centre. £7 entry fee covers all events.

IDTTL Privacy Policy. Sept 2018

Please note that the IDTTL Privacy Policy has been added to the IDTTL Website here: Privacy Policy

2018/2019 Handicap Cup. Aug 2018

Handicap cup information has been circulated to all Club and Team Secretaries. If you need further information please contact Brian Blagden, the IDTTL Handicap Cup Secretary.

Email:bjb-serta @talktalk.net.

IDTTL League Divisions 2018/19. Aug 2018

The IDTTL Committee have decided that the number of divisions should remain the same for the forthcoming Season. The relegations/promotions have been made with the main objective of trying to achieve equal numbers in each division after team withdrawals and new additions.
The Season will start the 3rd week of September with the fixtures to follow.
PLEASE NOTE: THE TEAM NUMBERS BELOW ARE NOT THOSE USED TO CALCULATE THE FIXTURES, but show the finishing positions from last season.

Prem
1 Britannia Falcons
2 St Margarets Manor A
3 Rosary Red
4 Britannia Ravens
5 Britannia Flamingos
6 Claydon B
7 BT Hurricanes
8 Capel B
9 St Margarets Manor C
10 St Margarets Manor B
11 Wherstead Tornados

Div 1
1 Blakenham A (WAS CAPEL A)
2 BT Bright Stars
3 Trimley A
4 Britannia Eagles
5 Britannia Swifts
6 BT Ansons
7 ISC A
8 BT Wulfs
9 Wherstead Comets
10 Hadleigh A

Div2
1 Otley Otters
2 ISC B
3 Capel C
4 Britannia Sparrows
5 Rosary Blue
6 BT Thunderbirds
7 Wherstead Novas
8 St Margarets Manor D
9 Pickwicks Stowmarket A
10 BT Defiants


Div3
1 Britannia Petrels
2 Rosary Yellow
3 Rosary Green
4 Wherstead Meteors
5 Kingsfleet
6 Britannia Buzzards
7 Hadleigh Owls
8 Britannia Cormorants
9 Britannia Wrens
10 Pickwicks Stowmarket B



As a reminder Team Secretaries must provide a email address and all players must have an ETTA membership!

Free Table Tennis in Ipswich. Aug 2018

Ipswich Borough Council have installed a table in the Giles Room at the Town Hall. Access is via the main entrance on Cornhill, opening hours are 10:00 to 16:00 weekdays.
Anyone can pre-book an hour slot by calling 01473 432374. There is a £5 refundable deposit for anyone requiring loan of bat and balls.
In addition, the Council have put new tables into Bourne Park and St Augustine's Rec, to add to the tables already in Christchurch Park!

IDTTL 2018 AGM. July 2018

The Chairman welcomed and thanked all those present for attending. All Clubs were represented.
Presentation of the Jim Kenworthy Award for most improved Junior to Gracie Edwards. Gracie won the Ipswich, Clacton, Chelmsford and Colchester Ladies titles. The Trophy is to be found.
Secretary's Report - Andrew Mann's final report as Secretary included the following:-
- 43 teams entered in the league this season.
- Congratulations to Hadleigh A for winning the Handicap Cap. Thanks to Brian Blagden for again running a successful Handicap Cup and for Sean Gridley for stepping in.
- TTE have increased their affiliation fees from £14 to £16.
- Email addresses have been requested from all Team Secretaries for the forthcoming season.
- Acknowledgment of the work that the committee do and highlight on the support that is needed for forthcoming season. A particular mention for Jimmy Farrow for his work as treasurer and the work that he and Michael Wright do to ensure smooth running of the Championships.
Championships Report from Jimmy:-
- Entries down to 67 players from 90 at the Corn Exchange. Particularly low entry from Div 3 again.
- The light was an issue in places, but noted this was the same at the Corn Exchange.
- A request to change the match balls for next season's championships
- Location of Kesgrave and prestige of the hall was noted. It was considered that the League may hold the Championships again there.
- It was also noted that the practicality of Kesgrave Sport Centre, with the tables already there, meant setting up and packing away was much easier for the organisers.
Treasurer’s Report from Jimmy:-
- Ran through the notes to the accounts.
- League finances have sufficiently improved since switching to Kesgrave for the Championships.
- The league can then look to deploy these funds for the benefit of the league, if clubs need help with improvements to their facilities requests can be made.
- Reiteration that sponsorship levels are not what they once were.
Rule Proposals Vote:-
- Amendment to Rule 10.3
- Cancelled matches must be acknowledged by both teams, rather than a one-way communication.
- Carried.
Presentation of Trophies:-
Premier Division: Winners — Britannia Falcons, Runners-Up — St Margaret’s Manor A
Division 1: Winners — St Margaret’s Manor B, Runners-Up — Wherstead Tornados
Division 2: Winners — Hadleigh A, Runners-Up — Wherstead Comets
Division 3: Winners — BT Defiants, Runners-Up — Pickwicks Stowmarket
Handicap Cup: Winners — Hadleigh A, Runners-Up — Pickwicks Stowmarket
The Doris Fox Award: not awarded, no nominations received.
Winners can chose their prize (scoreboard, net, barrier..) as opposed to receiving trophies. Runners up were presented with match balls.
Election of Officers:-
Andrew Mann is stepping down as current League Secretary.
Clair Westlake to be elected as League Secretary. No opposition to this from the floor.
Request made for a Chairman.
Nobody forthcoming to fill vacant positions.
Any Other Business:-
Martin Tomes spoke to the floor about National Table Tennis Day, seeking volunteers.
Discussion about St Margarets B playing two strong players, that were too good for the Division. Whilst this was unsatisfactory they have been promoted and players should be able drop down if they wish. We don’t want to discourage players.
A request from the floor that the AGM date is set earlier. Request considered reasonable.
It was noted that there is a lack of contact details on the IDTTL website. These details have had been emailed around. Addresses are to be removed.
A suggestion of players could play for more than one Club allowing them to play in two divisions. This was considered a potential conflict of interest.
Composition of the league was discussed as the League may be losing a number of teams. Once the team numbers have been confirmed the Committee to discuss and finalise league structure.
Pickwicks Stowmarket are looking for players, this has been put on the League website and on facebook.
The number of junior boys entering the Ipswich Championships had dropped considerably. It was raised that holding the Junior events on a Sunday morning may increase entries. Ipswich Town Football Club and other table tennis fixtures to be considered before a date being arranged.
Steve Branton raised the recent GDPR regulation. The committee to look at the league compliance.
Meeting closed at 20:45.

IDTTL AGM Presentation Photos. July 2018

Table Tennis Tables For Sale. July 2018

Phoenix TTC has two tables for sale. Please see sale notice Here.

2018 AGM. May 2018.

The 2018 AGM will be held at Rosary Conservative Club on Wednesday 4th July at 7.30pm.

IDTTL U13 Championships. March 2018

On Friday 9th March 2018, Kesgrave Table Tennis Club held the U13 IDTTL Championships. Eighteen players from Britannia and Kesgrave clubs pitted their skills against each other in some very entertaining matches.Two groups of five and two groups of four players spread the players so there were equal numbers of the two clubs in each group, giving the players a chance to compete against new opposition.
In Group A, Joseph Fortnum-Adams, Arun Maudhoo, Manav Mishra, Jason George and Ethan Banna played to qualify for the knockout Quarter Finals with Joseph and Ethan going through. Group B with Mathew Webber, Loïc Floury, Joel George and Louis Ross was successfully completed by Joel and Matthew. Group C's contingent of James Elias, Samuel Pilbrough, Harry Boon and Davie Goffin provided the closest of all the groups, three players winning two of their three matches. Totalling up their games won and games loss saw Davie heading the group, closely followed by James. Group D consisted of Lushan Maudhoo, Shannon Heffer, Calum Thompson, Ethan Westaway and Guy Attew. Guy and Ethan both progressing to the Quarters.
In the Quarter Finals Joseph beat EthanW in two straight, as did Guy against EthanB. Closer matches between Joel and James was decided in favour of James 13-11 in the third, whilst Matthew and Davey also went to a third game decider, with Matthew coming back from a one game deficit to win the third.
The Semi Finals contested between James and Guy provided the tightest match of the night, Guy dropping his first game of the evening as he ran out as winner -9, 7, 9. Mathew just missed out taking Joseph to a third, losing the second 10-12.
The Final between Joseph and Guy was a very closely contested match; the first game 13-11 in favour of Guy followed by the second 11-8 and with it the U13 Championship.
Many thanks to all the players for their excellent play and help umpiring the games, and also to all those who helped setup and clear away. Both clubs should be proud of the level of play and the continuing progress being made by the players.

Britannia Super Series 11th Feb. Feb 2018

The Britannia Super Series event scheduled for Sunday 25th Feb has been brought forward to Sunday 11th Feb. Contact Andy Dosher on 07968135602 as time is short if you are sending an entry form in.Entry Form

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