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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.

Players required for Div 3. June 2018

Pickwicks, playing at Baylham Village Hall in Division 3, are looking for one / two players for the 2018/19 season.Sandwiches are provided at home matches and annual subs are around £40 (cheap and cheerful).Anyone interested please contact Mike Chenery (07763 469045).

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

Suffolk Vets Entry Form. Oct 2017

Suffolk County Closed Veteran Table Tennis Championships is taking place at Britannia Table Tennis Club in Ipswich on Sunday 19th November. Closing Date Friday 3rd November. Entry form from here

Veteran players up for a challenge?. Oct 2017

The Ipswich Britannia Tri Veteran Table Tennis Series (1) is taking place on Sunday the 29th of October at the Britannia Table Tennis Club in Ipswich, Suffolk.It is the first of three events in a series.If all places go for the three events and there are a maximum of 24 places open to both men and woman in a mixed event, then the outrightwinner on a points table would get £400.There is prize money for each individual competition winner and runner up for band one and vouchers for the winner and runner up of band two.You can get an entry form from here.The good news is that the start time has been put back to a 10 am start and the clocks go back the night before!!!Please advise asap if you wish to play.

DIV 2 - Change of Capel venue and home night. Sep 2017

Please note that the Capel C will be playing at Copdock and Washbrook playing field pavilion (Next to village hall)
Old London Road
Copdock
IP8 3JN
Home night also be changing to Thursday. Div 2 secretaries and relevant club secretaries have been emailed the details.

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