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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
Home night also be changing to Thursday. Div 2 secretaries and relevant club secretaries have been emailed the details.

2017-18 FIXTURES. Aug 2017.

I am pleased to report that the online fixtures are no longer provisional, and can therefore be relied upon to arrange player availability!Andy


Unfortunately, due to a prior booking at the Dome (Top 12 comp) the Sunday of the coaching has been cancelled. If demand exists Aad will pick another date during the season, we will review after event.Saturday 9th Sept - cost will be £15 per player. Times are 12:15-14:15, break, 15:15-17:15
Details are 15:15-17:15Details are updated on BTTC website and now include how to enter and pay.

Fixtures. Aug 2017.

The PROVISIONAL fixtures for 2017-18 have been published.Please let me know if you spot any problems and I will update again in a week or so as to whether we can confirm them.Andy

Adult Coaching Event. Aug 2017.

Adult Coaching event Sept 9th and 10th Britannia Club Coach Aad has kindly agreed to run coaching events for league-standard adult players at the Dome. Members of any IDTTL club are welcome, there will be a limit of numbers to ensure full and continuous tuition and sparring, and should the sessions prove successful there is every chance they will be repeated at later dates. Cost will be £15 per player per day, you can enter one day only if required. If there are low numbers (why?!!) then the sessions will run on just Saturday 9th Sept. Sat 9th times are 12:15-14:15, break, 15:15-17:15 Sun 10th times are 10:00-12:00, break, 13:00-15:00 Aad will deal with entrants and money - details to follow

IDTTL Player Required. July 2017.

Capel A require a player in the Premier next season. Home games are on a Monday night and played at Great Blakenham. Contact Kelvin Larking at

Player Required Div 2. Jul 2017.

Wherstead Table Tennis Club would like to strengthen their Team (s) in Division 2 next year, so if there are any good Div 2, or Div. 1 players out there, looking for a Club, we would be very interested. Please contact Malcolm Peers, Secretary. Details on the website.

IDTTL 2017 AGM. June 2017

The Chairman, Geoff Crank, welcomed and thanked all those present for attending.
Presentation of the Jim Kenworthy Award for most improved Junior to Alex Attew by Britannia Coach Aad Kwakkelstein who spoke about Alex's progress, and the Junior coaching he organises in Ipswich and further afield.There 35 Juniors in the coaching set-up now, and whilst Aad is keen for the older players to enter the league, he is hesitant to recommend this to the younger players. Aad is happy to attend a committee meeting to discuss what the league could do to help further develop a Junior presence in the league. He welcomed approaches from anybody who is interested in him setting up an after-school club.
Trimley TTC asked about adult coaching and this is something that could be looked into, particularly at Kesgrave TTC.
Andy Mann presented the Secretary's Report:
Congratulations to all winners, particularly as Div 1, 2 and 3 were closely fought.
The work Jimmy Farrow and Michael Wright put in to the smooth running of the League and also the Championships was acknowledged.
Well done to ISC B for winning the Handicap Cup and to Brian Blagden for his organization. More entries next year please!
Update on TTE funding, and possible use in supporting clubs and leagues. Aim to receive an update from TTE on this in due course.
Active TTE membership is required for all league players and includes Personal Accident Insurance alongside Public Liability Insurance.
Printed handbook to be replaced by electronic version. Most information is on the website but the secretary will send contact lists to all club and team secretaries. This will ensure that contact data and fixtures are as up-to-date as possible.
Jimmy Farrow presented the Championships Report:
Entries steady at around 86 players. Particularly low entry from Div 3 again.
Thanks also to the main sponsors Chips Away, JM Finn and Sampson Blinds.
The Championships to move to Kesgrave Sports Centre after 9 years at the Corn Exchange - to be held 17th and 18th February 2018.
The cost of the Corn Exchange is prohibitive, with sponsorship far harder to come by. A question from the floor asked whether we should seek TTE funding for the Championships. This was thought very unlikely to be forthcoming.
Jimmy Farrow presented the Treasurer's Report:
The aim is to rebuild league finances which have depleted to £200. Expenditure is significantly ahead of income at the moment but the switch to Kesgrave for the Championships should allow the bank balance to quickly rebuild and the league can then look to deploy these reserves for the benefit of the league.
Reiteration that sponsorship levels are not what they once were.
Steve Branton suggested we continue to seek website sponsors to cover the cost of hosting and renewing the domain name now that we won't require Handbook sponsors and this was agreed.
Presentation of Trophies:
Trophies were presented to Winners and Runners-up of each division.
The Doris Fox Award : not awarded, no nominations received.
Election of Officers:
Current list of officers read out, with explanation for the removal of Divisional Secretaries, to be replaced by a more general position of Match Secretary.
Request again made for a permanent Press Secretary.
Any Other Business:
A request from the floor for printed fixture and contact lists if access to a printer or the internet was not possible.
Steve Branton provided a tribute to former league Treasurer Alan Pearce who passed away earlier this year.
Jimmy Farrow gauged views on the removal of memento trophies at the AGM. This was broadly supported and it was suggested that winning teams could be offered free team registration the following year, alongside a gift voucher or item of table tennis equipment.
Meeting closed at 20:23

IDTTL - Players wanted for the 2017/18 season. June 2017.

Pickwicks, playing at Baylham Village Hall in Division 3, are looking for a player for the 2017/18 season who will be able to play part time.Sandwiches are provided at home matches and annual subs are around £40 (cheap and cheerful).Anyone interested please contact Mike Chenery (07763 469045) or Mark Beaumont.(numbers are in the book).

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