Draw for the Divisional Cup Semi-finals to be played week beginning 12th February.
Annual Closed Championships – Results
Yesterday, WDTTL Annual Closed Championships were held from 8:00 am– 6:00pm. In total 43 competitors of all ages and abilities competed in 17 different events, both singles and doubles, from Under 12 boys to Veterans 70+!
Needless to say it was a fantastic day of table tennis with some outstanding play from those relatively new to the sport to those who have many years of experience. All matches were played in an excellent spirit and it was particularly good to see our younger players achieving some excellent results in the rounds against more experienced players – a very bright future ahead for them and the League!
The finalists in all events are listed below and these will be played on two separate Finals Nights later in the season (details to follow nearer the time).
As always, grateful thanks to our sponsors DTH Engineering whose continued support is very much appreciated and without it events such as the Annual Championships, Finals Nights, Presentation Evening and the development of table tennis in the Worksop area would not be possible.
M. Short v G. Tacey
M. Short & W. Short v S. Short & G. Tacey
2nd Division Singles
H. Clarke v P. Gittings
2nd Division Doubles
M. Bloomer & M. Cooper v J. Blood & M. Fisher
3rd Division Singles
G. Oldfield v R. Sutton
3rd Division Doubles
G. Oldfield & T. Bezoari-Oldfield v R. Sutton & P. Housley
S. Short v L. Dickinson
G. Tacey v S. Fox
G. Tacey, P. Eyre, T. Emmerson, S. Batty (Parings to be drawn on the night of the final)
Under 12 Boys
T. Bezoari-Oldfield v Elliott Houghton
S. Batty v T. Bezoari-Oldfield
W. Short v S. Batty
G. Tacey v T. Emmerson
Veterans 40+ Singles
M. Short v S. Short
Veterans 50+ Singles
D. Kelly v J. Reay
Veterans 60+ Singles
D. Kelly v S. Fox
Veterans 70+ Singles
P. Eyre v S. Lyons
Annual Closed Championships
Tomorrow, 21st January 2024, the ACC are being held at Outwood Academy Sports Hall (next door to Worksop Leisure Centre).
There are 46 competitors across 17 events in singles and doubles ranging from Under 12 Boys through to Vets 70+.
Play will start at 8:30am and is expected to be completed by 6:30pm. Spectators are welcome, so pop along anytime to support players and watch what promises to be a very competitive day of table tennis.
Happy New Year to you all!
If anyone is interested, Jeff Reay is opening up Redlands tomorrow - Thursday 4th January - from 6:30pm - 9:00pm for a practice session. This is open to anyone. No booking necessary as there are plenty of tables. £4 fee to cover hire of hall.
Mike Tunningley Shield Quarter Finals Results
Spin Generation 378 beat Blitz Redlands Rascals 363
Manton Tigers 381 beat Blitz Redlands Bats 374
Spin Extras 378 beat Real Deal 334
Spin Demons 374 beat Spin Warriors 373
Congratulations to the four winning teams who will now compete in the semi-finals to be held at S. Paul’s on Tuesday 19th December.
Spin Extras v Manton Tigers
Spin Generation v Spin Demons
Carnation Cup results are now availble on the competion page.
WDTTL Annual CLosed Championships
Entries are now open for the League's Annual Closed Championships which will be held at Worksop Leisure Centre on Sunday 21st January 2024. For those players new to the WDTTL this tends to be an all day event starting at 9:00am and finishing around 5-6pm and therefore you should ensure that you are free for the whole day as timings for specific events cannot be provided in advance and even on the day are subject to change depending on the speed with which matches are completed.
An entry form with all the different events and entry fees can be found on page 25 of your handbook.
Players can enter as many events as they are eligible for by either completing the entry form and sending a photograph of it to me on the league email [email protected] or by simply sending an email of the events you wish to enter.
On receipt of applications you will receive a return email to confirm your entry and also the total fee due with details of the League's bank account to which payment should be made.
Although the closing date is not until Friday 5th January 2024, it is worth getting your entries in now before Christmas and New Year festivities 'fog' the brain!
Match Play Secretary
DTH Senior Doubles Competition
Last Wednesday evening 20 senior players from across all three divisions took part in the annual DTH Senior Doubles Competition. Playing partners were determined by their Worksop & District League ranking.
In the preliminary round two groups of five pairs competed against each other playing a single game to 21. The top two players from each group then proceeded to the semi-finals.
The first semi-final was between the winners of Group 1, Mark Sansom & Glenn Gilgrass and the runners up of Group 2, Paul Housley & Dilip Malkin. The match was very evenly contested but in the end Mark and Glenn won the match 21:17.
The second semi-final was between the winners of Group 2, Jeff Reay & Ray Sutton who played the runners up of Group 1, Terry Emmerson & Jerry Collins. This match was more one-sided than the first semi-final with the partnership of Terry and Jerry proving to be too strong for Jeff and Ray. Terry and Jerry winning the match 21:12.
The final between Mark & Glenn and Terry & Jerry was played to 31. In the early exchanges the pairs were rarely separated by more than a couple of points. However, Terry and Jerry eventually got the measure of their opponents and went on to win the match and DTH Senior Doubles title 31:21.
Congratulations to Terry and Jerry on their win. Those watching, including our sponsor Dave Hooton, cannot fail to have been impressed by the quality of play and the spirit in which all matches were played. Well done everyone!
New Singles League
There is an opportunity for all players, any age or ability, to compete in a singles league which is being organised and run by Jeff Reay at Redlands.
Players will be divided into groups, playing best of three games round robin. You will be guaranteed at least 3 matches per night. You don't have to attend every week, you accumulate points as you go along. Players will move up and down the ladder as they accumulate/lose points, so probably playing different players each week.
This is an opportunity to get plenty match play in, even if you aren't playing a league game.
All welcome, £4 fee when you play.
As stated you can turn up any week, no obligation to turn up on a regular basis. Please let your team/club mates know. Hopefully see a few of you there on Monday from 6:30 for a knock-up with matches starting at 7pm.
Huge congratulations to Will Short, Sam Batty and Anna Wong who have all been selected to represent Nottinghamshire at either junior or cadet level.
Will is reselected for Nottinghamshire Juniors ‘B’ Team and is knocking loudly on the door of the ‘A’ team.
Sam has also been selected for the Junior ‘B’ team which, given he is still cadet age, is a great achievement too.
Anna’s first county selection is for Nottinghamshire Girls' Cadets.
These county honours are not only just reward for the hard work these three young players personally put into their game, but also for those who coach and guide them.
A wonderful advert for the game in Worksop & District!