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Basil Boxall celebrates 70 years as a league player (June 2017)
At the 2017 AGM, a special award was made to Basil Boxall, honouring his achievement in participating in the League for over 70 years!
Basil (left) receives his award from SWSTTL Chairman Chris Newberry.
2017-2018 Season at the Halfway Mark (December 2017)
The 2017-2018 has reached the halfway mark, although due to a number of postponements not all the designated matches have been played yet. Noth Mundham Fanatics are the surprise leaders in Division 1, although Arundel Hawks are dangerously poised on their shoulders with a game in hand. Newly promoted Eastergate Tigers are finding life hard in the top division, but although they are bottom without a win, they are still in touching distance of North Mundham Vipers and Bognor Tigers. In Division 2, last year’s runners-up Selsey Seals are in pole position after five wins out of five, closely followed by Arundel Finches.
On an individual basis, four Division 1 players are maintaining a 100% record so far – Adam Corell & Mike White (Arundel Hawks), Alan Gess (North Mundham Fanatics) and Paul Keates (Eatergate Lions). In Division 2, there are also four unbeaten players – Dave Steel (Arundel Steels), Simon Bradley (Selsey Seals), Geoff Horne (Bognor Cobras) and Makesh Andani (Bognor Cobras) who is new to the league and has played just the one game so far.
Jarek Dominates North Mundham Hard Bat Tournament (September 2017)
Well done to Jarek Klamut for his performance in the North Mundham Hard Bat 2017 competition, winning the singles and also the doubles with his partner Gerry Hull. In the singles, Jarek beat Alan Pickering in the QF and Peter Baldwin in the SF to set up a Final against Gary Masters who had come through against Chris Newberry in the QF and Keith Corell in the SF. The Final was a close fought match, ending 2-1, with Jarek raising his game towards the end of a close final set. The Final of the doubles followed a similar pattern, with Keith Corell and Ian Taylor failing to capitalise on 3 match points, leaving Jarek and Gerry to win the final set 17-15. Special thanks to Gary Masters for organising the event.
Last Chance to Enter 2017 Summer League (June 2017)
There is still time to enter this year’s Summer League – please download the form here.
The competition is a relaxed social event and ideal for beginners wishing to get a taste of the competitive side of table tennis. All games are played on a handicap basis, so that all standards of players start off equal. All are welcome!
Annual General Meeting – Change of Date
Roger Ginnaw (April 2017)
Roger Ginnaw, an Arundel TTC and SWSTTL player for many years, has sadly passed away. The funeral service is to take place at 11.00am on Wednesday 10th May 2017, at Chichester Crematorium. Our thoughts are with Roger’s family.
2016-2017 Season Finishes (April 2017)
The 2016-2017 season has finished, with Arundel Hawks winning the Division 1 title ahead of North Mundham Assassins in second place. Congratulations go to the Arundel team of Mike White, Adam Corell and Ivan Gardner – and their reserves Lewis Gardner and Jason Morley. Arundel finished the season unbeaten.
Celebrating becoming Division 2 champions and gaining promotion to Division 1 are Eastergate Tigers who also went through the season unbeaten. Congratulations to Alan Brackenbury, Peter Crosby and Darren Wadey. Second place went to Selsey Seals, in their first season in the league.
Special mention goes to Jarek Klamut for completing another season with a 100% record in Division 1. Two players emulated this feat in Division 2, both Geoff Horn and Dave Steel winning all their matches.
Ridgewell-Smith Handicap Cup Final (March 2017)
On 28th March at Eastergate Village Hall, North Mundham Vipers beat Eastergate Lions 8 – 1.5 to lift the trophy. Despite the scoreline, the match was closely contested between these two Division 1 sides.
North Mundham Vipers (photo): Keith Corell, Ian Taylor, Kekuan Lu.
Eastergate Lions: Peter Read, Paul Keates, Reg Wells.
Special thanks to Alan Brackenbury for arranging and preparing the venue and to Pat Brackenbury for providing the excellent refreshments.
Rylie Takes Silver! (November 2016)
2016-2017 Season League Starting (October 2016)
The 2016-2017 League Handbook, including fixture list, is now ready. The first round of matches starts in the week commencing 10th October. The handbook is available via the Downloads page.
2016-2017 Season League Formation Meeting (August 2016)
League Formation Meeting at North Mundham Village Hall, Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at 8.00pm.
This meeting considers all team applications, determines how many divisions there will be next season and which division teams will be placed in. All players are invited to attend.
2016-2017 Season League Entry Now Open (August 2016)
It’s time to get your team entered for the 2016-2017 season – entry forms are available on the Downloads page. Closing date is 20th August.
Jarek Klamut Wins Horsham Spinners Event (July 2016)
SWSTTL 2016 Annual General Meeting at North Mundham Village Hall, Tuesday 7th June @ 8.00pm
Your chance to have a say in the running of the league + award of trophies to league and cup winners.
Please do try to attend.
MSTTA A Win the Division One Title (May 2016)
Congratulations to MSTTA A – Jarek Klamut, Artur Kuznicki, Mateusz Sadlowski and Krzysztof Paraficz – on winning the Division 1 title with 15 victories and one draw, which came against 2nd placed Arundel Kestrels (who were last year’s Champions, as Arundel Leopards).
North Mundham Crusaders took 3rd place, with Eastergate Lions 4th. Last year’s runners-up, North Mundham Assassins came 5th. At the other end of the table, Bognor Tigers and North Mundham Vipers ended the season with identical points tallies and records and could only be separated by their head-to-head results, with a win/draw in Vipers’ favour leaving Bognor Tigers at the bottom.
MSTTA B Seal Division Two Title With Victory in Final Match (May 2016)
Congratulations to MSTTA B (Richard Steel, Morgan Steel, Max Steel and Wiki Brewka on Winning Division 2.
The final match of the SWSTTL Division 2 season saw a postponed match deciding top spot with MSTTA B needing just two 2 points to tie for top spot, as they were holding all the cards with a 6 point advantage over Eastergate Tigers. If Eastergate were going to win then they needed a 9-1 victory for an outright win and avoiding a count back. This was going to be a tall order for the Eastergate side if Richard Steel, who had a 100% average, was going to play.
Richard did play and like a true captain sealed the victory for his team winning all three of his games with relative ease. Wicki Brewka won two beating Peter Crosby 6/11 13/11 11/7 and 12/10 and Alan Brackenbury 11/4 11/2 11/4. But it was a completely different story when she came across Darren Wadey who in turn beat Wicki 11/2 11/5 and 11/5. Unfortunately it was not Morgan Steel’s night, as he won the first two matches against Alan only to lose the following three and he also lost against Peter and Darren. With the doubles going to five sets, Richard and Wiki sealed the victory.
SWSTTL Division 1 End of Season Catch-Up Games (April 2016)
MSTTA A 7 NM Vipers 2
NM Fanatics 10 Bognor Tigers 0
NM Crusaders 7 Eastergate Lions 3
MSTTA 10 NM Fanatics 0
Bognor Tigers 0 Arundel Kestrels 10
NM Fanatics 7 NM Vipers 3
SWSTTL Division 2 Catch-Up Games (April 2016)
MSTTA B 6 Eastergate Tigers 4
Eastergate Tigers Bognor Cobras 2
NM Hopefuls 2 MSTTA B 8
Bognor Cobras 6 Arundel Hawks 4
Eastergate Triumph in Handicap Cup Final (March 2016)
The Handicap Cup final took place on Tuesday 22nd March at Eastergate Village hall between Eastergate Tigers and MSTTA B.
Richard Steel decided not to play so the teams were :
Eastergate Tigers : Richard Crosby (28), Darren Wadey (25) and Alan Brackenbury (28).
MSTTA B : Wiki Brewka (25), Max Steel (27) and Morgan Steel (30)
This was a great match between 3 experienced all round defensive players and 3 young quick attacking players and could have gone either way, but eventually Eastergate triumphed 5 – 4 1/2.
Richard took on Morgan for the 1st game and won the first set comfortably 11-4, but Morgan struck back winning 11-7, after this it was a close game with the next 2 sets going Richard’s way 11-7, 11-10, but the damage had been done in the 1st set and Richard won by 40 points to 38.
Darren then took on Wiki who played a positive attacking game, but Darren’s defence was too good and he took the set 11-9. In the second set Darren attacked and defended well to win 11-6, but Wiki stepped up the game to win the next set 11-10, but lost the last set 10-11 to give Darren the win 37-35.
Max came out against Alan determined to attack, but Alan defended well, changing the pace and spin and Max’s frustration got the better of him, and he lost the set 3-11. The second set went much the same as the first, but after this with some calming words from Richard, Max started to topspin the ball and concentrate on his shots, winning the next set 11-10, before losing the last set 10-11 to lose 25-48.
3-0 to Eastergate
Darren was next against Morgan, but he had to concede 9 points and Morgan took full advantage of his attack to win the 1st set 11-7. In the second and third sets Darren defended brilliantly, moving Morgan round the table and catching him out of position, winning 11-7 and 11-4. In the 4th set Morgan attacked hard using his forehand to drive Darren back, eventually winning 11-9. This was enough to take the game 42-38.
Peter then played Max who had found his rhythm and won the first 2 sets 11-8. Peter struck back in the 3rd to win 11-5, before Max took the last 11-6 to win the game 38-35.
Wiki who had to concede 6 points to Alan struggled in the first 2 sets against Alan’s defence and lost these 11-10 and 11-8, but then pulled out some excellent spin serves against which Alan had no answer, either returning off the table or setting up Wiki’s attack and he lost these 11-6 losing 39-40.
Max against Darren saw Darren take the first 3 sets 11-6, 11-8, 11-9, before Max gained the confidence to attack, winning the last 11-7, but it was not enough, Darren winning 40-38.
Alan against Morgan was one of the best games of the night with Morgan attacking and Alan chopping back from the table and picking balls up just above the floor. This purple patch lasted for the first 3 sets winning 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 before Morgan fought hard, just losing the last set 10-11, Alan winning 44-36.
The last game between Wiki and Peter was just as good, with Wiki’s attack and Peter chopping and floating the ball, it was hard fought all the way, Peter lost the first 2 sets 11-7 and 11-5, before winning the 3rd 11-8 and just losing the 4th 11-10.
After their defeat in the League it was a delighted Eastergate team who all played very well who triumphed on the night.
A big thank you to Eastergate for hosting it and an special thanks go to Alan Brackenbury’s wife who served some lovely home made cakes, scones and biscuits.
Week 14 Results (February 2016)
NM Vipers 0 NM Crusaders 10
Eastergate Tigers 8 Arundel Hawks 2
MSTTA B 10 Arundel Eagles 0
Bognor Cobras 3 NM Hopefuls 7
MSTTA C 5 Bognor Slow Worms 5
Week 13 Results (February 2016)
Arundel Kingfishers 0 Arundel Kestrels 10
NM Vipers 2 Eastergate Lions 8
NM Assassins 7 NM Fanatics 3
MSTTA C 3 Eastergate Tigers 7
Arundel Eagles 6 Arundel Hawks 4
Bognor Cobras 2 MSTTA B 8
Week 12 Results (January 2016)
Arundel Kingfishers 4 Bognor Tigers 6
MSTTA C 3 Arundel Eagles 7
NM Gladiators 0 MSTTA B 10
Bognor Slow Worms 2 Eastergate Tigers 8
Week 11 Results (January 2016)
Arundel Kestrels 10 N.M. Crusaders 0
Arundel Kingfishers 3 N.M. Assassins 7
N.M. Vipers 6 Bognor Tigers 4
Eastergate Lions 6 Arundel Kingfishers 4
MSTTA C 4 Bognor Cobras 6
Bognor Slow Worms 6 Arundel Eagles 4
Sussex Satellite Grand Prix (Horsham, January 2016)
Well done to Mike White (Arundel TTC) for winning a silver medal in the Restricted Singles at the Sussex Satellite Grand Prix. Mike beat Steven Gray in 5 sets to get the silver medal and was also the only player to pick up a game from event winner Wojciech Placek.
Week 10 Results (January 2016)
Arundel Kestrels 9 Eastergate Lions 1
Arundel Kingfishers 5 NM Fanatics 5
Bognor Tigers 2 NM Crusaders 8
NM Vipers 1 NM Assassins 9
MSTTA C 2 NM Gladiators 8
Eastergate Tigers 9 Arundel Eagles 1
Bognor Cobras 5 Bognor Slow Worms 5
Week 9 Results (December 2015)
Eastergate Lions 7 Bognor Tigers 3
NM Vipers 2 NM Fanatics 8
NM Crusaders 6 NM Assassins 4
MSTTA 9 Arundel Kingfishers 1
Bognor Slow Worms 4 NM Gladiators 6
Bognor Cobras 2 Eastergate Tigers 8
MSTTA B 7 Arundel Hawks 3
Week 8 Results (December 2015)
MSTTA A 10 NM Vipers 0
NM Fanatics 3 NM Crusaders 7
Arundel Kestrels 9 Bognor Tigers 1
NM Assassins 2 Eastergate Lions 8
NM Hopefuls 5 Bognor Slow Worms 5
Bognor Cobras 6 Arundel Eagles 4
Eastergate Tigers 6 NM Gladiators 4
Week 7 Results (November 2015)
Eastergate Lions 8 NM Fanatics 2
NM Vipers 3 Arundel Kingfishers 3
NM Assassins 2 Arundel Kestrels 8
NM Crusaders 1 MSTTA A 9
Arundel Eagles 2 NM Gladiators 8
Arundel Eagles 2 NM Gladiators 8
Arundel Hawks 6 MSTTA C 4
Week 6 Results (November 2015)
MSTTA A 10 Eastergate Lions 0
NM Fanatics 0 Arundel Kestrels 10
Bognor Tigers 2 V NM Assassins 8
NM Crusaders 6 V Arundel Kingfishers 4
NM Gladiators 7 Bognor Cobras 3
Arundel Eagles 6 NM Hopefuls 4
Arundel Hawks 0 Bognor Slow Worms 10
Week 5 Results (November 2015)
Arundel Kestrels 5 V MSTTA A 5
Bognor Tigers 2 V NM Fanatics 8
NM Crusaders 10 V NM Vipers 0
MSTTA B 8 Arundel Eagles 2
NM Hopefuls 4 Bognor Cobras 6
Arundel Hawks 0 Eastergate Tigers 10
Week 4 Results (November 2015)
MSTTA A 10 Bognor Tigers 0
NM Fanatics 3 NM Assassins 7
NM Vipers 3 Eastergate Lions 7
Arundel Kingfishers 2 Arundel Kestrels 8
MSTTA B 6 Bognor Cobras 4
NM Hopefuls 4 NM Gladiators 6
Arundel Hawks 4 Arundel Eagles 6
National Cadet League Promotion for Arundel Cadets (November 2015)
Moroccan Success for Jarek (October 2015)
Well done to MSTTA A team player Jarek Klamut on winning a tournament in Morocco recently!
Week 3 Results (October 2015)
MSTTA A 8 NM Assassins 2
NM Crusaders 8 Eastergate Lions 2
NM Vipers 0 Arundel Kestrels 10
Bognor Tigers 2 Arundel Kingfishers 8
Eastergate Tigers 10 Bognor Slow Worms 0
MSTTA B 5 NM Gladiators 5
Arundel Eagles 10 MSTTA C 0
Arundel Hawks 5 Bognor Cobras 5
Week 2 Results (October 2015)
MSTTA A 10 NM Fanatics 0
NM Assassins 7 Arundel Kingfishers 3
NM Crusaders 1 Arundel Kestrels 9
Bognor Tigers 5 NM Vipers 5
MSTTA C 0 Bognor Cobras 10
MSTTA B 9 NM Hopefuls 1
Arundel Hawks 2 NM Gladiators 8
Week 1 Results (October 2015)
NM Crusaders 10 Bognor Tigers 0
Arundel Kestrels 9 Eastergate Lions 1
NM Assassins 10 NM Vipers 0
NM Fanatics 5 Arundel Kingfishers 5
Arundel Hawks 7 NM Hopefuls 3
Eastergate Tigers 7 Arundel Eagles 3
MSTTA C 3 NM Gladiators 7
Bognor Cobras 6 Bognor Slowworms 4
Start of 2015-2016 Season (October 2015)
The new season starts on 5th October 2015 with 18 teams competing in two divisions. Division 1 champions Arundel Kestrels start off with a visit to Eastergate, while newly promoted Arundel Kingfishers are away to North Mundham Fanatics. Fixtures can be downloaded here.
Senior England Debut for Lois Peake (October 2015)
Congratulations to former North Mundham player, Lois, on making her debut for the England Senior Womens team at the European Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia!
Lois won two out of the three matches she played, against opponents from Slovenia, Italy and Lithuania.
South Coast Table Tennis Championships to be held on 18th October (September 2015)
A new tournament for players of all ages and standards will take place on Sunday 18th October 2015 at Bersted Park Community Centre. To enter you can download the form here.
Summer League 2015 Results (September 2015)
The 2015 Summer League has now been completed with Vipers ending as winners and Arundel Allsorts in second place. Well done to the Vipers – Keith Corell, Ian Taylor, Adam Turner and Adam Corell. Well done also to Stuart Paveley for coming top in the individual averages with a 79% win rate.
A big thank you to Alan White for organising such a well-run competition again this year.
For the final league table, individual averages and match results – click here.
Vipers – Summer League 2015 Winners
Balls for the 2015-2016 Season (September 2015)
The SWSTTL Committee’s decision on which balls (the old celluloid or the new plastic balls) should be used for the coming 2015-2016 season was that the Home team should be free to choose.
In the interests of making it easier for players participating in tournaments and national/regional leagues, Table Tennis England recommends the use of the new ball, but while the celluloid balls remain on the ITTF approved list clubs are permitted to continue to use them. Further guidance is here: http://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/plastic-balls-your-questions-answered-2/
Table Tennis England membership (August 2015)
A reminder to all players entering the league for the 2015-2016 season – don’t forget to renew your Table Tennis England membership which runs from 1st August to 31st July. Every league player must have at least Player Membership (£10 Seniors or £5 Cadets/Juniors).
Further details are available here: http://tabletennisengland.co.uk/membership/
Lois Peake stars for England Junior Girls in Bratislava (July 2015)
Congratulations to Lois on winning the deciding rubber against Belgium as England’s Junior Girls team clinched seventh place at the European Youth Championships in Bratislava in July.
Although Lois lost the opening match to Marie Maesen, leaving England needing to win all the remaining matches, they duly did, with Tin-Tin Ho beating Margo Degraef and Maesen before Lois won a see-saw clash with Degraef in the fifth set.
Lois, Tin-Tin and Maria Tsaptsinos had beaten Greece, Finland, Bosnia, Estonia and Germany in previous rounds.
Lois, who started out with North Mundham TTC, is now ranked at No. 3 for England Women U-21s and at No. 8 for England Senior Women.
Lois Peake in action for England in Bratislava (ETTU picture)
Exhibition Match at North Bersted (July 2015)