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Success for Bournemouth TTC in Schools

Good results in the Schools Individuals for Bournemouth players. Hugo Pang, now at number 4 in Cadets, was never seriously troubled in the U13 Boys till the semis, when he went 1 -- 2 down against Josh Bennett, only to come back strongly to win in 5. However in the final it was one way traffic with England No 1, Tom Jarvis, winning 3 -- 0. In the U13 Girls Amy Blagbrough also cruised to the semis where she met Kate Cheer, England No 2 in under 13's. This was a cracking match, which went right to the wire in the 5th set.

Commonwealths: Chloe and Hannah Selected

Both Chloe and Hannah are selected (by their respective Associations) for the Commonwealth Championships in Delhi early in May. Chloe is currently playing in the Baltic Cup in Estonia, where she finished in 5th place in the team event with team mate Charlotte Carey and reached the last 32 in the singles. Chloe has rather more interesting preparation for the Commonwealths in that she will spend seven days acclimatising and training in Dubai before flying on to India while Hannah will make do with a training camp in England! Good luck to both girls.

Club Closed weekend of 24th May for Bournemouth 7's Competition

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The club will be closed on weekend of May 24 – 26, 2013, for the sixth edition of the world’s largest sport and music festival, being held at Bournemouth Sports Club in Christchurch.

For more information, go to www.Bournemouth7s.com

BOURNEMOUTH & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION EVENING 2013

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BOURNEMOUTH and DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION EVENING 2013

with special guest Andy Seward

To be held at THE OCEAN VIEW HOTEL East Overcliff Drive on FRIDAY 10th MAY at 7.30pm

Tickets available from Sheena Feltham at cost of £15.00 Adults and £8.00 Juniors. Hurry as there is a limited number of Tickets available.

BDTTA TIMES & DIRECTORY TEAM HANDICAP CUP - 2013

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BDTTA TIMES & DIRECTORY TEAM HANDICAP CUP - 2013

FINAL

Lynwood A V Winton A

(Arranged for Tuesday 30th April 2013 at Merton)

‘PLATE’ COMPETITION

FINAL

B’th Sports H V New Milton E

(Arranged for Wednesday 17th April 2013 at Merton)

Visitors welcome at both ‘Main’ and ‘Plate’ events.

Girls Dominate Team Event in Jersey

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The Natwest Jersey Open, now in its 7th year, attracted its biggest entry ever over this Easter, with high level players from the UK, Turkey and Slovakia. Bournemouth had 2 Women's Teams in the Open Event and Sanja Clements competed too in the mixed Veteran's Team with Jane Vickers. The 2 Women's Teams ended up playing each other in the final with Hannah Hicks and Chloe Thomas beating Tressa Armitage and Sanja Clements 3 -- 0. But the upset of the tournament was in the semi when Tressa and Sanja destroyed the No 1 Seeds, Alice Loveridge and Emma Vickers 3 --1.

Six Nations Singles

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George Downing was the victor in the Junior Boys’ singles following a successful Scottish double over Blair Fowler and Scott Barton in the knockout stages.

Having progressed from his group comfortably with a series of 3-0 wins, Downing was seeded to face Fowler – who had to beat Conor Edwards (WAL) in five games in the quarter-final. The Englishman’s power eventually proved too much for the Scot in a 3-0 (11-7, 12-10, 11-3) win.

In the final he met Barton, who had defeated Sam Mabey (ENG) 3-1 in his semi-final. It was the Scot who started the quickest (and loudest) in winning the opening game 12-10 but after that it was Downing who resumed control, winning the next three games over the battling Barton.

George Downing (ENG) bt Scott Barton (SCO) 3-1 (10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9)

Close to a Double for Finn in Gloucester

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Finn was very close to a clean sweep at the Gloucester Junior and Cadet 2 star tournament held at Deer Park school in Cirencester on Sunday 3rd March 2013.
The Cadet event was up first in the morning followed by the Junior event in the afternoon. Finn was seeded number 2 for this so was hoping to do well.
He cruised through his group with three successive 3-0 victories. In the Quarterfinal’s he played Billy Shilton (Gloucs) winning 3-0 (11, 1, 2) to then take on Oliver Tyndall (Gloucs) (ETTA No.4 U13) which he duly beat 3-0 also (6, 7, 5) to set up a final match with Alex Ramsden the No.1 seed and (ETTA Cadet ranked 16 and U13 No.1). A close match prevailed with Finn starting in a positive manner taking the first two sets 11-8 and 13-11. A bad start to the third set saw Finn lose 3-11 giving Ramsden impetus in the match.

Finn Performs Well at Welsh-Euro Challenge

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Finn was selected to represent an English side in the Welsh Euro Challenge event held in Cardiff on the 16th and 17th February 2013. The team comprised of two Juniors and two Cadets (both a boy and girl for each) and were selected from the South West regional squad by Paul Whiting. George Haskell, Naomi Jackson and Jazmin Johns all from Devon were the other representatives.
An individual and team event took place. The team event was calculated by the individual results.
Play started with the groups on the Saturday to which Finn was grouped with players from Switzerland, Norway and Wales. The top two in each group went through to the semi finals on the Sunday.

Report of the Derby 4 star

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Report by Mike Smith:
The Derby 4 star is one of the prestigious ETTA ranking tournaments in England for Juniors and attracted players from China, Latvia, Poland and Hungary in addition to players from all parts of the UK.
Zac Dowling, Hannah McErlane and Amy Blagbrough of Bournemouth Sports made the long journey to Derby where they all played superb table tennis to jump further up the ETTA ranking lists. Also playing were Jamie Trevillion of Lynwood TTC and Ruth Pickering of Broadstone TTC and Harewood TTC.