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Senior British League Premier Division- First Weekend

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Not too long before this season started the team were destined to play in Division 1 as we just missed out on promotion in the Play-Offs. Then I was contacted by the chairman of the British League telling me that too many teams had dropped out of the Premier Division and we were invited to play in it if we wanted. Well after discussions amongst ourselves we decided to accept the invitation gladly knowing it would be a good experience for our players and good for the club being in the highest division in the UK.

Girls perform at Europeans

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Excellent results from the Bournemouth girls Hannah Hicks and Chloe Thomas at the Senior European Championships in Lisbon. The English Team finished in 21st place and only lost one match against Greece when a win would have guaranteed promotion to the Premier Division. Hannah won 5 matches and lost only one and that close on the 5th: in the vital rubber against Greece Hannah won the crucial game to put England 2 -- 1 ahead but both Kelly Sibley and Tin Tin Ho were unable to close the match out.

Girls perform at Europeans

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Excellent results from the Bournemouth girls Hannah Hicks and Chloe Thomas at the Senior European Championships in Lisbon. The English Team finished in 21st place and only lost one match against Greece when a win would have guaranteed promotion to the Premier Division. Hannah won 5 matches and lost only one and that close on the 5th: in the vital rubber against Greece Hannah won the crucial game to put England 2 -- 1 ahead but both Kelly Sibley and Tin Tin Ho were unable to close the match out.

Camp at Club

Will members please note we shall be running a training camp for our top juniors from Wednesday the 20th to Friday 22nd August. On Wednesday we shall be using the club from 13.00 till 16.30 and on Thursday/Friday from 10.00 till 16.30. All tables will be in use during these times.

The Plastic Ball - ETTA Notification

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Table Tennis England
Norfolk House, 88 Saxon Gate West
Milton Keynes, MK9 2DL

To: Members of Table Tennis England

Table Tennis England statement about the new plastic balls:

The ITTF has decided that the new plastic ball will be introduced in ITTF competitions from July 1, 2014. The ETTU has recently confirmed the mandatory use of the plastic ball in all ETTU competition from September 1, 2014. As a matter of principle Table Tennis England supports the decision and will be introducing the new plastic ball this coming season.

Notice of B&DTTA AGM

BOURNEMOUTH & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WINTON YMCA
FRIDAY 27th JUNE 2014
COMMENCEING AT 7.30pm

In studio 2 ground floor.

See attached agenda.

Success for Amy in Mini-Nationals

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

On Saturday 31st May Amy Blagbrough competed in the Mini-Nationals in Doncaster. This is the event, played over a weekend for the younger age groups between 11 and 14. Amy played less than well in the singles but shone in the doubles with team-mate Isabelle Joubeily, to take the silver medals. In the final they lost to top England pair, Denise Payet and Kate Cheer.

League Cup Finals

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Excellent results for Bournemouth players over the weekend of 7th and 8th June in Wellingborough. The Bournemouth League was the only Association in the country to have teams in all 4 finals and came away with medals in 3 of these events. Pride of place must go to Chloe Thomas and Linda Hales who dominated the Rosebowl on the Saturday, to take gold in the women's tournament. In the group stage they beat Bracknell/Wokingham and Cambridge both 4 -- 1 and Leamington Spa 3 -- 2 to set up a final against last year's holders Leeds.

Blackpool Junior 4 Star

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Good results for Bournemouth players in the Junior 4 Star in Blackpool on Saturday 17th May. Zac Dowling demonstrated that he is almost back to top form after his layoff from table tennis. He reached the final of the Cadet Band 1 losing to Josh Harland, the No 1 Seed, who is ranked well above him, but beat the 2 Seed Artur Caltabiano in the semis. In the Open Zac lost in the Quarters to 2 Seed and England player, Alec Ramsden, but was in no way outplayed or overawed and should be pleased with his continuing progress.