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Open Top 12 Qualification

posted 8 Dec 2017, 13:02 by The GTTA   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 13:02 ]

The Channel Islands Open Top 12 Qualification event was held on Tuesday 5th December.

The final positions were as follows;

1. Garry Dodd
2. Ben Foss
3. Joshua Stacey
4. Lawrence Stacey
5. Phil Ogier
6. Ryan Bichard
7. Paul Hainsworth
8. Dan Collenette

The top 6 qualifiers will be competing against Jersey’s top 6 at the FB Fields in Jersey on Saturday 27th January 2018


Results  |  Photos



CI Junior Top 12

posted 5 Dec 2017, 13:20 by The GTTA   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 14:54 ]

Ben Foss became the first Guernsey player to clinch the CI Junior Top 12 title since the 2011/12 season this weekend, after a perfect record from the action held at the Guernsey Table Tennis Centre on Sunday morning.

Foss fell just short this time last year at the FB fields in Jersey by virtue of a single loss to the eventual Jersey champion Luc Miller over 4 ends. There would be no repeat of that result on this occasion and backed by the strong local support, he came through in the winner takes all clash with Miller over 5 sets. The match itself came during the 6th and final round of fixtures and was also aptly the final match to conclude the action. Things could well have been very different, as Miller looked to be in control having taken the opener 11-7 and having had multiple game point opportunities to open a 2 game advantage. Foss dug deep in the pivotal 2nd end though and crucially came through 15-13. Momentum was firmly with the Sarnian as he romped through the 3rd 11-6, but Miller was not going to let the title slip from his grasp without a fight and he replied by storming through the 4th 11-4. Foss had a superb start to the decider and held a comprehensive 5-1 lead at the change of ends. A time-out for Miller enabled him to make the game competitive, but a costly fault serve at 4-7 was the beginning of the end and Foss played well to close out proceedings and clinch the title 11-6.

Earlier in the day, Foss was untroubled in his other 5 matches. Thomas Cotillard, Max Roche, Tanguy Billet-Masters, Alfie Sutherland and Leon Pierre all offered very little resistance and Foss’ extra class shone through for the loss of just 73 points over the 15 ends contested. Guernsey were unfortunate not to also take the 3rd spot on the day, as Ryan Bichard lost out on countback to Jersey’s Pierre. They both lost the same amount of matches, however it was Pierre who had defeated Bichard 11-8 in the 5 th set of their encounter.

Matthew Casey may have only finished in 6th position, but he was the best performer on the day after Foss, with just the single defeat to Miller in the process. What was surely a key factor to his overall success was due to the battle he had in his opener with Sutherland. He looked to be in cruise control towards the win when leading 4-0 in the decider, but in no time at all he found himself 9-5 in arrears. A crucial time-out took place at this stage from the GTTA development officer Otilia Badescu and helped Casey to restore parity at 10-10. The game could have gone either way from here, but Casey managed to eventually close it out 16-14. He followed up immediately on that win with an impressive straight sets win over Pierre and other than the expected defeat to Miller, he won his other 4 matches without loss. Bichard and Dan Collenette took spots 4 and 5 and both lost out to just Miller and Pierre on the day.

Youngsters Ellis Tomlin and Corey Brouard also acquitted themselves well and finished in 7th and 8th respectively. Brouard was the pick of the bunch due to his record of 4 victories from 6 matches. Tomlin was very close to mirroring this, but fell to a surprise 5 set defeat to Cotillard, who finished last overall. It will be the turn of the Senior Top 12 on Tuesday evening when the local Guernsey qualification event is taking place. Foss, Bichard and Collenette will all be vying for a spot in the event, to be culminated in Jersey at the end of January.

Luc Miller, Ben Foss & Leon Pierre.

Open Top 12 Qualification

posted 24 Nov 2017, 14:28 by GTTA Secretary   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 15:12 by The GTTA ]

The selectors have invited 8 players for the top 12 qualification Tuesday on December 5th at 18:30.    

The players selected are   

1.              Garry Dodd  

2.              Josh Stacey  

3.              Lawrence Stacey  

4.              Ben Foss  

5.              Phil Ogier

6.              Paul Hainsworth

7.              Dan Collenette

8.              Ryan Bichard



GTTA Open Doubles

posted 21 Nov 2017, 13:48 by The GTTA   [ updated 6 Dec 2017, 13:01 ]

Mark Pipet and Garry Dodd won the GTTA Open Doubles tournament last night with a thrilling 5-game victory over Josh and Lawrence Stacey in the final.  The Whistlers A team mates were pushed the full distance by the Stacey twins, and despite letting a 10-7 lead slip in the deciding end, clinched the title with a 11-6, 4-11, 11-2, 7-11, 12-10 win.

Dodd and Pipet's route to the final included wins over fellow Division 1 players Andy Gill and Jamie Ferbrache, followed by a 4-game victory over Ben Foss and Ryan Bichard in the semi-final.  In the other half of the draw, the surprise semi-finalists were Dan Collenette and Billy Ogier, who had topped their group courtesy of wins over seeds Martin Sarre and Paul Hainsworth as well as Keith Opie and Kay Chivers.  Their run reached the semi-final where the 2nd-seeded Stacey twins found it tough before coming through 11-6, 10-12, 12-10, 12-10. 



Mark Pipet, Ian Fitchet, Garry Dodd


Home Countries International

posted 15 Nov 2017, 13:04 by The GTTA   [ updated 15 Nov 2017, 13:04 ]

Guernsey finished the first ever Home Countries International tournament in a creditable 5th place overall.  After 3 days of high level table tennis against teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Jersey, the Sarnians finished ahead of Jersey and the Isle of Man

Notable performances include Ben Foss claiming an excellent bronze medal in the Junior Boys individual event after his run to the semi-final was halted by the Scot Calum Morrison.  Garry Dodd was ranked 8th in the Senior Men but had a tough draw and after beating Tyler Gosselin in the first round, he was defeated by No 2 seed Matthew Leete from England. His men's team partner Josh Stacey was defeated by Dean Cundy in Round 1 in the new straight-knockout format.  The women's pair of Kay Chivers and Charlotte Casey had a good weekend finishing 5th by virtue of 3-2 wins against Jersey and the Isle of Man.

The full results are on the dedicated tournament page.

Photos of the weekend were taken by Martin Sarre and are available on Flickr

Thanks to all who helped out in various guises during the weekend and made the event a success.

Ben Foss with bronze medal in Junior Boys event.  Picture courtesy Martin Sarre

Home Countries Selection

posted 7 Nov 2017, 13:20 by The GTTA   [ updated 7 Nov 2017, 13:20 ]

Good luck to the following players who have been selected to represent Guernsey in the Home Countries International this weekend:

Cadet Boys: Daniel Collenette, Ellis Tomlin
Cadet Boys: Corey Brouard, Ben Sharp
Cadet Girls: Tia Timms, Erin Vaudin
Cadet Girls: Megan Simonet, Holly Jenkins


Junior Boys: Ben Foss, Ryan Bichard
Junior Girls: Marli Barker, Amy Wesley
Junior Girls: Hannah Bourgaize, Leah Moore
Junior Girls: Melissa Johns, Shelby Timms


Men: Garry Dodd, Joshua Stacey, Lawrence Stacey
Women: Kay Chivers, Charlotte Casey


Tournament information and updates will appear on our dedicated page



Ellis Tomlin
picture courtesy Martin Sarre

Bat & Ball Visit

posted 4 Nov 2017, 11:27 by The GTTA   [ updated 4 Nov 2017, 11:30 ]

Last weekend Guernsey Table Tennis welcomed the Bat & Ball teams to the island for their annual visit.  The final result could not have been closer, as we edged a 61-59 victory.  Thanks to all the players for taking part and to Maurice James for organising.

We look forward to seeing Bat & Ball again next year when they visit on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November.


GUERNSEY V BAT AND BALL TEAMS AND RESULTS

Saturday October 28th

A Team Guernsey

A Team Bat Ball

Ben Foss

Adam Laws

Josh Stacey

John Robinson

Phil Ogier

Shaun Parsley

 5

 5

B Team Guernsey

B Team Bat Ball

Albert Unden

John Callcut

Andy Gill

Trevor Spraggs

Jamie Ferbrache

Barrie Gilbert

 1

 9

C Team Guernsey

C Team Bat Ball

Peter Vivian

Andy Meads

Steve Ozanne

Laurent Landais

Ian Le Page

John Beasley

 2

 8

D Team Guernsey

D Team Bat Ball

Ben Foote

Mike Barrett

Shaun Mosley

Steve Collins

Craig Dunning

Stephane Rognand

 8

 2

Mixed Team A Guernsey

Mixed Team A Bat Ball

Caden Brouard

Janet Brown

Paula Le Ber

Maria Hilsdon

Peter Powell

Carole Ingram

Juliette Yeaman

Sarah Whithorn

 3

 7

Mixed Team B Guernsey

Mixed Team B Bat Ball

Callum Gillson

Dolly Gilbert

Jonah Ingrouille

Terri Allison

Tia Timms

Abbi Ling

Rosemary Powell

Tina Callcut

 8

 2


Sunday October 29th

A Team Guernsey

A Team Bat Ball

Josh Stacey

Adam Laws

Ben Foss

John Robinson

Garry Dodd

Shaun Parsley

 7

B Team Guernsey

B Team Bat Ball

Paul Hainsworth

John Callcut

Tim Le Page

Trevor Spraggs

Kay Chivers

Barrie Gilbert

 2

C Team Guernsey

C Team Bat Ball

Albert Unden

Andy Meads

Mark Fallaize

Laurent Landais

Derek Webb

Steve Collins

 3

D Team Guernsey

D Team Bat Ball

Ian Fitchet

Mike Barrett

Peter Vivian

John Beasley

Keith Opie

Stephane Rognand

 8

Mixed Team A Guernsey

Mixed Team A Bat Ball

Juliette Yeaman

Janet Brown

Paula Le Ber

Maria Hilsdon

Caden Brouard

Carole Ingram

Callum Gillson

Sarah Whithorn

 8

Mixed Team B Guernsey

Mixed Team A Bat Ball

Diane Le Page

Dolly Gilbert

Tia Timms

Terri Allison

Jan Priest

Abbi Ling

Shelby Timms

Tina Callcut

 6


FINAL RESULT:     GUERNSEY 61  -  59  BAT BALL




Whistlers Open

posted 31 Oct 2017, 15:04 by The GTTA   [ updated 2 Nov 2017, 17:15 ]

Garry Dodd claimed his 7th Whistlers Open title on Monday evening with a straight sets win over Phil Ogier.  Dodd was in good form all night and though Ogier played his usual patient game, the Island Champion prevailed 11-2, 11-6, 11-4.  

Earlier in the evening Ogier won his quarter final against young Corey Brouard, who himself had picked up a superb win against Dan Collenette in the previous round, before facing 16-year old Ben Foss.  Ogier was staring down the barrel at 0-2 but produced a spirited comeback, varying his game and service points to good effect to clinch a 3-2 victory.

Meanwhile Dodd had a more serene passage to the final by defeating Mark Fallaize, Lawrence Stacey and Josh Stacey without dropping an end.  The final was over quicker than many expected and although Ogier ensured that every point is hard won, Dodd mixed his shots well, playing some patient rallies but picking his moments to be clinical and seal the win.
     
Results    |    Photos


Photo courtesy Martin Sarre

Deutsche Bank 1

posted 19 Oct 2017, 15:58 by The GTTA   [ updated 19 Oct 2017, 16:05 ]

There was a good turnout for the first of the season’s Deutsche Bank junior banded tournaments. 42 juniors took part across six hotly contested bands. 


Band one saw Ben Foss, take the title with Matthew Casey earning second place. Foss has been the dominant force in junior table tennis in recent years and that was reflected in the results on the day. Foss didn’t have it all his own way though as Billy Ogier recreated David & Goliath and managed to secure a 2-1 victory over Foss. 

Band two was an incredibly tense affair with Caden Brouard, Callum Gilson and Ben Sharp all being in contention during the final round of matches. It was Gilson who managed to come away with the title, edging Ben and Caden into second and third respectively. Max Burrows took the band three title with an assured performance, with Tia Timms and Josh Crocker being the only players to take a set off of him. Tia won all of her other matches, thus wrapping up second place.

Band four saw the rapidly improving Zaheer Anees take the title, winning all of his matches in the process. Zaheer and Jayden Tucknott had a very close match with Zaheer winning 12-10 in the decisive end which ultimately won him the band and forced Jayden into second place. 

Band 5 saw Jacques Tautscher play with a maturity beyond what was expected of a player who has only been playing a short while, dominating band 5 with no other player taking more than seven points in a game against him. Courtney Benfield beat Nicole Le Noury 2-1 in a close match which ultimately led to Courtney taking second place. 

Jacques Bideau claimed the band 6 title by winning all of his matches 3-0, with Daniel Lasenby taking second place. Nicole Le Noury was given the player of the day award. 


The winners and runners-up.  Photo courtesy Martin Sarre

Junior Top 12 Qualification Results

posted 10 Oct 2017, 15:34 by The GTTA   [ updated 10 Oct 2017, 15:37 ]

Ben Foss came out with a perfect record in the Junior Top 12 Qualification event as he won all 9 of his matches without dropping an end.  Ryan Bichard, Dan Collenette, Matthew Casey, Ellis Tomlin and Corey Brouard were the other players to qualify and will play against Jersey's Top 12 later this year.

Final standings:
1. Ben Foss
2. Ryan Bichard
3. Daniel Collenette
4. Matthew Casey
5. Ellis Tomlin
6. Corey Brouard
7. Ryan Gilson
8. Billy Ogier
9. Ben Sharp
10. Brandon Ferbrache



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