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SWTTC Visit

posted 24 May 2018, 14:50 by The GTTA   [ updated ]

Last weekend, Guernsey Table Tennis were delighted to host Southampton West Table Tennis Club, who were making their 3rd trip to Guernsey following visits in 2007 and 2012. There were matches played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Southampton took the honours this time around by a score of 104-76.

Results  (amended 26th May)

Players from Guernsey & Southampton West on Friday night

Mark Kilby Hard Bat Tournament

posted 8 May 2018, 12:30 by The GTTA   [ updated 8 May 2018, 12:31 ]

Paul Hainsworth claimed his 8th Mark J Kilby Memorial Hard Bat title yesterday evening with a tight 2-1 victory over Josh Stacey in the final.  It was the final tournament of the 2017/18 season and the 35th airing of the event as Hainsworth won one of the most entertaining finals in memory.

The tournament once again proved to be a leveller as some players adapted to the unique style of hard bat play better than others.  The first round stages threw up some close affairs and it was hard to predict who would progress from most groups.   By the quarter finals however, there were only players from the 1st and 2nd Divisions left and some thrilling matches ensued, none more so than Green Trophy player Lawrence Stacey beating veteran Chas Elliot 24-22 in the deciding end with an outrageous winner after a topsy-turvy match.   That was as far as Stacey would get however as he came up against the imperious Hainsworth in the semi-final, losing 2-0.  In the other semi-final, Josh Stacey ended the run of Ben Foss 2-1.

Many had Hainsworth down as clear favourite for the final, but Josh Stacey has improved every year with the hard bat and pushed him all the way this time, playing fast attacking strokes to good effect.  The experience of Hainsworth paid off in the end however, as he recovered from 19-16 down in the 3rd game to win it and seal the title 18-21, 21-16, 21-19

The defeat also earned Stacey the Hard Luck trophy for the 2017/18 season


Results


Josh Stacey (L) & Paul Hainsworth (R) with Barry Kilby

Senior Schools Selection

posted 6 May 2018, 14:24 by The GTTA   [ updated 10 May 2018, 15:04 ]

The following players have been selected to represent Guernsey at the Senior Schools International in Worcester:

Under 18 Boys
A: Ben Foss, Ryan Bichard
B: Matthew Casey, Billy Ogier
 
Under 16 Boys
A: Dan Collenette, Ellis Tomlin
B: Corey Brouard, Jonah Ingrouille
 
Under 14 Boys
A: Ben Sharp, Caden Brouard
B: Callum Gilson, James Crocker

Under 18 Girls
Leah Moore, Tia Timms
 
Under 16 Girls
Amy Wesley, Melissa Johns
 
Under 14 Girls
Shelby Timms, Erin Vaudin


Coaches
Otilia Badescu, Derek Webb, Brian Ferbrache, Sue Ferbrache

Umpires
Brian Le Cras, Lionel Jones

Players and coaches at the 2017 Senior Schools International in Jersey

Inter Insulars

posted 1 May 2018, 15:57 by The GTTA   [ updated 1 May 2018, 16:00 ]

     Guernsey  57 - 53  Jersey     


Guernsey have reclaimed the Horace Mallett Memorial Aggregate Trophy following a 57-53 triumph, concluding with a 7-3 win in the showpiece Green Trophy event on Saturday evening.

Jersey pinched the Aggregate trophy by a single match last year due to their 56-54 win and looked to be in control to retain, when leading 33-17 following the conclusion of the matches in the morning session. The Sarnian players put in an excellent shift in the afternoon session however and incredibly left the score tied at 50-50 ahead of the Green, which was wrapped up in style.

The Green trophy is the most prestigious event locally each year and pits the best 3 male players from each Island against each other in a standalone battle. The match is completed in the same playing format as local league matches, albeit with a slightly different playing order.

The Guernsey team was unchanged from last year’s winning team of Garry Dodd, Joshua Stacey and Lawrence Stacey, whilst Jersey’s team was completely changed and comprised entirely of debutants in the form of 2008 CI Top 12 winner Grzegorz Frankowski, Tyler Gosselin and Luke Greenfield.

Guernsey had clinched the Green trophy in 7 of the previous 10 seasons and a 7-3 victory this year makes it 3 consecutive years of wins.

Lawrence Stacey made his debut last season and failed to register a win and he had the daunting task of opening the tie this year against Greenfield. It was a topsy-turvy encounter, but Stacey was always in front and came through the decisive 5th end 11-5 to put the Greens ahead.

Dodd was next up and in merciless form against Tyler Gosselin, dropping just 17 points along the way.

Frankowski steading the ship for the visitors and got them onto the board courtesy of a dominant straight sets win over Joshua Stacey, but Dodd was soon up once more to evidence his dominance once more, Greenfield seen off for the loss of just 13 points. Frankowski once more showed his quality in the next rubber after he comfortably came past Lawrence Stacey in straight sets, leaving the match at 3-2 in favor of the Sarnians.

The doubles rubber is often a crucial encounter and Dodd teamed up well with reserve Ben Foss to come through against Frankowski and Gosselin in 4 sets.

Joshua Stacey was up next and he was a completely different player than the one that went down to Frankowski in his opener, blitzing Gosselin in straight sets. This result was also significant in that it ensured that the Green trophy would be staying in Guernsey as it put Guernsey 5-2 up and whoever holds the trophy reclaims in the event of a drawn match.

Dodd was up next against Frankowski in a repeat of the previous evenings CI Men’s Singles final and the aggregate trophy was also on the line could Dodd repeat his victory. The match was almost an exact mirror of the previous evening, with Dodd far too strong for his Polish opponent. He had won all 4 sets 11-4 in the Men’s Singles final and he added another 2 of these during his 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 win. The result gave rise to rapturous applause in the GTTA Centre, with the members all well aware that the sought after Horace Mallett Aggregate trophy was back in Sarnian hands.

Once a rubber is dead and the aggregate settled, it is always tough to contest the remaining matches, but both Stacey twins played their part in a couple of hard fought battles to finalise proceedings. Josh Stacey was first up against Greenfield and this turned out to be the closest matches of the night. The first 2 games were shared, before Stacey battled through an epic 3rd game 20-18. The 4th game had a peculiar ending as Gosselin dropped his bat when serving at 9-8 up, which caused a distraction and led to Stacey failing to return the serve. The Jersey player then followed up with an unreturnable edge to complete the fortunate conclusion and send it to a deciding end. Stacey regrouped well and finally managed to edge past 11-9 in the decider having let 4 match points slip from 10-5 up.

Lawrence was up against Gosselin in the final match of the evening and Gosselin looked to be in cruise control at 1-0 up in games and with a seemingly unstoppable 9-0 lead in the 2nd. Stacey somehow managed to claw it back and 10 points later held an unlikely game point at 10-9. Gosselin finally managed to get his 10th point, but Stacey closed it out 12-10, before also taking the 3rd 11-9. Gosselin to his credit was not discouraged by the disappointment of letting his control of the match slip and played some excellent table tennis to come through the final games 11-6, 11-7 to restore some pride in his team’s ultimate 7-3 loss.

Jersey’s commanding 33-17 lead was almost entirely built due to their 10-0 whitewash in the Under 11 Open category. In Taylor Roche, John Le Fondre and Hannah Silcock, they have 3 high quality players for that particular category. Silcock was actually awarded with the President’s trophy for best performer outside of the Green by GTTA president Derek Webb following her performances over the course of the weekend.

Jersey also clinched the Under 21 Open title 8-2 in the morning session, but this was via the aid of Green players Gosselin and Greenfield, who directly contributed to 6 of the 8 rubbers.

The Under 15 team also lost out 8-2, with Corey Brouard and Ben Sharp each beating Max Roche.

Sarnian successes in the morning came courtesy of the Women’s ‘Margaret’ Trophy and the Over 40’s event. Kay Chivers, Charlotte Casey and Ridunian Marli Barker made sure of the 6-4 win, whilst Phil Ogier, Jez Powell and Andy Gill did well to come through 7-3 against their counterparts.

The afternoon saw utter dominance from Guernsey after claiming trophies in 4 of the 5 events contested. 7-3 wins were obtained in the Under 13 Open, Under 18 Boys and Over 50’s, whilst the biggest winners were the Under 18 Girls, made up entirely of Alderney players. Marli Barker, Amy Wesley and Melissa Johns put in a great shift and managed to win 8-2, all crucial rubbers towards the aggregate trophy. The only reverse came in the Over 60’s, who were narrowly edged out 6-4.

Alderney table tennis stalwart Keith Ives took the honour of receiving the Horace Mallett Memorial Aggregate trophy on behalf of Guernsey. Ives has been influential in the development of table tennis in Alderney and players have been representing Guernsey at these events for many years with great success. In this year alone, their players directly contributed to 11 of the 57 Guernsey rubbers and without them, it would have been a Jersey triumph.

 

CI Championships 2018

posted 1 May 2018, 15:55 by The GTTA   [ updated 1 May 2018, 15:55 ]


Guernsey’s leading players dominated proceedings during the annual CI Championships held in Guernsey on Friday evening at the GTTA Centre at the Hougue Du Pommier with trophies won in 15 of the 20 events.

Leading the charge was Garry Dodd, who underlined his dominance of the sport and position as the best player in the Channel Islands when he picked up a trio of CI titles, which most significantly included his 7th showpiece CI Men’s Singles crown.

Dodd’s triumph in the Men’s Singles event came together with wins in the Men’s Doubles alongside Adam Langlois and the Mixed Doubles with Paula Le Ber and he was untroubled in each event. He commenced with a comfortable straight sets win alongside Langlois over Josh Band and Tyler Gosselin and finished the night with another comfortable 4-0 win over Bruce Gallichan and Kay Lefebvre alongside Le Ber which commenced with an 11-0 opening game. 


Sandwiched in between these wins was the showpiece final against Jersey’s leading player, the Polish star Grzegorz Frankowski. The 2008 CI Top 12 winner Frankowski had already picked up the Restricted Open Singles title after recovering from dropping the opening game to overcome Paul Hainsworth 4-1 and was expected to pose a challenge to Dodd in their encounter. Dodd was near his imperious best in the encounter however and at no point did any result other than a 4-0 win look to be on the cards. Frankowski was never allowed to settle into his rhythm, with Dodd controlling proceedings from the offset in particular with clinical topspin returns off the serve putting him on top of the rallies. The outcome was indeed 4-0, but you are unlikely to see a more one sided affair than this in all of the CI Men’s Singles finals, Dodd dropping just 16 points along the way with his symmetrical 11-4, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 triumph.

Kay Chivers was likewise comfortable on the evening and added her 6th CI Women’s Singles crown, her 6th CI Women’s Veterans Singles title and incredibly her 19th CI Women’s doubles crown on the night. Her win in the doubles alongside Dawn Morgan marked their 6th title together and they were in cruise control over the Caesarean pairing of Kay Lefebvre and Pauline Soper, coming through in straight sets. It was a similar story in the Women’s Singles where Irene Bree was dispatched for the loss of just 18 points, 11-1 the score in the closing 4th end. The Women’s Veterans Singles resulted in another comfortable straight sets win over Soper.

Phil Ogier has been virtually unstoppable at Veteran level since entrance in 2014 and he continued this excellent record with another duo of titles. The Veteran Singles final was inevitably against the evergreen Eugene ‘Yogi’ Ellis and the pair have shared some titanic battles over the year, the majority coming in the blue riband Men’s Singles event or the Green Trophy Inter-Insular event. In another top tussle, it was Ogier who ultimately came through as a comfortable 4-1 winner to make it 4 titles from the 5 he has contested. In the Veterans Doubles he has the perfect record alongside Jez Powell and title number 5 came this year after their 4-1 win over Ellis and Bruce Gallichan.

In the Junior level, Ben Foss was the biggest winner alongside Dodd and Chivers due to his haul of 3 titles. 4-1 Singles wins came in the Under 18 Boys and Under 21 Open Singles against David Quinn and Green trophy player Tyler Gosselin respectively and he finished up by combining with Ryan Bichard to defeat Quinn and Jacob Gosselin 4-0 in the Under 18 Open Doubles.

Ben Sharp put in a solid performance to see off the spirited challenge of Jersey’s upcoming Under 11 player Taylor Roche in the Under 13 Open Singles. Sharp dispatched his opponent in 5 sets, but the young Jersey player did taste success in the Under 11 Open Singles after he overcame the Sarnian challenge of Zaheer Anees 4-2 in an entertaining match from the opening session of the evening.

Corey Brouard put in a good effort against Leon Pierre in the Under 15 Boys Singles, but lost out in 5 sets.

Alderney continue to produce some high quality junior players and currently particularly on the girls side. Amy Wesley showed her potential during a 6 set win over the highly talented and upcoming Hannah Silcock in the Under 15’s Girls Singles, but she was unable to complete the double after going down in 6 games to Irene Bree in the Under 18 Women’s Singles.


Mark Pipet picked up his second Over 60’s Open Singles crown after his 4-1 win over Bruce Gallichan in the final match of the evening. Earlier he was unable to get past Ellis in the Over 50’s, with Yogi coming through in straight sets.

Finally Ian Fitchet maintained his superb record in the Over 70’s Open Singles event. He made it title number 10 from the 11 events that have been contested in this category. Soper battled well, but Fitchet always had it under control and came through in 5 sets.




Island Championships Finals

posted 1 May 2018, 15:36 by The GTTA   [ updated 1 May 2018, 16:00 ]



   Full Results    |    Photos   


UNDER 11 OPEN SINGLES
Zaheer Anees (1) v Jamie Regan (2) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3, 11-3
UNDER 13 OPEN SINGLES
Ben Sharp (1) v James Crocker (2) 9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5
UNDER 15 BOYS SINGLES
Corey Brouard (1) v Caden Brouard (2) 11-3, 14-12, 11-7, 5-11, 12-14, 11-8
UNDER 15 GIRLS SINGLES
Amy Wesley (1) v Melissa Johns (2) 11-2, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7
UNDER 18 MENS SINGLES
Ben Foss (1) v Dan Collenette (3) 11-4, 5-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8
UNDER 18 WOMENS SINGLES
Marli Barker (1) v Amy Wesley (2) 8-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-2, 8-11
UNDER 18 OPEN DOUBLES
Ben Foss - Ryan Bichard (1) v Dan Collenette - Billy Ogier (2) 11-6, 11-8, 4-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6

UNDER 21 OPEN SINGLES
Ben Foss (1) v Ryan Bichard (3) 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6

MENS SINGLES
Garry Dodd (1) v Lawrence Stacey (3) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10

WOMENS SINGLES
Kay Chivers (1) v Charlotte Casey (2) 11-4, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6
MENS DOUBLES
Garry Dodd - Adam Langlois (1) v Phil Ogier - Jez Powell (4) 11-9, 11-5, 11-1, 11-6

WOMENS DOUBLES
Dawn Morgan - Kay Chivers (1) v Lynn Finn - Juliette Yeaman 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 11-6
MIXED DOUBLES
Garry Dodd - Paula Le Ber (1) v Joshua Stacey - Dawn Morgan (2) 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9
RESTRICTED SINGLES
Paul Hainsworth (1) v Steve Ozanne 11-4, 11-7, 11-1, 11-6
VETERANS OPEN SINGLES
Phil Ogier (1) v Jez Powell (3) 11-6, 11-5, 11-2, 13-11

WOMENS VETERANS SINGLES
Kay Chivers (1) v Juliette Yeaman (2)  11-0, 11-4, 11-5, 11-3

VETERANS OPEN DOUBLES
Phil Ogier - Jez Powell (1) v Martin Sarre - Dawn Morgan (3) 11-7, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9

SUPER VETERANS SINGLES
Mark Pipet (1) v Kay Chivers (3) 8-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 12-10

OVER 60 VETERANS SINGLES
Mark Pipet (1) v Chas Elliott  (2) 11-3, 11-8, 13-11, 11-4

OVER 70 VETERANS
Keith Opie (1) v Ian Fitchet 9-11, 5-11, 11-13, 10-12

Action from the Mixed Doubles final

Islands Championships Day 8

posted 20 Apr 2018, 15:47 by The GTTA   [ updated 28 Apr 2018, 13:36 ]

Mens Doubles

Top seeds Josh Stacey and Lawrence Stacey were defeated at the semi-final stage by fourth seeds Phil Ogier and Jez Powell on the penultimate day of the 2018 island championships. The match went the full distance, the score in the seventh end was 13-11 in favour of Ogier and Powell.
Second seeds Garry Dodd and Adam Langlois made their way to the final without conceded an end.

Womens Doubles

Top seeds Kay Chivers and Dawn Morgan defeated Sue Ferbrache and Sophie Ferbrache 4-0 in their semi-final match. Lynn Finn and Juliette Yeaman defeated second seeds Paula Le Ber and Sam Kershaw 11-6 in the seventh end in the other semi-final.

Jez Powell

Islands Championships Day 7

posted 20 Apr 2018, 04:33 by The GTTA

Dan Collenette
Under 18 Mens Singles

Third seed Dan Collenette (pictured) will face number one seed Ben Foss in the final after beating unseeded Corey Brouard in their semi-final. Brouard had an impressive 4-0 victory over second seed Ryan Bichard in the quarter-final.  Foss defeated fourth seed Matt Casey 4-1 in the other semi-final.

Under 18 Doubles

Top Seeds Ben Foss and Ryan Bicahrd made in through to the final by defeating Caden Brouard and Ben sharp 4-0 in the semi-final.  Their opponents will Dan Collenette and Billy Ogier who made it through to the final without dropping an end.

Island Championships Day 6

posted 19 Apr 2018, 01:24 by The GTTA

Mixed Doubles

Top seeds Garry Dodd and Paula Le Ber will meet second seed Josh Stacey (pictured) and Dawn Morgan in the final this Saturday.  Dodd and Le Ber defeated Phil Ogier and Sam Kershaw in their semi-final match 4-0.  Stacey and Morgan also had a 4-0 win over Lawrence Stacey and Charlotte Casey in the other semi-final.

British League 2017-18 Season

posted 18 Apr 2018, 05:25 by The GTTA   [ updated 20 Apr 2018, 06:11 ]

Ravenscroft 1 did tremendously well to win the National A-1 division.  They clinched the title in the final match against Second placed Cardiff City II last Sunday.  Ravenscroft 1 will compete in the Championship Division next season (which is the next league down from the Premier League).

Ravenscroft II had a difficault this year, finishing bottom of the National B-4 table. Press report >>

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