Table Tennis Newsletter September 2019

Cup Draw: This has been done and you will find them on the tt365 site on the 'Cup Comps' tab above.

Complete draw for subsequent rounds:

16 teams: 9v13, 7v4, 3v16, 15v1, 14v11, 8v10, 5v2, 12v6

8 teams: 5v6, 1v3, 4v7, 2v8

4 teams: 3v1, 2v4

New Cup Handicap Rules: New system Mark2. After some anomalies in last years system were observed, we are still trying a system based on the players that turn up rather than the position of the team in the tables. This one is based on the position of the players in the averages. So, once again we will have to see.

Members and non-members of TT365: Use the online team checker in the tt365 menu. It will tell you immediately if your player is can be entered on the match card without problems. Don't believe anyone who says they have renewed. They may have false memory syndrome. Any problems, I can register anyone straight away as long as I get £7 to be paid to TT365 later. Cheques to Bolton Table Tennis League sent to me or do a BACs and email me the players' names. Sort Code: 16-00-06 Account: 10779751 with RBS. Some are being registered via Oldham which may cause a few problems as they start later than us. So match card entries may get delayed in some cases.

Members and non-members of Table Tennis England: Since this is divorced from TT365. This may not show up until I try and replicate match cards on their site. Some players will just have to accept their wins being cancelled at a later date than the week after the match was recorded on TT365. Once again I can renew your membership instantaneously if you send the £16 as above. Think we are going to have to play this one as we go along.

Results Entry: This has been set up as follows:

Every Secretary has been given permission for their own team.
Every Committee Member has been given permission for any team in their own squad.
Any Club Secretary has been given permission for all their club teams.

Any player can be set up to enter a match card for any team. Email me.

Cup & League Matches Double Up: Sometimes you find that you have been drawn in a cup with a team for which you have a league match coming up. Why not agree to play them both at the same time? Fill in two separate match cards. If a set is won in three, play one more for the cup card. If a set goes to five use the first four for the cup card. Then you get a spare night. Tell me and I will do the provisional rankings alphabetical list.

The usual reminder to watch your language: Gratuitous bad or homophobic language is not acceptable during play in matches under the jurisdiction of the Bolton & District Table Tennis League. As we have said before, if you are six blokes who know each other very well in private, then no-one wants to spoil your repartee.

If you are in a public place where you can be overheard, then there should be no bad language of any kind. From a Committee point of view, the only way this can be eliminated is if players report it. The player may get a warning first time or a fixed suspension. However, a continuation will result in a more permanent ban. Report within 7 days of the match stating who said what to whom. Apologies for preaching to the converted.

Roy Caswell, General Secretary of the Bolton & District Table Tennis League

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