Table Tennis Newsletter September 2017

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: 3v8, 12v2, 13v6, 1v9, 5v7, 10v15, 11v16, 14v4

8 teams: 3v6, 8v1, 2v5, 4v7

4 teams: 2v1, 4v3

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, 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.

Rule reminders in a nutshell: Matches cannot be postponed apart from the specific reasons in the handbook. They must be played within that fixture week or brought forward. One player only may be used from another lower different club team providing there are five teams between the two teams and the other normal step up rules are observed. Normal squad play is unaffected.

Members and non-members: Use the on-line team checker in the tt365 menu. It will tell you immediately if your player is eligible or not before you play. My list may be out of date. The on-line team checker is immediate. Don't believe anyone who says they have renewed. They may have false memory syndrome.

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.

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

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