Autumn Handicap report
Kit Marsden wins the title
There was a good entry for the Autumn Handicap. Players were drawn into groups and progressing through were Kit Marsden, Ashley Marsh, Ray Lee and Martin Nichols.
In the Semi-Finals Martin beat Ray and Kit beat Ashley.
In a very competitive final, Martin took the first game and finding himself 20-l6 down in the second Kit had to change tactics and won 2l-20 and went on to take the third and the title.
Dickie moore cup report
There was a good entry for the first tournament of the new season - the Dickie Moore Cup. It was pleasing to welcome several new players who, at the finish, said how much they had enjoyed the experience of both playing and meeting their fellow contestants.
With Darren Smith unable to compete, Toby Bland took the opportunity to shine and won Group C, beating Steven Triggs, Derek Humphries, Karl Brooke and Ray Lee.
Group D was a good competitive group, Tom Baxter was unbeaten: good play from Paul Calver, Ashley Marsh, Picco Vitesse and young Marissa Brooke.
Martin Nichols became top dog in Group B when he defeated Frankie Hayward in a great match and then Liam Brett, Nathan Harris and Pip French.
The largest group A was split into two sections. 1A saw Kit Marsden and Colin Triggs equal on points but a play-off gave Kit the edge. Sue Allen and Aidie Rumsby took third and fourth places.
2A had Lewis Woolston and Alfie Nichols level but a play-off saw Alfie gain the extra point and progress to the Semi-Final. Gary Stride and Ian Stephens completed the group.
The first Semi saw Martin Nichols use his experience to defeat the young Toby Bland who put up an excellent challenge.
In a tight struggle Tom Baxter emerged the victor over Alfie Nichols. Martin upped his game and Tom had to play at his best to become the new champion winning 3 games to 1.
The Tournament Officer thanked the players for a good tournament and all who helped during the evening and presented the prizes to the finalists.
Edna Fletcher MBE
RANDOM DOUBLES REPORT
The final tournament of the season: the “Random Doubles” has been held. Twelve entries were placed in two boxes and drawn at random into pairs, then handicapped.
Games were fiercely contested – some finalized at 21-20 or 21-19. The top two pairs, Aaron Marche/David Willgoss and Colin Triggs/Gary Stride, scored eight points each; followed by Aidie Rumsby/Martin Nichols with seven points. Mick Wright/Ashley Marsh with six and Sue Allen/Martyn Clarke and Ray Lee/Darren Smith with four.
The final saw some interesting play. First blood to Colin/Gary 21-13 then Aaron/David hit back to win 21-12 but Colin/Gary tightened their game to win the third set 21-18 and take the title.
Divisional Singles Report
Entries for the First Division were drawn into two groups: Martyn Clarke was unbeaten in Group "A", Frank Hayward scored seven points to take second place, followed by Darren Smith and Pip French.
Aaron Marche came top in group "B" losing only one set to Colin Triggs. Carl Stevenson was runner-up with seven points followed by Colin Triggs and Gary Stride.
The semi-finals saw Carl beat Martyn and Aaron beat Frank in three close sets.
Carl could not hold Aaron in the final and went down in three sets.
Division Two saw some very tight games in Group "B" with "defensive players" drawn against each other. A marathon match between David Willgoss and Albert Cadmore saw the latter make a great comeback in the last set for victory.
A solid performance from Dick Boyce saw him emerge in top place pushing Albert into second position. David came third followed by Derek Humphries who played well to take three points.
Ashley Marsh was unbeaten in group "A" followed by Ray Lee. Kieron Tang and Aidie Rumsby had a tussle before Kieron won 11-9/12-10/11-9.
Ray met Dick in the first semi-final and after losing the first set raised his game winning the next three.
Ashley had to play at his best when he met his club mate Albert but won 15-13/11-8/11-7
The Final saw Ray play an intelligent three games never letting Ashley dominate the rallies and he took the title 11-8/11-8/11-8
Report 29th March 2018 - Yarmouth Championships
The Veterans Singles brought the Yarmouth Championships to a close. Eight players were drawn into two groups: Ian Brown had to fight hard for the number one spot in Group "A" with Ray Lee runner-up followed by Gary Stride and Sue Allen, who both took a set from Ian.
Frank Hayward was unbeaten in Group "B", Darren Smith, Mick Wright and Colin Triggs were his opponents
Competition was fierce in the Semi-Finals where Ian defeated Darren in three and Frank took Ray out in four sets.
A real battle in the Final - Ian went two up against Frank who then hit back to take the third and by changing tactics took the fourth. In the fifth game there were excellent attacking strokes and defensive shots and with some cunning changing of pace Frank won to take the title. Scores: 10-12 6-11 11-9 11-8 11-9
The YARMOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS opened at the Yarmouth Conservative Club with the Singles event.
In Group "A" Martyn Clarke took top spot, with Darren Smith runner up, followed by Ashley Marsh and Ray Lee.
Aaron Marche was in winning mood when he topped Group "B". Paul Calver took second place followed by young Will Humphrey who produced some good attacking shots. Derek Humphries came in as a late substitute for Andrew Knell.
Group "C" had to proceed with only three players when Bob Lamb walked out after a dispute. Frankie Hayward came first followed by Alfie Nichols and Gary Stride.
There were some close games in Group "D" but Carl Stevenson and Colin Triggs went through followed by Martin Nichols and Adrian Rumsby.
In the Quarter Finals:
Martyn Clarke beat Colin Triggs 3 - 0
Carl Stevenson beat Darren Smith 3 – 1
Aaron March beat Alfie Nichols 3 -0
Frank Hayward beat Paul Calver 3 -0
Both Semi Finals produced a good standard with Aaron having to play at his best to beat Carl 5-11/11-8/11-5/11-8
Frank just pipped Martyn in five in an excellent match 8-11/12-10/11-9/9-11/11-8.
A grand finish to the tournament saw Aaron beat Frank to take the title 11-4/8-11/11-7/11-7
Two groups played in the Doubles event
Group A saw Aaron Marche/Carl Stevenson take top spot dropping just one point when they met Martin and Alfie Nichols, third were Gary Stride/Mick Wright followed by Ashley Marsh and Albert Cadmore.
Darren Smith/Andy Knell topped group B with Paul White and Martyn Clarke
in runners up spot- Paul Calver/Ray Lee and Colin Triggs /Sue Allen followed.
Darren/Andy were the winners in four of the first Semi Final against Martin and Alfie 11-9/11-5/7-11/11-8
Aaron/Carl beat Martyn/Paul W 10-12/11-8/11-8/11-8 and went on to win an exciting final against Darren and Andy 6 -11/11-4/8-11/11-6/11-6SPRING HANDICAP TOURNAMENT - FEB 2018
The Spring Handicap Singles tournament was held at the Yarmouth Conservative Club and attracted an entry of 24 players- then with one player dropping out and two not arriving this entailed re forming two of the groups
Group "A" winner was Gary Stride playing off a handicap of + 4, Ray Lee +1 came second followed by Albert Cadmore.
Martyn Clarke -8 was unbeaten to take top place in GROUP "B" where new youngster Will Humphrey + 10 played extremely well to qualify for the Quarter Final pushing Darren Smith into third spot and Bob Lamb fourth - others in this group were Dick Boyce and Henry Tang.
Group "C" had three players with nine points and on count back Paul Stone was given top place, Mick Wright was runner-up and Ashley Marsh third.
Group "D" with one entrant not arriving saw Sue Allen + 4 triumph with twelve points - Martin Nichols took the R/Up spot followed by Kit Marsden, Liam Hanley and Alan Jones.
Quarter Final: Martin N beat Gary Stride 2 - 1 / Martyn C beat Mick 2 - 1
Ray beat Sue 2 – 1 / Will beat Paul 2 – 1.
Semi Final: Martin N just pipped Will in a very exciting match - the youngster pushed him all the way before going down 21-17 / 20-21 / 18-21
Martyn C continued on his unbeaten way when he defeated Ray 21-17 / 21-19
The final saw Table Tennis at its most entertaining with Martyn C on all out attack
and Martin N (+7) bringing out all his defensive skills and change of pace
to challenge to the end- Martyn C took the honours 21-18 / 21-12
The Chairman thanked the players for a most entertaining evening of good competitive play and thanked Tournament Officer Edna for organizing the event. Thanks also to Martyn C and Bob Lamb for setting up the tables etc.
The Doubles, held on Thursday, attracted twelve players- A round robin of one group was played Gary Stride with partner Mick Wright on + 2 stormed through to the final unbeaten.
Three pairs tied for the R/Up spot- Tom Baxter and Andrew Knell on – 8, Kit Marsden and Ashley Marsh scratch and Darren Smith and David Boatman -4. On count back Darren and partner went through.
Other pairings were Dick Boyce/Ray Lee and Martyn Clarke/Aidie Rumsby
Gary with his new partner was determined to retain his title and this was done in style when they won 21-11 / 21-18. A most enjoyable evening of competitive play
The next round of the Doubles Cup will be held w/begin 5th March and the Yarmouth Championships W/begin ** 19th and 26th March **BOOK THE DATES
Autumn Handicap Report 2017
The Autumn Handicap was held at the Great Yarmouth Conservative Club with 19 entries. With four players scratching on the evening players were re-drawn into three groups of five.
Group A had two players, Pip French and Nathan Harris tie and on count-back Nathan was given top spot. Colin Triggs came third followed by Sue Allen and Bob Lamb.
Group B was hotly contested but Paul White was top dog with twelve points- Dick Boyce with seven put up a strong challenge followed by Ray Lee/ Mark Stebbings and Laurie Poulson
Another tie in Group C with Gary Stride and Jake Mitchell both scoring seven points- countback saw Jake go through with Paul Calver who was top, unbeaten with twelve points.
The first Semi-final with Paul C receiving one point was very competitive with some good rallies and strong retrieving from Paul W. it was victory for Paul C 21-19 / 21- 18
Jake then met Nathan and with both players on + 10 this was then played starting at scratch Jake was victorious 21-11 / 21-18
Playing in his first final Jake found the experience of Paul C told and he lost 13-21 / 15–21 Paul retained the title he first won last season.
Thanks must go to Bob Lamb for assembling the tables and helping with the re-draw and to Ray Lee for umpiring.
2017 Dickie Moore Cup
The new season started with the Dickie Moore cup held at the Gt Yarmouth Conservative club. Players were drawn into four groups: Matt Current dominated group "A" winning all his games, Bob Lamb, Paul Calver and Derek Humphries followed.
Carl Stevenson and Lewis Woolston were fighting for top place in Group "B" and Lewis was the master when he defeated Carl three straight. Ray Lee and Dennis Symeou took 3rd and 4th place.
Martyn Clarke became top-dog in Group "C" and there was fierce competition for the lesser places, Gary Stride scored 5 points, Colin Triggs 4 and Alfie Nichols 3.
Group "D" produced some very close games with Darren Smith just edging out Mick Wright, Wally Ladmore and Jeremy Bedford.
The first Semi-Final saw Matt defeat Darren with the latter fighting all the way. Lewis then played Martyn and this match produced some excellent rallies, Lewis just edged the first 12-10, back stormed Martyn to take the second but a change of tactics saw Lewis win the next two
Matt did not get a good start in the Final but then steadied to take the next 12-10. Great rallies from both players drew applause from spectators, third game to Matt 11-7 then match point in the fourth at 11-10 but it went to Lewis 13-11 which player now had the tactics to take the final game and it was Matt who won 11-7 to take the title.
Secretaries please note the following alterations
John Richardson + 3 Gorl Cons
Darren Swann +1 to Yarcon "A"
Matt Current -9 Yarcon "B"
Toby Bland + 10 to Kings B from Outlaws
Tom Baxter – 9 Mill Lane ENX
Lewis Woolston M.L ENX handicap now -8
Autumn Handicap 2016
There were 19 entries for the Autumn Handicap competition but with two withdrawing the remaining 17 were drawn into 4 groups.
Martyn Clarke – 7 topped Group A closely followed by Ashley Marsh + 3. Young player Kieron Tang and Adie Rumsby found the opposition difficult but performed well.
Martin Nichols + 4 was unbeaten in group B. Eddie Fuller + 1 was runner-up followed by Derek Humphries and Laurie Poulson.
Group C was fiercely contested. Paul Calver + 5 playing his first tournament for many years just took top place from Gary Stride + 4 followed by Ray Lee + 1, Jordan Naismith + 8 and Colin Fortescue – scratch.
In Group D Cliff Frazer + 1 pushed Alfie Nichols - scratch into second place. Darren Smith - 2 was third losing some very close games but he had a good victory 2 – 1 over Cliff. David Lever + 10 found the opposition too strong but scored some good points.
Q Finals Martyn Clarke beat Alfie + 5
Gary beat Martin N scratch.
Paul + 4 beat Eddie
Cliff beat Ashley + 2
S Finals Paul + 9 beat Martyn C
Gary + 3 beat Cliff
FINAL PAUL beat GARY 21- 19 / 21 – 16
League Cup Final
The Final of the League Cup competition has been held between “Yarcons A” and “Yarcons Crusaders”. In a good all round team performance the “ A “ team took the title from the holders by six games to three. Paul White and Mike Woolston both won two games each. Martyn Clarke was on course for his hat-trick but lost in the third game 20 – 21 to Kian Burgess who played very well for the losers. Curtis Beales and Bradley Burgess found the winners fighting hard for every point and were unable to gain the advantage.
Please note the printing of the Spring Pairs Competition in book is incorrect-The league Cup draw
was duplicated in error- also the Tournament Calendar- please delete both
Spring Pairs Alteration
SPRING PAIRS COMPETITION
First round draw
Groups “A” and “B”/Tues.10/01/17. Groups “C” and “D” Thurs.12/01/17-venue-Gt.Yarm.
Yarcon Police Kings Eagles Mill Lane ENX Yarcon Dynamos
St Johns Yarcon A Kings Cobras Yarcon Crusaders
Broadland A ENSFC Yarcon B Kings B
Ysrcon Telecom Mill Lane Gorl Conservative Broadland B
Two players per team drawn into 4 groups-One game 2l-up per player against all opponents in the group
No deuce-handicap scaling down to apply
One point scored for each game won
Winners of each group go through to Final as a group of four pairs
28th March 2017 at Gt Yarmouth Conservative Club
This competition is part of the League season and participation by teams is mandatory
League Cup Results
Games in the League Cup have resulted in some surprising results.
Kings B was off to a flying start beating Yarcon Telecoms 8 games to 1. St Johns had to fight hard against the ENSFC when Kieron Tang in his first match defeated Frank Hayward and Jordan Naismith came out top against Wally Ladmore But the oldies called on all their experience and ran out winners 7 games to 2. Yarcon Crusaders were winners 6 games to 3 when they met Kings Eagles.
Yarcon B just edged it 5 games to 4 against Broadland B and another two close matches saw Yarcon Police scrape home 5 – 4 against Yarcon Dynamoes and two man Gorl Cons pull off an astonishing win 5 – 4 when they met Mill Lane. Albert Cadmore won three with great support from Terry Rymer with two.
Kings Cobra scored 8 when they met Broadland B who could only win 1. Yarcon A overpowered Yarcon Telecom by 8 games to1l and Yarcon Crusaders had another convincing victory when they met Yarcon B, score 7 games to 2. Yarcon Dynamos came out top against Gorl Cons 6 games to 3 and Yarcon Police scored the first whitewash when they played Mill Lane.
Dickie Moore Cup 2016 Competition
The first tournament of the new season, the popular Dickie Moore Cup was held at the Gt Yarmouth Conservative Club. With the withdrawal of two, 18 players were drawn into four groups.
Group “A” had two young players Bradley Burgess and Kian Burgess battling for the honours against Alan Jones/Colin Fortescue and Bob Lamb. Kian became top dog with 11 points. Colin gained 7, Bob 6, Bradley 5 and Alan 1.
Group “B” of four players had the old rivals Matt Current and Martyn Clarke going for the honours and it was the latter who went forward scoring 9 points against the 5 for Matt. Kit Marsden took third spot followed by Gary Stride.
Curtis Beales was on great form dropping only one point on his way to the top of Group “C”. There was fierce competition from Eddie Fuller / David Willgoss /Ashley Marsh and Cliff Fraser all taking points from each other.
Group “D” was a battle between Andy Knell and Louis Woolston as to who would be number one. Andy went through when he defeated Louis two games to one. Ray Lee came third followed by Adrian Rumsby playing in his first tournament.
In the Semi-Final Andy came up against Kian and could not stop the young player from progressing to the final losing 2 – 11 / 8 – 11 / 6 – 11.
The second Semi went the distance and Martyn Clarke looked to be on his way to victory when he took the first two sets 11 – 9 / 13 – 11 but Curtis dug in and after winning the third 12 – 10 raised his game with some good attacking shots to take the last two sets 11 – 9 / 11 – 6 to take his place in the final.
A very entertaining final saw the first set see-saw first in favour of Kian and then Curtis with Kian just edging it 19 – 17. Curtis fought back to win the second 11 – 7 but back came Kian with the third in his favour 11 – 5. Could Curtis raise his game once again? This he did with a good 11 – 9 score to take the fourth set. After a great battle Kian won the fifth 11 – 8 to take the title.
The prizes were presented by the tournament officer Edna Fletcher who thanked the umpires and helpers and also the players for making the tournament so enjoyable.
Annual Friendly Match vs Lowestoft
The annual friendly match against Lowestoft was held at the Yarmouth Conservative Club.
The juniors - Ella Barnard and Bradley Burgess went down 5 points to 7. Ella played well against the strong opposition losing 11 – 13 in one set but gained one point when she took a game 11 – 9 against James Muttitt. Bradley beat both James and Trafford 2 – 1.
The 2nd division was represented by Sue Allen and Martin Nichols who went down narrowly 5 – 7 to David Holland and Paul Burgess, but then by winning the doubles 2 – 1 trailed by just one point. Martyn Clarke and Louis Woolston played for the 1st division and were 7 – 5 up in the singles. Martyn took three points from Josh Barnard and one from Kian Burgess. Louis lost three against Kian but then bounced back to take three from Josh. Yarmouth won the doubles 2 – 1. Score = 9 – 6.
The overall score was now even as the doubles section involving the juniors commenced. These produced some lively and interesting battles. Martyn/Bradley took two points from Josh /Trafford. Sue/Ella lost 0 – 3 against Paul/Trafford. Louis/Bradley won 3 – 0 against Kian/James. Martin Nichols/Ella lost 1 – 2 to David/James.
Overall score 27 points each. A draw for the first time.
President Edna Fletcher presented the shield to Lowestoft and thanked them for an excellent evening of table tennis. Thanks also to Eddie Fuller for taking the photos and to Ray Lee and David Willgoss for umpiring and to the Conservative Club for providing the excellent refreshments. On behalf of Lowestoft David Holland thanked the Yarmouth team for their hospitality and for a most enjoyable evening.
League Cup Yarcon Crusaders Yarcon A
Autumn Handicap Bradley Burgess LouisWoolston
Dickie Moore Sean Molloy Ma
Singles Martyn Clarke Jordan Neasmith
Doubles Kian Burgess/Bradley
Spring Pairs Yarcon Crusaders King
Doubles Lewy Carby/Matt Current Kian Burgess/Curtis Beales
Div 1 Singles Kian Burgess Lewy Carby
Div 2 Singles Bradley Burgess Sue Allen
Random Doubles Cliff Frazer/Jane Burgess Matt Current/Gary Stride
Top team Div 1 Yarcon Crusaders Yarcon A
Top Team Div 2 Kings “E” Kings “B”
Bob Hazell Award Josh Baker
Merit Cup Ray Lee
Div one Lewy Carby
Div two Alfie Nichols
Sportsman Cup Dynamoes
Random Doubles Competition
The last tournament of the season, the “Random Doubles” attracted 16 entries. One large group of 8 pairs were then handicapped and with scaling down some exciting games were played.
Lewy Carby with his partner Derek Humphries took top spot followed by Ryan Moore/Dick Boyce - Matt Current /Gary Stride and Cliff Frazer /Jane Burgess. There were some very tight games with some scores of 21 -20 and 21-19 and many resulting in “draws”.
Matt & Gary met Ryan & Dick in the first Semi-final and progressed to the final. Cliff & Jane had a most exciting attacking match against Lewy & Derek and won in three with the score 21 – 20 in the final game.
The final proved to be most enjoyable and Cliff & Jane upped their game against Matt & Gary with some fine attacking shots and just edged ahead to take the title in this fun event.
The date of the QUIZ is Thursday 19th May and the closing date for food is MAY 10th
Teams up to six - No entry fee but a raffle prize would be appreciated.
AGM is May 26th
Divisional Singles Competition
The DIVISION ONE singles was drawn into two groups.
Lewy Carby dropped only one point to win his group followed by Matt Current with nine. Ryan Moore took third place with seven followed by Mike Woolston and Ray Lee.
There were some very close games in Group B with both Curtis Beales and Louis
Woolston involved in deuce matches. Kian Burgess had a struggle against Louis finally winning 9 –11 / 14-12 / 12 –10/ 11-9 /11-6. Kian won the group with Curtis runner-up.
The first semi saw Kian drawn against Matt and win through in four tight sets 11-9 / 4-11 / 11-9 / 11-9.
Lewy played Curtis and also won in four close games 11-8 / 8-11 / 14-12 / 11-9.
In the final Kian was on great form and took the title when he beat Lewy in four sets 11-9 / 11-7 / 4-11 / 11-7.
The DIVISION TWO Singles was played in two groups.
Group B had Colin Fortescue as top dog and two players, Alfie Nichols and Gary Stride had a play-off for the runner-up spot. Alfie won and went forward to the Semi-final
Group A had many close games. Sue Allen playing her usual steady game beat Bradley Burgess three straight to win the group and push him into the runner-up spot. Martin Nichols played well to score seven points followed by promising youngster Jordan Naismith and Alan Jones.
Sue beat Alfie in the first Semi 11-7 / 12 – 10 / 13-11 and Bradley put out Colin 12 -10 / 11 -4 / 11 – 9.
In an exciting final Bradley was out for revenge and upped his game to take the title beating Sue 11 – 6 / 8 – 11 / 11 – 4 / 11 – 9.
Send in your entries and orders for food for the Quiz on May l9th by LATEST * MAY 10th**
Edna Fletcher MBE
Men's Doubles Competition
One Group of six pairs played for the doubles title and with several new pairings it was difficult to predict the winners.
Kian Burgess paired with Curtis Beales took two points from Lewy Carby and Matt Current, two from Paul Wright and partner Ryan Moore and two from the pairing of Josh Baker and Bradley Burgess to finish top with 12 points. Lewy and Matt played some good attacking shots and one of their best wins was against Paul and Ryan winning one set 14 – 12 and the others 11- 4 / 11 – 8 to finish in second place with 11 points. Paul and Ryan came third with 7 points followed by Josh and Bradley who combined well together to obtain 8 points and finish third. Paul and Ryan took the fourth position. Ray Lee and Martyn Clarke struggled against the quick play of the youngsters but still managed to score 5 points. Andy Knell and Darren Smith finished in last position.
The Semi Finals saw Lewy and Matt win over Bradley and Josh 11 – 5 / 11 – 5 / 9 – 11 / 11 – 5.
Kian and Curtis were victors over Paul and Ryan 12 – 10 / 8 – 11 / 11 – 6 / 11 – 7.
In the Final Kian and Curtis struck first going into a two sets lead but Lewy and Matt fought hard and levelled at two games all. Battle on for the fifth and the game see-sawed with some exciting rallies and fierce attacking shots but Lewy and Matt won the vital last two points for a well-deserved victory.
Men's Singles Competition
The Championships started with the SINGLES and players were drawn into two groups. Competition was fierce with many matches being won on deuce or 11 – 9.
Kian Burgess topped his group with 12 points. Ryan Moore and Matt Current were running neck and neck for the runners up position but then Ryan dropped one set to Martyn Clarke and his final score was 9 points. Matt seized his chance with a 2 - 1 victory over Louis Woolston to finish with 10 points. Louis snatched a 2 – 1 win over Martyn and Josh Baker beat Louis 2 – 1.
Lewy Carby played well topping his group scoring 14 points dropping only one game to Curtis Beales. Curtis and Paul Wright finished with 10 points each and in a one game play-off Curtis reversed his defeat earlier to Paul and took his place in the Semi – final. Mike played well when taking two points from Paul and finished with a total of 8 points. Ray Lee finished 5th and Darren Smith 6th.
Kian had a really tough match against Curtis winning 12 –10 / 4 – 11 / 11 – 9.
Lewy lost the first against Matt 10 – 12 but bounced back to take the next two 11 – 7 / 11 – 8.
In a hard hitting final Kian took the title 3 games to 1 winning 8 – 11 / 11 – 5 / 12 – 10 / 16 – 14.
Spring Pairs Final Competition
Yarcon Crusaders played excellent table tennis although giving away points to their opponents but Kian Burgess who was undefeated set them on their way to winning their first Spring Pairs trophy. Lewy Carby was slightly off form but managed to gain enough victories (including 21 – 20) against Bob Lamb to pip Kings “E” 9 points to 7.
Alfie Nichols for Kings played well beating Paul Stone 21 – 20 but could not master the spin of Bob Lamb and the looping shots from left hander Martyn Clarke. Martin Nichols played his usual steady game to take victory over Lewy Carby.
Third placed Yarcon “A” played some solid games to finish with six points especially Matt Current who came out top against Alfie and Lewy.
Eagles just could not gain those vital winning points to challenge the top two teams.
Submitted by Edna Fletcher, February 14th
The Town Handicap singles was held on Tuesday. From the 22 entries l9 players attended and were drawn into four groups:
Group “A” qualifiers were Louis Woolston / Jordan Neasmith
Group “B” Cliff Fraser / Nial Simmonds (after play-off with Andy Knell)
Group “C” Martyn Clarke / Gary Stride
Group “D” Ray Lee / Josh Baker
In the semi-finals: Jordan beat Cliff 2l - l5, 21 – 18 and Martyn beat Josh 21 - 20, 21 – 16.
In a very competitive final Martyn beat Jordan (+14) 18 – 21, 21 – 16, 21 -17.
The doubles held on Thursday attracted 6 pairs who played each other in one group with the top two qualifying for the final. Unbeaten were Kian Burgess and Bradley Burgess with a score of 15 points.
Second place was taken by Alfie and Martin Nichols with 10 points.
An interesting final saw the young players producing some good attacking shots with Martyn playing a solid all round game. First blood went to Alfie and Martin (+4) 21 -17 but with a change in receiving Kian and Bradley fought back to take the second 21 - 19. Battle on for the final set which saw the game poised at 14 all and then see-saw to 20 all. Kian served the Sudden Death point and the title was theirs 21 – 20.
Congratulations to all the players for a good tournament turn-out and thanks to Tony for umpiring also
Ray and Martyn for table set-up etc.
Names for Spring Pairs Final by March 2nd please. Final on Tuesday March 9th
Young players from the Yarmouth table tennis league traveled to the Wensum centre in Norwich on January 23rd to participate in the Schools tournament.
Bradley Burgess in the U/11s from St Nicholas Priory CE VA Primary played in a round robin of six contestants and won all his games.
Alfie Nicholls – Acle Academy - played in the U/16s contesting the Semi-finals where he lost in three to Thomas Connolly.
Roddy Brewer playing for Cliff Park High Academy played well to take third place in his group.
In the U/19s three players fought for the title – Jacob/Joseph Goss and Nathan ’Brucey’ Downes played each other. Nathan lost in three to Joseph and in four to Jacob – the brothers then battled for the title with Jacob edging out Joseph 11 – 8 / 11 – 8 / 11 -7 and win a place in the grand finals at Wolverhampton on April 23rd/16.
Congratulations to all the players for a sterling performance
10 year old Bradley Burgess fresh from playing at Grantham in a National ranking event where he became runner up in the U – 13's became “Top-Dog” in the first tournament of the season.
He started by tying for first place in his group with Martyn Clarke and in a one game play-off progressed to the Semi Final. Bob Lamb played well in the group to accumulate four points followed by Dick Boyce.
Group “A” saw Kian Burgess and Louis Woolston battling for top place and when they met each other it was Louis who won through. Paul White battled well to clinch four points.
In Group C Andrew Knell forged ahead dropping only two points. Alfie Nichols and Cliff Frazer tied for second spot with seven points each; back marker Ryan Moore with a -14 handicap managed two points followed by Sue Allen.
The final group saw Martin Pigott have three wins and a draw to gain first position with Mick Wright and Nial Simmonds fighting for runner – up spot and Mick took the last point to succeed. Colin Fortescue and Baden Connolly completed the group.
In the first Semi- Final Bradley Burgess + 8 beat Andrew Knell 21 – 11 / 21 – 4.
Louis Woolston+ 5 survived a very hard game against Martin Pigott 20 – 21 / 21 – 19 / 21 – 19 to progress to the final.
In a very exciting and entertaining final Bradley + 7 was fired up and put Louis immediately under pressure with some intelligent play – mixing hits with well-placed defensive shots, he won the first game and then Louis had to withstand some ferocious attacking shots from the youngster but managed to make some excellent winning shots himself- picking up five straight points to level at 17 all – but Bradley upped the pressure forcing errors from his opponent and ran out a very worthy winner of this excellent final.
Thanks to Ray/Martyn/Tony/Ryan and all other helpers who made the tournament very enjoyable for all who entered.
A reminder that the next tournament is the DICKIE MOORE CUP on ** Tuesday December 22nd ** early entries please.
BY DECEMBER 14th ****
Submitted by Edna Fletcher 17th October 2015
The final stages of the League Cup competition have been held.
The first semi-final saw Yarcons “A” beat Mill Lane Exiles by 8 games to 1
with Andrew Knell gaining the only point for Exiles when he beat Josh
Baker in three. Louis Woolston took Martyn Clarke to three but could
not gain those last winning points.
Matt Current was the star for Yarcons A with three wins.
The second semi was very exciting – Yarcons Crusaders took a 3 – 0 lead,
but then Yarcon Coll Exiles struck back. Sean Molloy won in three against
Kian Burgess and then Joseph Goss beat Curtis Beales.
Lewy Carby then increased the lead for Crusaders by defeating Ryan Moore
who hit back with a win over Kian – When Sean beat Curtis the score was 4 – 4.
The deciding game saw Joseph against Lewy and with points even until 15 all
It was Lewy who surged ahead in both games to give his team victory by one game.
The Final saw Yarcons “A” go ahead 3-1 but Mike Wood had two good wins against Matt Current and
Martyn Clarke to put Crusaders in contention. Matt hit back with a good victory over
Kian Burgess 21 - 20 / 21 – 20.
Lewy Carby was the star again, winning all his three games and when Kian beat Josh
this gave Crusaders a 6 – 3 victory to win their 4th League Cup in 5 years!
The last tournaments of the season have been played and the most interesting fact has been the participation of the younger players in almost all the events whether scratch OR handicap – this of course is the way to improve ones game. The last event, the FUN RANDOM DOUBLES (draw for partner & then handicapped) threw up some unexpected pairings - an entry of 16 players enjoyed this event.
Group A had Jane Burgess with Jacob Goss and with their handicap of +9 they battled their way to top place although they had a close call when playing Dick Boyce /Curtis Beales on + 2, who took the Runners Up spot - Mick Wright and Derek Humphrey on +6 played well as did Ray Lee and Kian Burgess on – 5. Group B had the “long and the short” paired together! ie. Ryan Moore and Bradley Burgess and using their +9 handicap they surged to the top, dropping just one set to Colin Fortescue and Lewy Carby on -6 and scraping through 21-19, 21-20 against Alan Yardy and Joseph Goss on +4. Sue Allen and Mike Woolston won their first game but lost the others.
Semi-Finals. Ryan/Bradley on +7 beat Dick/Curtis on +2 21-18, 21-17.
Jane and Jacob on +12 beat Colin/Lewy on -6 21-15, 21-17
The Final saw some excellent rallies with all players attacking - Jane overcame her nerves and supported Jacob well. Young Bradley played some exceptional shots and with a +2 start with his partner Ryan took the title in this very last tournament of the season 21-17, 21-16.
The final of the Spring Pairs saw another title go to the Donic team when they came top with 10 points
Ray Lee/Matt Current for Yarcon “A” had to have a play-off for the runners-up spot, which they duly won against College Exiles with Martin Pigott and Mike Woolston. Kings B played well but failed to win the vital points. ENSFC “C” withdrew.
The first Divisional singles saw one group battle for the title. Cliff Frazer played well to reach the final where he met “old Maestro” Colin Fortescue. Having beaten Colin in the group play, Cliff shot to a one game lead then the games see-sawed until in the fifth Colin went 1-9 down, but calling on all his experience he clawed his way back to go ahead & take the title at 12-10. Well done Colin.
Thanks to all Umpires and helpers at all the tournaments this season.
Forms are out for the Quiz night and also for entry to the League next season. Remember – you will only have until June 30th to register teams & players this year, so please start finalising your sides as soon as possible.
DIVISIONAL SINGLES WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:
FIRST DIV. Tuesday 14th April
SECOND DIV Thursday 16th April
Start 7.30pm. Entries to Tournament Officer BY 10th April
SPRING PAIRS FINAL Tuesday 2lst April. Names of players to Tournament Officer by April 15th
RANDOM DOUBLES Thursday 23rd April (Partners drawn at random). Entries by 15th April
Town Championships Doubles Tournament
Submitted by Edna Fletcher 20th March 2015
The Championships continued with the Doubles competition. Seven pairs were drawn into one group
and there were several very close games often with just two points overall deciding the winners. Kian Burgess partnered by Lewy Carby topped the group with 15 points followed by Joseph and Jacob Goss with 12. Ryan Moore and Curtis Beales put in a strong challenge but lost three vital points to Kian and Lewy which then put them in third position. Ray Lee with Ian Brown did well to score nine points, equal with Mike and Louis Woolston. Mike entertained us all with some acrobatic retrieving and attacking play. Next came Martyn Clarke and Josh Baker followed by Mick Wright and Cliff Frazer who although not gaining many points enjoyed the experience of playing the top pairings.
The FINAL saw Joseph and Jacob gain their revenge against Kian and Lewy when they took the title 3-0.
Town Championships Under 21 Tournament
The tournament attracted the top six players who then played in one group. Competition was very fierce - who would take the crown?
Lewy Carby had an excellent start taking all three points from Josh Baker. Kian Burgess then scored two points when he battled against Matt Current winning a close game at 13-11. Jacob then beat brother Joseph 2-1 and Lewy scored six more points against Jacob, Matt and Kian, but the latter hit back when he won three each against Josh and Joseph.
The closest game saw Joseph take two points against Lewy, scoring 17-15, 11-13, 12-10. Kian and Lewy shared top position with ten points each followed by Jacob, Matt, Joseph and Josh.
The FINAL reached an excellent standard - Kian took the first 11-5, but Lewy struck back 17-15,11-7.
Kian dug deep and took the next two games 11-6, 11-7 to become a well deserved champion.
Thanks go to Tony, Ray, Martyn, Lewy and all other umpires and helpers whose contribution enabled the championships to run to schedule.
The Spring Pairs FINAL will be held week commencing April 20th.
Two names for each of the five teams will be required by the Tournament Officer by April 15th.
Divisional Singles and Random Doubles will also be held in April
Quiz will be May 21st, followed by the AGM May 28th
Submitted by Edna Fletcher 13th March 2015
The Yarmouth Championships started with the Singles tournament & was played on Tuesday at the Gt Yarmouth Conservative Club.
Group “A” had Sean Molloy unbeaten with Mike Woolston scoring a great victory over Joseph Goss 12-10 in the fifth to take the runners-up spot.
Group “B” was hotly contested - Lewy Carby got off to a flying start when he took three points from Josh Baker, Matt Current survived a strong challenge from Ryan Moore, scraping home 12 – 10 in the fifth. Josh managed to take one point when he met Matt but the latter took top place and pushed Lewy into second place by defeating him in five.
Ian Brown was top dog in Group “C” followed by Curtis Beales, Andrew Knell and Ray Lee.
Winner of Group “D” was Jacob Goss putting Kian Burgess into second place when he defeated him 3-1. Martyn Clarke was third followed by Louis Woolston - the standard of play in this group was very high.
Quarter Finals & Semi Finals
Jacob beat Mike in four, Sean beat Kian in four, Ian beat Lewy in three and Matt beat Curtis in four.
Both Semi-finals were of a high standard. Jacob beat Matt 11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, and Ian with his strong defensive play put Sean under pressure but could not keep up the momentum and went down 11- 4, 11-9, 9-11,11-8.
The Final saw Jacob push Sean all the way with some great attacking play, but it was the Lion who finally triumphed over the Cub to take the title 3-1.
The Veterans, playing on Thursday competed in one group with Ian Brown taking the title unbeaten. Ray Lee was runner-up.
Autumn Handicap Final stages
Venue: Great Yarmouth Conservative Club
In the Quarter-Finals, Mike Woolston had a walkover, Jacob Goss beat Joseph Goss, Ray Lee beat Niall Simmonds & Lewis Carby beat Ryan Moore.
Semi-Final, Mike beat Lewis 2 – 1, Jacob beat Ray 2 - 0
Final, Jacob beat Mike 2 - 0
Town Handicap Singles
Venue: Great Yarmouth Conservative Club
The Spring Handicap Singles was drawn into four groups- players winning through were Martyn Clarke (-8) beat Nial Simmonds (+10). Matt Current (-8) beat Martin Nichols (+4). Lewis Carby (-9) beat Simon Lazaro (+15). Kian Burgess (-7) beat Joel Gaspar (+10).
Lewis played Martyn Clarke in the Semi-final and won 21-18, 21-18 and Kian took out Matt 13-21, 21-19, 21-18. In an excellent final Lewis took the title when he beat Kian in three – 18-21, 21-18, 21-18.
Town Handicap Doubles
The doubles attracted eight pairs- Group “A” winners were Joseph and Jacob Goss with six points, runners-up Mick Wright and Martin Nichols with four followed by Bradley Burgess / Harry Lee and Matt Current / Ryan Moore. Lewis Carby and Kian Burgess topped group “B” with maximum points followed by Darren and James Smith with four, Charlie and Alfie Nichols with two and Ray Lee and Martyn Clarke with one.
Mick and Martin came up against Lewy and Kian in the semi-final and put up a strong challenge before going down 2-1. Joseph and Jacob were on top form in their Semi and narrowly took out Darren and James with both pairs playing some entertaining rallies.
The Final was an excellent example of doubles play with both pairs playing great attacking and retrieving shots- Lewy and Kian took the title 21 – 20 / 21 14.
Thanks to Ray, Matt, Martyn, Darren and James for preparing the playing areas and to Tony Walton for Umpiring services.
Next tournaments will be the Yarmouth Championships week-beginning March 9th and 16th
The group play in the Spring Pairs Competition was held on Tuesday and Thursday at the
Great Yarmouth Conservative Club
Group “A” had clear cut winners- when Sue Allen (unbeaten) and Cliff Frazer- losing only to Paul
Wright Jnr at 20-21 put Kings “B” into the final
A close group saw Yarcon “A” scrape home by one point from Reedham Eagles to win Group “B”
The youngsters of Cliff Park Underdogs tried hard but in spite of their handicap could not win that vital
point to take the game- Strong opposition from Rosa Hogarth for Gorl Cons.backed by Terry Rymer
made their opponents fight all the way
There was a play-off in Group “C” when Mill Lane Exiles and ENSFC tied on points and the college team
were victorious- Niall Simmonds took advantage of a generous handicap to help his team to top spot
The youngsters of Kings C- Bradley and Harry played well
The tightest group saw Donic Demons win Grp “D” by one point from Yarcon Sparks who had Kian Burgess
take four points and Colin Triggs three- The turning point came when Curtis Beales for Kings “A” was leading
Joseph Goss 18 – 14- a lucky net cord for the Donic player set the path for a great come-back and victory
at 21 – 20 Donic eight points- Sparks seven and Telecom six- Alan Jones for Telecom- playing some iinspired
rallies- took the scalps of Jacob and Kian to gain the most points of the group- five !
Group “E” went to the last two games to decide the winner- Mill Lane started well taking two points from
Yarcon Police- College Exiles then got into their stride with Martin Pigott stacking up the points backed by
Mike Woolston- Police hit back together with Mill Lane and with two games to play these three teams had
six points each- Exiles were on top form with Mike beating Steve Allen and then Simon Allen going down to
Martin 21 – 19- to give them eight points and top the group
Final of this competition will be held in April