The Spalding and District Table Tennis League will be, as advertised, making a start to its new season programme from tonight (Sept 25th) with Round 1 of the Moulton Shield.
However, in a change to usual practice due to some unresolved matters, there will be two weeks in which complete it.
At time of writing there are 14 teams split 8/6 between the 1st and 2nd Divisions with the slim possibility of another for the second rung.
Currently there are 35 players, which is two down on the start of last season, though in the end, of those, one player didn’t turn out due to injury and others did not complete the season.
At present they are: Division 1 – South Holland, Jokers, Outsiders, Moulton SE, Mine’s a Pint, Nets n Edges, Underdogs and JDM.
Division 2 – Rusty Nails, TNC, Hit and Hope, Assassins, Hurricane Brothers and Deeping Lads.
The Cup draw is: Outsiders v Jokers, Rusty Nails v Moulton SE, Underdogs v JDM, South Holland v Hit and Hope, Nets n Edges v Assassins, Hurricane Brothers v Mine’s a Pint, and TNC and Deeping Lads both have a bye.
Teams are asked to confirm with opponents.
In another change to usual practice there will be no table assigned to matches so that teams my start as soon as they are ready, making it easier, it is hoped, to fit in any rearranged fixtures.
On that subject the rewritten rule states clearly that matches may only be postponed if all parties, including Match Secretary, are in agreement with a new date set.
If that is not the case teams will find that points will be awarded to those attending or games declared void.
Members are encouraged to ensure they have a copy, available from the committee.
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Anyone wishing to try our sport will be most welcome at the High School Sports Hall on a Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 at £4 for the evening.