YORK & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION
SHEPHERD & MACHELL TROPHIES 2017/2018

Thirty teams have entered this season.  This requires fourteen 1st Round fixtures and two 2nd Round fixtures to be played in the four week Xmas break. Two teams will have to play twice during this period. The draw for the 1st Stage fixtures is as follows:

Monday 11/12/2017
York R I “H”                                        v          Strensall “A”
Strensall “B”                                       v          Clarence “A”
Clarence “E”                                          v          Bootham “B”
York R I “A”                                           v          Poppleton

Tuesday 12/12/2017
Clarence C I U “B                                v          York R I “F”
York R I “E”                                        v          Clarence C I U “A”
Clarence “G”                                       v          Shepherds “A”

Wednesday 13/12/2017
Clarence “D”                                          v          Wigginton & Haxby “B”
Wigginton & Haxby “A”                       v          Shepherds “B”
Clarence “F”                                          v          B T “A”
York R I “C”                                           v          Coneysthorpe “B”

Thursday 14/12/2017
Coneysthorpe A”                                v          Clarence “C”
Clarence “B””                                      v          Ryedale
B T “B” @ Clarence                                v          York R I “G”

Tuesday 02/01/2018
Bootham “A” @ R I                                v          Winner of Wigginton & Haxby “A” v Shepherds “B” (2nd Round)

Thursday 04/01/2018
York R I “B”                                           v          Winner of Clarence “E” v Bootham “B” (2nd Round)

Club Secretaries were provided with a stock of white, addressed scorecards for this event at the September General Meeting. The Second Stage matches will be played in the weeks commencing 12/02/2018 and 19/02/2018. Losing teams from their first matches are automatically entered into the Plate event (Machell Trophy) also played in the same two weeks. Teams must play their first Shepherd Match to play in the Machell.

Match start time is no later than 7.30 pm except for matches at York RI (including Ryedale @ RI and Bootham @ RI) and Poppleton which is 7.15 pm.  All the above matches should be played by 07/01/2018. Matches can be rearranged by mutual agreement within the allocated period but the home team must notify me of the new date. Players must be registered with myself, with Dave Quinlan (Match Secretary) and with Table Tennis England, must not play for more than two teams at their club and must have a Group Number for handicap purposes.

Please post the completed scorecard on to me immediately after the match. Late scorecard fines may apply. If there are any problems please give me a ring. Further information to follow.                            

David Atkinson (Competitions Secretary)
Telephone (01904) 704743 (9.30am to 9.30pm)
E-mail: davidcatkinson@hotmail.co.uk
106 Bramble Dene, Woodthorpe, York YO24 2RJ

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