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Suffolk Vets Entry Form. Oct 2017

Suffolk County Closed Veteran Table Tennis Championships is taking place at Britannia Table Tennis Club in Ipswich on Sunday 19th November. Closing Date Friday 3rd November. Entry form from here

Veteran players up for a challenge?. Oct 2017

The Ipswich Britannia Tri Veteran Table Tennis Series (1) is taking place on Sunday the 29th of October at the Britannia Table Tennis Club in Ipswich, Suffolk.It is the first of three events in a series.If all places go for the three events and there are a maximum of 24 places open to both men and woman in a mixed event, then the outrightwinner on a points table would get £400.There is prize money for each individual competition winner and runner up for band one and vouchers for the winner and runner up of band two.You can get an entry form from here.The good news is that the start time has been put back to a 10 am start and the clocks go back the night before!!!Please advise asap if you wish to play.

DIV 2 - Change of Capel venue and home night. Sep 2017

Please note that the Capel C will be playing at Copdock and Washbrook playing field pavilion (Next to village hall)
Old London Road
Copdock
IP8 3JN
Home night also be changing to Thursday. Div 2 secretaries and relevant club secretaries have been emailed the details.

2017-18 FIXTURES. Aug 2017.

I am pleased to report that the online fixtures are no longer provisional, and can therefore be relied upon to arrange player availability!Andy

ADULT COACHING - UPDATE. Aug 2017

Unfortunately, due to a prior booking at the Dome (Top 12 comp) the Sunday of the coaching has been cancelled. If demand exists Aad will pick another date during the season, we will review after event.Saturday 9th Sept - cost will be £15 per player. Times are 12:15-14:15, break, 15:15-17:15
Details are 15:15-17:15Details are updated on BTTC website and now include how to enter and pay.http://www.britanniatabletennisclub.co.uk/news-events.html

Fixtures. Aug 2017.

The PROVISIONAL fixtures for 2017-18 have been published.Please let me know if you spot any problems and I will update again in a week or so as to whether we can confirm them.Andy

Adult Coaching Event. Aug 2017.

Adult Coaching event Sept 9th and 10th Britannia Club Coach Aad has kindly agreed to run coaching events for league-standard adult players at the Dome. Members of any IDTTL club are welcome, there will be a limit of numbers to ensure full and continuous tuition and sparring, and should the sessions prove successful there is every chance they will be repeated at later dates. Cost will be £15 per player per day, you can enter one day only if required. If there are low numbers (why?!!) then the sessions will run on just Saturday 9th Sept. Sat 9th times are 12:15-14:15, break, 15:15-17:15 Sun 10th times are 10:00-12:00, break, 13:00-15:00 Aad will deal with entrants and money - details to follow

IDTTL Player Required. July 2017.

Capel A require a player in the Premier next season. Home games are on a Monday night and played at Great Blakenham. Contact Kelvin Larking at kelv_larking@yahoo.co.uk

Player Required Div 2. Jul 2017.

Wherstead Table Tennis Club would like to strengthen their Team (s) in Division 2 next year, so if there are any good Div 2, or Div. 1 players out there, looking for a Club, we would be very interested. Please contact Malcolm Peers, Secretary. Details on the website.

IDTTL 2017 AGM. June 2017

The Chairman, Geoff Crank, welcomed and thanked all those present for attending.
Presentation of the Jim Kenworthy Award for most improved Junior to Alex Attew by Britannia Coach Aad Kwakkelstein who spoke about Alex's progress, and the Junior coaching he organises in Ipswich and further afield.There 35 Juniors in the coaching set-up now, and whilst Aad is keen for the older players to enter the league, he is hesitant to recommend this to the younger players. Aad is happy to attend a committee meeting to discuss what the league could do to help further develop a Junior presence in the league. He welcomed approaches from anybody who is interested in him setting up an after-school club.
Trimley TTC asked about adult coaching and this is something that could be looked into, particularly at Kesgrave TTC.
Andy Mann presented the Secretary's Report:
Congratulations to all winners, particularly as Div 1, 2 and 3 were closely fought.
The work Jimmy Farrow and Michael Wright put in to the smooth running of the League and also the Championships was acknowledged.
Well done to ISC B for winning the Handicap Cup and to Brian Blagden for his organization. More entries next year please!
Update on TTE funding, and possible use in supporting clubs and leagues. Aim to receive an update from TTE on this in due course.
Active TTE membership is required for all league players and includes Personal Accident Insurance alongside Public Liability Insurance.
Printed handbook to be replaced by electronic version. Most information is on the website but the secretary will send contact lists to all club and team secretaries. This will ensure that contact data and fixtures are as up-to-date as possible.
Jimmy Farrow presented the Championships Report:
Entries steady at around 86 players. Particularly low entry from Div 3 again.
Thanks also to the main sponsors Chips Away, JM Finn and Sampson Blinds.
The Championships to move to Kesgrave Sports Centre after 9 years at the Corn Exchange - to be held 17th and 18th February 2018.
The cost of the Corn Exchange is prohibitive, with sponsorship far harder to come by. A question from the floor asked whether we should seek TTE funding for the Championships. This was thought very unlikely to be forthcoming.
Jimmy Farrow presented the Treasurer's Report:
The aim is to rebuild league finances which have depleted to £200. Expenditure is significantly ahead of income at the moment but the switch to Kesgrave for the Championships should allow the bank balance to quickly rebuild and the league can then look to deploy these reserves for the benefit of the league.
Reiteration that sponsorship levels are not what they once were.
Steve Branton suggested we continue to seek website sponsors to cover the cost of hosting and renewing the domain name now that we won't require Handbook sponsors and this was agreed.
Presentation of Trophies:
Trophies were presented to Winners and Runners-up of each division.
The Doris Fox Award : not awarded, no nominations received.
Election of Officers:
Current list of officers read out, with explanation for the removal of Divisional Secretaries, to be replaced by a more general position of Match Secretary.
Request again made for a permanent Press Secretary.
Any Other Business:
A request from the floor for printed fixture and contact lists if access to a printer or the internet was not possible.
Steve Branton provided a tribute to former league Treasurer Alan Pearce who passed away earlier this year.
Jimmy Farrow gauged views on the removal of memento trophies at the AGM. This was broadly supported and it was suggested that winning teams could be offered free team registration the following year, alongside a gift voucher or item of table tennis equipment.
Meeting closed at 20:23

IDTTL - Players wanted for the 2017/18 season. June 2017.

Pickwicks, playing at Baylham Village Hall in Division 3, are looking for a player for the 2017/18 season who will be able to play part time.Sandwiches are provided at home matches and annual subs are around £40 (cheap and cheerful).Anyone interested please contact Mike Chenery (07763 469045) or Mark Beaumont.(numbers are in the book).

AGM Notification. Apr 2017.

Ipswich and District Table Tennis League, Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 14th June 2017The next Annual General Meeting will take place at the Rosary Conservative Club, 172 Bramford Rd, Ipswich IP1 4AB commencing at 7.30pm. Please could you distribute this to your club players so that they have the opportunity to attend should they wish.As usual I would like to remind you that Article 6.d states that any proposed rule amendments must be received by the Secretary, in writing, at least 21 days prior to the meeting. The Committee is not proposing any changes this year, but in line with the above, any submissions must be received by the Secretary, preferably via email, by Wednesday 24th May 2016.Could I also ask that you contact me should you wish to nominate anybody for either the Doris Fox award (for services to the League), or the Jim Kenworthy Cup (for the most improved Junior).We will send out Club Team Entry Forms which are to be returned at the AGM, in due course.

Britannia Summer League. March 2017.

The IDTTL league will be finishing shortly for the summer break.If any of you want to continue to play evenings why not join the Britannia Summer League. The entry form is here: Entry Form.
The teams do not have to be the same teams as you normally play for and if just 1 or 2 of your players wish to join we can usually fit them into a team. The normal complement is 6 teams in a Monday and 6 in a Tuesday Divisions with play off matches at the end to finalise a 1 to 12 positions.I look forward to hearing from you all.
Cheers,Brian Blagden
Britannia all.Cheers,Brian BlagdenBritannia Table Tennis Club Summer League Organiser

IDTTL U13 Championships. March 2017.

The IDTTL 2017 U13 Championships took place at Kesgrave Table Tennis Club on Friday 10th March. Fifteen players split across Britannia and Kesgrave clubs were placed in three groups of four and a group of three. In Group A, Conner Holdcroft, Sam Ross and Samuel Pilbrough battled for qualification to the knock out stage, Conner and Sam both being successful. Group B saw Jimmy Holdcroft, Ethan Banna, Guy Attew and Joel George competing for their qualification positions, JimmyH doing so without dropping a game, closely followed by Ethan. Group C made up of Alfie Cohen, Louis Kidd, James Elias and Jason George matched the seedings with Alfie and LouisK winning through. Finally, Group D with Eddie Patterson, Matt Webber, Cameron Young and Louis Ross provided some very close games, Cameron topping the group followed by Eddie. With two players from each group qualifying for the Quarter Finals, Conner beat LouisK in two straight, Ethan beat SamR also in two, Alfie lost to Cameron again in two and JimmyH beat Eddie in two. Keeping to the trend, the Semi Finals were also decided in two with Conner beating Ethan and JimmyH overcoming Cameron.
The Cameron. The Final saw brother against brother in what was a very entertaining match enjoyed by those watching. Two contrasting styles gave the match a certain amount of spice, direct attacking countered by a slightly unorthodox brick wall defence. Winning over five games JimmyH came back after being 1-2 down. Both players should be very proud of their display and a match to catch in the future. All players were a credit to their clubs, showing a high level of play and keenness throughout. Thanks also go to all those who helped, including those volunteering to cover umpiring duties.

Sad News. March 2017.

Alan Pearce passed away on 28th February. He had suffered a stroke last June and after hospital was transferred to Barham Care Home.
Many in the Ipswich TT League will know Alan, who played for many years and also served on the Committee. Alan was the last surviving member of the PO Research 'G' / BT Gladiators team playing with Berni Studd and Bert Newman. Together, they played in the IDTTL having moved up from Dollis Hill in the early 70's.
The photo above shows Alan (far right) in 1987 after the Eastern Postal and Telecomms Region Recreation Association Table Tennis Championships played at St. Neots.
Alan's funeral is to take place on Thursday 30th March. Arrangements by Hunnaball of Ipswich, Norwich Road.2pm Service at Old Cemetery Chapel, Ipswich (drive down Cemetery Lane off Colchester Road. Chapel is signposted).Circa 2.45pm Millenium Cemetery, Tuddenham Road for burial service.Please join the family afterwards at Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach.Family flowers only, but any donations made in Alan's memory will go to Friends of Barham Care Centre
Our thoughts are with Alan's family and friends at this time.

IDTTL 2017 Championships Report. March 2017.

The 2016/2017 IDTTL Championship report can be found here.

IDTTL Championships 2017. Jan 2017

Please see entrants2017.pdf entrants2017.pdf list to see if your entry has been registered.

Pickwicks New Home Venue. Jan 2017.

Pickwicks are having to play the remainder of the season at Ringshall Village Hall, see www.ringshallvillagehall.org.uk.The www.ringshallvillagehall.org.uk.The postcode is IP14 2JB.

Sad News. Nov 2016

I\'m sure that league members will be sad to hear that Paul Packwood passed away on 25th October, aged 91.

Season Dates after Christmas. Nov 2016.

Some teams might still be using fixture lists printed out from the website in September. This is fine for the first half of the season, but can we just remind everybody that the start date for the second half of the season has changed. The handbook is correct, and the website now matches.

Rumour Mill