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New tournament in the calendar
21st March 2017
The Gwent Senior Open returns this July with a mixed event as it was lasy year. Its going to be held once again in Abertillery with a Dragon event to boost. Both competitions are on the 9th July.
The entry form can be found here:
Places are limited in the Senior Open so act fast
European Qualification Match
21st March 2017
The match Wales vs Kosovo on 28th March looks like it will go ahead as planned after the news from the Kosovo team seems positive. A decision is likely to be made on Friday
Beth Roberts, Anna Hursey & Charlotte Carey
(reserves - Beth Richards & Lara Whitton)
Coach - Stephen Jenkins
6th March 2017
Please see the following selections made by the TTW committee yesterday:
Grenzau Training Camp
Callum Evans & Josh Stacey
Euro Qualifier (Wales v Kosovo)
Charlotte Carey, Chloe Thomas, Anna Hursey
International Primary Schools – Cardiff
Anna Hursey, Bethan Jones, Lili-Mai Maitland, Ruby Elliott
Louie Evans, Evan O’Connor, Elliott Jones, Oscar Marriott
2 girls will join with Isle of Man girls team (Lucy Quin & Elizabeth Evans)
Callum Evans, Dan O’Connell, Josh Stacey, Marc Castro,
ITTF Hopes Camp – Luxembourg
Cippenham 4* Junior
Jamie-Lee Harley, Morgan Day-Davies, Grace Clement
Jack O’Duffy, Evan O’Connor, Ben Moore
ITTF Croatian Open
Charlotte Carey, Chloe Thomas
29 May-5 June
World Championships – Germany
Callum Evans, Dan O’Connell
Charlotte Carey, Chloe Thomas
Butterfly Welsh National Championships - Day 2
5th March 2017
Charlotte Carey and Callum Evans took the Women and Men Singles at the 2017 Welsh National Championships. Charlotte beat local rival Chloe Thomas in the final 4/1 after beating Beth Roberts in the semis. Chloe beat youngster Anna Hursey in the other half of the draw, dropping one set on the way. It's Charlotte 3rd title in total.
Callum reversed the 2015 final where he lost to Daniel O'Connell in a tight final. This time it was the Granthan College based players turn to claim Gold winning 4/1. Callum beat Dean Cundy in the semis with Dan beating Ryan Oyler in the other semi.
The U13 Girls singles was won by Bethan Jones. Bethan beat Ruby Elliott, Mali Diggle and Sasha Lewis on route to the title. The U11 boys singles was won by Evan Williams who beat fellow Ael y Bryn clubmate Morgan Cusack in a great final. The U11 girls went the way of Ruby Elliott who managed to hold off Lowri Hurd, Lili-Mai Maitland, Mali Diggle and Sasha Lewis to bring the title home.
Louie Evans has joined his brother in winning a Welsh title. The younger Evans beat Evan O'Connor in the final of the U13 boys.
Lee Thomas retained the Vets title with a 3/1 final win against Neil Wright. The top 2 seeds beat Mark Farrow and Steve Hall respectively in the semis.
Steve Hall and Neil Wright combined to sort out Steve Eades and Mark Simon in the Vets doubles final.
Grantham based duo, Callum Evans and Joshua Stacey took the men's doubles championship beating Dean Cundy and Lloyd Gregory in the final 3/0.
In the U21 women's event Jamie-Lee Harley beat Beth Roberts in the semis 4/3 to set up a final with number 1 seed Charlotte Carey. Charlotte made it through by beating Anna Hursey in the other half of the draw. The final was a little one sided for the World ranked star who won 4/0 and the title.
Like Charlotte, Callum added the U21 to the senior title with a great 4/1 win vs Marc Castro. Castro beat Ryan Oyler in the game of the day, 12/10 in the 7th.
Swansea star Dennis Bromage took the field on in the Over 50's earlier today and will take a nice trophy back down the M4. Dennis beat Roger Grech 3/0 in the final.
Women Singles - Charlotte Carey
Men Singles - Callum Evans
Over 40's - Lee Thomas
Over 50's - Dennis Bromage
U11 Girls - Ruby Elliott
U11 Boys - Evan Williams
U13 Girls - Bethan Jones
U13 Boys - Louie Evans
U21 men - Callum Evans
U21 Women - Charlotte Carey
Men's Doubles - Callum Evans & Joshua Stacey
Vet's Doubles - Steve Hall & Neil Wright
Mixed Doubles - Charlotte Carey & Daniel O'Connell
Butterfly Welsh National Championships - Day 1
4th March 2017
Anna Hursey was a double winner today at the Welsh National Championships as she won both the Cadet and Junior Singles in style. The 10 year old, Cardiff City member, beat Lydia John in the Junior final and Lara Whitton in the Cadets.
Joseph Roberts won the Cadet Boys singles for the first time to add to the U13 singles he collected last year. Joseph beat North Wales youngster Ben Moore in the final. It was great to see ben in the final as he was not seeded at the start of the day. Ben beat fellow North Wales team mate aceytOwen Hopwood in the semis as Joseph beat Jack O'Duffy.
The Over 50's final saw an old battle resurface as Steve Eades locked horns with Steve Hall. Hall was too stron for his rival in the end taking the title.
Roger Thomas won the Over 70's singles in a round robin beating Dennis Bromage and 3 others to top spot.
In the Junior Boys final it was Marc Castro and Joshua Stacey who made it through to fight it out. Josh ran away with it 3/0 in the end to claim the cup and the title. Josh beat Jack O'Duffy (who had a good day) and Marc beat Cadet winner Joseph Roberts.
The Junior Doubles was the final event to be won and the final match was between Josh Stacey and partner Joseph Roberts against Pouyan Javanmard and Cade Short. Stacey and Roberts won it 3/1 to complete the day.
Cadet Girls - Anna Hursey
Cadet Boys - Joseph Roberts
Junior Girls - Anna Hursey
Junior Boys - Joshua Stacey
Junior Boys Doubles - Josh Stacey & Joseph Roberts
Over 50's - Steve Hall
Over 70's - Roger Thomas
Be Safeguarding Aware
13th February 2017
TTW have been made aware from a vigilant affiliated club that there is an email being sent to club/league organisers from a gentleman stating he is from Nigeria and offering to attend their club/league for free as part of his holiday plans and coach youngsters at the club/league. Whilst this may be a genuine offer it is very similar to a contact that TTW recevied direct a few years ago and when it was investigated it was not genuine.
Whilst TTW would not want to discourage anybody from playing/coaching table tennis it must advise clubs/leagues of their duty of responsibility to juniors which is that all coaches have a UKCC qualification, a current UK DBS certificate and up to date qualifications in safeguarding and first aid.
If any club/league feels they wish to respond to this gentlemans offer then it is their responsibility to ensure the above are in place or to ensure that he is supervised at all times by a coach who does have all of the above in place.
Are You Insured?
Last year a number of clubs failed to renew their insurance policy covering club equipment – if you are one of these clubs you will not automatically receive forms for this year.
CHECK YOUR INSURANCE COVER
Equipment stored at Sports Centres, Community Centres, etc. are not necessarily insured under the Centre’s own insurance policy. In fact, not every Centre will actually have “contents” insurance. It is obviously important to insure club equipment as it can be very expensive to replace.
The TTAW have an “All Risks” insurance policy with Old Oak Insurance Brokers of Carmarthen. The policy covers equipment, e.g. tables, nets, surrounds, coaching robots, etc., and trophies, owned by clubs that are affiliated to the Table Tennis Association of Wales.
The cost of insuring equipment and trophies is:
- £1.50 for each £100 new replacement value of equipment (with a £50 excess on each claim).
- £2.10for each £100 new replacement value of trophies (with a £50 excess on each claim).
There is a minimum premium payable of £10 per club.
If you wish to take advantage of this insurance cover please contact:
Ron Davies 01269 843036 email: email@example.com