2017 Archive News


Welsh National Primary Schools Championships

15th February 2017



Great day at the Welsh National Sports Centre in Cardiff where 36 primary school teams competed for the Welsh National Championship.


Upper Rhymney A won with Rogerstone second, Llangan B third and Upper Rhymney B fourth.


The team of the day was Beaufort Hill A






European U21 Championships

6th February 2017


It wasnt to be for Charlotte Carey at the first U21 European Championships held in Sochi this week.


2 wins and a loss in the first part of qualification meant a harder passage to roound 2. There the quality got ramped up a few notches and it was just out of reach losing to the 3 opponents on offer (Guseva, Loyen and Diaconu)


The doubles with England's number 1 Tin Tin Ho also resulted in a loss in the last 32 to an Austrian/Estonian combo.


So next up is the World Championships in Dusseldorf this coming May.


Team Championships of Wales

30th January 2017


St Mellons retained the Premier Division of the 2016/2017 Senior TCW event in Cardiff yesterday beating rivals Rhondda TTC and Cardiff City TTC on the way to the title.


Other division winners were Carmarthen B, Memory Lane B, St Mellons D, Trinity, Cardiff League A and Blaenavon


A full list of results and final league standings can be found on the TCW section


Austria beat Wales in second leg - ECQ

30th January 2017


In the first leg in Cardiff back in November the score was 3-1 to the Austrian's who showed their class and why they are 11th ranked in the World Team List. Last Thursday however, they were taken all the way at the Katsdorf Hall just outside of Linz.


Charlotte Carey won both her singles (beating the World number 101, Solja) but Chloe Thomas and Megan Phillips missed out in the other 3 matches. It was a great match with a huge atmosphere and a great exerience. Next up is the final game of the qualifiers as Wales host Kosovo in Cardiff on Tuesday March 7th.


Match Highlights:


Hungarian Open NEWS
18th January 2017
With a win each so far, the winner would qualify in top spot through the group into the knockout stages of the World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest.
Charlotte Carey played Russia's Yulia Prokhorova (World Ranked 89th) and led 3/1 in sets before losing with the closest of margins in the 7th set (13/11). Charlotte's win came against Czech player Kucerova, alos 4/3.
Focus turns to the doubles event where Charlotte pairs up with her friend Nicoline Koefoed of Denmark
Results can be found here:








Jenkins wins another Grand Prix in Cleveland

16th January 2017


Ryan Jenkins won his record 55th Grand Prix at the Thornaby Pavillion on Sunday 15th January beating England's Darius Knight in the final 3/0. Josh Stacey reached the Q-Final of the U21 singles losing to Joe Clark.


The previous Day Josh won the Band 3 men's singles and so did Anna Hursey in the Band 3 women's singles. Anna, who has just returned home from a 12 month stint in China, also won the U21 women's singles winning all 12 matches she played on Saturday.


Day 1 Report (Banded Events and women U21's)



Day 2 Report (Men's Singles and men U21's)








East Midlands 4* Open

9th January 2017




Lara Whitton won the U13 Girls, R/Up Cadet Open

Beth Richards QF cadet Open and Cadet Band 1
Lara Whitton QF Cadet Band 1
Louie Evans QF Cadet Band 1 & QF U13 Boys

Josh Stacey SF Junior Band 1, Last 32 Junior Open Singles

Benedict Watson - Last 32 Junior Open, Last 16 Junior Band 1

Beth Richards QF Junior Girls Open

Lara Whitton, Last 16 Junior Girls Open

Joseph Roberts Last 16 Band 1 Open