The Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre,
FB Fields, St Clement,
Jersey, JE2 6QN.
T: 01534 615835
Jersey Registered Charity No. 125
The Investec Bank Division 2 title was played at the Geoff Reed Table Centre last night (results here) Thomas Cotilliard (14), who competed in the Senior Schools International in Limerick last year, knocked out old campaigner, Dave Hole, 3-
Always close rivals, it was to be Pierre's evening with his acute forehand and backhand angles and, making few errors, he clinched the match 3-
Special mention should be made of 9 year old VCP student, John Le Fondre, who enthusiastically entered both Division 1 and 2 events. His large arsenal of serves, aggressive smashing and drop shot game surprised many of his opponents and he is definitely a player to watch for the future.
The JTTA held its second senior schools girls team tournament this season on Saturday with a straight head to head between 6 teams from Jersey College for Girls and Hautlieu School. Annie Hickling and Zara Packman scooped the winning trophies for the third time in a row for JCG. The hotly contested second place went to Hautlieu's Christina Loane and Lucy Hacker, who just pipped the JCG team of Natasha Baluchi and Lucy Howarth in the last game of the morning.
JTTA President, Audrey Tupper, was delighted with the competition.
"I'm passionate about getting girls playing and enjoying table tennis and there was plenty of talent on the tables. I was particularly impressed by eleven year old Pia Gurner from JCG. Irene Bree, our poster girl, presented the awards. She only started table tennis at this tournament in February last year but has trained with such focus that she is in our team for Gotland and she is a brilliant example to other girls.
Table tennis is now being played at lunchtime clubs at Jersey College for Girls and Beaulieu Convent and an after school club at Les Quennevais -
The first senior school boys table tennis event was held at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre. All but one of the Island’s schools were represented with a high standard of play, focus and enthusiasm from all players. Seasoned juniors from the Junior Academy were put to the test by new faces and talented players over 3 hours of nearly non-
Eventually training and tournament experience shone through the marathon event with Victoria College clinching the winning and runners up trophies. The recently crowned Investec Bank CI Junior Top 12 winner, Luc Miller, and his partner Leon Pierre knocked last year’s Senior School International players, Tanguy Billet-
The Jersey Academy table tennis team, sponsored by the One Foundation, travelled to Derby last weekend to compete in the second leg of the Junior British League. They were gunning for an improvement on their third position in Division 3 after their October weekend and with focussed, determined play coached by Martin and Max Tupper saw the team finish in second position winning silver medals for their trouble. Their 4-
The Jersey Academy trounced Rotherham Scorpions 6-
Martin Tupper said “I was very pleased that we improved our position from the first leg to being runners-
Our Secondary Schools Team Championship this time had 22 competitors from 5 different schools and making up 11 teams. The winners were JCG 1, Natasha Baluchi and Annie Hickling, meaning JCG retained the title from February 2016.
The Jersey Table Tennis Association paid host to a group of States Members for a social evening last week. The initiative was jointly organised by seasoned player, Senator Paul Routier, and President, Audrey Tupper and took the form of a round robin competition, which was won by Senator Alan Maclean with Deputy Steve Luce as runner-
Senator Routier said "the competition was intense and although I was disqualified for using my own bat I know that all members enjoyed the opportunity to play table tennis." For the results look here
Following promotion in their very first season in the tough Junior British National League (JBL), the Jersey Academy team travelled to Derby Arena to compete against top UK Clubs and UK U18 ranked players in Division 3A,. This season’s team of Luke Greenfield (17), Luc Miller (14), David Quinn (13) with new up and coming U13 C.I. Champion Alfie Sutherland (12) now see if they can step it up in this higher British League Division.
On Saturday 22 October their first fixture was JOOLA PLYMOUTH A. MILLER UK ranked 105 was up first against much higher UK ranked No. 68. MILLER managed to win to give JERSEY the perfect start. GREENFIELD UK ranked 89 was up next and showed again he can perform strongly on a national stage winning 3-
The next fixture was Chesterfield’s XLNT DRAYCOTT 2 who have strong England and Scottish International players in their ranks Naphong BOONYAPRAPA is UK Ranked No. 2 under 11 and UK No. 11 under 15 age category and Scotland’s top junior Martin JOHNSON is UK No. 16 under 15 age category. GREENFIELD gave Jersey Academy a good start winning the first match 3-
Last match of the day was London FUSION TTC 2. MILLER gave Jersey a good start winning 3-
On Sunday 23 October Jersey Academy needed two wins to keep their hopes alive of winning the Division. Making his JBL debut newcomer Alfie SUTHERLAND faced Alex SELWAY. SUTHERLAND getting his timing wrong dropped the first two games 11-
The young table tennis team of Luc Miller, David Quinn, Tanguy Billet-
Quinn played his best table tennis of the weekend on the Sunday and at the knock out stage he recovered from being 0-
For the 2015 games in Jersey, there is a youtube video of table tennis play here
The Investec CI Individual and Doubles Finals took place on Friday 5 May at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre where Jersey won the U11, U13, U15Boys and U21 CI titles.
Jersey's outstanding performer on the night was LUC MILLER (15), whose evening campaign started with dispatching Luke Bichard in the U15 for the loss of only 11 points in 4 games. Miller's trophy collection was temporarily halted by his old rival, Ben Foss in the U18 Boys, and he frustratingly succumbed 0-
Another notable success for Jersey was promising 8 year old TAYLOR ROCHE, taking the U11 title against ZAHEER ANEES 4-
LEON PIERRE won the U13 title, proving too strong for Caden Brouard and dropping only 16 points in the whole match.
Jersey Green Team player MARIUSZ CIEMINSKI romped to a 4-
CIEMINSKI teamed up with TYLER GOSSELIN in the Men's Doubles and, despite pulling back to 2-
2017 was not to be the year for evergreen EUGENE (YOGI) ELLIS who was disappointed to pick up the runner-
Another agonisingly close match was DAVID HOLE in the O70s, just losing out to Ian Fitchet 11-
Playing in her first Inter Insular Jersey's IRENE BREE (16) found the going tough in the Women's and U18 Girls Singles losing both 4-
Jersey's JOSH BAND found Gary Dodd much too strong for him on the night in the Men's Singles, going down 4-
Jersey's KAREN BOCKELMAN-
Score cards and trophy winners here
The Island Championships sponsored by Investec Bank took place at the GRTTC on Saturday 29 April. The coveted Men's title lived up to its billing and was too close to call for a favourite. Mariusz Cieminski surged into a 3-
Island Games competitor and Junior CI Top 12 winner, Luc Miller continued this season's excellent form by convincingly winning a trio of Island titles all 4-
Division 2 winner Leon Pierre proved too strong for Max Roche on the day in the U13 event winning 4-
After convalescing last year from surgery, evergreen Eugene Ellis was back in contention and notched up the O40s and O50s singles titles against Bruce Gallichan and also the Veterans Doubles partnered by Kevin Allen over Gallichan and Terry Boucher.
The closest match of the day was in the O70s where Malcolm Gallichan battled it out with Dave Hole. After a gruelling 6 games, Hole pipped Gallichan 12-
Island Games player, Irene Bree's (16) meteoric improvement saw her edge out Karen Bockelmann-
In the U15 girls Hickling beat Liliana Andrade (9) 4-
The Lt Governor, Sir Stephen Dalton, patron of the JTTA presented the trophies after the morning sessions and commented on how well the U11 boys had handled the pressure of competing. Audrey Tupper, President -
All results available here
Former UK champion Chris Doran regained the Jersey Table Tennis Open title on Sunday -
Doran, a three-
Amelia Chan, who topped her group earlier in the day, came from 0-
Jersey's presence in the men's draw ended at the quarter-
In the men's U21 singles, which was without top see Morshead due to injury, Miller stormed back from 0-
Mario Martinka exacted revenge on Devon's Jon Cheung in the restricted singles semi-
Top seed Martin Gunn (Avon) ensured the veteran's singles draw would hold true to form -
There were home wins for Morshead (men's band 2) and Jacob Gosselin (men's band 5) in Saturday's banded singles events -
In the women's team event the Northampton pairing of Nicole Bird and Bhavika Mistry finished on top, while in the veteran team draw Martin Gunn (Avon) and Vidal Graham (Northampton) won the decider against top seeds Scott and Parsley.
Jersey's second seeds Luke Greenfield and Luc Miller were beaten in the final of the junior team event by top seeds Louis Price (Avon) and David Gofton (Cleveland).
JTTA Easter Open -
Team event: Men's Chris Morshead/Tyler Gosselin (Jersey), Women's: Nicole Bird/Bhavika Mistry, Veterans: Martin Gunn/Vidal Graham, Junior: Louis Price/David Gofto
Banded singles: M2: Chris Morshead (Jersey), M3: Louis Price, M4: Josh Stacey (Guernsey), M5: Jacob Gosselin (Jersey), M6: Richard Oppenheim. W2: Sabina Devereux, W3: Bhavika Mistry, W4: Georgina Lister
Open Singles: Men: Chris Doran, Women: Amelia Chan, Veteran's Martin Gunn, Restricted: Dan Smalley, Men's U21: Luc Miller, Women's U21 Bhavika Mistry
This weekend the JTTA took a group of juniors, sponsored by Appleby, to compete in the Nottingham Sycamore 1* tournament at Carlton Le Willows Academy, a purpose built international standard table tennis facility. Liliana Andrade (9), who first started playing in the Girls for Gold programme, won the Girls U11 title, competing in a round robin of 4 girls.
After winning her first 2 matches comfortably 3-
Taylor Roche (8), was on top form with his forehand drives and played with passion in the U11 Boys Singles. He got through the group stages winning 2 out of his 3 matches and agonisingly lost his third match 12-
Noah Risby (13), who competed in the Primary Schools International last Easter, won the Consolation U13 boys beating fellow Jersey junior, Declan Roche (13) 3-
Deploying his large arsenal of spin serves, John Le Fondre (9) scooped the Boys U11 Boys consolation event (3-
For more pictures see the latest gallery
The Investec Bank 1st Division Championships (results here) were contested last night at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre. As expected, the semi-
Greenfield's silky controlled hand skills and exquisite touch took him to a 2-
Then he agonisingly let 3 match points slip through his fingers before Miller delivered the final blow for a 16-
The other semi-
In the final Miller had too much fire power for Cieminski, who rolled out all his defensive trickery but, on the night, Miller was unstoppable.
Kevin Allen, Branch Manager of sponsor, Investec Bank, observed that it had been an entertaining evening as both semi-
Josh Band, Jordan Wykes,
Chris Morshead, Luc Miller
Kelsey Le Maistre, Irene Bree
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