The Isle of Man Table Tennis Association hosted this event at the NSC. This tournament has been revamped from the old Junior/Cadet and Senior Six Nations. The age groups are Under 15, Under 18 and Seniors, with some of the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Guernsey, Jersey and IOM all competing for the titles.
CONGRATULATIONS to Luc Miller for winning Silver in the Junior Boys on Sunday. Leon Pierre, Hannah & Kathryn Silcock reached the Quarter Finals of the Cadet Boys and the Girls Singles. On Saturday Mariusz Cleminski had a great performance against England 2-0 up, but lost 11-9 in 5th. 9-9 in 3rd set. Luc Miller had a good singles win in 5 sets and Hannah Silcock had a 3-0 singles win against Sienna Jetha from England.
The CI Junior Top 12 was held in Guernsey. The Top 6 players who recently qualified at the Junior Top 12 Qualifier on 20 October, 2019 are listed below. Note that for official results and tables Hannah Silcock did not compete as she has British Junior League.
Ben Foss of Guernsey won his 3rd consecutive Channel Islands Junior Top 12 with an impressive 6 wins out of 6 at the GTTA Centre on Sunday morning. WELL DONE to Leon Pierre and Alfie Sutherland who came second and third, respectively
States Members from both islands gave their THANKS to JTTA for hosting the Jersey v Guernsey Sports Day table tennis competition at the Geoff Reed Centre (12.30pm-2.30pm), which takes place on an annual basis between the two islands. It gives a great opportunity to share our sport and for our politicians to have the opportunity to discuss pan island matters in an informal manner. Please follow the gallery link for photos taken by Paul Routier.
The Open Day took place on Sunday from 2pm-5pm at the Geoff Reed Centre. The families attending had lots of fun trying out table tennis along with all the games on hand. Please see the JTTA Gallery for photos take by Paul Routier.
CONGRATULATIONS to our veterans Martin, Kay and Yogi on winning the over 60’s Team SILVER medals in Scotland and to Kay for winning SILVERS for the over 60’s Women's Singles and the over 60’s Women's Doubles partnered by Guernsey’s Sue.
The Jersey team were Eugene “Yogi” Ellis, Malcolm Gallichan, Kay Lefebvre, Peter Hinds, Martin Tupper and Paul Routier with Mike Lefebvre as coach. They competed against teams from Scotland, England, Ireland, Guernsey, Wales and the Isle of Man.
Despite the bad weather (storm Ciara) there was a great turnout on Sunday for the Open Afternoon held at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre, FB Fields. Well done to all those who made the event go well. Take a look at the Videotaken by Paul Routier.
Jersey’s Open Top Qualifiers from Saturday, 11 January, (10am - 2.30pm) played against Guernsey’s top qualified players at the Geoff Reed Centre, FB Fields. Guernsey were the winners this year with Josh Stacey taking the senior winners cup. Jersey’s Mariusz Cieminski gained 2nd place with Guernsey’s Paul Hainsworth coming 3rd.
The qualifying 6 carry their head to head results through to the next stage which will see them face their Guernsey counterparts at the Geoff Reed Centre on 25 January. Leon Pierre is unbeaten within that group as he secured first time wins against Mariusz Cieminski, Grzegorz Frankowski and Jack Mills. The event is a welcome return to table tennis action for Grzegorz Frankowski who carries two losses through, whilst Mariusz has the one loss to carry through. Jack Mills, Alfie Sutherland and Hannah Silcock make up the remaining trio, and will be hoping to influence the final standing order on 25 January.
Eugene Ellis and Chris Morshead have had to pull out, so the six players who play their Guernsey counterparts in Jersey on 25 January are:
Leon Pierre; Mariusz Ciemiski; Grzegorz Frankowski; Jack Mills; Alfie Sutherland & Hannah Silcock
CONGRATULATIONS to Chemek on winning the Samsung Galaxy A10 kindly donated by JT. The party was a great success raising funds which will go towards promoting and supporting primary school pupils to play table tennis. JTTA wishes to thank all who contributed to the raffle and those volunteers that made the evening a success.
Ken Quirk’s Bat & Ball team came over again this year to compete against Jersey. We certainly gave them a run for their money as we were the victors this year winning 40 to the Bat & Ball team’s 20. Tournament started at 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Next year it will be the 60th anniversary
Last weekend saw the first ever Jersey primary schools table tennis event at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre, sponsored by PwC and 5 boys and girls teams from La Moye, St Michael’s and Trinity Schools played each other in a round robin format.
There was little to separate the teams by the end but the St Michael’s duo of Theo De Poerck and Robbie Kerley finally took the honours, just pipping La Moye and JTTA President, Paul Routier MBE, presented the PwC trophies and certificates.
Audrey Tupper, who organised the event said, “We were super excited to run the event with PwC. The children were given 2 challenges – to listen and learn and also to enjoy themselves. We had a really fun afternoon and after non-stop table tennis for an hour and a half they had picked up lots of tips about playing and the rallies got longer and more varied as they got their eye in and tried out different shots. We were thrilled with their focus, enthusiasm and gamesmanship and look forward to some of them coming along to our beginners sessions on Saturdays and Sundays (12.00-1.00pm) to learn a bit more about the game.”