Essex Junior Closed 2019

The Essex Junior Closed was held at BATTS Harlow on Saturday 4 May 2019. By Easter Monday there was a doubt that the event would be held but with over a doubling of entries on the following day Closing Day date and the following two days the event went ahead with 59 entries, an increase on last years 46. The order of play of the events had to be changed from last year with the increased number of boy entrants. The opening events were the Under 11 Open (Boys and Girls), up from four entries to fifteen and the Under 18 Restricted Boys and these two events could be played at the same time and save two hours on the days playing time. Basically Groups of three players with the top two going through to the KO stages.

For the Under 11 Open event there were five Groups. The big difficulty was determining the five seeds, the top two being easy and the other three much more difficult. At the Group stage every match was won 3-0. In the quarter finals No. 3 seed equal Adam Alibhai (Woodford Wells) only dropped three points in his 3-0 win but in the bottom half it was a totally different match when the other three equal seed, Aaryan Vatsa (Sou) played No. 5 seed, Jeremy Davies (BATTS). Jeremy eventually won 11-9, 5-11, 12-10, 3-11, 11-9. The top two seeds, Ralph Pattison (BATTS) and Sudheep Kamma (Che) both won their semi-finals against Adam and Jeremy respectively and Ralph won the final 11-7, 11-3, 11-7.

The Under 18 Boys Restricted event is for players who have never played for the County. There is no seeding so the Groups are luck of the draw as is the KO stage. There were seven Groups but it turned out that four Groups only had two players due to last minute withdrawals. The bottom half of the draw seemed much the stronger, both Harry Buckle (Che) winning 12, -8, 7, -7, 8 against Adnan Riftan (Mossford) and Liam Harris (Cla) against Brightwell Yeboah (West Essex) -7, -9, 9, 5, 9 in their quarter final matches and Liam went on to beat Harry to reach the final. In the top half quarter finals Vineeth Kamma (Che) and Jacob Ling (Woodford Wells) both won their matches 3-1 against Charlie Craig (Che) and Toby Zeffie (Sou) respectively. Jacob went on to beat Vineeth 3-0 in the semi final and Liam 6, 8, 10 in the final. Sadly in winning the final Jacob injured his shoulder and had to withdraw from the later U18 Boys event. We hope the injury is not too serious.

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Winner of the Under 18 Girls Restricted – Nyree Marsh

The next event was the Under 13 Boys with more entries than last year and eight Groups. The top four seeds, Sam Taylor (BATTS), Ben Porter (Che), Toby Zeffie and Sudheep Kamma all reached the semi-finals with Toby the only player requiring a fourth game in one of his matches on the way. Top seed Sam then lost to Toby 11, 9, 5 and number 2 seed Ben lost to Sudheep -6, 10, 6, 11. In a rousing final Toby just got home -7, 7, -6, 9, 9. Sam was another player to sustain an injury and he withdrew from the following U 15 Boys event.

The Under 13 Girls event was played whilst the boys were playing their event. The three Girls were all under 11 players and Medha Choudary (Mossford) won the Round Robin with Hela Kolli (Che) the runner up and Aditi Seth (Mossford) third.

The event with the largest number of entrants was the Under 15 Boys. Here again the top four seeds, Daniel Young (Che), Jesse Bath (Mossford), Ralph Pattison and Liam Harris all reached the semi-finals. Liam had the toughest match to get there, a marathon with Mario Ioakim 8, -9, -9, 2, 7 while Jesse needed a fourth game for a win over Joshua Bickles (Che) -9, 9, 5, 6. In the semi’s Daniel beat a tiring Liam 3-0 and Ralph also beat Jesse 3-0. Daniel won the final 7, -9, 7, 6.

The Under 18 Girls Restricted event was also a round robin of three players and three close matches. Nyree Marsh (Che) beat Alice Cole (Sou) 5, 12, 10 and Annabel Sweeney (Che) 7, 8, -11, 6 to win the Group and Alice beat Annabel 11, 10, 6 to take the runners up position.

Under 18 Boys finalists - Harry Keys (left) and winner Daniel Young (right)

Under 18 Boys finalists – Harry Keys (left) and winner Daniel Young (right)

The last event of the day was the Under 18 Boys with less entrants than last year. Once again the top four seeds, Ray Yan (BATTS), Daniel Young, Jesse Bath and Harry Keys (Sou) reached the semi-finals. Jesse was the only seed needing a fourth game against Adnan Riftan 8, -3, 8, 10 to reach the semi. In the semi he lost to Daniel 3-0 while on the other table the semi went the full distance before Harry could defeat Ray 11, -8, 9, -7, 5. In the final Daniel won 8, 5, -8, 8 for his second event win of the day.

Due to lack of entries there were no events for the Under 15 and Under 18 Girls.

Arthur C. Clark

Essex Junior Match Secretary and Tournament Organiser.

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ESSEX CADETS FINISH IN THIRD PLACE

 

 

 

 

 

CADET COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
DIVISION 1A – 31 MARCH 2019
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The final rounds of County Cadet Division 1A matches were played on Sunday 31 March 2019 at the BATTS Norman Booth Centre at Old Harlow. The first rounds of matches were played at Graham Spicer New Malden, Surrey and NETTS Earls Colne respectively,  with Surrey 1 and Middlesex 1 the leaders of the matches played at each venue after those first rounds of matches. Essex were fourth in the Table and equal on points with Suffolk. The Essex Team was Daniel Young (570), Ollie Rampton (571), Ralph Pattison (761), Maliha Baig (758) and Olivia Jones (96). The figures in brackets are the current Cadet TTE ranking points for the players.

In the first round of matches the Essex team played Sussex 2 who were bottom of the Table. The Essex players won the first four matches all 3-0 and for the fifth match it took Ollie four games against Max Wilson (461) to win his match. The remaining five matches were all won by Essex and only Olivia needed a fourth game to win her match with the higher ranked Georgina Hunter (185). A good warm up with the match against Surrey 1, who had just beaten Middlesex 1 6-4 to now lead the Division, their next opponents.

Essex lost the first two matches, Ollie to Ojasvii Borah (628) 3-0 and Ralph to Henry Maric-Murray (976) 3-1. Maliha quickly defeated Naziyah Hasan (238) 3-0 while Olivia was taken to a deciding game by Evelyn Pace after winning the first two. Time outs at the end of the game deciding the match, Olivia 10-7 up but losing 14-12. Daniel then played the top seed of all the boys playing on the day, Ollie Maric-Murray (1190), and he must have been thrilled with the result, a great 13-11, 11-5, 13-11 win. For Ralph a 3-0 loss to Ojasvii. Maliha then beat the unranked Evelyn 9, 8, 5 while on the other table Olivia was in another five game match, this time with Naziyah. Winning the first and fourth games she lost the second game 7-11 and third game 13-15 despite a couple of chances to win it. In the final game a two point advantage at the change round could not be maintained and she lost 11-7. In the final two boys matches Daniel lost 3-1 to Henry and the match between the two Ollie’s went to Surrey 11-3 in the decider. A 7-3 defeat which with a bit of luck could have been a draw.

In the final round for the Essex Team, for all the other teams they had another round to play after this one, they had Surrey 2 to play. Daniel beat Adam Palmer (566) 3-0 while on the other table Ralph was in a tough match with Jacob Archer (553), eventually winning 7-11, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10 11-8. Olivia was involved in get another five game match, this time against Emily Cheung who was ranked 220 points above her. This time she won her marathon match 11-8, 6-11, 5-11, 13-11, 11-8 winning the last three points in that final game. Another win for Maliha, 3-0 against Caron Charles and she followed that up with a demolition job against Emily 3, 5, 8. Not the best of days for Ollie as he struggled against both Francesco Bonato (710) and Jacob, losing both matches 3-1. For Daniel another good win, this time over Francesco 4, 9, 10 to give the Team an 8-2 win.

It was only after the final round of matches had been played did the Essex Team know that they had finished in third place by count back on games won and lost over Suffolk after the Suffolk team lost 7-3 to the Division winners Surrey 1 with Middlesex 1 the Runners Up. A good performance by the Essex team. For Maliha she only lost one match over the two days of play and that to the unbeaten Middlesex 1 player Scarlett Anders (1010) in the first round of matches at Earls Colne.

FINAL TABLE

P W D L GA GF A F
SURREY 1 6 6 0 0 67 151 14 46
MIDDLESEX 1 6 5 0 1 73 138 16 43
ESSEX 6 3 1 2 90 128 25 35
SUFFOLK 6 3 1 2 101 120 25 35
SURREY 2 6 1 1 4 134 87 39 21
MIDDLESEX 2 6 1 1 4 127 84 38 21
SUSSEX 2 6 0 0 6 159 43 52 8

Arthur C. Clark
Essex Junior Match Secretary and Cadet Division 1A Organiser.

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JUNIOR DIVISION 2C- FINAL ROUND

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A DRAMATIC FINAL MATCH OF THE DAY TO DETERMINE THE JUNIOR DIVISION 2C WINNERS BUT A DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR THE ESSEX TEAM

Report by Arthur Clark – Essex Junior Match Secretary and Junior Division 2C Organiser

The final round of County Junior Division 2C matches was played on Saturday 1 December 2018 at BATTS Harlow.
For the first round of matches on Saturday 3 November the Division had been split in to two halves, the eastern half Bedfordshire, Essex 2, Hertfordshire and Suffolk had played one another at NETTS, Earls Colne whilst the southern and western half of the Division, Berkshire, Oxfordshire Surrey 2 and Sussex 3 had played one another at the Graham Spicer venue, New Malden. Surrey 2 won all three of their matches at their venue as did Hertfordshire at Earls Colne. As well as losing to Herts Essex also lost to Suffolk and scraped a draw with Bedfordshire.

Junior Rankings (when in the TTE Junior Ratings List) are shown in brackets. The Essex Team was Daniel Young, (373), Arran Hutchinson (361), Harry Keys (305), Reece Harris-Griffiths, Maliha Baig (171), Olivia Jones , and Jodie Robertson. Reece was included in the team to cover against Harry’s injury returning and the fact that Harry had to leave early for another commitment. Jodie accepted the invitation to join the team when it became know that Olivia also had to leave early.

In the opening round of matches the two bottom teams, Essex 2 and Berkshire, played one another. A good start with Arran beating Rayaan Asghar (426) -8, 8, 8, -9, 4 and Harry winning -7, 8, 10, 8 over Ralph Phillips. Maliha and Olivia both won their matches 3-0 but Danial then lost his match to the higher ranked Joseph Barraclough (437) having won the first two games 5 and 5. Olivia and Maliha had another two easy 3-0 wins as did Daniel against Rayaan 3-0. For Harry it was a much tougher win over Joseph 10, 8, -8, 8 for a 9-1 win and a flying start.

For the second round of matches Essex played Oxfordshire and the main item for this match was the first game between Olivia and Vicky Coll which Vicky eventually won 25-23. Olivia had been 8-3 down and fought back to be 10-9 up but could not convert any of the nine game points she held. Vicky went on to win the match 3-1 and later on also beat Maliha 3-1 for Maliha’s only defeat of the day. In the opening two matches Arran triumphed over Arthur Anstis (291) 3-1 while Reece lost to Kiarash Shaddel (468) 3-1. Daniel was involved in another five game match and like in the Berks match he won the first two games and lost the last three to Todd Stanmore. Olivia beat Lilli Foreman 3-1 having lost the first game and earlier Maliha had beaten Lilli 2, 1, 1. The match score was now 3-5. Arran then lost to Todd 14, 7, 5 and in the last match Daniel was involved in yet another five setter but this time he won it 4, -9, -9, 10, 6 against Kiarash.

In the third round of matches Essex had to play the joint leaders Surrey 2. Arran (6, 14, -6,) and Harry (8, 6, -8, 9) both lost their opening matches to Ollie Maric-Murray (335) and Angus Norman respectively. Jodie, in her first match for the County had to face the unbeaten Yuvathi Kumar (212) (her surname is Vijay in the TTE Rating List) and not surprisingly she lost 3, 1, 1. She did much better against Evelyn Pace, who had won her previous four matches, losing 3, 7, 5 while on the other table Maliha was taking Yuvathi’s unbeaten record away with a 6, 8, -9, 9 win. Daniel lost to both Howard Onweng and Ollie 3-0 in both matches. Harry also lost to Howard 3-1 in the final match. An 8-2 defeat.

In their last match of the day Essex played second from bottom Sussex 3. Arran played Charlie Ollerenshaw (368), ranked seven points above him, and won -3, 8, 3, 6 while on the other table Reece was losing 3-0 to Jamar McGlashan (606). Maliha won her two girl’s matches comfortably while Jodie lost a very close match with Sasha O’Halloran (109) 6, 9, 11. Joy was to come however when she beat Claudia Hough 7, 3, 8 for her first Essex win on her debut. Daniel lost to both Harry Yip and Jamar and with Arran losing the last match 10, 9, 7 to Harry the 6-4 defeat relegated the Essex team to second bottom in the Table. The top two teams, Herts and Surrey, had to play one another . Surrey needed a win to take the title and Herts a draw, Sets and Games their advantage if the match was drawn. The dramatic match went to the very last game when Howard Onweng came back from 8-4 down to beat Samuel Flaum 11-9 and Surrey won the title with the 6-4 win.

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018/2019

JUNIOR DIVISION 2C

TEAM P W D L SETS F SETS A Pts
SURREY 2 7 7 0 0 50 20 14
HERTFORDSHIRE 7 6 0 1 51 19 12
SUFFOLK 7 4 1 2 43 27 9
OXFORDSHIRE 7 3 1 3 36 34 7
BEDFORDSHIRE 7 2 2 3 29 41 6
SUSSEX 3 7 1 2 4 28 42 4
ESSEX 2 7 1 1 5 28 42 3
BERKSHIRE 7 0 1 6 15 55 1
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County Round-up

General Action Shot 6   Senior and Veterans match Secretary, Neil Brierley,  provides an update on what is happening to the County Teams this season.

Senior County  We have one team in the County Championships this season, their first round of matches was at St Neots over the 17th/18th November. Results are still to be published, but when they are you can find them on the following link.

County Championships

The second round of matches is scheduled to be held on 1st December in Scunthorpe. The team will be Jamal Dennison, Josh Dye, Joe Walker and Barbara Iszyk, but we need to find a second competitive lady otherwise the team may have to be withdrawn.

Over 60s first team This team has been in the premier division for many years and is captained by John Poysden. Matches are at Milton Keynes on 17/18 Nov and 16/17 March. With new recruits Kevin Caldon, Alex Abbott and Trevor Lloyd, the toughest job will be working out who to leave out!

0ver 60s second team Once again led by Shirley Carroll, they play all their games at BATTS on 18th Nov, 16th Dec and 20th January.

0ver 40s first team  With new captain Duncan Taylor in place, this team play in Division 1B on 9th Dec and 19th January. The first date is at BATTS.

0ver 40s second team   Another new captain in place, this time Keith Adams.  They play in Division 2C on 8th Dec, 19th Jan and 9th March. The first two of these dates are at BATTS.

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A TOUGH START FOR THE ESSEX JUNIOR SECOND TEAM

 

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The first rounds of County Junior Division 2C matches were played on Saturday 3 November 2018 with three rounds of matches played. To reduce traveling distances this first round was split into two halves, the eastern half Bedfordshire, Essex 2, Hertfordshire and Suffolk played one another at NETTS, Earls Colne whilst the southern half of the Division, Berkshire, Oxfordshire. Surrey 2 and Sussex 3 played one another at the Graham Spicer Centre, New Malden, Surrey. Unfortunately, at the last minute, Bedfordshire found themselves with just one girl player for their team. All matches were played on two tables.

Junior Rankings (when in the TTE Junior Ratings List) are shown in brackets. The Essex Team was Daniel Young (366), Arran Hutchinson (367), Harry Keys, Maliha Baig (171) and Olivia Jones, the same three boys that played up for the first team match at the end of September.

In their first match the team had neighbours Suffolk to play. Not a good start with Arran and Harry both losing 3-0 to James Davies-Stokes (764) and Luke Davies-Stokes (593) respectively. After having game points Harry lost the third game 14-12. Maliha beat the higher ranked Lucy Curtis (332) 3-1 after losing the first game while on the other table Olivia failed to take the game point she had in the first game but won the game point in the second. She went on to lose the match with Riya Kumar 13-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8. Daniel was heavily beaten (3-0) by Kian Burgess (851), the highest ranked boy on the day, while Arran had a good 3-0 win over the higher ranked Luke. Olivia won her opening game against Lucy but lost the next three and Maliha beat Riya 3-1 after winning a marathon first game 18-16 and losing the second 12-10. To Maliha that was just the warm up to winning the final two games 3 and 4. Daniel and Harry lost the last two matches both 3-0, Daniel 10, 4, 10 to James and Harry to Kian. By this time Harry was beginning to feel that his slight back injury was getting worse and movement restricted.  A 7-3 defeat.

For their next match it was the western neighbours, Hertfordshire,  they had to play and their boys all ranked above the Essex boys. In his opening match Arran went 2-1 up against James Hamblett (406) but lost the decider to 4 while on the other table Harry lost to Victor Rioja 3-1, all close games and Victor stayed unbeaten all day. Olivia lost heavily to Isabelle Lacorte (244) but for Maliha it was the other way round, a quick 3-0 win over Emily Ravetto. Later on Olivia played Emily and lost in the deciding game after coming back from 2-0 down. Arran, Maliha and Daniel all lost their second matches 3-0 and for Harry it was heartbreak when unable to convert match points in the deciding game against Samuel Flaum (519). Earlier Samuel had taken five games to beat Daniel. A disappointing 9-1 defeat, particularly as Herts won all four deciding game matches.

For their last match Essex played Bedfordshire who only had one girl player. Harry insisted in playing despite more agony from his back and played James Burt (349) first, losing 13, 10, 7, no luck in the deuce games. On the other table Arran was involved in a very close match with Joe Peckham. He had to come back from 2-1 down to win -10, 6, -9, 10, 13. Another five game match for Olivia against Shaniely Edwards, she came back from 2-0 down but just failed to win the decider, losing it 11-8. The next match was between the two number one players, Daniel and Oliver Horswell, which Oliver won 9, 10, 10. Against James, Arran had to come back once again from 2-1 down to win the fifth game 11-8. Maliha then won her girls match 3-0 to make the match score 4-4 and all to play for in the last two matches. Daniel lost the first game to Joe but he came back strongly to win the next three. Could Harry do anything in the last match to get a win. He certainly tried. Losing the first game to 4 he might have won the second but lost that to 11. Determination set in and won him the third 13-11 and the fourth to 8. Leading by a couple of points in the deciding game his opponent’s time out changed the course of the game and Harry then lost it 11-8 so the match finished in a draw.

The final round of matches will be played at BATTS Harlow when there will be four rounds of matches to play on Saturday 1 December.

JUNIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS  -  DIVISION 2C  -  2018 – 19
P W D L F A Pts
Hertfordshire 3 3 0 0 22 8 6
Surrey 2 3 3 0 0 20 10 6
Suffolk 3 2 0 1 20 10 4
Oxfordshire 3 2 0 1 17 13 4
Sussex 3 3 0 1 2 12 18 1
Berkshire 3 0 1 2 11 19 1
Essex 2 3 0 1 2 9 21 1
Bedfordshire 3 0 1 2 9 21 1

 

Arthur C. Clark
Essex Junior Match Secretary and Cadet Division 1A Organiser.

 

 

 

 

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Tough start for the Essex Cadets

The first rounds of County Cadet Division 1A matches were played on Saturday 20 October 2018 with three rounds of matches to be played. To reduce traveling distances this first round was split into two halves, the eastern half Essex, Middlesex 1, Middlesex 2 and Suffolk to play one another at NETTS, Earls Colne whilst the southern half of the Division, Surrey 1, Surrey 2 and Sussex 2 played one another at the Graham Spicer Centre, New Malden. Sadly, at the last minute, the two Middlesex teams found themselves with only one girl player for each team. All matches were played on two tables.

Cadet Rankings are shown in brackets.

The Essex Team was Daniel Young (421), Jesse Bath (299), Ralph Pattison (496), Maliha Baig (638) and Olivia Jones. Oliver Rampton had not fully recovered from a broken arm.

 In their first match the team had Middlesex 2 to play. Not a good start with Jesse losing to Lucas Aulnette (394) and ten year old Ralph losing to Jenson Moreno (644) on the other table, both 1-3. Olivia beat Jacqueline Lesh easily as did Maliha later on. With only five ranking points difference Daniel eventually overcame Brandon Sangchan (426) 11-3 in the decider. Ralph then lost to Lucas 10, 5, 9 with no luck from the opponents net points at crucial stages of the match. With Jesse losing 3-0 to Brandon it relied on Daniel winning the last match against Jenson (he did 9, 6, -4, 6) to gain the team a 6-4 win.

Their next opponents were neighbours Suffolk and what a tough match this was. The longest of the day time wise after four of the first five matches went to a deciding game. Ralph, after a most promising start, lost to McKenzie Lowe (457) 0-11, 13-11, 13-11, 11-13, 11-9. A cruel deciding game with Ralph 9-6 up McKenzie then took a Time Out and then won the next three points with unplayable nets and went on to win the next two points. Oh so close. It was just as close on the other table as Jesse came from behind to beat Henry Shaw (274) 12-14, 12-10 5-11, 11-9, 11-9. Maliha had an easy 3-0 win against Lucy Needham as did Olivia later on but Olivia’s first match with Isobel McGerty (466) was a marathon, 2-0 but finally lost 11-8 in the decider. Daniel was another to lose 11-8 in a decider when he played Luke Davies-Stokes (665) having pulled back from 2-0 down. Maliha’s nail biting win over Isobel 5, 7, -9, 10 brought the match score to 4-4. After Jesse lost to Luke 3-0 it was up to Daniel again and he did not disappoint with a 3-0 win over McKenzie for a drawn match.

 For their last match Essex had to play leaders Middlesex who had won both their matches despite being a girl player short. Jesse started with a great win over the higher ranked Charlie Nabarro 6, 4, 7 but alas this was the Team’s last win on the table. Best match of the rest was that between Maliha and Scarlett Anders and won by Scarlett -7, 7, 7, -9, 6 in an all action match and great high speed rallies. Final score 7-3 to Middlesex.

 The final round of matches will be played at BATTS Harlow when there will be four rounds of matches to play. Currently scheduled for Sunday 31 March but could be switched to Saturday 30 March if the scheduled Premier British League match becomes an away fixture.

CURRENT TABLE
P W D L F A Pts
Middlesex 1 3 3 0 0 21 8 6
Surrey 1 2 2 0 0 18 2 4
Suffolk 3 1 1 1 16 14 3
Essex 3 1 1 1 14 16 3
Surrey 2 2 1 0 1 10 10 2
Middlesex 2 3 0 0 3 8 21 0
Sussex 2 2 0 0 2 2 18 0

 Arthur C. Clark

Essex Junior Match Secretary and Cadet Division 1A Organiser.

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Unbeaten Essex Third After First round of Matches

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The first round of County Junior Championship Division 1B matches organised by Buckinghamshire were played at the BATTS Table Tennis Club, Harlow on Saturday 29 September 2018. Four crushing results for the Surrey team and for the other seven teams some really close matches with seven draws in the twelve matches between those teams.
With Table Tennis England requiring the Junior Registration Forms before the Essex Assessment Trials were held, County Secretary Arthur Clark only had the then current TTE Ranking Lists on which to base the Essex ranking Lists for registration.
The loss of three of our four top ranked boys from last season meant there would be a very new look to the team. At the Trials it became known that two of the top three boys would be unable to play in the first round of county matches. At the ranking trials discussions took place with players and all agreed that the probable three second team boys would play up for the First Team, by selecting three players it would mean they would still be eligible to play in the second team.
Ranking Points of all the players are shown in brackets where known.
In the first round of matches the Essex 1 team recorded an 8-2 victory over Buckinghamshire. In the opening matches Harry Keys (298) narrowly lost to James George (433) 7, -11, 9, 10 whilst on the adjacent table Daniel Young (366) beat Pranav Gudipati (408) 9, 5, 10. Gracie Edwards (731) and Tiana Dennison (875) won their matches 3-1 over Jemma Walker and Shristi Ghosh respectively and later on won the reverse fixtures both 3-0. Jaden Aulakh (770) had a tough first match against Shae Thakker eventually winning -10, 4, 9, -9, 9 while on the adjacent table Harry beat Pranav 3-0 to put Essex 5-1 up. In the final two matches Daniel lost to Shae 7, -9, 8, 12 and for Jaden a narrow 7, -9, 12, 12, win over James. A good start in what was to become a very competitive Division.
In the second round against Devon 2 Arran Hutchinson (367) played instead of Daniel. He lost his opening match to Michael Hernandez 5, 6, -12, 3 as did Harry, also 3-1 to Oliver Cornish (523). Both girls matches went to five games, Tiana winning game 3 in the decider with Lauren Loosemore (323) while Gracie lost -10, 5, -9, 9, -6 to Emily Haskell (712). Jaden then beat Ben Edmunds 3-1 (577) but Harry lost 9 in the fourth game to Michael. The return girls fixtures provided much easier wins and Jaden made the result a draw with a 3-0 win over Oliver after Arran had lost 3-0 to Ben. Most unusually all eight teams in the Division already had a point after only two rounds of matches, a fact that I cannot remember happening previously when there were eight teams in a Division.
For the third round Essex faced Dorset 1 and pocket battler ten year old Sophie Barcsai. Essex lost the first two matches, Harry in five games to Matt Stanfield and Daniel to Jamie Blair (819) 3-0. Gracie and Tiana then had two tough matches, Gracie just getting the better of Katie Holt (905) -13, 10, -6, 9, 7 and Tiana winning 8,
-7, 8, 9 against Sophie (201). The next two matches were just as tough, Jaden just getting the better of Ali Malloch (583) 9, -8, 7,-5, 8 while on the other table Harry let a 10-8 lead in the third game slip to then lose -11, -5, 16, 9, 9 to Jamie. Gracie was unable to prevent the winning shots from Sophie, losing 9, 7, 7 while Tiana was taken the full distance by Katie before winning -4, 10, -10, 7, 2. With Daniel losing 3-1 to Ali it was left to Jaden to get another final game win and another draw for the Team. The win was duly achieved over Matt -12, 10, 7, 7.
For the final round of matches Essex had to play Sussex 2 who were a girl short and like Essex had drawn two of their matches. Like the previous two rounds Essex lost the first two matches. Arron to Jacob Evans (835) 3-0 and Daniel to Will Michell 3-1. Gracie and Tiana both beat Jodie Morris (677) 3-0. Jaden lost his first match of the day to defender Charlie Graham-Adams (905) 3-1 and Daniel lost 3-0 to Jacob. With Arran losing 3-0 to Charlie, it looked at one time that Arran might win the second game, it was left to Jaden to win his last match and gain another draw for his team. Losing the first game to Will 8 and winning the next two games 4 and 8 a win was looking likely. Not so, Jaden lost the next game to 8 and that set up a titanic final game. Both players had match points until the score reached 15-14 and Jaden got the winning point, thus a draw and three draws for each team on the day.
Reviewing the day’s matches Surrey 1 were the outstanding team of the day losing only three matches all day and barring a disastrous second round of matches would be worthy champions. They are due to play current second place Dorset 2 in the first round of matches at Cippenham on Sunday 31 March 2019. For the other six teams none of them are clear of relegation. Robert Pelc (Sy) is the only boy to have won all his matches with Jamie Blair (Do), Jaden Aulakh (E), William Poulter (Ha) and Jamie Nordin (Sy) each losing once.
For the girls Danielle Kelly, Federica Bonato (both Sy) and Tiana Dennison (E) won all their matches. Jaden Aulakh 7 out of 8, Daniel Young 1 out of 6, Harry Keys 1 out of 6, Arran Hutchinson 0 out of 4, Tiana Dennison 7 out of 7 and Gracie Edwards 5 out of 7.
An outstanding day for Jaden Aulakh in his matches against the top two boys of each team. For Arran Hutchinson and Harry Keys a tough initiation against players ranked higher than themselves in their last season as juniors and for Daniel Young three seasons at a higher level to look forward to. They should find matches easier to win when they play for the Second Team in a month’s time. This is also Tiana Dennison’s last season as a junior player.
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018/2019
                   
JUNIOR DIVISION 1B
TEAM P W D L GAMES F GAMES A SETS F SETS A Pts
SURREY 1 4 4 0 0 114 31 37 3 8
DEVON 2 4 3 1 0 89 64 25 15 7
ESSEX 1 4 1 3 0 82 71 23 17 5
DORSET 1 4 1 2 1 85 71 21 19 4
SUSSEX 2 4 0 3 1 63 83 16 24 3
MIDDLESEX 2 4 0 2 2 58 92 13 27 2
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 4 0 2 2 57 92 12 28 2
HAMPSHIRE 4 0 1 3 48 94 13 27 1
Arthur C. Clark
Essex Junior Match Secretary

Essex Junior Assessment Trials 2018/19

Please reply to:   JUNIOR MATCH SECRETARY.

Arthur. C. Clark, 2 Top Road, Woodham Walter, Nr. Maldon, Essex  CM9 6RQ;

Tel. 01245  225688

email: arthurcclark@btinternet.com

 

9 June 2018

Dear Junior League Match Secretary/League Secretary/Coaching Officer/Player/Parent

 

JUNIOR ASSESSMENT TRIALS 2018/19

 

The Essex County Junior Assessment Trials have to be early again this year as the first round of County Cadet matches are on Saturday 20 October and the first round of County Junior matches on Saturday 3 November. Until British League and British League Premier fixtures are circulated, usually in August, I will not know when BATTS will be available until then. Dates for these matches are 8 and 9, 15, 22, 29 and 30 September. If some matches are Away Matches then the BATTS venue becomes available on those dates. As the London Greenhouse 4 Star event is scheduled to be played on the weekend of 15/16 September I am avoiding arranging this weekend for the Trials as I feel sure that a number of Essex players will take part in that event.

 

I have booked Sunday 23rd September 2018 at the BATTS Club, Norman Booth Centre, Elderfield, Mulberry Green, Old Harlow, CM17 0EY commencing at 9.00am for the Cadet (Under 15), Under13 and Under 11 events as we normally require ten tables for these events. I am hoping that the British League Premier match is an away fixture on Saturday 22nd September so that the Under 18 event can be held on that date. If BATTS is not available on that Saturday then Martin Green advises me that the Under 18 Boys event can be held at the Holmwood House School, The Holmwood House Sports Centre, Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester, CO3 9ST. I will let everyone know which venue will host the Under 18 Boys event when I know,

 

The purpose of the event is to provide information upon which the Essex Junior Ranking Lists for the season will be based. These Trials will also enable the County Junior Committee to select the teams to represent the County in CountyChampionship and other matches during the coming season and assess the future potential of other players with a view to invites to CountyTraining sessions. Thus all players wishing to be considered for selection for CountyChampionships or the various CountyTraining sessions should attend these trials. If you have Players who wish to be considered but are unable to play on the appropriate age day please append their name(s) at the bottom of your Entry Form list with a brief explanation. No date has yet been fixed the Essex Junior Closed event for this season but it is unlikely that it will be played on the first weekend of January as this is the weekend of the East Midlands Junior 4 Star event. The date for the Essex Junior Inter League has also not yet been fixed.

As stated above the Boys Under 18 event will be played on the Saturday and it is hoped that all other events will be played on Sunday 23rd. This may depend on the number of entrants for each event, particularly the Girls events. As a rough guide I anticipate that the Boys Under 13 and Girls Under 18 events will start at 0900 Sunday with the Boys Under 15 about 1300. As in previous years I will endeavour to organise the Under 11 entrants to all play one another during the course of the Under 13 events. For the Girls remaining events I will have to juggle the event times depending upon who enters what. For the U18 Boys event my guess is a 0930 or 1000 start.

 

Players (girls and boys in separate age lists) should be nominated for the following age categories:

UNDER 18 – those born on or after 1 January 2001

UNDER 15 – those born on or after 1 January 2004

UNDER 13 – those born on or after 1 January 2006

UNDER 11 – those born on or after 1 January 2008 (to be played as part of the U13 events)

 

Players may be nominated in more than one age category. Fees payable are £5.50 per player per age category entered. Please send nominations to me no later than Tuesday 1 August 2017 together with a cheque(s) in respect of the total fee nominations made out to ECTTA. Alternately payment may be made electronically to BATTS Account No. 23166968, Sort Code 77-13-10.

 

 

 

Please inform your nominees that normal table tennis clothing must be worn at the Trials, ie no white shirts or shorts, no tracksuit trousers when playing matches, no headwear (other than on religious grounds), and all footwear to have rubber soles. All to note that as this is a Closed event the time out provisions DO NOT APPLY.

 

Refreshments, both hot and cold, may be purchased in the BATTS Canteen and restricted refreshments at Holmwood House if this venue is used.

 

Please note that I require for each player nominated their Christian and surname, address and postcode, date of birth, telephone number and affiliated main league or ETTA affiliation in the format of the attached Entry Form. In this computer age also parents E-mail address in the E-mail column should I need to contact them during the season (but see below).

 

Also Player or Player Member Licence number (ie last season’s Licence number). Note that, assuming that there are no Table Tennis England changes from those of last season, a Player Member licence is required to play in local Leagues, One Star Tournaments carrying National Ranking points and National Cadet and Junior Tournaments and a Player licence is required to play in Junior British League and 2 Star and above Tournaments. Payment for these Licences must be made to Table Tennis England before players are permitted to play in any of these competitions.

Please let me know if you require a map showing the location of the BATTS Norman Booth Centre or Holmwood House if that venue is used which I can enclose in due course with event times confirmation information.

 

If you think there is somebody that I have missed out from the circulation list on this page or you know that they have changed their E-mail address or your League contact has changed please either let me know so that I can forward a copy to them or forward them a copy yourself.

 

Note that under the latest Data Protection Regulations I cannot list the E-mail addresses of those that I send circular E-mails to. I will assume that I can still send E-mails to you on Essex County Table Tennis matters unless I receive an E-mail from you stating that you, or any parent of a player, do not wish to receive communications from me in the future..

The application form can be found by clicking the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rjFCdhJOqnQjxnrUTlgL5fWgya8yqu8BpqLWYjt-eBs/edit?usp=sharing

 

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Southend and Clacton top Inter League

ESSEX CADET AND JUNIOR INTER LEAGUE 7 APRIL 2018

The Essex Cadet and Junior Inter league competitions for Season 2017/2018 were held at the Holmwood House Sports Centre, Lexdon, the home of Colchester League Club, Tollgate, on 7 April. Disappointingly only three Essex Leagues entered the Junior event, Clacton, Colchester and Southend. Originally four teams, Clacton, Colchester and two Southend teams entered the Cadet event but Clacton had to withdraw due to player easter holidays so Colchester entered a second team. Thus there were three rounds of matches to be played in both events. All matches were played on two tables. The Junior format was four players with each player to play two singles and one doubles thus giving a ten match format whilst the Cadets format was three players, nine singles plus one doubles.

 CADETS

In the first round Southend A (Daniel Zeffie William Skelt and Livi Jones) crushed Colchester B 10-0, all matches won 3-0. In the other match Colchester A achieved a narrow 6-4 win over Southend B with Ollie Rampton and Andy Huang both winning two matches and joining together to win the doubles with Liam Harris chipping in the vital winning match over Joe Boscombe despite Harrison Sadler winning his three for Southend B.

In the next round Southend A beat Southend B 9-1 with Toby Zeffie winning the one match for the B team. In the other match Colchester A beat their B Team 10-0, all matches won 3-0.

In the final round of matches Southend B beat Colchester B 8-2. Joe Boscombe won his three matches with Luke Burridge winning the two matches for Colchester B. On the other tables Southend A were the favourites to win and they duly achieved this with a narrow 6-4 win over Colchester A, the win only achieved in the final two matches with  Daniel Zeffie defeating Ollie Rampton and then joining up with Livi Jones to win in five games over Andy Huang and Liam Harris.

 TABLE

P          W        D         L          Pts

Southend A     3          3          0          0          25
Colchester A   3          2          0          1          20
Southend B     3          1          0          2          13
Colchester B   3          0          0          3            2

 JUNIORS

Despite there being only three teams in the Junior event match results were so close that honours were not resolved until the final match of the last match

The first match was between Clacton and Colchester and after the first four singles and the two doubles the match score stood at 3-3.  The match result turned on the next two singles when Scott Campbell and Daniel Young both won five game matches respectively against Bright Bedding and Olly Fifield. Although Arran Hutchinson pulled one back by beating Ethan Lloyd 3-0 Sam Hume’s 3-0 win over Jared Chelski meant that Clacton won 6-4.

The second match was between Colchester and Southend and there was never more than one match between the two teams. Olly Fifield won his two matches for Colchester as did Harry Keys for Southend. The two doubles matches were shared with Matthew Stringer and Harry Keys defeating Jared Chelski and Arran Hutchinson 11-9 in the deciding game. A 5-5 draw was the result.

The final match was between Southend and Clacton with all results possible and once again there was never more than one match between the two teams. Sam Hume and Daniel Young both won their two matches for Clacton and each of the Southend players won one so the singles were divided 4-4. Both doubles went the full distance, Clacton’s Daniel Young/Scott Campbell defeating Harry Small/Reece Harris-Griffiths 12-10 in their decider while on the other table it took a little longer Southend’s Matthew Stringer/Harry Keys defeating Sam Hume/Ethan Lloyd 14-12 in their decider. Another 5-5 draw. Three very close matches with some great rallies and top class table tennis.

 TABLE

P          W        D         L          Pts

Clacton            2          1          1          0          11
Southend         2          0          2          0          10
Colchester      2          0          1          1            9

Trophies will be presented to the winners and runners up once received.

 

Arthur C. Clark
Essex Junior Match Secretary