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Autumn Handicap Singles tournament report submitted by  Edna Fletcher on 21/11/14

The Autumn Handicap Singles tournament was held at the Gt Yarmouth Cons. Club – with a record entry of 14 juniors and 14 seniors.

Lewis Carby was the winner of Group “A” with 16 points - followed by Joseph Goss with 13- Darren Smith 10, Charlie Nichols 8 – Will Simms  7 - Jane Burgess with 3 – and Baden Connolly Aldridge with 1.

There was a tie in Group “B” with Mike Woolston and Niall Simmonds both scoring 13 - on count back Niall came out top- other scores were 10 for Matt Current  and Roddy Brewer 7 for Bradley Burgess 5 for Martin Nichols and 1 for Kevin Chaney.

Group “C” had young Alfie Nichols become top-dog with 11 points followed by Ray Lee 9 who just pipped Martin Clarke by one point-  Mick Wright and Louis Woolston both gained 5 points- Louis Barboza 2.

Another tie in Group “D” saw Jacob Goss with 14 points come top on count-back followed by Ryan Moore, Kane Simmonds was third with a very creditable 13 points- Alan Yardy scored 7, Goncola de Silva 6 - Terry Rymer 4 and young Harry Lee 1.

The quarter finalists will be informed when the next stage is played. 

League matches continue until the Christmas break - then early January the Spring Pairs team event will take place. Venues to be announced.

League report submitted by  Edna Fletcher on 17/11/14

Yarcon College Exiles lost 3 – 7 to Kings “A” who had Martin Peek on form winning three-  Martin Pigott for the losers had a good win over Mike Wood.


Yarcon “A” scored 8 when they met Mill Lane Exiles with both Josh Baker and Matt Current winning three each.


Police were once again under strength- mustering only two players and they went down 2 – 8 against Yarcon “A”.


There were lots of good games when Dynamos entertained St John’s- but they could only win three games.


Yarcon College Exiles had Martin Pigott in excellent form with a maximum - when they met the Donic Demons- who took the match with two each from the Goss brothers and Frank Hayward after producing some good attacking table tennis.


Mill Lane just managed a 6 – 4 win over ENSFC “C”  Mike Harvey and Steve Rogers took two each with one from Colin Fortescue.


Kings “B” went down 3 – 7 when the met GCX- but game of the night saw Paul Stone just edge out Cliff Frazer winning 15 – 13 in the fifth set.


The young Kings “C” team tried very hard against Yarcon Telecom but their opponents gave little away and they went down 0 – 10.

League Tables, Personal Averages, Team Records and Press Reports added on 15/11/14

League report submitted by  Edna Fletcher on 10/11/14

A clash at the top of the Premier division saw St John’s hold the Donic Demons to a draw; Wally Ladmore had two wins – New signing Ian Brown took two and David Boatman one. Sean Molloy was in great form winning all three and also the doubles   Jacob Goss for Donic won one when he defeated David in a good five setter.

There was a comfortable win for Yarcons “A” when they met Yarcons Sparks- but they met their match in young Kian Burgess who playing extremely well won all three- score 7 – 3.

Newly promoted Reedham Eagles came up against an in form Kings “A”- strengthened by the return of Martin Peek and they lost all ten points. Eagles bounced back with a good 8 – 2 win over Sparks who had Colin Triggs to thank for their two Points.

Simon Allen fought hard and took two victories in five setters against David Willgoss and Terry Shetliffe; these were the only points that two man Police could muster.

GCX had a good win over Gorl Cons 9 – 1, Rosa Richardson played well against Bob Lamb but fell away to lose in the fourth – Reg Cadmore lost to Bob and Paul Stone in four- Albert beat Paul Bartram and lost in five to Bob- a good victory for the GCX team. Gorl Cons then met Kings “C” and won 7 – 3  Bradley Burgess gained two victories- one against Rosa and came from two down to beat the experienced Reg Cadmore.

GCX beat the Cliff Park Underdogs 9 – 1 but left the youngsters with some very useful hints and tips. Well done you oldies!!

Gorl Cons 2  Yarcon Telecoms 8. Telecom were successful in four of the matches that went to five, Graham Chapman came back from two down to beat Reg Cadmore in an excellent five setter then he beat Terry Rymer in three but lost in three to Albert Cadmore- John Smith beat Reg in five and then paired with Dick Boyce to take the doubles in five- Dick also won two singles- all in all a good team victory.

Telecom overcame a stubborn Mill Lane thanks to John Smiths three. 

Kings “C” lost to Kings “B” but not before Harry Lee and Bradley Burgess had produced some outstanding shots and moments of inspirational table tennis were forthcoming.

ENSFC “C” were just too strong for newcomers Kings “D” winning 8 – 2. College “C” then had a cracking game against Gorl Cons- there was a hat-trick for Albert Cadmore when he beat Kane Simmonds in five- Terry Rymer had a good four set win over Louis Barboza- Rosa lost both her four setters against Kane and Louis. Gorl Cons lost the thrilling doubles to College “C” and the match ended 6 – 4 to ENSFC “C”.

Kings “D” forgot the last match and bounced back against the youngsters of Cliff Park Underdogs 9 – 1 with Roddy Brewer gaining the only point for the losers - William and Ollie Pratt are slowly improving with each match. 

November Autumn Handicap next on Thursday the 20th- last chance to enter.

2-Star Open Tournament held at Grantham on Saturday 01/11/14

The Tournament took place on 24 Table Tennis Tables and had the best players from the eastern region compete for under 11, under 13, under 15 and junior competitions.
Congratulations to the following players who  took part in the tournament. Bradley Burgess, Alfie Nicholls, Jacob Goss, Joseph Goss and Kian Burgess who play in the Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis league. 

League report submitted by  Edna Fletcher on 03/11/14

The first two weeks of league play have thrown up some interesting results:-

Donic Demons started with an emphatic 10 - 0 victory over Mill Lane Exiles.

Yarcon Sparks notched up a draw when they met the Exiles thanks to young Kian Burgess who was on sparkling form winning his three. Five games went to five setters and the consistency of Mill Lane gave them a share of the points.

A hard fought match ended with Yarcon Dynamos beating the Yarcon Sparks by 7 games to 3 with numerous games going the distance and favouring the Dynamos- Neville Beckett was on good form but only just scraped through 11 – 9 in the fifth against Eddie Fuller (nice to see you back Eddie). Terry Shetliffe gave good support. Colin Triggs scored two for Sparks but when they had to concede the doubles no further points could be gained.


Yarcon Police with only two players went down 0 – 10 against the strong Yarcon College Exiles.

Yarcons “A” had a real struggle when they met Reedham Exiles and although they won 7 – 3, four matches were five setters-  Paul White for Yarcons had an excellent match scoring a hat-trick supported by Martyn Clarke who only lost to Aaron Kemp  9 – 11 in the fifth – a most enjoyable nights table tennis.

St Johns suffered their first league defeat against Kings “A”  4 – 6 – a tremendous match with  five x five setters and five x four setters-  a hard earned maximum by Paul Wright Jnr was not enough to give the Saints a victory.

Kings “C” scored 8 when they met the Cliff Park Underdogs- with Bradley Burgess  notching up a maximum supported well by Jane Burgess and Harry Lee with two each – Roddy Brewer gained two for Underdogs and will certainly improve with experience.

A good start for Yarcon Telecoms with a comprehensive win against a resilient ENSFC “C”, score 8 – 2.

Mill  Lane had Colin Fortescue gain a maximum when they met Gorl Cons. There was  great support from Jerry Walker who beat both Rosa Richardson and Reg Cadmore in five setters  Gorl Cons snatched a draw when they won the doubles- Albert won two and Reg and Rosa one each.


The next tournament is the November Autumn Handicap Singles to be held at the Yarmouth Cons Club on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20th.  Entries to Tournament Officer by SUNDAY November  16th  3 Seniors / 2 Juniors.

League Cup Final report submitted by  Edna Fletcher on 17/10/14

The final of the League Cup was held at the Gt Yarmouth Conservative Club and contested by Kings  “A” and Donic Demons- the Donics were unable to field a third player thus putting great pressure on Joseph and Jacob Goss.

They started their task with two good victories against Lewis Carby and Curtis Beales playing clever shots and portraying excellent footwork.

Joseph then came up against Mike Woods and found his style a stumbling block going down 21 – 20 in the second. Back bounced the Donics with Joseph claiming victory in two against Lewis in two straight - could the youngsters keep the momentum going?

The fifth game was vital- Joseph took the first set but Curtis battled back to take the next two at 21 – 20 /  21 – 19.

Jacob gained victory over Mike at  21 – 19 in the third.

Final score – KINGS “A”  5     Donic Demons  4

An excellent match - but the Donics must take the plaudits for the way in which they pushed Kings all the way with some aggressive, attacking and entertaining table tennis. 


Norfolk Junior Championships held on Saturday 27th September 2014

Congratulations to the following players who were successful in their events. In particular, Bradley Burgess, Alfie Nicholls, Ella Rose Barnard, Jacob Goss and Joseph Goss who play in the Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis league / Great Yarmouth area. 

Boys                        Winner                                  Runner Up 
Under 11                Bradley Burgess                  Lewis Ross 
Under 13                Alfie Nicholls                        Cameron Verney 
Under 15                Nathan Downes                   Alfie Nicholls 
Under 18                Nathan Downes                   Jacob Goss 

Girls                         Winner                                   Runner Up 
Under 11                Ella Rose Barnard                Carrie Last 
Under 13                Mollie Patterson                    Carrie Last 
Under 15                Mollie Patterson                    Carrie Last
Open Doubles      Jacob and Joseph Goss        Nathan Downes / Mollie Patterson

Along with other under 16 junior players, Bradley Burgess who is the youngest player in the Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis league at 9 years old receives regular coaching at the Kings Table Tennis Club, Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth from Ernie George who is an ETTA Level 2 UKCC Table Tennis Coach.

Kings Table Tennis Club, led by Peter Smith and other Kingsgate Community Church members welcomes all adult and junior players, beginner or experienced, who are interested in playing table tennis whether recreationally or competitively in the League, on Thursday evenings 7.00 - 9.30pm. Coaching is available for adult and junior players.

The Mill Lane Centre in Bradwell also welcomes all adult and junior players, beginner or experienced, who are interested in playing table tennis on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.45pm.

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