Introduction to the Great Yarmouth & District
Table Tennis League (GYDTTL)

LATEST NEWS and REPORTS for GYDTTL: (For older articles, see News and Match Report WebPages).

Notice submitted by Chris Durrant on 09/12/14

Norfolk Schools Table Tennis Association - Individual Championship; click on link: Norfolk Schools Entry Form 2015 (PDF format)

League Tables, Personal Averages, Team Records and Press Reports added on 14/12/14

Please could all team secretaries email or post their scorecards promptly so the League Tables can be updated. Please also inform the Match Results Secretary of postponed matches.

Important notice submitted by Chris Durrant on 03/12/14

On behalf of your committee I advise of the following positions which need to be filled by the end of this season.  The current holders of these positions have either resigned or are not seeking re-election at the next AGM: 

         Treasurer & Registrations (currently Chris Durrant)

         Match Results Secretary (currently Eddie Fuller)

         Webmaster (currently Peter Smith until December 31st

Should any member be interested in filling any of these positions please contact any member of the committee.  Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be willing to take on a role, but who is not a player or member of the league, they may also apply for the position & would take on Associate Member status.  There are summaries of what duties are involved in these positions in the League Constitution section of your handbook, but if you would like more information then please do contact the current position holder who will be happy to expand on that.  Finally, I would appreciate if you would let your team players know of this request in the event that they may know of someone who may be interested.

League report submitted by  Edna Fletcher on 14/12/14

Kings “A” had Curtis Beales and Lewis Carby turned out polished performances when they met a stubborn  Mill Lane Exiles team – an excellent Match between Andy Knell and Mike Wood saw the Kings player win at 11 – 8 in the fifth with some clever defensive shots- score 8 – 2.

With Yarcon Police managing to field a full team they managed to win 6 – 4 when they met Yarcon Sparks gaining  two points each – Kian Burgess was once again the shining star for Sparks with a maximum. Great to see Brendan Green back in play after injury.

A spirited Reedham Eagles team fought hard when they met the strong St Johns team but with no success although Mick Wright took one set from Ian Brown and Wally Ladmore- Cliff Frazer playing up for Eagles came close to a shock victory when he took David Boatman to a five setter score 0 – 10.

Yarcons “A” v Yarcon College Exiles- many close results in this derby match. Yarcon A managed to win the vital points in each final game to give them a 10- 0 victory.

Mill Lane v GCX; maximums from Paul Stone and Bob Lamb ensured the points for their team. Mill Lane took the doubles to gain a creditable four points for their team. Mill Lane then played the young Kings “D” team who had Joel Gaspar and Alfie Nichols on form and with the doubles shared the points.

Kings “D” entertained Gorl Cons- four of the matches went to five setters- from two down in the doubles the young players fought their way back to a 11 – 5 win – match ending all square.

Underdogs lost all ten points when they met Kings “B” but are improving with every match.

The young ENSFC “C” team produced some excellent play when they met GCX- but experience told in the end with only Kane Simmonds managing to take a point when he defeated Paul Bartram in four sets.

A maximum by Sue Allen ably supported by Karen Smith and Cliff Fraser saw Kings “B” win 7 – 3 over Gorleston. Cons. with Albert Cadmore winning two and Reg Cadmore winning one.  

After the holiday break- please send the names of your team players (2) for the Spring Pairs Competition to the Tournament Officer before January 8th to enable the paper-work to be finalised.

Group A / Group C / Group E = Tuesday 13th January.  Group C / Group D = Thursday 15th January. All at Yarmouth Cons Club- start by 7- 3 0pm.

Autumn Handicap Photos added to Gallery Page 1 on 07/12/14

submitted by
Edna Fletcher on 03/12/14

The Spring Pairs group play will be held as follows-some new handicaps apply:- 
Groups A /C / E    on Tuesday 13th January 2015

Groups B / D         on Thursday 15th January 2015 

The Spring Handicap will be held on TUESDAY 10th February; start  7 pm *** (note early start)
If  large entry Q Finals on THURSDAY 12th February;  start 7.30 pm. 

Q F of the Nov handicap will also be held on Thurs 12th February  start 7.30pm.
Players through are – Ryan Moore / Joseph Goss / Jacob Goss / Mike Woolston / Niall Simmonds / Ray Lee / Lew Carby / Alfie Nichols.


Doubles will be held on FRIDAY 13th February at MILL LANE CENTRE  start 7.30pm. 

Entries to Tournament Officer by  FRIDAY 6TH  FEBRUARY  3 AND 2 Jnr. 

New Handicaps - Notice submitted by Darren Smith on 02/12/14

New handicaps for players are as follows (old handicap in brackets where appropriate):


Ian Brown -16; Lewis Carby -9 (-8); Baden Connolly 10 (9); Joel Gasper 10 (15); Jacob Goss -8 (-7); Joseph Goss -8 (-7); Mike Harvey 8; Alfie

Nicholls 7 (8); Martin Pigott -8 (-7); Calen Rudkin 15; Louis Woolston -1 (1); Mike Woolston -3 (-2); Mick Wright -1 (0)


The new handicaps will take effect from 01/01/15

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.

Registration for 2014/15 Table Tennis Season

New players are always welcome to participate in the
Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis League (GYDTTL) during the season. Please contact us for more information.  Contact Us or enquire at one of the playing venues.
For the new Player Profile Webpage. Please click on: Player Profile Webpage
to view profiles for Edna Fletcher, Malcolm King, Martyn Clarke and Bradley Burgess:
I would be interested in including profiles from other players / past players who have made a contribution to the Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis League (GYDTTL) as well as the young juniors who are doing so well at the moment. Profiles of the juniors can be submitted for inclusion in the Great Yarmouth Mercury.

I would like the profiles to keep to the subject of Table Tennis and not digress and be an encouragement to present players and future players who might be interested in starting to play Table Tennis. Profiles should include name and age and be typed using Word or Wordpad and be as short as you like but no larger than A4 size. Please email to Peter Smith - Webmaster.

To view the File Download Webpage. Click on the following link: File Download Webpage


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