BNCA Members

Please see the note below from Paul Davison

Ron

 

Dear all

Following on from the success of the last May’s “Lift Off!” Top 12 event, I have booked our venue (Earls Colne Recreation Club) on the above date for a new day of “Top 12” competitions. These are open to all Braintree League players as well as those of other leagues.

I am writing to you with the section “B” event in mind, which is aimed at Div. 2 / 3 Braintree League players or equivalent. Please therefore forward this email to your team mates to inform them of this event.

The timings for the “B” level event is arrival from 10am for a 10.30pm start, with finish around 12.30pm.

There will also be a prize money as follows; £10 Winner, £5 runner-up. The entry price £4.50 (NETTS Members £4.00).

A Cadet event will run at the same time, so it should be a good morning of table tennis. The bar will be open afterwards for those that want a drink. In the afternoon there will be a Section “A” and “Premier” Section.

If you wish to enter please let me know via return of this email by end of Sunday 15thApril. Please also feel free to pass this email on to anyone else whom might be interested in playing.

Regards,

Paul

 

Paul Davison

NETTS Club Secretary / Coach

Bad Language

Braintree League players

I’ve had the email below from a secretary of one of the clubs in the Chelmsford Click League, which as most of you will know consists mainly of young juniors.  As you’ll see, it’s a plea for players to moderate their language in multi-table venues when there are also younger players in the room.  I’m aware of the argument that they will hear it in the playground, but it would still be nice if table tennis set the right example, so I said I would pass it on.

Ron 

I would like to draw your attention to the following complaint from Buttsbury TTC in relation to bad language used during an adult match at Black Notley Community Association.   This was particularly inappropriate as Click League matches involving junior players were being played on adjacent tables. It was unfortunate that nobody was able to intervene on the night, but hopefully steps can be taken to resolve the issue at future Click League matches. 

Regards, 

Gordon Gatheral

CDTTL Divisional Secretary

Ron Foskers Weekly Report

Black Notley B and Felsted RBL C have won the second and third division titles in the Braintree Table Tennis League – without lifting a bat.

In division two, Liberal C were the only team able to overhaul the leaders but their surprise 6-4 defeat by Felsted A means Notley are now out of reach.

The match was a personal triumph for 18-year-old Matthew Laws, who went through all three Liberal players, Jon Fieldsend, Gareth Davies and Garry Fryatt, second, fourth and fifth respectively in last season’s individual averages.

Richard Baxter won twice and Haydn Upson, with only two wins out of 15 behind him, also found a way past Fieldsend.

Elsewhere in division two, Rayne E remain in the hunt for the runners-up medals after a 6-4 win over Netts E, for whom Fred Evans was unbeaten.

But for Rayne G, events took a negative turn after their brief renaissance the previous week.

They lost 7-3 to Notley D – only Notley D’s second win of the season –  and in their final match of the season suffered 6-4 at the hands of Nomads to leave them second from bottom.

A minor consolation was that Steve Siggs stretched the unbeaten Ken Lewis to his closest win of the season, 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-13, 11-9.

Netts D’s Max Plumridge also gave Lewis plenty to think about the previous week, when he lost 11-7 in the fifth, the first time Lewis had been taken the full distance.

In this case it was more than a consolation, as Plumridge’s team stopped the rot of seven successive defeats to beat Nomads 6-4.

Dave Marsh was unbeaten as Rayne F beat Notley C 8-2, Tim Huxtable picking up the two for Notley.

In division three it was Notley E’s draw with their own F team that handed the trophy to Felsted C.

A freak set of results – Felsted C suffering a series of 10-0 defeats –  could have given Notley E the title but not any longer.

It was an all-beat-all match between the E and F teams in which Jamie Brooks won twice for the E team and Takunda Nerutanga and Mel Cooch twice for the F team.

Rayne H took increasingly likely to take the runners-up spot as they did last season after their 9-1 win over Notley H where Joshua Akparanta’s win over Tim Gowers was the one to get away.

Notley G and Rayne J drew while Michael Goodchild won his three singles for only the second time in his career in Netts F’s 7-3 win over Rayne I.

In division one, leaders Liberal A beat Netts C 10-0 while second-placed Rayne A had an 8-2 win over Notley A where Adam Buxton inflicted a rare defeat on Lucy Wang.

Terry Dowsett’s three singles helped third-placed Netts A to a draw with Liberal B while their B team closed the gap with a 9-1 win over Rayne C.  Keith Martin registered Rayne’s sole success with a victory over Maria Boulton.

Rayne B beat their own D team 10-0

Ron Fosker’s Weekly Report

A match in which the form book was about as much use as a London Underground map in the Arctic may have sealed one team’s fate while giving the other a slender thread of hope in division two of the Braintree Table Tennis League.

The result means that Netts D, third division champions last season, look likely to make a quick return, while Rayne G just about live to fight on.

The individual results looked so unlikely that the league’s fixtures secretary had to make a phone call to ensure they were accurate.

But yes, Steve Siggs, Rayne G’s best player, did have worse results than both his teammates and Max Plumridge, Netts D’s most successful player, repeated that experience for Netts D.

The evening was a personal triumph for Steve Willis, who won his three singles for the first time this season to help his team to a 6-4 win.

Dave Allison won two singles for only the fourth time this season while Siggs, in the Rayne D team that won the division last season, lost in three straight games to Joe Belsom and Kierlan Richards.

The form book was a much more reliable guide in the other match in the division, a 6-4 win for Nomads over Rayne F, in which Ken Lewis won three and Kevin Saunders two for Nomads and Dave Marsh two for Rayne F.

In division one Liberal B had a 6-4 win over Black Notley A while Netts A were surprisingly held to a draw by their own C team.

Nikki Davison and Hannah Pitt both beat Andy Holmes and Antonio Beckles.  They missed out against James Hicks but he in turn was downed by James Mullane.

The Rayne A v Rayne B match pitted Steve Pennell against his long-term teammates Ian Whiteside and Jon Hill for the first time.

He justified the club’s decision to keep him in the A team by beating both of them, although Hill stretched him to 17-15 in the fifth game.   The A team won 6-4.

In division three Felsted RBL C dropped more than one point for only the third time this season when both Matt and Jamie Brooks, of Notley E, got the better of Mike Pitt.

Rayne H and Netts F played each other twice in eight days with the same six players involved and the same result: 10-0 to Rayne.

Rayne H also beat Notley G 7-3, all their players having to give second best to Alan Billing.

Mark Jackson and Barry Mouser were unbeaten as Rayne J beat Notley H 9-1 – but the division’s bottom team gave them a real workout.  Six sets went to five games and the other four to four games.

Results in the second round of the handicap cup: Liberal B 6 Notley G 3 (three wins for Robin Armstrong); Rayne E 6 Notley E 3; Notley C 8 Rayne D 1; Netts D 5 Felsted A 1; Rayne J 0 Notley A 5; Notley F 5 Felsted C 4 (three wins for Mel Cooch); Rayne I 4 Notley D 5 (three for Adam Clift, including a win over Roger Hasler at 22-20 in the third game with the match score at 4-4)

BTTL Members

Please see the message below from Richard Whiteside

A team of 12 of us, including fellow Rayne TCC player Nick Hasler, are  undertaking a continuous 65 mile (106KM) walk around the coast of the Isle of Wight, raising money for CLIC Sargent in memory of Jake Whiteside.  Jake was a 16 year old member of Rayne TCC who some people will have played against, who  sadly lost his battle with cancer in April 2017.  We hope to complete the walk in c24 hours but it may take a little longer as it’s an extremely long way to walk and we’re hoping our bodies and feet hold up to the test.  Our team name is JAWS, Jake’s Army of Walkers and so far we have raised £8,000 which is fantastic, but we’re pushing on towards £10,000, hence my sharing of this link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jawstakeontheiow

If you’re able to donate that’s great, but if not your support by following and sharing our Facebook page would be appreciated (https://www.facebook.com/jawstakeontheiow)

BNCA Members

Does anyone fancy giving a prospective new member a knock over the next few weeks?

He contacted us to say he’s interested in taking up the game, although at the moment probably only casually. Unfortunately our casual club never got off the ground as all but one of those who came along decided they’d like to play in the league. The only thing we can offer him is if any league players are going along for a knock and wouldn’t mind putting him through his paces.
If anyone’s interested, can you let me know?

Thanks
Ron

BTTL Individual Championships

Hello Everyone
I thought it was worth reminding you that this year’s individual championships will be held over the weekend of 14/15 April, with a separate finals night on Friday 20 April. The event will be held this year at the Earls Colne Leisure Centre, the home of Netts.

The closing date for entries is 18 March. The entry form is in the middle of the handbook as usual.Hello Everyone
I thought it was worth reminding you that this year’s individual championships will be held over the weekend of 14/15 April, with a separate finals night on Friday 20 April. The event will be held this year at the Earls Colne Leisure Centre, the home of Netts.

The closing date for entries is 18 March. The entry form is in the middle of the handbook as usual.

Ron

BTTL Players

I’ve just heard from Graham Farmer that Vic Keeble, who those of you of some vintage may remember, has died at the age of 87. He had lived in Earls Colne for several years.
Vic was a past Colchester League men’s singles champion and also played in the Chelmsford League, where he was a member of the Rosebery team that won the first division on a number of occasions.
He also played league football with Colchester, West Ham and most famously Newcastle, where he won an FA Cup winner’s medal in 1955.

Ron

BNCA TTC Members

BNCA TTC members

We have arranged with Braintree Town Football Club to have a come-and-try-table-tennis session for kids on Saturday morning Feb 10.  It’s part of the club’s Iron in the Community initiative where they involve local schools in activities not necessarily connected with football.  It will be an introduction to table tennis for the kids (aged 7-15), with the hope that some of them will enjoy it sufficiently to want to take it up.

Keith Martin has agreed to run the event but with 15 kids at once he is going to need some help.  I’d be grateful if some of you could pop down for at least some of the time to give him a hand.  You won’t have to do any coaching as such, just showing them how to hold a bat and the elementary stuff of getting the ball on to the other side of the table and then just feeding the ball to them – so no coaching experience required.

There are two sessions, from 9.30 to 10.45 and 11.00 to 12.15.  Any help between those hours will be greatly appreciated.

If you can make it, can you let Keith know on keithmart@gmail.com.

Thanks

Ron

Club Funds

Whilst club funds remain healthy, we are always looking for ways to increase funds so that we can try to keep membership fees as low as possible.

One very successful way to do this is to raise funds by asking you all to use Easy Fundraising to support the club. To date, we have raised well over £600 for the club through this but we need to increase this – it is a way for us to raise money for the club at absolutely no cost whatsoever to our members.

The way Easy Fundraising works is very simple. You go to the Easy Fundraising website www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ then simply enter ‘bnca’ in the box to find us.

 

 

 

 

 

You will then need to click the ‘Join Us’ button and fill out your details so that you are registered to support BNCA Table Tennis Club.

Once you have registered, all you need to do is use Easy Fundraising any time that you want to purchase anything online. There is no additional cost to you, the club simply receive a small percentage of anything you spend when you go via Easy Fundraising.

When you wish to purchase anything at all online – your weekly shopping, books, electronics, computers, ink cartridges, holidays, hotel rooms etc. – simply go to the Easy Fundraising website and search for whatever retailer you want to buy from. They have all the big names there for you to shop with – Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, etc., etc. Here are just a few examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You probably get the idea by now – pretty much anyone and anything is available through the Easy Fundraising website and every time you use it your club benefits.

So far, with just a handful of the members supporting us, we have raised over £600 for the club using Easy Fundraising – just imagine how much we could raise if we had all our members supporting us this way…

So, PLEASE register with Easy Fundraising to support BNCA Table Tennis Club and help us raise free money for the club.

If we raise enough we can keep fees down, improve equipment etc. so it really is in all our interests to support the club this way.

We are not asking you to buy raffle tickets, come to a quiz night etc., simply to do what you would normally do anyway when buying anything online, but do it through Easy Fundraising!

We look forward to seeing our supporter numbers on Easyfundraising grow considerably in the next few days as you all register to support the club – and remember, you can encourage friends and families to do this to support us too!

Many thanks,