League Fixtures

posted 16 Aug 2017, 10:03 by The GTTA   [ updated 16 Aug 2017, 10:04 ]

The teams and fixtures for the 2017/18 season of the Doric Insurance Senior League are now available on the Senior League page.
Please note that these may be subject to change - any alterations will be published here and on the noticeboards at the Table Tennis Centre.

Obituary Notice

posted 7 Jul 2017, 05:17 by The GTTA   [ updated 7 Jul 2017, 05:20 ]

We've been asked by Ian Le Page to bring this very sad news to the attention of the Table Tennis Community. Ian will be about at the Club as he usually is.

Island Games

posted 26 Jun 2017, 10:08 by The GTTA   [ updated 2 Jul 2017, 06:46 ]

Island Games logo
Updates from the 2017 Island Games in Gotland

Picture: ITV News

Day 6 - Friday 30th June - SILVER & BRONZES!
The Guernsey table tennis team added a silver and three bronze medals to their haul on the final day of competition in Visby, Gotland.

The silver medal was earned in the Men's Doubles after Garry Dodd and Josh Stacey dispatched Gotland's Niklas Ahlgren and Max Hedbom 3-0 in the semi final to play the gold medal match against Aqqalu & Ivik Nielsen of Greenland.  The Greenlanders had a good start and won the first 2 games before Dodd & Stacey pulled a game back in front of a vocal Guernsey crowd.  Howevr the Nielsens proved too strong and clinched the gold medal in the 4th game, winning 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9.

In the Men's Singles, Garry Dodd lost in the semi-final 4-1 to Bjorn Axelsson from Gotland.  Axelsson went on to win gold and was also the same opponent who knocked Garryout the event in Jersey in 2015.

Dawn Morgan was defeated in the Women's Singles semi final in straight games by eventual gold medallist Marina Donner from Aland 11-8, 11-4, 11-7, 11-7.

The Women's doubles pair of Charlotte Casey and Daisy Kershaw marked their first Island Games with a bronze medal after losing to the strong Gotland pairing of Lina Olofsson and Annika Ahlgren 3-0.

Day 5 - Thursday 29th June - BRONZE MEDAL!
There was plenty more action in the singles and doubles events today, featuring the whole Guernsey squad.  There are representatives in semi finals of all 4 remaining events tomorrow.

Mixed Doubles
It was a bronze medal for Guernsey in the Mixed Doubles tournament this morning.  The event was won by Marina Donner and Johan Pettersson from Aland, who beat Bjorn Axelsson and Evalina Carlsson from Gotland in the final. Earlier Garry Dodd and Dawn Morgan had been beaten in the semi-final by the Gotland pair 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7.

Men's Singles
Garry Dodd made his way into the semi-final after a 3-1 win of Josh Band of Jersey, followed by a solid 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-6) victory over Johan Pettersson of Aland. Josh Stacey was defeated in the Round of 16 by Jersey's Luc Miller and twin Lawrence lost to Max Hedbom of Gotland

Women's Singles
Dawn Morgan is the Guernsey representative in the semi-finals of the Women's Singles rafter beating Rosa-Marie Petersen and Elin Schwartz both 3-1.  Charlotte Casey had a good run to the quarter final but finally succumbed to Faroe's Henrietta Neilsen 11-5, 11-4, 11-5. Meanwhile Sam Kershaw and Daisy Kershaw were both beaten in the round of 16 this afternoon by opponents from Gotland and the Isle of Man respectively.

Men's Doubles
The top Guernsey pairing of Garry Dodd and Josh Stacey made it through to the semi finals of the doubles with a comfortable quarter-final win over Donald Hobbs & Oliver Stanifort of the Isle of Wight.  Lawrence Stacey and Ben Foss were narrowly defeated by Luc Miller and Chris Morshead in the Round of 16 (11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 6-11, 6-11).

Women's Doubles
Charlotte Casey and Daisy Kershaw will contest the semi-final against a Gotland pair after beating Kerenza Baker and Katherine Vinas from the Isle of Man by 3 games to 1.  Top pairing Dawn Morgan and Sam Kershaw are out however after being defeated by Evelina Carlsson and Elin Schwartz 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 in the quarter final.

Day 4 - Wednesday 28th June
Another good day for the table tennis team, with the singles and doubles events commencing.

Men's Singles
Garry Dodd, Josh Stacey and Lawrence Stacey all qualified top of their respective groups.  Ben Foss is out after losing out on countback and finishing 3rd in his group, despite an excellent win over Poul Petersen.

Women's Singles
Dawn Morgan, Sam Kershaw and Daisy Kershaw are all safely through to the next round of the Women's singles, while Charlotte Casey had a good start against Margarida Mir from Menorca, winning 7-11, 11-4, 10-12, 11-7, 10-12, she still has two matches left to play.

Men's Doubles
Garry Dodd and Josh Stacey won their group, sealing top spot in thrilling style by beating the Aland pair of J-m Bergo & Johan Pettersson 1-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-4, 17-15.  Lawrence Stacey and Ben Foss are also through in 2nd place in their group after losing to the strong Gotland pairing of Nisse Lundberg & Bjorn Axelsson.  They will play the Jersey pair of Luc Miller and Chris Morshead in the Round of 16 tomorrow.

Women's Doubles
Both Guernsey pairings are through to the quarter finals with both  pairings coming second in their respective groups.  Dawn Morgan and Sam Kershaw will face a tough quarter final against Evelina Carlsson and Elin Schwartz from Gotland while Daisy Kershaw and Charlotte Casey will play the Isle of Man.

Mixed Doubles
All 4 pairings are safely though to the Round of 16, with Dodd and Morgan at their most impressive in winning Group 2. Lawrence Stacey and Charlotte Casey picked up an excellent win over Bjorn Axelsson and Evelina Carlsson from Gotland, though a narrow defeat to the Faroe Islands meant they finished  as runners up in Group 3.

Day 3 - Tuesday 27th June - TEAM GOLD!
The Guernsey table tennis team were victorious in the team event final today after edging out Greenland 4-3 in a thrilling final.  With the tie balanced at 3-3, it was Josh Stacey who held his nerve in the final match against Poul Petersen to claim a 3-1 win and win another Island Games team gold medal.

Ivik Nielsen 3-0 Joshua Stacey   (11-2, 11-7, 11-4)
Poul-Jørgen Petersen 1-3 Garry Dodd   (5-11, 10-12, 11-8, 9-11)
Ivik Nielsen  3-0  Garry Dodd   (11-9, 11-6, 11-8)
Poul-Jørgen Petersen  1-3  Joshua Stacey  (8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 10-12)
Karlinannguaq Lundblad  1-3  Dawn Morgan   (10-12, 4-11, 11-8, 7-11)
Rosa-Marie Petersen & Melissa Larsen  3-0  Samantha Kershaw & Dawn Morgan   (11-5, 11-7, 11-4)
Melissa Larsen & Ivik Nielsen  0-3  Garry Dodd & Dawn Morgan   (10-12, 9-11, 3-11)

Day 2 - Monday 26th June
Guernsey are through to the final of the team competition after a nail-biting 4-3 semi-final win over hosts Gotland.  Garry Dodd and Dawn Morgan each won a singles match and teamed up to win the Mixed Doubles to leave the tie poised at 3-3.  In the final match, Josh Stacey produced a superb comeback from 2 games down and then 5-0 down in the deciding end to clinch the match.


Group Stage
Guernsey 7-0 Isle of Wight
Guernsey 5-2 Isle of Man
Guernsey 7-0 Cayman Islands
Guernsey 4-3 Jersey
Guernsey 3-4 Greenland

Guernsey 4-3 Gotland

Guernsey 4-3 Greenland

Senior Schools International 2017

posted 25 Jun 2017, 15:02 by The GTTA   [ updated 29 Jun 2017, 15:11 ]

A squad of 16 junior players made the short journey across the water to compete in the Senior Schools International this weekend.  The tournament was being hosted by Jersey for the first time and due to the number of competitors, it was held at Fort Regent which proved to be an excellent venue.  The players will all have gained good experience of playing some very strong players from the other Home Nations and four players returned with medals in the plate competition

Tia Timms - Under 14 Girls plate winner
Corey Brouard - Under 14 Boys plate runner-up
Leah Moore - Under 16 Girls plate runner-up
Ryan Gilson - Under 18 Boys plate runner-up

Specsavers Youth Games

posted 11 Jun 2017, 07:42 by The GTTA   [ updated 11 Jun 2017, 07:46 ]

The GTTA hosted the table tennis event for the 107 edition of the Specsavers Youth Games on Saturday.  18 players from different island schools came together to compete for their district. St Sampson's came out as winners, just pipping St Peter Port while West won the Fair Play award for their sportsmanship and great attitude.

Well done to all the players who took part and a special thanks to volunteers Jonah Ingrouille, Ellis Tomlin, Callum Gilson and Seb Smeed for umpiring the matches today.

Photos from the event can be found on our Flickr page

The players (and Jonah)  with their medals from the Youth Games table tennis tournament

Winning team, St Sampsons

Runners-up, St Peter Port

Mark Kilby Hard Bat Open Singles

posted 14 May 2017, 06:55 by The GTTA   [ updated 14 May 2017, 06:56 ]

The final tournament of the 2016-17 season was played on Wednesday night as Paul Hainsworth claimed yet another Hard Bat trophy, defeating Josh Stacey 2-0 in the final.

The tournament is contested with old-style hard bats and take place each May in memory of Mark Kilby.  The trophy was presented by Mark's parents, Barry and Val Kilby.

From left:  Josh Stacey, Paul Hainsworth, Ian Fitchet (holding picture of Mark Kilby), Barry Kilby, Val Kilby

Inter Insulars

posted 13 May 2017, 02:47 by The GTTA   [ updated 14 May 2017, 06:38 ]

The 2017 Inter Insulars took place at the Geoff Reed Centre in Jersey over the weekend.  Full results from are below

Channel Islands Championships - May 2017        RESULTS

Event Winner
 Men's Singles Garry Dodd
 Women's Singles Kay Chivers
 Men's Doubles Garry Dodd/Josh Butler
 Women's Doubles
Dawn Morgan/Kay Chivers
 Mixed Doubles Adam Langlois/Alice Loveridge
 Over 40's Singles Phil Ogier
 Women's Over 40's Singles
Kay Chivers
 Over 40's Doubles Phil Ogier & Jez Powell
 Over 50's Singles Mark Pipet
 Over 60's Singles
Mark Pipet
 Over 70's Singles Ian Fitchet
 Restricted Singles
Mariusz Cieminski
 Under 21's Singles
Luc Miller
 Under 18 Boy's Singles Ben Foss
 Under 18 Girl's Singles Marli Barker
 Under 18 Doubles
Luc Miller/Luke Greenfield
 Under 15 Boy's Singles Luc Miller
 Under 15 Girl's Singles Marli Barker
 Under 13 Singles
Leon Pierre
 Under 11 Singles
Taylor Roche

 Channel Islands Team Events   SCORESHEETS

Event Winner Score  
 Dean Trophy - Under 11 Jersey 3 - 7
 Le Masurier Trophy - Under 13 Draw 5 - 5
 Continental Trophy - Under 15 Jersey 3 - 7
 Linscott Trophy - Under 18 Boys Jersey 2 - 8
 Rosemary Trophy - Under 18 Girls Guernsey 9 - 1
 Britannic Trophy - Under 21 Draw 5 - 5
 Green Trophy - Men Guernsey 6 - 4
 Margaret Trophy - Women Guernsey 10 - 0
 Veterans Trophy - Over 40 Guernsey 6 - 4
 Lombard CI Trophy - Over 50 Jersey 4 - 6
 Past Masters Trophy - Over 60 Jersey 1 - 9
 Horace Mallett Memorial Aggregate Trophy Jersey 54 - 56

Island Championships 2017

posted 20 Apr 2017, 14:46 by The GTTA   [ updated 1 May 2017, 09:40 ]

The 2017 Island Championships are kindly sponsored by La Fraternelle Home Insurance.


Finals Night
Garry Dodd finished off the local table tennis season in style by clinching 2 of the main Island Championship events up for grabs during the annual finals night, contested on Friday evening.

Dodd has been in superb form this season and having won every local singles match he has contested, this culminated with a straight sets win over Joshua Butler in the Men's Singles final. Dodd's 8th crown puts him outright 3rd in the all-time Guernsey list, behind just Mark Pipet and Bert Brenton. The victory against 2015 champion Butler came at the end of the an evening that had earlier seen the pair combine to overcome the Stacey twins, Joshua and Lawrence in straight sets of the Mens Doubles, with each end being decided by just 2 points. The final Singles encounter between the pair had been closer than the 4-0 scoreline suggests with Dodd taking the opening and 3rd ends 12-10, Butler holding a game point in the 3rd. Dodd was ultimately clinical in the end, the final score ending 12-10, 11-7, 12-10, 11-2 in the top seeds favour.

The twins may have lost the doubles, but they played out one of the best matches of the night, also during the final session of matches alongside the Mens Singles clash. The duo have not been able to be separated this season and each ended with an identical league average following completion of the 75 singles matches. Their encounters this season have also been tight and this was no exception, with the match going to a deciding 7th end after numerous high quality rallies. When 2nd seed Lawrence took the 5th game 16-14 to lead 3-2, it looked like he would seal the win in 6, but Joshua incredibly edged the 6th by another narrow end, 15-13. The decider had nothing in it again as expected, but Lawrence held his nerve well and took both service points from 9-9 to pick up the title.

Pipet is 2nd on the list of all time Mens Island Championship Singles titles with a hefty haul of 14 and he has certainly not forgotten where to find the winning formula, another 2 titles added to his impressive collection on the night. He was too good for both Carl Le Tissier and Derek Webb in the Over 50's and Over 60's Open Singles respectively. He did have the opportunity to add a 3rd title during the final session of the night, but here he came up against another decorated champion of the game, Phil Ogier. Ogier was in no mood to let the opportunity to clinch a 4th consecutive Over 40's Open Singles championship and he duly did so after winning comfortably in straight sets. Like Pipet, he was also on hand to pick up 2 titles on the night when he combined with Jez Powell to win their 4th consecutive Veterans Open Doubles crown, Kay Chivers and Keith Opie defeated 4-0 in the final.

Chivers herself had another good night and won the most titles of the night with 3. She picked up her 16th Island Womens Singles title, on top of a 9th Womens Veterans Singles crown after her straight set win over Sam Kershaw. Her final title came in the Womens Doubles alongside Dawn Morgan where they beat Becks O'Keefe and Juliette Yeaman in straight sets.

The Mixed Doubles was clinched by the returning Alice Loveridge and Adam Langlois when they overcame top seeds Joshua Stacey and Morgan in straight sets.

The Island's most experienced players contested an excellent standard in the Over 70's and it resulted in an incredible 9th title for Ian Fitchet following his straight set win over top seed Maurice James.

The Restricted Open Singles was a new trophy introduced 4 years ago and is for players between the age of 21 and 40 that have not played in the Green trophy inter-insular clash for the past 2 years. Paul Hainsworth picked up his 3rd title in this event after defeating Liam Robilliard 4-1.

There was also a strong display from the Junior players in the finals from the remaining 7 events.

Ben Foss was the main winner on the night due to his 2 titles obtained in the Under 18 Mens Singles and Under 18 Open Doubles. He comfortably beat Ryan Bichard in the Singles without loss before they combined to beat Luke Bichard and Dan Collenette 4-0 in the Doubles encounter.

A matching double of titles was obtained by Alderney's Marli Barker due to her success in the Under 18 Womens and Under 15 Girls Singles. Her opposition in both finals was fellow Ridunian Amy Wesley and whilst Barker won the opening U15 clash 4-1, the second encounter was a lot closer. Wesley showed great fighting spirit in the U18 clash and came back from 3-1 to restore parity at 3-3. It looked certain that she would avenge the earlier defeat when opening up a handy 4-0 lead in the decider, but Barker remained calm and came through 11-8.

Luke Bichard may have lost the U18 Doubles alongside Collenette, but he had earlier seen off team-mate Collenette in the Under 15 Boys Singles. Bichard came through the encounter 4-1, having clawed back a large deficit in the 5th end.

An absolutely classic was contested in the Under 13 Open Singles and it saw 2nd seed Caden Brouard upset the seedings to deny Division 3 team-mate Ben Sharp over 7 ends. Sharp had overturned a 3-0 deficit to force a decider, but Brouard regrouped very well to take the final end 11-6.

The evening opened with the youngest players in action in the Under 11 Open Singles. Zaheer Anees' victory over Jayden Tucknott in the final came in straight sets, but Tucknott acquitted himself well and is another bright star for the future.

Restricted Singles
Top seed Paul Hainsworth will contest the final against 2nd seed Liam Robilliard. Hainsworth came through against Paula Le Ber 4-0 in the first semi final, whilst Robilliard navigated past Becks O'Keefe 4-1 in the other semi final clash.

Over 60's Open Singles
Top seed Mark Pipet will compete against 2nd seed Derek Webb in the final. Pipet came through in straight sets against Maurice James, while Webb battled past 4th seed Keith Opie 4-2 in the other semi final.

Mixed Doubles
The top seeded duo of Joshua Stacey and Dawn Morgan will contest the final of the Mixed Doubles against the number 3 seeds Adam Langlois and Alice Loveridge. Stacey and Morgan eased through against Keith Opie and Kay Chivers 4-0 in the semi final from the top half of the draw. Langlois and Loveridge have not played this season, but they had enough in the tank to get past 2nd seeds Phil Ogier and Sam Kershaw in the other semi final. The finalists let a 3-0 lead slip, but ultimately came through 4-2.

Womens Veterans Singles
Top seed Kay Chivers will face off against 2nd seed Sam Kershaw in the final. Chivers defeated fellow 2nd Division player Sue Ferbrache 4-0 in the semi finals, whilst Kershaw came through a hard fought 5 set encounter against Division 3 player Jenny Powell in the other semi final clash.

Over 50's Open Singles
Number 1 seed Mark Pipet will square off against 3rd seed Carl Le Tissier in the final on Friday evening. Pipet was a comfortable straight sets winner over unseeded Tim Le Page in the first semi final. Le Tissier had a much tougher test in the other semi final, where he came up against 2nd seed Chivers. Le Tissier was bossing the encounter at 3-0 up, but Chivers fought back strongly to force the match to a 7th and deciding leg. Le Tissier regained his form and cruised through the final end 11-5.

Mens Doubles
The Mens Singles finalists Garry Dodd and Joshua Butler teamed up to reach the final of the Mens Doubles this evening, as the top seeds. They will meet 2nd seeded twins Joshua and Lawrence Stacey in the final to be contested on Friday evening. Dodd and Butler defeated 3rd seeds Phil Ogier and Jez Powell in the semi final stages 4-1, whilst the twins came through against 6th seeds Liam Robilliard and Matt Stubbington without dropping an end.

Womens Doubles
Top seeds Dawn Morgan and Kay Chivers reached yet another Womens Doubles final after they cruised through against Sue Ferbrache and daughter Sophie in the semi finals. They will meet the unseeded pairing of exiting GTTA development officer Becks O'Keefe and Juliette Yeaman after they put an end to the run of the junior Ridunian pairing of Marli Barker and Amy Wesley in the other semis.

Under 18 Womens Singles
Sunday's action kicked off with the Under 18 Girls Singles and it was a repeat of the Under 15's with Barker and Wesley reaching their 2nd finals. Barker eased past Erin Vaudin in the semis, whilst Wesley cruised through 4-0 against Shelby Timms.

Under 18 Mens Singles
Top seed Ben Foss will meet 2nd seed Ryan Bichard in the final of the other event to be contested on Sunday morning. Foss was in top form after his withdrawal the evening prior and cruised past Ryan Gilson, Billy Ogier and Joseph Bourgaize without dropping a set. 2nd seed Bichard cruised to the semis by beating Robert Naftel and Corey Brouard without dropping a set. Here he faced a tough test against Collenette but managed to come through over 6 sets.

Under 18 Open Doubles
Sunday afternoon saw the turn of the Dennis Lempriere Memorial Doubles tournament, also known as the Island Under 18 Open Doubles. The finalists from the Under 18 Open Singles were playing together and Foss and Bichard duly made their way to the final with 5 set wins over Gilson/Bourgaize and Sharp/Ellis Tomlin. They will meet 2nd seeds Luke Bichard and Dan Collenette who reached the final with a 5 set win over Brouard and Ogier in the other semi final.

Over 70's Open Singles
Sunday evening kicked off with the Over 70's Open Singles and top seed Maurice James made his way to the final where he will face off against 2nd seed Ian Fitchet. James overcame Peter Powell 4-1 in the semi finals, whilst Fitchet cruised past Brian Le Cras 4-0 in the other semi final clash.

Veterans Open Doubles
This was just the 3rd event of the 13 contested thus far where the top 2 seeds did not reach the final. Despite this fact, the number 1 seeds Phil Ogier and Jez Powell did make their way to the final as anticipated. There they will meet 4th seeded Whistlers duo of Kay Chivers and Keith Opie. Ogier and Powell comfortably came past Andy Gill and Ian Le Page 4-0 in the semis, whereas Chivers Opie secured an upset 6 set victory over 2nd seeds Martin Sarre and Dawn Morgan, despite losing the first 2 legs.

Mens Singles
Garry Dodd is aiming to pick up his 8th Island Mens singles crown and move outright 3rd in the all time list and he did manage to live up to his seeding in reaching the final. There he will meet the 2015 champion Joshua Butler, who performed very well, despite only being seeded 4th for the event. The event was well supported with a healthy entry of 43 and despite some small resistance, the 8 seeds expectedly made their way into the Quarter final stages. The toughest matches on paper prior to the Quarter finals were for 5th seed Phil Ogier and 6th seeded Lions C team-mate Paul Hainsworth. Ogier came up against the unseeded Liam Robilliard in the Last 16 but played well and came through in straight games, saving a few game points in the 4th, which he took 13-11. Hainsworth had an even tougher test in the Last 32 where he faced off against Alex Robinson, who was also unseeded despite playing at the number 2 spot for Ravenscroft II in British league this season. The first 3 ends were well contested, but Hainsworth did just enough in the end to come through 4-1. The quarter finals were mainly fairly one sided affairs with Dodd coming through against 14 time champion and Whistlers A team-mate Mark Pipet in straight games, 2nd seed Joshua Stacey beating Hainsworth without loss and Butler getting through via walkover over Ben Foss, having comfortably taken the first 2 games for the loss of just 10 points. The final quarter final was by the far the closest match of the competition and it saw 3rd seed Lawrence Stacey edge past Ogier in 7, having trailed 3-2. That was as far as it was to go for Stacey, who was beaten in straight games by the imperious Dodd in the semis. Butler had a tougher clash with Lawrence's twin Joshua, but played the big points exceptionally well and won over 5 ends to reach his 2nd Island Mens Singles finals.

Womens Singles
As with the Mens Singles, the top seed duly made their way to the final and the player in question was 15 time champion Kay Chivers, who is expected to add to her tally due to the absence of Dawn Morgan from the singles events at this year's competition. Her opponent in the final is due to be 4th seed Chloe Le Tissier who reached the final despite not having played all season. Chivers eased into the final with straight set wins over Shelby Timms and Charlotte Casey, however Casey fared well and was unlucky not to get anything for her efforts, having held game points in the opener. She had earlier been a comprehensive straight set winner over 3rd seed Paula Le Ber. Le Tissier came through against Alderney's Marli Barker without loss before battling through a see-saw encounter with 2nd seed Sam Kershaw in the other semi final. The game went back and forth before Le Tissier cruised through the deciding 7th end 11-3.

Under 11 Open Singles
Saturday morning and afternoon contained events for the youngest stars of the Association and first event up was the Under 11 Open Singles. In the end it was comfortable for top seed Zaheer Anees and 2nd seed Jayden Tucknott, who each made it through to Friday evenings final. Anees beat Shelby Timms 4-0 whilst Tucknott overcame Harvey Le Tissier 4-0.

Under 13 Open Singles
Top seed Ben Sharp will contest the final against 2nd seed and Division 3 team-mate Caden Brouard. Sharo cruised past Max Burrows in straight sets, whilst Brouard needed 5 sets to come through over Division 4 Lions player Freddie Walker.

Under 15 Boys Singles
Top seed Luke Bichard will meet fellow Lions Division 1 player and 2nd seed Dan Collenette in the final. Bichard had a tricky test against 2nd Division player Corey Brouard, who pegged the top seed back to 2-2, having trailed 2-0. Bichard held his head and weathered the storm well to win in 6. Collenette had no such troubles against Walker in the other semis and came through comfortably without loss.

Under 15 Girls Singles
The remaining event to be contested on Saturday was the Under 15 Girls Singles and it saw success for the seeded pair from Alderney, namely Marli Barker and Amy Wesley. The Ridunian success came when Barker beat Shelby Timms 4-0 and Wesley overcame Tia Timms 4-0.

Under 21 Open Singles
The event which is perceived to be of the next highest quality outside of the Mens Singles fully lived up to expectations with some excellent action on display on Friday evening to kick off the Championships. Twins Joshua Stacey and Lawrence Stacey lived up to their billing as top seeds, but they each had tough tests in the semi finals. Lawrence may have beaten 3rd seed Butler 4-2 in their semi final match, however 3 of his 4 sets came past the regulation distance, the final scores being 14-12, 15-13, 6-11, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11. Joshua had an even tougher test in the other semi final encounter where he needed the full 7 ends to defeat 4th seed Ben Foss. Stacey trailed 3-2 and looked in danger before clinching the 6th and 7th ends 11-7 and 11-9 respectively.

Veterans Open Singles
The other event to be contested on the opening evening of action was the Veterans (over 40) Open Singles and top seed Phil Ogier will meet 2nd seed Mark Pipet in the final. Ogier was in cruise control and did not drop a set all evening, culminating in a straight set win over 3rd seed Jez Powell. Pipet had a much tougher route and came past a dogged 5th seed Martin Sarre 4-2 in the quarters before overcoming 4th seed Andy Gill by the same score in the semi finals.

League Presentations

posted 6 Apr 2017, 10:48 by The GTTA   [ updated 16 Apr 2017, 07:15 ]

The league presentation nights were held on 5th and 13th April after the final round of matches in Doric Insurance Leagues.  The trophies were presented by Doric Sarre and Martin Sarre of Doric Insurance.

The full set of photos can be found on our Flickr site

The winners were:
Division 1 winners: Lions A (Josh Butler, Ben Foss, Dan Collenette)
Division 1 runners-up: Whistlers A (Garry Dodd, Mark Pipet, Ryan Gilson)
Division 1 averages winner: Garry Dodd
Division 1 averages runner-up: Lawrence Stacey
Players' Player of the Year: Garry Dodd (Whistlers A)

Division 2 winners: Lions D (Jamie Ferbrache, Andy Gill, Ian Le Page)
Division 2 runners-up: Whistlers D (Kay Chivers, Keith Opie, Corey Brouard)
Division 2 averages winner: Jez Powell
Division 2 averages runner-up: Kay Chivers
Players' Player of the Year: Billy Ogier (Ravenscroft Panthers B)

Division 3 winnersWhistlers G (Ellis Tomlin, Tom Hagerich, Jayden Tucknott)
Division 3 runners-up: Whistlers H (Callum Gilson, Caden Brouard, Ben Sharp)
Division 3 averages winner: Ellis Tomlin
Division 3 averages runner-up: Tom Hagerich
Players' Player of the Year: Caden Brouard (Whistlers H)

Division 4 winnersWhistlers K (Shane Cotter, Joe Le Page, Andy Le Page)
Division 4 runners-up: Lions J (Graham Mallett, Janine Mallett, Derek Cave)
Division 4 averages winner: Shane Cotter
Division 4 averages runner-up: Val Guilbert
Players' Player of the Year: Jonah Ingrouille (Lions L)

Division 1 winners Lions A pictured with Martin Sarre

Division 2 winners Lions D pictured with Doric 

Division 3
 winners Whistlers G pictured with Martin Sarre

Division 4 
Whistlers K 
pictured with Doric Sarre

Winners of Players' Player of the year - Billy Ogier, Caden Brouard & Jonah Ingrouille (Garry Dodd was unavailable for photo)

Business League

posted 5 Apr 2017, 14:48 by The GTTA   [ updated 8 Apr 2017, 06:56 ]

The Collenette Jones Business League drew to a close on Tuesday night with the final matches played and the trophies awarded.  IPES Forest Gump's Instructors retained the trophy, narrowly pipping C & D Carpenters to the, which went down to the final week.  C & D Carpenters showed great improvement this season having finished bottom of the Business League last season.

Steve Ozanne of C & D Carpenters claimed the individual averages trophy with 97% average having lost only one game all season, with Blake Batiste finishing as runner-up, only losing 2 matches.

League Winners: Ipes Forest Gump Instructors
Runners Up: C & D Carpenters

Averages winner: Steve Ozanne
Runner Up.         Blake Batiste

Award winners of Business League 2016/17

Ipes Forest Gump Instructors

C&D Carpenters

Final league table:

IPES Forest Gump Instructors2116584216332
C & D Carpenters2116560451532
S & T Plumbers21111065402522
MAN FRM211294857-924
BWCI Cornetos2110115649720
BDO Mavericks219124956-718
IPES Mullins Marauderers216174164-2312
The One Shot Wonders212191788-714

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