Lions Spot for Sport

posted 12 Feb 2018, 15:42 by The GTTA   [ updated 12 Feb 2018, 15:42 ]

Garry Dodd took the Lions Spot for Sport title on Monday evening after defeating Josh Stacey 3-0 in the final.

Lions Novelty Doubles

posted 5 Feb 2018, 15:48 by The GTTA   [ updated 6 Feb 2018, 13:16 ]

Ryan Bichard and Peter Powell clinched the Lions Novelty Doubles tournament this evening.  They needed to come back from 2-0 down in the final against Andy Gill and Nick Windsor to win over the full 5 sets.


The winners and runners up with Lions TTC President Paul Hainsworth

Dodd wins CI Open Top 12

posted 29 Jan 2018, 14:13 by The GTTA   [ updated 30 Jan 2018, 07:24 ]

Garry Dodd has won the Channel Islands Open Top 12 on a good day for Guernsey's table tennis players in Jersey

Capelles Open Singles

posted 16 Jan 2018, 14:14 by The GTTA   [ updated 16 Jan 2018, 14:14 ]

Garry Dodd won his 10th Capelles Open Singles title on Monday night, culminating in a 3-0 win over Ben Foss in the final.  Having only dropped one set all evening, Dodd continued that form early on in the final, though Foss came back strongly in the tight 3rd game before Dodd prevailed to clinch the title 11-2, 11-4, 14-12.

There were no major shocks early on as all the seeded players progressed comfortably through their groups.  The Stacey twins faced each other in the quarter-final, with Lawrence coming through this time against his brother Josh 12-10 in the deciding end.  Phil Ogier beat surprise quarter-finalist Albert Unden for the loss of just 7 points while Foss and Dodd defeated Dan Collenette and Paul Hainsworth respectively.

Both semi finals were won in 4 ends, with Dodd beating Lawrence Stacey 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, while Foss overcame the defensive skills of Phil Ogier 11-3, 11-9, 8-11, 11-4.

Semi-finalist Lawrence Stacey

Capelles Handicap Tournaments

posted 9 Jan 2018, 13:41 by The GTTA   [ updated 10 Jan 2018, 14:06 ]

Corey Brouard and Shaun Mosley won the first tournament of 2018 with victory in the Capelles Open Handicap Doubles.   With doubles partners being randomly drawn, the Lions-Panthers pairing of Brouard and Mosley came from behind to beat Peter Vivian and Albert Unden by 2 games to 1 in the final.  Brouard and Mosley had beaten Dan Collenette and Derek Cave in the first semi-final while Vivian and Unden came through a long semi-final against Ryan Bichard and Ben Foote, eventually prevailing 2-1.

Kay Chivers won the Capelles Ladies Handicap Singles title on Tuesday night, beating Juliette Yeaman 22-20 in the final game to claim her 7th title, which she last won in 2016.

Shaun Mosley, Corey Brouard, Ian Fitchet & Juliette Yeaman

Webb awarded MBE

posted 30 Dec 2017, 04:03 by The GTTA   [ updated 2 Jan 2018, 14:52 ]

Guernsey Table Tennis Association President, Derek Webb, has been awarded an MBE for services to table tennis.

Congratulations Derek!

Derek Webb - MBE Report

Open Top 12 Qualification

posted 8 Dec 2017, 13:02 by The GTTA   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 13:02 ]

The Channel Islands Open Top 12 Qualification event was held on Tuesday 5th December.

The final positions were as follows;

1. Garry Dodd
2. Ben Foss
3. Joshua Stacey
4. Lawrence Stacey
5. Phil Ogier
6. Ryan Bichard
7. Paul Hainsworth
8. Dan Collenette

The top 6 qualifiers will be competing against Jersey’s top 6 at the FB Fields in Jersey on Saturday 27th January 2018

Results  |  Photos

CI Junior Top 12

posted 5 Dec 2017, 13:20 by The GTTA   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 14:54 ]

Ben Foss became the first Guernsey player to clinch the CI Junior Top 12 title since the 2011/12 season this weekend, after a perfect record from the action held at the Guernsey Table Tennis Centre on Sunday morning.

Foss fell just short this time last year at the FB fields in Jersey by virtue of a single loss to the eventual Jersey champion Luc Miller over 4 ends. There would be no repeat of that result on this occasion and backed by the strong local support, he came through in the winner takes all clash with Miller over 5 sets. The match itself came during the 6th and final round of fixtures and was also aptly the final match to conclude the action. Things could well have been very different, as Miller looked to be in control having taken the opener 11-7 and having had multiple game point opportunities to open a 2 game advantage. Foss dug deep in the pivotal 2nd end though and crucially came through 15-13. Momentum was firmly with the Sarnian as he romped through the 3rd 11-6, but Miller was not going to let the title slip from his grasp without a fight and he replied by storming through the 4th 11-4. Foss had a superb start to the decider and held a comprehensive 5-1 lead at the change of ends. A time-out for Miller enabled him to make the game competitive, but a costly fault serve at 4-7 was the beginning of the end and Foss played well to close out proceedings and clinch the title 11-6.

Earlier in the day, Foss was untroubled in his other 5 matches. Thomas Cotillard, Max Roche, Tanguy Billet-Masters, Alfie Sutherland and Leon Pierre all offered very little resistance and Foss’ extra class shone through for the loss of just 73 points over the 15 ends contested. Guernsey were unfortunate not to also take the 3rd spot on the day, as Ryan Bichard lost out on countback to Jersey’s Pierre. They both lost the same amount of matches, however it was Pierre who had defeated Bichard 11-8 in the 5 th set of their encounter.

Matthew Casey may have only finished in 6th position, but he was the best performer on the day after Foss, with just the single defeat to Miller in the process. What was surely a key factor to his overall success was due to the battle he had in his opener with Sutherland. He looked to be in cruise control towards the win when leading 4-0 in the decider, but in no time at all he found himself 9-5 in arrears. A crucial time-out took place at this stage from the GTTA development officer Otilia Badescu and helped Casey to restore parity at 10-10. The game could have gone either way from here, but Casey managed to eventually close it out 16-14. He followed up immediately on that win with an impressive straight sets win over Pierre and other than the expected defeat to Miller, he won his other 4 matches without loss. Bichard and Dan Collenette took spots 4 and 5 and both lost out to just Miller and Pierre on the day.

Youngsters Ellis Tomlin and Corey Brouard also acquitted themselves well and finished in 7th and 8th respectively. Brouard was the pick of the bunch due to his record of 4 victories from 6 matches. Tomlin was very close to mirroring this, but fell to a surprise 5 set defeat to Cotillard, who finished last overall. It will be the turn of the Senior Top 12 on Tuesday evening when the local Guernsey qualification event is taking place. Foss, Bichard and Collenette will all be vying for a spot in the event, to be culminated in Jersey at the end of January.

Luc Miller, Ben Foss & Leon Pierre.

Open Top 12 Qualification

posted 24 Nov 2017, 14:28 by GTTA Secretary   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 15:12 by The GTTA ]

The selectors have invited 8 players for the top 12 qualification Tuesday on December 5th at 18:30.    

The players selected are   

1.              Garry Dodd  

2.              Josh Stacey  

3.              Lawrence Stacey  

4.              Ben Foss  

5.              Phil Ogier

6.              Paul Hainsworth

7.              Dan Collenette

8.              Ryan Bichard

GTTA Open Doubles

posted 21 Nov 2017, 13:48 by The GTTA   [ updated 6 Dec 2017, 13:01 ]

Mark Pipet and Garry Dodd won the GTTA Open Doubles tournament last night with a thrilling 5-game victory over Josh and Lawrence Stacey in the final.  The Whistlers A team mates were pushed the full distance by the Stacey twins, and despite letting a 10-7 lead slip in the deciding end, clinched the title with a 11-6, 4-11, 11-2, 7-11, 12-10 win.

Dodd and Pipet's route to the final included wins over fellow Division 1 players Andy Gill and Jamie Ferbrache, followed by a 4-game victory over Ben Foss and Ryan Bichard in the semi-final.  In the other half of the draw, the surprise semi-finalists were Dan Collenette and Billy Ogier, who had topped their group courtesy of wins over seeds Martin Sarre and Paul Hainsworth as well as Keith Opie and Kay Chivers.  Their run reached the semi-final where the 2nd-seeded Stacey twins found it tough before coming through 11-6, 10-12, 12-10, 12-10. 

Mark Pipet, Ian Fitchet, Garry Dodd

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