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Table Tennis Manawatu would like to sincerely thank the following for their support: Sport Manawatu (KiwiSport funding), Pub Charity (supplementing KiwiSport funding), Lion Foundation (funding to assist with a range of activities),
NZCT (funding to assist coaching programme) and The Villas (accommodating visiting officials). Your support is much appreciated
The Finals of Autumn League were played on 19 June. The draw and progressive results can be found here.
It seems to have become an almost regular occurrence to have another fairy-tale finish to one of our regular competitions.
The Balls of Fury (Matthew Ball and co.) had been the form team of the competition, beating one opponent after another
and easily made their way into the Grand Final. There, they met the Smashers (Abbey Webb, Callum McKinnon and co),
except that both Abbey and Callum had been out with injury for nearly the whole comp, and so, the team had to make do, with substitute players throughout the whole comp,
and it was not easy. They had a do-or-die encounter in their last Round-Robin match, which they won to make their way into the semi-finals.
In the semi-final, they played against the Choppers (Jack Webb and co), and while the Choppers won more games than
the Smashers, the Smashers won all the close points and snuck into the Grand Final.
Staffed with a new set of substitute players,
the Smashers (playing with Thomas Sun, Wan Long Shi, Weiyang Teh, Brandon Lee) had a brilliant night,
and came home with a narrow 8:7 (28:28) win and this year's Autumn League title.
In the other matches of the night, Landcare Research (Miko Kirschbaum and co.)
beat the Lobstoppers (Tony McAllister and co.) by 9:6 (33:29),
and the Choppers (Jack Webb and co) beat the
the Master Blasters (Allen Blackburn and co.) by 10:5 (33:19).
In the individual standings, Matthew Ball finished the season in top spot, with Jack Webb
in second place, Peter Ward third, and Changhee Cho in fourth.
The most-improved player competition was won by Changhee Cho with a ratings
gain of 164 points, followed by
Muditha Peiris on 119 points and Brandon Lee on 81 points.
Latest Rating Gains (based on regular competition matches):
Richard Ammundsen 36 points (Player of the Week)
Weiyang Teh 26 points
Muditha Peiris 20 points
Matteo Poggio 19 points
Order of Merit
Matthew Ball 13,000 points
Miko Kirschbaum 10,000 points
Mike Sung 500 points
All Stars/Drop-In League
With the end of Autumn League, we will now move into a 4-week period of All Star/ Drop-In Leagues. These are individual-based singles competitions.
There is no need to register, but players MUST be present by 7 pm to be able to be included in the evening's competition draw. Cost is $5 per evening,
and players can expect to get 4 or more tough matches against evenly matches opposition players.
Manawatu Residents' Championship
This year's Manawatu Residents' Championship was held on the week-end of 16-17 June.
Results will follow shortly.
Here is a link to a list of all of last year's Residents' Championship winners and runners ups.
Rounds 3 & 4 of this year's Super 16 Competition were played on Saturday 26th May. We again had five ex-Manawatu players coming to Palmy to make this round
another high-class round, but the ranks of local players was depleted through moves to university, injury and other personal reasons.
Matthew Ball showed his usual dominance of local table tennis and again won both rounds and still hasn't dropped a set
in this year's Super 16.
Daniel Rosner came second in the morning round, with Natalie Paterson third and
Charly Talumepa in fourth place.
Jack Webb came second in the afternoon, with Daniel Rosner third and
Harry Chen in fourth place.
In the overall standings Matthew Ball is leading, ahead of Daniel Rosner, Jack Webb
and Harry Chen.
Full results and progressive standings can be found here.
To register for future rounds, or to obtain further information, please contact Matthew Ball (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0273412246).
The next two rounds are scheduled for 30 June. Registration closes on Friday 22 June. If you are registering for just one round, please advise Matthew whether you want to play in the morning or afternoon.
Further details about the competition and all scheduled dates are here.
There is no residence requirement for being eligible to participate.
Entry is open to anyone who can be in Palmy on the day - only playing standard determines eligibility.
Manawatu Junior Open
Palmerston North hosted the 2018 Junior Open Comp on 3 June 2018. Additional information is
and results will become available soon.
Junior Coaching (Fridays 4-5:30 pm)
Junior Coaching for Term 2 starts on 11th May and finishes on 6th July. That means there will be 9 sessions in total. Cost is $8 per session, or $72 for the whole term.
Junior Club (Mondays 600 - 7:30)
Junior Club will restart on the 28th May but will miss the following Monday due to Queens Birthday long week-end. Finishes 24th September. Cost is $5 each time.
Open to all juniors (newcomers or regulars) in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Junior Summer League (Tuesdays 4:45-6:30 pm)
Junior Summer Leagues has concluded. See here
for the final results and standings.
Schools Competition (Thursday afternoons)
Schools Competitions will run next term on Tuesday's for Primary and Thursday's for Intermediate and Secondary. Please contact your school for info.
For all junior event happenings, please, contact Matthew Ball (email@example.com or 027 341 2246).
It is time to have look at the most-improved players for this year.
A graph with this year's rating gains is here.
Akshay Aneesh and Callum McKinnon have made the early running, with gains of over 300 points, each, but
Michael Blaschek on about 250 points and Dan Heaphy on 175 points are also well in contention.
However, the biggest recent ratings gains have been made by Changhee Cho
and Brandon Lee.
All Stars / Drop-In League
On Tuesday 1 May, we played the last of the current round of All-Stars/ Drop-In Leagues.
A link to the ALL STAR results is here. This includes progressive standings over all the All-Stars/ Drop-In Leagues played so far this year.
Current progressive standings are still dominated by the players who played in all six All Stars round this years, although results from the first round have started to count now only with reduced
value. Nonetheless, Miko Kirschbaum is maintaining a strong lead ahead of
Changhee Cho and Akshay Aneesh. Next come players who have attended only some out of the possible rounds, with
Richard Ammundsen in fourth place and Abbey Webb in fifth.
February to March
Summer League 2018 has concluded. Final results and standings can be found
May to June
Autumn League 2018 is underway. The draw and progressive results and standings are available
July to September
Winter League 2017 has concluded. Final results and standings are available
October to November
Spring League 2017 has concluded. Final results and standings are available
November to January
Christmas League 17/18 has concluded. Final results and standings are
Played on some Saturdays from March to August
Super 16 (2018) is underway. Progressive results and standings are
All Stars / Drop-In League
Played in the period between the main comps on some Tuesdays throughout the year.
Some rounds have been played - other will be played later in the year. Progressive results and standings are
Table Tennis Manawatu are grateful for the support of these community organisations: