The finals of the ratings-based categories of the 2020 Residents' Championship
have now been cmpleted with the fainals in all categories:
The Under-500 competition was won by Franco Roos who beat
Tiffany (Xia) Wu by 3:0 in the Final. The Doubles was won by
Oliver Dawson & Hamish Bennett, beating
Piripi Pinfold-Whanga & Francois Roos by 3:0 in the critical round-Robin match.
The Under-750 competition was also won by Franco Roos who beat
Clio Exconde by 3:2. The Doubles was won by
Clio Exconde & Toby Kleinsman-Hill, beating
Angus & Reuben Bilsland by 3:2 in the critical round-Robin match.
The Under-1000 competition was won by Juan van der Spuy who beat
Franco Roos by 3:1 in the Final. The Doubles was won by
Fraser & Alex James, beating
Clio Exconde & Toby Kleinsman-Hill by 3:2 in the Final.
The Under-1500 competition was won by Rex Hansen who beat
Mike Sung by 3:0 in the Final. The Doubles was won by
Sam & Hadley James, beating
Emily Kan & Ralph Jhon Resuello by 3:2 in the Final.
The Under-2000 competition was won by Muditha Peiris who beat
Akshay Aneesh by 3:2 in the Final. The Doubles was won by
Cameron Huston & Akshay Aneesh, beating
Sam & Hadley James by 3:0 in the Final.
The Under-2500 competition was won by Abbey Webb who beat
Akshay Aneesh by 3:2 in the Final. The Doubles was won by
Abbey Webb & Cameron Huston, beating
Miko Kirschbaum & Peter Ward by 3:1 in the Final.
The A-Grade Combined Singles competition was won by Matthew Ball who beat
Abbey Webb by 3:0 in the Final.
The A-Grade Mens Singles competition was won by Matthew Ball who beat
Miko Kirschbaum by 3:0 in the Final. The Mens Doubles was won by
Matthew Ball & Cameron Huston, beating
Callum McKinnon & Akshay Aneesh by 3:0 in the Final.
The A-Grade Womens Singles competition was won by Abbey Webb who beat
Emily Kan by 3:0 in the Final. The Mixed Doubles was won by
Emily Kan & Muditha Peiris, beating
Abbey Webb & Cameron Huston by 3:2 in the Final.
Here are all detailed
Junior and Veteran events will be held on Sunday 9th August, with an entry form for the age-based events
Latest Rating Gains based on results from the Residents' Championship:
Franco Roos 64 points (Player of the Week)
Muditha Peiris 21 points
Akshay Aneesh 16 points
Rex Hansen 16 points
Juan van der Spuy 14 points
Order of Merit - New milestones reached:
Akshay Aneesh 7000 points
Muditha Peiris 2000 points
Clio Exconde 2000 points
Tiffany (Xia) Wu 100 points
Winter League will start on 11th August and run for 7 weeks finishing on 22nd September.
Winter League will maintain its standard format for the first 6 weeks. Only the last week will be different.
Entries have now closed, and the competition starts on Tuesday 11 August.
More details are here,
and the teams and first draws are here.
Cost is $50. Can everyone please pay this fee directly into the Table Tennis Manawatu Account.
Account number is 02-0628-0189072-00. Please include name and winter league for reference.
Starting times for the first round:
D & E Grade Players - 6:10 pm
C Grade - 6:30 pm. However, we need two C Grade players to umpire D&E Grade matches from Round 1 at 6:15 pm each week.
These players will change each week. For this week, it is the players in Team A.
B Grade - 7 pm
A Grade - 7:45 pm
If anyone is unable to play any week, please contact Matthew Ball, phone: 0273 412 246 or
so he can organise a suitable replacement. Please give him as much notice as possible and text only if it's very late notice.
Please, don't arrange your own replacements!
Manawatu Open Championship
This year's Manawatu Open Championship will be held on the 5th & 6th September.
Entries are now open for on-line entry through the Table Tennis New Zealand Tournament website.
Please, complete your entries through
All details including the event schedule can be found there. Please note we are playing in Arena 3 this year.
Entry to the venue is from Pascal St.
Please help make this year's Manawatu Open the best and biggest in years!
Entries and Payment are due by Saturday 29th August. Online entries only, please. Any issues, please get in touch with Matthew Ball.
Other TTNZ Events
The National Championships this year were originally scheduled to take place in Taupo but because of COVID-19,
they have been moved to Auckland. Confirmed dates are 3rd-6th October for Juniors, 7th-11th October for Seniors and 5th-8th October for Veteran players.
Anyone interest to play in the Nationals this year, please, contact Matthew Ball.
The 2020 Super 16 competition is underway with the third and fourth rounds played on Saturday 4th July.
Progressive results of the competition are available
The next two rounds will be held on 8 August. For any further information, contact Matthew Ball (phone: 0273 412 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Junior Club (Mondays 3:30 - 5pm)
Junior Club has returned for Term 3. Cost is $5 each time.
This session is run in a more relaxed format with a mixture of coaching, games and challenges.
There will be the Challenge LeaderBoard where players try to gain a point from the daily challenge held each week.
The player with the most points at the end of each term wins a cool prize.
Players also have the opportunity to work towards achieving Bronze and Silver Skills awards.
Junior Coaching - 4-5:30 pm Thursday & Fridays
Junior coaching is back!
Junior coaching is back and held on Wednesdays and Fridays between 4 & 5:30 pm during Terms 2 & 3. Cost is $8 for each session.
The Tier 2 group for new and beginner players meets on Wednesdays while our Tier 1 group for intermediate and rep level players
meets on Fridays. At this stage, there are still spaces in both groups. If you are keen to receive some coaching, please,
contact Matthew Ball, phone: 0273 412 246 or
The popular Schools Competition has returned for Term 3.
Primary School League will be held on Tuesdays starting on the 11th August. Intermediate & Secondary school's competition has started
on Thursday 6 August.
Teams consist of 2 or 3 players for the Primary School League, and 3 players in the
Intermediate/Secondary League and need to be organised through their schools.
The playing schedule and progressive results and standings are available