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Ormeau Junior Open 2022

50 competitors came together for an unforgettable day of competition, with 5 champions ultimately crowned. We’d like to give a special shout-out to our 2022 champions Peadar Sheridan (who took home two titles!), Alex Lo, Anjali Singh and Lily Parke. Your hard work and dedication paid off in a big way!

We’d also like to thank our sponsors Jamie and Sophia from Clearpool.io for their tireless support in making today’s event possible. Without them, this great day of competition would not have been the same. If you’re looking for a Junior tournament to compete in next year, look no further than the Clearpool Ormeau Junior Open.

Full Results

Under 13 Boys

We would like to congratulate Peadar Sheridan on his outstanding victory in the Under 13 Boys event! His prowess was on full display, as he demonstrated a mastery of the game by going undefeated and not dropping a single set – a truly remarkable accomplishment. Toby Caldwell, who placed second, also remained undefeated until his match against Peadar. Kudos to Karsten for taking third place! Peadar’s victory is an inspiring reminder of the dedication and hard work it takes to become the best.

Under 13 Girls

Huge congratulations to Glenburns Lily Parke for achieving the incredible accomplishment of going undefeated in the Under 15 girls category! Lily can certainly be proud of herself for holding her nerve to win 3-2 in her match against Ormeau’s Rebecca Scott, who put up a great fight for the title. Eimear Hutchinson from Belturbet deserves a special mention too, showing great class by playing up in an older category. This is a truly remarkable achievement and one to be proud of!

Under 15 Boys

It was continued success for Peadar Sheridan who also secured the Under 15 boys’ title with a dominating 3-0 win over the impressive Russian Dublin-based, Boris Bonchev. In third place was Aaditya Singh who managed to overcome the in-form Toby Caldwell 3-1. Toby certainly put in a career-best performance, taking down Boris’ younger brother Stefan (Irish No.2) in the group stages 3-2.

It was an exhilarating category full of surprises and thrilling matches, and it is clear that these young stars are a talent to be reckoned with. Congratulations to Peadar Sheridan and all of the other participants for their outstanding performances!

Well done to Ryan Cairns from Banbridge who was determined to win in the Consolation event! He put up a great fight and eventually triumphed 3-0 over Jack Bailie from Ormeau. Ryan clearly demonstrated his dedication and passion to succeed, and his hard work paid off!

Under 19 Girls

We would like to congratulate Anjali Singh for her stunning victory in the Under 19 Girls event, where she only dropped a single set on her path to the top! Niamh Mason proved to be a formidable opponent, coming in second place after a tough match against Anjali, and securing victory over Glenburns’ Lily Parke and Melissa Johnston. Finally, we would like to extend our praise to Melissa Johnston for her impressive performance and placing in third. Well done to all three ladies!

Under 19 Boys

The Under 19 Boys category was full of truly amazing encounters from beginning to end. An outstanding performance from Alex Lo of Ormeau saw him take the title in the final, beating Craigavon’s Aedan McGiver 3-0.

Aedan had an incredible tournament, taking down his clubmate Tom Colvin in the Quarter Finals 3-2 before edging Osmond’s Adam Faulkner 12-10 in the deciding set of the semi-finals.

Alex Lo demonstrated his skill throughout the championship, with a 3-2 victory over No.2 seed Max Skelton in the semi-finals. Alex’s hard work and dedication to the sport over the past 10 years has truly paid off, and it is wonderful to see him win his home title amongst some of Ireland’s finest juniors.

The Under 19 boys consolation final provided a special spectacle for all Ormeau fans, as Junior Close triumphed over 12-year-old Toby Caldwell in a highly competitive match. Both competitors showcased remarkable skill and determination as they fought for the title.

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CLEARPOOL ORMEAU JUNIOR OPEN

Ormeau TTC are hosting their annual Junior Open Tournament in December. This is a perfect junior tournament for players of all ages and abilities both boys and girls.

Date : Sunday 4th December 2022
Venue : David Lloyd Belfast
Entry Closing Date: Wednesday 30th November

The tournament will comprise of 3 main categories Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 19s. The first stages of the tournament will be groups to encourage more matches for all players.

  • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category.
  • A consolation event will be run if time permits in a Knockout format.

Ormeau would like to thank Sponsors Clearpool.io for all their support towards the Ormeau Junior Open.

Tournament Timetable

  • Under 13s Boys & Girls 12 pm (Maximum 32 Entries)
  • Under 15 Boys & Girls 3 pm (Maximum 32 Entries)
  • Under 19 Boys & Girls 6 pm (Maximum 32 Entries)

** Please note ** All times are approximate and events can run past finish times
TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

More details and entry form available here: https://www.ormeautabletennis.com/ormeau-junior-open/

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Craigavon Open 2022

Craigavon are hosting a Senior and Masters Open Tournament on Friday 30th of December in South Lakes Leisure Centre, 1 Lake Road, Craigavon, BT64 1AS. This Open has been sponsored by Advance Financial Services!

Times of play [approx.]

Craigavon Masters (40+ and 60+ events)

Round 1 Round Robin

  • 9.00 am to 10.30 am

Knockout rounds

  • 10.30 am – 12.30pm

Craigavon Open

Round 1 Round Robin

  • 12.30 pm to 2 pm

Knockout rounds

  • 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Prize Distribution

  • 4 pm

Entries are now open, and Closing date for entries 10th December 2022 or earlier if fully booked. Entries can be e-mailed to [email protected] or posted to Danny McGivern, 44 Kiln Avenue, Lurgan, BT66 6FA

Please find attached the entry form.

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County Antrim Senior and Masters Open Tournament 2022

County Antrim are hosting a Senior and Masters Open Tournament on Saturday 5th of November in Ballymena Academy 89 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1AJ.

  1. County Antrim Masters (40+ and 60+ events)  

Round 1 Round Robin 

9.30 am to 12 noon 

Round 2 Knockout  

12.00 noon – 2 pm 

2. County Antrim Senior Open  

Round 1 Round Robin 

1.30 pm to 4.00 pm. 

Round 2 Knockout 

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. 

Prize Distribution 

6 pm 

Entries are now open, and entries must be received by Tuesday 1st November 2022. Entry form below, is to be emailed to [email protected]

Please find attached the entry form for the County Antrim Open and Veterans TT events hosted by Ballymena TTC.

Any queries, please direct them to Norman McBride: Tel: 078419 06589 E-mail: [email protected] 

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Table Tennis Ulster Senior Team Challenger

Table Tennis Ulster are hosting a Senior Team Challenger in South Lake Leisure Centre, 1 Lake Road, Craigavon, BT64 1AS on Sunday 26th June 2022 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Number of Entries are limited. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

The Team Challenger is a fun round-robin event for club players in Ulster and is being organised by TTU to provide opportunities for our players and clubs to engage with one another through sport and to increase tournament participation.  

In line with other Challenger events, entry is open to any Ulster player outside of the Ulster top ten men’s ranking list 

Download the entry form below, and email to [email protected] to enter into the Challenger.

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Junior Table Tennis Blitz (Dún Laoire TTC)

Time: 12 Midday to 5.30 PM (APPROX) with Check in at 11.30am

Closing date for entries: THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY 

Entry Fees: €8.00 PER PLAYER

Entry/Contact: [email protected]

The following restrictions applies to entry registration:

  • All male players who are ranked in the top 8 at Junior level in Ireland or the top 5 at Cadet level are excluded
  • Likewise, all female players who are ranked in the top 5 at Junior level or the top 5 at Cadet level are also excluded
  • All Seniors are excluded
  • Entries limited to 40 players. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis

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Stiga Fivemiletown Junior Challenger Results

A fantastic Challenger Tournament was held at Fivemiletown College this weekend.

Young players from all over Ulster and visitors from Roscommon assembled in Fivemiletown on Saturday to take part in a Stiga Junior Challenger Table Tennis Competition.  The event is sponsored by the Stiga Table Tennis Equipment Company of Sweden through their Irish Importer, Fitzgerald’s Table Tennis in Dublin.

Amanda Mogey Table Tennis Ulster Talent ID Officer was the event Referee assisted by Arnold Morgan.

The emphasis was on fun and participation.  In Ranking terms, the top 15 Boys at Junior Irish level and the top 8 at Cadet level, and Girls ranked in the top 8 at Junior level or the top 5 at Cadet level were excluded from entering this tournament, the round robin format ensured players had as lots of games against opponents of all levels from novice through to some of the rising stars of the future in the sport. 

Division 1 saw an excellent contest in the final between Adam Dunne (Drung) and Calum Coert (Banbridge). Dunne won the first set 11-9, with Coert firing back winning the 2nd, 11-6. In this best of 3 format, Adam got a crucial early lead in the final set with Dunne just pipping Coert to the post 11-9 in an excellent match. Rosscommons Oissin Cussack finished in 3rd position.   

Division 2 was as close as they come with the top 3 players all defeating each other by 2 sets to 1 to go to countback. By the closest of countbacks, Robert Matthews (Castlerahan) claimed first prize, with Ormeaus Conor Smith in 2nd position. Ben McMillan (Banbridge) finished in 3rd position.

In Division 3, James Keating (Newbliss) was victorious over his club team mate Morgan McAdoo by 2 sets to 0 in an entertaining match. Banbridges Joshua Priestly finished in 3rd position losing out to both Keating and McAdoo.

Elvie McAdoo (Newbliss) was on form in Division 4 defeating Omagh prospect Conor White by 2 sets to 1. White defeated Drum’s Carl Dunn by the smallest of margins winning 13-11 in the third to get a deserved silver medal in this category.

Denver Mahaffy Division 5 Winner

In Division 5, Denver Mahaffy remained undefeated to win gold in his first ever tournament. Nicole Larmour (Banbridge) did exceptionally well to finish in silver medal position defeating club team-mate Cody Large and the Wiseman duo of Ben and Matt.

For many players, this was their first real taste of an Ulster competition, many of whom are relatively new to the sport. TTU Chairman Arnold Morgan presented the medals and Stiga prizes to each of the winners and runners-up. Mr Morgan praised the players on the standard of play and how each player conducted themselves throughout the day. He also thanked Tommy Fitzgerald and Stiga for their kind sponsorship of this event enabling the prize winners to go home with brand new Stiga equipment.

Stiga Fivemiletown Junior Challenger Results

Division 1

1.      Adam Dunne

2.      Calum Coert

3.      Oisin Cussack

4.      Danny McKenna

5.      Emma Wylie

6.      Matthew McClimomds

Division 2

7.      Robert Matthews

8.      Conor Smith

9.      Ben McMillan

10.  Scott Dale

11.  Rebecca Keating

12.  Eanna Fields

Division 3

13.  James Keating

14.  Morgan McAdoo

15.  Joshua Priestly

16.  Joel Smith

17.  Oliver Leddy

18.  Fionn Cussack

Division 4

19.  Elvie McAdoo

20.  Conor White

21.  Carl Dunn

22.  Christopher Dunn

23.  Damien Leddy

Division 5

24.  Dever Mahaffy

25.  Nicole Larmour

26.  Cody Large

27.  Ben Wiseman

28.  Matt Wiseman

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Newbridge Table Tennis Club Stiga Challenger Report

Newbridge Table Tennis Club in Co Kildare on Sat March 1st was the scene for a round of Stiga Challenger.  Formed in Oct of 2013 the club has had a steady growth of players from as young as six all from the surrounding areas.  Currently they are based in St Patricks School hall which was the venue for this event.

59 players from various clubs in Leinster including Mountrath, Rathdowney (Laois) Milltown (Westmeath) St Ronan’s (Dublin) Crosspatrick {Kilkenny) and Newbridge entered the event.  The day started off with qualifing rounds for each of four divisions all of which were split into two groups.  This lead to semi-finals and finals for all.
Division 1 provided many exciting matches and after much play the semi-finals brought together Jessie and Katie Hayes in one and Leanne Delaney all (Mountrath) and Benjamin Duffield (Newbridge) in the other. Jessie and Leanne progressed to the final where Jessie took the honours on a 3-0 scoreline.
Division 2 semi-finals were contested by Richard Adegboyega (St Ronan’s) v Luke Redmond (Milltown) and Jonathan Kelly (Rathdowney) v Ed Adegboyega (St Ronan’s).  Richard and Jonathan progressed with Richard recording a victory over Jonathan in the final.
Division 3 brought many younger players into semi-final action.  Billy Garrett (Crosspatrick) overcame Conor Gibney (Milltown) while Minh Nguyen  (St Ronan’s) had a win over Omar Ramadam (Newbridge). In the final Nguyen took the honours.
Division 4 had its own interesting contests for the very young. Teslim Lawal (St Ronan’s) and Darragh O’Grady (Crosspatrick) battled hard as did Rory Garrett (Crosspatrick) and Sean Cong (Newbridge) in the semi finals.  Garrett and Lawal contested the final with Lawal finally taking the spoils.
Overall it was a most entertaining, well attended action packed table tennis event.  Great credit must go to Brenda Duffield of Newbridge ttc who pulled out all the stops in the weeks leading up to the event to get new players from the Co Kildare area and further afield involved.  Tournament director Jimmy Hayes was greatly assisted on the day by Amylou, Niamh, Sr. Annette, Fintan, Sharon, Brenda, Pat, Michael and William as table stuarts while Karen and Deirdre made sure food and goodies were available.A big thanks to sponsor STIGA and Tommy Fitzgerald who provided a good spread of prizes on the day. 


*Many thanks to Jimmy Hayes for the above report

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Kinsale STIGA Challenger: Report

Kinsale Challenger Report

Kinsale Community School

Sunday, 2nd February, 2014

There’s a new club in Munster, and they have arrived with a bang! A mere few months after they started up under the watchful eye of Alan Hurley, South Coast Table Tennis Club hosted one of Munster’s best Challenger Events yet! These STIGA-sponsored events are very popular, and this one attracted sixty children from Cork and Kerry to play in Kinsale Community School, the first time this venue has hosted a table tennis tournament – but judging by today, certainly not the last!

As usual, there was a Group phase, where the players were encouraged to get to know each other and where experienced players were drawn with novices to help them along – all players were advised to look on these as “practice”. This also allowed the organisers to observe the less well-known players to allocate them into Divisions for the serious business ahead.

And serious it was, especially in Divison 1, where some of Munster’s best juniors were playing. Usaamah Hussain was unstoppable, only his club-mate Adam Lazaryev getting anywhere close, and they finished first and second respectively.

There were 14 players in the next tier, so they were split into Divisions 2A and 2B. Silke Heinen was a clear winner of Division 2A, but it was very tight for second, with Thuy Linh Cashman edging Alex Flynn and Liam Proudford who all had the same number of wins. In Division 2B, the ever-smiling boys from Ballincollig, Ciaran O’Donoghue and Cian Ross made it through to the semi-finals. But it was the Leeside girls who won both semis, and Thuy Linh reversed the earlier result against Silke to take the win in Division 2.

There were some new faces in Division 3, and with six wins from six in 3A, William Jefferies looked a strong favourite! But in the semi-final, he played the runner-up from Division 3B, Andrew Breen from Tralee, and Andrew earned a place in the final against Luke Murdoch. Luke was too strong, despite being four years younger than his opponent! Another Division win for Leeside.

Division four was easy pickings for Scott McElroy, who won eight straight matches to take the title, beating Nick Macleod in a tense final.

And in Division 5, Ciaran Fogarty had to fight very hard in the final to take the last of the big prizes, beating Shona O’Sullivan in the final.

Between the Group stage and the Divisions, most players got at least nine matches in a hugely enjoyable day of table tennis.

Thanks as always to the series sponsor, Tommy Fitzgerald (STIGA), who provided the match balls and an array of prizes. And a huge thanks to Bev Scannell and Sophie Healy-Thow, who did Trojan work to help the event to run smoothly. There was great support from the parents and coaches from other clubs too; events like this depend hugely on these volunteers.

Results:

Division 1

1.      Usaamah Hussain

2.      Adam Lazaryev

3.      Shelly Tobin

4.      Conor O’Callaghan

5.      Darragh Boyd

6.      Jack O’Brien

7.      Darragh Condon

Division 2

1.      Thuy Linh Cashman

2.      Sike Heinen

3.      Ciaran O’Donoghue

4.      Cian Ross

5.      Alex Flynn
Caoimhe Harnedy

6.       

7.      Liam Proudford
Dean Scanlon

8.       

9.      Adam Buckley
Hannah Condon

10.   

11.  George Rasmussen
Chloe Condon

12.   

13.  Shane O’Callaghan
Ben-Óg Brady Bates

Division 3

1.      Luke Murdoch

2.      Andrew Breen

3.      William Jeffries

4.      Daniel Kennedy

5.      Marcus Heinen
Jorge Moreno

6.       

7.      Sam Hawe
Thi Ly Cashman

8.       

9.      Tom Good
Alec Schmidt

10.   

11.  Andrew Hurley
Donagh Griffin

12.   

13.  Kingsley Hope
Cillian Kerise

Division 4

1.      Scott McElroy

2.      Nick Macleod

3.      Rachel Coburn

4.      Cathy Hynes

5.      Ben O’Connor
Anna-Maria Vickrow

6.       

7.      Dale Heinen
Leah O’Keeffe

8.       

9.      Michael Guerin
Dylan Hill

10.   

11.  Kate O’Neill
Shannon Twomey

12.   

13.  Tyrese Hill
Oisin O’Sullivan

Division 5

1.      Ciaran Fogarty

2.      Shona O’Sullivan

3.      Colm heenan

4.      Conor O’Sullivan

5.      Jessica Furlong
Eva Payne

6.       

7.      Grace Hynes
Oisin Herberich

8.       

9.      Cian Vickrow
Rory Griffin