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The Bedford & District Table Tennis League Annual General Meeting will take place at Elstow TTC, 192 Wilstead Road, Elstow MK42 9YD on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 8.00 pm. Please note that any nominations for Officers, Management Committee and the Hon. Auditor, which must come from a registered player or member, can be made either in writing to the Honorary General Secretary prior to, or verbally at, the Annual General Meeting. Any proposal for alterations to the League rules must be sent to me at least 21 days before the date of the AGM. At the end of the evening the League trophies will be presented. A few weeks before the meeting, any League rule propositions and a copy of last year’s Minutes will be circulated for review.
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The Bedford & District Table Tennis League's second Charity Handicap Tournament will be held on Monday 3rd April at the Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Station Road, Oakley, MK43 7RE commencing promptly at 7.45pm. This tournament is held in remembrance of Brian Copperwheat a former popular league and county player whose family have donated the trophy in his memory. The entry fee on the night is a minimum contribution of £3 and all income received goes in aid of local charities. The tournament competition format will be decided based on the number of entries. A Plate competition will also take place so you are guaranteed at least two matches. There will be a raffle plus an auction for some PG Mutual National Championship shirts that have been donated by PG Mutual who sponsored this year's National Table Tennis Championships won by Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho respectively. Sky Sports Mix will be showing the highlights of the championships on Tuesday 4th April at 6.00pm in an hour long programme. The raffle generates about 20% of the income for the evening so all donated raffle prizes are gratefully received. Entry may be made by clicking on http://revolutionttc.co.uk/charity-competition-entry-form/
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This summer Revolution Table Tennis Club based at Lincroft School, Oakley will once again be running its popular summer league commencing 8th and 9th May allowing players to get in some match practice during the off season in a friendly social atmosphere. It also acts as a platform for junior players wishing to test themselves out to see whether they are ready to play in the senior league in the winter season (September-March). There will be at least two divisions operating on Monday or Tuesday evenings which will be graded according to standard. The higher standard division will take place on Monday evenings. Teams consist of two players playing two singles matches each and one doubles match making five matches in total. Matches start at 8pm (or earlier if both captains agree) and are generally finished by 9.30pm. Every team will play each other at least once. Trophies will be given for winners and runners-up in each division. If you wish to enter then please download and complete the entry form by clicking on this article's title. Please email the form to john@revolutionttc.co.uk or drop into the Revolution Club any Monday or Tuesday evening.
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St Neots TTC are once again running their summer league which will be on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The Tuesday evening, commencing Tuesday 2nd May is aimed at high performance teams and for the first time ever will be offering prize money of £150 for the winners, £50 for the runners-up and £25 for third place. The Wednesday evening, without prize money, is aimed at players of lower standard. The competition application form can be downloaded by clicking on this article's title.
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For the first time in over forty years Bedford has attracted two of England's top table tennis players to provide an exhibition of world class table tennis on Monday 20th February from 5.00-7.00pm at Lincroft School, Oakley. Make your reservation by visiting www.revolutionttc.co.uk/england-exhibition. The England stars will also be on hand afterwards to sign autographs and provide coaching tips to future Bedfordshire junior stars. Commonwealth Games Mixed Doubles bronze medallists Kelly Sibley (England's No. 1 lady) and Danny Reed (England No. 6) who defeated the Singaporean No. 1 seeds at the 2016 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to win their bronze medals will be the outstanding attraction. The event is part of the promotion of the PG Mutual National Championships, this year taking place between 3rd-5th March in Nottingham. PG Mutual Chief Executive, Mike Perry, is an enthusiastic player at Revolution Table Tennis Club, who have their club based at Lincroft School, and has identified table tennis as a family friendly sport that complements his company's ethos. Bedfordshire's Disability Sports Award winner in 2016, Daniel Bullen, who at only 19 years of age and currently ranked No. 6 in the World Under-23 Class 5 category, will also show how table tennis can be played at an extreme level for non-standing players. An exhibition match between Kelly Sibley and Revolution's Sara Williams (England No 3. veteran lady) will also be something to look forward to. Afterwards, junior players will be invited to participate in a coaching session with the England players. This is a free event funded by the Bedford & District Table Tennis League and interest will be high so please make your reservation by visiting www.revolutionttc.co.uk/england-exhibition to avoid disappointment.
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Smith Cup Draw:
BCTTC A (2) v Southill C (3)
Revolution D (4) v Kempston BB A (3)
Elstow D (4) v Revolution E (4)
Biggleswade (1) v Phoenix D (3)

Plate Draw:
Revolution G (5) v Elstow E (4)
BCTTC D (5) v Revolution A (1)
Revolution F (5) v Southill E (5)
Elstow A (1) v Stevington A (2)

Revised individual handicaps will be published on the web site the week before the Quarter Finals.
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The Bedford & District Table Tennis League's first Charity Handicap Tournament will be held on Monday 13th February at the Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Station Road, Oakley, MK43 7RE commencing promptly at 7.45pm. The entry fee on the night is a minimum contribution of £3 and all income received goes in aid of local charities. The tournament competition format will be decided based on the number of entries. A Plate competition will also take place so you are guaranteed at least two matches. There will be a raffle plus an auction for a slow cooker which has been donated by Elstow's Joe Ogunremi. All donated raffle prizes are gratefully received. Entry may be made by clicking on http://revolutionttc.co.uk/charity-competition-entry-form/
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The Cup and Plate handicaps for next week are now available either by clicking on this article’s title or by clicking on the menu item on the left hand side. Any team wishing to play an unlisted player must contact the cup organiser David Beddall at div1@bedfordttleague.co.uk first but entry will not be guaranteed.
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The Cup and Plate handicaps for next week are now available either by clicking on this article’s title or by clicking on the menu item on the left hand side. Any team wishing to play an unlisted player must contact the cup organiser David Beddall at div1@bedfordttleague.co.uk first but entry will not be guaranteed.
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The draw is now available and can be downloaded by clicking on this article's title. Each event has a start time so check your individual start time and try to arrive half an hour before the event commences. Please email the organiser at alsop.john@btinternet.com if you do not appear in an event that you expect to be in with a copy of the acknowledgement email as evidence of your entry.
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There will be an updated handicap list produced over this weekend for the forthcoming Smith Cup and Plate competition next week. The website will announce its availability. Please ensure you download the latest list.
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The competition entry period is now closed. There are a total of 44 entries and the tournament draw and schedule will be published on Thursday 19th January. Please do not email the organiser directly but wait for your notification.
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CUP
Southill D v Revolution D
Southill C v Phoenix E
Revolution B v Kempston BB A
St Neots D v Biggleswade
Revolution C v Bedford CTTC A
Phoenix A v Revolution E
Phoenix D v BYE
Elstow D v BYE
PLATE
Bedford CTTC D v Elstow G
Marston v Elstow E
Phoenix B v Revolution A
Elstow A v Phoenix C
Revolution G v Stevington B
St Neots C v Southill E
Stevington A v BYE
Revolution F v BYE
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Sadly the League has lost one of its elder statesmen as former official, player and coach Sandy Cordon, at the age of ninety, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on Christmas Day. He was a much loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. Sandy was very well known within the League as a player, coach and administrator. His contribution as Fixture Secretary over twenty years, until his retirement from the post in 2010, is one that will probably never be repeated but he ensured a smooth handover to his successor by staying on the committee for another season. He also ran very successful Charity Tournaments over the years using his impeccable handicapping system which took advantage of his unprecedented detailed knowledge of player performance from memory without the aid of a computer. As Fixture Secretary, everyone that dealt with him found him easy to deal with and fair in his decisions, even if they didn't agree with the result! Every week during the season he would produce handwritten results for inclusion in the local newspaper, only he knows how long this took him. As a committee member, he would put forward all the options he could foresee and then let others discuss these before putting forward his own view, if he felt it necessary. As a player he would admit he wasn't the best but he was a fierce competitor with an 'unorthodox serve' that took some skill returning. For even longer than his service to the League Sandy served his club Elstow, as their secretary, until ill health required him to step down in 2011. In the same year, in recognition of his life long service to the League, Sandy was elected a Life Member. A former mathemetics teacher, he also had a keen interest in chess and rose to be President of the British Chess Federation and, whilst deputy head at Stewartby School, in the 1970s he organised the Bedford Middle Schools Chess League where he used to have 100 children in his lunchtime chess club. Outside table tennis he played hockey in the 1950's for Bedford Hockey and into his 80's was still enjoying playing tennis, badminton and golf until cataracts prevented him from playing any further. He and his wife Edna celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year and our condolences go to her and the rest of his loving family. His amazingly full life will be celebrated at Bedford Crematorium on Friday 13th January at 10.00am. Flowers from family only please. Donations, if desired, may be made to Cancer Research.
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I have great pleasure inviting you to enter the Bedford & District League annual table tennis tournament to be held on Saturday 21st January 2017 in the Sports Hall, Lincroft School, Station Road, Oakley MK43 7RE. Last year's tournament was an outstanding success and all players are invited to enter if they are registered in the League and have played at least one match. The closing date for entries is Saturday 14th January 2017.

If you would like to enter then this can be done on-line by clicking annual tournament entry and entering your selected events. Once you have submitted your entry form you will receive an acknowledgement email which will contain payment instructions. Alternatively, you can use the entry form in the handbook. Please send your payment through as soon as possible so that you can be entered into the event schedule. A few days before the tournament date you will receive details of the draw and your start time.

Please note that I will not be accepting entries other than via the annual tournament entry website link or the handbook entry form as last year some players were disappointed because they thought an email or text was sufficient to guarantee entry.

I look forward to seeing you there.
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