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Table Tennis Manawatu would like to sincerely thank the following for their support: Sport Manawatu (KiwiSport funding),
Lion Foundation (funding to assist with a range of activities)
and The Villas (accommodating visiting officials). Your support is much appreciated
This year's Winter Competition has started and will run through to 24th September. The fourth round - and first round of Block 2 -
was played this week on 13 August. With promotions and relegations having taken place, we are seeing a range of new combinations and match-ups in each grade.
Results in A Grade, however, have continued as before, with
Matthew Ball starting his first set of matches without a loss with
Callum McKinnon having an equally good start on five points. That leaves
Aaron Su near the bottom of the table with just one point from his doubles match with Matthew,
but crucially having lost his critical relegation battle against
Muditha Peiris, while Abbey Webb
did not gain any points from her first set of matches despite two very close matches, especially against Callum.
In B1 Grade,
Allen Blackburn and Akshay Aneesh
are making the early running with 5 points from their first sets of matches, with Akshay looking particularly impressive with two wins against fellow B1 players.
At the bottom of the table, Tony McAllister
could not gain any points from his first week, and
Ralph Jhon Resuello gained only one point, which is particularly
concerning for Ralph as he had the easier assignment of fronting up against B2 players.
The standings in B2 looks most unclear with all six players within one point of each other. A single match result might make the difference
between promotion or relegation from the same grade.
Sam James and
Hadley Jameshave a slight edge, though, as they have gained their points from a match against B1 opponents already.
C Grade has started with perfect records for
Emily Kan and
Fraser James while
Angus Bilsland and
Juvy Longanilla have started badly with 0 and 1 point, respectively.
D Grade started with a string of upset results, with
Erwin Manego and George Hayman
recording their first wins of their campaigns while
Franco Roos and Emily Hall have started winless.
In the overall standings,
Matthew Ball has now taken sole lead on 20 points, with
Juan van der Spuy still in second place on 17 points and
Aaron Su and
Alex Dench on 16 points.
In the contest for "Most Improved Player", Juan van der Spuy has
had another Player-of-the-Week performance and has taken his ratings gain now to to 203 points. We can just about declare him the winner of this competition, but the contest for
second place is more interesting with
Sam James in second place with a gain of 75 points, now followed by
Hadley James on 63 points.
Details of the schedule of play, and progressive results and standings are available
Latest Rating Gains based on this week's results of Winter Comp and the final few matches of the Residents Championship:
Juan van der Spuy 66 points (Player of the Week)
Callum McKinnon 37 points
Hadley James 34 points
Reuben Bilsland 31 points
Garth Keeble 25 points
Akshay Aneesh 22 points
Sam James 18 points
Fraser James 14 points
Alex Dench 14 points
Toby Kleinsman-Hill 14 points
Order of Merit - New milestones reached:
Callum McKinnon 9000 points
Carlos Fung 7000 points
Muditha Peiris 4000 points
Clio Exconde 500 points
Harrison Gooch 50 points
2019 Manawatu Open Championship
This Year's Manawatu Open Championship will be played on 7th & 8th September in the Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North.
Junior & Veteran events will be played on Saturday (7th), and the Open & Graded Events will be played on Sunday (8th).
Further details and an entry from are available here.
Please, send completed entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players can also submit their entry directly on-line.
Entries close at 5 pm on Saturday 31st August. Get those entries in early! After the exciting action and the great turn-out
at the Manawatu Residents' Championship, we're hoping for an equally big turn-out by local players at the Open Championship as well.
2019 Residents' Championship
This Year's Manawatu Residents' Championship has now been completed with the
Finals' night on 9 July. The new Champions are:
Matthew Ball def. Tim Seaholme -8, 8, 2, -7, 5, -5, 7
Matthew Ball & Callum McKinnon def. Tim Seaholme & Akshay Aneesh 7, 7, 5
Abbey Webb def. Emily Kan 7, 2, 8
Tim Seaholme & Abbey Webb def. Muditha Peiris & Emily Kan 6, 3, 10
The final oustandings matches in the Under-2000 and Under-2500 competition have now been held, with
Callum McKinnon beating
Abbey Webb 11-7, 6-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9 in the Under-2000 competition, while
Miko Kirschbaum beat
Callum McKinnon 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 in the Under-2500 competition.
All individual results and a list of the new champions can be found here.
The fifth and sixth rounds of the 2019 Super 16 competition were played on Saturday 6 July, with probably the strongest fields ever
playing in Super 16. However, even that strong competition was still not enough to stop
Matthew Ball from winning yet another round. In the morning round,
Sean Hanson came second ahead of
Jae Lee and
Fiona Ye Zhai in fourth place.
The afternoon round was also won by
Matthew Ball, with
Fiona Ye Zhai in second place,
Jae Lee in third and
Sean Hanson in fourth place.
The overall 2019 Super-16 competition will again be won by
Matthew Ball who already has more than enough points for the overall title.
However, the contest for second place has tightened ever further, with
David Buckrell currently in second place on 43 points,
Abbey Webb and
Shane Wilson on 42 points each, and
Miko Kirschbaum and
Callum McKinnon on 40 points each.
The final two rounds are scheduled for 17 August.
Full details of the results and standings are here.
All Stars/Drop-In League
On 16 July, we held a single one-off round of All Stars/ Drop-In League. This week was a bit sedate after the drama and excitement of the Residents'
Championship over the previous weeks. There were only 15 participants, but with a good spread of standards to give everyone a range of good competitive
This week's round was won by
Jae Lee, with
Miko Kirschbaum in second place and
Abbey Webb in third. That means that in the progressive standings,
Abbey Webb has now taken the overall lead on 134 points, followed by
Peter Ward on 132 points,
Matthew Ball on 120 points and
Miko Kirschbaum on 112 points.
Results and progressive standings can be found here. The next round will be played on 3 September.
Development Tournament - Sunday 18th August
Entry Form is
It is primarily intended as a tournament for new and emerging playes. Players who attend the National Championships are not eligible to compete.
Similarly, players who won their age group last year, can't play that age group again - even if they are still in the right age bracket.
Save the date! Entries close on 16th August.
Intermediate and High Schools Competition Thursdays (3:45-5:45 pm)
Intermediate and High School Competition for term 3 starts on 1 August.
Playing schdule and progressive results and standings can be found here.
Junior Coaching (Fridays 4-5:30 pm)
Junior Coaching runs between 4 & 5:30 pm.
Continues from 26th July. Cost is $8 each time. 9 or 10 sessions in Term 3 with possibly no session on the 16th August.
Please check the TTM Calendar on the website for confirmed dates before the term starts.
New players welcome to join in Term 3. Some players attending this session have made huge improvements during Term 2.
Junior Club (Mondays 3:30 - 5pm)
Continues from 22nd July. Only $5 each time. 10 sessions in Term 3.
Numbers are growing in this session which is great but there is still room for many more to join the fun.
5 players have achieved their Bronze Awards. Team Challenge Standings will reset for Term 3.
Come and play matches, get coaching tips and enjoy the modified games to improve your skills during this session.
Junior Club is a very casual session. We now have a Teams Challenge Ladder running.
One challenge is held each week and each player in the winning team earns a point on the ladder.
The player with the most points on the ladder at the end of term wins a prize.
Players can also work towards achieving a Bronze Award where you have to pass 10 skills in an assessment.
Once achieved, players can start working on the Silver Award skills which are a little more difficult.
If your playing in the schools competitions, grab a mate or a team mate and come for a practice!
Any junior between 5-18 years old can attend, but for juniors 7 years or under, a parent must stay for the duration.
A graph with 2019 rating gains is here. The tight tussle
for the highest ratings gain of any Manawatu player continues between
Callum McKinnon and
Mike Sung, followed by
Emily Kan and
February to March
Summer League 2019 has concluded. Final results and standings can be found
May to June
Autumn League 2019 has concluded. Final results and standings are available
July to September
Winter League 2019 is underway. The playing schedule and progressive results and standings are available
October to November
Spring League 2018 has concluded. Final results and standings are available
December to February
Christmas League 18/19 has concluded. Final results and standings are
Played on some Saturdays from March to August
Super 16 (2019) has started. Progressive results and standings are
All Stars / Drop-In League
Played in the period between the main comps on some Tuesdays throughout the year.
Progressive results and standings are
Played on Thursday in School Terms 2 and 3
Term 3 comeptition is underway. Playing schedules and progressive results and standings are
Table Tennis Manawatu are grateful for the support of these community organisations: