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Table Tennis Tournament Preparations Underway

Hello All:

The registration package for the March 12th & 13th event is attached.  Included are the Saturday and Sunday schedules from last year.  We will attempt to follow the same format this year.  Once again, it all depends on registration.

The categories are the same as last year.  The Novice Open is not confined to kids under 16 but open to all Beginners and if kids wish, they may compete at the Recreational or Competitive level.  The Women’s Category is the only closed category.  Women, however, may choose to compete in any of the open categories.  All competitors may compete in one singles and one doubles event. 

Saturday is Round-Robin play.  We begin at 9:00 am sharp and go until done… usually 3 to 4 in the afternoon, Singles to start, followed by Doubles after lunch.  Results from RR play help us with seeding for the Single Knockout play-downs on Sunday.  Play-downs follow the same schedule… Singles first, followed by Doubles with Finals in the afternoon and Awards Ceremony starting at 3 pm… amazing trophies for the winners of each category and chocolate medallions for all podium finishers.

This is a fun event.  Come prepared to play lots and eat well.  Our kitchen will be serving up great island food.  The prices are always reasonable.  The tournament this year is a fundraiser for the Denman Seniors & Museum Society.  This group operates and maintains the Activity Centre, the venue for our table tennis.  The DSMS board supports our program and has installed two more ITTF Butterfly tables this year.  We now have 6 high quality tables.

Return your registration and waiver ASAP and I’ll start building the categories and schedules.  Please feel free to circulate the attached information to any interested players.   

If you have any questions, give me a shout.  

Best Regards,

Peter Marshall

Saturday RR Table schedule 2015
Sunday Playdown schedule 2015
Waiver 2016 TTT  
Registration form 2016 TTT

Denman TT Spring Update

Our table tennis season hit a highpoint with the Sixth Annual Table Tennis Tournament, held March 7th an 8th.  Over 40 competitors from Vancouver, Victoria, Black Creek, Cumberland, Courtenay and Denman Island competed in day long Round-Robin preliminaries followed by Single-Knockout play-downs.  Podium positions were contested in Novice, Women’s, Recreational and Competitive Singles.  Recreational and Competitive Doubles completed the schedule.

New tables, the ball robot and a coaching program have all contributed to an improved level of play.   Ed Schum’s table tennis blades are popping up everywhere.  The winners from this year’s tournament included many island players.  Here’s some of our local talent….
Table Tennis winners

Table tennis doesn’t end with the tournament.  It continues Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm and Sundays, 9 am to 1:30 pm.  The Saturday evening coaching is on hold for now.  We have four tables for singles/doubles play and one table for ball robot drills.  If it gets really busy we shut down the robot and open the 5th table for regular play.