News has just reached us that Brian Savage collapsed and died this morning (Tuesday 21st February).
Brian was a top division player with the league for some years and also a volunteer supporter including running the tournament on at least one occasion. He won the Mens’ Doubles in 1999 with Ken Phillipson and the mixed doubles with daughter Karen in the previous year.
Within hours we have heard also of the death of Dave Spragg, a stalwart of the Haddenham Club.
The League's commiserations go to both families.
DAFNA DEKEL (SPORTS) MADE HER FIRST APPEARANCE FOR BUCKINGHAMSHIRE IN THE RECENT SENIOR ROUND OF THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD OVER A WEEKEND AT THE CIPPENHAM TABLE TENNIS CENTRE. AFTER COMPLETING 3 MATCHES SHE WAS AWARDED HER COUNTY BADGE. SHE COMPLETED THE LADIES DUO WITH SUSANA HANSELL (ALSO SPORTS)
WITHOUT SOME OF THEIR BETTER PLAYERS THE COUNTY TEAM STRUGGLED AGAINST STRONGER OPPONENTS DURING A DEMANDING TWO DAYS. THE RESULTS FOR THE WEEKEND WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Saturday 10.00 am
Bedfordshire v Gloucestershire 7 3
Buckinghamshire v Essex 2 4 6
Sussex 3 v Hertfordshire 3 7
Wiltshire v Oxfordshire 2 8
Essex 2 v Wiltshire 10 0
Gloucestershire v Buckinghamshire 8 2
Hertfordshire v Bedfordshire 3 7
Oxfordshire v Sussex 3 5 5
Bedfordshire v Oxfordshire 8 2
Buckinghamshire v Hertfordshire 2 8
Essex 2 v Gloucestershire 2 8
Wiltshire v Sussex 3 0 10
Hertfordshire v Essex 2 7 3
Gloucestershire v Wiltshire 10 0
Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire 7 3
Sussex 3 v Bedfordshire 3 7
Bedfordshire v Wiltshire 10 0
Buckinghamshire v Sussex 3 4 6
Essex 2 v Oxfordshire 5 5
Gloucestershire v Hertfordshire 7 3
Bedfordshire v Buckinghamshire 8 2
Oxfordshire v Gloucestershire 4 6
Sussex 3 v Essex 2 6 4
Wiltshire v Hertfordshire 0 10
Buckinghamshire v Wiltshire 10 0
Essex 2 v Bedfordshire 4 6
Gloucestershire v Sussex 3 5 5
Hertfordshire v Oxfordshire 4 6
View the Events page for information on the various ADTTL Championships scheduled for 2017.
ADTTL Senior and Veterans Championships to be held at Quarrendon on Sunday February 26th
LEE ROGERSON (BELLINGDON) IS AYLESBURY'S NEW SINGLES CHAMPION HAVING BEATEN DAVE RALLS (QUAINTON) IN A RIVETING FINAL.
ADTTL Junior (u18) Championship to be held at Quarrendon on Wednesday February 8th
JAMES GEORGE (TRING) RETAINED HIS TITLE BEATING ALFIE LYONS (TRING) IN THE FINAL.
ADTTL Cadet (u15) Championship to be held at Quarrendon on Wednesday March 8th
ALEX WOOD (TRING) IS THE NEW CADET CHAMPION AND HOLDER OF THE STEVE RIDDEELL TROPHY. HE BEAT OSCAR HOFHANSEL (BIERTON) (on the right) IN A CLOSE FOUGHT FINAL.
ADTTL Handicap Singles Tournament (tba)
ADTTL Divisional Singles Championships (tba)
Other forthcoming events are:-
The Bucks County Inter-League Tournament (at Quarrendon on Sunday February 5th from 9am)
--- eight teams competeD - Aylesbury (2), Chalfont (1), Milton Keynes (3) and Wycombe (2).
WELL DONE TO AYLESBURY A TEAM (MUNSON, ROGERSON, RALLS) WHO WON THE EVENT. THEY TIED WITH WYCOMBE A AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION BUT WERE DECLARED WINNERS AS THEY HAD BEATEN WYCOMBE 5 - 4 IN THE MATCH BETWEEN THE TWO.
OUR B TEAM (KEERS, WELCH, McCAFFERTY) ALSO DID WELL FINISHING RUNNERS UP IN THE B DIVISION OF THE COMPETITION.
The Zonal Round of the national Wilmott Cup (seniors) (Sunday April 9th - venue tbc)
The Zonal Round of the national Carter Cup (juniors) (Saturday April 8th - venue tbc)
SADLY THE LEAGUE WERE UNABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH PLAYERS OF THE REQUIRED STANDARD TO COMPETE IN THESE TWO EVENTS THIS YEAR. HOPEFULLY THE DATES WILL BETTER SUIT US AND OUR PLAYERS NEXT YEAR.
Use the calendar or list of months to view entries made on those dates.