BRIDGWATER & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
CHRISTMAS 2017/18 NEWSLETTER
I trust that you all had a good Christmas and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.
As the season has reached the Christmas break, everything seems to be going well with only 2 outstanding matches as the other
4 was played the week prior to Christmas and I would like to thank all teams for playing their part in this. For up to date league
tables, averages and any other news please see the league website; www.bridgwater.tabletennisleague.co.uk . Thanks again to
Jim for keeping this up to date. Ark Eleven and Smashers are heading the Premier Division and Stockland Raptors followed by
Ashcott Remnants and Huntspill Bare heading Division one, The new division two Wells T T Club are heading up followed by
Wells Whiff Whaffs and Monkton Mafia. but there is still a long way to go.
Enclosed with this newsletter is the Handicap Draw, the Ready Reckoner and Individual Handicaps. Any player not shown
0n the list needing a handicap should contact Mark Duddridge, giving 3 days notice. The Handicap group stage will be
Played during February and first week in March. Because each group consists of 5 and 6 teams, it does not leave any
spare weeks therefor the committee would ask that all games are played during the scheduled week, if not the game
may be awarded to the non-postponed team and every Handicap match must be completed by Friday 9th March
Can I remind teams that the top two teams from each group will go through to the quarter final stage.
Service Law. Occasionally the subject of Serving Illegally is brought to the committees notice. Jim has been kind enough
To put this on the Web Site. I would encourage all members to make themselves familiar with this law.
Also some players are constantly calling let service and on occasions after the player receiving the serve has played their shot.
In both the above instances the umpires decision is final. Guys lets be sensible about this as we endeavor to play within
the laws and spirit of the game. Please be gentle with the new division two players as it is in general new players to
league Table Tennis developing their knowledge of the game.
Postponement of Fixtures. There has been a few cancelled fixtures. Can all team captains make sure they make
themselves familiar with this rule, Page 7 of the 2017/18 Handbook. If a fixture is needed to be postponed, then
Mark (Fixture Secretary) must be contacted, giving the reason for the request. The postponing team must arrange
a revised Fixture Date with their opponents, which is expected to be played within 28 days of the original date.
I would like to thank Mark for all the hard work he puts into compiling the results and trying to make sure all
fixtures are complete.
Terry Green On a sad note Terry sadly passed away earlier in the season, Terry played in the Bridgwater League
for Many years but retired during the 2012/13 season due to ill health. Robin played many years first with
John Crabtree and son Gayham and then for Sydenham A with Mike and Wendt Pryce.
Several players attended the funeral.
Registration of new players after Christmas. Can I remind teams that Registration of new players after
Christmas will be e-mailed to committee members and that teams could be told this could take a few days
before an answer is given. If a player plays without permission being given then the games which
that player has won, maybe taken away.
Thank you all again for participating in the Bridgwater and District table tennis league.
Hope you all continue to enjoy a .
Good season. Please contact me if you have any queries.
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