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Chulmleigh Sports Centre
Table Tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988, it is suitable for the able-bodied and persons with disabilities. It is one of the fastest sports in the world and is enjoyed by around 300 million players of all ages and abilities.
Come and join us at the Chulmleigh Sports Centre Fridays 7pm - 9pm and Sundays 10am - 11.30am. All abilities welcome.
Sessions are £2 per person, all equipment is provided - non marking shoes please.
Free coaching and use of club 'robot'.
CTTC train on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings at the Chulmleigh Sports Centre.
All ages and abilities welcomed.
Kevin Davies (Coach & Secretary) Sue Reed (Chairperson)
01769 581416 01769 581416
07963 091 949 Email Sue
The eagerly awaited annual Clarke Brothers Handicap Trophy 2018 took place in mid-December. As always there was a good turnout of club members on a wintery night but not a flake of snow around this time. The competition was in its fifth year with four names on the trophy. Could new records be set?
Well, sponsor Shaun Clarke was certainly hoping so. He drew Jon Taylor early for the third consecutive year, having lost in both previous attempts. Shaun finally overturned Jon 20/21, 21/11 and 21/20, saving two match points in the process. Shaun progressed into the final beating James Butler is another tight three setter.
In the top half of the drawer last year’s winner Joey Butt and runner-up Kevin Davies met in the semi-final. Joey came out on top with a three set win 21/10, 18/21 and 21/11, convincing enough in the end.
2012 champ Andrew ‘Apple’ Suliauskas met a young and determined Freddie Davies in the consolation final. Apple was able to use his greater knowledge of spin but where did Freddie get that backhand from we hear you ask? The coach maybe? A very close entertaining match with Apple stealing the win 21/20 and 21/19. Well done both.
James Butler and Kevin Davies battled it out for third spot but in the end James with a healthy handicap was just too good for Kevin. Some excellent serving and very consistent play by James was enough for a straight set win.
So once again the final was nicely poised, both Joey and Shaun have made steady progress in their league efforts and both are improving players. Game 1 was fiercely contended with excellent loop, slice and counter attack; Joey coming out on top 21/19. In game 2, Shaun was in trouble early and unable to claw back the handicap, (maybe next year!) Joey, winning in straight sets not only retained the title but has the privilege of being the first ‘double winner’. New records indeed!
It was great to see the junior players progressing deep into the tournament. This a good ‘warm up’ in readiness for the Club’s Junior Challenge due to be held in January 2019.
Congratulations to Joey Butt, Shaun Clarke and James Butler.
A big thank you to Shaun Clarke for presenting the trophies as well as to ‘Clarke Brothers Builders & Thatchers’ for sponsoring this event.
CTTC train on Friday evenings from 7 - 9pm at Chulmleigh Sports Centre. All ages and abilities are welcome. For those wishing to compete, we have three teams in the North Devon Table Tennis League.
If you are interested in joining the club please contact the coach & secretary Kevin Davies Tel: 01769 581416 or 01769581765.
Chulmleigh concluded another successful season In the North Devon Table Tennis League. Chulmleigh B retained their 2nd Division title. After 22 games with 19 victories, 2 draws and one single defeat they cannot be overhauled with two games remaining. Pictured below is Dave Gray (George Nympton) Harry Collins (Dolton) Shaun Clarke (Chulmleigh) and captain Gerard O'Boyle.
Chulmleigh's 3rd Division team, the Chulmleigh Chiefs, was narrowly defeated in the final of the annual handicapped Ramsey Trophy competition at Monkleigh Village Hall. The winning team, Holsworthy A, comprised Dave Salisbury, Owen Salisbury and Nathan Jukes.
The Chiefs team consisted of Joey Butt, Trevor Reynolds and Andrew 'Apple' Suliauskas who had fought their way past Littleham, Holsworthy B, Chulmleigh A and Spin Doctors to reach the final.
CTTC has gone from strength to strength since its inception 5 years ago and now has three teams in the North Devon League. Club night runs every Friday at Chulmleigh Sports Centre from 7pm until 9pm at which members pay £2 each to enjoy friendly competition, use of the club robot and instruction from the Club Coach, Kevin Davies.
New players are always welcome; just turn up or ring Kevin on 01769 581416/ 581765.
Chulmleigh Table Tennis Club recently held their first Junior Challenge Match for the younger members of the club.
The players ages from 10 to 17 years, competed off scratch in a Round Robin competition before the group winners and seconds played each other.
Harry Elson won the new Challenge Cup in a fast and exciting best of five final with James Butler 11-8, 15-13, 11-3.
Charles Suliauskas beat Freddie Davies in a best of three play-off for the Bronze Medal 7-11, 15-13, 11-3.
All the lads played with determination and the spectators were treated to some amazingly skilful and tactical games. Club coach Kevin Davies said the new Junior Challenge has been a hugely valuable exercise, not only to encourage our young talent but also to allow me to see their strengths and where they can be helped to play better.
Congratulations to Chulmleigh B Team’s Gerard O’Boyle, Shaun Clarke, Harry Collins and Dave Gray for winning the North Devon Table Tennis League (NDTTL) Second Division title for 2017. This is a first league title for Chulmleigh and after finishing runners up in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons is a fantastic team performance. Captain Gerard O’Boyle last won the title when playing for Herons back in 2011, his experience and knowledge helped Chulmleigh greatly. Well done all.
Whoever scheduled the fixtures could not have envisaged a more compelling climax as the top two teams met in the final game to decide the league. Admittedly Chumleigh held the whip hand entering the fixture with a six point cushion as Wanderers faced an uphill task, needing to win 8-2 whereas Chumleigh had the luxury of knowing that a 7-3 defeat would be sufficient. A major contributory factor was the introduction of veteran Dave Gray for the remaining third of the season.
Congratulations to Dave Ewen who topped the Division 2 averages as well as performing superbly in the Championships.
Thank you to the North Devon Table Tennis league for all their support and to Tony Whatley in particular for hours and hours spent organizing the league and putting out the weekly report.
A big thank you also to Shaun Clarke at ‘Clarke Brothers Builders & Thatchers’ for sponsoring our winning Team as well as Then & Now Antiques and Chulmleigh Tandoori for sponsoring the A Team and the Chulmleigh Chiefs respectively. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Chulmleigh currently have one team in each of the NDTTL divisions 1 – 3, if you are interested in joining the club, as a pleasure or league player, please contact the coach & secretary Kevin Davies Tel: 01769 581756/ 416 or the chairman Peter Older Tel: 01769 580028.
As the snow settled on Chulmleigh on a wintry Friday night sixteen club members made their way to the annual Clarke Brothers Handicap Trophy 2017, and well worth the effort it was too. This was the fourth year the competition was held and we now have four different winners.
Joey Butt was always a good bet and proved too good on the night, beating last year’s runner up and winner on the way. This after showing fine form in the North Devon League and taking his first triple only two weeks previously.
Shaun Clarke was drawn against Jon Taylor in the first round for the second year running losing 20 – 22 and 15 – 21. Frustration set aside, he went on to beat Kate Butterworth, Paul King and then Cilla King 21 – 17 and 21 – 16 to become Consolation Winner. Well done.
Joey Butt progressed to the final without losing a set, beating Paul King, Andrew Suliauskas (2014 winner) and then last year’s runner up Jon Taylor for his place in the final. No mean feat in itself. 2016 title holder and club coach Kevin Davies saw off Cilla King in the first round but was pushed to three sets by some excellent attacking play from Trevor Reynolds in the second. Kevin then went on to beat Peter Older (2015 winner) in straight sets for his place.
So the final was nicely poised - young (and rapidly improving) player versus veteran coach with a modicum of savvy. Joey steamed into a one nil lead 21 – 11. Game two was a different matter with pressure play and variation of serve to find Joey’s weaknesses. One all then, with Kevin taking the second game at deuce 23 – 21. The deciding game saw some great attacking forehand play from Joey and in the end youth won over, Joey taking the final set comfortably 21 – 15, a very well deserved victory.
Jon Taylor defeated Peter Older 21 – 18, 21 – 16 to take third spot.
Congratulations to Joey Butt, Kevin Davies and Jon Taylor.
The evening’s play was great fun for all and it was super to see new members Freddy and Greg participating, and the welcome return of Kate and Leon. Also great that everyone stayed on late to watch the final and the presentations.
A big thank you to Shaun Clarke for presenting the trophies, as well as to ‘Clarke Brothers Builders & Thatchers’ for sponsoring this event.
left to right - Shaun Clarke, Dave Gray, Gerard O'Boyle, Kevin 'Rocky' Avery, Kevin Davies (Captain).
left to right - Pete White, Chris Hanford, Paul King (Captain), Jon Taylor.
Chulmleigh’s table tennis coach, Kevin Davies, takes top spot on third attempt in a superb evening of table tennis as twenty club members fight out the Clarke Brothers Handicap Trophy 2016.
2015 title holder and club chairman Peter Older was unable to progress past the first round being beaten in straight sets 21 – 17, 21 - 17 by young James Butler. Jon Taylor, only one year out of retirement, was able to squeeze past Gerard O’Boyle in the first round, an epic match finishing 22 – 24, 21 – 17 & 22 – 20 and then beat James Butler and Matt Older for his place in the final. Coach Kevin Davies was on good form defeating Paul King, former D1 player Dave Gray 21 – 17, 23 – 25 & 21 – 14 and then club newcomer Pawel Ciebien in two for his place.
The final was nicely poised, Kevin & Jon know one another’s games well, Kevin took the offensive and was able to take the first set quickly. Jon slipped behind in the second set 10 – 15 but dug in well winning 6 straight points to put the pressure at 16 – 15. Some aggressive play and fewer errors saw Kevin take his first title 21 – 17. Excellent play and well supported late into the night.
Pawel Ciebien defeated Matt Older 21 – 16, 23 – 21 to take third spot.
Congratulations to Kevin Davies, Jon Taylor and Pawel Ciebien.
A big thank you to Shaun Clarke for awarding the trophies as well as the ‘Clarke Brothers Builders & Thatchers’ for sponsoring this event.
The evening proved an excellent warm up event for the forthcoming league season, CTTC will be represented for the first time in all three divisions of the North Devon Table Tennis League.