County Championship Matches 2019/2020

 

17th May - County Championships - Season 2020 to 2021

TTE have issued the entry forms for the County Championships for next season. Entry deadline has been delayed until the end of June with details of relevant Match secretaries to be advised by the 10th August. The County will be looking to see what entries will be made in respect of Over 60's, Veterans, Seniors, Juniors and Cadet Teams.

12th April - County Championships - Season Results

Further to the news item below on the 27th March regarding the completion of the Over 60's (for which Sussex became champions), and for which the results were put on to a customised TT League Manager website, they have now been formalised on the TTE website and there are no changes to the results/positions. Please see the following link to the final tables and this includes all County Championship Matches across all age categories: 

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/compete/competitions/county-championships/

The Seniors and Veterans (including the Over 60's) all completed their matches but some Cadet and Junior matches did not and this impacted Sussex with the first team for the Cadets and third team for the Juniors. It is unfortunate that in both cases they are bottom at the halfway stage and that these may be the final positions. 

County Matches Season 2019/2020

Please find below the specific dates for the Sussex County Championship Matches for the coming season along with the relevant Match Secretary. Venue information will be updated as it becomes known.

The current Expenses Policy for County Matches can be seen here.

20th December 2019 - County Championship - Individual Results

It is now possible, certainly for the Over 60's players, to view their individual results within their profile on the TTE Membership Database. Log in to the Database thus -https://tabletennisengland.sport80.com/login - using Email Address and Personal Password and click on Results left-hand side.The use of TT Leagues for managing County Championship Matches next season is being considered (trial taking place).

19th December 2019 - County Championship - Sussex Rankings

The rankings that have been put together by the County Championship Match Secretaries for Season 2019/2020, and used as the register and thus the basis for consideration for selection for County Championships Matches, are as follows:

The ranking list for the Cadets and Juniors has yet to be finalised by the Match Secretary.

Seniors

Sussex 1 - Premier Division (Match Secretary Maureen Hazell & Captain Teresa Bennett)

  • Weekend 5th/6thth October 2019 - Cippenham TTC, Bucks;
  • Weekend 2nd/3rd February 2020 - Grantham;

Sussex 2 & Sussex 3 - Division 2C (Match Secretary & non-playing Captain Maureen Hazell)

  • Saturday 5th October 2019 - New Malden, Surrey;
  • Sunday 10th November - Westbury, Wiltshire;

15th February - County Championship - Sussex Premier Senior 1st Team - Title Success!!!

Over the weekend 2nd/3rd February in Grantham the Sussex Senior 1st Team consisting of Jack and Josh Bennett, George and Alice Hazell and Yolanda King retained the Senior Premier County Championship Title for the 5th year running. Further details will be available in due course but congratulations are definitely in order.

18th December 2019 - County Championship - Sussex Senior 2nd & 3rd Teams - Results

The following report was provided by Maureen Hazell the Match Secretary for the Team. Both Sussex 2 and Sussex 3 have completed their matches for the season after playing in New Malden Surrey on the 5th October and in Wiltshire on the 10th November.

Sussex 2 having been demoted last season were in the same division as Sussex 3. The players managed to justify their rankings in the first weekend when Sussex 2 promptly despatched Sussex 3 by a 10 - 0 scoreline. They narrowly lost to Surrey 6-4 and that was the only loss for our second team through both fixtures on each weekend. Sussex 2 then finished a very close second to Surrey 2. Things were tougher though for our third team who were short of female players for both weekends. This was unfortunate with last minute emergencies, injuries and family health issues that could not be avoided. Players were Mark Collins, Keigo Burnham, Phil Smith (1st weekend) then Adrian Moore and Steve Barby (2nd weekend) supported by Sally Hughes Sarah Hilditch (1st weekend) and Alice Hazell (2nd weekend) in the second team.

The Sussex 3rd Team consisted of Daniel Pound, Fraser Kent and Michael Robinson (1st weekend), Owen Brown and Richard Hazell (2nd weekend) supported by Jodie Morris (Ist weekend only because of conflicting Junior matches).  

Obviously the team changed as can be seen over both weekends - a great result for Sussex 2 who may yet be promoted (they came behind Surrey 2 marginally) and some great individual performances throughout and also a great team spirit from both teams. For next season we can hopefully offer to organise a venue closer in Sussex which may allow us to get a stronger team/more players out.

Veterans

Sussex 1 - Premier Division (Match Secretary Tony Catt & Team Captain Rose Rainton)

  • Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th December 2019 - Ashford TTC, Middlesex;
  • Saturday 29th February 2020 - Draycott TTC, Derbyshire;

Sussex 2 - Division 1B (Match Secretary Tony Catt & Team Captain Peter Bartram)

  • Saturday 7th December 2019 - BATTS, Harlow;
  • Saturday 29th February 2020 - BATTS, Harlow;  

6th April 2020 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans Premier Team - Results

The Sussex Veteran Premier Team completed their County ChampionshipMatches before the lock-down. The Team consisted of Ritchie Venner, Adrian Moore, Peter Bartram, Paul Carter (1st weekend), Rose Rainton (1st weekend), Sarah Stedman (2nd weekend). On the first weekend there was a win 8-2 against Worcestershire, a draw against Berkshire 5-5, and a loss 8-2 to Nottinghamshire. On the second weekend the team had a draw 5-5 against Leicestershire, a defeat 7-3 to Kent, a loss 8-2 to Yorkshire and a win 10-0 against Hertfordshire. Overall the team came 5th out of 8 teams and so avoided relegation. Please see report prepared by Rose Rainton.

25th March 2020 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans 2nd Team Division 1B - Results 2nd Day 29th February

The Sussex 2 Veteran County Championship Team consisting of Jack Boult, Phil Smith, Graham Barnes and Lynne Trussell, played on the 29th February at BATTS in Harlow. They suffered two 4-6 defeats and the scoresheets are as follows including the other matches played:

The match between Norfolk and Middlesex 2 was a walk-over i.e. 10 - 0. The Sussex 2 Team therefore came 6th out of 7 Teams with Middlesex 1 the champions of the Division. The final tables can be seen on the following link:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/County-Championship-Tables-2019-20-23.03.20.pdf 

25th March 2020 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans 3rd Team Division 2C - Results 2nd Day 29th February

The Sussex 3 Veteran County Championship Team consisting of Paul Barry, David Butler, Tony Catt and Shiela King,  played on the 29th February at BATTS, Harlow. They suffered a 3-6 defeat to Kent 3 Team and a 1-9 defeat to Kent 2 Team. The scoresheets are as follows including the other matches played:

The Sussex 3 Team therefore came bottom of the Division with Kent 2 the champions. The final tables can be seen on the following link:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/County-Championship-Tables-2019-20-23.03.20.pdf 

31st January 2020 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans 2nd Team Division 1B - Results

The Sussex 2 Veteran Team was in action last Saturday 18th January at BATTS in Harlow. The Sussex Team consisted of Marc Burman, Jack Boult, Phillip Smith and Lynne Trussell and they played two matches - Drawing with Essex 5-5 and losing to Cambridgeshire 1-9. Please see the Score Sheets below:

The updated provisional table is as follows:

Veterans Division 1B

County

P

W

D

L

F

A

   

PTS

Cambridgeshire 1

4

3

1

0

33

7

   

7

Middlesex 1

4

1

1

0

25

15

   

7

Essex 1

5

2

2

1

25

25

   

6

Norfolk 1

4

1

3

0

22

18

   

4

Sussex 2

4

1

1

2

18

22

   

3

Middlesex 2

3

0

0

3

8

22

   

0

Devonshire 1

4

0

0

4

8

32

   

0

 

31st January 2020 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans 3rd Team Division 2C - Results

The Sussex 3 Veteran Team was also in action at BATTS, Harlow on Saturday 18th January and the Team of Graham Barnes, Tony Catt, Richard Hazell and Shiela King lost 10-0 to Surrey 1 and 6-4 to Essex 2. Please see the score sheets below:

The updated provisional table is as follows:

County

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

Kent 2

4

3

1

0

28

12

7

Surrey 1

5

3

1

1

36

14

7

Essex 2

4

2

1

1

24

16

5

Middlesex 3

4

2

0

    2

21

19

4

Kent 3

4

1

2

1

20

20

4

Surrey 2

5

0

2

3

12

28

2

Sussex 3

4

0

1

3

9

31

1

9th December 2019 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans 2nd Team Division 1B - Results

The Sussex Veteran 2nd Team were in action on Saturday 7th December at BATTS, Harlow. Playing for the Sussex 2nd Team were, Jack Boult, Phil Smith, Barrie Gilbert and Sarah Hilditch. They won their matches - a 9-1 win - over Devon 1 but lost 7-3 to Norfork

The Match Results were as follows:

Cambridge (9) v Middlesex 2 (1) - Match Card

Cambridge (10) v Devon (0) - Match Card

Devon (1) v Sussex 2 (9) - Match Card

Essex (3) v Middlesex (7) - Match Card

Essex (5) v Norfolk (5) - Match Card             

Middlesex 2 (4) v Essex (6) - Match Card

Norfolk (5) v Cambridge (5) - Match Card

Sussex 2 (3) v Norfolk (7) - Match Card 

The draft division table is as follows:

                       Played      Won         Drew         Lost        Points

Cambridge         3              2              1              0              5

Norfolk              3              1              2              0              4

Essex                3              1              1              1              3

Sussex              2              1              0              1              2

Middlesex 1       1              1              0              0              2

Middlesex 2       2              0              0              2              0             

Devon                2              0              0              2              0

Sussex 3 - Division 2C (Match Secretary & Team Captain Tony Catt)

  • Saturday 7th December 2019 - BATTS, Harlow;
  • Saturday 19th January 2020 - BATTS, Harlow;
  • Saturday 29th February 2020 - BATTS, Harlow;

9th December 2019 - County Championship - Sussex Veterans 3rd Team Division 2C - Results

The Sussex Veteran 3rd Team were in action on Saturday 7th December at BATTS, Harlow. Playing for the Sussex 3rd Team were, Tony Catt, Andy Meads, Richard Steel and Lynne Trussell. They lost 10-0 to Middlesex 3rd Team and drew 5-5 with Surrey 2nd Team.

The Match Results

Essex 2 (4) v Middlesex 3(6) - Match Card

Essex 2 (5) v Kent 3 (5) - Match Card

Kent 3 (7) v Surrey 1 (3) - Match Card

Middlesex 3 (10) v Sussex 3 (0) - Match Card

Surrey 1 (10) v Surrey 2 (0) - Match Card

Surrey 2 (1) v Essex 2 (9) - Match Card

Surrey 1 (5) v Kent 2 (5) - Match Card

Sussex 3 (5) v Surrey 2 (5) - Match Card 

The draft division table is as follows:

                 Played        Won         Drew         Lost        Points

Middlesex             2                2              0              0              4

Kent 3                   2                1              1              0              3

Essex                   3                1              1              1              3

Surrey 1                3                1              1              1              3

Kent 2                   1                0              1              0              1

Sussex                 2                0              1              0              1             

Surrey 2               3                0              1              2              1

Over 60's

Sussex - Premier Division (Match Secretary Tony Catt & Captain John Clarke)

Juniors;

Sussex 1 & Sussex 2 - Division 1B (Match Secretary Peter Baldwin)

  • Saturday 12th October 2019 - Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill;
  • Saturday 9th November 2019 - BATTS, Harlow;

Sussex 3 - Division 2C (Match Secretary Peter Baldwin)

  • Saturday 12th October 2019 - Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill;
  • TBC;

Cadets

Sussex 1 - Division 1A (Match Secretary Peter Baldwin)

  • Saturday 30th November, 2019 - Graham Spicer, New Malden;

Sussex 2 - Division 2B (Match Secretary Peter Baldwin)

  • Weekend 2nd/3rd November 2019 - Cippenham, Slough;
  • Date and Venue - TBC;

6th April - County Championship - Junior Matches - Results

Please see report, prepared by Peter Baldwin, on the Junior Matches played in October and November. Unfortunately, the completing of the remaining Junior matches and Cadets matches have been impacted by the lock-down. The outstanding matches are for the Junior 3rd Team due to have played on the 4th April and the Cadet 1st Team due to have played on the 5th April.

6th April 2020 - County U13 Friendly Match - 5th January 2020 - Report  

A Cadet Friendly Match took place with Surrey and it was also to include Kent but they had to withdraw due to various reasons. This caused a last minute change of venue to New Malden (from Bodiam). There were two Teams from both Surrey and Sussex. Please see report prepared by Peter Baldwin.

2018 - 7th November - County Championship - Sussex Seniors 1st Team - 27th/28th October - Results

The Sussex Senior first team started defence of the Premier Division County Championship Title at Cippenham TTC, Bucks, with 3 wins against Derbyshire 6-4, Middlesex, 6-4 and Leicestershire 8-2. The team consisted of Josh and Jack Bennett, George Hazell, Yolanda King and Lois Peake. Please find the Results and the Averages and as can be seen the star players were Josh Bennett and Lois Peake who both had 5 wins each. Matches resume weekend 2nd/3rd February

  • Weekend 2nd/3rd February 2019 - TBC;

 

2018 - 25th November - Rankings for Registrations for County Matches Season 2018/2019:

The following, as produced by the County Championship Match Secretaries, are the registered Rankings for Sussex County Championship Matches this season:

Men Senior, Women Senior, Men Veterans, Women Veterans, U18 Boys, U18 Girls;

 

Over 60's

Sussex - Premier Division (Match Secretary Tony Catt & Captain John Clarke)

27th March - County Championships - Over 60s Champions!!

The weekend of the 14th/15th March, just before the shut down of TT, was an historic one for Sussex County. The Over 60's Team consisting of Nigel Eckersley, Phil Smith, Barrie Gilbert, Johnny Clarke, Sheila King and Carol Eckersley completed their matches with wins of 7-3 over Lancashire, 10-0 over Cheshire and 7-3 over Yorkshire thus winning the Premier Division for the very first time Please see a Report prepared by Sheila King and also a picture of the winning team (minus Johnny Clarke who had left!). As of today the TTE website does not appear to have been updated with these results. However, TT League Manager has been customised by the organiser and details of the results, tables, and wins/losses can be found on the following link: https://countychampionships.ttleagues.com/

  • Weekend 17th/18th November 2018 - Milton Keynes TTC - Report;
  • Weekend 16th/17th March 2019 - Milton Keynes TTC;