OUR VERY BEST HARD BAT TOURNAMENT
AS WE RAISED 562 FOR TAPPING HOUSE HOSPICE

Sunday 8th April in Heacham Public Hall

THANKS TO ALL SPONSORS & PLAYERS FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A GREAT DAY
CERTIFICATE AND LETTER RECEIVED FROM
THE NORFOLK HOSPICE TAPPING HOUSE


George

This tournament was in memory of George Needham one of our Monday morning club players who played in our last Hard Bat tournament.
We managed to raise the money through the donations from local businesses and players so thanks to you all. Donations list at bottom of page.


All ready to do battle before the tournament started.

TABLE GROUPS FOR SINGLES & WINNERS
TABLE ONE ....Winner Aaron   TABLE TWO .... Winner Neil

Aaron

Jim

Mike (N)

Archie

Jeff

Mike (C)

Richard

Roger

Charley

Tony

Steve

Neil
TABLE THREE .... Winner Vaughan TABLE FOUR .... Winner Graham

Ian

Chris

Tom

Mary-Ann

Tim

Graham

Alfie

Eileen

Vaughan

John

Rob

Kerry

TABLE GROUPS FOR DOUBLES

TABLE ONE .... Winners Tom & Jim


Tom & Jim

Charley & Chris

Vaughan & Roger

Ian & John
TABLE TWO .... Winners Rob & Mike

Neil & Kerry

Graham & Richard

Rob & Mike N

Mary-Ann & Tony
TABLE THREE .... Winners Aaron & Tim

Aaron & Tim

Archie & Alfie

Mike C & Eileen

Steve & Jeff

What a fantastic day we had, after a lot of organising it was really great to see the event be so successful. Everyone turned up in good time for a practice and play started as scheduled at 10am. The proven format once again went to plan with 4 tables in use with 6 players on each. 15 games were played for time duration of 8 minutes with just a 2 minute break between games and so exhausted players were ready for some great food at 12.30pm. Group winners were Aaron Howell, Neil Howell, Vaughan Parker and on table four it was close as Graham Keeley and Mary-Ann Woodhouse were level on points after their five games but Graham went through, edging home against Mary-Ann in their encounter. After the group singles one table was taken away ready for the singles semi finals and final and the afternoon doubles. On Table One Graham edged home over Neil while on Table Two Aaron beat Vaughan. In the final Aaron showed no mercy in beating Graham. The doubles were played on three tables in groups of four it was the winners of each group that formed the round robin final. Rob Yarrow and Mike Nobes, Aaron Howell and Tim Race and Jim Race and Tom Yarrow were group winners. After the three games Jim and Tom were on the same points as Aaron and Tim so it was a five minute play off and it was just won by Aaron and Tim by one point as the whistle went. Presentations followed and we were all finished and cleared away by 4pm thanks to everyone chipping in to clear up. So 24 players of varying standards and ages starting at 11 years old to 78 years young (thanks Tony for standing in at the last minute for late withdrawal). What a great day raising 562 for such a good cause.

Well that finishes off another great season until next month when Heacham Table Tennis Club are intending to do coaching sessions the first sessions to be arranged will be on Mondays 21st May, 4th, 18th & 25th June from 7pm until 8.30pm. We will be keeping the number attending to between 8 and 12 players so more individual coaching can be performed. The coach will be TTE coach Steve Goodale as last Summer. Cost 3 per session. Please get in touch as it will be the first applicants that will be accepted. (email:  malc@malc-on-line.co.uk or mobile 07450527168).

On Wednesday 18th April there will be a team captains meeting to discuss what will be happening next season. So will all players give their views to what they liked or did not like this season. Three formats, Normal, Challenge and Special and the Monday night 2 Player League. In other words do we need to alter anything. Finally will all teams have enough players to field a side every week, let your team captain know what you intend to do next season!

Finally Heacham Table Tennis Club would like to thank Heacham Youth and Community Trust for purchasing for us a Table Tennis Robot, Catching Net and 120 table tennis balls, these will be a great asset during the Summer.

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Graham vs Neil
SINGLES

SEMI

FINALIST


Vaughan vs Aaron

Winner

Aaron

Finalists

Certificates

presented

by

Pat

Runner-UP

Vaughan

      
Aaron and Tim
Doubles Winners
By all the comments after the event, with further emails and text messages saying how enjoyable it was this only happens with careful planning and not just by me but from all my helpers. So I would like to thank all those below for doing their part in making this day so successful.
IN THE KITCHEN
     
Jean, Jenny, Pat & Stella

Small selection of the food
A very important part of the day, so big thanks to Pat, Stella, Jean & Jenny who were in the kitchen all day sorting out the hot and cold food and keeping the kettle on...Thanks to you all.
All the food was baked, cooked and supplied free of charge to help raise more money so thanks to those below

Debbie

Eileen
 
Pat & Malc

Jenny

Roger
Setting up on Saturday all the tables, surrounds, chairs etc so thanks to those below

Mike N

Mick
THANK

YOU

ALL


Mike C

Roger
Finally thanks to all the players who chipped in to help put everything away.

Businesses and individuals who donated...all the rest came from players and spectators...Thank You All.

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A E Wallis (Cycles) Heacham
01485 571683

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A E Wallis (Electrical) Heacham
01485 570303

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Heacham Table Tennis League
07450 527168

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Heacham Table Tennis Monday Morning Club
07908 574501

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KMP PLASTERING HEACHAM
07920 097653

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ANONYMOUS
 

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IBA Wealth Management Ltd
01553 770111

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Samphire Developments Norfolk
07748 904417

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ANONYMOUS
 

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JEWELLERY UNIQUE  DOWNHAM MARKET
01366 386135

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THE LAUNDRY BASKET HUNSTANTON
01485 534569

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HEACHAM SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB
01485 570776

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ANONYMOUS
 

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THE RIX FAMILY   SEDGEFORD
 

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