Swansea & District Table Tennis League

Affiliated to Table Tennis Wales and the Glamorgan Table Tennis Association

Designed by Stan Eastwood

for the Swansea Table Tennis League

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Welcome to the home page of the Swansea and District Table Tennis League (STTL). As might be expected from our name, the League covers all of the Swansea area but also extends from Port Talbot in the east to Llanelli and Carmarthen in the west and Neath and Resolven in the north.  

The League is formed by a group of local Clubs joining together to play each other in organised competition.

The League currently has three Divisions each with spaces for twelve teams.  These are the:

- Premier Division - play all matches in a central venue in Morriston, Swansea

- First Division - play all matches on a ‘home and away’ basis

- Second Division - play all matches on a ‘home and away’ basis



If you are an individual and would like to play in our League please have a look at the Club page and find one close to you or one that suites your style of play.

If you are involved in organising a Club and want your team to join the League please use the Contact page to make contact with us.


7th May 2017


Penlan P win Tudor Jones/Team of Three title.


Penlan M played Penlan P on Sunday 7th - at Penlan.  Penlan M had to give away 5 points handicap to Penlan P who won easily on night as Penlan M players lost their confidence. Photographs on these pages (1) and more on (2)

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All matches in the Handicap Competition and the League have now been concluded and we welcome the opportunity to pit our wits and skills against our fellow players again in October 2017.


The Swansea Table Tennis League will be held on Monday the 26th June 2017 at the Dockers Club.  7:30pm start.



29th April 2017


Carmarthen ‘E’ win the Division 1 title.


Carmarthen ‘E’ have secured the Division 1 Tile with an  48 point margin. Second place Jerusalem Baptist Church will now be promoted to the Premier Division along with Carmarthen ’E’.  Port Talbot ‘A’ missed out on promotion by 20 points regardless of a late flurry.


At the bottom of the 1st Division Port Talbot ’B’ have been relegated to the 2nd Division along with Penlan ‘H’.  Both teams still have to play each other but even if Penlan ‘H’ gained 30 points they still cannot catch Penyrheol ‘C’ who are in number 10 place in the Division.


14th April 2017


Battle is on for the


Currently, Jerusalem Baptist Church are in 1st place with 483 points. However, they have finished all their matches and Carmarthen ‘E’ (481 points) are only 2 points behind them with 2 matches still to play.  It seems inevitable that Carmarthen E will therefore win the title race but you know what they say about counting ‘chickens’.


The third place is also still up for grabs as Betws Ruby Club ‘B’ are in third spot with 416 points and, they too, have played all their games.  Carmarthen ‘D’ are in fourth place but again have two matches still to play, and, with 396 points they only need 21 points from 2 matches to lay claim to the third spot.


At the bottom of Division 1 its too close to call for the eventual teams that will be relegated.  Both Penlan ‘H’ and TATA Port Talbot ‘B’ are in the bottom places (11 and 12 respectively).  However, both have games in hand and could make a fight of it with Penlan ‘G’ who are third from bottom.


In the Second Division Penyrheol D have won the tile.  They cannot be caught by Penlan ‘L’ who will take 2nd place.  Carmarthen ‘F; are currently in 5th place but have 4 games yet to play.  Penlan ‘K’ are currently in 3rd spot and could ‘arithmetically’ just be piped at the 3rd post by Carmarthen ‘F’.


However, that would mean Carmarthen ‘F’ having to take 30 points from each of their remaining matches and realistically Penlan ‘K’ will maintain their 3rd place.  But …….. Let’s wait and see.


5th April 2017


Penlan C win Premier title.


Penlan C has won the title for Season 2016/17.  There is still one match left for Penlan A who are in 2nd place, but even if the gain 30 points from that match they cannot catch Penlan C. Carmarthen A have come 3rd.  Full results on the Results page of this site.


19th March 2017


SWANSEA CLOSED COMPETITION - RESULTS


The Swansea Closed took place on the 17th and 18th March 2016.  It was, as usual, an exciting event with all players playing their best in order to reach, and win, if possible, their respective Finals.


Marc Castro had a good competition winning the Men’s Singles; the Men’s Doubles (in partnership with Tommy Hayden); the Mixed Doubles (in partnership with Lydia John); the Junior Singles and the Junior Doubles (in partnership with Jacob Young).


The Full Results are on a single PDF sheet in the ‘Results’ Page of this website or by competition



9th March 2017


SWANSEA CLOSED COMPETITION - DRAW


The Draw for the Swansea Closed is now available on the Competitions page of this site.


2nd February 2017


SWANSEA CLOSED COMPETITION - ENTRY FORM


The entry form for the Swansea Closed Competition (17th and 18th March 2017) is now available on the Competitions page of this site.


20th January 2017


David James, Uplands, Swansea.


It is with sadness that I report the death of David James.  David was a long time member of the Swansea League and played with Mary Wilkins and Gaynor Griffiths in a team based at Dillwyn Llewellyn club.   Dillwyn Llewellyn is no longer a table tennis venue and the members have joined other clubs including Penyrheol but David had stopped playing to care for his wife.  I understand David had a sudden heart attack which caused his demise.


Our condolences go to David’s wife and Family.


17th December 2016


Christmas and New Year break.


League competition has now finished for 2016 with a break for Christmas and the New Year.  The League will resume on week commencing Monday 2nd January 2017.


May we wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.


10th December 2016


SWANSEA CLOSED 2017 - Date for your diary


The date of the 2017 Swansea Closed Table Tennis competition has been announced.  The Competition will be on Friday 17th March and Saturday 18th March 2017.  It is to be held at Morriston Leisure Centre, Swansea.


Entry forms will be issued closer to the date and will be available on this site via the ‘Competitions’ page.


23rd November 20


2nd round of the Tudor Jones/Team of Three Cup Announced


The 2nd round draw for the handicapped tournament has been drawn and is available on the Competitions page of this site.



29th October 2016


1st round of the Tudor Jones/Team of Three Cup Announced


The 1st round draw for the handicapped tournament has been drawn and is available on the Competitions page of this site.


15th October 2016


The 2016/17 Season is now in full swing


This week has seen the start of the 2016/17 Season with all Clubs participating in their first matches.  The season will have a natural break for Christmas for weeks commencing Mondays 20th and 27th December 2016.


30th September 2016:


Fixture List and Handbook for 2016/17 Season


All Handbooks have been handed out to Team Captains.  Have you got yours?  An updated copy is available on the ‘Competitions’ menu tab.


1st September 2016:


Fixture List and Handbook for 2016/17 Season


The 2016/17 Handbook is now available on the Competitions tab.  A ‘Fixture List’ as been extracted to make your life easier in determining who you will be playing and when.  Also extracted is a separate copy of the Constitution and Rules as updated by the AGM of June 2016.


20th June 2016


Annual General Meeting:


A lively debate ensued at the Annual General Meeting where numerous proposals to change the ‘League Rules’ had been proposed.  Those proposals by Doug Smith of Cam Gears were either defeated or withdrawn following a promise by the Chairman that proposals would be placed before the next AGM to ‘regularise’ the Management Committee’s current stance on teams gaining promotion having to play in the higher division for a minimum of one season.


The proposal to amend the Rules to allow the Chairman to constitute the Disciplinary Committee and/or Appeals Committee was accepted unanimously.  This was simply to ‘clean up’ Rules which did not ‘scan’ correctly.


However, two further proposed Rule changes were debated at length before both being agreed by majority vote.  These were:

1) to clarify and strengthen the rule on ‘playing up’.  Players are now restricted to playing a maximum up for 5 matches for a Team in a higher Division or of 10 matches for playing for multiple Teams in a Higher Division.

2) to clarify and strengthen the rule around the cancellation of Matches. Teams must not only get authority for the cancellation they must also have agreed a replacement date prior to getting authority to cancel from the Divisional Representative.  Additionally, failure to follow the rule may now result in a loss (fine) of points for their failure to follow the new procedure.


30th April 2016


Carmarthen ‘F’ take Division 2 title


Carmarthen ‘F’ have taken the Division 2 title with a total of 511 points, 38 more than their nearest rivals Penlan ‘L’ who take second spot.  


The last Carmarthen ‘F’ match was against Penlan ‘H’ who were looking for 20 points to be sure of second spot but with only 16 they loose out by just 4 points (3 for a draw for second spot) and have ended up in third spot.  


Ryan Trigg from Carmarthen ‘F’ also takes the top spot in the Divisional Averages.  



23rd April 2016


Penlan ‘F’ take the Division 1 title.  


Penlan ‘F’ took first spot ion the First Division with a game to spare.  The team of Tony Holt, Sammi Jabber and Colin Towell are looking forward to promotion to the Premier Division for season 2016/17.


The title race for Division 2 is still ongoing.


16th April 2016


ANTHONY WILLIAMS


I am sad to report that news has come through stating that Anthony died suddenly either late yesterday or early this morning.  I have no further information at this time but I will update this items as I receive more information.


10th April 2016


JEFF PARSONS


It is our sad duty to report the death of Jeff Parsons, a long standing member of our Club and a long standing League player.  Full report here.  Our sympathies are extended to Janice and their children.  Jeff’s funeral will be held at 10:30am on Friday 22nd April 2016.  The service will be at the Greenfield Chapel, which is on the corner of Murray Street (opposite corner to the Llanelli cinema) at the junction of the A4214 and B4304; at 10:30am.  Jeff will be buried at 11:30am at the Llanelli District Cemetery (also known as the “Box Cemetery”).


LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON


Teams in Division 1 and Division 2 are moving towards the last week of the 2015/16 Season.  However, some Teams have one, two or multiply rearranged games to go which has made it difficult (in the 2nd Division) to confirm which team will Win and which will be Runner Up.


Teams with outstanding matches are urged to get them played within 2 weeks of the end of the season.


2nd April 2016


EXCITING END OF SEASON FOR THE PREMIER DIVISION


In a tremendous final week, Penlan A retained the Premier Championship by just three points with a 27-4 win over Tata Port Talbot A.  Marc Castro becomes Top Player following his 9-0 win and was well supported by Tommy Heydon's 9-1.  (The table on the results page shows Dean Cundy as top of the averages but he did not play sufficient games to qualify for the ‘cup’ winners spot).


Cam Gears A are runners up with a 25-17 win over Penlan B thanks to Morgan Siddley and Ceri Higgon both winning 9-4.  Carmarthen A finished one point behind in third place with a 27-11 win over Carmarthen B. Jason Peckham 9-2 and David Lloyd 9-3 for A.


Betws A have to settle for fourth spot following their 27-7 defeat of Carmarthen D with Catherine Jones 9-0 and Nigel Stopher 9-3.  And, as can be seen,here only seven points separated the top four teams in the closest finish for many years.


Penyrheol A recorded the biggest win of the week beating Penlan D 28-9 thanks to Dennis Bromage 9-1 and Simon Mitcheson 9-2.  Carmarthen C also finished well with a 26-9 win over Penlan C. N Hulme winning 9-1.


Tata Port Talbot A and Carmarthen D will be the two teams relegated.


The premier Division has finished two weeks earlier than planned because they were able to matches forward on to the ‘cup’ weeks when no Premier Teams were playing.  


Division 1 and 2 still have 2 weeks to play with a completion date due on the 16th April 2016 (excluding postponed games).


5th March 2016


FINAL OF TUDOR JONES CUP ANNOUNCED:


The final of the Tudor Jones/Team of Three Handicap Cup will be on the 19th April 2016 and is to be held at Carmarthen Leisure Centre after Carmarthen won the toss of a coin to land a home match (start time 7pm).  The final is between Carmarthen ‘E’ and Penlan ‘F’.  Table setup will be at 7pm and space will be provided for spectators.


13th February 2016


TUDOR JONES 4TH ROUND


The ‘Semi Finals’ draw of the Tudor Jones Cup has been announced.  Find the draw on the ‘Competitions’ menu tab.


9th January 2016


TUDOR JONES CUP - THIRD ROUND DRAW


The draw is now available on the ‘Competitions’ menu page of this site.


7th January 2016:


Swansea Closed 2016


The entry form for the Swansea Table Tennis Championship is now available on the ‘Competitions’ menu tab above.  Please return all entries to Mary Wilkins on or before Friday 5th February 2016.


21st November 2015


Swansea Closed 2016


The dates for the Swansea Closed Competition (2016) will be 19th and 20th February 2016.



17th October 2015:


Manselton Club pull out of league.


Manselton Table Tennis Club have had to pull out of the League. However the residue of the team have combined with Port Talbot players to put in a substitute Team named Port Talbot  D.  The Secretary of the Team will be Phil Hill who’s details are on the Club/Port Talbot page.


5th October 2015:


START OF LEAGUE SEASON:


The new League Season starts this week.  With teams in the final throws of preparation and some matches already played by the time you read this, players are gearing up to challenge and be challenged.


Good Luck to you all.


8th May 2015


TEAM OF THREE FINAL


The Team of Three final was held on Friday 8th May 2015 at Cam Gears Sports Centre, Resolven, Neath.

The finalists were Cam Gears C (Div 1) and Penlan F (Div 1), and following an exciting match Cam Gears came out on top.

1st May 2015


DATE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCED:


The Annual General Meeting of the Swansea and District Table League will be held on 22nd June 2015 starting at 7.30pm.  The meeting venue will be the Dockers Club, St. Thomas, Swansea.


As per Rule 19 of the Constitution, any Teams who wish to put forward a proposal to change the Constitution must do so at least 28 days prior to the AGM.  


19th April 2015.


At the formal end to the season Penlan A were on equal points with Penlan B but with a game in hand.  Consequently, they had only to gain 1 point form their last (re-arranged) match against Carmarthen A.

This match was played on Sunday 19th May at Penlan, Swansea.

Penlan A easily beat Carmarthen A and formalised their win. Congratulations to all members of the team.



13th April 2015


The ‘called for’ Extraordinary General Meeting was held on Monday 13th April 2015.

There was only one item on the agenda - that to consider the reinstatement of the Premier League being held on a weekly basis at a central venue.

A total of 26 teams (out of a possible 33 teams) were represented at the meeting.

After an impassioned debate from both side the votes cast were:

-FOR = 18

- AGAINST = 6

- Abstention = 2

As a consequence, the Premier Division will continue to meet weekly at Morriston Leisure Centre for the 2015-16 season onwards - unless there is another change proposed!!


17th March 2015


Betty on the mend.


We have heard that Betty is making a positive recovery after her bad falls in February.  She is not yet up to attending Penlan Club but is on the way to recovery.


We wish her well.


Stan Eastwood,


Chairman.





February 2015


Betty Gray falls.


We have heard that our President, Betty Gray, has had 2 bad falls outside her home.  These have caused her to have to receive specialist help from carers.  She has not been at the Club for some weeks and Roy Towel has taken the helm for the time being.


We wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.


Stan Eastwood,

Chairman


October 2014


2014/15 League has started with three Divisions/33 teams.  More news on the scores can be found under the Results tab.


16th June 2014

Annual General Meeting


See the full story on the right hand side of this page.


Swansea Table Tennis Web site announced.  The new website for the Swansea Table tennis League had been build and piloted during the summer 2014.  Its existence was announced to the members at the AGM.  Club Leaders were asked to contribute text and pictures for their individual pages on the site.


9th May 2014

Team Of Three Winners - Llanelli Table Tennis Club


Friday night, 9th May, saw the final of the Tudor Jones Cup between Llanelli and Dillwyn Llewelyn 'B' who received a nine point handicap.


The match started with Steve Davies of Llanelli beating Mary Wilkins 2-0. Gaynor Griffiths of Dillwyn then took the second game 2-1 followed by Mary Wilkins who put Dillwyn into a slim lead with a 2-0 victory. Gaynor Griffiths further extended Dillwyn's lead with an exciting 2-1 victory over Steve Davies.


Alan Pattle fought back to put Llanelli on level terms but Gaynor Griffiths came up trumps again in her game with a thrilling 2-1 victory to edge Dillwyn back into a narrow lead. This gave Mary Wilkins strength and she played an excellent game beating Alan Pattle 2-0 to extend Dillwyn's

lead to three games with two matches to play.


Llanelli won the next game 2-0 through Steve Davies setting the match up with a last game decider between Derek Summers and Dave James of Dillwyn. Derek took the first game but had to struggle against a dogged Dave before taking the second game 22-20 to secure a narrow 11-10 victory for Llanelli in what was an enjoyable and close fought match.


Congratulations to both sides and in particular Gaynor Griffiths of Dillwyn who won 6-3.


30th April 2014


The 2013/14 season has now come to an end. Congratulations to the winners:


Premier Division Winners are:  PENLAN A


First Division Winners are:     TATA PORT TALBOT B


Second Division Winners are:  AMMANFORD B


(See the latest league tables here)






NEWS


The Swansea and District Table Tennis League Annual General Meeting (AGM)

is scheduled to be held on

Monday 26th June 2017

at the Dockers Club, (bottom of St. Thomas, Swansea)

7:30pm start.


AGM 2017

—– CLUBS —–

There are currently 35 Teams playing in the Swansea Table Tennis League.

These all come from 7 Clubs.

These Clubs are based in:


BETWS, AMMANFORD

BRITTON FERRY

CARMARTHEN

PORT TALBOT

RESOLVEN

SWANSEA - PENLAN

SWANSEA - PENYRHEOL

You can find Club details on the

CLUBS Page of this website.

Marc Castro receives trophy from Dennis Bromage

PENLAN ‘P’ TUDOR

JONES /

TEAM OF

THREE

WINNERS

2017