logo_tabletennis.gif (826 bytes) Table Tennis

The table tennis event will take place at the National Sport Centre in the Secondary Sports Hall from Sunday July 8th to Thursday July 12th. The flooring is non-slip wood and the lighting is of a high standard.
The area will be enable eight courts maximum to be used and there will be adequate seating for spectators, competitors and officials.
Adjacent to this hall are excellent changing/showering facilities and locker spaces will also be made available.

Playing Equipment
All tables will be blue-topped Cornilleau 650's in courts of blue surrounds.
Balls will be white Joola three-star and a new ball wil be made available for every game.

Practice Facilities
At least three Cornilleau blue-topped tables will be available in the adjacent squash courts for practice at all times.

Glueing Up
Another of this suite of six squash courts will be set aside solely for glueing up purposes and competitors are reminded that all glueing up must be done here and nowhere else on the premises.

Trade Stand
It is hoped that Malcolm Francis will operate a trade stand in another of the squash courts which will be available to competitors and public alike.

Times of Sessions
All days, except the final day, will have three sessions usually running from 09.00 to 12.00, 13.30 to 16.30 and 18.00 to 21.00.
However, all competing islands will have some free time built in to this and the final full day of the Games, Friday 13th July will be free from table tennis competition to allow competitors to see something else of the Games or to view the Island.  The referee reserves the right to modify the schedule if necessary.

Social Evening
The Isle of Man Table Tennis Association is organising a social event on the evening of Thursday 12th for competitors and officials after the completion of the table tennis event.
Details of this will be posted up on this web site when they become available.

General Officials
Coordinator: Ron Williams
Deputy Coordinator/Results Coordinator: Nola Baker
Medals Ceremony Coordinator: Jim Shimmin
Liaison: Maureen Wilcock
Announcer: Glyn Gilbert
General Assistants: Victoria Howarth, Les Wilson, Liz Stevens

Match Officials
Tournament Referee: Stuart Sherlock (IU, IR)
Deputy Referee: Ken Armson MBE (IU,NR)

Mr George Tyler (IU) - Squad Leader
Mrs Sylvia Tyler (NU)
Mr Stan Clarke (IU)
Mr Steve Perry (NU)
Mr Mike Payne (IU)
Mrs Lilian Payne (TU)
Mr David Edwards (IU)
Mr Wilf Rhodes (IU)
Mr Bob Montgomery (TU)
Mr John Hardcastle (TU)

The pre-event technical meetings and the referees meetings will be held at the NSC at 8am on Sunday July the 8th in the Bowls hall.

Ten islands have entered the table tennis event, the same islands that took part in Gotland. Their entries are as follows:

Females: Karliinannguaq Lundblad, Bolethe Poulsen.
Males: Petrus Brønland, Niels Nielson.

Isle of Wight
Females: Pauline Rorke, Lucy Pointer.
Males: Roger Hookey, Daniel Burnes, Carl Prean.

Isle of Man
Females: Joanna Gilbert, Jenny Griffiths, Maggie Mulhern, Louise Taggart.
Males: André Baille-Searle, Mike Dunning, Andrew Horne, John Magnall,
John Shooter.

Females: Catherine Simonds, Susan Ferguson.
Males: Grahame Christie, Martin Flett, Ross Donaldson.

Males: Janek Saar, Taivo Esko

Faroe Islands
Females: Elinbord Nygaard, Maria Petersen.
Males: Rkur Nielsen, Kjarten Eli Hentze, Bergur Jacobsen, Petur Niclasen,
Finnbjørn Zachariasen.

Female: Freda Inkster, Fiona Graham, Josie Bruce.
Males: Paul Graham, Kevin Malcolmson, Ben Mullay, Ian Bray.

Females: Ellenor Norrby, Annika Ahlgren, Linda Jacobsson.
Males: Ola Granlund, Christer Dennerdal, Mikael Svensson.

Females: Jennifer Anderson, Stephanie Marriott, Karen Lefebvre.
Males: Lee Bradshaw, Bruce Gallichan, Trevor Lefebvre, Eugene Ellis.

Females: Dawn Morgan, Kay Chivers, Anne Rihoy, Helen Fooks.
Males: Lucas Waring, Philip Ogier, Craig Tyrell, Philip Hunkin.

This will be played exactly as in Gotland in two stages: First on a group basis and then there will be play-off matches to determine the final positions.
In the first stage, the ten teams will play in two groups of five playing every other team in their group to determine a ranking order for each group. The groups are decided on the positions in the Gotland games.

Group A Group B
Gotland Isle of Wight
Guernsey Jersey
Faroes Isle of Man
Greenland Shetland
Saaremaa Orkney

In the second stage, the winner of each group will play the runner-up in the other group and the third placed team in each group will play the fourth in the other and the fifth placed teams will play each other (for final positions 9 and 10)
In the third stage, the winners of the second stage matches will play each other for final positions 1,2 and 5, 6 respectively and the losers will play for final positions 3,4 and 7,8.

Calculation of group results.
A team is awarded 2 match points for a match won, whether it is played or a walk-over, 1 point for a played match that is lost and zero for a match which the team fails to play or to complete.

The results in a group are always determined at the highest possible level - by match points rather than by games, by games rather than by balls and that where, at any stage of the calculation, group teams are equal, their relative positions are decided only by the matches between them.

Team composition and match procedure
A team shall consist of 2 men and 1 woman singles players but additional players may be included for doubles from a nominated maximum of 4 men and 3 women.

Twenty minutes before the match, team captains shall be prepared to make a draw of home and away teams and then, as soon as possible, nominate the players for singles.
Nominations for doubles need not be made until immediately before each doubles match.

A team match shall consist of 4 men's singles, 1 woman's singles, 1 woman's doubles and 1 mixed doubles, each the best of 3 games. The team match shall be won by the team winning 4 or more individual matches, but all individual matches shall be played.

Incomplete teams will be allowed to compete and will expect opposition to play but unplayed games will be defaulted.


All matches will be played on a single table and the order of play shall be:
Men's Single A v X, Women's Single, Men's Single B v Y, Women's Double, Men's Single A v Y, Mixed Double,
Men's Single B v X .

The Jury shall consist of the coach of the organising association (Isle of Man), the Referee and a coach of any other island.

Sunday 8th: 09.00 - 12.00
Gotland v Greenland, Guernsey v Saaremaa,
Isle of Wight v Shetland, Jersey v Orkney
Faroes, Isle of Man - Free

Sunday 8th: 13.30 - 16.30
Guernsey v Greenland, Faroes v Saaremaa
Jersey v Shetland, Isle of Man v Orkney
Gotland, Isle of Wight - Free

Sunday 8th: 18.00 - 21.00
Gotland v Saaremaa, Guernsey v Faroes
Isle of Wight v Orkney, Jersey v Isle of Man
Greenland, Shetland - Free

Monday 9th: 09.00 - 12.00
Gotland v Faroes, Greenland v Saaremaa
Isle of Wight v Isle of Man, Shetland v Orkney
Guernsey, Jersey - Free

Monday 9th: 13.30 - 16.30
Gotland v Guernsey, Faroes v Greenland
Isle of Wight v Jersey, Isle of Man v Shetland
Saaremaa, Orkney - Free

Monday 9th: 18.00 - 21.00

Team Event First Play-Off Phase:
Match X: Winner Group A v Runner-U p Group B ,
Match Y: Runner-Up Group A v Winner Group B ,
Match Z: 3rd Place Group A v 4th Place Group B ,
Match W: 4th Place Group A v 3rd Place Group B,
For 9th & 10th places over all: 5th Place Group A v 5th Place Group B.

Tuesday 10th: 09.00 - 12.00
Team Event Final Play-Off Phase:
Winner match X v Winner match Y (Gold & Silver Medals)
Runner-up match X v Runner-up match Y (Bronze medal & fourth place)
Winner match Z v Winner match W (fifth/sixth places)
Runner-up match Z v Runner-up match W (seventh/eighth places)

Tuesday 10th: 12.15 - 12.45 MEDALS CEREMONY


Seedings and Draw
This will be done by the Tournament Referee and his Deputy sometime after the final session on Monday 9th July and before the start of the first session on Tuesday 10th July.
Details will be given to Team Managers as soon as they are available.

In all cases the top 2 from each group go through to the next stage.

Men's Singles (35 entries):
6 seeds + 1 group of 5 + 6 groups of 4, leading to 4 prelims, last 16 etc.

Women's Singles (25 entries):
1 group of 5 + 5 groups of 4, leading to 4 prelims, 1/4 finals etc.

Men's Doubles (15 entries):
2 groups of 4 + 1 group of 5 + 2 seeds leading to 1/4 finals etc.

Women's Doubles (11 entries): 1 group of 5 (2 Tables) + 1 group of 6 (3 tables), leading to semi-finals etc.

Mixed Doubles (25):
1 group of 5 + 5 groups of 4, leading to 4 prelims, 1/4 finals etc.

Tuesday 10th: 13.30 - 16.30
Mens Singles: 1 group of 5 (2 Tables) + 6 groups of 4

Tuesday 10th: 18.00 - 21.00
Womens Singles: 1 group of 5 (2 Tables) + 5 groups of 4 +
18.00 - 18.30: Mens Singles Prelim 1
18.30 - 19.00: Mens Singles Prelim 2
19.00 - 19.30: Mens Singles Prelim 3
19.30 - 20.00: Mens Singles Prelim 4

Wednesday 11th: 09.00 - 12.00
Mixed Doubles: 1 group of 5 (2 Tables) + 5 groups of 4

Wednesday 11th: 13.30 - 16.30
Womens Doubles: 1 group of 6 (3 Tables) + 1 of 5 (2 Tables) +
13.30 - 14.00: Mens Singles 2 games last 16
14.00 - 14.30: Mens Singles 2 games last 16
14.30 - 15.00: Mens Singles 2 games last 16
15.00 - 15.30: Mens Singles 2 games last 16
15.30 - 16.00: Mens Singles 2 Quarter Finals
16.00 - 16.30: Mens Singles 2 Quarter Finals

Wednesday 11th: 18.00 - 21.00
Mens Doubles: 2 groups of 4 + 1 group of 5 (2 Tables) +
18.00 - 18.30: Womens Singles: 4 prelims
19.00 - 19.30: Womens Singles Quarter Finals

Thursday 12th:
09.00 - 09.30: Mixed Doubles 4 Prelims
09.30 - 10.00: Mens Doubles Quarter Finals
10.00 - 10.30: Mixed Doubles Quarter Finals
10.30 - 11.00: Mens Doubles & Womens Doubles Semi-Finals
11.00 - 11.30: Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals
11.30 - 12.00: Mens Singles & Womens Singles Semi-Finals

Thursday 12th:
13.30 - 14.00: Mixed Doubles Final
14.00 - 14.30: Womens Doubles Final
14.30 - 15.00: Mens Doubles Final
15.00 - 15.30: Womens Singles Final
15.30 - 16.00: Mens Singles Final

16.30 - 17.30: MEDALS CEREMONY
17.45 - 18.30: MEETINGS

Note that Friday is a Free Day.

Ron Williams

Table Tennis Co-ordinator
Ron Williams