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Queensland Veterans Championships 2017

The QLD Veterans Championships are due to be held in Bundaberg from 19-23 July.

This will undoubtedly be the biggest multi-day tournament we have ever hosted with well over a hundred players and many family and friends attending. The public are welcome to come along to see some great games of Table Tennis.

The draw for the 2017 QLD Veterans can be found on the TTQ Website. Click here.

Bundaberg Radiology Pre-Winter Competition

Results of Finals

Missed opportunities were the story of all defeated teams when the finals of the Bundaberg Radiology Pre-Winter Table Tennis season were played last week. In every final, the losing team was unable to win at vital stages, some of which possibly changed the course of the match.

Dan n Sam won in Premier Division from Magpies 3-2 in the closest final, after initially appearing to be on the road to a very easy victory. Daniel Rose opened with a straight games result against Pieter Poldervaart, then Sam Freeman proved too consistent with his attack in downing Dave Delpratt 11/9 in the fourth game to give the team a 2-0 lead. Rose then comfortably won the first two games in the next singles from Delpratt only to lose confidence to eventually go down in five games. Poldervaart levelled the scores when he defeated Freeman in four games after the first two had been shared at deuce. In the doubles to decide the final’s outcome, the Magpies duo snatched the early lead by winning the first game 16/14. The second game saw a change in momentum, Rose and Freeman winning it easily. The pattern was repeated in the next two games, taking the match to the fifth game. Delpratt and Poldervaart took an early lead again but two mistakes resulted in them only leading 5/4 at the change of ends, after which Rose and Freeman again took total control to win it and the premiership.

Travis McDermid survived several anxious moments in leading Slaptastic to a 3-0 win in the Division One final from minor premiers No Names. Deleece McDonald won the opening singles from Dallas McDermid in four games after losing the first game 14/12 then winning the second 12/10. Travis McDermid then shared the first two games of his encounter with Jeff Loughran but trailed 11/10 in the third when a ball came in from the next court just as Loughran was hitting the game-winning shot only for it to be called a let. McDermid won that game and then survived a late comeback by Loughran in the fourth. He also survived many anxious moments in his next match against younger brother, Dallas, who won the first game then led for much of the second before losing it 14/12 and again had his chances in the third which went to 13/11. Leading 2-1, Travis quickly claimed the fourth game to complete the victory for Slaptastic.

A tactical error may have cost Heat Wave in their Division Two final against the undefeated minor premiers, Mad Keen. Hannah Sunley played the first singles for Heat Wave but went down in five games to Sammy William. Rob Freeman then had to play back-to-back singles against Bruce Peterson then William, losses in both giving Mad Keen an unassailable 3-0 lead. In the “dead rubbers”, Sunley beat Peterson then shared a win in the doubles to make the final score 3-2 in favour of Mad Keen.

It was a different result for Sunley in the Tuesday night Division Three when she led from the front for Ice Cold in their 7-3 win over Dacoco. She was in great attacking form, downing both Cody Baker and Dave Delpratt in straight games. Tom McDonald and Alan Johnson provided excellent support, both winning against John Jackson while McDonald combined with Sunley and Johnson in the team’s two narrow doubles wins. Johnson delivered the final win, defeating Baker, again in straight games.

2017 Queensland Junior Table Tennis Championships

Mackay 22-24 April

Bundaberg were again the dominant team when the 2017 Queensland Junior Table Tennis Championships were held in Mackay last weekend, following its postponement during the recent school holidays due to the effects of Cyclone Debbie on the region.

Bundaberg players returned with a swag of medals from both the teams and individual events. Leading the way were Leah Scott and Rebecca Tran, each of whom won three gold medals. They were undefeated in the Under 18 Girls team event despite several close matches that went down to the doubles after they and their opponents had shared the four singles. Leah also won gold in the Under 15 Girls Doubles with former Bundaberg representative, Tahnee Green, who now plays with the Wynnum club in Brisbane, and the Under 15 Mixed Doubles with Moreton Bay’s Richard Littler. Rebecca won the Under 15 Girls Singles, defeating Leah in the final, and also shared success with Tahnee Green, winning the Under 18 Girls Doubles, in something of an upset, from the Mackay–Cairns combination of Rebekah Stanley and Sophia Pan.

Tayla Scott also had an outstanding tournament, winning the Under 13 Girls Singles from team-mate Natasha Jefferson in a wonderful final, plus the Under 13 Mixed Doubles with Braydon Chapman. Andrew Udal won two gold as well, combining with Richard Littler to be undefeated in the Under 15 Boys team competition, though the second-placed Rockhampton team was crowned as the State champions by being the highest placed Association team. Andrew and Richard also won the Under 15 Boys Doubles.

Vinuka De Silva and Kane Chantarat survived many anxious moments to win the very competitive Under 11 teams title after a three-way countback. Vinuka was unlucky to be the runner-up for the second year in a row in the Under 11 Boys Singles, going down in a very tense five game contest to Townsville’s James Wang.

In addition to these results, almost all the Bundaberg players won at least one medal. Leah Scott also claimed three bronze medals, including for being a semi-finalist in the Under 18 Girls Singles, taking a game off Australian and Oceania champion Rebekah Stanley, who went on to win that title. Matthew Udal won a silver with Natasha Jefferson in the Under 13 Mixed Doubles and two bronze with Braydon Chapman in the Under 13 teams and Under 13 Boys Doubles. Braydon brought home a third bronze as a semi-finalist in the Under 13 Boys Singles. Nicholas Jefferson won a bronze medal with Wynnum’s Daniel Strube after making the semi-finals of the Under 18 Boys Doubles, while Jemimah Lawsen shared a bronze with Leah Scott when they reached the semis of the Under 18 Girls Doubles.

Due the circumstances that caused the postponement of the tournament, the Queensland teams to compete at the Australian Junior Championships in early July will not be announced until the beginning of May. However, it is expected that a number of Bundaberg players will be included following their results last weekend and at other recent tournaments.


Friday night Junior coaching is from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

If you know anyone who wants to come along to Junior coaching on Fridays, please tell them to contact Dave Delpratt on 4155 2388.


The following Membership Fees are now due and should be paid as soon as possible.

                  Adults                                              $90.00

                  Adult Concession (Pensioner/Student)  $80.00

                  Junior                                               $40.00


19 to 23 July

Queensland Veterans




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a guide has been

prepared to give

those attending the Queensland Veterans Championships some accommodation options.

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2016-17 Committee


Patron                       Pauline Langford

President                    Phil Freeman

Vice President               Steve Ricketts

Secretary                    Rhonda Dawson

Treasurer                    Cathy Rivers

Committee Members            Nikki Udal; Louise Lawsen;

                             Deleece McDonald; Tom McDonald

Grading Committee            Steve Ricketts; Dave Delpratt;

                             Les Dawson; Nikki Udal

Development Officer /

Newsletter Editor            Dave Delpratt

Publicity / Records          Dave Delpratt

All members are welcome to attend and speak at our monthly Committee meetings.

Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Monday of the month, starting 7.30 p.m.

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