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World Veteran Table Tennis Championships 2016

The WVTTC was held in Alicante, on Spain’s Costa Blanca from 23rd to 29th May. The event exceeded all expectations with 4608 players enrolling at the deadline from 80 countries and with categories up to +90 years for the first time. There was almost 30,000 sq. m of venue indoor services, 165 competition tables, 60 practice tables, shopping and dining areas and a large number of parallel activities, which the Organizing Committee wished everyone to enjoy!

Over 240 players entered the Championships from England and of these 8 were from Ellenborough TTC, John Barnes, Pam Butcher, Alan Lamprell, David Langham, Alan Pearse, Sylvia Tyler, Jimmy Walsh & Terry Wilson, both past and present members and some excellent games were played by the Ellenborough contingent throughout the Championships. The most outstanding performance was seen by many as the Gold Medal success by former Ellenborough player, Pam Butcher, who beat her Japanese opponent in the Women’s 85’s Singles in an exciting and hard fought game. Pam is retired from regular competition now but still keeps her hand in at a small venue near her home in Kent. Sylvia Tyler, formerly the club’s secretary, reached the last 8 of the W75 Singles Consolation and the last 16 of the Championships’ Women’s Doubles with her long-standing partner, Margaret Dignum, from Worcester. 

Pam Butcher
Pam Butcher winning Gold in the +85 Ladies Singles

The next WVTTC will take place in Las Vegas in 2018.

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Ellenborough Table Tennis Club
Craddock Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3SP
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