SUNS Newsletter – December 2018 

Read all about it!!! Results 2018 Club & Seniors Championships, plus:2019 starting dates etc.

To all our members: Merry Xmas and a very healthy and prosporus New Year!


The 2018 Suns Club Championships attracted over 90 entries in 6 singles and 3 doubles divisions with $2K Prize money, Trophies and surprise Presents for all winners and runners up in singles and winners only in doubles. In addition , the traditional Pizza lunch with drinks was provided FOC. No wonder it was a promotional success with a lot of new members who did not mind to pay the 2019 membership fee to be able to join in. Congratulations are due to all the winners but also all the participants for an excellent day of Table Tennis.

Premer Division singles was won by Bob Liang who beat his twin brother Mike and Ericson Cho in a 3way final pool play off. Bob and Mike have been Suns members on and off for a number of years now and this result reverses the last time they met at the SNDTTA titles where Mike beat his brother. It's a pleasure to see them both maturing to top players. Div.1 was won by Edmond Chiu who beat Jaskeerat Singh 3-0, whilst Louis Kwan won Div.2 with Joshua Ip as runner up. The Div.3 final was also a 3way play off with Manson Cheng the winner over Vola Shrestha and Charlie Huang.

Div.4 was won by Percy Wong, who beat junior Havin Shengali. Div.5 was an all junior affair with Kyra Chan beating Peter Niu for the title.

Due to time restraint doubles were organised as combined events : Premier/Div.1 was won by Ericson Cho & Joshua Ip, Div.2/3 by Waver Liu & Yuan Zhang and Div.4/5 by Percy Wong & Henry Yuan.

The 2018 Seniors Challenge attracted a healthy 80 entries. In a 3 hour schedule from 10am till 1pm, 3 singles divisions and 3 doubles events were successfully concluded by playing a best of 3 matches program.This now annual tournament was concluded with a celebratory end of year presentation of the trophies and presents in the mezzanine room, which included a lunch contributed by all participants. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up in singles and the doubles winners. It's a real pleasure to be part of such an enthousiastic group.

We have a new Ladies Champion in Esther Lam, who beat Kerrie Daynes in the singles final. The Mens singles was broken up in an A and B group,with the A group consisting of the higher ranked players who all were graded according to their assumed divisional standard and then handicapped accordingly: 3 points for each divisional difference. Despite this handicap our coach James Wong ( premier standard) still managed to overcome his handicap to beat Percy Wong (Div.2 standard). In the B singles, without handicaps, Finsen Cheng showed he is ready for an upgrade by beating Raymond Woo 2-1 in the final.         

In the Ladies doubles Heide Pearce and Kerrie Daynes were again successfull and repeated their success of the last 2 years. The Mixed doubles was played under the handicap rule of starting 2 points minus for each divisional difference and Esther Lam and Sonny Ching became the new champions in this category. The same handicap rules were applied in the Mens doubles A & B combined and the winners were Walter Labio and Ray Huang.  

Important dates: The Brickpit will be closed from 24 December till Sunday 13th of January 2019, but it's back to normal after that on special request.

First Monday in 2019 is 14th January, starting 10 am till 1pm, with YK, Leong & Jeff looking after the place during the January holidays. First Wednesday in 2019 is 16th of January starting at the new time of 9.30 am till noon, an extra half hour FOC, with James in charge as usual. Our first Friday night is 1st February 2019 as the evening crowds ie, our working players, need their time of recovery more than our active Seniors!

Also on the First of February 2019 , the SNDTTA committee will hold their AGM at the Brickpit upstairs in the Mezzanine Room starting 6.30 PM. All welcome!

As a final note, If you feel inclined to join the SNDTTA Autumn Competition and play in one of the SUNS teams in the evening comp, please let me know asap.                                                                       

Kind regards, Theo

Snrs Mens doubles Champs Walter & Ray

Snrs Ladies doubles Champs Kerrie & Heide

Snrs Mens B singles Champ & runner up Finson and Raymond

Snrs Mens A singles Champ & runner up James & Percy

Snrs Mixed doubles champs Esther & Sonny. Esther also won the ladies singles