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Results of Assessment1 posted to RatingsCentral

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Tournament points updated after Assessment 1

At this Assessment, we are going to try something different and try to give players more games, and also more meaningful games. I am aware that the afternoon session seems to be a bit of a let-down and hopefully the Assessment will remedy this. The downside of it is that we may have to use a few more tables so the courts may be narrower than usual and we will be using most of our allotted time. I would welcome your comments and suggestions at the end of the tournament. The draws are as follows; 40+ Round 1; D. Tait; bye. D. Szymcak v C. Ellis​B. Wright v Fiona Kinloch K. Dingwall v G. Ksiazek U. Petermann v S. Crawford D. deSilva v L. Stockdale I. McHarhg v S. Collins Round 2; 6 winners and D. Tait round robin for places 1-7, 6 losers round robin for places 8-13. 50+ Draw; Group 1; C. Green, T. Lawlor, D. Simpson Group 2; G. Campbell, B. Hunter, D. Paterson Group 3; C. Gerrard, P. Monteith, S. Thompson Group 4; M. McKay, M. Moran, A. Keith Group 5; K. McLean, N. Doherty, B. Irvine Group 6; P. Dowden, A. McIntyre, G. Waddell Group 7; R. McIntosh, J. Daniels, J. Foulds. Group 8; 7 winners for places 1-7 Group 9; 7 Second placed players for places 8-14 Group 10; Third placed players for places 15-21. 60+ Draw; C. Brown v D. Seller S. Houston v J. Kerr S. Crook v S. Adamson, G. Hunter v M. Bleasdale D. McDonald v R. Claxton, P. Aird v P. Duffy, P. Shaw v D. Gallagher, J. Anderson v S. Ormsby. Round 2; Winners play round robin for places 1-8 Seconds play for places 9-16 70+ Round Robin; R. Masterson, I. McLagan, R. Howe, P. Klemm, L. Powell, W. Stein. 75+ Round Robin; B. Davidson, D. Sinclair, D. McLaren, B, Sterling, P. Howarth, J. Fleming, B. Hills Over 70’s event; Group 1; Top 3 70+ v top 3 75+ Group 2; Bottom 3 70+ v bottom 4 of 75+ As you can see, there is a greater number of games scheduled, and I hope it is successful. Now all I need to do is sit down and plan the table allocations for the matches; shouldn’t take too long. If I don’t appear on Sunday,…………………….. Ian

2017-18 Season Dates added below

NOTE: 1st Assessment is October 8th at Bathgate Academy. If you have not received an entry form, please let me know. Thanks Alan.  whittonfamily@hotmail.co.uk

2017 Six Nations (Guernsey) 


Report partially in the Reports Section. Congratulations to all who took part and especially to Carol McLean who, as well as gaining a Bronze in the Over 60s team event, went even better with a SILVER in the Over 70s Ladies Doubles and a GOLD in the Singles. Brilliant results. Well done.


Over 40s    Men                           Women

                            Gordon Waddell      Fiona Kinloch

                            Keith Dingwall         Catherine O'Neill

Over 50s    Men                             Women

                            Colin Green                Not confirmed

                            Martin Mackay                     

Over 60s        Charlie Brown

                                Stephen Crook

                                Geoff Hunter

                                Susan Adamson

Over 70s        Richard Masterson

                                Ian McLagan

                                Ray Howe

Over 75s        Doug Sinclair

                                Drew McLaren

Congratulations to the selected representatives and we wish you all well in the competitions.

*****Results from National Championships submitted to RatingsCentral

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****Scottish National League

The Scottish Vets played two teams in the 2016-17 competition. Scottish Vets A (Tam Lawlor (Capt.), Alan Whitton, Dariusz Szymczak, Brian Wright) competed in the 1st Division and finished in an excellent 4th place, winning 3, drawing 1 and losing three to the top three teams (Drum A, Murrayfield, North Ayrshire). Alan, Tam and Dariusz played in the first week, winning 1 and drawing 1. On the second weekend, Brian, Alan and Tam were outclassed by Drum A, Murrayfield and North Ayrshire A. Survival in the division depended on a good third weekend (1st April) and Brian, Tam and Alan played well to defeat both South Ayrshire (4-2) and Triangle A (Aberdeen juniors making up the core of the team) (4-2) to finish a healthy 4th (of 8) and maintain our place in the division. 

Scottish Vets 2 played in the 3rd Division and with 2 wins and a crucial draw from 7 matches, finished 6th thus avoiding relegation. Good effort from the guys (Lance Stockdale (1 match), Richard Masterson, Ian Hislop, Andy McIntyre).

PLEASE NOTE; I have been having troubles with my personal email; please use the following address if you need to contact me; I also believe that I am getting the entries. Ian.mclagan531@gmail.com is the address. If you need to contact me by phone, my numbers are 01382 775507 or mobile 07799883311 which is handy if people have to call off on then day of the event!!

Tournament report and photos from the World Veteran Champs in Alicante, 2016 by Derek



Six Nations Tournament 2016: Ellesmere Port, England



CALENDAR 2017-18

Assessment 1:- Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Assessment 2:- Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Assessment 3:- Sunday, January 21st, 2017
Assessment 4:- Sunday, February 18th, 2017
National Championships (Singles):- Sunday, March 18th, 2017



Take a bow the organisers . A lot of time is given up, for free, to help run the Association:

Ian, Winnie and helpers for all their work in very smoothly running our tournaments

Alan Whitton and Andrew Exton for maintaining the website

Drew Mclaren for refreshments

 Photographs courtesy of Peter and Hugh at

Studio Cee Photography

Tournament entries


 A number of people ask about entry into the competitions . Please contact Winnie Stein ( see details below ) . All are welcome and everyone gets plenty of games . Entries close approx 10 days before the event .



Chairman:       Ian Mclagan         ian.mclagan531@gmail.com 

                                                        Ph:  Hm: 01382 775507 or mobile 07799883311 (for tournament withdrawals)

Secretary:       Alan Whitton        whittonfamily@hotmail.co.uk

 Treasurer:      Winnie Stein         Winnie.stein560@tiscali.co.uk

Tournament officials:    Roy Claxton, Charlie Brown, Stuart McGowan

 Committee Members:   Charlie Brown, Peter Howarth, Fiona Kinloch



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