I hope you have all enjoyed the Winter break from League matches. It will soon be time to start thinking about the Summer Leagues 2019. It would be good to get four men’s teams and two women’s teams out again. I believe we have the committed players to do so.
The matches are due to take place from the beginning of April through to July 2019.
Could you please e-mail me or message me, to confirm your willingness and availability to play in the Summer League 2019 – firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you to all those who attended the IOMLTA Dinner and Presentation Night, it was fantastic to have such good support for Albany.
We had a pretty good 2017-2018 year in the Leagues. It can sometimes be a struggle getting commitment for teams, but we do get there in the end. Thank you to those of you who have Captained and played for Albany – I hope you will continue to support the Leagues this year 🙂
The FINAL RESULTS – 2017-2018
WINTER Mixed Div 1: ALBANY A – 2nd (Alison K)
WINTER Mixed Div 2: ALBANY B – 3rd (Jackie)
SUMMER Women’s Div 1: ALBANY A – 1st (Jackie)
SUMMER Women’s Div 2: ALBANY B – 1st (Karen)
SUMMER Men’s Div 1: ALBANY A – x? (Ian);
SUMMER Men’s Div 2: ALBANY B – x? (Tim);
SUMMER Men’s Div 3: ALBANY C – 1st (Robby);
SUMMER Men’s Div 4: ALBANY D – 4th (Yannis)
SUMMER Mixed Div 1: ALBANY A – 1st (Kirsten)
SUMMER Mixed Div 3: ALBANY B – 3rd (Jackie)
Todmorden Shield – WON (Ian)
Crowe Clark Whitehill Castletown A beat Albany A 5-1:
Craig Blackwell/Kirree Ronan beat Tim Davies/Jane Reynolds 6-1 6-4. Rob Mason/Méjeaan Brümmer drew with David Bufton/Kirsten Hall 4-6 6-2. Blackwell/Ronan beat Bufton/Hall 6-1. Mason/Brümmer beat Davies/Reynolds 6-1.
Albany A lost to Douglas A 2-4:
Jayden Go/Charlotte Clarke lost to Stewart Swann/Karen Faragher 3-6 3-6. David Bufton/Alison Parker beat Victor Pacaco/Tania Thomas 7-6 6-2. Go/Clarke lost to Pacaco/Thomas 5-7. Bufton/Parker lost to Swann/Faragher 0-6.
Castletown A drew with Albany A 3-3:
Match played tonight – 21 August 2018 – scores to follow next time.
**Douglas A v Albany A – Monday 27 August 2018 at 6.30pm at Douglas**
Well done A Team – Good Luck with your forthcoming matches.
Ramsey B lost to Albany B 2-4:
Adam Davies/Helen Brooks lost to Nerijus Gricevicius/Lisa Horsfall 0-6 1-6. Kevin Drewry/Ellen Barker drew with Ben Cunningham/Aailish Kelly 5-7 6-4. Davies/Brooks beat Cunningham/Kelly 6-0. Drewry/Barker lost to Gricevicius/Horsfall 3-6.
Castletown D v Albany B – cancelled due to rain. Rescheduled for Monday 3 September 2018.
**Douglas C v Albany B – Thursday 23 August 2018 at 6.30pm at Douglas**
Team – Nerijus Gricevicius/Aailish Kelly and Ben Cunningham/Jackie Russell
Well done B Team – Good Luck with your forthcoming matches.
As we approach the final week of matches in the Summer Leagues, I am delighted to be able to report that we have, so far, won three Leagues this Summer.
The Albany Ladies did a superb job of heading up the two Women’s Divisions, with Albany A winning Division 1 with a match still to play and Albany B winning Division 2 after playing the decider against the Ramsey Ladies.
So huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Women’s Albany A Team – Laura, Alison K, our newest recruit Alison P, Kath, Katie, our Junior Charlotte, Jane & another of our Juniors Aailish – Captained by Jackie Russell (non-playing, of course). Final match to be played on Monday 9 July.
Also CONGRATULATIONS to our Albany B Team – non-playing Captain Karen Kelly and the team – Jane, Kirsten, Lisa, Aailish, Jackie, Kath and Katsuyo!
There has also been success in the Men’s Division 3, with the Albany C Team winning the Division, also with a match still to play. CONGRATULATIONS – Stuart, Rob, Paul, Ben, Ian C, Roch, Jayden, and Captain Robby. Final match to be played on Thursday 12 July
Results still to be announced in the Men’s Division 1 where the Albany A Team had some close matches against the Castletown and Douglas Teams. Still to play their final matches are the Albany B Team and the Albany D Team.
It has been a successful Summer for the Albany Teams. There have been a few struggles with availability and communication, but on the whole this is improving. We will shortly be starting the Summer Leagues with only two teams. It is always difficult to negotiate the Summer months, and already Kirsten has found a number of people unavailable for the first match in Division 1, so probably the right decision! Good luck to all those taking part.
Jackie Russell (Club Captain)
We are due to start the Summer Leagues next week:
There will be 4 Divisions in the Men’s League, and 2 Divisions in the Women’s League:
Men 1: Albany A, Castletown A, Castletown B, Douglas A (Captain – Ian Watson)
Men 2: Albany B, Castletown C, Douglas B, Ramsey A (Captain – Tim Davies)
Men 3: Albany C, Douglas C, Douglas D – (Captain – Robby Orr)
Men 4: Albany D, Douglas E, Port Erin A, Ramsey B (Captain – Yannis Xirotyris)
Women 1: Albany A, Castletown A, Douglas A (Captain – Jackie Russell)
Women 2: Albany B, Castletown B, Douglas B, Ramsey A (Captain – Karen Kelly)
Match Format is:
Pairs 1 play two standard tie-break sets against each other.
Pairs 2 play two standard tie-break sets against each other.
Each pair 1 plays opposite pair 2 one standard tie-break set.
League Organiser – Ron Sibthorpe, Tel: 628773 or 493239, E-Mail: email@example.com
Club Captain – Jackie Russell, Tel: 414349, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It will soon be time to start thinking about the Summer Leagues 2018. It would be good to get four men’s teams and two women’s teams out again. I believe we have the committed players to do so.
The matches are due to take place from the beginning of April through to July 2018.
Could you please e-mail me to confirm your willingness and availability to play in the Summer League 2018 – email@example.com Many thanks.
Once we get an idea of who is interested we will also be looking for Captains to run the teams. Last year I was very clear, no Captain, no team. This is also the policy this year.
I look forward to hearing from you.
The Winter League is always a tricky one to negotiate, and this winter was no exception in Division 1. With just three teams taking part – Douglas A, Albany A and Castletown A – each team was scheduled to play one of the opposing teams four times, thus giving eight fixtures per team. Unfortunately Castletown A had to pull out of the League, as they were struggling to get players, leaving just Douglas and Albany. Out of the three matches played – two were not fully completed due to weather conditions, but still scored points. Albany A conceded their final match as they too were struggling with player availability!
Thank you Alison on a valiant effort organising the teams, and to everyone who took part in the matches. The good news is that there will be no Winter League 2018/2019!
Albany A beat Douglas A 3-1. Garreth Roome/David Bufton drew with Stewart Swann/Steph Joyce 6-3 5-7. Charlotte Clarke/Alison King beat Tania Thomas/Seraphina Batty 7-5 6-4. The Mixed pairs matches were prevented by rain.
Douglas A beat Albany A 6-0. Stewart Swann/Steph Joyce beat David Bufton/Stuart Colligon 6-1 6-1. Karen Faragher/Seraphina Batty beat Charlotte Clarke/Jackie Russell 6-0 6-3. Swann/Faragher beat Bufton/Clarke 6-2. Joyce/Batty beat Colligon/Russell 6-1.
Albany A lost to Douglas A 1-3. Ian Watson/Garreth Roome drew with Stewart Swann/Steph Joyce 2-6 6-2. Charlotte Clarke/Kirsten Hall lost to Karen Faragher/Seraphina Batty 1-6 1-6. The Mixed Doubles sets could not be played as the courts became slippery.