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British Columbia Table Tennis Association

BC Table Tennis Association
P. O. Box 35546, RPO Bridgeport,
Richmond BC, Canada, V6X4G6 

Unknown, unranked and unseeded, Gerry "Hawer" wins the Men's Open! Let me explain his style. Using a pimpled Barna bat, Gerry blocks "everything". He wins the point by either blocking his opponent into submission or until he receives a high enough ball, in this case Gerry unleashes his unreturnable forehand kill.

BCTTA LeTTers: November 1973

From the BCTTA Archives is this edition of the BCTTA LeTTers publication from November of 1973 featuring cover story on a table tennis stranger who arrives in town to dominate the competition at the Hungarian Open. This publication is another example of how, in a pre-digital age, players and officials contributed openly to a larger conversation regarding the local table tennis scene through these newsletters. Inside are:

  • An unorthodox, unranked, unseeded and unknown hirsute stranger upsets the competition
  • An open letter to readers from the publisher on the purpose of the BCTTA LeTTERs publication
  • Nancy Craig reports on the early days of table tennis in Victoria
  • A reprint of Max Low’s Table Tennis Scene article on the revival of TT in Victoria
  • An editorial by Eric Calveley titled, “The Tournament Mess”
  • Leslee Ward’s pre-emptive strike at sexism in the sport of table tennis
  • A letter from BCTTA president Dan gentry on the appalling lack of response following a call-out for volunteers for tournaments
  • Letters: A smooch-fest between publishers Tim Bogan of USTTA’s Table Tennis Topics and Eric and Beth Calveley, publishers of the visually alliterative BCTTA LeTTers newsletter
  • Roland Bourassa shares his unusual approach for acquiring sponsorship from financial institutions
  • Recreation director Greg Eng extends a welcome to new players to join Strathcona Community Centre’s table tennis club
  • Eric Calveley’s satyrical editorial on “Bats and Rubbers” and how blue makes all the difference
  • Harry Luck’s League report
  • The V&DTT League standings
  • Dan Riley opines on rubber cleaning agents
  • Hugh Ward reports on BC Juniors showing their stuff on TV and in a store near you!
  • Tournament report: Rose City Open in Portland