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BCTTA LeTTers: January 1976

From the BCTTA Archives… is this 12-page, 3rd edition of the BCTTA’s Table Tennis News publication from January 1976. Eric Calveley remains reluctantly at the helm of the publication, but it appears a new editor, Leslee Ward, waits in the wings. Meanwhile, he comes out swinging in an editorial-review of the abysmally attended Winter Festival Open. Noteworthy is the tournament committee’s detailed assessment and analysis of the Richmond Open, a recent tournament based on the Swiss-style, an egalitarian tournament format. Also inside are:

  • Report on the Winter Festival Open, a much anticipated event our editor considered a disaster
  • An assessment of the Richmond Open with thoughts on the Swiss tournament format
  • A humorous AGM announcement in the form of a concert poster
  • Canadian Rankings list
  • European Rankings list
  • A call out for BC players planning to attend the upcoming Canadian Nationals
  • An open letter in reply to Eric Calveley’s article titled, “Give It Up, Harry!”
  • BCTTA President’s Report from Dan Gentry reiterates a request for players to get involved beyond their participation in the physical game
  • The Selection Committee lays out its “Player Selection Criteria”
  • New Editor Leslee Ward asks for letters from players
  • Chandra Madhosingh’s submission this month is appropriately titled, “Miscellany”
  • National Coach Zlatko Cordas delays visit to BC
  • V&DTT League Standings & Statistics
  • League News from Len Lukey-Ott
  • An call out for nominations for the “Club Cup”, a perpetual trophy rewarding club development
  • V&DTT League AGM is announced
  • BC Rankings list
  • Results of the Art Barran Handicap
  • Tournament results
  • Tournament diary
  • Art Ngai’s Coaching Clinics Report
  • Letters to the editor
  • A report from Frank Karika on the first ever Canadian Top 12 Round Robin
  • Formal BCTTA notice regarding bylaw amendments