We are delighted to be back after a three year absence since 2019, and would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all. The Michael Hawkesworth British Para Table Tennis National Championships is to be held on 22nd/23rd April 2023 at EIS, Sheffield.
The event programme for the National Championships will be available on the website on Friday 21st April.
Here is the event schedule, draw and list of players.
As there has not been a seeding list for some time, it has been a challenge to ensure that players were seeded fairly. The Performance and Pathway teams have agreed the playing seeding for this event.
International Ranking list for Performance and Pathway players, and athletes that have been ranked previously internationally have been used to determine ranking positions. Then a review of all remaining participants and how they have done in previous para events.
Tournament Director - Carol Miles T04
Referee Brian - Jackson NR
Deputy Referee - Matthew Pryke TR
Welfare Officer & Umpire Manager - Dan Bullen TR
Medical Officer - Joshua Collyer
Umpires - Level 1 & Level 2 Qualified Umpires for all matches
Groups of 3, 4 and 5 players, with top two players in each group going through to a knock out.
Due to the small numbers in some groups, some of the categories are mixed. Groups with 3 players will play another match for remaining positions. i.e. Class events, Class 2 & 3 have 7 in the mixed class, they will play in two groups x3 and x4. The top two players from each group will go forward to play semifinals & finals. The bottom players in the two groups will play again for remaining positions 5, 6 & 7.
This will also apply for Class 7 & 8 and for Wheelchair doubles in the afternoon on Saturday. All other classes have larger groups.
On Sunday, the same principle will apply to groups with small numbers and playoffs will take place for Standing Band B, Wheelchair Women’s Open and Women’s Standing Open groups. All third places will receive bronze medals.
We hope you will join us to watch some of our elite athletes compete to become National Champions, where there is sure to be some exciting table tennis action on display.
We will also be live streaming during the weekend, so look out for our social media activity and website for more information.