The Michael Hawkesworth BPTT National Championships 2023 - 22nd/23rd April 2023

The Michael Hawkesworth BPTT National Championships 2023 - 22nd/23rd April 2023

Regular price £50.00
VAT included.



English Institute of Sport
200 Coleridge Road, Darnall, Sheffield, S9 5DA
Telephone: 0114 223 5600


Referee - Brian Jackson (NR)
Deputy Referee - Matthew Pryke (TR)
Umpire Manager - Dan Bullen (T03, TR Level 3 Umpire)
Tournament Director - Carol Miles (TO4, Level 1 Umpire)

Carol Miles, Dan Bullen, Brian Jackson, Howard Brialey, Chris Newton, Tom Purcell,
John Timms, Shaun Marples, Martin Clark.

Brian Jackson, Carol Miles, BPTT Board Member, BPTT GB Coach.

There will be four events during the weekend, Class Singles, Doubles, Juniors and Open banded. The Doubles, Juniors and Open banded events will each be split into 4 categories. Women’s Wheelchair, Women’s Standing, Men’s Wheelchair, Men’s Standing.

Play throughout will take place on Butterfly Centerfold 25 Tables and Europa 25 Tables with Butterfly Nets & Posts and Butterfly scoring machines.

Play will be with Butterfly R40 3 Star white 40+mm balls (plastic).

Tables will be individually courted. Court Size: 9m x 4m, enclosed by surrounds.

Minimum ceiling height: 3.6m.

Lighting is with general LED lighting at a minimum height of 3m.

All entrants must be affiliated as a Member of British Para Table Tennis. The membership form is available from


1. Open Mixed Doubles
If you wish to play in the doubles and do not have a partner, please put “WANTED” instead of giving the name.

2 Junior Singles
The doubles and junior events will be run at the same time so players cannot play in both. Players who are eligible for the junior event must decide which of the two events – doubles or junior – they wish to play in.

3. Open Singles
There will be three bands. Players may only play in one band but they may elect to play in a higher band if they so wish:
Band A – Players ranked 1 to 12.
Band B – Players ranked 13 to 25
Band C – Players ranked outside the top 25.

4. Class Singles
Players will play against other players in their Class as per the BPTT ranking list and class given by the competitions committee. For class 11 classified singles minimum entry is 2 or it will be cancelled, class 11 non classified singles the minimum entry is 3 or it will be cancelled and under NO circumstances will either class 11 event be merged with any other class. For Class 1-2 class singles events the maximum size group will not exceed 4 players. All competitions will be held under the rules of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

5. Merging of categories
Classes will be split into male and female categories. Organisers will merge classes and/or male female categories if entries received are less than 4 players in same class or in same band for open events (except for class 11- see class singles). In open events when merged; males / females will be awarded as per male / female open event as per who did best - If tied a playoff will happen.

6. Alterations
No alterations to the draw will be done unless it is to correct an error. If entrants drop out the groups will not be changed unless it causes serious imbalance to seeding i.e 2 on same half of draw.

7. Closing Date
All entries should be received by mid-night, Friday 7th April 2023, all post entries included. Any entries accepted after that date will be at the discretion of the referee/Tournament Director, prior to the draw. Should the number of entries exceed the time we have available for the event, BPTT reserves the right to decline entries based on last in first out.

8. Ranking Points
Ranking positions will be determined at the sole discretion of BPTT Programme Manager, seeding for Top Players will be taken from ITTF Para ranking positions.
The National Championships is included in the ratings points system and has a weighting of 20.

9. Awards
Awards will be presented to the winner, losing finalist and third place of each event. A third place will only be awarded to both semi-finalists if there are eight or more entries in that event. Competitors should note that British ParaTable Tennis retain the ownership of all Perpetual Trophies, but each winner will continue to receive a medal as currently provided. Players may retain a trophy for a period of time, this is acceptable providing the player signs a guarantee of safe return form.

10. Equipment
Play throughout will take place on Butterfly Centerfold and Europa 25 Tables, with Butterfly Nets & Posts and Butterfly scoring machines. Play will be with Butterfly R40 3 Star white 40+mm balls (plastic). Tables will be individually courted, Court Size: 9m x 4m, enclosed by surrounds.

11. Lighting
Minimum ceiling height: 3.6m. Lighting is with general LED lighting at a minimum height of 3m.


The entry fee is £50.00 per person, this entitles you to enter up to 3 categories, 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. All entrants must be current members of BPTT. Entries will not be accepted without the correct payment.


As per BPTT’s policy, any person wishing to take photos at the event must register their details with staff on reception. You will be issued with an approved sticker, which must be visible at all times, either on your person or on the equipment being used. This includes the use of a mobile telephone with photographic or video facility.
BPTT may take photographs/recording of you whilst at this event. These images
may appear in publicity material or websites. We therefore require all entrants to complete the photography consent section of the entry form.

The organisers will only use images of athletes to promote sport recreation or competition through publicity material, media, contacts or other appropriate means and will not include personal email, postal addresses or telephone or fax numbers.


Details for the playing schedule will be circulated to the players and will be posted on the BPTT website in due course. It may be subject to alteration by the Referee depending on the number of entries for each event and other extraneous factors. Completing and signing this form constitutes the player’s acknowledgement of this.
Please note that only Players and coaches are permitted on the field of play at all times.


Saturday 22 April 2023
8.00am - Venue open for Registration
9.00am - Play Commences Class 1-12 Groups
11.30am - Class 1-12 KO, Semi-finals & Finals
3.15pm Class 1-12 Doubles & Junior categories
7.30pm - Day one concludes
Medal presentation will be made after each category final event

Sunday 23 April 2023
8.00am - Venue open for Registration
9.00am - Play Commences Open Competition Groups
11.30am - Open Categories - KO, Semi-finals & Finals
Medal presentations will be made after all final events
4.00pm - Day two concludes

All play will initially be on a group basis. Subject to the level of entries and time available it is hoped that, if required, both the winner and runnerup of each group will proceed to a knockout stage.


Entry is open to all players with a disability. Players will be grouped into the following classes:

Wheelchair users

Class 1 - Profiles 1, 2, 4 and 5
For those with power loss. Elbow and wrist extension is achieved by swinging movements of the shoulder. All trunk movements are achieved by holding on to the wheelchair with the hand, or back of the wheelchair with the elbow bent. For those with poor co-ordination, there are unorthodox arm and trunk movements. A maximum playing-arm score of 45 points for power, range or co-ordination (P,R or C) is allowed.

Class 2 - Profiles 3 and 6
For those with power loss. Elbow extension should be possible, but the wrists and hands are weaker. The trunk movements are as in class 1. A maximum playing-arm score of 55 points for power, range or co-ordination is allowed.

Class 3 - Profiles 7, 8 and 9
Trunk affected by more than 50% loss of power, range, or co-ordination, or maximum score for playing arm is 68, or non-playing arm unable to hold on to chair and a maximum score of 48 for P,R or C.

Class 4 - Profile 10
Trunk movements to increase reach are only possible by using free arm to prop, hold or push at wheelchair or thigh. P,C or R scores for legs are 20 or below.

Class 5 - Profile 11
Trunk may be bent forward or raised deliberately in sagittal plane without use of arms. Pushing action with legs is allowed. Scores for P,R or C should be below 45 in each leg.


Class 6 - Profiles 12, 13, 17 and 31
Combination of loss of P,R or C in playing arm and legs. Dynamic and static balance moderately impaired.

Class 7 - Profiles 21, 22, 26 and 29
Mainly arm impairment. Maximum score for P,R or C is 60 for arms. If legs are also impaired a score of 68 is allowed.

Class 8 - Profiles 14, 18, 19, 20, 27 and 28
One leg severely impaired, or two legs moderately impaired. Maximum P,R or C score for one impaired leg is 30 and for both impaired legs is 60. For hemiplegics maximum leg score is 40.

Class 9 - Profiles 15, 20, 23 and 25 (very minimal)
One leg impaired. Some people with impairment in both legs may be more suited to this class. Maximum score for P,R or C for one impaired limb is 60 or for both impaired limbs is 68.

Class 10 - Profiles 16, 24 and 30
Impairment of P,R or C in the non-playing arm or in the trunk. Maximum score for arm is 68 and for trunk is 50.

Class 11 A - Profile 39
Learning disability. Players must hold a national or international registration (see below)

Class 11 B “awaiting classification” – This class is for players awaiting classification and will be separate from the class 11 players who have national or international registration.


The International Para Table Tennis Committee classification system will be used in conjunction with DSE profiles. For more information, visit


Players must hold a national or International (INAS) registration. Details and copies of the form are available from the Mencap Sport website at

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