Board of Appeal

BOA is an independent body appointed by the Board of Table Tennis England and is made up of members with experience inside table tennis and externally

BOA is an independent body appointed by the Board of Table Tennis England and is made up of members with experience inside table tennis and externally.

The Board acts as the final adjudicator should a member, coach, club, league or county wish to appeal against a decision.

2017 Cases

TTEBA 2017/01

This case concerned a match in a local league match that went un-played and the decisions of the league as to the deemed result for arriving at the season’s final table.

The county association had allowed an appeal by one of the players in the team against whom the result was awarded by the league, on the grounds that the league had not followed its own rules.

The league then again decided the result against the Appellant’s team, allegedly in further breach of its rules, and the county association took no action.

The Board of Appeal remitted the matter to the county association with directions as to what steps it should take to ensure that the league complied with its rules, and subsequently received a report that this had been done.

TTEBA 2017/02

Article 35.4 of the Articles of Association of TTE requires an Affiliated Organisation to affiliate to the most geographically appropriate County Association ‘unless exempted by the [TTE] Board’.

An Affiliated Organisation (‘the AO’) wished to change its affiliation from one County Association (‘the existing CA’) to a different County Association (‘the proposed CA’. In accordance with Article 35.4, the AO sought permission from the TTE Board to do so, and gave reasons why it should be permitted to do so.

The existing CA objected to the AO’s request to change its affiliation to the proposed CA. The existing CA presented reasons to the TTE Board why the AO’s request should be rejected.

The TTE Board subsequently voted to allow the AO to cease its affiliation to the existing CA and to instead affiliate to the proposed CA.

The existing CA appealed the TTE Board’s decision to the Board of Appeal. The parties to the appeal (the existing CA and the TTE Board) agreed that the Board of Appeal should determine the appeal without a hearing and on the basis of such written representations and evidence as the parties wishes to present in accordance with directions given by the Board of Appeal. Representations and evidence were received by the Board of Appeal from the existing CA and from the TTE Board.

Having considered the representations and evidence received from the parties, the Board of Appeal determined that the existing CA’s appeal should be dismissed. The TTE Board had not exercised the discretion given to it under Article 35.4 arbitrarily or without good reason. The TTE Board had had available to it all relevant material which the AO and the existing CA wished it to consider. There was no reason to believe that the TTE Board had ignored or not considered that material. The decision reached by the TTE Board was one which it was permitted to reach on the evidence before it; that decision was one that a reasonable board in the position of the TTE Board, properly exercising its discretion, could properly have reached.

How to appeal

Please download the attached documents below to read the appeals process.

Attachments

Total Attachments: 2

Articles of Association - Right of Appeal

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Size: 152 KB

Appellant Information Form

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Size: 963 KB

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