Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Manika wins two times at the North Zone Table Tennis Championships

Manika Batra is the highest ranked player from India on the World Women's ranking list.
Although she was not seeded at the very top in the Women's event at the North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, she won it and also added the Youth girls title to her kitty.

Women's final:
Manika Batra bt Ankita Das (4-3) 11-4, 9-11, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8)

Youth girls final:
Manika Batra bt Suthirtha Mukherjee 4-1 (13-11, 11-9, -11, 11-7, 11-8)

Editor

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Madhurikaa Patkar and Amalraj win East Zone National Ranking titles

Madhurikaa Patkar and A Amalraj won the Women's and Men's titles at the East Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Siliguri. Sutirtha Mukherjee and Abhishek Yadav and won the Youth titles while, Ayhika and Lalrin Puia won the junior titles.

Scores courtesy TTFI. Photos courtesy ITTF.

Men: Final: A Amal Raj (PSPB) bt Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) 4-2 (15-13, 11-7, 5-11, 7-11, 11-8,11-8).

Women: Final: Madhurika Patkar bt Mouma Das 4-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-4, 11-7).

Junior Boys: Final: Lalrin Puia (PSPBA) bt Abhishek Yadav (PSPBA) 4-2

Junior Girls: Final: Ayhika Mukherjee (AAI) bt Sagarika Mukherjee (NB) 4-2

Youth Boys: Final: AbhishekYadav (PSPB) bt Sourav Saha (PSPB) 4-2

Youth Girls: Final: Suthirtha Mukherjee (WB) bt Reeth Tennison (PSPB) 4-2

Naina, Manav Thakkar bag East Zone National Table Tennis titles

Naina and Manav Thakkar won the Sub Junior girls and boys titles at the National Table Tennis tournament at Siliguri.
Tanishi Kirtani and Udit Bhattacharya won the Cadet titles.

Results:
Sub-Junior Boys: Final: Manav Thakkar (PSPBA) bt Ronit Bhanja (WB) 4-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7, 11-6)

Sub-Junior Girls: Final: Naina (AP) bt Moumita Dutta (WB) 4-3 (11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10)

Cadet Boys: Final: Udit Bhattacharya (WB) bt Rohan Ghosh (WB) 4-0 ( 11-8, 11-6, 11-7,11-7)

Cadet Girls: Final: Tanishi Kirtani (Goa) bt Neha Kumari (NB) 4-3 (11-3, 11-7, 7-11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Xu Xin wins the World Cup Table Tennis tournament at Belgium

Top seed Xu Xin won the World Cup Table Tennis tournament at Verviers, Belgium. In the finals, he beat veteran Vladimir Samsonov 11-6, 12-14, 11-8, 11-9,11-7.

In the semi finals, Xu Xin beat a fighting Ovtcharov 4-3, while Samsonov beat Timo Boll, who is trying to come back from injuries.






Ovtcharov beat Timo Boll to bag the third place.

Editor

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Timo Boll vs Samsonov live World Cup Table Tennis

World Cup 2013 semi finals is one Live right now - Timo Boll vs Samsonov match has just started.

Editor

Live Table Tennis Xu Xin vs Ovtcharov

World Cup semi finals is one Live right now - Xu Xin vs Dmitrij Ovtcharov. Xu Xin is leading 2-1 at the moment.

Sachin Tendulkar and Table Tennis

Sachin can play Table Tennis with either hand - a fact that was disclosed by Irfan Pathan during the inauguration phase of the ITTF Junior tournament at Mumbai. Sachin and Yuvraj play the game at quite a good level.

Sharath Kamal performs creditably at maiden Table Tennis World Cup

Sharath Kamal finished second in one of the toughest groups at the World Cup Table Tennis tournament in Belgium. Nevertheless, a good performance in a consistent year in which he still has a great winning record in the European league matches and thus has the best record for his club team this year.

Both Tang Peng (Hong Kong) and William Henzell (Australia) are seasoned players and have brought great moments for their respective countries.

If Sharath continues to play at this level, it is certain that he will break into the elite players' club.

We've sent the wishes that we had received. Thanks!

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Editor

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sharath Kamal off to a good start at World Cup Table Tennis 2013

Sharath Kamal is in elite company at the World Cup in Belgium. His competitors include the likes of Xu Xin, Timo Boll, Ovtcharov, Samsonov, among a host of others.

In a Stage 1 match, Sharath snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Australian legend William Henzell 12-14, 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3, 12-10. Henzell was the youngest inductee into Australia's Hall of Fame at age 26, at that time, 20 years younger than any other inductee.

Sharath now plays Hong Kong's Tang Peng in a crucial match that will most likely decides who advances to the Stage 2, that has the World's top players waiting. It is worth noting that Sharath Kamal is the first Indian to qualify for this elite championships whose past winners include Waldner, Persson, Kong Linghui, Liu Guoliang, Vladimir Samsonov, Ma Lin, Wang Hao (王皓), Timo Boll and Zhang Jike.

Editor
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pooja and Harmeet win prestigious titles at Thane

Pooja Sahasrabudhe and Harmeet Desai won the prestigious Mens and Womens title at the West Zone National Table Tennis Championships at Thane. Pooja beat team mate Madhurika Patkar, while Harmeet beat Sourav Saha.

Sutirtha Mukherjee and Sourav Saha won the Youth girls and boys titles by beating Nikhat Banu and Junior winner Abhishek Yadav in their respective events.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Manav Thakkar and Moumita Datta win Sub Junior titles at West Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament

Pint-sized Manav Thakkar won the Sub Junior Boys title at the West Zonal National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Thane. The PSPB lad Manav Thakkar beat Rohit Bhanja of North Bengal in the finals. In the Girls finals, Moumita Datta of West Bengal beat Shruti Amrute from the host state.

Udit Bhattacharya and Tulika Roy won the Cadets titles.
Photo: Vikas Thakkar

Scores:
Cadet girls:
Tulika Roy (WB) bt Swastika Ghosh (MHR) 11/4,11/6,11/6,11/9

Cadet boys:
Udit Bhattacharya bt Soham Bhattacharya (WB) 11/4,6/11,7/11,7/11,12/10,11/7,11/5

Sub Junior Girls
Moumita Datta (WB) bt Shruti Amrute (MHR) 11/5,7/11,11/4,11/8,11/9

Sub Junior Boys
Manav Thakkar (PSPB) bt Rohit Bhanja (NB) 11/7,8/11,12/10,8/11,12/10,11/6

Friday, October 4, 2013

Swastika Ghosh wins National level title at Gandhidham

Raigad District has a gem in it's midst. Young Swastika Ghosh won the Cadet girls title at the Central Zone National Table Tennis Championships at Gandhidham.

Ably guided by her dad, Sandeep Ghosh and constantly encouraged by the President of the District Association, Sanjay Kadu, Swastika is sure to go places in the years to come.

Harmeet Desai crowned twice at the Central Zone National Table Tennis Championships at Gandhidham

Harmeet Desai of PSPB claimed a double Crown when he won the Youth Boys and Mens singles title at the Indian Oil National Ranking Table tennis Championship which concluded here today at Kachchh District Table Tennis Association Indoor Stadium, Adipur Gandhidham. In the Mens final Harmeet defeated A. Amalraj also of PSPB 5-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 13-11, 11-6. This was Harmeet's maiden mens title at the National level. In the Youth Boys, Harmeet defeated Saurav Saha(PSPB) 11-3, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7. In the Womens Singles, Neha Agarwal of Delhi defeated Anandita Chakraborthy(RSPB) 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-5


Cadet Boys Singles, Finals, Soham Bhattacharaya (Wb) Bt Udit Bhattacharya (Wb) 11-2, 11-8, 11-2, 11-8

Cadet Girls Singles, Finals, Swasthika Ghosh (Mhr) Bt Anusha Kutumbale (Mp) 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9

Sub Junior Boys’ Singles, Finals, Ronit Bhanja (Wb) Bt Manav Thakkar (Pspb-A) 16- 18, 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 4-11, 11-4,

Sub Junior Girls Singles, Finals 11-5, 12-10, 11-8, A Naina (Ap) Bt Aishwarya Pathak (Up) 11-7, 11-5, 12-10,

Junior Girls Singles Final – Sargarika Mukherjee(NB) bt Priyadarshani Das (WB) 15-13, 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7

Junior Boys Singles Final – Lalrin Puia(PSPB) bt Abhishek Yadav(PSPB) 11-3, 4-11, 8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-6

President of Equador Table Tennis Federation

Who is the President of Equador Table Tennis Federation?

Freddy Fajardo was voted into power from October 1, 2013.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Its Jan Ove Waldner's birthday today

Happy B'day Legend!

It's just over 7 PM in Sweden. You still have a chance to wish the All Time Great.

Editor

Naina wins Sub junior singles, creates waves in Youth Singles

Naina Ashwanikumar not only won the Sub Junior girls title at the Central zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Gandhidham, but she also created ripples in the Youth girls singles by beating Nikhat Banu, who is an International player in that category!

Congrats, Naina! All the best for future matches.

Editor

Former India National Table Tennis Champion Uttam Chandrana passes away

RIP Uttam Chandarana.
A great Table Tennis Champion, an inspiration for many generations.

Editor

Monday, September 30, 2013

Table Tennis tournament at Monroe, Michigan

The first fall tournament and exhibition Table Tennis event will be held at Monroe, MI (Michigan) on October 5th at the Dickerson Center. Bill Englebreth is the tournament director.

The competition will be held as a round robin so that all participants get a chance to play a few matches each and then classified based on their playing strength.

In addition to the tournament, an exhibition between World Championship participant Pablo Perez of Charlotte and Greg Riley will be played.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/01/4347168/table-tennis-tournament-set-for.html#storylink=cpy

Formula Donic 3 Table Tennis equipment

Donic explains the FD 3 technology of the Donic Rubbers in the following manner. Do write to editor@tabletennisbug.com if you have more questions on the listed rubbers or if you are looking for the lowest prices.


BLUEFIRE M1
The fastest and most dynamic rubber sheet of this high-tech series.
For top players and players who practice a lot and prefer to use harder rubbers.

ACUDA S1 TURBO
Spin-optimized, high precision fast rubber with integrated turbo power! For agressive acting top players who play close to the table and attach great importance on first ball attack.


COPPA X1
Turbo Platin
Speed-optimized, high precision extremely spinny rubber.
For offensive players who play with fast counter topspin from half-distance.

COPPA X1 GOLD
Fast high precision spinny rubber with perfect touch.
For offensive players who play with fast topspin from half-distance.

BLUEFIRE M2
Excellent balance between speed, catapult effect and feel.For players who like to play with medium hard rubbers and attach high importance to spin and speed with optimum feeling.

COPPA X2 PLATIN SOFT
Well balanced rubber offering speed with control.
For controlled offensive play, spin, block and smash.

ACUDA S2
Spin-optimized, soft and fast with perfect control.
For power all-rounders and attacking players.

BLUEFIRE M3
A soft rubber with attitude! Perfect feeling combined with catapult effect. For players that prefer softer rubbers with fantastic control and good speed. Highly recommended for aggressive all-round players.

COPPA X3 SILVER
Very soft with superb control and a unique sound.
For all-round players who require good control plus speed.

ACUDA S3
Spin-optimized, fast combined with perfect sound.
For spin and all-round players who require excellent control.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

China releases stamp on Waldner

It can't get better than this! Table Tennis all time Great, Jan Ove Waldner is now the first living foreigner to be honoured with a release of a China postage stamp!
Congrats, Jan-Ove (JO) Waldner!

Waldner is also known as The Evergreen Tree or Old Wa in China and is a super star there. He finds it hard to roam the streets in China without being mobbed!



Jan Ove Waldner endorses Donic Table Tennis equipment. Write to editor@tabletennisbug.com for any information on Waldner and Donic.

Editor

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

All India Software Table Tennis Championship by Oligarchy Xtreme Sports at Hyderabad

Oligarchy Xtreme Sports is back with fresh Table Tennis excitement!!!

All India Software Table Tennis Championship tournament at L B Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad. Nearly Rs. 2, 00, 000 prize money at stake, Fun and Frolic with DJ throughout, delicious food, accommodation for outstation players. Watch this space for more details!

Registrations are open at http://www.oligarchyxtremesports.com/

Editor

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sharath Kamal on the Cover of a World leading Table Tennis Magazine

Tischtennis is one of the leading Table Tennis magazine in the entire World and Sharath Kamal was the cover Table Tennis star recently.

The magazine is published monthly. Regional, National and international Table Tennis events are reported. In addition to this, training tips, product reviews, rule change discussions, and so on are discussed. The main subscribers are the numerous clubs around Germany and thousands of ambitious players.

Editor

Friday, September 20, 2013

Liu Shiwen hopes to maintain winning record at World Cup Table Tennis tournament

Just 22 years old, but already with two World cup Table Tennis tournament titles to her credit, in addition to being the World's No. 1 Woman Table Tennis player.

The World Cup tournament starts on 23 September at Kobe, Japan.

Sharath Kamal, Timo Boll and rest of Borussia Dusseldorf team to play against Chartres

Switch on your connections and watch Sharath Kamal's team in action at the Champions League. It's Borussia Düsseldorf vs Chartres (Tennis de Table France). The tie starts at 10:30 PM India time and 7 PM Germany time.

Sharath's team consists of Timo Boll, Patrick Baum, Ricardo Walther, and Christian Suss. Chartres has Gao Ning, Garell, Gardos and Damien. It remains to be seen who actually plays. 



Update: Borussia suffered a shock defeat, partly due to Timo Boll coming back from an injury. However, Sharath gave a great account of himself against the World class Gao Ning.

Editor

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Table Tennis Star Wang Liqin girlfriend

Chinese Table Tennis stars are hounded by paparazzi in China. They do not even spare the spouses/partners. Here is a photo they captured of Wang Liqin's girlfriend.

Editor

Discount Sale of Table Tennis Rubbers, Blades and Bats

Special late season sale on the following Table Tennis equipment! Grab your Table Tennis Bat, Rubbers, and Blades now!


Rubbers  
Donic Bluefire M2
  Coppa Gold
  JO Platin 
Tibhar  EL P
  Genius Optimum+
  Rapid Dtecs
  5Q
Yasaka  Rakza 7 
Andro Hexer Duro
  Hexer +
  Hexer HD
Adidas R6
  P3
DHS Neo Hurricane 3
  Hurricane 3
Galaxy Moon
Others Stiga Calibra
  XIOM Omega IV Asia
  Sriver G2
  Friendship 755
  Mark V
Blades  
Joola Carbon
  Fever
Andro Super Core Cell
Tibhar  Stratus Carbon
  Basic Bat
  Basic Blade
  H 3 9
  Freitas 
  Adidas V1.5
  Adidas C300

Zero Gravity Ping Pong

2000 Table Tennis Balls, 30 Teachers, zero gravity inside a modified Boeing in a free fall. Watch the fun video.
  
Editor

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Taking on a powerful Table Tennis opponent

Keep fighting, no matter how powerful your opponent. Hold your ground.

Editor

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pro TT All Mumbai Table Tennis tournament at Marine Lines, Mumbai


The Pro TT club is conducting an all Mumbai Table Tennis tournament at the University Pavilion, near Marine Lines. The tournament runs from 15 to 20 September and is expected to attract talent from all over Mumbai. In addition to all the regular events, Veterans and mini-cadet events are expected to be held.

Editor

Kandivli Table Tennis tournament


The Kandivli Recreation Club is conducting the Late Shri Pratap Vora Table Tennis Championships from 21st to 23 September 2013.

For more details, do write an email to editor@tabletennisbug.com

Table Tennis Robot at a great price!

Looking for reliable multi-ball Table Tennis practice?

Try this great value-for-money beauty! Contact now for early bird offers! Just drop a mail to editor@tabletennisbug.com or SMS 09822091862




Details of Robot Maximum Balls/Minute: 70 Minimum Balls/Minute: 30 Maximum Balls Capacity:110 Minimum Balls Capacity: 15 Net Weight: 2KG Gross Weight:2.5KG Dimensions: L33 * W33 * H26CM Rated Voltage:100 - 240V Rated Power: 50W Rated Frequency:50/60HZ Spins: Topspin, Underspin, Non-spin Oscillation: Yes

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Light weight Table Tennis table

Love this light weight Table Tennis table. Wonder if it is foldable?

However, we do have the conventional tables, that are available at attractive prices. Good quality tables at prices starting at less than Rs 20,000.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ma Long beats Fan Zhendong to win the Chinese National Games title

Ma Long won the prestigious Chinese National Games Table Tennis title, but not before he was taken all the way down to the wire by the young teenage beast, Fan Zhendong.

Fan beat World and Olympic Champion Zhang Jike and Xu Xin in the quarterfinals and semi finals!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Chattisgarh State Table Tennis Championships

Chhattisgarh State Table Tennis Championship that just concluded. Here are the results that we received.

Men's singles
A Santosh beats Bhavesh Apte 4-0

Women's singles
Surabhi Modi beats Nisha Jha 4-0

Youth boys
Bhavesh

Youth girls
Surabhi

Junior boys
Arindam Choudhary bt Pawan Das

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Manika Batra No. 1 Indian woman on ITTF World Ranking list

Manika Batra is no. 1 Indian Woman player on the ITTF rankings list even though she is still a junior ranked in the top 30 in the world!

Recently, she added one more feather to her cap by winning a medal at the Asian Junior Championships along with Reeth Tennison. This is a huge feat considering the strength of the Asian TT giants.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Delhi State Ranking Table Tennis tournament

The Delhi State Ranking Table Tennis tournaments starts on 15 September 2013 and runs until 18 September 2013. The tournament will be played at Hans Raj Model School, Punjabi Bagh (West).
A total of 15 events will be played in the tournament that also has events for Kids (U10) and Tots (U 8).
Last date for sending entries is September 11.
 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sharath beats Chen Weixing in the Champions League match

Sharath is probably one of the rare Indians if not the only to play the prestigious Champions league.
Update: Match starts at 10:30 India time. Sorry for the short notice.



Match is against SVS Niederösterreich -
For those who have not watched earlier, Sharath Kamal plays for the top European Club, Borussia Dusseldorf and it includes stars such as Timo Boll, Patrick Baum, Christian Suss, and Ricardo Walther.
For any queries, do write to editor@tabletennisbug.com


Watch it live on laola1.tv
Please circulate and share with all players and fans!

Editor

Monday, September 2, 2013

Table Tennis training in Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Timo, Sharath ensure win in the opening tie of the Bundesliga Table Tennis league

Timo Boll, Achanta Sharath Kamal, and Patrick Baum ensured that Borussia Dusseldorf collected their first win in the opening tie of the Bundesliga (German Table Tennis league).

Sharath Kamal provided the crucial point for Dusseldorf after Baum suffered an upset at the hands of Gacina of TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau. Timo Boll did the rest by winning two rubbers.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shamini, Soumyajit triumph at the Inter institutional Table Tennis tournament at Dharwad

K Shamini and Soumyajit Ghosh win the prestigious Inter institutional Table Tennis titles. The tournament was held at Dharwad, Karnataka.

It is worth noting that this tournament is the 2nd most important tournament on the Indian Table Tennis calendar and carries 50% more weightage than the various Zonal (national level) tournaments.

Men (Final): Soumyajit Ghosh bt Anthony Amalraj 4-1 (11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6); Semifinals: Soumyajit Ghosh bt Harmeet Desai 4-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-5, 11-6), Anthony Amalraj bt Nitin Thiruvengadam (AAI) 4-3 (7-11, 11-9, 15-17, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11, 11-7).

Doubles (Final): Sourav Saha/G. Sathiyan bt Jubin Kumar/ A. Amalraj 3-1 (8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 12-10).

Women (Final): K. Shamini bt Poulomi Ghatak 4-0 (11-7, 11-1, 11-8, 11-2); Semifinals: K. Shamini bt Pooja Sahasrabudhe 4-1 (11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7), Poulomi Ghatak bt Madhurika Patkar 4-2 (6-11, 11-3, 11-9, 12-10, 8-11, 11-4).

Doubles (Final): K. Shamini/Madhurika Patkar bt Ankita Das/Reeth Rishya 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-5)

Results courtesy ttfi.org
Please note that the photo is a file photo.

Editor
www.TableTennisBug.com

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sharath reaches the Quarters of the Czech World Tour event

Indians are shining on the World stage again!!! Sharath Kamal has reached the Quarter finals of the ITTF World Tour tournament at the Czech Republic. Sharath has a great chance to reach the semi-finals and beyond now.
He now plays Daniel Gorak of Poland who upset second seed Patrick Franziska of Germany.

In the earlier rounds, Sharath beat Jakub Dyjas of Poland, Le Brenton Thomas of France, and Mattias Oversjo of Sweden. In the comments, please watch a very interesting video of Oversjo that went viral on the Net.

Editor
www.TableTennisBug.com

Prashant Aher wins men's crown at the Madhya Pradesh State Ranking Table Tennis tournament


Results of the Madhya Pradesh State Ranking Table Tennis tournament held recently.

Prashant Aher won the Men's singles title beating Rohan Joshi.

List of Winners and Runners up in other age groups:
Cadet boys - Anuroop Tiwari Winner, Aniket Potdar - Runner
Sub jr. boys - Somyajeet Ghosh winner Rohit Rokde runner
Junior boys - Hemant Raman winner, Divyanshu Nayar runner
Youth boys - Shubrajeet Ghosh winner, Satyajeet Ghosh runner
Mens - Prashant Aher winner, Rohan Joshi runner
Cadet girls - Anusha Kutumble wnnr, Khushi Jain runner
Subj r . girls - Anusha Kutumble Winner, Aru Vaishnav runner.
Junior girls - Manisha Seal winner, Anshu Yadav runner
Youth grls - Manisha Seal winner, Meenushree Seal runner
Womens - Pooja Sharma winner, Manisha Seal runner

Winners photo and news by Rohan Joshi

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sharath Kamal seeded seventh at the Czech Republic ITTF World Tour event

Indian ace Sharath Kamal is participating in the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour, Czech Open, Major Series 21 Aug 2013 - 25 Aug 2013, Olomouc, CZECH REPUBLIC. Owing to his World No. 64 ranking, Sharath is the seventh seed in the tournament.

In the doubles, he will be partnering young Ricardo Walther of Germany. Incidentally, Ricardo is a team mate of Sharath's at Borussia Dusseldorf, which also boasts of other big names such as Timo Boll, Patrick Baum and Cristian Suss.

The Czech tournament will be a very good warm up for Sharath as Borussia Dusseldorf have a match against TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau on 31st August.


(Photo: www.Sportskeeda.com)

Seedings (Numbers at the end are world rankings)
 
1 TAKAKIWA Taku JPN 43
2 FRANZISKA Patrick GER 45
3 CHAN Kazuhiro JPN 48
4 SKACHKOV Kirill RUS 49

5 SHIBAEV Alexander RUS 59
6 MATSUMOTO Cazuo BRA 63
7 ACHANTA Sharath Kamal 64
8 LIVENTSOV Alexey 71

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gold medals galore for the Indian Cadet Table Tennis Team at El Salvador

This is certainly Indian Table Tennis history being re-written! The very young cadet team swept most titles at El Salvador beating more senior International ranked players, including in the much higher age group of Under 18, even though they are Under 15! Three cheers !!!

We are losing count of the Gold medals , just listing some achievements of the many winners and runners up.
Anirban Ghosh (Gold U 18 boys, rare record for India from a Cadet boy, team gold, Gold Cadet Boys)
Birdie Boro (Silver U 18 close final against Anirban, Gold Cadet team, Silver Cadet doubles)
Arjun Ghosh (Cadet boys doubles Gold, Team medal)
Sreeja Akula (Gold U 18 girls, rare record for India from a Cadet girl)
Moumita Dutta (Gold Cadet girls, Gold Cadet girls doubles)
Sagarika Mukherjee (Cadet girls, junior girls medals)

(Photo courtesy Aishwarya Pathak)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Jaipur

The Jaipur edition of the Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournament runs from 16th August to 18 th August.

Tournament alert provided by Shubham Ojha.

Editor

Birdie Boro and Anirban Ghosh win Cadet Team title at El Salvador

The Indian Cadet Table Tennis team again dominated the team events at 2013 El Salvador Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Junior Circuit. In both the Boys and Girls sections, two Indian teams played out the finals!

Birdie Boro and Anirban Ghosh played in the Cadet Boys finals winning team against Lalrin Puia and Arjun Ghosh while Sagarika Mukherjee and Calange Ravichandran Harsha Vardhini beat Moumita Dutta and Aishwarya Pathak.

(Please note that photo is only indicative, is the old Cadet team)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Current Table Tennis tournaments in India

Table Tennis tournaments in India - Just concluded tournaments, Upcoming tournaments. Please send any information of tournaments in your region.
Punjab 9-Aug 11-Aug at Khanna
Andhra State Ranking 9-Aug 11-Aug at Hyderabad
Hiren Baruah All Assam Ranking TT Tourney 10-Aug 12-Aug at Jorhat, Assam
Thane Dist Ranking 12-Aug 15-Aug Thane
Independence Cup (Corporate) 17-Aug 18-Aug at Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Rajasthan State Ranking 16-Aug 18-Aug at Jaipur, Rajasthan
All India Doctors 17-Aug 18-Aug at Baroda, Gujarat
Inter Inst 22-Aug 27-Aug at Dharwad, Karnataka
Mah Ranking (4) 28-Aug 1-Sep at Dombivli

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mouma Das Chakraborty named for Arjuna Award

Mouma Das, India's Table Tennis team member for a long time is among the Arjuna Award winners this year. The list also has several champions in other sports including the recent medal winner at the World Badminton Championships P V Sindhu and Virat Kohli.

LIC Cup Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament by Belgaum District Table Tennis Association

Belgaum District Table Tennis Association is organizing LIC CUP - Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament for the year 2013, sponsored by Life Insurance Corporation of India, Divisional Office, Belgaum and co-sponsored by Belgaum Club, from 15 August 2013 to 18th August 2013 at Belgaum Club Badminton Hall, Club Road, Belgaum.

The tournament is also supported by Shree Raghavendra Co.op Cr.Society Ltd. Belgaum and Venugram Multi Purpose Co.op Society Ltd. Belgaum.

The Tournament will be conducted in the following categories: -

(1) Men Singles ( 8 ) Cadet Girls Singles

(2) Women Singles ( 9 ) Mini Cadet Boys Singles

(3) Junior Boys Singles (10) Mini Cadet Girls Singels

(4) Junior Girls Singles (11) Youth Boys Singles

(5) Sub-Junior Boys Singles (12) Team Championships

(6) Sub-Junior Girls Singles (13) Non-Medalist Singles

(7) Cadet Boys Singles (14) Mens Doubles

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ankita Das reaches Brazil Open finals, gives Elizabeta Samara a huge fight

We really need to stand up and take notice of this girl's achievement. Absolute Respect! Please watch the video, link is in the comments.

Ankita Das has not just reached the finals of a World Tour Table Tennis tournament, which is already a great achievement. Here's more - she gave a huge fight against the World cup runner up Elizabeta Samara of Romania (who lost the World Cup final to Liu Shiwen of China) of Romania. Remember, the World cup and such elite events are dominated by the Chinese and other Asian or players of Asian origin. In fact, it is worth noting that the Romanian player is the second highest ranked non-Asian (or a player originating from an Asian nation!

Ankita stretched the world class player, ranked No. 19 in the world in two deuce games and also another close 11-9 game. Kudos to Ankita, keep going strong, work strong.

Editor