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.

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.


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.


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.

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Photo courtesy of the ITTF.


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.


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

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.


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.


Former India National Table Tennis Champion Uttam Chandrana passes away

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