Saturday, June 29, 2013

Martand, Shweta win Men's and Women's titles at Nanded

Martand Biniwale and Shweta Parte won the Men's and Women's titles at the 1st Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis tournament held at Nanded.

Other notable winners were Devika Bhide, who won the Junior girls singles title and reached the women's singles finals. Siddhesh Pande belied his age and created waves in this tournament in different age group competitions.

From our FB page: Menas Jagadish

Priyanka creates record at the Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Ajmer

Priyanka Pareek of Churu, Rajasthan
Priyanka Pareek of Churu won an unprecedented 4 titles (Sub Juniors, Juniors, Youth, and Women's) titles at the Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Ajmer! A big round of cheers for her!!!

Vivek Bhargava won the Youth and Men's titles. The Men's final match was an edge of the seat affair with Vivek prevailing over International Sudhanshu Grover, coming back from 0-3 down to win 15-13 in the seventh game!

We'll publish the full list of winners soon.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Abu Dhabi Table Tennis Association the 4th Battle

Abu Dhabi Table Tennis Association The 4th Battle ZAYED HIGHER ORGANIZATION Mafraq Abu Dhabi UAE will commence on 28th June, 2013.

A total of over 135 participants will battle for honours. The tournament is divided into 4 classes, A, B, B+, and C. Please attend the tournament and encourage the participants.

Class A participants list:
Class A
1. Henna Naresh Mohnani(Dubai Indian Club)
2. Kunmo Koo(ADTTA)
3. Othello M. Borromeo(Team Sharjah)
4. Patrick(Dubai)
5. Thomas(ADTTA)
6. Aqeel Ahmed(Team Sharjah)
7. Rex Bolivar(Dubai ASTTIG)
8. Mazen Kalach(Dubai)
9. Jonathan Zaragosa(Dubai ASTTIG)
10. Leo(ADTTA)
11. Richard Ike Lim(ADTTA)
12. Joel Gundao(ADTTA)
13. Jaymee Yanga(ADTTA)
14. Ron Vose (ADTTA)
15. Kamal Muludi (ADTTA)
16. Norsky Bongat(Team Sharjah)
17.Denzio Espino(IAFTTA)
18.Koshi Hamada(ADTTA)
19.Bryan Dabuet(KSA)
20.Cyril Pecina(TEAM SHARJAH)
21.Nobuaki Mukai(ADTTA)
22.Jose Mangaran(TEAM SHARJAH)
23.Benjo Cape(IAFTTA)
24.Navin Aidasani(Dubai Indian Club)
26.Sanjeev sharma(Dubai)
27.Ricky B. Echanes(TEAM Sharjah)
28.Morhaf Alhaidar(Dubai)
29.Bara Abughanmi
30. Pidol Adolfo(Team Sharjah)
31.Ravish Tripathi(Dubai ASTTIG)
32.Gailwin Quizon Durante(Dubai)
33.Said Mohammed AlQarni(OMAN)
34.Ghassan Al-Ghassani(OMAN)
35.Alex Castro


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Archana Kamath wins three titles at Kushalnagar

Archana Kamath won 3 titles and in the bargain won handsome prize money at the 2nd Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament.

She had reached 4 finals in Sub Junior Girls, Junior Girls, Youth Girls, and Women's singles. She lost only the Junior Girls title to Spoorthi Mv of Mysore.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Shreyal Telang bags three Table Tennis titles

Shreyal Telang won a triple crown at Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Kushalnagar. He probably created a record by winning Rs. 30000 in total (Can someone please confirm? - 25 000 prize money and 5 000 for Best Player)! Not bad for a 16 year old in less than 4 days!

In the Men's singles final, he beat experienced C K Yatheesh Ck 4-1.
(Photo: Shreyal as a kid taken earlier by media.)

Main content by Vikramadithya Shivaram.

JVPG 4 star District Ranking Table Tennis tournament starts on June 28th

The Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club 4 star combined District Ranking Table Tennis tournament will be held from June 28th to July 2nd. Last date for entries 24th June. The tournament will be held under the auspices of MSDTTA.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Soumyajit creates another landmark at the Japan Open Table Tennis Open tournament

Clearly, another landmark day in Soumyajit Ghosh's Table Tennis career!
He beat Japan's 2012 National Champion Maharu Yoshimura in a thrilling encounter in the Men's main draw at the Japan Open and then won another good match against the Swedes in the Men's doubles partnering Harmeet Desai. They are in the doubles quarterfinals now.

Here's the significance of Soumyajit's win. Yoshimura beat Mizutani (a World Top Ten player!) to win the Japanese National Championships last year. Past winners of the championships have been big names including Mizutani and now Koki Niwa in 2013.

Sharath Kamal also advanced to the Men's round of 32 with a good win. Both Soumyajit and Sharath play against Taipei players in the Singles. Sharath has a good chance against Lee Chia Sheng but Soumyajit has World no. 26 Chen Chein-An to tackle. We already know that our Bengal Tiger is fearless and will go all out against the very best.

Incidentally, in the doubles, Soumyajit and Harmeet will face the two players that Sharath and Soumyajit beat in the singles first round (Yoshimura/Jin).


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Japan Open World Tour Table Tennis - Three Indian men in main draw

Japan Open Table Tennis World Tour updates:

A Sharath Kamal is seeded directly into the main draw.
Soumyajit Ghosh and A Amalraj qualify from group matches.

All three of them have challenging 1st rounds, which will be played tomorrow. Do cheer for them. It is rare to find 3 Indian players in the main draw of a major World Tour (formerly called Pro Tour) event!

Ironically, Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai could not advance in the Men's U 21 section. This is hardly surprising considering that the competition in every single match is cut throat. Both of them did fight it out. Soumyajit Ghosh beat the group topper and Harmeet Desai won two matches and only lost 2-3 to a top Japanese player.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Rio Ferdinand vs Van Persie Table Tennis match.

Rio Ferdinand vs Van Persie at Table Tennis. Impressive!

The commentator says towards the end "the winner is Ping Pong"! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tamil Nadu State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium

The first Tamil Nadu State Ranking Table Tennis tournament is being held at SDAT Hall of Table Tennis, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from June 14 to 16. A total of over 950 players will fight for top honours and ranking points in the tournament. The total prize money is 51,000.

Nithin Thiruvengadam and T Reeth Rishya in the Men's and Women's categories. Other top players are G Sathiyan, Sivananda Seshadri, R Abhishek, Sushmit Sriram, L Satishwaran, E Prabhakaran. In the women's section, N Arul Selvi, S Narasimha Priya, V Sneha, N Vidya are taking part.

Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis in July

The 3rd Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament will be held from 4th to 7th July 2013 at Canara Union, Bangalore.

News courtesy Milind Patankar.


Timo Boll and Ma Long playing doubles finals together at the China open

Photo courtesy the ITTF
Timo Boll and Ma Long on the same side of the table? Yes! ITTF and the Chinese TT officials, players and coaches are promoting Table Tennis in unique ways. One such recent development has been that players of two different countries have been allowed to form doubles combinations.

In the China Open, they will be playing the finals today at 4 PM local time at Changchun, China.

Incidentally, Sanil Shetty and Sharath Kamal lost 1-3 to top seeds Gao Ning and Li Hu in the same tournament at the pre-quarterfinal stage.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wall Street Journal on Ping Pong!

A Table Tennis article on Wall Street journal which talks about US Ping Pong legend, Marty Reisman's efforts to popularize sand paper bat play.

The Fight to Save Ping Pong - Some Players Are Trying to Add to the Game's Excitement by Going With Paddles Designed for Power Rather Than Spin

Read this article on Wall Street Journal


Harmeet, Sanil, Soumyajit shine at the China Open Table Tennis tournament

India's young players are not respecting World Ranked players anymore! Now, Harmeet Desai has given a great fight to Kenta Matsudaira (who was the star find of this year's World Championships), and Sanil Shetty beat much higher ranked Wu Zhikang. Soumyajit Ghosh narrowly missed winning both his group matches, losing to the World Class Alexey Smirnov in a close match. All this action is going on at the China Open.

It's just a matter of time that they will go all out and start beating the top players and break into the top 100 hopefully soon!

Monday, June 10, 2013

North Bengal Ranking Table Tennis tournament

North Bengal Table Tennis tournaments:

June 13 to 16 - North Bengal Table Tennis Academy (NBTTA) tournament (Stage I)

June 21 to 23 - Sarajani Sangha Table Tennis tournament (Stage I)

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

2nd Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Kushalnagar

2nd Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament from 20 to 23 June at Nalanda Gurukula International Public School, Kushalnagar, Mysore dist.

Info by Vikramadithya Shivaram.
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Gujarat State, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournaments

Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis - at Anand, Gujarat from 20-23 June. 1st Major Ranking tournament.

Andhra Pradesh State Ranking Table Tennis - Darga Pentappa Memorial tournament from 21 to 23 June.

The 1st Rajasthan State Ranking Table Tennis tournament will be held at Indoor Stadium, Patel Maidan, Ajmer on 22nd and 23 June.

Last date for entries: 18 June 2013.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chinmay Datar and Amish Karamchandani in Pune District Ranking Table Tennis tournament finals

Tomorrow Final Table Tennis match between top seed Chinmay Datar and Amish Karamchandani at the spectacular Balewadi International stadium in Pune. The event is Men's finals. Chinmay survived a tough challenge from Advait Brahme, while Amish prevailed over Chandrashekhar Dev in the semi-finals.

Both competitors are very young and have faced each other quite a few times early in their career and have participated in the National Table Tennis championships. The interesting part is that both are just coming out of grueling study-exam schedules, got less time for practice and still made the finals with true grit! All the best! Finals are 4 PM onwards.