Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New York Table Tennis League

Just discovered some interesting information about a Table Tennis league in New York. A blog written and updated by M Vergara, a passionate Table Tennis enthusiast, the blog provides information about schedule, clubs that participate and names of players.
The winners of this league go on to play the National league finals, usually at Las Vegas

Link to the blog on New York Table Tennis league:

Monday, December 21, 2015

Veterans Table Tennis tournament at Khar Gymkhana

Khar Gymkhana will be hosting one of the first tournaments of the next calendar year. The tournament has been accorded the Maharashtra state ranking status and will run from January 8-10 2016.

Last date for accepting entries is 28th December, 2016.

Mr. Yogesh Desai is the Organizing Secretary.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Soumyajit guides India to Gold medal at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships

India won the Gold medal in the Men's section and Silver in the Women's at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Surat. Soumyajit was the hero for the Indian men's team.


Men’s Team:

Gold Medal match: India beat England 3-1 (Harmeet Desai lost to David McBeath 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 9-11, Soumyajit Ghosh bt Helshan Weerasinghe 11-7, 11-4, 11-7, G. Sathiyan bt Tom Jarvis 11-3, 11-6, 11-5, Soumyajit Ghosh bt David McBeath 11-6, 11-3, 11-9, 11-8).

Women’s Team: Final: Singapore bt India 3-1 (Lin Ye bt Ankita Das 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, Zhou Yihan bt Manika Batra 11-9, 11-8, 8-11,11-9, Koh Kai Xin lost to Mouma Das 8-11, 7-11, 5-11, Lin Ye bt Manika Batra 11-8, 11-3, 11-6).

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Twitter group for Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2015

Have you joined the Twitter group for Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2015 at Surat? Join now and get some juicy updates.

Join on Twitter-
(CTTC 2015)

Who is the defending Women's and Men's Champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Table Tennis great Jean-Michel Saive retires

Jean-Michel Saive, who until recently was battling against youngsters half his age on the International Table Tennis circuit, announced his retirement at a press conference at Brussels.

Saive played in seven Olympics and 20 World Championships. His best achievements are the runner-up position at the 1993 World Championships and the 1994 European Champion crown.
He was also world no. 1 for 16 weeks.

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Liu Shiwen wins World Table Tennis Cup; equals record held by Zhang Yining and Wang Nan

Liu Shiwen won the World Women's Cup of Table Tennis at Sendai by beating Kasumi Ishikawa of the host nation in straight sets. By winning the title again, she equaled the record that is held by Wang Nan and Zhang Yining.

Shiwen beat Ishikawa in straight sets, in a match that saw Ishikawa overawed by the occasion of her first major final.

In one of the most sensational results at the quarter final stage, Petrissa Solja had beaten local superstar, Ai Fukuhara 4-3 coming back from the dead from 0-3 down, and deuce in the fourth.

World Cup Final (Women) Result:

Liu Shiwen beat Kasumi Ishikawa 14-12, 11-2, 11-9, 11-2

Semi finals:
Liu Shiwen beat Petrissa Solja 11-8, 12-10, 11-3, 11-3

Kasumi Ishikawa beat Li Jiao 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 15-13, 11-5

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Table Tennis tournaments in the US in October last weekend 2015

Oct. 31, 2015
October Open    
Davison, Michigan
1 Star

Oct. 31 - Nov. 01, 2015
Tucson Open and Giant Round Robin Tournament    
Tucson, Arizona
0 Star

Oct. 31 - Nov. 01, 2015
2015 Xiom Fall Open    
Sterling, Virginia
0 Star

Oct. 31 - Nov. 01, 2015
Robo-Pong October 2015 BTTC Open    
Dania Beach, Florida
3 Star

Oct. 31, 2015
Baton Rouge 2015 Fall Open    
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 Star
Oct. 31, 2015
LYTTC October Open    
Dunellen, New Jersey
2 Star

Oct. 31 - Nov. 01, 2015
Philly Open Tournament    
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 Star

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jammu and Kashmir State Inter District Table Tennis Championship

The 37th Jammu and Kashmir State Inter-District Table Tennis Championship is currently going on at the Indoor Complex, MA Stadium. Players from all over Jammu and Kashmir are participating in the prestigious tournament.

The tournament is being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Table Tennis Association (JKTTA).

SK Sharma, Executive Director Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Northern Region-II, inaugurated the tournament. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited is a sponsor of the tournament.

Photo: Dailyexcelsior.com

Odhisha State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Bhubaneshwar

The All Odisha Ranking Table Tennis Tournament will be held at the Shaeed Nagar Indoor hall at Bhubaneshwar from 31st. The tournament will be hosted by the Khurda District Table Tennis Association.

Competitions will be held in all the major age groups and senior categories. Doubles competition will also be held for boys and Men's categories.

Photo: iamin.in

Monday, October 26, 2015

Manushree bags triple crown in Singles at Table Tennis State Championships

Manushree Patil of Mumbai Suburban District won three titles at the Table Tennis State Championships at Balewadi.

She beat Swastika Ghosh, Ashlesha Trehan, and Shruti Amrute in the Sub Junior, Junior and Youth girls singles.

Ravindra Kotiyan and Divya Mahajan won the Men's and Women's singles titles while local boy Chinmay Datar won the Youth Boy's crown besides finishing runner up in the Men's singles.

Photo: afternoondc.in

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ma Long, Ding Ning top seeds at the Polish World Tour Table Tennis tournament at Warsaw

The GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Polish Open (Major), will be held from 21 Oct 2015 - 25 Oct 2015 at Warsaw, Poland.

The tournament assumes importance as it will be an important opportunity for players to qualify for the prestigious, season-ending Grand finals.

World Champion and World No. 1 is the top seed in the Men's section while Ding Ning is heading the seeding list on the Women's side.

Other stars who are participating are Xu Xin, Fan Zhendong, Zhang Jike, Mizutani, Ovtcharov, Liu Shiwen, Zhu Yuling, Li Xiaoxia, Ai Fukuhara and others.

Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championships at Sector 23

The Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championships will run from October 24 to 27, 2015 at the Table Tennis hall located at Sector 23.

Competitions will be held in the Junior, Youth, and Senior categories (Mens and Womens).

The main trophy will be in memory of Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal.

Amalraj, Mouma are West Zone Table Tennis Champions

A Amalraj and Mouma Das bagged the Men's and Women's titles at the West Zone National Table Tennis championships at Thane. In the finals, they beat G Sathiyan and Manika Batra respectively in nail biting finishes that went down to the wire.


Men’s Singles: Final: Anthony Amalraj (PSPB) bt G. Sthiyan (PSPB) 4-3 (14-16, 11-13, 11-7, 11-7, 11-2, 8-11, 11-6); Semifinals: Anthony Amalraj bt Devesh Karia (Guj) 4-3 (8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 13-11, 6-11, 11-4, G. Sathiyan bt Sudhanshu Grover (PSPB) 4-1 (11-4, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9).

Women’s Singles: Final: Mouma Das (PSPB) bt Manika Batra (PSPB) 4-3 (7-11, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 12-10; Semifinals: Manika Batra bt Ayhika Mukherjee (AAI) 4-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-4, 11-7), Mouma Das bt K. Shamini (PSPB) 4-1 (11-4, 11-5, 2-11, 11-7, 11-5).

Youth Boys Singles: Final: Arjun Ghosh (WB) bt Sabhya Virmani (AAI) 4-1 (11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4); Semifinals: Arjun Ghosh bt Ravindra Kotiyan (Mah) 4-3 (11-7, 11-7, 5-11, 12-14, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5), Sabhay Virmani bt Birdie Boro (PSPB) 4-3 (9-11, 12-10,13-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7).

Youth Girls Singles: Final: Manika Batra (PSPB) bt Moumita Datta (WB) 4-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4);Semifinals: Moumita Datta bt Reeth Rishya (PSPB) 4-1 (11-7, 11-2, 10-12, 11-8, 13-11), Manika Batra bt Ayhika Mukherjee (AAI) 4-1 (11-7, 11-8, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8).

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Monday, October 12, 2015

West Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Thane

Thane is playing host to the Mayor's Cup West Zone National Table Tennis tournament at the Dadoji Kondeo stadium from October 14 to 19.

Many of the leading international players are expected to participate in the tournament which carries points for Indian national Table tennis ranking.

Around 800 to 900 players are expected to compete for titles in different age groups. Cash prizes of over 500 000 are on offer.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Liebherr Men's World Cup Table Tennis, Halmstad, Sweden; participants list

Participants at a previous World Cup
The following is the list of participants for the World Cup Liebherr Men's World Cup

Table Tennis World Cup participants

HENZELL William   AUS  127
GARDOS Robert   AUT  26
TSUBOI Gustavo   BRA  65
FAN Zhendong   CHN  3
MA Long   CHN  1
ASSAR Omar   EGY  35
GAUZY Simon   FRA  28
OVTCHAROV Dimitrij   GER  5
GIONIS Panagiotis   GRE  25
TANG Peng   HKG  15
ACHANTA Sharath Kamal   IND  59
NIWA Koki   JPN  14
FREITAS Marcos   POR  8
APOLONIA Tiago   POR  22
GAO Ning   SIN  20
KARLSSON Kristian   SWE  61
KALLBERG Anton   SWE  85
CHUANG Chih-Yuan   TPE  10
BUTLER Jimmy   USA  442

Divya, Amalraj win Central Zone National Table Tennis Ranking tournament at Jamnagar, Gujarat

Divya Mahajan nee Deshpande and A Amalraj won the Central Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Jamnagar. In the finals, Divya beat Pooja, while Amalraj beat Sanil Shetty. 

Men: Final: Anthony Amalraj (PSPB) bt Sanil Shetty (PSPB) 11-3, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8; 
Women: Final: Divya Deshpande (Mah) bt Pooja Sahasrabudhe (PSPB) 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8; 
Youth Boys: Final: Ravindra Kotiyan (Mah) bt Birdie Boro (PSPB) 11-6, 12-10, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7; 
Youth Girls: Final: Reeth Rishya (PSPB) bt Manika Batra (PSPB) 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6;

Friday, October 9, 2015

Top USA Table Tennis Male Players

The following are the top Table Tennis players based on their current USATT ratings:

  Name USATT Rating City/State
1 Hou, Yingchao 2775    El Monte, CA
2 Chen, Bob 2743    CA
3 Zhou, Xin 2722    Milpitas, CA
4 Chen, Ruichao 2721    Germantown, MD
5 Li, Kewei 2721    Houston, TX
6 Zhang, Kai 2713    Pleasantville, NY
7 Zhang, Bohan 2710    Pleasanton, CA
8 Wang, Jinxin 2706    Milpitas, CA
9 Guang, Qing Feng 2704    Dunellen, NJ
10 Zhao, Gaoxiang 2697    Suwanee, GA
11 Tao, Wenzhang 2685    CA
12 Zhang, Xiang 2683    Rosemead, CA
13 Xia, Jiwei 2674    Fremont, CA
14 Yuan, Xiao Jie 2664    Arcadia, CA
15 Liang, Yonghui 2664    Milpitas, CA
16 Hugh, Adam 2663    Piscataway, NJ
17 Provost, Damien 2661    Brooklyn, NY
18 Li, Bochao 2658    Colts Neck, NJ
19 Liang, Jishan 2639    Flushing, NY
20 Niu, Zicheng 2639    Milpitas, CA
21 Li, Jian 2637    Colts Necil, NJ
22 Li, Grant 2633    Acton, MA
23 Zhuang, David Yong-Xiang 2629    West Windsor, NJ
24 Zhao, Zi Rui 2621    Livington, NJ
25 Huo, Yingchao 2620    Milpitas, CA
26 Landers, Michael 2617    Old Westbury, NY
27 Guo, Hao 2616    Portland, OR
28 Liu, Dan 2615    Livermore, CA
29 Wang, Timothy 2596    Houston, TX
30 Wang, Yutian 2595    Carrollton, TX
31 Zheng, Pu 2594    Suwanee, GA
32 Jha, Kanak 2590    Milpitas, CA
33 Huang, Jeff 2588    Temple City, CA
34 Butler, Jim 2582    Houston, TX
35 Shi, Diwei 2580    Duluth, GA
36 Zhang, Yi Chi 2571    Clinton, MS
37 Zhong, Zongqi (Henry) 2571    Blackwood, NJ
38 Zhao, XinXu(Anthony) 2570    Livingston, NJ
39 Zeng, Jeffrey 2569    Gaithersburg, MD
40 Kim, Jang Ho 2563    Palisades Park, NJ

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Manush Shah, Manushree Patil win titles at Central Zone Table Tennis 2015

Manush Shah and Manushree Patil win Sub Junior titles at the Central Zone All India Table Tennis tournament at Jamnagar

Manush of Gujarat and Manushree of Maharashtra clinched the sub junior titles that were on offer early at the tournament. Divyansh Srivastava and Kavyashree Baskar won the Cadet titles.

Manush overcame Jeho Himnakulhpuingheta and Manushree defeated Swastika Ghosh from her own state in the finals. Both turned out to be straight set affairs.


Cadet BoysFinal: Divyansh Srivastava (UP) bt Vishwa Deenadayalan (TN) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7, 12-10

Cadet GirlsFinal: Kavyashree Baskar (TN) bt Anargya Manjunath (KNT) 11-5, 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7

Sub-Junior Boys: Final: Manush Shah (Guj) bt Jeho Hinakulhpuingheta (PSPBA) 11-9, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10

Sub-Junior Girls: Final: Manushree Patil (Mah) bt Swastika Gosh (Mah) 11-6, 12-10, 11-8, 12-10

Delhi State Ranking Table Tennis tournament

The Delhi State Ranking Table tennis tournament will be held under the guidance of Delhi State Table Tennis Association at Darbari Lal DAV Model School, ND Block, Pitampura, New Delhi.

The tournament will run from 23 to 26 October, 2015.

All the events in the regular categories and age groups will be held. Most of the top players from the city are expected to participate in the tournament that will witness high level of enthusiastic response.

Contact editor@tabletennisbug.com if you need more information.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

US Table Tennis Olympics trials will be held at Greensboro, NC

Greensboro in North Carolina wins the race to host the Table Tennis trials for Olympics

Canton lost the race to host the US Table tennis trials for the Rio Olympics by a whisker. Instead, Greensboro, NC was chosen as the host for the 2016 Olympics trials.

It is believed that lighting issues turned the tide in Greensboro's favor. 

India Men's and Women's teams qualify for the World Team Table Tennis Championships

Both Indian Table Tennis teams qualify on the basis of their performance at the 2014 World Championships

The Indian teams will go to the 2016 Championships as the 9th qualifiers from Asia.
File photo of an old Indian Table Tennis team (for representation purposes only). From allsingaporestuff.com
However, the Indian team will have to battle hard to get into the premium first division of the World Championships.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Who are the top Table tennis players in Canada?

Ratings of top Canada Table Tennis players (mid year 2015)

Sl. No. Name State Gender Rating
 1   WANG Eugene Zhen  ON   M   4005  
 2   CHEN Hongtao  ON   M   3813  
 3   THERIAULT Pierre-Luc  QC   M   3713  
 4   HO Andre  BC   M   3657  
 5   SUN Jian Fei  ON   M   3643  
 6   YAO Raymond  BC   M   3577  
 7   LI Stephen  BC   M    3418  
 8   XIE Phillip  AB   M   3318  
 9   ZHANG Raymond  ON   M   3290  
 10   THERIEN Xavier  QC   M   3251  
 11   Wang Zexuan  ON   M   3178  
 12   LU Yen-Chun  ON   M   3155  
 13   MENG Gu  BC   M   3140  
 14   ILIJEVSKI Filip  ON   M   3113  
 15   PINTEA James  ON   M   3105  
 16   MEDJUGORAC Marko  QC   M   3093  
 17   BERNADET Antoine  QC   M   3087  
 18   WONG Louis  ON   M   3075  
 19   CRAVCENCO Veaceslav Valeriu  ON   M   3064  
 20   HAZIN Jeremy  ON   M   3028  
 21   LU Ching-Chun  ON   M   2977  
 22   ROCHE-NADON Arnaud  QC   M   2972  
 23   HO Bryan  AB   M   2953  
 24   Uzunov Milcho  MB   M   2935  
 25   JIANG Yang  QC   M   2914  
 26   ROUSSEAU-EMOND Vincent  QC   M   2909  
 27   LUO Michael  BC   M   2895  
 28   CHIRA Paulo  ON   M   2884  
 29   LAU Jeremy  BC   M   2881  
 30   ALI Amil  ON   M   2881  
 31   LEE Lester  BC   M   2880  
 32   CERNA Giancarlo A.  AB   M   2873  
 33   GAGNON Jean-Philippe  QC   M   2865  
 34   YEUNG Klement  ON   M   2858  
 35   GUO Moxi  ON   M   2857  
 36   DECARY Jeff  QC   M   2852  
 37   MORAN Alexander  ON   M   2849  
 38   THERIAULT Mathieu  QC   M   2844  
 39   LI Xuebo  ON   M   2831  
 40   XIA Max  ON   M   2830  
 41   LAW Joe  BC   M   2826  
 42   DUDAS Robert  ON   M   2809  
 43   WANG Lucas  AB   M   2791  
 44   SONG Yong  BC   M   2783  
 45   BARELLA Graeme  AB   M   2780  
 46   QATAN Mohammed Faris  ON   M   2776  
 47   LEE Adrian  BC   M   2766  
 48   LI Xuyang Alex  ON   M   2763  
 49   XIN Yang  BC   M   2759  
 50   JACQUES David  QC   M   2754  
 51   HOU Ze  BC   M   2749  
 52   NGUYEN Bao  QC   M   2738  
 53   WEI Simon  ON   M   2735  
 54   WU Siqian  ON   M   2706  
 55   BU Alexander  ON   M   2705  
 56   NIE Zhipeng  BC   M   2702  
 57   GREGORY Todd  PE   M   2683  
 58   IM Hyung Min  ON   M   2677  
 59   YAU Peter  BC   M   2673  
 60   BOURBONNAIS Alain  QC   M   2670  
 61   MITHANI Rahim  ON   M   2652  
 62   YU James  ON   M   2652  
 63   MOKHOV Andrey  ON   M   2641  
 64   YUE Mike  BC   M   2629  
 65   PANDE Vikalp  ON   M   2628  
 66   LIU Dong Ri  BC   M   2615  
 67   TAN Anran  QC   M   2613  
 68   LIU Jason  ON   M   2600  
 69   LI Dun Han  ON   M   2587  
 70   KANG Teddy Hao Ri  ON   M   2583  
 71   CANTARELLI Fred  ON   M   2570  
 72   LY Danny  ON   M   2569  
 73   Lehmann Matthew  MB   M   2557  
 74   LY Edward  QC   M   2553  
 75   EMOND Jean  QC   M   2548  
 76   WU Teddy  BC   M   2544  
 77   CHARBONNEAU Stephane  ON   M   2531  
 78   FOK Jacky  ON   M   2529  
 79   DO Thanh  ON   M   2529  
 80   MICHAUD Bryan  QC   M   2523  
 81   ZHANG Tian-Terry  MB   M   2496  
 82   JIN Tong  ON   M   2483  
 83   SIU Kelvin  ON   M   2473  
 84   MO Chen Ming  QC   M   2471  
 85   CHUNG Kam Shing  ON   M   2459  
 86   CSIBI Alex  ON   M   2452  
 87   GREGORY Mark  PE   M   2452  
 88   CHEN Yu-Hau  ON   M   2450  
 89   GREENIDGE Colin  ON   M   2448  
 90   PREVOST Pierre  QC   M   2446  
 91   NGUYEN Michael  QC   M   2435  
 92   WANG Leon L. H.  BC   M   2433  
 93   GAUTHIER Carl  QC   M   2425  
 94   HO Richard  BC   M   2425  
 95   LI Ben  ON   M   2424  
 96   ERGIR John  ON   M   2421  
 97   WEI Jian Ren  BC   M   2420  
 98   GOLMOHAMMADI Iraj  ON   M   2409  
 99   HO Danny  BC   M   2408  
 100   JIANG Jian  ON   M   2401