Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ovtcharov's effort goes in vain as Austria shocks Germany to win European Table Tennis Champion title

Stefan Fegerl became the hero of Austrian Table Tennis overnight as he won the crucial point for his country as they beat Germany 3-2 in the finals of the European Table Tennis Championships at Ekaterinburg.

Fegerl beat Patrick Baum in the deciding match of the tie.


Austria beat Germany

Robert Gardos beat Patrick Baum 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 13-11
Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat Stefan Fegerl 10-12, 19-17, 11-7, 12-14, 12-10
Daniel Habesohn beat Patrick Franziska 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 10-12, 11-5
Gardos lost to Ovtcharov 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 5-11
Fegerl beat Baum 11-9, 11-8, 11-6

Table Tennis is called Tischtennis in Germany.

Zhang Jike redeems himself at the Asian Table Tennis Championships final; China wins

China became champions for the nth time at the Asian Table Tennis Championships at Pattaya, Thailand. In a one-sided battle, China beat Japan 3-0.
Xu Xin beat Maharu Yoshimura 11-7, 13-11, 11-5
Fan Zhendong beat Koki Niwa 6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Zhang Jike beat Yuya Oshima 11-8, 1-11, 11-8, 11-9

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Zhang Jike shocked by Jang Woojin at Pattaya

Jang Woojin shocked super star Table Tennis player and Grand Slam winner Zhang Jike in the semi-finals of the Championship division team event at the Asian Table Tennis Championships. China still managed to beat Korea 3-1 as Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin posted victories over their rivals.

In the other semi finals, Japan beat Chinese Taipei 3-0. Japan's victory is creditable because they won without their star, Jun Mizutani.

China faces Japan in the finals to decide the team winner at Pattaya. The match starts at 19:00 local time in Pattaya, Thailand.

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Five star Mumbai City Table Tennis tournament at Matunga Gymkhana

The 5 star Mumbai City District Ranking Table Tennis tournament will be held at Matunga Gymkhana from October 2 to 4, 2015.

Players will vie for honours in 15 categories.

Sitaram Gamre will be the Chief Referee for the tournament.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Update: Indian men finish 8th at the Asian Table Tennis Championships at Pattaya, Thailand

India lost to Iran 2-3 to finish 8th at the Asian Table Tennis Championships. Ironically, India had beaten Iran 3-0 in an earlier encounter in the same tournament.

Germany and Austria reach the finals of the European Table Tennis Championships at Ekaterinburg

Germany just beat France 3-1 to advance to the finals of the 2015 edition of the European TT Championships.

Austria continued their dream run by beating Belarus to get a chance to stake a claim for the prestigious team title.

Germany bt France

Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat Emmanuel Lebesson 3-0
Filus Ruwen lost to Simon Gauzy 2-3
Patrick Baum beat Stephane Ouaiche 3-1
Dimitrij Ovtcharov beat Simon Gauzy 3-0

Thiago Monteiro and Jeon Jihee bag Chile Open Table Tennis titles

Brazilian Thiago Monteiro beat Hampus Soderlund 4-2 (6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9) to win the Men's singles title at the Chile Open tournament at Santiago. He was the top seed in the Challenge ITTF World tour event.

The Women's final was an all-Korean affair in which Jeon Jihee beat Yoon Sunae 12-10,12-10,11-6,11-7.

Photo courtesy of the ITTF

India lose to China in the Asian Table Tennis Championships

China, playing without its top player, World Champion Ma Long, was still powerful enough to beat India by the expected 3-0 margin.

Xu Xin took China to 1-0 by beating Harmeet Desai 11-9, 11-9 and 11-3. Chinese great Zhang Jike enhanced the score by overcoming G Sathiyan 11-5, 11-3, and 11-4. Young Fan Zhendong completed the rout and put an end to India's challenge by beating National Champion Soumyajit Ghosh 11-6, 11-7, and 11-8.

Amrutha Pushpak and Sachin Vishwanath bag double crowns

Amrutha Pushpak stole the limelight by winning a double crown at the recent State Ranking Table Tennis tournament. 

She beat N Vidya and S Selena Deepthi in the Women's and Youth girls finals. 

Sushmit Sriram won the Men's title while Sachin Vishwanath won a double by capturing the Youth and Junior boys singles titles.

Other winners:

Mini Cadet boys - S Preyesh bt S Manikandan 3-0
Cadet boys - D Vishwa bt G VArun 3-0
Sub Junior boys - Shriram Kannan bt J Karan 4-2
Junior boys - Sachin Vishwanath bt R Santosh Kumar 4-1 
Youth boys - Sachin V bt S Nikhil 4-1
Men's singles - Sushmit Sriram bt S Nikhil 4-3

Mini Cadet girls - VS Nehal bt Mokshita 3-0
Cadet girls - B Kavya Shree bt Shreya Shivakumar 3-1
Sub-jr: V Kowshika bt Yogashree 4-1
Junior: S Selena Deepthi bt CR Harshavardhini 4-2
Youth: Amrutha Pushpak bt Selena 4-1
Women: Amrutha bt N Vidya 4-2

Naina Suri and Pankaj Sidana are champions

Naina Suri and Pankaj Sidana won the Women's and Men's titles at the 2nd Chandigarh Ranking Table Tennis tournament. While Naina beat Shelly Dhawan, Pankaj overcame resistance from Dev Saini.

Pankaj won a double crown by winning the Youth Boys title.



Naina Suri beat Shelly Dhawan 4-2


Pankaj Sidana beat Dev Saini 4-2

Youth Girls

Kalyani beat Pareen Verma 4-1

Youth Boys

Pankaj Sidana beat Shaurya Gupta 4-0

Sunday, September 27, 2015

India tops groups in both categories at the Pattaya Asian TT Championships

India won all their Men's group matches and beat Uzbekistan 3-0 in the Division 1 match at the Suzuki 2015 ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships at Pattaya, Thailand.

Qatar gave India a scare in the group matches, but India scraped through 3-2. India play hosts Thailand tomorrow.

In the Women's matches, India blanked all their opponents 3-0 in their group, but lost to Thailand in the Division 1 match.

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Indian team for the Asian Championships at Thailand

The following members are representing India at the Asian Table Tennis Championships at Pattaya, Thailand:

Men: Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and G Sathiyan
Women: Mouma Das, Ankita Das, Pooja Sahasrabudhe, K Shamini and Manika Batra

Second Chandigarh Ranking Table Tennis tournament from September 25

The 2nd Chandigarh Ranking TT tournament will be held at the Table tennis hall at Sector 23. The tournament will be conducted by the Chandigarh Table Tennis Association from September 25 to 27.

Westchester September Open

The September 2015 edition of the Westchester Open will be held from September 26 to 27, 2015 at Pleasantville, New York. The 4 Star Tournament boats of $5, 400 in Cash and Prizes.

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Liebherr Men's World Cup Table Tennis tournament at Halmstad, Sweden

The Invitational Men's World Cup Table Tennis tournament will be held from October 16-18 in Sweden.

Player list from official Web site, courtesy of the ITTF.

1HENZELL William   AUS 103555M X03/23/198209/10/2015 8:44:09 AM
2GARDOS Robert   AUT 102968M X01/16/197909/10/2015 8:46:11 AM
3TSUBOI Gustavo   BRA 109581M X05/31/198509/10/2015 8:43:37 AM
4FAN Zhendong   CHN 121404M X01/22/199709/10/2015 8:47:57 AM
5MA Long   CHN 105649M X10/20/198809/10/2015 8:35:00 AM
6ASSAR Omar   EGY 100696M X07/22/199109/10/2015 8:43:23 AM
7GAUZY Simon   FRA 112062M X10/25/199409/10/2015 8:45:34 AM
8OVTCHAROV Dimitrij   GER 107028M X09/02/198809/10/2015 8:44:21 AM
9GIONIS Panagiotis   GRE 103107M X01/07/198009/10/2015 8:45:03 AM
10TANG Peng   HKG 109253M X02/04/198109/10/2015 8:45:16 AM
11ACHANTA Sharath Kamal   IND 104314M X07/12/198209/10/2015 8:46:28 AM
12NIWA Koki   JPN 110729M X10/10/199409/10/2015 8:46:46 AM
13MIZUTANI Jun   JPN 106195M X06/09/198909/10/2015 8:44:35 AM
14APOLONIA Tiago   POR 100621M X07/28/198609/10/2015 8:45:52 AM
15FREITAS Marcos   POR 102841M X04/08/198809/10/2015 8:44:49 AM
16GAO Ning   SIN 102943M X10/11/198209/10/2015 8:47:03 AM
17KARLSSON Kristian   SWE 104379M X08/06/199109/10/2015 8:47:22 AM
18KALLBERG Anton   SWE 116853M X08/17/199709/10/2015 8:47:39 AM
19CHUANG Chih-Yuan   TPE 101820M X04/02/198109/10/2015 8:48:22 AM
20BUTLER Jimmy   USA 101407M X02/15/197109/10/2015 8:43:53 AM

Serbian Junior and Cadet Open tournament at Vrnjacka Banja

The ITTF Junior circuit series moves to Serbia in October, where a Junior and Cadet open tournament will be held from 7 to 11.

The Spa town of Vrnjacka Banja will play host to the tournament. 170 Table Tennis talents from 22 countries will fight for the top honors.

Belgrade International Airport is the nearest airport to the venue.

Anniversary Table Tennis tournament at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall

The Titans Table Tennis Club celebrates the fourth anniversary this year in Guyana. A tournament is being organized to raise awareness about sports. 

Club President and national player Dwain Dick said that the tournament will be called the Gold Cup tournament. 
Earlier, another tournament called the Play to Conquer tournament sponsored by the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones was held.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gao Ning, Feng Tianwei lead new faces at the Asian Table Tennis Championships at Pattaya

Gao Ning, Yang Zi, Pang Xue Jie and Clarence Chew, and Edric Lim will be representing Singapore at the Asian Table Tennis Championships at Pattaya.

Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu, and teenagers Yee Herng Hwee, Goi Rui Xuan and Eunice Lim have been chosen in the Women's team.
Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu (29th) will lead the team, but teenagers Yee Herng Hwee (447th), Goi Rui Xuan (624th) and Eunice Lim (652nd) - See more at:

Gao Ning, Yang Zi, Pang Xue Jie and Clarence Chew

Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis tournament 2015

The 2015 edition of the Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet open Table Tennis tournament is being held at Taipei from September 23-27, 2015.

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2015 Chile Open Table Tennis tournament at Santiago

The 2015 edition of the GAC Group Chile Open (Challenge) ITTF World Tour tournament will be held from 23 to 27 September 2015 at Santiago de Chile.

Thiago Monteiro of Brazil in the Men's section and Jihee Jeon from Korea in the Women's section are the top seeds in the tournament.

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Shikhar Dhawan competing with Karun Nair at Table Tennis

India's Cricket opener Shikhar Dhawan was spotted knocking Ping Pong balls with Karun Nair at the preparatory camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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European Table Tennis Championships 2015

The premier Table Tennis event in Europe will be held at Yekaterinburg, Russia from September 25 to October 4, 2015. Top athletes in Europe will vie for the highest prizes. However, one of the stars of the continent, Timo Boll was forced to withdraw from the tournament owing to a knee injury that requires surgery.

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2015 European Para Table Tennis Championships at Vejle

Denmark will play host to the 2015 edition of the European Para Table Tennis championships. The tournament will run from October 12 to 17, 2015.

The tournament will be held at Spektrum, which a brand new stadium. Twelve tables will be set up for the event.
The tournament is being organized by the Danish Sports Organisation of the Disabled, EliteVejle, Vejle Municipality, Sport Event Denmark, The Danish Table Tennis Federation and the ITTF.

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Asian Table Tennis Championships 2015

The Asian Table Tennis Championships run from September 26 to October 5 at Pattaya, Thailand. China is the favorite in both the categories. The Indian team will be spearheaded by Sharath Kamal.

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Vikarm Arora wins inter-expat Table Tennis tournament

Vikram Arora, who originally hails from Delhi, won the Class A category of the Egyptian Table Tennis Association tournament that was held at the Qatar Bowling Centre recently.

In the finals, Vikram beat Ahmen Ben Emam 3-2 in a closely fought encounter.

All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Campal Indoor Stadium, Panaji, Goa

Tournament running currently-

All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, organised by Rotary Club of Panaji in association with the Sports Authority of Goa, at Indoor Stadium, Campal

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Table Tennis Tournaments this week in England

Upcoming tournaments in England
Sep 19, 2015
Event: Draycott Junior 1 star Open
Venue: Draycott Table Tennis Centre
Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2015
Event: Tees Sport 4star Junior Open
Venue: K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley
Sep 20, 2015
Event: Britania Senior Super Series 1 star
Venue: Britania Table Tennis Club

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

11Even Sports National Inter School Table Tennis Championships

Indore will play host to another important Table Tennis tournament this year.

The 11Even Sports National Inter School Championships will be held at Indore. The city has just hosted an international Junior Table Tennis event (Indian Open).

All India CBSE National Table Tennis tournament

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh will host the All India CBSE National Table Tennis tournament from December 2 to 6.

Shanti Niketan Vidyapeeth,6th MileStone, Mawana Road, Meerut – 250 001, UP. Tel. 09897107786; 07533911111; 07534911111

We obtained this from cached information at the following location. Please make sure that you call up the organizers and confirm. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rafael Nadal knocks some Ping Pong balls at the New York Palace Hotel

Tennis legend Rafael Nadal recently took some time off his grueling schedule to play some Table Tennis against many times Swedish National Champion, Malin Patterson, Ralph Gardner Jr and Toni Nadal.

Pakistan Table Tennis to get Chinese coaching boost

Pakistan Table Tennis, which is in a kind of a recent slump, will probably get benefited by a visiting Chinese coach, Yao Zhen Xu.

Yao had visited Pakistan three decades ago and had coached legendary players such as Arif Khan, Farjad Saif, and the Shakoor sisters.