From Canterbury Table Tennis Association:

This is a reminder that the Canterbury Open is on Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th of July 2011. The number of entries last year was a record and the standard of players and competition was fantastic. This year the Men’s finalists will share $1,000 and the Women’s finalists will share $500 prize money. Please visit our website for nearby accommodation options and the Entry Form and Info.

Entries Close Thursday 30 June 2011.

The Table Tennis stadium, surrounding suburbs (Riccarton Mall, local motels etc), Airport and generally our whole side of town have been largely unaffected by the earthquakes and aftershocks. If you fly in, drive to the TT stadium, stay anywhere nearby, visit the Mall etc you will not even know we have had earthquakes (If you especially visit the CDB or drive to the other side of town (eastern suburbs) you will then see the impact of the earthquake on old buildings, and liquefaction damage to roads and properties). The media only highlight the sad and sensationalist effects. Life after the quakes was quickly back to normal for most of us in Christchurch.

Please contact the stadium (03) 341 5561 if you have any queries.

Sincerely

Canterbury Table Tennnis Association.

[ed note: I had problems accessing their site with Google Chrome, it is fine in IE]

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