The results are in from the TTNZ NZ Junior Open (Canterbury) so I am pasting some here (full results will be available on the TTNZ website). Full team results are here.

Great news!

  • Thom Nguyen won the under 18 Boy’s singles (3-0 vs. Kevin Wu).
  • Thom Nguyen is also named the Table Tennis New Zealand Junior Player of the Year for 2012!
  • Thom Nguyen and Kevin Wu (AKL) won the under 18 boys doubles.
  • Hui-Ling Vong and Roufei Rao (AKL) won the under 13 girls doubles.
  • Hui-Ling Vong was a semi-finalist in the U13 girl’s.

Team results:

  • The Under 18 Boys got Silver (Thom Nguyen, Jeffrey Chin, Delano Lam).
  • The Under 15 Boys got Bronze (Frank Fu, Sean Hanson, Chun-Kiet Vong).
  • The Under 15 Boys B got Gold in the B grade (David Van Drimmelen, Charlie Waddy, Ben Westenra).
  • The under 18 Boys B got Bronze on the B grade (Gareth Telfer, Tan Wang, Jason Zhao).
  • The Under 13 boys came 5th (Abram Goh, Chris Linton, Shikhar Sharma).

And I’ll share the word to the players from TTW Exec Chair, Gabrielle Telfer, after returning with the team:

Well what a great few days we all had – and a medal (or medals) for 13 of our 16 players.
Congratulations to you all. I am very proud of the way you all played and behaved throughout the tournament. You all represented Wellington in a positive and enthusiastic way, and all contributed to a superb team spirit.

Also congratulations from the rest of us to all who made the trip to Christchurch, we’re sure you learned a lot and are looking forward to interclub resuming after the break so show off your new skills!

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