Thanks to Malcolm Wong for this report.
The 2012 Wellington New Chinese Friendship Association Table Tennis Tournament was held on Sunday (29 July) at the Empire Table Tennis Club (Petone). The organisers were Kate Wang, Clara Zhang and Stephen Wang. The Chinese Embassy provided the prizes and entered two teams in the teams competition held in the morning.
There were eight teams in two groups, with the group winners playing off in an exciting final. This was between the team of Red Dragon and Mighty Mouse. With the match tied at 2-2, Martin Young became the hero for the Red Dragon team when he beat Chun-Kiet Vong 11-3 9-11 12-10 5-11 12-10 to win the deciding match.
In the afternoon there were 25 players entered in the singles competition. The final was between two Wellington Junior Represenatives. Frank Fu defeated Chun-Kiet Vong 11-9 11-9 6-11 11-7. In the playoff for third place, Min Su defeated Martin Young 8-11 11-9 11-8 5-11 11-8.