Daniel Rosner, Harry Chen and Ian Talbot were Wellington’s three representatives at the 19th World Veterans Championships (18-24 June) in Las Vegas, NV (USA). Ian Talbot was the only player to make the main draw in the singles. He lost to the winner Jianjiang Huang (CHN) in group play and to the semi-finalist Zhang Hua Pang (CAN) 2-3 in the second round of the main draw. Ian Talbot and Harry Chen qualified for the main draw of the Over 55 Men’s Doubles but had to default when their match was changed from Thursday to Friday as Harry had left Las Vegas.

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Daniel Rosner in Over 40 Mens Singles Group action

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Harry Chen – Over 55 Men’s Singles Group 106

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Ian Talbot and Harry Chen – Over 55 Men’s Doubles Group 28
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Ian Talbot with Zhan Hua Pang (CAN)

Results below

Daniel Rosner

Over 40 Men’s Singles Group 46.

v Maciej Dobrowolski (POL)
   0-3 (6-11 7-11 7-11)
v Miguel Angel Araujo (VEN)
   0-3 (4-11 7-11 3-11)
v Haiko Trinkle (GER)
   0-3 (8-11 7-11 4-11)

Over 40 Men’s Singles Consolation (Round of 64)

v Naoki Kanatsu (JPN)
   0-3 (12-14 7-11 6-11)

Over 40 Men’s Doubles (Group 8)

Daniel Rosner/Conrad Young (USA)

v Frank Ji (CHN)/Steve Dainton (AUS)
   0-3 W/O
v Dirk Luttich (GER)/Bjorn Dobek (GER)
   0-3 W/O	

Harry Chen

Over 55 Men’s Singles (Group 106)

v Stefan Berg (GER)
   1-3 (10-12 7-11 11-4 7-11)
v Huo Richa (CHN)
   3-0  W/O
v Cemal Cem Hanyaloglu (TUR)
   0-3 (8-11 8-11 7-11)

Over 55 Men’s Singles Consolation (Round of 128)

v Juan Lizana Navarro (CHI)
   1-3 (5-11 12-10 7-11 6-11)

Harry Chen and Ian Talbot

Over 55 Men’s Doubles (Group 28)

v Jianjun Chen (USA)/Ping Xu (CHN)
   3-0 W/O
v Nurdin Saparbaev(KGZ)/Roman Osmanov (USA)
   0-3 (2-11 11-13 10-12)
v Rainer Gunther(GER)/Harald Hauffe (GER)
   3-1 (8-11 11-7 11-7 11-9)

Main Draw – Over 55 Men’s Doubles (Round of 128)

V Anatolii Bondarenko (RUS)/Nikolai Prytkov (RUS)
   0-3 W/O

Ian Talbot

Over 65 Men’s Singles Group 1

v Thomas Chicovsky (USA)
   3-0 (11-4 11-6 11-1)
v Sakhavat Heydarov (AZE)
   3-1 (8-11 11-9 11-1 11-8)
v Jianjiang Huang (CHN)
   0-3 (3-11 10-12 3-11)
Over 65 Men’s Singles Main Draw 
v Alain Even (FRA)
  Round of 256  3-0 (11-9 11-8 11-9)
v Zhan Hua Pang (CAN)
  Round of 128  2-3 (11-8 6-11 4-11 13-11 2-11)

– Malcolm Wong

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