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2018 New Zealand Open Championships (6-13 October)

Wellington were represented by a Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Under 15 Girls Team and a Under 13 Boys Team at the tournament held at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre in Tauranga. Sean Hanson was the main junior coach supported by Martyn Barry, Tim Wilson (ITTF Level 1 Coach) and James Wang (ITTF Level 1 Coach).

Table Tennis Wellington President, Malcolm Wong (International Umpire, National Referee, ITTF Level 1 Coach), was one of two Referees at the tournament and he was there for the whole 8 days of the tournament. This is the fourth time the tournament has been held in Tauranga (previously in 1970, 1973 and 1976). There were 18 tables with a canteen run by Nomad Food and Wine from 10am to 6pm.

Under 15 Girls Team

The Under 15 Girls Team (Mei Mun Teh, Erin Huang, Anna Wilson) easily won all their 4 matches, in a round robin, to win the Grade. They all have another year in the Under 15 grade and will be able to defend their title next year. Their result summary:

  • v Waitemata 5-2
  • v Canterbury 5-2
  • v Otago 6-1
  • v Hawke’s Bay 7-0

Singles    Mei Mun Teh 7/8 Anna Wilson 7/8 Erin Huang 5/8
Doubles    Huang/Teh 1/1 Teh/Wilson 2/2 Huang/Wilson 1/1

Yashka Rabichand (Wellington) was a draft player for the Southland Girls Under 18 Team which finished 3rd. She won 4 out of her 8 singles. Yashka has another year in the Under 15 grade.

Under 13 Boys Team

The Under 13 Boys (Yufeng Wang, Aaron Lan, Tom Christie, Ben Riddell) were second in group 1B and qualified for the Semi-Finals where they lost to Auckland. In the playoff for third/fourth place against Canterbury they reversed the result of their group clash and won 4-3 with Tom Christie winning the deciding match against Jayden Ralston 3-0 (11-9 11-8 12-10). This is Tom and Ben’s last year in the Under 13’s while Yufeng and Aaron have two more years. Their result summary:

  • Group 1B v Canterbury 2-5
  • Group 1B v Auckland B 5-2
  • Group 1B v Waitako 6-1
  • Semi-Finals v Auckland 0-4
  • 3/4 playoff v Canterbury 4-3

Singles Yufeng Wang 6/8, Aaran Lan 4/8, Tom Christie 3/7, Ben Riddle 1/4
Doubles Christie/Riddle 0/1, Lan/Wang 2/2, Christie/Wang 1/2

Yufeng Wang was runner up in the Under 11 Boy’s Singles won by Timothy Choi (Auckland) 3-0 (11-9 11-2 11-3) and the Under 11 Boy’s Doubles (with Aaron Lan) won by Allen Zhu/Timothy Choi (Auckland) 3-1 (11-4 10-12 11-7 11-7).

The Junior Individuals needed an extra day as they finished at 9.30 pm (8 Oct) and 10.20pm (9 Oct). This is far too late for juniors to be still playing.

Women’s Team

The Women’s Team (Ye Zhai, Lisa Yue, Manon Soury-Lavergne (Draft – NCL)) won their grading match against Waitako 4-3 to qualify for the A Grade where they finished 4th.

  • v Canterbury 1-6
  • v Auckland 1-6
  • v Southland 4-3
  • v North Shore 1-4

Singles Ye Zhai 7/9 Lisa Yue 2/10 Manon Soury-Lavergne 0/9
Doubles Yue/Zhai 2/5

The Team found the going tough in A Grade with Ye Zhai still winning 5 Singles. Lisa Yue’s singles and double win (with Ye Zhai) in the grading match against Waitako and in the A Grade match against Southland ensured Wellington two wins.

Ye Zhai (6th seed) beat 2nd seed Jenny Hung (Canterbury) in the quarter finals of Women Singles 4-1 (8-11 11-7 11-6 11-8 11-8) and reached the final where she lost to the top seed Tianyi Li (Auckland) 4-0 (11-6 11-4 11-8 11-4). Tianyi Li won the Women Singles for the 5th year in a row. Ye Zhai/Lisa Yue were semi finalist in the Women Doubles losing to Jenny Hung/Avon Liu (Canterbury) 3-0 (11-2 12-10 11-3).

Men’s Team

The Men’s Team (James Harter, Yang Low, Paul Solt) placed 2nd in 2B Grade. Paul Solt won a crucial match against Simon Luo (Auckland Senior Men Red) 3-2 (4-11 9-11 11-9 11-8 11-3). Yang Low had three 2-3 losses. James Harter was in impressive form winning 9 out of his 10 singles which kept the team in contention in all their matches.

They lost in the semi finals to Waitemata 2 and in the 3/4 playoff to Nelson. Against Nelson two close matches went to Nelson making the difference.

  • Group 2B v Auckland Senior Men Red 4-3
  • Group 2B v Otago 4-3
  • Group 2B v Manawatu 2 3-4
  • Semi-Final v Waitemata 2 2-4
  • 3/4 playoff v Nelson 3-4

Singles James Harter 9/10 Yang Low 4/6 Paul Solt 1/9
Doubles Harter/Low 2/5

Yang Low was a semi finalist in the Men’s B Grade Singles. He beat the C Grade Men’s Singles winner, Jack Chen (Auckland) in the Quarter Finals 3-2 (11-5 8-11 11-8 10-12 13-11) before losing to Mark Page (Waitako) 3-0 (11-4 11-4 14-12). Yang won the C Grade Men’s Doubles with Jimmy Caunter (Waitako) against David Jarvis (Bay of Plenty)/Paul Kyle (Waitako) 3-0 (11-5 11-5 13-11) who had previously won the NZ D Grade Men’s Doubles in 2015.
There was a lack of qualified umpires to umpire in the afternoon final session. The players who made themselves available to umpire were of a good standard. Paul Solt umpired the Men’s Singles Final.

Thanks to all the officials who ran the tournament. John Lea (Tournament Director), Paul Henderson (Deputy Tournament Director), Ron Garrett (Tournament Referee – Juniors), Malcolm Wong (Tournament Referee – Seniors), Grant Wilson (Media & Broadcast Liaison), Matthew Hetherington (Media & Promotion), Christine Young (Tournament Controller) and Jessica Macaskill (Tournament Controller).

A social dinner was held at the nearby Daniels in the Park on the last night and the TTNZ Annual Awards were announced.

-Malcolm Wong

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Under 15 Girls Team medal presentation

L->R: Gary Williams (TTNZ Chairman),
Lydia Mercer-Beumelburg, Vanessa Wood-lin, Aarya Advilkar (Canterbury – Silver), Anna Wilson, Erin Huang, Mei Mun Teh (Wellington – Gold)

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Under 13 Boys Team medal presentation

L->R: Gary Williams (TTNZ Chairman),
Ben Riddell, Aaran Lan, Tom Christie, Yufeng Wang (Wellington – Bronze), Keanu King, Robert Zhung, Alex Liu Cao, Leo Mamedov, Timothy Choi (Auckland – Gold), Ingamar Siegruhn, Andrei Casareo, Finn Brown, (Southland – Silver).

Womens
New Zealand Women’s Singles

L->R: Gary Williams (TTNZ Chairman), Ye Zhai, Tianyi Li (A), Jin (Kim) Wang (A), Liting Guo (NL)

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New Zealand Women Doubles

L->R: Gary Williams (TTNZ Chairman),
Avon Liu & Jenny Hung (C), Jin (Kim) Wang & Tianyi Li (A),
Lisa Yue & Ye Zhai.

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NZ C Grade Men’s Doubles Champions Yang Low and Jimmy Caunter (WK)

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NZ B Grade Men’s Singles

L->R: Gary Williams (TTNZ Chairman),
Mark Page (WK), Jun Tamaura (A), Jessie Wilson (C), Yang Low

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Yufeng Wang (Silver Medal – Under 11 Boys Singles and Doubles) and Aaran Lan (Silver Medal – Under 11 Boys Doubles)
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TTNZ Nationals Underway & South Islands Results

Nationals for the juniors was a great success with all players placing in the top three in their respective events:

Teams

  • Girls Under 15 (Anna Wilson, Mei Mun Teh and Erin Huang) won Gold
  • Boys Under 13 (Yufeng Wang, Aaron Lan, Tom Christie and Ben Riddell) won Bronze with a great come from behind win over Canterbury
  • Yashka Rabichand came third as a draft player with Southland in the Under 18 Girls

Individual Medals

  • Yufeng Wang collected Silver in the Under 11 Boys Singles.
  • Yufeng Wang and Aaron Lan collected Silver in the Under 11 Boys Doubles.

Result details are posted to the TTNZ’s Tournament Planner page.
Also check the TTNZ Facebook page for photos from the event in Tauranga.

 

Speaking of national events I have a report from Malcolm Wong on the 2018 South Island Championships held earlier on July 7-8:

There were 104 players at the tournament in Christchurch. Fiona Zhai Ye, Lisa Yue and Andrew Maguire travelled from Wellington.

Fiona Zhai Ye became the first TT Wellington(*) player to win the South Island Women Singles when she won all her matches ( round robin of 5) from Mimi Walle (C), Shelley Smith (S), Lisa Yue (W) and Anny Li (A).  (*)Previous winners from Hutt Valley were Raewyn Young (1993) and Sabine Westenra (1995).

Lisa Yue and Fiona Zhai Ye were runner up in the Women Doubles to Shelley Smith/Mimi Walle  3-0 (11-6 11-6 14-12). Lisa Yue with Hongyi Li (C) were runner up in the Mixed Doubles to Ivo Mikulec (C)/Mimi Walle 3-1 (6-11 11-5 11-7 11-5).

Andrew Maguire with Shelley Smith were runner up in the Over 30 Mixed Doubles to Yikai Tian (C)/Akiko Goto (C) 3-1 (11-6 11-6 8-11 11-5). Andrew with Dave Samson (C) were runner up in the Over 40 Men’s Doubles to Abhay Joshi (C)/ Lyndon White (C) 3-0 (11-5 11-3 11-8). In the Over 30 Men’s Singles (Round robin of three) Andrew lead the winner Vladmir Ivanov (C) 2-0 before losing 3-2 (8-11 9-11 11-4 11-7 11-4).

– Malcolm Wong (South Island Championships report)

Junior Developing Tournament 2018 #2 (Sep 9)

Sunday 9 September 2018, at the Empire Table Tennis Club hall.

Entries due by noon, Saturday 8 September by phone or email (see attached).

Schedule (Sunday 9th September)

Under 12                 1.15 pm
Under 14                 9.30 am
Under 17                 1.15 pm

Tournament Manager: Kevin Haines

With the assistance of Pub Charity

Full details

2018 North Island Table Tennis Championships (20-22 July, Palmerston North)

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North Island Open Mixed Doubles Champions Sean Hanson and Fiona Zhai Ye.

Wellington won 10 gold medals achieved in the Open (1), Grades (1), Juniors (3), and Veterans (5). In the Open events Wellington had success in the Mixed Doubles where Sean Hanson and Fiona Zhai Ye beat Yuhan Gao (North Shore)/Hui-Ling Vong 3-0 (12-10 11-7 11-5). This was the Wellington area’s first victory in the Open Mixed Doubles since Shane Laugeson (A) and Tracey McLauchlan (HV) won in 2001. Hui-Ling Vong was runner up in the Women Singles to Jin (Kim) Wang (Auckland) 4-2 (11-13 11-3 11-7 13-15 11-4 11-5. Vong had defeated fellow Wellington player Fiona Zhai Ye in the semi finals 4-3 (12-14 11-7 11-6 11-7 9-11 10-12 13-11). In the Men’s Doubles Sean Hanson/Dinyar Irani (A) were runner up to Kelsey Amor/Victor Pollett (WT). In the Women Doubles Fiona Zhai Ye/ Lisa Yue were runner up to Jin (Kim) Wang/Tianyu Zhang (A) who won 3-0 (12-10 11-7 11-5).

In the B Grade Men’s Singles James Harter was runner up to Mark Page (WK) who won 3-1. Together they won the B Grade Men’s Doubles against Depak Patel/Yang Low 3-0 (11-5 11-4 11-8). Yang Low won a bronze medal in the B Grade Singles, losing in the semi finals to James Harter 3-1 (11-9 11-9 5-11 11-8). Darrell Brown had upset Yang Low in B Grade Group play 3-0 (13-11 11-9 11-9). Martin Young won a bronze medal for reaching the semi finals of the C Grade Men’s Singles, losing to Jimmy Caunter 3-0 (11-7 11-9 11-4). In the Women C Grade Doubles Anna Wilson/Erin Huang were runner up to Emily Jin/Minette Whitehead (WK) 3-0 (11-7 11-9 11-9).

In the Juniors, Hui-Ling Vong won the Under 18 Girl’s Singles defeating Zhiying Cheng (NS) 3-0 (11-5 11-8 12-10). This is the first Wellington victory in the U18 Girls Singles since Michelle McCarthy won in 2005. In the Under 15 Girls’s Doubles Mei Mun Teh with Vanessa Wood-Lin (ML) won the round robin (3 pairs) with the crucial match against Emily Jin / Minette Whitehead (WK) won 3-2 (10-12 11-4 11-7 8-11 12-10).

Aaron Lan won the Under 11 Singles (round robin of 3) upsetting Yufeng Wang in the crucial match 3-0 (13-11 11-9 11-7). Yufeng Wang was runner up in the Under 13 Boys Singles to Alex Liu Cao who won 3-1 (8-11 11-4 11-3 11-5) and in the Under 13 Combined Doubles with Tomos Christie.

Depak Patel won the Over 40 men’s Singles against Miko Kirschbaum (MN) 3-2 (7-11 10-12 11-6 11-5 11-5). This was his third win as he had previously won in 2006 and 2009. Martin Young won the Over 60 Combined Singles for the first time by beating Dave Scott (BP) in the last round 3-1 (8-11 11-5 12-10 14-12). Both made 4 wins and a loss. As Martin had beaten Dave he won the gold. Martin’s only loss was to Malcolm Wong who won 3-1 (14-12 11-6 9-11 11-8).

Bryan McConnochie won the Over 65 Combined Singles (Round Robin) by defeating Dave Scott (BP) 3-2 (15-13 5-11 10-12 11-4 11-9). This was his third win as he had previously won in 2015 and 2016. Bryan also won the Over 70 Combined Singles for the first time by defeating Jim Jarmin (MN) 3-0 (11-6 11-4 11-5).

In the Over 30 Men’s Doubles Harry Chen/Martin Young were runner up to Andrew Leonard (WK)/ Tim Seaholme (MN) 3-2 (12-10 3-11 11-6 6-11 11-5). The Over 40 Men’s Doubles Final was won by David Jarvis (BP)/ Paul Kyle (WK) who beat Darrell Brown/Depak Patel 3-2 (9-11 11-8 5-11 13-11 11-5). The Over 50 Men’s Doubles was won by Harry Chen with Paul Whitehead (WK) who won against David Jarvis (BP)/Paul Kyle (WK) 3-0 (11-5 11-5 11-8). The Over 60 Men’s Doubles was won by Russell Winkley (HB)/ Dave Scott (BP) who defeated Malcolm Wong/Martin Young 3-0 (11-4 12-10 11-2).

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North Island Under 18 Girls Singles Champion – Hui-Ling Vong
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North Island Under 11 Boys Singles Champion Aaron Lan
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Under 15 Girls Doubles Champions – Mei Mun Teh and Vanessa Wood-Lin (ML)
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Martin Young, Harry Chen and Malcolm Wong

Martin Young won the Over 60 Singles, runner up in the Over 30 and Over 60 Men’s Doubles and a bronze in the C Grade Men’s Singles.
Harry Chen won Over 50 Men’s Doubles and was runner up in the Over 30 men’s Doubles.
Malcolm Wong was runner up in the Over 60 Men’s Doubles.

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North Island Over 65 and Over 70 Men’s Singles Champion Bryan McConnochie

– Malcolm Wong

Travel Report – 2018 World Veterans Table Tennis Championships

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
Continue reading “Travel Report – 2018 World Veterans Table Tennis Championships”

Travel Report – 2018 Nelson Open (16-17 June)

Malcolm Wong wins 4 Doubles Events and reaches 100 Tournament Titles

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Mark Nalder and Malcolm Wong – Nelson Open Over 50 and Over 60 Men’s Doubles winners. They have won 24 Doubles Titles together.

The tournament was held at Saxton Stadium in Stoke, Nelson. There were 30 Males
(1 junior) and 7 Females (no juniors) playing on the Saturday. On the Sunday there were 13 juniors, including 1 girl. Malcolm Wong, Paul Solt and Andrew Maguire were the Wellington players in this event.

Malcolm with Mark Nalder (N) won the Over 50 Men’s Doubles against Alister Morice (C)/ Phil Osborne (N) 3-1 (-3 11 9 6) and the Over 60 Men’s Doubles final against Graeme Mathieson/Gary Basher (N) 3-0 (9 8 4). Malcolm with Glenda Ferguson (N) were runner up in the Over 40 Mixed Doubles to Daniel Astle(N)/Mimi Walle (C) 0-3 and they won the Over 60 Mixed Doubles against Peter Welsh (ML)/Melody Nicholls (N) 3-0 (7 6 -4 4). Malcolm, with Melody Nicholls (N) won the Over 50 Mixed Double against David Watson/Debbie Watson (N) 3-0 (6 8 9). He was also semi finalist in the Over 40 Men’s Doubles, Over 50 and Over 60 Men’s Singles. In winning the 4 doubles titles Malcolm has reached 100 Tournament Titles. It takes his Nelson Titles to 30 and it was also his 10th Nelson Over 50 Men’s Doubles Title. Malcolm’s first title was the 1995 Wellington Regional Men’s Over 40 Men’s Doubles with the late John Lelliott where they defeated Adrian Lust/Nha Nguyen.

Paul Solt won the Second Grade Singles defeating Phil Osborne (N) 3-0 (11 9 9).
These two were in the Wellington College Table Tennis Team in the late 1970s. Paul was also a semi finalist in the Men’s Singles losing to the winner Jessie Wilson 0-4. He defeated this year’s Marlborough Open Men’s Singles winner, Nathan Watson, in group play 3-0 (11 7 7).

Paul with Andrew Maguire were runner up in the Second Grade Men’s Doubles to Phil Osborne/Alan Vigar (N) who won 3-1 (8 -3 7 7) and in the Over 40 Men’s Double to Daniel Astle/Paul Op den Buysch (N) who won 3-2 (-7 -6 6 5 9).

Andrew Maguire was unfortunate to play Paul Solt 3 times in the singles (once in MS Group and in knockout in the 2nd Grade (SF) and O40 MS (QF)), with Paul wining each time. This should not have happened as they were the only two Wellington players in those events. They should not be in the same group in the MS and should have been on the opposite side of the draw for the knockout in the 2nd Grade and O40 MS). Andrew’s best win was beating the Over 50 Men’s Singles winner Phil Osborne in the last 16 of the O40 Men’s Singles 3-1 (8 -5 10 7).

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Paul Solt – winner of the 2018 Nelson Open Second Grade Men’s Singles

Continue reading “Travel Report – 2018 Nelson Open (16-17 June)”

2018 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships (July 28-29)

We are pleased to announce the:

2018

New World Wellington City

Table Tennis Wellington
Open Championships

Saturday/Sunday 28-29 July

Enter Online (or pdf / xlsx)
Conditions

Entries are due by Online Entry, email, phone 04 478 0841, or mailed
to PO Box 12-038 Wellington, to be received by 9pm Wednesday 25 July.

This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium.

Thanks also to Pub Charity and TTSports for their support.

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Travel Report – 2018 Marlborough Open

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Over 50 and 60 Men’s Doubles Champions Mark Nalder and Malcolm Wong
Malcolm Wong was the only Wellington player at the Marlborough Open which was held at the Simcox Stadium (Blenheim). There were 37 males (15 juniors) and 8 females (3 juniors) entered. On the Saturday (12 May) Malcolm was runner up in the Over 60 Men’s Singles to Mark Nalder (Nelson) who won 3-1 (11-6 11-5 9-11 11-8) and losing semi finalist in the Over 50 Men’s Singles to Derek Partridge (Canterbury) who won 3-1. The other Over 50 Men’s Singles semi finals was won by Phil Osborne (N) who defeated last year’s winner Mark Nalder (N) 3-1. Derek Partridge won the Over 50 Men’s Singles final 11-7 11-7 11-7.

Mark Nalder/Malcolm Wong won the Over 60 Men’s Doubles defeating Pietro Cannata/Gary Basher (N) 3-0 (11-7 11-5 11-5) and the Over 50 Men’s Doubles defeating Warren Haszard (Marlborough)/Derek Partridge (C) 3-1 (14-12 12-14 11-5 11-8). It brings their doubles titles together to 22.

In the Over 40 events Daniel Astle (N) won 3 titles. The Singles defeating Paul Op den Buysch (N) 3-0 (11-7 11-5 11-7). The Men’s Doubles with Phil Osborne (N) defeating Paul Op den Buysch (N)/Derek Partridge (C) 3-1 (6-11 11-9 11-7 11-5). The Mixed Doubles with Mimi Walle (C) defeating Warren Haszard/Marion Wood (ML) 3-0.

A combined Women’s Over 40/50 Singles resulted in 1st Mimi Walle, 2nd Glenda Ferguson and 3rd Marion Wood.

In the Second Grade David Walle (C) won 3 titles. He defeated Jay Zhu (C) 3-0 (11-4 11-5 11-6) in the Men’s Singles. With Allan Villar (N) they won the Men’s Doubles against Paul Op den Buysch/ Derek Partridge 3-1 (11-9 9-11 12-10 11-9). With Glenda Ferguson (N) they won the Mixed Doubles against Rob Honour /Megan Stratford (ML) 3-0 (11-5 11-4 11-9 ). The Women’s Singles was won by Glenda Ferguson from Marion Wood in a round robin. The Women’s Doubles was won by Vanessa Wood-Lin /Hannah Smit (ML) defeating Glenda Ferguson/Marion Wood 3-2 (11-8 11-6 8-11 3-11 11-7).

A report was in the Marlborough mid week paper and report sent to Table Tennis Nelson.

Open final results are listed below.

Men’s Singles – Nathan Watson (M) beat Daniel Astle (N) 4-1 (11-6 11- 7 12- 10 5-11 11-8).

Men’s Doubles – Daniel Astle/Paul Op den Buysch (N) beat David Walle/Jay Zhu (C) 3-2 (11-8 2-11 10-12 11-5 11-6).

Women’s Singles – Not held

Women’s Doubles – Mimi Walle (C)/Megan Stratford (ML) beat Jacqui Wood/Marion Wood (M) 3-0 (11-6 11-4 11-8).

Mixed Doubles – David Walle/Mimi Walle (C) beat Daniel Astle (N)/Marion Wood (ML) 3-0 (11-6 11-6 15-13).

Thanks to Chris Hood and Debbie Stratford from the Marlborough Association who have run the tournament for many years. Chris was the 1984 Marlborough Open Men’s Singles Champion. He became a Table Tennis Marlborough Committee Member (1982) and has been Secretary since 2009. Chris has been on the Committee for 34 years. He had 4 years off late 1990s-2000s).

Debbie Stratford (nee Looms) was on the Table Tennis Marlborough Committee prior to Chris Hood. Debbie had a break when she had her 2 daughter and may have been on the committee for nearly 40 years.

Debbie Stratford has won 7 Marlborough Open Women’s Singles (1975-1981), 9 Women’s Doubles (1972-74 with Christine Cootes (ML), 1975-76 with Stephanie Bing (ML), 1978 with Ruth Lee (HV), 1979-80 with Julie Dawkins (ML), 1981 with Janet Johnson (ML)) and 2 Mixed Doubles (1978 with Wayne Adamson (C), 1979 with Michael Hamel (C).

Debbie won the 1981 North Island Women Singles and 5 North Island Junior Titles. The 1977 Under 18 Girls Singles, 2 Under 18 Girls Doubles (1976 with Stephanie Bing (ML), 1977 with Ruth Lee (HV) ), and the 2 Under 18 Mixed Doubles (1976-77 with Stuart Armstrong (C).

In the South Island Championships Debbie won 4 Women Singles (1978-81), 4 Women Doubles (1978-81 with Jan Morris (C) and the 1981 Mixed Doubles with Michael Hamel.

She won 16 South Island Junior Titles. 3 Under 18 Girls Singles (1975-77), 3 Under 18 Girls Doubles (1975 with Stephanie Bing (ML), 1976 with Mary-Jane Gardiner (ML) and 1977 with Ruth Lee (HV). 3 Under 18 Mixed Doubles with Stuart Armstrong (C). 2 Under 16 Girls Singles (1973 & 1975), 3 Under 16 Girls Doubles ( 1973-74 with Stephanie Bing (ML), 1975 with Katherine Bing (ML)), and 2 Under 16 Mixed Doubles (1974-75 with Stuart Armstrong (C).

Debbie was twice runner up the NZ Women Singles (1978 and 1981). She won the 1979 NZ Women’s Doubles (with Jan Morris (C)) and 7 NZ Junior Titles. The 1977 Under 18 Girls Singles, 2 Under 18 Girls Doubles (1972 with Linda Smith (BOP), 1977 with Ruth Lee (HV)), 1977 Under 18 Mixed Doubles (with Lloyd Richards (W), 1975 Under 16 Girls Singles, 1975 Girls Doubles (with Ruth Lee (HV)) and 1975 Mixed Doubles (with Stuart Armstrong (C).

Debbie was ranked 6 years in a row in the NZ Under 18 Girls Ranking List. She was 4th(1972-74), 2nd (1975), 3rd (1976) and 1st (1977). In the NZ Women Ranking List she was ranked 1976-81 and 1985. 7th (1976), 4th (1977, 1978, 1980) 2nd (1979), 1st (1981) and 3rd (1985). Debbie was 1975 Marlborough Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of her becoming the first Marlborough Player to win a individual NZ Table Tennis Title (Under 16 NZ Girls Singles). She was also 1975 NZ Junior of the Year.

In 1978 Debbie represented NZ at the first Oceania Championships (Individual events) held in Auckland and the Australian Open (Melbourne). She and Shelley Palmer were runner up the 1978 Oceania Women Doubles to Jan Morris and Angela Brackenridge. Debbie was in the 1979 NZ Invitation Team (with Jan Morris and Shelley Palmer) that defeated the touring NSW Women 5-4. Debbie was in the 1981 NZ Women’s Team (with Jan Morris (C), Angela Brackenridge (A) and Shelley Palmer (A)) at the NZ Summer Games in Auckland that finished 5th out of 6 teams. Debbie was selected for the 1982 Asian and Commonwealth Championships but withdrew because of a back injury. This injury caused Debbie to retire just as she was reaching her peak. She made a temporary cameback in 1985 and won 3 Titles at the Nelson Open. The Women Singles, Women Doubles with Sally McCulloch (ML) and Mixed Doubles with Jack Taylor (ML). Debbie also won the 1985 Wellington Open Women Singles and was runner up in the NZ Mixed Doubles with Barry Griffiths (Auckland).

– Malcolm Wong

2018 NZ Chinese Easter Sports Tournament – Table Tennis

This was the 71st NZ Chinese Sports Tournament which is held in Wellington (30 March – 2 April). The table tennis was held at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Friday afternoon (30 March) from 1pm to 5pm. There were 6 Donic tables from the Newtown Stadium and 2 Hart tables from the ASB Stadium. Robert Chung was the Tournament Controller. Only the Men’s Teams were held as there was not the 3 centres entry required to hold the Women’s and Mixed Teams. Wellington won the overall Trophy with 23 points (13 official) from Auckland 7 points (4 official).

There were 12 Men’s Teams from Auckland (2), Canterbury (1), Hawke’s Bay (1) and Wellington (8). In the main draw there had a knockout format (2 person team) with each player playing 1 singles and a doubles (3 matches). The top 4 seeds had a bye in the first round. In Round 2 Hawke’s Bay (4th seeds) lost to Wellington 6 by 2-1 when they lost the doubles 2-0 (11-4 11-5). Hawke’s Bay also lost in the First Round of the Second Round Consolation to Wellington 3 when they lost the doubles 3-2 (11-7 13-11 6-11 7-11
12-10)

The first round consolation (round robin) was won by Wellington 7 (Dave Chan, Peter Hewitt). The second round consolation (knockout) was won by Wellington 3 (Norman Chan, Jason Zhao). The losing semi finalist were Wellington 6 (Wai Chung, Phil Chin) and Auckland 1 (Xiao Jin, Sarwindar Sandhu).

The final was between Wellington 1 (Yang Low, Min Su) and Wellington 2 (Malcolm Wong, Martin Young). In the opening match Min Su beat Martin Young 3-2 (8-11 11-8 11-8 7-11 11-6). Then Yang Low defeated Malcolm Wong 3-0 (11-5 11-1 11-5). The doubles was won by Yang Low/Min Su 3-1 (11-9 11-5 6-11 11-5). A 3-0 win to Wellington 1 who received trophies for winning the tournament.

Thanks to the organisers, Robert Chung, Malcolm Wong and Lisa Yue. Also thanks to Martin Young who transported barriers and flip charts from the Empire Club. There were 6 tables, barriers, flip charts and stands for the flip charts from the Newtown Stadium. Members from the Tournament Committee with Robert Chung and Malcolm Wong were involved in setting up the table tennis area on Thursday night (29 March). These people with Martin Young helped to dismantle the area at the end of the tournament.

Seeds Teams Players
1 Wellington 1 Min Su, Yang Low
2 Auckland 1 Xiao Jin, Sarwindar Sandhu
3 Wellington 2

Malcolm Wong, Martin Young)

4 Hawke’s Bay Tony Law, Hayden Wong
5 Wellington 3 Norman Chan, Jason Zhao
6 Wellington 4 Stan Joe, Yiming Li
  Auckland 2 Kevin Chung, Peter Cheng
  Wellington 5 Aaron Lan, Jordan Chan
  Wellington 6 Wai Chung, Peter Chin
  Wellington 7 Dave Chan, Peter Hewitt
  Wellington 8 Owen Su, Tristan Tong
  Canterbury Tony Ng, Phil Joe

Results – Main Draw (Knockout)

Round 1 Wgtn 3 v Cant 3-0
  Wgtn 6 v Auck 2 3-0
  Wgtn 5 v Wgtn 7       

3-0

  Wgtn 4 v Wgtn 8        2-1, Owen Su (Wgtn 8) beat Stan Joe
Round 2 Wgtn 1 v Wgtn 3        3-0
  Wgtn 6 v HB   2-1, Wai Chung (Wgtn 6) beat Hayden Wong
  Wgtn 2 v Wgtn 5 3-0
  Auck 1 v Wgtn 4 2-1
Semi Finals Wgtn 1 v Wgtn 6 3-0
  Wgtn 2 v Auck 1 2-1, Xiao Jin (Auck 1) beat Martin Young
Final Wgtn 1 v Wgtn 2 3-0
Third Place Wgtn 6 v Auck 1 2-1

First Round Consolation (Round Robin)

Round 1 Wgtn 7 v Cant 2-1
  Wgtn 8 v Auck 2 3-0
Round 2 Wgtn 7 v Auck 2 3-0
  Cant v Wgtn 8 3-0, default
Round 3 Wgtn 7 v Wgtn 8 3-0, default
  Cant v Auck 2 3-0

1st – Wellington 7
2nd – Canterbury
3rd – Wellington 8
4th – Auckland 2

Second Round Consolation (Knockout)

Round 1 Wgtn 3 v HB 2-1, Norman Chan (Wgtn 3) beat Tony Law
  Wgtn 4 v Wgtn 5 3-0
Final Wgtn 3 v Wgtn 4 3-0

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Junior Developing Tournament #1 Sunday June 10 ** RESULTS **

The June Development Tournament was contested by a small group of players, all whom demonstrated good attitudes, sportsmanship and no little skill. Especially pleasing was seeing a new group playing in the under 12 group for the first time, all showing promise for the future.

Equally, it was wonderful to see the support for the players by family members and TTW Life Members, Vice Presidents and Executive Committee members who were present for much of the day.

Under 12 Singles
  Winner: Leroy Leitch
  Runner Up: Toby Kearns

Under 12 Doubles
  Winner: Leroy Leitch & Toby Kearns
  Runner Up: Toby Callum Kennedy Moffat & Hitee Kandheri

Under 14 Singles
  Winner: Yufang Wang
  Runner Up: Aaron Lan

Under 14 Doubles
  Winner: Aaron Lan & Yufeng Wang
  Runner Up: Oscar Craig & Casey Pearson

Under 17 Singles
  Winner: Mei Mun Teh
  Runner Up: Yufeng Wang

Under 17 3rd/4th playoff
  Winner: Ering Huang
  Runner Up: Nikin Sukha

Under 17 Consolation
  Winner: Aaron Lan
  Runner Up: Ravi Sukha

Under 17 Doubles
  Winner: Aaron Lan & Yufeng Wang
  Runner Up: Alex Strickland & Nikin Sukha

Continue reading “Junior Developing Tournament #1 Sunday June 10 ** RESULTS **”

Umpiring & Jim Jarmin’s 50 Year Umpiring Service Award

Table Tennis NZ has a page on the Umpires & Referees Committee check it out if you’re curious or interesting in progressing your umpiring skills.  There’s a lot of good material up there.  You may or may not know that when Malcolm Wong turns up at at tournaments like the recent Autumn open that while he might pick up his bat and play – he is also there in a more official capacity.  Malcolm is indeed an International Umpire and a National Referee!

Malcolm is also the TTNZ Umpires and Referees Committee Convenor so has work in between tournaments too.  For example.

Malcolm travelled to Palmerston North last September to present Jim Jarmin with his 50 Year Umpiring Service Award (1967-2017).

Jim was born in Manchester, England.  He started playing table tennis at the age of 19 in Birmingham.  In 1966 Jim moved to New Zealand where he joined the Mount Albert Table Tennis Club in Auckland and qualified as a provincial umpire that same year.  Jim later moved to Palmerston North in 1980.  He has served on the TTNZ Umpires and Referees Committee and the Table Tennis Manawatu Committee and was also a founder member of the Manawatu Table Tennis Veterans Club.  Jim was awarded Life Membership of Table Tennis Manawatu (14/11/2014).  Jim, with Chip Eade (Waitemata), won the NZ Men’s Over 45 Doubles in 2005 and the Over 65 Men’s Doubles in both 2005 & 2006.  He was selected for the NZ Men’s Over 70 Team in the veterans test against Australia in 2008.  Jim said his proudest achievement was winning the 2014 World Veterans Consolation Men’s Doubles with Werner Krafft (Australia).

The 18th Manawatu Veterans Doubles Tournament, sponsored by Himatangi Transport, was held on the same day as Jim’s award.  There was a morning session (62 entries) where players played with their selected partners (6 groups round robin). In the afternoon session (58 entries) players were matched with another player (6 groups round robin). Prizes were given for the first and second place pairs in the morning and to the first place pair in the afternoon. Players came from Wanganui. Stratford, Taumarunui, Edgecumbe, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington. Only Tony Rutledge came from Wellington. He played in the morning session. Former Waterloo player, Ian White (83), who now lives in Levin also played.

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Jim Jarmin receiving his umpiring service award from Malcolm Wong (Sep 2017)
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Ian White at the Manawatu Veterans Doubles Tournament.

-Malcolm Wong & Matthew Hobbs

2018 Wellington Vets Open – Results

On Saturday 17 March, 24 players turned up to play in the Annual Table Tennis Wellington Veterans Tournament.

Entries were well spread across three age groups with a number playing in two groups, resulting in plenty of table tennis during the day. A number of players played to a standard above what they normally display and there were plenty of tight, interesting matches with several upsets occurring.

Event Winner Runner Up
Over 40 singles Depak Patel Zhidong Yu
Over 40 doubles Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner Chris Talbot & Zhidong Yu
Over 40 consolation Matthew Hobbs Andrew Maguire
Over 50 singles Depak Patel Chris Talbot
Over 50 doubles Chris Talbot & Lindsay Ward Darrell Brown & Depak Patel
Over 50 consolation Zhidong Yu Craig Gear
Over 60 singles Lindsay Ward Ian Talbot
Over 60 doubles John Gan & Lindsay Ward Lesley Gardner (Canterbury) & Trevor Gardner (Canterbury)
Over 60 consolation Trevor Gardner Leigh Grinlinton

2018 TTSports Wellington Autumn Open (April 21/22)

Winner/s & Runners Up

Men’s Singles
    Nathan Xu (Auck)     Yuhan Gao (NS)
Women’s Singles
    Hui-Ling Vong        Michelle McCarthy
Men’s Doubles                                  
    Yuhan Gao (NS) &     Sean Hanson &
    Nathan Xu (Auck)     Jesse Wilson (Cant)
Women’s Doubles
    Hui-Ling Vong &      Leigh Grinlinton &
    Sabine Westenra      Lisa Yue
Mixed Doubles
    Yuhan Gao (NS) &     Jack Webb (Man) &
    Hui-Ling Vong        Abbey Webb (Man)
B Grade Singles
    Jesse Wilson (Cant)  Daniel Rosner
C Grade Singles
    Paul Solt            Jack Webb (Man)
D Grade Singles
    Shubham Chhabra      Sahil Soni            
Under 21 Singles
    Hui-Ling Vong        Jack Webb (Man)
Over 25 Singles
    Yuhan Gao (NS)       James Harter
Over 25 Doubles
    James Harter &       Depak Patel &
    Yang Low             Daniel Rosner
Over 35 Singles
    Depak Patel          Daniel Rosner
Over 35 Doubles
    Bryan McConnochie &  Depak Patel &
    Lindsay Ward         Daniel Rosner
Over 45 Singles
    Lindsay Ward         Depak Patel
Over 45 Doubles
    Bryan McConnochie &  Depak Patel &
    Lindsay Ward         Daniel Rosner
Over 55 Singles
    Lindsay Ward         John Gan
Under 12 Singles
    Yufeng Wang          Aaron Lan
Under 14 Boys Singles
    Robert Zhang (Auck)  Yufeng Wang
Under 14 Girls Singles
    Erin Huang           Anna Wilson
Under 14 Doubles
    Callum McKinnon (Man) &   Erin Huang &
    Yufeng Wang               Mei Mun Teh
Under 16 Boys Singles
    Thomas Sun (Man)     Callum McKinnon (Man)
Under 16 Girls Singles
    Abbey Webb (Man)     Mei Mun Teh
Under 16 Doubles
    Kaushal Patel (Man) &     Erin Huang
    Thomas Sun (Man)          Mei Mun Teh
Under 18 Singles
    Hui-Ling Vong             Jack Webb (Man)
Under 18 Doubles
    Kaushal Patel (Man) &     Carlos Fung (Man) &
    Thomas Sun (Man)          Abbey Webb (Man)
Over 35 Singles Plate
    Tommy Choi (NS)      Shane Gibson
Over 45 Singles Plate
    Craig Gear           Andrew Maguire
Over 55 Singles Plate
    Zhidong Yu           Craig Gear
Under 18 Singles Plate
    Thomas Sun (Man)     Carlos Fung (Man)

Continue reading “2018 TTSports Wellington Autumn Open (April 21/22)”

2018 Wellington Vets Open – March 17 (Saturday)

Update: results are up

The 2018 Table Tennis Wellington Veterans Open is being held on Saturday March 17 the conditions and form documents are below or use the online form to enter. Please enter by 6pm on Wednesday March 14.

There are over 40/50/60 and 70 age groups (if you turn that age on or before Dec 31, 2018) – singles and doubles. The tournament will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Club Hall, Marine Parade, Petone. Round up your friends and car-pool in! Please pass this information on to anyone else you know who may be interested.

This is also a good lead up for those competing in the NZ Open Vets in Easter (Mar 30 – Apr 2 in Taupo).

Details and Entry Form

Online form or as a pdf (email to tournament@ttwellington.org.nz or mail as per the form – also as as a spreadsheet).

Also refer to the Tournament Conditions.

Schedule

Time Saturday March 17
10:00am Over 50, Over 70 (please enter only one of these)
12:30pm Over 40, Over 60 (please enter only one of these)

Entries Close Wednesday March 14, 6pm

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January wake-up!

We hope you have been enjoying the warm summer!

Check out this cool article on the Olympics NZ site featuring Hui Ling!  It’s re the Junior Olympics in October.

Heads up:

  • The next Business Class is starting on Feb 13 (Tuesdays, @ Alexandra Rd Wellington stadium) – here are the details & entry form.
  • Summer interclub (Wednesdays, @ ETTC hall in Petone) will closer to or in March (watch this space).

Also

2017 NZ Special Olympics Table Tennis

This was held on November 28 at the Empire Club (Petone). There were 10 players from Manawatu (4), Counties (2) and Tamaki (4), who played singles and doubles. Chris Talbot, Neville Watkin, Roger Watkin and Malcolm Wong were the umpires. Andrew Maguire was the Competition Manager. There were also other Special Olympics Volunteers including Datacom staff who were the GMS System Operators. Results below.

Division 1 Singles

1st  Tazz Kane (Manawatu)
2nd  Stephen Biezeman (Counties)
3rd  Jonathan Jenkind (Manawatu)
4th  Conrad Ryan (Manawatu)
5th  Scott Bowers (Tamaki)

Divison 2 Singles

1st  Shanae Dean (Counties)
2nd  Andrew Ireland (Manawatu)
3rd  Richard Bisley (Tamaki)
4th  Erin Peaufa-Kilgour (Tamaki)
5th  Susan Godsall (Tamaki)

Doubles

1st  Stephen Biezeman & Shanae Dean (Counties)
2nd  Conrad Ryan & Tazz Kane (Manawatu)
3rd  Jonathan Jenkins & Andrew Ireland (Manawatu)
4th  Scott Bowers & Erin Peaufa-Kilgour (Tamaki)
5th Richard Bisley & Susan Godsall (Tamaki)

 

-Malcolm Wong

Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen!

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2018 NZ Master Games in Dunedin (Table Tennis February 3-6)

The information on Table Tennis is:

  • Table Tennis will be from Saturday 3 – Tuesday 6 February 2018
  • Minimum age for competitors is 35 years as at the first day of competition
  • The venue for the Table Tennis is Edgar Centre, Dunedin
  • Events on offer are Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

All details are here.

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Manawatu Open – Wellington Results

Some Wellington results from the recent Manwatu Open held up the road…

  • Lisa Yue (with Jessia Macaskill (WK)) won the Women’s Doubles.
  • James Harter (with Mark Page (WK)) runners-up in the Men’s Doubles.
  • Lisa Yue & Sean Hanson runners-up in the Mixed Doubles.
  • Yau Yang Low and Depak Patel won B Grade Combined Doubles.
  • Yau Yang Low was runner up in B Grade Men’s Singles
  • Subhash Batra won the Over 50 Singles.
  • Subhash Batra (with Janice Kent (HB)) won the Over 50 doubles.
  • Subhash Batra won & Depak Patel was runner up in the Over 40 Singles.
  • Depak Patel was runner up in Over 30 Singles
  • Sean Hanson was runner up in Under 30 Singles
  • Yufeng Wang won the Under 11 Combined Singles.
  • Mei Mun Teh was runner-up in the Under 13 Girls’ Singles.
  • Emma Hanson was runner-up in the Under 18 Girls’ Singles.
  • Toshiaki Yasuda was runner-up in the Under 18 Boys’ Singles.
  • James Harter (with Mark Page (WK)) won the Under 30s doubles.

The full results are listed here.

 

Primary/Intermediate Teams Tournament – Result Summary

The annual Primary/Intermediate teams tournament was held on 1 September with 29 boys and 11 girls teams entered by 5 schools.

Most grades experienced some good competition and the standard throughout the divisions was impressive. Thanks to all the players that turned up, plus thanks to school staff who were involved in organising teams before the event and managing them during the day.

Girls

Division One

1st Clyde Quay 1
2nd Clyde Quay 2
3rd Clyde Quay 3

Division Two

1st Clyde Quay 4
2nd Clyde Quay 6
3rd Naenae Int 2

Boys

Division One

1st Clyde Quay 1
2nd Wellesley College 1
3rd Clyde Quay 2

Division Two

1st Clyde Quay 3
2nd Hutt Intermediate 2
3rd Wellesley College 2

Division Three

1st Clyde Quay 5
2nd Hutt Intermediate 3
3rd Wellesley College 3

Division Four

1st Clyde Quay 6
2nd Wellesley College 4
3rd Clyde Quay 7

Division Five

1st Naenae Int 6
2nd Clyde Quay 8
3rd Clyde Quay 9

 

2017 South Islands Tournament

A Travel Report from Malcolm Wong:

There were 88 competitors (66 males and 22 females) at the Saxton Stadium (Stoke) in Nelson. There were players from Auckland, Canterbury, Manawatu, Marlborough, Nelson, Otago, Southland, Waitako and Wellington. 5 players came from Wellington. Yau Yang Low, Andrew Maguire, Depak Patel, Paul Solt and Malcolm Wong. There were 12 tables. Results are on the TTNZ site.

Table Tennis Wellington President, Malcolm Wong, had Wellington’s sole success when he and Mark Nalder (N) won the Over 60 Men’s Doubles (Round Robin). They beat Alastair Naysmith/Stanislav Petrovic (N) 3-0 (11-8 11-9 11-6) and Kevin Neumann (N)/ Mark Wilson (C) 3-1 (9-11 11-7 14-12 11-9). It was their 20th title together. Depak Patel was runner up in 3 events. He lost to Daniel Astle (N) in the Over 40 Men’s Singles 0-3 (9-11 10-12 6-11) and the Over 40 Men’s Doubles with Julian Main (C) to Daniel Astle/ Paul Op den Buysch (N) 1-3 (9-11 8-11 12-10 7-11). Also the Over 50 Men’s Singles to Stuart Armstrong (C) 0-3 (5-11 5-11 7-11).

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Over 60 Men’s Doubles Champion Malcolm Wong

No Wellington players qualified from their Open Men’s Singles Group. The closest was Paul Solt who was in a 3 way tie for 2nd in his Men’s Singles Group. He beat Rajitha Samaraweera (MN), a former Sri Lankan Junior Representative, 3-1 (11-9 8-11 11-8 11-7) and lost to Grant Wilson (C) 1-3 (5-11 13-11 6-11 6-11). Rajitha beat Grant Wilson 3-0 (11-6 11-7 11-4) and qualified with the best win/loss ratio (4/3) from Paul Solt (4/4) and Grant Wilson (3/4). Yau Yang Low beat this years Marlborough Open Men’s Singles winner, Alex Wilson (C) in his Men’s Singles Group 3-1 (10-12 11-7 11-8 11-7).

Depak Patel/Yau Yang Low lost in the Men’s B Grade Doubles semi finals to Rajitha Samaraweera/Nathan Watson (MN) 0-3 (9-11 11-13 13-15). Paul Solt was a semi finalist in the Over 40 Singles, losing to Depak Patel 0-3 (2-11 8-11 7-11). Depak Patel/Paul Solt lost in the semi finals of the Over 50 Men’s Doubles to Grant Wilson/Mark Wilson (C) 2-3 (11-8 7-11 7-11 11-9 6-11) as did Malcolm Wong/Mark Nalder to Stanislav Petrovic (N)/Paul Whitehead (WK) 1-3 (9-11 9-11 11-4 9-11).

Thanks to the Tournament Referees, Hamish Rennie and Ron Garrett, and the Tournament Director, Paul Op den Buysch. Also all the Nelson people involved in helping to run the tournament.

– Malcolm Wong

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Over 40 Men’s Doubles Finalists: Simon Hoey-Burns (Umpire), Depak Patel, Julian Main (Runner up), Daniel Astle, Paul Op den Buysch (Winners).

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