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2019 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships – Summary

Recently Table tennis Wellington held the 2019 Wellington Open. 77 players participated, up slightly on the previous few years. There were a number of players from other Associations, particularly Manawatu, but also Auckland, Waitemata, Waikato and Marlborough.

Results as follows:

Men’s Singles Matthew Ball (Man) Sean Hanson
Women’s Singles Hui-Ling Vong Ye Zhai
Men’s Doubles Matthew Ball (Man) & Rajitha Samaraweera (Ak) Noam Bar-Shalom & Yotam Malka
Women’s Doubles Lisa Yue & Ye Zhai Yashka Rabichand & Anna Wilson
Mixed Doubles Sean Hanson & Ye Zhai Rajitha Samaraweera (Ak)& Hui-Ling Vong
Men’s Singles Plate Andrew Maguire Bryan McConnochie
B Grade Singles James Harter Mark Page (Wk)
B Grade Doubles Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner James Harter & Mark Page (Wk)
C Grade Singles Harry Chen Tony Rutledge
C Grade Doubles Carlos Fung (Man) & Callum McKinnon (Man) Andrew Palmer (Wait) & Tony Rutledge
D Grade Singles Martin Young Michael Stechman
D Grade Doubles Andrew Maguire & Michael Stechman Jacqui Wood (Marl) & Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 13 Singles Akshay Aneesh (Man) Yufeng Wang
Under 13 Doubles Aaron Lan & Yufeng Wang Akshay Aneesh (Man) & Hadley James (Man)
Under 15 Boys Singles Callum McKinnon (Man) Yufeng Wang
Under 15 Girls Singles Yashka Rabichand Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 15 Doubles Yashka Rabichand & Anna Wilson Callum McKinnon (Man) & Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 15 Boys Plate Abilash Sivasith Ben Riddell
Under 18 Boys Singles Callum McKinnon (Man) Carlos Fung (Man)
Under 18 Girls Singles Hui-Ling Vong Vanessa Wood-Lin (Marl)
Under 18 Doubles Carlos Fung (Man) & Callum McKinnon (Man) Yashka Rabichand & Anna Wilson
Over 30 Singles David Buckrell Daniel Rosner
Over 30 Doubles Heath Murdoch & Callum Rusbridge Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner
Over 40 Singles Daniel Rosner James Wang
Over 40 Doubles Depak Patel & Daniel Rosner John Gan & Heath Murdoch
Over 50 Singles Lindsay Ward Bryan McConnochie
Over 50 Doubles Bryan McConnochie & Lindsay Ward John Gan & Heath Murdoch
Over 60 Singles Lindsay Ward Tony Rutledge
Over 60 Doubles Bryan McConnochie & Lindsay Ward Malcolm Wong & Martin Young

Congratulations to the titleholders, the volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, the volunteer umpires, to Maggie on the shop & to Empire for hosting the event and to everyone who completed or just came along to watch and helped make this event a success!

Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Announcing the inaugural…

Also here are some upcoming events:

Jun 29-30 North Shore Open
Jun 29 Hawkes Bay Open (Napier)
Jul 7-8 Central Region Junior, Cadet and Hopes Training Camp (Palmerston North)
Jul 7-13 Australian Junior Championships (TTNZ Selected Teams) Wollongong - starring Anna Wilson
Jul 12-14 North Island Individual Championships (Wanganui)
Jul 20-21 Otago Open (Dunedin)
Jul 27-28 Wellington Open
Aug 2 CollegeSport Wellington Table Tennis Regionals Individuals (enter by July 25)
Aug 3-4 Waikato Open (Hamilton)
Aug 7-10 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships (Tonga)
Aug 9 CollegeSport Wellington Table Tennis Regionals Teams (enter by Aug 1)
Sep 2-4 NZ Secondary School Championships
Sep 7-8 Manawatu Open
Sep 28-Oct 6 NZ Junior & Senior Championships (Christchurch) 

2019 New World Wellington City Table Tennis Wellington Open Championships (July 27-28)

We are pleased to announce the:

2019

New World Wellington City

Table Tennis Wellington
Open Championships

Saturday/Sunday 27-28 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 24 July.

This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium.

Thanks also to Pub Charity and TTSports

TTNZ Vets, Juniors vs. Australia, ITTF Hopes

TTNZ Veterans

Recently we had Wellington vets at the TTNZ Veterans tournament and also representing New Zealand in test teams vs. Australia at the TTNZ vets in Taupo (full results).  Many Wellington players attended & placings achieved by Wellington players are listed below:

Over 40 mixed doubles Sabine Westenra (with Lyndon White, CAN) 3rd-equal
Over 40 women’s doubles Sabine Westenra (with Christine Young, WAIT) 2nd
Over 50 women’s singles won by Sabine Westenra
Over 50 men’s singles Lindsay Ward came 3rd
Over 50 mixed doubles Sabine Westenra (with Lyndon White, CAN) won
Over 50 women’s doubles Sabine Westenra (with Haiyan Zhang, QLD) 2nd
Over 60 mixed doubles Lindsay Ward & Leigh Grinlinton 2nd
Over 60 men’s doubles Chris Talbot & Lindsay Ward 3rd-equal

In the selected NZ Test Teams vs. Australia we had:

Over 50s women: Sabine Westenra (5-0 to NZ)
Over 60s men: Lindsay Ward (2-3 to Aust)
Over 65s men: Ian Talbot (1-4 to Aust)

Well done to the above and to all the Wellington players who attended!

Anna Wilson vs. Australia

Table Tennis New Zealand is excited to be sending a team of 15 players to the Australian Junior Championships in Wollongong in July after a collaborative agreement was signed between TTNZ and TTA aimed at fostering development. The last Junior Team to participate in Australian Junior Championships was in Queensland in 2010.

From Wellington we have Anna Wilson selected by TTNZ – congratulations from all of us to Anna!

Yufeng Wang in the ITTF Hopes week

The 2019 ITTF-Oceania Hopes (Under 12) Week was held in April in Waikato with local boy Yufeng Wang selected to attend after qualifying in the New Zealand Hopes Open held in Christchurch in January.  The young players attend a week long camp headed by Eva Jeler, one of the most decorated coaches in the world.

2019 Junior Development Tournament #1 – Sunday June 16

We are pleased to announce the first Junior Development Tournament of 2019 with the assistance of Pub Charity.

This will be on Sunday June 16 at the Empire Table Tennis Club, Marine Parade, Petone. Enter by noon Saturday June 15 (see how).

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

Players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time and report to the Tournament Manager’s desk. Do not wear white or especially light coloured clothing and wear correct sports clothing & non marking sports shoes.

Refer to the form for more details!

National University Champs

Remember to keep checking the Table Tennis Wellington Facebook group for even more of the goings on in Wellington especially all the news on the NZ Univerity Champs held recently in Wellington up there with piles of pictures and video uploaded by Rob!

2019 TTSports Wellington Autumn Open (April 27-28)

Results

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered or came along to watch!

  Winner Runner/s Up
Men’s Singles Matthew Ball (Man) Yuhan Gao (NS)
Women’s Singles Fiona Ye Zhai Michelle McCarthy
Men’s Doubles J Harter & B Omizu B Collins & S Hanson
Women’s Doubles H-L Vong & F Ye Zhai H Beumelburg & L Mercer-Beumelburg (Can)
Mixed Doubles Y Gao (NS) & H-L Vong S Hanson & F Ye Zhai
B Singles Jack Webb (Man) Zhidong Yu
C Singles Callum McKinnon (Man) Paul Solt
D Singles Robert Swapneel Peter Bloor
Under 21 Singles Jack Webb (Man) Callum McKinnon (Man)
Over 25 Singles Matthew Ball (Man) Yuhan Gao (NS)
Over 25 Doubles R Cronin & D Patel D Buckrell & Y Low
Over 35 Singles Depak Patel David Buckrell
Over 35 Doubles D Patel & D Rosner A Maguire & N Tioti
Over 45 Singles Lindsay Ward Depak Patel
Over 45 Doubles D Brown & D Patel L Ward & L Grinlinton
Over 55 Singles Zhidong Yu Lindsay Ward
Over 55 Doubles P Solt & Z Yu L Ward & L Grinlinton
Under 12 Singles Genji Nozaki (Ak) Aaron Lan
Under 12 Doubles A Lan & G Nozaki (Ak) B Perez & J Turner
Under 14 Singles Mike Sung (Man) G Nozaki (Ak)
Under 14 Doubles A Lan & G Nozaki (Ak) T Christie & B Riddell
Under 16 Boys Singles Callum McKinnon (Man) Hugo Yick
Under 16 Girls Singles Lydia Mercer-Beulmelburg (Can) Yashka Rabichand
Under 16 Doubles H Yick & L Mercer-Beulmelburg (Can) C McKinnon (Man) & A Wilson
Under 18 Singles Hugo Yick Callum McKinnon (Man)
Under 18 Doubles C Fung & C McKinnon (Man) Y Rabichand & A Wilson
Women’s Singles Consolation Abbey Webb (Man) Amber Guo
Under 21 Consolation Carlos Webb (Man) Olly Evans
Over 25 Consolation David Buckrell Andrew Maguire
Over 35 Consolation Darrell Brown Liam Johnston
Over 45 Consolation Helen Beumelburg (Can) Andrew Maguire
Under 12 Consolation Aiden Zhao Jeffrey Zhao
Under 14 Consolation Fergus Randell Ben Riddell
Under 16 Boys Consolation Taeyeon Ryu Abilash Sivasith
Continue reading “2019 TTSports Wellington Autumn Open (April 27-28)”

2019 Wellington Vets Open – March 30 (Saturday)

RESULTS

A small, but competitive group of players competed in the 2019 TTW Veterans Tournament. Only Over 40 and Over 50 events were held as insufficient entries were received in the over 60 and 70 age groups.  Here are the results of the finals:

Over 40 Singles:
Ben Collins bt. Lindsay Ward

Over 50 Singles
Depak Patel bt. Lindsay Ward

Over 40 Doubles
Ben Collins & Sabine Westenra bt. John Gan & Zhidong Yu

Over 50 Doubles
Darrell Brown & Depak Patel bt. Lindsay Ward & Leigh Grinlinton

Continue reading “2019 Wellington Vets Open – March 30 (Saturday)”

2018 Oceania Tour Tournament – Christchurch (10-11 Nov)

21 Men and 9 Women entered this tournament. There were singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. From overseas were Rohan Dhooria (AUS), Vicki Wu (FIJ), Wang Qi (FIJ) and Gary Nuopula (SOL) in the men’s competition. Also Jian Fang Lay (AUS), Parleen Kaur (AUS), Grace Yee (FIJ) and Loata Neli Duncan (FIJ) in the Women’s competition. This is one of a series of 6 Tournaments in Oceania.

The others are in Tonga (Nuku’alofa) 29-30 June, Australia (Gold Coast) 25-26 August, Fiji (Suva) 8-9 September, Tahiti (Papeete) 3-4 November and Vanuatu (Port Vila) 9-10 February 2019. The players, in the singles, earn points towards qualification to the 2019 Oceania Cup Tournament.

Joachim Kusche and Alan Moore were the Referees. There were 12 umpires, with only Ron Garrett (Southland) and Malcolm Wong (Wellington) not from Canterbury. They were International Umpires Alan Moore, Ron Garrett, Hamish Rennie and Malcolm Wong. National Umpires were Mimi Walle , Akiko Goto and Gregg Davey. The other umpires were Lydia Mercer-Beumelburg, Suniko Yoshioka, Ruhi Advilker, Ulrike Kusche and Steve Moore.

The schedule was light for the umpires. On the Saturday I umpired a mixed doubles match between Nathan Xu/Jiayi Zhou and Wang Qi/Loata Neli Duncan won by Xu/Zhou 3-0 (6, 7, 3,). Also the Women Singles Group A which was won by Jian Fang Lay, with Jiayi Zhou 2nd and Lisa Yue 3rd. Play finished at 4pm on Saturday.

On the Sunday I umpired the last 16 Men’s Singles match between Teng Teng Liu and Simon Fenwick won by Liu 4-0 (3, 6, 1, 2 ). Then the Women Singles Semi Finals between Jenny Hung and Jiayi Zhou won by Hung 4-1 (3, 7, 8, -9, 3 ). My last match was the Women Doubles (Last match in a round robin of 3 pairs) between Parleen Kaur/Jiayi Zhou and Zhiying Cheng/Lisa Yue won by Kaur/Zhou 3-1 (3, -3, 5, 13 ). Play finished at 4.45pm on Sunday.

Lisa Yue was the only player from Wellington. She was 3rd in her Women Singles group. She had another chance of qualifying as the 3 third place players in the groups were put into the Women Singles Stage 2 Qualification Group. Lisa won the group to qualify for the Quarter Finals where she lost to Jenny Hung 4-0 (3. 3, 3, 2 ). Lisa, with Zhiying Cheng, lost both her Women’s Doubles matches (Round Robin of 3 Teams). In the Mixed Doubles, Lisa with Kelsey Amor, reached the finals where they lost to Rohan Dhooria/Parleen Kaur 3-0 (6, 4, 8).
Other final results (below).

Men’s Singles
    Teng Teng Liu (NZL) beat Rohan Dhooria (AUS)
    4-1 (6, 5, -9, 5, 2)
Women Singles
    Jian Fang Lay (AUS) beat Jenny Hung (NZL)
    4-0 (2, 3, 8, 7 )
Men’s Doubles
  Dean Shu/Nathan Xu (NZL) beat Rohan Dhooria (AUS)/ Paul Innnes (NZL)
  3-2 (-4, 8, 8, -7, 10)
Women Doubles (Round Robin)
  1st Paurleen Kaur (AUS)/Jiayi Zhou (NZL)
  2nd Loata Neil Duncan/Sally Yee (FIJ)

-Malcolm Wong

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