We are pleased to announce the:
Table Tennis Wellington
Saturday/Sunday 28-29 July
This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium.
We are pleased to announce the:
This will be held at the Empire Table Tennis Stadium.
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
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
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.
-Malcolm Wong & Matthew Hobbs
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.
|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|
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)
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).
Also refer to the Tournament Conditions.
|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)|
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.
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.
1st Tazz Kane (Manawatu) 2nd Stephen Biezeman (Counties) 3rd Jonathan Jenkind (Manawatu) 4th Conrad Ryan (Manawatu) 5th Scott Bowers (Tamaki)
1st Shanae Dean (Counties) 2nd Andrew Ireland (Manawatu) 3rd Richard Bisley (Tamaki) 4th Erin Peaufa-Kilgour (Tamaki) 5th Susan Godsall (Tamaki)
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)
Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen!
The information on Table Tennis is:
All details are here.
Some Wellington results from the recent Manwatu Open held up the road…
The full results are listed here.
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.
|1st||Clyde Quay 1|
|2nd||Clyde Quay 2|
|3rd||Clyde Quay 3|
|1st||Clyde Quay 4|
|2nd||Clyde Quay 6|
|3rd||Naenae Int 2|
|1st||Clyde Quay 1|
|2nd||Wellesley College 1|
|3rd||Clyde Quay 2|
|1st||Clyde Quay 3|
|2nd||Hutt Intermediate 2|
|3rd||Wellesley College 2|
|1st||Clyde Quay 5|
|2nd||Hutt Intermediate 3|
|3rd||Wellesley College 3|
|1st||Clyde Quay 6|
|2nd||Wellesley College 4|
|3rd||Clyde Quay 7|
|1st||Naenae Int 6|
|2nd||Clyde Quay 8|
|3rd||Clyde Quay 9|
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).
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
Congratulations all selected for the teams to represent Wellington and best wishes from the rest of us!
Under 13 Girls
Erin Huang, Mei Mun Teh, Anna Wilson
Under 13 Boys
Tom Christie, Aaron Lan, Yufeng Wang
Under 15 Boys
Liam Buckrell, Calvin Li (+ draft)
Under 18 Girls
Hui-Ling Vong, Emma Hanson (+ draft)
Michelle McCarthy, Hui-Ling Vong, Lisa Yue
Senor Men (Team 1)
Ben Collins, Sean Hanson, James Harter, Bruno Omizu, Hayden Tapp
Senor Men (Team 2)
David Buckrell, Jason Granville, Yang Low, Toshi Yasuda
Coach: Hayden Tapp
|Open Men’s Singles||Yuhan Gao (NS)||Matthew Ball (MN)|
|Open Women’s Singles||Hui-Ling Vong||Lisa Yue|
|Open Mens Doubles||Matthew Ball (MN)/Jae Lee (MN)||Bruno Omizu/Lindsay Ward|
|Open Mixed Doubles||Yuhan Gao (NS)/Hui-Ling Vong||Rajitha Samaraweera (MN)/Janice Kent (HB)|
|B Grade Mixed Singles||Rajitha Samaraweera (MN)||Toshiaki Yasuda|
|B Grade Doubles||Jae Lee (MN)/Rajitha Samaraweera (MN)||Andrew Palmer (WT)/Kevin Lin (A)|
|C Grade Mixed Singles||Blair Quested (NS)||Thomas Sun (MN)|
|C Grade Doubles||Blair Quested (NS)/Jack Quested (NS)||Darrell Brown/Scott Higham|
|D Grade Mixed Singles||Jack Quested (NS)||Om Thakur|
|D Grade Doubles||Jack Quested (NS)/Daniel Ottenhoff (NS)||Dan Heaphy (MN)/William Hunter (MN)|
|Over 30 Mixed Singles||Shane Wilson (MN)||Jason Granville|
|O30 Doubles||Rob Chung/Jason Granville||Shane Wilson (MN)/Dave Rowan (WG)|
|Over 40 Mixed Singles||Shane Wilson (MN)||Depak Patel|
|O40 Doubles||Rob Chung/Paul Solt||Andrew Palmer (WT)/Blair Quested (NS)|
|Over 50 Mixed Singles||Lindsay Ward||Dave Rowan (WG)|
|O50 Doubles||Lindsay Ward/Ian Talbot||Dave Scott (WK)/Paul Solt|
|Over 60 Singles||Lindsay Ward||Ian Talbot|
|O60 Doubles||no event|
|Under 21 Mixed Singles||Alfred Dela-pena (WT)||Sean Hanson|
|U21 Doubles||Alfred Dela-Pena (WT)/Ricky Yeung (NS)||Sean Hanson/Tom Henderson (O)|
|Under 18 Mixed Singles||Alfred Dela-pena (WT)||Ricky Yeung (NS)|
|U18 Doubles||Alfred Dela-pena (WT)/Hui-Ling Vong||Ricky Yeung (NS)/Toshiaki Yasuda|
|Under 15 Mixed Singles||Jack Quested (NS)||Thomas Sun (MN)|
|U15 Doubles||Liam Buckrell/Calvin Li||Thomas Sun (MN)/Callum McKinnon (MN)|
|Under 13 Girls’ Singles||Mei Mun Teh||Erin Huang|
|Under 13 Boys’ Singles||Jack Quested (NS)||Callum McKinnon (MN)|
|U13 Doubles||Jack Quested (NS)/Daniel Ottenhoff (NS)||Yufeng Wang/Anna Wilson|
|C Grade Mixed Consolation (Plate)||Darrell Brown||William Hunter (MN)|
|D Grade Mixed Consolation (Plate)||Daniel Ottenhof (NS)||Amit Saboo|
|Over 30 Mixed Consolation (Plate)||Andrew Maguire||Simon Jung|
|Over 50 Mixed Consolation (Plate)||Paul Solt||Janice Kent (HB)|
|Under 18 Mixed Consolation (Plate)||Thomas Sun (MN)||Scott Lochhead (MN)|
|Under 13 Mixed Consolation (Plate)||Tomos Christie||Anna Wilson|
The TTNZ North Islands finished over the weekend with some great Wellington results:
Congratulations to all Wellington players who made the trip!
Full results are here.
Winner Runner Up Under 12 singles Tomos Christie Anna Wilson Under 14 singles Sam James (Man) Yufeng Wang Under 14 A Plate Anna Wilson Akshay Aneesh (Man) under 14 B Plate Casey Pearson Brandon Lee (Man) Under 14 Doubles Winners Anna Wilson & Yufeng Wang Runners Up Mei Mun Teh & Erin Huang Under 17 Singles Jin Shim (Man) Akshay Aneesh (Man)
Congratulations & thanks to everyone who came along! Watch this space for the next event…
Report from Malcolm Wong
This was held at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Wednesday 24 May, as part of the annual 4 day NZIS Sport Exchange Championship (22-25 May) between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Wellington is the 2017 winner. The multi sports tournament first started in 2002 and has been won mainly by Wellington. 13 times (2002-2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017 ) followed by Auckland twice (2011, 2016) and Christchurch (2009).
Gareth Severin became the first Wellington player to win the Men’s Singles. Previously Auckland players had won 3 times and Christchurch players twice. Linda Kong won both her matches in straight games, becoming the third Wellington Woman in a row to win the Woman Singles. Wellington, by winning both the Men’s and Women Singles, had a unassailable lead going into the mixed doubles. The Singles winners, Gareth and Linda, combined to win the Mixed Doubles for Wellington. Canterbury by beating Auckland in the last mixed doubles finished second. Wellington has won the table tennis for the third successive year and now lead Auckland (2 wins, 2012 & 2014) and Christchurch (1 win in 2013). Malcolm Wong was the Referee. He and Roger Watkin umpired the matches.
1 Wellington 3 points 2 Christchurch 2 points 3 Auckland 1 point Men’s Singles 1 Gareth Severin (Wellington) 2 Matthew Humby (Auckland) 3 Sergio Johnson (Christchurch) Gareth Severin beat Matthew Humby 9-11 11-7 11-5 11-9 Gareth Severin beat Sergio Johnson 9-11 11-8 11-6 11-8 Matthew Humby beat Sergio Johnson 11-6 11-8 9-11 11-5 Women’s Singles 1 Linda Kong (Wellington) 2 Mahina Mullany (Christchurch) 3 Arohaina Beverland (Auckland) Linda Kong beat Mahina Mullany 11-6 11-4 11-5 Linda Kong beat Arohaina Beverland 11-8 11-6 11-4 Mahina Mullany beat Arohaina Beverland 14-12 11-6 11-4 Mixed Doubles 1 Gareth Severin & Linda Kong (Wellington) 2 Samuel McGarvey & Te Amo Tomainu (Christchurch) 3 Matthew Humby & Arohaina Beverland (Auckland) G Severin/L Kong beat S McGarvey/ T A Tamainu 11-8 12-10 11-3 G Severin/ L Kong beat M Humby/ A Beverland 11-5 10-12 11-4 11-7 S McGarvey/T A Tomainu beat M Humby/A Beverland 11-9 11-5