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Archive for September, 2017

Bowen Chen: Running Toward His Goals

Bowen Chen Maryland Table Tennis Center: Running Toward His Goals (By Larry Hodges) Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap—Bap. That’s the sound of Bowen running, feet pounding the pavement, eating up the miles. There’s also bap-bap, bap-bap, bap-bap, bap-bap, POW!!!, the sound of him drilling. He does both, day after day, as part of his training. He’s running to get […]

Eugene Wang & Jishan Liang Capture Open Doubles Championship Title

(By Barbara Wei) Eugene Wang&Jishan Liang Capture Open Doubles Championship Title Eugene Wang & Jishan Liang continued their domination on the final day of the 2017 Butterfly Badger Open by winning the Open Doubles competition. Eugene and Jishan faced minimal competition in the semi-final and final rounds, moving through those matches without losing a game. […]

ETTC 2017 – GERMANY’S TRIUMPH IN THE FINALS

(Courtesy of ButterflyMAG) Germany Are Crowned Champions Of Europe For The 7th Time! After defeat in two consecutive European Team Championship Finals, Germany avenged their shock loss to Portugal 3 years ago in dominant fashion. Defeating the 2014 champions 3-0 in a tense final. Timo Boll The 3-0 score line doesn’t reflect the competitiveness of […]

Vernon Hills Giant RR/Teams Tournament

Vernon Hills Giant RR/Teams Tournament Hi All! Only two days before the deadline for the Vernon Hills Giant RR/Teams Tournament. Here is a flyer for the Vernon Hills Giant RR/Teams Tournament on October 7 and 8, 2017. (Click Here for the flyer) It is a USATT Sanctioned event with over $3,000 in cash prizes sponsored […]

Thirty-Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet

Thirty-Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Induction Banquet at the Las Vegas Convention Center Thursday, July 6, 2017 Bowie Martin, Sr – Contributor · 1960 Co-Founder of Martin-Kilpatrick TT Company · 1977 USTTA Vice President · Founder of Table Tennis Manufacturer’s Association (funded first USTTA Executive Director Position) · Founded full-time Butterfly Table Tennis Club […]

USATT Release Tentative Event Schedule for 2017 US Open Championships

(By USATT) USATT Release Tentative Schedule for 2017 US Open Championships December 13-16 2017: US Para Open (ITTF Factor 40) December 17 2017: 2018 Youth Olympic Games North American Qualification Tournament December 17-22: 2017 US Open Championships (ITTF Approved Event) Please click here to see the tentative schedule

US Team Reflect on Cartagena – 5 Medals and a Wealth of Experience

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) US Team Reflect on Cartagena-5 Medals and a Wealth of Experience A long week of competition at the 2017 ITTF Pan American Table Tennis Championships drew to a close and there were more highlights and successes as well as learning experiences and tough losses for Team USA. The 7 day long event […]

Presper Financial Architects Open – Results, Photos, Videos!

(BY SAMSON DUBINA) Presper Financial Architects Open – Results, Photos, Videos! Jishan Liang rated 2712 was heavily favored to win the event (according to an online pole). However, the competition was fierce… comprised of Dan Liu from ICC rated 2628, former African Junior Champion Mahmoud Ahmad 2600-level, Bowen Chen, Yahao Zhang, Bruno Ventura, and Robert […]