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A step higher, Dimitrij Ovtcharov wins in Liège

A step higher, Dimitrij Ovtcharov wins in Liège

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) A step higher, Dimitrij Ovtcharov wins in Liège Crowned European champion in Schwechat in 2013 and two years later in Ekaterinburg, whilst having won the Europe Top 16 title on the three most recent occasions the tournament has been staged, on Sunday 22nd October, Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov climbed one […]

Ma Long departs, once again in Liège Timo Boll ends Chinese hopes

Ma Long departs, once again in Liège Timo Boll ends Chinese hopes

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Ma Long departs, once again in Liège Timo Boll ends Chinese hopes Ask in which city Timo Boll would chose the Men’s World Cup to be staged and without a shadow of a doubt he would chose Liège. In 2005 he beat the cream of China when at the […]

Cédric and Kanak so close but can’t prevail in opening exchanges

Cédric Nuytinck and Kanak Jha so close but favourites prevail in opening exchanges

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Cédric and Kanak so close but can’t prevail in opening exchanges Success was the outcome for the leading names called to action in the opening matches in the first stage of proceedings in the Liebherr 2017 Men’s World Cup in Liège, Belgium on the afternoon of Friday 20th October. […]

Friday Results Heighten Excitement for Main RR Event

Friday Results Heighten Excitement for Main RR Event

(By Barbara Wei) Friday Results Heighten Excitement for Main RR Event On the first day of competition, at the 2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open, a record 62 players competed in the Over-1800 and Under-1800 round robin events for $1,325 in total prize money. Considered a lead up to the Main Round Robin event the next day, […]

Top Seeds Advance in Southeastern Open Main Event

Top Seeds Advance in Southeastern Open Main Event

(By Barbara Wei) Top Seeds Advance in Southeastern Open Main Event The Main Event kicked off at the 2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open on Saturday morning with the placement round robins. Divisional play continued in the afternoon with each player competing in an 8 person giant RR, with 4 players advancing, to determine seeding into the […]

Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC Blade Review by TableTennisDaily

Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC Blade Review by TableTennisDaily

Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC Blade Review by TableTennisDaily TableTennisDaily review on Butterfly’s latest blade, looking at the Butterfly Freitas ALC with Dan Ives and Marcos Freitas. < Video courtesy of TableTennisDaily on YouTube.

2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open - Live Stream, Photos & Results

2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open – Live Stream, Photos & Results

2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open – Live Stream, Photos & Results October 20-22 Triangle Table Tennis Morrisville, NC Articles: Triangle Table Tennis to Host 4-Star Southeastern Open (Giant RR) Live Stream Sunday Oct. 22, Beginning at 10:30 A.M. est.: Results: Event First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place U-1800 Huigang Liang Tony Murnahan Tim Connelly […]

Raising Africa’s profile, Quadri Aruna and Omar Assar

Raising Africa’s profile, Quadri Aruna and Omar Assar

(by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa, Press Officer) Raising Africa’s profile, Quadri Aruna and Omar Assar Delighted that Africa is fielding two players in this year’s Liebherr 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup; Omar Assar, the 2015 African Games champion, believes this development confirms that the continent is making giant strides. Play commences in the Country Hall […]

Hopes Training Camp concludes in Fiji

Hopes Training Camp concludes in Fiji

(by Daniela Gomes, ITTF Development, Education and Training Projects Officer) Hopes Training Camp concludes in Fiji Commencing on Friday 13th and concluding on Friday 20th October, the Hopes Training Camp took place in Fiji; the event preceding the beginning of the official ITTF World Cadet Challenge Training Camp. Hot and humid conditions greeted the young […]

Kanak Jha makes global attempt in Belgium

Kanak Jha makes global attempt in Belgium

(by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa, Press Officer) Kanak Jha makes global attempt in Belgium When Kanak Jha made his Men’s World Cup debut in 2014, the USA star was full of excitement that he would be rubbing shoulders with the world’s best players in one of the most prestigious table tennis events. Aged 14 at […]