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Triangle Table Tennis October 2016 News and Happenings

We’re very excited to announce the 2017 schedule of Triangle Table Tennis Tournaments!  We have plenty of new tournament information in this newsletter, along with updates on fall training programs and school leagues. Not that you have to wait for 2017 to get some tournament action…  The USATT 4-Star sanctioned 2016 Southeastern Open Tournament (with a Giant Robin […]

Reigning champion Elizabeta Samara to lead Romanian charge at European Championships

Elizabeta Samara lead Romanian charge at European Championships (by Simon Daish / Photo: Alex Lomaev – Butterfly) Romania’s Elizabeta Samara picked up one of the greatest achievements of her Table Tennis career to date when she won the Women’s Singles category at the 2015 European Championships, and Samara is heading into the Liebherr 2016 European Championships […]

Ecuador moves to new level; Guayaquil welcomes Philip Molodzoff

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor / Photo: courtesy of Freddy Almendariz) Guayaquil, the biggest city in Ecuador but not the capital, that distinction belonging to Quito, was the home for an ITTF Level Two Coaches Course from Monday 3rd to Monday 10th October. Supported by Olympic Solidarity and organised under the auspices of the ITTF […]

European Championships: Greek contingent ready for action

(by Simon Daish / Photo: Ina Fassbender) The Liebherr 2016 European Championships are only a matter of days away, and some of Greece’s players who are heading to the event have given their thoughts on what to expect from them at the Budapest competition. Panagiotis Gionis, Ioannis Sgouropoulos, Konstantinos Papageorgiou and Giorgos Konstantinopoulos are the four Greek competitors set […]

2016 Butterfly Teams Tournament: Once Again Philadelphia Hosts High Profile Table Tennis

2016 Butterfly Teams Tournament: Once Again Philadelphia Hosts High Profile Table Tennis By: Barbara Wei 2016 Butterfly Teams Tournament: Once Again Philadelphia Hosts High Profile Table Tennis Having hosted the 2008 USA Table Tennis Olympic Trials and the extremely exciting 2016 ITTF Women’s World Cup, Philadelphia once again returns to the table tennis spotlight Thanksgiving […]

2016 USA Table Tennis US Open entry form – Now Available

2016 USA Table Tennis US Open entry form – Now Available (Courtesy of USATT) October 14, 2016 To register online for the 2016 US Open Championships, click here. Get your printed copy of the 2016 US Open Entry Form here. For questions, contact USA Table Tennis at: Admin@USATT.org or call (719)866-4583 Ext. 5

Angela Guan with 2016 Women’s World Cup’s Champion & Runner-up

Angela Guan with 2016 Women’s World Cup’s Champion & Runner-up Courtesy of ITTF & Bruce Liu Not originally scheduled to go, our very own Butterfly player Angela Guan, just got back from the 2016 Seamaster Women’s World Cup, in Philadelphia, PA. “It was a last minute trip, since I did not qualify at the North America […]

Play concludes in Pattaya, surprise winners emerge

Play concludes in Pattaya, surprise winners emerge Courtesy of ITTF,  Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor October 12, 2016 The host nation’s Anurak Laowong and Yuttajak Glinbanhuen secured the Class 3 Team title to justify their top seeded position; likewise, Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chun-Ting and Tonnie Heijnen combined to be crowned Class 9-10 champions but in […]

Reminder, deadline approaching to submit nominations for Fair Play award

Deadline approaching to submit nominations for Fair Play award (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Staged in Doha on Wednesday 7th December, the 2016 Star Awards Evening will be held immediately prior to the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals; the prestigious four day end of year event being scheduled to commence on Thursday 8th December. […]

Back to the roots but playing at a new level, heights raised in Greece

Back to the roots but playing at a new level, heights raised in Greece October 11, 2016 Courtesy of ITTF, by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Back to the roots playing at new level, heights raised in Greece Ascending the heights, reaching for the sky; they are oft use phrases when a player responds to […]

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