Final places decided, Astana list complete
Site Products
Final places decided, Astana list complete

Final places decided, Astana list complete

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor)
Final places decided, Astana list complete
Disappointment for Japan’s Yuya Oshima and Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan at the recently completed Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm but places in the forthcoming Grand Finals to be staged in Astana, Kazakhstan from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th December are assured.

Both suffered first round Men’s Singles exits, Yuya Oshima at the expense of Germany’s Benedikt Duda, Chuang Chih-Yuan when facing China’s Zhou Yu.

hey reserve the last two available places in the Men’s Singles event; in effect a total of 15 spots being on offer;  Kirill Gerassimenko is eligible to compete as the host nation representative.

Similarly, in the Women’s Singles event Japan’s Hitomi Sato and Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching gain the two places that were in doubt prior to play commencing in Stockholm. In Sweden’s capital city, Hitomi Sato experienced a first round defeat at the hands of Turkey’s Hu Melek, one round later after beating China’s Li Jiayi, Cheng I-Ching suffered at the hands of Gu Yuting, also from China.

Meanwhile, as a result of reaching the quarter-final stage in Stockholm, Sweden’s Kristian Karlsson and Mattias Karlsson gain the last Men’s Doubles place; similarly the combination of Slovakia’s Barbora Balazova and the Czech Republic’s Hana Matelova reserve the ultimate Women’s Doubles position in Astana.

In Stockholm, Kristian Karlsson and Mattias Karlsson beat the French pairing of Andrea Landrieu and Romain Lorentz, prior to losing to China’s Fan Zhendong and Xin Xin; Barbora Balazova and Hana Matelova accounted for Chinese Taipei’s Lin Chia-Chih and Wang Yi-Ju before China’s Chen Meng and Zhu Yuling ended progress.

Qualifiers for Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

Men’s Singles: Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany), Timo Boll (Germany), Fan Zhendong (China), Lin Gaoyuan (China), Tomokazu Harimoto (Japan), Simon Gauzy (France), Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus), Kenta Matsudaira (Japan), Fang Bo (China), Koki Niwa (Japan), Wong Chun Ting (Hong Kong), Xu Xin (China), Masaki Yoshida (Japan), Yuya Oshima (Japan), Chuang Chih-Yuan (Chinese Taipei), Kirill Gerassimenko (Kazakhstan)

Women’s Singles: Chen Meng (China), Wang Manyu (China), Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan), Mima Ito (Japan), Gu Yuting (China), Zhu Yuling (China), Feng Tianwei (Singapore), Chen Xingtong (China), Sakura Mori (Japan), Shan Xiaona (Germany), Hina Hayata (Japan), Miu Hirano (Japan), Han Ying (Germany), Doo Hoi Kem (Hong Kong), Hitomi Sato (Japan), Cheng I-Ching (Chinese Taipei)

For full article,. please click here

Latest News

The Amount Of Perseverance & Hard Work That Goes Into Table Tennis…

June 29, 2022
(By: Shivkumar Jha) Table Tennis. Also known as ping pong to the lay people. I recall as a child… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Shigang Yang – Looping Half – Long Push

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips Shigang Yang he is focusing on his student looping a… Read More


June 28, 2022
(By: Vlad Farcas) Saturday June 25th, the National Team Trials started in Fort Worth, TX at the Texas… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Anav Gupta – Forehand & Backhand Loop Stroke Management

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Anav Gupta is focusing on Forehand Backhand Stroke Management.… Read More

Steven Moreno First In The World For 25 Consecutive Weeks In The U-13 Category Of The International Table Tennis Federation

June 27, 2022
Congratulations STEVEN MORENO for been 25 consecutive weeks in the U-13 Category of the International Table Tennis Federation… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Yu Di – Backhand Loop Training

June 27, 2022
In this Butterfly Training Tips Yu Di is focusing on Backhand Loop Training. Yu Di, is a coach… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: What Is the Playing Style You Are Trying to Develop?

June 27, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) If you don’t know where you are going, it’s tough to get there. This is… Read More

2022 Classic Hardbat World Championships

June 27, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) August 5-7, in Missouri City, TX, just outside Houston. It’s time for some serious Hardbat… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.