(By Francisco Mendez)
One of the best Round Robin Competition in Colorado
Last Saturday we had one of our best Round Robin Competitions in a long time with 33 players participating, a special feature was that we had a Multi Ethnic constituency representing 9 Nations!
The competition was strong, very closed too, we had 29 matches going to the 5th game.
Highlights and upsets:
-Loi Pham rated 2160 in an epic 1 hour match beat Basil Ibegbu 2146 finishing with cramps on both legs!
-Yen Nguyen, 63 years old rated 1900, beat Austin Preiss rated 2400.
-Phong Pham had a perfect record of 7 wins no losses
-Marek Carr 10, Mason Helms 13 and Bogdan Malakhau, were the youngest competitors, they all had a great performance.
Starting November we will start a kids program in Top Spin Center, twenty kids from ages 7 to 13 years old will be trained, this way we contribute to solve the greatest need of our sport, forming and training kids to become better persons and better Table Tennis players. Finally, I am glad to announce that Top Spin now opens four days a week!.
Table Tennis is growing and getting better in Colorado!
A huge thank to Butterfly, competition was played on Butterfly Tables, nets and barriers. Thanks to Butterfly and Bowie Martin foe their support through the years.
Final Results and Categories:
-Duc Le, Vietnam, 1st Place
-Adam Hudson, USA, 2nd place
-Gerard Leone, Argentina 3rd place
-Felix Gilbert, St Croix, 4th Place
-Xin Yuan, China, 5th place
-Irving Myers, USA, 6th place
-Marek Carr, USA, 7th place
-Agustin Cortes, Mexico, 8th place
-Phong Pham, Vietnam, 1st place -Austin preiss, USA, RR Groups
-Loi Pham, Vietnam, 2nd place -Bogdan Malakhau, Belarus, RR Groups
-Bishal Malla, Nepal, 3rd place -Hansu Gu, China, RR Groups
-Basil Ibegbu, Nigeria, 3rd place -Mason Helms, USA, RR Groups
-Hai Xue, China, Quarters -Bobby Green, USA, RR Groups
-Edward Yue, Hong Kong, Quarters -Matt Gandy, USA, RR groups
-Keenan Southall, USA, Quarters -Bryant Patterson, USA, RR Groups
-Yen Nguyen, Vietnam, Quarters -Scott Potereiko, USA, RR Groups
-Gaylord Aguila, Philippines, RR Groups -Lety Tharp, Brazil, RR Groups
-Brad Letourneau, USA, RR Groups -Lee Shapiro, USA, RR Groups
-Scott Preiss, USA RR groups -Kevin Youg, USA, RR Groups
-Larry Rose, USA, RR Groups -James Fu, China RR Groups