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Portugal Open Recap: A German Penhold Player?

Portugal Open Update: A German Penhold Player? (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Play concluded this weekend at the 2020 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open in Lisbon.  As a Challenge Series event, this tournament did not include the top echelon of ranked players, but it was a competitive group that included top seeds Omar Assar and […]

Portugal Open Update: Americans Through to Main Draw

Portugal Open Update: Americans Through to Main Draw (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The preliminary rounds have concluded at the 2020 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open and Team USA has logged solid results.  Both Nikhil Kumar and Kai Zhang are through to the knock-out rounds.  Puerto Rico’s Brian Afanador is also through to the main draw.  The top […]

Portugal Open Recap

(by Steve Hopkins / Photo by ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open concluded on Sunday.  It’s the second major tour event of the year and while it did not draw many of the World’s Top 10, the competitive field did include World No. 4 Lin Gaoyuan, World No. 16 Liang Jingkun, World […]

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