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Two hours before start of play, long queues already formed

Play scheduled to start at 10.00 am but at 8.00 am on the morning of Saturday 19th January, long queues had already formed...

Highlights Day One: Intense battles, nerves on edge

by Ian Marshall, Editor Striving for a place in the main draw, former champions progressed but one former champion fell. …………Austria’s Daniel Habesohn and China’s Yan An, the respective winners in 2014 and 2017 kept their hopes of a main draw...

Twice the hosts in 2019, Budapest to welcome world’s finest

The first stop on the 2019 ITTF World Tour, the city of Budapest is the destination for the season opener with the Seamaster...

Emulating Zhang Yining, a monumental goal

by Ian Marshall, Editor Commencing in Courmayeur in 1998 and concluding in Doha in 2009, Zhang Yining won no less than 29 women’s singles titles on the ITTF...

Hosts increase, calendar healthier than ever before

by Ian Marshall, Editor Every year since inception, Japan has staged an ITTF World Tour tournament; for China the record is even more impressive, the Seamaster 2019 ITTF...

Sri Lanka builds on earlier coaching initiative

by Ian Marshall, Editor Now following the visit of Martin Adomeit, Chandana Pereira has been very much at the helm of proceedings, most recently he turned his attentions to being that of tournament organizer. Thanks to the Asian / German Sports...

Ten to remember, highlights: September to December

by Ian Marshall, Editor It was the younger generation that shone through as the year came to an end; Kanak Jha of the United States and Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz, alongside the Japanese duo of Mima Ito and Tomokazu Harimoto,...

Review 2018: India causes sensation in Gold Coast

by Ian Marshall, Editor In Manchester, Li Jiawei, Jing Jun Hong and Zhang Xueling recorded a three matches to nil win against the Australian trio comprising Miao Miao,...

Review 2018: New look, new champion

by Ian Marshall, Editor Furthermore gone was the group stage, it was straight knock-out from the firing of the gun and there was another first; a new name...

Successful visit, Japanese pair adds to title haul

by Ian Marshall, Editor Gold medallist in Men’s Singles Class 7, Masachika Inoue enjoyed success in Men’s Team Class 6-7 alongside colleagues Kazuya Kaneko and Junki Itai; for...

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