Inovation, Singaporean veteran tournament

The most senior partnership on duty Lim Tow Cheng (left) 74 years old and (right) Mok Wing Cheong, 81 years of age; they represented Team Kingdom P. P. Sports (Photo: courtesy of Singapore TTA)

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Promoting health through sport for those of more senior years organised by the Singapore Table Tennis Association in conjunction with the Toa Payoh East-Novena Community Club a team tournament for veterans was held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June.

A total of 15 teams participated, the oldest participant being 81 year old, Mok Wing Cheong.

Overall play took place in three age group categories; the competition being innovative and rather different from the norm. Results achieved contributed to the overall team effort.

Three Men’s Doubles events were held, combined ages determining eligibility; thus there was one competition where the total ages added to 90 years or more, another for 100 years or more and a third where the figure was 110 years or greater.

Additionally in the 90 years or more and in the 100 years or more categories, there were Mixed Doubles events.

Members of Toa Payoh East-Novena CSC in high spirits (Photo: courtesy of Singapore TTA)

Club 1 emerged as the winners finishing ahead of Sunsports, Tampines West CSC and Toa Payoh East-Novena CSC.

Quarter-finalists were SAFRA, Chinese Swimming Club, Pan Royal and Nanyang CSC.

Medallists at the Toa Payoh East-Novena / Singapore Table Tennis Association Veteran Championships (Photo: courtesy of Singapore TTA)