Mandurah hosts for biggest tournament of year

Medallist in Women's Singles 40-49 Years (left to right) Ina Jozepsone, Lan Zhai, Sarah Sandley, Joanne Shaw (Photo: courtesy of Ina Jozepsone) by Ian Marshall, Editor Organised by Table Tennis Western Australia, a highly successful 2017 Australian Veteran Championships was staged recently in Mandurah from Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th October. Located some 45 miles south of the state capital, Perth, the coastal resort attracted no less than 416 players; the highest number of competitors witnessed for any tournament on this year’s Table Tennis Australia calendar. Notably in addition players from throughout Australia taking part, competitors travelled from China, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, the United States, Vietnam and Wales for the week-long event. Impressively, there were no less than 55 events held with the age

A memorable tournament, memories were shared

Meeting at the Liebherr 2017 Men's World Cup (left to right) Ebby Schöler, Frans Lanckman, Diane Schöler, Dominique Lohest, Marie-France Germiat and Pierre Juliens (Photo: courtesy of SCI Belgium) by Ian Marshall, Editor The Liebherr 2017 Men’s World Cup, which concluded in the Belgian city of Liège on Sunday 22nd October, was a tournament to remember, the defeat of China’s Ma Long, the reigning Olympic Games and World Champion; two European players in the final in the guise of Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll, the happenings will be talked about in years to come with great reverence. Memories and there were those present at the three day tournament staged in the Belgian city of Liège, for whom it was time to remember;