August 18-19 2012 Tournament Results and Photos

Open

August 2012 Open
Qing Liang Wang, Damien Provost

Damien Provost def. Qing Liang Wang (10, 7, 6)

SF: Damien Provost def.  Max Qinmin Wang (4, 3, 4); Qing Liang Wang def. YanJun Gao (11, -7, 10, 9)

QF: Damien Provost def. Zongqi (Henry) Zhong (6, 2,  4); Max Qinmin Wang def. Allan Wang (3, 7, 8); YanJun Gao def. Can Kevin Wang (12, -7, 8, 12); Qing Liang Wang def. Bo Wen Chen (-5, 11, 7, 7)

 

Under 2500

under 2500
Mark Croitoroo, Bo Wen Chen

F: Mark Croitoroo def. Bo Wen Chen (8, -8, 8, 6)

SF: Bo Wen Chen def.  Allan Wang (9, 10, -7, - 7,  7); Mark Croitoroo def. Boson Wu (9, -10, 8, 3)

QF: Bo Wen Chen def. Witold Krupinski (5, -10, 9, 3); Allan Wang def. Yuliang Cai (8, -8, 7, 7); Mark Croitoroo def. Matthew Khan (-8, -6, 7, 3, 6); Boson Wu def.  Matt Simon (6, 6, 7)

 

Under 2350

Under 2350
Matthew Khan, Emani McPherson

F: Matthew Khan def. Emani McPherson (4, 8, 6)

SF: Matthew Khan def: Jeffrey Hsin (4, 6, 9); Emani McPherson def. Henry Hu (-9, 9, 4, 4)

QF: Matthew Khan def. (bye); Jeffrey Hsin def. Rich DeWitt (6, -9, 2, -5, 15); Henry Hu def. Matt Simon (10, -8, 8, 5); Emani McPherson def. Witold Krupinski (8, -10, 10, 6)

 

Under 2200

Under 2200
Jeffrey Hsin, Gal Alguetti

F: Jeffrey Hsin def. Gal Alguetti (4, -7, 7, 9)

SF: Jeffrey Hsin def.  Adar Alguetti (-9, 10, 6, 9); Gal Alguetti def. Anna Ka Po Po (-9, 7, 11, 7)

QF: : Jeffrey Hsin def. Kevin Lee (7, 7, 10); Adar Alguetti def. John Clang (5, 10, -10, 9); Gal Alguetti def. Emile Goldstein ( -8, 13, 6, -4, 9); Anna Ka Po Po def. Sharon Alguetti (-6, 9, -6, 12, 6)

 

Under 2050

Under 2050
Rashad King, Emile Goldstein

F: Rashad King def. Emile Goldstein (9, 4, -9, 5)

SF Emile Goldstein def. Adnan Medunjanin (8, 12, 5); Rashad King def. Mark Berg (8, -9, 6, 1)

QF: Emile Goldstein def. Alex Polyakov (5, 4, 9); Adnan Medunjanin def. Cristine Lockwood (-8, -10, 6, 6, 4); Rashad King def. James Seo (11, -6, 6, 6); Mark Berg def. Vignesh Dharmarajan (11, 7, -4, -8, 9)

 

Under 1900

Under 1900
Kai Liu, Cristine Lockwood

F: Cristine Lockwood def. Kai Liu (8, 6, 6)

SF: Kai Liu def. Justin Yim (8, 8, 10); Cristine Lockwood def. James Seo (2, 12, 6)

QF: Kai Liu def. Daniel Moon (8, -6, -8, 5, 6); Justin Yim def. San Htet (5, 9, -9, 9); James Seo def. Will Shortz (-5, 2, -10, 7, 6); Cristine Lockwood def. Walter Lam (-9, 7, -2, 14, 4)

 

Under 1750

Under 1750
Matt Needle, Josh Schuback

F: Joshua Schuback def. Matthew Needle (-6, 10, 10, 4)

SF: Matthew Needle def.  Anthonette Riley (8, 6, 8); Joshua Schuback def.  Ali Atut (6, 12, -13, -5, 5)

QF Matthew Needle def. Steven Kasha (-8, 4, 6, 5); Anthonette Riley def. Artem Studenikin (10, 8, 5,); Ali Atut def. Andre Fernandes (4, 5, 3); Joshua Schuback def. Wayne Bartley (7, -9, -3, 6, 7)

 

Under 1600

Under 1600
William Burigo, Davon Berry

F: William Burigo def. Davon Berry (8, 1, 8)

SF: William Burigo def. Andre Fernandes (3, 6, 7); Davon Berry  def. Diego Mejia (6, 8, -7, 9)

QF: William Burigo def. Aaron Wald (7, 6, 6); Andre Fernandes def. Anthonette Riley (4, 7, -6, -7, 5); Diego Mejia. def.  Luke Zheng (-6, -8, 3, 8, 6); Davon Berry def. Glen Randmer (5, 3, 10)

 

Under 1450

Under 1450
Harry Chafetz, William Burigo

F: William Burigo def. Harry Chafetz (5, 9, 12)

SF: William Burigo def. Aaron Wald (5, 8, 9); Harry Chafetz  def. Howard Lasnik (8, 4, 9)

QF: William Burigo def. Ben Tran (4, 16, 7); Aaron Wald def. Shane Oliff (3, -6, 6, -12, 9); Harry Chafetz def. Kevin Ng (11, 6, -5, 2); Howard Lasnik def. Amel Medunjanin (-15, -9, 7, 10, 6)

 

Under 1300

Under 1300
Eric Tryon, Tobias Fields

F: Tobias Fields def. Eric Tryon (5, -6, -6, 6, 9)

SF: Eric Tryon def. Dave Tryon (8, -3, -3, 9, 6); Tobias Fields def. Susan Moon (-8, 7, 7, -3, 5)

QF: Eric Tryon def. John Salmon (4, 6, -8, 4); Dave Tryon def. Daniel Dadoyan (-9, 8, 8, 10); Susan Moon def. Senthilnathan Subramamiam (-9, 4, 8, 6); Tobias Fields def. Richard Manning (Def).

 

Under 1150

Under 1150
Senthilnathan Subramamiam, Tobias Fields

F: Tobias Fields def. Senthilnathan Subramamiam (5, -11, 10, 6)

SF: Senthilnathan Subramamiam def. Kevin Wallace (2, 8, 3); Tobias Fields def. Daniel Dadoyan (-11, 9, -11, 8, 5)

QF: Kevin Wallace def. Susan Moon (-4, 8, 12, -2, 11); Senthilnathan Subramamiam def. Ben Tran (8, 9, -12, 8); Tobias Fields def. Kevin Ng (2, 7,  -5, 8); Daniel Dadoyan def. Eric Tryon (10, 8 -6, 5).

 

Under 1000

Under 1000
Jack Fitzsimmons, Senthilnathan Subramamiam

F: Jack Fitzsimmons def. Senthilnathan Subramamiam (-10, 8, 9, 8)

SF: Jack Fitzsimmons def. Jason Jackson (8, 8, 6); Senthilnathan Subramamiam def. Viren Bhatia (3, 8, 7)

QF: Jack Fitzsimmons def. Len Yang (-8, 6, 10, 7); Jason Jackson def. Michael J. Pellew (8, -9, 8, 6); Viren Bhatia def. Laurin Olin (-8, 4, 7, -9, 10); Senthilnathan Subramamiam def. Nathan Wu (-10, 5, 7, 1)

 

Over 40

40 and Over
Philippe Dassonval, Lim Ming Chui

F: Philippe Dassonval def. Lim Ming Chui (9, 9, 6)

SF:  Lim Ming Chui def.  Larry Bavly (7, -11, 7, 6); Philippe Dassonval def. Rich DeWitt (10, 5, -9, 8)

 

Over 60

60 and Over
George Braithwaite, Jiri Hlava

F: George Braithwaite def. Jiri Hlava (6, 15, -5, -5, 9)

SF: Jiri Hlava def. Lim Ming Chui (10, 10, 10); George Braithwaite def.  Daniel Mak (2, 6, 3)

 

Under 14

14 and Under
Matt Needle, Josh Schuback

F: Matthew Needle def. Joshua Schuback (-7, 7, 8, 7)

SF: Matthew Needle def. Amel Medunjanin (-8, 1, 8, 5); Joshua Schuback def. Anthonette Riley (10, -11, -12, 9, 12)

QF Matthew Needle def. William Burigo (11, -9, 11, 7) Amel Medunjanin def. Nathan Wu (9, 5, 5); Anthonette Riley def. Samantha Ng (4, 6, 4); Joshua Schuback def. Luke Zheng (7, -10, 3, 6).

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Table tennis championship for the Horace Greeley High School Table Tennis Club

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Learn from a master, Slovenia's Bojan Tokic, currently ITTF-ranked #50 in the world.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday TT for 50+

Starting April 24 the club will have bonus hours of 10am-3pm for players 50 years and over (and anyone else who wants to come). Cost: $5. (No charge for WTTC members.)

Indian Champion Here

Moonmoon
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Former #2 female player from India, Moonmoon Mukherjee -- now a coach for the Indian Railway team -- played at the club on April 19. She hopes to send young Indian players here for training.

Spring Kids' Tournament

22 players. Congratulations to Johannes Kantorczyk (10 & Under), Henry Nicklin (11 & 12) and Noah Landgarten (13 & 14). More results, winners' photos.

"60 Minutes" on Bob Mankoff

… is here. The WTTC scene starts at about 11:45.

March Open

122 players. In the final of the open event, the WTTC's Kai Zhang (2685) upset China's Bob Chen (2740) 5, 9, -9, -8, 6. Bob had beaten Kai in straight games only the week before at F.I.T. Results and photos. Video of the finals.

February Open

142 players, 12 rated 2475+. Eugene Wang (2815), reigning U.S. Open champion, defeated Kai Zhang (2670) -11, 10, 3, 8 in the final. Results and photos. Also: Video of the finals. (The fourth game contained the most amazing rally of the weekend.)

"60 Minutes" at the Club

60 minutes
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Morley Safer and a film crew from "60 Minutes" were at the club on Feb. 19 to film Bob Mankoff and Will Shortz playing TT.

January 2014 Open

118 players. The WTTC's own Kai Zhang (2670, ranked #5 in the country) defeated XinXu Zhao (2535) -13, 5, 7, 9 -- for his 8th win at a WTTC Open. Results and photosVideo.

Winter Kids' Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of the WTTC's Winter Kids' Tournament: 10 & Under -- Shaye Kirman, 11-12 -- Abe Gold; 13-14 -- Amel Medunjanin. Winners' photos.

Holiday Clinic a Success

Holiday Clinic 2013
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An average of 25-30 players a day, representing all ages and skill levels, took part in the WTTC's four-day Holiday Clinic, Dec. 27-30. Robert and Rawle did drills and led games. The Dec. 28 group appears above.

December Open

55 players -- a low turnout on account of a snowstorm and the holidays. In the finals of the open, the WTTC's Kai Zhang (ranked 10th in the country) upset Damien Provost (ranked 6th) and Kewei Li (ranked 2nd) to take home the $1,500 grand prize. Warren Rosenberg's action shots. Results and winners' photos.

High School Night

Congratulations to the winners of the Pleasantville HS table tennis tournament, held at the WTTC on Dec. 6: 1. Adam Bucheister 2. Josh Wallen 3. Paul French. Also to the winners of Horace Greeley HS: 1. Robbie Laidlaw 2. Richard Ma 3. Robert Sterian.

November Open

109 players, including 10 rated over 2500. In the final of the open event, Atlanta's Kewei Li (rated 2686) won for the second month in a row, defeating Wen Guo of China (3,15,12). Photos and Results. Video will be posted shortly.

October Open

143 players -- the highest number since Oct. 2011. Five of the country's top 11 players competed. In the final of the open event, chopper Kewei Li (rated 2662) defeated Kai Zhang (2661) (3,9,6). Results + winners' photos. Warren Rosenberg's action shots. Video of the finals. Best semifinal.

September Open

108 players this month. In the final of the open event, the WTTC's Kai Zhang (rated 2648) won in a mild upset over France's Damien Provost (2670). Photos and results.

August Open

109 players. The WTTC's Kai Zhang (rated 2644) defeated his onetime training partner Jing Yi Zhao (2461) in the final of the open event. Results and photos here.

Inclusion Demo

On Aug. 15 Marco Santini demonstrated his new table tennis invention, Inclusion, with side walls added to the table for a new dimension of play. More info here.

July Open

103 players. In the final of the open event, China's Bochao Li (2617) defeated Max Wang (2527) (7,8,9). Results and photos. Warren Rosenberg's photos from Sunday. Video of the finals. 

April-June 2013 League Night

Quarterly results are here. Note: A new Team League Night will start in September.

June Open

118 players. In the final of the open event, Eugene Wang (2810) defeated the WTTC's Kai Zhang (2659) by a hair's-breadth (8,-7,-8,10,3). Video of the final match. Results and photos.

May Open

113 players. In the final of the open event, Kai Zhang (2639) defeated Damien Provost (2686) (9,5,7). Best match of the weekend was a ferocious semifinal pitting Kai against Michael Landers (2567). Kai won (-9,8,-8,9,9). Results and photos.

ITTF Video on the NA Cup

The Westchester TTC is prominent in the ITTF's wrap-up of April events.

April Open

Florida Group April 2013

123 players -- 11 rated 2500+. In the final of the open event, Canada's Eugene Wang (2806) rallied from a two-game deficit to beat France's Damien Provost in a nail-biting deuce-in-the-fifth set (-10,-12,10,5,11). A big contingent from Florida's Broward TTC (above) took part. Results and photos.

North America Cup

Canada's Andre Ho upset the U.S.'s Timothy Wang in the men's final of the 2013 ITTF North America Cup, held April 20-21 at the WTTC. Lily Zhang beat fellow American Ariel Hsing in the women's final. Videos of the top matches can be found on the ITTF YouTube channel. Still shots can be found on Warren Rosenberg's site. The Journal News has an article and a slide show. Also: Newsday slide show. Newsday video. ITTF stories. Bruce Liu photos.

Jan.-Mar. 2013 League Night

Quarterly results are here. Congratulations to Victor Krupinski and all the winners!

March Open

115 players. In the final of the open event, France's Damien Provost (2667) upset Taiwan's Chia-sheng Lee (ITTF-ranked #194 in the world) in straight games (9,10,5). Results and photos.

February Open

108 players -- seven of them over 2400, four over 2500. In the open event, Kai Zhang (2603) upset Damien Provost (2670) in an exciting five-game final (1,11,-9,-10,6). The Costa Rican national table tennis team captured seven prizes over the weekend. Mexico's Yadira Silva made it to the quarters of the open and the semis of the U-2500. The Handicap event drew a record 29 players. Results and winners' photos are here. Warren Rosenberg's action shots are here; digital downloads and prints may be ordered from him.

January 2013 Open

111 players, five rated over 2500. In the open event Kai Zhang (2583) defeated YanJun Gao (2574) in a furious final (13,10,14). Results and photos.

Beer Pong!

Twenty-three players competed in our Beer Pong tournament on Jan. 19. Results and photos are here. Newsday pre-story and photo here and slide show of the event here. Journal News photos of the event (not looking our best!) here.

Winter Kids' Tournament Results

14 competed. Results and photos.

December Open

France's Damien Provost defeated Brooklyn's Mishel Levinski (6,6,-10,4) in the final of our December Open. Results and photos. Warren Rosenberg's action shots are here; digital downloads and prints may be ordered from him.

November Open

15-year-old Kai Zhang defeated Max Wang in the final of our November Open, which was part of New York Table Tennis Weekend. Results and photos.

October Open

Eugene Wang (USATT-rated 2783) of the Canadian national table tennis team defeated 15-year-old Chinese phenom Kai Zhang (2557) in straight games to win $2,500 in the finals of the WTTC's October Open. Results and photos.

September Open

Two recent arrivals from China battled it out in the finals of the WTTC's September Open. Kewei Li (USATT-rated 2418) upset Kai Zhang (2560)
7, -9, 6, 10. Altogether 123 players competed, including six rated over 2500. Results and photos here.

August Open

France's Damien Provost (USATT-rated 2695) defeated chopper Qing Liang Wang (2641) 10, 7, 6 in the final of our August Open. Altogether 136 players competed. Results and photos. Freelance photographer Warren Rosenberg's action shots appear here.

Coaching Clinic

Eleven students are taking Sydney Christophe's coaching clinic at the WTTC (Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12, and 25). At the end they'll receive ITTF Level 1 coaching certification. In the photo, Sydney is in the middle row, second from the left.
 

July Open

Kevin Wang (USATT-rated 2476) dispatched Max Wang (2556) 3-0 in the finals of the WTTC's July Open. It was the semifinal matches -- Kevin beating YanJun Gao and Max beating Peng Yin -- that were nail-biters. Each went to five games. Altogether 123 players competed. Photos and Results

June Open

For the first time at one of our Opens, YanJun Gao wasn't the champion or runner-up. France's Damien Provost (2651) beat Peng Yin (2544) in a hard-fought, four-game match. Photos and results

Seniors' Tournament Results

Congratulations to the winners of the club's first Seniors' Tournament on May 12. Photos and results.
 

Doubles Tournament Results

36 teams competed in five events for $2,500 in prizes in our first Doubles tournament on May 5. Photos and results.