2017 Edmonton Open in Slow Motion

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2017 Edmonton Open: 57th Championship Final

The Open Singles title for the 2017 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships was contested for the 57th time in a match between George Gao and Henberd Ortalla.  Despite the final score being 4 games to 1 in favour of Gao, each game was close with scores of 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-9 and 12-10.  This is the first championship title for Gao at the Edmonton Open after being a perennial semi-finalist for many years.  Here is one of the best rallies of the match:

You can watch the entirety of the final match here.

The 2017 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships happened on September 2nd and 3rd at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

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2017 Edmonton Open: Results

The 2017 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships happened on September 2nd and 3rd at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

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2016 Edmonton Open: Our Sponsors

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Thank you to all the sponsors of the 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships!

UnWined, L. Ellefson, Yong Qiang, Triple Star Arts & Sports, Table Tennis Express, Iconoclast Coffee and NBT Group.

The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships happened on September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

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2016 Edmonton Open: Results

Junior Novice:  (A) Chester Lau  (B) Luke MAtthews  (C) Kaenen Roque

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Under 200:  Long Yin Fong (GOLD) and Chester Lau (SILVER)

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Under 300:  Chester Lau (GOLD) and Thomas Woo (SILVER)

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Under 500:  Amiel Mercado (GOLD) and Kevin Huang (SILVER)

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Under 600:  Rhett Gapoy (GOLD) and King Leong (SILVER)

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Under 900:  Edward Ramos (GOLD) and Robert Caretero (SILVER)

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Under 1200:  Edward Ramos (GOLD) and Zihan Wang (SILVER)

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Under 1800:  Edward Ramos (GOLD) and Nathaniel Motel (SILVER)

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Under 15 Years:  Zhaoyu Li (GOLD) and Kevin Huang (SILVER)

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Under 18 Years:  Amiel Mercado (GOLD) and Chester Lau (SILVER)

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Over 40 Years:  Henbard Ortalla (GOLD) and Ben Dy (SILVER)

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Over 50 Years:  Ben Dy (GOLD) and Fernando Puzon (SILVER)

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Over 60 Years:  Carton Lao (GOLD) and Kahar Hazanov (SILVER)

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Over 70 Years:  Cary Chan (GOLD) and Harold Ottosen (SILVER)

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Open Singles, Division C:  Zihan Wang (GOLD) and Matthew Chan (SILVER)

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Open Singles, Division B:  Sunny Zhang (GOLD) and Huan Huynh (SILVER)

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OPEN SINGLES, CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Yongjun Duan VS Bryan Ho

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Yongjun Duan (GOLD) and Bryan Ho (SILVER)

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The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships happened on September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

Photos Courtesy of Allan Yip and Deanna Eng

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2016 Edmonton Open: Officials

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2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships:  Officiating Crew

Left to Right:  Harry Parenteau (Referee – Nationally Certified), Jonathan Lau (Deputy Referee – Nationally Certified), Hope Xing (Umpire – Nationally Certified), Kam Kong (Umpire – Nationally Certified), Lai Chu Kong (Umpire, Internationally Certified), John Gunraj (Umpire – Nationally Certified), Moe Erbas (Chief Umpire – Internationally Certified), Don Chan (Umpire – Provincially Certified)

Duties of the Referee:  Decide any question of rule interpretation, on which he or she is the sole authority, and generally to ensure that the competition is conducted in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.  Also is responsible for the appointment of match officials.

Duties of the Umpire:  Decide the result of each rally and from time to time exercise judgment in the application of the laws and regulations of table tennis.  Makes final decisions on all questions of fact that arise during a match and is responsible for timing the duration of play.

The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships happened on September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

Photo Courtesy of Allan Yip

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2016 Edmonton Open: Players

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Total Number of Players = 124

Average Age = 41 years

Oldest = 87 years

Youngest = 7 years

# Players Under 18 years = 23

Average Rating = 661

Highest Rating = 3540

# Players, Rating >1000 = 31

Our Players – Where They’re From

Edmonton = 102

Calgary = 13

Grande Prairie = 6

St. Albert = 1

Wetaskiwin (cars cost less) = 1

Sherwood Park = 1

The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships happened on September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

Photos Courtesy of Allan Yip

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2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships: Skills Levels

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We’re just a few days away from the kick off of the 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships.  If you’re a returning player, you’re likely familiar with the various skill levels at our tournament.  Everyone from novice to nationally ranked compete annually at the Edmonton Open.  Here’s a refresher on what the ratings system is all about or have a look at theses highlight videos from the 2015 Edmonton Open:

U300, U600, Over 40 & U1800

U500, U900, Over 70 & Women’s Masters

U200 & U1200

U15, U18, Over 50 & Over 60

Junior Novice

Open Singles – Round Robins to Quarterfinals

Open Singles – Semi-Finals

Open Singles – Championship Finals

Best of the Rest

One, Two and Three Hit Wonders

Top Ten

The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships takes place September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

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The 2016 Edmonton Open: A Message From Mayor Don Iveson

Letter from Mayor Don Iveson

The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships takes place September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

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#2016EdmontonOpen Table Tennis Championships: Social Media

 

Smart PhoneIf you’ve played with us at the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC) or have competed in our annual Edmonton Open, you might have noticed that we have a presence on various social media platforms.  For the upcoming 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships, you can see what our club and tournament are all about and communicate with us.  Here a run down of what we have and what it does:

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1.  Twitter (@yegtabletennis) For this year’s tournament, use the hashtag #2016EdmontonOpen.  We’ll post event results here and other witty thoughts and observations.

2.  WordPress:  The official blog of Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC) – hint…this article is on our blog.  Find out all about last year’s tournament here.

3.  Facebook:  Our club’s official page is a closed group, so please visit Facebook and request to join and we’ll add you to the group.  Talk about table tennis.  We have lots of members who are experts on technique, rules, equipment, etc.  Or just post a funny video clip, or whatever.

4.  Youtube:  Our club’s video library!  See how the media covered us!  Or watch previous year’s Edmonton Open highlights and much more.

5.  Instagram (@yegtabletennis) Also use hashtag #2016EdmontonOpen.  Take some pics or video, jazz it up with some filters and look cool by sharing it with everyone!

6.  Flickr:  This is our club’s official photo album.  You’ll find all our photos from events throughout the years.

The 2016 Edmonton Open Table Tennis Championships takes place September 3rd and 4th at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre.  The Edmonton Open is an annual tournament organized to Table Tennis Canada’s (TTCAN) 3-star standard and is hosted and run entirely by volunteers of the Edmonton Table Tennis Club (ETTC).

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