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).