Reported by Carl Danner, HPC Chair
The United States brother and sister pairing of Kanak and Prachi Jha made matters a family affair at the Butterfly 2014 Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham on Sunday 13th April.
All four team events secured at the Butterfly Junior and Cadet Open in Markham, success continued for the United States on the penultimate day of action, Saturday 12th April; most notably in the Cadet Boys’ Singles and Cadet Girls’ Singles events.
It was celebration time for one family and a quite unusual occurrence in the history of the ITTF Junior Circuit, as matters concluded in the Junior Boys’ Team and Junior Girls’ Team events on Friday 11th April, at the Butterfly 2014 Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham.
Now, New York City students who excel in High School Table Tennis, can include their match results and participation in official transcripts when they apply to college.
United States ‘A’, justified their name by being both in unison and the top outfit from their country in the Cadet Boys’ Team and Cadet Girls’ Team events at the Butterfly Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham on Friday 11th April.
Seeking the next voice of table tennis; the quest has been narrowed to three candidates; the names in question are: Adam Bobrow (USA), Barbara Wei (USA) and David Wetherill (GBR).
First place in the group was secured in the initial stage of proceedings for the top seeds, Prachi Jha and Angela Guan, representing USA ‘A’ in the Junior Girls’ Team event at the Butterfly Canadian Junior and Cadet Open on the first day of play, Thursday 10th April.
Visitors from south of the border, the United States, dominated matters in the first stage of the Junior Boys’ Team event at the Butterfly Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham on Thursday 10th April.
2014 Second Youth Olympic Games, 17 Aug 2014 - 28 Aug 2014, Nanjing, CHN
About one-‐fourth of the 2014 Tour has concluded. Players on the East Coast seem to have the upper hand in terms of rankings on the Tour Leaderboard. Liang Yonghui, the highest ranked West Coast player, only ranks sixth while players from East Coast take the #1, 2, 4, and 5 spots.
Successful a lifetime ago, when Abe Berenbaum, Bud Blattner, Jimmy McClure and Sol Schiff won titles at World Championships; the years when storm clouds were forming over Europe, the Second World War imminent, the United States of America has never been able to repeat such feats.
It felt unusual to be invited to serve as a deputy referee at this tournament, and this was confirmed by others who asked me if a US referee was needed in Germany due to a shortage of officials in Europe.
Congratulations to Texas Wesleyan University and Princeton University on winning the 2014 TMS National College Championships.