Table Tennis News & Videos
by Francisco Mendez
Littleton, CO - Top Spin Table Tennis Center had its monthly Round Robin this last Saturday September 8th.
Twenty-five players divided into 4 groups, both Elite and Advanced (2100 – 1800) players were mixed up in groups 1 & 2, and Intermediate and Beginner (1750 – 1100) players were combined in groups 3 and 4. The reason was to give lower players an opportunity to play higher lever players.
We started at 10am and finished by 2pm. There were eighty-four matches; many of them went to the fifth game. As always is the case at Top Spin Center, competition was intense, we had good fellowship, watching great matches, had snacks, and Diplomas were given to the winners.
Eric Prusiewicz won the Championship event with 6 victories and one loss. Basil Ibegbu played his spectacular game (greatest points against Lee Shapiro) Basil was second place and Hai Xue with his dangerous long pips got third. Upsets: Edward Yue beat Basil Ibegbu, Ariel Sanchez Mora defeat Lee Shapiro, and Tim Musgrove beat Mark Flemming. Dr. Michael Podolak got 1st place in the Intermediate groups, beating everyone, including Talgat Kosset in the final. Namsuk Wellman, after 15 years of inactivity (she used to be in the Korean Junior team back in the 70’s) got third. Mrs Yoko Wilcox is also playing again after 50 years of inactivity, she used to play back in the 60’s in her native country Japan. Welcome back Namsuk and Yoko!
List of competitors:
Elite: Eric Prusiewicz, Nobu Shiogai, Hai Xue, Ryan Khang, Jan Nowakoski, Alfred Adjei, Antonio Varela, Ariel Sanchez Mora, Edward Yue, Basil Ibegbu, Lee Shapiro
Intermediate: Michael Podolak, Talgat Kosset, Namsuk Wellman, Tim Musgrove, Larry Bogulski, Marylin Feinstein, Kenneth Reynard, Rob Feinstein, Premysl Ducek, Carlos Pinzon, Mark Flemming, Yoko Wilcox
-Elite & Advanced category
1st Eric Prusiewicz
2nd Basil Ibegbu
3rd Hai Xue
Intermediate and Beginner
1st Michael Podolak
2nd Talgat Kosset
3rd Namsuk Wellman
Thank you all!
Francisco Mendez, Technical Director TSTTC