Wollongongâ€™s Beaton Park Leisure Centre was the venue of the Illawarra table Tennis's 1st Fast 3 tournament ( Open and O/50â€™s) on the 18th March. Games started 9am sharp which consisted of an Open event and an O/50â€™s. Each round was scheduled for an 1 hour 15 minutes, with the finals at 3pm.
Each teams match consisted of 4 singles and a 1 doubles rubber. All rubbers were played during the group stage. Finals stopped once a team reached 3 rubbers. Each rubber was best of 3 games to 11 points with No Deuce ie. Game ended at 11-10.
12 teams entered in total and the teams for the Opens and the O50s was combined for the pool games before being split for finals. O50s teams were eligible to win the Open.
With players of Eunsil Leeâ€™s quality, a former world doubles and olympic silver medallist playing, some fabulous quality of table tennis was on show. Outside the temperature of 38 C made it tough for all players, but feedback was positive on the event.
The event was sponsored by Sam Sikora, a local member and Table Tennis World.
Below are the winners and runners-up from the Open with sponsor Sam Sikora.