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Tom Boyd's 90th Birthday - Kiama TT Club

I was privileged to be invited to the Kiama Table tennis Club celebration of Tom Boyd’s 90th birthday.


It was obvious the esteem in which Tom is held as there were approximately sixty people present at the function with, I believe without exception, all were table tennis players.


Tom, along with his wife Joy, has been responsible for the setting up of the Kiama club and its ongoing success.


Tom has always been a player who does not like to highlight the success he has enjoyed in our game. As a consequence the Kiama players were extremely surprised to learn that he is a sixteen times Australian Veterans Table Tennis Champion.


He has competed in the Australian Veterans Championships almost every year from the inception of the event and in fact he and Joy were instrumental in ensuring the event commenced at all.


Perhaps the greatest thing about Tom is his dedication to our game, and in particular in Kiama where he is present at virtually all playing sessions and you can be assured that if any piece of equipment requires repair he will do it immediately.


Table Tennis is privileged to have players of the calibre of Tom involved in our game and we congratulate him on attaining the age of ninety and wish him many more birthday celebrations.  

Ted Davis

Vice President TTNSW

 

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Hyundai Bennelong Cup Report

Boys

B North Cross

B Epping North

S Eastwood PS

G Eastwood PS

Girls

B St Anthonys

B Holy Spirit

S Eastwood Carlingford

G Carlingford

 

On Monday 4 November, 2019, 80 excited school students arrived at the Macquarie University Table Tennis venue to compete in the annual Hyundai Cup competition.


The competition, which is now in its 9th year, was the brainchild of the Federal Member for Bennelong, Mr John Alexander.


Mr Alexander, with the support of the Hyundai Corporation, arranged for every school in his electorate, whether public or private, to be provided with table tennis tables with one of the additional benefits being the annual Bennelong Cup competition.


The competition was split into Primary and Secondary Schools with Andrew Hill doing the organising of the Primary Sections where the majority of the students were to compete. Andrew has run this portion for the last two years and has received praise from all the teachers involved.


After the competition was played the Medals were presented to the following:
Primary Boys:  Gold to Eastwood Public School, Silver also to Eastwood and Bronze to Northcross Christian School and Epping Heights Public School
Primary Girls: where Gold went to Carlingford Public School, Silver to Eastwood Public School and Bronze to both St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School
Junior High School:  Gold to Carlingford High School, Silver to Ryde Secondary College and Bronze also to Carlingford High
Senior High School:  Gold to Carlingford High School , Silver also to Carlingford and Bronze to Ryde Secondary College


Table Tennis NSW wishes to thank Mr Alexander for his continued support of our game.

 

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NSW Performs Well at National Champs

2019 Central West Round Robin Open Championships

 

NSW players enjoyed outstanding success at last week's National Veterans Championships in Woodville SA. 

Two of our players Inh Van Le and Paul Pinkewich were recognised in the TTA Veterans' Hall of Fame for their outstanding success and contribution to our sport over many years. Super congratulations to both players.

Congratulations to Inh Van Le who won gold medals in all 7 events he entered. He was awarded the Ken Cole Trophy as the 2019 Player of the Year, our most prestigious award. Inh was Order of Merit No 1 in the 0/75 category and won the Table Tennis World Award for Best Performance in the 0/75 age group. 

Congratulations also to Paul Pinkewich who won the Table Tennis World Award for Best Performance in the 0/65 category and was Order of Merit No 1 in his age group taking home 3 gold medals. 

Special Mention is also made of Beverley Clackson who won the Table Tennis Best Performance Award for 0/50 Women despite her having to leave the tournament early which was a fantastic effort. 

I have attached a list of NSW medal winners and the Order of Merit lists and encourage all to visit the TTA website to view all the results. (See Below for attachment & link)

Congratulations and thanks to all NSW Veterans representative players. Next year's National Champs will be held in Darwin.

NSW Vets TT Secretary

 

 

NSW WINS AT NATIONAL VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPS

After fantastic week of playing table tennis at the 2019 National Veterans Championships I am pleased to present the medals won by NSW.  Congratulations to all participants and medal winners.

Full results can be found at: http://nationals.tabletennis.org.au/historical_records/veterans_2019/result_book.htm

TEAMS RESULTS

Gold Medals

0/65 Men: Ellman Lee, Cyrus Pestonji, Paul Pinkewich and James Wong

0/70 Women: Jennifer Aduckiewicz and Rose Veerhuis

0/75 Men: Inh Van Le and Calvin Law

0/80 Men: Kevin Cope and Ken Sands

Silver Medals

0/50 Men: Michael Bowrey, Peter Krigovsky, Walter Ly and Tin Ngo

Bronze Medals

0/30 Men: Christopher Kwok, Pascal Mias and John Ngo

0/50 Women: Beverley Clackson, Ada Ly, Eriko Morden and Marie Pinkewich

0/50 Men B: Bruce Judge, Mustafa Keskin, Shin Nakazawa and Peter Wood

0/70 Women: Carol Cowie and Rosemary Towers

O/70 Men: Graeme Wells and Ted Davis

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Gold Medals

0/30 WD: Maha Saad & Becky Bennett

0/40 WD: Eriko Morden and Kazue Brice (SA)

0/50 WD: Beverley Clackson & Bernadette Mitchell (Qld)

0/50 MD: Walter Ly & James Wong

0/60 MD: Paul Pinkewich & Brian Berry (Vic)

0/65 MD: Paul Pinkewich & Brian Berry

0/70 WD: Jennifer Aduckiewicz & Carol Cowie

0/70 MD: Inh Van Le & Mick Wright

0/70MXD: Inh Van Le & Julie Coombes (SA)

0/75 MS: Inh Van Le

0/75 MD Inh Van Le & Mick Wright

0/75 MXD: Inh Van Le & Cynthia Langley (SA)

Silver Medals

0/30 WD: Eriko Morden and Kazue Brice (SA)

0/50 MS: Michael Bowrey

0/65 MS: Paul Pinkewich

0/70 MD: Ted Davis & Graeme Wells

0/75 MXD: Kevin Cope & Kate Webber

Bronze Medals

0/30 MXD: Maha Saad &Pascal Mias

0/40 WS: Eriko Morden

0/40 MXD: Xuyen Tran & Sarah Sandley (NZ)

0/50 WS: Eriko Morden

0/50 MD: Tin Ngo & Nghi Nguyen (SA)

0/50 MXD: Beverley Clackson & Tin Ngo

0/60 MD: James Wong & Chee Yow

0/65 MXD: Paul Pinkewich & Lorraine Baker (SA)

0/70 MS: Calvin Law

0/70 WS: Rose Veerhuis

0/70 MXD: Jennifer Aduckiewicz & Calvin Law

0/80 MXD: Kevin Cope & Maureen Fischer (Vic)

 

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Jessy Chen's Inspirational Journey!

Jessy Chen, determined to represent Australia on the biggest stage (Photo: Josh Griffen)

Article by Simon Daish

Chen Junjian, nicknamed 'Jessy', has established himself as one of Oceania's top table tennis stars and has great ambitions of representing Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

However, Jessy's journey to table tennis stardom began amongst the backdrop of devastating circumstances over 10 years ago.

Jessy and his family decided to make the move from southern China to relocate to the Solomon Islands during his teenage years for work. Shortly upon arrival the family were targeted as part of a violent protest movement in 2006, leaving Jessy in intensive care.

Following the incident, Jessy’s traumatic experience was compounded by suffering from extreme blood loss and a heart attack – he also learnt that he would have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

Unable to return to China, Jessy and his family were evacuated to Australia where he spent a year in recovery, and ultimately where his sporting journey began. Offered as part of his rehabilitation programme, Jessy decided to take up table tennis and hasn’t looked back since.

Now Jessy has developed not just into one of the finest players Australia has to offer but also one of the biggest stars from the entire Oceania continent, a statement he further proved earlier this year.

Demonstrating his talent with men’s singles class 2-3 gold at the 2017 Para Oceania Championships in Suva, Jessy added another title to his collection at the 2019 edition of the event held in Darwin back in May with a fantastic display in the men’s singles class 3-5 competition.

Two times a continental champion, making the people of Australia extremely proud in the process, Jessy doesn’t want to stop there; he wants to pay his adoptive country back in the best way possible, as he eyes up a possible selection for Team Australia at next summer’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Whether we see Jessy in Tokyo or not, his story is still undeniably touching and something for young players across the world to aspire to.

ARTICLE THANKS TO ITTF WEBSITE.

To view orginal article & SBS Video go to: https://www.ittf.com/2019/10/23/jessy-chens-inspirational-journey-rehabilitation-table-tennis-stardom/

 

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