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Table Tennis Action Everywhere!

Updated: Jan 19

It has been busy few weeks with Table Tennis action occurring on a couple of different fronts across the province from NLTTA sanctioned tournaments and regional tryouts for the upcoming NL Winter Games set for late February in Gander, NL.


On November 25, 2023 over 50 athletes converged on the Rotary Youth and Community Center in Paradise, NL. for the Paradise Open which was the third tournament of the season. The day featured many competitive matches in all events and it was great to see that almost half of the competitors were Junior age players.


Sportsmanship On Display 2023 Paradise Open

The day started with the age event categories and in the Girls U19 Hayley Babstock earned gold giving her two podium finishes for the season. In the Boys U15 event Daniel Patey, also had his second podium finish of the season and Braedon Maloney broke through and earned his fist podium finish in the Boys U15 and Gavin Parsons captured his second gold of the season in Boys U19 with a victory of Adam Wakely.


Divine Aseo captured her second gold of the season in the Senior Female Team Qualifier event with a victory over Madison Clarke and in the Senior Male Team Qualifier Merv Greenham and Nick Hiscock had a hard fought match with Merv prevailing. Jiaqi Mu and Hien Nguyen met in two finals(Rated A Singles and Senior Male A Singles) with Jiaqi prevailing both times. Congratulations to all players on a fine performance. For a complete results list visit the Paradise Open results page.


The next scheduled tournament is the Glovertown Open set for January 13, 2024, as we get closer to the tournament date stay tuned to the website for more information.


Check out the Paradise Open Media Gallery Page for lots of action photos of the day and big thanks to Peter Quinlan for the photos. Last but not least a big thank you to Merv Greenham and Barry Hicks for managing the desk and the NLTTA thanks all who helped out in anyway.


Team NL Selection


At this point the race for Team NL selection points to represent NL, at the Atlantic Table Tennis Championships set for May 2024 in New Brunswick, is well underway with three of the six NLTTA sanctioned tournaments completed. It has been a very competitive series so far with some interesting twists. No doubt as the second half of the tournament schedule gets underway in January with the Glovertown Open, action is sure to heat up as valuable points are on the line.


Check out the Team NL Selection Points page for a complete breakdown of results for this season.


NL Winter Games Update


Regional qualifying tournaments have been completed in many of the regions. See the table below for the athletes that have qualified for the NL Winter Games set for Gander from February 24th - March 2nd with the Table Tennis competition scheduled for February 24-27, 2024.


Congratulations to all athletes and coaches on a job well done. Stay tuned to our website for updates.




Region

Junior Division

Youth Division

Coach/Manager

St. John's - North

Male

Ameer Eyada

Ben Gauci

Female

Divine Aseo

Courtney Aseo

Male

Daniel Patey

Raj Sancheti

Female

Tamarah Eyada


Jeremy Lehr

Madison Clarke

Mt. Pearl - South

Male

Carson Power

Xinyu Chen

Female

Taylor Earles

Zishu Wang

Male

Braeden Maloney

Jacob Linehan

Female

Callie Sears

Darcey Rose

Jin Chen

Central

Male

Ryan Goulding

Mark Sheata

Female

Rachel Harvey

Jawa Nassif

Male

Lee Diamond

Junayd Burtally

Female

Amy Peckford

Ashley Peckford

Keith Peckford

Genessa Peckford

Eastern

Male

Logan Whalen

Brayden Ralph

Female

Jayden Denty

Hayley Babstock

Male

Evan Denty

Liam Ralph

Female

Lucy Dyke Alexandrea Genge

Sheldon Briffett

Stacey Denty

Western

​Male

Shay Williams

Marcus deVogel

Female

Carly Tatchell

Brooke Taylor

Male

Not yet filled


Female

Jada Tatchell

Leah Tatchell


Misty Wiliams

​Avalon

Male

Peter Quinlan

Joshua Healey

Female

Jordyn Rose

Caitlin Hunt

Male

Ben Menecola

Zachary Burden

Female

Not Yet Filled

​Nick Hiscock

Holiday Season Is Upon Us

The Newfoundland and Labrador Table Tennis Association would like to wish all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and we hope that you are not on the Naughty List so that Santa can get you the best Table Tennis gift!


We look forward to seeing everyone in 2024.


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