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This blog is about table-tennis and happenings in the sport locally, nationally, and internationally

Team World Cup-2020 Olympics Test Event-China vs Korea

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The World Team Cup took place recently in Tokyo, Japan at the same venue as next year’s table-tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics. China won both men’s and women’s team but the men’s team was severely tested by Korea in the men’s team final. The US teams reached the quarterfinals in both men’s team and women’s team and were recognized with Operation Gold awards by the USOPC (US Olympic & Paralympic Committee)….

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2019 Fremont Teams

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The sold-out 2019 Fremont Teams took place on Sunday, November 17 featuring the maximum 35 teams allowed battling for trophies and prize money in a full day of play. There were 7 divisions of 5 teams in each division where all teams played all other teams in their respective divisions. There was a lot of good feedback from players as they enjoyed playing with their teammates with most winning trophies. Trophies were given to the top 4 teams in each division.

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2019 Sacramento October Open

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Fremont Table Tennis Academy had two advanced students, Tega Sebeni and Aditya Venkatraman, attend the 2019 Sacramento Open and Tega won 1st place and Aditya won two 2nd places! Tega won first in Under 400A and Aditya won 2nd in Under 1150 and Under 900A. The Under 400A and Under 900A were in giant round robins where they had to finish first in the first round robin group to be placed in the A division.

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2019 Newark September Open

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The 2019 Newark September Open took place at the Siliman Center in Newark featuring a strong field in most events. There were around 20 events with trophies and medals to the top 4 finishers in each event. Players to reach 2 or more event finals were:

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2019 Newark July Open

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The 2019 Newark July Open took place today with players battling in 19 events for trophies and medals. The big winners were the brothers Neel and Tanishq Dhavali, Ritvik Sinha, and William Waltrip who all won two 1st. 
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2019 US Nationals

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The 2019 US Nationals took place from July 1-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada and Fremont Table Tennis Academy sent 5 students there, with 4 of them playing Nationals for the first time. Sayan Dey came home the big winner as he won two medals, one in singles and one in doubles.
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2019 NorCal March Open

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The 2019 NorCal March Open took place Sunday, March 24 at the Siliman Center in Newark featuring age and rating events for participants to battle for 1st and 2nd place trophies and 3rd place medals. Multiple event winners were Aditya Venkatraman, Lucas Wang, Mihika Vangapalli, and Ricardo Amayo. Read More

2019 National Ranking Tournament-LA

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I played, or I should say, started to play the first 2019 National Adult Ranking tournament this past weekend in Los Angeles. This tournament means something in selecting team members for World Championships, Pan Am Games, and also the Olympic Team. Read More

2019 NorCal January Open

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The 2019 NorCal January Open took place at the Siliman Center on January 27, 2019 with over 70 players battling it out in about 20 events. Trophies were given to the 1st and 2nd place finisher in each event and medals for 3rd/4th place. Read More

2018 West Coast Teams in Newark

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The 2018 West Coast Teams took place at a great venue, the Siliman Center in Newark on Thanksgiving weekend. There were 4 divisions with teams grouped with other teams of similar levels. Teams started play with crossovers with a chance to move up or down a division.
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2018 US Nationals-July 2-6-Las Vegas

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Rishi won a bronze medal in the Under 2200 event which in terms of number of entries with 294 players, was the hardest to medal in. He won his first 5 matches 3-1, then the round of 16 and quarters 3-0, and then lost in the semis 3-0.
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2018 Worlds Veterans Championship-Las Vegas

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I played in the Worlds Veterans Championships in Las Vegas yesterday which is the biggest table-tennis event in the world. It features 4,000 players from all corners of the world playing in age categories 40 and up separated by gender and by age groups every 5 years in both singles and doubles. Read More

2018 Newark June Open tournament

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The 2018 Newark June Open took place at the Siliman Center last Saturday, June 16. This is the first of monthly tournaments we plan at the Siliman Center this year. I was happy to hear of compliments about the facility as participants said it was a nice place to play.
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Fremont TTA 11th Anniversary Party

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Fremont Table Tennis Academy celebrated completing 11 years with its 11th anniversary party. There was pizza, cake, chips, drinks, pasta, and more. After dinner, there was a table-tennis themed game which was a mix between Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Read More