The undefeated McMaster University table tennis team

The undefeated McMaster University table tennis team


McMaster University Emerges As Table Tennis Powerhouse In Canada

USA Table Tennis

1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

McMaster University is a growing public research-driven institution that's booming with nearly 30,000 students. It's one of the biggest attractions and economic drivers in Hamilton, the port city in the Canadian Province of Ontario.

In early January when snow seldom disappears from Canada's landscape and wind chill factors are ridiculous, folks are warming up to the awesome performances of the McMaster University table tennis team.

The McMaster bunch is led by four incredible freshmen who are standout members of Canada's National Team. Players like Klement Yeung, Dun Li, Max Xia and Michelle Liaw are stepping things up and transforming the McMaster University Marauders into a table tennis powerhouse in collegiate circles.

At the NCTTA's most recent divisional tournament, McMaster knocked off Canada's traditional powers like the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario.

"McMaster held a near perfect record at the (fall) tournament," says NCTTA Great Lakes Division Director Keith Lam. Western Ontario exchange student Ken Chong of Hong Kong was the only one to win a match against any McMaster player. He managed to defeat Klement Yeung in some awfully close games. When all was said and done, Ken won it three games to one.

Look for more good things to come for McMaster players in the new year with the championships just three months away.
"McMaster will be a force at the Great Lakes Regional Tournament and the 2015 TMS College Table Tennis Championships" in Wisconsin in April, Keith Lam says.

McMaster is part of Canada's Greater Toronto Division. The school's alumni include funny movie stars like Martin Short and John Candy, but nobody is laughing at their superb table tennis team.

In the Canada East Division, things are looking up, too. That's in large part due to the behind the scenes work of NCTTA alumni like Pierre Luc Hinse and Yang Jiang. The two former collegiate table tennis stars teamed up as co-directors of the division in the Montreal/Ottawa area. Three schools took part in the Fall tournament: McGill University, the University of Ottawa and ETS (Ecole de Technologie Superieure).

Q4G Athlete Assistance Program

Ontario Table Tennis Association is pleased to announce

A draft list of athletes and alternates

**  From January 22, Alexander Bu is part of the National Team Junior Squad. 

who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). 

Ontario Team Training

Ontario Team is inviting all interested players to apply for the training time in period January 12-March 13. 

Five group trainings time slots and fourteen individual time slots are available.

Priority will have players with better ratings. If group is composed with a players with a huge variety of ratings the OTTA will actively manage groups and make minor changes. If more than one player is interested for particular individual hour, you will be contacted within 24 hours in order to find solution.

Forms and payment will need to be submitted before January 8th.

For payment make cheques payable to the Ontario Table Tennis Association (not OTTA) and send it to 9140 Leslie Street – Suite 110, L4B 0A9, Richmond Hill, ON or pay it by credit card with our coach Hongtao Chen.

After that period the OTTA to will offer remaining time for the price of 15$ per hour for group and 63$ per hour for individual training.

Priority will have players with higher ratings. 



Top Spin Toronto Open 2015

Top Spin Toronto Open 2015

Sunday, January 25 at 106 Martin Ross Ave., Toronto

Deadlines January 21st



Double Fish MyTTC Circuit I (Open) 2015, Jan 10 to 11, 2015

Double Fish MyTTC Circuit I (Open) 2015, Jan 10 to 11, 2015

Tournament with Prize over $2,600.00 is now opening for registration. 

CLICK HERE for prospectus.



The 2014 Rattlers mini-RR Tournament

Mississauga, October 17/24, 2014

(by A.Thomas, tournament coordinator)



For the first time, Rattlers moved its popular round robin tournament from the weekend to two consecutive Friday nights. Players responded favourably, reaching capacity (or almost) both nights.

In the U-1500 event, much-improved Oliver Bughon (Elite) barely came through in a tie with Farhan Mithani (MyTTC) and Ashlin Cardozo (Elite), in the final round. In the O-1000, which really boiled down to a final between the top two rated players, Stéphane Charbonneau (MyTTC) prevailed over Fred Cantarelli (Sporting). The flashy Brazilian player was simply not consistent enough to go through Stéphane’s steady spinny returns.


If you want to see the action, check the following websites:

http://youtu.be/LCuV-V6Kqhk, http://youtu.be/80KHZKiYDUY, http://youtu.be/llLm3hnvauM, http://youtu.be/parbYmRTp8U

(courtesy Carvo Grant).

Stjepan Kerosevic (Guelph) deserves credit – although he might have preferred cash -  for making it to 3rd place.


Winner group A: Stéphane Charbonneau ($150); runner-up: Fred Cantarelli

Other group winners: Xiaoguang Pan (B), Dave French (C), Andrew Olszewski (D)


Winner group A: Oliver Bughon ($80); runner-up: Farhan Mithani

Other group winners: Andy Qiang (B), Adil Badaloo (C), Arindam Arinte (D)


11-08-2014-Canada Series #1 - Ontario Open
10-28-2014-Q4G Athlete Assistance Program
10-26-2014-Greater Toronto Table Tennis League 2014-2015
10-16-2014-Final Selection Tournament - Ontario Team at Canada Winter Games 2015
10-12-2014-Coaching workshop in Mississauga
10-03-2014-Final Selection Tournament - Ontario Team at Canada Winter Games 2015

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