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  • English interest is over

    October 31, 2009

    English interest in the English Open is over. Paul Drinkhall, England’s sole survivor missed out against Seo Hyun Deok (Korea) 9-11, 12-14, 11-8, 12-14, 5-11 […]

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  • Kishikawa beats World no. nine

    Seiya Kishikawa, a 22 year-old from Fukuoka, Japan who plays for the famous Borussia Dusseldorf Club in the German Bundersleague produced the big shock in […]

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  • No upsets in Ladies last sixteen

    All eight last 16 clashes in the Ladies Singles went with the ITTF Rankings although not without producing some spectacular  and at times truly outstanding […]

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  • Drinkhall master class

    Top seeded Paul Drinkhall made his way safely into the last eight of the Under 21 Boys Singles at the English Open. His opponent at the last 16 stage – Tomas Tregler (Cze) is the “real deal” – a classy all-action top-spinner with some excellent flicks especially on the forehand.

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  • Day 3 England Summary

    As play intensified, the world’s top players demonstrated just why they are so highly ranked, the England players fought well, but it was only Paul […]

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  • Drinkhall meets his match

    October 30, 2009

    Paul Drankhall met his match in round two of the Mens Singles when he was beaten by the consistent and silky-smooth Chen Qi (China), the […]

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  • Drinkhall goes through all guns blazing

    19 year-old Paul Drinkhall carried England’s hopes safely into the last 32 of the Mens Singles with an impressive 4-0 win over World no. 83 […]

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  • Darius and Paul win last gasp thriller

    Paul Drinkhall and Darius Knight advanced to the Quarter-Finals of the Mens Doubles with a superb last-gasp win over Gionis Panagiosis (ranked no. 42) and Konstantinos Papageorgiou (160) (Greece) a pairing with vastly superior Singles ratings to the English National Champions.

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  • Parker and Sibley so close to victory

    There was glory in defeat for England’s top lady pairing – Kelly Sibley and Jo Parker who exited the Ladies Doubles, but, only after seven games of fluctuating and at times action-packed table tennis.

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  • Day 2 England Summary

    There was less England presence on court during day 2, with most of England’s qualifying matches having taken place on during the first day of play

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  • GB Schedule of Play Day 3

    Make sure you don’t miss out on supporting the British players.

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  • Battling defeats for Baggaley and Rumgay

    October 29, 2009

    Thursday afternoon saw the pace heat up considerably as the Mens and Ladies Singles reached the Final Qualification rounds.

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  • Mixed Results For England

    There were mixed results for the English players on Thursday morning although Liam Pitchford again despatched a higher-rated opponent

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  • Superb wins for Hannah and Chloe

    Day two of the English Open saw England no. four Hannah Hicks (World ranked no. 598) secure a superb winner over Neha Aggarwal (India) (no. […]

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  • Day 1 England Summary

    Being such a young squad, England were always going to have a tough time against the wealth of experience of the world’s best players. The players fought well and managed 14 wins on the first day, taking some unsuspecting highly ranked scalps on the way, with the sand out performance being Liam Pitchfords defeat off world number 89 Liu Song from Argentina.

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  • Emma involved in two great battles

    October 28, 2009

    England no. nine lady Emma Vickers (Derbyshire) was the big English winner in the first round of Qualifying action in the Under 21 Ladies Singles Groups on the first day of the English Open. Globally ranked no. 820 Emma excelled and she beat World no. 582 – Divya Deshpande (India), fighting back strongly after losing the first game to win 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7.

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  • Win of the Season

    16 Year-old Liam Pitchford brought the 65th English Open to life and it is doubtful if any player will surpass his victory in this year’s event.

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  • Newcastle Tees Sport Grand Prix

    October 26, 2009

    There were upsets galore in the Men’s Open, where the atmosphere was electric with a whole packet of top seeds falling by the wayside. Firstly […]

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  • National Council Summary: October 2009

    October 20, 2009

    NATIONAL COUNCIL SUMMARY: 20.10.09 One minute silence was held in memory of Daisy Leach, wife of ETTA President, Johnny Leach MBE. 1. A Copy of […]

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  • Senior British League, 1st Weekend

    September 21, 2009

    Woodfield III Win All 32 Games 12 teams achieved 100% records in the first round of the Senior British League matches – Drumchapel Glasgow II […]

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