International News Articles

  • Pitchford into Champions League quarters

    December 12, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s double put his UMMC team into the Champions League quarter-finals today thanks to a 3-1 overall victory against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

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  • Pitchford has eyes on the top prize

    December 10, 2020

    Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker are preparing for Champions League action with the clubs, starting in Dusseldorf tomorrow. Find out what both have to say about the competition.

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  • Bolton & Co miss out in tight semi-final

    December 8, 2020

    Emily Bolton’s women’s Champions League experience is over after her team Saint Quentinois lost in the semi-finals.

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  • Bolton soaks up Champions League experience

    December 7, 2020

    Emily Bolton is relishing an unexpected chance to be part of the Women’s Champions League as the competition moves to the semi-final stage.

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  • Drinkhall and Walker flying high in French league

    December 3, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker could be battling for the French League title come the end of the season, with both their teams up in the top three of the table after the first few rounds of matches.

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  • I know what I need to work on, says Pitchford

    November 27, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has reflected on his return to international table tennis after the long months away, as his three-tournament stay in China came to an end at the WTT Macao event. 

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  • Pitchford knocked out of WTT Macao

    November 26, 2020

    Liam Pitchford was knocked out of the WTT Macao competition as South Korea’s Jeoung Youngsik won a close match in the Battle Round Two stage.

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  • Pitchford takes to WTT in style with opening victory

    November 25, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s first experience of World Table Tennis was a positive one as he recovered from losing the first set to beat South Korea’s Jang Woojin 3-1 (9-11, 11-4, 11-10, 11-7).

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  • Pitchford excited by new WTT era

    November 24, 2020

    Liam Pitchford will play South Korea’s Jang Woojin as a new era of World Table Tennis is launched in Macao tomorrow – and is excited by the new look and new format it brings.

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  • Not good enough, admits honest Pitchford

    November 20, 2020

    Liam Pitchford admitted his match against Hugo Calderano at the ITTF Finals left him feeling “disappointed and quite angry with myself”.

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  • Pitchford sent tumbling by Calderano

    November 19, 2020

    Liam Pitchford fell at the first stage of the ITTF Finals in Zhengzhou as he ran into world No 6 Hugo Calderano in blistering form.

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  • Vacancy for National Women’s Coach

    November 18, 2020

    Applications are sought for a National Coach to lead the England women’s team into the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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  • Calderano up first for Pitchford at ITTF Finals

    Liam Pitchford will face Brazil’s Hugo Calderano in the first round of the ITTF Finals in China tomorrow – with a likely meeting against World No 1 Fan Zhendong waiting for the winner.

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  • Pitchford’s World Cup ended by Ovtcharov in thriller

    November 14, 2020

    Liam Pitchford was edged out of the Dishang ITTF Men’s World Cup by Dimitrij Ovtcharov today in a thrilling match lasting just under an hour.

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  • Pitchford storms into World Cup knockout stage

    November 13, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is into the knockout round of the Dishang ITTF Men’s World Cup in China thanks to two impressive victories today.

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  • How to watch Liam’s World Cup campaign

    November 12, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has been drawn against the USA’s Kanak Jha and Chuang Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei in the group stage of the Men’s World Cup – find out how you can watch.

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  • Ivor Montagu, table tennis and Apartheid

    November 11, 2020

    Veteran table tennis player Stuart Sweeney has used lockdown to research and write this fascinating article about the part played by table tennis and England’s Ivor Montagu in the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa.

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  • I’m in great shape for restart, says Pitchford

    November 10, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is cutting a relaxed and confident figure as he prepares for two massive tournaments as international table tennis returns after the enforced break.

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  • ITTF seeks Tribunal members

    November 6, 2020

    The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is inviting applications from experienced legal professionals and sports subject matter experts to form a Panel of Tribunal Members.

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  • Emily grateful to ‘agent’ Maria for league chance

    November 4, 2020

    Emily Bolton does not (yet) have an agent to help map her table tennis career – but she might want to consider putting fellow England international Maria Tsaptsinos on a retainer!

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