Latest news on Liam Pitchford

  • Your Nationals playlist is essential viewing!

    April 2, 2020

    Now is the perfect time to relive the drama and excitement of Finals Day at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships!

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  • Pitchford extends Japanese league contract

    March 18, 2020

    Liam Pitchford says extending his contract with Saitama in the Japanese T.League for another season was an easy decision to make.

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  • Pitchford: I want to be at this level all the time

    March 9, 2020

    Liam Pitchford hailed a “massive step” in his career as he reflected on a Qatar Open performance which saw him reach his first singles final on the ITTF World Tour – a day after reaching his first doubles final.

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  • Honour in defeat for Pitchford in Qatar Open final

    March 8, 2020

    Liam Pitchford lost the match but won universal respect in his first appearance in an ITTF World Tour final at the world-class Qatar Open.

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  • Liam & Paul beaten by Chinese greats in final

    March 7, 2020

    Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall were defeated 3-1 by the world’s best pair Ma Long & Xu Xin in the Qatar Open doubles final today – but Pitchford will have a chance for revenge over Xu Xin in the singles semi-finals tomorrow.

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  • Liam and Paul into Qatar Open final!

    March 6, 2020

    Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall are into the Men’s Doubles final at the Qatar Open, where Chinese superstars Ma Long & Xu Xin await. Liam is also into the singles quarter-finals.

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  • Liam and Paul march on in Qatar

    March 5, 2020

    Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall are into the semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles at the Qatar Open, while Liam reached the singles last 16 after an eventful end to his opening match.

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  • Pitchford & Drinkhall comeback earns main draw place

    March 4, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall was unable to join Liam Pitchford in the main singles draw of the Qatar Open, but the pair are through in the Men’s Doubles after a tremendous comeback win today.

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  • Pitchford and Ho take the Nationals spoils

    March 1, 2020

    Liam Pitchford won his sixth Men’s Singles title and Tin-Tin Ho her fourth Women’s Singles on Finals Day of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

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  • Pitchford run ended in semi-finals

    February 23, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s run at the Hungarian Open was ended in the semi-finals by Japanese teenager Yukiya Uda today.

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  • Confident Pitchford storms into quarters

    February 21, 2020

    Liam Pitchford made short work of last week’s Portugal Open champion to romp into the quarter-finals of the Hungarian Open today.

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  • Pitchford and Ho through in Hungary

    February 20, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is into the last 16 of the Hungarian Open, while Tin-Tin Ho has a doubles quarter-final to look forward to on Friday.

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  • Watch Pitchford go for a six-hit at Nationals!

    Liam Pitchford is gunning for a historic Men’s Singles title No 6 at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships next week – and there are still tickets available to watch him and the other leading players in the land!

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  • Drinkhall exits but Ho into main draw

    February 19, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall was defeated by world No 50 Yukiya Uda in the final preliminary round at the Hungarian Open, but Tin-Tin Ho is into the […]

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  • Drinkhall and Ho through on two fronts in Hungary

    February 18, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho are through their opening singles matches at the Hungarian Open and Drinkhall & Sam Walker, and Ho & Karoline Mischek, also won their opening doubles matches.

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  • Classy Boll too good for Pitchford

    February 8, 2020

    Liam Pitchford found the great Timo Boll in irresistible form in the quarter-finals of the Europe Top 16 in Montreux tonight.

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  • Pitchford ready for another crack at the Top

    February 5, 2020

    Liam Pitchford believes last year’s experience at the Europe Top 16 will stand him in good stead to perform better this time around in Montreux.

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  • Liam and Paul now single-minded on road to Tokyo

    January 31, 2020

    Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall admitted the squad did not perform after Great Britain were unable to secure a team place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – but they are now focused on qualifying as individuals.

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  • GB Olympic dream over – for now

    January 24, 2020

    Great Britain will have to win the second stage of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament if they are to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after defeat to Croatia tonight.

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  • First job done in GB Olympic bid

    January 23, 2020

    They didn’t have everything their own way, but Great Britain cleared the first hurdle towards Olympic team qualification as they beat Argentina 3-0 in Portugal tonight.

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