Pleasantville, New York.
The Westchester Table Tennis Center hosted its monthly tournament and, once again, drew an international field of of talented players. Among both former and future Olympians, national team members representing their home countries, and outstanding New York Metro Region home-grown talent, 57 competitors from as far away as Pakistan and the Ivory Coast, as close as right here from Westchester County, and with Barbados, the Dominican Republic, France, Spain, and Trinidad and Tobago in between, the players engaged in friendly but heated competition this past weekend. In the final, Junhan Wu (2777) defeated Jian Li (2650) (8,-8,7,9). The legendary Zhiwen He, three-time Olympian, once world-ranked #41, lost in a semifinal match to Wu.
Junhan Wu works his was past fellow New Jersey resident Sharon Alguetti on his way to claiming the tournament championship.
Photo - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com
Zhiwen He of Spain and 3-time Olympian. Photo - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com
Tyrese Knight of Barbados. Photo - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com
Yasiris Ortiz of the Dominican Republic, Photo - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com
Muhammad Rameez of Pakistan. Photo - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com
Cedric Oba of the Ivory Coast. Photo-Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com,
Robert Sun on his way to claiming the Under 2050 Championship Trophy. Photo - Warren Rosenberg www.nyspg.com
An equally impressive roster of the world's best talent will be back in action at the WTTC's August Open scheduled for the weekend of August 26-27.