TopSpin Recognized for Long Service

In recognition of Table Tennis Club of KW’s 15 years of service to the Kitchener community, the City of Kitchener presented a certificate of appreciation to volunteers at a City Council meeting taking place on Monday, June 6th, 2016.

Attila Mosonyi, Jim Foley, Linda Foley, and Val Strambu all attended to receive a certificate of appreciation for the club.

Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers, coaches, and players for being a part of these 15 years of service!

 

TopSpin Juniors at Ontario High School Championships

On May 25, three boys and three girls from TopSpin KW participated in the Ontario High School Table Tennis Championships. Hosted by the Lion’s Club and My Table Tennis Club Markham, the tournament featured 9 teams of boys and 8 teams of girls.

On the girl’s side of the tournament, Lina Qiu, Eunchae Lee and Layla Noor played well, winning one match and losing two in the group stage. In the consolation draw, they lost their first match, but won their second, finishing seventh overall.

On the boy’s side, Alex Foley, Ryan Kim and Sam Orend finished perfect in the group stage, winning both of their team matches. In the semi-finals, the boys won 3-0 over the York Region Athletic Association Team A, booking them a spot in the finals. There, the trio lost 3-0 to Peel District School Board Team A, they finished in second place.

A great time was had by all, and TopSpin was well represented. Congratulations to all of the participants!

TopSpin Players at Ontario Championships

 

This year’s Ontario Championships were held at CCTTA in Markham, April 23 – 24; six of the juniors from TopSpin KW competed.

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Vedant Parikh and Sally Kim participated in the U11 Boys and U11 Girls events, respectively. In the group stage Vedant finished second, allowing him to move into the knockout round. He lost a close match in the round-of-16. Sally’s U11 girl category was a straight round robin. Although Sally played hard and had a lot of close matches, she finished at the bottom of her group.

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Vedant, Sally and Marina Ilyas all participated in the U13 events. In U13 Boys, Vedant played three close matches in the group stage winning one and losing two. Although he finished third, he did not move on to the knockout round. In the U13 Girls event, Marina and Sally ended up in the same group. Marina won the encounter with Sally, finishing second in the group; Sally finished fourth. In the knockout rounds, Marina lost a close match in the quarter-finals while Hayoung fell in the round-of-16.

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Marina and Sam Orend participated in the U15 Girls and Boys events respectively. Marina won one match and lost two, finishing third in her group, one spot off of advancing. Sam was grouped with the top seed in the event. He ended up losing both of his matches, although putting up a good fight.

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Marina, Sam, Ryan Kim and Alex Foley all participated in U18 events. In the U18 Girls event, Marina finished fourth in her group. She lost to the eventual champion in the round-of-16. In the Boys event, Sam finished third in his group, one spot off of advancing. Alex and Ryan both finished second in their groups, winning one match and losing another. Both played hard round-of-16 matches but were eliminated.

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Sam also competed in the U1000 event, where he played three matches: winning one and losing two. Unfortunately, this put him in third place in the group, one spot off of advancing into the knockout stage.

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Ryan and Alex participated in the U2400 event. In the group stage, Ryan beat one player seeded above him, and one below, finishing with two wins and one loss. Unfortunately, due to a three-way tie, Ryan finished in third and did not advance. Alex was the lowest seed in his group and beat both the second and third seeds, finishing in second place. In the round of sixteen, Alex won 3-1, earning a spot in the quarter-finals. Alex lost a close match 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

 

Overall, a good time was had by all and many exciting matches were played. The players have been improving rapidly and this can be seen in their impressive results. Photos from the event can be found on the Ontario Table Tennis Facebook page here. Detailed results from the event can be found here.

ICG Athletes Prepare for their Voyage

The athletes from TopSpin Table Tennis Club along with their coach, Attila Mosonyi, have been working hard to prepare for their trip of a lifetime to Taipei this upcoming summer. In order to get to know each other better, they, alongside the athletes competing in other sports, partook in a game of laser tag. Below is a photo of the athletes as they prepare for their trip and enjoy their game of laser tag.

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TopSpin Juniors To Attend 50th International Children’s Games in New Taipei City, Taiwan


Four athletes from TopSpin KW will make the journey to New Taipei City this summer to take part in the 50th International Children’s Games. Travelling alongside swimmers and a basketball team, the players will represent the City of Kitchener. There will be competitors from all around the world attending, so it will be a great competition and a fun learning experience for all of the competitors.

Making a 12000-kilometer journey is no small task; the KW ICG delegation is looking for sponsors in order to help get them to Taiwan. Please check out the flyers below or contact mirettemarzouk@gmail.com for more information on how you can help send our athletes on the trip of a lifetime!

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TopSpin Year-End Junior Event

To celebrate the end of another fun and successful season, the TopSpin juniors went to Laser Quest. The night was full of fun for everyone. The juniors were well represented, winning first and second place in both of their two games. Afterwards, delicious Quick Sandwiches were enjoyed.

TopSpin’s Annual Table Tennis Tournament, Saturday April 18


This year, TopSpin’s annual tournament had a record high 46 entrants. The junior event featured players from TopSpin KW and Windsor TTC. Daniel Yang beat Vedant Parikh in the first semi-final, while Emmett Renaud overcame Sam Orend in the other semi-final, setting up a rematch of their group stage. Daniel beat Emmett in their group match, but it was Emmett who beat Daniel 3-0 in the final. Sam beat Vedant in the 3/4 match.

 

In the Over 55 (Never Too Old for Gold) category, Attila Mosonyi met with Mark Dekeyser in the first semi-final. Mark was able to beat Attila, ensuring his spot in the final. Prakash Patil edged out Didier Milliquet in five sets in the other semi-final. The final was a closely contested match, going the distance. In the end, Mark claimed victory, 3-2.

 

The Open category this year was a giant round robin. There were lots of close matches in the groups, but it was the A group that was full of hard-fought battles for the top spot. After five matches, Robert Dudas and Fred Cantarelli found themselves at 5-0 with only each other left to play. With lots of speed and topspin, the final match was very entertaining to watch. In the end, it was Robert who took the top spot 3-1 over Fred. Nikhil Thiruvengadam took 3rd place. Stjepan Kerosevic won group B, Emmett Renaud group C, and Sam Orend group D.

 

The full results can be found here, and pictures from the tournament can be found on our flickr here.

 

Congratulations to all of the winners, and a huge thank you to Dejan Papic, Alex Foley, Jim Foley, and Julli Hwang for all of their hard work organizing and running the tournament and making sure that the day went smoothly.

Local Players Compete at Orlando Open

Two players from the Kitchener-Waterloo region participated in the Orlando Annual Winter Open Round Robin on March 14, 2015 in Florida. Alex Foley and Dave French signed up for the Orlando open while on their vacations, unaware that they would see and play each other, 2000 kilometers from home. Both Alex and Dave played well in the second group; Alex finished second in the group with a record of 9-1 and came away with a trophy and a new shirt. Both players had a great time.