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Fight for the place at YOG World Qualification Tournament


At the forthcoming JOOLA 2013 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open, a Premium Tournament and the concluding tournament on this year’s ITTF Junior Circuit will play 356 players. Play starts in Szombathely on Wednesday 6th November and concludes on Sunday

At the forthcoming JOOLA 2013 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open, a Premium Tournament and the concluding tournament on this year’s ITTF Junior Circuit will play 356 players. Play starts in Szombathely on Wednesday 6th November and concludes on Sunday 10th November.

In Szombathely, there are two stakes in game: a place in the ITTF Junior Circuit Finals and a place in the Youth Olympic Games World Qualification Tournament, both to be staged consecutively in Vilanova de Gaia, Portugal in January 2014.

Not only that number of players are impressive, but the quality is also high. The top three names in the ITTF Junior Boys’ Standing will be present in Szombathely. Taipei’s YANG Heng-Wei, who won in Egypt and Canada and also heads the Road to Nanjing Standings, is named amongst the starters as are the next in line, colleague LIAO Chen-Ting and Hong Kong’s HUNG Ka Tak.

Paul GAUZY of France, who won in the Czech Republic, is named on the impressive list of entries as are Thailand’s Padasak TANVIRIYAVECHAKUL, Hungary’s Adam SZUDI and Egypt’s Shady MAGDY.

For the girls the list is impressive with winners in 2013 in action. Hong Kong’s LAM Yee Lok, currently in second place on the ITTF Junior Girls’ Standings is amongst the list of competitors as is her colleague, DOO Hoi Kem, presently in third place on the Road to Nanjing Standings; LAM Yee Lok won in Italy, DOO Hoi Kem succeeded in Egypt.

Germany’s Nina MITTELHAM, Romania’s Adina DIACONU and Charlotte CAREY of Wales will also play.

The national associations present are: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States and Wales.

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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