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Surprise Winners in Cluj-Napoca, Brazilians Take Centre Stage

 06/24/2016      

Brazilís Guilherme Marci„o da Costa and Russiaís Grigorii Isakov emerged as the biggest surprise winners in the Menís Singles events at the 2016 Romanian Para International Open Championships in Cluj-Napoca on Friday 24th June.

In the counterpart Womenís Singles competitions, the honour of creating the biggest surprise was bestowed on the shoulders of the host nationís Iona-Monica Tepelea.

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Local Mayor Displays Skills, Junior Players Cause First Stage Upsets

 06/23/2016      

An Opening Ceremony in the presence of Emil Bloc, a former Prime Minister of Romania and now the Mayor of Cluj Napoca, signalled the start of the senior events at the Romanian Para International Open Championships (RITTO) on Thursday 23rd June.

He addressed 176 players from the 31 countries who were present, being followed by Sally Lamont, the Technical Delegate and Shazzad Rizvi, President of the Little People Volunteer Association.

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First Day Momentum Maintained, Junior Titles Decided, Honours Shared

 06/22/2016      

Exciting matches on the opening day, the second day, Wednesday 22nd June, at the Romanian Para International in Cluj Napoca was no different as titles in the junior events were decided.

Furthermore, in the very best spirit of the tournament, all eleven countries who participated gained a medal; it proved a most positive initiative for the delegations representing Chile, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Thailand and the United States.

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First Ever Romanian Para Junior Tournament Creates Electric First Day Atmosphere

 06/21/2016      

Organised in Cluj-Napoca, the capital of Transylvania; the first ever Junior Para Table Tennis tournament to be staged in Romania commenced on Tuesday 21st June with 42 players from 11 national associations competing.

Players from Chile, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Thailand and the United States were on duty competing in Menís Singles and Womenís Singles events.

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Success in Vejle, European Champions Seeking Repeat in Cluj-Napoca

 06/21/2016      

Crowned European champions in the Danish town of Vejle last October, Ukraineís Viktor Didukh and Norwayís Aida Dahlen are two of the most prominent names on duty at the forthcoming Romania International Table Tennis Open (RITTO); the next tournament on the Para Table Tennis calendar.

An extensive five day itinerary; play commences on Tuesday 21st June and concludes on Saturday 25th June; the first two days being allocated to junior events, the next three for senior competition.

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Support from International Paralympic Committee, Lagos Host Classification Seminar

 06/21/2016      

One a week after the ITTF World Tour Premier Lotto Nigeria Open concluded in Lagos on Saturday 28th May, the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation organized the National Para Table Tennis Championships.

Over 200 players from throughout the country attended; unfortunately there were no certified classifier within the federation. Therefore, education in this field was essential.

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Golden Day for Second Seeds and Host Nation, Play Concludes in Spain

 06/19/2016      

The second seeds and the host nation were the outfits to enjoy success, as play came to a conclusion with the team events at the 2016 Spanish Para Open Championships in El Prat de Liobregat, Barcelona on Saturday 18th June.

Notably three teams, who started proceedings as the second seeds, enjoyed success; as did three outfits from Spain.

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Profitable Day for Spain, Team Events Commence in El Prat de Llobregat

 06/17/2016      

Success came the way of the host nation on Friday 17th June, a day when the highest seeded outfits in the Menís Team and Womenís Team events at the 2016 Spanish Para Open in El Prat de Llobregat remained unscathed.

Most notably in Menís Team Class 9-10, where there were three groups in the initial stage of proceedings, each group witnessed first place for Spain.

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Teenager Finds Form, Marlene Reeg Surprise Winner in El Prat de Llobregat

 06/16/2016      

Gold medallist at the 2014 Copa Costa Rica and one year later in Belgium; Germanyís Marlene Reeg emerged as the most surprising winner in the individual events, staged on the first day of action, Thursday 16th June, at the 2016 Spanish Para Open Championships in El Prat de Llobregat.

Only 15 years old, currently listed in her category at no.17 on the Womenís World Rankings, against expectations, she secured the Womenís Singles Class 8-10 title.

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