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Seminar Starts Proceedings in City of Agadir, Sets Tone for Future


Matters ready to start at the inaugural Morocco Para Open Championships, delegates were welcomed to the city of Agadir on the evening of Saturday 3rd October by Khaled El-Salhy, the President of the African Table Tennis Federation.

He was present alongside Monquid El Hajji, the President of the Royal Moroccan Table Tennis Federation for a specially organised seminar in the North African country.

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Agadir the Destination with Rio de Janeiro in Mind


A flight to Brazil, whether that is to take place for players from the continent of Africa for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be to a great extent decided in a city at the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Agadir in Morocco is the home for the 1st Morocco Open International Para Table Tennis Championships and African Para Table Tennis Championships.

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First Stage Defeat Avenged in Final, First Place for Second Seeds


Defeat in the first stage but then success in the final; that was the order of proceedings for Poland and Spain at the 2015 Czech Para Open Championships which concluded in Ostrava on Saturday 26th September.

Eventually the partnership comprising Polandís Karolina Pek and Katarzyna Marszal won Womenís Team Class 6-10: in a similar manner, Spainís Bilal El-Bakkali Talibi and Francisco Lopez secured the top prize in Class Menís Team Class 5.

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Individual Events Conclude, Surprise Names Strike Gold in Ostrava


Surprise names abounded as proceedings in the Menís Singles events at the 2015 Czech Para Open Championships came to a conclusion on the afternoon of Friday 25th September in Ostrava.

A total of ten classes decided on the second day of action, only four players who occupied the top seeded position emerged as eventual winners. In Class 2 Polandís Rafael Czuper beat the Czech Republicís Jiri Suchanek at the final hurdle (11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9) to claim the top prize, whilst in Class 5 Norwayís Tommy Urhaug secured gold accounting for Serbiaís Mitar Palikuca (11-9, 11-13, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9).

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Authority Stamped on First Stage Proceedings, Top Seeds Enjoy Successful Day


The top seeds enjoyed success as matters commenced in both the Menís Singles and Womenís Singles events at the 2015 Czech Para Open in Olomouc on Thursday 25th September. Familiar names concluded the day unbeaten.

In the Menís Singles events, Germanyís Holger Nikelis (Class 1) duly completed his first stage matches without due alarm, as did Polandís Rafal Czuper (Class 2), Brazilís Welder Knaf (Class 3), Polandís Zylka Krszysztof (Class 4) and Norwayís Tommy Urhaug (Class 5).

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Ivan Karabec in Focus, Formidable Adversaries Await in Olomouc


Born in Ceske Budejovice, eyes will focus on Ivan Karabec at the forthcoming 2015 Czech Para Open Championships; proceedings commence in Olomouc on Thursday 24th September with the individual events and conclude on Saturday 26th September when winners of the various team competitions have been decided.

Currently listed at no.5 on the Menís Class 10 World Rankings, the 35 year old ascended to the top of the list in April 2010 and since competing in his first tournament, the European Para Championships in 1997, has won a host of titles.

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Converting Knowledge from Track and Field to Table Tennis


Situated in the south east of the island, Kingston, the capital of Jamaica was the home for a Para Table Tennis Level One Course and Training Camp from Saturday 20th June to Monday 29th June.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme in conjunction with the Latin American Table Tennis Union and the Jamaican Table Tennis Association; the first three days were dedicated to coach education, the last seven to a Training Camp.

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A Special Tournament, Peter Rosenmeier looks Forward to Veile


Crowned European champion in the Italian resort of Lignano in 2013, when he won the Menís Singles Class 6 title, Peter Rosenmeier will be very much the focus of attention on home soil at the forthcoming 2015 ITTF European Para Championships to be staged in Veile, Denmark.

Play commences on Monday 12th October and concludes on Saturday 17th October, the individual events being scheduled for the first three days; the team events for the last three day. Classification will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.

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Sport for Tomorrow Makes Mongolian Dreams Come True


Staged in Los Angeles, the Special Olympics World Games were held from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 2nd August; table tennis being included amongst a total of 24 sports on the itinerary.

Some 6,500 athletes from 177 countries participated, with one country in particular being present; Mongolia was on duty thanks to the Sport for Tomorrow programme, a Japanese government initiated concept to promote international co-operation through sport.

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