by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Notably, as the name suggests, the tournament was the initiative of the Chinese Ambassador who is based in Paramaribo, the country’s capital city.
Currently China’s Mo Riqiang is present in the country organising coaching sessions; with the help of the ambassador, it is hoped that the leading young players from Suriname will be able to visit China in the near future.
Sponsored by the Southern Commercial Bank, the event promoted the vision of friendship through sport.
Overall play was organised in five age groups: Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 18 and Open Age. Impressively 40 players participated
Roll of Honour
Under 11: 1. Wilson Huang 2. Aroush Moorjani 3. Kevin & Jennifer Peng
Under 13: 1. Gyan Gangeram-Panday 2. Bhojwani Adiel 3. Jelanie Hooghart
Under 15: 1. Kunsh Moolchandani 2. Bhojwani Adiel 3. Sharifa Hooghart & Shariq Bipat
Under 18: 1. Jawahir Adesh 2. Kono Abas 3. Kunsh Moolchandani & Shariq Bipat
Open Age: 1. Maurice Lie 2. Adesh Jawahir 3. Kono Abas & Wu Chun Yau