by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Notably, it was the second consecutive year that Zamalek. represented by Farah Abdel-Aziz and Reem El-Eraki had won the title.
Success for two players who are no strangers whatsoever to the rigours of international play; it was the very same in the Men’s Team event with Ahmed Al-Mohannadi and Mohammed Abdulwahhab being the backbone of the Qatar Sporting Club success.
Second place in the Men’s Team competition finished in the hands of the El Saad Qatar with the Al-Ma’ady Club from Cairo in third position; notably for the former Ahmed Alawalqi was on duty, for the latter Mohamed El-Sobhky, both players who have experienced the rigours of international play.
Meanwhile the Al-Nadwah Al-Qumateiyah from Lebanon concluded the Women’s Team competition in runners up spot with Tunisia’s Al-Onqoud Al-Dahaby Club in the bronze medal position. Notable names on duty were Malak Khory and Manel Baklouti, she represented the Al-Onqoud Al-Dahaby Club.
At the final hurdle Qatar Sporting Club beat El Saad Qatar by three matches to two, in counterpart Women’s Team event, Zamalek recorded a three-nil win over Al-Nadwah Al-Qumateiyah
In both the Men’s Team and Women’s Team events proceedings were organised in two stages, a group phase followed by progressive knock-out.
Players from 11 countries competed: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen.
Seamaster 2017 Arab Club Championships: Men’s Team Results (Arabic)
Seamaster 2017 Arab Club Championships: Men’s Team Detailed Results (Arabic)
Seamaster 2017 Arab Club Championships: Women’s Team Results (Arabic)
Seamaster 2017 Arab Club Championships: Women’s Team Detailed Results (Arabic)