by Ian Marshall, Editor
One person in particular who is enamoured with scene that unfolds before his eyes is Young-sam Ma, the Chair of the ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee, on duty in Daejeon in the capacity of Referee
He explains his delight.
“Non-stop, captivating matches entertaining the spectators, it’s not difficult to hear crowds chanting “We are one” throughout the stadium.
I have never seen such a large group of people rushing to the stadium to watch the Korea Open table tennis event. However, this year, it is clear that they are very excited and happy to enjoy this great festival.
This year, the status of the Korea Open was upgraded to a “Platinum” event. Consequently, the most capable ITTF experts have gathered to work for the Korea Open. Zena Sim, a young Competition Manager, is working extremely professionally; the co-ordination and co-operation between her and the Referee Team is most exceptional.
Numerous umpires, with an ideal combination of seasoned experience and dynamic energy are always on alert, guiding the event smoothly forward. The organising committee and the host city are also giving their best for the Korea Open.
We believe that the great success is derived from our attention to small details. Everyone that is involved with the event understands what they have to do and how to co-operate with others. This is a “the PERFECT partnership”.
We are very pleased to write a new chapter in the history of the Korea Open and serve table tennis fans all over the world.”