06 Nov 2018

Home later in the month for the Pan American Championships, the Chilean capital city of Santiago is the current host for the 2018 Latin American Masters Championships.

Play commenced on Monday 5th November and will conclude on Saturday 10th November.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

A veteran’s tournament, the youngest age group commences at 35 years, the most senior at 75 years.

However, the most encouraging factor is the numbers; overall 215 players have entered the six day competition of which 186 are men and 29 women.

Additionally, there are both team and individual events scheduled with ten Latin American countries being represented.

Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Age Categories (Men): 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70 years and over

Age Categories (Women): 35-45 years, 45-54 years, 65-69 years

A busy time in Santiago for a national federation that has never been slow to seize the initiative; in 2003 the city hosted the first ever World Junior Championships. It was the first time that we saw the likes of China’s Ma Long, Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia on the international stage.

Later commencing in 2004, the Chilean Table Tennis Federation has staged no less than ten ITTF World Tour tournaments and most recently in 2017 an ITTF Challenge Series tournament.

2018 Latin American Masters Championships: Schedule of Play (Monday 5th November)

2018 Latin American Masters Championships: Individual Events – Entries (Monday 5th November)

2018 Latin American Masters Championships: Team Events – Entries (Monday 5th November)

2018 Latin American Masters Championships: Team Events – First Stage (Monday 5th November)


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