Open TT championships from today
The open table tennis championship for the Asok Mottoomul Melvani
Memorial Trophy will be worked off from today and will conclude on
December 31 at the Jagath Rajapaksha Indoor Stadium, Peradeniya, Kandy.
Sri Lanka Table Tennis Association (TTASL) organizes the championship,
which is considered as one of the major All Island ranking tournaments
in the local TT scene.
Altogether 17 events including open menís and womenís singles,
doubles, open mixed doubles, mastersí menís womenís singles (35-45 age
category), veteransí menís and womenís singles (over 45 age category),
boysí and girlsí under -10, 12, 15 and 18 singles. The championship will
be conducted on a knock-out basis for under 10, 12, 15, open
menís/womenís doubles, mixed doubles, masters menís/womenís and
veteransí events. The matches will start 7.30 am each day and the finals
will be played on December 31.
This championships is very important as the results will be
considered to select the national team to represent two international
championships in 2012. (Asian TT Championships - February 2012 in Hong
Kong and China World Team Championships in March / April 2012 in
Dortmund, Germany). The team will be selected after the National TT
Championships which will be held on January 21 and 22 at the Jagath
Rajapaksha, Indoor Stadium. The Junior National TT Championships will be
held on January 19 and 20 at the same venue.