Sunday 10th September - Templetec TT Club, Laucala Beach Estate
On the 3rd and final day of the Fiji Games, the Mens Doubles, Women Doubles and Mixed Doubles events were held at the Templetec Table Tennis Club.
The mixed doubles consisted of 10 pairs divided into 2 pools of 5.These were played on a round robin format with the top 2 pairs in each group progressing to the semi finals.
In the first group, Sidhh Chauhan/Tanya Gutterberger topped the group followed by Alisi Naisau/Henry Yee while in the second group Young Jae Park/Nelli Duncan topped the group and were followed by Harvi Yee/Jai Chauhan.Young Jae Park/Nelli Duncan accounted for Alisi Naisau/Henry Yee 11-9,11-9 whileHarvi Yee and 11 year old Jai Chauhan defeated Sidhh Chauhan and Tanya Guttersberger.In the bronze playoff Alisi Naisau and Henry Yee defeated Sidhh Chauhan and Tanya Gutterberger while Young Jae Park/Nelli Duncan claimed gold defeating Hravi Yee and Jai Chauhan.
In the womens doubles, there were 5 pairs playing in a round robin format with Alisi Naisau/Nelli Duncan wiining gold, with silver going to Carolyn Li/Filomena Duncan and bronze to Harvi Yee and Tanya Guttersberger.
The above doubles events capped off a fine performance for upcoming cadet (14 yr old) girls left handed attacking player, Nelli Duncan who walked off with 2 gold medals showing that a left hand and right hand pairing has some advantage over 2 right hand or 2 left handed players.
In the Mens doubles, there was 5 pairs that played in a round robin format.Suva's Vicky Wu , our 12 year old risig star partnered veteran player Naren Lal to walk away with the gold .Brothers Sidhh and Jai Chauhan( 11 years old) surprised the odds winning silver with the bronze going to Suva's Young Jae Park and Henry Yee.
Notable performances also cane from Young Jae Park with a gold and bronze and younngest particpant, Jai Chauhan with two silver medals.
At the end of the 3 day event, Rabi retained their lead in the medal tally with Suva a close second and Lomaiviti retaining 3rd place over Ba and Kadavu
Saturday 9th September - Templetec TT Club, Laucala Beach Estate
It was avery tight contest at the top of the leader board .Following the first round of competitions, in the mens National Rep , Philip Wing of Kadavu was tied on won/loss with 12 year old Vicky Wu while veteran Zhang Bei Yan of Suva was in 3rd place.In todays matches, with Zhang Bei Yan upsetting Philip Wing in another 5 set nail biter , the final match between Philip Wing and Vicky Wu who was undefeated until then required Philip to defeat Vicky to keep his pole position.The crowd were kept on the edge of their seats with some amazng rallies with Philip finally edging Vicky Wu 3 sets to 1.
In the end Philip took the gold , Vicky the silver and Zhang Bei Yan the bronze followed by our young national juniors/cadet players in Young Jae Park, Sidhh Chauhan and 11 year old Jai Chauhan who are also gunning for national team selection.Young Jae Park created an upset in the earlier rounds defeating Zhang in another 5 set thriller.
In the womens division, Grace Yee was udefeated in the first round and was followed by Carolyn Li and Harvi Yee.In todays rounds, Sally Yee triumphed over all the players exactinh sweet revenge over younger sister,Harvi Yee, Carolyn Li to remain undefeated.However her win/loss record was not enough to overhaul Grace Yee's win loss record depsite Grace Yee losing her matches to sister, Sally Yee and Carolyn Li.With Carolyn Li winning against Grace in the last match, she managed to secure bronze over afer Harvi Yee lost 4 of her matches today to National squad members, Grace, Sally, Carolyn and Alisi Naisau.
In the Para events, Mere Roden won the wheelchair event over Akanisi Latu, both of Lomaiviti with a disapponting no show from top wheelchair player Kope Taberanibou while in the standing event, John Tauni of Rabi won over Laniana Serukalou of Ba
In the Mixed AWD eevent combining both the wheelchair and standing players, John Tauni won the gold followed by Mere Roden, the silver and Laniana Serukalou the bronze.
Thursday 7th September - Templetec TT Club, Laucala Beach Estate
Competition for Table Tennis XV Fiji Games 2017 began today with 20 athletes attending the second of three trails for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December and the first trail for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.
A total of 20 athletes participated in the Table Tennis event that was played as a round robin event in the male and female category.
After each round points are awarded to winners with the overall winner having the most points.
Today was the second round of trials for those wanting to make the team to the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu with the final trials to take place on Saturday.
Fiji Table Tennis President Anthony Ho said they were expecting to see some tough matches especially from the young athletes challenging each other.
He said there were still a few places left to make the team to the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.
Anthony said the Fiji Games was an important event for them as well as they would use it to prepare for various events that would come up.
"We have several international commitments and this includes the ITTF World Cadet in October which is the first time ever Fiji will host such an event," he said.
"As well as the youth qualification events in Australia later in November."
So far the Yee sisters of Grace and Sally along with fellow Team Fiji member Carolyn Yi have been dominate in their matches and 12-year-old Vicky Wu looks to be the one to beat in the Mens division.
Singles and Para competitions end on Saturday with the double events finishing on Sunday.
First Day Results attached