• Smiling Faces Print a Thousand Words, Ronald Yu Reserves a Place in Newport Beach Table Tennis History

    Posted on October 29, 2012 by in Club News
    Newport Beach Table Tennis Champion

    Ronald Yu and Ivan Dueñas – The Newport Beach Table Tennis Finalists

    Sports brings people together and create harmony. That is the clear message being received from the Equal Challenge Tournament.

    Smiling faces very much reflect the significance of the event, as players from different cities and ethnic background competed for two purposes: to play table tennis and to be the next Equal Challenge Champion!

    15-year-old Ronald Yu added another title to his collection on the night of Friday October 26, 2012.

    It was just two weeks earlier that Yu got second place in Newport Beach Table Tennis Club’s tournament on October 12. What a difference a couple weeks can make! Ronald Yu got the 1st place at the Equal Challenge Tournament and he is our new Champion!

    Congratulations Ronald and keep practicing. You are doing a great job!

    Outstanding Performance

    Ivan Dueñas took the second place, after beating Ronald Yu 3-1, but John Margaritis swooped in to win the tournament! Both gave memorable performance.

    John Margaritis won in 5 games (11-8, 9-11, 14-12, 8-11, 12-10)

    After the match, Dueñas left a clear message for Margaritis, “Next time I’ll be more aggressive to win! Lucky John!!!”

    John Margaritis playing in Newport Beach Table Tennis!

    John Margaritis playing at the Newport Beach Table Tennis

    Final Postions:

    Fist Place – Ronald Yu
    Second Place – Ivan Dueñas
    Thirth Place –  John Margaritis

    A special thanks to Tong Yu for being a part of this table tennis event!

    We would also like to send a big welcome to our newest players, Raphael and Luis.

    Looking for more pictures? Visit the Equal Challenge Table Tennis Tournament Gallery. If you think a picture is nice or funny, then please share it with your friends and family! After all, memories last for a lifetime!

    So who will be the next Equal Challenge Table Tennis Champion? Will it be Crispin Chang, Attila Malek, Cesar Beraún or Ronald Yu? Stay tuned next Friday to find out!

    There are nine Fridays left for you to participate in. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Check out our 2012 schedule for more details.

    Our next Equal Challenge Tournament is this Friday at 6:30pm. Remember, we are on a test mode for the next two months.

    Entries must be received either in person, by text message or phone beginning at 6:30 pm to 714-932-7611 or 323-806-4929

    An entry fee of $8 must be paid in cash to the Tournament Coordinator at the beginning of the single elimination round.

    The Newport Beach Table Tennis Club is located at:

    1367 Avocado Ave.
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
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