Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Table Tennis Attracts Most Nations to a Championship in NZ

Table Tennis Attracts Most Nations to a Championship in New Zealand

A total of 1,900 participants and supporters from 59 nations have confirmed their interest in attending the STAG World Veteran Table Tennis Championships to be held at Trusts Arena, Henderson from 12 - 16th May 2014. Entries close on 15th March and it is expected that further entries will be received by that date.

Despite being geographically distant from many leading Table Tennis nations, the event, which is held every two years, has proved popular with the largest contingents coming from India, Japan, China, Germany and Australia with smaller teams coming from countries as diverse as Ukraine, Colombia, Mongolia and Iran.

“There will be over 6,000 matches played during the week, In what we believe could be the largest international sporting event by nationality ever seen in New Zealand, surpassing even the 1990 Commonwealth Games where 55 nations attended” said Table Tennis NZ Director Mr Paul Kyle. A number of past open world champions will head a highly competitive field which includes Peter Karlsson, of Sweden and Jiang Jia Liang from China.

The Championship will attract an estimated 2,300 to 2,500 visitors to Auckland who will not only enjoy their sport but will also enjoy the delights and attractions of Auckland.

The 17th World Table Tennis Veteran Championship is supported by Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE). Following the event a number of the top quality tables provided as part of the Stag International of India sponsorship will be donated to clubs across New Zealand to provide for further development of an increasingly popular sport.

For further information please visit www.wvc2014.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: Henry Rollins Burning Down The House

With his lantern jaw, close-cropped hair, and muscle-bound physique, Henry Rollins could not be further from the US Marine image his appearance might suggest. More>>

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news