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Fiji Open A Success

The 2015 Pacific Energy Fiji Open was a success after three days of tough competition in Suva. Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Nauru,
27 Jan 2015 09:45
Fiji Open A Success

The 2015 Pacific Energy Fiji Open was a success after three days of tough competition in Suva.

Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Nauru, Tonga and Fiji took part.

Fiji Table Tennis Players Association president Anthony Ho said with the success of the tournament, they were planning to have more competitions to give the local players more exposure.

“We had over 90 participants and it was also the first time that we had a category for people with disabilities.

“We will be planning to have a lot more competitions in the coming months which is something we often need.”

David Powell was crowned the 2015 Pacific Energy Fiji Open Champion and showed his class and experience.

In the Mixed Doubles Yoshua Shing and Anolyn Lulu upset David Powell and Jessica Macaskill 3-2 win after losing the first two sets.

Cathy Gautier won the women’s singles and doubles while Yoshua Shing took home the men’s doubles with Fiji’s Young Jun to add to his Mixed Doubles title.

Ho said such a tournament displayed the abilities that local players have in competing against top players in the Oceania region.

“It goes to show the amount of talent we have here in our country and what we need to do is expose our players in more tournaments,” he said.

“We can’t keep playing among ourselves, we need to constantly play against players overseas and that is how we will build them; by setting up quality events such as this.

“With the help of good sponsors, they can help us achieve that and the reaction we got from the overseas players was incredible and they really want to come back.”

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