Teams split games gold

Friendship Games create camaraderie the among table tennis clubs

About 80 table tennis players and enthusiasts enjoyed the recent friendly tourney at Monterey.

Victoria Chinese Seniors’ Association has the plaque for the win, but camaraderie ruled during the seventh Friendship Games table tennis competition with hosted by the Monterey Rec Centre Table Tennis Club.

“It was a very friendly tournament enjoyed by all,” said organizer Joan Wells.

VCSA won the men’s trophy while the Monterey CTTC ladies won ladies’ trophy and VCSA won the team plaque based on number of total matches won.

In the spirit of friendship, they added a recreational mixed doubles tournament this year, mixing the clubs as well, with Eva Zhang of Monterey and Ming Fang of Victoria taking top spot.

“The addition of the doubles event was warmly received by all our members,” the Victoria association wrote to the Monterey club after the event. “We are also appreciative of your hospitality to entertain lunch for all our members present, player or not.”

Oak Bay Seniors’ Activity Association provided the lunch for about 80 players and enthusiasts.  As they rotate venues, the Victoria association is expected to host next year’s competition.

Games ready

The Monterey club boasts 130 members aged 50 to 84 who compete regularly. Ten members are slated to play in the BC Seniors’ Games in Coquitlam Sept. 20 to 24.

 

 

Just Posted

Trial date delayed in case of slain Oak Bay sisters

Case of Andrew Berry, charged in deaths of daughters, will reconvene in three weeks

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

BC SPCA proposes fines for animal mistreatment, reduction in commercial trade

Animal welfare group’s ideas brought to Victoria councillors

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

New Victoria graving dock will offer high-paying jobs

New facility will reuse and treat any water required for repair process

GALLERY: Snow Day in Oak Bay

Giant snowmen, tobogganing, and a quiet golf course

Suspect and Mountie bitten by police dog during arrest near Nanaimo

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a stolen pickup truck in Cassidy on Thursday evening

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

All aboard! Job fair ports this weekend in Victoria

Find out about the hundreds of jobs in Victoria’s cruise ship industry

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Sooke mom hopeful for funding to treat child’s debilitating arthritis

Jillian Lanthier ‘prays’ for $19,000 per-dose drug for her son

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Human remains found near Campbell River

Human remains were found in a rural area outside Campbell River, RCMP… Continue reading

Most Read