Players reunited in Nouméa
September 21, 2021
Players were able to come together and compete again after many cancelled events due to the Covid outbreak in New Caledonia. The Veterans, Under 21 and Under 12 Championship was held at the Jean-Noyant hall in Noumea on Saturday 28 August 2021 with more than 50 participants.
The combined age group events brought everyone together and the players fought for the title throughout the day over eight tables, which were set up by the New Caledonian Table Tennis League. In addition to the round robin format, there was a straight knock-out format that was played to a final position, therefore providing each player with plenty of matches.
In the Open Veterans (over 40s) category, Remy Quinne succeeded in taking the title by winning in straight games in the final over Henri Wo. For Henri, despite losing the O40 singles final, he succeeded in taking the the Veterans O60 Mixed singles title 3-4, without dropping a game in the final round robin matches.
In the Veterans Mixed 1 (age 40-49) final, Gael Guyon won a close opening game. Gael also won the third game with a margin of 12-10 and went on to defeat Fabianna Faehau with a final score of three games to one.
In the final of the Veterans Mixed 2 (age 50-59) category the match was levelled at 1-1 between Jorn Theuerkauf and Remy Quinne, the winner of the Open Veterans (over 40s) category. Jorn went on to take the next two games to win the title with a score line of three games to one.
The Under 21 Men’s Singles final was a tough five game battle. Playing against a higher seed, Arthur Mas was leading two games to one before Adrien Perrot recovered and levelled the match at two games all. Arthur claimed the title by winning the final game 11-5.
The Under 12 Girls’ Singles saw the top two seeds Yvaina Girold and Sonia Koesman in the final with Yvaina winning the match in straight games. The Under 12 Boys’ Singles saw the top two seeds battle it out in the final, with Noa Galinie Torregrosa overcoming Gabriel Mercadal three games to one.
Singles Event Finals Results:
Open Veterans (over 40s)
Rémy Quinne (Mont-Dore) defeated Henri Wo (Magenta) 11-8,11-8, 11-9
Veterans Mixed 1 (age 40-49)
Gaël Guyon (Dumbéa) defeated Fabianna Faehau 11-12, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6
Veterans Mixed 2 (age 50-59)
Jörn Theuerkauf (La Foa ) defeated Rémy Quinne (CTT Mont-Dore) 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8
Veterans Mixed 3-4 (over 60s)
Henri Wo (Magenta) defeated Philippe Bonnefois 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
Under 21 Men’s Singles
Arthur Mas (Magenta) defeated Adrien Perrot 6-11, 11-8, 14-12, 8-11, 11-5
Under 12 Boys’ Singles
Noa Galinie Torregrosa (Magenta) defeated Gabriel Mercadal 11-8, -5-11, 11-5, 11-2
Under 12 Girls’ Singles
Yvaina Girold (Koumac) defeated Sonia Koesman 11-2, 11-8, 13-11