28 January 2010
We would also like to congratulate the St George and Sutherland Shire A-grade players for winning the 2009 Winter Competitions. They are, as shown in the photo (from left to right): Gary Braker, Ibrahim Bazzi (Secretary), Peter Liu and Charlie Xu. The two players which are not pictured are Michael Antoun and Charlie Shen.
Two important table tennis competitions were held in our own backyard at the Hurstville Aquatic Sports Centre. The Table
Tennis World Masters Games was held 10th-17th October and the Australian Veterans championship from 17th – 24th October.
Several hundred players from around Australia and all over the world came to stay and compete. A number of St George players also competed although some unfortunately could not due to work commitments.
The St. George Players achieved reasonable results:
- Michael Antoun came 7th from 15 in his group;
- Arno Keonig came 4th from 11 in his group;
- Gary Braker was runner up in his group; and
- Sam Wong competed hard in his group
The well known Australian champion Matthew Walker made a visit to have a friendly game with the St. George Champion Gary Braker. We also welcomed a visit from 2 table tennis legends – our 2 ex-Quinlan Shield players; Tom Boyd and Kenneth Cole.