Maharashtra State Level Table-Tennis Ranking Tournament-2011
June 21, 2011

Final day

The Maharashtra State level Table tennis ranking tournament-2011 began on 21st June 2011 at Dombivli Gymkhana with a big bang. The tournament began at 9 am with an opening ceremony in presence of dignitaries of Dombivli and Thane district. All the organizers, participants, their parents and coaches were present for this ceremony. The Chief guest for this ceremony was Mr. Satish Pradhan.

More than 900 participants joined in to compete for this State level Table Tennis Tournament and these 900 participants were divided into five different groups – Cadets, Sub-Juniors, Juniors, Youth and Open for both girls and boys. “As this is a state level tournament, best players from all parts of the state have participated. But many national and international level players are unable to participate as they are busy attending the India Table tennis camp. In spite of this, the performance level for this Maharashtra State level Table tennis ranking tournament-2011 is too good” said Mr. Rohit Shinde, Chief Referee of the Maharashtra State level Tabletennis ranking tournament-2011

In this tournament, participant from multiple cities such as Latur, Thane, Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, Raigad, and Aurangabad participated and gave a tough challenge to each other. Thane, Pune and Mumbaiwere a step ahead from other district teams in performance.

The tournament had a wonderful start, thanks to the exceptional performance given by the Su-Junior group boys. The first day of thetournament was followed very well by Sub-Junior girls, cadet girls and boys competitions. After the first two elementary rounds, the third and fourth roundand quarter finals for the qualified players were held on the second day. After the quarter finals, elementary rounds for junior girls group began and the day ended with matches between the junior boys group.  

For the third day of the tournament, Dombivli Gymkhanawas filled with loads of excitement and cheering by fellow participants, as it witnessed the semi-finals and finals of the Cadet (girls and boys) andSub-Junior (girls and boys) group. On the third day, the tournament for the younger players came to an end and matches for the senior group, i.e. Open group of Men and Women began.  The fourth and fifth day continued with the semi-finals of the Junior, youth and open groups.

On the final day of the tournament, every spectator was on edge of his seat as the semi-finals and finals for the Junior, youth and open group began. Even the chief guests were present for the finals and were enjoying the game to their fullest. Mr. Ravindra Chavan, Mr. Satish Pradhan,Mr. Deepak Hazare, Mr. Sachin Chitnis, Mr. Shirish Benare, Mr. Yatin Tipnis were all seen enjoying the game and encouraging the participants at the same time. Finally on Sunday evening, the Maharashtra State level Table tennis ranking tournament-2011 came to an end with smiles of victory on everyone’sface.

Total 14 judges were present throughout the tournament and in presence of these experienced judges, all the winners were finely awarded. The winners were presented with certificates and trophies. The prize distribution ceremony was held in the invaluable presence of Mr. Ravindra Chavan and Mr. Satish Pradhan. The chief guests present for the tournament appreciated the level of participation and performance, and the promise of improved performance in further tournaments.  

The winners of this tournament are:-




Cadet Group

Payal Bohra

Shaurya Pednekar

Sub-Junior Group

Mansi Deshpande

Siddhesh Pande

Junior Group

Rutuja Khopkar

Jay Shroff

Youth Group

Shweta Parte

Noel Pinto

Open Group

Shweta Parte

Noel Pinto




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