This year’s tournament continues to gather top male and female players from strong table tennis units nationwide, including Ha Noi, Vinh Long, Hai Duong, etc.
Hoang Thach Vicem Cement One Member Co., Ltd. in coordination with the Hai Duong Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism opened the 6th International Table Tennis Tournament for Hoang Thach Cup on the evening of April 10, 2015, at the company’s Cultural and Sport House.
Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Que presents flowers to the teams participating in the tournament
This year’s tournament continues to gather top male and female players from strong table tennis units nationwide, including Ha Noi, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, the Ministry of Public Security, the Army, Petrosetco, and Ho Chi Minh City Petrosetco, host Hai Duong Hoang Thach Vicem Cement, and Guangxi (China) to vie with each other in skill.
The players will compete in four events, namely men’s team, women’s team, men’s singles, and women’s singles. In the team events, eight male and eight female teams are divided into two groups competing in a round robin format to choose two best teams in each group for the semifinals; meanwhile, a knockout format is applied to the men’s and women’s singles events.
Matches took place simultaneously after the opening ceremony
Attending the tournament, Hai Duong Hoang Thach Vicem Cement has 10 players divided into two male teams and one female team. The male team 1 with Nguyen Van Ngoc, Doan Ba Tuan Anh, and Nguyen Duc Tuan is in the same group with the teams of Tien Giang, Ha Noi, and Quangxi; the male team 2 with Nguyen Hoang Chung, Nguyen Xuan Hien, and Vu Quang Hien is in the same group with the teams of the Army, the Ministry of Public Security, and Petrosetco; and the female team with Vu Thi Thu Ha, Dinh Thi Hue, Dinh Thi Hang, and Tran Ngoc Han is in the same group with the teams of Tien Giang, the Ministry of Public Security, and Ho Chi Minh City Petrosetco.
The Hai Duong delegation strives to win two bronze medals in the men’s team and singles events.
The tournament drew top players of Vietnam
Before the opening ceremony, two turns of matches in the qualifiers of the team events had already taken place. All male and female teams of Hai Duong Hoang Thach Vicem Cement started quite successfully. The male team 1 convincingly won rivals Tien Giang and Ha Noi with the same score of 3 – 0; the male team 2 beat strong rival Petrosetco 3 – 1 but lost to the Army 0 – 3; and the female team also defeated Ho Chi Minh City Petrosetco 3 – 2 but lost 3-1 to the Ministry of Public Security.
With the above results, the male team 1 has secured a berth in the semifinals while the male team 2 and the female team must win the last turn of matches with the Ministry of Public Security’s men and Tien Giang’s women if wishing to advance.
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