Table Tennis

By Zsolt Nyiro

1st World Deaf Table Tennis Championships
There are a little more than two months from now till the hat will be in the ring and athletes from almost all regions of the world begin the 1st World Deaf Table Tennis Championships in Sofia, the Bulgarian Capital.

Final list of participants, 133 athletes from 27 Countries:

01. Bulgaria15. Lithuania
02. People’s Republic of China 16. Republic of Moldova
03. Chinese Taipei17. Nigeria
04. Croatia18. Pakistan
05. Czech Republic19. Poland
06. Denmark20. Russian Federation
07. Finland21. Slovakia
08. Germany22. Sweden
09. Ghana23. Thailand
10. Great Britain24. Turkey
11. Hungary25. Ukraine
12. Islamic Republic of Iran26. Venezuela
13. Japan27. Zambia 
14. Latvia 

Regretfully there are only a few teams that have already made their accommodations.  This is to request  that those who failed yet to please hurry with reservations that would also be a big help for the BDSF Organizing Committee. May I hereby remind all of you that deadline for name registration is May 1st.

Looking forward to seeing you in Sofia!

World Deaf Table Tennis Ranking
The draw of the WC will be based on the actual list of ranking completed with results of APDSC organized Games. Please do not forget that results of the World Championship also affect the Ranking positions. Draw for table tennis during the next Summer Deaflympics will also be arranged according to the Ranking statuses.

National Table Tennis Championships
This is to request to all Member National Federations that in case of organizing National Championships, results attested by chief referee should have to be distributed to me. Yearly one event will be accepted. It is yet planned but my intention is that results of National Championships will also be included into the consistent bracing of the Table Tennis World Ranking List's formula.

In Memory of Ms Aranka Implon (1948 – 2008)
In the name of the Hungarian Deaf Sport Society we inform in deep mourning that on 15th February in her age of 59 we lost Aranka Implon, holder of 7 gold medals of table tennis (4 in 1969 Belgrade and 3 in 1973 Malmo). Hungarian Deaf Sport suffered irreplaceable loss and keep her memory alive.

Greetings,

Zsolt Nyírő
ICSD Technical Director - Table Tennis