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TableTennisDaily
04-03-2018, 02:43 PM
Commonwealth Games 2018, Venue: Oxenford Studios, Gold Coast, Australia

The prestigious Commonwealth Games begins tomorrow on the 4th April and concludes on the 15th April. The event includes Men's and Women's Singles, Men's a and Women's Teams, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles! A look to look forward to with the tournament team event kicking off on the 5th April.

Singapore are the team to beat with them having won the Commonwealth Games on all 4 occasions since table tennis was introduced for the first time in 2002.


Main Draw

Coming soon...


Men's Singles Seeds

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/images/liampitchfordcommonwealth2018.jpg
Liam Pitchford - Photo by: gc2018.com

Coming soon....


Women's Singles Seeds

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/images/fengcommonwealthgames2018.jpg
Feng Tianwei - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

Coming soon...


Schedule for the event via TableTennisEngland here. (https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Schedule-for-web.pdf)

A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved in the TTD topic and get involved with the discussions.

We can use this thread as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from the 2018 Commonwealth Games! What are your predictions from each event.

drunix80
04-03-2018, 03:24 PM
Commonwealth Games 2018, Venue: Oxenford Studios, Gold Coast, Australia

The prestigious Commonwealth Games begins tomorrow on the 4th April and concludes on the 15th April. The event includes Men's and Women's Singles, Men's a and Women's Teams, Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles! A look to look forward to with the tournament team event kicking off on the 5th April.

Singapore are the team to beat with them having won the Commonwealth Games on all 4 occasions since table tennis was introduced for the first time in 2002.


Main Draw

Coming soon...


Men's Singles Seeds

Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov, has entered the German Open as the #1 seed.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/images/liampitchfordcommonwealth2018.jpg
Liam Pitchford - Photo by: gc2018.com

Coming soon....


Women's Singles Seeds

Singapore's Feng Tianwei enters the Qatar Open as the number 1 seed.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/images/fengcommonwealthgames2018.jpg
Feng Tianwei - Photo by: ITTF Flickr

Coming soon...


Schedule for the event via TableTennisEngland here. (https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Schedule-for-web.pdf)

A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved in the TTD topic and get involved with the discussions.

We can use this thread as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from the 2018 Commonwealth Games! What are your predictions from each event.

Dima.is playing commonwealth ??

TableTennisDaily
04-03-2018, 03:36 PM
Dima.is playing commonwealth ??

Opps template mistake. Corrected now :) We're just finding the list of seeds in each event, any ideas on where to find them?

TTHopeful
04-04-2018, 07:27 AM
Achanta playing?

NextLevel
04-04-2018, 10:50 AM
The top teams on the men's side are England, Singapore, India and Nigeria. I think it will be hard for Nigeria to medal this time. I do think Singapore will not win this time as I fully believe that both England and India are very capable. But of course, former CNT players are still former CNT players so I could be wrong.

drunix80
04-04-2018, 11:13 AM
Yes Achanta is playing

NextLevel
04-04-2018, 11:55 AM
https://results.gc2018.com/en/table-tennis/entries-by-event-men-s-singles.htm

James Krassowski
04-04-2018, 12:16 PM
If Liam Pitchford is still in his recent form I think he’ll get the gold. Quadri second and Drinkhall third

TTHopeful
04-05-2018, 09:10 PM
England are through,,, qf stages noww

NextLevel
04-05-2018, 11:10 PM
Wang Zhen from Canada is always a dark horse... so far no surprises in the team event.

ILoveTT
04-07-2018, 12:23 PM
England into semi final nw

Tinykin
04-08-2018, 10:19 AM
The top teams on the men's side are England, Singapore, India and Nigeria. I think it will be hard for Nigeria to medal this time. I do think Singapore will not win this time as I fully believe that both England and India are very capable. But of course, former CNT players are still former CNT players so I could be wrong.

Who are the members of the Nigerian team; Aruna, Toriola and who else?

edit: just found out; Azeez Jamiu, Olajide Omotayo, Bode Abiodun

ttmonster
04-08-2018, 03:17 PM
Re-posting in this thread based on feedback from admin ...

This is a great achievement from the young women's team under Constantini who has recently take over the charge of coaching India Women's team. Congratulations .. here is a video of highlights of the final .. if somebody comes across more videos , please feel free to post it here ...


https://youtu.be/8DF1vxxlw48

TTHopeful
04-09-2018, 05:51 AM
Nigeria just beat england. It couldnt have gone any closer.

yoass
04-09-2018, 06:52 AM
Nigeria just beat england. It couldnt have gone any closer.

Oooh, would love to see les footages.

drunix80
04-09-2018, 08:51 AM
Nigeria just beat england. It couldnt have gone any closer.
Any reason why Aruna did not play the game .

NextLevel
04-09-2018, 09:15 AM
Any reason why Aruna did not play the game .

He was sick and arrived in Australia late. No point in him playing since he still has to adjust to the time zones.

NextLevel
04-09-2018, 09:17 AM
Btw, sounds like Gao Ning has his game back. Hope he doesn't win the singles but right now he is playing like the favorite. Beating Eugene and two Indians in straight sets is not easy. Will be interesting to see what he does vs the English.

Also, Bode Abiodun came up HUGE for Nigeria. I know he beat Quadri last year but I didn't know that beating similar players not from Nigeria was in his range.

NextLevel
04-09-2018, 10:17 AM
Looks like Nigeria has run out of gas. India completely dominating.

NextLevel
04-09-2018, 10:27 AM
Congrats to India for their double team gold. I would usually be mad to lose but I didn't think Nigeria would medal so beating England especially without Quadri is more than enough consolation.

TTFrenzy
04-09-2018, 02:19 PM
damn would definitely want to see the nigeria-england match. Never saw it coming

vvk1
04-09-2018, 02:46 PM
I think it's on BBC iPlayer in the sport/table tennis section.

Tinykin
04-09-2018, 02:56 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/commonwealth-games/43692148

ttmonster
04-09-2018, 04:30 PM
I think the Ultimate table tennis league has really helped the Indian International players to gain in confidence ...great performance by both the men and the women ... even without Aruna beating Nigeria who beat England is not easy !

TTFrenzy
04-10-2018, 06:51 PM
ΗMmm i know its kinda irrelevant now that the games are over , but didnt singapore "ban" FENG TIANWEI from representing singapore? I remember that she was free to participate in pro tours on her own expenses but the federation decided she should not represent them anymore

NextLevel
04-11-2018, 08:52 AM
http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/commonwealth-games-indian-success-in-table-tennis-no-flash-in-the-pan

TableTennisDaily
04-12-2018, 06:42 AM
Results (Round 16)

MEN

Liam Pitchford 4-1 Gavin Rumgay
Heming Hu 1-4 Sharath Achanta
Chee Feng Leong 1-4 Desai Harmeet
Quadri Aruna 4-1 Xue jie

Segun Toriola vs Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (Live Now)
Zhen Wang vs Paul Drinkhall (Live Now)
Sam Walker vs Paul Mccreery (Live Now)
Gao Ning vs Muhammad Ashraf Haiq. Muhamad Rizal (Live Now)


WOMEN

Trracey Feng 1-4 Manika Batra
Feng Tianwei 4-0 Melissa Tapper
Kelly Sibley 4-2 Madhurika Patkar
Yihan Zhou 4-3 Li Sian Alice Chang

Jian Fang Lay 4-1 Ying Ho
Tin Tin Ho 3-4 Mouma Das
Denise Payet 0-4 Mo Zhang
Yu Mengyu 4-0 Celia Baah-Danso

TableTennisDaily
04-12-2018, 06:47 AM
The prime minister of India congratulated the India table tennis team on their gold medal!

https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/images/primeministerindiatabletennis.jpg

AndySmith
04-12-2018, 08:30 AM
Man, Paul looks out of sorts at the moment.

NextLevel
04-12-2018, 10:23 AM
Man, Paul looks out of sorts at the moment.


Didn't see the match but Wang Zhen is tough. Can make anyone look out of sorts.

AndySmith
04-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Didn't see the match but Wang Zhen is tough. Can make anyone look out of sorts.

It's not this result particularly (Eugene has caused trouble for better players than Drinkhall) - it's everything since Xmas. And it's the unforced errors. Uncharacteristic, or at least in comparison with the last few years. It reminds me more of the Drinkhall of 5 years ago. Probably just form.

ttmonster
04-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Could be , but Eugene is easily a top 20-30 player and gives trouble to anybody in that bracket or even higher. His ranking does not reflect it because he does not play enough international pro tours.

It's not this result particularly (Eugene has caused trouble for better players than Drinkhall) - it's everything since Xmas. And it's the unforced errors. Uncharacteristic, or at least in comparison with the last few years. It reminds me more of the Drinkhall of 5 years ago. Probably just form.

ttmonster
04-12-2018, 04:23 PM
https://scroll.in/field/875459/cwg-2018-table-tennis-manika-batra-storms-into-semis-medal-assured-in-womens-doubles

TableTennisDaily
04-13-2018, 08:30 AM
Results (Quarter Final)

MEN

Sharath Achanta 4-2 Liam Pitchford
Quadri Aruna 4-0 Desai Harmeet

Sam Walker 4-0 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Gao Ning vs 4-1 Zhen Wang


WOMEN

Manika Batra 4-1 Yihan Zhou
Feng Tianwei 4-0 Kelly Sibley

Yu Mengyu 4-1 Mouma Das
Mo Zhang 4-0 Jian Fang Lay

NextLevel
04-13-2018, 09:12 AM
Unless Walker medals and I think beating Gao Ning or any of the other players would be a good win, and maybe even if Walker medals, I think England's men's team will be very disappointed with their tournament.

AndySmith
04-13-2018, 10:37 AM
Unless Walker medals and I think beating Gao Ning or any of the other players would be a good win, and maybe even if Walker medals, I think England's men's team will be very disappointed with their tournament.

Absolutely.

James Krassowski
04-13-2018, 10:58 AM
Unless Walker medals and I think beating Gao Ning or any of the other players would be a good win, and maybe even if Walker medals, I think England's men's team will be very disappointed with their tournament.

Walker can be a bit of a giant slayer at times. He’s beaten Yuya Oshima before. Plus, most of the England team (better and worse than Walker) have beaten Gao Ning before so I think he’s in with a chance. I’m still holding out [emoji1]. They’ll still be disappointed though especially as this was their chance to show what they can do before the wtttc later this month.

AndySmith
04-13-2018, 11:03 AM
Walker can be a bit of a giant slayer at times. He’s beaten Yuya Oshima before. Plus, most of the England team (better and worse than Walker) have beaten Gao Ning before so I think he’s in with a chance. I’m still holding out [emoji1]. They’ll still be disappointed though especially as this is a warmup for the wtttc next month.

He's got a chance - you never know!

I know it won't be a popular opinion, but I do wonder if the choice of ball has factored in to some degree. Butterfly G40+ here, different ball for the wtttc. If I had to prioritise training and adjustment time I'd probably put the wtttc above the Commonwealth, and perhaps some of the other players/teams have prioritised differently or didn't have the same commitments before the tournament began.

I just hate the G40+ so it's just my own bias showing.

James Krassowski
04-13-2018, 11:21 AM
He's got a chance - you never know!

I know it won't be a popular opinion, but I do wonder if the choice of ball has factored in to some degree. Butterfly G40+ here, different ball for the wtttc. If I had to prioritise training and adjustment time I'd probably put the wtttc above the Commonwealth, and perhaps some of the other players/teams have prioritised differently or didn't have the same commitments before the tournament began.

I just hate the G40+ so it's just my own bias showing.

Would make sense if they were training to peak around the start of the wtttc, just a shame the commonwealth is right before as it’s their chance to win big medals.

NextLevel
04-13-2018, 12:02 PM
Walker beat Gnanasekaran convincingly so he definitely has a chance. Gao Ning is usually rock solid if you don't pressure him a and I am sure Sam will.

TableTennisDaily
04-14-2018, 06:58 AM
Commonwealth Games semi finals has commenced! Now up! Quadri Aruna vs Sharath Achanta!

Who's tuned in?

16103

TableTennisDaily
04-14-2018, 07:16 AM
Quadri Aruna is through to the FINAL of the Commonwealth Games with a 4-0 with over Sharath Achanta!

16104

TableTennisDaily
04-14-2018, 07:32 AM
Sam Walker vs Gao Ning! Live stream users for UK here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/commonwealth-games/43750888

NextLevel
04-14-2018, 08:35 AM
It's tough for the English men. One last chance.

NextLevel
04-14-2018, 08:52 AM
If you are in the USA:

Women's semis
http://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=3343277

Men's semis
http://www.espn.com/watch/?id=3343274


Final tomorrow is featuring Quadri and Ning and 3rd place match feature Achanta and Walker.

Atas Newton
04-14-2018, 09:19 AM
It's gotta be very hard to enjoy playing against Batra :-)

zeio
04-14-2018, 09:26 AM
1st game, 2:7, 11:7 to Batra. YMY started all guns blazing and ran out of breath. Her pace was too fast. Wouldn't matter even if she took the 1st game.

Atas Newton
04-14-2018, 09:35 AM
Never knew Woody Allen was this good a table tennis coach.

Tinykin
04-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Well, well, well. So does this mean that pushblock style still has a place in modern high level TT?
England had a very good female player who used this style. The national team selectors said that the style had nowhere to go and turned her into a chopper. But she never cut it at international level. Was that a mistake?

Musa
04-14-2018, 12:57 PM
Can somebody who can access the videos to please share

NextLevel
04-14-2018, 01:58 PM
It's tough for the English men. One last chance.

At least they won the doubles Gold. Congrats!

NextLevel
04-14-2018, 02:47 PM
If Liam Pitchford is still in his recent form I think he’ll get the gold. Quadri second and Drinkhall third


As a comment, it's easy to know the predictions of people who haven't looked at the draw...

ttmonster
04-14-2018, 03:46 PM
Manika Batra won the women's singles gold , beating Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu on her way .. yaaaaay !!!

http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/cwg-2018-manika-batra-wins-historic-singles-gold-in-table-tennis/article23539017.ece

James Krassowski
04-14-2018, 04:19 PM
As a comment, it's easy to know the predictions of people who haven't looked at the draw...

Well, my predictions were ever so slightly off. Pitchford got a Gold Drinkhall a Bronze and technically Quadri a silver. Albeit in the wrong events but close enough [emoji3]

doraemon
04-15-2018, 03:43 AM
:(
quadri aruna.......
great mental strength from gao ning to clutch the 5th set though.....

NextLevel
04-15-2018, 04:18 AM
Gao Ning was too solid. The match just confirmed my biggest fears and that Quadri will always be susceptible to balanced players whom he can't overpower with his forehand. He is better at dealing with those players now but he can't afford moments like the end of the 5th game.

Musa
04-15-2018, 04:37 AM
Kindly, what happened at the end of the fifth set?