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zeio
07-07-2018, 04:03 PM
http://www.jtta.or.jp/tournament/tabid/122/rptid/448/Default.aspx
Dates: Aug. 4th and 5th, 2018
Venue: Nantong King’s Luck · Guoyuan Gymnasium
Address: No.28 Gong Nong Nan Road, Chongchuan District,Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Authorized by: Asian Table Tennis Union
Hosted by: Chinese Table Tennis Association
Organized by: Nantong Sport Bureau
Broadcaster: CCTV-5 and CCTV-5+
Events: Men’s Team Event

Competition Method:
1. Each team consists of five players; the team competition consists of playing total ten singles’ matches in two days and five singles’ matches per day.

2. Match Schedule
Date Time Match Details
Aug. 4th 14:00-17:00(finish at actual end of event)
A3-E4, A4-E3, A1-E2
A2-E1, A5-E5
One table, five matches, best of five games
Aug. 5th 14:00-17:00(finish at actual end of event)
A3-E5, A5-E3, A2-E2
A1-E1, A4-E4
One table, five matches, best of five games, Awarding Ceremony

3. All players’ team position will be determined according to the
ITTF May 2018 Ranking: the highest ranked player in each team
will be set as the player No.1, the second highest ranked player
will be set as No.2, etc.

Equipment:
Table: DHS
Ball: DHS colored ball (White-orange)
Floor: TBD

Players representing Asia:
WCT, LSS, Niwa, CCY, ZJK

Players representing Europe:
To be announced

ping fun
07-28-2018, 01:47 PM
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The list of europeans in Asia - Euro cup 2018 team has released recently .

1 - Vladimir Samsonov 2 - Jonathan Groth 3 - Kristian Karlsson 4 - Marcos Freitas 5 - Bastian Steger


You can see the schedul below , The competition will start on 4th August :

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zeio
07-28-2018, 01:56 PM
ZJK will sing with another singer during the opening ceremony...

Lightzy
07-28-2018, 05:18 PM
Why did europe pick people with no chance in hell?

Boll, Otcharov and Pitchford all demurred?

Takkyu_wa_inochi
07-30-2018, 05:54 AM
Exhibition tournament

jawien
07-30-2018, 07:58 AM
Hope it's not going to be 0-10 ...

Atas Newton
07-30-2018, 01:45 PM
Yay for Vladi, haven't seen him in a long time.

TTHopeful
08-02-2018, 08:44 AM
Anywhere we can watch this live?

Daniel Hasson
08-02-2018, 10:01 AM
anywhere we can watch this live?
ittv.

ping fun
08-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Anywhere we can watch this live?

Live broadcast platform: CCTV5, CCTV5+

ping fun
08-03-2018, 11:27 AM
In the countdown to the Asian-European Games, , On August 3rd , Zhang Jike and Kristian Karlsson, participated in an actively in Nantong and came to visit the Nantong’s great health exploration center .

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ping fun
08-03-2018, 08:41 PM
The stadium for the Asia_Euro cup is ready !!!


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On August 3, the two-day "2018 Asian and European Men's Table Tennis All-Star Game" held a pre-match conference in Nantong, Jiangsu Province .

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It is reported that the Asia-Europe All-Star Match was organized by the Asian Table Tennis Federation and the European Table Tennis Federation. Since the resumption of the race in 2009, it has been successfully held for seven sessions.


It is worth mentioning that in addition to the player's identity, Zhang Jike is also the ambassador of the event and the singer of the theme song. In fact, this is not the first time that Zhang Jike has shown his voice.

Garrison
08-04-2018, 07:16 AM
Vladimir lost 2-3 to Koki Niwa. Chuang Chih Yuan vs Jonathan Groth next up

jawien
08-04-2018, 08:44 AM
Vladimir lost 2-3 to Koki Niwa. Chuang Chih Yuan vs Jonathan Groth next up

Is there a score page or something?

TTLondon2012
08-04-2018, 10:17 AM
4,Aug 2018: Day 1

Zhang Jike vs Bastian Steger


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS-ptA2K6s8

Koki Niwa vs Vladimir Samsonov


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3cdfTkREO0

drunix80
08-04-2018, 10:52 AM
ZJK is looking sharp. And for a change it is his TT :-)

JesperStef
08-04-2018, 11:10 AM
Results from Day 1 (Sat 4 August 2018)

Team Asia 4:1 Team Europe
1) Koki Niwa 3:2 Vladimir Samsonov (11:4, 11:8, 9:11, 6:11, 11:9)
2) Chuang Chih-Yuan 3:2 Jonathan Groth (14:12, 11:9, 7:11, 9:11, 11:6)
3) Wong Chun Ting 3:0 Kristian Karlsson (14:12, 11:4, 11:7)
4) Lee Sangsu 1:3 Marcos Freitas (9:11, 12:10, 7:11, 9:11)
5) Zhang Jike 3:0 Bastian Steger (11:2, 11:4, 14:12)

Atas Newton
08-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Whoever has a recording of Zhang Jike's song with sound gets a statue right outside TableTennisDaily's Headquarters.

Xylit
08-04-2018, 07:13 PM
2-colored balls. White and yellow, cool.

ping fun
08-04-2018, 08:11 PM
Finally European team in touch :cool:


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ping fun
08-04-2018, 09:17 PM
Day 1 in photos 18/08/04

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Zhang jike fans arrived to the stadium to cheer for their Idol . I guess most_loved Asia_euro cup .

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Zhang jike sang the theme song of the competition with two main singers . I didnt expect him to sing well but he did . I will post the video in next posts .

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ping fun
08-05-2018, 03:58 AM
Whoever has a recording of Zhang Jike's song with sound gets a statue right outside TableTennisDaily's Headquarters.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz4sufXCDA8&t=82s


Also zhang jike's interview with Sub


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFeCp3eaN-M

ping fun
08-05-2018, 04:12 AM
And .... Lee sang su and Zhang jike moments ;) I'm curious about the story of this laughter


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Maybe they are laughing at Niwa :(

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ping fun
08-05-2018, 05:46 AM
The schedule of Day 2 : ( 18/08/05 )

Koki Niwa (JPN) v Bastian Steger (GER)
Zhang Jike (CHN) v Jonathan Groth (DEN)
Lee Sangsu (KOR) v Kristian Karlsson (SWE)
Wong Chun Ting (HKG) v Marcos Freitas (POR)
Chuang Chih-Yuan (TPE) v Vladimir Samsonov (BLR)

Atas Newton
08-05-2018, 06:42 AM
This commentator is the best, who in the world calls ZJK Jackie Chan?

ping fun
08-05-2018, 06:46 AM
This commentator is the best, who in the world calls ZJK Jackie Chan?

'' I said he is a good player and a pop star :confused: '' where the hell they got this guy who knows not a single word about table tennis and the players ... The worst commentator ... was happy if Adam.b was in his shoes ...

Atas Newton
08-05-2018, 07:16 AM
I'm dying here, the commentator lists Grand Slam winners, calls JOW John Oev Wellner, LGL Louis Goodland (not kidding), never mentions Kong Linghui, calls ZJK Jay Kay lol

JeffM
08-05-2018, 07:41 AM
I find it easier to watch the live with volume muted.

I disagree with too many things he say.

RidTheKid
08-05-2018, 08:01 AM
So it's not just me then. I think the commentator is the worst I've ever had the displeasure to "run into", that man hurts my ears. Who at ITTF owed him money?

Opalescent
08-05-2018, 08:21 AM
i haven't had the chance to watch this yet, but how does the coaches work?

For the euro team i imagine it's less of an issue because the players should be able to understand enough english, but with the asia team they have Chinese, japanese and korean players, which means if there is one coach for the whole team he needs to speak english a lot, but the players might not understand it?

Do they have multiple coaches for each team?

Atas Newton
08-05-2018, 08:32 AM
There's one Chinese coach in Team Asia, I imagine if Koki Niwa takes a timeout he says "gambare!" and if it's Lee Sangsu it's "hwaiting!" plus a bit of pantomime.

TTLondon2012
08-05-2018, 09:14 AM
5,Aug 2018: Day 2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TS0Qcr894k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbcooBSNzx4

LikeTT
08-05-2018, 09:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTfjos7gZw

LikeTT
08-05-2018, 09:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbVkHtgEiU

LikeTT
08-05-2018, 10:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amFpD2NoIjA

zeio
08-05-2018, 10:17 AM
ZJK = the pop idol singer sidetracked by table tennis

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-05-2018, 11:11 AM
@NextLevel when we see this video above, i think we can now say that Samsonov is finished LOL

v100ev
08-05-2018, 11:26 AM
@NextLevel when we see this video above, i think we can now say that Samsonov is finished LOL
It is already a rock solid fact that Samsonov is finished. I think the video just tells us that Chuang is finished too now. :D

NextLevel
08-05-2018, 11:37 AM
@NextLevel when we see this video above, i think we can now say that Samsonov is finished LOL
His game is beyond repair though it begs the question of why would anyone repair such a beautiful game?

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-05-2018, 12:15 PM
https://twitter.com/ittfworld/status/1025950309443547136

Playing with the Legend Vladimir Samsonov https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f44d.png

Well, I think he is totally ready for the Legend's tour now... LOL

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I love Vladi, i just wanted to joke
More seriously, do we really need this Asia/Europe competition ??? its only exhibition games and the format makes no sense. There are already too many TT events... Whats the point ??

Atas Newton
08-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Good matches, some amazing rallies, great atmosphere, what's wrong with all that? I loved it.

ping fun
08-05-2018, 01:21 PM
https://twitter.com/ittfworld/status/1025950309443547136

Playing with the Legend Vladimir Samsonov https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f44d.png

Well, I think he is totally ready for the Legend's tour now... LOL

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I love Vladi, i just wanted to joke
More seriously, do we really need this Asia/Europe competition ??? its only exhibition games and the format makes no sense. There are already too many TT events... Whats the point ??

Yes we need ...... watching table tennis makes life better ....

jawien
08-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Just watched the matches, really hope it was the last time we heard this commentator ... the way he called Zhang Jike just killed me.

TableTennisDaily
08-05-2018, 05:09 PM
All matches from the Asia vs Euro Cup added to the TTD Video Library here. (https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/videos/354-asia-vs-europe-cup-2018/)

ping fun
08-05-2018, 08:48 PM
Watch zhang jike's behind the back shot in today's training with Wong chun ting ! Just amazing !

http://p.weibo.com/show/channerWbH5/1034:4269655301549516

After the game, Zhang Jike was awarded the "Most Valuable Player" (MVP) in this Asian-European match. Zhang Jike, who won this single most valuable player, said: "I am very happy to win the game. In the end, the Asian team , coaches, team leaders and players , Everyone is worthy of recognition. The team competitions you have seen before , Every player representd their country but now is the confrontation between the United team . It seems to be a commercial competition, but everyone's input and hard work on the court is very strong, Thank you very much for the sponsors and the staff behind the scenes!"

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Arkady
08-06-2018, 03:21 PM
It's the first time that I've seen two-colored balls in official tournament! Actually I didn't know that they were "legal"
Will ITTF "sanction" their use in other tournaments?

yoass
08-06-2018, 03:24 PM
It's the first time that I've seen two-colored balls in official tournament! Actually I didn't know that they were "legal"
Will ITTF "sanction" their use in other tournaments?

When viewing the first days' matches, I thought there was an amazing number of unforced errors, seemingly due to mistiming, and when pondering a possible cause that ball did come to mind. Maybe not, but I am not used to seeing that many sheer total mishits at that level.

Arkady
08-07-2018, 08:24 AM
When viewing the first days' matches, I thought there was an amazing number of unforced errors, seemingly due to mistiming, and when pondering a possible cause that ball did come to mind. Maybe not, but I am not used to seeing that many sheer total mishits at that level.

It is quite the opposite I think: The use of two-colored balls leads to much less unforced errors, since it is easier to identify the spin and receives are more effective.

Actually when the Chinese proposed the use of 2 colored ball in all matches, they used this as their main argument: The decrease in unforced errors (bad receives etc) will decrease, which in turn will lead to more "impressive" rallies during the matches.
More rallies, will make the sport more attractive for TV and in turn will attract more more people to the sport.

yoass
08-07-2018, 08:38 AM
It is quite the opposite I think: The use of two-colored balls leads to much less unforced errors, since it is easier to identify the spin and receives are more effective.

Actually when the Chinese proposed the use of 2 colored ball in all matches, they used this as their main argument: The decrease in unforced errors (bad receives etc) will decrease, which in turn will lead to more "impressive" rallies during the matches.
More rallies, will make the sport more attractive for TV and in turn will attract more more people to the sport.

That's not what I noticed, although that sounds like a nice theory. Or not entirely; it was actually mostly the european players missing the ball entirely very often, especially on the first day, that triggered my curiosity. Maybe the two-colored ball is more familiar to the asian players?

Arkady
08-07-2018, 08:52 AM
That's not what I noticed, although that sounds like a nice theory. Or not entirely; it was actually mostly the european players missing the ball entirely very often, especially on the first day, that triggered my curiosity. Maybe the two-colored ball is more familiar to the asian players?

In a way, Ι agree with you: Although I didn'd watch all the 1st day's matches, I can't say that I've seen any difference in the matches of the Asian-Euro cup, as opposed to the "usual" where the white ball is used.
There were rallies, yes , but i cannot say that they were much more than usual. So maybe the "theory" of the Chinese about the 2 colored ball, is not confirmed...