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UpSideDownCarl
05-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Who do you think will win? Can Europe pull a big upset and take the tournament? Or will Asia be dominant? It looks like the cards are stacked against the Europeans. What do you think will happen. Vote in the poll and add your comments in this thread.

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Bojan Tokic - Photo by: Roscher

The information below comes from this page: http://www.ettu.org/2012/05/asian-side-having-advantage-in-tianjin/

The Asian Event of the Asia-Euro All Stars Challenge scheduled for May 12th -13th in Tianjin People’s Gymnasium will open 2012 season. The Continental clash will gather top guns from Asia and Europe for a fourth season in the row.

Five players from Asia coming from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Japan and China will have advantage in every match at the opening day if we look at the rankings, whilst only in one, last match at day one Europe will have better ranked player in the duel.

The Event will start with the encounter between GAO Ning of Singapore and Alexey SMIRNOV of Russia. Gao is World’s no. 14, whilst Russia’s representative occupies currently spot no. 45 and he is the lowest ranked player at the Asia-Euro All Stars Challenge in Tianjin this year. That was not the problem for SMIRNOV last year when he was awarded as a best player of the Event in Minsk.

HAO Shuai of China ranked at the position no. 18 will meet Bojan TOKIC of Slovenia who is player no. 33 in May at rankings.

Jun MIZUTANI of Japan is the best ranked player at the competition with number seven before his name at the rankings. Young player will meet experienced Vladimir SAMSONOV. Since JOO Se Hyuk of Korea was forced to withdraw from the competition because of dermatological problems, Belarus star stayed in game as only player who has played at each and every event since 2009.

Another close encounter will be seen in match between World’s no. 10 CHUANG Chih Yuan of Taipei and no. 11 Dimitrij OVTCHAROV of Germany.

Last duel of the day will be between LEUNG Chu Yan of Hong Kong World’s no. 30 and Adrian CRISAN of Romania world’s no. 26.

On the second day GAO will meet CRISAN, LEUNG will play against TOKIC, CHUANG against SAMSONOV, MIZUTANI against OVTCHAROV and HAO against SMIRNOV.

Asia won second leg and overall Trophy for the best team last year as they did in two previous occasions as well.

Official TV broadcaster is CCTV. French region of Vendée will host the European leg of the Event on 27th and 28th October 2012.

(by Milica NIKOLIC, EWT)

WiWa
05-11-2012, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the info! I'm really looking forward to see Hao Shuai play :D

Matt Hetherington
05-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Go Adrian!!! :)

Michal_Z
05-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Too bad for the draw..
Europe will catch 3-4 wins, but Asia will win..

daxx101
05-11-2012, 10:18 PM
go euro!go euro!

nabilatouni
05-12-2012, 01:26 AM
Thank you for the draw! ;)
Hopefully Euro will win some matches but at the end Asia will be the winner!!

UpSideDownCarl
05-12-2012, 01:36 AM
It really should be a lot of fun, and I agree with WiWa, it will be great to see Hao Shuai play.

pccisme
05-12-2012, 05:15 AM
very expect Hao Shuai's game. as a Taiwanese , 莊智淵("chuang Chih-Yuan" in chinese)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

judah000
05-12-2012, 10:40 AM
GO GO GO ASIA!!!!!!!

but I believe that Europe can bring an upset.

Michal_Z
05-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Please, when exactly it starts???

Michal_Z
05-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Ahaaa, its on already.. :D
Here is livescore:

http://www.ettu.org/lss/euroasia/

Michal_Z
05-12-2012, 12:13 PM
Wov, Samsonov lost first game to Mizutani and I am glad I resisted to bet on Mizutani in the second..
Despite he was in the lead 10:6, Samsonov somehow managed to win that game 12:10 .. wov!

WiWa
05-12-2012, 12:20 PM
Tokic beats Hao Shuai??? Now that's an upset!

YosuaYosan
05-12-2012, 01:48 PM
Europe I say >: )

TableTennisDaily
05-12-2012, 01:53 PM
First Leg results

EUROPE - ASIA 1 : 4 (aggregate)

2012 ASIA - EUROPE ALL STARS SERIES – Asia event – Leg1 – May 12th, 12h30 CET

EUROPE vs ASIA 1 : 4

Match 1: Alexey Smirnov vs Gao Ning 1-3 (12:14, 11:6, 6:11, 10:12)
Match 2: Bojan Tokic vs Hao Shuai 3-1 (2:11, 11:7, 11:7, 11:6)
Match 3: Vladimir Samsonov vs Jan Mizutani 1-3 (8:11, 12:10, 7:11, 8:11)
Match 4: Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Chuang Chih-Yuan 0-3 (9:11, 14:16, 9:11)
Match 5: Adrian Crisan vs Leung Chu Yan 1-3 (9:11, 11:5, 6:11, 7:11)

Asia won the first leg by 4 matches to 1. The 2nd leg begins tomorrow on the 13th May 2012, 12h30 CET

YosuaYosan
05-12-2012, 01:59 PM
Europe I say >: )

Oops and the first leg is over with Asia being the victor.
Come on Europe!

WiWa
05-12-2012, 02:08 PM
It is proven that China is Asia's weakest link ;)

Small correction @ Dan: Jan = Jun :p

Funny btw how both the poll choices are correct xD Europe pulled an upset (Tokic beating Hao Shuai) and Asia dominated haha.

chughtai
05-12-2012, 02:36 PM
i somehow knew bojan tokic will win his match but otchorov disappointed me

janus
05-12-2012, 02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4bj3bIKh4M



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkLamUD8y0I




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE6alI0bh94

WiWa
05-12-2012, 02:52 PM
i somehow knew bojan tokic will win his match but otchorov disappointed me

Ovcharov 0-3 was pretty suprising as well yea.. Didn't expect that either. Chuang appears to be in good shape lately. He can be a dangerous outsider in the Olympics if he keeps playing like this.

TableTennisDaily
05-12-2012, 03:02 PM
Ovcharov 0-3 was pretty suprising as well yea.. Didn't expect that either. Chuang appears to be in good shape lately. He can be a dangerous outsider in the Olympics if he keeps playing like this.

Yeah I saw that to. Chaung seems to be playing very well lately. Hopefully Janus will have that match up for us soon :)... The Olympics will be amazing! Immense atmosphere and pressure!

janus
05-12-2012, 04:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGR2b1fXctA



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Alj9JwpJQ

WiWa
05-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Awesome janus!! Thanks :D

chughtai
05-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Ovcharov 0-3 was pretty suprising as well yea.. Didn't expect that either. Chuang appears to be in good shape lately. He can be a dangerous outsider in the Olympics if he keeps playing like this.
yea olympics will be competitive but i am hoping that timo wins it i really am it might be his last major tournament

WiWa
05-12-2012, 10:06 PM
yea olympics will be competitive but i am hoping that timo wins it i really am it might be his last major tournament

Would be the crown on his work in promoting TT in Europe. He's been the number one in Europe for so long now, he deserves to win a WTTC or the Olympics. If anyone holds Zhang Jike away from his Grand Slam, it should be Boll. And okay, Maze would be awesome too xD

chughtai
05-12-2012, 10:38 PM
if maze doesnt get injured because that has troubled him alot throughout his career

Wilco
05-12-2012, 11:56 PM
Ovcharov 0-3 was pretty suprising as well yea.. Didn't expect that either. Chuang appears to be in good shape lately. He can be a dangerous outsider in the Olympics if he keeps playing like this.

Ahhh I'm to late some days, it was on my my lips some days ago to post that
Chuang Chih - Yuan will win a medal at Olympics 2012!

NTclub
05-13-2012, 01:42 AM
2012 Euro-Asia (game4) OVTCHAROV Dimitrij - CHUANG Chih-Yuan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGR2b1fXctA&feature=relmfu
2012 Euro-Asia (game5) CRISAN Adrian - LEUNG Chu Yan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Alj9JwpJQ

UpSideDownCarl
05-13-2012, 02:14 AM
It is proven that China is Asia's weakest link ;)

Small correction @ Dan: Jan = Jun :p

Funny btw how both the poll choices are correct xD Europe pulled an upset (Tokic beating Hao Shuai) and Asia dominated haha.

That made me laugh.

janus
05-14-2012, 10:42 AM
A PLAYLIST WITH ALL MATCHES (10) OF 2 DAYS, plus 3 in Short Form ::

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL82B8A2A36F70F0A8

-ENJOY!! :)

TTPoster
05-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Euro-Asia Highlights (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL72B3BB4A969CCCAC&feature=plcp)

Here's my playlist with Highlights of the Euro-Asia Challenge! :)

Steven
05-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Tokic unbeaten, wow. :p

Michal_Z
05-14-2012, 04:42 PM
Too bad for the draw..
Europe will catch 3-4 wins, but Asia will win..

Yep, I was right.. ;)

TTANKEY
05-14-2012, 08:45 PM
I wanna see Hao Shuai playing! it´s the first time ;D

chughtai
05-14-2012, 09:37 PM
man tokic rocks his bh is solid his footwork is slugish if he works on that he can be a top 10 player