Back to Forum
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 69 49
    BLUE's Avatar
    BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 49 69
    #1

    Rio Olympic 2016 Preparation Tournament - Germany

    Today (Friday 15th) the Olympic Preparation Tournament has started.

    It's a small two day Tournament, which is held in Hamm, Germany. Besides of the 4 german national players there are 8 further participans. This equals a field of 12 players. The main goal is to do a small warm-up in the last weeks before the Olympics start. The players and their coaches can try new stuff and they can have a look at their status quo in a competitive and public atmosphere.
    As a little motivational extra there is some prize money to win

    1st: 2500€
    2nd: 1500€
    3rd: 500€

    The competition will be held in two days:

    First there is a group stage in which 3 players are drawn into 4 groups. I don't know about the seeding, but there can be no two players of the same nationality in a group.
    The first of each group qualifies for the semi final.

    The games, which will be held to determine the winners of the groups (12 games = 4 Groups x 3 games) will be split up in two parts. The first part will be held Friday and contains 2 games of each group. The loser of each of the first match-ups has to play his second game on the same day.
    At this stage, there are two match tables and two games of two different groups will be held simultaneously.

    The rest of the group stage (4 games) and the two semi-finals and the final will be held Saturday. This time, there is only one "center court".

    The entries are:

    # Name Vorname Verein QTTR
    Boll Timo Borussia Düsseldorf 2625
    Drinkhall Paul England 2476
    Franziska Patrick 1. FC Saarbrücken-TT 2491
    Gionis Panagiotis Borussia Düsseldorf 2513
    Kou Lei Ukraine 2492
    Li Ping China 2558
    Ovtcharov Dimitrij Fakel Gazprom Orenburg 2661
    Pitchford Liam TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen 2491
    Samsonov Vladimir Belarus 2567
    Shibaev Alexander Russia 2548
    Steger Bastian SV Werder Bremen 2544
    Walker Samuel ASV Grünwettersbach 2384
    (as I said, I don't know about seeding)

    The groups are:

    Group A:

    1. Ovtcharov, Dimitrij
    2. Li, Ping
    3. Drinkhall, Paul


    Group B:
    1. Samsonov, Vladimir
    2. Kuo, Lei
    3. Franziska, Patrick


    Group C:
    1. Boll, Timo
    2. Gionis, Panagiotis
    3. Pitchford, Liam


    Group D:

    1. Shibaev, Alexander
    2. Steger, Bastian
    3. Walker, Samuel


    Name:  euro.jpg
Views: 153
Size:  90.4 KBName:  euro1.jpg
Views: 151
Size:  91.6 KB
    (crappy quality sorry)

    The atmosphere is really really relaxed and awesome for spectators, the players are just a few meters away and are walking around the place all the time. it feels like they are playing in your local club. I even had the luck sit right behind Vladimir Samsonov and Richard Prause (both really humble). I know I'm repeating myself, but the atmosphere is really cozy.

    If you care about ticket prices: adults 10€ a day and under 18 years 5€ per day. Small prize for an event where Boll is casually standing right besides you, sitting behind Samsonov, standing behind Shibaev and wondering about his size or beeing asked by Gionis if you'd mind if he puts his table tennis bag under aour seat for a second

    One more important thing: Here is a link to up to date results. http://web109.cimail.de/000/Olympia/type_1.html

    If you have any questions, dare to ask! I'll try my best to answer them!

    Cheers,
    BLUE

    Name:  asdf.jpg
Views: 161
Size:  96.7 KB

    The Following 4 Users Like BLUE's Post:

    Dan, Ilia Minkin and 2 others


  2. Dan is offline
    says TableTennisDaily 2.0 is now live!!!
     
    Administrator 4,207 6,792
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan is offline
    says TableTennisDaily 2.0 is now live!!!
     
    Administrator 6,792 4,207
    #2
    This warm up event looks amazing! Will there be any live stream BLUE? Enjoy the event! Thanks for sharing with us.

    I found a couple of results on twitter.

    Name:  results.jpg
Views: 151
Size:  16.1 KB

  3. BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 69 49
    BLUE's Avatar
    BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 49 69
    #3
    Hey Dan,

    yeah it's quite special
    unfortunately there is no live streaming. I'm even in doubt, that there will be any video evidence of it
    Maybe I can get something going. I'll try my best

    Name:  Olympia Vorbereitungsturnier 2016-07-16 02-00-56.jpg
Views: 153
Size:  20.3 KB

    Don't forget to ask, if you want to know anything

    Cheers,
    BLUE
    Last edited by BLUE; 07-16-2016 at 12:01 AM.

  4. TableTennisDaily is offline
    says TableTennisDaily 2,0 is live!
     
    Administrator 6,458 4,050
    TableTennisDaily's Avatar
    TableTennisDaily is offline
    says TableTennisDaily 2,0 is live!
     
    Administrator 4,050 6,458

    User Info Menu


    Oct 2010
    England
    4,050
    6,458
    22593
    Read 0 Reviews
    #4
    Full results:

    Group A
    Li Ping vs Paul Drinkhall 0:3 (5:11, 6:11, 9:11)
    Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Li Ping 3:1 (11:9, 11:7, 8:11, 12:10)
    Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Paul Drinkhall 3:1 (9:11, 11:4, 11:6, 11:8)

    Group B
    Kou Lei vs Patrick Franziska 2:3 (11:3, 6:11, 9:11, 12:10, 5:11)
    Vladimir Samsonov vs Kou Lei 3:0 (11:4, 11:7, 11:9)
    Vladimir Samsonov vs Patrick Franziska 3:0 (11:7, 11:7, 11:8)

    Group C
    Gionis Panagiotis vs Liam Pitchford 2:3 (8:11, 8:11, 11:7, 11:2, 8:11)
    Timo Boll vs Gionis Panagiotis 3:1 (5:11, 11:6, 11:8, 11:9)
    Timo Boll vs Liam PItchford 3:0 (11:3, 13:11, 11:1)

    Group D
    Bastian Steger vs Sam Walker 3:2 (5:11, 11:8, 8:11, 11:9, 11:7)
    Alexander Shibaev vs Sam Walker 3:2 (10:12, 5:11, 11:9, 11:7, 11:9)
    Alexander Shibaev vs Bastian Steger 2:3 (5:11, 11:8, 8:11, 11:6, 6:11)

    Semi Finals
    Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Timo Boll 3:4 (7:11,3:11, 10:12, 11:9, 11:7, 11:9, 9:11)
    Vladimir Samsonov vs Bastian Steger 4:2 (11:4, 11:5, 11:5, 7:11, 9:11, 13:11)

    Final
    Timo Boll – Vladimir Samsonov 3:0 (11:8, 11:3, 11:7)

    The Following 2 Users Like TableTennisDaily's Post:

    TurboZ and violoniste18

    Out Now: TableTennisDaily.com 2.0

  5. fanTT is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 144 331
    fanTT's Avatar
    fanTT is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 331 144
    #5
    Blue, you were so lucky! Was there any empty seats left?

    The Following User Likes fanTT's Post:

    BLUE


  6. Dan is offline
    says TableTennisDaily 2.0 is now live!!!
     
    Administrator 4,207 6,792
    Dan's Avatar
    Dan is offline
    says TableTennisDaily 2.0 is now live!!!
     
    Administrator 6,792 4,207
    #6
    Some nice pics via Timo Boll on Facebook









    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

    The Following 3 Users Like Dan's Post:

    Ilia Minkin, Suga D and 1 other


  7. achalwins94 is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 109 366
    achalwins94's Avatar
    achalwins94 is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 366 109
    #7
    The price money is..... Might pay off hotel rent for a day or two i guess .

    Sent from my Redmi Note 3 using Tapatalk

  8. v100ev is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 208 222
    V
    v100ev is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 222 208

    User Info Menu


    Jul 2015
    Bulgaria
    222
    208
    982
    Read 1 Reviews
    #8
    I think Vladi was too tired to play good in the finals.. But from the results he is in good form.. I hope he can fight his way to the medals in Rio..

    The Following User Likes v100ev's Post:

    ttmonster


  9. ttmonster is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 4,422 3,681
    T
    ttmonster is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 3,681 4,422
    #9
    I am definitely rooting for Vladi to get at least a medal , if not a silver or gold.. not sure about the draw though ...
    Quote Originally Posted by v100ev
    I think Vladi was too tired to play good in the finals.. But from the results he is in good form.. I hope he can fight his way to the medals in Rio..

    The Following User Likes ttmonster's Post:

    v100ev


  10. BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 69 49
    BLUE's Avatar
    BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 49 69
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by fanTT
    Blue, you were so lucky! Was there any empty seats left?
    Thank you fanTT. I definitely felt lucky

    Yes there were some seats left, but not too many. I'd say around 10% were empty.

  11. BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 69 49
    BLUE's Avatar
    BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 49 69
    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by achalwins94
    The price money is..... Might pay off hotel rent for a day or two i guess .

    Sent from my Redmi Note 3 using Tapatalk
    Unfortunately table tennis is no sport to earn a lot of money, but keep in mind, that this was just a glorified training tournament. No effect on world rankings whatsoever.

    The Following 2 Users Like BLUE's Post:

    achalwins94 and Suga D


  12. Filip is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 72 116
    F
    Filip is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 116 72

    User Info Menu

    #12
    There was also a preperation tournament in Austria, franziska won against ovtcharov in the finals. I saw it on fb. But no further results found. Anyone an idea where i can find them?

  13. TTFrenzy is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 1,452 1,991
    TTFrenzy's Avatar
    TTFrenzy is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Master TTD Member 1,991 1,452
    #13
    Lets see if boll can perform as before his injury seems like he knows how to handle dima although it was a close match
    I suck real bad so I train to suck less

  14. BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 69 49
    BLUE's Avatar
    BLUE is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    TTD Member 49 69
    #14
    Quote Originally Posted by v100ev
    I think Vladi was too tired to play good in the finals.. But from the results he is in good form.. I hope he can fight his way to the medals in Rio..
    Both were tired in the final. One of them had even pain.
    There was also a long brake between the semi-finals and the final, but not long enough for an extended resting period.
    Vladi even stayed in the hall and spend most of his time talking to the ITTF President Thomas Weikert and German National Coach Jörg Rosskopf. (He even gave signatures and posed for pics with children in the mean time, which just shows how humble he is).
    Boll was in the locker room (I heard he complained about back pain, which I hope will settle soon )
    Both players agreed on shortening the final from best of 7 to best of 5.
    First, the organizers weren't too fond about this, but when Richard Prause had a short chat with one of the organizers (Prause was quite cross) the decision was done.

    What is more interesting is, that it seems like Vladi is having problems against Boll. I've recently seen him a few times (live) playing against Boll and everytime he seemed to be unsure about the bounce of the balls and the table. In the matches were he played against other players this wasn't the case. Might be the tables reaction to the extra spin from Boll. Who knows?

    When I asked him after the match, he just complimented, that Boll played great and that it was deserved. He denied, when I asked him, if the long break played a role.

    The Following 3 Users Like BLUE's Post:

    Cornel, Suga D and 1 other


Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Create a new Topic:
Title is required.