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European Championships 2015 (Yekaterinburg, Russia)

The Maltese contingent went to compete in Yekaterinburg, Russia for this year’s edition of Table Tennis European Championships. These were held between the 24th September and the 4th October.

The team is composed of Daniel Bajada, Andrew Gambina and Edward Baldacchino (player & coach). MTTA General Secretary Dr. Umberto Borg Cardona was also part of the team and represented Malta in various meetings.

The Maltese team did very well by beating Kosovo 3-2, losing a narrow 3-2 against Cyprus and 3-1 against Scotland and almost defeating Slovakia in the doubles.

Two Gold and one Silver for Malta in Special Olympics LA 2015

11807265_977530312298593_3709786672176563995_oThe Maltese Special Olympics contingent took part in the Special Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. The Maltese team was composed of Christabel Borg, Warren Schembri and Johanna Grech (coach). Family members also attended including committee member Dennis Borg.

Christabel Borg won the Gold medal in the Singles event after beating Thailand 3-2, Ivory Coast 3-0 and  Slovakia 3-0. Warren Schembri also triumphed in the Male Singles Event and won a Gold medal as well. The Maltese duo ended their streak by clenching a Silver medal in the Mixed Doubles event.

European Youth Championships 2015 (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Malta took part in the European Youth Championships which will be held in Bratislava. The Maltese team was composed of a Juniors and a Cadets team, coached by David Pace and Mario Genovese respectively.

From left to right: David Pace (coach), Sacha Pace, Christian Degiorgio, Miguel Montebello, Luke Cassar, Jurgen Sammut, Gabriel Grixti, Isaac Grixti, Josef David Mizzi and Mario Genovese (coach).

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The Malta Cadets National team in Bratislava has registered a good win against Armenia in a straight 3-0 game, apart from some very close 3-2 matches against Scotland, Switzerland and Bulgaria.

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Malta Junior Boys National Doubles Team , Jurgen Sammut / Miguel Montebello , David Pace ( coach ) secure a 3-2 victory against team Iceland/Armenia in the opening round of the European Youth Championships in Slovakia. The Maltese team suffered a close defeat against Kosovo, where the opponents won the match 3-1.

 

GSSE Iceland 2015

The 16th Edition of the Games of the Small States of Europe, held in Iceland, came to a close with the Maltese Ladies team clenching three bronze medals; in the teams, doubles and singles events.

The team composed of Jessica Pace and Viktoria Lucenkova was coached by Johanna Grech.

The MTTA would like to congratulate the Ladies team for their achievements.

Left to right: Jessica Pace, Johanna Grech (coach), Viktoria Luchenkova

4th Division Champions – HiTT Academy Legends

HiTT Academy Legends have been confirmed as Champions in their followed closely by the runner up, leading to their promotion to the third Division.

From left to right: Katia Mifsud (coach), Elizabeth Galea, Ivan Galea, Manuel Vella, Anthony Bonavia and Raul Heras.

3rd Division Champions – Sharp Shot Supernova

Undefeated throughout the season, the champions claimed the title before the last match of the season was played, since they were three points ahead of the runner up.

From left to right: Silvan Borg, Clarence Psaila, Claude D’Amato and Karol Bednarz.

2nd Division Champions – MITTC Tenergy (St. Benedict)

The MITTC team were crowned champions after winning their final match of the season and surpassing the runner up only by set difference, since both teams scored a total of 37 point throughout the season.

From left to right: Joe Borg Cardona,Marcel Kruger,Miguel Montebello,Josef Mizzi,Evelina Georgieva (not in photo).

Baldacchino and Magri retain Mixed Doubles title

Edward Baldacchino and Dorriane Magri managed to win the Mixed Doubles event for the second time in a row in the Seniors National Championships. The event was full of very close matches that kept going till the seventh set, but the Champions still managed to retain their title.

Daniel Bajada is the Seniors National Champion 2014/15 !! Jessica Pace wins her 8th Ladies National Championship title in a row !!

Daniel Bajada is the Seniors National Champion 2014/15 after reclaiming the title from last year’s Champion Andrew Gambina. The Seniors Doubles event was also won by Daniel Bajada who played alongside Edward Baldacchino, making this their second Doubles Championship title in a row.

Jessica Pace, who will be representing Malta in the GSSEs this year in Iceland, won the Ladies National Championships, keeping her title without dropping a set.

The MTTA would like to congratulate the winners, who showed professional sportsmanship and fair play on and off the table.