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2010 Millcreek Table Tennis Open in Erie, PA Oct. 23-24 by Roger Dickson

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Attending the Millcreek Table Tennis Open is always a fun time for me as I get to see a lot of my old friends from all the clubs in the PA, NY and OH areas that I used to compete with and share this great sport of table tennis! While Newgy Robo-Pong was not a sponsor of the event, I did have a ping-pong table and court set up in the lunch area to do some demonstrations of the features of the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050!

Two of the Elite Training Groups that meets on Monday evenings at the Newgy Table Tennis Training Center decided to make the drive with me and they had a great weekend as well! Swavik was seeded number one in the U-2000’s and won in the final against the number two seed from Canada! Swavik also upset a higher seed to advance out of group in the U-2200 event. But he didn’t stop there, he just kept up the offense until the semi-finals, where he had to face training partner Yev. These guys put on a great show as the commitment to training allowed them to attack and counter attack consistently during the match. Yev won the match but lost the war- he faded in the final as it was his 13th match of the day!

For the three of us, the Millcreek Open was our next to last warm up event before the biggest event of the year for us— the North American Teams in Baltimore, MD! At Millcreek, Swavik and Yev were able to meet and compete against their team mates: Keith & Seth Pech. Those four will be one of two Robo-Pong powered teams this year and there may be a third –an all female team!

For now it is back to the gym for Falkenburg and opening against underspin with the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050, serve and attack drills with Yev and Swavik to prepare for Baltimore. Hope to see you there!

Roger Dickson

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