“A youth movement and new faces in local table tennis could be seen at the 2014 Newgy – Wang Vision Institute Open. It was a mix of local new young players and several of the Atlanta International Table Tennis Academy students making up the youth movement. Even the US Nation Jr. Boys coach – Shigang “Alex” Yang was here to see his students compete. One boy kept Coach Yang’s attention for most of the event, Andrew Yang at 7 years old and the Coaches son not only competed against all comers – but managed to capture 3rd in Division F!
The new faces were lead by Mina Boushra. Formerly a player in Egypt, Mina has started playing again and his left handed forehand attack and good use of his long pips backhand not only lead him to victory in the Qualifying groups but got him to the Open Final! Not a new face to finals in events throughout the South, John Mar from Atlanta used his pose, patience and power to bring home the Championship and to hand Mina his only lost matches of the day.” – Coach Roger Dickson, Newgy
Here are all the groups and event winners:
Top Tier AM – Mar, John, Skripnik, Ivan, Weishaeupl, Robert, Boushra, Mina, Neuendorf, Tim, Zhang, Kui, Handoko, Leidy, Flowers, Donny
Tier 2 AM – Glasscock, Michael, Mann, Eli, Fox, Bryson, Hurt, Jonathan, Kavanaugh, Robert
Mann, Thomas H.