2015 “CAP” ALL STAR TEAM TOURNAMENT COMPLETED Blue Team Won Title and $5000 Top Prize in Houston
Sponsored by a great friend of table tennis-Houston based Capital Plastics company under the auspice of USA Table Tennis (USATT), 2015 Capital Plastics All Star Table Tennis-Houston was held on March 4 at the Texas Table Tennis Training Center (“TTT”), a beautiful facility for table tennis play and training in the greater Houston area. The prize money was $8,000. Around 100 table tennis players and fans came to watch this very exciting event.
After a very intense and hard fought battle, Blue team from New Jersey composed of Ruichao (Alex) Chen, Cory Eider and Allen Wang beat the Texas Team-Green team composed of Kewei Li, Mark Hazinski and Jim Butler with two wins of 3:2 and 3:1 over Red Team to secure the final win. For other matches, the Red Team composed of Zhao Gaoxiang, Zhao Zhirui and Jack Wang lost first to the stronger Green Team by 3:0 and then lost to Blue Team by 3:1 with Jack Wang’s win against Allen Wang. The Champion Team won the top prize money of $5,000, the Second Place Green Team won $2,000, and the Red Team took $1,000.
The team competition was held at the newly established Texas Table Tennis Training Center (“TTT”), one of the largest and finest table tennis clubs in the State of Texas. This Center was founded by the well-known attorney in Houston, Texas, James X. Shu, who has been playing a very important in the promotion and development of table tennis in the great Houston area in past 20 years. Recently Congressman Al Green awarded a Special Certificate of Congressional Recognition to TTT on its anniversary celebration.
The special invited guests, the USATT CEO, Gordon Kaye, USATT Woman Team Coach Lily Yip and Guangdong Table Tennis Association representative Li Yongqiang were invited to watch the game and attend the prize awarding ceremony. On behalf of the USATT, Gordon Kaye, presented a special plaque to Jeff Quan for his generous support and contribution to this successful event. The President of the Sponsor Captial Plastics Harmony Quan and his father Jeff Quan watched the game and attended the ceremony as well. Henry Chan and Barry Kuan made preparatory work for this event as well.