On Oct 14, 2018, the 9 Hong Kong universities alumni associations hosted a table tennis tourney of mixed teams at CCTTA and a dinner after at Casa Victoria. All Wahyanites players who participated won individual trophies and team honours:
Mike Yam – Premier individual men’s single 3rd
Chris Tam /Steve Fung – Premier men’s double 3rd
Allan Lee – Premier men’s double champ (partnering Wilson Chan)
Bill Ip – Premier mixed double champ (partnering Sandie Chu -wife of Sidney Chu)
The White team (Chris, Steve, Allan & Bill) further captured the overall championship. Visiting Cl. 68 Joseph Liu (HKU alumni who came to WYK Aug 1968), wife Ada (CU alumni) and Wilfred attended the banquet. Click here to see more pictures from the tourney and banquet.
Eugene Wang qualified and Zhang Mo (now age 27, played in both Beijing & London Olympic) still has a shot.
Listed at no.67 on the current Men’s World Rankings, the 30 year old Wang is the highest rated player on duty in the Men’s Singles event at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF-North America Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.
Lily Zhang secured her spot today as the 2nd US player in the 3-spot North American entry to Rio.
“My advice is to have passion for what you do,” she affirmed. “Passion will allow you to achieve anything.” – Lily Zhang
Defeat for Zhang Mo but the door is not closed; one place remains for North America in the Women’s Singles event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and by definition that must go to a Canadian; no National Olympic Committee may field more than two players in the singles events in Rio de Janeiro