Choromatex Open Table Tennis from today


Chromatex open table tennis championship will be played here today at Chroma table tennis hall.
“It is a monthly event which aims at keeping players in competitive table tennis activity on regular basis“, said Organising Secretary Abdul Qayyum Khan, on Thursday.
Country’s top most players including Asim Qureshi, Bilal Yasin, Kashif Razzak, Yasir Bhatti, Salman Virk, Asim Aziz, Jehangir Khan, Mehboob Elahi, Asim Munir, Awais Hassan, Shabnam Bilal, Sadia Falaksher, Sidra sattar, Farwa, Mehmooda Haider are participating in the three day meeting being organized by Chroma Chmecials. He said the competition will be played on league and knock out basis and men and women singles events will be held.
“We want to give good number of matches to every player by having a format of league and then knock out system “, said adding “It is a positive sign that players from provinces, departments as well as clubs have confirmed their participation.”
Some of the other promising players featuring in the event are Omer zaka, Faryal Minhas, Waqas Ahmed, Yasir Khan from Rawalpindi,Shujhat Ali, Asim Munir and Abdul Raheem from Faisalabad, Asim Aziz from Karachi, Salman Virk and Yasir Bhatti from Sheikhupura .
Top four winners of each event will also be awarded with cash prizes and medals.
There will be two group leagues of ten players each. Pakistan top seventeen players have already been selected for group leagues. Three players will be selected from qualifying rounds. In the knock out stage, top four players of each group league will qualify for quarter finals, which will lead to finals played on the morning of October 21. Qualifying rounds will be open for everyone. Around fifty players from different clubs and cities have been registered for the qualifying round.
Shahnawaz Latif, former international player and coach at Shahjahan Latif (Johar town) table tennis hall will be chief guest at opening ceremony.