Engineers and NTTA team up
WCE, a leading local Consulting Engineering company sponsored N$5,000 for this event. “We are happy to be associated with the NTTA and hope that this event is a success and that there will be many more to come in the future,” said WCE’s Managing Director, Johan du Toit.
The tournament will be open to everyone playing table tennis, even on a social basis, from all age categories. The aim is to haves fun and to promote Table Tennis as a sport and you could even win prize money.
The new and exciting event will work as follows: The NTTA will set up 6 Tables. 2 Tables for seniors, 2 tables for juniors (under 18) and 2 tables for Non-NTTA registered social players. At each table, a game called “Beat the Champ” will be played.
Beat the Champ can be best described as a Game which any player challenges the “Champion” of his respective division at a specific Table. Social players can, however, challenge everyone. A player becomes the “Champion” should he defeat the current champion at a specific table. A player only makes points while being “Champion”. A point is earned by winning a match and a match is comprised out of 1 game/set.
Players can challenge as many times as they want. Scores will be kept at each table; and the overall winner is the person with the highest amount of accumulated points; and the player who had the longest consecutive run as champion.
In addition to the above, a “Beer Pong” competition will be organized on a 7th table. The point of the game is to get a TT ball into a glass filled with water.
Companies are encouraged to use this opportunity for team building. “There is truly nothing more FUN than playing Table Tennis with a “Plankie”.It’s hilarious and challenging at the same time and perfect to bring people together”, NTTA’s Secretary, Heiko Fleidl, said.