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Canadian Championships

2024 Canadian Championships

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The Canadian Table Tennis Championships in Montreal are right around the corner and we are getting ready for the event. Deadline to register is this upcoming Monday, June 10th, 2024. Please let me know if you like to participate and join Team NT. 

Please note the exact start and finish dates of the 2024 Canadian Championships:

Senior Championships days

• Thursday 18 July: setting up the equipment in the morning; players can practice as of 3 pm.
• Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21: Canadian Senior Championships

Junior Championships days

• Sunday 21 July: start Canadian Junior Championships (+ last rounds of Senior Championships)
• Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24: Canadian Junior Championships
• Wednesday evening, dismantle of equipment.

Please note the categories for each Championship:

Senior: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD and Seniors Over 40 (new)

Junior:
• Teams: U13, U15 and U19 for boys and girls
• Singles: U11 (new), U13, U15 and U19 for boys and girls
• Optional event if schedule permits: U17 for boys and girls

Our plan for the event will be as follows: 

June 21-24th – Preparation Training Camp in Fort Providence
July 14th – Leaving Yellowknife to Montreal
July 15-16th – Training Camp in 
July 18-21st – Senior Championships (everyone will participate)
July 21-24th – Junior Championships
July 25th – Leaving Montreal to Yellowknife

We will have more information in the beginning of next week on booking hotels and travel in Quebec & Ontario. Please let us know by June 9th if you will participate in the Championships and send an e-mail to info@tabletennisnorth.ca.

Table Tennis in the news

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The Canadian Press added the cancellation of the 2023 Canadian Table Tennis Championships to their news cycle.

https://www.thestar.com/sports/canadian-table-tennis-championships-in-hay-river-cancelled-due-to-n-w-t-wildfires/article_5ab39b20-daaa-5ed8-be50-df473d5e9645.html

Cancellation of the 2023 Canadian Table Tennis Championships in Hay River

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News Release – Table Tennis North – Championships Cancellation – 2023-08-22

Hay River, Northwest Territories, August 23, 2023 – The 2023 Canadian Table Tennis Championships, scheduled for September 22-24 has been cancelled due to the local state of emergency and ongoing wildfire situation in the Northwest Territories.

“While Table Tennis North and its partners are very disappointed to have to cancel this event, we believe this decision is in the best interest of everyone,” said Marny Twigge, Vice President, Table Tennis North. “It is indeed devastating to witness the havoc caused by the wildfires, and we hope everyone is keeping safe and in good health.”

In light of this, the organising committee is looking to regroup and determine next steps for this event, including proposing to the members of Table Tennis Canada to host the event in 2024. Table Tennis North and its partners look forward to showcase their capabilities to host a very successful edition of the Canadian Table Tennis Championships next year. Once circumstances return to normal, further updates will be provided.

2021 Canadian Championships

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At the Members Council (MC) meeting during the TTCAN Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 12 June 2021, the MC allocated the hosting of the 2021 Canadian Table Tennis Championships to the Quebec Table Tennis Federation to be held in the city of Montreal.

Table Tennis North had to withdraw the application after asking the membership to delay the vote on the bid by 14 days. “We would have love to host the event at a beautiful facility in Hay River at the Recreation Centre. We just needed to wait for 2 more weeks to get an answer from Protect NWT, what would have save us $200,000 in hosting the event. Giving an opportunity for everyone in Canada seeing the beautiful North and creating some excitement in our communities.” Thorsten Gohl, Executive Director Table Tennis North

Montreal received 6 votes, Summerside (PEI) received 4 votes, and Calgary (AB) received 1 vote. There was one abstention.

In a show of goodwill and good sportsmanship, the delegates from PEI and Alberta warmly congratulated the delegate from Quebec.

“I was very surprised that we had 4 bids for these Championships, even if one bid had to withdraw prior to the vote for good reasons, having to choose from 3 good bids is not easy. I congratulate all bids and of course I congratulate Quebec (Montreal) for winning the right to host our national championships. We all look forward to a great event and a return to competition after the pandemic.” Remarked Adham Sharara, TTCAN President, after the vote was confirmed.

Quebec (Montreal) won with a narrow margin. Rémi Tremblay thanked all the delegates at the AGM and promised very successful championships. “We will make you proud” were his exact words after the vote.

The 2021 Canadian Championships will have the merged format of both junior and senior events. The prospectus and entry form will be available soon.

The Championships will be held from 30 September to 3 October 2021 at the Claude Robillard Sports Centre.

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