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Latest News – 27 Oct 2015

Exceptional skills on display at Maccabi SA Table Tennis Tournament

On Sunday 25 October 2015 Maccabi SA hosted an Inter-Jewish Schools Table Tennis Tournament at King David Linksfield Primary School in Johannesburg. Four Jewish Schools and an invitational team took part in the event that was divided into U15 and U18 age groups. A total of 42 participants competed in both the team event and a singles event. The level of table tennis that was played was outstanding and made for some exciting matches throughout the day.


The team event at the tournament

During the halfway stage of the day an exhibition match took place between two of South Africa’s top players: Luke Abrahams and Chijioke Osuji (also KDL School Coach). The pair left the young players absolutely astounded by their skill levels and hopefully inspired them to pursue table tennis more seriously. Top Jewish Table tennis player and also Maccabian, Tevia Sapire, was present during the day to give guidance and advice to the participants in general.


Chijioke Osuji (left) and Luke Abrahams put on an impressive show for the young table tennis players


Tournament Results
Team Event U15
Gold – King David Linksfield A
Silver – Hirsch Lyons
Bronze – King David Linksfield B


Team Event U18
Gold – King David Linksfield A
Silver – Hirsch Lyons
Bronze – Maccabi Invitational


Singles Event U15
Gold – Aiden Schlome (King David Linksfield)
Silver -Yaakov Ziegler (Hirsch Lyons)
Bronze – Akiva Goldstein (Yeshiva College) & Yisrael Goldfein (Hirsch Lyons)


Singles Event U18
Gold – Danica Schlome (King David Linksfield)
Silver -Simon Lipschitz (Hirsch Lyons)
Bronze – Jordan Hersin (Yeshiva College) & Josh Schwartz (Maccabi Invitational)


Danica Schlome receives her gold medal from Maccabi SA Chairman, Cliff Garrun


Well done to all the players who took part in the day. A special thank you to Mark Schlome, our Table Tennis Convenor, for organising the event with the help of his wife Andrea, as well as to Coach Chijioke Osuji, elite player Tevia Sapire, and Chava Barit who organised and coordinated the Maccabi Invitational team.
Mazaltov to the winners! Maccabi SA Table Tennis will be back in action in early 2016.

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