Oman Junior & Cadet Open off to exciting start
February 7, 2018 | 7:49 PM
by Sports Reporter
The Oman Junior and Cadet Open, the first ITTF Premium Junior Circuit to be organised in the Sultanate, has attracted as many as 114 entries from 19 nations. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: With young paddlers from across the globe displaying their mettle, the Oman Junior and Cadet Open got off to an exciting start at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The world-level junior table tennis championships, the first ITTF Premium Junior Circuit event to be organised in the Sultanate, was officially inaugurated by His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Assistant Secretary-General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers on Wednesday evening in the presence of Oman Table Tennis Committee chief Abdullah bin Mohammed Ba Mukhalif and the officials of the Ministry of Sports Affairs.

The action, however, began in the morning with Syria dominating in the cadet boys category.

Syria B started with a 3-1 victory over Sweden B before Syria A team blanked a team comprising Omani and Egyptian players 3-0.

In the other matches of cadey boys, Jordan defeated Oman D 3-0, India scored a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia, Egypt were too good for Oman C in a 3-0 win and Iran downed Oman A by the same margin.

In the junior boys, China handed Iran B a 3-0 defeat.

The championship, which runs till

February 11, has attracted as many as 114 entries from 19 nations, including China, India, Egypt, Czech Republic, Greece, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Sweden, Lebanon, Scotland, Syria, Thailand, Yemen and the Philippines.


Cadet boys:

Syria B bt Sweden B 3-1.

Abdul Rahman Ezzo Ajaj lost to Elias Sjogren 11-9, 9-11, 6-11, 12-14

Obdaida Zaza bt Isak Edrawdsson 11-6, 11-6, 11-4.

Abdul Rahman Ezzo Ajaj/Obaida Zaza bt Elias Sjogren/Isak Edrawdsson 11-8, 11-5, 11-3.

Zaza Obaida bt Elias Sjogren 11-, 13-11, 11-6.

Syria A bt Oman/Egypt 3-0.

Abdullah Ezzo Ajaj bt Moayd Al Mutawa 11-2, 11-4, 11-4.

Emad Moselli bt Ali El Dererdash 12-10, 6-11, 11-4, 11-9.

Abdullah Ezzo Ajaj/Emad Moselli bt Moayd Al Mutawa/Ali El Dererdash 11-4, 11-6, 11-9.

Jordan bt Oman D 3-0.

Raed Al Dmaisy bt Omar Al Ghassani 11-4, 11-5, 11-3.

Hamdy Kaswal bt Mohammed Al Mutawa 6-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7.

Raed Al Dmaisy/ Hamdy Kaswal bt Omar Al Ghassani/ Mohammed Al Mutawa 11-2, 11-9, 11-8.

India A bt Saudi Arabia 3-0.

Hrishikesh Malhotra bt Mohamad Al Soelem 11-6, 11-4, 11-4.

Jash Amit Modi bt Salem Al Suwailem 11-5, 11-7, 11-6.

Hrishikesh Malhotra/Jash Amit Modi bt Salem Al Suwailem/Mohamad Al Soelem 11-4, 11-2, 11-5.

Egypt bt Oman C 3-0.

Zaid El Shawa bt Ahmed Al Riyami 11-1, 11-3, 11-4.

Omar Allam bt Ayman Al Shahi 11-3, 11-4, 11-3.

Zaid El Shawa/Omar Allam bt Ahmed Al Riyami/Ayman Al Shahi 11-3, 11-4, 11-5.

Iran bt Oman A 3-0.

Radin Khayyam bt Maadh Al Shahi 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.

Amin Mohammed Al Samadi bt Al Mondhir Al Ghassani 11-2, 11-0, 11-0.

Radin Khayyam/Amin Mohammed Al Samadi bt Maadh Al Shahi/Al Mondhir Al Ghassani 11-6, 11-6, 11-7.

Junior boys:

China bt Iran B 3-0.

Haidong Xu bt Ali Akbar Shoari 11-9, 11-7, 11-3.

Licen Yuan bt Aryan Al Ghaffari 8-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-8.

Licen Yuan/Kaiyam Quan bt Ali Akbar Shoari/Aryan Al Ghaffari 11-7, 11-4, 7-11, 11-4.

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