FINAL RESULTS OF THE NEW YORK LEAGUE 2013
First of all, I would like to thank to all participants in the league. Those with the enthusiasm to keep playing and having fun during this long contest. Because it is all about enjoying Table Tennis. We all know that we enjoy this sport, but I think that many players are discovering and re-discovering something else, that our sport is a social sport, and players have more memorable experiences in the team events.
Many players are in a learning process when they played the league. This is because the league is a club event and not a team event. Players in Clubs must work together with the common goal of taking their club to the highest level in the event and feeling proud of the club achievements. It isn't an easy task.
Working as a team not only means playing fine and winning matches, but also means using the best skills from all players in the club to achieve the same goals. Players can be good: coaching, sheering, organizing and doing fundraising for the club (or team which is representing the club).
The league not only will measure the table tennis skills of the players, instead will be the best way of indicator of the club's health. A healthy club will have more members involved in the club's activities, and as the times get tougher , the survival of the clubs depends on having more dependable members that are committed with the organization.
When players feel that the club is their second home, then we will have a club that will be a very tougher contender in the league.
This is the final Standing of the NY league in 2013 : Honor Division 1- Chinese Community Center of Flushing A (Winner 2013 and US Champion 2012) 2.- Lily Yip Table Tennis Center 3.- New York International Table Tennis Club 4.- Maryland Table Tennis Center 5.- New Jersey Table Tennis Club 6.- Chinese Community Center of Flushing B 7.- City College of New York A (demoted to 1st Division in 2014) 8.- United Nations (demoted to 1st Division in 2014) 1st Division 1.- Wang Chen Table Tennis Club A (Promoted to Honor Division in 2014) 2.- Madison YMCA (Promoted to Honor Division in 2014) 3.- Wang Chen Table Tennis Club B 4.- King Pong Table Tennis Club B 5.- City College of New York B 6.- King Pong Table Tennis Club A 7.- Brownsville Strikers (demoted to 2nd Division in 2014) 8.- Dominican Table Tennis Association (Anyteme - Demoted to 2nd Div) in 2014 we will create 4 Second Divisions : 2nd Division East: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx 2nd Division West : New Jersey 2nd Division South : Long Island 2nd Division North : Westchester to the north Each division will have a minimum of 4 clubs and it will play a double round robin. The top 2 clubs applicants to join the league in 2014 will be included in 1st Division, all other teams will be included in 2nd Division. We are expecting to keep growing until creating at least 5 divisions in a pyramidal structure and became the base, so in the future the Honor Division will be the first professional Table Tennis League in this Continent. Thanks to the Enthusiast players of all clubs in particular to the Students of City College of New York!! Mauricio