This past weekend, from February 6th-8th, JOOLA sponsored the North American Tour Grand Final hosted by the Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville, New York. The event kicked off with a party for the players and a warm welcome speech from Peter Scherer, the mayor of Pleasantville.
JOOLA provided two pristine JOOLA 2000-S table tennis tables and barriers for the tournament. Over the two-day tournament, sixteen elite champions from the 2014 North American Tour battled it out for cash prizes totaling over $10,000. If you missed the live stream or just want to watch it again, visit USATT for all the video coverage. Semifinalists Yonghui Liang and Xiang Jing Zhang were each awarded $850. Eugene Wang (7th seed), defeated Bob Chen (4th seed) for the winner’s title and a grand prize of $3,500. Although they are close in USATT rating and evenly matched, Eugene Wang, age 29 from British Columbia, Canada, pulled out ahead in the 7th and final game against Bob Chen, age 21, from Milpitas, California, who took second and went home with $1750. Spectators and fans came from all over North America to watch this first ever Grand Final. With growing success, expect the North American Tour Grand Final to become an annual event in years to come.