Table Tennis: Pearlyn Koh of Pei Hwa and Josh Chua of Catholic High win Crocodile Challenge Cup

By Lim Yu-Han/Red Sports

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Josh Chua (picture) of Catholic High won the Pri 5 and 6 singles final when he beat Beh Kun Ting of Maris Stella High 3–1. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)


 

Velocity @ Novena Square, Sunday, June 2, 2013 — Pearlyn Koh of Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School and Josh Chua of Catholic High School (Primary) won the right to represent Singapore at the Crocodile Challenge Cup organised by the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA).

The two winners will play for Singapore in the ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge on from June 9 to 17, 2013, an event hosted by the Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat, Austria.

In the Girls’ Primary 5 and 6 singles final, Pearlyn Koh of Pei Hwa Presbyterian beat Jassy Tan of Nan Hua Primary School 3–1 (7–11, 11–3, 11–8 and 11–9). Despite losing the first set, Pearlyn came back strong to win the next three sets. The last set was especially hard-fought as both contenders matched each other point for point, their eyes fixated on the tiny orange ball.

Pearlyn, who is a Primary Six student, was emotional with tears of joy. “I felt that I played well. I used everything I had learnt.”

Rigourous training was essential. “I trained up to seven times a week. When competitions were coming up, I trained everyday.”

For the boys’ Primary 5 and 6 singles final, Josh Chua of Catholic High brought home the gold when he beat Beh Kun Ting of Maris Stella High School 3–1 (14–12, 8–11, 11–9, 11–7). The first set kept onlookers on the edge with three consecutive deuces before Josh won that set 14–12. Kun Ting won the next set 11–8 to even things up but Josh proceeded to claim the title after winning the last two sets.

Josh, who is also a Primary Six student, was all smiles after the final. “I was very nervous during the competition. He (Beh Kun Ting) is also a very good player. I am very happy!”

Primary 5 & 6 Girls’ Singles
1st Koh Kai Xin Pearlyn (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)
2nd Tan Li Lin Jassy (Nan Hua Primary School)
3rd Tan Wan Yi Cayla (Ai Tong School)
4th Goi Rui Xuan (Kong Hwa School)
5th to 8th Teo Boon Yen Janelle (Nan Hua Primary School)
5th to 8th Koh Gaoh Cai Idys (Nanyang Primary School)
5th to 8th Lew Yen Lin (Nanyang Primary School)
5th to 8th Ding Shuyuan Kelly (Ai Tong School)

Primary 5 & 6 Boys’ Singles
1st Chua Shao Han Josh (Catholic High Prinary School)
2nd Beh Kun Ting (Maris Stella High School)
3rd Chua Kee Yang Shawn (Nanyang Primary School)
4th Law Yong Jun Jabez Mason (Anglo Chinese School (Junior))
5th to 8th Koh Jun Hou Marcus (Ai Tong School)
5th to 8th Lim Zi Xuan Don (Chongfu Primary School)
5th to 8th Teo Ee Gene Keith (Chongfu Primary School)
5th to 8th Seah Wen Kai Lucas (Yu Neng Primary School)

Primary 3 & 4 Girls’ Singles
1st Sun Zihan (Nanyang Primary School)
2nd Lim Ye Ning (Nanyang Primary School)
3rd Low Ying Tong Beverly (Raffles Girls Primary School)
4th Chew Janine (Raffles Girls Primary School)
5th to 8th Wong Sze Ying Hermione (Red Swastika School)
5th to 8th Yew Chin Yin Charlene (Tao Nan School)
5th to 8th Eu Woon Yen (Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School)
5th to 8th Koh Zhi Wei Cheryl (Ai Tong School)

Primary 3 & 4 Boys’ Singles
1st Wong Yan Kai Andy (Maris Stella High School)
2nd Chia Jun Yuen (Nanyang Primary School)
3rd Lim Dao Yi (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)
4th Shi Kexun (Nan Hua Primary School)
5th to 8th Yan Yikang Lucas (Ai Tong School)
5th to 8th Yap Ze Kai (Nanyang Primary School)
5th to 8th Chong Xin Le Nicholas (Chongfu School)
5th to 8th Beh Bing Zi (Maris Stella High School)

Primary 1 & 2 Girls’ Singles
1st Ser Lin Qian (Frontier Primary School)
2nd Zhou Jingyi (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)
3rd Mok Hoi Ching Jacy (Marymount Convent School)
4th Tan Yong Han Chloe (Raffles Girls Primary School)
5th to 8th Tan Shao Han Shanna (Ai Tong School)
5th to 8th Lim En Qi Zenia (Nan Hua Primary School)
5th to 8th Cheng Yoke Ning Janissa (Yu Neng Primary School)
5th to 8th Xu Nuo (St. Hilda’s Primary School)

Primary 1 & 2 Boys’ Singles
1st Tan Zhao Rui (Tao Nan School)
2nd Zhao Jinlang (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)
3rd Yeoh Yu Zhi (Kong Hwa School)
4th Lim Shuen Kai Ryan (Kuo Chuan Presbyterian School)
5th to 8th Tan Ling Rui (Kong Hwa School)
5th to 8th Chu Young-Feng Chariston (Zhonghua Primary School)
5th to 8th Ho Jing Zachary (Maris Stella High School)
5th to 8th Yong Skye (Yew Tee Primary School)

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  1. tracy

    Wrong
    1st Zhou Jingyi (Frontier Primary School)
    2nd Ser Lin Qian (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)
    Should be
    1st Ser Lin Qian(Frontier Primary School)
    2nd Zhou Jingyi (Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School)

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