The inaugural event of the new STIGA Shamrock Series took place in Dundrum Table Tennis club on Sunday last. Almost half of the 32 entrants were new players looking to try out their skills on the table. There were 4 different divisions with prizes for all the winners thanks to Tommy Fitzgerald.
Click here to see the full results http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament/2013-05
The STIGA Shamrock Series is designed along the same lines at the STIGA Junior Challenger series which was set up to give players new to the sport an opportunity to compete in a fun, pressure free environment. The tournament is formatted so that players play lots of games against opponents of similar ability. The series has proved hugely successful with the juniors with many players who started out at the Challenger events now featuring on the ITTA ranking lists and competing on a regular basis in ITTA tournaments.
There is a huge appetite amongst adult players to get something similar started for their age group and so the STIGA Shamrock Series was devised. Keep an eye on our website over the coming months for details of the next STIGA Shamrock event.