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Veterans Championships Spain] | Domingo Mendez bronze medal |

Friday 29 began in the Seville town of Tomares Spain XXV Veterans Championships Table Tennis


In testing the Totana club teams took part in the category of 40. After passing the group stage with two wins and one loss have been eliminated from the final table with the number two seeded team Blasi Olesa Bombons that he showed much higher totanero team.

In the first phase they had won 3-1 and 3-1 also Coslada B Cortijo La Matanza de La Zubia bowing 0-3 to the team Ammerlander-Olot who first Group 7 where these teams were framed.

Meritorious the position achieved by the team of Sunday, Ceron, Paco Segura and Vicente Carreño who could only play one of the meetings injuring his shoulder in what was a drag on the team.


In the individual category 30 on Saturday began the group stage in contention entering the three totaneros category V40.

The first two of each group qualified for the main draw and none of them succeeded.

Julián Cerón was third with a win over Francisco Villoslada de Granada and two defeats with Juan Antonio Ortega of Barcelona Hart and Jose Ramon Martin de Baleares.

Francisco Segura was finally yielding to Vinuesa fourth club Ateneu of Barcelona, ​​José Antonio Gallardo of Seville and Madrid's Fernando Celdrán.

Nor was lucky Vicente Carreño being felled by Jordi Pladevall of Vic and Jesus Maria Machado de Córdoba.

Sunday morning began on 1 eliminatory pictures of singles and doubles categories.

In doubles V40 Vicente Carreño and Francisco Segura gave way to the Catalans Steve Torres and Enric Manzano while J. Cerón who was paired with Antonio Linares Rentero it also made to other Catalan couple (Juan Diaz and Victor Vinuesa).

Meanwhile Domingo Mendez partnering with Sevillian who lives in Germany Francisco Rivera spent the first cut and then the second winning the Guelbenzu Navarra and the Basque Echeverria.

Then they fell in the third round with Miguélez / Blasco (Galicia / Catalonia).


It was only because Domingo Mendez in the final frame in the category V50 starting as one of the seedings and again a great performance Sunday in a major championship has made the podium.

After overcoming the first three rounds without fanfare, in the quarterfinals in a tough match won 3-2 (11-9 in the last sets) José Luis Recuna Galician club Liceo Casino de Villagarcía.

In rooms facing defensive Colado Jose Ramon Rivas, a rival that had beaten in their last meeting totanero.

Sunday came with well learned and well clear what helped him win a clear victory 3-0 tactical lesson.

In the semifinal the Grenadian Matthew Cibantos was the clear favorite and it was therefore totanero won 3-0 (11-5, 11-9 and 11-9) and then proclaimed champion Spain also winning 3-0 in the final.

Repeat for the totanero the bronze medal last season and now to prepare for the World Championships Veterans to be held in Alicante in late May and which will involve a total of 4,600 players from 80 different nationalities among which are three totaneros players.

Source: Club Totana TM

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