Ladies and Gentlemen – Gareth Herbert has dreamed up and created a master plan extravaganza to showcase all the top table tennis superstars under one roof that will blow you away with excitement, drama and top class entertainment. Sport at the highest level that will give you more enjoyment than combined final episodes of Britain’s Got Talent and the ‘X’ Factor rolled into one!
Never before has a table tennis tournament attracted nearly all the top British players to compete for a total prize purse of £1,200. The Fusion Masters is a two day event with a completely innovative format with a maximum total of 120 competitors of both male and female playing against one another but with a subtle twist!
The event will be staged at the Cippenham Table Tennis Club over the weekend of Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of July. The opening day’s play will be in the form of a mixed players qualification in groups of seven with all play all and the top two in each group will qualify through to the last day’s play on Sunday. These qualifying players will then be put into the hat with the top 32 seeds who will be drawn out into a further group stage with once again the top two in each group going through to another draw that will be made on the same lines as the FA Cup draw to play a sudden death knockout format.
Exciting……………you’re telling me!………….Gareth has dreamed and teamed up with Fusion Club to certainly put the ‘WOW’ into Slough!
Just to give you a taster of who will be playing- feast your eyes on this mouth-watering list!
Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford, Darius Knight, Danny Reed, Gavin Rumgay, Andrew Rushton, Gavin Evans, Gareth Herbert, John Murphy, Nial Cameron, Matt Ware, Damien Nicholls, Sule Olelye, Kazeem Adeleke, Joanna Parker, Charlotte Carey, Megan Phillips, Angharad Phillips, Barbara Izyk, David McBeath, Richard Andrews, Mike Marsden, Emran Hussein with cadets Helshan Weerasinghe, and Paul Smith already primed and raring to go.
This semi-invitational two day tournament will commence at 09.30am on Saturday the 2nd of July at the Cippenham Table Tennis Club in Slough and will be a non ranking but ETTA approved event that is open to any player. Entry forms will soon be available to download from the ETTA website and must be completed and received by latest Wednesday 29th of June. Please contact Gareth Herbert Tournament Organiser on 07904455580 or by e-mail at;
Places are limited so contact Gareth now if you are interested, for more details, or click here for an entry form.
The address for the venue is;
Cippenham Table Tennis Club,
The Westgate School,
Spectators are more than welcome to come along and cheer on the players – free of charge. Refreshments will be available throughout the two day’s play.
Geoff Ware – Press and Publicity Officer.