2014 Tennessee Senior Olympics – Table Tennis, State Finals Results

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Congratulations to all the winners and everyone that competed in the 2014 Tennessee Senior Table Tennis Olympics this week in Franklin, Tennessee.  A special congrats to Newgy's own Mr. Newgarden and Larry Thoman for bringing home the gold in their age groups!

Men's Singles, 50-54

First Place - Donny Flowers

Second Place - Slawomir Waclawik

Third Place - Jonathan Foulds

Men's Singles, 55-59

First Place - Larry Thoman

Second Place - Dennis Rountree

Third Place - Richard Bartelt

Men's Singles, 60-64

First Place – Phil Yan

Second Place – Charles Collins

Third Place – Kenneth Simcox

Men’s Singles, 70-74

First Place – David Cass

Second Place – Everett Hunley

Third Place – Charles Kolitz

Men’s Singles, 75-79

First Place – John Edd Walker

Second Place – Paul Barnhart

Third Place – Jack Daves

Men’s Singles, 80-84

First Place – Dwain Kitchel

Second Place – Billy Neely

Third Place – Joe Camp

Men’s Singles, 85-90

First Place – Joe Newgarden, Jr.

Second Place – Sam Gennoe

Third Place – Robert Carpenter

Men’s Singles, 90-94

First Place – George Durr

Second Place – Ray Lundell

Women’s Singles, 50/80/85

First Place - Yiqing (Linda) Liu, First Place - Maureen Meeks

Second Place – Sheila Arwine

Women’s Singles, 55-59

First Place – Liliana Kohann

Second Place – Lyn Nunley

Women’s Singles, 60-64

First Place – Carol Sherman

Second Place – Phyllis Finnell

Women’s Singles, 65-69

First Place – Linda Cass

Second Place – Suzanne Glendenning

Third Place – Anne Paine

Women’s Singles, 70-74

First Place – Alice Tym

Second Place – Sondra Tornga

Third Place – Donna Beeler

Women’s Singles, 75-79

First Place – Ruth Gove

Second Place – Joyce Manis

Third Place – Mary Walker

Women’s Doubles, 50-54/55-59

First Place – Liliana Kohann and Yiqing (Linda) Liu

Second Place - Lyn Nunley and Sheila Arwine

Women’s Doubles, 65-69

First Place - Suzanne Glendenning and Linda Cass

Second Place - Anne Paine and Barbara Nelson

Women’s Doubles, 70-74/75-79

First Place - Alice Tym and Ruth Gove

Second Place – Sondra Tornga and Joyce Manis

Men’s Doubles, 50-54

First Place – Larry Thoman and Slawomir Waclawik

Second Place - Jonathan Foulds and Archie Jordan

Third Place – Donny Flowers and Carl Lewis

Men’s Double, 55-59

First Place – Dennis Rountree and Richard Bartelt

Second Place - Donald Rohrer and Ronald Riede

Third Place – Michael Nunley and Tommy Gates

Mens Doubles, 60-64/75-79

First Place – Charles Collins and David Cass

Second Place – Sam Gennoe and Jack Daves

Third Place – John Edd Walker and Charles Trail

Men’s Doubles, 65-69

First Place – Jim Campbell and Sanders

Second Place – Paul Barnhart and Ron Sullivan

Third Place – Mike Pethel and Phillip Kropp

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2013 Newgy and Wang Vision Institute Open Table Tennis Tournament Results

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Congratulations to all the winners of the Two Star 2013 Newgy and Wang Vision Institute Open Table Tennis Tournament sponsored by Newgy Industries, Inc. and the Wang Vision Institute and presented by Williamson County Parks & Recreation and the Nashville Table Tennis Club!


1st Place: Sameh Awadallah

2nd Place: Samson Dubina

3rd Place: John Mar

Class A

1st Place: Robert Weishaeupl

2nd Place: Jude Lam

3rd Place: Kui Zhang

Class B

1st Place: Dharmaraj Coona

2nd Place: ILiyan Arabov

3rd Place: Perry Smith

Class C

1st Place: Harrison Ngo

2nd Place: Takumi Nakamura

3rd Place: Nicolae Avram

Class D

1st Place: Tim Wooley

2nd Place: Aneel Pandey

3rd Place: Fred Mitchell

Class E

1st Place: Wayne Williams

2nd Place: Sabrina Zhu

3rd Place: Steven Liu

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Table Tennis Trick Shot

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Watch Samson Dubina’s awesome table tennis trick shot - sidespin roll the serve between the legs and around the net for a winner! (And, yes, that is a legal point in table tennis!)

Samson Dubina is a pro table tennis player and coach and is sponsored by Newgy. He practiced this trick shot on his Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot. So when his friend served to him in this video, he was able to nail this shot! Samson trains for about 1-2 hours per day with his Robo-Pong 2050.

Click here to watch video of trick shot on YouTube

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September Newgy Giant Round Robin Tournament Results

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Results of the September Newgy Giant Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament, September 13-14, 2013 in Akron, Ohio:

Open Giant Round Robin

1st Samson Dubina

2nd Kenneth Pinili

3rd-4th John Allen and Don Hamilton

5th-8th Hesam Hamrahian, Will Lombard, Alex Meleshenko, and Shreyans Bafna

Under 2000 Giant Round Robin

1st Shreyans Bafna

2nd Roger Liu

3rd-4th Vedprakash Dookhun and Siddharth Khandelwal

Under 1600 Giant Round Robin

1st Emir Alic

2nd Joseph Sabella

3rd-4th Fuming Wu and Tuyen Tran

Under 1200 Giant Round Robin

1st Kristopher Williams

2nd John Byler

3rd-4th Richard Beer and Brent Butler

Rating Handicap Mini Round Robin

1st Jeff Pitrof

2nd Lee Szwast

3rd-4th Blake Cottrell and Richard Bennett

Draw Doubles Mini Round Robin

1st Lee Szwast and Samson Dubina

2nd Sam Dubina and Blake Cottrell

Smashing Contest Winner:  Phil McGarvey

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Nashville Predators/Newgy/NTTC Table Tennis Tournament Results

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We had a blast at the Inaugural Nashville Predators Table Tennis/Ping Pong Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena presented by Newgy Robo-Pong and Nashville Table Tennis Club on August 6. There were 78 registered players in both the Amateur and Pro divisions.

Congrats to all the winners!

Amateur Division

1st Place - Thanh Nguyen

2nd Place - William Edwards

3rd Place - Daniel Sanders

Pro Division

1st Place - Sameh Awadalla

2nd Place - Yev Puzyrev

3rd Place - Richard Sanders

We look forward to being a part of more tournaments like this in the future!

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Nashville Predators Table Tennis/Ping Pong Tournament

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Presented by Newgy Robo-Pong and Nashville Table Tennis Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 p.m.

Bridgestone Arena - 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

We are excited to announce the Inaugural Nashville Predators Table Tennis/Ping Pong Tournament on the main floor of Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm for practice/warm-up.

PRIZES: Trophies will be awarded to the top winners in both the Professional and Amateur divisions, along with some awesome Nashville Predators prizes!

FORMAT: Tournament format will be two (2) round robin divisions followed by single elimination. For rules click here.

PARKING: FREE PARKING available in Bridgestone Arena’s 6th Avenue Garage which is connected to the Arena at the corner of 6th and Demonbreun.

Players of all levels are welcome!  Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Register at:

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Arnold Sports Festival a Success!

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We had a great time at the Arnold Sports Festival this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio! What a turnout! There were approximately 200,000 people in attendance and about 700 vendor booths related to sports and nutrition. We had a huge space for our booth and thousands of sports enthusiasts stopped by to play ping-pong with the Robo-Pong! Everyone loved it! (of course)

We also sponsored the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge. It included 20 ping-pong tables and 150+ table tennis players.  Sameh Awadallah won first place in the tournament overall, with Samson Dubina finishing 2nd. Here is a link to the complete list of winners in all categories.

We put on some great table tennis exhibitions throughout the weekend with the help of Scott Preiss (aka The Ping-Pong Man), featuring Pro Table Tennis Players - Sameh Awadalla and Samson Dubina.

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Newgy Robo-Pong at Arnold Sports Festival

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We are excited to be sponsoring the 2013 Arnold Table Tennis Challenge at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio on March 1-3.

Stop by our booth in Room E150 to challenge the Robo-Pong!

While you’re there, be sure to sign up for a chance to win a FREE GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition (valued at $399).

Catch one of our Table Tennis Exhibitions featuring the Robo-Pong ping pong robot and the Ping Pong Man (aka Scott Preiss)!

Friday, March 1  -  12:15-12:30 pm and 1:45-2:00 pm on the Concourse Stage

Saturday, March 2  -  8:30-9:00 am and 11:45-12:00 noon on the Concourse Stage

Sunday, March 3  -  11:00-11:30 am on the Concourse Stage and 12:00-1:00 pm on the Main Stage

Greater Columbus Convention Center - 400 North High Street - Columbus, Ohio 43215

For more information, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.

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Human and Machine Robots Vie in Table Tennis

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February 28, 2013

Arnold Table Tennis Challenge:

Human and Machine Robots Vie in Table Tennis

COLUMBUS, OHIO –“PingPongMan” Scott Preiss, known as a human robot with a paddle, will square off with the Newgy Robo-Pong machine robot at the 10th Arnold Table Tennis Challenge March 1-3. Both robots, Preiss and Robo-Pong, will accept challenges from all comers at the 25th Arnold Sports Festival.

Preiss will wow the audience, using a 3-inch paddle, or a donut-shaped Paddle with the center sawed out, or by serving from 30-40 feet from the table, just as he did 10 years ago at the 1st Arnold Table Tennis Challenge. Also appearing will be Samson Dubina, of Akron, 6-time Ohio champion, and 2-time junior Olympics gold medalist.

“We’re honored again to be a part of the Arnold Sports Festival,” says Ed Hogshead, chairman of the event since its inception.

Organized events for youth are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Open play for all, will be available all three days. Entrants will compete for custom-made 2013 Arnold Medals.

Recreational Youth events and family doubles begin at 6 pm Friday in the Terrace Ballroom of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street. USA Table Tennis junior events and Ohio State Closed Youth Championship events are Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2.

Senior Olympics competition starts at 2 pm Friday. For players age 55 there will be a USA Table Tennis event held on Sunday at 1 pm. Other competitions are scheduled in 28 age and skill divisions. Many top juniors and elite champions will compete.

Admission is included in a daily EXPO ticket ($10 in advance, $15 at the door). Tickets are available at Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com/arnold.

For more information, including schedules, locations and hours, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.


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Robo-Pong featured in new book


The Newgy Robo-Pong has been featured in a new book: How to Live Almost Forever, A Book About Longevity

From Part Two: Exercise is Medicine: My Parkinson’s Story by  Gary N. Guten, MD

Ping Pong (Table Tennis). My table has a mechanical Newgy “robot” that “hits” and rapidly propels a ball to me at a ball per second. You can see a video of the remarkable Newgy robot on Youtube.com – enter “Newgy ping pong robot.” A small net device is behind the robot that captures the hit balls and recycles them into the small robotic machine. Besides being great fun, it is a great endurance and aerobic exercise, with about 50 balls that recycle constantly. I frequently place a ping pong paddle in both hands and practice bilateral hits. This reciprocal arm and eye coordination probably stimulates some changes in my brain. This is called neuroplasticity (see Glossary). You have to see it to believe it. Be sure to check out the Newgy system on Youtube.com

Table tennis has been called by players “aerobic chess.” Table tennis is called “aerobic chess” because of its positive impact on hand-eye coordination and reflexes as the player tracks the ball through space and plans shots and strategies. This may explain the positive impact of table tennis on my Parkinson’s.

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