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Athletes return to friendly battle at table tennis tournament in Oak Bay

Monterey, Victoria centres return to the norm with a two-day fun affair

Two teams took to the tables in July to determine which centre would take the title after a two-year hiatus in their annual friendship tournament.

The Monterey Table Tennis Club hosted the Victoria Chinese Seniors’ (Silver Threads) Association July 16. The event dates back to 2009 as a friendly rivalry between the clubs. The clubs know each other well the Victoria club has been practising recently at Monterey Recreation Centre as the team currently lacks a facility.

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“Table tennis is a wonderful way to link people of all ages, ethnicity, nationalities and genders. We are thrilled the friendship games are back,” club representative Owen Toop said.

The tourney was deemed a win for all, with fun, energy and a win for each club, the Victoria team took the men’s title and Monterey the ladies.

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