The rules of the game were quiet complex. There were three main sections; team features, doubles, and singles.
Team features were firstly done like leagues. Three members are put in one team, mostly composed of students from a one school. We play five games, if one group wins three times, the game is over. We then find other available groups according to the schedule. Despite all the best efforts by the other teams, the QISS team won most of the games. Unfortunately, we became third in our pool, because of which we couldn’t go into the championships. It was interesting to note that two teams that won over us with just a few points became first and second in the championship.
Doubles were also done like leagues. Leo and Cody were in one team whereas Billy was with another member of the ISQ team. These two groups were separated. It was advantageous since it was possible for two groups to go onto the championships. However, despite our best efforts and playing hard, our two groups became third in their pools. Therefore, we couldn’t go into the championships.
Lastly, the singles tournament was done like those in the World Cup. Everyone is divided into different groups, and the first and second go into the final elimination tournament. Unfortunately, Cody was eliminated in the provisional selection. Billy and Leo became the first in that group, and went into the tournament. Since both of them were tired. They could not concentrate well but still played their best. Billy lost by the person who Leo defeated in the first round. Leo, however, lost by the best player in the ISQ in the second round.
Everyone regretted since they did not practice as much as they should have, which led them to have lesser physical strength, especially Billy and Leo. They could have won the tournament if they were in a better condition.
We heard that there would be another table tennis tournament in the spring. Everyone promised to practice hard and get the trophies next time.
By, Leo Lee