Mark Smythe Table Tennis

Australia's no. 1 coach

David loses to World no. 70

David Powell put up a good fight but was no match for WR70 Hung-Chieh Chiang (TPE) losing 4-1. David battled hard but was outplayed in the short game and constant looping & strength by the Taipei player. He had geniune chance to win 2nd set, played well again in 3rd set and won that - 2 sets to 1 up would've been interesting - but couldn't sustain a higher level of play required at this standard in a 7 set match.

To see match click, Matches from World Championships, then scroll down and click "QOROS 2015 WTTC" then scroll down to Table 6, Men's Singles Rd 128.


Another strong International tournament performance for David after performning really well in World Team Cup early January.

David is already back home and preparing to go back to his occupation first thing tomorrow morning as a 1st year school teacher. When majoritiy of the participants at the World Championships finish, they will go back to their occupation which is professioal TT player.

Next Challenge for David is ITTF Australian Senior Open from June 3 - 7 at Seagulls TT Club, Tweed Heads/NSW.