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The Faculty and Staff National Table Tennis Cup

Date 2011-12-06 4990 Clicks

On Dec 3 and 4, the TKU Shao-Mo Memorial Gymnasium was home to a major table tennis tournament. The Faculty and Staff National Table Tennis Cup is an annual event that this year drew 663 participants from universities around Taiwan.

The event featured opening speeches from the Deputy Minister of the Sports Affairs Council, Chen Shi-kui, and the President of Tamkang University, Dr. Flora Chia-I Chang; an opening exhibition match, as well as 169 grueling singles and doubles matches to decide the overall winning university. The skill level of entrants varied greatly, from former national players to relative novices. At the end of the tournament, the top three universities were decided: 1st place went to National Formosa University; 2nd place went to National Chung Cheng University; and 3rd place went to Takming University of Science and Technology.

The competition is one of the activities established since Tamkang University’s “Health and Exercise Year” in 2006. As part of the initiative, TKU students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to take part in at least one item of sport on a regular basis to promote health and well being.