8 Gold + 4 Silver medals for HiTT Academy won in the Seniors and Juniors 2nd National Ranking tournaments 2019/20 organised by the Malta Table Tennis Association (MTTA).
HiTT Academy players gave a solid and strong performance throughout the events. All matches were played at Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex University Sports Hall between the 14th and the 29th February 2020.
We’re really really really proud of all the HiTT students who played in these events, not only those who brought home the gold and silver medals, but each and every one who gave their very best. Here’s a list of all the titles won during the MTTA 2nd Ranking:
- U13 Main Event – Luke Bonello 1st 🥇
- U13 Main Event – Michael Preca 2nd 🥈
- U15 Main Event – Luke Bonello 1st 🥇
- U15 Plate Even – Gabriel Preca 1st 🥇
- U18 Main Event – Conrad Puli 2nd🥈
- U18 Plate Event – Jake Darmanin 1st 🥇
- U18 Plate Event – Kira Axiaq 2nd🥈
- U18 Doubles Event – Conrad Puli & Sean Debono 1st🥇
- U18 Doubles Event – Luke Bonello & Jake Darmanin 2nd🥈
- U21 Main Event – Gabriel Grixti 1st🥇
- Seniors Doubles – Gabriel Grixti & Isaac Grixti 1st🥇
- Seniors Doubles Plate – Dario Di Maggio & Luke Bonello🥇
Silver and Gold also in the U13 event, with Luke Bonello🥇 reconfirmed champion after beating Michael Preca🥈 in the final.
In both the U11 and U15 events, many of our students reached top positions, with Luke Bonello🥇 grabbing the U15 Main Event gold medal after once again meeting Anthea in the final.
Gabriel Preca 🥇 secured the U15 Plate Event title. Great performances also in the U11 with our players facing tough competition.
The U18 main event was a tough one, with our Conrad Puli🥈making it to the final, where he lost 0 – 3 to James Vella Vidal who was in great form.
In the U18 Plate Event, we got both medals, with Jake Darmanin🥇 placing in 1st place and Kira Axiaq🥈 in 2nd place.
U21 Singles event winner Gabriel Grixti 🥇 breezed through the MTTA 2nd Ranking Tournament stages, meeting James Vella Vidal in the final and claiming the title in a clear 3-0 victory. Well done also to other HiTT Academy players taking part in the event.
The MTTA Junior 2nd ranking tournaments came to a close with the Junior Doubles Event. Our players stole the show with an all HiTT final! Conrad Puli & Sean Debono 🥇came in 1st place while Luke Bonello & Jake Darmanin 🥈 claimed the silver in a 3-0 final.
The MTTA Seniors Singles and Doubles tournaments delivered some truly exciting encounters. Brothers Gabriel & Isaac Grixti 🥇were crowned Doubles champs after a 3-1 victory over Edward Baldacchino & Daniel Bajada in a thrilling final.
The Plate Event gold medal was awarded to Dario Di Maggio & Luke Bonello 🥇
In the Singles event, all HiTT players got eliminated before any of them reaching the final.