Last Tuesday May 17th, Michael Daalnoot won the Harry Walters Tournament. The final matches among the last eight players were very interesting, whereby the first 4 on the ranking were all in action. All 4 went through to the semi finals with the following results:
Devon Meilink vs Dimitri Leon 3-1 (11-3, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8)
Michael Dalnoot vs Henny Metri 3-2 (11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4)
In the final Michael, coached by Joaquin “Profe” Rodriguez, came with a different style of playing using mainly his light loop as he could not come through with a more aggressive way of attack as Devon using his anti spin was making his opponents very difficult, when they choose for hard smashes. With this strategy Michael did win of his team mate easily 4-straight in a best of 7: 11-9, 11-3, 11-4, 14-12.
At the end Family Walters did the presentation of the trophies and did an acceptance speech to the table tennis federation for a job well done.