Open Master Championship in honor of Dito Vlieg

Curaçao Table Tennis Federation is celebrating her 60th anniversary this year. Due to this unforgettable milestone the board came up with some projects and events. One of the events was organizing an international open master championship. Like years before players came from Holland and from neighboring islands like Venezuela, Bonaire and Aruba. Bonaire was this year unfortunately not present.

Starting on the October 13th with a participation of 36 players including the local players, divided in various categories the games were opened by the Minister of Sports Mrs. Irene Dick.

Over the course of the 3 days good matches were presented with the final games on the Sunday.

The end results were as follow:

Cat. 35-45 yr

  1. Sigmar Carmelia ©
  2. Giancarlo da Costa ©

Cat. 46-55 yr

  1. Ronny Reyes (A)
  2. Hensley Wentwoord ©

Cat. 56-65 yr

  1. Jaap van Spanje (H)
  2. Ron van Spanje (H)

Cat. 66 yr and older

  1. Tony Wijshijer ©
  2. Dolf Keijzer (H)

Open Class

  1. Mario Lobo (A)
  2. Dimitri Leon ©


The final Open Class was the highlight of the championship, whereby a tremendous match was presented by Mario Lobo and Dimitri Leon. Final score 4-3 for Mario Lobo from Aruba.

After the closure of the games in SDK everybody headed to Sala Irene Moreno for the social party enjoying the food and the nice friendship among the players. The drink was sparkling all over.