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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (Hong Kong)
Friday, November 22 2019 - 14:10
Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore dazzles on opening day
SINGAPORE, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore was unveiled with much fanfare as eager 
spectators gathered at Our Tampines Hub more than three hours before the first 
match to catch the prestigious series finale.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng and H.E. Mr. Hong 
Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Singapore, were accompanied by Mr Frank Ji, 
founder of T2; Mr Jeff Chue, CEO of T2; and Mr Steve Dainton, CEO of the 
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), for a tour of the iconic match 
venue, T2 Cavern, as well as the official practice halls before the event 
began. At the latter, Mr Baey spoke to Singaporean player Clarence Chew, one of 
the Host Exempted Players for Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore, and wished 
him luck for his upcoming match.

Mr Baey said, "Our sports facilities, such as those at Our Tampines Hub, have 
the capabilities to host major sporting events. With T2 Diamond, we hope to 
bring more of such events to the heartlands, so that more Singaporeans can 
enjoy watching world-class sporting action. Team Singapore athletes Feng 
Tianwei, Yu Mengyu and Clarence Chew will also be competing. I encourage 
Singaporeans to drop by Our Tampines Hub to check out the world-class action."

H.E. Mr. Hong said, "It brings me great pleasure to watch a world-class table 
tennis competition in the heartland of Singapore. I hope the sport will 
continue to develop well in Singapore and I wish Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 
Singapore a great success."

Mr Ji said, "We started T2 Diamond with a mission to transform table tennis 
into a truly entertaining and exhilarating spectator sport and I'm excited 
about bringing the best of table tennis to the heartland community at Our 
Tampines Hub."

T2 Diamond 2019, organised in collaboration with the ITTF, features 32 of the 
world's best men and women players, a total prize purse of US$1.5 million, and 
a progressive competition format that aims to amplify the appeal of table 
tennis across regions.


About T2 Diamond Table Tennis League (T2 Diamond):

The all-new Grand Slams of table tennis, T2 Diamond is the most prestigious 
series of annual professional tournaments organised in collaboration with the 
International Table Tennis Federation. T2 Diamond 2019 will feature 32 of the 
world's best men's and women's players competing across three tournaments for a 
combined prize purse of USD 1.5 million and bonus ITTF World Ranking points as 
they battle their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification. The revolutionary 
tournaments employ a unique competition format and various other innovations 
that catapult table tennis into a truly entertaining spectator sport.

Headquartered in Singapore and with offices in Shanghai, Tokyo and Chicago, T2 
is committed to unlocking the true commercial potential of table tennis by 
expanding its appeal to a much broader audience base.

SOURCE  T2 Diamond Table Tennis League