Two Middletown TTC regulars competed this summer in the National Senior Games Championship - Held mid August in San Francisco.
Howard (Howie) Eichner competed in the 55-59 age group, while Larry Chou played in the 65-69 category.
The Two week long event drew about 10,000 athletes, 50 and older for competition in 24 sports, including 334 players in the Table Tennis events.
Both players made it a vacation with their wives in the beautiful Northern California area.
While neither player reached the finals in the competitive event, both made it out from their original round-robin group before losing in the elimination rounds.
Participants finishing in the top 3 in their age division in the Connecticut Senior Games in even numbered years, qualify to enter the National Games, held in the Odd numbered years. The Middletown TTC is expected to host the 2010 TT event next spring, to qualify players for the 2011 games in Houston.
The 2009 Connecticut Senior Games TT event's date, is to be announced, in late 2009 after initially being postponed dur to flu outbreak concerns. E-mail Dave or re-check here to be informed when the date is set.