This weekend, the National Qualifying Tournament was played in the Madrid town of Boadilla where the last qualifying places for the State Tournament were disputed, which in February dispute the 48 best classified in the national ranking of each category
Seven were the Totana Club players displaced to play this tournament.
On Friday began the tests of senior and veteran categories.
In the senior category good role of Julián Méndez that in the end was sixth occupying one of the direct squares in dispute.
In the group stage, where it was first, good level demonstrated.
Five victories beating major rivals.
In the final table, however, he was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Basque Pablo Lombraña, which relegated him to fight for the 5th to 9th places, finally occupying a very creditable sixth place in this senior category.
VICENTE CARREÃ‘O CHAMPION IN THE CATEGORY OF VETERANOS 40.
In the category of magnificent veterans Vicente Carreño from the beginning putting the bar high in his level of play.
In the group stage all victories and then beating the qualifiers until reaching the final with the Galician Juan Angel Ferreiro who won 3-1 proclaiming himself champion of this category which means the direct pass to the State Tournament and a good amount of points in the ranking
On Saturday the children's and sub23 categories began.
In the children's test, good role of Pepe Carreño who was second in his group to the final frame in which he passed the first round and then was eliminated in the second with what was between positions 17 to 32. For his part Cayetano Rodríguez also The group stage passed as second.
Already in the final table he won the first tie 3-1 and in an exciting game he also managed to pass the 2nd.
He played the third round game that gave the pass to enter the top 8 but was eliminated in this round.
He had to continue playing for the places where he also lost occupying one of the positions 13 to 16.
In the sub 23 category Sunday and Santiago passed to the final phase as 3rd and 2nd group respectively.
Already in the final playoffs Sunday was eliminated at the cross of thirty-second, so his final place is between 17 and 32. Santiago had more travel and reached the final round to be able to get into the top 8, even having several Party balls but did not enter and finally gave 2-3 having to continue then the fight for the positions where he was finally in eleventh place.
MINIMUM OF THREE CLASSIFIED FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT.
Thus, we have 3 Totana TM club representatives insured in the State tournament.
To the classification achieved by Domingo Méndez in the Zonal (50 veterans) we must add those achieved by Vicente Carreño (40 veterans) and Julián Méndez (senior) and when the next ranking is published we will know if Julián Cerón is also added (40 veterans) with what would be 4.
NEXT WEEKEND THE LEAGUE RETURNS:
Next weekend the leagues return in which we will have 5 teams of Club Totana TM.
In 2nd National double day for the TOTANA FRAMUSA.
On the morning of Saturday 14 will face the SOTM Globalcaja of Albacete in the municipal hall "Manolo Ibáñez", and in the afternoon will move to San Javier to dispute the victory against the San Javier TM Athletic Club.
FRAMUSA B, for its part, will also face at home the Globalcaja SOTM, on Saturday 14 at 17 hours.
In Third National, the FRAMUSA Totana will travel to Cartagena on Sunday, the 15th to face the 11 hours at the CDTM Féminas Cartagena.
The FRAMUSA of the Division of Autonomous Honor will travel to Murcia on Saturday 14 at 11 am to face the CTM Murcia Promises.
And finally in the 1st Autonomous Community, the 2nd league concentration will be played in Totana in which two games will be played.
Our Club school team will have as rivals the teams of the Table Tennis Schools of the El Palmar club and that of the CTM Murcia.
The matches will be on the track of the Manolo Ibáñez de Totana Pavilion on Saturday at 9 am and 11 am