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2015 Butterfly Canadian Championships
Start Date: 2015-08-25
Pierre-Luc Thériault, Québec and Mo Zhang, British Columbia 2015 Canadian Champions

Trois-Rivières, Québec, August 30th 2015 - This conclude this 2015 edition of the Butterfly Canadian Championships. The University of Québec in Trois-Rivières has seen some spectacular Table Tennis over the last six days. Club Ping-o-max and their volunteers as well as the organizers created a state of the art playing field for the athletes to compete in. 

Mo Zhang came to that tournament as a defending champion. After coming short at the 2015 Canada Series Finales against Ontario’s Anqi Luo, she knew it would not be easy to hang on to her title from the previous year. But at the end she did. A very happy Mo Zhang, 2015 Canadian Champion told us after the match “I’ prepared myself for this Canadian Championship and I am happy that I won. It has been a great year with the bronze medal at the Pan-American games in the team event and now being able to defend my title.¨

”It is not always easy to be 1st seeded” did Pierre-Luc say prior to this most ambitious national event. He was the most successful Athlete with 3 gold medals in the men’s single, double and team event without loosing one match. ”It feels great. The men's singles title is really valuable to me. I have been competing in this event since I am 11 years old. I am really happy that I could get my hand on this title. It's really a "must have" for any athlete to be the National Champion."

The 2015 Margaret Walden Trophy went to Team Ontario with an almost over 700 points lead ahead of Team Québec. Here is the overall standing. 

  1. Ontario – 2207 
  2. Québec – 1522
  3. Alberta – 1032
  4. British Columbia – 806
  5. Manitoba – 646
  6. Nova Scotia – 278
  7. Saskatchewan – 236
  8. Prince Edward Island - 184
Best Players at the 2015 Butterfly Canadian Championships: 

Pierre-Luc Thériault - 3 Gold Medals in Men’s Single, Double and Team
Mo Zhang – 2 Gold Medals in Women’s Single and Team, Bronze Medal Women’s Double
Anqi Luo - Gold Medal Women’s U21, 2 Silver Medals Women’s Single and Team
Filip Ilijevski - Gold Medal Men’s U21, Silver Medal Men’s Single and Team, Bronze Medal Men’s Double

Find all the winners HERE.