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Table Tennis Fever Sweeps Bennelong and Canberra

16 October 2014

In a show of true sports’ diplomacy, four nations will come together this week to battle it out for the fourth annual Bennelong Cup.

The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander, will host the event in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday October 23rd, culminating in the finals play-off on the evenings of October 24th and 25th at ELS Hall in North Ryde.warm up at ELS Hall compressed

This year Australia’s top table tennis players will compete against top players from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

“The Parliament House event is a great opportunity to bring together dignitaries including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Health Minister Peter Dutton and Ambassadors from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea – all in the name of sporting good fun,” said John Alexander.

Local children have been training hard for the schools’ competition that runs in conjunction with the Bennelong Cup.

“The best players from each school within Bennelong will compete against each other at ELS Hall in North Ryde on Friday October 24th, ahead of the world class players battling it out for the Bennelong Cup on Friday and Saturday evenings,” Mr Alexander said.

Tickets are available on the door at Ryde Community and Sports Centre, Kent Rd, North Ryde, as follows:

Friday 24th October 6-9pm

Saturday 25th October 1-4pm (Free)

Saturday 25th October 6-8.30pm


Tickets for the evening sessions are $10 per adult & $5 for children & concession (under 12 free).

For more information please contact the Office of John Alexander MP on 9869 4288.


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