Vancouver Avengers : BC's longest running league Table Tennis Team

Richmond Table Tennis League
Vancouver Avengers

December 2018

Latest news from the team:

The picture above shows the teams line-up from the Avengers first win in the Richmond league for 3 years taking the RTTL Summer league 2018 Champions title by just one point from the talented CITTI team. Pictured above from left to right: Cedric Wong, Frank Liao, Gordon Ng, Peter Yau, Lester Lee,Ivy Liao and Captain Dave Gatiss. Not pictured Jason Cheung. All players contributing to a great squad performance and managed to grab the title on the last night with a 9:0 win from Peter, Lester and Ivy.  The Winter season has just begun and we have had 2 wins and one narrow loss and are well positioned.  We'd like to welcome Eric Chin and   German imported player Christopher Kegel to the squad, both who have already contributed wins to the winter campaign. Looking forward to the new year with the team. Keep and eye hear for details of results etc. 

November 2017

We are all looking forward to a very strong looking RTTL Winter League Division 1. We finished a solid 4th in the Summer league but we have strengthened the squad and are looking for a higher finish with luck this Winter. High ranked Canadian Women's team player Ivy Liao has signed with us this Winter so we hope very much to see Ivy play some matches this season. We have already had a great start to the season winning 10:0 against the promoted Trail Spinnakers, with Peter Yau, Dipak Topiwala and Gordon Ng as our opening line-up so things are looking good right now. A great winter season to you all.

Ivy Liao-Avengers new winter signing

December 2016

As we approach the end of 2016 Avengers find themselves top of the Richmond Winter League at the halfway point by a narrow 2 points. Great start to the season with the team relying on the younger elements in the squad as Veterans Dipak Topiwala and Dave Gatiss both forced out through injury. Team number 1 player Peter Yau has taken on a leading role and keeping the team top of the table with great performances once again. BC's outstanding junior Edison Huang is currently unbeaten in the matches he has played so far. Great also to see number 1 active BC junior Frank Liao joining the squad as he has already played one match for the team winning all 3 that night. We hope to see Frank play a few more throughout the rest of the season.

Happy 2017 to all

Frank Liao: This Years new signing for the Avengers

Sept 2016
Congratulations go to the team for winning the RTTL 2016 Summer league.
Having already sealed the title with one match to go, a 7:2 victory against Rocks meant the team won by a very healthy margin from 2nd placed AL Team. The evening was most noted for our  Number 1 player Peter Yau maintaining his 100% record winning a fairly comfortable 3 and winning the leagues MVP award so well played Peter.
RTTL Winter league starts in November. Hope to see some of you there.

Peter Yau: 2016 RTTL Summer League MVP 

March 2016
Website recap/update
It's been a while since we've done an update so just thought we'd give you the latest team and website news
2015 brought a Victory in the 2014/15 winter league for the A team (see photo above) and a third place finish for the A team in a very strong RTTL Summer league Division 1 and a 4th place finish in an even stronger 2015/16 Winter league. The B and C teams all managed to play well and hold their positions in Division 3 and 4.
All teams are playing the 2016 RTTL summer league.
The team roster has gone through a few changes over the last year and a half. Look to the team profiles page for the updated line up.

July 2014
National Title and Medals for Avengers Vets.

Avengers Captain Dave Gatiss and fellow Avenger Dipak Topiwala came home from the 2014 Canadian National Championships in Edmonton with 2 medals each. David and Dipak both played for the Team BC Mens team and both gained a Bronze medal beating home province Alberta in the 3rd/4th play off to take the Bronze.
Dipak and David ultimately met each other in the Veteran(O40) Final which David won in a close 5 setter to take the Gold and the national title. Both players exceeding their own expectations coming home with a bag full of medals. Well played to the two of them.

Dave and Dipak with Vets Bronze medalist Dimitru Lazar

April 2014
Avengers take 2014 RTTL Winter League title completing league grand slam

Needing 7 points to clinch the title an 8-2 win against ultimately 4th place Bonsor 1 was enough to take the RTTL Div 1 title, trophy and prize money
This is only the 2nd time the Avengers have won a winter championship and 1st time ever to hold winter and summer titles at the same time (League Grand Slam:)
Also it was done with only 5 players this year. Dave Gatiss, Dipak Topiwala, Peter Yau Gordon Ng (all pictured) and Jason Cheung. Peter Yau also took the Div 1 MVP award so congratulations to him. Next Summer should be awesome with luck. Some new signings in the pipeline is getting the team really geared up and  looking forward to a new season.

Dipak takes on the talented Darren Yip in the final match of the season

Sept 2013
Avengers take 2013 Richmond TT Summer League Division 1 title

Avengers took the Richmond Table Tennis Summer League Division 1 title at their first attempt. Needing a win against title contenders CITTI 1 they did just enough to take a 5:4 victory securing the title. Congratulations to all the team members on a great job this summer. This summer Avengers played with the following players:
David Gatiss, Dipak Topiwala, Peter Yau, Shirley Fu, Jason Cheung, Carmen Lee, Mehran Shariati, Andy Yao.

Avengers 2 also had their best league finish ever finishing 2nd in Div 3. Jacob Chan, Alton Lee, Jason Lin and Jason Ku all contributed to the best season the team has ever had and all bodes well for the future of the 2nd team. Avengers 3 also came in 3rd in Div 3 proving to be a really good team for combining new to league players with experienced ones resulting in a Bronze medal.

Can't wait for the Richmond Winter League to begin to see if the team can keep up the good work. The team will be having their seasonal end of season training on Friday Sept 13th...all are welcome to come and visit the team and talk about future seasons.



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