MillenniumIT emerge champions of the 2014 Mercantile Table Tennis Knockout tournament

  • Millennium IT’s female team win in the 2014 Mercantile Table Tennis tournament  - B division
  • MillenniumIT’s male teams are Champions and First Runners Up in the Mercantile Table Tennis tournament  - E division

The stars of MillenniumIT’s table tennis team shone brightly at the recently concluded Mercantile Table Tennis championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

In a tightly contested competition, the MillenniumIT women’s team emerged champions of the Women’s B division, overpowering HSBC in the final by 2 games to 1.

Not to be outdone, the MillenniumIT men’s teams found themselves head to head against each other in the final of the Men’s E division, having defeated teams from the Colombo Stock Exchange, Singer Sri Lanka, Astron Sports Club and Unilever Sports Club to reach the final round.  The nail biting finale which ensued saw the MillenniumIT ‘A’ team edge ahead of the MillenniumIT ‘B’ team by 3 games to 2, clinching the championship title for the ‘A’ team. The ‘B’ team were noteworthy runners-up in the division.

Participating for the second year running, the teams drew from their experiences of last year’s tournament, which saw their unfortunate first round elimination. Vowing to not let history repeat itself, the teams, together with the support of their coaching staff, put in unparalleled efforts to hone their techniques.  The resulting talent which emerged enabled MillenniumIT to enter three teams into the tournament this year.

Kasun Punchihewa, MillenniumIT team captain said: “We have come a long way within a short period of time. I believe all the credit should go to the team for their commitment and magnificent team-work.  We have a great combination of senior players with great experience, as well as youngsters with dedication and talent driving the team to take on more challenges. So far, we have made a good start and are looking forward to perform equally well during the tournaments lined up during the coming months.”