19th World VETTS Championships
Travel Places is proud to have been appointed as the Preferred Travel Partner for the Veterans English Table Tennis Society (VETTS) 19th World Veterans Championships, Las Vegas 2018.
Our time at the World VETTS Championships, Las Vegas
“The World Veterans Table Tennis Championships is well under way here in the sweltering heat of Las Vegas! With over 5000 participants and what feels like 5000°c temperatures outside, participants from the UK make up just a small number of those taking part. Nonetheless, they are raring to go!
Our group of around 70 competitors from the UK arrived safely on the 15th June and settled in nicely to their hotel, directly opposite the Las Vegas Convention Centre where the games are held. With jet lag kicking in, the group took some well earned rest before the tournament kicked off on Monday 18th June. Accreditation and practice sessions ran over that weekend with the opening ceremony taking place on Sunday 17th June.
Monday started off with singles matches taking place for age categories from 40 plus right up to even 90 plus. The competition was tough with many participants only just getting through their groups. Doubles matches took place on Tuesday and participants from the UK found themselves coming top and some evening winning.
Wednesday was a well earned rest day for everyone. Some participants took the time to practice, getting on top form for the rest of the competition, while others took the time to explore the wonder that is Sin City! Including a group of 23 who boarded an early morning coach for their exclusive VETTS Grand Canyon Tour with stops at the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon West Rim.
Regardless of how well participants are doing in the competition everyone is having a great time and loving all that Las Vegas has to offer! Everyone has been taking up the opportunity to make the most of their time here and have been seeing the famous fountains of Bellagio, lunch up the Stratosphere, Pizza in New York New York and some have even ridden the famous zip line through Freemont Street.”
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