Pingpong enthusiasts gathered in the Red Zone Thursday evening to watch and compete in a pingpong tournament hosted by the Shippensburg University Chinese Club and unofficial Ping Pong Club.
Chinese club President Kevin Steed and Vice President Vincent Rink gathered more than 20 players to compete in a single elimination bracket-style tournament.
There was no prize for winning the tournament. For the tournament, the matches were played until the first player to reach 11 points by a two point lead would win and advance to the next round. The player who lost was eliminated from the tournament.
The winner of the tournament was Louis Dominic Biacchi. Biacchi loves to play pingpong when he is not in classes or playing softball.
This was the first of many events to be hosted by the Chinese Club. The Chinese Club is an active club that likes to get students involved as much as it can and help them learn a little bit of Chinese in the process.
The club promotes SU’s Chinese classes. SU introduced its first Chinese course in last year.
This year, the modern language department began offering several levels of Chinese courses that can fulfill the language requirement in any major that requires a foreign language.
If interested in playing pingpong, email Tu Ngo at TN2118@ship.edu
If interested in learning more about the Chinese courses at SU, email Dr. Jennifer Pomeroy at JYPomeroy@ship.edu