PUMA Table Tennis Tournament

By - July 27th, 2006

The past Saturday marked the inaugural game of first ever PUMA Table Tennis Tournament (PT3) here in NYC. 16 teams joined: VICE Magazine, Triple Crown, Comedy Central, Spike TV, RUDE, LTD Magazine, FADER, Turntable Lab, VanillaMania, Staple Design, APT, THEME Magazine, Cut+Paste, PSYOP, Purist, Giant Step.

Fueled with free GLACEAU Vitamin Water and Tiger Beer, the teams battled each other for the title, free pairs of PUMA TT Super sneakers, and pride. Things got especially heated in the semi-final round, when a Team APT member dove across the room for a save, and ripped his pants in the process. Who knew ping-pong can be so intense?

After a grueling 8 hours, Team RUDE came out on top and took home the first ever championship.

You can check out the action live this coming Saturday, July 29th, at NYTTF, as singles competition kicks off. The winner this time takes home a PUMA x biomega mountain bike.

*NOTE* You can also check out additional photos here by our friend Jay Lewis


Jeff Staple


Team VICE Magazine

Team VICE Magazine

Team Comedy Central

Team Staple Design

Team Giant Step

Team APT

Team THEME Magazine


Aftermath of An Attempted Save

Supporters Cheering On