Back on March 14th of this year, http://powerhousearena.com/” target=”_blank”>PowerHouse Arena of Brooklyn hosted the 2008 PUMA Table Tennis Tournament (PT3). Organized by our friends at http://stapledesign.com/” target=”_blank”>Staple Design, http://rudemovements.net” target=”_blank”>rude (rude movements), and of course http://puma.com” target=”_blank”>PUMA. The venue, which situated a block away from the majestic Brooklyn Bridge, saw over 600 supporters and spectators, cheering on their teams. Though several new comers, such as http://nytimes.com” target=”_blank”>The New York Times and http://shoparc.com” target=”_blank”>SHoP Architects, joined the ranks for the first time. This year’s tournament, by far, saw the fiercest competition among the teams. The mood of the evening was set right after team portraits were taken by photographer extraordinaire http://jasonglewis.com” target=”_blank”>Jason Lewis, when newcomer such as Google and SHoP Architects routed the favorites like http://psyop.tv” target=”_blank”>PsyOp and last season’s winner, http://aruliden.com” target=”_blank”>Aruliden.
After a brief intermission with a congratulatory note from the “original ping-pong hustler”, the legendary Marty Reisman. There were only 4 teams left, veterans of Chinatown Soccer Club (CSC) and Syrup, along with new comers http://google.com” target=”_blank”>Google and Grand Opening. Though the veterans put out their best efforts, exhaustion and fatigue took hold. With the slight margin of scoring, the final saw 2 new comer: Google and Grand Opening, battling for supremacy. Recharged and eager to win, both teams pulled all the moves in order to out match one another. Into the tournament 7th hour, a string of unforced errors by Google allowed http://139norfolk.com” target=”_blank”>Grand Opening to score. With that, Grand Opening became the winner of the 2008 PUMA Table Tennis Tournament, walked away with a brand new PUMA x Biomega Urban Mobility bike and the right to brag, at least for the next 12 months.
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