World Championship of Ping Pong
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The World Championship of Ping Pong, also known as WCPP, is an annual ping pong tournament that has been held since 2011. The current champion is Wang Shibo, who beat Huang Jungang in the 2018 final. Maxim Shmyrev won the first three championships.
The tournament is promoted by the English sports impresario Barry Hearn, and is distinguished by its use of old-fashioned wooden paddles covered with sandpaper, which are intended to encourage slower ball movement and longer rallies for the entertainment of the live audience.
- Jim White, "Darts king Barry Hearn turns his global sights to table tennis", The Daily Telegraph, 4 January 2013.
- "Barry Hearn will bat table tennis in right direction, claims Scottish No 1", The Courier, 7 January 2014.
- Chris Osborne, "Ping pong: Andrew Baggaley practised for a month to win $20k", BBC, 28 January 2015.
- Phil Shepka, "Andrew Baggaley: UK's least well-known world champion?", BBC, 27 January 2016.
|2011||Maxim Shmyrev||3-1||Ernesto Ebuen||Palms Casino Resort|
|2013||Maxim Shmyrev||3-2||Sule Olaleye||Alexandra Palace|
|2014||Maxim Shmyrev||3-0||Ilija Lupulesku|
|2015||Andrew Baggaley||3-2||Alexander Flemming|
|2016||Andrew Baggaley||3-2||Maxim Shmyrev|
|2017||Yan Weihao||3-1||Alexander Flemming|
|2018||Wang Shibo||3-2||Huang Jungang|
|2018||Katie Cartiglia||23-21||Chase Stockwell|
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