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.[1]

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Year Champion Score Runner-Up Venue
2011 Russia Maxim Shmyrev 3-1 Philippines Ernesto Ebuen Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas United States
2013 Russia Maxim Shmyrev 3-2 Nigeria Sule Olaleye Alexandra Palace
London United Kingdom
2014[2] Russia Maxim Shmyrev 3-0 United States Ilija Lupulesku
2015[3] England Andrew Baggaley 3-2 Germany Alexander Flemming
2016[4] England Andrew Baggaley 3-2 Russia Maxim Shmyrev
2017 China Yan Weihao 3-1 Germany Alexander Flemming
2018 China Wang Shibo 3-2 China Huang Jungang
2018 Italy Katie Cartiglia 23-21 Canada Chase Stockwell