Limited Playing Schedule, July 9th through August 9th, 2013

Updated Playing Schedule - July 9th through August 9th, 2013

Because LRTTC's playing facility is the community center at the Islamic Center of Little Rock, we have a modified playing schedule during the holy month of Ramadan.

Due to activities during the weeknights, the club will be unable to play on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

However, we will be open at our regular time on Saturdays from 9:00am to Noon.  Don't forget to check out our monthly tournament on July 13, 2013.

We will resumed Tuesday and Thursday play on Tuesday, August 13th.

Second Monthly LRTTC Tournament - July 13, 2013

Update with Results:

Congratulations to Jason Liem, champion of the second LRTTC monthly tournament.  Bouncing back from a second place finish in last month's tournament, Jason defeated Scott Barone in a 5-game battle that went down to duece in the fifth game, with Jason winning 12-10.  Jason and Scott received cash prizes.

Congratulations also to Ben Phillips who won the consolation bracket.  Ben received a travel spray bottle and Yasaka Fukuda wiper.

The format ended up being a 1-stage round robin with 1 group of 7 and 1 group of 6.  Each win counted for 2 points and each loss counted or 1 point.  The top 4 in each group advanced to the Top 8 single elimination round and the rest of the players advanced to the consolation.  In the group of 7, there was a 3 way tie for 3rd and 4th place. The tie break went down to game record, with Jim Miller and Mugimane Manju advancing to the Top 8 and Ben Phillips advancing to consolation.

Thanks to those of you who arrived early to help set up.  Because it is the holy month of Ramada, it took extra time to roll up the prayer rugs and move tables and chairs.  We were also able to install 2 more window covers to block the sunlight before the tournament started.  If it wasn't for the help of volunteers, this tournament would have never happened.  We finished the tournament slightly behind schedule, but all things considered, it went well.  We were out of there by 12:30pm.

Special thanks to Jason Liem who donated part of his winnings back to the club. After processing entry fees and prize money, the club made $90 today.

Breakdown of entry fees & prizes:

Total income from entries: $105
Total given as prize money: $30
First Place, Overall, Jason Liem - $20.00 ($15.00 donated back to club)
Second Place, Overall, Scott Barone - $10.00
First Place, Consolation, Ben Phillips - Spray bottle and Yasaka Fukuda wiper
Total profit from entries and donations: $90.00

For tournament details, including photos, final player entry list, and scanned images of the draw sheets (with results) of the round robins and single eliminations, lick the Read More link below or scroll down if you are inside the full article.

 

Read more: Second Monthly LRTTC Tournament - July 13, 2013

First Monthly LRTTC Tournament - June 8, 2013

Update with Results:

Congratulations to Parimal Nilangekar, champion of the first LRTTC monthly tournament. Parimal defeated one of Arkansas' newest players, Jason Liem, 3 games to 1 in the final of the A group.

Also congratulations to Kedar Jambhekar for finishing at the top of B group by defeating Montadar 3-0.

The semifinals of the A group consisted of Parimal v. Tom Fox and Mike Lauro v. Jason Liem.  The semifinals of the B Group consisted of Kedar, Montadar, Mohan and Pramod.

Thanks to those of you who arrived early to help set up. We finished the tournaments matches ahead of schedule. After the round robins there were plenty of tables available for regular practice. Most people stayed to watch the finals, and we had all of the tables and equipment put up by Noon.

Special thanks to Parimal and Kedar for donating their winnings back to the club. After processing entry fees and prize money, the club made $62 today.

Breakdown of entry fees & prizes:

  • Total income from entries: $75
  • Total given as prize money: $30
  • First Place A Group, Parimal Nilangekar - $15.00 (donated back to club)
  • Second Place A Group, Jason Liem - $10.00
  • First Place B Group, Kedar Jambhekar - $5.00 (donated back to club)
  • Total profit from entries and donations: $65.00

People were already starting to talk about next month's tournament. It will be on the second Saturday of July, the 13th. We would like to use different formats for the monthly tournaments, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.  A few people mentioned a giant round robin format. Since we have a regular 6 table setup, we can have a 12-player giant round robin that should finish in under 3 hours and 40 minutes.

For tournament details, including photos and final player entry list, click the Read More link below or scroll down if you are inside the full article.

Read more: First Monthly LRTTC Tournament - June 8, 2013