Annual Friends of India Table Tennis Tournament, Saturday, April 21, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Annual Friends of India Table Tennis Tournament!

Saturday, April 21, 2018.   Updated Player List is further down.

Hosted by LRTTC and sponsored by Friends of India of Central Arkansas and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (Arkansas).

Facility

Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center (JDFAC), 300 South Monroe St., Little Rock, 72204

Sponsors

Friends of India of Central Arkansas, Little Rock Table Tennis Club, and American
Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) - Arkansas. (all 501(c)(3) nonprofits.)

Officials

Jeff Pratt (USATT Certified Umpire); Mike Lauro (USATT Certified Referee)

Equipment & Facility

6 ITTF ­approved tables (Donic Waldner Classic 25); Nittaku 3 ­Star Premium 40+ plastic ball; wood flooring; high ceilings; fluorescent lighting.

Clothing

Primary clothing color must not be white (the color of the ball).

Rules & Eligibility

All USA Table Tennis rules apply. Matches are best of 5 games. Games are played to 11 points. Players with ratings published by USATT or RatingsCentral.com may enter all events except Novice Singles. Players without ratings may enter all events. Non­-members of JDFAC must pay admission: Adults - $5.00; Seniors (62+) - $3.00; Juniors (Under 16) ­- $2.00; Spectators - $2.00. (FOI & LRTTC cover spectator fees for FOI & LRTTC members).

Events & Schedule

Women’s Singles Start Time: 10:00 am

Junior Singles Start Time: 10:30 am

Novice Singles Start Time: 11:00 am

Open Singles Start Time: 11:30 am

Lunch available after Singles

Open Doubles Start Time:  After Singles/Lunch

Format

Most events will be round robin followed by either round robin or single elimination, depending on number of players and time available.

Sign Up

Deadline

Register by Thursday, April 19, 2018 by sending an email to LRTTC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, USATT rating if you have one, and the events you want to play (women’s,  junior, Novice, and Open Singles, or Open Doubles).

Reporting

Players must report to control desk 30 minutes before event start time or risk default.

Lunch

Sandwiches for lunch and sports drinks provided to participants.

Awards

Trophies for 1st and 2nd  places in all events.

 

Event Entry Fees

Event

Entry Fee

Start Time

Women's Singles

$5

10:00 am

Junior Singles

$5

10:30 am

Novice Singles*

$5

11:00 am

Open Singles

$15, or $10 FOI/LRTTC members

11:30 am

Open Doubles

$10 per team

After Lunch

*Note: Novice Singles event is only open to players who do not have a rating published by USATT.

 

How Do I Register?

You may register by emailing your name, phone number, and events to play to any one of the following people by April 19th:

  1. LRTTC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Kedar Jambhekar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Mugimane Manju This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  4. Jeff Pratt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When Do I Pay?

You may pay on the day of the tournament when you check in at the control desk no later than 30 minutes prior to your first event start time.  You may also pay at LRTTC during any of our regular play times at JDFAC which are Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, or Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  We accept cash and checks. 

Tournament web page:  https://lrttc.org/play/annual-friends-of-india-tournaments/329-annual-friends-of-india-table-tennis-tournament-saturday-april-21-2018

Not USATT Sanctioned:  This tournament is not sanctioned by USATT, so USATT ratings will be unaffected. 

This will be LRTTC's 47th monthly tournament.

 

UPDATED PLAYER LIST:  Current Player Entries:  (#) denotes doubles teams 

 $ Player Rating RC/USATT Open Singles Open Doubles Women's Singles Junior Singles Novice Singles
 10  1.  Chacko, Joe  Unrated    X $5 (1)      X $5
 10   2.  Uwaydat, Sami  Unrated    X $5 (1)      X $5
 15  3.  Bharadwaj, Vasu  Unrated  X $10        X $5
 20  4.  Shisler, Dan  Unrated  X $15        X $5
 15  5.  Patil, Sachin  1470  X $10  X $5 (2)      
 15  6.  Brooks, Charlie  1175  X $10  X $5      
 15  7.  Jambhekar, Kedar  1694  X $10  X $5      
 15  8.  Manjunatha, Mugimane  1482  X $10  X $5 (2)      
 15  9.  Reddy, Mohan  1147  X $10  X $5      
 15  10. Silva, Carlos  1320  X $10  X $5 (5)      
 20  11. Hoerschelmann, Olaf   Unrated  X $10  X $5      X $5
 15  12. Taylor, Mark  855  X $10        
 5  13. Mainali, Nishav  Unrated          X $5
 10  14. Tiwari, Sandeep   Unrated    X $5 (3)      X $5
 10  15. Mahajan, Anil   Unrated    X $5 (4)      X $5
 10  16. Kansara, Jasmine  Unrated    X $5 (4)      X $5
 5  17. Singh, Roshan  Unrated          X $5
 5  18. Chokhani, Rajesh   Unrated    X $5 (3)      
 20  19. Parker, Matt  Unrated  X $15        X $5
 20  20. Strell, Brice  Unrated  X $15        X $5
 5  21. Desai, Om  Unrated          X $5
 20  22. Stover, Lincoln  1570  X $15  X $5 (5)      
   Total Entries    13 ($150)  14 ($70)  0   0  13 ($65)

 

Tournament Report - 2017 Annual Friends of India Table Tennis Tournament

LRTTC is pleased to provide this brief Tournament Report for the 2017 Annual Friends of India Table Tennis Tournament!

The annual Friends of India table tennis tournament is a friendly and competitive gathering of table tennis enthusiasts to promote diversity of cultures, provide a positive atmosphere for social interactions, and participate in the healthy and fun sport of table tennis.

Thanks to the volunteers from LRTTC and Friends of India - Central Arkansas who helped plan, organize, and run the tournament.  We'd also like to thank the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center staff who helped us make this tournament a success.  

The 2017 FOI tournament is the 37th monthly tournament at LRTTC.  Here are the results:

Novice Singles - 6-Player Giant Round Robin Results

  • Overall Champion: Indy
  • Runner Up: Don C.
  • 3rd Place: Andy
  • 4th Place:  Joe C.
  • 5th Place:  OM
  • 6th Place:  Nidhi

Open Singles - 10-Player Giant Round Robin Results

  • Overall Champion: Kedar
  • Runner Up: Siva
  • 3rd Place: Louis (won tie break with Charlie)
  • 4th Place:  Charlie
  • 5th Place:  Sachin
  • 6th Place:  Manju (won tie break with Ajinkya)
  • 7th Place:  Ajinkya
  • 8th Place:  Mohan
  • 9th Place:  Pramod (won tie break with Don C.)
  • 10th Place:  Don C.

Open Doubles 

  • Overall Champions: Kedar and Jeff
  • Runners Up: Sachin and Ajinkya

Thank You!

Many thanks to the staff at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center and Little Rock Parks and Recreation for providing the space and assistance with the tournament. Our partnership with the the Dailey Center and LR Parks has been a rewarding one and we look forward to continued growth of our club and the sport of table tennis in Arkansas.

Again, thanks again to everyone who participated in our 37th monthly tournament and especially to Friends of India - Central Arkansas and to Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center for support of LRTTC and table tennis.

Tournament Report - 2018 Annual Friends of India Table Tennis Tournament

LRTTC is pleased to provide this Tournament Report for the 2018 Annual Friends of India Table Tennis Tournament of Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The annual Friends of India table tennis tournament is a friendly and competitive gathering of table tennis enthusiasts to promote diversity of cultures, provide a positive atmosphere for social interactions, and participate in the healthy and fun sport of table tennis.

Thanks to the volunteers from LRTTC and Friends of India - Central Arkansas who helped plan, organize, and run the tournament.  We'd also like to thank the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center staff who are always very accommodating for our tournaments.  Special thanks to a new sponsor for this year's tournament's: the Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).

The 2018 FOI tournament is the 47th monthly tournament at LRTTC.  Here are the results:

Open Singles

  • Overall Champion: Kedar
  • Runner Up:  Sachin

Division B Singles:

  • Champion:  Vasu
  • Runner Up:  Mohan

Open Doubles

  • Champions:  Sachin & Manju
  • Runners Up:  Kedar & Mohan

 Novice Singles

  • Champion:  Olaf
  • Runner Up: Nishav

Thank You!

Many thanks to the staff at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center and Little Rock Parks and Recreation for providing the space and assistance with the tournament. Our partnership with the the Dailey Center and LR Parks has been a rewarding one and we look forward to continued growth of our club and the sport of table tennis in Arkansas.

Again, thanks again to everyone who participated in our 47th monthly tournament and especially to Friends of India - Central Arkansas, Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and to Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center for support of LRTTC and table tennis in Arkansas.

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