UPDATE WITH RESULTS:
Congratulations to all of the players who placed in the events, and thanks to everyone for making the tournament a success. Everything moved along smoothly and we finished the tournament ahead of schedule. As always, we are very appreciative of those who showed up to setup and those who stayed to take down and store the equipment. LRTTC would like to specifically thank Friends of India for their contributions to making the day fun for all.
LRTTC took in about $400 in entry fees and $130 in new subscriptions. (Stay tuned for more financial information regarding the club posted later this week.)
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Photos of Annual Friends of India tournament, Sat September 7, 2013:
Here are the results of the events for the Annual FOI 2013 Table Tennis Tournament:
|First Place||Megha Nelluri|
|Second Place||Kalpana Padala|
|Third Place||Angela Falco|
|Fourth Place||Sanjana Padala|
|First Place||Shelby Barone|
|Second Place||Neel Patel|
|Open Doubles||Team Players|
Scott Barone & Mike Lauro
|Second Place||Parimal Nilangekar & Mugimane Manju|
|Open Singles Group Winners||Group|
|Open Singles Overall||Players|
|First Place||Scott Barone|
|Second Place||Mike Lauro|
ENTRIES FOR THIS EVENT ARE CLOSED.
Please show up no later than 30 minutes prior to your first event start time. You Can register and pay during this time.
Player List and Round Robin Groups are listed below the Event Schedule.
Current Event Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Setup.
Volunteers are welcome and needed. We will be using the entire community center space and setting up 8 tables.
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registration and Warm Up.
After setup is complete, a player must pay entry fees and sign a waiver before practicing. (PLEASE NOTE: if you are only playing in the Open Singles, you may pay your entry fees prior to that event...you don't have to arrive early just to pay during registration. But you should show up 30 minutes prior to the Open Singles start time.)
9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Open Doubles and Singles - Women's / Girls' / Boys'
These events will be strictly round robin, the winner of the round robin wins the event.
Women's Singles (3 entries) - 1 table. (Or a group of 4 if merged with Girls', then 2 tables)
Girls Singles (1 entry, maybe 2, possibly 4) - 1 table. Girls Singles may be merged into Women's Singles with 1 round robin group on either 1 or 2 tables.
Boys Singles (7 entries) - 2 groups, 3 tables used.
Open Doubles - round robin format with 5 teams in 1 group. 2 tables will be used. The winner of the round robin is the winner of the Open Doubles.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch
Lunch will be provided by Friends of India. However, if players want to start the Open Singles earlier than 12:15 p.m., we can do that.
12:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Open Singles Round Robin / Single Elimination.
All 8 tables will be used for multiple round robin groups. After the round robin phase is completed, top players will advance to single elimination which will start with quarterfinals matches, followed by semifinals matches and then a finals match.
Currently we have 18 entries, so there will be 2 groups of 4, 2 groups of 5. Top 2 in the each group advance to the single elimination quarterfinals.
The round robin should run from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals should run from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
UPDATED PLAYER LIST: Current Player Entries: (#) denotes doubles teams
|#||Player||Open Singles||Open Doubles||Women's Singles||Girls' Singles||Boys' Singles|
|1.||Mike Lauro (1)||$15.00||$5.00|
|2.||Scott Barone (1)||$20.00||$5.00|
|3.||Kedar Jhambekar (5)||$15.00||$5.00|
|4.||John Falco (2)||$15.00||$5.00|
|10.||Shelby Barone (2)||$15.00||$5.00||$5.00|
|11.||Jeff Pratt (3)||$15.00||$5.00|
|12.||John Miller (3)||$5.00|
|14.||Mugimane Manju (4)||$15.00||$5.00|
|15.||Parimal Nilangekar (4)||$15.00||$5.00|
|18.||Mohan Reddy (5)||$15.00||$5.00|
|Total Entries||18||5 teams||3||1||7|
|Entry Fees, $385.00||$280.00||$50.00||$15.00||$5.00||$35.00|
Open Singles Round Robin Groups: Top 2 advance to single elimination.
Boys' Singles Round Robin Groups: Top 2 advance to single elimination.
Welcome to the Annual Friends of India tournament hosted at LRTTC.
What: Friends of India annual table tennis tournament
Where: LRTTC playing facility at ICLR
When: Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tournament web page: http://lrttc.org/blog/93-tournaments/174-foi-tournament-sept-07-2013
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 8pm.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: if you are only playing in the Open Singles, please show up at least 30 minutes prior to the start time to pay your entry fees and sign the waiver. Although we'll try to be understanding with late arrivals, if your tardiness causes delays, you may be defaulted. Basically, just show up on time and have fun! Do the needful.
Player eligibility: Anyone may play.
Unsanctioned & Club Rating Points: This is an UNSANCTIONED tournament. No rating points will be affected. Results will be entered into the USATT club ratings when that is available for LRTTC.
Food and Drinks: Friends of India will be sponsoring food and drinks for players (Subway sandwiches, sports drinks), and trophies for prizes.
Open Singles Round Robin, $20 per person. Current LRTTC Subscribers and FOI members receive $5 discount.
Women's Singles, $5 per person.
Junior Boys Singles, $5 per person.
Junior Girls Singles, $5 per person.
Open Doubles, $10 per team.
Format: Based on number of entries and time allowed. This is going to be a RELAXED tournament schedule, although everyone should make sure that the matches move along so that we can finish within a reasonable time. We have the our usual playing space that accommodates 6 tables from 8:00am to 4:00pm, but we will start playing later than 8am and we'll certainly finish before 4:00pm.
Prizes. Trophies provided by Friends of India.
Official Tournament Balls will be orange Nittaku 3-star Premium. Players may play with other balls in a match if both payers agree. LRTTC will not provide white balls.
Clothing: Please wear shirts where the main color is not orange(ish). White shirts and/or shirts with distracting designs are discouraged.
Games: best 3 out of 5.
ICLR Code of Conduct applies to everyone using the facility. Please be familiar with these rules.
Certified Club Umpires: Viful Mhapsekar, Mike Lauro, John Falco