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:

Women's Singles  Players
First Place   Megha Nelluri
Second Place  Kalpana Padala
Third Place  Angela Falco
Fourth Place  Sanjana Padala


Boys' Singles Players
First Place Shelby Barone
Second Place Neel Patel


Open Doubles Team Players
First Place

Scott Barone & Mike Lauro

Second Place Parimal Nilangekar & Mugimane Manju


Open Singles Group Winners Group
Scott Barone A
Mike Lauro B
Parimal Nilangekar C
Joshua Kwekel D


Open Singles Overall Players
First Place Scott Barone
Second Place Mike Lauro



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      
5. Angela Falco $15.00   $5.00     
6. Alexander Falco $15.00       $5.00
7. Neel Patel         $5.00
8. Narendra Patel $15.00        
9. Sunit Patel $15.00         
10. Shelby Barone (2) $15.00   $5.00     $5.00
11. Jeff Pratt (3) $15.00 $5.00      
12. John Miller (3)   $5.00      
13. Tanner Cook         $5.00
14. Mugimane Manju (4)  $15.00 $5.00      
15. Parimal Nilangekar (4)  $15.00 $5.00      
16. Megha Nelluri $15.00   $5.00    
17. Charlie Brooks $15.00        
18. Mohan Reddy (5) $15.00  $5.00      
19.  Joshua Kwekel  $20.00        
20. Sanidh Tripathi         $5.00
21. Shreyam Tripathi         $5.00
22. Kalpana Padala       $5.00    
23. Prasad Padala   $15.00        
24. Sanjana Padala        $5.00   
25. Akshay Padala           $5.00
26. Pramod Nelluri $15.00        
  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.

Group A Player Seed
1 Scott Barone 1
Mugimane Manju  
Charlie Brooks  
Angela Falco  
Group B Player Seed
Mike Lauro 2
Shelby Barone  
Mohan Reddy  
Narendra Patel  
Group C Player Seed
Parimal Nilangekar 3
John Falco  
Jeff Pratt  
Sunit Patel  
Pramod Nelluri   
Group D Player Seed
Joshua Kwekel 4
Kedar Jambhekar  
Alexander Falco  
Megha Nelluri  
Prasad Padala  

Boys' Singles Round Robin Groups:  Top 2 advance to single elimination.

Group A Player Seed
1 Shelby Barone 1
Neel Patel  
Sanidh Tripathi  


Group B Player Seed
1 Alexander Falco 2
Tanner Cook  
Shreyam Tripathi  
Akshay Padala  



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.

HOW TO ENTER:  Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Be sure to include the player names and events to play in.  To make things easy, entry fees should be paid on the day of tournament.  Only cash or checks will be accepted so please plan accordingly.  If you happen to pay before the tournament, that is fine, but this would likely be done in person.  Don't mail anything, just plan to pay on the day of the tournament.  Basically just come dressed to play, bring your paddle, and some cash or your checkbook.

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.

All USATT rules apply.

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