This Saturday's tournament was LRTTC's 19th monthly tournament since we started hosting them in June 2013. The field of 8 players participated in a giant round robin format guaranteeing 7 matches for everyone. In preparation for next month's USATT-sanctioned tournament, we set up only 4 tables in our normal space with larger than usual court sizes. The layout included full barriers around all the courts, an aisle down the middle, and plenty of seating on either side of the space.

You can view the individual player results online at RatingsCentral.com by following this link: LRTTC Monthly Tournament - April 11, 2015.

The top 3 finishers are:

  • Champion: Mike Lauro
  • Finalist:  Scott Barone
  • 3rd Place:  Kedar Jambhekar

A PDF snapshot of the final draw with scores and results is available here: Final Draw - LRTTC Montly Tournament - April 2015 Giant Round Robin

View Photos:  Posted on the LRTTC Google+ Page.

There were a few 5-game matches that highlighted the tournament.  Shelby Barone went the distance against 4th see Louis Vance and 6th Charlie Brooks.  In both matches, Shelby dropped the first and third games, with Louis and Charlie winning the second and fourth games.  Against Louis, Shelby closed out the match 11-8 for a win.  Against Charlie, Shelby triumphed with 14-12 win.  (Shelby also had straight-game victories over the 7th and 8th seeds, and took a game from the first and third seeds.)

In the other 5-game match, Suresh Kannan battled with Charlie Brooks, but Suresh pulled away in the 5th game to seal the match with an 11-3 win.

In defiance against the seedings, there were 3 technical upsets:

  • Suresh (7th seed) defeated Charlie (6th seed)
  • Shelby (5th seed) defeated Louis (4th seed)
  • Mike Lauro (2nd seed) defeated Scott Barone (1st seed)

The 8-player / 4-table round robin consisted of 7 rounds with 4 matches in each round, for a total of 28 matches.  We started on time at 9:30 a.m. and finished on time by 12:00 p.m.

We'd like to thank everyone who showed up today help set up, take down, and support the club, including Mohan who was not able to play but came later in the morning to cheer the players on.  We were hoping he would have bananas with him for our nourishment, but looks like we will have to wait until the next monthly tournament for that.

RatingsCentral.com has a detailed report of matches.  Below is the summary report.

IDNameInitial
Rating
Point
Change
Final
Rating
56678 Lauro Jr, Michael 1811±76 +43 1854±71
56058 Barone, Scott 1899±86 −51 1848±73
74974 Jambhekar, Kedar 1440±74 +5 1445±71
56057 Barone, Shelby 1130±80 +50 1180±68
80580 Vance, Louis 1146±150 −16 1130±90
74972 Brooks, Charlie 1036±64 −49 987±56
78423 Kannan, Suresh 948±90 +32 980±72
76810 Taylor, Mark 576±162 −9 567±159

 

Here is the official announcement of the tournament:

Welcome to the April 2015 monthly tournament hosted at LRTTC.

What:  LRTTC monthly Tournament

Where:  LRTTC playing facility at ICLR

When:  Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Format:  Giant Round Robin

Tournament web page: http://lrttc.org/play/monthly-lrttc-tournaments/263-monthly-tournament-april-11-2015

DEADLINE TO ENTER:  Deadline to register is Friday April 10, 7:00 p.m.  No guarantees for entries received after this time. However we will try to accommodate all entry requests. 

Current Player Entries:  (Entries are updated periodically as they are received.)

   Player Name Entry Fee RatingsCentral.com USATT
1.  Mike Lauro  $5.00  1811±71  1988
2.  Charlie Brooks  $5.00  1036±63  1334
3.  Suresh Kannan  $5.00  948±89  1090
4.  Scott Barone  $10.00  1899±85   2042
5.  Shelby Barone  $5.00  1130±80  1621
6.  Mark Taylor  $5.00  576±162  895
7.  Kedar Jambhekar  $5.00  1440±74   1713
8.  Louis Vance  $10.00  1146±150 (est.)   1346
  Total Entry Fees  $50.00    

 

HOW TO ENTER: send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you are reading this in an email from LRTTC, you may reply to this email with your entry request.  Alternatively, to enter the tournament you may contact any of the LRTTC board:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Entry fee must be paid prior to or on the day of tournament prior to play.  Only cash or check will be accepted.  No debit/credit cards.  

Player eligibility:  Arkansas residents only.

Entry Fee:  Entry fee is $5 for LRTTC current subscribers, $10 for everyone else.

Schedule:  Registration and warm-up starts at 8:30 a.m.  Play will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end around 12:00 p.m.

Prizes:  To be determined.

Official Tournament Balls:  Orange Nittaku 3-star Premium celluloid.  Players may play with other balls in a match if both payers agree.

Clothing:  Please wear shirts where the main color is not the color of the ball being used in a match. White shirts, orange shirts, and shirts with distracting designs are discouraged.

League/Club Ratings:  RatingsCentral.com ratings will be used for seedings.  These ratings will be updated after the tournament.

Games: Best 3 out of 5.

Rules:  All USATT rules apply.

Code of Conduct:  ICLR Code of Conduct applies to everyone using the facility. Please be familiar with these rules.

Certified Club Umpires:  Mike Lauro, William Hall

Tournament Director: Mike Lauro

Tournament Software:  Zermelo (results submitted to RatingsCentral.com).

LRTTC RatingsCentral.com Tournament History:  Events Sponsored by LRTTC.

Post-Tournament Report:  Tournament report with results and photos, if available, will be posted online after the tournament.

Next LRTTC monthly tournament:  Saturday, May 9 will be USATT-sanctioned.

Next Arkansas USATT-Sanctioned tournament:  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at LRTTC.  Entry Form is available on the Tournament Web Page.