Today we had our 29th monthly tournament at LRTTC. The format was a giant round robin of 4 hardy and seasoned players: Kedar, Louis, Jeff, and Mohan.
Kedar, playing with a severely broken ankle, was able to keep the other challengers at bay, only dropping 2 games on his way to claiming the championship. We all wish we could play like Kedar, aka Air KJ, when he's injured...his smash crushes 3 dollar balls like jelly beans!
Jeff, recent graduate and Long Pips Extraordinaire, clinched second place after dropping the first game to Louis at 3, and then rallying to win the next 3 games at 5, 9, and 9. After the match, Jeff exclaimed, "Y'all cain't handle these Pips now that I got my Degree!"
Louis, aka The Mad Dog, unleashed all of his energy into quick-witted defensive and strategic offensive tactics to dispatch Mohan, aka The Highballer, in a grueling 4-game fight. The Highballer snatched a game, but had no answer to the Mad Dog's frenzied and tenacious attacks and counterattacks. After the bloody battle, dubbed "Thunderdome Throwdown," both players exchanged courteous and respectful handshakes. Their sportsmanship is the stuff of legend.
- Gold Medal - Kedar
- Silver Medal - Jeff
- Bronze Medal - Louis
- Rusty Metal - Mohan
What: LRTTC 29th Monthly Tournament
Where: LRTTC playing facility at the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center, 300 South Monroe St., Little Rock, AR 72204.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016. Setup at 9:00 am, tournament starts at 9:30 a.m.
Current Player Entries:
|Player Name||Entry Fee||USATT Rating|
|Total Entry Fees||$30.00|
Format: 2 stage round robin with groups of 3. Players advance from first stage to either Group A, B, or C.
Players not ready to play at 9:30 am will be assesses a penalty of 3 points in game one of their first match.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Deadline to register is Friday at 7:00 pm (evening before tournament). No guarantees for entries received after this time. However we will try to accommodate all entry requests.
Player eligibility: Arkansas residents only. Limit of 9 entries.
Entry Fee: Entry fee is $5 for LRTTC current Subscribers, $10 for everyone else. If you enter after June 9 at midnight, $2 late entry fee applies.
Schedule: Registration, set-up, and warm-up starts at 9:00 a.m.
Prizes: To be determined.
Official Tournament Balls: White Nittaku 3-star Premium 40+ Poly Balls.
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: USATT league and/or tournament ratings will be used for seedings and handicap determinations.
Games: Matches will be best 3 out of 5 games depending on format.
Rules: All USATT rules apply.
Code of Conduct: Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center conduct code posted at the center applies to everyone using the facility. Please be familiar with these rules before playing. Unsportsmanlike conduct and profanity is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
Certified Club Umpires: Jeff Pratt
Tournament Director(s): Jeff Pratt and Kedar Jambheakr
Tournament Software: None will be used this time.
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Post-Tournament Report: Tournament report with results and photos, if available, will be posted online after the tournament.