Today marks LRTTC's 21st monthly tournament since June 2013. Thanks to everyone who has participated in these events in the past, and especially to the player who made it out to the club today. The entry fees for these tournaments helps us keep our tables clean, courts surrounded, and nets tight!
Seven players battled in today's Open Singles Giant Round Robin with 21 matches spread out over 3 tables. At the outset, Kedar predicted that there would be upsets. Unfortunately, that upset was almost hauled in by Charlie over Kedar, except Kedar escaped with a win at 12-10 in the 5th and final game. So, while you want Kedar reading your MRI, you should probably avoid any palm readings he might offer.
There was a familiar battle between Charlie and Mohan. Mohan took an early lead to go up 2-1, but Charlie rallied to win the final 2 games in a 3-2 victory over Mohan.
Mohan found redemption in a 3-1 victory over Shelby Barone. On paper, this was the biggest upset of the day since Shelby was rated 263 points higher than Mohan. Although Mohan came in 6th place, this win earned him 38 rating points, which was the largest gain of the day by anyone.
Charlie's 5th place performance earned him the second highest rating point gain of the day at 35 points.
Louis Vance reeled in two 3-0 wins, but came up just short of a third victory by getting edged out 3-2 by Shelby Barone where Shelby won the 4th game 16-14 and the final game 11-8. Such a close match!
The final 3 spots came down to melees between Mike, Scott, and Kedar. Kedar pushed Scott to 5 games but in the end, Scott triumphed 11-6 in 5th game. Mike unleashed the Long Pips of Nets and Edges on both Scott and Kedar to claim this month's top spot.
- 1st: Mike Lauro
- 2nd: Scott Barone
- 3rd: Kedar Jambhekar
- 4th: Louis Vance
- 5th: Charlie Brooks
- 6th: Mohan Reddy
- 7th: Shelby Barone
The results have been recorded in Zermelo software and submitted/processed at RatingsCentral.com.
Here are links to items from today:
- PDF with completed draw: Open Singles Giant Round Robin
- Photos on LRTTC Google+ Page
- RatingsCentral.com Summary Report and Detailed Report with Scores
Original Tournament Announcement:
Welcome to the June 2015 monthly tournament hosted at LRTTC.
What: LRTTC monthly Tournament.
Where: LRTTC playing facility at ICLR
When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Format: Giant Round Robin
Tournament web page:
DEADLINE TO ENTER: Deadline to register is Friday June 12, 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|
|7.||Louis Vance||$10.00 P||1130±95|
|Total Entry Fees||$45.00|
Player eligibility: Arkansas residents only.
Entry Fee: Entry fee is $5 for LRTTC current subscribers and juniors under 18 years of age, $10 for everyone else.
Schedule: Registration, set-up, and warm-up starts at 8:30 a.m. Play will start between 9:00-9:30 a.m. and end around 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Prizes: To be determined.
Official Tournament Balls: White Nittaku 3-star Premium 40+ poly/plastic balls. 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, Jeff Pratt
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, July 18 or 25, depending on availability of the community center after Ramadan holy month ends.
Next Arkansas USATT-Sanctioned tournament: Arkansas Open in Fall 2015.