Update with Results: Monthly Tournament - December 19, 2015

The final LRTTC monthly tournament of 2015 was held Saturday, December 19, at the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center with predictable results from the six player giant round robin.  The top three seeds; Mike, Primal and Siva; placed first, second and third, though Jeff gave Siva a tough run in their first round five-gamer.  Jeff also won the “most bang for his buck” award playing a total of 20 games in five matches.  The field was rounded out by Charlie and Suresh

The event was adequately managed by Mark (who would have played but was infirmed) in his role as Co-director of tournaments.  The next monthly tournament will be held January 16, and will be a best of three games to 21 handicap event using USATT ratings.

The tournament photos and results from RatingsCentral.com will be posted later.

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Update with Results - Monthly Tournament - November 14, 2015

The 23rd monthly tournament at LRTTC concluded today at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center.  Thanks to all players who made it a great day for table tennis!  Congrats to the winners!

The final list of entries included 7 players:  Mike, Siva, Kedar, Charlie, Pramod, Suresh, and Megha.

The initial round robin consisted of 2 groups:

  • Group A - Mike, Charlie, Suresh, and Megha
  • Group B - Siva, Kedar, and Pramod.

Mike and Charlie claimed first and second place in Group A.  Siva won first place and Kedar second place in Group B.  These 4 players advanced to the Division A Single Elimination.

Suresh, Megha, and Pramod advanced to the Division B Single Elimination.

In Division A, Mike defeated Kedar and Siva beat Charlie in the semifinals.  In the finals, Mike won over Siva.

In Division B, Pramod defeated Megha and Suresh received a bye in the semifinals.  In the finals, Pramod claimed a victory over Suresh.

Final Places:

  • Group A Round Robin
    • 1st:  Mike
    • 2nd: Charlie
    • 3rd:  Suresh
    • 4th:  Megha
  • Group B Round Robin
    • 1st:  Siva
    • 2nd: Kedar
    • 3rd: Pramod
  • Division A Single Elimination
    • 1st:  Mike
    • 2nd: Siva
  • Division B Single Elimination
    • 1st:  Pramod
    • 2nd: Suresh

The results have been recorded in Zermelo software and submitted/processed at RatingsCentral.com.

Here are links to items from today:

  • Photos on LRTTC Google+ Page



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Update with Results - Monthly Tournament - Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015


Our first monthly tournament at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center (JDFAC) was held on Saturday, September 19, 2015.  We had 11 players signed up for Open Singles, 2 doubles teams, and 2 players who competed in a Novice Singles final.

Congratulations to all of the participants and the winners!  Thanks for the JDFAC staff for helping make it an exceptional tournament, especially Grant, Ryan, Josh, Christian, an Ms. Dunbar who did a great job of handling the front desk.

After the initial Open Singles Round Robin, players advanced to a second stage round robin for Open Singles, A Singles, and B Singles.  This format is similar to the format used at the Arkansas Open which will be held next Saturday, September 26, 2015 at UALR.  (The entry deadline for the Arkansas Open is Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  If anyone wants to enter, come to LRTTC on Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:30 pm and I will have entry forms available that I will turn into Eugene Atha on Wednesday. Bring payment for entry and rating fee!)

Drawings for free gear were held and the winners were:  John Falco, Mickey Johnson, and Mugimane Manjanatha.  They chose from an Xiom racket case, Xiom towel, and cleaning kit.

Novice Singles

The Novice Singles was the first novice event at our monthly tournament.  The finalists were Mickey Johnson and Sam Ketcheside.  Because our new location at JDFAC brings more visibility to other fitness-minded people at the center, we are hoping to grow our novice event participation.

The Novice final match was a great competition between Mickey and Sam.  Although Sam won the match by 3 games to 0, Mickey scored 6 and 8 points in the first and third games, Sam claimed the second game by a score of 13-11.

Open Doubles

The Open Doubles final saw John Falco and Shelby Barone defeat Mike Lauro and Mark Taylor by 3 games to 1.

Open-A-B Singles Round Robin

The initial round robin of the Open Singles saw a 3-way tie in Group 2 for first place in the group.  Ben Phillips, Louis Vance, and Charlie Brooks all had 2-1 records and 5 match points.  The tie break method resulted in Charlie advancing to the Open Singles by a 1 game margin.

Matches going the distance to the 5th and final game included:

  • Ben over Louis, 11-5 in final game.
  • John over Mark, 11-7 in final game.
  • Kedar over John, 11-6 in final game.
  • Manju over Ben, 11-9 in final game.

Final Singles Results:

Open Singles
1st Place - Mike Lauro
2nd Place - Kedar Jambhekar
3rd Place - Charlie Brooks

A Singles
1st Place - John Falco
2nd Place - Mugimane Manju
3rd Place - Ben Phillips

B Singles
1st Place - Pramod Nelluri
2nd Place - Mark Taylor
3rd Place - Sam Ketcheside

Novice Singles
1st Place - Sam Ketcheside
2nd Place - Mickey Johnson

Open Doubles
1st Place - John Falco / Shelby Barone
2nd Place - Mike Lauro / Mark Taylor

Here are links to tournament draws, photos, and results:

1.  PDFs with completed draws:

2. Photos on LRTTC Google+ Page:

3.  RatingsCentral.com Summary Report and Detailed Report with Scores

See you at the Arkansas Open on September 26, 2015 and the next LRTTC monthly tournament!



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