Second Monthly LRTTC Tournament - July 13, 2013

Update with Results:

Congratulations to Jason Liem, champion of the second LRTTC monthly tournament.  Bouncing back from a second place finish in last month's tournament, Jason defeated Scott Barone in a 5-game battle that went down to duece in the fifth game, with Jason winning 12-10.  Jason and Scott received cash prizes.

Congratulations also to Ben Phillips who won the consolation bracket.  Ben received a travel spray bottle and Yasaka Fukuda wiper.

The format ended up being a 1-stage round robin with 1 group of 7 and 1 group of 6.  Each win counted for 2 points and each loss counted or 1 point.  The top 4 in each group advanced to the Top 8 single elimination round and the rest of the players advanced to the consolation.  In the group of 7, there was a 3 way tie for 3rd and 4th place. The tie break went down to game record, with Jim Miller and Mugimane Manju advancing to the Top 8 and Ben Phillips advancing to consolation.

Thanks to those of you who arrived early to help set up.  Because it is the holy month of Ramada, it took extra time to roll up the prayer rugs and move tables and chairs.  We were also able to install 2 more window covers to block the sunlight before the tournament started.  If it wasn't for the help of volunteers, this tournament would have never happened.  We finished the tournament slightly behind schedule, but all things considered, it went well.  We were out of there by 12:30pm.

Special thanks to Jason Liem who donated part of his winnings back to the club. After processing entry fees and prize money, the club made $90 today.

Breakdown of entry fees & prizes:

Total income from entries: $105
Total given as prize money: $30
First Place, Overall, Jason Liem - $20.00 ($15.00 donated back to club)
Second Place, Overall, Scott Barone - $10.00
First Place, Consolation, Ben Phillips - Spray bottle and Yasaka Fukuda wiper
Total profit from entries and donations: $90.00

For tournament details, including photos, final player entry list, and scanned images of the draw sheets (with results) of the round robins and single eliminations, lick the Read More link below or scroll down if you are inside the full article.

 

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First Monthly LRTTC Tournament - June 8, 2013

Update with Results:

Congratulations to Parimal Nilangekar, champion of the first LRTTC monthly tournament. Parimal defeated one of Arkansas' newest players, Jason Liem, 3 games to 1 in the final of the A group.

Also congratulations to Kedar Jambhekar for finishing at the top of B group by defeating Montadar 3-0.

The semifinals of the A group consisted of Parimal v. Tom Fox and Mike Lauro v. Jason Liem.  The semifinals of the B Group consisted of Kedar, Montadar, Mohan and Pramod.

Thanks to those of you who arrived early to help set up. We finished the tournaments matches ahead of schedule. After the round robins there were plenty of tables available for regular practice. Most people stayed to watch the finals, and we had all of the tables and equipment put up by Noon.

Special thanks to Parimal and Kedar for donating their winnings back to the club. After processing entry fees and prize money, the club made $62 today.

Breakdown of entry fees & prizes:

  • Total income from entries: $75
  • Total given as prize money: $30
  • First Place A Group, Parimal Nilangekar - $15.00 (donated back to club)
  • Second Place A Group, Jason Liem - $10.00
  • First Place B Group, Kedar Jambhekar - $5.00 (donated back to club)
  • Total profit from entries and donations: $65.00

People were already starting to talk about next month's tournament. It will be on the second Saturday of July, the 13th. We would like to use different formats for the monthly tournaments, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.  A few people mentioned a giant round robin format. Since we have a regular 6 table setup, we can have a 12-player giant round robin that should finish in under 3 hours and 40 minutes.

For tournament details, including photos and final player entry list, click the Read More link below or scroll down if you are inside the full article.

Read more: First Monthly LRTTC Tournament - June 8, 2013

LRTTC Monthly Tournament Wall of Fame

LRTTC hosts regular monthly tournaments on the Second Saturday of each month.

Entry fees are usually $5 for subscribers and $10 for non-subscribers.

The format varies each month, but the tournaments typically consist of a round robin stage followed by a single elimination stage.

Prizes vary and may include trophies, certificates, cash, or equipment.

LRTTC Monthly Tournament - Wall of Fame

2017 - January 14

  • Group A: Mike Lauro
  • Group B: Charlie Brooks
  • Group C: Mohan Reddy

2015 - September 19 - First Tournament at Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center

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

2015 - June 13 - Singles Giant Round Robin

  • 1st:  Mike Lauro
  • 2nd: Scott Barone
  • 3rd:  Kedar Jambhekar
  • 4th:  Louis Vance
  • 5th:  Charlie Brooks
  • 6th:  Mohan Reddy
  • 7th:  Shelby Barone

2015 - May 9 - LRTTC Spring Closed Round Robin

  • Division A, Jeff Pratt took 4th place, Kedar Jambhekar 3rd place, Don Jackson 2nd place, and Mike Lauro 1st place.
  • Division B, Mark Taylor's emotional exhaustion led to his default to Charlie Brooks for 3rd place. Jim Miller took 1st place by defeating Mohan Ready in the final.

2015 - April 11 - Singles Giant Round Robin

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

2015 - March 21 - Handicap 31-point game

  • Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Finalist:  Kedar Jambhekar
  • Semi-Finalists:  Mohan Reddy and Mark Taylor

2015 - February 14 - Valentine's Day Extravaganza Team Event

  • Champion:  Siva Soora and Suresh Kannan
  • 2nd Place:  Kedar Jambhekar and Mohan Reddy
  • 3rd Place:  Mike Lauro and Mark Taylor

2015 - January 10

Group A Round Robin

  • Champion:  Scott Barone
  • 2nd Place:  Mike Lauro
  • 3rd Place:  Parimal Nilangekar

Group B Round Robin

  • Champion:  Shelby Barone
  • 2nd Place:  Jim Miller
  • 3rd Place:  Jeff Pratt

Group C Round Robin

  • Champion:  Mugimane Manju
  • 2nd Place:  Megha Nelluri
  • 3rd Place:  Pratyut Anand

2014 - December 13

  • Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Finalist:  Scott Barone
  • Semi-Finalists:  Charlie Brooks and Parimal Nilangekar

2014 - November 8

  • Overall Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Second Place:  Tanner Cook

2014 - October tournament cancelled

2014 - September  20

See page for 2014 Annual Friends of India Tournament for results.

2014 - August 13

  • Group 1 Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Group 1 Finalist:  William Hall
  • Group 2 Champion:  Jeff Pratt
  • Group 2 Finalist:  Mohan Reddy

2014 - July 13 - Doubles Format in Sherwood

  • Gold:  Don Jackson / John Falco 
  • Silver:  Tom Fox / Jeff Pratt
  • Bronze:  Mike Lauro / Mark Taylor

2014 - June 14

  • Overall Champion:  Scott Barone
  • Runner Up:  Don Jackson

2014 - May 10

  • Overall Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Runner Up:  Kedar Jambhekar
  • B Group Winner: Charlie Brooks
  • B Group Runner Up: Mohan Reddy

2014 - April 12 - 1st LRTTC Spring 2014 Giant Round Robin Tournament

2014 - March tournament cancelled

2014 - February 8

  • Overall Champion:  Scott Barone
  • Runner Up:  Mike Lauro
  • 3rd Place:  William Hall

2014 - January 11

  • Overall Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Runner Up:  Scott Barone
  • 3rd Place:  Jeff Pratt

2013 - December tournament cancelled

2013 - November 16 (moved to third Saturday)

  • Overall Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Runner Up:  Scott Barone

2013 - October 12

  • Overall Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • Runner Up:  Scott Barone
  • 3rd Place:  John Falco
  • 4th Place:  Kedar Jambhekar

2013 - September 7, Annual Friends of India Tournament

2013 - August - No Tournament

2013 - July 13

  • Overall Champion:  Jason Liem
  • Runner Up:  Scott Barone 
  • 3rd Place:  Ben Phillips

2013 - June 8 - Inaugural LRTTC Monthly Tournament

  • Overall Champion: Parimal Nilangekar
  • Runner Up:  Jason Liem
  • 3rd Place: Kedar Jambhekar
  • 4th Place:  Montadar Al-Muhana