- Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Thursday, April 17, 2014
- Updated on Saturday, January 17, 2015 Saturday, January 17, 2015
The LRTTC Spring 2014 Giant Round Robin tournament was the first USATT-sanctioned tournament hosted at LRTTC in our club's history. We welcomed players from across the state and from neighboring states Tennessee and Oklahoma. The tournament started on time and finished ahead of schedule. This was primarily due to us having 32 singles players instead of 50. We used 8 table instead of 10. The generous courts sizes and high ceilings allowed for virtually unobstructed play. The walkway down the center of the courts and the various tables and chairs turned out to provide a comfortable space for players, spectators, coaches and tournament officials.
LRTTC thanks the following people and organizations:
- Eugene Atha who helped direct the tournament and who processed all of the results, memberships, and waivers, and prepared and submitted all of the required fees, information and documents to USATT. I think results should be included in the next USATT ratings update, so check out the ratings on Thursday evening.
- Jamey Hall for traveling to Little Rock to be our certified national referee...he did an outstanding job on preparing the draws, and modifying them in response to a few corrections and to additional teams wanting to play doubles. He helped make it possible for me to keep my sanity the night before and during the day on Saturday.
- Finsncial supprot provided by our Corporate Sponsors: Arch Street Tire and Service Center, Megaspin.net, U.S. Pizza, and Taylor Programs. Individual Sponsors: Mike Lauro. Their contributions made it possible for us to host this tournament and provide premium tournament balls, commemorative t-shirts, and custom plaques. Without them, we would have struggled.
- LRTTC board members - Viful Mhapsekar (President), Mohan Reddy (Vice President), Jeff Pratt (Secretary), and Mike Lauro (Treasurer) for keeping the club on track through our growth over the last couple of years and for committing to making this tournament successful.
- All the volunteers who showed up on Friday night to help set up and to those of you who stayed on Saturday to help put up the equipment and clean up the facility, and to the Islamic Center of Little Rock for working with us to allow for the all-day event and to set up and practice on Friday night.
- Marguerite Cheung and Conrad Song at the Austin Table Tennis Club for their generous support of our club. Since meeting them at the ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course in the Fall of 2012, they have supported and encouraged our club in so many ways. They have helped play a part in our club's growth.
- Last but not least, All of the Players who showed up to play in our 1st USATT-sanctioned tournament. Without you this would not have happened. We received many positive comments about the tournament, and there are a few areas that we plan to improve for the next one. It was our pleasure to host this tournament for you, and we hope that you return.
Congratulations to our Event Champions:
U-3200 Doubles: Russ Hamilton ($10) / Yimei Hamilton ($10) (Bentonville)
O-3200 Doubles: Don Jackson (Sherwood) ($10) / Parimal Nilangekar (LRTTC) ($10)
A-Singles: Scott Barone (Cabot) ($200)
B-Singles: Siva Soora (LRTTC) ($100)
C-Singles: Ben Phillips (Pine Bluff) ($75)
D-Singles: Tom Jourdan (Oklahoma) ($50)
And congratulations to the other Event Finishers:
U-3200 Doubles: 2nd - Shelby Barone / Kedar Jambekhar (LRTTC)
O-3200 Doubles: 2nd - Liedy Handoko / Chris Hardin
A-Singles: 2nd - Liedy Handoko ($100), 3rd - Reggie Wilson, 4th - Mohammed Khan
B-Singles: 2nd - Carl Lewis ($75), 3rd - Kedar Jambekhar (LRTTC), 4th - Don Jackson
C-Singles: 2nd - Simon Zumbach ($50), 3rd - Linda Liu, 4th - Alex Larson
D-Singles: 2nd - Mohan Reddy ($25) (LRTTC), 3rd - Sam Bezold (LRTTC), 4th - Megha Nelluri (LRTTC)
USATT Ratings have been processed for this tournament. Honorable mentions go to Simon Zumbach and Siva Soora (LRTTC) for their much improved and deserved ratings. Simon gained 405 points (1402), while Siva gained 175 points (1782). Way to go Simon and Siva! Go here to check your rating.
Total entry fees collected,: $1,385; Sponsorship funds received: $325; Cash prizes given out: $715; USATT membership fees paid out: $425; USATT rating fees paid out: $224; tournament sanction fees: $80; Custom Plaque/Trophies: $350; Custom T-Shirts made: $540; T-Shirts sold: $465. LRTTC made roughly $500 from our first sanctioned tournament.
$1,385 - entries
$325 - sponsors
$465 - t-shirts sold
$715 - cash prizes
$80 - tournament sanction fees
$350 - custom plaques/trophies
$540 - t-shirts made
Total profit: $490
The tournament was initially submitted as a 0-Star tournament due to initial prize money determinations and the uncertainty as to the availability of certified referee. As a result, the USATT listed the tournament as a 0-Star event. Subsequent increases in the prize money and the commitment of a certified referee probably would have qualified us for a 1-Star tournament. Our next sanctioned tournament will be at least 1-Star tournament, and we are hoping to increase the prize money.
Here are scanned copies of the preliminary round robin draw sheets with results from phase 1 singles, all rounds of U-3200 and O-3200 doubles:
- O-3200 Group 1: Prelim RR Draw Sheets with Results
- O-3200 Group 2: Prelim RR Draw Sheets with Results
- O-3200 Single Elimination Final Results
- For a similar date next year when we hope to have our 2nd sanctioned tournament...and if we are able to have one before then, we will definitely let you know.
- Also, remember that the Arkansas Open will be held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (across the street from LRTTC) on September 27, 2014.
Photos of Play at LRTTC April 12, 2014 Tournament
Photos of Awards at LRTTC April 12, 2014 Tournament
Photos of Setup at LRTTC April 12, 2014 Tournament
- Published: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Sunday, March 30, 2014
- Updated on Sunday, March 30, 2014 Sunday, March 30, 2014
Below are photos of the T-Shirts that will commemorate the first LRTTC tournament sanctioned by the USATT.
The small LRTTC logo will be over the left chest. The words "Spring 2014 Giant Round Robin Tournament" will be on the left sleeve. The large LRTTC logo will be at the top of the back.
April 12, 2014 Preview of Tournament T-Shirts
- Published: Sunday, March 16, 2014 Sunday, March 16, 2014
- Updated on Thursday, April 10, 2014 Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thank you to our tournament sponsors: Arch Street Tire and Service Center, Megaspin.net, U.S. Pizza, TaylorPrograms.com, Mike Lauro.
Below are 2 grids. The first grid includes the participants for the LRTTC Spring 2014 Giant Round Robin tournament on April 12, 2014. The second grid is only for people who are not playing or have not signed up yet but want tournament t-shirts.
Tournament T-Shirts can be purchased in advance by emailing us, or on the day of the tournament. To make sure you get the size you want, email us as soon as possible. We will have gray shirts and tan shirts in sizes ranging from Medium to 2XL.
Below that are the people who are not playing but are purchasing T-Shirts.
Total Entries for Singles: 32
Total Doubles Teams:
- O3200 - 6
- U3200 - 4
|1||Barone||Mia||Cabot||AR||9||$0.00||40.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||M (Tan) / N||15.00|
|2||Barone||Scott||Cabot||AR||2040||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||O3200-2||XL (Tan) / N||15.00|
|3||Barone||Shelby||Cabot||AR||1512||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||U3200-4||L (Tan) / N||15.00|
|4||Bezold||Sam||Little Rock||AR||UR||$40.00||0.00||7.00||49.00||0.00||9:00A||NO ENTRY||0.00|
|5||Brooks||Charlie||Sheridan||AR||1365||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||U3200-3||L (Gray) / N||15.00|
|6||Chambers||William||Garfield||AR||881||$0.00||40.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID/WAIVER||M (Gray) / N||15.00|
|16||Hardin||Chris||Memphis||TN||1638||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||O3200-3||2X (Tan) / N||15.00|
|18||Jambhekar||Kedar||Little Rock||AR||1610||$49.00||40.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||U3200-4||L (Tan) / N||15.00|
|23||Lewis||Carl||Memphis||TN||1677||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||O3200-6||XL (Tan) / N||15.00|
|26||Nelluri||Pramod||Little Rock||AR||1136||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||M (Tan) / N||15.00|
|27||Nelluri||Megha||Little Rock||AR||467||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||M (Tan) / N||15.00|
|28||Nilangekar||Parimal||Little Rock||AR||1872||$0.00||43.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||O3200-5||M,L(Gray) / N||30.00|
|33||Reddy||Mohan||Little Rock||AR||1078||$0.00||40.00||7.00||0.00||0.00||9:00A||PAID||M (Tan) / N||0.00|
The following people are not playing in the tournament but want T-Shirts. If you are on this list and want to play, please send in your entry and make payment as soon as possible.
|MARK TAYLOR||L (Gray)||PAID||$15.00|
|MUGIMANE MANJU||M (Tan)||UNPAID||$15.00|
|JEFF PRATT||L (Gray)||UNPAID||$15.00|
|MIKE LAURO JR.||L (Gray)||UNPAID||$15.00|
|MIKE LAURO SR.||L (Gray)||UNPAID||$15.00|
- Published: Sunday, November 10, 2013 Sunday, November 10, 2013
- Updated on Sunday, November 10, 2013 Sunday, November 10, 2013
The 2014 Arkansas Closed will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This page will be updated with details as they are available, including a downloadable entry form.
- Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 Thursday, August 15, 2013
- Updated on Sunday, November 10, 2013 Sunday, November 10, 2013
The 2013 Arkansas Open takes place at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Download the Entry Form:
The Arkansas Open and the Arkansas Closed are two opportunities for USATT sanctioned tournaments in Arkansas. The Open takes place in the month of September and the Closed takes place in February. The Closed tournament is the Arkansas State Championships and is limited to Arkansas residents. The Open tournament has no residency requirement and is open to in-state and out-of-state players.
Information about opportunities to play in local leagues.