Results of LRTTC Spring 2014 Giant Round Robin

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.
FYI:  a youtube video of the A-Singles finals is forthcoming.

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.

Income:
$1,385 - entries
$325 - sponsors
$465 - t-shirts sold

Expenses:
$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:

Singles

A Singles

B Singles

C Singles

D Singles

Doubles

Mark your calendars: 
  • 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

Preview of T-Shirts for April 12, 2014 Tournament

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

April 12 2014 Tournament Entries

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.

Click here for the Tournament Web Page.

Click here for Preview of T-Shirts

Total Entries for Singles:  32

Total Doubles Teams:

  • O3200 - 6
  • U3200 - 4

 

# LAST NAME FIRST TOWN ST RTG OWES ENTR RTG MEM LATE 1ST COMMENTS DBLS SHIRT/PAID T-Shirt
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
7 Coona Dharmaraj Cordova TN 1746 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID O3200-1   0.00
8 Coona Varun Cordova TN 730 $0.00 40.00 7.00 25.00 0.00 9:00A PAID     0.00
9 Girdner David Clarksville TN 1828 $50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A ENTRY/UNPAID O3200-4 XL(T), XL(G) 30.00
10 Hadfield Paul Sherwood AR 1690 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID O3200-2   0.00
11 Hall William Little Rock AR 1748 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID     0.00
12 Hamilton Alanis Bentonville AR 37 $0.00 40.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID     0.00
13 Hamilton Russ Bentonville AR 2295 $0.00 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12:30P PAID U3200-1   0.00
14 Hamilton Yimei Bentonville AR 652 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID U3200-1   0.00
15 Handoko Liedy Memphis TN 2118 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID O3200-3   0.00
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
17 Jackson Don Little Rock AR 1938 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID 03200-5   0.00
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
19 Jourdan Tom Vinila OK 1028 $0.00 40.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID     0.00
20 Khan Mohammed Memphis TN 1725 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID O3200-1   0.00
21 Larson W. Alex Rogers AR 1511 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID U3200-2   0.00
22 Larson Sven Rogers AR 1345 -$50.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00   WITHDRAW     0.00
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
24 Liu Linda Murfreesboro TN 1451 $50.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A ENTRY/UNPAID O3200-4 L ? 15.00
25 Miller Jim Little Rock AR 1608 $0.00 40.00 7.00 49.00 0.00 9:00A PAID     0.00
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
29 Viful Mapshekar Little Rock AR 1772 $43.00 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A ENTRY/UNPAID     0.00
30 Memon Kashif Cordova TN 1566 -$50.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A WITHDRAW     0.00
31 Phillips Ben Pine bluff AR 1657 $0.00 40.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID     0.00
32 Pratt Jeff Little Rock AR 1303 $0.00 15.00 0.00 25.00 0.00 12:30P PAID U3200-3   0.00
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
34 Soora Siva Little Rock AR 1607 $40.00 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A ENTRY/UNPAID     0.00
35 Wilson Reggie Memphis TN 1894 $0.00 40.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID O3200-6   0.00
36 Zumbach Simon Springdale AR 997 $0.00 43.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 9:00A PAID U3200-2   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.

NAME SHIRT STATUS PRICE
SURESH M (Tan) UNPAID $15.00
MARK TAYLOR L (Gray) PAID $15.00
MUGIMANE MANJU M (Tan) UNPAID $15.00
JEFF PRATT L (Gray) UNPAID $15.00
MARGUERITE M,L,2X PAID $45.00
MIKE LAURO JR. L (Gray) UNPAID $15.00
MIKE LAURO SR. L (Gray) UNPAID $15.00

 

2014 Arkansas Closed

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.

 

2013 Arkansas Open

The 2013 Arkansas Open takes place at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Download the Entry Form:

Arkansas Open 2013 Entry Form (.doc)

 

Sanctioned Tournaments

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.

Leagues

Information about opportunities to play in local leagues.