USATT One Star Table Tennis Tournament
Sponsored by: Table Tennis & More, Waimea TTC, North Kohala TTC, & Waimea Athletics in partnership with Parks & Rec Waimea
Aloha! We had a really good tournament on the 23rd of August. Although we had to change the tournament date due to Tropical Storm Iselle, 20 players still participated. First & foremost, I wish to thank all the players and all the non-players that donated money, time, water, etc to make the tournament a success. Even with the smaller than usual number of players, we were able to provide cash prizes for all 4 Super Round Robin Divisions and Handicap Doubles, as well as provide a lunch for all, along with snacks and help the Waimea Athletics Group for Junior Activities. So a HUGE MAHALO to all for that.
It was great to see 9 new players join the USATT and secure a "real" table tennis rating; from the USATT, a rating that can be used for all sanctioned tournaments in Hawaii and on the Mainland and even has standing in other Countries of the World. This was an extremely competitive tournament, with many matches going a full 5 games. There were a few upsets, some excellent points played, and tons of experience garnered by all. But, the best part was that a fun time was had by all; OK, maybe more fun for the winners! haha I want to mention that the County changed all the lights so we had full brightness for this tournament; mahalo Hawaii County.
|EVENT||1st Place||2nd Place||Pictures|
|HANDICAP DOUBLES||Narin You/KillianIsisaki||John Romoa/Lesi Sekona|
|SUPER RR, A DIVISION||John Romoa||Narin You|
|SUPER RR, B DIVISION||Andrew Smith||David Ebrahimi|
|SUPER RR, C DIVISION||Andrew Wessels||Frank Miller|
|SUPER RR, D DIVISION||Richard Bailey||Ernie Simon|
|Player Name||Rating Before||Rating After||Rating +/-|
|Bailey III, Richard||0||889||-2|
|Rubucas Jr, Antonio||0||249||-6|
LUNCH IS SERVED
Mahalo to Debbie for delivering the delicious hot pizza, to John Romoa for the coffee, and to Frank Miller for the bottles of ice cold water.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN