RESULTS

 2014 BIG ISLAND OPEN

USATT Sanctioned One Star Table Tennis Tournament

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 4-6, 2014

Sponsored by LSW Consulting, Inc, Table Tennis & More, Hawaii County Parks & Recreation, & The Waimea TTC

WAIMEA COMMUNITY CENTER 

65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, HI 96743

I want to thank all the helpers in moving and setting up, including Lesi & Tony Sekona & John Romoa as well as all the others. A special MAHALO to Lesi for buying out all of McDonalds Sausage McMuffins for great healthy athlete breakfast! And thanks to John for continuing to brew the delicious coffee.

Wrap-up Article:

38 players, representing all the major Hawaiian Islands plus the US Mainland, played table tennis in the beautiful small town of Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawaii. April 4-6 made a great time for a table tennis tournament. The weather was beautiful. We had an umpire or scorekeeper for each and every match. Friday afternoon brought us our 1st event, having the ladies compete for women's champ. Kiyoko Endo defeated Lory Hunter (BITTA) in the finals and all had fun. The 2 senior events took place afterwards with some good action and lots of aloha. John Buck beat Frank Miller (CCTTC) in the U-1000 senior final & Allen Kaichi (OAHU) came to beat our own Stephen Freedman (BITTA) in the senior open final. This tournament was the 1st with players coming from the new Kona Table Tennis Club. The Kona Club players were an integral part of this tournament and will be a major force in the tournaments in the near future. With the tournament providing some great coffee beans and John Romoa brewing great coffee, it was better than going to a coffee cafe' on Saturday morning. We had fresh bananas, all sorts of power bars, snacks, & more. Now it was time for the Super Round Robin with plenty of action coming down to 4 divisions in the medal round.  Allen Kaichi (Oahu) was there again defeating Noah Clark, from Maui in the final of the A Division. Tim Woollard defeated Rommel Gantala (Kona TTC) in the B Division. In the C Division, Tony Sekona defeated Narin You (Kona TTC), and in the D Division, Ivan Baldinger (Kona TTC) defeated Kiyoko Endo (Aloha TTA, Oahu). A Hawaiian influenced lunch was brought in on Saturday that everyone really enjoyed. Next up, Stewart Miyashiro (BITTA) defeated Kiyoko Endo in the U-1450. In U-3400 Doubles, the team of Randy Pisanu/Noah Clark defeated Stephen Freedman/Stewart Hunter in the finals. Sunday morning we had 50 Sausage McMuffins donated by Lesi Sekona, along with the famous John Romoa Coffee Bar & other treats. Lesi also donated 100's of cans of juices & sodas. In the fun unrated handicap event, Roy Carley (NKTTC) defeated Lory Hunter and then it was time for the Open Elite. After some very exciting quarter final & semi final matches, it was again down to Allen Kaichi vs young Noah Clark (Maui) in the final. Allen won again, 4 games straight! In the U-1000, Junior Damien Stacks (BITTA) defeated John Buck and in the U-1600 final, Tony Sekona outlasted Uncle Lesi Sekona in 5 tough close games. There was plenty of action, friendship, food, sweat, coffee, emotions, and the unique Aloha Spirit. A huge MAHALO to all the participating players, sponsors, and helpers. This tournament was a success due to the assistance in so many different ways of many people like, John Romoa, Lesi Sekona, Shigemi Degawa, Tim Woollard, Stephen Freedman, Kiyoko Endo, David De May, Allen Papapetrou, Robin Clark, Debbie & Len Winkler, and others. Aloha!

Trophies & awards plus CASH$$$$$

Some of the vast array of snacks available

 


Tournament Video Links

Match action including various players:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyNesc6Io_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8rmgYjkYFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5jR1-eGluk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTAgCHlW1cc

Some 1/4 final action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xII0ywRDsw

Semi Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3YQlWLMg0Y

The Open Elite Final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWKofDzg23Q


USATT Rating Tournament Results

2014 Big Island Open

Player Name Rating Before Rating After Rating +/-
Baldinger, Ivan 0 1060 -16
Banthia, Swati 0 565 -7
Buck, John 870 912 42
Clark, Noah 1857 1857 0
Cumes, Jeffrey 1415 1617 202
De May, David 1650 1484 -166
Degawa, Shigemi 614 607 -7
Ebrahimi, David 1033 1049 16
Endo, Kiyoko 1059 1152 93
Freedman, Stephen 1648 1661 13
Gantala, Rommel 0 1502 12
Hunter, Lory 617 623 6
Hunter, Stewart 1740 1682 -58
Kaichi, Allen R. 2040 2044 4
Millare, Daniel 1339 1364 25
Miller, Frank 760 757 -3
Miyashiro, Stewart 1167 1254 87
Nakamura, Takeo 1480 1432 -48
Pisanu, Ricky 1491 1500 9
Romoa, John 1398 1333 -65
Sekona, Lesi 1258 1476 218
Sekona, Toni 1330 1435 105
Siapol, Elison 659 668 9
Simon, Ernie 0 468 -4
Stack, Damien 823 847 24
Tone, Ben 1555 1518 -37
Winkler, Debbie 529 519 -10
Woollard, Timothy A. 1468 1541 73
Yano, Yuki 1573 1632 59
You, Narin 0 1262 -1
Young, Daniel H. 1359 1342 -17

EVENT 1st Place 2nd Place Pictures
Women's Open KIYOKO ENDO LORY HUNTER
Seniors U-1000 JOHN BUCK FRANK MILLER
Seniors Open ALLEN KAICHI STEPHEN FREEDMAN
Super Round Robin A ALLEN KAICHI NOAH CLARK
Super Round Robin B TIM WOOLLARD ROMMEL GANTALA
Super Round Robin C TONY SEKONA NARIN YOU
Super Round Robin D IVAN BALDINGER KIYOKO ENDO
U-1450 STEWART MIYASHIRO KIYOKO ENDO
U-3400 Doubles NOAH CLARK/RICKY PISANU STEPHEN FREEDMAN/STEWART HUNTER
Unrated/Handicap ROY CARLEY LORY HUNTER
Open Elite ALLEN KAICHI NOAH CLARK
U-1000 DAMIEN STACKS JOHN  BUCK
U-1600 TONY SEKONA LESI SEKONA

SATURDAY LUNCH

   

   

SUNDAY LUNCH

     

  

COFFEE BAR

ASSORTED PICTURES

 

 

    

         

   

Shoes are blinding...

 

THE PLAYERS

 

1. David DeMay, 1649, Alaska

2. Dan Millare, 1339, Big Island

3. Frank Miller, 760, Big Island

4. Stewart Miyashiro, 1167, Big Island

5. Jeffrey Cumes, 1415, Big Island

6. John Romoa, 1398, Big Island

7. Eli Siapol, 659, Kauai

8. Ivan Baldinger, NR, Big Island

9. Naochika Hoshino, NR, Big Island

10. Shigemi Degawa, 614, Big Island

11. Ben Tone, 1555, Maui

12. Ricky Pisanu, 1509, California

13. Lory Hunter, 617, Big Island

14. Stewart Hunter, 1740, Big Island

15. Stephen Freedman, 1648, Big Island

16. Tim Woollard, 1468, Big Island

17. Debbie Winkler, 529, Big Island

18. Damien Stack, 823, Big Island

19. Kiyoko Endo, 1059, Oahu

20. Tony Sekona, 1330, Big Island

21. Lesi Sekona, 1258, Big Island

22. Sunder Young, 1359, Big Island

23. Nancy Kasamoto, NR, Big Island

24. Takeo Nakamura, 1480, Oahu

25. Allen Kaichi, 2040, Oahu

26. John Buck, 870, Big Island

27. Rommel Gantala, NR, Big Island

28. Jim Gibbons, NR, Big Island

29. Noah Clark, 1857, Maui

30. Yuki Yano, 1573, Big Island

31.Swati Banthia, NR, Big Island

32. Narin You, NR, Big Island

33. David Ebrahimi, 1053, Big Island

34. Don Haynie, NR, Big Island

35. Yuri Morita, NR, Big Island

36. Avery Kramer, NR, Big Island

37. Roy Carley, NR, Big Island

38. Ernie Simon, NR, Big Island