ARKTTA 2020 March 7-8 Junior Weekend

Welcome to the third USATT sanctioned tournament at the Arkansas Table Tennis Academy!

Our March 7-8, 2020 weekend tournament includes junior singles and doubles, open singles, rated singles and doubles, and hardbat singles and doubles.  For more details, download the entry form or visit Omnipong.com (official tournament software of USA Table Tennis).

You can enter/register/pay at Omnipong using the link:  Omnipong Registration for ARKTTA Mar 7-8 2020 Junior Weekend Tournament (you'll need to create an Omnipong account if you don't already have one...logging in will take you to the registration page for the tournament.)


Saturday, Mar 7, 2020  (Daily Prize Money: $275)

  • 9:30 - 11:45am:  Junior (Under 18) Singles.  Unsanctioned.  (Entry Fee: $10)
    • Limit 8 players.  Round robin format.  Awards for 1st through 3rd, all players get participation certificates.
  • 12:00 - 1:15pm:  Junior Doubles.  (Entry Fee:  $10 per player)
    • Limit 4 teams.  Round robin format.  Awards for 1st and 2nd place, all teams get participation certificates.
  • 1:30 - 5:30pm:  Under 2300 Singles.  Sanctioned.  (Entry Fee: $20)
    • Limit 12 players.  Prize Money:  $215
  • 5:30pm:  Hard Bat Singles & Doubles.  (Entry Fee:  $5 each)
    • Limit 8 players, 4 teams.  Prize Money:  $60

Sunday, Mar 8, 2020  (Daily Prize Money: $560)

  • 9:30 am - Open Singles Round Robin.    (Entry Fee: $30)
    • Limit 15.  5 groups of 3, all advance to Division 1/2/3 RR in 3 groups of 5.  Prize Money:  $400
  • 3:00pm:  Under 3400 Doubles.  (Entry Fee:  $10 per player)
    • Limit 6 teams.  Giant round robin format.  Prize Money: $100
  • 5:00pm:  Hard Bat Singles & Doubles.    (Entry Fee:  $5 each)
    • (same as Saturday's event).  Prize Money:  $60

Note:  Prize money may be adjusted for any event by dollar amount and finishing position.  Matches must be played for cash awards.  Live streaming of some matches will be done on Facebook.


Who are the Tournament Sponsors?

Thank you to our local sponsor Edward Henkel, DVM & Mary Henkel, DVM of Stuttgart Animal Clinic in Stuttgart, Arkansas!


How do I enter the tournament?

Visit our Omnipong Tournament Listing to register and pay online.  If you don't have an account, the link will take you to the account creation page at Omnipong, and then you will be able to register for the tournament.  If you browse all the tournaments at Omnipong.com, just look under Arkansas for our tournaments.  You can also mail your completed/signed entry form (DOWNLOAD PDF ENTRY FORM) and check payable to "ARKTTA" to ARKTTA/Mike Lauro, 415 N. McKinley St., Suite 135K, Little Rock, AR  72204 (different from tournament site).  If you need special arrangements to pay, please contact Mike Lauro at 501-291-3142.


How can I support this tournament and table tennis in Arkansas even if I can't make it?

Donate to our PayPal Giving Fund -- The Arkansas Table Tennis Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which relies on membership and donations from generous individuals and organizations.  Your donation through our PayPal Giving Fund will ensure that we receive 100% of your donation with PayPal waiving it's customary fees.  The investment we receive from donations stays in the academy and is used to grow the sport of table tennis in Arkansas. 


Group Photos from our previous tournament in January 2020:

 

ARKTTA 2020 January 18-19 Teams Weekend - Tournament Report

Welcome to the tournament report for the ARKTTA 2020 January U3200 Teams Weekend, a USATT 2-Star Sanctioned Tournament, at the Arkansas Table Tennis Academy.

Thank you to our local sponsors Edward Henkel, DVM & Mary Henkel, DVM of Stuttgart Animal Clinic in Stuttgart, Arkansas!  They helped us cover the USATT sanction fee.  Also, thank you to my parents, Mike & Cathy Lauro of Tampa, Florida for donations to cover Subway sandwiches for all competitors on both days.


Results and Scores are published online at our Omnipong Tournament Listing.


Results of Saturday Events

Under 3200 Teams

  • Champions:  Carlo Satierra (Pine Bluff) & Charlie Brooks (Sheridan)
  • 2nd Place:  Mike Lauro (Little Rock) & David Willard (North Little Rock)
  • 3rd Place:  Jason Piech (Rogers) & Kitt Oudthone (Ward)
  • 4th Place:  Alex Piech (Rogers) & Darius Ford (Little Rock)

Double Elimination (with Random Redraws after each stage)

  • Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • 2nd Place:  Carlo Satierra

JOOLA Mini Table Challenge Round Robin

  • Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • 2nd Place:  Jason Piech

Results of Saturday Events

Open Singles - Division 1 (Round Robin)

  • Champion:  Ricky Criado
  • 2nd Place:  Raj Coona
  • 3rd Place:  Shoujie Yang

Open Singles - Division 2 (Round Robin)

  • Champion:  Perry Smith
  • 2nd Place:  Darius Ford
  • 3rd Place:  Kitt Oudthone

Open Singles - Divison 3 (Playoff)

  • Champion:  David Willard
  • 2nd Place:  Tony Webb

Hardbat Singles

  • Champion:  Mike Lauro
  • 2nd Place:  Ricky Criado

Links to Media:


 

 

USATT 2-Star Sanctioned ARKTTA 2019 December 7-8 Open Tournament

Welcome to the first USATT sanctioned tournament at the Arkansas Table Tennis Academy!

We invite you to help us celebrate our 1 year anniversary in a festive, friendly, and competitive environment on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019.  This tournament provides a variety of events over the weekend to give players more opportunities to compete for cash prizes and tournament rating points.  Throughout the tournament we will be giving away door prizes to participants.

Who's sponsoring?

Thank you to our local sponsor Edward and Mary Henkel of Stuttgart Animal Clinic in Stuttgart, Arkansas!

How do I enter the tournament?

You may register and pay online at the Omnipong Tournament Listing (look under Arkansas) for this tournament, or mail your completed/signed entry form (DOWNLOAD PDF ENTRY FORM) and check payable to "ARKTTA" to ARKTTA/Mike Lauro, 415 N. McKinley St., Suite 135K, Little Rock, AR  72204 (different from tournament site).  If you need special arrangements to pay, please contact Mike Lauro at 501-291-3142.

How can I support this tournament and table tennis in Arkansas even if I can't make it?

Donate to our PayPal Giving Fund -- The Arkansas Table Tennis Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which relies on membership and donations from generous individuals and organizations.  Your donation through our PayPal Giving Fund will ensure that we receive 100% of your donation with PayPal waiving it's customary fees.  The investment we receive from donations stays in the academy and is used to grow the sport of table tennis in Arkansas. 

What are the tournament details?

The tournament announcement is below and also included in the DOWNLOAD PDF ENTRY FORM.

Venue

Arkansas Table Tennis Academy, 15716 MacArthur Dr., Unit C, North Little Rock, AR  72118.

Sponsors

Stuttgart Animal Clinic (Stuttgart, Arkansas)

Officials

Director/Referee:  Mike Lauro (CR/CU), and other club umpires.  (Call/text Mike 501-291-3142)

Equipment, Conditions

3 ITTF/USATT-approved tables (JOOLA 3000SC, Donic Waldner Classic 25); JOOLA Prime ABS White Plastic Ball; Red tournament flooring; high ceilings; fluorescent lighting 600-800 lux.

Rules

All USA Table Tennis rules apply. Matches (except handicap) are best of 5. Games to 11. 2-minute warm up before matches.  Primary clothing color must not be white.

Eligibility

Open to all players.  Non-members of USATT may play with the purchase of a $20 playing pass.  USATT membership fees are as follows: Adult (Age 18>):  1-Yr/$75, 3-Yr/$210, 5-Yr/$325; College full-time:  1-Yr/$45; Junior (Age 17<):  1-Yr/$45 $45, 3 Year $125; Household: 1-Yr/$150 (2 adults, any number of children living at same address); Lifetime $1,300.

Note:  USATT Ratings as of the tournament deadline will be used for event eligibility.

Events

Entry Fees

Estimated Start Times

Proposed Format


Awards

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019

9:30 am - Open Singles RR ($30):  Limit 18.  6 groups of 3.  All advance to Division 1/2/3 RR.  In each Div., top 2 go to S/F. Div. 1 1st $200, 2nd $75.  Div. 2 & 3 winners get award certificates.

3:45 pm - Open Doubles ($20/team):  Limit 9 teams.  3 Groups of 3. Top team advances to final RR of 3 teams.  1st place - $100 / team, 2nd place - $50 / team. 3rd place gets award certificate.

5:15 pm - Handicap Singles ($10):  Limit 16. Single elimination. Matches are 1 game to 31, serves are 2x2. Winner - $100.  Unrated players must be approved by director for accurate rating estimate.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019

9:30 am - Under 2100 RR ($15):  Limit 9.  3 groups of 3.  All advance to Division 1/2/3 Final RR.

12:00 pm - Under 1600 RR ($15):  Limit 9.  3 groups of 3.  All advance to Division 1/2/3 Final RR.

2:30 pm - Under 1200 RR ($15):  Limit 9.  3 groups of 3.  All advance to Division 1/2/3 Final RR. 

Cash prizes for Sunday events:  Div. 1 1st $40, 2nd $20. Div 2 & 3 winners get award certificates.

Note:  Matches must be played for award of cash prizes which may be adjusted based on entries.  

Deadlines

Register by Wed., Dec. 4, 2019, or $5 late fee.  Check-in 20 minutes before event.

Food & Door Prizes

Light snacks, water, sports drinks for sale.  Free use of hot/cold water dispenser. Restaurants in 2 miles:  Subway, Jim’s Razorback Pizza, Smoke Shack Bar-B-Q, Waffle House, KFC, McDonald’s, Taco El Madero’s.  Door prizes will be given away throughout both days around event start times (must be present to win).

Practice

ARKTTA will be open for practice on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The facility opens on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for practice and registration.

Updates

For tournament updates/announcements, check your email and visit www.arktta.org.

Donations,

Thank You!

To support our tournaments and programs, including youth development, please consider donating through our PayPal Giving Fund: http://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/3690307  

ARKTTA 2020 January 18-19 U3200 Teams Weekend - UPDATED with Extra Events, 2-Star USATT Sanctioned Tournament

Welcome to the second USATT sanctioned tournament at the Arkansas Table Tennis Academy!

Updated January 17, 2020:  We have updated the tournament to reflect actual entries.

Also, extra events have been added (see more details in the updated tournament announcement below):

  • Saturday afternoon:  Double Elimination (with random redraws in rounds where there are 4 players)
  • Saturday afternoon:  JOOLA Mini Table Challenge
  • Sunday afternoon:  Hardbat Singles Round Robin
  • Sunday afternoon:  JOOLA Mini Table Challenge

We invite you to help us celebrate the new year in a festive, friendly, and competitive environment on Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19, 2020.  This tournament provides a variety of events over the weekend to give players more opportunities to compete for cash prizes and tournament rating points.  Throughout the tournament we will be giving away door prizes to participants.

Who are the Tournament Sponsors?

Thank you to our local sponsor Edward Henkel, DVM & Mary Henkel, DVM of Stuttgart Animal Clinic in Stuttgart, Arkansas!

How do I enter the tournament?

Visit our Omnipong Tournament Listing to register and pay online.  If you don't have an account, the link will take you to the account creation page at Omnipong, and then you will be able to register for the tournament.  If you browse all the tournaments at Omnipong.com, just look under Arkansas for our tournaments.  You can also mail your completed/signed entry form (DOWNLOAD PDF ENTRY FORM) and check payable to "ARKTTA" to ARKTTA/Mike Lauro, 415 N. McKinley St., Suite 135K, Little Rock, AR  72204 (different from tournament site).  If you need special arrangements to pay, please contact Mike Lauro at 501-291-3142.

How can I support this tournament and table tennis in Arkansas even if I can't make it?

Donate to our PayPal Giving Fund -- The Arkansas Table Tennis Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which relies on membership and donations from generous individuals and organizations.  Your donation through our PayPal Giving Fund will ensure that we receive 100% of your donation with PayPal waiving it's customary fees.  The investment we receive from donations stays in the academy and is used to grow the sport of table tennis in Arkansas. 

How does the Team Event work?

As of Friday, January 17, the team event is full.  We have 5 2-player teams.  The event will consist 3 rounds.  The first round will be a doubles round robin for all the teams.  The second round will be a round robin of the 5 higher rated players on a team.  The second round will be a round robin of the 5 lower rated players on a team.  After all 3 rounds are completed, the teams will be ranked 1st through 5th based on performance.  Prize money will be given for all places!  

The entry fee is still $100 per team, and the prize money is as follows (per team): 1st - $160, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $80, 4th - $40, 5th - $20.

What is the estimated time schedule for Saturday and Sunday?

Saturday Schedule:

Hall opens:  8:45 am
Registration/practice:  9:00 am
Announcements:  9:45 am
 
Group Photo prior to start of tournament

Team Matches (estimated schedule based on 10am start time):

Round 1 (Doubles RR):  10:00 am - 11:45 am

Round 2 (Higher Rated Singles RR):  12:00 - 1:45 pm

Round 3 (Higher Rated Singles RR):  2:00 - 3:45 pm

Awards/photos:  3:45 - 4:00 pm

Double Elimination

Double Elimination Matches:  4:00 - 6:00 pm

Awards/photos:  6:00 - 6:15 pm

JOOLA Mini Table Challenge: 

JOOLA Mini Table Matches:  6:15 - 7:15 pm

Awards/photos

 


Sunday Schedule for Open Singles Round Robin:

Hall opens:  8:00 am
Registration/practice:  8:30 am
Announcements:  9:15 am
 
Group Photo prior to start of tournament

9:30 - 10:30 Open RR Flight 1
Table 1: Group 1 RR
Table 2: Group 2 RR
Table 3: Group 3 RR

10:35 - 11:35 Open RR Flight 2
Table 1: Group 4 RR
Table 2: Group 5 RR
Table 3: Group 6 RR

All players from Groups 1-6 advance to Divisional RR based on finishing position in their group. First place --> Division 1, Second Place --> Division 2, Third Place --> Division 2. (Each division will have 2 groups of 3 players)

11:45 - 12:45 Open RR Divisional Play
Table 1: Division 1, Group 1 RR
Table 2: Division 2, Group 1 RR
Table 3: Division 3, Group 1 RR

12:55 - 1:55 Open RR Divisional Play
Table 1: Division 1, Group 2 RR
Table 2: Division 2, Group 2 RR
Table 3: Division 3, Group 2 RR

2:05 - 2:25
Table 1: Division 1 Semifinal #1
Table 2: Division 2 Semifinal #1
Table 3: Division 3 Semifinal #1

2:30 - 2:50
Table 1: Division 1 Semifinal #2
Table 2: Division 2 Semifinal #2
Table 3: Division 3 Semifinal #2

3:00 - 3:30
Table 1: Division 1 Final
Table 2: Division 2 Final
Table 3: Division 3 Final

3:30 - 3:45
Open RR awards/photos

Hardbat Singles Round Robin

Hardbat Matches:  4:00 - 6:00 pm

Awards/photos:  6:00 - 6:15 pm

JOOLA Mini Table Challenge: 

JOOLA Mini Table Matches:  6:15 - 7:15 pm

Awards/photos

 


Official Tournament Announcement:

 (if you have trouble viewing the table below on your mobile device, try selecting the browser option for "Desktop Site")

Arkansas Table Tennis Academy

2020 January U3200 Teams (Sat)

Open Singles RR (Sun)

Over $800 in Cash Prizes

USATT 2-Star Sanctioned, Jan 18 & 19, 2020

 

Venue

Arkansas Table Tennis Academy, 15716 MacArthur Dr., Unit C, North Little Rock, AR  72118.

Sponsors

Stuttgart Animal Clinic (Stuttgart, Arkansas) by Edward & Mary Henkel, DVM

Officials

Director/Referee:  Mike Lauro (CR/CU), and other club umpires.  (Call/text Mike 501-291-3142)

Equipment, Conditions

3 ITTF/USATT-approved tables (JOOLA 3000SC, Donic Waldner Classic 25); JOOLA Prime ABS White Plastic Ball; Red tournament flooring; high ceilings; fluorescent lighting 600-800 lux.

Rules

All USA Table Tennis rules apply. Except as otherwise noted, matches are best of 5 with games to 11. 2-minute warm up before matches.  Primary clothing color must not be white.

Eligibility

Open to all players.  Non-members of USATT may play with the purchase of a $20 playing pass.  USATT membership fees are as follows: Adult (Age 18>):  1-Yr/$75, 3-Yr/$210, 5-Yr/$325; College full-time:  1-Yr/$45; Junior (Age 17<):  1-Yr/$45 $45, 3 Year $125; Household: 1-Yr/$150 (2 adults, any number of children living at same address); Lifetime $1,300.  If you purchase a membership through ARKTTA for this tournament, USATT lets us keep a 10% commission to invest back into the academy.

Note:  USATT Ratings as of the tournament deadline will be used for event eligibility.

Events


Estimated

Start Times


Proposed Format


Awards


Livestream

Saturday, Jan 18, 2019:  U3200 Team Tournament with Max Prize Money of $400

1.  10:00 am - Team Giant Round Robin:  Entry fee is $100 per team.  Limit 6 Teams of 2 or more players.  Each team plays a tie against the other teams in the format of 2 singles, 1 doubles, 2 singles.  Doubles pair combined rating must be U3200. IMPORTANT:  For team criteria of more than 2 players, visit tournament web page at  www.arktta.org for details.

Note:  Prize money is adjusted for the 5 teams entered: 1st - $160, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $80, 4th - $40, 5th - $20.

2.  4:00 pm (or after Team event ends):  Double Elimination Event

Entry fee is included in Team entry, otherwise anyone can play for $10.  Instead of giving a prize to the winner, there will be a random drawing for a prize to be determined.  For each match you win you will get 2 entries into the drawing.  For each match you lose, you will get 1 entry.  Prize is to be determined.

3.  6:15 pm (may start during the double elimination event to save time):  JOOLA Mini Table Challenge (Livestreamed on ARKTTA Facebook)

Each match is 1 game to 21, and you must win by 2.  Serves will be 2 x 2.  You can use your own paddle.  But the tables will be JOOLA mini connect tables (regulation height, equal in size to 1/4 of a regulation table), and the ball will be an oversized JOOLA Elephant Ball.  Those who enter this event will get a pack of JOOLA Paddle Cleaning Wipes while supplies last.  First place gets choice of JOOLA glue kit, or large JOOLA spray cleaner and cleaning sponge.  Finalists get to keep a JOOLA elephant ball. There may be some other JOOLA swag thrown in depending on supplies on hand.

Sunday, Jan 19, 2019:  Open Singles Round Robin with Prize Money over $400

1.  9:30 am - Open Singles RR ($35):  Limit 18 with 6 groups of 3.  All advance to Division 1/2/3 RR in 2 groups of 3.  In each Div., top 2 in each group go to semi-final. Award Certificates and Prize Money for top 3 players in each division based on total entry fees for this event.  Div 1: 1st/$120, 2nd/$70, 3rd/$50.  Div 2: 1st/$50, 2nd/$40, 3rd/$30.  Div 3: 1st/$30, 2nd/$20, 3rd/$10

2.  4:00 pm or after Open Singles ends:  Hardbat Singles Round Robin

Hardbat rules are different from regular USATT event rules.  The main differences are described below and can be found online at http://hardbat.com/hardbat.html.

1. You need to play with an approved hardbat paddle (I have 2 of them at the academy that anyone is welcome to use)
2. Matches will be best 2/3
3. Games will be to 21 points instead of 11 (still have to win by 2)
4. Serves will be 5 x 5.
5. The ball will white in color, and will be 38mm celluloid ball

3.  6:15 pm (may start during the double elimination event to save time):  JOOLA Mini Table Challenge (Livestreamed on ARKTTA Facebook)

See description above. 

Note:  Matches must be played for award of cash prizes which may be adjusted based on entries. Live streaming of some matches will be done on Facebook.  The JOOLA Mini Table Challenge matches will be livestreamed on the ARKTTA Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/arktta.org/

Deadlines

For Saturday Events:  Register by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 17.  No late fee.

For Sunday Events:  Register by 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 18.  No late fee.

Check-in 20 minutes before event.

Food & Door Prizes

Light snacks, bottled water, sports drinks for sale.  Free use of hot/cold water dispenser. Restaurants in 2 miles:  Subway, Jim’s Razorback Pizza, Smoke Shack Bar-B-Q, Waffle House, KFC, McDonald’s, Taco El Madero’s.  Door prizes will be given away throughout both days.

Practice

Practice Friday 6:00-8:00 pm; Practice/registration on Sat/Sun at 9:00 am.

Updates

For tournament updates, check your email or visit www.arktta.org.

Donations,

Thank You!

Donate to our PayPal Giving Fund: http://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/3690307 to support our tournaments and programs, including youth development, coaching camps, and fundraisers.

Register

Register and pay online at Omnipong.com. See Entry Form for more options. Call with questions.

Buy a Gold Plan

  • 4 hours individual lessons per month
  • Unlimited group training, open play, robot, and league
  • Discounts on Extra Individual Lessons
  • Starting at $102/month for Adults
  • Starting at $85/month for Youth/Senior/Para

Buy a Silver Plan

  • 2 hours individual lessons per month
  • Unlimited group training, open play, robot, and league
  • Discounts on Extra Individual Lessons
  • Starting at $68/month for Adults
  • Starting at $51/month for Youth/Senior/Para

Buy a Bronze Plan

  • 1 hour individual lesson per month
  • Unlimited group training, open play, robot, and league.
  • Discounts on Extra Individual Lessons
  • Starting at $42.50/month for Adults
  • Starting at $30/month for Youth/Senior/Para

Buy an Open Play Plan

Unlimited Table Tennis, Low Monthly Fee

  • Adults:  $20/month
  • Youth, Seniors, Para: $15/month
  • Unlimited Open Play
  • Robot or Group Training:  $10 per visit
  • Robot + Group Training:  $15 per visit
  • League:  $25 per season

Pay-As-You-Go Plan

Flexibility Without Monthly Payments

  • Adults:  $60/1-Hour Lesson
  • Youth/Seniors/Para:  $40/1-Hour Lesson
  • Open Play only:  $10 per visit
  • Robot or Group Training:  $10 per visit
  • Robot + Group Training:  $15 per visit
  • League:  $25 per season
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