Category: Sanctioned Tournaments Sanctioned Tournaments
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:

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.

$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:


A Singles

B Singles

C Singles

D Singles


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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