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CONTENTS USA Table Tennis Magazine US OPEN 2014 Volume 85, Number 4

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FEATURES The Plastic Era Begins................................................................................ 12

US Open...................................................................................................... 24 Youth Olympic Games............................................................................... 32 Bobrow........................................................................................................ 34 100 Day Countdown................................................................................... 36 Tim Boggan In His Own Words - Todd Sweeris..................................... 70 Ping Pong for Fighters............................................................................... 72 Wally........................................................................................................... 76 FEATURED VIDEOS by Jimmy Butler.................................................. 79

COACHING Know How: Timo Boll Topspin by Manabu Nokagama........................ 40

Boost Your Game by Samson Dubina...................................................... 46 Pushing Change of Direction by Larry Hodges...................................... 47 Tips of the Month by Carl Danner........................................................... 48 Get Over the Fear Factor by Steve Hochman......................................... 49

Tournaments Local and National Tournamnets............................................................. 50 USATT AND OTHER NEWS Editors......................................................................................................... 9 Chairman’s Report.................................................................................... 10 USATT Annual Giving Campaign............................................................ 12 USATT National Rankings . .................................................................... 58 USATT Ratings ........................................................................................ 60 USATT Tournament Schedule ................................................................. 66

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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Steve Hopkins and Marie Hopkins Conimicut Point Press 6 Kennedy Drive Conimicut Village Warwick, RI 02889 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR* Andrew Horn 719-866-4583 Andrew.Horn@usatt.org *Print Copy Purchases, Rating and Rankings Questions

PRINTER USA Table Tennis Magazine is published bimonthly. It is the official magazine of USA Table Tennis (USATT), a Class “A” member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Doru Gheorghe (interim) HEADQUARTERS STAFF Doru Gheorghe, Chief Operating Officer Deborah Gray, Finance Director Joyce Grooms, Membership Director Andrew Horn, Administrative Assistant and Ratings EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Jim McQueen (Chair), Ross Brown, Ty Hoff, Steve Hopkins, Tom Poston, Andrew Horn (Staff Liaison)

CONTRIBUTORS FOR THIS ISSUE CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Mike Babuin, Adam Bobrow, Tim Boggan, Sheri Soderberg Cioroslan, Carl Danner, Samson Dubina, Larry Hodges, Steve Hopkins,

From the Editors: Rapids, Plastics, and Railstation GRAND RAPIDS 2014 The 2014 US Open ended with a flurry. Upsets and surprises highlighted Mens’ Singles. The Women’s title and a clean sweep of the three Open Doubles titles all went to Japan. Another great event -- Thank you Grand Rapids for an amazing week! US Open coverage begins on page 24. THE NEW PLASTIC BALL There aren’t many sports with as much focus on equipment as we have in table tennis. From tensor sponges to tuning solutions to pip lengths, ours is a sport with a great deal of variation -- so much so that many try very hard to tailor ther perfect combination of equipment to their style. 2014 is going to be another year of change to the table tennis equipment landscape. We are now transitioning from a celluloid table tennis ball to a

poly/plastic ball. This issue will contain additional information and articles about the new balls and the upcoming transition. RAILSTATION USATT has launched a brand new online membership management system called RailStation. Members now have a personal membership profile and you can update your information and renew your membership online. Soon, the system will expand to allow for online tournament sign-ups, realtime ratings, match history by events, club-level management and local outreach, and even recreational player memberships. If you haven’t set up your online membership profile yet, visit USATT.org. Greetings from Rhode Island, Steve and Marie Hopkins, Editors

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CHAIRMAN’S BLOG

by Michael L. Babuin, PhD, Chairman USATT Board of Directors Much discussion still circulates the forums and message boards regarding the new plastic ball requirements unleashed by ITTF for international competitions that ITTF hosts. These changes truly only affect our national teams at this time whereas they are the ones competing in international events. As such, USATT has received a lot of requests from top athletes to migrate towards the non-celluloid ball for events at the US Nationals in order to allow competition time for national team members using a similar ball composition as they will experience at (for instance) the North American Olympic team trials or any world ITTF events – including cadet and junior events. USATT is cognizant of these requests and the basis for them from our elite athletes and at the same time we are aware that the non-elite segment of USATT tournament participants have significant concerns with switching to the new ball at this time, especially in light of the still general unavailability for purchase in the United States. That coupled with the short lead time between now and the US National Championship to buy non-celluloid balls for practice, and having taken input from the membership into consideration, USATT will be taking the following approach to balls used at the 2014 US National Championship in Las Vegas. 1. USATT has an existing contractual agreement to use Nittaku balls for the US Nationals and US Open through December of 2015. We will be honoring and maintaining that commitment by using Nittaku balls in December at the Nationals. 2. USATT will be using the noncelluloid Nittaku ball for the events that affect the US National Teams – Men’s Women’s Junior’s and Cadet 10

teams. Our Technical Director and acting CEO Doru will specify which events this pertains to on the US National Championship entry form. Please note that Nittaku non-celluloid balls are easily identifiable by a 40+ designation on the printed lettering and logos of the new balls. If you do not see a + symbol – it is not the new ball. 3. Non-Elite events at the US Nationals that do not affect one of the National Teams referenced above, (rating events) will continue to use the celluloid Nittaku Premium ball (again per our ball contract to use that brand). This approach will allow non-elite tournament players to practice for the US National rating events (and most age events) using the same ball that you are used to, and which is widely available to purchase for practice leading up to the championship. 4. As retail supplies of the new ball become available in forthcoming months leading into the new year, USATT will once again evaluate the situation and make an informed decision moving forward prior to the 2015 US Open. We do anticipate by next year, non-celluloid ball supplies will be readily available in the USA. Preliminary reports on testing of the new Nittaku non-celluloid ball suggest that the playing characteristics are closely aligned to those of the celluloid Nittaku Premium 3-star ball. Once supplies increase and availability is no longer an issue, testing by our general membership can take place freely and frequently with opinions reported accordingly on blogs, forums, and message boards as is the custom for all table tennis products. For any questions on the new ball, please see the attached frequently asked questions attached in the hyperlink or contact Doru at our National Office.

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There aren’t many sports with as much focus on equipment as we have in table tennis. From tensioned sponges to carbon fiber blades to pip and friction options, ours is a sport with a great deal of variation -- so much so that many try very hard to tailor the perfect combination of equipment to their style. As of July 25, ITTF has approved 20 new plastic balls (listed here alphabetically): Adidas 40+ Andro 40+ Buterfly 40+ Cornilleau P-Ball DHS 40+ Donic 40+ Double Fish 40+ Giant Dragon 40+ Hanno Joola Super-P Kinson 40+

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by Steve Hopkins 2014 is going to be another year of change to the table tennis equipment landscape. We are now transitioning from a celluloid table tennis ball to a new plastic ball. This issue will contain additional information and articles about the new balls and the upcoming transition. The effect of the new ball on the sport is uncertain at this point. However, you can expect to see adjustments in rubber top sheets, sponge, and bats. That is, just like the changes that immediately followed the move in 2008 from speed glue to non-VOC glues, and the changes necessitated by the ban on frictionless pips in 2008, and the widespread changes that accompanied the increase in the ball size in 2000, we can expect to see additional products and equipment options as use of the new plastic ball becomes the norm. For all of the equipment junkies out there - 2015 should be a year with all sorts of new options to try. As of July 25, there are 20 approved new plastic balls. Some of those new plastic balls have seams and some


do not. Some are made with a combination of different types of plastics. And just to make this all as confusing as possible, the new plastic balls vary in availability so celluloid balls are still to be used through the transition. We are likely to see some tournaments and events with celluloid and others featuring the new plastic ball.

WHAT IS “NEW” ABOUT THE MATERIAL IN THE NEW PLASTIC BALL ? Celluloid IS a plastic, so labeling the “old” balls as CELLULOID and the “new” balls as PLASTIC will be a bit of a misnomer. The most precise terminology would likely be CELLULOID PLASTIC and NONCELLULOID PLASTIC. The term POLY also appears regularly as a label for the new balls. This is likely because many of the common plastics have “poly” as a part of their names (polyethylene, polyvinyl, polypropylene, polystyrene, etc/etc). However, the new plastic balls will vary greatly in the plastic material or materials used and those may or may not include a plastic with “poly” as a part of the name. Bottom line - all of the balls, both old and new, are made of some form of plastic. However, as Table Tennis Nation moves forward, there has to be some recognized way to refer to the balls (calling something “new” only works for a while). Most of the references to balls in recent months have used the term “celluloid” when referring to the old balls and have used the term “plastic” (sometimes along with “poly” and “non-celluloid” and “new plastic”) in referring to the new balls. As USATT Magazine moves forward in our coverage of the transition, we also plan to refer to the new balls as PLASTIC and the old balls as CELLULOID.

SO WHAT ELSE IS “NEW” ? BIGGER: Table Tennis balls have always been allowed some variance in size. The average minimum diameter of the celluloid balls were to be between 39.6040.40 mm (and the manufacturers have generally produced balls near the lower end of that threshhold). The requirements for the new plastic balls are more precise and the result will be that the new ball will be slightly larger. The minimum average diameter of every the new balls must be between 40.00 mm and 40.50 mm, and there can be no deviation below 40.00 mm. ROUNDER: Balls have also always been allowed some variance in sphericity (variance in how round they are). The sphericity of celluloid balls were to be less than 0.35mm with the mean less than 0.25 mm. The new plastic balls will have sphericity levels of less than 0.25 mm with mean sphericity of less than 0.20 mm. IDENTIFICATION: The Stamp on the ball must include the following four components: • the ITTF approval or logo • the trademark or brand name • the inscription “40”, or “40mm” for celluloid balls • the inscription “40+” for noncelluloid balls • the name of the country

The new plastic balls will be identified with the inscription 40+.

WHY DO WE NEED A NEW BALL? Without getting into too much analysis of what has been said and published on the subject, celluloid as a material is instable and flammable and the production of the material may be more hazardous to

2014 is going to be another year of change to the table tennis equipment landscape. We are now transitioning from a celluloid table tennis ball to a new plastic ball. those producing it than many other comparable materials. Celluloid production is also on the decline (the most common uses today other than table tennis balls are musical instrument parts and guitar picks) so there may be future implications in the worldwide celluloid market as less of the material is produced. All of that said, it is clear that the ITTF has taken this opportunity to increase the size of the ball (however slightly). Further, testing of the new plastic balls appear to show, at least at this early juncture and with the limited varieties that have been reviewed, that the new material may spin less than the celluloid ball. As with many of the equipment changes in the past, the argument can be made that the new ball will slow the pace of the game and ultimately increase the length of rallies. Many consistently argue that these two things are of paramount importance to making table tennis more of a spectator sport. How the new plastic ball will affect the game remains to be seen. But the plastic era has begun. All pro events will be using the new balls by the time you are reading this article, ITTF junior events are transitioning very soon, and you can expect to see domestic tournaments using the ball in the near future.

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Plastic Balls Used at International Tournaments with Immediate Effect By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Earlier this year on March 10th, a communication was sent to all national associations advising the situation with regards to the introduction of the plastic ball. May we remind that plastic balls will be used at all events sanctioned by the International Table Tennis Federation, with immediate effect, from July 1, 2014. However, in order to facilitate the change as smoothly as possible, celluloid balls will be used at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and at four ITTF Junior Circuit events taking place after July 1, 2014 but before the commencement of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Four Exceptions The four tournaments, all part of the ITTF Junior Circuit, where celluloid balls may be used, between Tuesday July 1 and Friday August 15, are as follows:

• World Championships • World Junior Championships • World Cups (Men’s, Women’s and World Team Cup) • World Tour events including the World Tour Grand Finals • World Junior Circuit events including the World Junior Circuit Finals (except for the four specified tournament in 2014) • World Cadet Challenge • ITTF-Continental Championships and ITTF-Continental Cups

• 2014 Korean Junior and Cadet Open: Wednesday – Sunday 27th July

• Olympic Games including qualification tournaments

• 2014 Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open: Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th August

• Youth Olympic Games including qualification tournaments (except 2014 Youth Olympic Games)

• 2014 Guatemala Junior and Cadet Open: Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th August • 2014 El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open: Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th August 14

International Tournaments After Tuesday July 1, 2014 plastic balls will be used in the following events:

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Chinese Super League Two-Toned Ball by Patrick Tan, Courtesy of TableTennista.com The new plastic ball that will be replacing the old celluloid ball hasn’t received a lot of support from the table tennis community. Would a two-toned ball spark the excitement of fans? History will be made this year in China as the Super League will use a twocoloured ball for the finals. This is for people to enjoy more the sport. China Interactive Sports. The Chinese Super League will be making history this year as they will be the first one to use a two-toned ball in their matches. The finals of this season’s Chinese Super League will be held on August 7 to 10. Aside from the anticipation of which teams will battle in the playoffs, there is also an increasing excitement as to the ball that will be used. For the first time in history, a two-coloured ball will be used in a table tennis competition. Half of the ball is in orange while the other one is in white. It is manufactured by DHS. The reason behind this is that the organisers and

the Chinese Table Tennis Association would want ordinary fans to understand the sport more. With the use of the two-toned balls, the rotation will be much more visible during competitions and this will make fans appreciate the sport more. During this year’s World Team Championships, the Chinese Table Tennis Association has already submitted a proposal to the ITTF to use two-toned balls in competitions. Rotation is the greatest charm of table tennis. Using just one coloured ball would not allow people to appreciate this. Now, with this proposal, the table tennis sport will be getting one notch higher in terms of promotion. This also proves that the Chinese Team is sincere in their efforts to the further development of the sport.

... from Dimitrij Ovtcharov

Dimitrij Ovtcharov is an Olympic Medalist and World Top 5 Player

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Nittaku 3-Star Premium 40+ Balls by Larry Hodges Paddle Palace sent me one of the newly created Nittaku Poly balls, the 3-Star Nittaku Premium 40+, made in Japan. These are the plastic ones that will replace celluloid balls later this year in many tournaments. This ball is of special interest because it’s possibly the ball we’ll be using at the USA Nationals in December, as well as other USA tournaments. (There will also be a Nittaku SHA 40+ ball that is made in China, but it’s likely the Premium from Japan that might be used at the Nationals.) Why is this important to you? Because it’s likely these are the balls YOU will be using soon. Might as well learn about them and get used to them. I tried the new ball out on Sunday morning at MDTTC, hitting with Raghu Nadmichettu, Derek Nie, Quandou Wang (Crystal Wang’s dad), John Olsen, and Sutanit Tangyingyong. There was pretty much a consensus on it. Here are my findings, based on my play with it and comments from the others. The ball sounds almost exactly like a regular celluloid ball - no more cracked sound like many of the previous versions. The ball is extremely sturdy, almost unbreakable. Unlike a celluloid ball, you could press your thumb on it and there was little give. No soft spots. These balls will last forever until 16

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someone steps on it. The surface of the ball is slightly rougher than a celluloid ball. It didn’t have the powder that covers a new celluloid ball. It was seamed, but you could barely see it. The ball is heavier and slightly wider than the celluloid ones. I think to get rid of the crack sound they made the walls thicker. When you hit with it the extra weight is instantly obvious. I compared it to a 40mm ball, and it looks 40.5mm. That’s why they label it “40+.” It spins slightly less because of the extra weight and greater diameter. All shots initially have less spin - serves, loops, pushes, chops, etc. However, what spin you put on the ball tended to stay, as the extra weight allowed it to better overcome air resistance. At the same time the ball reacted to the spin slightly less, due to the extra weight. It was very easy to serve short with spin with it. I think this was because the extra weight meant the ball came off the racket slower when serving with spin. I did a bounce test, dropping it and a Butterfly 3-star next to each other. The poly ball bounced slightly higher every time. Even though it was technically faster on the bounce test, in rallies it played a touch slower, again presum-


ably because of the extra weight, and because the lower trajectory off the racket (due to the extra weight) made the ball cross the net lower and therefore bounce lower on the other side. One player in backhand-backhand rallies kept putting it in the net. The ball seemed especially heavy when looping, and a bit more difficult to spin. There was less loft - you had to aim slightly higher. Overall I found it a touch harder to loop against blocks, mostly because of the extra effort needed to overcome the extra weight. Counterlooping was easier, but the ball definitely felt heavier the more you backed off the table. But balls that might have gone off the end seemed to drop on the table like a rock. This was because even though the ball started with less spin than normal, the spin dissipated less, and so there was as much or more spin at the end than a normal counterloop. However, this was partially offset by the extra weight, meaning the ball reacted slightly less to the spin. It’s very easy to block with it. The ball could bring back the quickblocking game. But I think blockers with long pips are going to have trouble as the ball won’t return with as much spin. Part of this is because the incoming ball will tend to have less spin. I think hitting is about the same with it. Because there’s less spin it’s

easier for a hitter to hit against a loop. But because the ball tended to have a slightly lower trajectory, the ball bounced lower, which might even things out. When an opponent loops close to the table, there’s less spin with this ball than with a celluloid one. But as the looper backs off, the ball tends to come out spinnier since the spin doesn’t dissipate as quickly due to air resistance. (Remember that many players thought going from 38 to 40mm balls would favor hitters, but it was the reverse. And now we’ve gone slightly bigger.) When I first tried chopping, balls that normally would have hit the table kept sailing off. (I’m about a 2100 chopper, though I’m normally an attacker.) There was noticeably less spin. Then I hit with Sutanit Tangyingyong, a 2300+ chopper, and he had no such trouble. His chops were extremely heavy, though he said they’d be heavier with the regular ball. (I struggled to lift and to read his chops, and then realized something since I primarily coach these days, I haven’t played a seriously good chopper in well over a decade!) He concluded that the ball would favor choppers who vary their spin - his nospin chop with this ball was deadly - but choppers who rely on heavy backspin wouldn’t do as well. I realized afterwards that part of the reason I had so much trouble with his chopping is that his heavy chops, while

“My conclusions the new ball might affect players perhaps the equivalent of 25 ratings points at most. ” starting with less spin, kept the spin due to the ball’s extra weight, and so the balls were heavier than I expected. Also, lifting a heavier ball against heavy backspin is more difficult. My conclusions - the new ball might affect players perhaps the equivalent of 25 ratings points at most. However, that’s a 50-point swing, since one player might be 25 points better, another 25 points worse. (Note that 25 points means more at the higher levels. But at the lower levels, where 25 points doesn’t mean as much, it’ll affect play less as players are less specialized, and so it’ll come out about the same.) The ball is going to help blockers and counterloopers. It’s going to hurt long pips blockers, and looping against blocks. After the difficulty I experienced lifting against chops, I’m starting to think it might help choppers, the most surprising thing I found.

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Celluloid to Plastic, North American Training Camp Reveals Little Difference By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Grace Yang (right) was one of eight girls to attend the Training Camp in Photo By: Thorsten Gohl Rosemead, the home of the California Table Tennis Club, situated on the west coast of the United States provided the home for the recent highly successful North America Girls’ Summer Training Camp Proceedings commenced in earnest on Saturday 2nd August and after ten days of intense activity concluded on Tuesday 12th August. Coaches for the camp were Gao Jun and Emilia Gheorghe from the United States who lined up alongside Canada’s Duan Yongjun and Dave Jacques.

“Most importantly, the difference between the celluloid and plastic balls was not as big as we thought, the players adjusted very well to the plastic one.”

Players Eight players attended; Erica Wu, Amy Wang, Grace Yang and Laura Huang were present from the United States, whilst Michelle Liaw, Jiabao Liu, Justina Yeung and Alicia Cote travelled from Canada.

Practice Partners Provided “The California Table Tennis club provided sparing partners for the duration of the training camp, partners who helped raise the intensity and level of each training session”, reported Doru Teodor Gheorghe, Chief Operating Officer and High Performance Director for USA Table Tennis. “Physical training and multi-ball sessions were part of each day’s schedule.” Encouraging Feedback One item which was address during the sessions was the new plastic ball.

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“We used the new plastic ball, Double Fish and Nittaku 40+; the feedback received was encouraging, not a great deal of difference between the two, Nittaku was a bit heavier than the Double Fish” concluded Doru Teodor Gheorghe. “Most importantly, the difference between the celluloid and plastic balls was not as big as we thought, the players adjusted very well to the plastic one.” Adaptation Players adapt and those who adapt the quickest are those in their formative teenage years; nowadays playing to 21 points in a game, shielding the service with the free arm and using a 38mm diameter spherical object seems antiquated. It will soon be that with the celluloid ball.


... from Thomas Keinath Hello Fans and Table Tennis Friends! I hope you have rested enough and you are, like me, motivated for the next season. I have played the last few tournaments with the “old” ball quite well. I have been in Florida and at the US Open. In the U.S. Open I finished in third place in singles.    Now begins a new age with the new ball. I prepared last week with the German National Team in Dusseldorf on the new season. That was also my first experience with the new balls. We have trained with Tibhar balls. However, the quality of the balls was inconsistent. In each training session we had 15-20 balls broken. But in the future, the balls are sure to be better.     For each player there is a big change. For me, the ball often meets the edge of the raquet in counter top spin rallies. I have a feeling that the ball stops more on impact and slows in the air. The balls no longer jump as far from the surface of the table and the arch of the ball is more flat. The game is decided more by serve and return. In open rallies the ball is very difficult to control. The block often goes into the net or long. You must play closer to the table. Almost every player is experimenting with new blades and trying harder and softer rubber combinations. Everything is still very uncertain at the moment. The rubbers play faster with the plastic ball as well. I think the Chinese are far ahead of us again and have other coverings that react better with the plastic balls. Many surfaces slip a bit. The companies are on the right track, I think. Their surfaces have sponges that harmonize better with the new ball. It’s too bad that they are not using the seamless ball as much, as I think there is not much change to that ball compared to the celluloid balls. In the next few weeks I’m going to play some tournaments and then I will have more to share.

Keinath is a 2-Time US Open Champion Hallo Liebe Fans und Tischtennis Freunde! Ich hoffe ihr habt euch genug ausgeruht und seid,wie ich, wieder heiß auf die neue Runde. Ich habe die letzten Turniere mit dem alten Ball in Florida und die US Open noch ganz gut gespielt. Bei den US Open konnte ich den dritten Platz im Einzel belegen. Jetzt fängt eine neue Zeit an mit dem neuem Ball an. Ich habe mich letzte Woche mit der Deutschen Nationalmannschaft in Düsseldorf auf die neue Runde vorbereitet. Das war auch meine erste Erfahrung mit den neuen Bällen. Wir haben dort mit Tibhar Bällen trainiert. Die Qualität der Bällen schwangt jedoch noch etwas. In jedem Training sind ca 15 bis 20 Bälle kaputt gegangen. Aber in Zukunft werden die Bälle sicher besser werden. Für jeden Spieler ist es eine große Umstellung. Man trifft oft die Kante und haut beim Gegen Top Spin die Bälle vorbei. Ich habe das Gefühl, dass der Ball beim Aufschlag und Rückschlag mehr in der Luft stehen bleibt. Die Bälle springen bei den Aufschlägen nicht mehr so weit und die Bälle springen flacher ab. Das Spiel entscheidet sich mehr über Aufschlag und Rückschlag. Im offenen Spiel ist der Ball sehr schwer zu kontrollieren. Der Block geht oft ins Netz oder auch ins aus. Man muss mehr nach vorne spielen wenn man den Ball liegen hat. Fast jeder Spieler ist am rumprobieren mit neuen Hölzer und härteren und weicheren Belägen. Alles ist noch sehr ungewiss im Moment. Die Beläge spielen sich schneller ab durch den Plastik Ball. Ich denke, die Chinesen sind uns schon wieder weit voraus und haben andere Beläge die zu den Plastik Bällen besser passen. Viele Beläge rutschen ein bisschen. Firmen sind auf dem richtigen Weg. Die haben Beläge twickelt, die besser mit dem neuem Ball harmonieren. Ich finde es nur Schade, dass man den Ball nicht spielt ohne narrt. Weil bei dem Ball ist die Umstellung nicht so groß. In den nächsten Wochen werde ich paar Turniere spielen und kann euch dann wieder mehr berichten.

“Almost every player is experimenting with new blades and trying harder and softer rubber combinations. Everything is still very uncertain at the moment.”

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Which Ball Should I Buy ? by Kagin Lee Players have been asking this question, one that I find a little surprising: Which table tennis ball should we be practicing with? To me, the answer seems very simple, and I can’t imagine it ever being different: Practice with whichever ball will be used at the tournament you are preparing for. It seems so obvious, yet I often see players - including very good players - practicing with a ball that is different from the one that will be used at the competition. Even during the day of competition, I see players warming with an orange ball when the tournament ball is white. In my opinion, this is poor preparation. It might be a hassle to get the precise ball that will be used at the tournament, but you should be able to come close. At least use a ball that’s the same color, made in the same country, of the same construction, and now, made of the same material. (Ideally, you should be training in conditions as similar as possible - same type of table, similar flooring, time of day, altitude, etc. Some of these are hard to achieve, but getting the same type of ball shouldn’t be that difficult.) Tournament directors in domestic competitions have always been required to state the brand and color of the ball that will be used. Now they are also asked to clearly state whether it will be a celluloid or non-celluloid ball. But if you’re not sure which ball your upcoming tournament will be using, you need to ask them. If you play internationally, the ball that will be used is pretty much predetermined: ITTF Junior Circuit events prior to the Youth Olympic Games - Butterfly *** celluloid, usually white Youth Olympic Games - DHS *** celluloid, probably white

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ITTF Junior Circuit events after the Youth Olympic Games - Butterfly 40+ *** non-celluloid, white ITTF World Tour events - DHS 40+ *** noncelluloid, white North American Championships - Double Fish 40+ *** non-celluloid, white World Championships - Butterfly 40+ *** noncelluloid, almost certainly white What about U.S. Tournaments? Tournament directors can choose any approved ball as their tournament ball, and both celluloid and non-celluloid balls are approved. In theory they could even use ball X for some events and ball Y for other events. I cannot predict which ball a particular tournament director will choose, but put yourself in their shoes: If you were a tournament director, and you wanted to maximize player attendance, which would you choose? At the moment, most US players are still using celluloid at their clubs, and it would be somewhat risky for a local tournament director to host a tournament tomorrow using non-celluloid balls. Noncelluloid balls are not sold by all major brands yet, and bulk cheap non-celluloid practice balls are even harder to find. Things will probably change as the availability of non-celluloid balls improves. One more question that people ask: Should I buy balls from auction sites or department stores? To that I respond: If you were a ball manufacturer that produced several different grades of balls, where would you send your best ones - to the person running online auctions, to the department store, or to the specialist table tennis store?


Sean O’Neill is a 5-Time U.S. Men’s Champion

... from Sean O’Neill 1) The AP ball without a seam sounds really plasticy and it makes it tough to almost take it seriously. The ball loss quite a bit of spin on each bounce.

with a nice path on strong shots. That was one of the downsides when we went to 40 from 38 that there was more arc on almost all shots due to wind resistance.

2) The Double Fish ball 40+ plays relatively similar to the DHS 3 star celluloid balls I use in my basement. Less spin and speed but flight path isn’t that far off. I believe this is what others felt when trying the latest versions with passed ITTF muster.

Final thought, after watching Jimmy Butler come back, I can see how much fun he is having competing again. Considering how great the Nittaku Premium 40+ balls play, I think playing some tournaments would really be a blast. I really wouldn’t have to change my game at all to return. )

3) The Nittaku Premium 40+. Two words - “Game Changer.” (Edits: When I say Game Changer I mean that Nittaku has figured out how to make a ball that play very similar if not better than the current celluloid balls. Yes, better than the current celluloid balls. A truer bounce a more stable flight path and a cooler matt finish. The 40mm balls in my basement have all started to get glossy from 15 hours a week of lessons over the last year. I don’t see this happening with the new material that the Nittaku Premium is using. I told Tahl that it reminds me a little of the old 38mm balls

a) Really round, others have noticeable wobble b) Different matt finish. I don’t think these will get glassy with age c) Spin doesn’t dissipate. Really true flight paths. d) Structurally Solid. No soft spots at all. Feels if the walls are thicker than other 40+ e) Sounds good, no hi pitched plastic sound f) Texture very noticeable. This makes for truer bounce especially on spin shots g) Durable. These things are gonna last big time.

More Resources And Information “Plastic balls - Q&A” by Dr. Torsten Kueneth (ITTF Equipment Committee)

New 40+ Table Tennis Ball FAQ on Facebook by Ping Pong Depot

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The 2014 US Open ended with a flurry. Upsets and surprises highlighted Mens’ Singles. The Women’s title and a clean sweep of the three Open Doubles titles all went to Japan. -- Another great event has come to a close. Thank you Grand Rapids for an amazing week!

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TAO LEADS THE WAY IN GRAND RAPIDS

Top Seeds Fall, Japan Sweeps Doubles, And Grand Rapids Does It Again

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Photos: (above) Open Winner Tao from China, (right top) Japan’s Ueda and Oya, (right middle) Fujii from Japan (right bottom) US Women’s Team and US Team Member Tim Wang photos by Steve Hopkins


Tao Wenzhang faced Cheng-Ting Liao in the quarterfinals of the U21 Men’s event and was swept 3-0. But that match may have been the wakeup call for Tao as it was his only loss of the tournament. In fact, Tao would redeam himself with a 4-2 win over Liao in the eighths of the Open. Tao didn’t dominate the Men’s Open Event, but his workhorse performance with a series of hard-fought wins lead him all the way to the title. After defeating Michael Hyatt in the Round of 32, none of his matches were sweeps. He defeated Samson Dubina 4-2, then Liao 4-2, the Bob Chen 4-2. And then, as if saving his best for last, he defeated 2-time Champion Thomas Keinath 4-1 in the Semifinals, and Japan’s Jin Ueda 4-1 in the final. While Tao was working his way through his half of the draw, two Japanese players were causing havoc on the other half. Hidetoshi Oya upset twotime defending champion, Zhen Wang of Canada. And in the next round, Oya fell to countryman Ueda. On the women’s side, top seed Li Xue plowed her way through her half of the bracket losing only two games on her way to the Finals. While the other half was won by Japan’s Yuko Fujii who won her three matches 4-3, 4-3, and 4-2. In the end, however, Fujii got the better of Xue winning a series of close games to pull out a 4-1 victory. The Japanese dominated the doubles events with Japanese teams finishing both first and second in Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Grand Rapids once again played host to the event. The facility and the hotel were great, local restaurants welcomed our participants and fans, some of the locals came to watch, the media ran stories about the event every day. We all owe a special thank you Grand Rapids and to the local arrangements committee and all of those who rolled out the red carpet for us (again) in Michigan.

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Krishnateja Avvari was the only player seeded in the Top 10 in the Junior Boys event who made the semifinals. The other three semifinalists (Yang XinYang, Zhu Jiajun, and Chen Ruichao) were all seeded outside of the top 20. This isn’t uncommon, as many strong international competitors play in the US for the first time as juniors. Zhu defaulted to Ruichao and Yang XinYang defeated Avvari. XinYang went on to defeat Ruichao in the final. The Cadet Event had a little more conventional result with Top Seed Kanak Jha defeating 5th seed Jack Wang in the final. Kanak was dominant in the event, losing only 3 games in six matches. Jack Wang was equally impressive, losing only two games on his way to the Final.

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The Junior Girls’ event went almost as scripted. Lily Zhang entered as the top seed and finished first. Prachi Jha entered as the second seed and finished second. Crystal Wang and Angela Guan rounded out the semifinals (Guan lost to Jha, and Crystal Wang lost a close 3-2 decision to Zhang). Similarly, the Cadet Girls’ result was just as expected. The top four seeds finished 1-4 (in order) with Crystal Wang taking top honors over Amy Wang. Grace Yang and Diang Jiang were the semifinalists.


And More ... International Presence at the Open Canadian participants won ten events. Japan took five first places including four of the Open titles (three doubles titles and Women’s Singles). Ecuador is the only other country with more than one title. *The US took top prize in 52 of the events this year. Impressive Results David Sakai won five events (O65 Men and four Doubles events). Jim Butler won five events (O40 and four Classic events).Charlene Liu of Maryland won four events (O40 Women, O50 Women, O60 Women, and 60 Womens Doubles) - She also finished second in O30 Women.

US Open Highlight Video

Youth Highlighted In Photos

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Jim Butler Tops Four Classic Events at 2014 US Open The Classic Events have generated interesting story lines for many of the major US tournaments of the last few years. Often a mixture of hardcore classic “specialists” including Filipino Lihadores and old-school hardbat players with those who are primarily sponge players but who are drawn to the competition. This year’s events were dominated by Jim Butler (three time Men’s US National Champion and current US Team member) and Eric Owens (former US team member and Men’s US National Champion). Butler won four events: Hardbat, 040 Hardbat, Liha Sandpaper, and Open Sandpaper. Owens finished first in Hardbat Doubles, and finished as runner-up to Butler in three events. Classic Singles Events Hall of Famer John Tannehill added to the list of Who’s Who in American Table Tennis that advanced to the elimination rounds. Tannehill upset third seed Wei Qui to advance. In the elimination rounds, Jeff Johnston defeated Adoni Maropis and then fell to Butler. And Eric Owens defeated Tannehill before finishing as runner-up to Butler. The Owens/Butler battle repeated itself in both open sandpaper events - both matches with the same result. Neither was easy however, Butler won the Open Sandpaper 17,16,-18,-19,21 and won the Liha Sandpaper 19,-19,23. Dan Seemiller finished second to Butler in the 040 Hardbat. Steven Claflin outlasted Homer Brown in a battle of the top two seeds in the U2000 Hardbat. Top seed Kenny Mock defeated Lim Ming Chui in the O60 Hardbat. Alan Estill defeated Claude Creel in the U1500 Hardbat. And USATT Board Chairman took the U1700 Sandpaper title with a 2-0 win over Stephen Creel. Classic Doubles Events The finals of Hardbat Doubles matched the top two seeded pairs. Eric Owens and James Therriault pulled the slight upset to defeate Jiaqi Zheng and Bin Hai Chu 2-0. The O50 Hardbat Doubles title went to top seeded Larry Hodges and Jeff Johnston who outlasted second seeded Gregg Robertshaw and Oscar Santelices.

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Jim Butler

2014 CLASSIC EVENTS AND RESULTS Hardbat: 1st Butler, Jim; 2nd Owens, Eric Hardbat Doubles: 1st Owens, Eric & Therriault, James; 2nd Zheng, Jiaqi & Chu, Bin Hai O40 Hardbat: 1st Butler, Jim; 2nd Seemiller, Daniel U2000 Hardbat: 1st Claflin, Steven; 2nd Brown, Homer U1500 Hardbat: 1st Estill, Alan; 2nd Creel, Claude O60 Hardbat: 1st Mock, Kenny; 2nd Chui, Lim Ming. O50 Hardbat Doubles: 1st Hodges, Larry Bruce & Johnston, Jeff, 2nd Robertshaw, Gregg & Santelices, Oscar Liha Sandpaper: 1st Butler, Jim; 2nd Owens, Eric Open Sandpaper: 1st Butler, Jim; 2nd Owens, Eric U1700 Sandpaper: Babuin, Mike; Creel, Stephen


For Full Results Click Here 1 Men’s Singles Tao, Wenzhang China 2 Women’s Singles Fujii, Yuko Japan 3 Men’s Doubles Oya, Hidetoshi & Mizuno, Yuya 4 Women’s Doubles Kitaoka, Eriko & Nemoto, Riyo 5 Mixed Doubles Ueda, Jin & Fujii, Yuko 6 U21 Men’s Singles Liao, Cheng-Ting Taipei 7 U21 Women’s Singles Tsuchida, Mika Japan 8 O30 Men’s Keinath, Thomas Slovakia 9 O30 Women’s Li, Tzu-Ying CA 10 O40 Men’s Butler, Jim TX 11 O40 Women’s Liu, Charlene Xiaoying MD 12 O50 Men’s Seemiller, Daniel R. IN 13 O50 Women’s Liu, Charlene Xiaoying MD 14 O60 Men’s Seemiller, Daniel R. IN 15 O60 Women’s Liu, Charlene Xiaoying MD 16 O65 Men’s RR Sakai, David MD 18 O70 Men’s RR Hicks, H. Richard IN 19 O70 Women’s RR Kaminsky, Barbara VA 20 O75 Men’s RR Hicks, H. Richard IN 21 O75 Women’s RR Brin, Harriet R. CA 23 O80 Women’s RR Hughes, Phyllis Rash IL 25 O40 Doubles Oak, Niraj & Subonj, Viktorian 26 O50 Doubles Sakai, David & Seemiller, Daniel R. 27 O60 Men’s Doubles Sakai, David & Seemiller, Daniel R. 28 O60 Women’s Doubles Liu, Charlene & Kaminsky, Barbara 29 O60 Mixed Doubles Sakai, David & Sakai, Donna 30 O65 Men’s Doubles Sweeris, Dell Arthur & Sakai, David 32 O70 Men’s Doubles Hicks, H. Richard & Marcum, Jerry 33 O70 Women’s Doubles Kendall, Gail & Kaminsky, Barbara 34 O75 Men’s Doubles Hicks, H. Richard & Marcum, Jerry 38 Junior Boy’s Yang, XinYang NJ 39 Junior Girl’s Zhang, Lily CA 40 Junior Boys Teams NJTTC 1 NJ 41 Junior Girls Teams USA-B CA 42 Cadet Boy’s Jha, Kanak CA 43 Cadet Girl’s Wang, Crystal MD 44 U13 Boy’s Nie, Derek MD 45 U13 Girl’s Wang, Amy W. NJ 46 U11 Boy’s Chen, Pin-Chung CA 47 U11 Girl’s Xiong, Yee Lam Isabelle Canada 48 U9 Boy’s Zhou, Jayden NJ 49 U9 Girl’s Giri, Swathi CA 50 U2600 Singles Huang, Zihong CA 51 U2400 Singles Mino Puga, Jorge Alberto Ecuador 52 U2250 RR Bockoven, Chase MA 53 U2100 RR Ho, Bryan Canada 54 U1950 RR Tseng, Ryan CA 55 U1800 RR Sugkraroek, Panu Canada 56 U1650 RR Zhou, Benita Canada 57 U1500 RR Zhou, Benita Canada 58 U1350 RR Durazno Tinizhanay, Sand Ecuador 59 U1200 RR Lamp, Jon WV 60 U1000 RR Lee, Nathan CA 61 U800 RR Wu, Xiao Kang PA 62 Unrated RR Zhang, MengYuan Vicki Canada 63 U4200 Doubles Subonj, Anna & Subonj, Viktorian 64 U3700 Doubles Shivajie, Quoc & Zhang, Grace 65 U3200 Doubles Jiang, Kenny & Zhou, Benita 66 U2700 Doubles Mendoza, Jasy & Mendoza, Neil 67 U2100 Women’s RR Oak, Anushka TX 68 U1800 O18 RR Sugkraroek, Panu Canada 69 U1400 O18 RR Rather IV, William Harry TX 70 Wheelchair Men’s Open Pattison, Eric WA 74 Hardbat RR Butler, Jim TX 75 Hardbat Doubles RR Owens, Eric & Therriault, James 76 O40 Hardbat RR Butler, Jim TX 77 U2000 Hardbat RR Claflin, Steven IL 79 O60 Hardbat RR Mock, Kenny CA 81 Liha Sandpaper RR Butler, Jim TX 82 Open Sandpaper RR Butler, Jim TX 83 U1700 Sandpaper RR Babuin, Mike NC Events Concluding in Round Robin 17 O65 Women’s RR Sakai, Donna MD 22 O80 Men’s RR Bickerstaffe, Ron Canada 24 Over 85 RR Taxman, Royal WI 72 Standing Men’s Open RR Leibovitz, Tahl NY 78 U1500 Hardbat RR Estill, Alan NY 80 O50 Hardbat Doubles RR Hodges, Larry Bruce & Johnston, Jeff

Ueda, Jin Japan 10,-10,7,8,7 Li, Xue France -9,8,8,11,1 Ueda, Jin & Morimoto, Kohei Fujii, Yuko & Tsuchida, Mika Oya, Hidetoshi & Amano, Yu Geng, Shupeng CA Li, RuiNi CA Awadallah, Sameh NY Liu, Charlene Xiaoying MD Law, Joe Canada Li, Tzu-Ying CA Shapiro, Vladimir MA Livshin, Bella CA Chu, Bin Hai FL Livshin, Bella CA Chui, Lim Ming NJ Ukapatayasakul, Bill CA Brin, Harriet R. CA Theil III, Martin J. PA Hughes, Phyllis Rash IL Brin, Harriet R. CA Shapiro, Vladimir & Chu, Bin Hai Chu, Bin Hai & Therriault, James Sranko, Ladislav & McAfee, Richard E. Sweeris, Connie Mae & Sakai, Donna Sweeris, Connie Mae & Sweeris, Dell Arthur Chui, Lim Ming & Duan, Changping Ukapatayasakul, Bill & Inui, Tadao (Tom) Rhinestine, Judith & VanTubbergen, Kathleen Theil III, Martin J. & Bickerstaffe, Ron PA/Canada Chen, Ruichao MD Jha, Prachi CA SVTTC 1 CA USA-A CA Wang, Jack NJ Wang, Amy W. NJ Liu, Victor CA Liao, Ivy Canada Kumar, Nikhil CA Sung, Rachel CA Raghavan, Aneesh CA Tan, Emily CA Liu, Dan CA Rousseau-Emond, Vincent Canada Joshi, Nachiket MA Kuo, Patrick CA Subonj, Anna TX Tan, Angie CA Jain, Sahil CA Innamuri, Pruthvi CA Giri, Swathi CA Huang, Miranda CA Mo, Emily CA Balasubramanian, Balak CA Delgado, Luis FL Wu, Nathan & Wu, Tinglei Jiang, Kenny & Liao, Ivy Knapp, Fred & Likic, Stefan Raman, Sruti & Innamuri, Pruthvi Liao, Ivy Canada Tang, Haine PA Hsu, Francis MI Van Emburgh, Jenson WI Owens, Eric IL Zheng, Jiaqi & Chu, Bin Hai Seemiller, Daniel R. IN Brown, Homer G. AL Chui, Lim Ming NJ Owens, Eric IL Owens, Eric IL Creel, Stephen IN 4-0 2-1 2-0 5-0 3-0 3-0

Kaminsky, Barbara VA Miller, Al L. CA Brin, Harriet R. CA Chui, Lim Ming NJ Creel, Claude IN Robertshaw, Gregg & Santelices, Oscar

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40 DAY COUNTDOWN TO THE 2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES by Lily Yip US Junior Team Training in China and Korea Lily Zhang and Krish Avvari will be representing the United States in the 2nd Summer Youth Olympics Games in Nanjing, China on August 16-28. As a part of National Team programs, the YOG Team and I as coach, travelled to Shanghai, China for training at the 2014 ITTF Youth Olympic Games Training Camp for ten days. This camp was World Class and we were fortunate to have World Champions Jorgen Person from Sweden, Wang Li Qing and Liu Guo Zheng from China and the famous Chinese Coach, Li Xiao Dong leading the camp. The Chinese Training partners were all members of the Chinese National Youth Team . After ten days of training, Lily Zhang and I participated in the “Korea Open”. Lily Zhang had a great tournament beating a few world class players from Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Of

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course all of the credit goes to the USATT, CTTA and ITTF for a great training camp in Shanghai , China before the tournament. Lily Zhang performed very well and made it to the final in Under 21 Girls event. After the Korean Open, we continued our journey and left for Japan to participate at the Japan Open. Unfortunately, Lily Zhang got sick during the tournament and didn’t play well. After Japan we returned to the US and Lily may not had enough consistent training at home and she didn’t play very well in the US Open. On July 20, the US Team returned to Korea for the 2014 ITTF Korea Junior & Cadet Open in Yeosu, Korea . Prachi


YOG VIDEOS: Jha played very well. This may be because she had went to Japan to train with the Japanese National Junior team for ten days before the tournament. Prachi beat the number one seed, Park Seri from Korea and reached the finals of the Under 18 Junior Girls event.

Krish Avvari and Lily Zhang

After the Korean Open we went to train with the Dongsan High School Team in Daejeon, Korea .This high school is the National School Championship Team, five of their players are on the Korea National Team. One boy was the Cadet Boy’s Singles Champion and one of their doubles teams got to the Junior Boys Doubles finals of the Korean Junior and Cadet Open. Their playing level is higher than all of our US Team members. I wondered how could one high school team be better than our US team? One small country with only 22 million people can produce the 1988 Olympic Goal medalist and the 1992 & 1996 Olympic Bronze medalists? I found out that many schools including Elementary, Middle, High Schools and even their colleges have table tennis teams . There is a lot of competition between the schools as well. The children who are on the table tennis teams have to go to school in the morning, and practice table tennis in the afternoon after their classes . They train at least five hours every day until 9:00pm. The Korean players work very hard and do a lot of physical training. The coaches say a great physical condition will make your footwork faster and your game will be much better. They jump higher, run faster and have better balance than our US players.

Lily Multi-Ball Training

Krish In Action

The Korean people are very conservative. Their kids always work hard and have discipline. Most of their kids have to finish their high school before going on to professional teams or the Korean National Team.

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Sacrifice By Adam Bobrow I recently saw a video of pigeons playing ping pong. They didn’t use paddles, a net, regulation table or proper serves … but each pigeon was rewarded for getting the ball past their opponent by being allowed to eat. This got me thinking. Talk about some real motivation! What if a player was raised to only be allowed to eat once that player accomplished a certain goal… say, WINNING? Of course this would be abusive, inhumane and a reportable crime. It might result in a very unhealthy and angry athlete or even 34

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worse. At the same time, it might create an athlete who NEEDS to win and learns to do it by necessity. In certain countries, table tennis is the meal ticket for a family to break out of poverty. The way a family in the US that is poor and has a child who is an extraordinary basketball player might put all of its hopes and dreams into that child on the chance that that child will go to the NBA, make tons of money and move the family to a better area and a better life… that’s the way table tennis is in certain countries.


And while the contracts we hear about in the NBA are often over much larger sums of money than in table tennis, there is still a very handsome living to be made in table tennis around the world… true professional players. As a writer, I have often written about the importance of having fun and how winning isn’t everything. I still believe that, but then again, I am just a guy who enjoys playing a lot. Do I want to win? Of course! But if I think it would really determine my income, my professional future, there might be a drastic shift in the effort I put in to be the best player I can possibly be. Having recently been to World Teams Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo, the China Open, the Korea Open and Japan Open, I was able to watch the best players in the world from Asia, Europe and all over come together to train and compete at the highest level. I was pretty blown away by the stamina and condition of these players. Six-packs everywhere, strong athletes with legs like boxers walking around and I even saw Chuang Chih-Yuan do counter looping and footwork drills back and forth for 45 MINUTES just before his match just to WARM UP!?!?!?! I can do a footwork drill or looping the ball hard for about 1-2 minutes before I have to throw in the towel and rest for a while… but then again, I am not a professional player and he is. So is motivation the missing ingredient to creating champions? Well, there could definitely be more motivation for players to continue improving and working to stay at the top of their game after they graduate high school but it’s a complicated issue many people are working on. Motivation is one of many factors but so is access to high-level training, abundance of competition and high-level practice partners. The fact that we have two women

born, raised and trained in the bay area who are in the world top 100 right now should offer hope to many players to realize that with enough hard work, we can do some pretty amazing things. After all, we have access to some great training here in the US. That being said, there are a ton of players who would love to be the best in the world and for some period of time, are determined and willing to work hard for it. To be the best or even close, it comes at a price. Some of the greatest players in history would choose a different life if they had it to do over again. They sacrificed a lot of their childhood, free time and missed out on other experiences. But anytime you take an opportunity you’re missing out on other opportunities. At the same time, many if not most of the best players in the world love that they put in the effort and are very excited to have made it to where they are today. One thing they all seem to have in common is their incredible work ethic, drive and the fact that they really focus, practice hard day in and day out… and that they make sacrifices to be the best. One of the toughest regrets to have is knowing that you didn’t give it your best shot. If you know what you want, make it happen and know that sometimes the greatest accomplishments take great sacrifice. Author Can Be Stalked At AdamBobrow. com

Author Can Be Stalked At AdamBobrow.com

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ONE-HUNDRED DAY COUNTDOWN 100-Day Countdown to Change in the ITTF’s Presidency ARTICLE SERIES BY SHERI CIOROSLAN

20 Days - Didier Leroy Says It Takes “Real Passion” to Be a Competition Manager 21 Days - Cai Zhenhua Commits ATTU to Helping ITTF Achieve P5 Goal 22 Days - The Gift of Braking and Changing Focus 23 Days - ITTF’s Museum Curator Chuck Hoey Preserves Our Heritage 24 Days - Shahrokh Shahnazi Promotes ITTF’s P5 Plan, Even to the IOC 25 Days - Alison Burchell Hopes to See the ITTF Become the Best Integrated IF 26 Days - André Damman Has 70 “On September 1, Years of Table Tennis Experience 27 Days - Christian Veronese Germany’s Thomas Describes ITTF Marketing Weikert will become Strategies and Successes the ITTF President. 28 Days - Media Chair Arne Adham Sharara will Madsen Calls for More Networking and Cooperation assume the newly29 Days - Karl Jindrak Draws created role of Chair.” on Playing Days to Improve - See “100 Days” Competitions 30 Days - Commonwealth Chair Alan Ransome Expresses Praise for ITTF 31 Days - Tony Kiesenhofer Has Ideas for the ITTF’s “Top 5 in All We Do” Initiative 32 Days - Tim Boggan Provides “A Summing Up (of sorts)” 33 Days - Anders Thunstrom Discusses ITTF’s Marketing Dynamics 34 Days - Khaled El-Salhy Thanks the ITTF for Supporting the African Continent 35 Days - Bruce Burton Will Ascend to the ITTF’s Executive Committee in September 36 Days - Table Tennis Has Taught Ariel Hsing How to Persevere 37 Days - Alan Abrahamson Encourages the ITTF to Think Big and Go for “Top 5” “If you work closely 38 Days - Sean O’Neill Looks to Collaborate with National with the youth, you Associations also work with the 39 Days - Ian Marshall Feels future of our sport.” Privileged to Do What He Loves 40 Days - Leandro Olvech Keeps - Mikael Anderson in His Promise to Work with Passion “67 Days” for the ITTF 41 Days - Masahiro Maehara Values Friends Made Along His Journey 42 Days - Cherif Hajem Ruminates on More Than a Half Century of Service 43 Days - Khalil Al-Mohannadi 44 Days - Shi Zhihao Is Committed to Making TT More Popular 45 Days - Steve Dainton Summarizes the ITTF’s Marketing Strategies 36

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Tribute to His Father 79 Days - Origination of the 100-Day Countdown 80 Days - Interview with ITTF’s Deputy CEO Glenn Tepper 81 Days - Interview with Adham Sharara: Growing Pains 82 Days - Growing Pains in the ITTF 83 Days - 59 Editions of the World Table Tennis Championships 84 Days - The Origination of the World Table Tennis Championships 85 Days - Accomplishments during the Sharara Era 86 Days - A Review of the ITTF’s First Five Presidents 87 Days - Striving to Be Ranked in the Top 5 in All We Do 88 Days - Interview with Vladimir Samsonov 89 Days - ETTU’s Ronald Kramer 90 Days - President but Most Importantly Table Tennis Player 91 Days - Table Tennis in the Top 5, ITTF in the Top 5 92 Days - An Optimistic Approach, Dreams Can Become Reality 93 Days - Innovation and Change, the Golden Age and the Millennium 94 Days - A Challenge to “Table tennis, once Beat the Best, All You Need is Application known as ping pong, 95 Days - Keeping Pace with was considered a Technology, Commentary ‘Jewish sport’ until the Needed advent of the Chinese 96 Days - Growth in Membership Endorses Views of and Japanese world Founder President champions in the 97 Days - The Japanese 1950’s. The first men’s Character, Stronger from Adversity world singles and 98 Days - How the Ravages doubles champion, of War Inspired the Beloved Dr. Roland Jacobi of Hikosuke Tamasu 99 Days - Why Tokyo Hosted Hungary, was Jewish the ZEN-NOH 2014 World and he was succeeded Team Championships by a long list of co100 Days - a series that features the past, present and future of religionists.” the ITT - See “75 Days”

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Know How: TIMO BOLL HIS TOPSPIN by Manabu Nakagawa, Publisher of Table Tennis Report, Courtesy of Butterfly

Focus on one of the main reasons for Timo Boll’s ongoing success among the top players in the world — even his world rank no.1 – is for sure his excellent topspin technique on both sides. “Both sides” in this case does not refer to his spectacular change of hands during rallies, but rather the heavy topspin play the left hander brings flawlessly to the table. The number of players using both forehand and backhand for powerful topspins has increased a lot over the last years. Timo Boll has been doing this all along so he can be considered a prototype for this style. That is why we have asked Timo to sit down with us and demonstrate his technique on his famous topspin play. So sit back and enjoy the demonstration and have fun trying for yourself! 40

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Bolls two main techniques on answering topspins In professional table tennis, a lot depends on a player’s ability to o answer offensively to topspins. With Timo Boll, we can see two distinct techniques. First we have the slower and heavier topspins – often on short push from the opponent. On the other side there is the fast and hard topspin played on an opponent’s topspin.

following gallery shows Timo staying offensive and reacting with his own topspin. His focus is mainly on speed rather than spin. We will have a more detailed look at his technique later on.

Pattern 1: Playing against a spinny topspin The following pictures demonstrate a pattern that is fairly typical to Timo Boll. After pushing back the shot from his opponent and allowing him to attack first, Timo waits in the open stance in order to answer with his own topspin. This technique is all about reading the opponents’ spin.

“Many non-professional players might think this is extremely difficult. But even if the technique differs slightly from shot to shot, there are some tipps that everyone can follow. If you practice this technique, it’s quite easy to learn all of a sudden.” -- Timo Boll Forehand Topspin on Heavy Rotation Pattern 2: Playing against fast topspins Important for modern table tennis is not only the ability to answer opening topspins, but also to respond to a fast topspin of the opponent. The

Let’s look at the exact movement when Timo Boll plays his topspin on heavy rotation. We pay special attention to the angle of the racket and the direction of the stroke. Pictures say more than words.

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Things to Observe in the Shot For Timo’s Topspin, he pays attention to moving the racket from the back to the front, mostly avoiding vertical movement as best as possible. The stroke is then supported by turning of the hip and wrist.

“Hitting the ball at the highest bounce is very important, it makes it easier to control the spin. Do not try to hit against the ball, but stroke it on the upper quadrant. Crucial is the timing: not too early, not too late.”

Backhand Topspin on Heavy Rotation If we take a look at the following picture gallery, we see Timo Boll answering topspins with his backhand:

Things to Observe in the Back Swing It is crucial to increase the distance to the table right after returning the serve to have enough space in order to play a topspin. As a lefthander, you move your left leg back to the right, keeping the upper body a bit flexed forward and turn the body and arm sideways for the swingback.

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The Swing Back

In pictures..

Timo Boll imagines the shot and tells us: “After returning the serve, I try to step away from the table to have more room to move, keeping the upper body tightened and a little flexed forward. During the swing back I keep the elbow elevated, turning a bit to the side and flex the wrist inwards until the tip of the racket points directly at me.” “If one does not full pull through the shot with determination, it becomes very hard to deal with the rotation of the opponent’s shot. Especially on the backhand topspin this is crucial in order to produce enough momentum” Boll adds. Let’s look at the swing back

Hitting Fast Topspins with the Forehand Answering a fast topspin with your own fast shot is a skill which every professional players has to have. This technique requires fast on-the-fly thinking and is considered to be very difficult to execute. With the following examples of Timo Boll, it might just seem a bit easier to practice this technique. Let’s look at the next two galleries, demonstrating the shot. As usual, pay special attention to the racket and upper body of Timo.

The Shot At the shot itself, one hits the ball in front of the body, powering it from the lower arm and wrist. The perfect shot come from the balance between good stance, the angle of the racket and the position of the upper body as well as perfect timing. After the swingback, the Düsseldorf player aims for the upper left quadrant (as a lefthander) and deliberately keeps the racket closed. “In comparison to the forehand technique, I try to hit the ball much earlier, during the up-bounce.”

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The Swing Back Timos base stance includes an open racket, held in front of his body, keeping tension in the upper body. Then he pulls his body and hips just a little to the right and swings back – more to the back than down.

“The shot already has enough speed, I only focus on executing the movement properly.”

“The swing back is much shorter against fast shots – just to save time”

The fact of the matter is: Do not be afraid of the shot and practice makes perfect.. Fast Topspins Answered with the Backhand Often, it is much easier to deal with a fast topspin using the block shot. With that technique you cannot produce power yourself and more often than not – you are reduced to the passive role. So it makes sense to be able to answer that shot with a backhand topspin as well. Let’s look at Timo and his technique:

The Shot The speed is what makes the shot controllable in the first place. In order to produce high speed, there is by design very little spin on the shot. That makes it much easier to deal with and allows a player to use the power against the opponent – once you are comfortable to deal with the power. “The whole trick is to simply focus on your own movement and ignore pretty much everything else. At first, just aim for the other side of the table, do not try different placements.” After the swingback, Timo Boll uses a short and explosive movement, hitting the upper part of the ball. The timing once again is essential: Hitting the ball on the up-bounce, and keeping the racket closed. “I only support the shot with my lower arm and wrist, only “guiding” the ball back to the table. Important again is to close the racket and hit “OVER” the ball, not against it.” 44

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Comparison between the two techniques

The Swing Back

The difference is best spotted in the swing back and racket stance.

Timo focuses on these points: • • • • •

Keeping the racket closed and the elbow up Do not bend the wrist too much Focus on a secure stance to increase stability Focus the ball Hit the ball early on the up-bounce

The Shot

Against Loop Spin

Against Fast Spin

Against Loop Spin

Against Fast Spin

Because there is not much spin on the ball, you need to hit it a bit upwards, so it will not hit the net. This is the main difference to the loop-spin mentioned above. “After the swing back, I try to hit the ball early and lift the racket a bit to the top, keeping a stable stance throughout. It is very important to guide the lower arm and wrist towards the other side of the table.” The more one practices the shot, the more stable it gets. It makes it easier to try out the counter-topspin in a competitive match. It will get much easier in time, Timo knows this from experience.

Have fun practicing! (Translation of the Japanese original text to German and editorial adaptation by Frank Völler. Translation into English by Sebastian Hallen)

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Boost Your Game By Samson Dubina In table tennis, there are ten common training methods – drilling with a training partner, serving practice, robot training, multiball training, practice matches against a variety of opponents, video analysis of your own game, video analysis of top players, physical training, mental training, and tournaments on a regular basis. I will talk briefly about the first four and then show you a short video demonstrating each of those elements of training. If you have a good training partner who is available to drill with you on a daily basis, I would recommend spending a large percentage of your practice time doing drills. Drilling can help you to develop stronger footwork, fix bad habits, learn to watch your opponent’s racket better, and become more consistent. During drills, you don’t need to worry about the score and you can be more “self focused” on your own game. There are many different types of drills, I’m just going to name a few types – systematic (a set pattern), semi-systematic (somewhat random pattern), totally random, drills starting with a serve, and open ended drills (start in a pattern then progress to game situation). Doing drills does have a disadvantage when playing with your coach because he can’t easily see behind you, so it is difficult for him to properly see your footwork and grip. However, doing drills has a huge advantage over playing games because you can focus on your weak points, strong points, and any other specific areas. Serving practice is one of the fastest ways to improve your game. For this type of training, you just need a table and some balls. You should be try to improve the amount of spin, the type of spin, the depth – short or very fast as a surprise, the height – keeping all of them very low, and your ready position following after the serve. If you have a table at home, you should be practicing your serve at least two to three times per week. One of the disadvantages of serving practice is that it is really only targeting one aspect of your game; in order to fully move up a level, you need to improve all aspects of your game. One of the huge advantages of serving practice is the convenience factor. For example, many players spend hundreds of hours per year traveling long distances to the

nearest table tennis club for practice, traveling to a coach’s house for lessons, or traveling across the country to tournaments – these things are all good. However, practicing your serve at home is a very efficient use of your time and can really benefit your tournament play. I would recommend training with a Newgy RoboPong 1050 or 2050 robot on a regular basis. When playing with a robot, you can do systematic or random drills targeting each aspect of your game – looping, smashing, blocking, pushing, serve return, and footwork. The only disadvantage is that the same ball is not being returned so the quality of the ball coming back to you might be slightly different than in a real game. The advantages are that the robot never misses and can be used in the convenience of your home. Also, when doing robot drills, your coach can walk around the table and view your stroke from every angle. Multiball training is another way to improve your game. If you have a coach who is competent at feeding multiball, this can be a great addition to your regular training routine. The disadvantage is that the coach can only see your game from one angle. The main advantage is that your coach can make each drill harder or easier than a regular game. For example, during an average footwork drill, the ball returns to you after 0.9 seconds on average – this is the normal timing for a player looping at close range. In multiball, the feeder can give the balls at a lower or higher frequency making the drill much easier or much more difficult. Also, the feeder can give other variations that aren’t possible using a single ball in drilling. So which training method is the best? You should use all the methods listed above so that you can keep your practice sessions interesting and challenging. If you have an elite training partner available, then focus much of your time on drills and multiball when he is available. If you don’t have access to elite training on a daily basis, then I would focus more of your time on robot training, serve practice, physical training, and video analysis. At least twice per week you should play matches to test your game and evaluate your progress.

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Pushing Change of Direction By Larry Hodges, TableTennisCoaching.com Far too often players make two mistakes when pushing. First, they push to the backhand over and Over and OVER. Second, early in their stroke they aim their racket where they are pushing, usually to the backhand, in an apparent attempt to make it absolutely clear that once again that is where they are pushing. This is a great collaboration with your opponent, but not a good way to win. First, let’s review what makes a good long push. It normally should be quick, low, heavy, deep, and wide. (Exceptions: sometimes you no-spin push as a variation, so it doesn’t always need to be heavy; and sometimes you push quick to the middle so the opponent has to decide whether to use forehand or backhand.) But there is one other important element last-second changes of direction. If you aim your racket to the opponent’s wide backhand, he’ll likely react to that and prepare for a deep push to the backhand. If, at the last second, you change and quick push to the

wide forehand, you’ll likely cause havoc for your opponent as he makes a last-second lunge for the ball. Ironically, this is especially effective against players with strong forehand loops, the very players you would normally not push to the forehand against, since they are often edging toward their backhand side, looking to forehand loop from that side. At higher levels, players push short more often, especially when returning a serve. If your opponent serves short backspin, instead of just pushing it short, why not aim to his backhand, and then at the last second drop it short to the forehand? Again, this causes havoc, and in this case you aren’t challenging your opponent’s a forehand loop. Moving in to return a short ball to the forehand takes time, so why not try to trick your opponent into anticipating the ball coming to the backhand, and watch as at the last second he lunges in for the short ball to the forehand? Moral: Don’t just be pushy, be deceptively pushy!

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COACHING

Tips of the Month

Emergency Chops

by Carl Danner

(Tip of the Month: July) If you feel a rally getting out of hand, it may be time for an emergency chop. Plant yourself as best as you can, and shift your weight forward while sending the ball back as low as possible with underspin. This shot can confound even very good opponents, or at least slow them down to let you get back into position. You will need to get a feel for this shot in practice rallies. Throw it in against a variety of different balls and see what works.

The Death Struggle Blocker (Tip of the Month: August)

Of all the frustrating opponents to play, perhaps the worst is the blocker who uses some kind of funny grip, stance, and/or rubber to return everything you hit. Often, such players lack recognizable strokes, which makes it all the worse when they defeat your polished technique. Defeating these players requires an attitude adjustment. Really, what they are is defenders, with (perhaps) a modest capability to attack. They score off your errors and footwork mistakes, but not from any offense they can mount consistently. At the same time, because of their defensive posture they are quite good at returning many of your attacking shots. So here’s the plan. First, determine a pattern of shots that you can always make, comfortably, and which your opponent cannot attack successfully. These might include, for example, a series of pushes or soft counters, or maybe some soft, deep loops for more advanced players. This becomes your baseline strategy that you must be willing to use all day (even literally), without much risk of an error on your 48

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part. Then, you need to find one set play that you can use from that baseline pattern to hit a winner. Chances are it will be some kind of forehand against a loose ball, but backhands can also work. With both tools in hand, you play your baseline strategy for as long as it takes to set up your preferred winner. Then, you do it again and again and again. A final key is that you must be willing to “reset” if you try the winner and it comes back. Rather than flailing at a second shot, just go back to your baseline strategy and start again. This patient, low-risk strategy turns the tables on the death struggle blocker. You become as comfortable as he is playing long points. The difference is, you have a weapon and he doesn’t. It make take a while, but the points should begin to pile up. The pressure of this approach can also lead the blocker to take more chances and attack himself, in which case you will have taken him out of his comfort zone and into yours.


Get Over the Fear Factor

By Steve Hochman Those of us with limited time or limited resources generally maximize our training sessions by practicing our strengths in order to increase our confidence and level of play in matches. For offensive players who receive periodic lessons, that translates to multi-ball drills, serve and attack exercises, as well as other drills that simulate real game situations. The key is to find ways to manipulate the opponent until we can finish the point with our best weapons. This is pragmatic use of training time. And, most offensive players realize that the player who gets the first workable attack is at a huge advantage. And therein lies the problem. When we play an offensive player that’s the next level higher, we feel that we MUST get the initial attack at all costs out of fear that their weapons are superior. We are scared they will attack first, so oftentimes we force our attacks and commit too many unforced errors. I’ve fallen into this trap and have also been on the receiving end of free point after free point as a lower player self-destructs out of fear of my attack. After a match where I got a game from a 2400+ rated player, the player graciously gave me advice afterwards. He said if I hadn’t gone for so many stupid, desperate attacks, I might have gotten

another game or two. When I asked him what happens when he plays a 2800 level player, he just smiled and said “I get it…it’s the exact same thing.” It’s clear that we should continue to practice ways to get our attacks into the game, but they should be workable attacks, not forced. That means eliminating the fear of our opponent’s attack. We have to practice blocking and relooping attacks from higher rated players. The speed and spin from these players is likely higher than our own, but we must learn to return their best weapons. If this means spending money to have someone fire high caliber loops at us, it seems like a wise investment. One of my students was an average basement player when I started with him, but I taught him to return my loops fairly early in his training. I started by looping within a small target area about 8 inches on each side of the centerline (see diagram). Later I expanded the target area to about 15 inches on each side of the centerline and eventually I could hit anywhere. Once this student learned to block my loops regardless where they landed, he was on his way. He now has absolutely no fear of my attacks and he challenges me regularly. So go practice your offense…but learn how to return your opponents attacks so you don’t rush your own.

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USA Tournament Results Zaman TTC Open Westminster, California June 28, 2014 Under 1500 RR, Tony Kovacs Steve Galm Under 1400 RR, Rohan Kumar Daniel Treigherman Under 1200 RR, Rohan Kumar Daniel Treigherman Under 1800 RR, Kenneth Seiple, Anh Quoc Duy Nguyen Under 1600 RR, Tony Kovacs Stanley Gene Frisbee Under 2100 RR, Sherwin Afshar Scott Malek Under 1900 RR, Thanh Tran, Ken Trinh Open Singles RR Lennart Wehking Zaman Molla Under 2400 RR, Shivam Kumar Alexander Salcido Rockwell Summer Tournament Cedar Rapids, Iowa June 28, 2014 Under 1000 RR, Ritesh Manchanda Leah Duerksen, Ken York Jarol Duerksen Under 1500 RR, Mike R. Baldwin Dylan Garland, Teddy Nguyen Andre Gallet Open Singles RR, Noi Sackpraseuth Ying Xin Fu, John Oros, Kevin Nabity Under 1700 RR, Meng-Yu Wang, Josh Chung, Thai Phan, Brandon McCalley Over 3000 Doubles RR, Arnold Kompaniyets / Victor Brown, Jon Augspurger / Roger Miller, Kevin Nabity / Amalkiran Patkar, Noi Sackpraseuth / Nathan Adamson Under 3000 Doubles RR, Josh Chung / Shane Skvor, Dongwang Liu / Lingquan Zhang Zhancai Huang / Yin Yu, Tom Kisler / Neil Hancock 2014 BTTC Summer Open Bellevue, Oregon June 28-29, 2014 O- 55 years RR, Larry S. Chinn Raymond Lock, Casey Fung Linda Fung Handicap Singles RR, Ting-Chung Cheng, Brian Chia, Sophal Pouv 50

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Shavkat Karimov Under 2800 Doubles SE, Haohan Wang / Michael Greenbaum, Ting-Chung Cheng / Xiuling Su, Larry S. Chinn / Donna Wilder, Eric Chin / Philiip Phung Under 2150 Singles RR, Naoki Kanatsu, Chad Su Under 1450 Singles RR, Shavkat Karimov, Larry S. Chinn, Christopher J. Hegstrom, Bill Sampson Under 1850 Singles RR, Chad Su Sophal Pouv Under 1200 Singles RR, Larry S. Chinn, Christopher J. Hegstrom 30 + Under 1650 RR, Donna Wilder Hyun Ook Ryu Under 2350 Singles RR, Wucheng Tao Brian Chia BTTC Special Singles RR, Naoki Kanatsu Christian Solomon Hoang Ngo, Donna Wilder Under 1350 Singles RR, Larry S. Chinn, Bill Sampson, Shavkat Karimov, Alexandra Dimitrova Open Singles RR Naoki Kanatsu Brian Chia

Under 4200 Doubles RR, Christian Solomon / Gregory J. DiMarco Naoki Kanatsu / John P. Ochsner Wucheng Tao / Tommy Chung Shavkat Karimov / Alexandra Dimitrova Under 1700 Singles RR, Ben Burke Michael Greenbaum, Lucy Tu Haohan Wang Under 1550 Singles RR, Ben Burke Shavkat Karimov Larry S. Chinn Alexandra Dimitrova Under 1950 Singles RR, Naoki Kanatsu Michael Greenbaum 2014 Manor Giant Robin Results ::: A Division - $ 400 Jishan Liang, $ 250 Nazruddin Asgarali B Division, $ 300 Frank Yingze Xie, $200 Ramon Barrera C Division , $ 200 Scott Badillo, $ 150 Josiah Hine Thanks to Manor Church and Butterfly North America and to all the volunteers especially Rich Heo , Lester Putt , and Bob Cogley


Dana Point Open Dana Point, California July 20, 2014 U/1850 RR: Kamran Azimzadeh, Tony Kovacs Under 2100 RR: Scott Malek, Amanda Malek U/1550 RR: Tony Kovacs, Hau C. Nguyen Under 2250 RR: Amanda Malek, Vic Truong U/1350 RR: Henry Wong, Michael Vaden JR 15&U RR: Amanda Malek, Michael Vaden O/40 U/1650 RR: Tony Kovacs, Art Akopyan

tian Gao U - 12 Singles RR: Ethan Du, David Ye U - 16 Singles RR: Gladwin Wong, Ethan Du O - 50 Singles RR: Suyan Tang, Gregory J. DiMarco O - 60 Singles : Steve M. Ma, Martin Jagodensky Open Doubles: Xiang Jing Zhang / Theodore Tran, XinXu(Anthony) Zhao / Bo Wang U - 4200 Doubles: Kenji Koretsune / Naoki Kanatsu, Bernardo Iturriaga / John P. Ochsner U - 3200 Doubles: Andrew Leadbeater / Michael Greenbaum, John P. Ochsner / Johnny Ochsner Jr.

2014 SPTTC OPEN Bellevue, Washington July 26-27, 2014 Open Singles RR: Xiang Jing Zhang Hao Guo Women’s Singles: Bo Wang , Sherry Shi Under 2550 RR: Theodore Tran, Jason Shim Under 2400 RR: Maoxi George, Wang Lester Lee Under 2250 RR: Valeri Kim, Frank Liao Under 2100 RR: Ivy Liao, Vince Mioduszewski Under 1950 RR: Edward Kuo, Tigran Gyonjyan Under 1800 RR: Yuan Sheng (LEX Liu Mehran Shariati Under 1700 RR: Linda Zhang, Chris Caffee Under 1600 RR: Abhi S. Sivaprasad, Tom Hibbitts Under 1500 RR: Ranjitha V , Vladimir Farber Under 1400 RR: Nick Dotson, Christopher Rho Under 1300 RR: Grace Hongyue Wang Phuong Nguyen Under 1200 RR: Diana Kuo , Kent Ma Under 1100 RR: David Ye, Shavkat Karimov Under 850 RR: Brandon Dean, Xue-

LATTA Open July 2014 Los Angeles, California July 26-27, 2014 Under 1000 RR: Sergio E. Villegas Jeffrey Yee Under 1400 RR: Dik Cheung, Ronald McPherson Under 1200 RR: Sergio E. Villegas, Victor Grubsky Under 1600 RR: Kai Lee, Danny Diaz Over 60 RR: LeRoy (Lee) L. Kondo Kai Lee Juniors U-15 RR: Alan Xian, Jeffrey Yee Under 1850 RR: LeRoy (Lee) L. Kondo Peter Bunya Under 1750 RR: Thomas Koh, Lifeng Jia Under 3650 Doubles: Peter Bunya / LeRoy (Lee) L. Kondo, Kenneth Tananan / Eng Soedjono Under 1950 RR: Albert Shiau, Dean K. Vuong Under 2050 RR: Luis Reyes, Cristine Lockwood Under 2250 RR: Kevin Li, Renny Gong Under 2150 RR: Scott Malek, Duc Loi Under 2400 RR: Tuan Dai Le MD, Mohamed A. Baddar Zaman TTC Open Westminster, California August 2-3, 2014 Under 1400 RR: Tim Chen, Clayton

Kjos Under 1200 RR: Tim Chen, Keyla Arellano Under 1800 RR: Mark C. Wood, Brian Bui Under 1600 RR: Luis M. Crescitelli, Richard Simon Under 2100 RR: Scott Malek, Ray Shak Under 1900 RR: Prakash Prasai, Emma Finney Open Singles RR: Bob Chen, Thilina Piyadasa Under 2400 RR: Nicholas Tio, Tung Pham LATTA Open August 2014 Los Angeles, California August 9, 2014 Under 1000 RR: Jeffrey Yee, Jeffrey Wolff Under 1400 RR: Khachatur Beshlikyan, Ming Chan Under 1200 RR: Jeffrey Yee, Kevork Barmaksezian Under 1600 RR: Roger Watkin, Khachatur Beshlikyan Under 1750 RR: Saul Weinstein, Jeremy Winton Over 60 RR: Stuffy Singer LeRoy, L. Kondo Under 1850 RR: Saul Weinstein, LeRoy (Lee) L. Kondo Under 2050 RR: Sonny Walla, Craig Burton Under 1950 RR: Craig Burton, Sonny Walla 2014 Knoxville Secret City Open Gold Dollar Upset Tournament Oak Ridge, TN August 2nd, 2014 Championship: 1st John Mar, 2nd Richard Sanders Class A: 1st Brandon Koh, 2nd Daniel Ng Class B: 1st Randal McMillan, 2nd Evan Zhuo Class C: 1st Thien Lai, 2nd Ben Chen

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SVTTC Butterfly Open By Angela Guan On the weekend of May 24-25, Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club hosted its first official USATT tournament. Approximately 165 players participated—a mixture of children and adults of all ages—and even more attended to cheer the players on. From a two-year-old toddler to a 100-year-old senior, the club was filled with a multitude of people playing, cheering, and chatting as the tournament progressed. In a variety of styles, players put all their effort into the game, players attacking, choppinganddefending, playingwith pips, penhold, shakehand, and more. As the first USATT tournament hosted at SVTTC, newcomers played at their local club and experienced the motivating and competitive atmosphere. In the friendly and fun environment, spectators cheered on the players as joy, laughter, and enjoyment filled the air. The SVTTC Butterfly Open promoted the sport of table tennis for the community and succeeded as a result of great teamwork. For those planning this first tournament, they did not know what to expect, and with teams of volunteers supporting one another, great teamwork and team spirit was exhibited. On the eve of the tournament, the team of coaches cleaned the building and prepared everything until 3am. Less than six hours later, the crew returned for the tournament. As the events kicked off, athletes, parents, and friends flooded into Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club. But in order to keep everything moving, many individuals had been working rapidly behind the scenes. From beginning to end, Steven Wang and YinyingDong ran almost every part of the tournament. Thankfully, groups of volunteers also pitched in to help. Under the guidance and instructions of umpires Yelena Karshtedt and Kenny Mock, several children served at the control desk, managing the tables, events, and announcements. Using a unique way of handling the tournament, the two umpires guided the volunteers as they helped keep the tournament moving. Though there were conflicts, struggles, and difficult situations, each person supported one another, demonstrating excellent teamwork and team spirit. Entering the crowded and excited club, one could hear claps, cheers, and calls of victory. Amidst the friendly and fun environment, children raced about with joy. There was cheering from spectators as well as joy, laughter, and sport enjoyment in the air. For many of the adults and children, a USATT tournament held in their own club gave them a convenient opportunity to both participate themselves and experience the competition’s atmosphere. Furthermore, the SVTTC coaches as well as other highlyrated players would play in this tournament, allowing the chance to compete against these top players. On Sunday, when the Open Singles champion would 52

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be determined, people brought the occupancy of the club to an even higher number. By noon, matches occupied every table, and people crowded the club. Matches and competition had heated up the atmosphere, and volunteers worked fast and hard. Finally, Open Singles began with eight round robin groups of four each. Spectators filled the chairs and cheered on their favorite athletes. After the conclusion of the round robins, with some surprise wins and losses, the top two of each group advanced. Next, the round of 16 took place, eliminating half the players and advancing eight to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals comprised ShupengGeng, Victor Liu, Angela Guan, Weida Guan, Zihong Huang, RuiWang, George Siu, and KanakJha—all local Bay Area players. Crowds began to migrate around the two tables used for the open singles event, awaiting great matches to come. By the time the top four were determined, the four who advanced consisted of ShupengGeng, WeidaGuan, ZihongHuang, and KanakJha. Familiar with each other’s games, the twoloopersShupengGeng and WeidaGuan played a close game with rallies both close and far from the table. But the top seed ShupengGengprevailed and advanced to the finals. On the other side, KanakJha and ZihongHuang had been playing an even closer match, and intense rallies and shots


Photo: (l to r) Zihong Huang, ShupengGeng, KanakJha, Weida Guan; photo by Bruce Liu were exchanged between the two attack players. Though it had been very close, ZihongHuang defeated KanakJha and advanced to the finals. Crowds eagerly cheered on the top seed ShupengGeng from Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club as he played Indian Community Center’s Zihong Huang. Both ShupengGeng and ZihongHuang were both side attack players, and they had met several years ago in China. ShupengGeng looped on both sides but had a unique backhand style, and ZihongHuang used short pips on his backhand side. Everybody was ready to see who would be the Open Singles Champion of the 1st SVTTC Butterfly Open. When the match began, both players were ready and fought hard in great backhand to backhand as well as counter loop rallies. While some sat down to enjoy the great match, others stood up to cheer for their favorite player. The two finalists continuously rallied with one another until the deciding 7th game. Using all their power, spin, and speed, both fought hard, and the scores seemed to chase one another. Until the final point, crowds cheered immensely for their club’s ShupengGeng. At last, ShupengGengdefeated ZihongHuang 4-3 and became the Open Singles Champion of the SVTTC Butterfly Open! The spectators were delighted, and those from SVTTC were overwhelmed with joy. After the awards

and pictures finished, everyone went to congratulate the winner. Within thirty minutes after the finals, open play began when the members arrived as if it was any ordinary Sunday evening. Kids, coaches, and parents all helped to fold up chairs, move barriers, reposition tables, pick up trash, and clean the club. The tournament had been a great success, and the SVTTC Butterfly Open finally concluded with the help and support of many people. Results: OPEN Singles: 1st Place: ShupengGeng; 2nd Place: Zihong Huang; Semifinalists: Weida Guan, and KanakJha U150: 1st Place: Audrey Liu U300: 1st Place: Jennifer Li U700: 1st Place: Ethan Wang U1000: 1st Place: Kai Zarebhia U1300: 1st Place: Aayush Sahgal

U1600: 1st: Yongjun Liu U1850: 1st Place: Ryan Tseng U2200: 1st Place: Anthony Cha U2400: 1st Place: Shivansh Kumar U10Girls: 1st Place: Yourou Wu U10Boys: 1st Place: Henrick Zhang

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Pensacola Summer Open By LA Johnston

The Pensacola Table Tennis Club held its 14th Annual Summer Open on July 19, 2014. Our roster of 36 players in the Sanctioned Event and 13 players in the Novice Event traveled from the neighboring states of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia, and our most distant visiting participant from Vietnam. Father to Huang Nguyen (Heroking), Khao Nguyen stated he had a great time here and thanked us all for providing him with such a great experience. We were surprised with thirteen participants in the Adult Novice group this year. We proceeded to play two tables of six and seven players per group followed by a cross over play between the table winners for 1st and 2nd places. The winner is shown below but it should be mentioned that every one of their games went deuce. Doubles action once again proved exciting to watch, with 8 teams competing for the honors. In the he final match Tyler Hayes and Kenshi Mombokev from the panhandle area of Florida were barely edged out by Jonathan Campbell and Daniel Botta from Mississippi State University We didn’t have any advance notice of interest in Hardbat Action so that event did not happen this time. I was told by many that the ratings I looked up the night before were wrong. I assured them all that I had just looked up the information the night before and that I was sure they were correct but that in any matter, USATT will correct them when they get the reports and we had to go ahead and play with what we had. All agreed and the action continued. Recently I found out what the problem is. There are two ways to look up player ratings. One is probably the more widely used by simply doing a ratings search and typing in the last name of the player. When the information comes up, scroll down the list until you find the players information and rating. The other way is to use the Events tab and go to the Directors information and do a membership search by membership number or name. I have most all the players’ membership numbers and it’s easier to go to individual player information by doing this. Besides, they should have been the same information? But, I have discovered the information from each method does not match and I have reported this to USATT. The USATT Sanctioned Event saw many new faces at the beginner levels. We were delighted they decided to play with us and hope they will continue to visit our tournaments in the future. We encouraged all the advanced players to help the new faces to improve by giving helpful guidance to those accepting it. 54

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USATT SANCTIONED EVENTS: Open Division: 1st Willy Leparulo, 2nd Martin Del Vecchio, 3rd Dewey Arnette, 4th Daniel Botta Division A: 1st Richard Martin, 2nd Cedric Richardson Division B: 1st Ernest Armstrong, 2nd Torin Alter Division C: 1st Tyler Hayes, 2nd Esaias “Sai” Tinson Division D: 1st Keaton Lindsay , 2nd Chaozong Zhong Division E: 1st Vern Palmisano, 2nd Donnie McGriff Doubles: 1st Jonathan Campbell, 2nd Tyler Hayes Adult Novice: 1st Ricky Meek, 2nd My Tran Special thanks go out to our club photographer, Ron McClure, for his efforts in taking action videos during the tournament. See Ron’s Video (right). I would also like to thank Gil Baguinon for his help all day long and short videos and Facebook posts. The bulk of the photos can be viewed on the PTTC-Pensacola Table Tennis Club Facebook website. If you haven’t joined our membership of the facebook page, you should do so to keep informed as well.


Open Division Winner Willy Leparulo Campbell and Daniel Botta for helping take down while waiting for their ride. I want also personally to thank Gil Baguinon for organizing the Doubles event. Last, but certainly not least, is the very special gratitude we would like to express to our primary sponsor, the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and to Justin Pierce for providing us with a wonderful place to play. “It Starts in the Parks” is certainly right when it comes to table tennis activities. We are very lucky that they have provided us a home to play in.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ramcclure200/videos I would like to send out special thanks to those who helped set up and take down the tournament site. Ernest Armstrong for helping set up and take down. Gil Baguinon for helping all day long and helping take down. Jonathan

Stay tuned for news of our next event to be sometime in August. The Fricker Community Center fund raiser tournament for without them, we wouldn’t have a home to play in. So, everyone make your plans to come out and help us support our Host Facility.

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A New Marty Reisman Film

By Robert Palgon A new documentary about Marty Reisman entitled “Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler” is scheduled for release on August 1, 2014. The film will not be shown in movie theatres. It is a digital release that will be available on iTunes and cable. The trailer for the film can be viewed at this link: Watch: Exclusive Trailer for ‘Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler’ Captures the Final Years of a Forgotten Champion Four years in the making, the British producers of this 60 minute documentary say that this film differs from other films on Marty mainly due to the length of time they spent with him. They first filmed Marty in 2009 and continued to visit New York every year to film him up until he passed away in December, 2012. The film has been described by its makers as “a chronicle of the final three years of Marty Reisman’s life, a former international table tennis championturned-money player. Pursuing notoriety through his idiosyncratic lifestyle and motivated by his love of fame and Ping Pong, he inadvertently has to face his biggest fear: mortality. “Shot over three years, the film follows Marty - a complex mix of childlike excitement, eccentric narcissism and constant charm - as he negotiates between pride, the denial of old age, past defeats and the decline of his fame and fortune, as well as his devoted wife Yoshiko’s health, all while clinging onto the hope that his own life and career are just beginning to blossom. “The film’s observational style, combined with rare archive footage and interviews with key New York and London society characters such as Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson and eminent psychotherapist George Weinberg, work to tell the story of one of America’s greatest and most unconventional sports stars at a critical juncture in his life, whilst addressing the wider themes of mortality, immortality and the pursuit of legacy and legend.” I have not as yet seen the film, so I cannot comment whether in my opinion at least, the film does justice to Marty’s life. But in terms of the producers’ description above, I would only say that Marty did not first become an international table tennis champion and later turn into a money player. From his earliest playing days as a kid on the Lower East Side and for his next seventyodd years Marty always played matches for money. And as to his biggest fear being mortality, I never got

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Now Available On iTunes that impression. As the years passed, I would say his ongoing quest – not fear – was to demonstrate that he still had what it took … that he was uniquely capable of achieving things that others could only dream of. He, himself never questioned this, but he enjoyed the challenge of proving it over, and over again. Of course this is only one man’s opinion. Nearly everyone who was familiar with Marty had strong, often very divergent opinions about what Marty was really like -- and what motivated him. Perhaps each observer understood a piece of what made Marty tick, or maybe, just maybe, we imposed a narrative onto him that was more reflective of our own mindsets, than a reflection of Marty’s true being. Whatever the case, I hope that what comes across in the film is the overriding greatness of Marty’s spirit, his irrepressible sense of humor, his love of life, and his enormous courage to decide -- come what may -- to make the most of the time he was given on this planet. Anyone in the US interested in viewing the film itself can pre-order it now via iTunes by going to this link: http://bit.ly/1nfFVn0


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Li, Kewei Shi, Mingyu Zhou, Xin Zhang, Xiang Zhang, Kai Liang, Yonghui Provost, Damien Li, Bochao Kim, Jang Ho Yuan, Xiao Jie Zhuang, David Yong Geng, Shupeng Wang, Timothy Hugh, Adam Shi, Diwei Liang, Jishan Zhang, Jake Jha, Kanak Feng, Yijun Wang, Qing Liang Chen, Ruichao Li, Hangyu Han, Zheng Liu, Dan Zhang, Yi Chi Kashyap, Anal Shao, Yu Li, Cheng Guo, Hao Zhao, XinXu(Anthony) Butler, Jim Nguyen, Khoa Zhang, Yahao Li, Grant Huang, Jeff Eider, Cory Yang, XinYang Hazinski, Mark Chen, Yu-heng Chen, Bo Wen Pham, Tung Zhong, Zongqi (Henry) Huang, Zihong Xiao, Han Guan, Weida Chodri, Kunal Piyadasa, Thilina Landers, Michael Yamazato, Fernando Wang, Rui

About Ratings and Rankings These lists were compiled on 8/1/14 (ages are as of that date) and includes all tournaments processed through that date. Due to space limitations, a maximum of 3200 members are listed -- the list is based upon those who most recently competed in a sanctioned tournament. For a full list of ratings, please visit www. USATT.org. This document may not be reproduced without prior written permission of USA Table Tennis. Copyright 2014.

Think you’ve been left out by mistake? Email ratings@usatt.org Ratings Questions? You can now search for all your results online at www.usatt.org. Should you have any ratingsrelated questions, contact Andrew Horn, USATT Headquarters, 4065 Sinton Road, Suite 120, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. To find out your rating if you cannot access our website, send a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your name and the date of your last tournament. You may also contact us at 719-866-4583 or by e-mail at ratings@ usatt.org. How are ratings calclulated? http://teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis/Ratings

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OVER 80 MEN/WOMEN OVER 60 WOMEN OVER 30 MEN UNDER 18 GIRLS NY 2058 Braithwaite, GeorgeMD 1993 Liu, Charlene GA 2755 Li, Kewei MD 2396 Wang, Crystal NC 1950 Diwakar, Madhu NJ 1929 Alvarez, Ann NJ 2629 Zhuang, David Yong-Xiang CA 2360 Jha, Prachi MD 1648 Greenberg, MortonTX 1928 Roufeh, Tahereh (Mahin) CA 2576 Kashyap, Anal CA 2327 Guan, Angela MO 1605 Sokol, Stanley CA 1918 Livshin, Bella NY 2573 Shao, Yu NJ 2321 Lin, Tina FL 1590 Palumbo, Alfred NC 1914 Fan, Ling TX 2563 Butler, Jim CA 2300 Jiang, Diane NJ 1549 Sheng, Tan Tsu CA 1902 Cheung, TingNing CA 2547 Nguyen, Khoa NJ 2294 Wang, Amy OH 1531 Myers, Neil CA 1898 Xianyu, Hui NJ 2533 Eider, Cory CA 2280 Deb, Ishana TN 1506 Neely, Bill CA 1856 Suzuki, Chiyako CA 2526 Pham, Tung WA 2225 Ma, Lucy FL 1490 Cincotta, Joseph MD 1844 Cheong, Si CA 2516 Piyadasa, Thilina NJ 2213 Wang, Mendy (Ke) UT 1462 Mathis, John MD 1793 Sakai, Donna NY 2494 Awadallah, Sameh CA 2206 Yang, Grace NV 1456 Ortegon, Carlos CA 1778 Sung, Monica CA 2492 Molla, Zaman TX 2204 Huang, Laura CA 1453 Hartmann, Rudy CT 1774 Choi, Eun Sun OH 2490 Dubina, Samson FL 2196 Charoenmit, Chanya CA 1441 Olson, Richard TX 1710 Li, June NY 2490 Khan, Matthew PA 2179 Xiao, Claire CA 1385 Dewhirst, Ken VA 1697 Kaminsky, Barbara NY 2473 Gao, YanJun CA 2173 Chu, Isabel CA 1369 Forsberg, Byng CA 1695 Chan, Yude MD 2473 Baring, Harold TX 2146 Li, Joy OVER 75 MEN/WOMEN OVER 50 MEN OVER 30 WOMEN UNDER 16 BOYS UNDER 12 BOYS NY 2058 Braithwaite, GeorgeNJ 2629 Zhuang, David Yong-Xiang NY 2512 Ooka, Hiroka CA 2201 Kumar, Nikhil CA 2585 Jha, Kanak IN 2055 Hicks, H. IN 2448 Seemiller, Daniel CA 2424 Tong, Fei-Ming CA 2022 Chen, Pin-Chung NJ 2532 Yang, XinYang NC 1950 Diwakar, Madhu NY 2432 Boggan, Eric NJ 2385 Yip, Lily MA 2008 Cui, David CA 2522 Chodri, Kunal NJ 1929 Alvarez, Ann TX 2416 Schwartzberg, Perry CA 2343 Chen, Diane IL 2001 Pardeshi, Akash NJ 2499 Wang, Jack WA 1904 Grossman, HowardNY 2375 Tran, De NJ 2293 Peng, Ying Puri, Sahil CA 2439 Avvari, Krishnateja CA 1961 WA 1821 Wolfe, Wes NY 2355 Li, Yu Xiang IL 2261 Kretschmer, Maria CA 2364 Lu, Matthew Cheng, Newman NJ 1930 NY 1777 Nazarbechian, Tomas NY 2318 Henry, Michael GA 2235 Zhang, Yi MD 1922 Dabbs, Ryan NY 2352 Wu, Tinglei CA 1747 Fahlstrom, Ragnar MA 2314 Shapiro, Vladimir AZ 2210 Sipos, Renata CA 1879 Godhwani, Aditya TX 2351 Zhai, Hao FL 1732 Shultz, John CA 2306 Baddar, Mohamed A. MD 2202 Wang, Heather MD 1877 Lu, Jason NJ 2345 Alguetti, Gal CA 1730 Lu, Yueh Yun FL 2305 Fleisher, Dickie NC 2200 Jia, Zhen TX 1874 Lai, Evan CA 2340 Liu, Victor CA 1716 Kuluva, Neil CA 2297 Schmidt, Avishy CA 2196 Yang, Michelle (Min)CA 2332 Yang, Len Kumar, Shivansh NY 1845 FL 1710 Holck, Bruce FL 2288 Chu, Bin Hai CA 2130 Dole, Gina NJ 1792 Zhou, Jayden NJ 2329 Chen, Timothy GA 1700 Farrar, William PA 2275 Seemiller, Randy CA 2057 Leitman, Marina CA 2329 PA 1782 Chow, Jeremiah Shen, Kevin HI 1691 Kahanu, George PA 2270 Iodkovskiy, VladimirCA 2010 Li, Tzu-Ying Khan, Mohammed NJ 2323 Alguetti, Sharon TN 1773 GA 1684 Karp, John CA 2260 Malek, Attila CA 2010 Nguyen, Thuy Xie, Frank Yingze TX 2317 Yang, James EddieMD 1765 OVER 70 MEN OVER 50 WOMEN UNDER 22 MEN UNDER 16 GIRLS UNDER 12 GIRLS NV 2175 Resek, Errol NJ 2385 Yip, Lily GA 2732 Shi, Mingyu NJ 2294 Wang, Amy MD 2396 Wang, Crystal CA 2106 Ukapatayasakul, Bill IL 2261 Kretschmer, Maria CA 2714 Zhang, Xiang CA 2032 Wu, Youruo NJ 2321 Lin, Tina CA 2061 Leung, Che-Him CA 2130 Dole, Gina NY 2704 Zhang, Kai TX 2027 Hsieh, Tia CA 2300 Jiang, Diane NY 2058 Braithwaite, GeorgeCA 2010 Nguyen, Thuy CA 2639 Yuan, Xiao Jie CA 1974 Sung, Rachel NJ 2294 Wang, Amy IN 2055 Hicks, H. MD 1993 Liu, Charlene CA 2629 Geng, Shupeng VA 1855 Lu, Jie CA 2280 Deb, Ishana IL 1988 Inui, Tadao (Tom) NJ 1929 Alvarez, Ann GA 2607 Shi, Diwei Zhao, Kelly NJ 2213 Wang, Mendy (Ke) TX 1834 NC 1950 Diwakar, Madhu TX 1928 Roufeh, Tahereh (Mahin) CA 2585 Jha, Kanak TX 1787 Gao, Katie CA 2206 Yang, Grace WA 1904 Grossman, HowardCA 1918 Livshin, Bella GA 2584 Feng, Yijun FL 1783 Barvie-Perez, Sherlyn TX 2204 Huang, Laura WA 1893 Lee, Joseph NC 1914 Fan, Ling MD 2583 Wang, Qing Liang PA 2179 KS 1782 Maruthapandian, Lavanya Xiao, Claire NY 1876 Gudzenko, Gary CA 1902 Cheung, TingNing MD 2583 Chen, Ruichao MD 1782 Ke, Tiffany TX 2146 Li, Joy MO 1834 Halbig, Fred CA 1898 Xianyu, Hui GA 2582 Li, Hangyu CA 1781 Yang, Rachel CA 2126 Huo, Luvena CA 1828 Singer, Stuffy FL 1867 Hu, Yanju MS 2570 Li, Cheng CA 1745 Tan, Angie NJ 2124 Hu, Xiyue WA 1821 Wolfe, Wes CA 1856 Suzuki, Chiyako CA 2567 Guo, Hao CA 1695 Sung, Joanna CA 2063 Malek, Amanda FL 1814 Sundel, Martin NJ 1850 Tang, Suyan NJ 2564 Zhao, XinXu(Anthony) CA 1586 Sung, Jia-Yu CA 2032 Wu, Youruo CA 1812 Adelman, Mark MD 1844 Cheong, Si MA 2540 Li, Grant MD 1548 Lin, Lisa TX 2027 Hsieh, Tia OVER 70 WOMEN OVER 40 MEN UNDER 22 WOMEN UNDER 14 BOYS UNDER 10 BOYS NJ 1929 Alvarez, Ann NJ 2629 Zhuang, David Yong-Xiang CA 2529 Li, RuiNi NJ 1792 Zhou, Jayden NJ 2499 Wang, Jack CA 1778 Sung, Monica NY 2573 Shao, Yu CA 2500 Zhang, Lily TN 1773 Khan, Mohammed NJ 2345 Alguetti, Gal VA 1697 Kaminsky, Barbara TX 2563 Butler, Jim CA 2495 Hsing, Ariel CA 1698 Li, Ted CA 2340 Liu, Victor MD 1480 Kronlage, Yvonne CA 2547 Nguyen, Khoa NJ 2472 Zhao, Jing Yi Tomas, Marijan NJ 2323 Alguetti, Sharon VT 1356 CA 1464 Hellwig, Irina IN 2448 Seemiller, Daniel TX 2461 Chih, De-Rong MD 1170 Sofer, Daniel CA 2307 Gao, Felix NV 1381 Arpon, Joyce NY 2432 Boggan, Eric MD 2396 Wang, Crystal IL 1144 Jiang, Zexin CA 2294 Tio, Nicholas TN 1333 Gove, Ruth TX 2416 Schwartzberg, Perry CA 2383 Wu, Erica NJ 1137 Zhang, Richard CA 2287 Gong, Renny CO 1327 Longee, Jinny TX 2415 Oak, Niraj WA 2382 Zhang, Bijia WA 1086 Kakade, Aniket MD 2284 Nie, Derek FL 1320 Williams, Nahed TX 2414 Subonj, Viktorian GA 2375 Liu, Yitong(Wantong) CA 1081 Xie, Raymond CA 2277 Kumar, Shivam CA 1316 Do, Linda MA 2389 Chui, Chi-Sun CA 2360 Jha, Prachi CA 1011 Tan, Emily TX 2256 Li, Jonathan MO 1291 Davis, Rosemary GA 2383 Ko, Carlos CA 2327 Guan, Angela MD 1006 Yang, Alexander CA 2201 Kumar, Nikhil FL 1237 Cline, Jan NY 2375 Tran, De NJ 2321 Lin, Tina NJ 992 Hu, Alexander TX 2193 Xie, Tianming CA 1229 Quon, Harriet CA 2373 Jafar, Shuja CA 2300 Jiang, Diane CA 979 Kong, Jonathan CA 2184 Wong, Jordan CA 1222 Ho, Laura MD 2366 Abass, Larry NJ 2294 Wang, Amy CA 963 Kumar, Rohan CA 2180 Gong, Steven CA 1143 Brin, Harriet NY 2355 Li, Yu Xiang CA 2280 Deb, Ishana CA 942 Ren, Ryan MN 2176 Tran, Michael OVER 60 MEN OVER 40 WOMEN UNDER 18 BOYS UNDER 14 GIRLS UNDER 10 GIRLS IN 2448 Seemiller, Daniel CA 2424 Tong, Fei-Ming NY 2704 Zhang, Kai MD 1782 Ke, Tiffany MD 2396 Wang, Crystal NY 2355 Li, Yu Xiang NJ 2385 Yip, Lily CA 2629 Geng, Shupeng CA 1221 Yin, Emilie NJ 2294 Wang, Amy FL 2288 Chu, Bin Hai CA 2343 Chen, Diane GA 2607 Shi, Diwei CA 1123 Giri, Swathi CA 2206 Yang, Grace CA 2260 Malek, Attila NJ 2293 Peng, Ying CA 2585 Jha, Kanak CA 937 Saito, Ayane CA 2032 Wu, Youruo KS 2259 Mojaverian, Parviz IL 2261 Kretschmer, Maria GA 2584 Feng, Yijun TX 846 Fang, Katherine TX 2027 Hsieh, Tia TX 2259 Hou, Randy CA 2130 Dole, Gina MD 2583 Chen, Ruichao CA 810 Srivastava, Saanvi CA 1974 Sung, Rachel TX 2258 Chan, Henry CA 2057 Leitman, Marina GA 2582 Li, Hangyu NJ 778 Fong, Molly MD 1935 Lu, Amy OH 2248 Tannehill, John CA 2010 Li, Tzu-Ying CA 2567 Guo, Hao Ruiz, Mylin NY 1927 Ackerman, Estee FL 729 NV 2175 Resek, Errol CA 2010 Nguyen, Thuy NJ 2532 Yang, XinYang CA 692 He, Charlotte GA 1862 Lin, Emilie NJ 2175 Shtofmakher, Simon MD 1993 Liu, Charlene MD 2526 Chen, Bo Wen CA 669 Arellano, Keyla VA 1855 Lu, Jie MA 2158 Hlava, Jiri NY 1962 Drabkina, Olga CA 2522 Chodri, Kunal CO 613 Ly, Jaden TX 1834 Zhao, Kelly CO 2148 McAfee, Richard NM 1938 Gresham, Toni CA 2512 Wang, Rui CA 555 Arellano, Angelica TX 1787 Gao, Katie MD 2139 Sakai, David NJ 1929 Alvarez, Ann NJ 2499 Wang, Jack MA 428 Lian, Anna FL 1783 Barvie-Perez, Sherlyn TX 2137 Tran, Minh TX 1928 Roufeh, Tahereh (Mahin) CA 2489 Tran, Theodore TX 420 Zhao, Katie KS 1782 Maruthapandian, Lavanya NV 2137 Chan, Ming CA 1918 Livshin, Bella NJ 2454 Wang, Allen NJ 402 Zhao, Jasmine MD 1782 Ke, Tiffany

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Abadie, Spencer Abass, Larry Abdulrasool, Mansoor Al Abouelardat, Ziad Abraham, Kim Abril, Ricardo Abuhejleh, Nebeel Accursi, Christopher Acharya, Rahul Acharya, Rohan Ackerman, Estee Ackerman, Glenn Ackerman, John Acopiado, Rodil Adachi, Ryousuke Adams, Billy Adams, Steve Adebayo, Vincent Adeyinka, Oluwatobi Adini, Eyal Aebersold, Charles Aemmeh Doust, Romina Afrah, Navid Afshar, Sherwin Agpaoa, Anthony Aguila, Gaylord Aguilera, Frank Agus, Elan Ahmad, Imtiaz Ahmad, Toysir Akers, Richard W. Al Ghazi, Saher Alamina, Louis Alamoudi, Yazan Alamuthu, Akash Alarcon, Miguel Alava, Luis Alban, Jonathan Alberski, Tadeusz Albright, David Wesley Alegue, Alejandro Alexy, Tom Alfaro, Manuel Alger, Griffin Alguetti, Adar Alguetti, Eyal Alguetti, Gal Alguetti, Sharon Ali, Ashmal Ali, Faraz Alirezaei, Reza Allaire-Bourgie, Laurent Allan, Ahmad Allen, Gregory Alter, Ron Altieri, Anthony Altman, Vladimir Alto, Earl Alvarez, Nicolas Aly, Adam Amarnath, Shashank Amatya, Pradyumna Amayo, Ricardo Ameen, Michael Ami, Arnold Amin, Ashesh Amirkhany, Amir Amstislavskiy, Eric Amstislavskiy, Mark An, HaiQi An, Thomas Anand, Gautam Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Steven Andrade, John Ang, Ernest Angstadt, Patrick Angulo, Susana Ansari, Irfan Anumulapally, Pranav Apostol, Von Erick Apterman, Dilan Apterman, Mark Arashev, Begench Araujo, Jose Archambo, Steve Archbold, Mason Archbold, William Arciero, Chris Arciero, Matthew Arellano, Angelica Arellano, Keyla Arellano, Ronald

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(Most Recent 3500 Tournament Players)

809 583 1992 1568 1519 1364 1640 1252 1724 2149 718 1018 2141 1677 556 2314 2255 790 1590 1400 1101 1039 2348 1393 1636 1269 1634 936 2119 2116 2439 2494 2168 1895 2348 1719 1869 1952 1678 1149 1235 2306 1413 1353 328 1004 1846 1860 1807 1202 754 1996 1489 1761 1580 1633 818 1347 1441 567 1304 1276 545 1465 1477 1944 484 1666 1060 1764 1191 1458 1047 1910 1649 1996 1487 1418 1700 1349 1539 1168 833 1486 1156 565 2217 786 2097 1793 1742 1332 588

Arfanis, John Argote, Claudio Arias, Frank Aristizabal, Jorge Armstrong, Ernest Arnold, Andrew Arnold, Benjamin Arnold, James Arratia, Ari Artoun, Narbeh Arun, Gautham Arzola, Fabio Asadallahi, Sina Asare, Francis Asaria, Danial Asgarali, Khaleel Asgarali, Nazruddin Ashkin, Jeffrey Athalye, Rohan Atmaca, Cagatay Attenberger, Mark Au, Johnie Au, Kevin Au, Samantha Auerbach, Craig Augustine, Patrick Aung, San Avarell, Kim Averin, Alex Avery, Aaron Avvari, Krishnateja Awadallah, Sameh Ayangade, Oluwole Aykanat, Aydin Azarsky, Asaf Azimzadeh, Kamran Aziz, Sultan Babalola, Wole Babuin, Mike Backus, Rodman Bacon, Jerry Baddar, Mohamed A. Badillo, Scott Badway, Anthony Baer, Alexis Baer, Brittany Baez, Alfredo Bafna, Shreyans Bagchi, Ayan Bahr, Michael Bai, Edwin Bai, William Baig, Saqib Baik, Yeu Jin Baird, Jim Baird, Will Bajpai, Aarushi Baker, Darryl Baker, Derek Baker, Hayden Baker, John Baker, Quinn Baker, R. Brett Baker, Richard Bakke, Douglas Balakrishnan, Rishi Balasubramanian, Balakuma Balderama, Jason Baldinger, Ivan Baldonado, Eugene Baldonado, Thomas Baldwin, Mike Bales, Nathan Ball, Kevin Balmer, Brad Baltaxe, Michael Bandapally, Sunil Banfield, Vaughan Banh, Dalton Banik, Rajesh Banks, Tee Banner, Edward Bannister, Ramon Banot, John Banot, Supakan(Jeed Banthia, Swati Bao, Larry Bao, Su Baptista, Joseph Baran, Karol Barandao, Mossa Barba, George Barber, Wally

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TABLE TENNIS

1833 1832 1188 1689 -13 2059 325 1504 1358 1033 2048 1762 1278 1718 960 1892 1196 1783 1399 988 303 1826 2074 1426 842 1446 2271 974 1212 1485 2246 1042 2029 764 2088 2118 1700 1459 897 816 859 1725 202 1806 598 1214 2010 1403 2123 1708 1823 1795 878 1285 1450 1642 1163 1223 1769 1286 1225 1551 1432 1898 699 1540 1249 504 1030 943 904 1270 1361 1126 1598 1513 1004 1021 1926 1152 1410 1351 279 2107 1485 2007 1404 1564 1432 1565 1755 1398 1766

Barbour, Lee Bardan, Gabriel Bardoczi, Bill Barnes, Hal Barone, Mia Barone, Scott Barone, Sharon Barone, Shelby Barrau, Carmel Barrera, Christian Barrera, Sofia Barrett, Dan Bartling, George Barton, Hugh Barton, Jerry Barucic, Asmir Barucic, Irfan Barvie-Perez, Sherly Basiao, James Basu, Sunny Batchelder, Ross Bateman, Alex Bavly, Larry Bayer, Cal Bayr, Zita Beach, Alric Beaumont, John Beck, Jenny Becker, Peter Bednarz, Ben Beebe, T. J. Beer, Richard Bekurti, Elidon Belinkis, Nathaniel Benedicto, Voltaire Benincasa, Giacomo Benitez, Patricia Benkley, Mark Bennett, Richard Benning, Brett Benoit, Cheryl Benson, Thomas Berellini, Giuliano Berg, Mark Berger, Jennifer Bergmann, Grant Berman, Charlie Bernstein, David Bernstein, Sam Berry, Sam Betancur, Ann Marie Bey, Mika Bezold, Sam Bhachawat, Yash Bhalla, Eshaan Bhar, Sounak Bharadwaj, Sudhanva Bhardwaj, Nishant Bhartia, Saurabh Bhatia, Pravir Bhatia, Viren Bhatnagar, Neeraj Bhobe, Rahul Bi, Alan Bianchi, Ettore Bill, Joe Billow, Brian Bilotta, Ryan Birenbaum, Andrew Bires, James Bishop, Akiko Bishop, Derrick Bishop, Donald Bizari, Ed Black, Terry Blanchard, Albert Blass, Juli Blauvelt, Tim Block, Adam Block, Eli Blyth, William Boateng, Jonas Bobley, Jack Bobrow, Adam Bocanegra, Jose Bogavac, Svetislav Bogie, Marvin Bolling, Erik Bolton, John Bookey, Justin Borges, Jose Bosco, Peter Boswell, Dale

CA MA MA CA CA NY IN VA MN NC NY IL FL OH NY CA CA CA CA NJ NJ NY AR MS AL AL UT PA OR NC GA CA NY VA CA CA MI FL MD AZ IN ON FL MI NY HI MD CA TX IL CA CA TX CA CA OH WA NC OR PA CA NY GA TX NC AZ AZ WV MA NY OH TX TX NY TX MO NE CA KY CA VT IL CA MD CA AL FL WA FL MN CT NV

831 1538 1579 1933 1488 526 1882 1672 1346 1863 2058 1818 1137 1953 598 1508 1782 1155 1143 1266 1768 1541 1127 1351 868 2034 1335 1460 2104 1702 1512 1708 1345 1700 1351 1020 1820 1267 1826 707 1828 2075 2174 1385 1532 1233 912 1114 1839 1869 1957 1769 1720 1298 1647 1056 1115 1322 932 619 2096 1710 1233 1528 2563 2289 971 797 1641 1357 1514 663 2188 2035 1103 1752 760 1892 230 1804 1916 1939 1777 1117 1180 1695 1390 1578 1392 1571 1965 1468 1286

Bourgeois, Tim Bourget, Stephen Bourque, Matthew Boyko, Yuriy Boyle, Mickey Bracker, Ken Bradley, Carl Bragg, Lewis Braianov, Todor Brain, Simon Braithwaite, George Brandt, John Brenner, Bard Brewster, Keith Briggs, Brendan Brigitt, Andrew Brigitt, Eugene Brigitt, Victoria Brin, Harriet Brissett, Luz Brito, Ricardo Brockmann, Andrew Brodka, Jesse Brooks, Charles Brookshire, Bruce Brown, Adam Brown, Colton Brown, Dan Brown, Dennis Brown, Grant Brown, James Brown, Luke Brown, Melvin Brown, Michael Brown, Steve Bruckel, Jane Bruno, Daniel Brushman, Brad Bryan, Andre Bryant, Daniel Bryant, Robert Brzycki, Brian Bu, Alexander Bubis, Igor Bublitz, Gary Buchanan, Winston Buck, John Buckley, Chris Budhavarapu, Sasan Budiman, Danya Buente, Kevin Bui, Brian Bui, David Buluchevskiy, Dmitriy Bunya, Peter Bunyi, Mark Burchfield, Mike Burke, Bennett Burns, Daniel Burns, Paige Burnside, Richard Burris, Theo Busch, Wolfgang Bushkanets, Ilya Butler, Jim Butler, Scott Butters, Daniel Butters, Matt Butts, Mike Bychkov, Vladimir Byfield, Horace Byler, James Byles, Roberto Byles, Roger Byrne, Terry Cadavid, Gloria Cai, Alice Caines, Devon Cajigas, Alberto Calipo, Willians Calvert, Thomas Cameron, Ken Campbell, Antonio Campbell, Dan Campbell, David Campos, Arthur Canford, Jake Cao, Tan Cao, Tao Cao, Thang Cao, Trac Capasso, Anthony Caples, Buddy

NY FL FL CA FL FL LA WA MI NY NY IN TX NJ MI CT MI TX IL IL FL MO TX TX CA RI CT AZ VA OH MN NY CA TX CT AR AR CA CA NV PA CA CA TX CA MA CA CA CA NV CA CA MN CA CO VA AL NM AZ CA CA CA CA NJ VA CA CA NY CA BC VA CA TX IN WI NY MN FL NC NM CA NC FL CA NY IL NJ CA NY GA GA NJ

1463 1580 1313 1070 1120 1214 1762 789 1381 2304 1913 1585 2062 550 1571 1811 349 1325 800 1333 831 437 2153 1015 1035 1574 1627 1703 980 1562 2010 1293 1109 2054 1758 849 1223 921 1356 208 2105 2383 2265 1681 2258 1935 606 1312 1385 1270 2137 1536 1695 1744 1819 999 719 1637 888 1413 1925 74 2082 1212 1388 1459 2211 1400 1881 1477 1078 1668 347 1036 1871 564 606 1687 2196 2378 1651 1264 1659 1568 159 995 1361 1986 910 916 1110 328 1140

Caplin, Glenn Caplin, Stuart Capo, Enrico Caraco, Derol Cariglio, Joseph Cariglio, Michael Carlisle, Billy Carlson, Harold Carmean, Rick Carney, A.J. Carney, Wayne Carrillo, Jose Arturo Carrington, Richard Carroll, Brandon Carroll, Gregory Carter, Barry Case, Cray Casey, William Cashin, Bill Cassidy, Ronald Casstevens, Rex Castillo, Daniela Castillo, Maria Castillo, Richard Castillo, Ron Cavazos, Anthony Cavicchio, Charles Cedro, Chris Cejudo, Jesse Cerrato, Ezio Cevik, Burak Cha, Sonny Chafetz, Harry Chai, Jim Chai, Ryan Chakraborty, Debraj Chambers, James Chambers, William Chan, Addison Chan, Avery Chan, Benjamin(Tian) Chan, Calvin Chan, Chi Wing (Felix) Chan, Danny Chan, Henry Chan, Jason Chan, Jessie Chan, Joaquin Chan, Long-Hin Chan, Ming Chan, Ming Chan, Ryan Chan, Yude Chandra, Vidhan Chandrashekaran, Shreyas Chandy, Antony Chang, Anthony Chang, Bliss Chang, Chi-Hsin Chang, Chung-Fu Chang, Dylan Chang, Ethan Chang, Fernando Chang, Jonathan Chang, Kee Chang, Kyong Sik Chang, Matthew Chang, Michael Chang, Ming-Hong Chang, Mitchell Chang, Richard Chang, Soon Chang, Sydon Chang, Toshi Chang, Vincent Chao, Madison Chapman, James Charney, Michael Charoenmit, Chanya Charpentier, Lucas Chartrand, Rick Chau, Eric Chau, Wing Chuen Che, Paul Che, Tiger Checa, Luis Chelikani, Advitheey Chen, Alan Chen, Alexander Chen, Alvin Chen, Andrew Chen, Ben Chen, Bin

FN 2741 Chen, Bob CA 976 Chen, Christopher NY 115 Chen, Claire CO 1769 Chen, Dean TX 439 Chen, Dennis TX 613 Chen, Emma CA 900 Chen, Ethan CA 1051 Chen, Evan CA 2428 Chen, Huaiyu MA 324 Chen, Jasmine MA 587 Chen, Jason GA 603 Chen, Jesse OR 2095 Chen, Jia Feng (Jason) TX 1744 Chen, Judy TX 1699 Chen, Justin TX 1209 Chen, Kuei-Mei VA 1776 Chen, Le MN 1590 Chen, Leon TX 787 Chen, Maggie CA 1619 Chen, Michael MD 1407 Chen, Patrick GA 1378 Chen, Patrick CA 2022 Chen, Pin-Chung OH 2134 Chen, Po Hsu MD 1353 Chen, Ronald MD 2583 Chen, Ruichao CA 1047 Chen, Sean NY 1626 Chen, Sihai MD 1521 Chen, Spencer CA 1229 Chen, Stephanie NJ 1514 Chen, Timmy NJ 2329 Chen, Timothy TX 956 Chen, Vincent CA 1649 Chen, Wendy CA 1634 Chen, William CA 2053 Chen, YingZhao (Anthony) GA 2207 Chen, Zhicong CO 1889 Chen, Zhimin(Jimmy) NY 1802 Cheng, Chen CA 2041 Cheng, Emmy WA 1706 Cheng, Gang NY 1743 Cheng, Honfai CA 2124 Cheng, Horace CA 1821 Cheng, Joshua CA 2364 Cheng, Newman CA 410 Cheng, Rachel WA 1687 Cheng, Ting-Chung CA 1026 Chennu, Bala TX 1032 Cheong, Henry MD 1844 Cheong, Si NY 1469 Cheung, Gary MA 2013 Cheung, Kevin TX 1948 Cheung, Michael Latyan NY 2170 Cheung, Ming CA 1902 Cheung, TingNing CO 1260 Chhabra, Saurabh IN 918 Chhatiawala, Harin MD 1484 Chia, Ken CA 126 Chidambaram, Ashwat CA 1140 Chillara, Rishi GA 1547 Chin, Kingsley IL 1237 Chin, Ron FL 1389 Chin, Samuel NY 1975 Chin, Wayne Ming FL 1712 Chirinos, Veronica TX 1230 Chirkli, Abdul MN 1977 Chirmule, Shardul CA 376 Cho, Rachel CA 749 Cho, Stephen CA 2194 Chodha, Kim CA 2035 Chodri, Aditi CA 2522 Chodri, Kunal CA 1159 Choe, Timothy NJ 898 Choi, Changhyeon CA 1550 Choi, Han Pyo NJ 809 Choi, Jacob IL 725 Choi, Kevin NY 429 Choi, Sky CA 1164 Choi, Ungsam CA 1898 Chon, Elijah WA 1784 Chou, Bertha TX 1782 Chow, Philip WA 1205 Chramiec, Pete CA 2180 Chu, Anthony FL 2288 Chu, Bin Hai CA 2173 Chu, Isabel NJ 2050 Chu, Jonathan NJ 2086 Chu, Jonathan


CA CA WA CA NJ CA KS NJ TX NC TX IN CA CA CA TX MA NJ OH IL CA FL IL NY CA NJ VA AZ HI IL MD AZ IN IN NY NJ NY CA FL AR NV MI IL CA NC TX AZ MI GA CA TX GA AR MD TN GA CA HI CT CA NY OH PA WA PA TN MD MI IN CA TX VA CO MA WA IL HI MN IN CA MD IN NC AL GA TX NC MN NJ AZ FL IN NY WI AK

63 2156 1710 1962 1989 1324 1730 1789 2177 1065 2026 1902 2291 1820 836 893 2389 1577 1346 1239 1036 2330 1985 2119 1067 739 1000 678 1857 1505 1945 1204 2263 2400 2306 2253 1855 1710 1341 2002 1234 1046 521 1330 1502 1363 1698 1944 1028 1385 1650 2087 1751 811 1508 728 1917 930 1579 1241 1034 915 1993 1784 2198 1216 1683 1126 657 951 1670 1548 2464 1372 1178 2268 1998 2008 2230 1342 1617 2180 1447 1776 1922 1293 1642 1770 1405 1370 1317 2111 368 396 953 1830 799 1438 1293

Chu, Natalie Chu, Nathaniel Chu, Raymond Chu, Sammy Chu, Stephen Chu, Suming Chu, Tat Wai Chu, Tony N.T. Chu, Tsz Chu, Victor Chu, Zhihan Chua, Bun-Hiong Chua, Ethan Chua, Gerry Chuang, Ming Chuang, Scott Chui, Chi-Sun Chung, Joon Ciarrochi, Joe Ciofiac, Nicolae Cisneros, Rogelio Ciz, Richard Claflin, Steven Clang, John Clark, Barbara Clark, Barry Clark, Benjamin Clark, Jeff Clark, Noah Clark, Robert Clarke, Michael Clavijo, Sergio Clyde, Stephen Cochran, Joseph Cohen, Arthur Cohen, Randy Coiro, Alec Cole, Dan Cole, Ryan Coley, Vince Collins, Fred Collins, Jeff Collins, Michael Colombo, Kevin Colter, Gerald Combs, David Compton, Robert Cone, Derrick Conklin, Scott Conn, Elijah Connell, Grant Cook, Grayden Cook, Joshua Cook, Tanner Cooke, Peter Coona, Varun Cooper, George Copeland, Mark Correa, Frank Cortesi, Tony Cortez, Nelson Cosby, Gregory Cote, Alicia Cottrell, Blake Coulter, Chip Cox, Brian Cox, Robert Craighead, Kevin Craun, Andrew Craw, Stephen Creel, Stephen Crescitelli, Luis Cretu, Razvan Cristofaro, Frank Crozier, Bruce Csibi, Alex Cuellar, Jessica Cui, David Cui, Jie Cumby, Chad Cumes, Jeffrey Curran, Nathaniel Czarnecki, Scott Da Vee, Mark Dabbs, Ryan Dagher, Charles Dahake, Nikhil Dailey, Tommie Dale, Gardner Dallman, Erich Dalton, Rufus Damyanov, Veselin Dang, Alyssa Dani, Samihan Danielson, Lee Dannenfelser, Tom Danziger, James Dargiewicz, Sawyer Darnall, Diann

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666 1238 2113 1966 2254 1298 1033 1694 1421 1606 1860 1641 1362 1294 1757 1231 1314 1864 1846 1535 630 1835 2049 1806 1484 1799 1113 1350 2280 1079 1297 1343 1477 607 1766 924 1393 2156 874 1739 2362 730 415 1106 1385 2206 2177 112 1503 1649 1728 1432 1472 1487 1663 1334 1845 2502 1155 2218 1950 1463 1285 1283 894 1167 1812 890 770 712 1771 1284 2511 902 1016 1570 1572 910 1229 1800 1911 1114 2071 1014 1673 1998 1285 1446 1704 810 1832 1084 1057 1526 2002 1585 2106 2033 1854 2490

Darsh, Kumar Dart, John Darukhanawalla, Mal Darukhanawalla, Nash Dattel, Barry Daugherty, Michael Dault, Joe Dave, Ishaan Davies, Barbara Davila, Ruben Davis, Andrew Davis, Byron Davis, Carol Davis, David Davis, Drew Davis, LeRoy Davis, Richard Dawalbhakta, Samiha De Asis, Jed Rave De Coatpont, Bertrand de Coatpont, Lucie De Fabry, Lucas De Jong, Ivar De Los Santos, Diogenes De May, David Deacon, Richard DeArmond, Christian DeAsis, Francis Deb, Ishana Decraene, Parker Decristofaro, John Deepee, Steven Defrank, Tim Degawa, Shigemi Dehdashti, Massoud Deinoff, Pelle DeJesus, Adrian Del Vecchio, Martin Demartini, Cliff Desai, Phil Desai, Vinay Dev, Rishi Devalapalli, Pranav DeVenezia, Richard Dewhirst, Ken DeWitt, Richard Dey, Tapabrata Dhaka, Anmol Diaz, Danny Dickey, Gordon Dickson, Roger DiCostanzo, Mark Dieker, Eric Diep, Duke Dietz, Roy Difuntorum, Reynaldo DiMarco, Gregory Ding, Billy Dinh, Thuan Dinh, Tri Diwakar, Madhu Dixon, Lawer Djoumaliev, Hristo Doctolero, Jordan Doenges, Kevin Doerr, Timothy Dok, Daphne Dolan, Kevin Donadio, Alexander Donald, David Dong, Chun Dong, Kai Dong, Steven Donthi, Sai Dorman, Tom Dorrell, Jimmy D’Ortenzio, Mario Doshi, Pinku Doshi, Smit Douglass, Robert Dousmanis, Christos Downing, Charlie Dowridge, Winston Doyle, Don Doytchev, Doytcho Drake, Kyle Drake, Wenyan Draper, Evan Dreyfus, Stephen Driscoll, Olga Driskill, Ryan Drsek, John Du, Brandon Du, Ethan Du, James Du, Yufeng(Kevin) Duan, Changli Duan, Changping Duan, Wesley Dubina, Samson

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1459 886 1481 1327 1796 1062 1624 1011 838 186 1588 964 1506 611 1125 1744 1652 1689 1357 484 1082 317 1049 1476 2156 909 769 1748 2533 1806 1409 1637 1843 1927 1196 430 309 1454 1617 1495 2011 1621 1618 1485 1152 2151 1668 1555 1404 1134 1460 1932 1462 1364 2090 1432 1311 1176 1743 1159 1304 928 1747 1828 1715 1714 168 519 1587 1698 1914 1060 846 1624 735 1700 1658 1120 1820 1741 1110 2052 1378 1797 506 1528 1624 113 1995 2584 1206 70 1010 1467 1474 1503 2090 1599 1299 846

Ducek, Premysl Dudas, Attila Dudenhoeffer, Todd Duffy, William Duhaylungsod, Mark Duich, Jan Dunlap, Caleb Dunn, Andrew Dunn, Arthur Dunn, Leina Duperron, Robert Durrer, Thomas Dutta, Pradipta Dutta, Srinjoy Duvanenko, Victor Duysens, Alexandre Dy, Edison Dydynski, Jerry Dyer, Don Eagle, Jack Eagle, Todd Eastman, Ben Ebrahimi, David Edwards, David Edwards, Gillian Ehlert, Kurt Ehrenreich, Martin Eichner, Howard Eider, Cory Eiler, Brandon Ekbundit, Patrick El Oukaili, Talal Elazrag, Eymen Elliott, Paul Ellis, Colen Ellsworth, John Ellsworth, William Elsesser, Bill Ely, Cole Emilianowicz, Eryk Emmons, Stephen A. Emmons, Theron Roy Emord, Dan Enders, Wayne Endo, Kiyoko Enebish, Munkhbileg England, David Engstrom, Jim Erdenebileg, Myagmarsure Esch, Jim Esparza, Rudy Espenship, Scott Espinosa, Gabriel Estill, Alan Estrada, Carlos Estrella, Alfred Evans, Adam Evans, David Evans, J. Ewert, Matthew Ezzo, Steve Fabian, Steven Fahlstrom, Ragnar Fakharpour, Babak Fakharpour, Peyton Falcis, Peter Falcis, Pierre Falco, Angela Falco, John Falk, Clifford Fan, Ling Fang, Bryan Fang, Katherine Farkas, Brian Farkas, Joe Farrar, William Faulstich, Stephen Fechner, Joann Federico, Steve Feerst, David Feher, Sam Fei, Xianger Feinstein, Marilyn Sommer Feldman, Danny Feldman, Ira Felsher, Steven Feltenberger, Donald Feng, XinYi Feng, Yihao (John) Feng, Yijun Ferguson, Erik Ferguson, Michael Ferland, Jacob Ferreira, Antonio Luis Ferrenberg, Allan Fields, Tobias Files, Justin Finney, Emma Fish, David Fitzgerald, Kathleen

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1346 1904 1533 882 2067 2018 1444 1898 1878 1983 1268 778 1490 513 289 540 1448 1678 1655 1744 2152 1339 1214 2121 1909 1068 1661 433 1565 811 1840 650 917 2453 795 837 1558 235 1419 1841 1338 1916 1538 1539 1490 1351 1323 1770 460 1327 1560 1584 1303 2363 1505 2027 1208 1214 1233 1797 993 875 1373 1821 1158 1524 2171 1866 1744 1502 971 1078 2208 1572 2307 1444 1827 1787 1487 1984 2473 1856 1726 1822 2240 977 1158 790 529 1421 1112 904 2083 657 186 885 754 855 687 1832

Fleming, Mark Fleshman, Tom Flexer, Dominique Flores, Brandon Flores, David Flores, Mark Andrew Flores, Salvador Fomin, Dmitri Fong, Chi Fong, Frankie Fong, Joseph Fong, Molly Fong, Scott Foo, Alysha Foote, Graham Forman, Gary Foster, Ed Fountain, Eric Frahler, Jeff Francisco, Ramon Paolo Franeczek, Janusz Frankowski, Michael Franks, Cameron Frayberg, Alex Frayne, Elliot Fredricks, Glenn Freedman, Stephen Freeman, Chase Friedlander, Judah Friedman, Gerry Friedman, Oliver Friedman, Thomas Friedmann, Nadav Friend, Chance Frost, Andrea Frost, Bryan Frye, Scott Fu, Alice Fu, Ava Fu, Billy Fu, Michael Fu, Yao Fu, Zheng Fudala, Christopher Fullen, Dave Fung-a-fat, Jill Funkhouser, Bob Furdui, Stelian Furze, Eric Fusa, Fernando Gabbidon, Ian Gableman, Jim Gabor, Bob Gabriel, Freddie Gabriel, Tom Gacki, Slawomir Gaidarev, Peter Gail, Chris Gajjar, Vraj Galban, Jun Gallagher, Stark Gallett, Sandy Galm, Steve Galman, Cielo Gambini, Chris Gambourg, Leonid Gampa, Gaurav Gandhi, Nimesh Gann, Charles Gantala, Rommel Ganti, Krishna Gao, Annie Gao, Brian Gao, Di Gao, Felix Gao, Jimmy Gao, Junjie Gao, Katie Gao, Patrick Gao, Sean(Zhongyi) Gao, YanJun Gao, Yuzhang Gao, Zhongwei Garabidian, Ronald Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Gustavo Garcia, Leonel Garcia, Miguel Garell, Charles Gasca, Fernando Gascoigne, Ian Gaskins, George Gastelum, Pablo Ge, Nicholas Gee, Robert Geer, Ezra Geer, Nathan Geer, Silas Geer, Wesley Geete, Jayant

TX NM LA PA CA NY MA MN MN KS MD FL CA FL MI NY TN CA CA NY FL VA IL NJ IL FL FL FL FL TX CA NC AZ WV NV NY NJ OR NC CA NY NC FL CA CA MD CA FL AL TX TX NY OH OH OH MI IL CA TX NY NJ NM CO TX CA CA CA NY TX CA OK IN FL

1331 1845 995 770 2629 1746 542 224 466 1464 1051 1964 1154 2029 1395 834 1814 1123 1437 2149 1503 1316 666 427 1174 1410 1475 2002 1154 715 1879 1782 1483 1435 929 967 968 1526 1102 1824 1556 1983 1947 1058 2287 2180 1967 1190 1246 2025 1297 875 2122 1347 496 1501 1372 1309 97 1609 1581 1806 1578 1308 1910 1424 731 606 1623 1253 1838 630 1519 1374

Geeze, Christopher Geeze, Donald Gehrkin, Jonathan Geisinger, Jeffrey Geng, Shupeng Gennuso, Greg Gibbons, Mark Gibson, Celeste Gibson, Jim Gibson-Birch, Piers Gilday, Tim Gilkes, Rohan Gillman, Art Gingold, Greg Ginther, Dean Giovannini, Matteo Girdner, David Giri, Swathi Girton, Ken Glace, Adrian Glass, Ray Gleeson, Andrew Glickman, Donna Glickstein, Brandon Glowik, Stanislaw Gmach, Ben Gmach, David Gmach, Gal Gmach, Maili Godfrey, Michael Godhwani, Aditya Godin, Yuri Goel, Siddarth Goff, Dale Goff, Robert Gold, Abe Goldfarb, Matthew Goldsmith, Phil Goldstein, Lev Golez, Ramil Goljan, Miroslav Golmohammadi, Iraj Gomez, Elias Gomez, Enrique Gong, Renny Gong, Steven Gong, Yunhua Gonzales, Julian Gonzalez, Alberto Gonzalez, Barnabas Gonzalez, Jorge Gonzalez, Joshua Gonzalez, Sergio Good, Kevin Goodchild, Dustin Goodchild, Zack Goode, Michael Goodfellow, William Goodwin IV, James Gopin, Michael Gordon, Andrew Gordon, William Goring, Kali Gorodin, Valeriy Goswami, Pulak Gotliffe, Harvey Goto, Akio Goto, Hiroki Graber, Jared Gradinaru, David Graff, William Graham, Sean Grambo, Alan Grana, Jamie

Rating Difference

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Handoko, Liedy Hanke, Sarah Hanks, Andrew Hanlin, William Hanson, Dana Hara, Erico Hardin, Christopher Harihara Iyer, Ramkumar Harley, Douglas Harley, Taliesin Harris, Anwen Harris, Joshua Harris, Michael Harris, Scott Harrison, Deb Hart, Robert Hartmann, Joyce Hartmann, Rudy Hash, David Hashemi, Ross Hashimoto, Margaret Hashimoto, Masaru Hashimoto, Wataru Hashtroudi, Hassan Hashwani, Malik Haumeder, Susan Hay, Alistair Hayes, Tyler Hazinski, Mark He, Bob He, Charlotte He, George He, Jiaming He, William He, Xiaolan He, Yao Hecht, Matt Hegstrom, Christopher Hejazi, Alireza Helfand, Joseph Hemingway, Robert Hendawi, Ahmed Hendler, Alan Hendrickson, Guy Henry, Michael Henry, Ray Henry, Sonjay Henry, Stephen Heo, Baek Ho Heo, Richard Hernandez, Guillermo Herold, Hugh Hersey, Sebastian Hersey, Steve Hershenow, Barry Hess, Kyle Hetes, Pavol Hetherington, Matthe Hicks, H. Hicks, Jim Hicks, Randy Hicks, Rick Higuera, Mauricio Reyes Hill, David Hill, Douglas Hill, Harold Hines, Elliot Hirata, Jonathan Hiratsuka, Jon Hlava, Jiri Hlushko, Gregory Ho, Brandon Ho, Chee Ho, Hung Ho, Hung Mike Ho, Quan Hoagland, Tim Hoang, Thuan Hoarfrost, Ryan Hobrath, Ben Hobrath, Gary Hochman, Stephen Hodge, Nicholas Hodges, Mike Hoffman, Brian Hoffman, Mark Hoffman, Muneer Hogshead, Edward Hohl, Alex Hoi, Pham Holck, Bruce Holman, Ken Holmes, Paul Holton, Chris Homan, Dave Hong, Derek Hooker, Allan Hopkins, Steve Horn, Michael Horn, Nick

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VA NC AL Jamaspi, Behram IL Jambhekar, Kedar CA James, David MD Jameson, Mike MD Jampana, Sreeman NC Jang, Tae Geon CA Jara, Fabiola SC Jariwala, Nikhil NJ Jarman, Hunter NY Javaherian, Nasrin IL Jayaratne, Sachiko PA Jecov, Dmitri MA Jeerapaet, Kit FN Jeet, Cheddie OH Jeong, Tae Jong OR Jha, Ashish IN Jha, Kanak NY Jha, Prachi CA Jia, Tao NY Jia, Zhen NJ Jiang, Alan IL Jiang, Amanda IL Jiang, DaHong TN Jiang, Diane OH Jiang, Michael NJ Jiang, Zexin OH Jimenez, Chae Sun OH Jin, Duk CO Jin, Jeffrey OH Jin, Jeffrey OH Jin, Jing CA Jindal, Nirmit IL Jindal, Priyan IL Jinon, Noel AZ Joe, Billy Johns, Dana GA Johnson, Mark CA Johnson, Mark CA Johnson, Paul NY Johnson, Philip IL Johnson, Richard CA Johnson, Robert NJ Johnston, Jeff MD Johnston, L. A. IL Johnston, Raymond NJ Jones, Benjamin IL Jones, David WA Jones, Robert FL Jordan, Bernardo CA Jordan, Garth IL Joshi, Sandhya IL Jourdan, Tom MN Joy, Rony CO Judd, David IL Juneau, Robert CT Juntilla, Michael NY Juran, Donald FL Kabiraj, Tanay IA Kaddoura, Fadi MD Kadija, Damir MD Kadin, Rick Kadzinski, Jean Philippe NC CA Kagathi, Bhavika WI Kagathi, Raj FL Kahane, Gabriel FL Kahanu, George MI Kahng, Alex TX Kaichi, Allen TX Kaiser, Tod AZ Kajihara, Caroline AZ Kakade, Manish AZ Kalir, Oded TX Kalustov, Artem NJ Kaminsky, Barbara CA Kanatsu, Naoki Kanchanapelly, Radhakrush CA GA Kandadi, Sohan UT Kandel, Adam NC Kandell, Scott NY Kang, Danny IL Kang, Kyoung Jung CA Kang, Sung Ho CA Kannan, Krithik CA Kanungo, Siddhartha FL Kanyavong, Sichan CA Kapsalakis, Dean NC Karimov, Shavkat TX Karno, Marvin NY Karp, John CA Kartawira, Chris NY Kartawira, Iwan NY Kartawira, Karin MN Kasha, Steven MN Kashimawo, Olushola CA Kashlinsky, Maxim SC Kashyap, Anal CA Kasperski, Grzegorz NY Kassees, Ranya Jamagocyan,

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Kasson, Scott Kauffman, Ronald Kawamoto, Ernesto Kaye, Gordon Kazemi, Behnam Ke, Roy Ke, Tiffany Kearney, Joseph F. Keely, Roger Keklak, Jonathan Kelkar, Rucha Kendall, Gail Kendle, Bradlee Kennedy, Gary Kenudson, Cris Kerber, Michael Keren, Isaac Keswani, Max Keszthelyi, Zsolt Khadka, Bimal Khairzad, Kamran Khan, Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Hussain Ali Khan, Mahmood Khan, Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Khan, Muhammed Khandelwal, Harsh Khandelwal, Siddharth Khang, Ryan Khatami, Ali Khatami, Sarveen Khaung, Eant (Henry) Khoja, Faiz Khoja, Zohayr Khoshkhoosani, Seyede Khoutorsky, Ariel Kiker, Chris Kim, Charles Kim, David Kim, Jacob Kim, Jang Kim, Jihyun Kim, Jun Ki Kim, Kyongsook Kim, Samuel Kim, Sean Kim, Seon Ho Kim, Valeri Kimmel, Steven Kimura, Hiroko Kindig, William King, Douglas King, Robert Kippschull, Bryon Kir, Jan Kirlew, Kahairi Kirman, Shaye Kisic, Maria Kisler, Tom Kislyuk, Alan Kissinger, Terry Kiu, Sun Wah Kjos, Clayton Klase, William Klingberg, Steve Klunthong, Aroon Knapp, Fred Knowles, Juan Knox, Toni Ko, Enoch Ko, Mincheol Ko, Samson Ko, Sean Kocay, Jonathan Kochenderfer, Bill Kofman, Shawn Koh, C. Brandon Kolli, Shyam Komlanvi, Edem Kommel, Aziz Kondas, Daniel Kondo, Leroy (Lee) Kong, Alvin Kong, Kailyn Kong, Shek Korb, Kevin Kornegay, James Kornegay, Stephen Korobeinik, Ruslan Korol, Beni Kothari, Burair Kothari, Ishaq Kotz, Paul Kouatli, Omar Kovacs, Tony Kovalov, Max Koyama, Jaelyn Kozlowska, Anna

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Kramer, Samuel Kravchenko, Pavlo Kravtsov, Alexey Krecek, Michal Kressner, Scott Kretschmer, Maria Krimshtein, Anna Krishnamoorthy, Satish Krishnan, Ananda Kron, Christopher Kron, Kalina Kron, Koen Kron, Kort Kronlage, Yvonne Krupinski, Witold(Vic Krynski, Paul Krzyminski, Robert Kuang, Brian Kuang, Connor Kuang, Jeffrey Kuilan, Francisco Kumar, Alok Kumar, Nikhil Kumar, Pavan Kumar, Sharath Kumar, Shivam Kumar, Shivansh Kung, Ling-bing Kuo, Kuan-Ting Kuo, Patrick Kuok, Joey Kurapati, Allen Kurcz, Marcin Kurek, Artur Kuroki, Riko Kwan, Elise Kwekel, Joshua Kwok, Hoi(Oscar) Kwon, Bradley Kwong, Justin Kwong, Sunny La Barge, Dustin La Greca, Hernan La Rose, Dennis La, Timothy Labell, Max Lackie, Frank Lacson, Lian LaDuca, Jeremiah Lahman, Phillip Lai, Alex Lai, Evan Lai, Jason Lake, Charles Lake, Kyle Lakhani, Aarish Lam, Anita Lam, Calvin Lam, Chi Lam, David Lam, Hau Lam, Jude Lam, Michael Lam, Si-Dung Lam, Spenser Lam, Thang Lamba, Shyl Lambek, Bernard Lande, Arnav Lande, Aryeh Landis, Raymond Landry, David Lane, Flint Lang, Hongyuan Lang, Lixin Lange, Michael Lange, Roberto Lanoff, Sam Lara, Carlos Lardon, Mike Laronde, Roy Larson, Sven Larson, William Lasnik, Howard Latourette, Josh Lau, Jason Lau, John Lauer, Doug Launonen, Matti Lauro, Michael Law, Michael Lawrence, Branden Lawrence, Wilbert Le Vettet, Pascal Le, Long Le, Long Le, Ly Le, Qui Le, Tuan Dai Leadbeater, Andrew

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Leathe, Peter Lee, Anthony Lee, Byeong Cheol Lee, Chan Lee, Cher Lee, Christian Lee, Christopher Lee, Dae Hee Lee, Daniel Lee, David Lee, Gan Wah Lee, Gordon Lee, HaeJoon Lee, Jack Lee, Jason Lee, Jay Lee, Jin Lee, John Lee, Joseph Lee, Joshua Lee, Kai Lee, Kenneth Lee, Kenneth Lee, Lester Lee, Matthew Lee, Morgan Lee, Nathan Lee, Stephen Lee, Steve Lee, Sumin Lee, Thanh Lee, William Lee, Yeasun Lee-Freithofnig, Ludovic Lehman, Christopher Lehman, Robert Leibovitz, Tahl Leitman, Marina Lekamlage, Dayananda K. Lemal, Bernard Lemke, Robert Lendvai, Robert Lenox, Caleb Leon, Bryan Leparulo, Willy Lepold, Jakub Leshinsky, Michael Leslie, Tom Lesniak, Wladyslaw Letic, Marijo Leu, Gia Leung, Che-Him Leung, Gar Bo Levine, Jesse Lewis, Andrew Lewis, Andrew Lewis, Carl Lewis, Paul Li, Alison Li, Alvin Li, Axel Li, Benjami n Li, Benjamin Li, Cheng Li, Chia-Yeh Li, Dian Li, Eddie Li, Eric Li, Fangxing (Fran) Li, Fuliao Li, George Li, Henry Li, Ivy Li, Jennifer Li, Jiayu Li, Jicheng Li, Jonathan Li, Joy Li, June Li, Katia Li, Kevin Li, Kevin Li, Kevin Li, Lei Li, Mengqun Li, Michael Li, Qiuxia Li, Roy Li, RuiNi Li, Shengyu Li, Shuxin (Max) Li, Ted Li, Tony Li, Tyler Li, Tzu-Ying Li, Weiming Li, Xidan Li, Xingchu Li, Yu Xiang Li, Yueh-Fen


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Loi, Duc Loi, Tan Lok, Chui-Chu Lomaka, Alexandre Lombard, Will Long, Nancy Longpre, Luc Lopatinsky, Luigi Lopez, Elvis Lorand, Victor Lorenc, Swavek Lotz, David Louvier, Andrew Low, Brandon Low, Ethan Low, Joe Low, Yee Loyola, Edward Lu, Amy Lu, Andrew Lu, Benjamin Lu, Guo Hui Lu, Hsu-Chang Lu, Jason Lu, Jerry Lu, Jianwei Lu, Jie Lu, Kevin Lu, Matthew Lu, Michael Lu, Phuong-Tram Lu, Samuel Lu, William Lu, Xiaotian Lu, Yueh Yun Luan, Wayne Lubin, John Lui, Mark Lukens, Greg Lun, Jonathan Luo, Grace Luo, Yunmei Luong, Jon Lurty, Scott Luther, Gary Luu, Ha Luu, Kristy Ly, Dan Ly, Jaden Ly, Phong Lynum, James Ma, Darwin Ma, Janet Ma, Lucy Ma, Seigo Ma, Sirui Ma, Yung Maadhavan, Sarranyan Maamoun, Adam Mace, Omar Mack, Raymond MacLaine, Bruce Robert Madabusi, Preethi Madden, Lester Mader, Olivier Madigan, Thomas Darrel Madison, George Madrid, James Mahajan, Aviral Mahajan, Mudit Mahajan, Pulkit Maharaj, Dayanand Maharaj, Dylita Maharaj, Shiva Mahishi, Aniruddha Mainster, Martin Maisel, David Majors, Bruce Majors, Dale Mak, Joshua Mak, Kam Malcy, Vivian Maldre, Katrin Malek, Amanda Malek, Attila Malek, Scott Maloof, Unan Mancilla, Robert Manem, Tejas Maness, Wesley Mani, Murali Maniates-Selvin, Jasper Manley, Thomas Mann, Eli Mann, Thomas H. Mannem, Keshav Mannem, Rohan Mannur, Gandhar Mansholt, Roger Mao, Jerry

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Mao, Toon Maple, Steve Mar, Christopher Mar, John Marchese, Ryan Marcum, Jerry Mardari, Alexei Marik, Victor Markov, Andrey Markowicz, Jozef Marksheid, Hannoch Maronian, Andre Maroon, Jim Martin, Dennis Martin, Michael Martin, Michael Martin, Richard Martin, Ronald Martinez, Glenn Martinez, Gustavo Martinez, Jose Martinez, Mario Maruthapandian, Lavanya Mashaw, Zachary Masminster, Joseph Massey, Randy Masters, Mark Masterson, Sean Mathew, George Mathews, Matt Matott, Garret Matthews, Bjorn Matthews, Michael Mayevskiy, Sofiya Mayevskiy, Yevgeniy Mayfield, Matthew Mayfield, Reece Mbow, Umar McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Konnie McClanahan, Johnny McCormack, Thomas McCormick, Michael McCoullum, Henry McCoy, Tyson McDonald, Jack McElvain, Brian McFadden, John McGarvey, Phil McGimpsey, William McGinnis, Donnie McGranaghan, Ian McKee, Mizell McLeod, Michael McNeil, Warren McNerlin, Bradley McNicholas, Bradley McPherson, Emani McPherson, Ronald McQueen, Jim McRitchie, Michael McTigue, Connor Mdahaduzzman, Munna Medina, Roderick Medina, Samuel Medunjanin, Adis Medunjanin, Adnan Medunjanin, Amel Meeks, Ronald Mehta, Subal Mei, Christopher Mei, Jianglin Meimban, June Melad, Reagan Meleshenko, Alex Memon, Kashif Mendez, Daniel Mendoza, Francisco Meng, Kevin Meng, Todd Menon, Rohit Menon, Suraj Meredith, Aidan Meredith, Steven Messmer, Matt Miao, Qing Michalak, Stanislaw Migliaccio, Thomas Mihai, Sebastian Mihailescu, Mihai Mijares, Javier Miklowcic, Jerred Milanov, Juliana Millard, Newell Millare, Daniel Miller, Aaron Miller, Carl Miller, Dale Miller, Dion Miller, Dionta

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Rubin, David Rubio, Ivan Rudenko, Anatoly Ruiz, Felipe Ruiz, Jeff Ruiz, Juan Ruiz, Mylin Runcie, Trey Rutan, Chip Ryait, Disney Ryan, Chad Ryan, Douglas Ryberg, Cole Ryu, Hyunook Ryu, Songeun Ryvkin, Dmitry Saadat, Seyed Sabas, Joseph Sabau, Emilian Sabo, Robert Saekow, Louis Sahar, Adam Sahgal, Aayush Saito, Ayane Saju, Meha Saju, Neha Sakai, David Sakai, Donna Sakurada, Steve Salas-Lieves, Omar Salay, Mickey Salcido, Alexander Saldin, Miguel Saleem, Shiraz Salib, Peter Salmon, Chip Salmon, Trevor Samirad, Lilas Samkoff, Rhoda Sammy, Alexander Sampath, Anand Sampson, Bill Sandoval, Arthur Sang, Yoo Pou Sanghani, Rohan Sankuratri, Ashwin Santana, Carlos Santos, Emil Santoyo, Nicholas Sanzotta, Dominic Saperstein, Robert Saria, Roberto Sawnery, T.J. Sayatouic, Renee Sbarra, Jeremiah Scaccia, Lee Scarp, A.J. Schaaf, Charles Schaerer, Kaspar Scheipner, George Schichtel, Robert Schiff, Jeff Schiller, Lenni Schlager, Gary Schlernitzauer, William Schmidt, Avishy Schmidt, Mike Schmidt, Tilo Schmucker, Philip Schneider, Benjamin Schock, Phil Scholnick, Nathiel Schour, Steve Schrader, Lisa Schuback, Joshua Schwartzberg, Perry Scobey, Paul Scobey-Polacheck, Liam Scott, Andre Scott, Barry Scott, Larry Scrivano, Daniel(Danny) Scrivano, Joe Scudder, Emmanuel Seale, Li-Rong Searles, Duane Sebastiani, Rossana Seeman, Jeff Seemiller, Daniel Seemiller, Daniel Seemiller, Randy Segal, Brian Segesta, Alex Segrest, James Segrest, James Charles Seiple, Kenneth Sekona, Lesi Sekona, Toni Seltzer, Tynan Selvin, Lawrence

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Selvin, Paul Senapati, Kaustabh Ishan Sengoll, Bernard Senko, Hisae Senter, Albert Senthilkumar, Varun Seo, Gina Serna, Johan Sethi, Shashi Settle, D.J. Shah, Aarsh Shah, Ankit Shah, Anuj Shah, Gokal Shah, Jigneshkumar Shah, Maanav Shah, Mohit Shah, Rajesh Shahnazari, Erick Shahnazari, Robert Shak, Ray Shaker, Ausama Shankar, Alok Shankarakrishnan, Suresh Shankaren, Chandramouli Shao Jun, Chan Shao, Paul Shao, Yu Shapero, David Shapiro, Vladimir Sharg, Vladimir Shariati, Mehran Sharifi, Hossein Sharma, Rajeev Shash, Denish Shaykevich, Yuriy Shea, Richard Shealy, Garfield Shehab, Kareem Shelkowitz, Phyllis Shelor, Bryson Shelor, Christopher Shelor, Paul Shelton, Cody Shen, Jimmy Shen, Kevin Sheng, Ben Sheng, Tan Tsu Sheppard, Austin Sheppard, Thomas Sherwood, Gary Sheth, Ved Shi, Bobo Shi, Hao Shi, Mingyu Shi, Xin Ping Shiau, Albert Shiau, Emily Shih, Wen-Shi Shiju, Tharun Shim, Kern Shin, John Shin, Steve Shiono, Koji Shiu, Emmanuel Shivakumar, Kaushik Shiwa, Felipe Shodhan, Shashin Shortz, Will Shrestha, Ujwal Shtein, Daniel Shtofmakher, Simon Shuhe, Ma Shuler, Greg Shultz, Anthony Shultz, John Shurslep, Alex Shwartz, Ron Siapol, Elison Sierra, Paul Sikdar, Amit Silberman, Allen Silverman, Jules Simha, Aditya Simkovic, Jozef Simmons, Joseph Simmons, Phillip Simon, Craig Simon, Ernie Simon, Richard Simone, Angelo Sindona, Mike Singer, Stuffy Singh, Jaideep Singh, Kiran Singh, Vivek Singhal, Saarthak Singla, Aman Sinha, Shay Sipos, Renata

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Sirek, Joshua Siripurapu, Abhinav Sisselman, Mark Situ, Rong Siu, George Sivabada, Sivaraja Sivaprasad, Abhi Skangalis, Anris Skolnick, Gabriel Skolnick, Micaiah Skorodziyevskiy, Kirill Skowronski, Julia Skripnik, Ivan Slaback, Steve Slater, Charlie Slocombe, Andrew Slocum, Terry Slomba, Luke Smart, Jeff Smedstad, Don Smirnov, Alexandr Smirnov, Daniel Smith, Cameron Smith, Diallo Smith, Greg Smith, Jay Smith, Kirk Smith, Kyle Smith, Lake Smith, Ryan Smithey, John Smothers, Cameron Snarr, Mike Sneath, Rod Snell, Miki Snell, Peter Snider, Nicholas Snigurskaya, Natalia Snow, Liam Snyder, Andrew So, Preston So, Yiu Sobota, Sylwester Soedjono, Eng Sofer, Daniel Sokal, Jozef Soliman, Hasan Solis, Engelbert Solomon, Christian Soltero, Angel Soltwisch, David Soltys, Greg Somarapu, Deepak Sommers, David Sonachalam, Sekar Song, Andrew Song, Daniel Song, David Song, George Song, Jeffrey Song, Joanna Song, Zhenmin Soni, Amrit Sooc, Johnny Soora, Siva Sorensen, Larry Sotero, Reginald Soto, Patrick Sourou, Simplice Spanjol, Isak Sparkes, Niv Speicher, Randy Speier, Sven Spellman, Dennis Sperberg, John Speshock, Derrick Spesick, Tom Spetsios, James Spies, Zach Spitzer, Robert Sranko, Ladislav Sribhashyam, Sashrik Srinivas, Abhay Srivastava, Saanvi Stack, Damien Stadelman, Ralph Stahl, Miguel Standridge, Bryce Stastny, Jaroslav Staylor, John Steffens, Wayne Stein, Berl Steinegger, Rainer Stender, Matthias Stepanov, Matvey Stephens, Tim Stephenson, Dennis Sterling, Daryl Sternfield, Danny Still, Sam

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Stockhausen, Derrick Stottlar, Gary Strain, Fielder Streng, Andrew Studenikin, Artem Sturm, Chad Sturtevant, Mike Su, Alex Su, Chad Su, Christian Su, Emily Su, Hugo Su, Mengjin Suarez, Jose Subonj, Anna Subonj, Christina Subonj, Viktorian Subramanian, Vijay Suen, Edmund Suh, Nathanoel Suino, Cameron Sujo, Carlos Sujo, Luis Sukthankar, Satej Sukul, Bala Sullivan, Rick Sun, Brian Sun, David Sun, Dewei (Frank) Sun, Kelvin Sun, Lynn Sun, Mingyi Sun, Patrick Sun, Robert Sun, Winnie Sun, Xizi Sun, Zheng Yu Sundel, Martin Sundrani, Adam Sundrani, Sabreena Sundrani, Sean Sung, Jia-Yu Sung, Joanna Sung, Rachel Sung, Shing-Li Suriya, Vijay Surmann, Olaf Susac, Denis Suwito, Wan Suzuki, Chiyako Suzuki, Michiya Swan, Kevin Sweeney, Aileen Sweeney, Cormac Sweeney, John Sweeney, Liam Sweeris, Dell Swift, Ben Swift, William Sypolka, Marek Szacilowski, Tomasz Sze, Jean Szostak, Krzysztof Szot, Tim Szpila, Robert M. Szpringiel, Krzysztof Szymanski, Mark Tabibian, Farkhondeh Takamatsu, Hajime Takeda, Yuji Takemura, Hiromasa Talati, Arjun Talluri, Karthik Tam, Tony Tam, Vincent Tamaki, Mie Tan, Angie Tan, Carl Tan, Christopher Tan, Jackson Tan, Jerry Tan, Steven Tan, Tammie Tan, Xiaofeng Tandon, Anushkar Tandon, Tarun Tang, Alan Tang, Allan Tang, Haine Tang, Jason Tang, Joseph Tang, Suyan Tangyingyong, Sutanit Tannehill, John Tantravahi, Pranav Tao, Wucheng Tarasov, Vladimir Tatar, Ben Tatti Gopah, Deepak Tatum, Tai


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September 20, 2014, TRIANGLE SEPTEMBER 2014 OPEN, 4 Star, Morrisville, North Carolina, $5,040 in Cash and Prizes

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September 27, 2014, WESTCHESTER 2014 SEPTEMBER OPEN 4 Star, Pleasantville, New York, $5,000 in Cash and Prizes!

September 06, 2014, HCTT CIRCUIT TOURNAMENT, 0 Star Columbia, Maryland, $400 in Cash and Prizes!

September 27, 2014, ZAMAN TTC OPEN, 2 Star, Westminster, California, $800 in Cash and Prizes!

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September 06, 2014, 2014 SOUTHERN OPEN ON JOOLA NA TOUR, 4 Star, Round Rock, Texas, $6,015 in Cash and Prizes!

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September 07, 2014, PWATTC SEPTEMBER 2014 OPEN, 2 Star, East Hartford, Connecticut, $720 in Cash and Prizes!

October 04, 2014, 2014 NNTTC JOOLA OPEN, 1 Star Newport, Virginia, $1,055 in Cash and Prizes!

September 13, 2014, NJTTC 2014 SEPTEMBER OPEN 2 Star, Westfield , New Jersey, $990 in Cash and Prizes!

October 06-10, 2014, HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES, 0 Star, St. George, Utah

September 13, 2014, ROBOPONG SEPTEMBER 2014 BTTC OPEN, 3 Star, Broward, Florida, $500 in Cash and Prizes!

October 11, 2014, 2014 HI OCTOBER OPEN, 0 Star, Palisades Park, New Jersey, 0 Star (22 points) , $100-$400 in Cash and Prizes!

September 13, 2014, RHODE ISLAND TABLE TENNIS SEPTEMBER OPEN, 1 Star, Manville, RI, $395 in Cash and Prizes!

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October 11, 2014, AURORA FALL OPEN, 2 Star, Aurora, Illinois $1,350 in Cash and Prizes!

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Santa Fe TT Club, October 25, 2014, WARREN WETZLER PUMPKIN PATCH TEAMS, 2 Star, Lancaster, PA, $1,001 in Cash and Prizes!

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November 01, 2014, HCTT CIRCUIT TOURNAMENT, 0 Star Columbia, Maryland, $400 in Cash and Prizes!

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TIM BOGGANDS

IN HIS OWN WORDS

2013 USATT Hall of Fame Player Inductee

TODD SWEERIS

Photo by Mal Anderson.

* See tabletennis.teamusa.org (USATT) (Hall of Fame) for expanded versions of each profile

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By USTTA Historian Tim Boggan Todd Sweeris: you couldn’t help but notice this 10-yearold in action at the 1983 Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) tournament in Toronto—and his proud parents as well. That Dell and Connie were well-known for having won many major Singles and Doubles Championships might have been deduced, or at least suspected, from the attention they were giving their son. But most of the Canadian spectators weren’t really aware of just how serious the game—make that the sport—was to this Michigan family. Take a look at father Dell’s diary entry back in Grand Rapids the day before they all were to leave for the tournament: “7—7:45 pm and 9—9:30 pm… Practice routine same as usual. However…I started a new drill where I mixed in chops that Todd was to loop and I blocked; then we countered steady till I chopped again. The key to this drill is to get the first loop in and then to handle what comes after that. This drill is very similar to actual game conditions. Practice rating—very good. PS. During the 15 minutes (17 minutes actually) of F.H. to F.H. Todd only missed his forehand four times.” And now the following account of Todd’s play at an event in that Open in Toronto: …“Dell,” says Todd’s mother Connie excitedly, ‘did you see in the Under-1200 event that Todd did his little flip and the other kid missed it!” But sometimes Todd’s shots don’t always go in. “Oh,” he complains in this match he’s in now shortly after play’s begun, “you are playing so bad!” “Todd,” says Dell watching from the sidelines, “keep your cool now.” Todd is not winning—and you can tell. His distress gets to Connie; “I never thought I’d see the day when Todd would be acting up at the table. And I certainly thought that if he ever did I’d take him out of the match.” Todd, as if his concentration is divided, as if he were always keeping a watchful eye, a listening ear, on his observing parents in the background, suddenly takes this moment to turn around, stamp a little, and says, “Don’t expect me to win. He’s better than YOU, MOM!” To which Dell responds, “Naw. Now, c’mon, son, he’s not that good.” Would not many a reader looking backward for clues to Todd’s future success find some here? It’s hardly a surprise after reading that precise Diary entry—“15 minutes (17 minutes actually)”—to be told that Dell’s an accountant, and that, as Todd grows up, enters high school and begins to think not just about winning the next tournament but about going to college, he himself takes an accounting course. “You know why I liked it?” he asks rhetorically. “because with problem after problem I always come to an answer. I like surety. I don’t like gray areas.” Later that year, in Las Vegas, Todd wins his first National Championship—the U-11’s. However, his progress as a

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12-14-year-old, aside from a Junior Olympics win, is slow. But he and his parents persist. If at 13 Todd wants to enroll in the USTTA Resident Training Program for ambitious U.S. Team hopefuls and live and go to school there in Colorado Springs, do it! And—do it!—he did, for five years…so that by the time he’d graduated from the local Palmer High School and was looking to his collegiate future, he’d begun, still slowly, to build another future—in table tennis. At 14, he’d been part of a U.S. Junior Team that went to China where in the Association’s National Magazine he could be seen in a friendship photo with China’s World Champion Jiang Jialiang. Thing was, though, despite opportunities, Todd wasn’t improving like he couldn’t help but notice his fellow juniors were—and that was frustrating. He told Hodges, “I went through a pretty rough period and left the Olympic Training Center. I actually thought I was going to quit.” But after he’d taken some time off, Bowie Martin asked him if he’d like to go to Japan for a month to train. And he said, “Sure.” This helped him make the first conscious jump of his table tennis career. So finally—yes, the years at the RTP HAD helped his game, had given him, he said, the necessary formal training to improve—in 1990 he upset his friend and arch-rival Chi Sun Chui to win the U.S. Junior National’s. In a 1993 Interview with Larry Hodges, who for a number of years had been the RTP Manager, and thereafter would be one of the few most knowledgeable U.S. aficionados we have in our sport, Todd, the late-bloomer, said. “In the summer of 1991, just after my senior year in high school, I went to a training camp in Detroit attended by Coach Li Zhenshi, Sean O’Neill, Huazhang Xu, Dhiren Narotam, and others, and so got a lot of good practice. Coach Li helped me a lot. And from then on, my game became more solid and I was more confident.” “In the fall of 1992,” Todd said, “Rocky Wang and I went to China for two and a half months. That was probably the toughest part of my table tennis career, as well as the funnest. It got really boring. You woke up, you practiced, you went home for lunch, you took a nap, went back for the second practice, ate dinner, read a little bit, and then went to bed. It went on every


day like that for two and a half months. But the fun part was that I could just feel myself getting better. At times, in China, I felt like I literally could not miss the ball. I mean, it’s a great feeling when you can do that.” In China, Todd, basically always an all-around player, improved the forehand attack he favors, worked on speed, on power, and a better block defense. Later, he developed a much more effective backhand loop. It was Rocky who suggested Todd come to Maryland, and he did, for he liked the community, the opportunity to practice with Rocky, Sean O’Neill, Dave Sakai, Sean Lonergan, Jason St. George, Huazhang Xu, Dhiren Narotam, and Amy Feng. Most importantly, it was at the Maryland National Table Center that Todd had the opportunity to learn from transplanted Chinese player/coach extraordinaire Cheng Yinghua, who’d be a big influence on the maturing young player. In 1993 he enrolled at the University of Maryland and there he stayed, continuing to learn on two fronts, until he graduated with a degree in Accounting in 1998. Todd would not only follow in his CPA father’s footsteps, it might be said he’d hurry ahead of him. “When Todd took the CPA exam in 1998, he knew that only about 5-10% of those tested would be able to pass all four parts of the exam on the first try. But Todd did it. And that year he was hired by the well-known Accounting firm of Deloite & Touche. He would always be grateful to them, for they gave him very flexible hours and time off when he needed to train or travel to tournaments. Back in 1993, Todd made the U.S. Team, won the U.S. Closed U-22’s, and so began a 10-year string of successes that demanded a rigorous preparation. He told Hodges in that seminal interview, “ I’ll prepare for big tournaments at least a month in advance. That means practice four to five hours a day, six days a week, and about 45 minutes of physical training. I’ll run three times a week, about three miles. Once or twice a week, I’ll do about 10 or 15 sprints of about 40 yards each. Also, as much as possible, given my responsibilities, I’ll continue to be very involved in watching and,

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to some extent, playing other sports—basketball, tennis, and golf. Being from Michigan I root for the Wolverines.” “Over the University of Maryland!” says Hodges, feigning shocked surprise. “I only like the University of Maryland Ping-Pong Team,” says Todd. Perfectly understandable since he’ll be the repeatedly successful Team’s star, and in 1997 represent them as the National Intercollegiate Champion. You could—or at least I could—write pages about Todd’s 10year stretch of major accomplishments, in which at every National’s, faced with world-class competition, he was a late-round finisher, including being runner-up in 1998 to David Zhuang whom he’d great regard for as his Teammate and Championship Doubles partner. But here I’m going to summarize Todd’s major successes and move on with my own life. U.S. Under 22 National Champion. Member of winning team at the Pan Am Games, U.S. Open Team Championships, and Olympic Festival, where he was the 1995 Men’s Singles winner. Three-time U.S. Closed Men’s Doubles Champion. Two-time World Team member (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2000, and Gothenburg, Sweden in 20003). Two-time Olympian (Atlanta, Georgia in 1996, and Sydney, Australia in 2000). Being an Olympian had for years been one of his long-range goals…until dream became reality. In addition, Todd served his Association, his country, outside the playing courts. He’s a two-time member of the USATT Board of Directors—Athletic Rep in 1995 and 2001. Moreover, just as he emphasized practicing—practicing with a purpose, with goals—so he carried over that dedication in pursuit of making a good living, and, as it would turn out, not just for himself but, in due course, for his wife Jacqueline and son Brandon. As many-time U.S. Team Captain/Manager Bob Fox concluded in his Banquet Introduction for Todd: his friend was a class act. On court, and off, “he balanced school, work, table tennis excellence, and family.” Welcome to our Hall, Todd.

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Ping Pong for Fighters My name is Tahl Leibovitz. I am 39 years old. I have been playing table tennis for 25 years. I’m also a Paralympic Gold Medalist. I thought it would be cool and so much fun to write a book about table tennis. I had this idea of making a book that took complex concepts and turned them into something simple and concise. I also wanted to make the book fun and exciting for the reader as well. I had accumulated so much information over the years, and it took me six years to sort through it all. I had a great time writing the book. The experience has been incredible. The book is called Ping Pong for Fighters, and it’s about fighting all the different elements that are attached to table tennis. The fight starts inward and eventually moves outward, from within ourselves, to the ball, to our opponents, to the environment and the external conditions. What I think is interesting about the book, is that the reader takes the journey with me, sees how table tennis can sometimes be very frustrating, and learns how to deal with that frustration. Imagine you train every day for 4 years to play well in a Paralympics. But during a match, it just is not happening for you. Table tennis can be frustrating at times, and so can life. Although I have certainly had my share of matches where I lost self control, I have had so many matches were I played really well mentally and stayed in total control. Rather than teaching people to get into fights, I think this book will teach them about the importance of competing, about how we need to keep on battling, regardless of who we’re playing.My best matches have occurred when I went into battle. I wasn’t convinced I would win and I wasn’t sure I would lose. I was ready for the challenge and that is what this book is about. There are so many great table tennis books out there, but I noticed that many of the books focused exclusively on the technical side of table tennis. The things

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that I learned from top players and coaches over the years that helped me so much in my game really didn’t have so much to do with the technical side of table tennis. I would say 30% was technical. The other 70% are things I have learned from experience and that I have gotten directly from speaking with world-class players and working with world-class coaches. To sum it up, having the correct knowledge makes the average player become a good player, and developing the mental aspect of table tennis (something I honestly still struggle with) is what moves a good player to become a great player. Ping Pong for Fighters is different from what you might have seen in other table tennis books. I am not saying it is better; it is just different. While reading this book, the reader will experience a side of table tennis that is very different from what they might have seen or experienced before. They will see new possibilities and grasp the idea that table tennis is much more than just about the technical stuff. I am hoping that all I have learned in table tennis can be passed to coaches, intermediate, beginner table tennis players as well as junior table tennis players and anyone looking to learn about our sport. What I am trying to achieve with this book more than anything else is having the average table tennis player be able to look at the sport of table tennis differently. It is really the approach to the sport that I am most concerned about. I hope that everyone that plays the sport of table tennis can use this book as I mentioned before to see more possibilities within ourselves.

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Excerpt “I have had many students speak to me about closing out matches, how they lead but are just unable to finish the match. They might be up 10-6 in the fifth, or are leading 2-0 in games. The mind cannot do two things at once. If we are focused on the outcome of the match, we cannot perform in the match at the same time. The solution to the problem is very clear. We cannot use the feelings of stress or pressure to compete. We must use something else. We have to use the present moment to compete. The truth of the matter is that when we use stress to compete we are not competing to our full ability. Playing with stress is like carrying an extra 100 pounds when we play our matches. We have to fully focus on the task at hand. We have to focus on our performance. We must do what we can to reduce stress. What I try to do at most competitions is to minimize the importance of the performance and focus on what I love and enjoy about the sport of table tennis. I try and make sure not to focus on the

outcome or anything else external, anything that has nothing to do with match performance. Stellan Bengtsson once said when he used to coach the Swedish Team they would talk about tactics for a while before the match and everyone understood what needed to be done. Then that would be it, they would talk about other things that had nothing to do with table tennis. Once we start thinking about winning or losing a match, we are in some serious trouble. It doesn’t matter if we’re doing everything right, having full concentration or if we’re up 10-6. In 2006 I was in the semi-final of the IPC World Championships. I was up 7-4 in the final game against a worldclass player. I started thinking about the result. I lost the match so fast it was amazing. I lost 11-8 in about one minute. We played eight points in about a minute and six seconds. I won a single point out of those 8 points and lost 7 points. Once I became focused on the result I started to feel pressure. I stopped doing what I did to get me to the point of being up 7-4 in the final game. All I wanted to do was win the match. I started trying to finish all the points as quickly as possible. I went completely outside

of my game. I stopped competing. I was too focused on the result. My mind was unable to compete. I also let the pressure control me. The amount of pressure was so high once I saw the win was possible. Again, I was unable to compete. That was in 2006. Now when I am playing a match I try and compete regardless of the score. I know that the match is not finished until the opponent and myself shake hands. More importantly I try and enjoy every moment in the match. Stellan Bengtsson told me that I should try my best to enjoy the close games. He says those games should be the most fun. To be honest, when the score is 10-10 I love it. It’s awesome. I especially enjoy the match when I am in the final game with my opponent. You will find that when you approach the match differently 30% of your opponents will give up without even competing. They will check out. One of the key ingredients for success is hanging in there, and not giving up.”

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World Class American Table Tennis Players of the Classic Age VOL IV This Volume, No. IV . . . . . . in our 6-Volume series of American Table Tennis Players of the Classic Age, published by United States Table Tennis Hall of Fame and Authored by Dean Johnson & Tim Boggan, features five of our most popular and beloved Legends -- Bernie Bukiet, Bobby Gusikoff, Erwin Klein and Leah and TybieThall. Bernie Bukiet’s life is an incredible story of survival. Table Tennis to Bernie was a passport to everything - to survival during World War II, to America and, finally, to becoming “a show business celebrity.” One day, during WWII, at 3 a.m., there’s a knock on Bernie’s door. “What’s your name?...gather up your belongings, you’re coming with us.” He’s put on a train and sent to a concentration camp in Russia. When he is finally released he has to go somewhere so he heads to Munich where he believes he may have some relatives. At a train station, by chance, he meets a man he’s never seen before who says, “Hey, aren’t you the table tennis player from before the War?” He takes Bernie home, gives him a room, and fixes him up with a job coaching at a club in Germany. Bernie went on to become a 3-time U.S. Men’s Singles Champion, 6-time U.S. Men’s Doubles champion, 3-time U.S. Mixed Doubles Champion and an 8-time Member of the U.S. Team to the World Championships -not the “table tennis bum” some 74

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official had once called him...but a show-business celebrity. Bobby Gusikoff came from a very musical family. His mother’s father, BohumilKryl, had played the cornet for John Philip Sousa; his mother was a very accomplished pianist; and his father was a noted violinist and symphony orchestra conductor. But there would be no performance-concerts in Bobby’s future – his footsteps would have him traveling to a different kind of playing hall. Bobby’s introduction to table tennis came on an evening in the late 1940s when his father brought him to the fabled Herwald Lawrence’s Broadway Courts in Manhattan. “There was no way to know that in a few minutes my entire life would be changed,” he said. Erwin Klein, at age16, at the Canadian International in Toronto, won the Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Junior titles – in the Men’s defeating John Somael, Bernie Bukiet, and Sol Schiff, the U.S.’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th ranked players. How can this be explained by anything other than “pure talent?” Erwin went on to win the U.S. Open Boys twice, the U.S. Open Juniors three times, Canadian Open Men’s Singles four times, U.S. Open Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles four times and the 1956 World’s Mixed Doubles Championship (with Leah Neuberger). The Legacy of Erwin Klein may be that he was one of the greatest table tennis playerAmerica ever produced -in terms of pure talent, rivaling

by Dean Johnson the legendary careers of Dick Miles and Marty Reisman. Leah &TybieThall won nearly 170 titles between them! Leah won 71 U.S. and Canadian titles including 9 U.S. Open Women’s Singles titles, 12 Women’s Doubles and 9 Mixed Doubles. Her greatest triumph of course was at Tokyo in 1956 when she and teenager Erwin Klein won the World’s Mixed Doubles from 14-10 down in the 5th over Ivan Andreadis and Ann Haydon, both World Singles runner-ups. Tybie’s greatest triumphs came in the years 1948 and 1949. In 1949 she was a member of the winning U.S. Corbillon Cup Team and the winner of the English Open Mixed and Women’s Doubles Championships. But Tybie’s greatest triumph of all? Winning the World’s Mixed Doubles Championship with Dick Miles in 1948. Describing Tybie’s play in this match, English Coach Jack Carrington said in Table Tennis that Tybie “treated us to a display of mixed doubles play which few women could ever equal.” She “inspired her partner to fight. She chopped Vana’s drives and services safely back, pushed his difficult chops, and drove with ferocity whenever possible.” Copies are available on Amazon (keyword Dean Johnson Table Tennis). All proceeds benefit the USTTA Hall of Fame Museum. http://www.amazon.com/American-TennisPlayers-Classic-Volume/dp/1496131258


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NBA Basket Ballers and Ping Pong By Wally Green What do some of the NBA basket ballers have in common with me? Actually a lot! But one thing in particular is their love for ping pong! This past weekend I was invited to do some table tennis exhibitions in Las Vegas by my sponsor JOOLA. They were one of the organizations running the Chris Paul (CP3) Topspin Ping Pong Charity Event/Tournament. Pro against Pro! Winner take all! Hey I’m a celebrity and I can definitely play basketball and ping pong, so this was right up my alley. The Topspin charity better known as the Chris Paul Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its resources and passion for philanthropy to enhance and promote education, health , sports and social responsibility for youth and families. They’re all about raising money for the kids and I think that’s pretty kool because those kids are our future. Other pros ballers included Stefan Curry, Jerome Williams aka Junkyard Dog, Isaiah Thomas, Alan Anderson and many more. My favorite to win the celeb tournament was a pro named Willie Green. I guess you could already figure out why! C’mon Willie is close to Wally and we have the same last name! Indeed a brother from another mother! Even Mayweather and Christian Reynaldo graced us with their presence! Not to mention the insane amount of media presence. Originally I was there just to do exhibitions but somehow I wound up being the main MC for the celeb pro tournament along with Sports X Radio announcer Ken Thomson. All the players were super excited to play. Some even did a little practice before the

tournament. Although everyone was there for fun and to raise money the players were still very serious about winning! There was lots of trash talk especially from Jerome Williams directed towards Chris Paul because Chris had won the tournament back to back years. After each win he would take the mic from me and call out Chris Paul. Saying “I’m coming for you man!” or “You sacred?” or “You better be!” Stephen Curry played surprisingly well throughout the tournament . He was very consistent in keeping the ball in play, but then in the semis he faced the reigning champion Chris Paul who plays a topspin game mixed in with lots of heavy sidespin serves. Chris Paul would now be in the finals! On the other half of the bracket Jerome Williams the junkyard dog quickly disposed of my favorite player by name-right Willie Green with

some nasty side spin serves of his own and topspin game. Now the match we have all been waiting for... The final between the trash talking Jerome Williams and the two time champion Chris Paul! I really believed with all the trash talk Jerome Williams was doing he would definitely cause an upset, but that was not the case at all. He had absolutely no chance. The spiny serves of. Chris Paul was just way too much for Jerome to handle. When Jerome would use his own spinny serves, Chris easily handled it and put the ball on the table and Jerome would lose the rally! I guess the trash talk wasn’t enough without the skills to back it up. Chris won 11-3 and was crowned champion again. At the end of the night Jerome Williams and I spoke and we will make sure this will not happen again next year. Get ready Jerome, training starts soon! =

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