The 2013 Aurora Fall Open held on October 6th, 2013 attracted 103 players. This made it the largest tournament to date held at the Eola Community Center. The venue preparation took about 4 hours on Saturday evening with the help of the following volunteers:
- John Brandt, Jim Brandt and their friend Nancy
- Joanna Korylczuk
- Peter Falsis, Jonathan Bautista
- Meinhard and Justin Korte
We had 12 tables for match play and 2 for warm up. We assembled additional 70 barriers and found that we need 8 more to have pretty much fully barriered courts. We measured the distances between tables so they are exactly 12 feet to meet the minimum distance required by the new USATT tournament sanctioning rules. We also measured the light strength over each table and got above 330 lux with the middle 4 tables reaching 430 lux. You can see the venue picture below. The park district bought new chairs so we could move the 3 bleachers into one area so spectators have good view of the matches and still have 70 comfortable chairs for players. The tournament started on time with events at 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. The last match ended at 9:04 pm. Take down of the equipment and cleanup took another 1:30.
The tournament officials consisted of the following individuals:
- Tournament Director – Swavek Lorenc
- Tournament Referee – Jacek Wisniewski
- Chief Umpire – Jorge Vanegas
- Umpire – Federico Bassetti
- Umpire – Andrew Moy
- Score keeper – Emily Smith
|Event Click for full results||First Place||Second Place||Third Place||Fourth Place|
|Open Singles RR||Fernando Yamazato||Wojciech Wolski||Artur Kurek||Karin Fukushima|
|Under 2400 RR||Wojciech Wolski||Spenser Minh Lam||Artur Kurek||Janusz Franeczek|
|Under 2200 RR||Christos Dousmanis||Zbigniew Jablonski||Arkadiusz Zyworonek||Michael Wolski|
|Under 2000 RR||Krzysztof Szostak||Arcot Naresh||Narasimhan (Tig Ramakrishnan||Tarun Chawla|
|Under 1900 RR||Matthias Stender||Mansoor Ali Abdulrasool||Keith Offord||Lucas De Fabry|
|Under 1800 RR||Lucas De Fabry||David Feerst||Weiliang Jordan Sun||Rod Sneath|
|Under 1700 RR||Jeffrey Liao||Mansoor Ali Abdulrasool||Tomasz Szacilowski||Weiliang Jordan Sun|
|Under 1600 RR||Stanislaw Michalak||Tomasz Szacilowski||Mahesh Naik||Ronald Cassidy|
|Under 1400 RR||Stanislaw Michalak||Mahesh Naik||William Goodfellow||Jakub Gorzko|
|Under 1200 RR||Samuel Kim||Jakub Gorzko||Ifteqar Syed||Manikandan Nagarathnam|
|Under 1000 RR||Samuel Kim||Brian Coons||Jakub Gorzko||Taher Dohadwala|
|Open Doubles RR||Fernando Yamazato / Karin Fukushima||Artur Kurek / Janusz Franeczek||Wojciech Wolski / Michael Wolski||Arkadiusz Zyworonek / Karol Horodenski|
I requested feedback after the tournament and I published it here.
Below are the pictures of winners in each event.
Thank you again for participating in the tournament and I hope you liked it enough to participate in the next one.