The Aurora Summer Open held on June 16th, 2013 attracted 75 players from Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma and one player from Hamburg, Germany who happened to be on a business trip in the Midwest. Despite this day being the Father’s Day we had an almost full tournament with only 7 spots in 3 events left unfilled. We had only 1 player who didn’t show up.

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Some participants who arrived for earlier events
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Tournament Officials from left to right:Chief Umpire – Jorge Vanegas (RU), Tournament Director – Swavek Lorenc (CU), Referee – Jacek Wisniewski (RU, CR)

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Control Desk – very busy place during the tournament.

Tournament Improvements

We purchased 2 new black Killerspin MyT10 Club Pro tables identical to the 10 we already had, to replace aging Stiga tables that were no longer up to USATT standards for tournament equipment. We setup these old Stiga tables in the corners of the gym to have additional tables for warmup.
While we still didn’t have fully barriered courts – we could use additional 20 barriers – the 10 new Newgy barriers improved the stray ball situation considerably. The park district replaced all fluorescent lights in the gym which made an noticeable difference in quality of lighting.I would like to thank the following individuals who helped bring and setup the 2 new tables into the gym.

  • Piotr Gralczyk who lent us the truck to bring the tables from the Killerspin warehouse in Elk Grove Village
  • Tom Szacilowski
  • Matthias Stender
  • Adam Koziel
  • the Park District staff member – who let us use the cart.
  • 2 more individuals whose names I didn’t get who helped lift the 600 lbs worth of tables of the pickup truck.

I also would like to extend special thanks to our umpire Jorge Vanegas who collected score sheets from players and determined the winners in the busiest moments of the tournament.

Event Winners

Please check the smiling faces of the winners of each event.  We are only missing pictures of U-2200 winners.

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Open Singles  & U-2400 Winners: (1st) Fred Cantarelli (L), (2nd) Artur Kurek (R)
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U-2000 Winners: (1st) Arcot Naresh (not shown), (2nd) David Sun
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U-1900 Winners: (1st) David Sun (R), (2nd) Robert Friedrich (L)RA
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U-1800 Winners: (1st) J. Bryant Evans (R), (2nd) Justin Dewey (L)
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U-1700 Winners: (1st) Robert Friedrich (L), (2nd) Nestor Jose Prato Martinez (R)
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U-1600 Winners: (1st) J. Bryant Evans (L), (2nd) Rommel Lanuza (R)
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U-1400 Winners: (1st) Rommel Lanuza (R), (2nd) James Rosen (L)
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U-1200 Winners: (1st) Trey Runcie (L), (2nd) Paul Krynski (R)

Results

Below is a table with links to full results for each event. The round robin phase results are on page 1, and the single elimination results are on page 2 of the PDF document.

Event First Place Second Place
Open Singles RR Fred Cantarelli Artur Kurek
Under 2400 RR Artur Kurek Fred Cantarelli
Under 2200 RR Leon Li Sonny M. Henderson
Under 2000 RR Arcot Naresh David Sun
Under 1900 RR David Sun Robert Friedrich
Under 1800 RR J. Bryant Evans Justin Dewey
Under 1700 RR Robert Friedrich Nestor Jose Prato Martinez
Under 1600 RR J. Bryant Evans Rommel Lanuza
Under 1400 RR Rommel Lanuza James Rosen
Under 1200 RR Trey Runcie Paul Krynski

If you are curious, how other players fared in this tournament, here are the results published on USATT website showing changes in ratings.

I would like to thank all participants for good sportsmanship and for signing up for our tournament.  The next USATT sanctioned tournament will be on October 6th, 2013.

Swavek Lorenc
Tournament Director

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