The 2014 Aurora Fall Open received entries from 96 players from 4 states: 4 from WI, 3 from IN, 1 from CA and 88 from IL. Only one player didn’t show up so only one group members didn’t get to play 7 matches in their group.

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Volunteers

Preparations on Friday evening lasted from 7 pm till 10:30 pm mostly due to increased number of barriers which needed to be assembled. This was the first tournament where we had fully barriered courts and that required assembly of 84 barriers in addition to 20 that were already available in the gym. I would like to extend my gratitude to the following individuals who helped in this humongous task:

  • Narayan Nagarathnam
  • Sara Zhou
  • Pierre Gabriell Falcis
  • Srikar Garisa
  • Madhu Bommala
  • Justin Korte
  • Ndidi Enuenwosu
  • Meinhard Korte – setup of tables
  • Adam Koziel – help with building the rack for storing Newgy barriers
  • Tomasz Szacilowski – machining metal parts for the rack

The final tasks on the day of the tournament were completed swiftly thanks to John Brandt, Jim Brandt, Tim Szot & Don Erickson. These tasks included moving materials, equipment & trophies into the venue, setup of podium, installation of sun screens in windows, attaching table numbers and other miscellaneous tasks.

Special thanks go to the Fox Valley Park District employees who allowed us to make preparations the day before and assisted us in making it a success:

  • Coleen
  • Rachel

During tournament our operations ran smoothly thanks to our control desk crew:

  • Cecila Navata – match results entry
  • Zachary Moy – match results entry and umpiring
  • Andrew Moy – umpiring and match results entry
  • Jacek Wisniewski – referee

The cleanup after the tournament went quickly thanks to the following individuals:

  • Evelyn Wisniewski
  • Jacek Wisniewski
  • Justin Korte
  • Zachary Moy
  • Andrew Moy

The cleanup took much faster thanks to the new storage rack which allowed us to quickly hang 52 barriers instead of disassembling them and packing into boxes. It started around 7 pm and ended at 8:50 pm.

Special thanks go to our sponsors – 1 on 1 Table Tennis for providing JOOLA balls and Newgy Inc. for arranging for additional 12 barriers.

Below are the pictures from the tournament.

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Our crew of officials and volunteers
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Our sponsor – Table Tennis 1 on 1
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The crew and sponsor enjoying a brief lull in activity
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Andrew Moy umpiring one of contentious matches
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Rack for storing Newgy barriers helped shorten cleanup time a lot

Results

Results were uploaded to OmniPong website on Saturday evening. If you are interested in which place you took in your group you can find it by clicking the links below.

Group First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place
Group 1 Emad Barsoum Attila Ratfai Wojciech Wolski Jeff Xiao
Group 2 C. T. Pham Seon Ho Kim Lukasz Niewiarowski Krzysztof Szostak
Group 3 Ken Oh Zbigniew Jablonski Marc Villanueva Ejaz Shah
Group 4 Kian Beyranvand Cesar Mendoza Douglas R. Wruck John Brandt
Group 5 James Stout Jang Won Kim Jeffrey Liao Moshi Zhao
Group 6 Sarah Zhou Robert L. Tysl Mike R. Baldwin Tomasz Szacilowski
Group 7 Zexin Jiang Arsen Gaysin Asif Rehmani Natalia Snigurskaya
Group 8 Quinn Baker Manikandan Nagarathnam William Klase John Zhong Liu
Group 9 Sam Adarkwa Kung Chao Zigmas Vievesis Mark Nightingale
Group 10 Grace Luo Samuel J. Kramer Dale A Daguro Nandan Naresh
Group 11 Mohammed S. Zaman Madison Chao Tim Szot Rhon Daguro
Group 12 Brian Ngeunjuntr Pierre Gabriell Falcis Bhavika Kagathi Tanay Vutukuru

Pictures of Winners

It is our tradition to take pictures of winners on the podium to raise the prestige of this sport.  Here are all 12 group winners.

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Group 1
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Group 2
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Group 3
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Group 4
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Group 5
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Group 6
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Group 7
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Group 8
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Group 9
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Group 10
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Group 11
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Group 12

 

Additional pictures were taken and those that came out decently will be posted at a later time.

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