The 2014 Aurora Spring Open held on 04/05/2014 attracted 88 players from Illinois and Indiana. Everyone showed up which is a new phenomenon for this type of event. The tournament was sponsored by Paddle Palace and Newgy, Inc. The 6 groups of lower rated players played at 9 am and the 5 groups of higher rated players at 2 pm. Both groups started on time and finished on time. The tournament was finished at 7:15 pm.
Tournament Director Swavek Lorenc would like to thank the following individuals for helping with setup of equipment on Friday and take down on Saturday:
- Mr. Nagarathnam and his son Manikandan for helping with setup
- Meinhard Korte and his son Justin
- Park district officials for allowing us to set up the equipment on Friday evening
- Jacek Wisniewski – referee and data entry of scores
- Andrew Moy – umpire
- Zachary Moy – data entry of scores
- Stanley Michalak and his wife
- Jacek Wisniewski for serving as a referee and helping with take down
I would also like to thank our sponsor Paddle Palace for supporting our tournament with ball donation.
Her are some pictures from the tournament. More pictures can be viewed here.
The results were sent via e-mail to USATT on Sunday along with tournament report and the signed waiver and release forms were mailed on Monday. Therefore the results should be updated on on first Thursday after the tournament. Here are the results published on OmniPong website which show which place in the group each player eventually attained.
|Event – Click for full results||First Place||Second Place||Third Place||Fourth Place|
|Group 1||Wojciech Wolski||Artur Kurek||Janusz Franeczek||Dariusz Wolski|
|Group 2||Bogdan Plugowski||C. T. Pham||Jan Bogdan||Steven Claflin|
|Group 3||Bun-Hiong Carls Chua||Henry Polecki||Ken Oh||Keith Offord|
|Group 4||Robert Douglass||Simon Liang||Stanislaw Michalak||Peter Gerard Falcis|
|Group 5||Jang Won Kim||Jeffrey Liao||Subba Parvathaneni||Hui Lin|
|Group 6||Jerry Dydynski||James Madrid||Robert L. Tysl||Mike R. Baldwin|
|Group 7||Kevin Swan||Don Dyer||William Goodfellow||Kevin Colombo|
|Group 8||Advitheey Chelikani||Samuel Kim||Nicolae Ciofiac||Marek Sypolka|
|Group 9||Zexin Jiang||Carlos Lara||Zsolt Keszthelyi||Kaibai Liu|
|Group 10||Zita Bayr||Frank Aguilera||Tim Szot||Madison Chao|
|Group 11||Danesh Badlani||Aarish Lakhani||Armaan Rehmani||Mark Derecho|
The winners of each class are shown below. More pictures of players during the game can be found in this album.
Tournament Director would like to thank everyone for good sportsmanship. There were a number of positive comments from the new comers who never played in this venue. I hope that this experience will bring many participants back for future tournaments.