Fox Valley Table Tennis Club will be holding a 2 star tournament on Saturday, April 5th at the Eola Community Center located at 555 S. Eola Rd. in Aurora, IL. The format will be giant round robin in groups of 8, which means that players will be sorted by their rating from highest to lowest and seeded (divided) into groups of 8.  Each group of 8 will have 2 tables to play on. The tournament will offer $1,300 in prize money and trophies. Below is the table indicating the amounts.
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Venue

I think we have finally arrived at an optimal layout with bleachers in the east side of the gym, accessible easily by a walking alley and additional seating on the west side of the gym. The park district has recently purchased additional chairs so seating should not be a problem anymore as it has sometimes been in the past. We have 70+ barriers and may get 10 more making it possibly of the only 2 star tournaments in the Midwest with fully barriered courts. Courts are 16 ft x 40 ft.

The light strength has been measured on both sides of each table with a dedicated meter and it showed readings between 338 and 430 Lux with an average of 380. The flooring is a sports linoleum flooring with a fairly good grip and not too hard on your feet. You are welcome to bring a towel for wetting your shoe soles if you like.

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Below is the layout of the venue with table numbers:

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Registration

Online registration is available here. If you would like to send in the traditional blank entry form you can download it from here. However, those who send their registration by mail are urged to send it early because the available spots may be taken by those who register online while the mail is in the system. Number of spots is limited to 96 so consider registering early. To see who registered so far please check the online registration page.

Tournament operations will be using OmniPong software so that you ratings will be updated on first Thursday following the tournament and published in a tournament report on this website.

Volunteering

If you would like to help with gym setup on Friday please contact me: Swavek Lorenc, 630-251-8860 swaveklorenc@yahoo.com.

Group Assignments

Here are the group assignments based on latest available ratings.
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Tournament Director

 

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