2018 Aurora Fall Open will take place at the Eola Community Center in Aurora, on Saturday September 29th, 2018.

Sponsors

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JOOLA has graciously agreed to sponsor this tournament and provide us with the new Prime plastic balls.  These balls are made the old fashioned way from two parts and resists cracking better than the JOOLA Flash balls.

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Newgy, Inc. our second sponsor, has donated additional 10 barriers for our tournament.  Now all of our barriers will be like the one shown below.  The courts will look magnificent. Also please check out their new barrier style.

Thank you again Newgy for sponsoring out tournaments throughout the years.

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Format

The tournament will have a giant round robin format in groups of 8 players which means that players will be sorted by their rating from highest to lowest and seeded (divided) into groups of 8. The 48 lowest rated players will start at 9 am and the higher rated players at 2 pm. The starting times will be announced a few days before the tournament, because they depend on how many players sign up and their rating. In the past tournaments with this format players with rating below 1450 played in the morning. Unrated players have rating of 0 unless they obtain an estimated rating from their coach which places them above that 1450 rating. Players with rating of 0 will play in the morning. Each group of 8 will have 2 tables to play on so that all matches will be finished in approximately 5 hours.

Venue

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Eola Community Center gym

The Eola Community Center is located at 555 S. Eola Rd., Aurora, IL 60504.

The venue will be setup with 12 tables and each court will be fully barriered. Courts are 16 ft x 38 ft.

After the LED lights have been installed, the light strength has been measured on both sides of each table with a dedicated meter and it showed readings between 617 and 916 Lux with an average of 800 Lux.

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.

More information about the venue is on this page.

Prize Money and Trophies

The tournament will offer $1,300 in prize money and trophies. See table below showing which groups (classes) get prize money and which get trophies.

Class Player

Rating

Start Time 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
A 1st – 8th seed 2:00 PM $140 $120 $100
B 9th – 16th seed 2:00 PM $120 $100 $80
C 17th – 24th seed 2:00 PM $100 $80 $60
D 25th – 32nd seed 2:00 PM $90 $70 $50
E 33rd – 40th seed 2:00 PM $80 $60 $40
F 41st – 48th seed 2:00 PM trophy trophy trophy
G 49th – 56th seed 9:00 AM trophy trophy trophy
H 57th – 64th seed 9:00 AM trophy trophy trophy
I 65th – 72nd seed 9:00 AM trophy trophy trophy
J 73rd – 80th seed 9:00 AM trophy trophy trophy
K 81st – 88th seed 9:00 AM trophy trophy trophy
L 89th – 96th seed 9:00 AM trophy trophy trophy

Registration

Online registration will be conducted using OmniPong. If you prefer to mail in your registration the blank entry form can be downloaded here, filled out and mailed to the address indicated on the form.

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 being delivered. 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 a couple of days after the tournament. There will also be a tournament report with pictures published on this website.

Equipment

All 12 tables will be identical Killerspin My T10 Club Pros.  Each group of 8 will have two tables to play on, so playing 27 matches in a group should take about 5 hours.

We will use white plastic 3-star 40+ JOOLA Prime balls.

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Contact

If you have more questions please contact John Brandt – jb6065@gmail.com, 708-714-7122

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