2017 Summer State Games

Summer State Games

The 2017 Summer Games were held on Saturday, June 24th.  Thanks to all the players and their families who came.  I hope everyone had a good time!

Results:

2017 Summer Results

I only got a few pictures, and most aren’t great – but I’ll put a few below just for fun!  Sorry for the horrible quality – looks like my phone lens had some smudges or something…

Open Singles: Okba, Logan, and Winfred U1800: David, Ellen, and Mike Juniors: James, Ellen, and Maria

 

 

Date: June 24, 2017

Location:  OKCTT Club in Plaza Mayor Mall Map Link Note: Do NOT send payments to the mall or club address – payment address is below and on entry form.

Link to Tournament Information Sheet

Link to Entry Form and Waiver

We are making some changes this tournament in order to try to keep things closer to schedule and to maximize the number of singles events.  Details of the changes are below the event list.

Current Event List and Times (Events, Times, and Entry Limits!!!):

Event                                 Start Time       Code           Max Entries
TT-U1000                              2:30pm        TT01                8
TT-U1200                              9:00am        TT02              12
TT-U1400                            12:30pm        TT03              12
TT-U1600                              3:00pm        TT04              16
TT-U1800                              9:00am       TT05               16
TT-U2000                            12:30pm        TT06              16
TT-Open Sgls.                      4:30pm         TT07              16 (Note 1)

PP Singles                              9:00am       PP01                8
PP Junior (U-18)                 11:00am       PP02                8

Note 1: We will only be accepting the 16 highest rated players who enter by deadline. Entries after deadline will only be accepted if open spots remain.  This means that nobody, regardless of rating, will be removed after the deadline – regardless of the rating or playing level of the late player.

Please note that we will be sticking with our entry limits.  If you wait too long, your event might be filled…  Also, Late Entries (After Tuesday June 20) will be charged a $10 late fee.

Important!!!

All entries and payments must be sent to the address below!  Please make sure all checks are payable to OKCTT Club.  Send entries and payment to:

OKCTT
c/o Britt Salter
6613 NW 119th
OKC, OK  73162

(Info also on attached Entry Form).  Anyone sending their entries elsewhere are responsible should they get lost or left out of events.  DO NOT send anything to the State Games of Oklahoma!  DO NOT send anything to the Plaza Mayor at Crossroads address!

Tournament Hotel:

Sleep Inn & Suites (5200 Classen Circle, Okc., 73118, (405)286-5400)  Tournament rate $49.99 per night (plus taxes and fees).  Tournament rate is good for Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.  Tell them you are playing in the Summer State Games and playing “Ping Pong” (I didn’t come up with the code words!)

 

Change Details and Explanation:

  • We have decided to eliminate doubles events for this tournament.  We like doubles, but doubles presents a scheduling nightmare for the Tournament Director, so we are going to see how it goes without them.
  • The number of  Table Tennis (TT) events  have been increased to offer better coverage.
  • The number of Ping Pong (PP) events has been trimmed due to reduced entries over the last few years.  We will have one “Generic” PP Singles event that will include Men, Women, and those over 50.  We will award medals for Men, Women, and Over 50…
  • We will also be holding a PP Junior (Under 18) event.
  • We have again imposed upper limits on the number of entries into each event.  We hope that the changes will make the tournament run smoother and make for an overall better playing experience.
  • This tournament will again be run using Omnipong tournament software.  The new software manages matches and events differently and also easily supports various different ways to schedule and control table utilization.  This enhanced scheduling and table management ability will be used to try to more accurately schedule Events.  We will be trying to minimize individually calling each match.  Entire RR Groups will be sent to a table or pair of tables.  Hopefully this will reduce the amount of through-court traffic and the distraction of frequent match calling.  We will still have to call Semifinals and Finals, but will try to keep it minimal and (relatively) quiet.
  • Note that the “Open” category will REALLY be limited to the 16 highest rated players who enter before Tuesday, June 20.  We will accept entries after this date, but only if spots are open.  This means that, if we have a 500 rated player in the 16th spot by the deadline, nobody else, regardless of rating will be added.
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