[announcement] 9/25/2004

  1. Congratulations to Stanley Sun (+85), Wen Huang (+28), and Wuxing Gan (+258) who won table 1, 2, and 3, respectively.
  2. We will have only 10 spots for the Weekly Round Robin next week. (10/2/2004) Some people arrived at 2:15 today and could not get a spot. (and we had 15 spots this week) So, do not wait, send me email to reserve your spot if you want to play. First come first serve.
  3. We had a quiet Champion who won U1550 event at Western Open. He also won several of our weekly round robin. His USATT rating jumped 126 points to 1533 after the tournament. Congratulations to Gary!
  4. Financial status:
    $45: round robin
    $10: clinic (Carrie Huang)
    $6: Ron bought two boxes of balls
    $6.80: four boxes of balls (two for sale, two for prize)
    Balance: $1107.13

[announcement] 9/18/2004

  1. Congratulations to Michael Liu who won U1700 and U1900 at the Reno-sparks Biggest Little TT Tournament. Michael only entered two event and was undefeated throughout the whole tournament.

  2. Congratulations to Patrick Wu and Yufeng Li who won Table 1 and Table 2 respectively on the weekly round robin.

  3. I heard that it was more crowded than usual on 9/18. I think it was temporary. Palo Alto club was closed that day. In any case, we are trying something creative to improve the situation. Because of the storage limitation, we thought we were limited to 9 tables. However, Gary Alcares measured the space we had and thought we might be able to squeeze in two extra tables. Guess what? It got approved by the city. (with the help of our attendant Steve) However, they do not have budget for table tennis as usual. I am working on the deal to have two more tables. Our fund is close to buy two more. I think we may need to have a club t-shirt sale to raise the money. Let me know if you are interested in buying Milpitas table tennis t-shirt. Some people missed it last time. Please send email to bay_tt@yahoo.com and specify the size and how many you want. It is around $15 per t-shirt. Stay tune!

  4. There will be NO clinic on 9/25/2004. Therefore, we can use three tables for the weekly round robin. There will be 15 spots available this week. Please come early if you want to participate. We will start at 2:30 PM sharp. If you arrive at 2:30, most likely you won't get a spot. First come first serve. If you can't come early and can only arrive at 2:30, send me an email to reserve a spot. Please try to keep your reservation.

  5. Financial status:

    $30: weekly round robin
    $17: DVD contribution (Patrick $7, Frank $5, CC Lin $5)
    $6: sales of two boxes of balls
    $6.80: four boxes of balls

    Balance: $1052.93

[announcement] 9/11/2004

  1. Ming Zhang won table 1 again! Gary Fang won table 2. I think Gary should play table 1 next time. He has won table 2 several times now. (for some USATT League software glitches, the USATT League rating for MSC has been updated up to 8/14/2004 only)

  2. Financial Status:

    $30: weekly round robin
    $270: clinic (Tetsuro $40, Suat $40, Kevin $40, Aldo $40, $Randy $40, Jason $40, Hisao $20, Peter $10)
    $19: DVD contribution (Paul $4, Gary $5, Kevin $5, Patrick $5)

    Balance: $1012.73

  3. Again, thanks to Mark Johnson, we have a few DVD's available. (47th World Championships) If you want to watch it, please send me an email to reserve it.
    The list of the matches is here.

Western Open and Financial Status (9/8/2004)

  • Congratulations to Sanjeev Tenneti, Felicia Ong, Ming Zhang, and Raymond Yip for their great performance at the Western Open in Fremont.

  • Sanjeev Tenneti: U1850 Champion

  • Felicia Ong: U4200 Doubles Champion (with Soon Lim). Also upset an over 2100 player in U2125 singles event.

  • Ming Zhang: U2000 sem- final and U2125 quarter-final

  • Raymond Yip: U1850 quarter-final (upset the #1 seed of the event) Coach Chai should be very proud since Raymond only took two lessons from him.:)

  • Financial status:
    $30: round robin (10 players)
    $40: DVD contributions (Randy Han $10, Aldo Adriaan $20, Kevin Namura $10)
    $55: Clinic contributions (Tetsuro Hirouji $20, Suat Hirouji $10, Raymond Yip $5, Hien Nguyen $10, Teng Gao $10)
    $6: two boxes of balls
    $5.10: three boxes of balls
    $41.00: 24 dozens practice balls
    $35.00: one ball catching net for the clinics
    Balance: $693.73

ICC California State Open Videos/Slideshows

Chen Longcan and Xiao Wei Footage