11/29/2004

  • Got a great idea from Ingrid to shorten the waiting time. We will change from best of 5 match to 3 games for open tables starting this week. (6, 7, 8, and 9) The third game will be played even it is 2:0. That guarantees everyone to play 3 games. Two-out rule still applies. (two consecutive matches at most if more than two people are waiting) Round robin and doubles table will still play best of 5.
  • Mark Johnson will be in charge of the round robin this week. (12/04/2004) Please send him email to sign up. Only 3 spots left.
  • Alpha Pong has a special deal for MSC players. (RITC 729 and Butterfly Sriver) The prices on Paddle Palace's website are $22.95 and $29.99, respectively, and his price will be $8 and $25.) MSC is not selling anything. Please talk to Dave Hanson directly if you are interested. You can also send email to him at alphapong@yahoo.com if you have questions or are interested in other products. The price is good on 12/4/2004 only for MSC players.

11/27/2004

  • Congratulations to Gary Alcares and yours truly who won our weekly round robin for table 1 and 2, respectively. Click here for full results. 700 matches have been played since the League started.
  • Ariel Hsing, who will be 9-year-old next week, played very well in the round robin. She got a game from Gary in the deciding match. Ariel is number one girl in the US in the age group of under 10. Her current rating can put her in 3rd place in the Under 12 Girls and 10th in the Under 14 Girls.
  • The weekly round robin is getting more and more popular. Please send me email to reserve your spot as early as possible. There is a very slim chance getting a spot if you send me email on Thursday or Friday. Drop-in on Saturday is almost impossible.
  • Please limit your warmup time to two minutes when there are people waiting. Please observe two-out rule as well. (The winner steps down after winning the second match.)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $30: from round robin
    $15: from DVD's (Gary Alcares $5, CC Lin $5, Gary Fang $5)
    $10: clinic (Desong Liu)
    Balance: $1865.43

[announcement]11/20/2004

  • We WILL open on 11/27/2004 so that people can shake off the extra weight from the holiday banquet.:-) Have a great Thanksgiving, BTW.
  • Congratulations to Ming Zhang and Larry Lee who won our weekly round robin for table 1 and 2, respectively. Click here for full results. 680 matches have been played since the League started.
  • The weekly round robin is getting more and more popular. Please send me email to reserve your spot as early as possible. There is a very slim chance getting a spot if you send me email on Thursday or Friday. Drop-in on Saturday is almost impossible.
  • Please throw your own garbage away when you leave the gym.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $30: from round robin
    $16: from DVD's
    $7: from Fernando Chang
    $2: from Russell Gulman
    $3: from Gary Alcares
    Expense:
    $1.70: one box of balls
    Balance: $1810.43

[announcement] 11/13/2004

  • Congratulations to Ming Zhang and Paul Chang who won our weekly round robin for table 1 and 2, respectively. Click here for full results. 660 matches have been played since we started the weekly round robin. Thanks to Dave Hanson who donated the prize for this week.
  • We have one more DVD and two VHS tapes available now. (Thanks to Mark Johnson) Please check out the website and send me email to reserve one. They are free but $5 per disk per week contribution will be appreciated.
  • Weren't those racket racks nice? Thanks to Gary Alcares' great idea, MSC is getting better and better. No more line cutting!:-)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $30: from round robin
    $240: from the clinic
    $46: from DVD's
    Expense:
    $29: racket racks
    Balance: $1754.13

[announcement] 11/06/2004

  1. What a boring weekend, wasn't it? Unfortunately, some players still went to play yesterday.
  2. We have more DVD's available now. Please check out the website and send me email to reserve one. They are free but $5 per disk per week contribution will be appreciated.
  3. The next 4-session clinic will start next Saturday. (11/13/2004) We have only six spots and four have been taken. So, please reserve your spot quickly if you are interested. You will share with one player in a one-hour session for four weeks. Thanks to coach Chai, the clinic is free but $10 per session contribution is appreciated.
  4. Thanks to Hermann Luechinger who fixed three legs for our barriers.

ICC California State Open Videos/Slideshows

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