2/26/2005

  • Congratulations to Bruce Liu, Khoa Ho, and Larry Lee who won our weekly round robin for table 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Click here for full results. 910 matches have been played since the League started.
  • We will again have three tables for RR on 3/5. Please send email to me (bay_tt@yahoo.com) to reserve one if you want to participate. The recommended contribution is $4 now. Also, please arrive by 2:15 PM to check in. After that, we will let drop-ins take the spots.
  • The next clinic offered by USATT certified coach Jim Chai will be on 3/12. We only have six 30-minute sessions available per week. Please reserve your spot by sending me email.
  • Results from Le Chi/West Covina Tournament
    • U10 Girls: 1st Ariel Hsing
    • U4200 Doubles: 1st Vincent Tai (with Kevin Au)
    • U2000: quarter-final Bruce H. Liu
    • Hardbat Open: semi-final Bruce H. Liu
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $56: from round robin (one IOU)
    $7: DVD's (Ling $5, JC $2)
    $6: Gary Alcares renewed his USATT membership through MSC
    Expense:
    $4.40: prize for the RR
    Balance: $2935.33

2/19/2005

  • Congratulations to Nelson Yu, Michael Liu, and Jerome Poon who won our weekly round robin for table 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The match between Nelson and Ming was awesome. It went to deuce in fifth and Nelson prevailed. Click here for full results. 880 matches have been played since the League started.
  • We are officially a USATT affiliated club. We are listed at http://www.usatt.org/clubs/index.shtml now. So, if you want to join USATT or renew your membership, you can do it through MSC now. I will have the application ready this week.
  • We will again have three tables for RR on 2/26. Please send email to me (bay_tt@yahoo.com) to reserve one if you want to participate. The recommended contribution is $4 now. Also, please arrive by 2:15 PM to check in. After that, we will let drop-ins take the spots.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $60: from round robin
    $10: DVD's (Ling $10)
    $100: Gary Alcares rented his tables to the Tet Festival TT Tournament and donated to MSC.
    Expense:
    $5.10: prize for the RR
    Balance: $2870.73

2/12/2005

  • We had 3 round robin tables this week. Congratulations to Nelson Yu, Gary Fang, and Hung-Jen Hung who won our weekly round robin for table 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Click here for full results. 850 matches have been played since the League started.
  • I've sent in the application to USATT to make MSC an affiliated club. You are encouraged to join USATT through us. (either full membership or league membership) Please check out http://www.usatt.org for more information.
  • We will only have two tables for RR on 2/19. Only 3 spots for table 1 (over 1500) and one spot for table 2 are available. Please send email to me (bay_tt@yahoo.com) to reserve one if you want to participate. The recommended contribution is $4 now.
  • We will have four 30-minute spots available for the clinic. Email me if you are interested. $10 contribution is recommended for each 30-minute session. Thanks to the USATT regional coach Jim Chai donated his time to do this for us. All proceeds go to MSC for future equipment purchases.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $60: from round robin
    $23: DVD's (Ling $10, JC $2, Mark $11)
    $20: accounting error
    Expense:
    $50: application fee to USATT
    $3.00: prize for the RR
    Balance: $2705.83

2/5/2005

  • Our open hours will resume next week. (2 PM to 6 PM) Sorry for whom might have come earlier this week.
  • It seems that our fund needs a boost so that we will have enough money to purchase 7 tables to replace the current ones that we rented. I don't enjoy it but I guess we will have to raise the recommended contribution to $4 for the weekly round robin starting 2/12/2005. Gary has spent lots of money to improve the RR tables using his own money. (scoreboards, Olympic net set, Olympics style skirts...) I think we should support MSC as much as we can. After all, if we don't have enough money by mid-2006, we will have less tables which I believe no one would like to see.
  • Congratulations to Michael Sung and Gary Alcares who won our weekly round robin for table 1 and 2, respectively. Click here for full results. 820 matches have been played since the League started.
  • To deal with the USATT League membership requirement, I decided that I will only enter the results for current members into the USATT League website. You are encouraged to join USATT. (full membership ($40/year or league membership $12/year) If you intend to join, please join through me, so that we can get a cut from USATT. Check out http://www.usatt.org for more information.
  • We still have 6 spots for the 2/12 round robin. Please send me email (bay_tt@yahoo.com) to reserve one if you want to participate.
  • We will have six 30-minute spots available for the clinic. Email me if you are interested.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $30: from round robin
    $40: clinic (Ted Chang & wife $20, Annie Yang$10, Aldo$10)
    $11: DVD's (Ling $5, Sammy $6)
    Expense:
    $2.70: prize for the RR
    Balance: $2655.83

1/29/2005

  • Congratulations to Stanley Sun and Ron Wallace who won our weekly round robin for table 1 and 2, respectively. Click here for full results. 800 matches have been played since the League started.
  • Bad news! Starting on 2/1/2005, USATT requires League membership in order to be processed in their league software. The annual fee is $12. If you are already a regular USATT member, then you don't need this League membership. The regular USATT membership fee is $40 a year. Personally, I think the full membership is a bargain. You get 6 magazines a year plus the privilege to play in the USATT sanctioned tournaments. Please check out http://www.usatt.org for details.
  • I will make MSC an USATT affiliated club. That way, people can join/renew their membership through MSC and MSC will get a cut. The other benefit is USATT provides a $1M insurance for all affiliated clubs.
  • We still have 6 spots for the 2/5 round robin. Please send me email (bay_tt@yahoo.com) to reserve one if you want to participate.
  • I was out of town for two weeks so I did not arrange the clinic for 2/5. So far, we still have 4 30-minute spots available. Email me if you are interested. (Paul and Annie were confirmed.)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $30: from round robin
    $50: clinic (Ted Chang & wife $20, Desong Liu $10, Victor Dunn $10, Vallon Chen $10)
    Expense:
    $3.40: prize for the RR
    Balance: $2577.53

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