3/25/2006

  • We will have one extra tables in two weeks. They are of the same model as we've been using. At this point, the City allows us to squeeze one more in. I actually bought two tables. One table will be stored for the future.
  • The prize for the RR will be one 3-star Nittaku Premium ball now. We will also supply the balls for the RR. The second place players will get the used ones.:-)
  • Congratulations to Ming Zhang, Mark Johnson, and Mike Fong who won 3/25/2006 round robin for table 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Click here for full results. 2405 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 4/1 RR is full. Please sign up for 4/8.
  • The clinics for April are fully booked. Only standbys are available. We have cancellations once in a while. You are welcome to reserve for future dates. $10 recommended per 30-minute session. Thanks to USATT regional coach Jim Chai who donates all proceeds to the club.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $45: RR(11*4+1)
    $25: DVD's
    Expense:
    $189.95: 10 dozens Nittaku 3-star Premium balls
    $1600.00: two Butterfly tables
    Balance: $2,696.10

    3/18/2006

    • Nitin Bhatia and his wife will move to New Jersey soon. Wish them luck and come back to visit us soon!
    • Congratulations to Terry Young, Cheng Qu, Larry Lee, and Armen Gabrielian who won 3/18/2006 round robin for table 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Click here for full results. 2375 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
    • 3/25 RR is full. Please sign up for 4/1.
    • The clinics for March are fully booked. Only standbys are available. We have cancellations once in a while. You are welcome to reserve for future dates. $10 recommended per 30-minute session. Thanks to USATT regional coach Jim Chai who donates all proceeds to the club.
    • Financial position:
      Contribution:
      $69: RR(17*4+1)
      $20: DVD's
      $70: 3/21 clinics
      Expense:
      $5.10: RR prize
      $8.10: one year domain name renewal
      Balance: $4,416.05

      2/25, 3/4, and 3/11/2006

      • How time flies! Sorry for not being able to update as often as I would like.
      • The results for Winter Open in Sacrament is available now! Western Open and US Open Team are coming soon. (I hope!)
      • Congratulations to RR winners on 2/25, 3/4, and 3/11. Thanks to Jerome Poon who took care of the RR when I was in Reno eating buffets.
        • 2/25: Joey Hu, Ariel Hsing, and Ron Wallace
        • 3/4: Brian Kim, Larry Lee, and Tetsuro Hirouji
        • 3/11: Bo Ding, Khoa Ho, and Armen Gabrielian
      • 2335 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
      • 3/18 RR is full. Please sign up for 3/25.
      • The clinics for March are fully booked. Only standbys are available. We have cancellations once in a while. You are welcome to reserve for future dates. $10 recommended per 30-minute session. Thanks to USATT regional coach Jim Chai who donates all proceeds to the club.
      • Financial position:
        Contribution:
        $70: 2/28 clinics
        $0: 3/7 clinics cancelled
        $70: 3/14 clinics
        $36: 2/25 RR
        $49: 3/4 RR
        $56: 3/11 RR
        $5: contribution from Peter Tsang
        $15: DVD
        Expense:
        $15.30: RR prize
        Balance: $4,270.25

        MSCTT'ers in the Reno US Open Team Championships

        I remember someone exclaimed in disbelief on MSCTT'ers great performance at the Berkeley Tournament a couple of weekend ago and questioned how we could top that.

        The Four Musketeers (MSCTT'ers) did it! Mark Johnson, Barry Or, Michael Liu, and Gary Fang made the final in Division 2 in the US Open Team Championships only after the USATT Junior Girls! (Atha Fong(2051), Judy Hugh(2373), Barbara Wei(2104), Stephanie Shih(2025)) The combined ratings of the top 3 players in each team were 5476 and 6528, respectively! I think they deserve a parade.

        I was busy cheering for my team. I am sure Mark Johnson will have more info for his team to share with us. Mark, we are all ears!

        The second team (Michael Sung, Wei-Sung Tsao, Jim Chai, and Bruce Liu) did not win any trophy in Division 1. However, they can proudly boast that they played 3 teams who made the quarter-final. They were defeated but with their heads up. Here are the top 3 teams they played:

        • Canada 2006: Pradeeban Peter-Paul(2640), Qiang Shen(2589), and Pierre-Luc Hinse(2539). They lost to Canada 2008 in the final.
        • California J Leaguers: Takayuki Abe(2500), Sario Mihara(2444), Tatsuya Honda(2295), and Sugura M. Araki(2127). They lost to the eventual winner Canada 2008 in the quarter-final.
        • Jennifer Durst: Yu Shao(2507), De Tran(2463), and Paul David(2459). They beat current world number 7 Gao Jun's team in the 2nd RR to advance to the quarter-final and was stopped by ChengDu team. Guo Xi who played in MSC a few weeks ago was in the ChengDu team.

        Sara Fu who played MSC's 2/14 RR did very well in the tournament, too. I think she might have been undefeated throughout the tournament. I believe she may have a chance to break 2450 after the tournament

        Guo Xi, who won the 2/24 RR, beat former Indian National member Chetan Baboor(2626) in the 2nd RR. Chetan Baboor was number 70 in the world. He also got a game from current world number 138 Wilson Zhang(2705) whose team won the tournament eventually.

        Ariel Hsing, Winston Chen, and Patrick Wu were also in the tournament. I was too occupied to see their matches. Will update once I have the results.

        We ate moderately - three buffets only. Oops! Should have been four, Atlantis, Silver Legacy, Harrah's, and Eldorado.

        ICC California State Open Videos/Slideshows

        Chen Longcan and Xiao Wei Footage