12/30/2006


  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Sean Lee - undefeated!
    • Table 2: Mou Lin Zhao - this is the most dynamic table of the day. We have players at their teens, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, and sixties. And the senior player Mr. Zhao prevailed. The 10-year-old phenomena Lily upset two players and all her lost matches were 2:3!
    • Table 3: Dan Lin - upset 2 players to win the table!
    • Table 4: George Zhao - undefeated without losing a game! George won the U1700 event in the 12/9 Oakland Tournament.
    • Table 5: Inayat Razzack - upset 3 players to win the table.
  • Congratulations to all winners. 5143 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • Who wants to play the first round robin in 2007? Email me!

Rating Jump After the Nationals


Here is the list for players who gained over 50 points. Need I say more!

  • Claire Man-Ju Yeh - a 526 points gain. The second most among 838 players!
  • Amit Patel - gained 267 points. Amit only played at MSC once. He is Ankur's little brother. He won U1200 event at the Nationals. Free one-year RR for him.
  • Natalie Sun - gained 257 points. Played at MSC once.
  • David Hanson - gained 223 points.
  • Barry Or - gained 195 points.
  • Hung-Jen Hung - gained 191 points.
  • Ariel Hsing - gained 186 points.
  • Stephanie Chow - gained 122 points. Played at MSC once.
  • Brett Jackson - gained 116 points. Played at MSC a couple of times.
  • Ankur Patel - gained 90 points.
  • Peter Tsang - gained 81 points.
  • Lily Zhang - gained 61 points. Played doubles RR at MSC before. Will have her singles RR debut on 12/30.

Players at Milpitas Sports Center


I must have missed quite a few. Here they are anyway: (over 300 photos)

Barry Or at the Nationals

Barry Or made to the quarter-final with Mark Johnson in the U3700 Doubles. He also advanced from quite a few rating events. However, the most difficult match he played was probably against the USATT Magazine editor Larry Hodges in a wagered side match - whoever lost would donate $20 to the junior program. It was a 2 out of 3 to 11 match. The catch was that Larry would use a clipboard. You heard me right. It was a unmodified 9x12 wood clipboard available at any Office Depot. Should have been a walk in the park for Barry, right? Barry ended up lost 2 straight games! Some minor details I forgot to tell Barry was that Larry constantly beat players under 2000 using the clipboard. The rumor is that he used to play table tennis with a shoe.

Sorry, Barry! It is all for the sport.

Jim Chai and Bruce Liu at the Nationals


There is really nothing to write home about. Both Jim and I couldn't focus on our matches in Vegas for some reason. (No, Jim is not in the photo.)

Wayne Lo at the Nationals



Wayne Lo had a fantastic tournament. He participated in the Paralympics events at the US Nationals. Congratulations to him. He will play our RR free till then end of 2007. Here is his result:

  • Men's Standing Open: 4th place
  • Men's Singles Class 8: 1st place
  • Men's Class 8-9 (Team event): 2nd place

12/16/2006

  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Bo Ding - upset 3 players and only lost one game to win the group!
    • Table 2: Qingmin Liu - Qingmin won the group without losing a game!
    • Table 3: Brian Chen
    • Table 4: Michael Wong
  • Congratulations to all winners. 5078 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are still a few spots for the 12/23 RR but won't last long. Let me know if you are interested.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $64: 12/16 RR(16 paid players)
    $25: 12/12 and 12/19 clinics
    Expense:
    $30: a new netset
    Balance: $6,887.28

Claire at the Nationals


Claire Yeh (next to Mark Johnson) did not win any event at the Nationals. However, with a rating of 423, she managed to beat three 900 players and one 700 player. I heard Jim Chai (the rightmost one) helped her during the matches but I don't think it had anything to do with her winning.:-)

I believe Claire's rating will have a very big boost, if not the biggest, after the Nationals.

Ariel at the Nationals

In addition to Dave Hanson, we actually have another multiple event winners!

  • U21 Women's Singles: Ariel is only 11 and made the quarter-final.
  • U2300 - Lost in the quarter-final to the event winner Dave Rosensweig.
  • Girls' Primary School Singles (13&U): 1st place
  • Cadet Girls: 1st place

Dave Hanson at the Nationals



Here is the 10-year-old who put Dave Hanson on the rope in their under 1400 match. Dave barely squeezed by by winning the match in 5 games. (trailing 2:8 in the fifth) Dave then breezed through the rest of the matches in the event and cruised to win the U1500 on his boosted confidence.:-)

Photos courtesy of Hung-Jen Hung and Gerry Chua

Stefan and Khoa at MSC (12/9/2006)



It was a great treat, wasn't it? Who could have thought our players, Voltaire and Ming, could beat Stefan and Khoa?:-) Well, even with the spot it wasn't easy. Job well done.
Here are photos taken by Dan Lin. (http://www.milpitas-tabletennis.com/events/Stefan_Khoa_12092006/)
(Photos in this page courtesy of Moses Wang. Writeup, video and more photos by Moses are coming!)

12/9/2006


  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Henry Sit
    • Table 2: Bo Ding
    • Table 3: Qingmin Liu
    • Table 4: Mario Chavez
  • Congratulations to all winners. 5043 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are still a few spots for the 12/9 RR but won't last long.:-) Let me know if you are interested.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $60: 12/9 RR(15 paid players)
    $15: 12/5 clinics
    Expense:
    Balance: $6,828.28

12/2/2006

  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Voltaire Benedicto - Kenny upset two players as the lowest seed players.
    • Table 2: Bo Ding
    • Table 3: Peter Tsang
    • Table 4: Venkat Ramana Tangirala
    • Table 5: Michael Toan
  • Congratulations to all winners. 4993 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are still a few spots for the 12/9 RR but won't last long.:-) Let me know if you are interested.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $68: 12/2 RR(16 paid players)
    $15: 11/28 clinics
    $36: two dozen balls
    Expense:
    Balance: $6,753.28

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