12/8, 15, 22, 29 Weblog Updates

(Photo courtesy of Claire. 12/22 at Wynn)
  • The performance of the MSCTT'ers at the Nationals was amazing! I don't think there are lots clubs can match what we've done.:-) I think there are three players particularly worth mentioning:
    • Ariel Hsing: made the US Girls Junior (under 18) and Cadet (under 15) team at age of 12.
    • Chao Zhang: advanced from all five RR's he entered. (one 1st place, 1 semi-final)
    • Claire Yeh: one 1st place, 3 finals, and 1 quarter-final. Need I say more!
  • 12/8 RR($45): (full result)
    1. Steven Siliang Wang
    2. Barry Or
    3. Chao Zhang
    4. Jerome Poon
    5. Larry Lee
  • 12/15 RR(free): (full result)
    1. Tommy Nguyen
    2. George Siu
  • 12/22 RR($18): (full result)
    1. Henry Sit
    2. Bo Ding
    3. Huy Ton
  • 12/29 RR(free): (full result)
    1. Truong Tu
    2. Nelson Yu
    3. Wei Chen
    4. Jerome Poon
    5. Tetsuro Hirouji
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7503 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 1/5/08 RR is almost full. Please email me at bay_tt@yahoo.com to sign up. No need to email to the whole group. Thanks.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $63: RR
    Expense: $0
    Balance: $7,414.57

2007 Nationals Results




Splendid performance of MSCTT'ers! More photos courtesy of Dan Lin here.

  • Ariel Hsing made both the US Junior team (under 18) and Cadet team (under 15) as #1 player for both. And she just turned 12 in November, 2007.
  • Ariel and Prachi Jha received first annual Nate Wasserman memorial scholarship awards.
  • 3 champions
    • Under 13: Ariel Hsing
    • U1100: Claire Yeh
    • U1500: Chao Zhang
  • 7 finalists
    • U2000: Johnny Huang
    • U1900: Dan Lin
    • U1400: Erica Tran
    • U1300: Claire Yeh (lost in 5 games)
    • U1000: Claire Yeh (lost in 5 games)
    • U3700: Qingmin Liu/Bruce Liu
    • U3200: Claire Yeh/Stanley Sun
  • 5 semi-finalists
    • Girls' Elementary Schoo Under 10: Prachi Jha
    • U2100: Fernando Chang
    • U1600: Chao Zhang
    • U1500: Prachi Jha
    • U4200: Vincent Tai/Spencer Chase
  • 10 quarter-finalists
    • U21 Women: Ariel Hsing
    • U2200: Terry Tam, Fernando Chang
    • U2000: Stanley Sun
    • U1900: Natalie Sun
    • U1300: Omkar Raje
    • U1200: Claire Yeh
    • U1000: Omkar Raje, Mathew Tran
    • U4200: Dan Lin/Nelson Yu
  • 6 buffets (by one person, ParisX2, RioX2, Wynn, Planet Hollywood)
  • $400 jackpot on slot machine!
  • $800 winning on the 21 table!

12/15 - the Last Day of the World Junior Championships



  • The much-expected Germany/China girls singles match today turned out to be lopsided. Apparently Chinese spent their evening to find a solution to play against Solja, aka Harry Potter, who knocked out the top Chinese girl the previous night. The Chinese coach used longpips to feed balls to Wen Jia before the match. Evidently, it worked. Wen contained Solja throughout the match.
  • The all Chinese girls' semi-final was surprisingly good! The favored Mu Zi could not hit through her teammate Yang Yang. Mu's attack was awesome. However, Yang seemed to be able to return almost anything. Quite a lesson on defense!
  • The all Korean boys' semi-final was quite boring though. Only had good rallies occasionally. Maybe they know each other too well.
  • The second boys' semi-final was really something. The Russia boy took the first two games quickly. His attack was simply too strong. However, the Chinese boy was not intimated. He figured out how to control the Russian. The rallies were amazing. Those spectators who fell asleep during the previous all Korean match woke up. Great performance!
  • The all-Chinese Girls Doubles was pretty exciting. Lots of beautiful rallies. However, Mu Zi did not seem to recover from her singles lost earlier. Sometimes even looked sloppy. At time, she seemed to have a don't-care attitude. Her team inevitably lost to their teammates Li Xiaodan and Wen Jia.
  • In the boys doubles, Chinese team dispatched Japanese team quickly in straight games. It seemed that they wanted to pull back the delayed schedule by the previous match.
  • The all-Chinese Girls Singles was unexpectedly good. Wen Jia and Yang Yang were training partner in China. Wen Jia did well in the beginning but Yang Yang prevailed at the end. No hard feelings!
  • Chinese had only one player made the semi-final. Actually Xu Ruifeng was almost eliminated in the quarter-final as well. He was down 0-3 but came back to win at 4-3 in the quarter. In the semi-final, he was down 0-2 again but won 4 straight games to make the final. In the final against Korean, Jeong Sang Eun, he started pretty well winning first two games convincingly. The coach must have pointed out to him that coming back is good but kind of risky. Alas, Xu was not used to take the lead. He lost 4 straight games to the Korean. Xu already won the team event, mixed doubles event, and boys doubles event. He could have been the biggest winner of the tournament. Well, he still is but without the boys singles title! There is rumor that the Korean winner Jeong Sang Eun was originally from China. Not sure if it is true. He played brilliantly nevertheless.

12/14 - the Seventh Day of the World Junior Championships



  • Most people who follow table tennis know that there are lots of former Chinese players for other countries now. However, it just occurred to me that lots of coaches are Chinese, too. For this tournament, I've noticed that the coaches of the USA, Spain, Turkey, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, and England are all Chinese!
  • Surprisingly, the boys team event winner China had only one player in the boys semi-final! It showed how competitive the event of the boys singles was. Actually, China won the team but not easily. They were challenged by England in the quarter, France in the semi, and Korea in the final. No obvious dominance as the girls' side.

12/13 - the Sixth Day of the World Junior Championships

(check out Gerry Chua's tournament photo coverage)

Another exciting day. The youngest Chinese player, born 1994, finally played. He did not play the team event but was ejected by the umpire not once but twice! I watched his match with the eighteen-year-old Matiss Burgis, aka Latvia Hope. Matiss is 25 in the world in the U18 category and 9th seed in the tournament while Zhang Shengwunan does not have a world ranking and was the "D" player in the preliminary round robin. However, Zhang played toe-to-toe with Burgis and won 14-12 in the fifth! The rallies were very amazing. It's mind-boggling how a 13-year-old can play like that.

12/12 - the Fifth Day of the World Junior Championships



(The first photo was shot by me using the point-and-shoot camera. The second and third photos are courtesy of Dan Lin.)

Boys' and Girls' singles round robin started today. Although tried very hard, not a good day for the USA teens. All of them were out of the tournament in the singles events. Not too good in the mixed doubles event, either. All US teams stopped at the round of 64. Let's hope in a few years, the next batch will do better.

Let's hope they will do better in the boys doubles and girls doubles.

Lots of photos are at Gerry Chua's website.

12/11 - the Fourth Day of the World Junior Championships

Mixed doubles started today. Lots of new faces. Some countries did not qualify for the team events sent their players to play the individual events.

Just occurred to me that among all players who played the team events, boys and girls, there was only ONE penhold player! (a Turkish player) What's the matter with the sport!:-)



Chinese boys and girls teams won their respective team event. Chinese girls beat Romania team easily at 3:0. Only the second match was contested. However, it was entirely different for the boys team. They was challenged by England in the quarter, France in the semi-final, and finally Korea in the final. All three team ties were very exciting. Especially in the final, Korean lead 2:1 after the third match. China came back to win two cliffhanging matches to win the title.

In the fifth game in the fifth match, the Chinese player was call service faults not only once but twice! Furthermore, two players were tossed out by the umpire. In my opinion, if the player did not serve legally, the umpire should have call the fault early in the match. I don't believe the player's serve became illegal all of a sudden.

However, I don't quite agree with the move the Chinese player pulled after he won. He jumped on the table and pumped his fists. Were there a player jumps on the MSC table, I think we will kick him out.:-) I was worried for a while that what if the umpire red carded the player after he won the match and the tie! Has it ever happened before?

Anyway, the disagreement was between the umpires and the Chinese team. After the tie, both team shook hands amicably without and incident.




12/10 - the Third Day of the World Junior Championships

Sorry, no photos. There are photos at the ITTF site though.

The team semi-final was nerve-wrecking. China was very closed to get eliminated. However, they came back to win it 11:9 in the fifth game in the fifth match.

One of the Chinese players was red carded because of illegal coaching during the match. However, IMO, the referee did not handle it entirely properly. When the competition was concluded, the Chinese coach did not sign the result right away because he found that the umpire only recorded the red card to China but did not write down the yellow card to France. Some people reported that the Chinese was contested about their red card. It is only partial true. It is more to France's yellow card. The official's explanation was, "Oh, I forgot."

You have to come to see the competition to feel how intense it was. France lost but they should keep their heads up. They played brilliantly.

12/9 Second Day of the WJTTC


A short and no-nonsense opening ceremony was held at the Maples Pavilion. A 10-year-old girl sang the National anthem to kick off the ceremony.

The team quarter finals were incredible. As strong as the Chinese teams, both boys and girls teams were seriously challenged by their opponents. They prevailed eventually but not without sweating a bit.

Check out ITTF's website for complete results.

12/8 First Day of the WJTTC

Just a couple of photos and video clips from the first day. USA Girls beat Brazil 3:2. Judy Hugh won both her matches!

Glad to see Fan Yiyong again. He and Lily Yip coach the boys and girls team respectively.

A very exciting first day. The competition level was unbelievably high. I am sure it will only get better as the tournament goes on. Don't miss it!




12/1/2007 Weblog Update

  • Thanks to all participants. We raised $845 from the 12/2 Doubles Tournament. The fund will be used for the 2008 USATT Team League. I will take care of 3 teams. I think Barry will take care of at least 2 teams and Dan Lin will be the captain of his long-pips team. We have enough players to form more teams. However, we need players to step up. Team captains are needed. Barry, Dan, and I can only do this much. Email me if you are interested.
  • The Nov/Dec issue of Table Tennis Illustrated has arrived. (Not bad. Only a month late.:-))
  • 12/1 RR: (full result)
    1. Michael Sung
    2. Nelson Yu
    3. James Nguyen
    4. Joseph Dinh
    5. Claire Yeh
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7328 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 12/8 RR is full. Please sign up for 12/15. Please email me at bay_tt@yahoo.com to sign up. No need to email to the whole group. Thanks.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $45: RR
    Expense: $0
    Balance: $7,351.57

2007 MSC Doubles Tournament Results

(Photo by Dan Lin, here are the rest of the photos by Dan.)

Thanks to Milpitas Sports Center, iGoLogic, Go Table Tennis, Killerspin, and India Community Center who made the tournament possible. Also, thanks to Annie Li from Tri-Valley TT Club who brought us lots of delicious snacks. Of course, many thanks to the volunteers and participants. Hope you all had fun and a great year!

All top seed in Division A, B, and C won their group, respectively. However, it was very different in Division D, Claire and Stanley was ranked 5th. They were undefeated to win the division. Anil and Mike also beat the odd winning division E. Nelson and Dan were last in group B but fought their way up to finish second.

Full result is here.
  • Division A: 1st Hailong Shen/Jiaqi Zheng, 2nd Kevin Au/Terry Young
  • Division B: 1st Spencer Chase/Myron Lee, 2nd Nelson Yu/Dan Lin
  • Division C: 1st Bo Ding/Gary Fang, 2nd Barry Or/Wen Huang
  • Division D: 1st Claire Yeh/Stanley Sun, 2nd Danny Hui/Aaron Hui
  • Division E: 1st Anil Dhupelia/Mike Labins, 2nd Pat Castro/Lin Xu
38 adults and 6 kids celebrated our year-end at Michael Liu's restaurant Champion Teppanyaki in Fremont. I am sure we all had fun!


12/2 Doubles Tournament

Milpitas Sports Center will open at 11:20AM on Sunday, December 2. Please check in to get your three Joola balls.

1 Hailong Shen/Jiaqi Zheng 2536 2515 5051
2 Terry Young/Kevin Au 2132 2261 4393
3 Joey Hu/Wilson Tsao 2236 2148 4384
4 Ming Zhang/Trieu-tien Nguyen 2199 2089 4288
5 Anh Tuan Nguyen/Han V. Nguyen 2243 2028 4271
6 Truong Tu/Yao Chen 2335 1891 4226
7 Myron Lee/Spencer Chase 2063 2155 4218
8 Voltaire Benedicto/Jim Chai 2145 2068 4213
9 Michael Sung/Tzu-Ying Li 2234 1967 4201
10 Mark Johnson/Terry Tam 1924 2186 4110
11 Henry Sit/Sally Su 2085 2012 4097
12 Dan Lin/Nelson Yu 1877 2210 4087
13 Bo Ding/Gary Fang 1916 1996 3912
14 Wen Huang/Barry Or 1893 1911 3804
15 Cheong Tse/Edward Lee 2012 1671 3683
16 Richard Li/Wei Chen 1903 1776 3679
17 Bruce Liu/Qingmin Liu 1961 1701 3662
18 Raymond Chiu/Eric Chang 1824 1815 3639
19 Dongru Shieh/Kelvin Hwang 1900 1600 3500
20 Danny Hui/Aaron Hui 1638 1780 3418
21 Hung-Jen Hung/Andrew Tung 1698 1699 3397
22 Yuriy Kretov/Kim Mnuskin 1657 1602 3259
23 Claire Yeh/Stan Sun 1266 1980 3246
24 Paul Chin/Kent Leung 1553 1674 3227
25 Pat Castro/Lin Xu 1586 1601 3187
26 Michael Liu/Qiying Yin 1775 1390 3165
27 Anil Dhupelia/Mike Labins 1483 1574 3057
28 Joseph Dinh/Huy Ton 1500 1513 3013
29 Jerome Poon/Venkat Tangirala 1461 1536 2997
30 Pranav Gopal/Jacqueline Labins 1364 1130 2494

11/24 Weblog Update



  • The Sep/Oct issue of Table Tennis Illustrated has finally arrived. It came with a DVD of 2005 Men's World Cup (Wang Hao vs Timo Boll and Ma Lin vs Vladimir Samsonov) They are read to be checked out.
  • 11/24 RR: (full result)
    1. Ming Zhang
    2. Henry Sit
    3. Johnny Huang
    4. Chao Zhang
    5. Lin Sun
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7273 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 12/1 RR is full. Please sign up for 12/8. Please email to bay_tt@yahoo.com to sign up. Don't need to email to the whole group. Thanks.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $39: RR
    $23: DVD
    Expense: $0
    Balance: $7,306.57

Tentative Roster for 12/2 Doubles Tournament



  • Thanks to Chao who caught the embarrassing typo on the MSC logo.
  • The one Chao Zhang holds is for the runnerup. The winner's will be a bigger one. Only one mug with the typo has been produced and was awarded to Chao Zhang last night.
  • We will use the most current rating on 11/29. So the groups may change.
  • All top 12 teams are over 4000! 22 players are over 2000.
  • 1 Hailong Shen/Jiaqi Zheng 2533 2515 5048
    2 Terry Young/Kevin Au 2132 2261 4393
    3 Joey Hu/Wilson Tsao 2236 2148 4384
    4 Ming Zhang/Trieu-tien Nguyen 2199 2087 4286
    5 Anh Tuan Nguyen/Han V. Nguyen 2243 2028 4271
    6 Myron Lee/Spencer Chase 2103 2155 4258
    7 Truong Tu/Yao Chen 2335 1891 4226
    8 Voltaire Benedicto/Jim Chai 2145 2068 4213
    9 Michael Sung/Tzu-Ying Li 2234 1967 4201
    10 Mark Johnson/Terry Tam 1922 2186 4108
    11 Henry Sit/Sally Su 2085 2012 4097
    12 Dan Lin/Nelson Yu 1877 2210 4087
    13 Vincent Tai/Barry Or 2048 1911 3959
    14 Bo Ding/Gary Fang 1916 1996 3912
    15 Cheong Tse/Edward Lee 2012 1671 3683
    16 Richard Li/Wei Chen 1903 1776 3679
    17 Bruce Liu/Qingmin Liu 1961 1701 3662
    18 Raymond Chiu/Eric Chang 1824 1815 3639
    19 Dongru Shieh/Kelvin Hwang 1900 1600 3500
    20 Danny Hui/Aaron Hui 1638 1780 3418
    21 Hung-Jen Hung/Andrew Tung 1698 1699 3397
    22 George Zhao/Huy Ton 1735 1513 3248
    23 Paul Chin/Kent Leung 1553 1674 3227
    24 Pat Castro/Lin Xu 1586 1601 3187
    25 Michael Liu/Qiying Yin 1775 1390 3165
    26 Yuriy Kretov/Kim Mnuskin 1547 1602 3149
    27 Anil Dhupelia/Mike Labins 1483 1574 3057
    28 Jerome Poon/Venkat Tangirala 1507 1536 3043
    29 Claire Yeh/Stan Sun 949 1952 2901
    30 Pranav Gopal/Jacqueline Labins 1364 1130 2494

12/2 Doubles Tournament


  • We will have unconventional trophies for the tournament. The above artwork will be on the trophy for division A. (thanks to Barry Or and iGoLogic that sponsor the trophies)
  • I am still waiting for a few entries on the mail. Once I get them, I will post the roster.
  • Don't forget we have a year-end banquet at Champion Teppanyaki. I need a head-count. So, let me know ASAP.
  • Don't put it off! The best dates/seats for the World Junior Championships at Stanford are running out. I will return the left-over tickets to Dennis, if there are still any, on 11/25. After that, you will have to pay the extra charge, $8-$10, to order it on-line. at http://www.2007wjttc.com.

11/17 Weblog Update

  • Video of the week
  • MSC will open on 11/24.
  • The Doubles Tournament on 12/2 is FULL. Thank you for your support.
  • If you haven't purchase your tickets for the 2007 Junior World Championships, you don't know what you will miss! I will return the leftover tickets to Dennis on 11/25. After that, you may still purchase the tickets directly from the Stanford website and pay the service charge.:-) Here are my recommended dates and seats. Here is the event schedule.
  • 11/17 RR: (full result)
    1. Ariel Hsing - lost 2 games only!
    2. Stanley Sun
    3. Aaron Hui
    4. Jerome Poon
    5. Wilson Ta
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7218 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are only a few spots in the 11/24 RR. Please email to bay_tt@yahoo.com to sign up. Don't need to email to the whole group. Thanks.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $42: RR
    $60: 5 dozens of Joola balls
    Expense: $0
    Balance: $7,244.57
event-schedule.pdf

Top 12 As of 11/17/2007

The doubles tournament on 12/2 has SOLD OUT. However, the roster has been finalized yet. Some teams haven't completed the registration process. SHOW ME THE MONEY!:-)

1 Hailong Shen/Jiaqi Zheng 2533 2515 5048
2 Terry Young/Kevin Au 2132 2261 4393
3 Joey Hu/Wilson Tsao 2236 2148 4384
4 Ming Zhang/Trieu- tien Nguyen 2199 2087 4286
5 Anh Tuan Nguyen/Han V. Nguyen 2243 2028 4271
6 Myron Lee/Spencer Chase 2103 2155 4258

7 Truong Tu/Chen Yao 2335 1891 4226
8 Voltaire Benedict/Jim Chai 2145 2068 4213
9 Michael Sung/Tzu-Ying Li 2234 1967 4201
10 Mark Johnson/Terry Tam 1922 2186 4108
11 Henry Sit/Sally Su 2085 2012 4097
12 Dan Lin/Nelson Yu 1877 2210 4087

2007 World Junior TT Championships


  • Where: Stanford University
  • When: December 8 through 15
  • Price: varies from $10 to $45

It is a great opportunity to see world class players. You don't know when this kind of event will come back!

Jun Mizutani from Japan, currently #40 in the world, will play. Indian, Chinese and Taiwanese teams are coming too. Local players Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang will also compete in the tournament.

I am helping Dennis Davis to sell the tickets at cost. If you purchase through the box office, $8 to $10 service charge will be added on top of the ticket price. Email me or call me at 408-887-3410 if you have questions. I personally recommend the following days: (Of course other days are good, too. Let me know if you are interested.)
  • Monday, Dec 10 (all day pass $30 in the orange section)
    9:30 AM Boys Team Ranking Matches 5-16 place
    9:30 AM Girls Team Ranking Matches 5-16 place
    3:30 PM Girls Team Semi-Final
    6:00 PM Boys Team Semi-Final
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 (all day pass $45 in the orange section)
    9:00 AM Mixed Doubles Qualification Round
    11:00 AM Mixed Doubles Round 1
    4:00 PM Girls Team Final
    6:30 PM Boys Team Final
  • Friday, Dec. 14 (all day pass $30 in the orange section)
    9:30 AM Mixed Doubles Quarter Finals
    10:30 AM Girls Singles Final 16 Players
    11:45 AM Boys Singles Final 16 Players
    1:00 PM Girls Doubles Quarter-Final
    1:45 PM Boys Doubles Quarter-Final
    4:00 PM Mixed Doubles Semi-Final
    5:00 PM Girls Singles Quarter-Final
    5:45 PM Boys Singles Quarter-Final
    6:30 PM Girls Doubles Semi-Final
    7:15 PM Boys Doubles Semi-Final
    8:15 PM Mixed Doubles Final
  • Saturday, Dec. 15 (all day pass $45 in the orange section)
    10:00 AM Girls Singles Semi-Finals
    11:15 AM Boys Singles Semi-Finals
    3:00 PM Girls Doubles Final
    3:30 PM Boys Doubles Final
    4:10 PM Girls Singles Final
    4:45 PM Boys Singles Final

11/10 Weblog Update



  • The date for the Doubles Tournament has been set. It will be on Sunday, December 2nd from 11:30AM to 4:30PM. 28 teams have entered. Only 2 more teams will be accepted! Click here for the entry blank.
  • We had so much fun last year. So we'll do it again! Time for our year-end party! We will need a headcount. Please let me know ASAP.
    • Where: Champion Teppanyaki, 46851 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539, 510-770-0918
    • When: around 5:00PM after MSC doubles tournament on 12/2/2007
    • Cost: Thanks to Michael Liu, it will be $25 per person. Tax and gratuity are included. (unlimited soft drinks/beers, soup, salad, vegetable, shrimp, fish, fried rice, choice of beef or chicken, and dessert)
  • 11/10 RR: (full result)
    1. Hailong Shen
    2. Henry Sit
    3. James Nguyen
    4. Lin Sun
    5. Claire Yeh
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7163 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are only a few spots in the 11/17 RR. Please email to bay_tt@yahoo.com to sign up. Don't need to email to the whole group. Thanks.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $39: RR
    Expense: $0
    Balance: $7,142.57

2007 MSC Doubles Tournament (12/2/2007)

  • All proceeds will be used to support Milpitas Sports Center teams for 2008 USATT Team League
  • 11:30AM to 4:30PM on Sunday, 12/2/2007. Should finish by 4PM.
  • Only 30 teams will be accepted. First come first serve. (Deadline: 11/26/2007)
  • All players will receive three Joola balls courteous of Joola USA
  • Six $50 gift certificates courtesy of Go Table Tennis and Killerspin
  • Four 6-month free table tennis memberships for Indian Community Center
  • Entry blank
As of 11/15/2007, 28 teams have entered. Only 2 more teams will be accepted. I think there are some entries on the mail as well.

Pushed Lately?

  1. Chen Longcan demonstrated chop block
  2. Chen Longcan's push
  3. Xiao Wei and Chen Longcan practiced with Jackie Lee and Auria Malek







11/3 Weblog Update

  • The date for the Doubles Tournament has been set. It will be on Sunday, December 2nd from 11:30AM to 4:30PM. In addition to the $100 cash prize, Go Table Tennis will sponsor $200 gift certificate. Also, all players will get 3 Joola balls. There may be more prizes coming. Please sign up ASAP. Only 30 teams will be accepted.
  • 11/3 RR: (full result)
    1. Voltaire Benedicto
    2. Seyed Jafarinejad
    3. Barry Or
    4. Danny Hui
    5. Loc Le
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7108 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are still spots in the 11/10 RR. Please email me to sign up ASAP.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $39: RR
    $20: DVD contribution
    Expense: $0
    Balance: $7,103.57

Multi-balled Lately?

  1. Xiao Wei from Sichuan fed top-spin balls to Auria when he and Chen Longcan visited the United States in 2004
  2. Xiao Wei fed under-spin balls to Jackie Lee
  3. Chen Longcan practiced with Ariel Hsing when Ariel was 8-year-and-3-month old. (2/5/2004)
  4. Chen Longcan warmed up with Xiao Wei while waiting for Auria Malek and Jackie Lee










10/20 and 10/27 Weblog Updates

  • The deadline for the US Nationals at Las Vegas will be 11/1. If you win any event there, you can play MSC round robin for fee for a year! If you win three events, free for life! Check out the USATT website for more info.
  • 10/20 RR: (full result)
    1. Dan Lin
    2. Danny Hui
    3. George Siu
  • 10/27 RR: (full result)
    1. Truong Tu
    2. Peter Tsang
    3. Winston Chen
    4. Chao Zhang
    5. Wilson Ta
  • Congratulations to all winners. 7059 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • There are still spots in the 11/3 RR. Please email me to sign up ASAP.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $42: RR
    $30: DVD contribution
    Expense:
    $76: welcome dinner for Sara's homecoming after Stanford tournament (paid for Sara, Mark Hazinski, Scott Andre, and Guo Xi)
    Balance: $7,044.57

World Cadet Challenge


Two of our girls, Ariel Hsing and Lily, helped Team USA to get the 5th place in the tournament. Ariel is our regular and Lily played a few times.

Let's cheer for them in the following individual event.

Check out the ITTF website for more results.

North America Tour Final

(Now that Mark Hazinski has eaten with us, can we include his result as MSC's?:-))






I think everyone would agree that the biggest story for MSC in the tournament was the upsets in the U2000 event, right? Nah, I don't think that would make it even top seed Jim Chai and 3rd seed Bruce Liu did get knocked out at the semi-final.:-)

Instead, it was the U2250 event! Five of our "The Incredibles" members made to the main draw! Three of them made to the semi-final. In the first semi-final, Joey Hu faced his teammate and doubles partner Nelson Yu. Joey lost to Nelson a couple of times in their previous encounters. But not this time! When Joey won the 4th game at 3:1, he pumped his fists in ecstasy to claim the victory. Alas, it turned out from semi-final up it was 4 out 7 instead 3 out of 5.:-) Nelson, mean while, teammate or not, made sure Joey had to earn it and won the next two games to even the match to 3:3! Joey did just that by winning the last game at deuce! (11,-5,8,6,-12,-8,10)

In the second semi-final, Michael Sung overpowered a strong Japanese female player from southern California, who upset quite a few good players, including Nelson Yu and Avishy Schmidt, throughout the tournament. (9,-7,-1,6,-8,-5)

So, the stage was set, it was Joey and Michael who played with each other numerous times. Joey took the early lead to 3:1. However, despite being exhausted and having a cramp, Michael did not give up. He even the the match to 3:3! Joey was in disbelief! Would the first ever 4-star tournament champion slip away from him again? Not this time! Joey won the 7th game to secure the victory. (9,8,-5,8,-7,-6,8)

Trieu-Tien Nguyen's win in U2125 was a great one, not only for himself but also for MSC. He beat Walter Guan in the final after Walter knocked out Jim Chai in the semi, Henry Sit in quarter, and Wayne Lo in 8's!

BTW, all quarter-finalists in the U4200 pairs played MSC RR's before except Sally Su and Peter Chen! Any idea how we should recruit them?:-) Some familiar names did not even make the quarter! For example, Bruce Liu, Troung Tu, and Ankur Patel, to name a few.

Also, MSC only had one team, with a combined rating merely 2901, ranked 16th among 17 teams, entered the U3200 Doubles! It was a well-deserved champion. Claire Yeh and Stanley Sun knocked out the 2nd seed in the first round and top seed in the final!

Congratulations to all winner! All 1st place finishers will get a month RR free!

  • Open - semi-finalist Shen Hailong
  • Open Doubles - quarter-finalists Joey Hu/Nelson Yu
  • Women's - 2nd Sara Fu (homecoming from Texas)
  • U22 - 1st Shen Hailong
  • U2375 - semi-finalist Truong Tu, quarter finalist Nelson Yu
  • U2250 - 1st Joey Hu, 2nd Michael Sung, semi-finalist Nelson Yu, quarter-finalist Terry Tam
  • U2125 - 1st Trieu-tien Nguyen, semi-finalist Jim Chai, quarter-finalist Henry Sit, Wei Chen (the Cupertino Wei), Han Nguyen
  • U2000 - semi-finalists Jim Chai, Bruce H. Liu
  • U1850 - 1st Chao Zhang, semi-finalists Peter Chung, quarter-finalists Garry Barretto, George Zhao, Qingmin Liu, Ali Safai
  • U1700 - quarter-finalists Ton Huy, Arjun Desai,
  • U1550 - 2nd Jerome Poon
  • U1100 - semi-finalist Omkar Raje, quarter-finalist Ewrin Yu
  • U4200 - 1st Terry Tam/Sally Su, 2nd Michael Sung/Tzu-ying Li, semi-finalsts Trieu-tien Nguyen/Henry Sit, Vincent Tai/Johnny Huang, quarter-finalists Barry Or/Mark Johnson, Qingmin Liu/Peter Chen, Voltaire Benedicto/Jim Chai, Ming Zhang/David Chow
  • U3200 - 1st Claire Yeh/Stanley Sun (Have they ever lost?)
  • Over 40 - quarter-finalist Voltaire Benedicto
  • Over 50 - 1st Kock Loe, 2nd Wayne Lo, semi-finalist Mark Johnson
  • Over 60 - 2nd Mou-Lin Zhao
  • Junior Under 10 - 1st Madhukar Lokavarapu

10/13 Weblog Update

  • 9/29 RR: (full result)
    1. Ariel Hsing
    2. David Rudesill
    3. Dan Lin
    4. Jerome Poon
    5. Bobby Sun
  • Congratulations to all winners. 6965 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 10/20 RR is free! There are still a few spots. Please email me to sign up ASAP. In case you haven't noticed, the RR contribution is $3 now.
  • We'll use Joola balls for the RR's as well as for the prize. The Joola balls will be the official balls for the coming 2007 NA Tour Final at Stanford on 10/20-21. (And all future NATT tournaments)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $54: RR
    $9: USATT membership renewal (Sean, Nelson)
    Expense:
    $210: 2007 WTTC DVD's (14 disks)
    $45: one scorekeeper and one net set
    $6.24: two racket holders
    Balance: $7,048.57

2007 World Table Tennis Championships DVD's


We purchased a set of the DVD's. They are ready for checking out. Let me know if you are interested. The standard recommended contribution to check out a disk is $5.

Table Tennis Illustrated


The July/August issue of the Table Tennis Illustrated has arrived. It is an official magazine published by International Table Tennis Federation. Let me know if you are interested in the magazine.

8/4 - 10/6 Weblog Updates

  • It's been a while. Just came back from a rehab center in Taiwan for Internet addition.:-) I guess I failed!
  • 9/29 RR: ($39)
    1. Voltaire Benedicto
    2. Peter Tsang
    3. Ali Shafai
    4. Chao Zhang
    5. Madhu Lokavarapu
  • 9/22 RR: ($42)
    1. Truong Tu
    2. James Nguyen
    3. Michael Liu
    4. Jerome Poon
    5. Bobby Sun
  • 9/15 RR: free
    1. Ming Zhang
    2. Chao Zhang
    3. George Siu
    4. Erik Thai
  • 9/8 RR: ($36)
    1. Hai-Long Shen
    2. Phuc Tran
    3. Harsha Lokavarapu
    4. Claire Yeh
  • 9/1 RR: ($24)
    1. Quan Huynh
    2. Henry Sit
    3. Everett Wang
    4. Madhukar Lokavarapu
  • 8/25 RR: (free)
    1. Ming Zhang
    2. Vincent Wang
    3. Qingmin Liu
    4. Wei Chen
    5. Charles Yang
  • 8/18 RR: ($27)
    1. Ming Zhang
    2. Richard Li
    3. Larry Lee
  • 8/11 RR: ($45)
    1. Barry Or
    2. Andrew Wong
    3. Tran Bui
    4. Lin Sun
  • 8/4 RR: (free)
    1. Seyed Nejad
    2. Chao Zhang
    3. CJ Wang
  • Thanks to Jerome and Ron who took care of the RR's while I was away and kept excellent records to make my updates much easier.
  • Congratulations to all winners. 6906 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • I foresee 10/13 RR will be crowded. Please email me to sign up ASAP. In case you haven't noticed, the RR contribution is $3 now. (However, the MSC admission has been increased to $4 since 7/2/2007.)
  • We'll use Joola balls for the RR's as well as for the prize. The Joola balls will be the official balls for the coming 2007 NA Tour Final at Stanford on 10/20-21. (And all future NATT tournaments)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $213: RR (from 8/4 - 10/6)
    Expense:
    $0
    Balance: $7,246.81

Chen Longcan Article in the USATT Magazine

The Editor shortened the article and credited the photo used as mine. It was actually taken by Dan Lin.

Here is the full article originally submitted to the USATT magazine.

Chen Longcan at the 2007 US Open

(From left Tang Gaolin, Marty Reisman, Cheng Yinghua, and Chen Longcan in the "Top of the World" at top of the Stratosphere)

(From left Peter Tsang, Mark Johnson, Bo Lei, and Chen Longcan in an 11-seater limo to Stratosphere)

Quite a few familiar names, such as Aleksandar Karakasevic, Thomas Keinath, Wilson Zhang, and Stefan Feth returned to play in the US Open this year. Although trouble with their travel documents forced a few top Indian players to withdraw from the Open at the last minute, the presence of the Japan national team made the men’s singles draw very strong.

However an “old guy” whose hairline is nearly as high as the altitude of Las Vegas made quite a splash at the Open. Chen Longcan, age 42, former Olympic gold medalist, had entered the men’s singles.

Chen is a good friend of Cheng Yinghua, many times US Nationals champion. They are from the same province and were teammates on both the China national team and the Sichuan province team. In fact, they had teamed together to win the men’s doubles at the 1987 China Nationals.

After retiring from the China national team in 1991, Chen went on to play in Japan and had the highest winning rate in Japan. In 1999 at the first World Club competition in China, he represented Nissan Motors and stunned Wang Tao and Liu Guoliang.

In the year 2000, Chen decided to retire as a player. He chose the North American Teams Championships in Baltimore as his last tournament. His 9-0 record earned him a 2809 USATT rating. After the tournament, Chen coached Fukuhara Ai, the highest ranked female player in Japan now, for a full year before he decided to return to China in 2001 although eligible for Japanese citizenship.

Chen is now the head coach of Sichuan province in China. He has not played a tournament since 2000. When he played in an exhibition, he used inverted rubber to make it easier for his opponents. But could he still play competitively after retiring from competition for seven years? Lots of people were dubious about that. After all, this was the US Open!

Despite his 2809 USATT rating, Chen had to play the preliminary round robin since he no longer had a world ranking. Chen had two sub-2000 players in his group. Although Chen won both matches easily, it was hard to tell how good or bad he was since he simply pushed or blocked down his opponents without much moving. In the two best of seven matches, his opponents averaged 10 points per match.

In the first round of the main draw, Chen faced Andreas Baecker from Germany who came in with a 2436 USATT rating. It appeared Chen was not comfortable playing competitively any more as he lost the first game in deuce. He had trouble returning the serve and serving short. It was very tough for his fans to see an Olympic gold medalist struggle like that. Chen continued to struggle in the second game but won it 11:9 to even the match at one game apiece. A spectator unintentionally commented out loud that Chen was old. Chen just might have heard that. All of a sudden it was all Chen in the following three games, winning 4, 3, and 8! Chen appeared to gaze in the direction of that spectator just for a moment after the match.

His second round match was against Khoa Nguyen, a two-time US Olympian. Chen and Khoa are old acquaintances. They had played in an exhibition in San Francisco in 2000. Chen seemed to loosen up a bit in this match, beating Khoa in four.

In the next round fighting for a spot in the quarter-finals, Chen faced Shen Qiang. Shen Qiang was born in China but is currently a member of the Canada national team. Chen dispatched Shen quickly. (8,4,10,9)

Chen’s serves in this match wowed quite a few spectators. Chen could impart a deadly spin with a seemingly casual swipe of his backhand. Shen either pushed it into the bottom of the net or popped it up for the inevitable smash. Hardly noticeable, Chen twiddles his racket. He uses the inverted side to serve and immediately twiddles to the short pips side. People could only see it because the colors of the two rubbers were different. Imagine the problem this would present if there were still no two-color rule!

Hey, the “old guy” was in the quarter-finals! Even Chen himself was smiling. Chen mentioned somewhat proudly, while smoking like a chimney after the match, that he honestly did not expect to advance this far.

Chen’s quarter-final opponent, Yosuke Kurashima, was also an old friend. Chen had played him several times when he was in Japan. He was not sure if he had ever lost to Yosuke-san. After all, it was more than ten years ago. However, this time, it was going to be different. Yosuke-san had just upset the second seed Thomas Keinath 4:1 in the previous round. Yosuke Kurashima was no longer a green kid and Chen was no longer in his prime.

It was arguably the most watched quarter-final match of the tournament. A large crowd, mostly Chinese people over 30, gathered in the arena to watch the match. They cheered for Chen, mostly in Chinese but sometimes in English, throughout the match just like they had 20 years ago. (Chen won his Men’s Doubles World Championship in 1987) But Kurashima was able to ignore the spectators in the first game, winning at 3. Chen probably had not played at this level for quite a long time. However, he did not panic. Actually, he looked pretty calm. He did not even use his backhand serve. He was able to turn the table by winning the next two games. This made the crowd go absolutely crazy. The rowdy middle-aged crowd chanted as loud as if they were at a rock concert back in their youth!

However, Kurashima regrouped. He won the next two games convincingly to snatch back the lead in the match 3:2. But just when people began to think it was all over, Chen won game 6 to tie the match. He refused to go away without putting up a fight! But alas, Chen could not sustain the momentum and lost game 7 and the match. In the end, youth was finally served.

This was not the first US Open for Chen. It was actually his fourth. He had also played in the ’89, ’90, and ’91 US Opens. Chen always enjoys visiting the US and may come back to play again, provided that it is still in Las Vegas!

(photo by Dan Lin)

A brief list of Chen’s achievements:
• 1985 World Championships - 1st in Teams, 2nd in Men's Singles
• 1986 World Cup - 1st in Men's Singles
• 1987 World Championships - 1st n Teams, 1st in Men's Doubles
• 1988 Olympics - 1st in Men's Doubles, 2nd in Teams
• 1988 Asian Championships - 1st in Men's Singles, 1st in Men's Doubles

Ming Zhang and Sean Lee vs Chen Longcan


7/14/2007 at Milpitas Sports Center
1. Ming Zhang vs Chen
2. Sean Lee vs Chen
3. Natalie Sun practiced with Chen

7/28/2007 Weblog Update

  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Sean Lee
    • Table 2: Wayne Lo
    • Table 3: Gary Fang
    • Table 4: Chao Zhang
    • Table 5: Jerome Poon
  • Congratulations to all winners. 6491 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 8/4 RR is free. Please email me to sign up. In case you haven't noticed, the RR contribution is $3 now. (However, the MSC admission has been increased to $4 since 7/2/2007.)
  • We'll use Joola balls for the RR's as well as for the prize. The Joola balls will be the official balls for the coming Joola Extravaganza tournament. (And all future NATT tournaments)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $39: RR
    $3: balls
    Expense:
    $50: two-year subscription of Table Tennis Illustrated from ITTF
    Balance: $7,033.81

7/21 Weblog Update

  • Great performance for MSC players. 26 players entered the U2350 event and we completed dominated - 7 out of 8 quarter-finalists were our players! Remember that all 1st place finishers get a free RR. Can't wait to see the results for the 8/4 tournament in Walnut Creek.
  • Here is the full results for the ICC tournament for our players. (up to quarter-final, our players are in red)
    • Junior Girls U15: 1st Erica Tran (just started to play MSC RR lately)
    • U3700 Doubles: 2nd Claire Yeh/Bruce Liu, Semi-finalists Khoa Ho/Tushar Suthar, Ankur Patel/Vickrum Chodri, Quarter-finalists David Hanson/Mark Johnson, Barry Or/Qingmin Liu
    • U1800: 1st George Zhao, Qurater-finalists Alex Zhang, Gary Barretto
    • U1500: 1st Chao Zhang
    • Over 40: 2nd Kevin Au
    • Open Doubles: 1st Sara Fu/Guo Xi, 2nd Kevin Au/Khoa Nguyen, semi-finalists Henry Sit/Tarry Tam, Sean Lee/Truong Tu, Quarter-finalists Voltaire Benedicto/Jim Chai, Joey Hu/Nelson Yu
    • Open Singles: Semi-finalists Sara Fu, Quarter-finalists Sean Lee, Trieu-tien Nguyen, Kevin Au
    • U2350: 1st Truong Tu, 2nd Terry Tam, Semi-finalists Henry Sit, Joey Hu, Quarter-finalists Terry Young, Nelson Yu, Mark Johnson
    • U2100: 1st Fernando Chang, 2nd Jim Chai, Semi-finalists Trieu-Tien Nguyen
  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Kock Loe
    • Table 2: James Nguyen
    • Table 3: Wei Chen
    • Table 4: Ron Wallace
  • Congratulations to all winners. 6436 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 7/28 RR is full. Please email me to sign up for 8/4. In case you haven't noticed, the RR contribution is $3 now. (However, the MSC admission has been increased to $4 since 7/2/2007.)
  • We'll use Joola balls for the RR's as well as for the prize. The Joola balls will be the official balls for the coming Joola Extravaganza tournament. (And all future NATT tournaments)
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $0: free RR on 7/21
    Expense:
    $0:
    Balance: $7,041.81

2007 ICC Summer Open



Event Name Winner Runner-up
Junior Boys Under 9 Tran, Matthew Chodri, Kunal
Junior Girls Under 10 Chu, Isabel Vidya Pingali
Junior Boys Under 12 Upadhyay, Parth Patel, Aashay
Junior Girls Under 15 Tran, Erica Aditi Chodri
Junior Boys Under 15 Htaung, Justin Upadhyay, Parth
Under 800 Raje, Omkar Singla, Shivansh
Under 350 Tadwalkar, Sujay Senechal, John
Doubles Under 3600 Lee, Edward, & Chiu, Raymond Liu, Bruce, & Yeh, Man-Jun
Under 1800 Zhao, George Zhang, Alex
Under 1500 Zhang, Chao Patel, Aashay
Seniors Over 40 Nguyen, Khoa Au, Kevin
Under 500 Singla, Shivansh Chodri, Aditi
Under 1200 Tran, Erica Mar, Daniel
Open Doubles Fu, Sara, & Guo, Xi Au, Kevin, & Nguyen, Khoa
Open Singles Zheng, Jiaqi Guo, Xi
Under 2350 Tu, Truong Tam, Terry
Under 2100 Chang, Fernando Chai, Jim

ICC Tournament Sneak Preview




  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 360 degree camera to broadcast live action to two large screens, one in the playing hall, the other in the lunge
  • Cafe (sandwich, drinks)
  • ...

Rajul Sheth has done a wonderful job. I believe players will appreciate it.


6/30, 7/7, and 7/14 Weblog Updates


  • I was dubious to place Chen Longcan in table 1 originally. After all, he has retired from competition since 2000. It would be embarrassing if his butt got kicked in table 1. I guess he "proved" himself that he can still play a little.:-)
  • RR results(6/30): (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Voltaire Benedicto
    • Table 2: Trieu-Tien Nguyen
    • Table 3: Wim Coekaerts
    • Table 4: Patrick Muhl
    • Table 5: Ron Wallace
  • RR results(7/7): (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Trieu-Tien Nguyen
    • Table 2: Danny Hui
    • Table 3: Lin Sun
  • RR results(7/14): (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Chen, Longcan
    • Table 2: Sean Lee
    • Table 3: Barry Or
    • Table 4: Andrew Wong
    • Table 5: Jerome Poon
  • Congratulations to all winners. 6386 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 7/21 RR is free. Please email to sign up. The prize for RR will be 3-star Stiga or Joola balls. The playing balls will still be Nittaku ones. We are short of Nittaku balls.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $68: RR (6/30)
    $0: free RR on 7/7
    $42: RR (7/14)
    $3: balls
    $6: USATT 1-yr membership renewal (Han Nguyen)
    Expense:
    $200: Chen Longcan
    Balance: $7,041.81

2007 US Open Results




Dan Lin's US Open photos:
http://www.milpitas-tabletennis.com/events/US_Open_2007/

Gerry Chua's US Open photos:
http://www.gerrychua.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=19082


More photos are coming! (mostly from Barry Or)

This is an unofficial result. Bay area players are in red.

  • Men's Singles: Final Karakasevic, Aleksandar over Kurashima, Yosuke, 4-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-5, 11-3), Semi-final Karakasevic over Wilson Zhang 4-1 (11-8,11-1,8-11,11-4,11-8), Kurashima over Stefan Feth 4-2 (4-11,8-11,11-2,21-19,11-5,18-16)
  • Women's Singles: Final Shiosaki, Yuka over Tanja, Hain-Hofmann, 4-2 (11-5,11-9,11-13,7-11,11-4,12-10), Semi-Final Hain-Hofmann over Huang Kang Kang 4-0 (11-8,14-12,11-8,11-7)
  • Men's Doubles: Final Omori, Takahiro/Tanaka, Katsuhito over Kiho Shinnosuke/Kurashima, Yosuke, 4-3 (7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5, 3-11, 11-7)
  • Women's Doubles Kishida, Satoko & Shigemoto, Sachie Kobayashi, Izumi & Sakamoto, Saori 4-3 (10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6)
  • Over 30 Men's Singles Gao, Yan Jun De Souza, Kwaovi Didi 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, -, -, -,
  • Over 30 Women's Singles Banh, Tawny Ai Chen, Diane Dongye 14-12, 11-5, 11-7, -, -, -,
  • Men's Over 40 Singles Cheng, Yinghua Seemiller, Daniel R. 11-6, 12-10, 11-4, -, -, -,
  • Women's Over 40 Singles Chen, Diane Dongye Liu, Charlene Xiaoying 12-10, 11-6, 11-5, -, -, -,
  • Men's Over 50 Singles Li, Yu Xiang Seemiller, Daniel R. 8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, -,
  • Women's Over 50 Singles Zhu, Min Ming Cheung, TingNing 11-1, 11-3, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Men's Over 60 Singles Assenmacher, Karl-Josef Loi, Duc 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Women's Over 60 Singles Alvarez, Ann Brin, Harriet R. 11-3, 11-1, 11-3, -, -, -,
  • Over 65 RR Tay, Chong Keng Ukapatayasakul, Bill 4-11, 11-9, 11-1, 11-4, -, -,
  • Over 70 RR Fahlstrom, Ragnar E. Howard, Jack 11-9, 11-4, 11-4, -, -, -,
  • Over 75 RR Neely PE, Bill B. Reisman, Marty 11-3, 13-11, 11-7, -, -, -,
  • Over 80 RR Slade, Ivan V. Wasserman, Si 11-8, 17-15, 8-11, 11-4, -, -,
  • Over 40 Doubles, Nordby, Mark Andrew & Seemiller Daniel R., Ngo, Loc Bao & Therriault, James 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-4, -, -,
  • Over 50 Doubles, Braithwaite, George H. & Li, Yu Xiang, Sakai, David & Seemiller, Daniel R. 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, -, -,
  • Over 60 Doubles, Sakai, David & Sweeris, Dell Arthur, Leung, Che-Him & Tay, Chong Keng 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, -,
  • Over 70 Doubles, Fahlstrom, Ragnar E. & Neely PE, Bill B., Braithwaite, George H. & Mintsiveris, Nick J. 11-8, 11-6, 11-7, -, -, -,
  • Junior Boy's Singles, Im, Yong Ji, Choi, Won Jin 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Junior Girl's Singles Zhang, Mo Huang, Kang Kang 11-1, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, -, -,
  • Cadet Boy's Singles Alto, Don James Yao, Justen 11-5, 14-12, 5-11, 11-9, -, -,
  • Cadet Girl's Singles Lee, Mei-Heng Hsing, Ariel 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, -, -,
  • Boys' 13 and Under Singles Yao, Alexander Shin Lindquist, Douglas 14-12, 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, -, -,
  • Girls' 13 and Under Singles Hsing, Ariel, Lee, Mei-Heng 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, -, -,
  • Boys' 11 and Under Singles Chen, Andrew H. Hsu, Nathan 11-9, 11-3, 11-6, -, -, -,
  • Girls' 11 and Under Singles Zhang, Lily, Wu, Erica S. 12-10, 11-8, 13-11, -, -, -,
  • Boys' 9 and Under Singles Wang, Allen W. Chua, Ethan 11-9, 11-3, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Girls' 9 and Under Singles Kong, Kailyn Pingali, Vidya 11-6, 14-12, 11-7, -, -, -, -
  • Hardbat RR Gabriel, Freddie Ngo, Loc Bao 17-19, 21-19, 21-19, 25-23, -, -, -
  • Hardbat Doubles Huermann, Franz-Josef & Huermann, Noel, Ettinger, Tony & Reisman, Marty 11-8, 12-10, -, -, -, -, -
  • Hardbat Over 40 Singles Chui, Lim Ming Hoff, Ty 11-4, 23-21, -, -, -, -,
  • Under 2600 Singles Hugh, Adam Ramirez-Marin, Jose Miguel 11-6, 4-11, 12-10, 18-16, -,
  • Under 2400 Singles Lee, Soo Yeon, Runyan, Trevor J. 11-0, 13-11, 11-4, -, -, -,
  • Under 2200 RR Tu, Truong Manh Hu, Joey Juin-Yuan 12-10, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6, -, -,
  • Under 2050 RR Vasquez, Jerry Kwok, Sai 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, -, -,
  • Under 1900 RR Squires, Michael Tsang, Peter 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7, -, -,
  • Under 1750 RR Tsang, Peter Jampana, Sreeman 11-8, 11-5, 11-4, -, -, -,
  • Under 1600 RR Hwang, Ellen C. Chang, Donald 11-8, 11-3, 11-4, -, -, -,
  • Under 1450 RR Lui, Arthur Bookey, Justin 11-6, 11-6, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Under 1350 RR Lokareddy, Rupender Hussain, Asif 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, -, -,
  • Under 1200 RR So, Justin Bhalla, Eshaan 11-7, 12-10, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Under 1000 RR Tanti, Alan Kim, Tony 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 14-12, 11-7, -,
  • Under 800 RR Zeng, David Heng-wah Sun, Vivian 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6, -, -,
  • Unrated RR Allen, Ryan Stevens, Marshall 11-6, 11-13, 11-5, 11-9, -, -,
  • Under 4200 Doubles Akerlind, Carl & Yao, Alexander Shin Liu, Bruce H. & Zhang, Ming 12-10, 11-4, 15-13, -, -, -,
  • Under 3700 Doubles Lokareddy, Rupender & Venkataramani, Srinivasan, Liu, Xuan & Yang, Xiankun 12-10, 12-10, 8-11, 11-3, -, -, -
  • Under 3200 Doubles Chen, Andrew H. & Matharasi, Anurag, Bryan, Daniel & Redman, Greg D. 13-11, 11-4, 11-8, -, -, -,
  • Under 2100 Women's RR, Zhang, Lily, Wu, Alison, 11-7, 11-4, 11-13, 11-8, -, -,
  • Under 1800 Over 40 RR Dragojlovic, Sinisa Borko Mock, Kenny 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8, -,
  • Under 2000 Hardbat RR Lorand, Victor J. Reisman, Marty (Marty Reisman forfeited in the final)
  • Under 1500 Hardbat RR Norman, Dean Ladd, Gerald (Jerry) E. 13-11, 11-8, -, -, -, -,
  • Wheelchair Open (Classes 1-5) Scott, Andre Caplin, Stuart Ronald 14-12, 11-7, 9-11, 4-11, 11-4, -,
  • Standing Open (Classes 6-10) Leibovitz, Tahl Lo, Wayne K. 11-6, 11-6, 11-7, -, -, -,
  • U21 Men's Singles Choi, Won Jin Hugh, Adam 11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 12-10,
  • U21 Women's Singles Zhang, Mo Zheng, Jiaqi 11-7, 10-12, 10-12, 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10

6/23/2007

  • The drop-in fee will be increased to $4 starting July 2, 2007. Not a good news but we've been enjoying probably the lowest fee in the country for a while. The decision was made by the Milpitas City Council.
  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Terry Young
    • Table 2: Everett Wang
    • Table 3: Yufeng Li
    • Table 4: Wilson Ta
  • Congratulations to all winners. 6237 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 6/30 RR is full. Please email Jerome Poon for 7/7 RR. The prize for RR will be 3-star Stiga or Joola balls. The playing balls will still be Nittaku ones. We are short of Nittaku balls.
  • Financial position:
    Contribution:
    $60: RR
    $3: balls
    Expense:
    $0
    Balance: $7,122.81

6/23 TCAAT Tournament













  • Open Teams - 1st Beauty and the Beast (Sara Fu, Kevin Au, Ariel Hsing, Vincent Tai, Truong Tu), 3rd The Incredibles (Nelson Yu, Joey Hu, Ming Zhang, Bruce Liu)
  • Open Singles - 1st Guo Xi, 2nd Sara Fu
  • Women's Singles - 1st Sara Fu
  • Open Doubles - 1st Guo Xi/Jim Chai, 2nd Nelson Yu/Joey Hu
  • O40 Singles - 2nd Quan Huynh
  • U40 Singles Advanced - 1st Truong Tu, 3rd Henry Sit
  • U40 Singles Intermediate - 1st Chao Zhang
  • U18 Singles 1st Ariel Hsing
  • U3600 Doubles - 1st Mark Johnson/Danny Hui, 3rd Barry Or/Natalie Sun

ICC California State Open Videos/Slideshows

Chen Longcan and Xiao Wei Footage