USATT League of the Month March/April 2007

Guess which club it is?:-)

It is in March/April issue of USATT magazine as well as USATT's website.

2/24 Sacramento Tournament

(left to right: Stanley Sun, Mankit Sze, Claire Yeh, Wayne Lo, Mark Johnson)

  • Open Singles: 1st Jiaqi Zheng
  • Women's Singles: 1st Sara Fu, 2nd Jiaqi Zheng
  • U2050: 1st Wayne Lo, 2nd Han Nguyen
  • U3500 doubles: 2nd place Michael Wong / Stanley Sun
  • U3200 doubles: 1st place Claire Yeh / Stanley Sun
  • U2900 doubles: 2nd place Claire Yeh / Mankit Sze
  • U2300 doubles: 2nd place Claire Yeh / Jerome Poon
Claire Yeh only entered three doubles events and she was 3 for 3! (1 1st and 2 2nd) Stanley's result was more modest, "only" one 1st place and one 2nd place.

2/17/07 and 2/24/07

  • Congratulations to Guo Xi who was runnerup of the Men's Singles at Berkeley. Also, congratulations to Nelson Yu who consistently won events in the NATT tournament - this time U2125 champion. Bo Ding and Qingmin Liu, the lowest rated pair in U4200 doubles, upset 3 teams to get in the final and ended up 2nd place.
  • 2/17 RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Bo Ding
    • Table 2: Dave Hanson
    • Table 3: Larry Lee
  • 2/24 RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Jim Chai
    • Table 2: Barry Or
    • Table 3: Jay Liu
    • Table 4: Michael Toan
  • Congratulations to all winners. 5493 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • 3/3 RR is full. 3/10 RR will be cancelled due to USATT Team League. Please sign up for 3/17.
  • Financial position:
    $52: RR (2/17)
    $68: RR (2/24)
    $6: USATT membership renewal (Mankit)
    $18.00: paid for Guo Xi's dinner for Berkeley tournament
    $50.00: 1-yr renewal of club affiliation with USATT
    $100.00: 20 used barriers
    Balance: $6,534.31

U4200 Doubles in the Western Open at Berkeley

After fierce preliminary round, 6 of Milpitas Sports Center teams were in the quarter final. The lowest rated team Bo Ding and Qingmin Liu made it through the preliminary.

In the quarter final, top seed team, Nelson Yu/Henry Sit, was upset by their MSC brother pair Kenny Tien/Douglas Tien deuce in the fifth. Second seed team, Voltaire Benedicto/Mark Johnson was upset by Jim Chai/Bruce H. Liu in 4. Third seed team, Jason Shim/Valeri Kim, from Washington beat a Berkely team. Fourth seed team, Ming Zhang/Hung-Jen Hung, was upset by, yes, Bo Ding/Qingming Liu! Have I said that their combined rating was the low st among all teams?

So, 1st, 2nd, and 4th seeded teams were out in the quarter final! In the first semi-final. The team from Washington denied Kenny/Douglas's chance to go further. In the second semi-final, Bo Ding/Qingmin Liu continued their journey by upsetting Jim/Bruce to make the final!

So, the stage was set for Bo Ding/Qingmin Liu and the Jason Shim/Valeri Kim. It turned out Jason/Valeri were too strong to the lowest rating team in the field. (I am repeating myself!:-)) BTW, Jason beat Sean Lee in the tournament.

Congratulations to Bo Ding and Qingmin Liu!


  • Congratulations to Ankur Patel, Winston Chen, and Mark Johnson who did well in the Lunar New Year tournament in Oakland.
    • U1900: 1st Ankur Patel, 2nd Winston Chen
    • Over 50: 2nd Mark Johnson
  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Terry Young
    • Table 2: Bo Ding
    • Table 3: Everett Wang
    • Table 4: Vinh Tran
  • Congratulations to all winners. 5413 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • Four tables will be used for RR on 2/17. Sign up quickly.
  • Financial position:
    $68: RR
    $637.65: Nittaku balls
    Balance: $6,576.31


  • RR results: (Click here for full result.)
    • Table 1: Terry Young
    • Table 2: Gary Fang
    • Table 3: Venkata Tangirala
    • Table 4: Long C. Nguyen
  • Congratulations to all winners. 5373 matches have been played since the League started in 2003.
  • Four tables will be used for RR on 2/10. Sign up quickly. It is almost full. One table will be used for USATT Team League. (MSC - the Impossible vs Palo Alto team 1)
  • Financial position:
    $64: RR
    $70: cutting the cardboards/barriers
    Balance: $7,145.96


  • Financial position:
    $0: RR
    $3: balls
    $15: 3-yr USATT membership renewal for Gary Fang
    $6: 1-yr USATT membership renewal for Stanley Sun
    $5: DVD
    Balance: $7,151.96

ICC California State Open Videos/Slideshows

Chen Longcan and Xiao Wei Footage