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South Carolina State Table-Tennis Championships 2015

Separate events (doubles & mixed doubles in addition to singles) for school children, college students, age groups (40,50,60, 70 etc) and for family / corporate teams

2014 Event Results Page              

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A 4-Star event with Over $3000 in Cash & Other Prizes

Open to general public but restricted to South Carolina residents or full-time students in any SC school or college or military personnel stationed in SC

Where :-  City of Hanahan Gym, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road, Hanahan, SC-29410

(Coastal South Carolina - Charleston metropolitan area)         Hosted by    Hanahan Table Tennis Training Center (HTTTC)

When :-      Saturday September 26, 2015 & Sunday September 27, 2015

18 Separate events on 2 days for different type players / skills levels / ages

(Almost everyone is possibly eligible to play in 7 to 15 of 18 total events)

School boys / girls  or anyone Age 18 & under

Rio may be too late but Tokyo is still in striking distance

College men / women or anyone Age 30 & under 

Over Age 30 Division : Singles & Doubles

Seniors Division Age 45 & over : Singles & Doubles

Seniors Division Age 60 & Over : Singles & Doubles

Seniors Division Age 70 & Over : Singles

Ladies Championship (all ages)  Mixed doubles (all ages)

2 Stage Giant Round Robin State Championship Singles

 

All ages (children / women / men) welcome to this world’s most popular & fastest racket sport

Skill Handicapped event (Everyone has equal chance to win)

Family / Corporate doubles :- Have loads of fun with your brother / sister / cousins / (grand) child / (grand) parent / office-mate / church-mate (& of course wife /husband……HTTTC cannot be held liable for any ensuing divorces)

Complimentary breakfast / juice & Lunch / soft drinks to all players

Players are also welcome to join & train at HTTTC & get coaching to prepare for the tournament. Just drop by.

Hanahan Table Tennis Training Center (HTTTC) Hours :- Wed & Thurs (7 to 10 PM) Sat & Sun (2 to 6 PM)

Low fees. No pre-registration needed. Just show up. Spectators Free

Free loaner rackets See full tournament details below

Our Sponsors :-

1. Jimmy Carroll Realty , Isle of Palms,  SC

2. . Ted Kinghorn , Isle of Palms, SC

3. Gastroenterology Associates of Orangeburg P.A.  Orangeburg, SC

4. BoatHouse Restaurants  Isle Of Palms, SC

Playing Format :- Open Singles (Event # 999) is 5 or 6 initial stage round robin groups of 4 to 6 players each of all skill levels across spectrum to qualify for final stage Round Robin (RR) (players close to each other in skill level) of 3 Divisions (Championship, Advanced & Consolation). All other events as marked below .

Double Elimination (DE) means you have to lose twice in the event before you are eliminated.                         http://ttHanahan.com

Saturday Events (only doubles events Saturday except Ladies Championship singles & 41 point skill adjusted singles)

If you are local to Charleston – Orangeburg metro area, you may just want to show up on Saturday anyway , even if you do not have a doubles partner. Chances are there will be many other players like you with whom you can pair up and have fun though we cannot guarantee availability or quality of your partner

Event #

Event Starting Time

Event Description

Event Format

Entry Fee

All Cash Prizes (+SurPrizes)

41

Saturday 10 AM

Single Game 41 point Skill Adjusted singles : Each player has equal chance to win. Lower rated player starts with handicapped points based on rating differential between 2 players involved.   (See bottom of this page for handicapping  chart) Event may last longer on 1 or 2 table.

RR or DE (depending on number of entries)

 Girls Age 18 & Under No fee

Boys Age 18 & Under  $5

All Women over age 18  $5

Men Rated 1700 & Over  $20

Men Rated 1500-1700  $15

Men Rated Under1500 $10

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

18

Saturday 10:30 AM

School students or

Anyone age 18 & Under Doubles

RR or DE (depending on number of entries)

$10 / Player Boys

$5 / Player Girls

1st & 2nd Place all cash

30

Saturday 11.30 AM

College or school Students or

anyone Age 30 & Under Doubles

RR or DE (depending on number of entries)

$15 / Player ($10 if Women or Age 18 or Under)

1st & 2nd Place all cash

45

Saturday 11 AM

Age 45 & Over Doubles(anyone 45 & over including players over age 60 & 70 etc eligible as partners)

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 / Player Men

$15 / Player Women

1st & 2nd Place all cash

80

Saturday 12.30 PM

Family / Corporate / colleges / schools teams Doubles:- Players from same family(immediate or distant) or same business or college or school or church etc

Double Elimination (DE)

$15 / Player Men

($10 / Player Women or Age 18 or Under)

1st & 2nd Place all cash

99

Saturday 1.30 PM

Ladies Championship Singles

RR or DE (depending on number of entries)

$10 Women

$5 Girls Age 18 or Under

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

60

Saturday 1.45 PM

Age 60 & Over Doubles

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 / Player Men

$15 / Player Women

1st & 2nd Place all cash

99

Saturday 2.30 PM

Championship Doubles

(any two players total Rating Under 3500 )

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 / Player ($10 if Age 18 or Under)

1st & 2nd Place all cash

31

Saturday 3.30 PM

Age Over 30 Doubles (anyone 30 & over including players over age 45 or 60 as partners)

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 / Player Men

$15 / Player Women

1st & 2nd Place all cash

12

Saturday 5 PM

Championship

Mixed or Ladies Doubles

(No rating total limits) . Teams of male/female or female/female. No male/male teams

Double Elimination (DE)

$10 / Player

1st & 2nd Place all cash

 

 

Sunday Events (only singles events on Sunday)           http://ttHanahan.com

Event #

Event Starting Time

Event Description

Event Format

Entry Fee

All Cash Prizes (+SurPrizes)

 

118

Sunday 10 AM

School students or

anyone age 18 & Under Singles

RR or DE (depending on number of entries)

$10 Boys $5 Girls

1st $55 Cash + SurPrize

2nd $50 Cash + SurPrize

3rd $50 Cash

170

Sunday 10:15 AM

Age 70 & over Singles

RR or DE (depending on number of entries

$20 Men $15 Women

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

160

Sunday 10:45 AM

Age 60 & over Singles (anyone over 60 including players 70 & over )

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 Men $15 Women

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

130

Sunday 11.15 AM

College or school Students or

anyone age 30 & Under Singles

RR or DE (depending on number of entries)

$15 Men $10 Women

$10 - Age 18 & U

$5 – Girls Age 18 & U

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

145

Sunday 11.30 AM

Age 45 & over Singles (anyone over 45 including players 60 & over & 70 over  are eligible)

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 Men $15 Women

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

131

Sunday 12:15 PM

Age over 30 Singles (anyone over 30 includes players 45 & over 60 & over & 70 & over are eligible)

Double Elimination (DE)

$20 Men $15 Women

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

All Cash

999

Sunday 1.30 PM

Championship Singles

Two stage giant round robin format : Initial Stage Round Robin groups of mixed skill level leading to Final Stage Round Robin divisions of similar skill level (Championship, Advanced & Consolation) All players advance to 2nd stage (be prepared to play in lots of matches)

5 or 6 initial Round Robin (RR) groups followed by 3 Final Round Robin (RR) divisions (Championship, Advanced & Consolation)

$5 Girls Age 18 & Under

$10 Boys Age 18 & Under

$15 All Women over age 18

$30 Men Rated 1700 & Over

$25 Men Rated 1500 & Over

$20 Men Rated Under1500

Championship Division

1st $250 Cash + SurPrize

2nd $150 Cash

3rd $75 Cash

Advanced Division

1st & 2nd Place all cash

Consolation Division

1st & 2nd Place all cash

Entry Deadline :-  Generally there is no entry deadline , as we want everyone interested in playing to join & have fun, but each event may have player limit and entries will be first come first serve based on payment received.  As of Monday, September 21st we have good number of entries statewide (Strangely except Florence & Columbia & Myrtle Beach) for all event except children & women (as usual) but you should have no problem in playing in the tournament if you just show up half hour before event (with fees). HTTTC reserves the right to combine , cancel or any event or modify event format.  Monday, September 21 update > Out of town players just show up half hour before your event with fees.   All players must bring identification to show residency  &  age  or school ID , military ID.

Tournament will provide 3 star DHS heavier celluloid balls but you are free to use any plastic ball if opponent agrees

Sandpaper rackets are not allowed. However hardbat rackets (pips with no sponge) are allowed in all events except as item 1 below

All USATT / ITTF rules apply except :-

1. Only smooth (inverted) spinny rubber rackets are allowed in (schools / collegiate) events 18,30,118 & 130 . No rackets with pips of any type allowed

2. In the context of rules that followed after 1983, The two color rule of 1983 will not be enforced. Players can use rackets with any & same color rubbers (Otherwise legal on current ITTF LARC) both sides.

3. Scholer-Hodges Aspect Ratio Regulation (Durban, South Africa, 1998) will not be enforced. Players can use 1.3 Aspect Ratio rubbers from prior to 1998 such as Butterfly Feint Long Classic (used by nearly every top defender till 1998 but banned by this childish ill-conceived brutally oppressive rule) or Juic Leggy Classic or TSP Curl P1 Classic etc or new rubbers with Aspect Ratio around 2

4. Players are required to submit their rackets only to officials (if asked) but NOT to opponents even if opponents DEMAND it.              2014 Results Page

USATT / ITTF rule inclusion confirmation

Scholer-NOT-Hodges Frictionless-Pips-Ban of 2008 will be strictly enforced. :- Any pips rubbers that randomizes ball flight paths by deliberate product design ( known now as anti-children-Hodges-trickery pips ) will not be allowed to be used.  This confirmation is included by HTTTC due to the sad  recent developments in which USATT Vice President  Rev.Larry Hodges pledged on August 26,2015 (in a  political move similar to his strong support of (illegal) speed-gluing) to have the Frictionless-Pips-Ban 2008  regulation repealed by the ITTF to the great detriment of grass-roots (juniors / children) development. This is why this regulation going forward will be known as the  anti-children-Hodges-trickery pips regulation.  Strangely & oddly, Rev.Hodges (& USATT (High Performance $#? LOL) Committee Chairman Carl Danner) used to claim that they opposed the Aspect Ratio Regulation for the supposed very reason, that Aspect Ratio 1998 Regulation helped grass-roots growth (while it really does not in any shape or form) but though as admitted by Rev.Hodges, the Aspect Ratio Regulation 1998 only greatly effected the world’s best & all other defensive players very negatively. But now in a 180 degree turnabout, Rev.Hodges wants to repeal NOT the Aspect Ratio 1998 regulation but in a bizarre political move, wants to repeal the Frictionless Pips Ban of 2008. Any such repeal of Frictionless Pips Ban would only be detrimental grass-roots development due to the extremely crazy behavior of these pips 10000 times much worse (if you extrapolate the same perverted logic used by Rev.Hodges & Carl Danner , that Aspect Ratio Regulation 1998 helped grass-roots development). Also keep in mind that, regardless of all above self-contradicting & confusing counter-claims by USATT politicians, HTTTC has put money where their mouth is by  taking real action to protect grass-roots development by only allowing smooth spinny rubbers not only  in schools (age under 18)  events but also in the transitional college (age under 30) events as well)

You need not have to be a USATT member (or another ITTF affiliate member) or have ANY rating. If you have a USATT league rating that will be used. If you only have a USATT tournament rating it will be used but it will not change. If you have both league & tournament rating, higher of the two will be used. All players thus will have new or processed USATT league rating based on tournament singles results. Your doubles performance does not effect any ratings anywhere. There is NO $7 USATT rating fee or $49 per year USATT membership fee.. Your previous USATT tournament rating even if used is not effected or changed in any way. Only your USATT league rating will change or you will get a new USATT league rating if you do not have one.      2014 Results Page

If you had ever played at HTTTC , you can check your USATT league rating (actual or estimated) here

Why is this an unsanctioned tournament ?

Few USATT members have asked me this question. Despite rumors spread by USATT insiders, HTTTC has made repeated good-faith efforts to run this as a sanctioned tournament. Despite HTTTC’s repeated requests to give exception ONLY to the disgustingly oppressive morally reprehensible  Scholer-Hodges Aspect Ratio Regulation (Durban, South Africa, 1998)  and not the other 2 exceptions (two color rule & inspection) ,  USATT refuses not only to give exception but now a USATT Vice President Rev.Hodges wants to repeal the Frictionless-Pips-Ban of 2008 instead. HTTTC wants to work with USATT despite the facts  USATT collects fees from players and tournament directors the way mob collects money from small- businesses for “protection” in more than one form :-

1.        Yearly membership of $49 per player for which a players gets almost nothing in return (used to at least have a monthly magazine & that has also been discontinued). Very few HTTTC members would be willing to pay this fee

2.        There is a $7 rating fee per tournament you play (mind you not per year) . So if you play say 5 tournaments , that is $35 on top of the $49 membership fee

3.        Tournament directors have to pay a sanctioning fee (Would have been $300 in HTTTC’s case for this event) for which again we get nothing in return

USATT claims all this money is used for grass-roots(children) development …are you joking ?  How ? By repealing the Frictionless-Pips-Ban of 2008 …REALLY ?

 

Anyway, as explained earlier, your tournament result will be processed for free (no $7 fee)  as a USATT league result. Your existing USATT tournament rating (if you have one) is not affected in any way (as your league & tournament rating are kept on different & separate databases).

Hanahan Table-Tennis Training Center (HTTTC) Website >> http://ttHanahan.com

 

USATT Rating to Skill Level Translation Chart

Player's USATT Rating

Player's Skill Level Group (men)

Player's Skill Level Group (women)

0

Non-Player

Non-Player

Below 1101

Novice

Novice

1101-1401

Beginner

Beginner

1401-1700

Intermediate

Intermediate

1701-1900

Advanced

Advanced / Expert

1901-2100

Expert

Expert / Master

2101-2300

Master

National Level ( Grand Master)

2301-2600

National Level ( Grand Master )

International Level (International Grand Master) / Touring Pro

2601-2700

International Level (International Grand Master)

ITTF World ranking List - Top 50 (Touring Professional)

2701-2850

ITTF World ranking top 100 to 200 (Touring Professional )

ITTF Women’s World ranking List - Top 5

2851-2950

ITTF Men’s World ranking List - Top 10 to 20

None

3000

Perfection (Normalization point)

Perfection (Normalization point)

Note :- Same USATT rating database is used (& processed mixed) for men & women combined. Rating number is the inverse of ranking index number. Higher the rating number, lower the ranking number index. Higher the ranking index number, the lower the rating number.


Official USATT Rating Point Exchange Chart

The Rating exchange chart below is used to calculate your final USATT League Ratings.

The USATT League & Tournament rating processing is somewhat similar but not 100% identical . The USATT computer calculates your new ratings....... not HTTTC.

Keep in mind ratings are not based on head to head Results between 2 players only,

but based on results from among a group of players. What infuriates many is when they see a player X who has never ever beaten them rated higher. This happens because they overlook the simple fact that the player X may beat players Y & Z you ALWAYS lose to as well.

Point Differential (Spread) Between Players

Expected Result (Higher Rated Player Wins): Number of points exchanged.

Upset Result (Lower Rated Player Wins): Number of points exchanged

0 - 12

8

8

13 - 37

7

10

38 - 62

6

13

63 - 87

5

16

88 - 112

4

20

113 - 137

3

25

138 - 162

2

30

163 - 187

2

35

188 - 212

1

40

213 - 237

1

45

238 and up

0

50

Bottom of Form

 

 


 

 

Single game 41 Point Handicap event

 

A handicap event  is an event where all players in the event have more or less equal chance of winning the event, because the lower rated player starts with a pre-determined handicap point given him / her based on the handicapping chart shown to the right.

 

This is a single game of 41 points with each player switching serves after 2 points as usual. If the score becomes deuce (40-40) , you have to then win by 2 as usual also.

 

Only one game is played.

 

Let us say Bob is rated 1300 & Mike is rated 1470. Then point differential is 170 points. Then Bob, if he wins the toss and chooses to serve will start serving at score of 11-0 in his favor (the point differential & handicap chart on right shows Bob gets 11 points because the point differential of 170 is between 168 and 192). After one serve if Bob loses the point, Mike will now serve 2 serves at 1-11 and then switch and so on.

 

If Bob chose to receive after winning the toss (or if Mike won the toss and chose to serve) , he will receive starting the match at 0-11 and after 1 serve by Mike , he will get 2 serves and so on.

Point spread between 2 opponents

Handicap Points , that lower rated player will start with, in a single 41 point game

 

0 - 6

0

 

7 - 18

1

 

19 - 31

2

 

32 - 47

3

 

48 -56

4

 

57 - 72

5

 

73 - 87

6

 

88 – 106

7

 

107 - 124

8

 

125 - 146

9

 

147 - 167

10

 

168 - 192

11

 

193 - 216

12

 

217 - 244

13

 

245 - 271

14

 

272 - 302

15

 

303 - 332

16

 

333 - 366

17

 

367 - 399

18

 

400 - 436

19

 

437 - 472

20

 

473 - 512

21

 

513 - 551

22

 

552 - 594

23

 

595 - 636

24

 

637 - 687

25

 

688 - 727

26

 

728 - 776

27

 

777 - 824

28

 

825 - 876

29

 

877 - 927

30

 

928 - 964

31

 

928 - 999

32

 

1000 & up

33

 

 

Recording & interpreting scores in tournaments & league play

As you may know , table tennis switched to a 11 point scoring system (from 21). The rationale is to increase appeal to spectators at professional level matches. When the game is only 11 points, the player who is behind has a much better chance of coming back than when the score is say 19-2 in a 21 point system. Though I hated every decision made by Adham Sharara I completely agree with this. It does make matches exciting at professional level where the difference between World #50 & World #500 is quite small ( The players above 50 may be in a class of their own).

That said a game ends when one player reaches 11 unless the other player is at 10, then you have to win by a difference of 2 points. So it is not unusual to see a game score a 17-15 or 24-22  .  In a 11 point game each player gets 2 serves and at deuce (10-10) and after only 1 serve.  A match consists best of odd number of games 1 (rarely used unless a handicap match) or best of 3 (again rarely used in 11 point format, though was most used in 21 point format) or  best of 5 (most used now in non-professional events) and at professional level best of 7 games though rarely you may see a best of 9 match. What this means is that in a best of 5 game match , the match is over when one player wins 3 games and rest of the games are not played. If the games score is 2-2 in a best of 5 match , then a game 5 is played. (Keep also in mind that in singles , if there is a game 5, players switch ends when either player reaches 5 first. In doubles if there is a game 5 , the players switch ends and also the receiver only switches, whoever was serving as order dictates stays the same).

Now on recording & keeping score >  The way score is recorded for a match between Bob and Jane may say  Jane  5,-3, 2,4. What this means is that Jane won in 4 games and the game scores were 11-5 Jane,  11-3 Bob,  11-2 Jane & 11-4 Jane . Game 5 not played.

The – sign in front of a game score is used indicate the losing score in a game of the player who eventually won the match. ( if you keep in mind the + sign is NOT used in front of winning games of the player who eventually won the match, this should be easy to remember) 

Don played Jeff. The score was   Don  0,0,0,0  . This is tricky because the match was never played because Don won by (full)  default as Jeff defaulted the match totally unplayed

Tim played Sam . The score was  Sam -13, -23, 9,0,0.  Again tricky because this is a partial default. Tim won the first two games 15-13 and 25-23 but Tim defaulted due to injury  in the third game when Tim reached 9 (it does not matter if Sam had only even 1 point in game 3. Since Tim defaulted the score is recorded as  11-9 Sam.

Note in above match also the how deuce scores are recorded. The first game went to 12 after deuce at 10-10 and second game went to 25 after deuce at 10-10

Game scores are not very important in single or double or triple elimination format events but accurate game score keeping is critical in round-robin events  even for a defaulted match because point differential between players involved in the tie,  is the final tie breaker in round-robin format events. 

 

 

For any questions eMail   ttHanahan@hotmail.com

Players are welcome to train at HTTTC.  More details at     ttHanahan.com

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