MID-FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS TOUR JULY CLASSIC-LAKELAND, FLORIDA
Tournament officials at the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour were excited with the large number of participants at the two-day event in Lakeland, Florida on July 17-18, 2015. Close to 100 players registered for all the various events offered during the two days, including Super Big Ball, Sandpaper and Colossal Round Robin Singles. The tournament was highlighted by many close matches during the day, several major upsets and a great number of matches that went the full 5 games to determine the winners.
Super Big Ball Event, using the 44mm ball, and an increased height net, was won by Jim Beckford from Florida. Beckford is one of the top Super Big Ball players in the nation. Beckford defeated Patrick Lui by scores of 11-6, 11-7 to take the Championship. Matthew Evans from Germantown, Maryland finished in 3rd Place and Victor Marik came in 4th in the hard fought competition. Super Big Ball is growing in popularity as more players become aware of the new sport.
The USSTTA Sandpaper Event was won by Jim Beckford also. Beckford, with a Sandpaper rating of 2157 defeated Victor Marik, who finished in second place. Matthew Evans from Germantown, Maryland came in a strong third with several very competitive matches.
The Colossal Round Robin Singles Event was one of the strongest and hardest fought tournaments we have seen. Tremendous matches with close tie-break status was seen throughout all the various classes offered for this USATT sanctioned event. There were numerous upsets and several players appear to be in line for rating adjustments. The results were filed electronically directly to the USATT within an hour of the completion of the tournament. The new rating system should allow the results to be processed much quicker and posted on the USATT website with the new ratings.
SEE RESULTS OF ALL COLOSSAL RR MATCHES HERE!!!
To view ALL the Colossal Round Robin Results from July 18, 2015, you can click on the link provided here:
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FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES TOURNAMENT
AUGUST 14-15, 2015
The Florida Orange Blossom Series continues in beautiful Lakeland, Florida on August 14-15, 2015. This two-day USATT sanctioned tournament will feature Super Big Ball Event on Friday night, August 14, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. There is an extra $50 cash prize for the winner of this event. This event is fully sanctioned by the SBBTTA and utilizes the 44mm ball with an increased net height. A special tournament paddle is required and is provided for those who do not have one. You can find out all about the Super Big Ball Table Tennis Tournament at the following link: SUPER BIG BALL TABLE TENNIS WEBSITE
In addition to the Super Big Ball Event, a USSTTA sanctioned Sandpaper Event is offered on Friday night also beginning at 6:00 p.m. This event uses paddles with sandpaper covering instead of rubber. It is a skillful game that removes all the spin from the game and relies more on natural skills. You can find out all about Sandpaper Table Tennis at the following link: SANDPAPER TABLE TENNIS
All players are invited to enter any or all of the above events at the fabulous Table Tennis tournament in Lakeland, Florida. You can easily enter ONLINE at the following link: REGISTER ONLINE
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