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2014 Table Tennis Information

Directors: Delores Osborn and John CurryHeritage Catering

Assistant: Dean Aspenberg

Officials:
Tom Miller, Certified Referee
Wilfredo Escobar, Chief Umpire
Marilyn Miller, Operations
Joe Bulatao, Assistant
Jean Bulatao Assistant

Events:
Age-Singles, Rated-Singles, Mens Doubles, Womens Doubles, Mixed Doubles,  Men’s Random Draw Doubles

Schedule:
Monday, Oct. 6  -  8:00 am  -  6:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 7  -  9:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 8  -  8:00 am  -  6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 9  -  9:00 am  -  6:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 10  -  9:00 am  -  Awards Banquet

Venue:
Dixie Center - Exhibit Hall, 1835 Convention Center Dr, St. George 

Divisions:
Age-Singles, Mens Doubles, Womens Doubles, Mixed Doubles: 5-Year Age Brackets 
Rated-Singles: 2000+, 1800-1999, 1600-1799, 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, 800-999, Under 800 
Men’s Random Draw Doubles:  No Divisions

Age Divisions:
Individuals / Partners:  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Games officials reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age divisions due to insufficient entries 

Sport Fee:
$7 Per Event

REGISTRATION  RULES
• Participation is limited to 200 Table Tennis players.
• Participants must play in their own age bracket in Age-Singles.
• Age bracket for Doubles events will be determined by the age of the youngest partner.
• If you need a doubles partner in any doubles event, check PartnerFinder on our website for a listing, by sport, of individuals looking for partners.
• Participants may enter only one age category in age events.
• Ratings will be obtained from USATT as of September 1, 2014.
• In Rated-Singles, rated players may enter up to two rated divisions.  See Format/Rules for restrictions pertaining to entry into rated divisions for rated and unrated players.
Men must choose between Mixed Doubles and Men’s Random Draw Doubles – they cannot enter both.

FORMAT / RULES
• Tournament is USATT-sanctioned (#_____) – USATT rules apply.
• All USA participants must be USATT members.  International Federation memberships will be honored.
• Participants who are not members of USATT or an international federation must purchase USATT cards at the venue check-in desk - $49 for a one-year membership. Participants competing as beginners in a USATT sanctioned event for the first time, have the option to purchase a one-time only tournament pass for $10.00.
• Nittaku orange balls (40mm-large size) or equivalent will be used.
• Butterfly tables will be used for competition.
• Shoes must be rubber-soled.
• Playing shorts, dress slacks, track-suit pants are allowed - no sweatpants!
• Rubber on paddles must be red on one side, black on the other and must be ITTF approved. 
• All events will start out with a round-robin format.  Matches will be 3-out-of-5 games (11 points).
• In the Age-Singles event, the top 2 winners will advance to a single elimination.  In all other events only the winner will advance to single elimination.
• Rated-Singles: Rated players may enter a maximum of two consecutive rated events, their own and one above or the two above their rated level.  Unrated players may enter the rated division they feel is their proper playing level and also the next higher division.  However, unless they are playing in the 2000+ division, they cannot advance out of round-robin and cannot win a medal.
• In all Doubles events, substitutions will not be made for “no show” partners unless Huntsman World Senior Games is notified by October 1.
• Men’s Random Draw Doubles will have no age groups and will be open to all men not playing in Mixed Doubles.  Requests for  specific partners will not be considered. 
Participants must present their Huntsman World Senior Games ID Badge and USATT, CANTT or ITTF membership cards at the venue check-in desk 30 minutes before their first event. Daily check-in is required - venue desk opens at 7:30 am.

EVENT  SCHEDULE
Open Practice:  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 am to 9:00 am; Wednesday - 7:00 am to 8:00 am

Monday, Oct. 6
8:00 am, Check-in, free class on Tournament Rules and Open Practice
9:00 am, Men’s Age-Singles - Ages 50 through 69
11:00 am, Men’s Age-Singles - Ages 70 and above
1:00 pm, Women’s Age-Singles – All Age Groups

Tuesday, Oct. 7
8:00 am, Open Practice
9:00 am,  Men’s Doubles – All Age Groups
11:00 am, Women’s Doubles–All Age Groups; Men’s Random Draw Doubles
1:00 pm,  Mixed Doubles - All Age Groups

Wednesday, Oct. 8
7:00 am, Open Practice
8:00 am, Rated Singles: 800-999, 1200-1399
10:00 am,  Rated Singles:  1600-1799 
Noon, Rated Singles:  2000+, 1000-1199, Under 800 
2:00 pm,  Rated Singles:   1400-1599
4:00 pm,  Rated Singles:  1800-1999

Thursday, Oct. 9
8:00 am, Open Practice
9:00 am,  Events not completed on Wednesday
11:00 am, Men’s Age-Singles – 3rd Place & Finals; Women’s Age-Singles – 3rd Place & Finals 
Noon,  Men’s Doubles – 3rd Place & Finals; Women’s Doubles – 3rd Place & Finals
1:00 pm,  Men’s Random Draw Doubles - 3rd Place & Finals; Mixed Doubles – 3rd Place & Finals
2:00 pm,  Rated Singles - 3rd Place & Finals: 1600-1799, 1400-1599, 1200-1399, 1000-1199, 800-999, Under 800
2:40 pm,  Rated Singles - 3rd Place - 1800-1999
3:00 pm,  Rated Singles - Finals - 1800-1999
3:20 pm,  Rated Singles - 3rd Place - 2000+
3:40 pm,  Rated Singles - Finals - 2000+

NSGAMEDALS 
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in each event for each division.  Medals will be awarded on Friday at the Sport Sponsor Social.

SPORT  SPONSOR  SOCIAL  (ID Badge or Ticket Required)
Date: Friday, Oct. 10
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Southern Utah Veterans Home – Ivins, 160 North 200 East, Ivins