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Triangle Table Tennis – May 2017 News and Happenings
The 2017 April Open Tournament was a
Full Day of Competition and Fun
Following the intensity of the National Team Trials and Butterfly Cary Cup we hosted in March, we lightened up a bit with a 1-day USATT 2-star sanctioned tournament in April. Players enjoyed 4 rating level singles events, as well as a 3-Person Brazilian Teams event that was so popular with our players that we may add another one later in the year! You can check out some of the event photos in our Facebook Photo Album.
We Enjoyed Hosting a Corporate Outing with GSK
GlaxoSmithKline’s Insights & Analytics team joined us in May for a team outing, complete with on-site dinner, open play, and a private tournament. You can see some of the photos from this event in our Facebook Photo Album. We had a great time hosting them, and we’d love to host YOUR company or community group for a fun team-building event, as well!
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May 21 – 22, 2017: 2017 Triangle May “Upside Down” Open Tournament
Ever wished you had better odds to score the highest prizes? This 3rd annual May “Upside Down” Tournament is coming up this weekend, and it may be tailor-made for you! It’s become very popular because of its unique approach of offering the largest prizes on the lower rated events. This year, we’ve upgraded it to a USATT 4-star sanctioned tournament, with over $3,000 in prizes, and a U3500 Doubles event in addition to the singles rating events. All events are round robin, guaranteeing players a variety of matches. Details are available in the printable entry form, and registration is closing out on Thursday, May 18th, so get your enrollment in quickly!
Soon school will be out for summer, so it’ll be time to have FUN with the kids! This USATT 2-star tournament, with over $800 in prizes, has events for all ages. Players can enjoy 3 events during this one day tournament: one of the 4 standard Singles rating-level events in the morning, followed in the early afternoon by a Fun Size mini table event (non-USATT sanctioned), and ending with Parent/Child Doubles. All events are round robin, so players will get to enjoy multiple matches. Details are available in the printable entry form, and players who register using online registration on our website before May 18 will enjoy a 10% Early Registration discount on event fees.
Our July tournament has a USATT 2-star sanction level and over $850 in prizes, and it adds another fun variation for players. Following 5 standard Singles rating-level round robin events, we’ll run a 51-Point Handicap double elimination event, open to all players with USATT ratings. Using the USATT handicap point allowances based on player rating differences, we’ll literally “even the odds” between players who normally play at different levels. Details, including the USATT handicap point spread table, are available in the printable entry form, and players who register using online registration on our websitebefore June 22nd will enjoy a 10% Early Registration discount on event fees.
August 19 – 20, 2017: 2017 Triangle Summer Two-Person Teams Tournament
It’s time to start planning for the second (and last) of our popular Two-Person Teams tournaments in 2017. This tournament has a USATT 4-star sanction level and over $3,500 in prizes. It has 5 rating level events: U-2500, U-3000, U-3500, U-4000, and Open Teams. Each event other than the Open includes both individual rating limits and combined rating limits for teams, so players can look forward to close competition. Additionally, all events are Round Robin in the first round, guaranteeing a large number of singles and doubles matches for all players. Multiple events sold out in the Winter Teams tournament, so find your partner(s) and register soon! Details are available in the printable entry form, and players who register using online registration on our website before July 19th will enjoy a 10% Early Registration discount on event fees.
October 20-22, 2017: Butterfly 2017 Southeastern Open Tournament
This is our 2nd Butterfly Tour event of the year, and includes many of the events that make the perennial Butterfly Cary Cup such a popular tournament in the spring! This tournament has a USATT 4-star sanction level, multiple rating level singles events, over $7,500 in prizes, and a Giant Round Robin as the main event! Our only other Giant Round Robin event of the year sold out last spring, so make your plans and register soon! Details are available in the printable entry form, and players who register using online registration on our website before September 20th will enjoy a 10% Early Registration discount on event fees.