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Erie Table Tennis Club’s 2016 Millcreek Giant Round Robin

2016 Millcreek Giant Round Robin

2016 Millcreek Giant Round Robin

2016 Millcreek Giant Round Robin
Erie PA – April 16-17
Erie Table Tennis Club
by Sam Steiner

Returning to this year’s tournament after several years away, AJ Carney and buddy Jarred made the long drive to Erie and added some excitement to the top divisions.  AJ plays, coaches, and manages at the Triangle club near Raleigh.  Exposure to high-level competition there has helped him to move his game to the 2400+ level, so he was looking to take some cash home from Erie.

Saturday’s competition took place in a split giant round robin format with 7-8 matches per player in two rounds.  When the dust settled in the top division it was Samson Dubina defending his crown with a 3-2 win over AJ, and late entry Seth Pech narrowly edging past Yong Ren to take 3rd.

On Sunday the format was conventional 4-man round robin groups with a single elimination playoff.  Again AJ had to settle for 2nd with a 3-1 loss to Alex Averin of Cleveland who also took his game to new heights after a lackluster day Saturday.  Losing semifinalists were Colin Greenidge of Toronto and Randy Seemiller of Pittsburgh.  Alex also took home gold in the U2250 with a 3-2 win over Dayton’s Don Hamilton.

Thanks to all players and staff and sponsor ButterflyOnline for another successful event in Erie.

SATURDAY EVENTS

Div 1 Upper Group
1. Samson Dubina 5-0
2. AJ Carney 3-2
3. Seth Pech 3-2
4. Yong Ren 2-3
5. Roger Liu 1-4
6. Alex Averin 1-4
Div 1 Lower Group
1. Gideon Teitel 4-1
2. Craig Bensch 3-2
3. Wayne Carney 3-2
4. Frank Tang 3-2
5. Ken Roskos 2-3
Div 2 Upper Group
1. Aydin Aykanat 5-0
2. Marijo Letic 3-2
3. Alex Foley 3-2
4. Richard Vesel 2-3
5. Harsh Khandelwal 2-3
6. Jerred Miklowcic 0-5
Div 2 Lower Group
1. Dustin Zemaitis 4-1
2. Andre Maronian 4-1
3. Sid Khandelwal 4-1
4. Vadim Korneev 2-3
Div 3 Upper Group
1. Xianzhong Chen 4-1
2. Koen Kron 4-1
3. Scott Badillo 3-2
4. Oded Kalir 2-3
5. Marc Maronian 2-3
6. Dio De Los Santos 0-5
Div 3 Lower Group
1. Blake Cottrell 5-0
2. Dom Sanzotta Jr 4-1
3. Dave French 3-2
4. Kort Kron 2-3
Div 4 Upper Group
1. Eugene Chang 5-0
2. Kalina Kron 3-2
3. Saher Al-Ghazi 2-3
4. Sarah Jalli 2-3
5. Michael Brown 2-3
6. Ryan Miller 1-4
Div 4 Lower Group
1. Oleg Frolov 5-0
2. Ed Mercier 3-2
3. Dan Emord 3-2
4. Joe Ciarrochi 3-2
5. Sam Orend 1-4
Div 5 Upper Group
1. Ajai Ragothaman 5-0
2. Bimal Khadka 4-1
3. Yuanzhong Zhang 3-2
4. Ashwin Turakhia 2-3
5. Kap Mung 1-4
6. Pete Spearman 0-5
Div 6 Lower Group
1. Aryan Mahajan 4-1
2. Asawari Khadode 4-1
3. Jeff Pepper 3-2
4. Bill Schlernitzauer 2-3
5. Craig Nivens 2-3
6. David Shih 0-5
Div 6 Upper Group
1. Kevin Johnson 4-1
2. Dane Johns 4-1
3. Jason Zhang 3-2
4. Parth Nagpure 3-2
5. Mike Miller 1-4
6. Jeff McNinch 0-5
Div 6 Lower Group
1. Frank Niehaus 5-0
2. Ray Hric 3-2
3. Chris Jordan 3-2
4. Mark Lucas 2-3
5. Samwel Ndungu 2-3
6. Janset Aykanat 0-5

SUNDAY EVENTS

U2250 Semi’s: Alex Averin d. Chip Coulter 3-1; Don Hamilton d. Roger Liu 3-1.
Final: Averin d. Hamilton 3-2

U1400 RR Finals: 1. Steve Slaff 2-0 d. Jason Zhang 3-2; d. Parth Nagpure 3-2. 2. Jason Zhang 1-1 d. Nagpure 3-0. 3. Parth Nagpure 0-2.

U2000 Semi’s: Xianzhong Chen d. Blake Cottrell 3-1; Dustin Zemaitis d. Vadim Korneev 3-1.
Final: Zemaitis d. Chen 3-1.

U1200 RR Finals: 1. Steve Slaff 2-0 d. Brian Dillon 3-1; d. Chris Jordan 3-0. 2. Brian Dillon 1-1 d. Jordan 3-1. 3. Chris Jordan 0-2.
Open Quarters: Colin Greenidge d. Chip Coulter 3-1; Alex Averin d. Don Hamilton 3-1.
Semi’s: AJ Carney d. Greenidge 3-1; Averin d. Randy Seemiller 3-0.
Final: Averin d. Carney 3-1.

U1600 Semi’s: Aryan Mahajan d. Jason Zhang 3-1; Ashwin Turakhia d. Ed Watkins 3-1.
Final: Turakhia d. Mahajan 3-1.

U1800 Semi’s: Yuanzhong Zhang d. Jabari Jourdan-Ali 3-2; Kort Kron d. Sarah Jalli 3-0.
Finals: Kron d. Zhang 3-1.

U1000 Finals: Chris Kron d. Chris Jordan 3-1.

 

Samson Dubina - 1st Div 1 Upper Group
Samson Dubina - 1st Div 1 Upper Group
AJ Carney - 2nd Div 1 Upper Group & 2nd Open
AJ Carney - 2nd Div 1 Upper Group & 2nd Open
Gideon Teitel - 1st Div 1 Lower Group
Gideon Teitel - 1st Div 1 Lower Group
Aydin Aykanat - 1st Div 2 Upper Group
Aydin Aykanat - 1st Div 2 Upper Group
Dustin Zemaitis - 1st Div 2 Lower Group
Dustin Zemaitis - 1st Div 2 Lower Group
Xianzhong Chen - 1st Div 3 Upper Group
Xianzhong Chen - 1st Div 3 Upper Group
Alex Averin - 1st Open & 1st U2250
Alex Averin - 1st Open & 1st U2250
Ajai Ragothaman - 1st Div 5 Upper Group
Ajai Ragothaman - 1st Div 5 Upper Group
Dane Johns - 1st Div 6 Upper Group
Dane Johns - 1st Div 6 Upper Group
Kort Kron - 1st U1800
Kort Kron - 1st U1800
Ashwin Turakhia - 1st U1600
Ashwin Turakhia - 1st U1600
Aryan Mahajan
Aryan Mahajan

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