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DTTA’s 11th Quincenal Tourney

DTTA’s 11th Quincenal Tourney

DTTA’s 11th Quincenal Tourney

Hello Table Tennis players and friends!

Last Saturday, May 30th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance held our 11th QUINCENAL Tourney, and it went great!

We are happy we had a lot of players competing in the 3 different Divisions, with more first-timers joining this QUINCENAL Tourney. This time, father and son, Matin and Sebastian Wiser.

DTTA congratulates in particular:

C Division-
Winner, Martin Wiser
Runner up, Lisa “Legs” You
3rd place, Micah Cohen

B Division-
Winner, Keenan Southall
Runner up, Ade Adetakwi
3rd place, Nick “The Sweaty Giant” Johnson

A Division-
Winner, Hai Xue
Runner up, Nobuyuki “Nobu” Shiogai
3rd place, Loi Pham

DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney
DTTA's 11th QUINCENAL Tourney

The winner in A Division received a $40 dollars cash, a Butterfly Cure Water rubber cleaner bottle, and a 10 pack of PepPod. The winners in B and C Divisions each received $30 dollars cash, a Butterfly Cure Water rubber cleaner bottle and a 10 pack of PepPod. The runners up in A, B and C, each received a $15 dollar Butterfly Gift Certificate and a 10 pack of PepPod.

C Division had two groups. Group 1 was formed by Lisa “Legs” You, Alexandra “Alex” Djoumaliev, Brandon Loi, Martin Wiser and Jared Peterson.

Lisa vs Jared: 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 11-4
Alex vs Martin: 3-11, 9-11, 8-11
Brandon vs Lisa: 10-12, 11-6, 9-11, 6-11
Martin vs Jared: 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
Alex vs Brandon: 11-8, 0-11, 11-9, 11-9
Lisa vs Martin: 3-11, 9-11, 8-11
Brandon vs Jared: 12-10, 11-6, 5-11, 6-11, 11-4
Alex vs Jared: 11-6, 11-7, 11-1
Brandon vs Martin: 3-11, 3-11, 4-11
Lisa vs Alex: 11-5, 11-7, 11-8

These results left Martin passing to the next round in first place, undefeated. Second place in the Round Robin was earned by Lisa “Legs” You, who lost only to Martin.

Group 2 of Division C was formed by Mike Wood, Micah Cohen, Ying Chen and Sebastian Wiser.

Mike vs Sebastian: 11-6, 11-6, 11-3
Micah vs Ying: 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-1
Ying vs Mike: 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10
Micah vs Sebastian: 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
Sebastian vs Ying: 6-11, 5-11, 7-11
Mike vs Micah: 11-8, 6-11, 6-11, 8-11

These results left Micah, with an impressive performance, passing in first place undefeated, followed by Ying, who lost only to Micah in what was the best match of the RR.

Semifinals
Martin vs Ying: 11-2, 11-4, 11-1
Micah vs Lisa: 2-11, 9-11, 4-11

3rd Place Match
Micah vs Ying: 11-13, 11-8, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6

Finals
Martin vs Lisa: 11-5, 13-11, 11-7

Congratulations to Martin Wiser, who, participating for the first time in our Q Tourney, took it home! Congrats also to Lisa who is always giving a good fight in our Q’s!

B Division had a big RR formed by Tan “Bruce” Loi, Ade “Ade” Adetakwi, Keenan Southall, Nick “The Sweaty Giant” Johnson, Hristo “Chris, The Bulgarian” Djoumaliev, “Val” Gorodin and Camy Lau.

Tan vs Camy: 11-8, 11-7, 11-6
Ade vs Val: 11-6, 6-11, 12-10, 11-5
Keenan vs Chris: 12-10, 11-8, 11-4
Nick vs Camy: 11-3, 11-4, 11-8
Tan vs Val: 12-10, 11-2, 11-7
Ade vs Chris: 12-10, 11-6, 11-6
Keenan vs Camy: 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
Nick vs Val: 11-3, 11-6, 11-9
Tan vs Chris: 7-11, 11-8, 11-1, 7-11, 8-11
Ade vs Camy: 11-9, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9
Keenan vs Val: 11-7, 3-11, 11-3, 11-5
Chris vs Camy: 11-1, 11-9, 11-8
Tan vs Nick: 12-10, 4-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-8
Chris vs Val: 11-5, 11-9, 12-10
Ade vs Nick: 12-10, 14-12, 11-7
Tan vs Keenan: 4-11, 6-11, 1-11
Val vs Camy: 6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 15-13, 6-11
Ade vs Keenan: 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 14-12
Nick vs Chris: 10-12, 11-6, 11-9, 12-10
Tan vs Ade: 11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 7-11
Keenan vs Nick: 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5

These results left Ade passing undefeated to the next and final round, followed by Keenan, who only lost to Ade in a very tight match.

Finals
Ade vs Keenan: 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 8-11

Congratulations, Keenan! You are definitely improving, and you played even better the second time around against Ade, who couldn’t make it against you twice in this Q!

A Division had two groups. Group 1 was formed by Basil Ibegbu, Nobuyuki “Nobu” Shiogai, Loi Pham and Carlos Pinzon.

Basil vs Carlos: 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5
Nobu vs Loi: 11-6, 12-10, 11-7
Loi vs Basil: 12-10, 11-6, 14-12
Nobu vs Carlos: 12-10, 11-5, 14-12
Carlos vs Loi: 5-11, 10-12, 12-14
Basil vs Nobu: 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7

These results left this very tight RR with a triple tie in matches between Basil, Nobu and Loi. After calculating the games won/lost ratio, the one game Nobu won against Basil left the Japanese player passing in first place. Since Loi beat Basil 3-0, the Vietnamese player made it to the next round in second place.

Group 2 of A Division was formed by Hai Xue, Edward “Ed” Yue, Antonio Varela and John Miller.

Hai vs John: 11-6, 11-4, 11-3
Ed vs Antonio: 11-7, 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 12-14
Antonio vs Hai: 10-12, 7-11, 9-11
Ed vs John: 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10
John vs Antonio: 7-11, 8-11, 9-11
Hai vs Ed: 11-5, 13-11, 9-11, 10-12, 12-10

These results left Hai passing the RR undefeated in first place to the next round. Antonio, with an impressive performance against Ed in particular, passed the RR in second place.

Semifinals
Nobu vs Antonio: 11-6, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7
Hai vs Loi: 11-7, 11-8, 11-4

3rd Place Match
Loi vs Antonio: 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-8

Finals
Hai vs Nobu: 11-3, 14-12, 7-11, 11-9

Congratulations, Hai…! It’s nice to have you back in CO, participating and also taking home our Q Tourneys! Congrats to Nobu, as well! You especially played very well in the finals match! Great match!

All players who participated in our 11th QUINCENAL Tourney received 1 Participation Point towards qualifying for the raffle (between the 5 players with most Participation Points) at the end of the year for a 7-Day Trip to Peru!

Players who ended in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th position in each Division of this Q Tourney received 4, 3, 2 and 1 Performance Points, respectively. The winners of each Division with the most Performance Points at the end of the year will receive a great prize from Butterfly!

Thanks to all the players who participated in our 11th QUINCENAL Tourney!

Denver Table Tennis Alliance also wants to thank our sponsors:
Butterfly, the best Table Tennis brand in the world. All tournaments at DTTA are played on Butterfly Centrefold 25 ITTF Official tables, and we only use Butterfly 3 Star Premium balls.
Ace.Eat.Serve, a great Asian fusion restaurant in Denver with Ping-Pong fun at the corner of Pennsylvania St and 17th Ave in Uptown Denver.
PepPod, drop, dissolve and drink! The new alternative for energy and nutrition while playing and exercising.
B&B Tradiciones, Travel and Accommodation, the best service for travel and accommodation when visiting Peru. Contact: bbtradiciones@hotmail.com

DTTA invites you all to participate in our 12th QUINCENAL Tourney coming up on Saturday, June 13th! …we hope to see you all there!

Angelo Gandullia
Denver Table Tennis Alliance
www.denverttalliance.com

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