DTTA’s 14th QUINCENAL Tourney
by Angelo Gandullia of Denver Table Tennis Alliance
Hello Table Tennis players and friends!
On Saturday, July 18th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance held our 14th QUINCENAL Tourney.
We had another first-timer in this Q Tourney competing in A Division, our friend and new DTTA Member, Thad Briggs.
The 2015 Rocky Mountain State Games were taking place the same weekend, and we want to congratulate all DTTA Club Members and friends for their good performance in the Table Tennis events!
For the same reason, this time our Q Tourney had only two Divisions, A and C, as most of our regular participants (particularly from B Division) were competing in Colorado Springs the same day at the State Games.
DTTA congratulates in particular:
Winner, Mike Wood
Runner up, Lisa “Legs” You
3rd place, Brandon Loi
Winner, Hansu Gu
Runner up, Jian “Sword” Yao
3rd place, Gordon “Charm” Kaye
The winner in A Division received $40 dollars cash, a pair of Butterfly Acceil socks, and a 10 pack of PepPod.
The winner of C Division received $30 dollars cash, a pair of Butterfly Acceil socks, and a 10 pack of PepPod.
Runners up in A and C each received a $15 dollar Butterfly Gift Certificate and a 10 pack of PepPod.
C Division was formed by Tommy Scott, Brandon Loi, Jared Peterson, Win Tran, Lisa “Legs” You and Mike Wood.
Lisa vs Tommy : 10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4
Mike vs Jared : 13-15, 14-16, 12-10, 12-10, 11-6
Brandon vs Win : 11-5, 11-4, 11-9
Lisa vs Jared : 7-11, 14-12, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5
Mike vs Tommy : 12-14, 10-12, 11-9, 13-11, 12-10
Brandon vs Jared : 11-6, 14-12, 11-9
Lisa vs Win : 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8
Mike vs Brandon : 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7
Win vs Tommy : 5-11, 4-11, 2-11
Lisa vs Brandon : 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
Win vs Jared : 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6
Lisa vs Mike : 7-11, 11-3, 9-11, 5-11
Brandon vs Tommy : 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9
Mike vs Win : 5-11, 9-11, 7-11
Jared vs Tommy : 4-11, 2-11, 11-13
Lisa “Legs” You and Mike Wood ended the Round Robin stage in a tie of 4 victories and 1 loss each. But since the match Mike vs Lisa was won by Mike, he ended passing in first place.
The finals – Mike vs Lisa
Great finals match where Lisa wouldn’t give any point up and even looked like she was coming back in the fifth game (from being down 9-3 to barely lose in one of the tightest matches these two players have ever played!
Great performance of our good friend and DTTA Member, Mike Wood, who took his first Q Tourney ever! Congratulations again, Mike! And congrats to Lisa too…always giving a great fight! The score reflects how hard this match was for both : 10-12, 11-6, 13-11 9-11 and 11-8
A Division had two groups. Group 1 was formed by Edward Yue, Antonio Varela, Gordon Kaye, John Miller and Tan Loi.
Ed vs Tan : 11-3, 11-6, 11-2
Antonio vs John : 11-5, 6-11, 4-11, 11-9, 11-7
Gordon vs Ed : 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5, 12-14
John vs Tan : 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 9-11, 11-6
Antonio vs Gordon : 10-12, 11-6, 6-11, 7-11
Ed vs John : 11-7, 11-5, 11-4
Gordon vs Tan : 9-11, 10-12, 9-11
Antonio vs Tan : 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11
Gordon vs John : 11-6, 11-6, 11-5
Ed vs Antonio : 11-8, 11-5, 11-5
Even though Edward passed in first place undefeated, he forfeited as he had to leave the club to attend something else right after the RR stage was over. This left Tan passing in first place (as he was second), and Gordon in second (as he ended the RR in third).
Group 2 of Division A was formed by Hansu Gu, Jian “Sword” Yao, Carlos Pinzon and Thad Briggs.
Hansu vs Thad : 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
Sword vs Carlos : 11-9, 11-5, 12-10
Carlos vs Hansu : 7-11, 10-12, 10-12
Sword vs Thad : 11-4, 11-8, 11-9
Thad vs Carlos : 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11
Hansu vs Sword : 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
These results left Hansu passing in first place undefeated, followed by Jian “Sword” Yao, who only lost to Hansu.
The semifinals match were –
Tan vs Sword : 11-8, 3-11, 4-11, 2-11
Hansu vs Gordon : 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
Match for 3rd place –
Tan vs Gordon : 11-4, 6-11, 5-11, 4-11
Finals match –
Hansu vs Sword : 14-12, 11-5, 11-8
Congratulations, Hansu! Taking another Q Tourney home!
All players who participated in our 14th 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!
Thank you again to all players who participated in our 14th 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
DTTA invites you all to participate in our 15h QUINCENAL Tourney on Saturday, August 1st… And remember, on August 15th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance will be hosting our 3rd USATT Sanctioned Q Tourney (16th Q Tourney).
Very soon you’ll be able to sign up for it online and at the club!
See you all soon!
Denver Table Tennis Alliance