2009 San Diego Open

April 25-26, 2009
San Diego, CA
Balboa Park Activities Center

Well, what’s *not* to like about San Diego?  Put aside the beautiful white beaches and Pacific breakers, the vibrant community basking in the plentiful California sunshine and the excellent restaurants.  San Diego is home to the SDTTA, one of the best organized and long-standing local clubs in America.

In 2009, by popular demand, NATT makes two appearances at this special venue.  With the support of our sponsor, JOOLA, we’ll play here in April and again for the Tour Final in October.

Players from throughout the US, Canada and Mexico form our playing population here.  They come because of the benefits mentioned above and this additional fact.  The Balboa Park Activity Center is likely the single best table tennis facility in America.  There are no basketball hoops to be hoisted out of the way, the place was designed for badminton and table tennis.  One caveat, no food or drink are allowed in the venue, other than liquids in screwtop containers, so leave the picnic cooler at home!  Wooden floors and no intrusive artificial air currents, a clean and well-maintained property in the middle of one of America’s most famous public spaces make this a pilgrimage you must make.  

The fans are knowledgeable and fill the bleachers at the feature courts.  The players are skilled, experienced and courteous.  The weather is perfect, the beaches are gorgeous, and NATT keeps the event on time.  What else could you want?  Winning lottery tickets? 

Tom Miller

Event Staff:
Richard Lee, Wendy Troy, Alan Williams, Mary Palmar, John Miller, Herb Hodges and Tom Nguyen

Proof of Membership:
All participants must be able to show proof of current membership with USATT or an ITTF recognized body.
Membership can be renewed or purchased at the event.

Balboa Park Activities Center
2145 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-4753

Official Tournament Equipment:
JOOLA tables, barriers and JOOLA Orange 40mm 3 star balls.

Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, April 10, 2009

Starts at 8AM on April 25, 2009
After the entry deadline, no refunds.

Ratings from the March/April issue of the USATT Magazine will be used for qualifications.  Seedings based on most current ratings.

Players may not enter two events with identical start times.  Events can be cancelled or combined at the discretion of the tournament committee.  No prizes will be awarded for splits,dumps, default losses or no-shows.  Play will be conducted under ITTF rules and NATT policies.  USATT dress code will be enforced.  All decisions of the referee are final.

San Diego (SAN)

Official Tournament Hotel:
San Diego Mariott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108


2009 San Diego Open
Schedule of Events
Event Name Date Time Cost Champion Finalist Semis Quarters  
Open Singles SAT 10:30 AM $45 $1,500 $700 $300 $125  
Women’s Singles SAT 1:30 PM $30 $200 $100

The Ying-Lo Junior Competitions

U22 Men’s RR SUN 10AM $25 $80 $40
U22 Women’s RR SUN 10AM $25 $80 $40
U18 Boys RR SAT 10 AM $20 $50 $25
U18 Girls RR SAT 10 AM $20 $50 $25
U16 Boys RR SUN 2:30 PM $20 A A
U16 Girls RR SUN 2:30 PM $20 A A
U13 Boys RR SAT 12:00 PM $20 A A
U13 Girls RR SAT 12:00 PM $20 A A
U10 Boys RR SUN 11:30 AM $20 A A
U10 Girls RR SUN 11:30AM $20 A A

Sol Feingold Memorial Senior Events: Presented by Mr. & Mrs. Stanley and Olga Kahan

Over 40 RR SUN 10AM $25 $100 $50
Over 50 RR SAT 9AM $25 $80 $40
Over 60 RR SUN 2:30 PM $25 $60 $30

Rating Events

U2500 SE SAT 9AM $25 $150 $75
U2375 RR SAT 6:30PM $25 $100 $50
U2250 RR SAT 12 PM $25 $100 $50
U2125 RR SUN 11:30 AM $25 $80 $40
U2000 RR SAT 3PM $25 $80 $40
U1850 RR SUN 1 PM $25 $60 $30
U1700 RR SUN 10AM $25 $60 $30
U1550 RR SAT 3PM $20 A A
U1400 RR SAT 10:30AM $20 A A
U1250 RR SAT 6PM $20 A A
U1100 RR SAT 1:30PM $20 A A
U950 RR SAT 9AM $20 A A
U800/Novice RR SAT 4:30 PM $20 A A

Doubles Events

U4200 Doubles SE SUN 9AM $15 $80 $60
U3200 Doubles SE SUN 9AM $15 $40 $30