2009 Eastern Open

The 2009 Eastern Open

May 30 and 31, 2009
Rutgers University – Piscataway, NJ
The Werblin Center

The Eastern Open is the ‘Grand Old Lady’ of our sport, an event that has its roots back in the 1930’s.  It’s an honor for NATT to hold this event and continue the fine tradition it represents.  

Within easy driving distance of the NYC and Philadelphia areas, the Eastern Open attracts the finest club players of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions and many national and international elite players.  Competition is always spirited and many long-standing rivalries are renewed here.

Rutgers University is a family oriented site, with well-lit parking, a very secure environment in a patrolled campus town.  The Werblin Center gives us three basketball courts of playing space, wooden floors, a very high ceiling and comfortably holds 200 players.  The lighting is not as bright as might be desired and ‘white or orange?’ does become a question here.  Because of the deep russet color of the floor, the tournament uses white balls in this venue.  

With a strong and loyal player base, good conditions and a no-worries setting, the Eastern Open has found its home here for several years.  Partisan rooting is normal and the atmosphere is electric for Championship matches.  Your best chance to see Northeast club warriors and National/International level play!


Patrick Collins, CR

Event Staff:
Richard Lee, Wendy Troy, Alan Williams, John Miller, Mary Palmar, 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.

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Piscataway, NJ at the Werblin Recreational Center.  Woodfloors and good lighting. 656 Bartholomew Rd

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Official Tournament Equipment:
JOOLA Tables, Barriers and White 40mm 3 star balls.

Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by
FRIDAY, May 15, 2009.

Starts on Saturday, May 30, at 8AM.

After the entry deadline, no refunds.

Ratings from the March/April issue of the USATT Magazine will be used.

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.

EWR (Newark)

Official Tournament Hotel: Good Quality and low rates available online, we recommend you use:


Extended Stay Deluxe
410 S. Randolphville Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 235-1000
Fax: (732) 235-1515

Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop
• Dining and cooking utensils provided
• In-room iron and ironing board
• On-site guest laundry
• Fitness facility on-site
• Wireless Internet – one time fee of $4.99 per stay
• Outdoor swimming pool
• No pets allowed at this hotel