2010 Western Open on the JOOLA North American Tour

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The Western Open has become our traditional season-opener. Marked by great play and supported by the excellent table tennis community of the Bay area, what better way to begin a Tour of North America than here at UC Berkeley?

Three full basketball courts with bleachers are our home for the weekend, well-lit, wooden floored and air conditioned.  Parking is tight in Berkeley; early arrivals will like the paid lot across the street.  There are tons of restaurant choices in easy walking distance in this college setting.  Seats at the playing hall are usually at a premium, so if you own a folding chair this is the time to bring it!

The atmosphere is friendly and convivial and play in the Open and upper divisions is top-notch.  Umpires working this event under the direction of Dr. Azmy Ibrahim have been among America’s best.  NATT underwrites activity fees for the UC Berkeley Golden Bears Table Tennis Club in exchange for the hall, so playing here supports Collegiate Table Tennis.

 

*Please note, mailed entry forms had a pricing mistake.  The U2500 & U2375 were incorrectly marked as $25. The correct entry fee is $30, so please use the updated pricing. Anyone entering for only $25 will have to pay the $5 difference.*


Referee:
Dr. Azmy Ibrahim, IR

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

Venue:
UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Field House.  Berkeley, CA. 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
94720

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

Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, February 5, 2010

Check-in:
Starts at 8AM on February 20, 2010

Refunds:
After the entry deadline, no refunds.

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

Policies:
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.

Airports:
San Francisco International(SFO)
Oakland International(OAK)

Official Tournament Hotel:
Courtyard Oakland Emeryville, 5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA, 94608, (510) 652-8777

Entries Received:
For entry confirmation, please visit
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