2010 New York City Open on The JOOLA North American Tour

April 10 and 11, 2010

Here we are once again, playing the world’s greatest sport in America’s greatest city! With the support and for the benefit of the American Youth Table Tennis Organization (AYTTO) NATT is operating this four-star sanctioned tournament on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
New York City! Home to the United Nations, the Empire State Building, Broadway and the Statue of Liberty, with the greatest museums, restaurants, shows and sporting tradition in America. Could there be a more fabulous place to put our sport on display or for you to enjoy a weekend?

Here we have a fine facility, with wooden floor and minimal outside light, the Frances Levien Gymnasium. Located in Columbia University’s Dodge Fitness Center at Morning- side Heights, it’s convenient to players both in and outside of the ‘Big Apple’! Full travel directions by car, plane and subway are available from the facility’s website, http:// www.gocolumbialions.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ ID=9600&KEY=&ATCLID=319179 . We’ll be retracting the bleachers to provide three full NCAA regulation size basket- ball courts of playing area. Orange balls will be used.

We’re out to follow up on last year’s popular competition and the media attention it attracted. Join us in this stellar event, raise the profile of our sport and help us strengthen an excellent grass-roots organization at the same time. This second edition builds on last year’s success in creating a premier table tennis championship in the heart of New York City.

We’ll bring the JOOLA tables, the barriers and balls and provide the tournament operations. You bring your ‘A’ game and compete for cash and trophies in the New York City Open! Together, we’ll show the world what we and this sport are all about.


AYTTO Mission

American Youth Table Tennis Organization’s Mission is to organize, develop, and implement innovative programs in the international sport of Table Tennis that promote the emotional and physical well-being of inner-city youth.


Referee:
Patrick Collins, CR

Event Staff:
Richard Lee, Wendy Troy, Alan Williams, John Miller, Mary Palmar, 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:
Columbia University, Frances Levien Gymnasium, Dodge Fitness Center.  2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.  Wood floors and good lighting.

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

Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by
FRIDAY, March 26, 2010.

Check-in:
Starts on Saturday, April 10, at 8AM.

Refunds:
After the entry deadline, no refunds.

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

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:
New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
New York, NY – La Guardia (LGA)

Official Tournament Hotel:
The Courtyard Marriott Manhattan, 410 East 92 Street, NY, NY,(212) 410-6777