2010 Eastern Open on The JOOLA North American Tour

New VENUE!

May 22 and 23, 2010
Rutgers University – College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick, NJ

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. 

We are pleased once again to be in the family-friendly environs of Rutgers University, but at a different, larger venue than we used in the past.  We will be playing a space of five basketball courts this year, in two rooms joined by a short corridor, the College Avenue Gym, 130 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.  This is only a little over a mile from last year’s venue, but much more spacious! It’s on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers, clearly marked on the turnpike exits. We also have an improved parking situation here, with the lot located immediately behind the building. 

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.

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!

 

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.

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

Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by
FRIDAY, May 7, 2010.

Check-in:
Starts on Saturday, May 22, 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:
EWR (Newark)

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