2011 NYC Open

**The NYC Open has been rescheduled for this coming labor day weekend.  For more information, please click here! Also, the registration will be reopened again until 12pm, Friday.**

A USATT SANCTIONED FOUR STAR EVENT!

 

This year’s New York City Open is bigger and better than ever!  Prize money has been expanded to $16,000 and we’re in the highest profile location Table Tennis has enjoyed in NYC so far.  With the support and for the benefit of the American Youth Table Tennis Organization (AYTTO) NATT is operating this four-star sanctioned tournament in Manhattan.

Our playing hall is the Jacob K. Javits Center, famous as ‘the marketplace of the world’.  Not only we will have more spacious accommodations this year, we expect a great deal more media 
attention and walk-up spectator traffic for our deserving players (that would be you!) While there is no on-site public parking, there are a great many parking options nearby, which are detailed for you at this url: http://www.javitscenter.com/Default.aspx?cmsid=46.

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?

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 publicize an excellent grass-roots organization at the same time. This third 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 $16,000, trophies and titles in the New York City Open! Together, let’s show the world what this sport is all about.

 

Referee:
Roman Tinyszin, NR
Event Staff:
Richard Lee, Wendy Troy, Alan Williams, Mary Palmar, John Miller, Tom Nguyen, and Katherine Wu
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: 
Jacob K Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Parking Info:
There is no parking at the Javits Center.  However, there are a variety of lots open nearby, ranging from 24-hour, 7-days a week, to more limited service. For more info go here: http://www.javitscenter.com/Default.aspx?cmsid=46
Official Tournament Equipment:
JOOLA Tables, Nets, Barriers and Orange 40mm 3 star balls.
Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, August 12, 2011
Check-in: 
Starts at 8AM on August 27, 2011
Refunds:
After the entry deadline, no refunds.
Ratings:
Ratings from the July/August 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. Events with insufficient entries may be cancelled and refunds issued. 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.
Entries Received:
For entry confirmation, go here.
Transportation:
Airports:

New York, NY – Kennedy (JFK)
New York, NY – La Guardia (LGA)
Discounted air travel is available on United Air Lines for this tournament using the following avenues:
 
1.Call the Olympic Help Desk at 1 – 800 841 0460 reference Table Tennis Event Code of 563 EH
2.Email to unitedolympichelpdesk@usoc.org and reference Table Tennis Event Code 563EH
3.Go on-line to united.com/usoc and through reservations at bottom of page under promotion, enter the Table Tennis Event Code of 563EH 
New York City bus, subway, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road information: maps, schedules and service advisories. www.mta.info
 
Port Authority facility information: West 42nd Street PA Bus Terminal (with bus carriers and links ), PATH trains to New Jersey, Bridge and tunnel advisories, and airport information ( La Guardia, JFK, and Newark ). www.panynj.gov
 
Ferry service to Port Imperial West 38th St. terminal (right behind the Javits Center). Ferry schedules, purchase of tickets, charter and sightseeing service. www.nywaterway.com
 
Trains to New Jersey from Penn Station. Schedules and fares. www.njtransit.com
 
Amtrak schedules, ticket purchases and advisories. www.amtrak.com
 
Metrocommute provides traffic information through its web site, as well as via e-mail and text alerts to subscribers’ desktops, pagers, and mobile phones. www.metrocommute.com


Official Tournament Hotel:

New York Manhattan/Chelsea
116 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
212-206-0998
For discounted rates use this link (discount expires 7/26/11):
Tournament discounted rates include free internet access and continental breakfast.