2011 Berkeley Open

Click here to download the entry form!A USATT SANCTIONED FOUR STAR EVENT!The San Francisco Bay area is a hotbed of table tennis activity and filled with progressive, friendly devotees of the sport.  Our tournaments here are highlights of our year, largely due to the goodwill and excellent play of the attendees.

Three full basketball courts with bleachers in this venue, well-lit and air conditioned with wooden floors.  We’ve deliberately selected a weekend without a home football game for the host University, easing the parking situation we’ve encountered in the past.  Public transportation is outstanding here, and early arrivals will like the paid parking lot directly across the street.

Norcal players are friendly and convivial and the atmosphere is one of friendly competition and social joy. International Ref Dr. Azmy Ibrahim presides with outstanding umpires at his direction. NATT underwrites activity fees for the UC Berkeley Golden Bears Table Tennis Club in exchange for the hall, so your attendance here supports Collegiate Table Tennis.

NOTE: DUE TO VENUE CONSTRAINTS, EVENTS #7, 8, 15, & 22 HAVE BEEN CANCELED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

 

Referee:
Dr. Azmy Ibrahim, IR
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: 
UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility Field House
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
Parking Info:
Underground garage, on-street parking
Official Tournament Equipment:
JOOLA Tables, Nets, Barriers and Orange 40mm 3 star balls.
 
Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, September 9, 2011
Check-in: 
Starts at 8AM on September 24, 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:
San Francisco International (SFO)
Oakland International (OAK)
San Jose International (SJC)
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. Go on-line 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
BART(Bay area rapid transit):
Closest station is downtown Berkeley, for more info check here.
Capital Corridor (Train):
The closest station is Berkeley.

Official Tournament Hotel:

Places to Eat:
Within walking distance:
Cafe Expresso Experience – yelp reviews
2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Coffee, tea, sandwiches
Sunrise Deli – yelp reviews
2456 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Middle Eastern cuisine

Mon-Fri 11 am – 9 pm

Sat 12 pm – 6 pm
Musical Offering Cafe – yelp reviews
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Coffee, sandwiches, soup
Mon-Sat 10 am – 8 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Desi Dog – yelp reviews
Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94701
Hot dog food stand