2012 Eastern Open

 


*Note: The following events
have been cancelled:
U-22 Women’s
U10 Boys & Girls
U-950 

A USATT SANCTIONED FOUR STAR EVENT!

ABOUT THE EASTERN OPEN
The Eastern Open has a long history in US table tennis with roots reaching as far back as the 1930s.  This year, the Eastern Open returns to the Werblin Center at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey and we’re excited to be a part of it!

Within easy driving distance of the New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas, this event attracts players from all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions as well as national and international elite players.   Competition is always spirited and many long-standing rivalries will be renewed.

 

ABOUT THE VENUE
Rutgers University is a family-friendly site with well-lit parking in a secure, patrolled campus.  As for the playing area, 25 to 30 competition courts are set up in an area equivalent to three full-sized basketball courts and easily accommodates 200 players.  Standard wooden floors and a very high ceiling also provide for excellent playing conditions!

 

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this event!  Players and spectators, beginners and pros – all are welcome!  Enjoy one of the most exciting table tennis events on the East Coast with high level matches all weekend long!

 

Referee:
Roman Tinyszin, IU
Event Staff:
Richard Lee, Wendy Troy, Greg Cox, 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: 
The Werblin Center
656 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Parking Info:
Lots #60 and #64 at the end of Brett Road
 
Official Tournament Equipment:
JOOLA Tables, Nets, Barriers and White 40mm 3 star balls.
 
Entry Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, May 18, 2012
Check-in: 
Starts at 8AM on June 2, 2012
Refunds:
After the entry deadline, no refunds.
Ratings:
Ratings from the March/April 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. All U.S. prize money winners are required to provide Social Security numbers. All International prize money winners are required to provide Passport/ VISA. We are required by U.S. Department of Treasury to withhold 30% tax on all prize money recipients from countries that do not have a treaty with the U.S.
 
Entries Received:
For entry confirmation, go here.
Transportation:
Airports:
Newark (EWR)
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 
 
Nextbus:
Closest stop is Werblin Back Entrance, for more info check here
 
Trains:

New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between New York and Newark’s Penn Stations and Trenton New Jersey. (For Information call 201-762-5100).

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) provides service at Trenton to and from Philadelphia. (For Information call 215-580-7800).

Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick; however connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principle Amtrak stations at MetroPark, New York and Trenton. (For Information call 1-800-USA-RAIL). 

 
 

Recommended Tournament Hotel:


 
 
 
 
 
 
Places to Eat:
Few options within walking distance. Plan to bring your own food or be ready to drive. Below are a couple of the closer options.
 
Fratelli’s Pizzeria & Restaurant – 5 miles yelp reviews
201 Stelton Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Pizza
 
Saladworks – 5 miles yelp reviews
1348 Centennial Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Salad, soup, sandwich
 
Chand Palace – 5 miles yelp reviews
1296 Centennial Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08855
Vegetarian
 
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