2014 Western Open

A USATT SANCTIONED THREE STAR EVENT!

ABOUT THE WESTERN OPEN
The JOOLA North American Tour returns to Berkeley, California for a 3-star competition!As always, UC Berkeley’s ‘Golden Bears’ Table Tennis Club has been instrumental in the success of this event and NATT is very grateful to have its support. We wouldn’t be able to serve so many players were it not for the tireless efforts of this club’s enthusiastic team, which provides manpower, the playing hall, and high spirits!The venue for this USATT-sanctioned event is the Recreational Sports Facility and consists of three full wood-floor basketball courts in a clean, modern facility. International Referee Dr. Azmy Ibrahim and his first-rate crew of umpires will be present throughout the competition to ensure a professional environment for all participants.Get ready to bring your ‘A’ game! Elite players will be competing for the title of the Western Open Champion and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Referee:
Dr. Azmy Ibrahim, IR
Event Staff:
John Miller, Mary Palmar, Greg Cox, Steven Chan
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 94720Parking Info:
Underground garage, on-street parking
Download a PDF of the Berkeley Campus Parking MapOfficial Tournament Equipment:
JOOLA Tables, Nets, Barriers and White 40mm 3 star balls.Entry Deadline:
Mailed entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, January 14, 2014
Online entries must be made by February 7, 2014Check-in:
Starts at 8AM on February 15, 2014

Refunds:
After the entry deadline, no refunds.

Ratings:
Ratings from the November/December 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.

Transportation:
Airports:
San Francisco International (SFO)
Oakland International (OAK)
San Jose International (SJC)
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:
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Oakland
988 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
1 (510) 675-8282

Places to Eat:
Fratelli’s Pizzeria & Restaurant – 5 miles
201 Stelton Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Pizza

Cafe Bua – 4 miles
1353 Stelton Road
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
American, Breakfast & Brunch, Asian Fusion

Chand Palace – 5 miles
1296 Centennial Ave
Piscataway, NJ 08855
Vegetarian