Teams West 2015

2015 Teams West cover

A USATT SANCTIONED
FOUR STAR EVENT!

ABOUT THE TEAMS WEST 2015

For 17 years North American Table Tennis has hosted
the North American Teams, the world’s largest annual team-based table tennis tournament. Now we’re bringing the same great format to your area with the JOOLA Teams West 2015.

Team tournaments are different. They’re more dramatic with more hinging on your match than just your own success. If you’ve never made the trip to the DC area for North American Teams, this is your chance to see what all the excitement is about.

The appeal of Teams is simple: plenty of high quality play. You’ll get to play *lots* of matches against players of similar level. Teams are three, four, or five players with three taking part in any given team match. Sign on with a group of five and you’ll have some time off to rest or watch the top division. Be a part of a team of three and you’d better be ready for a strenuous two days.

Team matches are Swaythling cup format: five matches out of nine. Each of the nine potential individual matches is a singles match played best three of five.

Since this is a two day tournament, we’re diving straight into the divisional play. Teams will be seeded based on the combined rating of the three top players on the team and placed into division 1, 2, or 3. Each division will consist of two groups (1A and 1B, 2A and 2B, and 3A and 3B) of eight teams playing a round robin to determine who advances to the semifinals on Sunday afternoon. Two teams will advance from each group (so the top two teams from 1A will advance to the semifinals of division 1 against the top two teams from division 1B, etc.)

Division 1 champions will get to divide $3000. Division 1 runners-up share $1500. Each team losing in division 1 semifinals gets $750. In addition, *every* divisional champion receives a free entry to the North American Teams in DC in November (one per team).

Entry fee: $499, but to kick off our inaugural event and make sure it’s a big success, this is being discounted to $299!

Due to venue size and time, we can only accept 48 teams. Enter today to get your spot in this historic event!

Referee: Dr. Azmy Ibrahim, IR

Event Staff: John Miller, Steven Chan, and Jonathan Messervy

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, Nets, Barriers and White 40+mm 3 star balls.

Entry Deadline: Mailed entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, August 14, 2015.

Check-in: Starts at 7:30AM on August 29th, 2015

Refunds: After the entry deadline, no refunds.

Ratings: Ratings from August 14th will be used for qualifications. Seedings based on most current rating.

Entries Received: For entry confirmation, go here.

Tournament Schedule
Teams must be paid in full before start of tournament!

Saturday 9:00AM – 9:00PM Divisional Play
Sunday 9:00AM – 7:00PM Divisional Play

Team Information:
Ratings of the top three players on each team from August 14th will be used for seeding. To help ensure close matches, the spread between a team’s highest rated player and the teams qualifying rating as of July 31st (the average of the three middle players; the bottom three in a four person team) will be capped:

Team Qualifying Rating Maximum Spread
0 – 1200 500 points
1201 – 1999 400 points
2000 – 2199 300 points
2200 + 250 points

Venue:
NB Courts
6474 Patterson Pass Road
Suite E
Livermore, CA 94550

Transportation:

Airport: Oakland, CA, United States (OAK-Oakland Intl.)

Official Tournament Hotel:

Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn
7600 Southfront Road
Livermore, CA 94551
925-456-5422

Prizes (Awards for all champions and finalists in all divisions)

Champion $3,000 + Free entry
Division 1 Finalist $1,500
Semifinalist $750
Lower Divisions Champion Free entry to NA Teams

*Division and group sizes are subject to change depending on number of entries.

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.

Wasabi Bistro
5 miles yelp reviews
922 Larkspur Dr
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 579-2952
Japanese, Sushi Bars, Seafood

Vine Cinema & Alehouse
5 miles yelp reviews
1722 1st St
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 447-2545
Cinema, Pubs

Posada Restaurant
5 miles yelp reviews
988 Murrieta Blvd
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-1004
Tex-Mex, Tapas Bars