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Post by Ariel Chen on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:04 pm

we need to start planning this before it doesn't happen like last year. i made some general ideas on how it should be done but it's still very open-ended, hardly finished, and up for criticism.

edit: all right so andy and i told mr. mccollum about our plans for a tournament and how he had to go get the paperwork to reserve space and stuff and he

TECH TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

When:
March 31st(Tuesday) & April 2nd(Thursday)

Where:
East and West Cafeteria

Who:
Students and teachers both welcome to join.
Mandatory participation for club members. Not attending will result in an absence.

Tournament rules:
Standard ITTF rules.
Games played to 11 and are best out of 3(?)
Quarter-finals and Semi-finals are best of 5(?)
Finals are best of 7(?)
Games cannot be played without a referee.

Referees:
anyone who knows the rules and would like to volunteer.

Tournament Branches:
Advanced and Recreational
If someone applies to recreational and we feel he/she belongs in advanced we will put them in advanced.
If someone applies to advanced and belongs in recreational we won't care.

Fee:
$2

Prizes:
1st- Trophy(?)
2nd- Trophy(?)
3rd- Trophy(?)

Discrepancies:
if we play by ITTF rules the biggest problem i see is serving. many people think it's okay to serve without tossing the ball at all to try to get a quick sneaky point. this is where the toss comes in which prevents the element of surprise.. to an extent.

another problem might be hiding the contact of the ball with your body when you do a toss serve.

solution:
the only thing i can think of is to be lenient on the serving rules for the recreational branch.. and to have the advanced branch mimic ITTF.


again this is all still up for criticism and change. if enough people want something changed or added i'll add it or change it to the OP (original post)

all money will go to the future of the club.

Facebook Event:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647998814&ref=profile#/event.php?eid=68359489922&ref=mf


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Post by Andy Mai on Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:09 pm

I think the entry fee should be a bit lower, say 3 bucks? Everything else seems reasonable. Also is this student-faculty? If we get enough people prizes should be a club shirt.
Also if you are familiar with ITTF Rules here are the rules from USATT:
http://www.usatt.org/rules/index.shtml
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Post by Ivan Lin on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:20 pm

sure i guess i can volunteer as one of the referees.
(the only problem i see with the tournament is that i don't think a lot of people will join.) also i agree with andy that the registration fee should be lower since more people will join if the fee is smaller.
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Post by Andy Mai on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:27 pm

Also I would like to add, if you join the tournament and your attendance record is not at par to get credit, we will take into deep consideration giving you full credit. This is only for this year.
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Post by Ariel Chen on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:33 pm

you guys think the fee is too much? if you go to like a pool-hall to play ping pong for an hour it's like freaking 10 bucks isn't it? if anything i thought we should increase the price. there should be plenty of people willing to pay for the tournament. there was my sophomore year when i believe it was 5 dollars. not sure.. i didn't play myself haha and the giving credit for tournament participation is quite ingenius... although kind of unfair. but hey.. it's all about the $$$... ^^

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Post by David Xiong on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:06 am

there should be a doubles tournament too =D
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Post by Ariel Chen on Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:14 am

doubles would be extremely hard to manage.. yelling at people left and right for not serving from the right to left.. not alternating hits.. etc.

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Post by Ivan Lin on Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:08 pm

ariel im not saying that the fee is too much for teh advanced branch, im just thinking that not many people in the recreational branch won't really join.(with the exception of some)
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Post by RaymondWu on Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:31 pm

i propose good old medals for prizes =D
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Post by Ariel Chen on Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:59 am

haha.. yeah.. .. no medals. does anybody know the process of holding a tournament? i'm guessing we'll have to tell/ask mr. williams about it and he'll probably set limits on what we can and can't do..

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Post by Andy Mai on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:25 am

Ok this is what I got from the first club team meeting.
We need to fill out a form if we are to host an event, even if it is during our original club days because money is used here.
1W22 - Financial Forms - Permission for Events.
1W8 - Facility Forms - Use of a part of the school.
Also according to school policies we need Mr. McCollum to fill these forms out as to previous years where students could do it.
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Post by cchan on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:30 pm

gj with the "everybody in the club must join." thats easily $400 if everyone does join

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Post by RaymondWu on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:21 pm

cchan wrote:gj with the "everybody in the club must join." thats easily $400 if everyone does join
too bad ariel announced it after the bell...
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Post by justin90876 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:13 am

I think there should be 3 branches, Advanced (For people that scare me), Intermediate (People that sorta scare me), and Recreational (For people that don't come that often, or just come for credit.) I think it balances it out. If somebody is scary in Recreational, he is bumped up. Same thing with Intermediate. I completely agree with the Advanced part, because it willbe funny watching confident newby players get shot down. I am sorry, but it will literally make me ROFL.
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Post by justin90876 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:19 am

BTW, is there anything in specific we will be buying with the money we may get? More tables? More balls? More paddles?
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Post by Andy Mai on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:56 am

justin90876 wrote:BTW, is there anything in specific we will be buying with the money we may get? More tables? More balls? More paddles?
Hopefully another table so we can expand the club.
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Post by Ariel Chen on Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:59 pm

i actually think more tables may be detrimental. maybe paddles/balls nets or something like that. what would really be great is if the money was used for possible coaching from a real table tennis coach so the club could learn proper technique and stuff like that. just an opinion. anyone else feel free to express theirs.

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Post by RaymondWu on Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:25 pm

a 1 on 1 lesson is enough to eat a hundred dollars in here
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Post by Ariel Chen on Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:12 pm

definitely not 100. but it is pricey. maybe if we persuaded them into doing it for a cheaper price in argue that it will make ping pong more popular and their club will be filled with our students lol

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Post by RaymondWu on Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:59 pm

Ariel Chen wrote:definitely not 100. but it is pricey. maybe if we persuaded them into doing it for a cheaper price in argue that it will make ping pong more popular and their club will be filled with our students lol
ha get jacky's dad to teach us
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Post by Andy Mai on Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:33 pm

I don't think it is required to have a coach come up here. We learned table tennis ourselves (well me) and I'm sure we can spread the knowledge.
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Post by Ariel Chen on Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:51 pm

lol you'd be surprised andy. i thought i learned a lot from club to but when i went to another club (one that requires pay) and i got owned by every single person i played for the first week.

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Post by Andy Mai on Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:16 pm

I've edited the facebook event into the original topic.
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Post by iJacky on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:02 pm

Ariel Chen wrote:lol you'd be surprised andy. i thought i learned a lot from club to but when i went to another club (one that requires pay) and i got owned by every single person i played for the first week.

haha lolz same thing happened 2 me... =X
theres this phrase in chinese that means theres always gona b ppl better than u... o_O"

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Post by iJacky on Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:06 pm

n btw about that coach thing... =_="
i dun dink itll ever happen coz our skool doesnt allow outsiders? o_O"
well i mean they do but then theyll hav 2 make an appointment 1st... =X
n its gona b so chaotic if theres only 1 pro coach coz we hav like 5+ tables =P

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