Presper Financial Architects Open (Major USATT Tournament)
ENTRY FORM (August 11th Deadline)
Presper Financial Architects (Title Sponsor)
THANK YOU for supporting table tennis here in Ohio by entering the Presper Financial Architects Open table tennis tournament!!!! We really appreciate your participation! Some of the events only have 5-10 more spots! Please encourage your family and friends to register in the next 48 hours to reserve their spots!
The tournament venue is Walsh University 2020 E Maple Street North Canton, Ohio. We are excited to expand our events to a larger facility to accommodate more participants - this facility has excellent lighting, high ceilings, wood floor, and plenty of spectator seating for your family and friends! Please be aware that the tournament does have excellent air conditioning. If it is a hot day, we will have the air conditioning on lightly, which creates a very very light breeze. When you arrive at Walsh University, follow the signs to the Alumni Arena, then make sure that you check-in at the control desk and sign the waiver. Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before your event!
Friday Night Events
Please note that there is a possibility that the Friday night events could possibly over until Saturday morning. We will make every effort to complete them Friday, but please be aware that the carryover is a possibility, however slim.
We know warm up is important to you, so we suggest you make sure to arrive early to get in some practice. The facility will open at 11:00am on Friday for practice and 8:00am on Saturday. We try to run a very efficient tournament so in general, there will be limited table availability for practice once matches start each day. You will have to try to jump on the tables between matches. Matches take priority over practice.
All of the events are Giant Round Robin format with 7 players per group and the top 4 advancing to the elimination rounds. The size of the group may vary depending on the number of entrants in the event. Some events may end after the finish of the round robin matches based on the number of players in the event.
Each player who earns $600 or more will be given a 1099 form and will be responsible for claiming the income.
On Friday, there will be no meals provided. Snacks will be available to purchase, however, including Gatorade, bottled water, and a variety of snack foods and fruit. On Saturday, free meals will be given to all the tournament players. If you entered one event, then you get one free meal. If you have entered multiple events on Saturday, then you can get a free lunch and free dinner. Make sure that you get a meal ticket when you arrive on Saturday morning. Saturday lunch will be served from 12-1pm and Saturday dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30pm.
1. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your first match.
2. If you arrive late, you may be defaulted some matches. Keep your warmup to 1-2 minutes.
3. The balls, clipboards, and pencils stay at the table after matches are finished.
4. The winner of the match turns in the match slip to the control desk.
5. If controversy arises, please seek help with the tournament staff.
6. Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
7. No white shirts or shorts!
9. There is a two minute warm up period for each match. This will be strictly enforced. Please observe this rule! In order to get through all our matches in a timely manner, warmups must not exceed two minutes.
I would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to our tournament sponsors who brought this event to Akron and have helped us promote this event during the last couple months. Thanks to:
Presper Financial Architects www. Presperfinancial.com
Sports Alliance of Greater Akron www.playakron.com
Wil-Cut Engineered Abrasive Solutions www.wil-cut.com
Paddle Palace www.paddlepalace.com
Newgy Robo-Pong www.newgy.com
Shaw JCC www.shawjcc.org
Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy www.OhioPingPong.com
Thanks to our dedicated staff who make this event possible - Samson Dubina, Blake Cottrell, Ron Arcaro, Sam Dubina, Nancy Dubina, Heather Dubina, Chen Cottrell, Joe Ciarrochi, Sue Kaczor, Mark Kaczor, and all the other volunteers for scorekeeping, airport pickups, and clean up!
At the tournament, all Samson’s products are ON SALE, including Samson Dubina's TT-FLEX strengthening system, table tennis book, and table tennis dvd will be available for sale as well as other limited quantities of various table tennis equipment. You can pay for the products using cash, check, credit card, or PayPal.
There will be live streaming via Facebook during the tournament.