Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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Tournament Draws and Results

Nittaku Ohio Open!

Tournament Draws and Results:
THANK YOU for supporting the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy and table tennis here in Ohio by entering the $5000 Nittaku Ohio Open table tennis tournament!!!!  We really appreciate your participation!
The tournament venue is the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy located at 2262 South Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44319.  Make sure that you check-in at the control desk and give/sign the waiver.  The table assignments for your groups will be posted.  Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before your event!  Event time is default time!  We have a very tight schedule on Saturday, in particular.  Please be on time and ready to play at the scheduled time!
Tournament Hotels
Our tournament hotels are the Holiday Inn Express and the Residence Inn located a short distance away just off Arlington Road, only about 1.5 miles south of the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy.   We have a guaranteed $97/ night room rate at these two hotels. Tell them it is for the Nittaku Ohio Open at Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy.  
Event Times
Please note the event times are 10am, 2pm, 6pm.  This is different than some of our prior tournaments, so please take note.
Friday Night Events
Please note that there is a possibility that the Friday night events (Under 2000 and Under 1400) could carry over until Saturday morning.  This is highly unlikely!!  These round robins will go from 6:00 to approximately 9:30pm and single elimination will go from about 9:30 to 11:30pm.  Any carryover will begin at 9am on Saturday.  We will make every effort to complete them Friday, but please be aware that the carryover is a possibility.  Additionally, the Saturday events that start at 5pm (Under 2150 and Under 1500 and Under 4000 doubles) have round robins that will go from 6pm to approximately 9:30pm and single elimination matches that will go from about 9:30 to 11:30pm.  They will end late.  Please be aware of this.  They will not carryover to Sunday.
Facility Availability
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 9:00am on Friday for practice and 9:00am on Saturday.  We try to run a very efficient tournament so in general, there may 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.
Thursday, the facility will be available for practice from 3pm to 5pm and then again from 9:30pm to 11pm.  We have some availability in our Thursday night league if you would like to play in the league from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.  You can play any number of matches (1 to usually about 9) in your assigned group if you choose to participate. You do not have to play all the matches in your group.  You must let Samson know at 330-949-9230 or email Blake at if you want to play in the league this Thursday, if you are not already signed up.
Most of the events are Giant Round Robin format with 5-7 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 will end after the finish of the round robin matches.  This is based on the number of players in the event.  If at least 12 people entered the event, then the event will have more than one group.  Unrated players are not allowed to advance beyond the round robins in rated events.
Prize Money and Taxes
Each player who earns $300 or more will be responsible for providing information needed to generate a IRS Form 1099 and will be responsible for claiming the income.  You will be asked to fill out a Form W-9 even if you have previously filled one out for us.  Dumps, Defaults, and Splits receive no awards or prize money.
Snacks are available at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy to purchase, including Gatorade, bottled water, Starbucks Frappacino drinks, V8 energy drinks and a variety of other drinks, snack foods and fruit.  On Saturday only, 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 approximately 12:00pm-1:00pm and Saturday dinner will be served from approximately 4:30-5:30pm.  Meals may be available to spectators for $5 on Saturday only.
1. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your first match.
2. If you arrive late, you may be defaulted some matches.
3. TT Live will be used for scoring.  Scoring will be done on group sheets or in the TT Live App.  Please contact Samson in regards to the setup of this App if you are not aware.
4. The winner of each group will be responsible for returning any score sheets used 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.
10. Players should remain in the facility as much as possible during their event periods when they are not playing.  Matches need to move along quickly and we need to know where players are.  Please notify event staff if you are going to leave the facility.  You may be defaulted if we cannot find you after a reasonable period of time.
We 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.
CLJ Studios
Sports Alliance of Greater Akron
Paddle Palace
Power Pong
Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
Tournament Staff,
Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers who make this event possible - Samson Dubina, Steve Graber, Mark Hendricks, Sid Khandelwal, Blake Cottrell, Sam Dubina, Nancy Dubina, and Heather Dubina.  The tournament director is Heather Dubina and the Referee is Steve Graber.  Samson and other SDTTA staff will be coaching academy players throughout the tournament.
Pro Shop
We have a wide variety of table tennis products available in our pro shop.  We are an official Nittaku club, so most of the products are Nittaku.  Official Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy Nittaku playing shirts will be offered at a special price.  You can pay for the products using cash, check, credit card, or PayPal.
Thanks again and have a great tournament!
Samson Dubina