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Anchorage Open Table Tennis Tournament
Sat. October 25, 2014 Jimmy Gao from Homer, Alaska and top open singles champion Kyle Yan from Anchorage compete in the 2013 Alaska Open
at the AT & T Sports Pavilion.
Trophies and Cash Prizes
10 Divisions, 4 skill divisions in Singles: Open, A, B & C, Doubles: Open & B/C, Women's Singles, Senior Singles 40 & over, Junior 17 & under Singles and Youth 12 & under Singles.
Tournament Results:

DROP IN SESSIONS at AT & T Sports Pavilion:

Practice and SIGN up sessions: (AT & T Sports Pavilion has limited our sessions now to 2 hours effective Sept. 2014.  In some cases we may be able to stay longer pending next court sessions in the evenings.  Cost $7. per session.

  • Tues. Sept. 30 @ 9PM-11:45PM
  • Thur. Oct. 2 @ 9-11PM
  • Sun. Oct. 5 @ 9-11PM
  •  Tues. Oct. 7 @ 9PM-11:45AM
  •  Thur. Oct. 9 @ 9-11M
  •  Sun. Oct. 12 @ 9-11PM
  • Tues. Oct. 14 @ 10PM-11:59AM
  •  Thur. Oct. 16 @ 9-11PM
  •  Sun. Oct. 19 @ 9-11PM
  • Tues. Oct. 21 @ 10PM-11:59AM
  •  Thur. Oct. 23 @ 9-11PM
  •  Sun. Oct. 26 @ 9-11PM
  • RE-CHECK DATES & TIMES (CLICK HERE)  O'Malley Sports Facility Website "
    Adult Open Gym Times" to CONFIRM times below have updated or changed.

    FULL ALASKA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE HERE Anchorage, Fairbanks and Elsewhere Alaskans will be entering.

    Vang vs. Gil during the Fall 2013 Tournament at ATTSP

     Alaska Seniors Athletes Bring Home Medals


    Seven Table Tennis competitors from Alaska competed in the four-day (October 7-10) Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.  Over 160 players competed for the medals in the Table Tennis Event.Photo: L-R Back row: Tim McLeod, Dave DeMay, Bob Janes, Jamo Parrish L-R front row: Diann Darnall, Jane Parrish, Carol Johnson


    Jane Parrish and Carol Johnson of Fairbanks battled it out in the 65-69 Division with Jane taking the Silver Medal and Carol the Bronze Medal.  Yoko Wilcox of Englewood, Co took the Gold. Jane and Carol teamed up to take the Gold Medal in the Women’s Doubles 65-69 Division.  Johnson partnered with Bob Janes of Juneau to ease out the Bronze Medal in the 65-69 Mixed Doubles. Over Jane and Jamo Parrish who finished fourth. 


    Diann Darnall of Fairbanks took the Silver Medal in the Women’s Singles 60-64 Division. Yali Carpenter of Peoria, AZ took the Gold.  In Women’s Doubles 60-64 Darnall partnered with Carpenter to take the Gold.  In Mixed Doubles 60-64, Darnall partnered with Tim McLeod of Juneau to finish with a Bronze Medal.  The Gold Medal went to Dennis Keppen of Sun City AZ and Yali Carpenter of Peoria, AZ.  The team of Ray Mack of Rochester, NY and Carolyn Adams of Dunedin, Fl took the Silver.


    Diann Darnall won six straight matches to make it to the finals in the Rated Singles 1400-1599.  Darnall finished with the silver in a 3-2 game match with Allan Ferrenberg of Reno, NV.


    Tim McLeod of Juneau took the Bronze Medal in the Rated Singles 1200-1399.


    The Alaskans warmed up for the Huntsman Games by participating in the Nevada Senior Games Table Tennis Tournament.  Jane Parrish took the Gold in Women’s Singles 65-69 Division.  Jane teamed up with Carol Johnson to take the Gold in Women’s Doubles.  Jane and Jamo Parrish took the Bronze in the Mixed Doubles 65-69 Division.


    Diann Darnall took the Silver Medal in Women’s Singles 60-65 Division behind her doubles partner Yali Carpenter.  Darnall and Carpenter took the Gold in Women’s Doubles. Darnall and Dave DeMay of Eagle River took the Gold Medal in the Mixed Doubles 55-59 Division.


    Carol Johnson was delighted with her first Table Tennis Tournaments out-side of Alaska. She enjoyed meeting new friends, improving her skills, and inviting athletes to come to Fairbanks for the 2014 Alaska International Senior Games next August.


    The Huntsman World Senior Games hosts over 10,000 athletes 50+ for a two-week period in October each year.  Participants compete in 27 athletic events and come from Japan to Sweden and from Alaska to Australia, where peace among nations is fostered through friendly competition.  For more information of the Huntsman World Senior Games go to


    To find out more about the Alaska International Senior Games go to


    Photo: L-R Back row: Tim McLeod, Dave DeMay, Bob Janes, Jamo Parrish

    L-R front row: Diann Darnall, Jane Parrish, Carol Johnson


    Linda (Boyd's Daughter) and Boyd Bennett the birthday boy

    Long time Alaskan Table Tennis Coach, Boyd Bennett turns 85 year old.  See UPDATED MORE PHOTOS here of Birthday celebration in Eagle River on Sat. Sept. 14th.  Family and friends gave tribute to the founder of the Anchorage Table Tennis club from 1970 to the early 80's.  Present were Boyd's wife, Shirley, daughter Linda, grandson Brant, Andy Hutzel, Kyle Yan, Paul Elliott and Karl Augestad.  His seed set the foundation to growth of table tennis in Alaska.  He is Alaska's first inductee in the Alaska Table Tennis Hall of Fame!  He was a GOLD Ulu winner in men's singles in 1970 and former Alaska Open Singles Champion.  Played over seas in the Europe and in the military.  His back hand flick was feared by all agles.  See a neat interview back in 2012 by Karl Augestad at the "Parlor" above his garage!  (VIDEO INTERVIEW CLICK HERE)

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    Anchorage Park Foundation 1st Annual Ping Pong Tournament 

    Thanks to the Anchorage Park Foundation for hosting the first annual Minnesota Park Outdoor Ping Pong Rain or Shine the event went on. Splashy play back and forth with plenty of close matchups. Tournament on Monday August 19, 2013.  Held to celebrate the new concrete ping pong table at (you guessed it) Minnesota Park on (you guessed it) Minnesota Drive.  In a "Final Four" type bracket 32 players braved the elements to play not only against their opponent, but also against Mother Nature.  RAIN!  Yes it was wet but fun.

    Several subsitutes filled for no-show players.  Plenty of players showed up to fill the wet shoes.  Including Paul Elliott from the AKTTC.  The first round of matches took just over an hour with a single game to 11 point, serving rotation every 2 points and swapping sides at the first to 5 points.  See the PHOTOS and FINAL RESULTS HERE  

    1st Annual Minnesota Park Ping Pong Champion, Karl Augestad

    Steel net, wet and yet still lots of fun

    Informative and fun Table Tennis VIDEOS  Henry is a traveler who loves the game. Oregon, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Utah, Washington he loves to play. Suggested by Henry Blankenship.  Longtime friend of Alaskan, Andy Hutzel.  Partners in their World Record Table Tennis Endurance many years ago.

    The fight against Alzheimer’s with table tennis: 

    Video of step by step way "How it is Made" Nittaku Table Tennis Balls:

    Alaska Yukon Challenge  set for May 10 & 11, 2013 at the AT & T Sports Pavilion. Team and Singles events with $1000. in Prize Money & Trophies.  Thakns to Whitehorse Sponsor: Mega Reporting, Inc.,

    Jimmy Gao & Chidi N., Open Team Champions, $200 for 1st place in the 2013 Alaska Yukon Challenge

    Mark Weissler & Cade Loving, Novice Team Champs, AK-Yukon Challenge 2013 big break in activity at the AT & T Sports Pavilion as the venue gets a NEW WOOD FLOOR.  Activity resumes September 15th and later.



    Support Alaska Table Tennis buy a Flaming Snowball Salmon Table Tennis Trading pin limited edition Alaska Trading Pin.  

    On SALE! $6.50.  Regularly $7.50 and includes postage to USA addresses.  (CLICK HERE TO ORDER) Questions or information needed Contact: Karl Autestad at, or call 907-3604276.

    Design features ALASKA SALMON on top of a flaming snowball, Alaska Flag of the 8 stars of gold on a field of blue on the paddle, large size is 2" x 2".  Pin lapel back. 


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