Giant Winter Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament 

Thanks to Paddle Palace for sponsorship for the GWRRTTT only 1 day following our strong earthquake in South Central Alaska.  The quake slowed us down a bit in moving the tables and We were pleased earlier in the week our 2 new Joola 30mm tables arrived to make up the nearly dozen tables used at the Arctic Rec Centers gym.  

RESULTS FROM: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at THE ARCTIC REC CENTER

Center row of action at the GWRRTTT at the Arctic Rec Center

Preliminary rounds:

Pools U - Z, Six groups, 

Playoff Pools A, B, C & D Results. 

A Division: Karl Augestad winner of A Division Singles. Edging out Chidi Nworkie at 11-9 in the 5th.

1st Karl Augestad, 5-0

2nd Chidi Nworkie, 4-1

3rd Paul Fernandez, 3-2

4th Jiren Li, 2-3

5th David Mayer, 1-4

6th Mark Weissler, 0-5

 David Griffin (green shirt) takes on Vispi Mistry in challenging preliminary action on the new Joola table

B Division:

1st Leslie Nick Blohm, 5-0

2nd Mike Ezzell, 4-1

3rd Terry Jose, 3-2

4th Mke Mann, 1-4 (5:3, win vs loss ratio w/tied players)

5th Melvin Tamondong, 1-4 (5:5)

6th David Griffin, 1-4 (3:5)

 Preliminary action on tables 1-4 with a tight 3 rounds of play to decide who advances to the playoff divisions.

C Division:

1st Aaron Griffin, 5-0

2nd Veselin Tripkovic, 4-1

3rd Amit Khadka, 3-2

4th Cade Loving, 2-3

5th Vispi Mistry, 1-4

6th Victor Nealeigh, 0-5

 D Singles winner, JC Murray and 2nd place B Division finisher, Make Ezzell pose after a long evening of play.

D Singles:

1st JC Murray, 5-0

2nd Damien Bailey, 4-1

3rd Doug Hoffman, 3-2, (won head-head over 4th place)

4th Juschristine Andres, 3-2

5th Kirt VanDyke, 1-4

6th Amadeus Hoffman, 0-5

 

 

ENTRY FORM PDF (CLICK HERE) Download and print. Call or Text Karl Augestad if you have any questions.  (907)-360-4276. Email questions to akttclub@gmail.com

Entry Deadline is Nov 21, 2018, limited to 24 total players. Enter today.

This Giant Round Robin Tournament format is welcome to all skills, ages & genders welcome. All participants will be pooled in PRELIMINARY round robin groups of 4 players.  Top seeded players will be distributed in the various preliminary groups.  Results of these groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th will sort participants in to the PLAYOFF A, B, C and D round robin groups.  IE if you finish 1st in your prelim group you will play in A, 2nd in B, 3rd in C and 4th in D RR group.  Thus each participant will play between 5 and 8 matches overall.  


Join us to play Table Tennis drop-in sessions offered Sundays and Wednesdays at locations in AnchorageThe Arctic Rec Center we host up to 7 tables, 14-20 players. Come JOIN US!

  See CALENDAR

Palmer Table Tennis Group: 

The new Palmer Table Tennis Group meets EVERY OTHER Sunday (Nov 3, 17, Dec. 15, Dec. 29, 2018, No session 12/1/18) at 3-5pm at 1480 S Vermillion Dr, Palmer AK 99645. Across from the from the Alaska State Fair Grounds on the northside of the Glenn Highway.  Located approx mile post 40 on the Glenn Highway, off E Crimsonview Dr.   Please text or call Doug Hoffman at (907) 841-7615 prior if you want to join them. Located approx mile post 40 on the Glenn Highway, off E Crimsonview Dr at 1480 S Vermillion Dr, Palmer AK 99645.  Parking in long driveway.” 

THE ARCTIC REC CENTER, aka: The ARC, formerly know as THE CENTER

 

Click to access CALENDAR

CLICK HERE for Drop-in TABLE TENNIS Sessions CLICK HERE for the Calendar, All Skills welcome

More information and quesitons call: Karl Augestad (907)360-4276 or email: akttclub@gmail.com

Eagle River Table Tennis Group is BACK!

Eagle River Table Tennis Club MEETS every OTHER Saturday: Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 3 and Nov 17, 2018. Meets in the Community Room at the McDonald Sports Center, 13701 Harry McDonald Rd, 99577, $8.,(2 tables) join us for challenge matches

 

CLICK HERE for Drop-in Sessions CLICK HERE for the Calendar

 

 

 

Jerry Smith Alaska HARDBAT Championships

Friday & Sat. April 7-8, 2017, 5-9PM & 10A-6PM Fairbanks, AK. Sponsored by Fairbanks Interior Table Tennis. Held at UAF Gym.  All competitors use HARDBAT paddles in Singles and Doubles.  More information contact: Diann Darnall (907)978-2388, diann.darnall@gmail.com                           ENTRY FORM HERE   club website: http://fitt-club.net

Hardball Championships in Fairbanks, 2016,

Table Tennis Skill Clinic, March 4th was successful!   

Replay the Live STREAM of the Table Tennis Clinc fb.me/Akttclub on FACEBOOK (low bandwith connection during the live stream resulted in lower resolution of FB LIVE recording)   

 Beginner and intermediate players were introduced to footwork skills, stroke development, multi-ball drills, competition strategy and fun activites at this exhausting clinic. A 3 hour Video was produced for students to review their coaching instructions.  (Sample video soon)

Head Coach Karl Augestad, Mike Mann, Tony Lauderdale, Derrick Sander, Anton Villacorta, Mark Weissler, JC Murray, Victor Nealeigh (missing Ron Pollock), assistant coaches: Terry Jose, Martin Chvatal

Organized by coach Karl Augestad and 2 assistant club members, Terry Jose & Martin Chvatal exercised multiple drills to improve skills.  

 

Group photo from 2013 Alaska Yukon Challenge. June 10-11, 2016 at AT & T Sports Pavilion

aka: Yukon Alaska Challenge!  Friday & Saturday June 10-11, 2016 at the O'Malley Sports Center, AKA: (AT & T Sports Pavilion) in Anchorage, AK.  $1400 in cash prizes!  

 Events: Open Singles, Novice Singles, Open Team and Novice Team events.   

See entry form for more infomation and details.

INFORMATION & ENTRY FORM (CLICK HERE) Entry is closed.

Singles and Doubles handicap scoring for all skill levels.  In 2016 the AYC is celebrating 40 years from the first Alaska & Yukon fellowship exchange in 1976!

 

 Check out Outdoor Ping Pong Tables

 

Jerry Smith Hardbat Championship Results and StoryExciting action at the Jerry Smith Hardbat Championships

Hardbat Table Tennis continues to grow in Fairbanks as twenty-six players challenged each other at recent the Jerry Smith Alaska Hardbat Championships held April 8-9 at the UAF Patty Center.  Top players from Anchorage and Eagle River joined the Fairbanks and North Pole players in five different events.  

JOIN US FOR DROP IN SESSIONS 

(Updated 6/29/16) 

Thurs. June 30 @ 8:30-10:30PM @ ATTSP AT & T Sports Pavilion, 11051 O'Malley Centre Dr. (behind the Alaska Club South) 

 Tues. July 5 @ 8-9PM, 4 tables @ ATTSP

Mon. July 11 @ 7-9PM @ THE DOME The Dome, Changepoint Dr.

Thur. July 16 @ 8:30-10:30P

 Session fee is $7. Challenge Matches or Practice up to 4 tables.  See CALENDAR HERE

 

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Alaskan Assassins 2015 Karl Augestad, Chidi Nwokorie, Kyle Yan and Jimmy Gao
The ALASKAN ASSASSINS were represented at the 2015 NATT Teams in Washington, DC Nov. 27-29.  The team finishing 7-4 overall.  And placed tied for 2nd in the pool A but ended up 4th with the results of the tiebreaker.  This year the Alaskans faces some strong players on the opening cross over day.  Starting with Jimmy Gao TWICE winning in the 9th match in the best 5 out of 9 TIE win, first against the ATU Local 113 Thunder from Ontario Canada and later against Guyana Team 1 in the final match of the day.  Finishing off 2-2 in day one the crew stayed in division 5 for the next phase of the Round Robin pool A with 8 strong teams.  
Seeded #6 in Division 5 the Alaskan Assassins faced strong opponents from NY, NJ, GA, Iran and Puerto Rico.  A full variety of male, female, young, old, penhold, pips and solidly trained players. This second day was Karl Augestad's turn to pull out the 9th match win TWICE.  Including when the team was down 1-4 with a sweep of the last 4 matches to pull out a 5-4 victory against a steady NCTTA A team.
The last day proved to be the most challenging facing a young team, Nison's TTC from Brooklyn, New York.  Tied for first with the Alaskan Assassins, the team knew this was the most important match. Chidi and Kyle came out strong with early victories giving the team a 2-1 lead in match play.  Karl struggled with the players tricky servces and 3rd and 4th ball attack.  Klye pulled out a late win to offer a 3-4 position but Chidi faced the toughest challenge coping with mental frustration and aggressive play of Eric Amstislavskiy.  A tricky penhold player with fearless flips and loops from both wings.  One match short of the moving forward with a 3-5 loss to the eventual division champion.
Overall the team had a great experience and look forward to 2016
See full RESULTS HERE
Video here at USATT on YOU TUBE
March 6-11, 2016 in Nuuk Greenland.  Team Alaska is providing 12 junior and juvenile players to compete for gold, silver and bronze ulus.