Alaska Yukon Challenge Tournament

The 12th Annual Alaska Yukon Challenge Anchorage has hosted in 2010, 2013, 2016 and now 2019. A fun and Challenging tournament. Enter today! will be hosted in Anchorage in 2019. Set for Friday June 14 at 6-10PM and Sat. June 15 from 9AM to 6PM at the Arctic Rec Center, 4844 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503.   Four Event/Divisions for all skill levels.  Novice Under 1000 Singles, Open Singles, Novice U1000 Team and Open Team Divisions.  Team Event features both singles and doubles matches.  Round Robin Preliminary and Single Elimination Playoffs asures all will get plenty of matches.  Unique handicap scoring format adjusts higher rated players against lower rated opponants. All participants will receive a "AYC RATING" based on USATT, Canadian ratings, rankings and skill assessment by tournament director.  See TOURNAMENT PAGE and Entry form for Details.  Birch Bowl Team Trophies and Cash Prizes in all events. Spectators welcome, no admission fee.  Enjoy 8-12 tables of exciting action. 

Awards Banquet Dinner is Saturday June 15th from 7:30-9:30PM held at Gallo's Mexican Restaurant, 8615 Old Seward Hwy, 99515.  Participants attending from Yukon Canada, Fairbanks, Mat-Su Valley, Eagle River, Anchorage and Hawaii. New and experience players encouraged to enter.  If you want to play TEAM event and dont have a partner or team, contact the tournament director.  

 PDF Entry form HERE. Please Submit entry forms and fees soon.  Official Entry Deadline is Wed. June 5, 2019.  Payments this year encouraged by Apple Pay, Facebook Messanger Pay and VENMO. See entry for for details.

Call/Text TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Karl Augestad for any questions: 907-360-4276 or email: 


Join us now on Wednesdays 7-9PM at the Arctic Rec Center, 4855 Arctic Blvd, NEW Lower fee only $7. per session.  Join us for fun, challenge play, open practice, singles, doubles and round robin action.  Up to 8 tables of action.  Arrive 10-15 minutes before start time to help set up PRIOR to the start time allowing maximum play time. AND it is equally IMPORTANT to start breaking down tables and barriers 10 minutes PRIOR to end time to be OFF the courts on time.  SEE CALENDAR FOR TIMES, DAYS and locaitons.

Special Sessions Saturdays at the UPPER GROUNDS 3:30-6pm and alternate Saturdays in EAGLE RIVER from 1-3PM.  See CALENDAR for times, locations and contacts. 


Singles Doubles Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament

Dec 29, 2018 Results:

The morning started with DOUBLES play with 8 teams.  The teams were fairly evenly matched with the top singles players paired with the lowest rated players and many of the B & C level players paried.  First round teams advance to the SE semi-finals and the first round losers played off in the Consolation doubles.  Thus all entrants got 2 or 3 matches. Although Karl estimated the seedings but no seeded team advance to the finals. Great fun and action as doubles was new to all most all but the ultimate winners.  


1st: Mike Ezzell and Min Kim, (11-5, 11-6, 6-11, 9-11, 11-6 in the finals) Doubles Champs: Min Kim and Mike Ezzell

2nd: Angie Miyashro and J.C. Murry (sister and brother team)  

Consolation Team Champs: Terry Jose and Vispi Mistry, (11-6, 11-9, 11-8 in finals) against Veselin Tripkovic and Kevin Magruga

Doubles Teams: Karl Augestad / Wally Joof (s4), Mark Weissler / Victor Nealeigh, Mike Ezzell / Min Kim, Terry Jose / Vispi Misty, Paul Richards / Jacob Wingard (s1), Angie Miyashro / JC Murray, Veselin Tripkovic / Kevin Magruga, Russell Dzeidziak / Mike Mann Seeded players did not fair well.  Tournament director paired players base on A & D skilled pairs & B & C teams. Great fun for all as doubles isn't played often enough on club nights.


A Singles 1st) Karl Augestad, 2nd) Terry Jose, 3rd) Mike Ezzell, 4th) Mark Weissler

B Singles: 1st) Jacob Wingard, 2nd) Paul Richards, 3rd) Veselin Tripkovic, 4th) Russell Dzeidziak

C Singles: 1st) JC Murrey, 2nd

D Singles: 1st) 

Join us to play Table Tennis drop-in sessions offered Sundays and Wednesdays at locations in Anchorage

See CALENDAR Next sessions: Wed. Dec. 19th & 26th from 7-9:30P at the ARC in Anchorage.

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


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:

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.  


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 Mike 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




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!


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.” 


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.


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!


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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.  


(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



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
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.