The Fall 2014 NCTTA Dixie Division tournament will be held at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS starting at 9am on October 18th. Our team has grown this year, so we may be taking a total of 3 teams (One A team, Two B teams). Hopefully, by next semester, we will have a women's team as will. So far, there are only 5 teams listed to come, but maybe more will show:
Come by Sanderson Center Studio C and ping pong room for practice at 7pm on Thursdays and Sundays. We have been averaging between 15-25 players each night. We are looking forward to more newcomers every week. Please check out our new promotion video for the club with footage of our practice time.
There will be an tournament open to all students on Thursday, April 24th. It will take place at 6pm till finish in the Auxiliary Gym (back gym) of the Sanderson Center. It will be in round-robin format followed by single-elimination playoffs. Winner takes home the $100 prize.
There will be an unrated table tennis tournament in Brandon, MS on March 22, 2014 at the Brandon Civic Center. The Open Division sign up begins at 12pm. Mississippi College will put on a demonstration before the Open.The entry deadline is March 14th if you want to mail-in your entry to avoid a late fee. The entry form and waver, as well as more information, can be found on the City of Brandon's website:
It's time for the Spring 2014 Dixie Division Tournament on Saturday, February 8 at 9am. The winner will advance to the South Regional Championships on March 1. The teams participating are the same as the fall division tournament:
We have registered to participate in the Fall 2013 Dixe Division. The tournament is on Saturday, October 26th at Mississippi College in Clinton,MS. The tournament usually starts around 9am. We try to be there around 8:00am-8:30am. The following teams are currently registered to participate in the tournament:
We our currently practicing every Thursday and Sunday at 7pm-9:30pm at Sanderson Center - Studio C. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join us. We average 10-15 players per practice.
Four MSUTTC members traveled to Little Rock, AR to participate in the 2013 Arkansas Open on September 21, 2013. Members that traveled are: Varun Coona, Yu-Chen Liao, Jonathan Campbell, and Yan Li Campbell. While none of us placed, we did have a great learning experience. Varun experienced his first USATT tournament, Yu-chen and Jonathan played doubles together, and we got to watch a great final match between Li Cheng (Mississippi College) and Liedy Handoko (Memphis TTC). Li Cheng (USATT 2572) won 4-0 in an easy victory over Handoko- a USATT 2147 chopper.
Four MSUTTC members traveled to Pensacola, FL on May 16th and competed in a fundraising tournament, the proceeds of which were donated to helping children enroll in various programs they would otherwise not be able to enroll in. The tournament was a blast and each of the MSUTTC players returned with a trophy. Huang won second place in the Open Division, only losing to the president of the NCTTA, Willy Leparulo, who played a solid game from far behind the table the whole day. Jian won second place in the C division, Yicheng easily dominated the D division and took home the first place trophy, and John overcame a difficult start by winning the E division in the afternoon.
After the tournament was over, the lucky four found time to relax and take a stroll along the Pensacola beach. Pictures can be seen on our media page here.
For a full tournament report, click here.
The first MSU Table Tennis Open was held on February 5 and February 12, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm each day. 32 slots were available, and all were filled by the time the tournament began, although not all entrants showed up on the first day, causing some to automatically forfeit. But, aside from this minor difficulty, the tournament proceeded quickly and proved to be a very exciting event. By the end of the final day, February 12, the winners were:
Additionally, the top ranked female player was Katrina Zhong, a former member of the MSUTTC women's team. However, since she was no longer a student, she was ineligible to claim the $25 prize designated for the top female player, so it instead went to Jingjing Cui, the #2 ranked female player in the tournament.
Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks to all who came out to play; we hope to hold more events like this in the future.