Charleston, WV Table Tennis

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March 11 is the CTTC's Annual Club Unlimited Doubles Tournament.  Any CTTC club member may partner up with any other club member regardless of ranking.  So, find a strong doubles partner and get ready to play. 



The WV Table Tennis State Open Tournament was held today at the CTTC.  We had 26 players from all around the state and one player from Kentucky.  Mark Mead from Kentucky defeated last year’s champion, Alexy Domakhin, in a thrilling 5 game match.  Alexy is from the Beckley area.

The Division A winner was Dale Goff, from South Charleston.  The second place winner in this group was Zack Smith from the Huntington area. 

The Division B winner was Ranjit Sabapathypillai who is from Charleston.  The runner up was Nick McCoy from the Logan area. 

The Doubles champions are Mike Corica and Gretchen Workman from Cross Lanes.  The runners up were Mike Butts from Lewisburg and Alexy Domakhin.




There will be no table tennis on Monday, February 18 in observance of President's day.



The Annual CTTC's Harry Sands Memorial Teams Tournament was held today beginning at 10:00 a.m. and lasting through 8:00 p.m.  Read More....




Tomorrow, 1/26/2013, the Teams Tournament should start play around 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. so get here early in order to register and get some practice time in before it begins.  The gym will open around 9:00 a.m.  We have players coming from Huntington, Lewisburg/Beckley, Parkersburg and Princeton, as well as Charleston.  There are still some people who are looking for players in order to form teams, so show up and find out who is available.  Also, CTTC Club members who are not participating are still welcome to come and cheer their favorite teams on and help set up the gym.  Good Luck to all.



Gym Closed January 7th due to the gym floor being refinished. 

There will also be no league play on Monday, December 24th or the 31st.  We will resume regular league play on Monday, January 14th.  Have a great Christmas/New Years.



The CTTC's Annual Sandpaper Tournament was held this past Monday the 10th.  We had close to 20 participants and all seemed to enjoy this event immensely.  Playing with Sandpaper paddles can be quite challenging as well as more than a little frustrating at times.  Our league's more well known loopers just could not get a handle on it.  It seemed to cater more toward our classic choppers since this hitting style seemed to work better with the paddles.  In the end the results were: 1st place: Arky Myatezh and Ron Wilkerson took 2nd place.



The statistics for league play on 12/3/2012 has been posted.  Go to Statistics on the menu bar to view them.



The CTTC's Annual Sandpaper Tournament will be held on December 10th.  Each participant will play only 5 matches.  If there is not enough time to play the championship match then it can be played before league play begins on December 17th.  The club will provide the sandpaper blades.



Dale, Ryan and Mike traveled to Canton, Ohio to participate in that club’s giant round robin event.  They played nine highly competitive matches per player.  There were three divisions and the CTTC’s three players played in the middle one.  The higher ranked division featured players such as Samson Dubina who has been a member of the US National Team and is around a 2500 rated player.  It was interesting to watch all of the competitors and their different playing styles.  All in all we had a good time and enjoyed the event.   

We would like to thank Gary Podis, tournament coordinator, for putting on a very well run event.  The facilities at the YWCA were also nice. 



There will be no table tennis at the North Charleston Recreation Center on Monday, November 12. 



This is an interesting article, Breaking 2000, regarding the pros and cons of USATT's ratings system. 



Harry Sands, who was our club president for many years, passed away September 21 after a long illness.  Because of his efforts and leadership our club prospered for many years.  Through his guidance many in our club became better players and competitors.  He will always be remembered.




We had a very competitive night at our season's second practice. Two new prospective members played and were evaluated by current members for an initial club rating.

Don't forget that next Monday, September 24th, will be our official Season Week 1 of official play.


The CTTC's beginning of the new year practice week 1 was a success.  Although not every member came to play, we had several new players who were interested in becoming new members.