5th Annual Robert Bluestone Memorial Tournament
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Due to too few entries, the Annual Robert Bluestone Memorial Tournament is canceled.
Tuesday, May 5, the club was honored to have the visit of coach Perry Schwartzberg. Perry came back to visit us in mid june. We quote here the San Diego website, where he is head coach:
Perry Schwartzberg is a 3 time Texas State Men’s Table Tennis Champion and the holder of more than a dozen National titles.
Perry has instructed 6 former U.S. National Men’s champions including Sean O’Neill, Eric Owens and the 3 times U.S. Men’s Champion, Timothy Wang.
Mark Nordby, 11-9-1967 — 4-4-2016
Members of the club are deeply saddened by coach Nordby passing away suddenly at his home on Monday, April 4th, late afternoon.
We had a memorial at the club on Saturday, April 9th.
Handicap League (Feb-Apr 2016) Results
1) Ronald Meeks: (W-L) 20-13, 53pts
2) Noah Staub: 21-11, 53pts (tie breaker, Ronald 2-1 against Noah)
3) River Xiao: 18-15, 51pts
4) Mark Flores: 21-9, 51pts (tie breaker, River 2-1 against Mark)
5) Cruz Talamantes: 17-10, 44pts
See the final results table.
Results of Feb 27, 2016 tournament, Recession Fighter VII
The champs are Ronald and Ralph by a score of 6,9,6
A happy and $80 richer Xiaomei Ye of Las Cruces and Chinoz Rojas takes 2nd $65 after surviving 6 match points against him from the up-and-coming Ronald Meeks ( Also, unfortunately Mark Flores who defeated Chinoz 3-2 earlier in the competition had to leave early because of a family health emergency)
Ronald Meeks 1st-$45 YJ Kim 2nd-$35. Ronald Meeks dominated this event, and YJ Kim surprised many with his 2nd place showing.
Kali Goring 1st YJ Kim 2nd Kyle Moyant 3rd … Kali of Santa Fe needed to come thru the losers bracket and defeat YJ Kim (also of Santa Fe) twice in a row to take the 1700 crown !
Ralph Tanner 1st Marlon Swaby 2nd Kyle Moyant 3rd. Ralph Tanner went undefeated and Marlon Swaby took 2nd, surviving way too many matches.
HANDICAP STARTING SCORE EVENT
Domingo Armendarez 1st-$30 Mark Flores 2nd-$20 Chinoz 3rd-$10.
Domingo Armendarez lost only 1 match in securing the $30 1st place prize in this new, fun event.
a close-up of the new and quite unique awards offered by John Gullaksen of gminiatures located in Florida
Mark Flores 2018
Chinoz Rojas 1977
James McKinstry 1789
Mike Gopin 1779
Ronald Meeks 1761
Gaspard Cabanes 1617
Kali Goring 1573
Tom Wintrich 1555
YJ Kim 1535
Luc Longpre 1456
Ralph Tanner 1403
Marlon Swaby UR~1400
Kyle Moyant 1366
Jay DeManuel 1354
Dave Raymer 1290
Carlos Silva 943
Domingo Armendarez 722
Thanks to all of our 19 players especially those from far away…Jim Mckinstry, Gaspard Cabanes, Kali Goring, Tom Wintrich, YJ Kim, Kyle Moyant
Jay DeManuel, David Raymer and Domingo Armendarez
See the tournament announcement.
Gustavo “See ya later” party
Handicap League results (Oct-Dec 2015)
Congrats to Oct-Dec2015 League winners Jennyca 1st-$50, Ralph 2nd-$30, Augusto 3rd-$20
See final results (.pdf).
2015 US Nationals results
Mike Gopin made the semi-finals of the adult U-1800 event
Mark Nordby won the O-40 Doubles with Dan Seemiller by upsetting 2 higher ranked teams in a row
Mark Hazinski (longtime friend/student of Coach Nordby) made the finals of Men’s singles for the fourth time
Results for Nov 21 El Paso Fall Open
It was a BIG day for Chinoz Rojas and Augusto Rodriguez as they won Group A and Group B respectively and also claimed U-3500 doubles in a 3-way tie.
Chinoz was seeded 4th (out of 9) and upset Gustavo Martinez and Mark Flores in 5 game battles and also came back from being down 2-1 to defeat Adam Block of Tucson, AZ to claim the $100 1st prize.
Augusto was seeded 9th (out of 9) and played solidly to finish 7-1 and claim the 1st prize of $60.
Chinoz and Augusto also went 3-1 in U-3500 Doubles to claim the $40 1st prize.
They won a 3-way tiebreak over Shekhar and YJ of Santa Fe and Gustavo and Luc of El Paso.
Individual results below.
Chinoz Rojas(EP) 8-0
Mark Flores(EP) 7-1
Adam Block(AZ) 6-2
Gus Martinez(EP) 5-3,
ChaeSun Jimenez(EP) 3-5
Shekhar Deshpande(NM) 3-5
Michael Gopin(EP) 2-6
Tom Wintrich(NM) 2-6
Kali Goring(NM) 0-8
Augusto Rodriguez(EP) 7-1
Amit Lopes(EP) 7-1
YJ Kim(NM) 6-2
Sean Ko(EP) 5-3
Marty Alvarado(EP) 4-4
Luc Longpre(EP) 3-5
Ralph Tanner(EP) 2-6
Kyle Moyant(NM) 2-6
Jay DeManuel(NM) 0-8
A HUGE thank you goes out to all of our out-of-town competitors for attending…Adam Block-Tucson, Shekhar Deshpande-Santa Fe,Tom Wintrich-ABQ, Kali Goring-Santa Fe, YJ Kim-Santa Fe, Kyle Moyant-NM, and Jay DeManuel-Alamogordo.
Thanks to Ronald Meeks for helping manage the tourney and coaching his fellow El Paso club members.
Santa Fe, NM Double Round-Robin Tournament Oct 24 Highlights
48 players from NM, TX, CO, CA, Indiana and Europe competed in 4 groups based on playing level – A, B, C, D
Our El Paso participant results were as follows
Gustavo Martinez – took 2nd in Group A taking home $100 going 9-1 for the day( lost the final 19-17 in the 5th game to Ron Pickett of ABQ in a very impressive display of forehand looping by both players)
Ronald Meeks – took 3rd in Group A taking home $50 going 8-2 on the day
Michael Gopin – finished Group A in tie for 5th/6th going 6-2 on the day
Luc Longpre – finished Group B in tie for 7th/8th going 4-4 for the day
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