El Paso Table Tennis

2nd Annual Robert Bluestone Memorial Tournament, May 11th 2013

Results from the Bluestone Memorial event

Group A

Mark Nordby 1st, Landry Nfonsam 2nd

Mark Nordby 1st, Landry Nfonsam 2nd

Coach Nordby barely hung on for 1st place after badly straining his Achilles tendon again … Landry Nfonsam also survived a 3-way tie with Chinoz and Gustavo for 2nd place.


Group B

Group B winners

Roy Laronde, 1st, Chaesun Jimenez, 2nd

Roy Laronde had fairly serious surgery on Wednesday and refused to pull out and still did very well surviving several 5 gamers…ChaeSun Jimenez had some good wins considering her annual Seattle vacation kept her away from practice the past few weeks.


Group C

Yair Vargas, 1st, Luc Longpré, 2nd

Yair Vargas, 1st, Luc Longpré, 2nd

Yair Vargas (Mexico) continues to show steady improvement along with excellent technique as he won all the close matches to take 1st … Luc Longpré finally started winning the close ones late in the day to finish an impressive 2nd.


Group D

Kali Goring, 1st, Fred Velasquez, 2nd

Kali Goring, 1st, Fred Velasquez, 2nd


Kali Goring (Abq) easily took 1st after suffering a tough 5-game loss to Yair in the preliminary round-robin… Fred Velasquez (Abq) played his 1st USATT tourney and played well to take 2nd.


U-3500 doubles

Luc Longpré, Gustavo Martinez, 1st

Luc Longpré, Gustavo Martinez, 1st

Chinoz Rojas, Yair Vargas, 2nd

Chinoz Rojas, Yair Vargas, 2nd

1st in U-3500 Doubles goes to Gustavo and Luc who narrowly defeated Chinoz and Yair as well as Roy and ChaeSun.



Thanks to all the out-of-town players for visiting El Paso. Hope to see you all again in August !

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