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DFWTT Progress of Activities for 2017

Raymond Sacco gets internationally classified in Class 11 in Costa Rica

By: Daniel Rutenberg │ December 4th, 2017

We wanted to follow up and keep you informed on Raymond’s trip to Costa Rica this past Nov 27 – Dec 3rd, 2017.
 
Raymond got officially classified as a Class 11 Paralympic athlete and now is eligible to play in the Para Table Tennis ITTF Tour. Unfortunately the field of play in Costa Rica for Class 11 players was not big enough to host the competition.  He had a great time, while he has been able to practice in the international arena, Raymond has also being well accepted by all, players, coaches, officials and organizers.
 
It’s very important for Raymond to be internationally classified in Class 11, so that he can now play in his next tournament in Las Vegas next December 13-16, 2017 at the US Para Open and also he will be eligible to play at international events in 2018.
 
After having seen the requirements for the major ITTF Para Tournaments in the horizon, Raymond is a potential medal contender for the Para Panamerican Games in 2019 and also has a big chance to represent the USA in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
 
Once again, we wanted to thank you for your generosity and support to help Raymond to be able to represent the USA in the sport he loves!
 
Good luck to Raymond in his future ITTF Para Table Tennis tournaments!  We are all cheering for you!

 

 

2017 Winter World Peace TT Pictures – Plano TT club hosted its Winter World Peace Table Tennis Tournament on December 2nd at the Tom Muehlenbeck center. Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

 

2017 DFWTT Fall Open – DFWTT hosted its yearly Fall Open on November 11th. The tournament was held in Dallas at the T Bar M Racquet Club and featured both USATT sanctioned Open Singles and Ratings events, and also non-sanctioned Open Doubles events. There were 92 players who competed at the tournament. Thanks to everyone who attended this year's tournament.

Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

Results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

 

Raymond Sacco fundraiser – Raymond Sacco will be participating in his first international Para Table Tennis Tournament in Costa Rica later this month in November. It's our hope through this fundraiser to help Raymond cover for his trip expenses. We will be collecting your donations during the DFWTT Fall Tournament on November 11th and DFWTT will also be donating $2 for each player that participates in the Fall Tournament to Raymond's cause. Please review the following for more detailed information: Raymond Sacco fundraiser

 

So far we have raised $1,824 for Raymond Sacco's first international Para Table Tennis Tournament:

  1. With our 2017 Fall Open 92 players, DFWTT will double our traditional $2 to $4 per player. For a total of $400.
  2. Cheng Li Wu's contribution of $100.
  3. $232 from the attendees contributions on November 11 Tournament.
  4. Our member John Trabold has matched dollar for dollar (up to $250) and has challenged "all his main contenders, especially at the J, that week after week puts a beat on him."
  5. Sam Lisook just responded to John's bid and is contributing with $100.
  6. Anonymous contributions: $392.
  7. Tianming Xie is contributing with $100.
  8. Takatoshi Mii is contributing with $100.
  9. Eric & Heidi Gn are contributing with $50.
  10. Norman Hines has responded to John's bid and is contributing with $100.

Thank you for your support and generosity!

Charity Program Update – In our continued pledge to donate $2 for each player that participates in our tournaments, DFWTT has donated $200 to the Dallas Chinese Community Center.

Saturday 2-Man Team at TBarM – The Saturday 2-Man Team competition is back again at the TBarM. It will take place every Saturday from September 16 to October 7. Please look into our format, give us your feedback and come and play in our "Saturday 2-Man Team" competition. Format details

2017 Chinese Double Ten – DFWTT hosted its yearly Chinese Double Ten Celebration tournament on September 9th. The tournament was held in Dallas at the T Bar M Racquet Club.

 

 

Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

Results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

 

Saturday Handicap Singles at TBarM – After 2 months of  the "2-man team competition",  DFWTT would like to introduce another new program—“Saturday Handicap Singles competition in August at the TBarM" starting on August 5. The same purpose is to give matches more variety and fun in pushing games to a higher level.

We would like to offer this fun competition every Saturday from 2:15 pm-5 pm in August. Please look into our format , give us your feedback and come to play in our “Saturday Handicap Singles” competition. Format details

 

2017 DFWTT School Tournament – DFWTT hosted a school tournament on July 16th at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas. Events included Open Singles and Open Doubles round robin.

Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

Additional award pictures: Pics

Results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

2017 USATT National Championships – The USATT held its US National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 3-8. A summary of the results can be found here. Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

 

Saturday 2-Man Team at TBarM – DFWTT would like to introduce a new program - "Saturday 2-Man Team competition with cash prize money at the TBarM" starting on June 10th. The purpose is to make matches more variety and fun in pushing games to a higher level.

We understand not everyone can be available every Saturday, so this event can be as small as 2 teams or as big as 12 teams. We would like to offer good table tennis team competition nearly every Saturday 2:15pm - 5:00pm if possible. Please look into our format, give us your feedback and come and play in our "Saturday 2-Man Team" competition. Format details

 

Charity Program Update – In our continued pledge to donate $2 for each player that participates in our tournaments, DFWTT has donated $198 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.

2017 DFWTT School Tournament – DFWTT hosted a school tournament on May 28th at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas. Events included Open Singles and Open Doubles round robin. Pictures of the tournament: Pics and results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

 

2017 Spring World Peace TT Pictures – Plano TT club hosted its Spring World Peace Table Tennis Tournament on May 13th at the Tom Muehlenbeck center. Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

 

2017 DFWTT Spring Open – DFWTT hosted its yearly Spring Open on April 29th. The tournament was held in Dallas at the T Bar M Racquet Club and featured both USATT sanctioned and non-sanctioned events. There were 99 players who competed in these events. Thanks to everyone who attended the tournament.

Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

Results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

 

NCTTA National Championships – The TMS College Table Tennis Championships took place on April 7th - 9th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Results and videos of the tournament are on the NCTTA website. Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

 

Charity Program Update – In our continued pledge to donate $2 for each player that participates in our tournaments, DFWTT has donated $112 to the Texas Table Tennis Club at UT Austin and their fundraising campaign. https://hornraiser.utexas.edu/texastabletennis.

 

DFWTT New Location Grand Opening – On March 25, DFWTT had it's Grand Opening Celebration for the new club at T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas. The scheduled hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. This location will also be used for the 2017 DFWTT Spring Open tournament on April 29th. Grant Bergmann's pictures of the opening: Pics

 

Texas Table Tennis Fundraising Campaign – The Texas Table Tennis Club at UT Austin has once again qualified for the 2017 NCTTA National Championship in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Championship will take place between April 7-9 and they are looking to raise money to help cover the cost of this trip for the team. The fundraising campaign begins March 8th, running through April 22nd, and the proceeds will go directly towards the travel and board costs of the team. Here is the website for more information and to help contribute: https://hornraiser.utexas.edu/texastabletennis

 

DFWTT New Club Location – We would like to invite you to our new club location at T Bar M Racquet Club. Every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Free-Play for March Open House.

On March 25th, Grand Opening Celebration starting at 1:30pm.

T Bar M Racquet Club

6060 Dilbeck Ln, Dallas TX 75240

(the west-side pavilion)

 

NCTTA South Regional Championships – Texas Wesleyan University hosted the NCTTA South Regional Championships on February 25th - 26th at the Sid Richardson Center in Fort Worth. Results of the tournament can be found at the NCTTA website. Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

 

2017 Dallas Senior Games – DFWTT hosted the Dallas Senior Games Table Table Tournament on February 25th. This event was part of the Dallas Park and Recreation's Senior Games which included 12 different competitive sports. The table tennis events took place at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas.

 

 

Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

Additional award pictures: Pics

Results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

Charity Program Update – In our continued pledge to donate $2 for each player that participates in our tournaments, DFWTT has donated $214 to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

 

NCTTA N. Texas Divisional – Texas Wesleyan University hosted the NCTTA North Texas Divisional on February 12th at the Sid Richardson Center in Fort Worth. Results of the tournament can be found at the NCTTA website. Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

2017 Texas Winter Games – DFWTT hosted the Texas Winter Games Table Tennis Tournament on January 14th. The events took place in Dallas at the JCC (Jewish Community Center). This was part of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas. The sports festival has Olympic style competitions for all ages and skill levels for a variety of sports. Additional information: www.taaf.com

 

Medal winners from the Winter Games of Texas will be eligible to compete in the National State Games of America, which will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 3 - August 6, 2017. Additional information: www.stategamesofamerica.com

 

Thanks to everyone who attended the tournament.

Grant Bergmann's pictures: Pics

Results: http://dfwtt.com/Results_2017.htm

 

2017 Dallas Senior Games – The Dallas Senior Games will hold its Table Tennis event on February 25, 2017. For information about the Dallas Senior Games please visit: Dallas Senior Games website. You can also register online there. Senior Games flyer

 

 

 

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