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The 2012 Winter WP Table Tennis Tournament registration is now available online. Please go to the Registration Page for specific instructions on how to submit your application. Everyone is welcome to register this fun event. Both registration form/fee need to be received before 05-10. After 05-10, $6 Late Fee, after 05-14, $12 Late Fee will apply. No walk-in payment on 05-10 will accept.
You can get full refund if the cancellation notice is received before 05-16. Besides mail, you can turn in your form/check to club members Cliff / Jon at recreation center gym during practicing hours.

Important Note: If you already registered 2013 Winter WP, then you don’t need to do anything but can make changes, or cancel to get the refund. We will do whatever we can to accommodate your request. Please send e-mail to planopingpong@yahoo.com or contact Cliff Wong at the club.

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Table for Sale / Donna’s Tourney on 01-18

Please review the following email from  Gombos, he has a good quality ping-pong table for sale.   If anyone is interested, please call him directly.
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I have a DHS T-1223 ITTF APPROVED table tennis table for sale. I NEED TO SELL IT BY TOMORROW, Tuesday 12/31. I play on it less than 10 -15 times.
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Retail price on dhs America. Com is $1,499.00
I sell it by tomorrow for $600.  I live at 6306 diamond head cir Dallas TX 75225.
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Thank you,
Ludovic Gombos,  425-761-5527 cell
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Donna is organizing a TT tourney on 01-18-2014, it is conveniently located at Frisco. If anyone is interested,  please click the following link:
-  Entry Form:    Tourney_ Donna
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We have many new members to join our club on every month, but some people don’t know that our club has a professional designed website  -  www.planottc.com.  It has many helpful and dynamic table tennis info and links.  If you surf our website, it can generate few cents to our club. Even it is very pitiful money, but it is still better than nothing.
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Since 85% of members are Chinese,  we partnered with the North Texas largest  Chinese portal –    www.feiyue001.com/dallas/   It has many useful info and also give you the most current community news.
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2013 is almost over, hope everyone has a wonderful new 2014 year ! !
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Jon

2013 US TT Nationals

2013 US TT National championship was held at Las Vegas from 12-17 thru 12-21.   One of the purpose of this event is to select the USA national TableTennis team members. So, all players needs to be USA citizens.  Too bad, this citizenship requirement caused several Plano players couldn’t make this trip.

 

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For the tourney results please click  http://www.usatt.net/tournaments/results.php  For the video tapped games, please clickhttp://www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis/Events/2013/ December/17/2013-US-National-Championships

- Please review the pictures    National Pix

 

Even the National games were played at Las Vegas, but I setup a War Room at my house to monitor the results closely.   Thanks to the Internet, so I can know everything happens at Las Vegas at a real time mode. OurPlano youth players got very good results.   Joy Li who made the Cadet Girl A Team, it means she will represent the USA national youth team to participate many international TT tournaments.   Joy with rating 2070 came into the Girl Cadet event as the 7th seed players.   She beat Laura Huang 2165 3rd seed and almost upset the 1st seed Crystal Wang. Joy’s little brother Jonathan, rating 2155, he made the quarter final at U2300 event.

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Congratulations to Joy and her family. She is the first girl in North Texas who ever got this Cadet A Team honor.  But, I am very sure she will not be the last one. Because we have many younger girls in Plano who would like to carry over the torch and march to the international stage.   One good example is Tia Hsieh.

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Tia with rating 1790, she beat a girl who is 150+ points above her with only 3 straight games. This shows us she has very strong fighting power. Tia won the 2nd place in girl under 10 yrs and also won the 2nd place in Girl mini cadet. What the mini cadet means, it is a certificate for the future cadet.

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Another shining star is Tianming Xie. With 1968 rating, he is the 68th seed player in U2100 event. But, he consistently beat several players who were 100+ points above him. Tianming got 2nd place in both U2100 and U2000. It is not easy to win even just one trophy in such national event, but Tianming got 2.   No wonder I heard many kids would like to share the trophies with Tianming. Bryan Wu with 1959 rating, won the 3rd place in U2000 event.   Gee, Plano players took away 2 out of 3 trophies from the U2000 event.

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There is a promising star rising from this tourney – Evan Lai with 1811 rating. He won the 2nd place in U1900 event. Evan was collided with anotherPlano youth player Ben Li 1807 rating at the quarterfinals game. Too bad, otherwise Ben may win extra trophy for Plano.

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An interesting event is the father and son pair, Kam 1787/Joshua 1838 Mak, they both played at U1800 event. They both also entered into the quarterfinals with different opponents. If they could play at the same quarterfinals game, then I am very sure the father would allow his son to win over him with 3 easy games.

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Kam and Joshua not only went to Las Vegas together, but also could play together. These are very precious moments in our life. When kids grow up, they will stay farther away from us.  I took my son to Las Vegas tourney twice. Besides the games, we also enjoyed many good times from the amusement parks and magician shows at Las Vegas.  That is one thing I like tourney the most, it makes the family members tightened more.   Hehe, some parents, please don’t do the other way around !!

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All of the National tourney families are on their way home, hope they have a safe trip. There is no better place than our sweet home.

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Merry Xmas and Happy New Year !!

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Jon

WP is Canceled/ North American Team Tournament Results

We already canceled 12-07 World Peace Tournament.  We will forward your money and form to the next WP which will be 2014 Spring.  If you need refund, please send your request to our club Treasurer – James  at  txtiger2020@yahoo.com. I am very sorry for the cancellation and any inconvenience.

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The 2013 Joola North American Team Tournament was held on Nov 29 – Dec 1 at National Harbor, MD.  Totally, 215 teams with 864 players were participated this big event. The big USA table tennis tournaments were dominated by USATT Open and National events. Joola has been trying hard to find another market nitche. It seems they are very successfully to organize and promote the Team event.   It is growing bigger and popular every year.

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If you need to know more info about the 2013 North American Team Tournament, please click http://www.joolateams.com/teams.html By the way, we are very proud that the Joola is also our club’s World Peace TT Tournament sponsor. Two premium TT entities are hand in hand together to promote the TT sport diligently in USA.

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Plano, as the ping-pong hotbed city in USA, of course would not miss this big tourney. 3 Plano teams marched to North American Team Tournament. The first team is Jonathan Li, Brandon Gardener and Bernard. The second team is Tia, Jonathan, Even and Michael. The third team is Tianming Xie, Bryan Wu, Zhihan Chu.

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After 3 days’ fierce fights, Tianming 12 yrs, rating 1954,   Bryan 14 yrs 1959,  Zhihan 14 yrs, rating 1946 won the Division 5 with 3rd place. Congratulations to this team !!   I know these 3 kids very well, they all have long lists of national TT championship titles, plus many other talents.

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For example, Zhihan is a top ranking “GO” (围棋)  player. Go is a strategicboard , trellis chessboard and chess black and white two-color pieces performed. Zhihan is not only an all straight A+ student, but also received the excellence award when he was graduated from middle school.

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Bryan should be a role model for all kids. Besides playing ping-pong so well, he is also an excellent violent player with All Region awards since he was 6th grade.  The most amazing thing is Bryan could self-study several math classes, so he can take many advanced classes which are one or even two year ahead of his peers.

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If you think Zhihan and Bryan are too good to be true, then you have not seen an impossible kid.  Tianming is a famous world class chess champion. He won 2011 US Junior Open 1st place and 2011 Texas Primary Championships 1st place.  On 2011,  Tianming represented the US Junior Chess team went to World Youth Chess Championships at   Brazil, he won the 2nd place.

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Wow, are these 3 kids real ?   I am deeply admiring their parents very much. These kids are not only talent and gifted, the most important  thing is they are all very humble and polite with good manner.   They are perfect on all aspects, our club is so lucky to have so many fine youth players.

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Another Plano team – Tia, Jonathan, Even and Michael. They were made up by a group of very young players. They are the raising stars of our future hopes. Even they didn’t get any trophy at this time, but the time is on their side. Many big brothers and big sisters already setup the right path and guidance in front of these younger players.  We are together as a big ping-pong family, so we can enjoy lots of fun from ping-pong.

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The third team had 2 familiar Plano members, Brandon and Johnathan Li. Brandon will go to UTD on next year, so we will see him often at Plano Rec Center. Johnathan is playing a lot at Liberty Center. We call him a “Little Tiger”, because he is so young, but he is so powerful and dangerous. Johnathan/Brandon/Bernard team got into the Division 2 with the lowest rating points. So, every game was tough fight. Their team almost could make to the semi-final that is quite an achievement. Too bad, what they need was a little luck.   But one thing is for sure, both Johnathan/Brandon had very good time, that is what it counts.

2013 Winter World Peace TT tourney

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Finally, we are ready for the Winter World Peace TT tourney, the date is 12-07 (Sat), please click the following WP entry form to review –

Download the entry form here: 2013 Winter World Peace TT Entry Form
The big difference in this year is we not only invite you, but also pay you  to participate WP tourney. We prepare about $200 worth awards and also give away the free raffle tickets.  All players and spectators have the chance to win the prizes.

Liberty Center will be opening on Labor Day

Liberty Center will be opening on Labor Day from 1:30 – 5:50pm for ping-pong players.  Please drop by to burn out the fat from Labor Day party.

A Plano Chinese school is looking for a temporary table tennis coach to teach the after school kids.  The duration of this position is uncertain.  The teaching hour is Monday thru Thur  3:30 – 6:00 pm. The school location is at Legacy and  Archgate.  You don’t need to be a professional coach, I think lots of our members are well qualified.  If anyone is interested, please call Mr. Zhang at 214-991-7978.

Have a good Labor Day weekend !!

Jon

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