On Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th, in Rockford, Illinois, 47 teams competed in the annual America’s Team Table Tennis Championship, featuring players from all over the country. Division 1 was won by NJTTC, consisting of Bochao Li, Deng Pan, and Ye Tian. Second place was secured by HW Global Foundation (Nathan Hsu, Qingliang Wang, and Ruichao Chen). The final spot on the podium in this division was claimed by Lily Yip TT Club (Cory Eider, Kaden Xu, Jayden Zhou and Daniel R. Seemiller). However, Illinois teams did medal in the other divisions. In Division 2, Experior TTC (Janusz Franeczek, Artur Kurek, Sid Naresh, Boguslaw Owsiak) claimed third place. Division 3 was won by Net Serve (Muris Silic, Edina Haracic, Marcel Borcean, Jeff Dietz, Karol Horodenski), while Refuse To Lose (Kevin Buente, Zack Pan, Vivek Kini, Yueming Xiao) earned second. In Division 4, Sweet n’ Spicy (Rachel Zhou, Jessica Lin, Zexin Jiang) emerged victorious. From Illinois in Division 5, Hey Man Nice Shot (David Feerst, Tarun Chawla, Arcot Naresh, Mathew R. Morris) achieved second place. Last but not least, CCG Juniors (Adam Polecki, Patryk Zyworonek, Daniel Soja, Adam Kokosinski) battled their way to third place. Overall, the tournament was a great experience for players and spectators alike. Thank you to Engelbert Solis, Diana Hogshead, Ed Hogshead, as well as all of the umpires and volunteers for helping with and organizing the tournament, as well as making sure it ran smoothly and to plan. Also, thank you to Edgeball Table Tennis, Butterfly, Newgy RoboPong, xClaim, & The Chicago Table Tennis Club for sponsoring and supporting the tournament. It was a great event and players should definitely look into competing in the tournament in the future, if they are not doing so already.
Photos can be viewed at our gallery and www.tabletennischicago.com (courtesy of Jerry Dydynski).