Minutes Update August 2, 2014

Scholarship Application Deadline August 15

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships from the National Table Tennis Scholarship Program, by NCTTA and NEWGY. The deadline is August 15.
More details in the Scholarship section.

2014 Elections Results

Congrats to the following Board members who have been re-elected:

Vice-President: Joe Wells
Treasurer: Randy Kendle
Athlete Representative: Kevin Li

Thanks to all who voted!

2014 Elections Voting

To all NCTTA member club presidents/representatives:

Candidates for NCTTA board positions have submitted their Statements of
Intent, and voting is now open.

Here are the candidates and links to each one's Statements of Intent:

Vice President
Joseph Wells -
http://nctta.org/elections/2014/VicePresident_JosephWells.pdf

Treasurer
Randy Kendle -
http://nctta.org/elections/2014/Treasurer_RandyKendle.pdf

Athlete Representative
Kevin Li -
http://nctta.org/elections/2014/AthleteRep_KevinLi.pdf

Please submit your votes by email to elections@nctta.org, with the
following:
1. Your name
2. Your school
3. For each position, Yes or No, in terms of whether you are in support of the candidate
Even though only one candidate is listed for each position, votes need to be
submitted for each of them. If you wish to abstain from voting for a
particular position, then indicate "abstain" for that position.

The deadline for voting is 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, June 13.
Only one vote per school will be counted. Invalid votes will not be counted.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask at the email address given above.
Thanks for your participation!

2014 Elections

To NCTTA school club presidents, members, alumni, coaches, and supporters:

The time has come for elections for certain positions on the NCTTA Board of Directors. For those of you interested in further involvement with NCTTA, here is your opportunity to play a crucial role in the direction of the organization, as well as that of college table tennis in the US and beyond.

These are the positions that are open for election, each with a link to its detailed description:

Please remember to read the NCTTA bylaws for qualifications to run: http://www.nctta.org/doc/NCTTA_Bylaws.pdf

Each of these positions have a term of 2 years.
Candidates must submit a Statement of Intent to elections@nctta.org, beginning May 26, 2014
The deadline is June 2 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
On or around June 3, the statements will be posted and candidates will be announced.
At that time, voting will begin, and will take place until June 13. Voting will be done by presidents (or representatives) of each NCTTA member school; each school will have 1 vote for each position.
Training for newly-elected Board members will occur June 14 to June 30, and terms will begin on July 1.

Please any direct any questions to elections@nctta.org

To those who decide to run, NCTTA wishes you the best of luck.

TMS National Championships Full Results

Full results for team and singles events at the 2014 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships are now available!

Results | Ratings

2014 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships

Congratulations to all the champions at the 2014 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships!
 
Coed Team - Texas Wesleyan University
Women's Team - Princeton University
Men's Singles - Cheng Li, Mississippi College
Women's Singles - Ariel Hsing, Princeton University
Men's Doubles - Razvan Cretu & Zhedi Bai, Texas Wesleyan University
Women's Doubles - Vivien Zhou & Xixi Guo, University of Toronto
 
Many thanks to all the sponsors, the host city, the host venue, officials and volunteers who made it possible!
Further thanks to all of you who attended and made it yet another fantastic event!
Additional thanks to those of you who followed it on the video streams.
We at NCTTA hope that you enjoyed the event as well.

Championships Video Stream Schedule

The 2014 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships are happening this weekend!
This year, there will be 2 separate video streams, which will be accessible on both the Championships site and the ITTF YouTube channel
Here is the schedule of matches that will be shown:

Friday

9:00 AM: Men's Singles - Grant Li, USC vs. Matthew Mayfield, Texas Wesleyan (Table 2)

9:15 AM: Men's Singles - Grant Li, USC vs. Gabriel Reder, Princeton (Table 2)

9:30 AM: Women's Doubles - Robin Li/Marisa Chow, Princeton vs. Rongge Zhang/Jingxuan Yi, Western Ontario (Table 1)

9:30 AM: Men's Singles - Matthew Mayfield, Texas Wesleyan vs. Gabriel Reder, Princeton (Table 2)

10:00 AM: Women's Doubles - Janice Ho/Shuo Yang, NYU vs. Khoshkhoosani Seyede/Daphne Dok, Arizona (Table 1)

10:30 AM: Women's Doubles - Sylvan Guo/Ellen Hwang, California vs. TBD (Table 1)

10:30 AM: Women's Doubles - Janice Lan/Pinnaree Tea-mangkornpan, Stanford vs. Vivien Zhou/Xixi Guo, Toronto (Table 2)

11:00 AM: Men's Doubles - Jiangwei Chen/Naifan Zhuang, Florida vs. Mark Hu/Saajan Patel, NYU (Table 1)

11:00 AM: Men's Doubles - Patrick Wu/Da Tang, NYU vs. Dat Vu/Kristopher Sabas, Minnesota (Table 2)

11:30 AM: Men's Doubles - Benjamin Kubesh/Peng Peng, Minnesota vs. Kevin Ma/Gabriel Reder, Princeton (Table 1)

12:00 PM: Men's Doubles - Dian Li/Arpit Bhopalkar, Tulane vs. Gabriel Skolnick/Micaiah Skolnick, Lindenwood (Table 1)

12:00 PM: Men's Doubles - Junyu Xiao/Zesheng Huang, Mississippi College vs. Alireza Tabatabaei Naeini/Mitch Billinkoff, Toronto (Table 2)

12:30 PM: Men's Doubles - Roberto Torres/Matthew Mayfield, Texas Wesleyan vs. Felipe Morita/Patricio Pereyra, Lindenwood (Table 1)

12:30 PM: Men's Doubles - Michael Landers/Kenneth Lim, NYU vs. TBD (Table 2)

1:00 PM: Women's Doubles - Semifinals (Table 1)

1:00 PM: Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals (Table 2)

1:30 PM: Women's Doubles - Semifinals (Table 1)

1:30 PM: Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals (Table 2)

2:00 PM: Men's Doubles - Semifinals (Table 1)

2:15 PM: Men's Doubles - Semifinals (Table 2)

2:30 PM: Women's Doubles - Final (Table 1)

3:00 PM: Men's Doubles - Final (Table 1)

 

4:00 PM: Opening Ceremony, followed by Coed Team - Tulane vs. Governors State (Tables 1 & 2)

5:30 PM: Women's Team - Northeastern vs. Tulane (Tables 1 & 2)

6:30 PM: Coed Team - Toronto vs. Princeton (Tables 1 & 2)

7:30 PM: Women's Team - Western Ontario vs. Texas Wesleyan (Tables 1 & 2)

 

Saturday

9:00 AM: Coed Team - USC vs. Northeastern (Tables 1 & 2)

10:00 AM: Women's Team - NYU vs Texas A&M (Tables 1 & 2)

11:00 AM: Men's Singles - Round of 64 (Tables 1 & 2)

11:30 AM: Men's Singles - Round of 64 (Tables 1 & 2)

12:00 PM: Mens / Women's Singles - Round of 32 (Tables 1 & 2)

12:30 PM: Mens / Women's Singles - Round of 32 (Tables 1 & 2)

1:00 PM: Mens / Women's Singles - Round of 16 (Tables 1 & 2)

1:30 PM: Mens / Women's Singles - Round of 16 (Tables 1 & 2)

2:00 PM: Mens / Women's Singles - Quarterfinals (Tables 1 & 2)

2:30 PM: Mens / Women's Singles - Quarterfinals (Tables 1 & 2)

3:00 PM: Women's Singles - Semifinals (Table 1)

3:30 PM: Women's Singles - Semifinals (Table 1)

4:00 PM: Men's Singles - Semifinals (Table 1)

4:30 PM: Men's Singles - Semifinals (Table 1)

5:00 PM: Women's Singles - Final (Table 1)

5:30 PM: Men's Singles - Final (Table 1)

 

Sunday (Each team contest will use both Tables 1 & 2)

9:00 AM: Coed Team - Round of 16

10:00 AM: Women's Team - Quarterfinals

11:00 AM: Coed Team - Quarterfinals

12:00 PM: Women's Team - Semifinals

1:00 PM: Coed Team - Semifinals

2:00 PM: Women's Team - Final

3:00 PM: Coed Team - Final
 
Times are in Eastern US Time. The start times and scheduled matchups are subject to change.

Championship Draws

Draws for the 2014 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships can now be seen at http://nctta.org/champs/2014/results.html

NCTTA Selects Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Host 2015 Championships

CONTACT: Andy Kanengiser

EMAIL: publicrelations@nctta.org

March 6, 2014

Hundreds of North America’s best collegiate table tennis players will travel to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, host of the NCTTA’s 2015 championship games.

Leaders of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association reached the decision in early March after reviewing four bids from cities seeking to welcome three days of thrilling competition. The event will bring about 350 table tennis players, coaches, fans, officials and others as the Olympic sport is played on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

NCTTA officials studied detailed proposals that examined facilities, seating, lighting, volunteer support, food services, space for visitors, hotels, transportation, banquet facilities and much more. The championship games will be played in April 2015 at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire’s spacious McPhee Physical Education Center.

“In the end, Eau Claire, Wisconsin submitted an excellent plan. The players, coaches and other supporters of our growing collegiate sport are excited about returning to the Midwest for the championship games,’’ said NCTTA President Willy Leparulo. “We thank the three other cities for submitting bids.’’

Ben Morgan, a staff member with the Eau Claire Convention and Visitors Bureau, was pumped about bringing the tournament to his hometown.

“We were very excited to get the news. We had a good feeling about it,’’ Morgan said by phone Wednesday March 5. “This will be great for the Eau Claire area.’’

Located in the Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s 9th largest city with about 67,000 residents, is located about a four-hour drive from Milwaukee.

 The NCTTA host city is home to sports like the Eau Claire Express baseball team that plays in Carson Park. Visitors to the river city have much to see including the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire. They can  go boating at Lake Hallie and find plenty of opportunities to pedal a bike or go horseback riding in the area.

In a dairy state where fans love the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and cheer for MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin is fast becoming a favorite for table tennis people.

A few years ago, the NCTTA championships were held near Milwaukee. The NCTTA typically moves the games to different regions of the country. The 2012 championship games were played in Plano, Texas near Dallas. The 2013 championships were held in Rockford, Illinois, about 60 miles from Chicago. The 2014 NCTTA championships will be played in Monroeville, Pa. near Pittsburgh.

Home of the world famous Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota hosted the NCTTA’s 2009 championship games. Rochester is located closer to Eau Claire than is Milwaukee.

Morgan said he’s got friends in Rochester, Minnesota and plans to get some ideas from them before Eau Clare gets its turn in 2015.

Strong support from volunteers is always a big plus for any city hosting a major event. Morgan said that will be the case for Eau Clare for the collegiate table tennis tournament in 2015. He expects solid support from volunteers with the University of Wisconsin Eau Clare table tennis club.

About NCTTA

The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is a non-profit organization established exclusively for promoting the sport of table tennis at the college level. As the national governing body for college table tennis in the United States and Canada, NCTTA organizes intercollegiate competition throughout North America. www.nctta.org

About Visit Eau Claire

Visit Eau Claire exists to effectively market the Eau Claire Area as a destination for conventions, sporting events, group tour and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth and to enhance and maintain the area's overall identity and image.  http://www.visiteauclaire.com/

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