2016 LA Open Contact

2016 LA Open TT Tournament Committee contact information
Name Title Phone Email
Yungtai Hsu Founder/Treasurer
Honorary Chairman
Roger Mo Honorary Chairman
Frank Yeh Chairman
George Chou Vice Chairman/
Publicity/Publication
Peter Sun Operations Director
Craig Krum Tournament Event Director 909-227-0822 craig_krum@msn.com
Gao Jun Player Relations Director
Grace Lin Player Relations/
Event Accounting Director
Sherry Shi Marketing & Sales Manager sponsorlaopen@gmail.com
Katherine She Administrative Secretary
Raymond Choy Site Management Director
Paul Hsu Traffic Control Director
Candy Chen Administrative Secretary
Dr. Chuching Wang Public Relations
James Jiang Photographer
Paul Kao Photographer
Paul Chen Site Management Director
Kai Lee Website/IT Director

Mailing address:
10725 E. Rush St.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Tel. 626-350-8839 Fax. 626-350-8886

Vladimir Samsonov

Vladimir SamsonovVladimir Samsonov (Belarusian: Уладзімір Самсонаў, Łacinka: Uładzimir Samsonaŭ) (born April 17, 1976 in Minsk) is a Belarusian professional table tennis player, ranked 9th in the world as of May 2016.[2][4] He is known in China as the “Tai Chi Master” because of his superb all-around (both offensive and defensive) style.
He is known as Mr.ECL (European Champions League) for participating in the tournament for at least 15 years straight and because he currently holds nine (9) ECL winner titles – three with Borussia, five with Charleroi, and two with Fakel Orenburg. He began his European club career when he joined Borussia Düsseldorf in 1994, then seven years later moved to Royal Charleroi in Belgium. In 2008 he moved to Spain to play for Cajagranada, but the things didn’t go the way he planned and two years later he decided to join Russian superleague club Fakel Orenburg.
He is famous for being a top-10 player longer than anyone else in official ranking history save for the legend of table tennis Jan-Ove Waldner. He first joined the top-10 in 1996, then climbed to the top position in 1998. He stayed in the top-10 for 15 years until November 2011. He is ranked #9 as of May 2016.[5] He also currently holds the distinction of being the player with most ITTF ProTour gold medals – 26 ProTour titles.
In June 2015, he competed in the inaugural European Games, for Belarus in table tennis, more specifically, Men’s singles. He earned a silver medal.

Welcome Message

On behalf of the 2016 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee, It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this spectacular event in Los Angeles, the City of Angels.

Six years ago, we embarked on this tournament as a new event; it was the first table tennis event of such magnitude in the U.S. The huge successes we experienced in the last few years have prompted us to make this tournament an annual event.

We also are fortunate to have a very dedicated board of directors, both past and present, committee chairs and many wonderful volunteers.

Currently our LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee is working to find a solution to cultivation and training of young players. We are making headway. I will keep you posted on our progress as we may need more of your valuable input.

Thank you all for your support of table tennis in California. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your suggestions for an even better table tennis experience.

Please join us to make 2016 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament the Best Ever!

Frank Yeh
Chairman
2016 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee

2016 LA Open Committee

2016 LA Open TT Tournament Committee contact information
Name Title Phone Email
Yungtai Hsu Founder/Treasurer
Honorary Chairman
Roger Mo –  Honorary Chairman
Frank Yeh – Chairman
George Chou – Vice Chairman/Publicity/Publication
Peter Sun Operations Director
Craig Krum – Tournament Event Director 909-227-0822 craig_krum@msn.com
Gao Jun – Player Relations Director
Grace Lin – Player Relations & Event Accounting Director
Sherry Shi – Marketing & Sales Manager  sponsorlaopen@gmail.com
Katherine She – Administrative Secretary
Raymond Choy – Site Management Director
Paul Hsu – Traffic Control Director
Candy Chen – Administrative Secretary
Dr. Chuching Wang – Public Relations
James Jiang – Photographer
Paul Kao – Photographer
Paul Chen – Site Management Director
Kai Lee – Website/IT Director

Tournament Information

2016 Butterfly LA Open Table Tennis Tournament

A USATT Sanctioned 4-Star Event
Powered by Butterfly

Tournament Information

Dates:
September 3rd – 4th 2016

Venue:
Los Angeles Badminton Club 10410 Valley Blvd, El Monte, CA 91731

Tournament Referee:
Dr. Azmy Ibrahim, International Referee and International Unpire

Tournament Committee:
Frank Yeh, George Chou, Sherry Shi, Craig Krum, Grace Lin, Gao Jun, Roger Mo, Yungtai Hsu, Peter Sun, Katherine She, Paul Hsu, Raymond Choy, Candy Chen, Dr. Cheching Wang, Kai Lee, and Paul Chen, James Jiang, and Paul Kao.

Sponsored By:
LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Organization Committee
Grace Lin Table Tennis Club and the Gao Jun Table Tennis Club

Official Tournament Equipment:
Butterfly Tables, Nets, Barriers, and 3 star 40+ balls sponsored by Butterfly. The floor will be a cushioned vinyl mat.

Rules:
Players must be members of the USATT or other ITTF affiliated associations. The Laws of Table Tennis as published by the ITTF, and all USATT regulations apply. The USATT dress code will be observed. All matches will be best of 5 games to 11, except Open Singles quarter through to the final, and Womens Singles Final, which will be best of 7 games.

Policies:
Players may not enter two events with identical start times. The tournament committee reserves the right to restrict the number of players in any event. Players are restricted to a maximum of four events. Events with insufficient entries may be canceled, and fees refunded.
Unrated players will not be allowed to advance out of groups in rating events. They will however, advance from Open events, and age group events.

Age Groups:
Players in Junior Events must be the correct age for their event as of 9/4/2016
Players in Senior Events must be the correct age for their event as of 12/31/2016

Entry Deadline:
Mail in entries must be postmarked by Friday, August 19, 2016. Online entry deadline is August 26, 2016.

Registration:
Players must register with tournament officials at least 30 minutes before their first match, and be ready to play each match 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time.

Withdrawal:
Any player who wishes to withdraw from the event must do so by August 19th, to receive a refund. There will be no refunds after this date.

Ratings:
You rating on July 15th will be used for event qualifying. Seedings will be based on the most current rating available

Tournament Information:
Craig Krum Phone: 1-(909) 227-0822

Email: support@laopentt.com

Event Chart

Event Name Date Time Fee 1st 2nd 3rd/4th 5th-8th 9th-16th
Open Singles RR Sat 05:00:00 PM $120.00 $10,000 $5,000 $2000/$1,000 $600 $200
Womens Singles Sun 10:30:00 AM $60.00 $2,000 $1,000 $350  $100
Open Doubles * Sat 10:30:00 AM $35.00 $1,000 $500 $200 $100
Under 2500 RR Sat 01:30:00 PM $40.00 $500 $250 $125
Click HERE to download an entry form