ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

LA Open Table Tennis Committee is a non-profit organization inaugurated in 2011 to promote the sport of table tennis for players and fans in California and the United States. The Organizing Committee is the governing body of the tournament.

Each year, the committee is comprised of 10 to 15 volunteer members, each in charge of specific functions of the event, such as competition, operation, player relations, business promotion, media relations, publicity, site preparation, etc.

The Founder

 
Dr. Yungtai Hsu (D. Phil., St. John’s College Oxford University), Chairman of Pacific Best, Inc. He also served as Chairman of the Organizing Committee in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Hsu was appointed to the CEO’s Adversary Council of USATT in 2017.

Key Committee Members

Dr. Chuching Wang, Honorary Chairman
Roger Mo, Honorary Chairman
Frank Yeh, Honorary Chairman, Chief Operation Officer
Angela Y. Fu, Honorary Chairwoman
George Chou, Vice Chairman
Craig Krum, Tournament Director
Gao Jun, Player Relations Directors
Grace LinPlayer Relations Directors
Sherry Shi, Marketing Director
Peter Sun, General Affairs Director
Paul Hsu, Traffic Control Director
Frank Yeh, Public Relations Director    
Olivia Tsai, Director
Lung Chung Law, 2019 & 2020 Organizing Committee Chairman
James Kuo, Director
Howard Ho, Director
James Jiang, Photo

Event Highlights

Over 300 — Numbers of players competed in each of the previous three tournaments.
(1/3 of Players are Juniors)

3,000
 + — Number of audiences
22— Number of events for players of various skill levels and age groups.
1,150+ — Number of matches for the 2-day event each year.
60+ — Number of volunteers each year.
$10,000 – Prize money for the Open Singles champion
$40,000 – Total prize money

Primary Guidelines and Principles

LA Open recognizes basic values embedded in table tennis and education including fun, discipline, hard work, improvement and success; Further it promotes fitness, health, citizenship, leadership and self-esteem and encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in sports and enjoy the benefits of playing table tennis; LA Open is equally inclusive of people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds and encourages children to pursue their goals and highest dreams by succeeding in school and becoming responsible citizens.

Mission Statement:

The mission of LA Open is to Promote, Grow, Develop, and Service the Game of Table Tennis.

Core Values

In pursuit of its mission, the volunteers and staff accept responsibility for their actions in achieving the mission and for reaching the strategic goals of the organization while sustaining the highest standards of quality as below:

Diversity and Inclusion:  Include all people on a non-discriminatory basis, and make diversity and inclusion an embedded part of the LA Open.
Governance:  Provide a governance and delivery structure that fosters appropriate and effective participation.
Integrity:  Make decisions and conduct business free of conflict of interest and do it with the highest principles of ethical behavior.
Lifestyle:  Promote, grow, and develop table tennis as an enjoyable, lifetime sport that contributes to good health, character, and responsible citizenship.
Organizational Excellence:  Commit to excellence and improvement in every aspect of the organization.
Teamwork:  Work as a team of dedicated volunteers and staff to grow tennis participation.

 
LA Open is a non-profit organization (Tax ID 46-3004905), registered in State of California