Spring '22 Ping Pong Tournament

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Details

This will be a two-round tournament. The first phase will be round-robin. Everybody will play everybody else in their bracket. The top two winners from each bracket will move on to the knock-out round. If you lose a match in the knock-out round, you're out. The winner of this round will be declared the winner of the entire tournament and will receive a prize!

The first three weeks (Mar 28 - Apr 15) are devoted to the round-robin portion of the tournament. The next three weeks are the finals.

Week Dates Round
1 Mar 28 - Apr 1 Round Robin
2 Apr 4 - Apr 8 Round Robin
3 Apr 11 - Apr 15 Round Robin
4 Apr 18 - Apr 22 Quarter finals
5 Apr 25 - Apr 29 Semi-finals
6 May 2 - May 6 Finals

In the schedule below, we've listed the pairings for the round-robin tournament and the week for when to play your matches. You'll be organizing your own matches, so the weeks are just a suggestion.

Once you have played a match, make sure that at least one person uses the form below to submit the score.

Knockout

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  • Ishank Arora
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  • Alex Witt
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  • Nilesh Gupta
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  • Joey Zhou
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  • Soroush Nasiriany
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  • Zhenyu Jiang
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  • Ayush Kaushal
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  • Brady Zhou
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  • Yue Zhao
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  • Kulin Shah
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  • Ruoshi Dai
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  • Sagnik Majumder
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  • Zhenyu Jiang
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  • Brady Zhou
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  • Yue Zhao
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  • Kulin Shah
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  • Ruoshi Dai
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  • Sagnik Majumder
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  • Kulin Shah
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  • Ruoshi Dai
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Standings

Bracket A

Name Score
Justin Yirka 0
Ishank Arora 1
Rojin Rezvan 0
Ayush Kaushal 3
Aashaka Dhaval Shah 0

Bracket B

Name Score
Nikitha Gollamudi 0
Nilesh Gupta 2
Xingyi Zhou 0
Kulin Shah 4
Jordi Ramos 1
Christina Yuan 0

Bracket C

Name Score
Zhenyu Jiang 3
Syamantak Kumar 2
Meghana Sistla 0
Sepideh Maleki 1
Sagnik Majumder 4

Bracket D

Name Score
Alex Witt 2
Soroush Nasiriany 2
Joey Zhou 2
Braham Snyder 0
Brady Zhou 4

Bracket E

Name Score
Changan Chen 3
Aditya Sawant 2
Albert Yu 0
Yue Zhao 4
Rachit Garg 1
Ruoshi Dai 5

Submit Results

Schedule

Bracket A

Week P0 P1
March 28 - April 1 Justin Yirka Ishank Arora
March 28 - April 1 Justin Yirka Aashaka Dhaval Shah
March 28 - April 1 Rojin Rezvan Ayush Kaushal
April 4 - April 8 Justin Yirka Rojin Rezvan
April 4 - April 8 Ishank Arora Rojin Rezvan
April 4 - April 8 Ishank Arora Aashaka Dhaval Shah
April 4 - April 8 Ayush Kaushal Aashaka Dhaval Shah
April 11 - April 15 Justin Yirka Ayush Kaushal
April 11 - April 15 Ishank Arora Ayush Kaushal
April 11 - April 15 Rojin Rezvan Aashaka Dhaval Shah

Bracket B

Week P0 P1
March 28 - April 1 Nikitha Gollamudi Nilesh Gupta
March 28 - April 1 Nikitha Gollamudi Jordi Ramos
March 28 - April 1 Nikitha Gollamudi Christina Yuan
March 28 - April 1 Xingyi Zhou Kulin Shah
March 28 - April 1 Kulin Shah Christina Yuan
March 28 - April 1 Jordi Ramos Christina Yuan
April 4 - April 8 Nikitha Gollamudi Xingyi Zhou
April 4 - April 8 Nilesh Gupta Xingyi Zhou
April 4 - April 8 Nilesh Gupta Jordi Ramos
April 4 - April 8 Nilesh Gupta Christina Yuan
April 4 - April 8 Kulin Shah Jordi Ramos
April 11 - April 15 Nikitha Gollamudi Kulin Shah
April 11 - April 15 Nilesh Gupta Kulin Shah
April 11 - April 15 Xingyi Zhou Jordi Ramos
April 11 - April 15 Xingyi Zhou Christina Yuan

Bracket C

Week P0 P1
March 28 - April 1 Zhenyu Jiang Syamantak Kumar
March 28 - April 1 Zhenyu Jiang Sagnik Majumder
March 28 - April 1 Meghana Sistla Sepideh Maleki
April 4 - April 8 Zhenyu Jiang Meghana Sistla
April 4 - April 8 Syamantak Kumar Meghana Sistla
April 4 - April 8 Syamantak Kumar Sagnik Majumder
April 4 - April 8 Sepideh Maleki Sagnik Majumder
April 11 - April 15 Zhenyu Jiang Sepideh Maleki
April 11 - April 15 Syamantak Kumar Sepideh Maleki
April 11 - April 15 Meghana Sistla Sagnik Majumder

Bracket D

Week P0 P1
March 28 - April 1 Alex Witt Soroush Nasiriany
March 28 - April 1 Alex Witt Brady Zhou
March 28 - April 1 Joey Zhou Braham Snyder
April 4 - April 8 Alex Witt Joey Zhou
April 4 - April 8 Soroush Nasiriany Joey Zhou
April 4 - April 8 Soroush Nasiriany Brady Zhou
April 4 - April 8 Braham Snyder Brady Zhou
April 11 - April 15 Alex Witt Braham Snyder
April 11 - April 15 Soroush Nasiriany Braham Snyder
April 11 - April 15 Joey Zhou Brady Zhou

Bracket E

Week P0 P1
March 28 - April 1 Changan Chen Aditya Sawant
March 28 - April 1 Changan Chen Rachit Garg
March 28 - April 1 Changan Chen Ruoshi Dai
March 28 - April 1 Albert Yu Yue Zhao
March 28 - April 1 Yue Zhao Ruoshi Dai
March 28 - April 1 Rachit Garg Ruoshi Dai
April 4 - April 8 Changan Chen Albert Yu
April 4 - April 8 Aditya Sawant Albert Yu
April 4 - April 8 Aditya Sawant Rachit Garg
April 4 - April 8 Aditya Sawant Ruoshi Dai
April 4 - April 8 Yue Zhao Rachit Garg
April 11 - April 15 Changan Chen Yue Zhao
April 11 - April 15 Aditya Sawant Yue Zhao
April 11 - April 15 Albert Yu Rachit Garg
April 11 - April 15 Albert Yu Ruoshi Dai

Rules

There are based on: https://www.pongfit.org/official-rules-of-table-tennis

  1. Games are played to 11 points
    A Game is played to 11 points. A Game must be won by two points. A Match is the best of three games.
  2. Alternate serves every two points
    Each side of the table alternates serving two points at a time. EXCEPTION: After tied 10-10 (“deuce”), service alternates at every point. Can you lose on a serve in ping pong? Yes! There is no separate rule for serving on Game Point.
  3. Toss the ball straight up when serving
    How do you serve the ball in ping pong? Hold the ball in your open palm, behind your end of the table. Toss at least 6" straight up, and strike it on the way down. It must hit your side of the table and then the other side. NOTE: Once the ball leaves the server’s hand it is in play, and so counts as the receiver’s point if the ball is missed or mis-hit.
  4. The serve can land anywhere in singles
    There is no restriction on where the ball lands on your side or your opponent’s side of the table. It can bounce two or more times on your opponent’s side (if so, that’s your point), bounce over the side, or even hit the edge.
  5. A serve that touches the net on the way over is a "let"
    Can the ball hit the net in ping pong? Yes, during a RALLY, if it touches the top of the net and then otherwise lands as a legitimate hit. BUT not when serving. If a served ball hits the net on the way over and otherwise legally bounces in play, it’s a "let" serve and is done over. There is no limit on how many times this can happen.
  6. Volleys are NOT allowed
    Can you hit the ball before it bounces in ping pong? No. In regular tennis you may “volley” the ball (hitting the ball before it bounces on your side of the net). But in table tennis, this results in a point for your opponent. NOTE: When your opponent hits a ball that sails over your end of the table without touching it and then hits you or your paddle, that is still your point.
  7. If your hit bounces back over the net by itself it is your point
    If you hit the ball in a rally or on a serve and it bounces back over the net after hitting your opponent’s side of the table (due to extreme spin), without your opponent touching it, that is your point.
  8. Touching the ball with your paddle hand is allowed
    What happens if the ball hits your finger or hand during a ping pong rally? If the ball touches your PADDLE hand and otherwise results in a legal hit, there is no rule violation and play shall continue as normal. Your paddle hand includes all fingers and hand area below the wrist. But what if the ball touches a player’s body anywhere else during a ping pong rally? You may not touch the ball with your non-paddle hand for any reason. It will result in a point for your opponent. BUT if your opponent’s hit sails over your side of the table without touching it, and hits any part of you or your paddle, that is still your point.
  9. You may not touch the table with your non-paddle hand
    You may touch the ball or the table with your paddle hand (after reaching in to return a short serve, for example), or other parts of your body. NOTE: If the table moves at all from your touching it during a rally, that is your opponent’s point.
  10. An "edge" ball bouncing off the horizontal table top surface is good
    An otherwise legal serve or hit may contact the top edge of the horizontal table top surface and be counted as valid, even if it bounces sidewise. The vertical sides of the table are NOT part of the legal playing surface.
  11. Honor system applies to disagreements
    If the players disagree on a certain call, the honor system applies and the players should find a way to agree, or play the point over.