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Arizona Joins States to Hold a US Nationals State Qualification Tournament

By Mark Thompson | Jan. 26, 2021, 6:45 p.m. (ET)

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Arizona Joins States to Hold a US Nationals State Qualification Tournament

Phoenix Table Tennis Club Will Host Arizona SQT on March 22 and March 24

Registration is Now Open on Omnipong for the SQTs in Eight States

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – January 26, 2021) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today announced that Arizona has joined the list of states that will host a US Nationals Table Tennis Championships State Qualification Tournament (“SQT”).

 

The Arizona SQT, which will be hosted by the Phoenix Table Tennis Club at the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (1550 West Colter Street, Phoenix, AZ), will be held on two separate days. The Men’s Singles, Boys U-15, all girls and women’s events, and the 85+ Singles and the Para events (standing and wheelchair) will be held on Monday, March 22 (5 pm – 10 pm); and all other men’s and boy’s events will be held on Wednesday, March 24 (6 pm – 10 pm).

 

As with all SQTs, the specific events that will be held in Arizona will be determined by the number of registrants for each event. Registration for the Arizona SQT can be finalized through Omnipong. Questions regarding tournament operations for the Arizona SQT can be directed to the Tournament Director, Anthony Cheung (pctt_tony@cox.net).

 

Arizona becomes the tenth state to indicate an intention to host an SQT, which offer up to thirty-one different events. The list of states expected to host SQTs are as follows:

 

1. California – LOCATION and DATE: TBD

2. Florida – Broward Table Tennis Club, Inc. – March 20 – 21, 2021

3. Georgia – East Cobb Sports – February 27 – 28, 2021

4. Massachusetts – Westford Table Tennis Club – March 27 – 28, 2021

5. New Jersey – Princeton Pong – March 13 – 14, 2021

6. New York – Westchester Table Tennis Center – March 20 – 21, 2021

7. North Carolina – Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis – March 13 -14, 2021

8. Ohio – Columbus Table Tennis Club – March 6 – 28, 2021

9. Texas – San Antonio Table Tennis Club – DATE: TBD

10. Arizona – Phoenix Table Tennis Club – March 22 and March 24, 2021

 

The winners of each event at these SQTs will receive an automatic qualification to the Main Draw of that specific event at the 2021 US National Table Tennis Championships, which are scheduled to be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 4 – 9, 2021. USATT will also waive the entry fee for those winners into that specific event (only) at the National Championship in Las Vegas.

 

In order to play in the SQT, a participant must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state in which the SQT is being held. Proof of citizenship and residency is required. The prospectus, which lists the rules and qualification requirements, for the SQTs can be viewed at the Omnipong website (www.omnipong.com) and at the Tournament Schedule page on the USATT website (https://www.teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis/events).

 

USATT Member Clubs in other states, who are interested in hosting an SQT can contact Mark Thompson (Mark.Thompson@usatt.org) for more information.

 

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