• 16 Players Last Wednesday on the Equal Challenge Tournament

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by in Club News
    Newport Beach Ping Pong Equal Challenge Finalists

    Kuei Chen and Tony Kovacs

    A table tennis night for every player without thinking in the level of your opponent, in the Equal Challenge Tournament you have a great chance also to compete in quarterfinals, semifinals and become the next Equal Challenge Champion. You need to bring the desire to give your best effort in every match.

    Keep in mind that with our custom point system, beginner players have a better chance of winning the more they engage in table tennis. If this is your first time, then we urge you to cast aside the score and forget about the level of the other players. Your chance to shine is on its way!

    The key will be more times you participate, more chances you have.

    Matches of the night

    This time we got more exciting matches in each group, every player give his best, congratulations for all of them!

    • Doug Jackson against Tony Kovacs
    • Tim Stephens against Franco De Flaviis
    • Ehsan Foroudi against Daniel Sub

    What happen last wednesday in the Equal Challenge Tournament?

    2 groups of 5 players and 1 group of 6 players, the winner of each group advance to the final round. Last Wednesday we play total of 61 matches in 1 night. Awesome right?

    The final round was between Danny Moreno, Kuei Chen and Tony Kovacs.

    • Danny Moreno defeated Tony Kovacs 3-2
    • Tony Kovacs defeated Kuei Chen 3-1
    • Kuei Chen defeated Danny Moreno 3-0

    In this case we got a three-way tie, but how we determine who is the winner?

    According with the ITTF Rules (International Table Tennis Federation) the following procedure you apply when is a three-way tie

    3.07.05.01 In a group, or “round robin”, competition, all members of the group shall compete against each other and shall gain 2 match points for a win, 1 for a loss in a played match and 0 for a loss in an unplayed or unfinished match; the ranking order shall be determined primarily by the number of match points gained. If a player is defaulted after the completion of a match for any reason, he or she shall be deemed to have lost the match, which shall subsequently be recorded as a loss in an unplayed match.

    3.07.05.02 If two or more members of the group have gained the same number of match points their relative positions shall be determined only by the results of the matches between them, by considering successively the numbers of match points, the ratios of wins to losses first in individual matches (for a team event), games and points, as far as is necessary to resolve the order.

    3.07.05.03 If at any step in the calculations the positions of one or more members of the group have been determined while the others are still equal, the results of matches in which those members took part shall be excluded from any further calculations needed to resolve the equalities in accordance with the procedure of 3.7.5.1 and 3.7.5.2.

    Applying this rules the Equal Challenge Champion of this week was Kuei Chen

    Congratulations Kuei! Now you are eligible for our Equal Challenge Progressive Jackpot! Wondering how much is it? Like Us on Facebook and find out.

    See you this Wednesday at 7:00 PM for more table tennis!