Monday, December 10, 2012

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

2011 Club Christmas Luncheon

For 2011, we moved our annual Christmas Luncheon to Blue Springs at the Legend of Asia restaurant. They have a great buffet, fresh sushi, and cooked to order dishes so there were plenty of choices for the meal. We had exclusive use of their meeting room for the meal, our short business meeting and some fun bingo.

Our outgoing President, Laurie Wolfgang, presided over the business meeting. We reviewed the past year's events which included the purchase of a Table Tennis Robot for the club and a report on the club's finances. Bill Williams was elected to be our President for 2012.

Here are a few photos of the folks who attended the luncheon.

Everyone had a great time and got plenty to eat. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Who Reads This Blog?

You might think that our little clubs are pretty anonymous, but they aren't. People know about us all over the world. In the short time that we have had this blog, nearly 2,000 people have checked it out from almost every continent.
The map below only shows the location of the last 500 visitors. Some of the earlier visitors have dropped off the map because we haven't paid to track more than 500. So, what you see is just the most recent snapshot, not the whole story.

In addition to the blog, we are also listed as a USATT affiliated club on their web site. People from all over the world also visit that web site as they try to locate places to play or learn about the game. I get at least one phone call a week from people looking for a place to play in the KC area. Most of our newest members found us on either the USATT web site or the blog.
I just thought you would be interested to know that you play at an internationally known table tennis club.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Annual Club Christmas Luncheon - December 8, 2010

We held our annual Christmas Luncheon at Ryan's Steakhouse on December 8, 2010. Thanks to Linda Bell, we have photos to share this year.
The turnout was excellent and we all had a great time telling table tennis stories and sharing the joys of the Holiday Season. It was particularly nice to see all our friends who do not play much anymore but still made it to the party.
Laurie Wolfgang was elected as Preisdent for 2011 so we are in good hands for another year.
Our club is strong and still growing so life is good.

We said goodbye to our friend Brian Rollett at the party. Brian has taken a job in the mountains of Colorado so we will miss seeing his big loops and smiling face (unless he come back to visit from time to time).

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 23, 2010 Tournament Results & Photos

We had a good turnout for our Fall tournament again this year. In addition to the 38 participants, we had a distinguished guest.........none other than Table Tennis legend, Bill Guilfoil.
A group photo of the participants is below. You can click on the photos to enlarge them. Click on the "Back Arrow" at the top of the screen to return to the blog. While enlarged, you can download (right click Save As) any that you want save for yourself.

Getting ready to play.

Pierce Logan and Bob Gay square off.

Jason Shoemaker and Brad Zerkel.

Jim Marcordes and Sarang Mairal.

Jeremy Ohmstede and Ed Hoffman.

Parviz Mojaverian and Travis Hirt.

Jim Marcordes and Kevin Carr.

Eric Hughlett and Terry Brecheisen playing. Zheng Zeng, Richard Richard, and John Kolarik seated.

Jeff Kingman and Louie Loyd.

Aneesh Sreekumar and Bob Cockerham.

Jeff Burnett and Brian Rollet.

Jeff Johnston and Jeremy Ohmstede discuss the fine points of the hard bat.

Sarang and Mark Fay.

Sudhakar Namasivayam and Matt Ziegler, both from Omaha.

Micah Scmidt and Travis Helgeson.

Jeff Johnston and Neil Brown.
The Championship Final match between Jeff and Parviz.

The top three in the Consolation Bracket. 1st - John Kolarik (black shirt), 2nd - Zheng Zeng, 3rd - Sudhaker Namasivayan (green shirt) with club President, Louie Loyd (left side).

The Championship Bracket winners are 3rd - Richard Richard, 2nd - Jeff Johnston, 1st - Parviz Mojaverian.


Doubles - 3rd Place - Jeff Kingman and Pierce Logan.

Doubles - 2nd Place - Parviz M. and Sarang Mairal.

Chunyen Liu and his son Samuel stopped by to play doubles and left with the Gold Medals.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the players who made the tournament a success. Everyone played lots of TT and had a good time.