Top Players

Rochester has seen many top ranked players here, beginning with World Champion Richard Bergmann, who gave exhibitions in the late 1930’s. In 1955 we hosted the National Championships at Kodak Park, and we have also hosted the Eastern Open in 1940, 1967 and 1986. In local tournaments, we were graced with the presence of former World Team Champion and USTTA president Sol Schiff, Canadian team members Derek Wall and Gideon Joe Ng. Five time U.S. champion Dan Seemiller and his brother Rick, a four time World Team member, gave a clinic here. Two time collegiate champion Jim Dixon (a Rochester favorite from Buffalo) played here many times. A slew of top 20 players have played in our tournaments and Kodak workers were once treated to an exhibition by Dal Joon Lee, former World #13 and 6 time (consecutive!) U.S. champion (with Ray Mack).