Rating Results and Short Report
The GVTTC Giant Round Robin held at the Rochester Sports Garden in Rochester, NY was well attended by a group of table tennis athletes from NY, PA and OH. The 1st prize in the highest rated group went to Vitraag Mehta, a highly ranked junior from India now a student at the University of Rochester. Vitraag won a tightly contested group over Yong Ren who took 2nd, Harsh Khandelwal was 3rd and young Alex Averin took 4th but pushed Vitraag to the limit in a 5 game thriller and participated in another close 5 gamer with Khandelwal. Notable performances in other groups were by Peter Yu, Dustin Zemaitis, Greg Gennuso, Wynn Chilson and Kalina Kron who were undefeated in group matches to top their groups. Erik Ferguson and Ishaq Kothari topped their more tightly contested groups by prevailing in tiebreakers over Qi Fan and Bimal Khadka respectively. All in all this was a highly enjoyable tournament for the participants as well as the organizers.
See below for round robin scoring sheets with placements.
Video from Group 1 Match: Vitraag Mehta vs. Yong Ren
Thanks to all participants: those who drove in, club members who participated and those who came to cheer their friends and family on. It was great fun participating in and organizing this tournament and meeting all you nice people!