The 23rd annual Decatur Open table tennis tournament is set for Saturday, August 16th at Calhoun Community College. Seventy -four players from across the Southeast will be competing for $1,000 and 21 trophies. The USATT- sanctioned event is divided into different skill levels.
Hosted by Calhoun Community College Athletics and the North Alabama
Table Tennis Club (nattc.com) this year, the tournament has seen three
U.S. Olympians as well as national champions from Malaysia, Togo, West
Africa and Indonesia win the tournament.
This year's defending
champion is Cheng Li, of Mississippi College. Li won the national
college men's singles crown in the spring. He will try to be the first
player to win back-to-back titles at the Decatur Open.
tournament begins at 9 a.m. in the Carlton Kelley Gymnasium. It is
expected to conclude about 7 p.m. Spectator admission is free of charge.
Sponsors for the event are Pepsi Cola, Domino's Pizza, Burningtree
Country Club, Memphis-Music, BumperNets, Jimmy Smith Jewelers, Robbins
Table Tennis, Newgy Robo-Pong and Microtel Inn and Suites.
For an entry form and more information, visit nattc.com, click on future events.
For more information, contact tournament co-director and referee Michael Wetzel at 256-606-4818.