FSG Table Tennis

FLORIDA SENIOR GAMES PRESENTED BY HUMANA

TABLE TENNIS

Location and Schedule

The Long Center
1501 N. Belcher Road
Clearwater, Florida 33765

SCHEDULE

Monday, December 3 – ALL EVENTS AGES 50- 69
8:00 a.m.               Men’s & Women’s Singles 50 – 69 Check in
9:00 a.m.               Man’s & Women’s Singles 50 – 69 Competition Begins
11:00 a.m.             Men’s & Women’s Doubles 50 – 69 Check in
12:00 p.m.             Men’s & Women’s Doubles 50 – 69 Competition Begins
1:00 p.m.               Mixed Doubles 50 – 69 Check in
2:00 p.m.               Mixed Doubles 50 – 69 Competition Begins

*NOTE – Doubles event will not start until noon to afford time for a lunch break
*NOTE – Mixed Doubles event may start early as players and table’s availability permit

Tuesday, December 4 – ALL EVENTS AGES 70 AND ABOVE
8:00 a.m.               Men’s & Women’s Singles 70 – 100 Check in
9:00 a.m.               Men’s & Women’s Singles 70 – 100 Competition Begins
11:00 a.m.             Men’s & Women’s Doubles 70 -100 Check in
12:00 p.m.             Men’s & Women’s Doubles 70 – 100 Competition Begins
1:00 p.m.               Mixed Doubles 70 – 100 Check in
2:00 p.m.               Mixed Doubles 70 – 100 Competition Begins

*NOTE – Doubles event will not start until noon to afford time for a lunch break
*NOTE – Mixed Doubles event may start early as players and table’s availability permit

Events

  • Singles – PP048
  • Doubles – PP049
  • Mixed Doubles – PP050

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules

Top 5 in each age group at Local Games Qualifying site.  Participants qualifying for one Table Tennis event are eligible for all Table Tennis events. (Note: qualifying is only applicable to State Championships – Florida resident divisions).

Entry Requirements

  1. Table Tennis entry fee is $25 for the first event and $10 for each additional event for Florida residents. Entry fee is $30 for the first event and $10 for each additional event for non-residents.  Entry fee includes an event t-shirt (athletes competing in multiple sports will only receive one t-shirt).  T-shirts will be available on-site at designated competition check-in times.  A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in.  This survey can be found online at flasports.com, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in.
  2. All mailed entries must be received by November 16, 2018 or register online by November 18, 2018 at flasports.com. Late entries will NOT be accepted.
  3. Athletes registering after November 18, 2018 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee
  4. Entry forms, waiver of liability and entry fee should be made payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). Save a stamp and beat the deadline!  Register online at flasports.com.
  5. It is each athlete’s responsibility to confirm their registration. Registration confirmation will be available online at www.flasports.com or by calling the Florida Sports Foundation 866-354-2637
  6. Players must provide their own paddles. WHITE NITTAKU 3 STAR PREMIUM 40+ JAPANESE POLY BALLS will be provided.
  7. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event.
  8. The age division of competition for Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be determined by the younger age of the two partners.
  9. Doubles partners must be of the same gender.
  10. Entry changes are not permitted on-site. All changes of events, partners or divisions must be made prior to November 18, 2018, with Florida Sports Foundation

Format

    1. For singles competition a round robin format will be utilized. For divisions with 6 or less players, each player will play each other and winners will be determined by their playing record.  For divisions with 7 or more players, the division will be broken into pools, playing a preliminary round robin within the pool.  ONE or TWO winners from each pool will advance to a single elimination.
    2. Round Robin format will be used for doubles and mixed doubles (same procedure as singles above).
    3. Play shall consist of a five game match. The winner shall be the first player to win three games.
    4. The first player to score 11 points wins a game, unless both players have scored 10 points. In that situation, the serve changes each point and the winner is the first player to score a two-point lead.
    5. Play shall be continuous throughout the match with a two-minute break between games.
    6. Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents.  Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals.

Sports Rules

  1. The main color of a shirt, skirt or shorts, other than sleeves or collar of a shirt and trimming along side seams or near the edges, shall be clearly different from that of the ball in use (white ball will be used).
  2. The Expedite System shall not be in effect with the following exception. The Event Director may invoke the system to keep the tournament on schedule. The system may be placed in effect during a match, but must not be placed in effect in the middle of a game.
  3. All matches will be conducted in accordance with USA Table Tennis (USATT) rules, except as modified herein.
  4. Tournament Director reserves the right to change / modify format of any event

NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES QUALIFYING RULES

  1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners at the 2018 Florida Senior Games will qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games.
  2. Athletes must qualify in each table tennis event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) in which they wish to compete at the 2019 National Senior Games, except when Rule E applies.

REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online for 2018 Florida Senior Games Table Tennis

CLICK HERE to download the registration form and individual waiver to register by mail.

CONTACTS

FSF STAFF CONTACT
OJ Hill: (850) 410-5286 or  ojhill@flasports.com

STATE DIRECTOR / TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Brad Woodington: (863) 370-5163 cell or sandpaperdog@yahoo.com

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Joseph Aracri: (229) 977-5799 or josepharacri@yahoo.com

CERTIFIED REFEREE & REGIONAL UMPIRE
Raymond D. Spann: (352) 600-0864 or rayspann@gmail.com