Update - 2016/05/01
1) Beginner/Intermediate start time has moved to 4:00 PM
2) We will be playing on the street (the Health & Wellness Tent will be on Grand Avenue on the street) - this is good news - better than on grass.
2016 CelebrAsian Table Tennis Tournament, May 27 & May 28
Friday, May 27th Tournaments:
· Beginner/Intermediate (limited to 16 players - this is one combined tournament) 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
· Women’s (limited to 8 players) – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Saturday, May 28th Tournament:
· Advanced – (limited to 16 players) – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The final match will be a feature event held on the main stage for thousands of festival attendees to watch.
Where: Western Gateway Park, 1201 Locust, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Downtown Des Moines, IA) (We are currently planning to have the tournament matches played in the Health & Wellness Tent at the CelebrAsian event). As the ping pong tables will be outside under a tent on grass, please wear appropriate shoes to avoid slipping. This is where the main CelebrAsian event is being held - lots of entertainment, food and activities. If you are curious about what this Asian festival is all about, click on the following link: http://www.iowaasianalliance.
Tournament Fees: $10 Entry fee. Nice Trophies for top 3 places in each event. Women may sign up for two events ($10 each tournament). Men may only sign up for one tournament Beginner/Intermediate or Advanced. All entrants must complete and sign a waiver form.
Deadline to Sign-up: May 26.
Please note that this entire tournament will be held at the CelebrAsian event being held downtown, Des Moines at Western Gateway Park. If the weather is really nice and little to no wind, we could play outside, but most likely we will be playing the tournaments in the Health and Wellness tent which will provide protection against the elements (rain and wind). Although downtown will be very busy these two days, Free parking is available - for those who sign-up, I'll send more details about this later.
As we will be limited to approximately 4 tables, the number of players is limited. In addition, two of the tournaments will be held on Friday, May 27 - (Beginner/Intermediate are one together - one tournament) & Women's. On Saturday, only the Advanced tournament will be held with the finals match being played on the main stage (weather permitting) in front of a potentially thousands of spectators. There will be open play, before and after the tournaments for the public.
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Nabity at [email protected]. Please share this email with other players who may be interested.
CelebrAsian Table Tennis Director