2017 Knoxville Joseph Newgarden Summer Gold Dollar Upset Open Tournament Annoucement

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Knoxville Table Tennis Club will be hosting our annual tournament – the Knoxville Joseph Newgarden Summer Gold Dollar Upset Open Tournament on August 5th, 2017.  The tournament will be using a giant round robin format like the one in April last year.  The tournament will be played at our home club, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA at 124 S. Cruze Street, Knoxville, TN 37915.

The tournament will have two stages, the first stage will be a giant round robin.  36 players will be broken into two divisions.  The top 18 rated players will be in the Upper division and the lower 18 rated players will be in the Lower division.  For each division, there will be two groups of 9 players.  So each player will play 8 matches within the group.

The top two finishes of each group will advance to the division’s semi-finals and final.  The looser of the Semi-Finals will play for a 3rd place match.  Please note that unrated player will not be allowed to advance to the single elimination stage if the estimated rating is grossly incorrect, i.e. if the highest rated player beaten by the unrated player has a larger rating difference of 200 points.  The next qualified player will take the spot instead.

For those who are familiar with our Gold Dollar Upset format, the winner of every upset match played between two USATT rated players will receive Upset Gold Dollar.  The rules for winning the upset Gold Dollar are:

  1. Gold Dollars will be paid to winners of all upsets, regardless of player’s rating.
  2. Winners of each and every upset will receive gold dollars using the following payout schedule:
    1. Rating difference: 100 or less, Gold Dollar reward: $5.00
    2. Rating difference: 101 to 150, Gold Dollar reward: $10.00
    3. Rating difference: 151 or larger, Gold Dollar reward: $15.00
  3. The gold dollars will be paid immediately upon confirmation of match sheets showing upsets on a first come first get paid basis until the funds run out. KTTC reserves $200 Gold Dollars for this payout.  So sharpen your game and hit the court running fast!
  4. Rating used to determine the upsets will be the USATT ratings of record as of 09:00 a.m. Friday August 04th, 2017.  Only USATT rated players prior to the date of the tournament are eligible to win gold dollars.

In addition, KTTC and the Holiday Inn West Knoxville at Cedar Bluff have arranged a block of rooms for any out of town players to enjoy a nice night of rest before the tournament.  The discounted rate of $88 a night is a great rate for a newly renovated Holiday Inn.  The hotel is 20 minutes from the playing venue.  To make your reservation, simply click here to go to the Knoxville Table Tennis Club Holiday Inn page and you can use the online code KTT or simply call the hotel at 888-465-4329 and mention the KTT group code.  Also, you will receive $10 hotel discount off the tournament entry fee if you stay at our sponsor hotel.  Just be sure to put down the hotel reservation number on your entry form.


Our tournament is now officially sold out. If you are interested to get your entry onto the stand-by list, please email KTTC at knoxvilletabletennisclub@gmail.com or call Jude Lam at 865-300-4829. Thanks.

We look forward to see you in our tournament.

KTTC also expresses our grateful thanks to our sponsors for their generous support:

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