Old Fashioned Hard Bat Ping Pong Tournament

and Scholastic Modern Table Tennis Tournament

Two Tournaments Operating at the same time:

  1. The Scholastic Tournament is played with modern table tennis paddles and games played to 11 (best 3 out of 5 games).
    This is open to all kids, grades 1 through 12, and all levels of experience.
  2. An Old Fashioned Hard Bat tournament requires people to use the old "hard bats". Those are the paddles that have
    pimpled rubber with no sponge on the inside. Games are played to 21 (best 2 out of 3 games).
These tournaments are focused on FUN.

All levels of players are invited. That means everyone from kids to the old-timers who remember playing with hard bats 40 years ago.


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Starting Time: Doors open at 10:30am and tournament play begins at 11:00pm.

Hard bat tournament played according to traditional hard bat rules..
Scholastic tournament for grades 1 to 12, played according to modern rules.

Event Fee:
  • Open Play at the club: $3.00 (just come and play for fun)
  • Tournament - Hard Bat Section: $10.00
  • Tournament - Scholastic Section: $5.00
Sponsor: Willamette Table Tennis Club and Paddle Palace

Prizes: Winners in the Hard Bat tournament receive cash: 1st place 50% / 2nd place 25%
Winners in the Scholastic tournament receive a prize.

Format: Both tournaments are round robins. Scholastic matches are 11-points best of 5 games and the hard bat matches are 21-point best of 3 games. The % for prize money refers to the percentage that is collected in entry fees.

Registration: Advanced Entry Not Required.

Tournament Director:
Scott Lipscomb (503) 930-0826 sjlcel1@msn.com
Ben Bednarz (503) 851-2941 ben@bcwebhost.net