Oregon State Games Tournament

July 12-13, 2008

The State Games of Oregon is a series of competitions for different sports, including table tennis. The table tennis tournament is traditionally held in Portland each year. This year, Salem had the honor of hosting this popular tournament.

To learn more about the State Games organization go to their website at www.stategamesoforegon.org. Questions about the table tennis tournament are best directed to the director, Tim Titrud at sixleaves@aol.com

Salem had several local medal winners. Doug Clark, who is also an office of the Willamette Table Tennis Club, placed 2nd in the Age 65+ category. Nancy Reynolds finished second in the Women's Open division. Stanley Zhang won the Under 1400 division. Chris Van Hees (a.k.a. Chris Solomon) won the Open division, the Age 20-49 Division, and the Wild Card Doubles (with Darrel Lund). Matthew Barns placed 2nd in the Age 50-64 Division and 3rd in the Under 1700 Division. Ben Bednarz placed 3rd in the Age 50-64 Division and 3rd in the Wild Card Doubles (with Lee Werthamer). Congratulations everyone!

Here are the overall results:

Under 400

1st JD Pineda
2nd Michael Groom
3rd Terry Farley

Under 700

1st John Gardiner
2nd Ethan Liu
3rd JD Pineda

Under 1000

1st Wade Coatney
2nd Darrel Lund
3rd John Gardiner

U 1400

1st Stanley Zhang
2nd Valerie Chia
3rd Lee Werthamer

Under 1700

1st Dave Edwards
2nd Jim Herman
3rd Matthew Barnes

Under 2000

1st Kern Shim
2nd Kal Man
3rd Weida Qian

Open

1st Chris Van Hees
2nd Weida Qian
3rd Long Shiue

Women's Singles

1st Valerie Chia
2nd Nancy Reynolds

Boys 10 and under


1st Ethan Liu

Boys 14-19

1st Jesse Peng
2nd Michael Groom

20-49

1st Chris Van Hees
2nd David Edwards
3rd Tim Titrud

50-64

1st Peter Wong
2nd Matthew Barnes
3rd Ben Bednarz

65+

1st Harry Ehrmantraut
2nd Doug Clark

Wild Card Doubles

1st Chris Van Hees and Darrel Lund
2nd Dave Edwards and Hong Jo Ahn
3rd Ben Bednarz and Lee Werthamer

Here are some pictures submitted by the tournament director, Tim Titrud.


Harry Ehrmantraut Over Age 65

1st JD Pineda 2nd Michael Groom 3rd Terry Farley Under 400

1st Peter Wong 2nd Matthew Barnes 3rd Ben Bednarz Age 50-64

1st Valerie Chia 2nd Nancy Reynolds Womens 1st Jess Peng 2nd Michael Groom Boys Age 14-19 1st Ethan Liu Boys Under 10

Chris Van Hees 1st Dave Edwards 2nd Tim Titrud 3rd Age 20-49