Saratoga Weekend March 2024

Two-Star USATT Sanctioned Tournament

Welcome to Saratoga Weekend March 2024. Join us at Saratoga Heart Catholic School/Church (13716 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070) on March 17, 2024 for a Sunday of ping pong and fun.

Venue Information. The tournament will be held in Geary Hall. It is the gym inside the school that is affiliated with the church. Follow the signs that point to the school. The gym should be next to the lunch tables.

Draws and Results

Draws and results will be posted here. As usual, draws are constantly changing as more players enter or withdraw from the tournament.

Event Champion Runner-Up
Open Nandan Naresh (2667) ✓ Darryl Tsao (2551) ✓
Under 0500 Lyon Jin (337) Shishir K Mahesh (349) ✓
Under 1200 Leon Xu (1100) Paul Wong (1150) ✓
Under 1400 Owen Leung (1389) ✓ Karina Xiao (1067) ✓
Under 1600 Harry Tan (1477) ✓ Suheng Tan (1556) ✓
Under 1800 William Jin (1565) Eugene Popov (1727) ✓
Under 2000 Kain Li (1671) ✓ Jing Jin (1813) ✓
Under 2200 Jiazhou Wang (2171) ✓ Shloak Hiremani (1904) ✓
Under 2400 Xianyao He (2359) ✓ Yi Ma (2187) ✓

Event Day Player Instructions

The instructions below are the same as Huntington Beach Weekend February 2023. If you played that tournament, we already have your number and no further action is required.

    Getting Started

  1. When you arrive at the venue, please check in with the tournament front desk. You will be 1) asked to read these instructions and 2) asked to input your phone number to the tournament. To save time, you can read these instructions ahead of time and input your phone number here. Note that you do not need to give us your number if you have already received a Whatsapp message from us within the past week.
  2. The venue will open at 8:00 am.
  3. Every player must have access to Whatsapp messages and have Whatsapp installed. If you are dropping your kid off, please input the phone number of a coach or trusted adult who will be present at the tournament.
  4. Unlike other tournaments, we do not pre-assign tables to a match. Instead, every match waits in one giant queue, and the first match in the queue starts immediately once a table is available. Once you are in one of the two front spots in the queue, we will send you a Whatsapp message telling you to get ready. Please use this time to use the restroom, so you will be ready to go once your match starts. Once a table is available, your will receive a message indicating that your match is starting.
  5. We will not be handing out clipboards and balls like at other tournaments. Instead, whenever you have a match, you will receive a Whatsapp message indicating your table number and opponent (note the message will come from an unknown number).
  6. Once you receive a text indicating your match has started, go to the table and start your match. You do not need to contact the tournament director unless something is wrong (e.g. your opponent won't show up). There should be a ball at each table. If there is no ball, see the tournament director. Please leave the ball at the table when your match is finished
  7. Submitting Results

  8. When you are finished with your match, click on the link on the text message. It will take you to a webpage to submit your results.
  9. Input your results and hit submit button at the bottom of the page. If all goes well, your results have been saved and you will be redirected to the draw. Again, you do not need to inform the tournament director once your match has finished.
  10. You can save results in between games by clicking the "save" button at the bottom of the page. Remember to hit "submit" once the match finishes.
  11. For security reasons, you may only submit your results once by clicking the submit button on the webpage. If you made an error and need to submit again, then contact any tournament staff and we will unlock the page for you again.
  12. Only one player needs to submit results. Please submit as soon as your match ends so we can free up the table for the next match.
  13. Waiting for Your Next Match

  14. It is important to remember that your table changes every match. Always check your text messages to see where your next match is.
  15. Once a table is available, we immediately assign it to the next match in line. You can view your position in line here. You can also reach this page by clicking on "Match Queue" on the menu at the top of the page. The match queue will show an ETA (may not be too accurate as this is our first time doing it) and whether your opponent is currently playing on another table.
  16. The match queue will also show a list of who is currently playing at what table and for how long each match has been going on. You can use it to watch your next opponent and get a rough idea of when your next match will start.
  17. Your match will only show up on the queue once the event has started.
  18. To help the tournament run more quickly, if you see that someone you know should be playing, please inform them.
  19. Questions

  20. If any problems come up, please talk to any of the tournament staff. Have fun!

Match Queue

View the match queue here.

Tournament Information


The schedule of events is as follows.

Sunday, March 17

TimeEvent 1Event 2
9:00 amU2400 RRU1600 RR
11:00 amOpen RRU1400 RR
1:00 pmU2200 RR
3:00 pmU2000 RRU1200 RR
5:00 pmU1800 RR
5:30 pmU500 RR

Entry Fees and Prizes

Open RR $45$500$250$125
U2400 RR $45$200$100
U2200 RR $44$150$75
U2000 RR $44$100$50
U1800 RR $43$90$45
U1600 RR $42$80$40
U1400 RR $41$70$35
U1200 RR $40$60$30
U500 RR $39$50$25

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Playing Format

Additional Rules

Tournament Staff: Kagan Feng, Ronald Yu. If you have questions, please text us at (661) 264-7291.

Tournament Referee: Yelena Karshtedt RR/IU.

Venue. The tournament will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Saratoga. The venue address is 13716 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070. The closest airport is San Jose Airport (SJC).

Registration. Registration will be live on Omnipong shortly.

Payment. All entries must be paid for online beforehand via Omnipong. Your spot is not secure unless you pay beforehand. It is your responsibility to pay online beforehand to secure your spot.

Event Cancellations. Events with fewer than six entries will be cancelled.

Ratings. The rating from March 2 will be used for eligibility. The most recent rating posted on Ominpong will be used for seeding.

Cellphones. This tournament will rely heavily on players having access to text messages and phone calls (and preferably the internet). All players must have a cellphone or be accompanied by a parent or coach with access to a cellphone.

By registering for this tournament on Omnipong, you authorize the tournament organizers to send you SMS text messages. Message/data rates apply.

To save yourself some time on the day of the tournament, you can pre-register your phone number here. If your name does not appear on the drop-down list and you have registered for the tournament on Omnipong, please wait for a few days for your name to appear on the list. If you played in Huntington Beach Weekend February 2023, ASLT Weekend June 2023, ASLT Weekend September 2023, or ASLT Weekend February 2024 we already have your number.

Phone Number: +1

Equipment. We will use Nittaku Premium balls on 10 Butterfly tables on wood floor.

USATT Rules. All generic USATT rules apply. Players must be USATT members to play. Final decisions are up to the discretion of the tournament director.


By signing up for this tournament, you agree to the following:

Entering the tournament, I fully understand that table tennis activities involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or my minor child incur as a result of my participation in the activity. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless to USATT, OCTTA, all Individuals, Organizations and Sponsors involved in this event. I agree to abide by the rules of the USATT and decisions of the Tournament Officials.

Signature: ______________ (Parent or Guardian must sign for Minor, under age 18) Date:____________

USATT MEMBERSHIP—Basic $25/Yr, Pro $75/Yr

1 Day Tournament Pass: $50 Adult, $20 Junior

OPTIONAL: Donation to support USATT National Team Programs


☐ I understand USATT’s Safe Sport Policy including the organization’s Coaching Policy, which requires that all persons who are engaged in coaching activities at USATT Affiliated Member Clubs and/or USATT Sanctioned Tournaments, except parents or legal guardians coaching their own children, must be fully Safe Sport Compliant, which includes completing SafeSport Training offered by the US Center for SafeSport every year and undergoing a criminal background screen every two years.

☐ I understand that, pursuant to USATT’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy, all participants at USATT Sanctioned Tournaments who are over the age of 18 and have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes must complete annual SafeSport Training offered by the US Center for SafeSport.

More information on USATT’s Safe Sport Policy is available at: tennis/athlete-safety/safe-sport.

USATT Safe Sport Protocol

Communication of Safe Sport Policy to Tournament Participants

Full Information for USATT’s Safe Sport Policy is available on the Athlete Safety Section of the USATT website:

This page includes links for:

  1. The USATT Safe Sport Policy, including the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy [“MAAPP”];
  2. The SafeSport Code for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements;
  3. The US Center for SafeSport’s Toolkit for Parents;
  4. USATT Safe Sport Compliance Protocol (Who Must Be Safe Sport Compliant and How a Person Becomes Safe Sport Compliant); and
  5. Frequently asked Questions Regarding Safe Sport Compliance.


Under USATT Safe Sport Policy, persons holding certain Positions of Authority must complete SafeSport Training offered by the US Center for Safe Sport (once per year) and undergo a criminal background screen (every two years). The list of Positions of Authority requiring Full Safe Sport Compliance is set out in USATT’s Safe Sport Policy and the Athlete Safety Section of the USATT Website:


All persons who are engaged in coaching activities at USATT Affiliated Member Clubs and/or USATT Sanctioned Tournaments, except parents or legal guardians coaching their own children, must be Fully Safe Sport Compliant, which requires completing SafeSport Training offered by the US Center for SafeSport every year and undergoing a criminal background screen every two years.


Pursuant to USATT’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy, ALL Adult Participants (participants over the age of 18) who have regular contact with or authority over minor aged athletes must complete SafeSport Training offered by the US Center for SafeSport every year (“SafeSport Trained”).


USATT is pleased to assist USATT Members in the process of becoming SafeSport Trained and/or Fully Safe Sport Compliant. Please contact USATT at for more information and guidance in this process.


There are certain circumstances where reporting a potential Safe Sport violation is mandatory. These circumstances include: (i) child abuse; (ii) sexual misconduct; (iii) emotional and physical misconduct; (iv) criminal charges and/or dispositions involving sexual misconduct or misconduct involving minors; (v) any abuse of the Safe Sport process. Child abuse must be immediately reported to local law enforcement. To learn more about the appropriate agency where you can submit a report of child abuse, log onto:


Persons can report a suspected violation of USATT’s Safe Sport Policy to:

  1. The US Center for SafeSport at (or by phone during regular business hours at: 720-531-0340);
  2. The USATT Athlete Protection Officer Mark Thompson ( (719-329-4200).

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