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It's a new year for college table tennis! Check out the year's first newsletter to read about NCTTA in the Chicago Tribune, the mid-season Top 25, plus how you can win some serious dough for your club.
YouTube Video ContestAnnouncing ... the first-ever NCTTA YouTube Video Contest! In need of some extra funding for your club? Wondering what you could do during a regional meeting while your team isn't playing? NCTTA has the answer. Time to dust off the cameras and show off your directing skills. This semester, NCTTA launches the first official YouTube Video Contest. The winning school/club will receive a $400 gift certificate. More prizes to be announced, depending on participation. So, how does this work?
Time to get creative ...
- Capture quality video footage at your upcoming NCTTA regional tournament.
- Edit your raw video footage to come up with a 1 to 5 minute video.
- Post your video on YouTube for the world to see, and enter the contest by notifying treasurer@..., by Sunday, March 22.
Once all the entries are in, an NCTTA-appointed panel will review each video. The school with the best entry will be announced at the 2009 NCTTA National Championships, featured on the NCTTA website (and in this newsletter), and will be awarded the $400 gift certificate. Judges will take into account the overall quality of your movie, as well as its promotional value for NCTTA, participating schools, and NCTTA sponsors. Email Francois Charvet with any questions you have.
NCTTA Featured in Chicago TribuneHere's an excerpt from the article published December 26:
College table tennis and Wisconsin get some serious press
Table tennis looking for bigger collegiate role
By Colin Fly
December 26, 2008
MADISON, Wis. -
It's the "P" word that Willy Leparulo dreads.
"It's like putting nails on a chalk board," Leparulo said. "It's defeating some of the stereotype with just the general sport. Hopefully, by calling it table tennis you get a little bit more respect."
The 33-year-old Leparulo was a recreational player at Florida State University 14 years ago and admits that he ran into academic trouble because he played too much.
Now, he's an academic adviser at the school and has been president of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association since 2004. The NCTTA's roots began in 1992 with the League of Northeast Intercollegiate Table Tennis before its formal name-change in 1999.
Spring Eligibility Forms RequiredYou know how it goes: a new semester, a new eligibility form. The Spring 2009 Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility Form is now available on the NCTTA website. Fill it out with the names of the players on your team and take it to your school's Registrar Office for verification.
Attention all club leaders, coaches, and team managers!
The Spring eligibility form must be submitted to your division director at your first Spring tournament or mailed to NCTTA directly by February 23, whichever comes first. That means if your first division tournament isn't until February 25, you'll need to mail in your form before the 23rd (instead of giving it to your division director). There's no separate Championships eligibility form, the Spring eligibility form is used for the Championships as well should your team qualify.
Your team can not participate at division tournaments if your form is not in.
Sponsor CornerKillerspin is the exclusive NCTTA League and Championship Equipment sponsor through 2011. Member schools just need to fill out the Killerspin Premium Membership Program Application to receive phenomenal discounts. Browse all your favorite Killerspin equipment in the online Killerspin store.
Support our League sponsor, Killerspin!
Also, special thanks to NEWGY Industries, for its continued and valued sponsorship. Newgy will be sponsoring our 2009 Championships this year in Rochester, Minnesota. Newgy offers a great way to fundraise for your club and help out our sponsor as well by signing up and participating in their Newgy Robo Pong Affiliate Program.
Killerspin's College Team Challenge
At the Arnold Classic Sports Festival -- Columbus, OH -- March 8, 2009
For the sixth consecutive year, Killerspin will be awarding a new table to the college team that wins the Arnold College Team Table Tennis Challenge in Columbus, OH on March 8, 2009. Ohio State has taken top honors the previous two years; who will step up to challenge the Buckeyes this year? The Challenge is part of the Arnold Classic Sports Festival, which is the largest annual sports festival, with more than 17,000 athletes and 180,000 spectators.
What: Arnold/Killerspin College Team Table Tennis Challenge
When: March 8, 2009
Where: Columbus, Ohio (Columbus Convention Center)
Registration: Online at www.killerspin.com, deadline is February 25, 2009.
Format: Each college team has up to five members with three playing in each round (A, B, & C and X, Y, & Z) Each member plays two matches per round for a team total of four singles matches and one doubles match per round. All matches are played in this format: A vs. X; B vs. Y; AC vs. XZ; B vs. Z; C vs. Y. Three match victories wins the round.
Prizes: The winning team receives a Killerspin table for their College as well as medals. Second place receives Killerspin equipment and medals.
Eligibility: Team members must be students (full or part-time, undergraduate or graduate) at the college. Sign up in advance. Colleges must be members of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA).
If you want to volunteer for this event please email Ed Hogshead. You can earn discounted entry for the tournament by volunteering.
Newgy Offering Fundraising Opportunities
Another way to earn funds for your club
Newgy is a NCTTA Championship sponsor and is offering a great (and easy) new way to fundraise. It's called the Newgy Affiliate Program and basically how it works is it turns your club's website into your very own Newgy Robo-Pong Online Shop. Then you earn commisions for every robot sold through your site. You'd almost have to be crazy not to sign up. Check out all the details here.
Reminder: ACUI Regional Competitions
Spring 2009 regional singles/doubles qualifiers for the 2009 National Championships
The ACUI Table Tennis Regional Tournaments are fast approaching. If you want a chance to qualify for the College Table Tennis Nationals in either singles or doubles events check out the ACUI Regional Competition Schedule. Not sure which region you're school is in? Check out this handy ACUI Region Map then register for the tournament in your region.
Top finishers at the regional events will qualify to compete in the 2009 College Table Tennis Championships in Rochester, Minnesota again this year, April 3rd to 5th. Plan ahead!
2009 Championships WebsiteThe official website for the 2009 College Table Tennis National Championships is now available. Championships weekend 2009 is scheduled for April 3-5 in Rochester, Minnesota. Each year the Championships keep getting better and better, which means this year's event figures to be the best yet. And if your team qualifies, you'll definitely want to be there, so if you think you've got a shot, start fundrasing NOW. It's never too soon to start raising money for your club.
Check out the site for all the details on the 2009 event
Mid-Season Top 25 RankingsCo-Ed Team Ranking
Check out who's up and who's down in the latest rankings of coed and women's teams
- Texas Wesleyan
- Puerto Rico
- Texas A&M
- Virginia Tech
- UC San Diego
- Georgia Tech
- UC Berkeley
- Texas Wesleyan
- UC Berkeley
- Mississippi College
- UC San Diego
- Georgia Tech
- Stony Brook
- Virginia Tech
- Georgia State
- Kansas State
- Johns Hopkins
- Cal State East Bay
- Ohio State
- Ithaca College
NCTTA Newsletter - December 2008
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