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Welcome to Newgy’s blog!

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong — by Jena N. on August 10, 2010 @ 9:00 am

 

Welcome to Newgy’s blog! We are excited to share some interesting articles about the table tennis world as well as valuable table tennis training tips, upcoming tournament information, tournament results and much more. We feature a great selection of blog contributors including some of the top table tennis pros and coaches, as well as recreational ping-pong players and Newgy team members. Thanks for stopping by!

Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament Results

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Samson Dubina,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , , — by Jena N. on March 26, 2015 @ 1:24 pm

 

137 table tennis players competed in 11 divisions at the Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament this past weekend, March 20 & 21, 2015 in Uniontown, Ohio. This USATT Sanctioned 3-Star event featured over $4000 in cash and prizes!

Congrats to all the winners!

Open Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Samson David Dubina, 2nd Place: Alex Legaria

Under 2600 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Samson David Dubina, 2nd Place: Youssef Chalhoub

Under 2400 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Alex Legaria, 2nd Place: Ahmed Hendawi

Under 2200 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Don R. Hamilton, 2nd Place: Chandru Krishnan

Under 2000 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Aydin Aykanat, 2nd Place: Richard W. Akers

Under 1800 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Tadao (Tom) Inui, 2nd Place: Edward A Zadrozny

Under 1600 Giant Round Robin - 1st Place: Bojan Stojmilovic, 2nd Place: Igor Botkin

Under 1400 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Carlos Morantes, 2nd Place: Kristopher Williams

Under 1200 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Logan Herman, 2nd Place: Mike Burchfield

Under 1000 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Jordan DePoy, 2nd Place: Matthew Seeds

Under 800 Giant Round Robin – 1st Place: Sarah Jalli, 2nd Place: Andrew Schneider

 

FIT Newgy Open Table Tennis Tournament

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , — by Jena N. on March 5, 2015 @ 3:18 pm

 

Don’t miss the 22nd FIT Newgy Open Table Tennis Championships, March 21-22, 2015 in New York City.

This 2-Star USATT sanctioned tournament, organized by Lily Yip Table Tennis Center, will consist of preliminary Round Robin groups of 3-4 players. The player with the best record in the group advances to a single elimination draw. All table tennis matches are 3 out of 5, 11 point games.  All players must be USATT members or members of an ITTF affiliated association to compete in this event.

Tournament location:

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Building A – 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

New York, New York 11001-5992

The entry deadline is March 17, 2015.

More information

Printable Entry Form – PDF

Online Entry Form

 

Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Samson Dubina,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , , — by Jena N. on March 3, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

 

The Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament is scheduled for March 20 & 21, 2015 in Uniontown, Ohio. This USATT Sanctioned 3-Star event features over $4000 in cash and prizes!

This tournament is set to be one of the largest Ohio events in table tennis history and will include:

  • 40 ping pong tables
  • Large playing courts
  • A player lounge
  • Scorekeepers and umpires
  • Free lunch and dinner
  • Free spectator admission
  • Discounted hotels and flights
  • Excellent playing condition – 900 Lux bright white lighting and rubberized Matiflex flooring

The format is Round Robin, groups of 8, with the Top 4 advancing from every group, including doubles.

Sign up to compete or stop by to watch some of the best table tennis action in the country from the #1 table tennis player from Lebanon, the #4 table tennis player from Egypt and the entire Lindenwood University Table Tennis Team!

Entry Form

More Information 

 

The Arnold Table Tennis Challenge

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: — by Jena N. on February 26, 2015 @ 11:39 am

 

The 12th Annual Arnold Table Tennis Challenge kicks off on Friday, March 6 and goes through Sunday, March 8 in Columbus, Ohio. The Arnold Table Tennis Challenge is part of the Arnold Sports Festival, an annual multidisciplinary sports convention that began in 1989 and is named after Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This year’s Arnold Table Tennis Challenge will include 50 ping pong tables and 35 different table tennis events for all ages and level of play, including open singles, recreational, family doubles, juniors, hardbat, USATT sanctioned and more.

While many of the Arnold Sports Festival events will take place at the main location in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, this year’s Table Tennis Challenge will be in the Voinovich Building, 717 E. 17thAve, just 1.5 miles north of the Convention Center.

$12,000 in prize money is up for grabs!

Newgy is proud to be a sponsor of this great event. Stop by our booth at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Room E170 to test your ping pong skills against the Robo-Pong!

For more information about the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge and to register to compete, visit: http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/table-tennis/

Scenario, Question, Answer – Table Tennis

Filed under: Samson Dubina,Table Tennis Tips — Tags: , , — by Jena N. on February 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am

By Samson Dubina

Pips (pimpled rubbers on table tennis rackets) Scenario:

1. Table Tennis Player A and Table Tennis Player B are both using grippy inverted on their rackets.  Player A gives good topspin and Player B blocks. Player B’s rubber grabbed the ball and it returned with topspin. The spin changed and therefore stayed topspin.
2. Player A is using grippy inverted and Player B is using long pips or anti without any friction at all.  Player A gives good topspin and Player B blocks. Player B’s rubber did not grab the ball and the same rotation continued back to Player A, which is now backspin.
3. Player A is using grippy inverted and Player B is using short, medium or long pips with a slight amount of grip. Player A gives good topspin and Player B blocks. Player B’s rubber slightly grabbed the ball, enough to kill the spin, but not enough to give his own spin back. The spin on the block is now “no spin.”

Questions from a Table Tennis Player:
-How do you know if the long pips your opponent uses is grippy or not? For example, you take a look at their ping pong paddle before you play. Can you tell that way?
-If the short, medium or long pips that an opponent uses all have the same amount of grip, what is the difference in performance for those rubbers regarding the kind of ball that you receive from it?

Answer:
Before playing table tennis against an opponent, you have the right to hold their racket and examine it.  In order to examine it, hold it with your right hand.  Hold the ball in your left hand and gently push on the pips using the ball.  If the pips wiggle, then they are long pips.  Slight wiggle = med.  No wiggle = short.  The amount of spin they produce also is factored by the sponge.  Thicker sponge gives more spin and thinner sponge gives less spin.  As the table tennis match progresses, you need to adjust and re-adjust based on how your ball reacts from your opponent’s racket.  If they all produce the same amount of spin, then your must treat them similarly. However, realize that most short pips rubbers are much faster and will produce good smashes and speed blocks.  Most long pips rubbers are very slow and are good for dead-blocks.  After looping against short pips, sometimes you need to back-up slightly to give yourself more space.  After looping against long pips, sometimes you need to move forward because the block is usually very slow and dead.

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