“Dragon of the Table” Chinese New Year’s Individual Leagues

year of the horsePure Pong is starting another league for novice through intermediate levels (up to 1300 rated players).  Players will be placed on a table each league night that is appropriate to their level (generally, beginners play beginners, intermediates play intermediates). Each player plays 3-5 singles matches per night in a round robin format. If you are “Dragon of the Table” for the night (player with the best results), you advance up to the next table the following week. If you are “Lizard of the Table” and you finish at the bottom, you go down a table level the next week.  Players will play a lot of matches with many different players in this format. wild cards or walk-ins (players not officially signed up in the league) may also play in the league on any given night. Walk-in players will pay $10 to play for the evening. These Wild Cards or walk-ins help give a great mix to the Dragon of the Table format. This is an opportunity to play a lot of different players, many different styles, and a wide range of ratings!

Who: Open to all novice-intermediate level players (*under 1300 USATT level)

What: Dragon of the Table Singles League. Each person will be given a table to play their three to five singles matches. The person winning his/her round robin, on a given night, will advance to the next higher table the following week. The person with the weakest results in the round robin will go down one table the next week. Every match is the best of five games.

When: Every Tuesday night 7:00-8:30 p.m. starting , Feb 4th, Feb 11th, Feb 18th, Feb 25th, Mar 4th, and Mar 11th, 6 weeks. Wild Cards or Walk-ins need to show up by 6:45 p.m. to be placed in the round robin that night.

Where: Pure Pong; Each player will get their own table on which to play all matches.

Why: Pure Pong has decided that we need to have a fun, lightly competitive league for novice through intermediate players. The Dragon of the Table singles league is a great way to play a number of different players and styles on a similar level.

Sign up at the desk, fill out the form below, or call 971-570-9625.

League fee for 6 weeks for Pure Pong members: $40
League fee for non-members: $45

Wild cards or walk-in players competing in the league: $10 per night.

Further information about details, rules, and procedures of the league will be discussed at the beginning of the first league night: Tuesday, February 4th, or inquire at the front desk.

*Jeff Mason, U.S. National Table Tennis Coach will assess players’ level for eligibility.