Harvest League: Come One, Come All, September 2, 2014!

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League format: Every Tuesday night, starting September 2, is Harvest League Night at Pure Pong! All skill levels are welcome. A format with lots of movement, this is a great chance to hone your skills against a variety of players and have a blast! League consists of 6 groups of players. Players are placed in one of the 6 groups based on their skill level with Group 1 being the highest rated group. Once you are assigned a group, you will play a round robin with other members at your level.  At the end of the night the two players finishing in the top two of your group will be placed one group level higher the following week.  Likewise, if you happen to finish in the bottom two within your group, you will be placed one group level lower the following week with the opportunity to earn your spot back! The ultimate goal is to have the best record within Group 1, meaning you were the best player in the entire league for that given week. An equally important goal is to have fun!!!

League Housekeeping Details:

  • Cost for the league is $45 over 6 weeks which breaks down to only $7.50 per week, and players are welcome to come early at 5:00 p.m. to warm up and continue playing after league matches until closing.  If you cannot commit for the entire 6 weeks, you are also welcome to drop in on any league night and pay a $10 fee to qualify you as a “wildcard player” for the evening.
  • Water, beer, wine, and soft drinks are available every league night. No minimum required, available for your convenience!

Sign up below to reserve your spot, or stop in at the front desk. Players that come in on the first day, September 2, before 6:00 p.m. to warm up and sign up will receive a free beer OR Pure Pong t-shirt!

 

 

Chill Summer League

It may be sizzlin’ outside, but you will want to see what’s cookin’ in the cool, air conditioned breeze at Pure Pong for the next summer Chill League, starting Tuesday, July 22!

What: Table Tennis league for novice through advanced level players (up to 1900 USATT rating).  Players will be placed on a table each league night that is appropriate to their skill level. Each player plays three to five singles matches per night in a round robin format. If you are the “Chillest” player the night (player with the best results), you advance up to the next level table the following week. If you finish at the bottom of the table, 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. They will pay an additional fee ($10 to play as a drop in and all night!) that registered players don’t pay. These Wild Cards or walk-ins add some zest to the format. This is an opportunity to play a lot of different players, many different styles, and a good range of ratings!

Who:  Open to all novice-intermediate level players (under 1900 USATT level)

When:  Every Tuesday night 7:00 p.m  to 8:30 p.m. starting July 22, continuing on July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26. There will be a league party on the last day, August 26! Wild Cards or Walk-ins need to make an appearance by 6:45 p.m. to be placed in the round robin for the night.

Where:  Pure Pong in the Pearl at1315 NW Overton, Portland

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

League fee for 6 weeks: Pure Pong members- $40; League fee for non-members- $45
League fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to the next league. Wild Cards or Walk-in players competing in the league will be charged $10 per night. Want to join but are going on vacation? Ask us about prorating the fee.

Further information about details, rules, and procedures of the league will be discussed at the beginning of the first league night: Tuesday, July 22, OR, inquire anytime before the league starts 971-570-9625.

Firecracker Summer League! 2014

firecracker leagueWhat: Pure Pong is starting another Table Tennis league for novice through advanced level players (up to 1900 USATT rating).  Players will be placed on a table each league night that is appropriate to their skill level; generally, beginners play beginners, intermediates play intermediates, advanced play advanced. Each player plays three to five singles matches per night in a round robin format. If you are The Firecracker of the Table for the night (player with the best results), you advance up to the next table the following week. If you finish at the bottom of the table, 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. They will pay an additional fee that registered players don’t pay. These Wild Cards or walk-ins add some spark to the mix to the Firecracker league format. This is an opportunity to play a lot of different players, many different styles, and a good range of ratings!

Who:  Open to all novice-intermediate level players (under 1900 USATT level)

When:  Every Tuesday night 7:00-8:30 p.m. starting June 10, continuing on June 17, June 24 , July 1, July 8, and July 15.  Wild Cards or Walk-ins need to show up by 6:45 p.m. to be placed in the round robin that night. We will be accepting sign-ups starting Tuesday, June 3.

Where:  Pure Pong in the Pearl 1315 NW Overton, Portland

Sign up at the front 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

League fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to the next league. Wild Cards or Walk-in players competing in the league will be charged $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, June 10, OR, inquire anytime before the league starts. Jeff Mason, U.S. National Table Tennis Coach will assess players’ level for eligibility and give an estimated provisional rating.

Free Veterans and Armed Force with Disabilities Camp

American Flag Ping Pong PaddlePure Pong in the Pearl will be hosting a USA Table Tennis (USATT) camp for disabled Veterans and Armed Forces with disabilities. USATT has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the US Olympic Committee to hold Table Tennis camps in six locations across the nation. The sport has been found to benefit Veterans both mentally and physically. .

Local high-level coaches like Table Tennis Olympic athlete and founding Pure Pong member, Sean O’Neil, will begin the camp with a presentation explaining the benefits of Table Tennis before teaching basic strokes. O’Neil reached out to Pure Pong to host the camp as a club that offers a great environment and provides league, lesson, and open play opportunities participants can take advantage of proceeding the camp occurring June 9, 10, and 11. The camp is free for all Veterans and Armed Forces with disabilities. In addition to providing veterans with the skills to play a healthful sport, the camp also strives to identify players for the National Paralymic Team for players taking a serious interest in the sport beyond recreation.

Learn more about the Veterans and Armed Forces with Disabilities Camp, and how to register:
2014 Table Tennis Veteran Camp

Join the Super-Spin Spring League!

Pure Pong is starting another table tennis league for novice through advanced levels (up to 1900 USATT rating).  Players will be placed on a table each league night that is appropriate to their level; generally, beginners play beginners, intermediates play intermediates, advanced play advanced. Each player plays three to five singles matches per night in a round robin format. If you are the Super-Spinner of the Table for the night (player with the best results), you advance up to the next table the following week. If you finish at the bottom of the table, 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. They will pay an additional fee that registered players don’t pay. These Wild Cards or walk-ins help give a great mix to the Super-Spin league format. This is an opportunity to play a lot of different players, many different styles, and a good range of ratings!

Who:  Open to all novice-intermediate level players (*under 1900 USATT level)

What:  The Super-Spin Spring 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 best of 5 games.

When:  Every Tuesday night 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. starting April 29 and the following dates:

May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3.  Wild Cards or Walk-ins must arrive by 6:45 p.m. to be placed in the round robin that night. We will be accepting sign-ups starting April 22.

Where:  Pure Pong in the Pearl

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
League fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to the next league. Wild Cards or Walk-in players competing in the league will be charged $10 per night.

Further information; details, rules, and procedures of the league will be discussed at the beginning of the first league night: Tuesday, April 29, OR, let us know what questions you have in the meantime. *Jeff Mason, U.S. National Table Tennis Coach will assess players’ level for eligibility and give an estimated provisional rating.

Come Learn EVERY Stroke You’ll Ever Need to Know

The 2013 Oregon State Table Tennis Champion, Tim Aikey, will be hosting a clinic at Pure Pong on Friday, March 28th. Come learn forehand and backhand looping, pushing, serves, serve returns, flips, drop shot, blocking, counter topspin, chopping and everything in between from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Full details here Complete Table Tennis Strokes Clinic! We hope to see you at Pure Pong. When it comes to Table Tennis techniques, it’s good to be a “know-it-all”!

 

Pure Pong’s 2014 “Dragon of the Table” Spring League

Pure Pong is starting another league for novice through advanced levels (up to 1800).  Players will be placed on a table each league night that is appropriate to their level (generally, beginners play beginners, intermediates play intermediates, advanced play advanced). 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 finish at the bottom of the table, 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. They will pay an additional fee that registered players don’t pay. 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 good range of ratings!!

Who:  Open to all novice-intermediate level players (*under 1800 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 best of 5 games.  

When:  Every Tuesday night 7:00-8:30 PM starting , March 18, then, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, and April 22.  Wild Cards or Walk-ins need to show up by 6:45 PM to be placed in the round robin that night. Accepting sign-ups March 11.

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 advanced 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.  It also helps accommodate our growing interest in fun league nights.

Sign up with the form below, with Sandy or Jeff at the desk, or call  971-570-9625.

League fee for 6 weeks for Pure Pong members: $40; League fee for non-members: $45. We encourage you to drop in and pay the league fee as soon as possible to secure your spot! 

League fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to the next league. Wild Cards or Walk-in players competing in the league will be charged $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, March 18, OR, ask Jeff or Sandy anytime before the league starts. *Jeff Mason, U.S. National Table Tennis Coach will assess players’ level for eligibility and give an estimated provisional rating.

“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.

Chinese New Year Novice League!

Get excited! Pure Pong will be offering another two person novice league conducted by Jeff Mason, starting February 4th, every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Each two person team in the league plays every other team over a two-month period (could be up to 20 teams). This is a lot of team fun!!! Sign up with someone, or get matched up with someone new!

Who:  Open to all novice level players (*under 800 level)

What:  2-Person Team League.  A team match consists of four singles matches and one doubles match (a total of 5 points). You will play a singles match against both players on the other team and so will your partner. After that, you will team with your partner and play doubles against the other two players.  If you have no team mate in mind, let us know and we can help match you with someone in the same situation.  The team with the most points at the end of the league wins. You will always play at least one team match per night and sometimes two.

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

Why:  Pure Pong has decided that we need to have a fun, lightly competitive league for beginners and novice players. The 2-Person Team League is a fantastic way to team up with your friend, spouse, business associate, partner, etc. and have a great time playing others that are on a similar level.

Fill out the form below, sign up at the front desk, or call 971-570-9625.

Entry fee for Pure Pong members: $40.
Entry fee for non members: $45 . 

Prizes:  1st place team & 2nd place team

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, ask Jeff or Sandy any time before the league starts.

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