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September 5, 2017 > Players excel at table tennis tournament

Players excel at table tennis tournament

Submitted By Shashin Shodhan

More than 70 table tennis players from throughout Northern California competed in a recent statewide tournament hosted by the Fremont Table Tennis Academy (FTTA) at its headquarters in FremontÕs Warm Springs area. The prestigious 2017 Xiom August Open, is a 2-star USA Table Tennis-sanctioned tournament and took place Aug. 25-27.

USA Table Tennis uses the same rating system as chess from 0-3,000 where the higher the rating means the better the player. The 2017 Xiom August Open had rating events from Under 100 to Under 2500. Trophies and medals as well as over $500 of Xiom gift certificates were given to the top four finishers in each event. Players competed in 13 events.

Double event winners were Adarsh Jayaram of Fremont (Under 300 and Under 500) and Sarthak Pradhan of Milpitas (Under 700 and Under 900). Other players to reach the finals of two events were Srinjoy Dutta of Sunnyvale (Under 1900-1st, Under 2300-2nd), Kathy Tang of San Ramon (Under 1500-1st, Under 1700-2nd), and Anvay Deshpande of Cupertino (Under 900-2nd, Under 1100-2nd).

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