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The 2021 SSG Table Tennis Championships have been canceled.

Polk County Festival
May 28-30, 2021

Location and Schedule
Simpson Park Community Center
1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Event venue, dates, and location are subject to change.

Saturday, May 29
9:00 a.m. – Under 1325 RR Singles
10:00 a.m. – Under 2100 RR Singles
10:00 a.m. – Sandpaper RR Singles
11:30 a.m. – Under 1700 RR Singles
1:00 p.m. – Under 2500 RR Singles
2:30 p.m. – Under 1875 RR Singles
4:00 p.m. – Under 1450 RR Singles
5:30 p.m. – Under 2200 RR Singles

Sunday, May 30
9:00 a.m. – Under 1800 RR Singles
10:30 a.m. – Open RR Singles
Noon – Under 2000 RR Singles
Noon – Senior 50+ RR Singles 32 player max
1:30 p.m. – Under 1575 RR Singles
3:00 p.m. – Under 2300 RR Singles
3:00 p.m. – Super Big Ball 44 RR

Events/Event Codes
Super Big Ball 44 RR Singles                 040TTM00
Sandpaper RR Singles                             040TTM01
Senior 50+  RR Singles                            040TTM02
Under 1325 RR Singles                           040TTM03
Under 1450 RR Singles                           040TTM04
Under 1575 RR Singles                           040TTM05
Under 1700 RR Singles                           040TTM06
Under 1800 RR Singles                           040TTM07
Under 1875 RR Singles                           040TTM08
Under 2000 RR Singles                           040TTM09
Under 2100 RR Singles                          040TTM10
Under 2200 RR Singles                           040TTM11
Under 2300 RR Singles                           040TTM12
Under 2500 RR Singles                           040TTM13
Open RR Singles                                       040TTM14

Format

  • For all events round robin format will be utilized. For divisions with 6 or less players, each player will play each other, and winners will be determined by their playing record. For divisions with 7 or more players, the division will be broken into pools, playing a preliminary round robin within the pool. ONE or TWO winners from each pool will advance to a single elimination tournament (depending on number of participants in event and time / tables available).
  • Players with estimated ratings or no official USATT Ratings will not be allowed to advance out of the preliminary or first round robin in all events except OPEN RR, Senior 50+, Sandpaper, & Super Big Ball events.
  • All divisions will be best of five – 11-point games. Except Sandpaper, best 2 of 3 to 21 points and Super Big Ball 2 of 3 to 11.
  • The effective date for the USATT rating for all events will be two weeks prior to the tournament date, 6-1-18 – THIS EVENT IS A SANCTIONED USATT 2 STAR EVENT.
  • Butterfly tables and nets; White Nittaku Japan 3 Star Premium POLLY 40+ balls. Super Big Ball, Orange Nittaku 3-star premium 44mm. Wooden floors and composite tile floor.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.
  • Tournament Director reserves the right to change format of any event.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry fee is $30 for the 1st event and $10 for each additional event and includes an official Sunshine State Games t-shirt. NO REFUNDS.
  • Events will be rated with results sent to USATT.
  • USATT membership is required except for Sandpaper Singles, Senior 50+, and Super Big Ball events. USATT annual membership is $75.00 for adults and $45.00 for youth. A tournament pass (Associate Membership) is available for $20.00 and must be repurchased each event played after. USATT membership is available on-site. Do not send with registration. Memberships fees should be made payable to LTTA. Each applicant must complete an Individual Entry Form and Waiver of Liability and submit them by the entry deadline or register online at http://sunshinestate.fusesport.com/registration/1466/.
  • All entries must be received by Tuesday, May 20, 2021 or register online at http://sunshinestate.fusesport.com/registration/1466/ by Thursday, May 22, 2021.  No late entries accepted.
  • All players are encouraged to enter multiple events. Players may enter several events for which they are eligible and are not limited to one event. This will allow players to play more matches at the tournament.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm their registration by calling toll-free 1-866-FL-GAMES (354-2637) or click the entry confirmation link under the registration tab.
  • Players must check-in at least one hour prior to scheduled event time. Late players will be scratched from event.

Sport Rules

  • This tournament will be conducted in accordance to USA Table Tennis rules for competition.
  • NO WHITE SHIRTS are permitted.
  • Sandpaper event will be conducted in accordance with the USSTTA rules.
  • Super Big Ball event will be conducted in accordance with the SBBTTA rules.
  • The Senior 50+ event is a NON USATT sanctioned event. It however serves as a qualifier for the 2021 Florida Senior Games presented by Humana in December 2021.
  • Only the first 32 paid entries will be accepted.

 Awards
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to first three places in each Class.  At the discretion of the Sport Director additional awards may be given.

Hotel Information
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Registration
Click here to register for the 2021 Table Tennis Championships.

Qualification for 2022 State Games of America
Sunshine State Games athletes are eligible to compete in the 2022 State Games of America, to be held in Ames-Des Moines, Iowa, July 27-31, 2022

2019 Sunshine State Games participants (after July 1): All gold, silver and bronze medalists qualify from National Congress of State Games (NCSG) Member State programs

2020: All athletes who participated in an NCSG Member State event, including the Sunshine State Games, qualify.

2021: All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, including the Sunshine State Games.

2022 (before July 1): All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, including the Sunshine State Games.

Any medalists from the 2019 State Games of America are eligible to compete in 2022 if they participate in a NCSG event in their state between July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2022. Note: Any athlete who has qualified in any event within a particular sport will be eligible to participate in all applicable events within said sport. i.e. A Track & Field athlete who only qualifies in one event in Track & Field, would be eligible to enter as many events within Track & Field at SGA 2022 as they like, or are allowed by the sport.

For more information on the 2022 State Games of America, visit https://www.stategamesofamerica.com/ All gold, silver, and bronze medalists qualify from NCSG Member State programs, including the Sunshine State Games.

Any medalists from the 2019 State Games of America are eligible to compete in 2022 if they participate in a NCSG event in their state between July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2022. Note: Any athlete who has qualified in any event within a particular sport will be eligible to participate in all applicable events within said sport. i.e. A Track & Field athlete who only qualifies in one event in Track & Field, would be eligible to enter as many events within Track & Field at SGA 2022 as they like, or are allowed by the sport.

For more information on the 2022 State Games of America, visit https://www.stategamesofamerica.com/

FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director
Brad Woodington
(863) 370-5163 cell or bradwoodington@gmail.com

Assistant Tournament Director
Joseph Aracri
(229) 977-5799 cell or JosephAracri@yahoo.com

Tournament Certified Referee and Contact
Raymond D. Spann
(352) 600-0864 cell or rayspann@gmail.com