Table Tennis Tech Tournament
Nov. 15, '17
Doors: 4:30 / Play: 5:15
SPiN Chicago - 344 N State St

Techies Take Your Table...

The fourth annual Table Tennis Tech Tournament, T4Youth, is kicking off this fall and you and your company are invited! Chicagoland technology companies will be competing to stake their claim as the #1 tech table tennis team.

Our goal is to unite Chicago tech professionals around a common passion for table tennis in order to raise money and support future generations of technologists. Once again, all of the proceeds will be benefitting Chicago Tech Academy.

The Tournament takes place in November of 2017. Whether you are playing on a team or spectating your entry in to the event includes food, drinks, and opportunities to win prizes and raffle items.

Come One, Come All & Get Your Game On!

Why Play?

Because It’s For A Good Cause.

Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech) is a non-profit, 4-year contract school located in University Village, and was founded to inspire, educate, and connect the next generation of leaders. ChiTech seeks to increase the number of minority and low income students that pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college and careers.

Because It’s Fun.

What better way to demonstrate your table tennis skills than with a group of your favorite coworkers and friends. Show other Chicago companies that your team has what it takes to be crowned this year’s T4Youth Champion!

2017 Tournament Rules & Format

Tournament Format

Each team must have at least 4 players and a maximum of 6 players.

  • Preliminary Round Robin Group will consist of 3 teams in each group.
  • All 3 teams in each group will play against all other teams in their respective group.
  • Top (1) team in each group qualifies for the playoffs (knockout round).

Round Robin and Playoff Format

  • A round is a set of 5 possible matches between two teams.
  • Each round consists of 4 singles matches and 1 doubles match.
  • The sequence of matches will be: Singles 1, Singles 2, Doubles, Singles 3 (if necessary), Singles 4 (if necessary).
  • The first team to win the first three matches will win the round.

Scoring Format

  • All matches are best of 3 games; first to win the first 2 games wins the match.
  • All matches are played up to 11 points.
  • First team to score the 11th point wins the game.
  • In case of deuce (10-10), golden point rule will apply; first to score the 11th point will win the game.
  • Each player serves twice before switching the server.

Player Participation Restrictions

  • 4 different players in each team must play first 2 singles and doubles matches.
  • Each player can play a maximum of 2 matches in each round (against each opponent team).

King of the Court

“KING OF THE COURT” is for players who are out of the main tournament.

  • Registration for the “KING OF THE COURT” ends at 8:45 PM, event starts at 9:00 PM.
  • Maximum capacity for the “KING OF THE COURT” is first 20 players.
  • Each player will play one game to 7 points.
  • First player to reach 7 points wins the game and stays on the table.
  • Each player serves twice before switching the serve.
  • The last woman/man standing in the end will be crowned as the “KING OF THE COURT.”
  • All other Table Tennis rules apply.


  • Players are allowed to bring their own rackets. T4Youth/SPiN will provide rackets to the players who do not bring their own rackets.
  • T4Youth/SPiN will provide high-quality tables and balls for the tournament and practice.

Other Notes

 T4Youth and SPiN hold the rights to change the rules and format of the tournament at any time, if needed.

You must be an employee of the registered team to participate in the event.

Apart from the above updated rules, all other ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) regulations apply. For more information on ITTF playing rules, please refer to the following link:


To learn and improve your Table Tennis skills, please refer to the following link:


Overall Tournament Prizes

Custom Ping Pong table

Cubs outing for 15 in the Hornitos section *date of game TBD

Rubix Cube Challenge and C-Level Challenge Prizes

3D Printed Bobbleheads (of themselves!)

Silent Auction

Floor seats to Bulls game for 4!

T4Youth Raffle


SPiN Chicago • 344 N State St

This Year's Competitors

  • Emmi Solutions
  • Performance Trust
  • Trading Technologies
  • Relativity
  • Savo Group
  • Neighborhoods.com
  • IMC Trading
  • TechNexus
  • Grosvenor Capital
  • Card Connect
  • 10th Magnitude
  • Vela
  • SAP
  • Active Campaign
  • Reverb
  • Addison Group
  • Noble Bank
  • Enova
  • Narrative Science
  • G2 Crowd
  • Geneva Trading
  • SpringCM
  • Vibes
  • AWI Technology
  • Braintree
  • Chi Stock Exchange
  • RCM Wealth Advisors
  • Barcodes
  • Objective Paradigm
  • Placester
  • SPR
  • DRW
  • Nielsen
  • Cars.com
  • Brilliant
  • Belvedere Trading
  • Freeosk
  • Barchart
  • Fatty Pope Wine Co (Sipp)
  • Engage
  • MediaFly
  • Raise
  • Financial Force
  • 3Points Communications
  • Grubhub
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

This Year's C-Level Competitors

  • Adam Kanouse, CTO Narrative Science
  • Steve Sinclair, CTO Performance Trust
  • Scott Rose, WBC
  • Nimesh Patel, CTO Emmi
  • Adam Pollock, CFO Grosvenor
  • Jack Philbin, CEO Vibes
  • Hazem Dawani, Chief Product Officer Vela
  • Ryan Nelson, COO Goby
  • Rod Levy, Ex Dir Code Platoon
  • Joe DeCosmo, Enova
  • Jeremie Bacon, CEO Synap
  • Tony Giambrone, VP – Engineering Machinery Pete
  • Seth Armstrong, Partner Deliotte
  • Lance Russell, CEO ChiTech
  • Sean Corbett, HireAbby
  • Francois Toubol, CTO SIM Partners
  • Edward Woodford, Co-Founder SeedCX
  • Mark Haraburda, CEO Barchart
  • Sam Walder, Trala

Reigning Champs

Slalom Consulting

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Chicago Tech Academy

Thank you to this year's promotional sponsors