T4Youth
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 4 teams in each group.
  • All 4 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 tie is a set of 5 possible matches between two teams.
  • Each tie 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 tie.

Singles Scoring Format

  • All matches are best of 3 games; first to win the first 2 games wins the match.
  • All singles 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.

Doubles Scoring Format

  • All matches are best of 3 games; first to win the first 2 games wins the match.
  • All doubles matches are played up to 7 points.
  • First team to score the 7th point wins the game.
  • In case of deuce (6-6), golden point rule will apply; first to score the 7th point will win the game.
  • Each player serves twice before switching the server.

Player Participation Restrictions

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

Equipment

  • 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.

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:

https://www.PROShopWorld.com/Table-Tennis-Rules

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

https://www.PROShopWorld.com/Skills

Tournament Format

Each team must have at least 5 players and a maximum of 6 players.

Preliminary Round Robin Group will consist of 4 teams in each group.

All 4 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 tie is a set of 5 possible matches between two teams.

Each tie 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 tie.

Singles Scoring Format

All matches are best of 3 games; first to win the first 2 games wins the match.

All singles 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.

T4Youth Raffle

Location

SPiN Chicago • 344 N State St

This Year's Competitors

  • Emmi Solutions
  • Performance Trust
  • Trading Technologies
  • kCura
  • Savo Group
  • Neighborhoods.com
  • IMC Trading
  • TechNexus
  • Grosvenor Capital Management
  • Card Connect
  • Objective Paradigm
  • SPR Consulting
  • 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
  • Placester

This Year's C-Level Competitors

  • Adam Kanouse, Narrative Science
  • Chetan Chai, Narrative Science
  • Steve Sinclair, Performance Trust
  • Scott Rose, WBC
  • Nimesh Patel, Emmi
  • Doug Marquis, Savo Group
  • Adam Pollock, Grosvenor Capital Management
  • Jack Philbin, Vibes
  • Hazem Dawani, Vela
  • Zachary Weber, Harris

Reigning Champs

Slalom Consulting

We are proud to support

Chicago Tech Academy

Thank you to this year's promotional sponsors