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.
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.
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!
Team Size: 5-6 players
230 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
Date: Nov. 17th
Time: Doors Open and Team Check-In starts @ 4:30 PM
Tournament Start: 5:30 pm (Teams that show up late risk forfeiting their first match)
Registration: There are two ways to pay to register your team, Credit Card or Check. Click ‘Register/Donate’ in order to submit payment online, or instructions on mailing payment. For payment by check, enter your information and mail a check (address below).
There are two ways to pay to register your team:
Credit Card • Check
For payment by check, enter your information and mail a check (address below).
Chicago Tech Academy
Attn: T4Youth Fundraiser
C/o Kelly Jones
1301 W 14th St
Chicago, IL 60608
All team registrations and additional donations are tax deductible.
If by some unfortunate stroke of luck your team is eliminated from the main tournament, we encourage you to STAY and PLAY! There will be opportunities to play in other side matches, such as King of the Table, for prizes and redemption!
Due to the popularity of this event the format this year will be updated again this year.
Team Structure: Teams can consist of 5 or 6 players (men and/or women), no more, no less… Players must be members of the sponsoring organization or company.
Seeding: Teams will be randomly seeded (by a computer) prior to the start of the tournament.
Teams must win 3 out of 5 games against their Pairing to advance to the next round.
All teams that lose two Matches are eliminated from the tournament.
Games within a Match must be played in the following order:
2 Singles Games
1 Doubles Game
2 Singles Games
Each Game will be played to 11 points, however, you must win by 2 points. At deuce (10/10), the service will alternate on every point thereafter.
Teams can allow one player to play in two games within a Match, however, one of those games must be the doubles game.
The tournament will be governed by USATT Rules! All disputes will be decided by the tournament director.
Double Elimination means that your team must lose twice before you are eliminated from the tournament.
A “Pairing” refers to one team playing another team.
A “Match”” refers to the 5 games (4 singles and 1 doubles competitions) in each Pairing.
A “Game” is referred to each of the single/doubles competitions within a Match.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
($500 will go to the artist and $500 will cover materials, thus making it a $5000 tax deductible write off)
For more information please contact Ryan Pollock at email@example.com