Table Tennis Tech Tournament
Nov 14, 2018
SPiN Chicago - 344 N State St • Chicago, IL 60654

BUT WAIT: spectator tickets are still available as well as limited sponsorship opportunities!

Top Sponsors

  • SPiN
  • DRW
  • IMC
  • Akuna
  • Relativity
  • ICE

Techies Take Your Table...

The fifth 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 2018. 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!

2018 Tournament Rules & Format

Tournament Format

Each team must have at least 5 players and 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 (knock out round).

Round Robin and Playoff Format

  • A Game is the set of 5 possible Matches between two teams.
  • Each Game consists of 4 singles 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 Game.

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.

Service Regulations

  • Ball must start resting on an open handed face up palm, the ball must be thrown at least 6 inches vertically in the air before being struck.
  • The Ball must first bounce once on the server’s side and then once on the opponent’s side
  • If the ball hits the net upon service, the result is a let.  The ball is returned to the server and no points are scored.
  • Each player serves twice before switching the server.


  • In doubles, same general service rules apply, but the serve must successively touch the right half of the court of both the server and opponent
  • Once the respective team has finished their two serves, the server must swap sides with their partner. The person you were serving to now serves, and your partner is the new receiver of the serves.
  • Players on the doubles team must alternate making returns. For example Player A & B along with Players X & Y the pattern should A-X-B-Y. If the wrong player makes the return, that team loses the respective point.

Player Participation Restrictions

  • Only one player in a Team can play two Matches, one of those matches MUST be the doubles Match.
  • All players are limited to only playing in one singles match.


  • Players are allowed to bring their own rackets. T4Youth/SPiN will provide rackets to the players who won’t have their own rackets.
  • T4Youth/SPiN will provide high quality tables and balls for the tournament and practice.

Playing Times

  • Doors open at 4:00pm for warm ups
  • Tournament starts at 5:30pm
  • Executive challenge starts at 6:00pm

This Year's Competitors

  • 10th Magnitude
  • 20Spokes
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Addison Group
  • Akuna Capital Team 1
  • Akuna Capital Team 2
  • Barchart
  • Barcodes
  • Belvedere Trading
  • Benchprep
  • Bento for Business
  • Buildout
  • CBRE
  • Chicago Tech Academy
  • Coinigy
  • Cresset Wealth Management
  • Current Media
  • Deloitte
  • Docusign (SpringCM)
  • DRW Team 1
  • DRW Team 2
  • DRW Team 3
  • Enova
  • Everspring Partners
  • Forte Group
  • Freeosk
  • GCM
  • Geneva Trading
  • Google
  • Harris Associates
  • HealthiPass
  • Hudson River Trading Team 1
  • Hudson River Trading Team 2
  • Hudson River Trading Team 3
  • ICE
  • IMC
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kraken
  • Mesirow Financial
  • Narrative Science
  • Neighborhoods.com
  • Objective Paradigm
  • OCC
  • OppLoans
  • Otus
  • Peak 6
  • RallyHealth
  • Relativity
  • Reverb
  • RSM
  • SAP Ariba
  • Showpad
  • ShowingTime
  • Snapchat
  • Snapsheet
  • SPR
  • Strike Social
  • TechNexus
  • Thompson Coburn Team 1
  • Thompson Coburn Team 2
  • Trading Technologies
  • Transunion
  • Vibes
  • YCharts

This Year's Executive Challenge Competitors

Alan Spadoni, Buildout

Alden Almagro, Buildout

Chris Helton

Chris Molnar, Rev Up Brands

Courtney Shuster, Table XI

Dave Hummel, Power Reviews

David Pickel, ShipBob

Dylan Conley, Oracle

Francois Toubol, Reputation.com

Griffin Caprio, Dante32

Hans Bodine, Carlease.com

Jason Mangold, ITA

Jason Tillery, Buildout

Jim Dugan, OCA Ventures

Josh Tolman, Trade Helm

Kevin Steele, NRA

Mark Haraburda, Barchart

Mark Rickmeier, Table XI

Michael Myers, Birdie Box

Nick Kocinski, Y Charts

Nimesh Patel, Cresset

Paul Hsu, Decasonic

Ryan Fischer, 20 Spokes

Ryan Sullivan, Meta2 Trading

Sam Walder, Trala

Scott Rose, INTL FCStone

Sean Brown, Y Charts

Sean Corbett, HireAbby

Seth Armstrong, Deloitte

Shiven Shah, Opploans

Stephen Rylaner, Morningstar

Sterling Douglass, Chowly

Steve Kreynin, Forte Group

Steven Baumgartner, Civis

Steven Jones, Centro

Tom Kirby, LotLinx

Zack Weber, Harris Associates

Reigning Champs

Slalom Consulting

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