T4Youth
Table Tennis Tech Tournament
Nov 14, 2018

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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!

2017 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 tie is set of 5 possible matches between two teams.
  • Each tie 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 tie.

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

  • Only one player in a tie can play two single matches, all other matches must be played by different players including doubles.
  • The one player, who will play two single matches, cannot play two consecutive singles; this includes the singles before and after the doubles.

Equipment

  • 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.

This Year's Competitors

  • 10th Magnitude
  • 3Points Communications
  • ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Addison Group
  • Bento for Business
  • Barchart
  • Barcodes
  • Belvedere Trading
  • Buildout, Inc
  • Forte Group
  • Freeosk, Inc.
  • Geneva Trading
  • Harris Associates
  • Illinois Technology Association
  • Narrative Science
  • Objective Paradigm
  • OppLoans
  • Otus
  • Rally Health
  • Reverb
  • RSM
  • SPR Consulting
  • Seed CX Ltd.
  • Strike Exchange LLC
  • TechNexus
  • Thompson Coburn
  • Vibes Media

Last 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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