Pre-tournament rules speech prior to beginning of 2014 MO Show-Me State Games Open.
The following site has 72 photos taken during the October 18, 2014"Queen City of the Ozarks Open".!1506&authkey=!AN8HkMluACvdJvE&ithint=folder%2cJPG

Three Interplanetary Table Tennis Players.  They're Playing Aboard The International Space Station.  As You Can Tell The Balls And Paddle Will Free Float In
The Air.  To Compensate - They Use Lightly Gripped Shoes To Maintain Balance And To Grasp The Floor. From What They Tell NASA - No One Can Beat
Them From The Other Countries Presently Orbiting The Planet. Way To Go --- Todd D. And Gary D. And Wendy D.
The following site,.JPG&authkey=!ANxWZ8xMEmXvWWw    contains 140 photos taken during the course of the June 21, 2014 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open. 
The following site  contains current Ozarks Table Tennis Club tournament videos:  input the words.......   igottascoot   .... at YouTube to watch and view these OTTC club videos.
The following site  contains "World Class Table Tennis Matches".  Input the words ........  tt countenance  ..... to view them. Several most favored:  Ma Lin vs. Kenta Matsushita  ---  Kalinikos Kreanga vs. Werner Schlager  --- Vladimir Samsonov vs. Kim Taek Soo ---  Waldner vs. Gatien   ---  Joo Se Hyuk vs. Jean-Michel Saive   ---   Ma Lin vs. Timo Boll   ----   Waldner vs. Zoran Primorac.
Web sites to hit for more about table tennis:   ("everything" about International table tennis players playing around the world. This is the International site for TT)   (USA table tennis.  # 1 site for clubs, tournaments, ratings, rules & players here in the U.S.)  (Chicago based. Has produced spectacular matches with stellar players.  Sells everything for TT )  (every item you want or will need. Up-to-date with many matches viewing on a replay system)   (buy anything with ease and access to varied TT products)   (low priced leader with good-end quality)   (not endorsing but it's a starting point for more sites)
Upcoming Schedule of Events
Date Time Event

October 18, 2014

 A "2 Star" USATT Sanctioned Tournament with $1000 in money. O'Reilly-Tefft Gymnasium 1408 E. Pythian St. Springfield, MO. "See entry form and details" at the top of this page.  The tourney is named:
"Queen City of the Ozarks Open".
Lavanya Maruthanpandian.  2nd place Under 1200 and 3rd place Under 1400 -- 2012 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open.
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                        ·       Excellent lighting, high ceiling and climate controlled!

·       Shower and locker rooms for men and women!

·       Ample parking! All ages and abilities encouraged to play!

·       Handicapped accessible!

·       Drug and Alcohol FREE environment!

·       Maintained by Springfield-Greene County Parks and Rec!

    ·    Play on Sundays from 1:30 pm till 5:30 pm!
·    Site: O'Reilly-Tefft gym. 1408 E. Pythian Street Springfield!
·     No Membership dues. Coaching available upon request!
·     $4 per session. FREE to those 15 and younger!
·     Balls provided, return when finished!
·     Ph: Bill Lewis: 417.890.8092   Email:!

A brief history of OTTC. Club was started by Dave Zapatka, circa late 70's, and played in a building north of Chestnut Expressway on National.  (Zapatka owned Z Tech Corporation before moving out of the area in 2003.)  Club was inactive through the 1980's before being revitalized by Hugh Mason in 1993. OTTC achieved USATT accreditation and chartering through Mason's guidance and club relocated to Wesley United Methodist Church on Republic Road from 1993 to 2001.  Club sponsored two sanctioned tourneys during this 8 year period, one by Ted Murphy (Ozark, MO) in 1997, which garnered 24 players and one by Bill Lewis in 2001, which garnered 27 players.  First event won by Jeff Williams from Springfield the latter by Rick Seiler from St. Louis.  Lewis was elected President who began an affiliation with Springfield Parks & Recreation relocating to O'Reilly-Tefft gymnasium in 2002.  Ozarks Table Tennis Club has subsequently staged 30 USATT sanctioned tournaments; 6 non-sanctioned tourneys and 5 "mini" tournaments. Thirty-three tournaments held at O'Reilly-Tefft; 5 held at Baptist Bible College; 2 held at Central Bible College; and 1 held at Parkview High School. There have been 1660 players, $39,220 in payouts and multiple thousands of matches played and completed.  Eminent players in Springfield: Eric Owens, 2003 USA National champion; Mark Hazinski, world rated #367; Chor Sime Oh (from Malaysia) world rated #536; Alfred Najem (from Lebanon) world rated #602; Paulo Rocha (from Brazil) world rated #633; Fernando Yamazato (from Brazil) world rated #682; Venkat Ramesh (from India) world rated #725; and Joey Cochran world rated #1138.  Notable Springfield champions: Alfred Najem "5 times"; Parviz Mojaverian, Overland Park, KS "4 times" and Richard Martin, Kansas City, MO "3 times".  Springfield is a recognized leader in table tennis in both Missouri and the mid-West.


                                            Winfred Addy: Moore, OK in the 2014 Queen City of the Ozarks Open. 
          1st Place Open Round Robin -- 1st Place Open Singles -- 1st Place Open Doubles: Triple Champion.

                                       Sabine Tiefel and Sina Asadallahi at the 2014 Queen City of the Ozarks Open.

           Kevin Desrosiers: Chesterfield, MO.  Under 1200 1st Place -- Queen City of the Ozarks Open.

   David Correa, Oklahoma City.   1st Place Under 1600 -- 2nd Place Under 1800 Queen City of the Ozarks Open.

    The Hamilton sisters and Victoria Bogomilova pondering farm equipment at: Queen City of the Ozarks Open.

       Marko Terzic, Ballwin, MO.  1st Place Under 1800 -- 2nd Place Under 1600.  Queen City of the Ozarks Open.

                   Hamilton sisters and Victoria Bogomilova visualizing how a gravity-flow wagon works.

               Andrew Peterson from St. Louis, MO.  2nd Place Under 2200  Queen City of the Ozarks Open.
      Scott Barone from Cabot, Arkansas.  The new 2014 Missouri Show-Me State Champion.

                                      Players in FULL playing action on a Sunday afternoon.
                           Marko Terzic from Ballwin, MO.  1st Place Under 1400  2014 MO Winter Games Open.
           David Chu: 1st place Under 2000, 2nd Place Open Doubles; 3rd Place Under 1800. 2014 MO Winter Games
           Peidu Gu, Lawrence, KS vs. Marko Terzic, Ballwin, MO:  2014 Missouri Winter Games Open.

Alfred Najem: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 -- 1st Place Open Finishes.  5 year combined record: 51 wins and 1 loss.

      Hamid Ezzat and Sina Asadallahi vs. Sam Liu and JiWen Wu -- 2013 MO Winter Games Open.

     (L) Jamey Hall National Umpire and Hamid Ezzat. Playing: Parviz Mojaverian '4' Time Springfield, MO Champion.
                         Nik Terzic, Ballwin, MO.  1st Place Under 1800 - 2014 MO Winter Games Open

       Jeff Johnston 1st Place Open Singles Champion: Giant Jumbo Round Robin Nov 22, 2008.
         Ben Lewis from Springfield vs. James Chambers from Garfield AR - "Mini-Tournament" January 26, 2014.

       Russ Hamilton from Bentonville, Arkansas --- 1st Place Winner in "Mini-Tournament" January 26, 2014.

                                                 The Playing Area --- Plenty Of Room For Great Matches.

    David Girdner, Clarksville, Tennessee.  Under 1750 and Under 1550 1st Place Winner.  October, 2010 Celluloid Shootout Open.

      Ray Presnell from Ozark, MO hitting a fast one past a defender.  May 24, 2008 "Mini-Tournament."

       Wenyan Drake and Joe Fong from Springfield discussing Joe's world famous backhand.

                Dr. Shang Lee, Springfield: 2nd Place Winner "Mini" Tournament January 26, 2014.

              "Frisco Through The Ozarks" - by Springfield Artist: Charles Summey.
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