DATES: July 17, 2021
SITE: Belmont Rec Center, 1234 Judson St, Lincoln (view map)
RULES: Except where noted below, games are to 11 points (must win by two), and matches are three out of five. Players alternate pairs of serves until a 10-10 score and then single serves to the end of the game. A legal serve must begin with a toss of 6 inches or more upward, from an open palm that is above and behind the playing surface, and the ball must be struck at a point behind the table. Except where noted below, paddles must have rubber topsheets of two different colors (usually red and black); the rubber can be smooth or have pips facing outward and can be with or without an underlying sponge layer.
LUNCH: There is no break for lunch and no lunches provided, but there is usually time between matches to eat if you bring your own food, and nearly all players will have breaks between events. The tournament director may be able to provide 30-minute lunch breaks for some events.
Currently Parks and Recreation after consulting with DHHS have informed us that masks are mandatory once you enter the building and while you are not playing. For singles matches you may or may not wear a mask. For doubles matches you must wear a mask.
NOTE: Spectators welcome!
The majority on events will be held as a round robin format to ensure players get enough matches per event. However, based on the number of entries per event, whether they be large or small, the tournament directors reserve to right to change the format of any event as they see fit to keep them running in a timely manner.
Match scores are sent to ratingscentral.com. This is a requirement in order to participate in events.
SATURDAY, JULY 17:
Check-in Time | Event Name
9 am | 60 & Over
9 am | 13 & Under
9:30 am | Rec Singles
10:30 am | Open Singles (A, B, C Divisional Rounds starting at 11:30)
2:30 pm | Women’s Singles
3:30 pm | Mixed Doubles
4:30 pm | Recreational Doubles
4:30 pm | Open Doubles
*Recreational Singles is restricted to players who are playing their first tournament and players whose Ratings Central rating is 1050 or less.
***Open Singles consists of a preliminary round robin to determine what class singles players will be slotted in. Once class A, B and C singles are set, separate tournaments for each class will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals. Class A determines the Cornhusker State Games Champion.
Age determined by July 17, 2021
NOTE: Times are subject to change as needed. The given times are the deadlines for checking in, with matches starting within 30 minutes. The tournament director reserves the right to combine (or subdivide) events if warranted by low (or high) entry numbers. Anyone who is not present when called for a match will forfeit that match unless permission has been given by the tournament director. Matches will be delayed as needed to accommodate players who are in simultaneous events.
The following information should help you choose which event(s) to enter. Anyone may enter any event subject to the given requirements of age, gender, or rating. The information given below is intended to help players choose events that they will enjoy.
Almost all singles events, including Open Singles, are for players of mixed abilities.
Recreational Singles is for adults and teenagers who are inexperienced or have low ratings and for younger players with some experience. Inexperienced players under the age of 14 are better placed in the appropriate age-group event.
13 & Under events are supervised by experienced players. We particularly want to welcome young people to the table tennis community.
Recreational Doubles is suitable for recreational players and teams with one strong player and one relatively inexperienced player. In contrast, Open Doubles is not a good choice for recreational players.
Registration Fees & Deadlines
IF REGISTERED BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE:
$43 for first event until July 5
Additional events – $10
MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list partner’s name. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Both team members must register themselves, or the participant can register all of the partner by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.
RATING: Participants with a USATT or Ratings Central rating who are registering via the paper entry form must list their rating in the Details section. Participants registering online will be prompted to enter their USATT or Ratings Central rating before check-out. A rating IS NOT required to register.
ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2021 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Sponsor gifts and coupons.
PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.
Athlete packets will be shipped directly to the athlete at no extra charge. Packets will not be available for in-person pickup. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.
The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.
JOIN US AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES ON JULY 16!
The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!
Admission is FREE!
OPENING CEREMONIES PROGRAM
• Parade of Athletes
• National Anthem
• Oath of Athletes
• Mascot Showcase
• Super Retriever Series Demo
• Mystery Torchlighter
The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.
For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.
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