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2nd Annual Northfield Table Tennis Tournament coming up on May 7th

Don Diehl 2nd Annual Northfield Table Tennis Tournament  
I got an email (see below) from Don Diehl last week about the 2nd Annual Northfield Table Tennis Tournament coming up on May 7th (event flyer PDF). We got together a few days later at the James Gang Coffeehouse & Eatery for him to give me details.

2nd Annual Northfield Table Tennis Tournament registration formWant to participate? See the registration form on the Northfield Senior Center website.

And see my photos/video from the 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open last year.

Don wrote:

Being the racket enthusiast that you are, possibly you’d like to enter/watch the 2nd Annual Northfield Table Tennis Tournament coming up on May 7th at the Northfield Middle School.

Last year’s event was the brainchild of Patrick McKown who now is living in Bethesda, MD and has an internship with North American Table Tennis (a group which organizes tournaments). So, he and I are co-coordinating this year’s event. He makes phone calls/sends e-mails to promote and I get to do the grunt work!

We’re being sponsored by the Northfield Senior Center and we’re looking to enlarge the number of players. We’ll have skilled players from both Rochester and the Twin Cities area as we did last year. You’re welcome and encouraged to participate/watch!

Photos/video: 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open

I took some photos and videos on Saturday of the 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open that I blogged about last week. It was held at the Northfield Middle School and was sponsored by the Northfield Senior Center.

 Jerry Holzer Russ Margulies Chris Bashor Patrick McKown Singles - 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open Doubles - 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open 
Among the Northfielders participating, L to R: Jerry Holzer, Russ Margulies, Chris Bashor, and event organizer Patrick McKown.  The other two photos are of the lists of participants, singles and doubles.

The 40-second video below shows players both warming up and in competition. Jeesh! Continue reading Photos/video: 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open

1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open; see the best players in the state next Sat. May 15

Bonnie McKownPatrick McKownBonnie McKown stopped by my morning office at the GBM yesterday to ask me to promote the 1st Annual Northfield Table Tennis Open that her son, Patrick McKown, has organized.

I refused, insisting that he show up himself and pay his respects, bastard that I am. Alas, he arrived this morning at 6:30 and gave me the pitch.

Northfield Table Tennis Open formPatrick has confirmed that many of the best table tennis players in the state will be competing. He’s not too shabby himself, apparently. See his ranking.

ttmnlogosmallThe non-sanctioned event (see the PDF registration form), held next Saturday May 15 at the Northfield Middle School, is sponsored by the Northfield Senior Center in part because they have a very active group of table tennis players led by Russ Margulies.

For more, see the Table Tennis Minnesota website and Facebook page.