First Stop Houston, Ping Pong Diplomacy Team Championships Tour to Visit Five Cities Across the US
by Joshua Dyke
The Ping Pong Diplomacy Team Championships Tour will begin in Houston, Texas. June 10 through 12, 2022. Houston International Table Tennis Academy will host the first of the five events and there will be an event Gala after each of the five locations.
The Team Championships tour will consist of a five-event tour – Houston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles – in which the 4-star sanctioned tournaments division championship finals will culminate in Los Angeles.
There are special hotel rates for the first Ping Pong Diplomacy Team Championships tour event in Houston at the Blossom Hotel Houston.
The tournament entry is limited to the first 32 teams to sign up. The top 2 teams in Division A at each location will be invited to the finals of the Ping pong Diplomacy Team Championships in Los Angeles, California.
HOUSTON TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
The competition starts with a Giant RR. Teams will be placed into groups for competition, and the top 2 teams of each group will advance into the Divisional Rounds. There will be 3 Divisions of competition. The top 2 teams advance to the Single Elimination rounds. The top 3 team placements per Division win Cash or Awards.
HOUSTON ENTRY DEADLINE:
Entries must be received by Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Late entries may be accepted on a space-available basis with a late registration fee. If an entry is submitted late, please contact Houston International TTA to confirm that the entry was received and accepted.
Online tournament entry will be available on Omnipong. For more details about the upcoming Ping Pong Diplomacy Teams Championships, please see the Houston entry form or contact USATT. For the Houston Team Championships tournament details please contact Houston International TTA.
USA Table Tennis wishes to express its gratitude to all the event organizers for making the event possible. Houston - China General Chamber of Commerce - Houston, Houston International Table Tennis Academy, Blossom Hotel Houston and co-organizer, the USATT Foundation.