USATT Kicks Off Registration for 2023 US Open Table Tennis Championships
by USA Table Tennis
The Premier International Table Tennis Tournament in the United States Returns for the Second Straight Year to the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, with 118 Events and Almost $60,000 in Prize Money
(Colorado Springs, CO – September 15, 2023) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”) today opened registration for the 2023 US Open Table Tennis Championships, which will be held at Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, on December 16 – 21, 2023. The premier international table tennis tournament in the United States will return for the second consecutive year to the Southern California Inland Region and will offer 118 different events and close to $60,000 in prize money over the six days of competition.
The 2022 US Open Table Tennis Championships Prospectus can be found at: https://www.usatt.org/2023-us-open
Participants can register for the tournament at: https://www.omnipong.com/Members.asp?ae=13917&h=3404
“We’re extremely excited to be returning to Southern California for the US Open,” said USATT Chief Executive Officer Virginia Sung. “As with all of our major events, USATT’s goal is to offer the largest number of possible options for everyone who is interested in participating in this historic international competition. Of course, USATT is also committed to ensure that the tournament runs smoothly and on time. We received tremendous feedback on last year’s Open in Ontario, and we intend to make this year’s event even more efficient and fun. I believe that anyone who participated in that event can attest to the quality of the Ontario Convention Center which offers such a modern, clean and bright venue for the table tennis experience.”
The 2023 US Open offers thirty-one open and age-group singles events, including the prestigious Men’s and Women’s Singles titles. The reigning US Open Men’s Singles Champion Kou Lei will actually be seeking a “three-peat” after his consecutive wins in 2021 in Las Vegas and his victory last year in Ontario. On the Women’s Singles side, Amy Wang, who recently won the Women’s Singles event in the Pan American Championships in Cuba, will be seeking her second US Open Championship. As with last year, with $10,000 on the line for the winner of the Men’s and Women’s Singles, it is expected that the top slot on the Men’s and Women’s side will be hotly contested.
The 2023 US Open will also offer forty-one different doubles events, including age group doubles that start with the Under-11 group and go all the way up the age-group ladder to the Over-80 Division for Men and Women. There are three Open Ratings Events (U-2600, U-2400, and U-2200) along with ten different levels of ratings events for Adults and ten exclusively for Juniors, which means that there should be plenty of opportunity for fair competition amongst players of all ages and calibers. The 2023 US Open in Ontario will also offer seven events for national and international Para Athletes, including doubles competition for both seated and standing players. There are also fifteen different “classic events” offered for players who want to test their talent at the hardbat and/or sandpaper game. And, as with the last several US major tournaments, USATT has paired with our good friends at PingPongParkinson to offer an open event for persons living with a Parkinson diagnosis.
Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is located on the western edge of San Bernadino County within what is known as the Greater Los Angeles Area. It boasts an International Airport (Ontario International Airport) (ONT) just ten minutes from the Ontario Convention Center and an Amtrak Station for those who elect to travel by train. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately sixty-miles from the Ontario Convention Center.
The Greater Ontario area offers an abundance of things to see and do including world class shopping in the massive Ontario Mills Mall and the largest concentration of movie screens west of the Mississippi River, art and history museums, and a wine region dating back to the 1800s. The family-friendly area features regional parks, ice rinks, go-kart racing, and is located within a short drive from Big Bear Mountain resorts, fresh-water fishing lakes, hiking, skiing and within an hour the Pacific Ocean beaches, world-class golfing, theme parks and Hollywood. Centrally located in the heart of Southern California it is easy to extend your visit to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, and the Joshua Tree National Park from the Greater Ontario region.
With respect to the playing hall for the US Open, the Ontario Convention Center, which is within walking distance of several top-quality hotels, including the tournament’s host hotel – The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport – offers a completely open hall area with no pillars and Show Court bleacher seating.
ONTARIO CONVENTION CENTER
Ontario Convention Center is ideally located in Southern California. Built and owned by the City of Ontario; it is privately managed by ASM Global. The ultimate experience begins upon arrival to the Ontario Convention Center with the majestic and modern facade of the building. The ultra-contemporary design was thoughtfully planned to provide a welcoming setting with a fresh, open and progressive vibe. The multi-level space offers a refreshing layout encompassing over 225,000 square feet of space and a 70,000 square foot column free exhibition hall, accented throughout by floor to ceiling windows to draw in the gorgeous surrounding mountain vistas. An expansive offering of outdoor space is also available for meeting and event purposes. Ontario Convention Center is ideal for conventions, trade shows, exhibits, sporting competitions, meetings and gala events. The Center provides a full range of services, world-class cuisine and flexible options provided by a professional, award-winning staff. Ontario Convention Center is proud to be recognized for cleaning and disinfecting to a higher standard to keep our space clean and safe for occupancy with a GBAC Star Accreditation. There are over 6,000 full service and economy hotel rooms in the Greater Ontario area, including 2,500 rooms within walking distance to The Ontario Convention Center. For more information visit: https://gocvb.org/ontario-convention-center/.