Fifth Annual Utah Valley Open

by John P. Pratt

The Fifth Annual Utah Valley Open Table Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday, April 23, 2005, sponsored jointly by Pleasant Grove City Recreation and the Timpanogos Table Tennis Club. Table tennis is a very popular Olympic sport in Europe and Asia, and is gaining popularity in the United States because it is a life-long sport in which youth, men, women, the elderly and the handicapped can all compete together. The tournament was played according to U.S.A.T.T. standards, including the new 40 mm larger ball and the 11-point game. Matches were held in the popular modified round-robin format when feasible, which allows all players to play the same number of matches rather than being eliminated after only one or two losses.

Tournament Results

All 25 entrants in the Round Robin Open Singles have their final rank listed, as well as the Women's Singles, and Age events, all of which were in Round Robin format. The only double elimination tournaments were the Open Doubles and Mixed Doubles and the Fifty and Over, where as many final places as possible are listed (there is some uncertainty in the lower places). Here are the results in the order of events played.

14 & Under

No entrants.

18 & Under

U-18 Singles. First Place: Anthony Davis. Second Place: Julie Laird.
  1. Anthony Davis
  2. Julie Laird

Women's Singles

Women's Singles. First Place: Meg (left). Second Place: Carol Davis.
  1. Batchimeg (Meg) Tsedenbal
  2. Carol Davis
  3. Javzandulam (Javza) Gaav
  4. Callean Laird

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles. First Place: Byron & Carol Davis (right).
Second Place: Dale Majors & Meg.
  1. Byron & Carol Davis
  2. Dale Majors & Batchimeg (Meg) Tsedenbal
  3. Zorigt (Joey) & Angela Radnaased
  4. Kurt & Julie Laird
  5. Bat Erdene & Javzaandulam Gaav (Javza)
  6. Scott & Calleen Laird

Open Doubles

Open Doubles. First Place: Noel Huermann & Ernesto Lo Russo (left).
Second Place: Byron & Carol Davis
  1. Noel Huermann & Ernesto Lo Russo
  2. Byron & Carol Davis
  3. Zorigt (Joey) Radnaased & Craig Zimmerman
  4. Bernie Ratcliff & Steven Bailey
  5. Grant & Matt Misbach
  6. Dale Majors & Rainer Eysser
  7. Andy Leung & Walt Milem
  8. Batchimeg (Meg) Tsedenbal & Javzaandulam Gaav (Javza)
  9. Scott & Kurt Laird
  10. Merrill Newren & Travis Laird
  11. Anthony Davis & Jimmie Stewart

Age 40-49

Age 40-49. First Place: Zorigt.
Second Place: Carol Davis.
  1. Zorigt(Joey) Radnaased
  2. Carol Davis
  3. Bernie Ratcliff

    Age 50-59

    Age 50-59. First Place: Byron Davis (right).
    Second Place: Rainer Eysser.
    1. Byron Davis
    2. Rainer Eysser
    3. Andy Leung
    4. John Pratt
    5. Walt Milem
    6. Steve Bailey

    Age 60+

    Age 60+. First Place: Grant Misbach (left).
    Second Place: Craig Zimmerman.
    1. Grant Misbach
    2. Craig Zimmerman
    3. Merrill Newren


    Open: First Place: Zorigt (left). Second Place: Byron Davis
    1. Zorigt (Joey) Radnaased
    2. Byron Davis
    3. Noel Huermann
    4. Dale Majors
    5. Batchimeg (Meg) Tsedenbal

    Class "A" Singles

    Open: First Place: Andy Leung (left). Second Place: Bernie Ratcliff
    1. Andy Leung
    2. Bernie Ratcliff
    3. Carol Davis
    4. Rainer Eysser
    5. Kurt Laird

    Class "B" Singles

    Open: First Place: Travis Laird (left). Second Place: Tyler Rehrer
    1. Travis Laird
    2. Tyler Rehrer
    3. Scott Laird
    4. Matt Heaton
    5. Steve Bailey

    Class "C" Singles

    Open: First Place: Kelvin Lau (right). Second Place: Daniel Handy
    We apologize to Merrill Newren, who was to play in the C category, who was accidently replaced by Craig Zimmerman, who was supposed to play in the B class.

    1. Kelvin Lau
    2. Daniel Handy
    3. Michael Pratt
    4. Cordelle Morris
    5. Craig Zimmerman (forfeit)

    Class "D" Singles

    Open: First Place: Bat Erdene (right). Second Place: Jimmie Stewart
    1. Bat Erdene
    2. Jimmie Stewart
    3. Nathan Handy
    4. Anthony Davis
    5. Javzaandulam Gaav (Javza)