ACUI Region 6 Table Tennis Tournament 2000

( 2000 ACUI Nationals at CanupNet)

The ACUI Region 6 tournament was held at BumperNets in Birmingham, Alabama, on Feb. 12, 2000. NATTC's own Ernesto Kawamoto upset second seeded Rafael Flores to finish second overall and qualify for the Nationals in Houston April 14-15.

Here's a group shot of the ACUI Region 6 winners and the tournament staff at BumperNets in Birmingham, Alabama, on Feb. 12, 2000. From left to right are: Rusty Nunnally, tournament committee; Ahn Troung (1140+) silver medal woman player from University of West Florida; Kevin Whittaker, ACUI Region Director from UAB; third place woman from Puerto Rico; Brian Pace, gold medal winner and defending national champion from Broward Community College in Cross Creek, Fla.; Rafael Flores, third place men's finisher from Broward County College; Fred Banks, tournament committee; Inga Viktorova (2133) women's gold medal winner; unidentified tournament worker; Homer Brown, owner of BumperNets, site of the ACUI Region 6 tournament; (Yaritza Alverado, unrated, not shown, 3rd Place from Puerto Rico), Lucianne Hegron (unrated), from Puerto Rico, 4th place; Michael Wetzel, tournament committee; Duke Stogner, tournament referee; Ernesto Kawamoto of Calhoun College in Decatur, Ala., silver medal winner; Matt Johnson, tournament committee; Danya Budiman, BumperNets manager and tournament director; and Pedro Crespo of Florida International University, fourth place in men's division.

Ernesto Kawamoto and Michael Wetzel on Feb. 12, 2000. Kawamoto won a silver medal in men's singles at the ACUI Region 6 College Table Tennis Tournament at BumperNets in Birmingham's Brookwood Village Mall. Kawamoto's second-place finish qualified him for the nationals in Houston, Texas, April 14-15, 2000. Wetzel served as the tournament's assistant referee. Both are members of the North Alabama Table Tennis Club. (Photo by Duke Stogner)