2003 Alabama Table Tennis Championships

Brahan Spring Recreation Center

Saturday, April 5, 2003

Rating results

Winners:

Championship singles: 1: Dr. Jiang Gu, Mobile; 2: Adam Brown, Riverchase; Semis: Terry Hamilton, Birmingham; Duke Stogner, Birmingham.

Seniors: 1. Cristian Draghici, Owens Cross Roads; 2. Johnny Billy, Satsuma.

Championship doubles: 1: Ernesto Kawamoto/David Landry, Huntsville; 2. Justin Davis, Decatur/Jason Denton, Trinity; Semis: Bill Mobley, Huntsville/Adam Brown, Riverchase; Tommie Dailey/Terry Hamilton, Birmingham;

U-1800 singles: 1. Justin Davis, Decatur; 2. Lamar Scott, Hartselle.

U-1500 singles: 1. Jishnu Saha, Huntsville; 2. Donny Finley, Birmingham.

U-1400 singles: 1. Jishnu Saha, Huntsville; 2. Donny Finley, Birmingham.

U-1500 doubles: 1. Morgan Tang, Mountain Brook/Donny Finley, Birmingham; 2. Martin Strickler, Hoover/Patrick Sullivan, Birmingham.

Juniors: 1. David Landry, Huntsville; 2. Jishnu Saha, Huntsville; 3. Morgan Tang, Mountain Brook.

Women: 1. Alisha Landry, Huntsville; 2. Denita Denton, Trinity.

Sponsors: BumperNets of Birmingham; Robbins Table Tennis Specialties of Michigan; Awards and Engraving Plus, Trinity.

Hosts: Huntsville City of Huntsville Recreation Services and Landscape Management Department; North Alabama Table Tennis Club.

More results, photos and other information can be found on http://www.nattc.com/, web site of the North Alabama Table Tennis Club

Notes:

+A record-high 55 players from across the state competed in the state championships.

+Ernesto Kawamoto of Huntsville won his sixth doubles championship with five different partners. This year he won with one of the nationís top juniors, 16-year-old David Landry of Huntsville.

+Terry Hamilton of Birmingham upset the past two state singles champions, Jason Denton of Trinity and Ernesto Kawamoto of Huntsville before losing in the semis to 1999 champion Adam Brown of Riverchase.

+This year marked only the second time since 1996, a non-NATTC member took home the singles championship. NATTC players have claimed the doubles championship every year since 1996.

+Tournament director Michael Wetzel competed in his 24thconsecutive state championships. His first state tournament was the 1980 championships at the Gardendale Civic Center.

+The North Alabama Table Tennis Club has hosted the event every year since 1984. In 1999, the club was co-hosts of the state championships in Birmingham.

+Brahan Spring Recreation Center first hosted the state tournament in 1984 and has been the site of the annual event since 1990 with the lone exception of 1999.