- 2011 Decatur Open -

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Last Updated: (08/28/2011)

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20th annual Decatur Open, August 20, 2011. Aquadome Recreation Center, Decatur, AL
(See last year's results)

The tournament starts in: (days:hrs:mins:secs)


The 2011 Decatur Open champion is John Mar of Atlanta. He defeated Yuichi Kageyama of Franklin, Tenn., 4-2 in the finals.

From Where: Players hail from 6 different states! (AL, FL, GA, TN, TX, MS)
Traveling the farthest: Brandon Gardner, Hurst, Texas

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The Shirt: See this year's design!
2010 action video: Last year, Juergen Beck of Freedom Light Productions did a splendid video on the tournament.
Click here to watch the 1 minute, 15 second video. It'll be worth your time.

The Draw: The draw, showing who is playing in which round robin groups in the morning, will be printed in The Decatur Daily on Saturday, the morning of the tournament. Buy your copy!

*Ratings posted on USATT web site Aug. 12 will be used for the draw.

The Players:
(69 players are entered as of 7/25/2011, 10 PM CDT. Ratings were updated on 8/12!)
The field is limited to 71 players. This year the first 69 entries sold out Monday, July 25!!

Congratulations to Yuichi Kageyama, 2238, and Herb Bennett, 1624, for winning the two eBay spots into the Decatur Open.

Tournament directors are Chip Patton and Michael Wetzel (IU/CR). Committee members are Fred B. Mitchell II,
Ernesto Kawamoto, Michael Harris, Ken Potts and Logan Wetzel.
Name City State Club USATT Rating
John Mar (2011 champion) Lawrenceville GA AGTTA 2296
TJ Beebe (1996 champion) Marietta GA AGTTA 2256
Yuichi Kageyama (2011 finalist) Franklin TN Nashville TTC 2238
Liedy Handoko (2009 semifinalist) Cordova TN Memphis TTC 2076
Ujwal Shrestha (2009 quarterfinalist) Birmingham AL Magic City TTC 2025
Corey VanWagner Fairburn GA FCTTA 2011
Brandon Gardner (2011 quarterfinalist) Hurst TX Extreme TT 1989
Barnabas Gonzalez (2011 quarterfinalist) Vestavia Hills AL BumperNets 1930
Tommie Dailey Birmingham AL Magic City TTC 1925
Reginald Wilson Memphis TN Memphis TTC 1899
Andrew Davis Pell City AL BumperNets 1863
Adrian Nuta Brentwood TN Newgy TTC 1853
Carmen Bejaran Wilsonville AL RRATT 1849
Scott Landon Tallahassee FL Tallahassee TTC 1845
Ronald Peters Brewton AL LATTC 1840
L.A. Johnston (2011 quarterfinalist) Pensacola FL Pensacola TTC 1829
Chris Quesada Pensacola FL Pensacola TTC 1826
Sean Brown Montgomery AL Montgomery 1818
Carl Lewis Sr. Memphis TN Memphis TTC 1809
Kui Zhang Vestavia Hills AL Magic City TTC 1808
David Budenstein Niceville FL Pensacola TTC 1802
Jeff Bogda Collierville TN Memphis TTC 1800
Kin Chan Madison AL NATTC 1792
Kareem Olugbenga Smyrna GA AGTTA 1771
Alex Lehocky Smyrna TN Newgy TTC 1770
Roger Dickson Portland TN Newgy TTC 1770
Xinhua (Henry) Yin Hoover AL BumperNets 1747
David Cashwell Valley AL RRATT 1740
Chris King Birmingham AL BumperNets 1736
Iliyan Arabov Alabaster AL BumperNets 1718
Scott Lane Collierville TN Memphis TTC 1690
Denis Fritchie Cordova TN Memphis TTC 1688
Michael Harris Anniston AL NEATT 1681
Ping Huang Auburn AL Auburn 1670
Trevor Chan Madison AL NATTC 1655
Yang Xiao Tuscaloosa AL UATTC 1649
David Girdner Clarksville TN Knoxville TTC 1646
Ed Watts Huntsville AL NATTC 1619
Harry He Birmingham AL BumperNets 1598
Herb Bennett Hattiesburg MS USMTTC 1583
Tson Chan Madison AL NATTC 1559
Joseph Fonbah Northport AL UATTC 1537
Christopher Hardin Cordova TN Memphis TTC 1533
Yuan He Hoover AL BumperNets 1464
John Ingouf Decatur AL NATTC 1461
Glenn Tillery Huntsville AL NATTC 1430~ (UR)
Renee Chan Madison AL NATTC 1366
Danny Feldman Homewood AL BumperNets 1334
Xuejing Xing Huntsville AL NATTC 1317
Collin Fullerton Huntsville AL NATTC 1288
Shannon Bishop Decatur AL NATTC 1269
Fred B. Mitchell II
Athens AL NATTC 1266
Bill Sutton Montgomery AL Montgomery 1261
Jonathan Gonzalez Vestavia Hills AL BumperNets 1261
John Banot Newnan GA AGTTA 1256
Keaton Lindsay Milton FL Pensacola TTC 1250~(UR)
Gary Luther Glencoe AL NEATT 1243
Dongning He Hoover AL BumperNets 1211
Olutosin Okunoren Memphis TN Memphis TTC 1198
Ken Potts N. Richland Hills TX Texas 1189
Russell Hampton Decatur AL NATTC 1150~ (UR)
Glen Strachan Stockbridge GA AGTTA 1143
Umar Brown Birmingham AL BumperNets 1138
Kevin Huynh Pelham AL BumperNets 1076
Brandon Sublett Birmingham AL BumperNets 1038
Clay Richardson Montgomery AL Montgomery 1004
Lorna Yin Hoover AL BumperNets 986
Paul Atchison Birmingham AL BumperNets 978
Mariana Diaz Germantown TN Memphis TTC 941
Celeste Fong Madison AL NATTC 817
Supakan Jeed Banot Newnan GA AGTTA 656

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