This past weekend of May 2nd & 3rd four of our Junior Players along with Dan Jr., Andre & Coach traveled to the Table Tennis Club of Indianapolis to participate in the Indiana State Championships. SBTTC salutes and thanks Arnold Smith and Bob Tolen for sponsoring the trip and providing our Juniors this opportunity.

It was a chance for the Juniors team to gain experience against the best of Indiana since this was an Indiana Closed event.  So Dion (1585), Marty (1222), Dionta (1159) and Dominique (422) along with Andre (1775), Dan Jr. (2218) and Coach journeyed to TTCI to ply their trade.


Dion Payne-Miller

This was the 5th tournament for Dion. His 1st was the 2014 SJVO and you can see his progress below:

 Tournament

 Rating Start

Rating Finish 

Record 
 2014 SJVO  0 108 0 - 6 
 2014 SSS / Butterfly Open  108 798  8 - 11 
 2014 Butterfly Team Championships  798 1308  5 - 16
 2015 SJVO  1308 1585  17 - 3

This past weekend Dion won the U1800 RR and even though he is currently 12 finished 2nd in the Juniors 18 & U!!  Another great tournament for Dion and surely his rating will once again be on the rise.


Dionta Payne-Miller

This was also the 5th tournament for Dionta and his record to date is also shown below:

 Tournament

 Rating Start

Rating Finish 

Record 
 2014 SJVO  0 280 0 - 6
 2014 SSS / Butterfly Open 280 771  5 - 13
 2014 Butterfly Team Championships  771 900 4 - 17
 2015 SJVO  900 1159 7 - 6

Dionta made the most of his opportunity by winning both the U1300 RR and U1700 RR's, so you can bet that his rating will be on the rise as well!!


Marty Stoner

This years SJVO was Marty's 1st tournament and he attained a rating of 1222 after only 1 tourney!!

 Tournament

 Rating Start

Rating Finish 

Record 
 2015 SJVO 0 1222

6 - 2

Marty followed up by making the Semis in the U1300, U1550 and U1700 RR's in Indianapolis.  Although out of the trophy rounds a fantastic showing and great learning experience.


Dominique Clark

Tournament

 Rating Start

Rating Finish 

Record 
 2015 SJVO 0 422

0 - 15

As with Marty, the SJVO was Dominique's 1st tournament and he ended up with a 422 rating to go into the Indiana Championships.  This was a fine learning experience and as his training progresses will lead to many fun and exciting tourneys to come.


Dan Seemiller, Jr.

Dan went into the tournament with a 2218 rating and made it to the finals of the Men's Singles RR before falling to Stephen Clyde (2256).  Congratulations to both players!!


Andre Khailo

Andre entered the tourney rated at 1775 and won the U2000's ... Great playing Andre!!