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April 10, 2007 > ICC Hosts Fourth Annual Table Tennis Tournament

ICC Hosts Fourth Annual Table Tennis Tournament

The India Community Center in Milpitas hosted Northern California's largest non-USATT-sanctioned tournament at its Milpitas facility, March 24 and 25.

More than 123 players - ranging in age from 9 to 60 - participated in the two-day, 10-event tournament. The event concluded Sunday with an Advanced Open match. Praful Bhaidasna - winner of the Advanced Open - received a gift certificate from the sports company Butterfly.

"We had so many excellent players this year," said ICC Table Tennis Coordinator Rajul Sheth. "It was really amazing to see so many participants at a non-sanctioned tournament."

The India Community Center offers table tennis instruction for children and adults at its Milpitas facility. Last July, the ICC table tennis team took home 13 medals - including 6 gold - at the Junior Olympics in Hampton Roads, VA.

"ICC is absolutely committed to youth development," said ICC Executive Director Chitra Vivek. "The table tennis program and the annual tournament are two of ICC's best examples of this pledge," she said.

Sponsors of the event included Time to Market, Inc and Butterfly Online. All tournament participants received a t-shirt.

2007 ICC Table Tennis Tournament Winners

Under 9 Boys
1st - Kanak Jha
2nd - Kunal Chodri
Semifinalists - Krish Avvari and Mathew Tran

Under 10 Girls
1st - Prachi Jha
2nd - Isabel Chu
Semifinalists - Ruchi Patel and Diane Jung

Under 12 Boys
1st - Parth Upadhyay
2nd - Arjun Desai
Semifinalists - Aashay Patel and Aarsh Vyas

Under 16 Girls
1st - Prachi Jha
2nd - Saatchi Bhalla
Semifinalists - Aditi Chodri and Manasi Krishsagar

Under 16 Boys
1st - Parth Upadhyay
2nd - Arjun Desai
Semifinalists - Eshaan Bhalla and Shah Aarsh

Under 250 Rating
1st - Mathew Tran
2nd - Kunak Chodri
Semifinalists - Nathaniel Chu and Arjun Aditham

Under 500 Rating
1st - Nirav Murthy
2nd - Mathew Tran
Semifinalists - Krish Avvari and Aditi Chodri

Under 800 Rating
1st - Omkar Raje
2nd - Ram Gollapudi
Semifinalists - Nirav Murthy and Kevin Tran

Under 1400
1st - Albert Pinto
2nd - Aashay Patel
Semifinalists - Subramanian Anand and Barua Arindam

1st - Praful Bhaidasna
2nd - Sujit Chaubal
Semifinalists - John Lam and Don Kong

India Community Center - the nation's largest Indo-American facility - is dedicated to promoting Indian culture and enriching lives through educational, cultural, recreational and community programs. Members can enjoy ICC's fitness center, library, kids' learning center, computer labs, classes, cafˇ, and recreation area. ICC is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization funded by private contributions, membership dues, fees and grants and run by a small staff plus more than 200 volunteers.

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