Bud Light Hardbat Classic at The Venetian in Las Vegas


The Hardbat Classic Table Tennis Ping Pong rumors are not only true, they are truly Table Tennis and it’s going to be Vegas, baby!

I’ll be competing in the Bud Light Hardbat Classic which starts this Friday at the spectacular Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.   Top prize is … wait for it …  $100,000.00   That’s  enough money to pay the interest on our blossoming national debt for … well…. a couple of seconds.   But never mind that….

I’ll try to keep up with some real time reporting via Twitter or here at the blog, though this may depend on data access at the venue and my own good or bad luck in the tournament.

There will be about a thousand players of all skill levels competing – many after winning their regional bar tournaments held around the USA over the past several months.   Even though I won our local tournament it wasn’t a qualifier for the big one, so I’m making my own way there after they opened it up to everybody.

There are also brackets for a special group of “stars” chosen by the Hardbat Tournament, another for walk in players, and one for “pros” who have a rating or have played in USTTA tournaments over the years.     Although I haven’t played in tournaments recently I was actually the USTTA National Table Tennis Champ in the “1300” rating category  in 1992   (ratings in Table Tennis are kind of like handicapping in golf).

The Bud Tournament is “over handicapped” , meaning that the very best players will have to spot a lot of points to lower ranked players – as many as 17 out of 21.    My take on this tournament  is that it will tend to favor  unrated players who are very experienced with the “pips out” type of rubber required at the Hardbat Classic.

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About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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3 Responses to Bud Light Hardbat Classic at The Venetian in Las Vegas

  1. leland stamper says:

    Good luck at the tournament!

  2. glenn says:

    (1) Thanks LS…I didn’t realize Joe was competing.

    Joe go get em…good luck and remember to terminate their victories with extreme prejudice!!! May you have many sizzling chops and devilish spins to confuse and obliterate your opponents 🙂 But remember to play nice. LOL

  3. jackson walker says:

    Hello
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    Prince Classic Spin Ping Pong Paddle
    “Pips-out” rubber (control) on one side with “Pips-in” (spin) rubber on the other allows players to mix up their shot selection.

    Kindly advice back with the total quote of 800 pieces if you have in stock and also let me know if you accept Credit Card as a form of a payment as that is the only method i can offer for my payment,I will be waiting for the soonest reply so that i can proceed with my order and payment,
    Thank You.

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