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Originally posted by mentortt mentortt wrote:

We joined both US open and US NA team. The differences are not only concrete and flooring. US open has a great playing hall in Orlando. But most of tables are empty on Friday and Saturday. Only 1/4 of table is active used. It is clearly waste of money. For US NA team event, almost all tables available has been used. By the way, US NA team event also have little or none cash reward. Is it possible to restrict US National and US open from one week to three or four days? It will save USATT a lot of money and save player money for hotel also.
NA Teams can use tables more efficiently because every participant competes in only one event. A tournament like US Nationals or US Open has players in multiple events which create conflicts. The schedule has to be spread out in an attempt to minimize conflicts. 


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For US open (possibly in future US national) , there are multiple events with only less than 5 people or only less than 5 people shown up. For example in one event, 8 people only 3 people shows up and everyone can get a medal. I do think they need to minimize events to save the cost in the future. If any event with less than 20 (arbitrary number) people, this event is meaningless. 

I also don't understand why low rating events (for example below 2000) cannot be finished in the same day. For a good player, they have a good day, but they need to wait for second day to see playoff. Their luck might be totally changed in the next day. It really hurts.

US has so many good mathematician and world-class talented students. How to utilize the current available players and lowest number of tables to generate best results with minimum cost? This is very good math modeling problems. Since USATT cannot get more money from outside, they need to think how to save costs.


Originally posted by heavyspin heavyspin wrote:

NA Teams can use tables more efficiently because every participant competes in only one event. A tournament like US Nationals or US Open has players in multiple events which create conflicts. The schedule has to be spread out in an attempt to minimize conflicts. 


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Up to 143 entries from 25 states. Early bird deadline is May 6th. Final deadline is May 20th.
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