$50 – $1,260

1st ITTF World Parkinson's Table Tennis Championships

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Westchester Table Tennis Center

175 Tompkins Avenue

Pleasantville, NY 10570

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1st ITTF World Parkinson’s Table Tennis Championships October 11-13, 2019 Westchester Table Tennis Center

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For people with Parkinson’s — and their families and friends — who share a love of table tennis.

Friday, October 11th - Arrival

8:00 am-5:00 pm: For those who arrive early, neurological evaluations will take place throughout the day at the club. For those arriving Friday evening and Saturday morning, neurological evaluations will be done concurrently with the doubles tournament on Saturday. Neurologists will evaluate players according to the UPDRS Part 3 Motor Examination.

5:00-10:00 pm: Welcome at the club for arriving players. Sign-in. Warm-up. Wine and Cheese and Snacks provided.

Saturday, October 12 - Doubles Tournament

8:30-10:45 am: Warm-up continues. Sign-in for those just arriving.

11:00 am-4:00 pm: Doubles tournament. Come with a doubles partner or find one at the event. Play will start in Round Robin groups. A match consists of the best of three games to 11 points.

4:30-5:30 pm: Playoffs for the teams that accumulated the best records in Round Robin play.

Note: Lunch will be provided at 12:30. Snacks will be available all day.

For those who were not given a neurological evaluation on Friday, neurologists will evaluate players according to the UPDRS Part 3 Motor Examination.

Professional evaluation of players’ table tennis skills and assigning of ratings will take place throughout the day.

Evening: Dinner (on one's own - a number of restaurants are within walking distance) and Free time.

Sunday, October 13 - Parkinson's Championship

8:30-10:00 am: Warm-up

11:00 am-4:30 pm: Parkinson’s Table Tennis Championship. Players will compete in one of the three categories to which they were assigned on Saturday — Light, Moderate or Advanced. Players will begin in Round Robin groups, followed by single-elimination playoffs. A match consists of the best of three games to 11 points. Lunch will be provided at 12:30. Snacks and drinks will be available all day.

5:30-7:30 pm: Awards dinner and going-away party at the Pleasantville Country Club. A cash bar will be available. Dinner will be served at 6:00.

Monday, October 14 - Departures

10:30 am+: The club will be open all day for any Parkinson’s players who would like to stay longer.

Visas

Please email us promptly at pingpongparkinson@gmail.com if you need an invitation letter for visa purposes.

Hotels

If you would like to arrange your own hotels rather than choose one of the hotel packages, you can still obtain our tournament group rate at the following nearby hotels:

Comfort Inn (2 star), 20 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, NY (call 914-592-8600 and inform them that you are here for the Ping Pong Parkinson Tournament and we have a group rate)

Springhill Suites (3 star), 480 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY (use this link for our group rate: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1561474191435&key=GRP&app=resvlink)

Sheraton (4 star), 600 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY (use this link for our group rate: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1561411127553&key=GRP&app=resvlink)

If you plan to stay additional days at the hotel before or after the tournament, please note that our group rates only apply to the 3 days of the tournament. If you are making your arrangements directly with the hotel, do mention that you are here for the Ping Pong Parkinson Tournament, and they may honor the group rate for longer but it is not guaranteed. If you are staying longer and have chosen one of the hotel packages, please email us at pingpongparkinson@gmail.com with your schedule and we will work out the additional days with the hotel and let you know the additional cost.

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