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Table Tennis anyone? Del Mar College Kinesiology Program hosting two-day tournament play April 26-27





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Vikings Table Tennis Tournament featuring Friday DMC Open and Saturday Corpus Christi Open Round Robin at Heritage Campus Gymnasium; proceeds after tournament prize payouts to benefit DMC Viking Food Pantry

Article by Melinda Eddleman
Repost: April 24, 2024
Original Post: March 29, 2024

Doug was usually our designated driver to and from tournaments, and we competed around Texas and beyond during those early days. He was the driving force behind the table tennis culture here for many years, and this tournament honors the dedication and comradery he built among those of us who love the game.

Rogerio Moya, DMC Recreation Supervisor/Kinesiology Program and Vikings Table Tennis Tournament Organizer


Table tennis players_sillouettes with orange and yellow variation

Table tennis players_sillouettes with orange and yellow variation

Cost for the DMC Open is $10 with in-person registration starting at 5 p.m. and tournament play running 6 to 10 p.m. The fee for the Corpus Christi Open Round Robin is $15, which includes a Continental breakfast, with in-person registration beginning at 8 a.m. and tournament play running from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Payment for both days of play will be collected in cash and in-person each day.

Online registration is now underway for the Corpus Christi Open Round Robin. Scroll down to “Texas” and click on the “Register” button next to “Vikings SP 2024 Table Tennis Tournament - in honor of Doug Wade”  (get the flyer). The Omni-Pong website requires fast, easy and free registration with the site before individuals can register for the tournament.

DMC students and employees can register in advance for the April 26 tournament by contacting Rogerio Moya at 361-698-1947 or

Play includes A, B, C and D Divisions with cash prizes for the A and B Divisions and trophies for the C and D Divisions. Prize money will be dependent upon the number of entries.

Additionally, proceeds after prizes are awarded will benefit the DMC Viking Food Pantry.

April 26 matches will be “best three” out of five games to 11 during the DMC Open.

On April 27 during the Corpus Christi Open, the  9 a.m. Round 1 will include players seeded into Round Robin groups of four to five players based on rating. Round 2 at 1 p.m.  includes players being seeded into the A through D Divisions depending on group placing in Round 1. If more than 30 entrants participate, Round 3 will include the top two players from each group in each division advancing to a single-elimination bracket.

Questions? Contact the DMC Kinesiology Program’s Intramural Director Dr. Carla Vela at 361-698-1337 or or Recreation Supervisor Rogerio Moya at 361-698-1947 or

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