AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — What began out as a ardour for ping pong for 2 Amarillo residents has now was a full-fledged occasion, attracting gamers from all around the world.
“It’s rewarding simply to see an thought come to fruition,” stated Jeff Wyrick, Shakehands Pong Founder.
Wyrick, alongside Topspin Desk Tennis Membership proprietor Patrick Pitre on the importance of Saturday’s Pong Metropolis Open.
It will likely be the primary USA Desk Tennis-sanctioned occasion in Amarillo in over 40 years.
“Tomorrow is mainly the end result of Jeff and I’s ardour in regards to the sport and bringing loads of the highest gamers to the realm,” stated Pitre.
40 gamers from throughout the nation and even from across the globe can be competing like Adrian Rubinos, who can be coming in from Peru to compete.
“Undoubtedly some visibility and displaying that we are able to placed on an occasion that brings in some prime degree gamers,” stated Pitre.
Seeing what began out in Wyrick’s storage now comes full circle, which Wyrick says is a pure pleasure.
“To be right here with Pat and with the neighborhood of gamers now seeing it at this degree is one thing past what I’d have ever imagined,” stated Wyrick.
Wyrick and Pitre not solely wish to showcase the Amarillo ping pong scene however Amarillo itself.
“We’re pleased with our metropolis. We expect that we’ve got a reasonably legitimate scene right here and it capitalizes on that and I feel it assist showcases the town so we hope that we do the town proud,” stated Wyrick.
The occasion is Saturday April tenth on the Amarillo Faculty Washington Campus’ Carter Health Middle.
It’s free and open to the general public. Masks are required.
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