National Champion Ty Hoff. Observers called him "the Buzz-Saw"
Finalist Derek May chopping from way off the table:
Semi-Finalist Steve Berger, another terrific chopper:
Semi-Finalist Brian Masters scored an upset win over Lily Yip:
Quarter-Finalist Barry Dattel scored an upset win over Larry Hodges:
Quarter-Finalist Freddie Gabriel was a fearsome attacker:
Quarter-Finalist Dean Doyle won an outstanding match over Reisman:
Jimmy Butler was knocked out in the round of 16:
As was Larry Hodges:
But Larry is still awesome with his clipboard!
Marty Reisman still amazes, making the 8's at age 69:
Pete May was great to watch in his classy garb and graceful defense:
Ralph Stadelman won the U2000 hardbat event:
Houshang Bozorgzadeh is still a threat:
Tim Boggan made the finals of the U2000 hardbat:
Mark Nordby is fast becoming a top contender:
Tim Kelly is one of America's highest-rated fulltime hardbatters:
Mitch Seidenfeld advanced but lost in the round of 16:
Allen McDermott is Colorado's hardbat guru:
Sharlene Krizman-Wilson scored upset wins over Sakai and Mann:
Jim McQueen... admire the backhand or the outfit?
Former semi-finalist Rick Mueller lost to Seidenfeld:
Ruben Gomez is back in action and still playing great:
Scott Gordon... check out the paddle:
Berndt Mann is back to chopping:
Lorin Benedict looks like he is enduring about 35 G-forces:
Bernard Savitz made the semis of the U2000 hardbat event:
James Therriault is arguably the most entertaining player in the U.S.:
Great to see Robert Trudell of Arizona back in action:
Hardbat is fun! Ask David Umel of southern California:
Don Varian of Hock Table Tennis... is the ball going to clear the net?
D.G.Van Vooren is a dangerous, experienced player:
Lee Bahlman played well, but lost in the end to Reisman:
Temitope Isabor is a new face but a full-time hardbatter:
Jim Langley is another new hardbat participant:
Leon Ruderman of Southern CA:
Bernhard Schiele of White Mountain, AZ:
Joel Waldman... sorry, modern "sponge" tt shirts are not allowed :)
We're glad to finally get a picture of Norman Bass:
William Brin of California:
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