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From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: Table of Contents:
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6.1. USATT Handbook
6.1.1   1 - Constitution
	1.1	Name and Organization
	1.2	Object
	1.3	Qualification of Members
	1.4	Officers and Their Election
	1.5	Meetings
	1.6	Method of Amending the Constitution
	1.7	Ratification
6.1.2   2 - By-Laws
	2.1	Affiliation
	2.2	Types of Membership
	2.3	Rights of Affiliates and Members
	2.4	Finances
	2.5	Contracts
	2.6	Meetings
	2.7	Amendments
	2.8	Tournaments
	2.9	Executive Committee and Executive Director - General
		2.9.1	E.C. Membership
		2.9.2	E.C. Eligibility
		2.9.3	E.C. Rights and Obligations
	2.10	Executive Committee and Executive Director - Duties
		2.10.1	President
		2.10.2	Executive Vice President
		2.10.3	Vice Presidents
		2.10.4	Treasurer
		2.10.5	Secretary
		2.10.6	Olympic Athletes' Representative
		2.10.7	Group B Vice President
		2.10.8	USATT Foundation Representative
		2.10.9	Executive Director
		2.10.10	National Athlete's Representative
	2.11	Executive Committee - Election of Members
		2.11.11	Election of Olympic Athletes' Representative
		2.11.12	Election of National Athletes' Representative
	2.12	Committees - General
		2.12.1	Types of Committees
		2.12.2	Committee Chairman Eligibility
		2.12.3	Committee Composition
		2.12.4	Committee General Duties
		2.12.5	Committee Powers
	2.13	Standing Committees - Names and Duties
		2.13.1	Advertising
		2.13.2	Affiliates
		2.13.3	Coaching
		2.13.4	Disabled Athletes
		2.13.5	Disciplinary
		2.13.6	Equipment
		2.13.7	Exhibition
		2.13.8	Film
		2.13.9	Inter-Scholastic
		2.13.10	International
		2.13.11	Library
		2.13.12	National Publication
		2.13.13	Nominating
		2.13.14	Olympic
		2.13.15	Photographic
		2.13.16	Players'
		2.13.17	Public Relations
		2.13.18	Rating
		2.13.19	Rules
		2.13.20	Selection
		2.13.21	Team Manager
		2.13.22	Tournament
		2.13.23	Tournament Operations
		2.13.24	Umpires
		2.13.25	Women's
		2.13.26	Budget
		2.13.27	Resident Training Program
		2.13.28	Sports Medicine
		2.13.29	Seniors'
	2.14	Standing Orders (Standing Rules)
	2.15	Employees
6.1.3   3 - Tournaments
	3.1	Definition
	3.2	Classification
	3.3	Sanction
	3.4	Procedure for Sanctioning
	3.5	Reporting Results
	3.6	Conduct
	3.7	Contestants
	3.8	Playing Conditions and Equipment
	3.9	Awards
	3.10	Draw
	3.11	Time Scheduling
	3.12	Tie Breaking
	3.13 Errors
	3.14 Closed Tournaments
	3.15 U. S. Open Team Championships
	3.16 U. S. Open Championships
	3.17 U.S. Invitational Tournaments
	3.18 U.S. Closed Championships
	3.19 Amateur Regulations
6.1.4   4 - International Team Regulations
	4.1 Selection Committee
	4.2 Player Qualifications
	4.3 International Team Squad
	4.4 Availability Determination
	4.5 Selection Procedure (Team)
	4.6 Team Officials
		4.6.1 Selection
		4.6.2 Responsibilities of Team Manager
		4.6.3 Responsibilities of Team Captain
	4.7 Uniforms
	4.8 Delegation Section 
6.1.5	5 - Ratings
	5.1 General
	5.2 Duties of the Rating Committee
	5.3 Eligibility
6.1.6 	INDEX

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From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 6.1.1 Constitution
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1.1.1 The name of this organization will be the UNITED STATES 
TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, hereinafter referred to as the USATT. 

1.1.2 The USATT will be a non-profit corporation of the state of
Illinois and subject to the laws of that state.

1.2.1 The object of the USATT will be to set and maintain high
standards for U.S. table tennis on the local, regional, national, and
international levels in the following manner:

1.2.1.1By enforcing the Laws of Table Tennis as adopted by the USATT
and making such amendments and interpretations thereto as may appear
necessary or desirable for the good of the sport;

1.2.1.2By establishing a sanctioning procedure for all tournaments,
matches, and exhibitions held in the U.S.A.;

1.2.1.3By employing the USATT funds judiciously in the promotion and
organization of the sport;

1.2.1.4By other actions considered expedient in the development of
table tennis.  1.3.1 Any person willing to uphold the USATT
Constitution and By-Laws will be eligible to become a USATT member,
subject to International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) regulations.

1.3.2 The USATT will provide an equal opportunity to all members in
good standing to participate in athletic competition or other activity
without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age,
sex, or national origin and with fair notice and opportunity for a
hearing to any such member before declaring such member ineligible to
participate.

1.3.3 Member clubs may be formed; these will consist of grouped
individual members.

1.4.1 The officers of the USATT will be the members of the Executive
Committee as described in the By-Laws.

1.4.2 The USATT will be governed by the Executive Committee,
hereinafter referred to as the E.C., as described in the By-Laws.
Each E.C> member's term of office will be from June1, after the
election, through May31, three years hence, except as provided in the
By-Laws.

1.4.3 All USATT officers will be elected or appointed as described in
the By-Laws.

1.5.1 There will be at least two E.C. meetings per year and special
meetings as required as described in the By-Laws.

1.6.1 Amendments to the Constitution may be accomplished only at an
E.C. meeting after being proposed in writing at the previous
E.C. meeting.

1.6.2 Amendments may be made only by a two-thirds vote of approval of
the entire E.C. Proxy voting is not allowed on an amendment to the
Constitution.

1.6.3 Any USATT member may recommend or submit a resolution proposing
amendments directly to any E.C. member.  The E.C. member will, at his
discretion, present the resolution at the next meeting of the E.C. If
the E.C. does not immediately reject it, the resolution will then be
referred to the appropriate committee(s) without whose recommendation
further action will not be taken.

1.6.4 The substance of any amendment will be published in the National
Publication.

1.7.1 This Constitution amends, replaces, and altogether supersedes
any preceding Constitution, and its approval is verified by the
signatures below consisting of not fewer than two-thirds of those
serving on the E.C. as of September7, 1985.

	Joseph T. Boggan George Kennedy
	J. Rufford Harrison Lyle Theim
	Dan Seemiller Jimmy McClure
	Sheila O'Dougherty Mel Eisner 2.1.1 The USATT will be
affiliated with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 6.1.2 BY-LAWS
======================
2.1.2 The USATT will consist of affiliated associations and individual
members as described in By-Law 2.2.

2.1.3 The ITTF Constitution and By-Laws will apply in all cases not
specifically covered by the USATT Constitution and By-Laws.

2.1.4 In any controversy involving its recognition as the National
Governing Body of Table Tennis, the USATT will submit to binding
arbitration conducted in accordance with the commercial rules of the
American Arbitration Association, as provided in Article VIII of the
Constitution of the U. S. Olympic Committee as of April 1980 as well
as the By-Laws of the U. S. Olympic Committee.

There will be the following types of membership, with fees as stated
in the Fee Schedule (see By-Law2.4.8).

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.2.1 Individual

2.2.1.1Adult - For any person 18 years of age or older as of the last
July1.  It is valid for the month of issue and the eleven following
months and entitles the member to: 1)participate in any sanctioned
tournament held in the USA, 2)receive a free subscription to the
National Publication, and 3)vote in the election of national
officers.  Adult memberships are also obtainable for two and three
years.

2.2.1.2Junior - For any person under 18 years of age as of the last
July1.  Proof of age must be furnished.  Benefits are as in
By-Law2.2.1.1 but without voting privileges.  Junior membership is
valid as in By-Law2.2.1.1 but only until the expiration of the
member's Junior status.

2.2.1.3Family - For all persons who are members of the same family
living at the same address.  Benefits are as in By-Laws2.2.1.1 and
2.2.1.2 except that each family will receive only one subscription to
the National Publication.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.2.2 Organizational

2.2.2.1District Affiliate - Any association covering an area not
exceeding one-third of the tournament regional area as defined by the
Tournament Committee.

2.2.2.1.1New application must be made to the Affiliates Committee
Chairman showing the consent of at least two-thirds of the affiliated
clubs or, in districts that have less than three clubs, two-thirds of
the USATT Adult members in the district.  A member of a District
Affiliate must be a USATT member.

2.2.2.1.2Standing Rule - Once a district association has been
approved, any future or renewal of club affiliations within the
district must have the approval of the District Affiliate.  Whether
the club must be a member of the District Affiliate to become a
USATT-affiliated club will be determined by the District Affiliate.
Any club that becomes a member of the District Affiliate must apply
for USATTaffiliation within two months.  A club has the right to
appeal to the USATT Affiliates Committee if its request to affiliate
with the USATT is refused by the District Affiliate.

2.2.2.1.3The following must be submitted to the Affiliates Committee
within five years of a previous approval:

2.2.2.1.3.1Application by the District Affiliate for renewal of its
status.

2.2.2.1.3.2A signed statement from the presidents of at least two-
thirds of the member clubs in the district stating that they request
such affiliation.  (See By-Law2.2.2.2).

2.2.2.1.3.3A copy of the District Affiliate's constitution and by-
laws, which must not be in conflict with the USATT Constitution and
By-Laws.

2.2.2.1.3.4Names and addresses of the District Affiliate's officers
showing the affiliated club, if any, to which each of these officers
belong.

2.2.2.1.4Each affiliated club in the district will be represented on
the governing body of the District Affiliate.

2.2.2.1.5Each District Affiliate will have jurisdiction within its own
district over such matters as state or district rankings and location
of all tournaments within its area except three-, four-, and five-star
events as described in the Tournament Guide.

2.2.2.1.6Each District Affiliate must abide by all provisions of the
USATT Constitution and By-Laws, the Laws of Table Tennis, and the
rulings of the USATT Executive Committee.

2.2.2.1.7District Affiliates may charge district membership fees from
any entrant in any sanctioned open tournament if the entrant has
resided for the previous three months within the geographical
boundaries of the district.  2.2.2.2Member Club

A member club will have playing headquarters and mailing address.

2.2.2.2.1A new member club will receive a free copy of the USATT
Handbook.

2.2.2.2.2The member club affiliation fee will be as defined in the Fee
Schedule.  A member club will receive one year's free affiliation
after continuous affiliation for five years.

2.2.2.2.3Member clubs will receive 15% of all USATT membership income
they collect, including that collected at tournaments, if remitted to
the USATT within 28 days.

2.2.2.2.4Member clubs may not charge club membership fees from any
entrant in an open tournament.

2.2.2.3Group B - Multi-sport organizations that conduct programs in
table tennis may become GroupB members as defined by the U. S. Olympic
Committee.  The GroupB affiliation fee will be as defined in the Fee
Schedule.  A USATT GroupB member will receive notice of all Executive
Committee meetings and may send one representative.  GroupB
representatives as a whole will be limited to one vote.  When more
than one GroupB organization are USATT members, GroupB representatives
will elect one delegate, known as the GroupB Vice President, to cast
their vote. Expenses of GroupB members and the GroupB Vice President
to the E.C. meetings will be borne by the GroupB organization(s).

2.3.1 Organizational affiliations are valid for one year except for
club multiple memberships.

2.3.2 No affiliate may deny membership to eligible individuals without
just cause, such cause subject to review and adjudication by the USATT
Executive Committee.

2.3.3 An affiliate will have the power to expel, suspend, or declare
ineligible any one of its members for violation of the USATT
Constitution and By-Laws or its own constitution and by-laws, subject
to the conditions in By-Laws2.3.3.1 and 2.3.3.2.

2.3.3.1Should the alleged violation occur in the jurisdiction of
another affiliate, the latter will first be consulted by the affiliate
of which the accused is a member.

2.3.3.2Before a penalty is decreed, the accused member will be
notified in writing of the article or law which he is accused of
violating and will be given the opportunity for a hearing as described
in Article1.3.2.

2.3.3.3If any affiliate wishes to impose its penalty outside its
direct jurisdiction, it will submit the matter to the USATT
Disciplinary Committee Chairman along with a description of the action
already taken, requesting approval for the wider penalty.  The
Disciplinary Committee may accept, reject, or modify the suggested
penalty before making its recommendation to the USATT E.C.

2.3.4 Misuse or alteration of a USATT membership card voids it and
makes the offender liable for disciplinary action.

2.3.5 The USATT Executive Committee will have the power to discipline
a member for violation of the USATT Constitution and By-Laws or for
unbecoming conduct.  This discipline may be expulsion, suspension,
probation, a fine, or loss of eligibility for any or all benefits of
membership.

2.3.6 In all cases of disciplinary action, whether by the E.C. or by
an affiliate, the accused member will be notified of the charges in
writing and will be given an opportunity for a hearing, as required by
Article1.3.2 of the Constitution.

2.4.1 The USATT will operate under a budget approved by the E.C.

2.4.1.1Up to 1% of the annual budget will be allocated to the
President for discretionary use.  This is limited as described in the
Fee Schedule, and each use must be reported to the E.C.  Use of this
fund will be a separate item in the Treasurer's report.

2.4.2 The budget will be presented annually at the fall (before
December31 of each year) E.C. meeting and will be valid until
superseded.

2.4.2.1Due regard will be given by the E.C. to the financial stability
of the USATT prior to authorizing expenditures beyond the budget
limitations.

2.4.2.2The fiscal year will be from January1 to December31.

2.4.3 Members will not be financially or otherwise liable for
corporate obligations.

2.4.4 Officers and Committee Chairmen will submit itemized statements
of authorized expenses to the Treasurer for reimbursement.

2.4.5 Methods of financing the USATT and its affiliates will not
involve control by commercial interests or organizations.

2.4.6 No part of the net income of the USATT will inure to the benefit
of any individual or corporation.

2.4.7 Upon the liquidation of the USATT, the net assets will inure to
the benefit of the affiliates or to any organizations exempt from the
payment of federal income tax as may be specified by the E.C.

2.4.8 All fees will be recorded in a document separate from the USATT
Handbook, known as the Fee Schedule.  The contents of the Fee Schedule
will be defined by a standing rule.

2.4.9 Major unbudgeted receipts (including proceeds from the USOC's
allotment of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee profits and
endowments) will be invested in a foundation, from which up to 90% of
the interest may accrue to the USATT treasury by agreement with the
foundation trustees.  2.5.1 The USATT E.C. may enter into a contract
with an individual or corporation only after the proposed contract has
been reviewed and approved by a lawyer, preferably the USATT legal
adviser.

2.5.2 With the exceptions in By-Law2.5.2.1, no USATT member or
employee may enter into written or verbal contract on behalf of the
USATT without an authorization passed by vote of the Executive
Committee.

2.5.2.1Routine equipment and advertising contracts may be signed by
the Equipment Chairman and the National Publication editor,
respectively.

2.6.1 There will be three or four regular meetings per year, of which
one, the summer meeting, will begin no earlier than when the
newly-elected officers take office and no later than August15.

2.6.2 At least one of the regular meetings will not be held in
conjunction with a tournament.

2.6.3 The President may at his discretion and will, upon a petition of
a majority of the E.C., call a special meeting at any other time and
will hold it if a quorum can attend.

2.6.4 For E.C. members, excluding the GroupB Vice President, and for
the Executive Director, full hotel and travel expenses will be
provided.

2.6.5 Standing Rule: A legal proxy to an entire E.C. meeting is
entitled to expenses as if he were an E.C. member.

2.6.6 A quorum will consist of a simple majority of the current roster
of the E.C.

2.6.7 Robert's Rules of Order - Newly Revised will apply in all cases
of procedure except as covered by the USATT Constitution and By-Laws
and the ITTF Constitution.

2.6.8 Proxies will be allowed at E.C. meetings only on matters listed
in the published agenda or may be limited to specific subjects shown
on the proxy note.  No proxy will be given to another E.C. member nor
will one person have more than one proxy.  A proxy will not be used to
determine a quorum.  See also By-Law 2.9.3.2.

2.6.9 Mail votes will be allowed between meetings.  Mail votes on
amendments must conform to By-Law2.7.3.

2.6.10 Subject to the exceptions in By-Laws2.6.10.1 and 2.6.10.2,
meetings of the E.C. will be open to USATT members, but only
E.C. members or their designated proxies will participate in the
discussion.

2.6.10.1 The President may in writing invite guests, who may discuss
only items pertinent to the invitation.

2.6.10.2 A meeting may be restricted to E.C. members and proxies on a
majorityvote of those members present, not counting proxies.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.6.11 The agenda for an E.C. meeting will be as follows:

 1.Call to order and quorum count.

 2.Apologies for absence and acceptance of proxies.

 3.Appointment of parliamentarian (recommended but optional).

 4.If required, election to fill any vacancies on the E.C.

 5.Minutes, correction, and approval.

 6.Written business arising from the minutes.

 7.Action since the last meeting.

 8.Treasurer's report, auditor's report (summer only), and budget
(written) including, when appropriate, allocation of USOC funds.

 9.Long-range planning.

10.Headquarters' expenses.

11.Written reports from other officers (mandatory at summer meetings
and optional at others), covering their standing committees in
alphabetical order.

12.Appointment of committee chairmen (mandatory at summer meeting and
as required at others).

13.Assignment of E.C. responsibility for committees (summer).

14.Authorization or approval of team selections as appropriate.

15.Approval of nominations for national election (U.S. Open Team
Championships, U.S. Closed, or Olympic Athletes' Representative [the
summer meeting before each Olympic quadrennial]).  

16.Approval of sites for future major tournaments.

17.Other written business.

18.Unwritten business.

19.Adjournment.

 
From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.7.1 
Amendments to the By-Laws will be proposed in writing either at an E.C.
meeting or through the mail. 

2.7.2 Amendments may be passed at the next meeting only by a
two-thirds vote of those voting, a quorum being present.  Proxy voting
will not be allowed on an amendment to the By-Laws.

2.7.3 Amendments may be voted on through the mail.  The Secretary will
distribute the proposal and will receive the votes not less than 30
days later.  The amendment will pass if two-thirds of the entire
E.C. vote in favor, unless two or more E.C. members request discussion
at the next meeting.

2.7.4 Any USATT member may propose an amendment directly to an
E.C. member, who will, at his discretion, present it at the next
E.C. meeting.  If the E.C. does not immediately reject it, it will
then be referred to the appropriate committee(s), without whose
recommendation further action will not be taken.

2.7.5 The substance of any amendment will be published in the National
Publication.

2.7.6 Documents prepared by members of the E.C. or committee chairmen,
when approved by the E.C., will have full force as By-Laws (e.g.,
E.C. minutes, Tournament Guide, Selection Manual, budget, etc.) and
will be amended in the same manner as By-Laws.  These are generally
known as rules or regulations.

2.7.7 Standing Rules: See By-Law2.14.

2.8.1 Tournament regulations are contained in Section 3 of this
handbook and in the Tournament Guide.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.9.1 Executive Committee Membership

The E.C. will consist of eight officers who will be elected for three
years, one officer who will be elected for four years, one officer who
will be elected for two years, one officer who will be appointed by
the E.C. for three years, and one officer elected annually by the
multi-sport organizations.

2.9.1.1 Except for the Olympic Athletes' Representative and the
National Athletes' Representative, the term of office will start June1
and end May31.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.9.1.2 The officers will be:

2.9.1.2.1 President, elected for three-year term effective June1,
1992.

2.9.1.2.2 Executive Vice President, elected for three-year term
effective June1, 1992.

2.9.1.2.3 Vice President, elected for three-year term effective June1,
1992.

2.9.1.2.4 Three Vice Presidents, elected for three-year terms effective
June1, 1993.

2.9.1.2.5 Olympic Athletes' Representative, elected at the beginning of
each Olympic quadrennial, the term of office to begin on January1.

2.9.1.2.6 Secretary, elected for three-year term effective June1,
1992.

2.9.1.2.7 Treasurer, elected for three-year term effective June1,
1993.

2.9.1.2.8 Group B Vice President, elected yearly by the GroupB
organizations in accordance with By-Law2.2.2.3.

2.9.1.2.9 National Athletes' Representative, elected for two years on
odd years.

2.9.1.2.10 USATT Foundation Representative, appointed by the
E.C. forthree years effective June1, 1992.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.9.2 Executive Committee Eligibility

2.9.2.1 To serve on the E.C., a member must:

2.9.2.1.1 Have at least a three-year membership by January1 of the
election year.

2.9.2.1.2 Sign a statement that he has read and will uphold the USATT
Constitution and By-Laws and will answer correspondence promptly.

2.9.2.1.3 Be at least 21 years old, except that the National Athletes'
Representative must be at least 18 years old.

2.9.2.1.4 Not have been editor of the National Publication within six
months of the start of the term of office.

2.9.2.1.5 Not have been a member of the Nominating Committee within one
year of the start of the term of office.

2.9.2.1.6 Not be an employee of the USATT receiving a salary or fees
for services in excess of the amount stated in the Fee Schedule.

2.9.2.2 To serve as President or Executive Vice President, a member
does not have to have previously served on the Executive Committee.

2.9.2.3 At least 20% of the members of the E.C. will be active amateur
players or will have represented the U.S. in amateur international
table tennis competition within the ten years previous to his
election.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.9.3 Executive Committee Rights and Obligations

2.9.3.1E.C. members will be eligible to serve any number of terms.

2.9.3.2Any E.C. member who is unable to attend an E.C. meeting will
notify the President with a sufficient reason and the name of his
proxy.

2.9.3.3The E.C. will have authority to add candidates for election to
the list presented by the Nominating Committee (By-Laws2.11.5 and
2.13.13.1) and to add names to lists of candidates for team officials
proposed by the Selection Committee (By-Law4.6.1.1.3).

2.9.3.4The E.C. will have the authority to grant approval of equipment
to be used in sanctioned play.

2.9.3.5Each E.C. member will perform the duties incident to his office
as described in these By-Laws.  Each E.C. member will be responsible
to the President for the performance of committees assigned to him, of
which he will be an ex-officio member (with the exception of the
Nominating Committee).  He will ensure that these committees comply
with By-Law 2.12.3.

2.9.3.6An E.C. member who derives income from table tennis or who is
connected with the manufacture, sale, or hire of table tennis
equipment, premises, or facilities (either in a
financially-controlling position or employed by a person or body in
such a position) may occupy an administrative office, serve on an
administrative committee, or represent internationally the USATT only
if he will withdraw from any meeting or abstain from voting on any
issue in which he has a direct interest financially, on request passed
by a majority of the meeting he is attending.

2.9.3.7After a hearing as described in By-Law 1.3.2, an elected or
appointed officer may be removed from office at any time upon
recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee, acting upon its own
motion or upon a written appeal from a member and approved by a
two-thirds majority of the E.C.

2.9.3.8E.C. members or their proxies may not use privileged
informationdiscussed at an E.C. meeting or through the mail for
personal profit until after public announcement of the information has
been made.

2.9.3.9Standing Rule - Liability insurance will be purchased to cover
officers of the USATT.

2.9.3.10The E.C. may appoint professional staff, including an
Executive Director.  The Executive Director will be the chief paid
administrative officer.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.10.1 President

2.10.1.1When present, he will be chairman of the E.C.

2.10.1.2He will appoint all USATT Committee Chairmen, except for the
Player's Committee Chairman and all of the members of the Selection
Committee, subject to approval of a majority of the E.C.

2.10.1.3He will recommend for E.C. approval all nominations and
appointments of USATT members to positions with the ITTF, other table
tennis organizations, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

2.10.1.4He will appoint an auditor or auditing committee.

2.10.1.5He will arrange that all members of the E.C. are notified in
writing of the date and site of E.C. meetings at least 30 days in
advance.

2.10.1.6He will ensure that an agenda is issued at least two weeks
prior to each E.C. meeting.

2.10.1.7He will call special meetings as stated in By-Law2.6.3.

2.10.1.8He may make emergency decisions subject to the approval of a
majority of the E.C. by mail vote or at its earliest convening.

2.10.1.9He will foster and maintain cooperative relations with foreign
associations in the promotion in the sport of table tennis.

2.10.1.10He may dismiss any appointed official at his discretion; the
appointment of a replacement will be subject to E.C. approval at the
next meeting or by mail.

2.10.1.11He will be directly responsible for the performance of the
Disciplinary and International Committee Chairmen.

2.10.1.12He will appoint a Special Awards Chairman.

2.10.1.13If team selections have not been completed as in
By-Law4.1.2.1, hewill arrange for its completion.

2.10.1.14He will assign an officer to sign USATT checks in accordance
with By- Law2.10.4.2.1.

2.10.2 Executive Vice President

2.10.2.1He will automatically become President in the event of a
vacancy in that office.

2.10.2.2He will act as chairman of any E.C. meeting whenever the
President is unable to attend.

2.10.2.3He will assist the President as requested.

2.10.3 Vice Presidents

2.10.3.1They will recommend to the President replacements or
appointments of committee chairmen.

2.10.3.2They will perform such other duties as assigned by the
President.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.10.4 Treasurer

2.10.4.1He will receive and disburse all USATT monies and keep a true
and accurate account thereof, which will be compared at all times with
the budget.

2.10.4.2He will sign all payroll checks.

2.10.4.2.1He and one other officer assigned by the President will sign
all other USATT checks.

2.10.4.3Except as defined in By-Law2.4.9, he will deposit all USATT
monies in banks covered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
but will not maintain more than the maximum amount covered by the
F.D.I.C. in any one bank account.

2.10.4.4He will pay all invoices and bills by check.

2.10.4.5He will prepare an itemized budget to be submitted to the
Budget Committee two months before the summer meeting.

2.10.4.6He will not pay unbudgeted invoices greater than the limit
stated in the Fee Schedule except with the approval of the President,
and he will not pay any invoice exceeding 10% of the budget amount or
the amount stated in the Fee Schedule, whichever is larger, except
with the approval of the E.C.

2.10.4.7He will ensure preparation of the federal income tax return
and other reports required by the U.S. and state governments.

2.10.4.8He will cause his accounts to be audited as directed by the
E.C.

2.10.4.9Prior to each regular E.C. meeting and at other times when
requested by the President, he will present a current report on
receipts and expenditures.

2.10.4.10He will strive to reduce accounts receivable by working with
committee chairmen concerned and by any other appropriate method.

2.10.4.11He will annually submit a Treasurer's report and a budget to
the National Publication.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.10.5 Secretary

2.10.5.1He will record true and accurate minutes for all
E.C. meetings.

2.10.5.2He will arrange that all records of official business
transacted by the E.C. are made available to all parties concerned.

2.10.5.3He will provide the National Publication editor with a
synopsis of E.C. meeting minutes for publication.

2.10.5.4He will arrange that the names and addresses of all
E.C. officers and committee chairmen are published at least twice a
year in the NationalPublication.

2.10.5.5He will assure that requirements of the incorporation charter
are complied with.

2.10.5.6He will distribute annual reports.

2.10.5.7He will keep a true and accurate copy of the USATT
Constitution and By-Laws and will note thereon the changes made from
time to time.

2.10.5.8At least one month prior to each E.C. meeting, he will advise
the President of all items of pending old business.

2.10.5.9He will have at each E.C. meeting a list of all standing and
special committees, as well as the Constitution and By-Laws and
minutes of the previous meeting.

2.10.5.10He will furnish E.C. members and committee chairmen copies of
the Constitution, By-Laws, Standing Rules, and minutes of the previous
E.C. meeting.

2.10.5.11Standing Rule: He will arrange for distribution of the
minutes of all E.C. meetings to all Regional Directors and member
clubs on request.

2.10.5.12Standing Rule: The Secretary will record the election results
and the entire roster of the E.C as the second item of the minutes of
the first E.C. meeting after June1 of each election year.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.10.6 Olympic Athletes' Representative

2.10.6.1He will be the USATT's representative on the U.S. Olympic
Committee's Athletes' Advisory Council.

2.10.6.2He will be co-chairman of the USATT Players' Committee.

2.10.6.3He will perform all duties required of him in connection with
the USATT Drug Control Program as stated in By-Law4.5.5.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.10.7 Group B Vice President

2.10.7.1He will represent the views of all GroupB organizations at
E.C. meetings.

2.10.8 USATT Foundation Representative

2.10.8.1He will represent the USATT Foundation.

2.10.8.2He will perform such other duties as assigned by the
President.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.10.9 Executive Director

2.10.9.1He will manage the National Headquarters.

2.10.9.2He will assist the Nominating Committee Chairman in printing,
distributing, and counting the ballots of the E.C. election.

2.10.9.3He will provide local liaison with the USOC.

2.10.9.4He will promote memberships and fund raising.

2.10.10 National Athletes' Representative

2.10.10.1He will be co-chairman of the USATT Players' Committee.

2.10.10.2He will perform such other duties as assigned by the
President.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.11.1 
All members of the E.C. except the GroupB Vice President, the
Olympic Athletes' Representative, the National Athletes'
Representative, and the USATT Foundation Representative will be
elected by plurality vote of the Adult USATT members.

2.11.1.1Should one of these offices become vacant, except for
President, the unexpired term will be filled as the E.C. (by majority
vote) will determine.

2.11.1.2Any current E.C. member who is on the ballot for an
E.C. office will terminate his present E.C. position on May31 of that
year.

2.11.2 Names may be proposed for the ballot by the Nominating
Committee, by the E.C., or by petition from the USATT membership.

2.11.3 In order to be placed on the ballot, nominees advanced by
report of the Nominating Committee (By-Law2.13.13.1) must be approved
by at least two E.C. members.

2.11.4 Names may be placed on the ballot by petition, meeting the
requirements of By- Law2.13.13.3, submitted to the Chairman of the
Nominating Committee by December15.

2.11.5 The E.C. may add names to those recommended by the Nominating
Committee, but no more than three names may be proposed in total for
any office, not including those added by petition.  The ballot will
also include space for write-in votes.

2.11.6 The February issue of the National Publication will list the
names of all nominees, provided by the Chairman of the Nominating
Committee.

2.11.7 Ballots will be mailed as arranged by the Nominating Committee
and will be returned to Headquarters.

2.11.8 In the event of a tie vote among the candidates for a
particular office, the E.C. members whose terms do not expire in that
particular year will determine the election by mailing their choice to
the Nominating Committee Chairman.  If this results in a tie, the
newly-elected officers will determine the winner by their mail vote
sent to the Nominating Committee Chairman.  2.11.9 Other regulations
pertaining to the national election are given in By-Law2.13.13.

2.11.10 The GroupB Vice President will be elected as described in
By-Law2.2.2.3.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.11.11 Election of the Olympic Athletes' Representative

2.11.11.1The Olympic Athletes' Representative must be at least 21
years old and will be elected by and from among those players who have
represented the USATT in the Olympic or Pan American Games within the
previous ten years.  All players who have represented the USATT in the
Olympic or Pan American Games within the previous ten years,
regardless of age, will be eligible to vote for this position.

2.11.11.2Candidates for Olympic Athletes' Representative will be
nominated by those eligible to vote for this office per
By-Law2.11.11.1.

2.11.11.3The USATT Olympic Committee will send nomination forms to the
eligible voters by June15.

2.11.11.4Each voter may nominate up to three candidates.  The top
three who are willing to serve will be placed on the ballot for a
general election by the voters of By-Law2.11.11.1.  All nominations
must be received before July30.

2.11.11.5The USATT Olympic Committee will arrange secret voting and
will mail ballots containing the names of all candidates and a space
for a write- in vote to all eligible voters by September15.

2.11.11.6The ballots will be returned by mail to the Chairman of the
USATT Olympic Committee by November1.

2.11.11.7These ballots will be counted by the USATT Olympic Committee
by November5.

2.11.11.8The person who receives the largest plurality vote will
become the Olympic Athletes' Representative for the next four years as
of January1, 1992.

2.11.11.9In the event of a tie vote, the E.C. will determine the
winner by majority vote.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.11.12 Election of National Athletes' Representative

2.11.12.1The National Athletes' Representative must be at least 18
years old and will be elected by and from among those players who have
represented the USATT in the Olympic or Pan American Games or the
World Championships within the previous ten years.  All players who
have represented the USATT in the Olympic or Pan American Games or the
World Championships within the previous ten years, regardless of age,
will be eligible to vote for this position.

2.11.12.2Candidates for National Athletes' Representative will be
nominated by those eligible to vote for this office per
By-Law2.11.12.1.

2.11.12.3The USATT Olympic Committee will send nomination forms to the
eligible voters by June15.

2.11.12.4Each voter may nominate up to three candidates.  The top
three who are willing to serve will be placed on the ballot for a
general election by the voters of By-Law2.11.12.1.  All nominations
must be received before July 30.

2.11.12.5The USATT Olympic Committee will arrange secret voting and
will mail ballots containing the names of all candidates and a space
for a write- in vote to all eligible voters by September15.

2.11.12.6The ballots will be returned by mail to the Chairman of the
USATT Olympic Committee by November1.

2.11.12.7These ballots will be counted by the USATT Olympic Committee
by November5.

2.11.12.8Then person who receives the largest plurality vote will
become the National Athletes' Representative for the next two years as
of January1 of the odd year.

2.11.12.9In the event of a tie vote, the E.C. will determine the
winner by majority vote.

2.12.1 There will be standing and special (ad hoc) committees.

2.12.2 Committee Chairman Eligibility

To be a committee chairman, a member will:

2.12.2.1Be a USATT member in good standing.

2.12.2.2Sign a statement to uphold the USATT Constitution and By-Laws
and answer correspondence promptly.

2.12.2.3Be at least 18 years old.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.12.3 Composition of Committees

2.12.3.1The chairman of each committee, except the Players' Committee,
will be appointed by the President with the approval of the E.C.  The
committee chairman will serve until another chairman is appointed or
30 days after he resigns, whichever is sooner.

2.12.3.2The chairman will select at least two USATT members as
committee members, except as the E.C. may otherwise direct.  (See By-
Law4.1.1.2 for the exception for the Selection Committee.)

2.12.3.3At least 20% of the members of each standing committee will be
active amateur players or will have represented the U.S. in amateur
international table tennis competition within the previous ten years.

2.12.3.4The Olympic Athletes' Representative and the National
Athletes' Representative will be the co-chairmen of the Players'
Committee.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.12.4 General Duties of Committees

2.12.4.1The chairman will invite corresponding committees in
affiliates to cooperate with the USATT.

2.14.4.2Each committee will endeavor to promote activity useful to the
USATT in its area of concern.  2.12.4.3Each committee chairman will
forward an annual report to the Secretary at least 30 days prior to
the summer E.C. meeting.

2.12.4.3.1Standing Rule: All annual reports will include the following
sub-headings:

Committee Members Year's Activities Proposed Budget Problems
Recommendations to the E.C.  Breakdown of All Charges During the Year
(obtained from the Treasurer one month before the meeting) Signature
and Date

2.12.5 Each committee will have such powers as are delegated to it by
the E.C.  In the absence of specific delegation, each committee
chairman may issue temporary rulings to cover emergencies in the area
under his jurisdiction, which must be reported in writing to the
E.C. member responsible.  Such rulings will be valid unless and until
revoked by the E.C.  They will not conflict with the USATT
Constitution and By-Laws.

2.12.5.1Standing Rule: Each committee chairman will send copies of his
official correspondence to the E.C. member responsible.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.1 Advertising

The Advertising Committee will:

2.13.1.1Solicit advertising in USATT publications.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.2 Affiliates

The Affiliates Committee will:

2.13.2.1Process applications for affiliation with the USATT.

2.13.2.2Provide on request information on club, league, and other
affiliate activity.

2.13.2.3Strive to increase the number of USATT affiliates by means of
advertising, publicity, correspondence, etc.

2.13.2.4Subject to the approval of the E.C., maintain and distribute
the USATT Club Handbook.

2.13.2.5Periodically submit to the National Publication a roster of
current affiliates.

2.13.2.6Encourage and assist regular promotional activity in
affiliates.

2.13.2.7Set up subcommittees to handle affiliates in large national
organizations such as Girl Scouts, YMCA, Knights of Columbus,
etc. Where such national organizations are devoted primarily to
juniors, it will work closely with the Coaching Committee.

2.13.2.8Set up subcommittees, where appropriate, to work with
affiliates in other bodies (i.e., state boards of recreation).

2.13.2.9Encourage organized play within and between affiliates.

2.13.2.10Provide liaison between affiliates.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.3 Coaching

The Coaching Committee will:

2.13.3.1Promulgate instruction on coaching and playing.

2.13.3.2Assistant affiliates and other interested groups in programs
for youth development.

2.13.3.3Seek information on playing and coaching techniques from
overseas.

2.13.3.4Qualify USATT coaches.

2.13.3.5Maintain a list of candidates for team coaches.

2.13.3.6Arrange for USATT-sponsored clinics, training camps, and
resident athlete programs at the Olympic Training Center.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.4 Disabled Athletes

The Disabled Athletes Committee will:

2.13.4.1Encourage and support table tennis programs for disabled
individuals and their participation in table tennis activity,
including that with able-bodied players.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.5 Disciplinary

2.13.5.1The Disciplinary Committee will act on all formal requests for
disciplinary action involving any USATT member.  (Actions by ITTF
members are covered by the ITTF Handbook.)

2.13.5.1.1Requests must include fully-documented evidence that there
is an alleged violation of the USATT or ITTF Constitution, By-Laws,
rules, or regulations.

2.13.5.2The committee will have no power to mete out any disciplinary
action, except as in By-Law2.13.5.7, but will conduct an
investigationof alleged violations and will report its findings and
recommendations to the E.C.  Based thereon and on any investigation of
its own, the E.C. will promptly determine what, if any, disciplinary
action will be taken.

2.13.5.3The procedure described in By-Law2.13.5.2 will entitle the
alleged offender to an opportunity for a hearing before the
Disciplinary Committee and before the E.C. or a judicial subcommittee
thereof as described in Article 1.3.2.  Any such hearing will follow
at least 20 days' notice to the accused member and will permit his
appearance in person, by attorney, or through a sworn statement.

2.13.5.4Resignation from the USATT will not avoid disciplinary action
but will simply stay its effect until such time as the person
disciplined endeavors to rejoin the USATT.

2.13.5.5Two-thirds majority vote of the E.C. will be required to mete
out disciplinary action.

2.13.5.6Any complainant who, within 30 days of filing his formal
request or in 30-day intervals thereafter has not received written
notification from the Disciplinary Committee that action is being
taken or investigation is being pursued, may appeal directly to any
E.C. member for action.

2.13.5.7The Disciplinary Committee Chairman will, on notification by
either the Tournament Committee Chairman or the Membership Committee
Chairman, impose a three-month suspension on anyone accepting funds
for USATT memberships if they fail to forward such funds to the USATT
Treasurer or other proper USATT officials within two months after
receiving such monies.

2.13.5.8In any controversy involving equal opportunity as described in
Article1.3.2, the USATT will submit to binding arbitration conducted
in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration
Association as provided in ArticleIX of the Constitution of the
U.S. Olympic Committee as of April 1980 as well as the By-Laws of the
U.S. Olympic Committee.

2.13.5.9Athletes may also be disciplined for violation of the USATT
Drug Control Program Protocol as stated in By-Law4.5.5.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.6 Equipment

The Equipment Committee will:

2.13.6.1After proper testing, recommend equipment approval to the
E.C.

2.13.6.2Maintain a record of approved equipment and submit it
periodically to the National Publication.

2.13.6.3Make random tests on all approved equipment to see that
quality is maintained.

2.13.6.4Coordinate the activities of the USATT and the table tennis
manufacturers.

2.13.6.5Maintain records of all agreements and contracts between the
manufacturers and the USATT concerning approved equipment.

2.13.6.6Promulgate the equipment approval system to the table tennis
trade, both wholesale and retail.

2.13.6.7Keep informed of foreign developments.

2.13.6.8Standing Rule: In order to qualify equipment for approval, a
manufacturer must submit it for inspection and testing as directed by
the Equipment Chairman and must pay the approval fee, depending on
sales as defined in the Fee Schedule, within 20 days of receipt of the
signed approval agreement.

The term manufacturer implies a company whose trademark appears on the
approved item.

2.13.6.8.1Equipment means tables, balls, nets, posts, and rubber.

2.13.6.8.2All equipment approvals and renewals are for one-year
periods.

2.13.6.8.3Testing and inspection fees are in addition to the approval
fees as listed above and are given in the Fee Schedule.

2.13.6.8.4As part of the approval agreement, all manufacturers will
permit their contract players to wear USATT- designated uniforms
whenever required by the team manager.

2.13.6.8.5Other than ITTF-approved equipment used by visiting foreign
players, only USATT-approved equipment may be used in USATT-sanctioned
play.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.7 Exhibition

The Exhibition Committee will:

2.13.7.1Promote table tennis exhibitions to increase awareness of the
sport.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.8 Film

The Film Committee will:

2.13.8.1Maintain a library of films and videotapes for promoting table
tennis, providing coaching aids, and preserving historical value.

2.13.8.2The USATT will own films and videotapes kept by this
committee.

2.13.8.3Rental fees, deposit fees, and loss fines will be determined
by the Film Committee.

2.13.8.4Standing Rule: Once each quarter, send the National
Publication Committee Chairman, with a copy to USATT Headquarters, a
list of all videotapes with rental prices and ordering information.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.9 Inter-Scholastic

The Inter-Scholastic Committee will

2.13.9.1Promote table tennis in schools and colleges.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.10 International

The International Committee will:

2.13.10.1Serve as liaison between the USATT and the U.S. government
relative to international tours and contests.

2.13.10.2Maintain close contact with the ITTF and advise the E.C. as
to ITTF actions.

2.13.10.3Foster, promote, and enter into negotiations for
international contests and exhibitions.

2.13.10.4Maintain direct control over all tours by visiting teams.

2.13.10.5Enter players in foreign tournaments for which USATT approval
is required.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.11 Library

The Library Committee will:

2.13.11.1Maintain a comprehensive library of table tennis literature
which it will publicize and make available to members.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.12 National Publication

The National Publication Committee will:

2.13.12.1Publish a news magazine at least six times annually and will
distribute it to all members designated in By-Law2.2.1, subscribers,
member clubs, ITTF affiliates, advertisers, and manufacturers
ofapproved equipment.

2.13.12.2The National Publication will contain the following minimum
information in each issue except as the E.C. will direct:

2.13.12.2.1The statement The Official Magazine of the USATT

2.13.12.2.2USATT Headquarters address.

2.13.12.2.3Names and addresses of E.C. members, standing committee
chairmen, and regional tournament directors at least in alternate
issues.

2.13.12.2.4Names and addresses of USATT affiliates at least annually.

2.13.12.2.5USATT membership application blank.

2.13.12.2.6Treasurer's report at least annually.

2.13.12.2.7Tournament schedule.

2.13.12.2.8List of approved equipment.

2.13.12.2.9Listing of USATT literature for sale at least twice
annually.

2.13.12.2.10Advertisements - No advertising will be accepted or placed
without approval of the Advertising Chairman and a signed advertising
contract.

2.13.12.2.11The accepted budget after being approved by the E.C. at
the summer meeting.

2.13.12.2.12The entry blanks for the U.S. Open and U.S. Closed
Championships.

2.13.12.2.13Synopsis of E.C. minutes when provided by theSecretary.

2.13.12.2.14The following statement in bold type, boxed ad format:
Table tennis videotapes are available from the USATT. To obtain a
complete list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: USATT Film
List, U.S. Olympic Complex, 1750 East Boulder Street, Colorado
Springs, CO80909-5769

2.13.12.2.15At least quarterly as a full page notice, the most recent
listing of videotapes with rental prices and order information as
supplied by the Film Chairman.

2.13.12.3Standing Rule: The name of the National Publication will be
Table Tennis Topics.

2.13.12.4Subscription rates to the National Publication will be as
stated in the Fee Schedule.

2.13.12.5The advertising rates in the National Publication will be as
stated in the Fee Schedule.

2.13.12.6Standing Rule: Two extra copies of each issue of the National
Publication will be sent by the circulation manager to the USATT
Historian.  Extra copies will be sent to other officials as required.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.13 Nominating

The Nominating Committee will:

2.13.13.1For E.C. offices except Olympic Athletes' Representative,
National Athletes' Representative, USATT Foundation Representative,
and GroupB Vice President, prepare a slate of candidates for election
to the E.C. and forward this information to the E.C. two weeks prior
to its November or December meeting.  This slate will not include more
than two candidates for each office.  The slate will be constituted so
that the resulting E.C. will comply with By-Law2.9.2.3.

2.13.13.2Verify that all candidates, including those by petition, are
eligible to serve.

2.13.13.3Forward to the E.C. by January1 all nominations to the
E.C. made by petition, provided the petition is signed by 150 or more
Adult USATT members as of January1 of the election year.

2.13.13.4Require that each candidate for the E.C. sign and return a
statement that he meets all eligibility requirements and will, if
elected, uphold and obey the Constitution and By-Laws.

2.13.13.5After approval of the slate by the E.C. and addition of all
names by petition, send the final list to the National Publication for
the February issue.

2.13.13.6Prepare the ballot and mail it between March1 and March15 to
all USATT Adult members as of January1, except as described in By-
Law2.13.13.6.1.  Incumbents and candidates added to the ballot by
petition will be so designated on the ballot.  Provision will be made
for the voting to be secret.

2.13.13.6.1Standing Rule: No ballot will be sent to a foreign address
unless so requested by the member concerned.

2.13.13.7Require that ballots will be returned on or before a date
between April15 and April17 as determined by the Nominating
Committee.

2.13.13.8Arrange to have the ballot counted within five days after the
date defined in By-Law2.13.13.7 and determine the winners.

2.13.13.8.1No ballot will be opened or otherwise revealed before the
date of counting.

2.13.13.9Arrange for tie votes to be broken in accordance with
By-Law2.11.8.

2.13.13.10Mail the election results to the E.C., the Public Relations
Committee Chairman, the Editor of the National Publication, and all
candidates.  2.13.13.11Standing Rule: Submit an annual report,
including the names of all potential candidates contacted.

2.13.13.12No member of the Nominating Committee will be eligible to
serve on the E.C. until at least one year after he resigns from, or
otherwise leaves the Nominating Committee.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.14 Olympic

The Olympic Committee will:

2.13.14.1Coordinate the Olympic activities of the USATT and the USOC.

2.13.14.2The chairman will:

2.13.14.2.1Provide liaison between the USATT and the USOC.

2.13.14.2.2Be the USATT representative on the USOC Executive Committee
and attend all meetings.

2.13.14.2.3Insure that all relevant USOC rules are adhered to by the
USATT.

2.13.14.2.4Keep the USATT E.C. advised of any relevant USOC actions.

2.13.14.2.5Keep the membership aware, through the National
Publication, of any relevant USOC or International Olympic Committee
actions.

2.13.14.2.6Assist in preparing a budget of all USOC monies awarded to
the USATT and ensure that these monies are used only for the purposes
for which they were awarded.

2.13.14.2.7Be the representative of the USATT at all USOC national
governing body meetings.

2.13.14.2.8Make certain that all rights of the USATT members are
protected as required by the 1977 National Amateur Sports Act as
outlined in the USOC Constitution and By-Laws.

2.13.14.2.9Conduct the election for the USATT Olympic Athletes'
Representative and National Athletes' Representative as outlined in
By-Laws2.11.11 and 2.11.12.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.15 Photographic

The Photographic Committee will:

2.13.15.1Submit periodically to the National Publication and to other
news media photographs of table tennis interest and maintain a file of
such photographs.

2.13.15.2Provide affiliates, on request, photographs for use in their
programs, publicity, etc.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.16 Players'

The Players' Committee will be co-chaired by the Olympic Athletes'
Representative and National Athletes' Representative and will:

2.13.16.1Provide a forum for all members to express their views to the
E.C.

2.13.16.2On request, advise the E.C. of the members' view on specific
issues.

2.13.16.3Assist the Umpires Committee in evaluating candidates for
USATT National Umpire and ITTF International Umpire as in By-
Law2.13.24.3.1.

2.13.16.4Standing Rule: At least one athlete representative or a
person designated by the Players' Committee will visit the proposed
playing site of the U.S. Open, U.S. Closed, and elite team trials at
USATT expense.  This person must report that the playing conditions
meet the bid standards before sanction will be granted.  

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.17 Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee will:

2.13.17.1Seek in every normal and reasonable manner to obtain regular
and favorable publicity for table tennis as a sport through news media
and by any other means.

2.13.17.2Furnish on regular and appropriate occasions news items to
the National Publication and the wire services.

2.13.17.3Circulate information of interest to the general public
and/or USATT members.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.18 Rating

The duties of the Rating Committee are described in Section5 of the
USATT Handbook.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.19 Rules

The Rules Committee will:

2.13.19.1Cause ITTF rules and regulations, as adopted by the USATT, to
be observed and enforced.

2.13.19.2Submit ideas for improvement of USATT and ITTF regulations to
the E.C. for consideration and for transmission to the ITTF.

2.13.19.3Make an annual review of the USATT Handbook, Tournament
Guide, and other pertinent rules and regulations and report the
findings and recommendations to the E.C. officer responsible for the
Rules Committee, who will then report to the E.C.

2.13.19.4Advise the E.C. of interpretation of all USATT rules and
regulations.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.20 Selection

The duties of the Selection Committee are covered in Section4 of the
USATT Handbook.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.21 Team Manager

The duties of the team manager are described in By-Law4.6.2 of the
USATT Handbook.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.22 Tournament

The Tournament Committee will:

2.13.22.1Be responsible for the maintenance of the Tournament Guide.

2.13.22.2Solicit bids and make recommendations to the E.C. for
sanctions for the U.S. Open, U.S. Closed, and U.S. Open Team
Championships.

2.13.22.3Sanction all other open, closed, invitational, and special
tournaments that meet the requirements of the Tournament Guide.

2.13.22.4Distribute tournament directives.

2.13.22.5Enforce all tournament rules and regulations as specified in
the Constitution, By-Laws, and Tournament Guide.

2.13.22.6Appoint regional tournament directors to perform duties
stated in the Tournament Guide and to assist tournament sponsors in
their region. Each regional tournament director will, within his
region:

2.13.22.6.1Approve or disapprove requests for sanction of all
tournaments in his region except the U.S. Open, U.S. Closed, U.S. Open
Team Championships, National Inter-Collegiate Championships, and the
U.S. Olympic Festival table tennis event.

2.13.22.6.2Collect the results and financial obligations from the
sponsors of tournaments listed in By-Law2.13.22.6.1.

2.13.22.6.3Distribute the tournament results and reports to the Rating
Committee Chairman, the editor of the National Publication, and the
Treasurer.

2.13.22.6.4Keep complete records of the tournaments held.

2.13.22.6.5Seek to increase the number and improve the quality of
tournaments.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.23 Tournament Operations

The Tournament Operations Committee will:

2.13.23.1Conduct all tournaments sponsored directly by the USATT
within budgets approved by the E.C.

2.13.23.2Submit detailed reports to the responsible E.C. member.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.24 Umpires

The Umpires Committee will:

2.13.24.1Recommend methods for training and development of referees
and umpires and direct a system for qualifying personnel.

2.13.24.2Publicize rules and regulations for umpires.

2.13.24.3Determine eligibility of those who desire to be USATT club,
regional, and national umpires and submit a listing of these classes
of umpires to the National Publication at least twice yearly.

2.13.24.3.1The performance of each candidate for national umpire and
ITTF international umpire will be observed and deemed satisfactory by
members of the Umpires Committee and of the Players' Committee,
designated by their respective chairmen.  These members will be either
ITTF international umpires or will have represented the USATT in
international competition.  2.13.24.4The chairman will appoint the
referees and chief umpires of all three-, four-, and five-star
tournaments, the U.S. Olympic Festival table tennis event, and trials
for U.S. team members.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.25 Women's

The Women's Committee will:

2.13.25.1Promote the sport of table tennis to attract participation by
girls and women.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.26 Budget

The Budget Committee will:

2.13.26.1Continually review the financial status of the USATT and
advise the Treasurer and the E.C. thereon.

2.13.26.2After reviewing the Treasurer's recommendations, submit a
balanced budget to the E.C. before the summer meeting.

2.13.26.3Not include any member of the E.C.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.27 Resident Training

The Resident Training Committee will:

2.13.27.1Organize and administer a program of long-term table tennis
instruction conducted at USOC-sponsored training sites.

2.13.27.2Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

2.13.27.2.1Liaison with the USOC and venue director.

2.13.27.2.2Selection of training site(s).

2.13.27.2.3Selection of coach(es).

2.13.27.2.4Selection of the camp manager(s).

2.13.27.2.5Selection of the athlete participants.

2.13.27.3Committee members will include, but not be limited to, the
Chairman of the Coaching Committee (who will also chair this
committee), Co- Chairmen of the Players' Committee, and the Resident
Training Program coaches.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.28 Sports Medicine

The duties of the Sports Medicine Committee and Chairman are covered
in By- Law4.5.5 of the USATT Handbook.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 2.13.29 Seniors'

The Seniors' Committee will:

2.13.29.1Promote the sport of table tennis to attract participation by
senior players.

Standing orders may be adopted at any meeting of the E.C. by majority
vote.  They may be suspended, amended, or rescinded at any
E.C. meeting by majority vote.

2.14.1 Standing rules will not be listed as a separate document but
will be identified and included with other regulations as
appropriate.

2.15.1 All employees not reporting to the Executive Director may only
be dismissed by a two-thirds majority vote of the E.C.  A USATT
Tournament Guide, available from USATT Headquarters, provides detailed
guidance on all aspects of tournament preparation, operations, and
reporting.  A club planning its first tournament should obtain a copy
of this guide as its first step in preparing for a tournament.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 6.1.3  TOURNAMENTS
===========================
3.1.1 A tournament is a complete competition in which play is
continuous apart from overnight breaks and breaks for food.

3.1.1.1A sanctioned tournament is a tournament approved by a USATT
sanctioning official.  All other tournaments are non-sanctioned.  Any
USATT member who sponsors or participates in a non-sanctioned
tournament, except as listed in By-Law3.1.1.2, is subject to
disciplinary action.

3.1.1.2No sanction is required for a) events restricted solely to the
members of one affiliated club or b) local recreation tournaments
conducted by city or county park and recreation departments or
organizations such as the YMCA, schools, and industrial companies.

3.1.1.2.1USATT members are encouraged to assist these organizations
with their tournaments and to compete in them.  To be exempt from the
sanctioning requirement, the tournament must not offer prize money and
must not advertise other than locally.  To avoid conflict with the
sanctioning regulations, the sponsor (or an interested USATT member)
should contact the regional tournament director for a waiver of
sanction.

3.1.1.3Players who can produce proof of membership in their own
affiliate of the ITTF will be so recognized.  All other players will
be considered as residents of the USA.

3.2.1 Star Rating: Tournaments are assigned "star" ratings to indicate
their relative quality.

3.2.2 Star ratings are defined in the Tournament Guide.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.3.1 Regions

The USA will be divided into seven regions (see Tournament Guide).
Each will have a regional tournament director reporting to the
Chairman of the USATT Tournament Committee (the National Director).

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.3.2 Sanctioning Officials

3.3.2.1U.S. Open Championships, U.S. National Championships (Closed),
the table tennis events of the U.S. Olympic Festival, and any other
events conducted by the USATT or USOC rather than by a club -
Executive Committee through its appointed representative.

3.3.2.2U.S. Open Team Championships - National Director with Executive
Committee approval.

3.3.2.3Intercollegiate Championships - National Director.

3.3.2.3Others - Regional Director.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.3.3 Sanction Fees

Sanction fees and deposits are as defined in the Fee Schedule.

3.3.3.1The National Director may waive the sanction fee only if the
announcement is made in the program and the entry form and only if the
tournament is given for the benefit of a recognized charity with due
acknowledgment.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.3.4 Organizations Which May Apply For Sanction

3.3.4.1The USATT conducts major tournaments and grants sanction in its
own right for those events.  Arrangements with corporate sponsors will
be made by contract.

3.3.4.2Other than the exceptions listed above, only USATT District
Affiliates and member clubs will be awarded sanction to conduct
tournaments.  All other sponsors will apply through the district or,
in the absence of a District Affiliate, the club which is closest to
or governs the geographic area of the playing site.  3.4.1 A
prospective tournament sponsor will contact the official defined in
By-Law3.3.2.

3.4.2 Further details of the sanctioning procedure are described in
the Tournament Guide.

3.5.1 Results will be reported as defined in the Tournament Guide.

3.5.2 Standing Rule: A penalty defined in the Fee Schedule may be
assessed tournament sponsors who fail to submit tournament reports on
time.  It will be determined by the sanctioning official based on the
length of the delay and the cost of correcting the problems caused.
This decision may be appealed to the National Director or, if he was
the sanctioning official, to the E.C.  Failure to pay the penalty will
be grounds for denial of future sanctions and possibly for
disciplinary action.

The regulations in this section will govern all tournament play except
as modified in the specific sections for the U.S. Open, the
U.S. Closed, and the U.S. Open Team Championships.

3.6.1 The Laws of Table Tennis of the International Table Tennis
Federation, as adopted by the USATT, will govern play at all
tournaments.

3.6.2 The sponsor's tournament committee will be responsible for the
conduct of the tournament but may delegate the responsibility to a
tournament chairman who acts for the sponsor and therefore renders the
sponsor responsible for his decisions and actions, which are subject
to USATT Executive Committee review.

3.6.3 The referee will be at least a regional umpire.  Referees and
chief umpires of major tournaments will be appointed as defined in
By-Law2.13.24.4.

3.6.3.1Standing Rule: If a regional or higher umpire is not available
for a zero-star, one-star, or other relatively small event, the
sanctioning official will have authority to approve a USATT club
umpire as a referee.

3.6.3.2Standing Rule: The referee will be the final authority on the
interpretation of rules.  His decision may be appealed in writing to
the E.C.  Any action by the E.C. will serve a guidance to referees at
future events but will have no effect on the decision in question.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.7.1 Qualifications for Entry

All entrants must have a valid membership as defined in By-Law2.2.1.

3.7.2 No entry will be accepted or be included in the draw until the
entry fee is paid.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.7.3 Events Limited by Age

3.7.3.1The age as of the first day of the tournament will determine
eligibility for all junior events in that tournament.

3.7.3.2The age as of the end of the calendar year will determine the
eligibility for all senior events in all tournaments during that
year.

3.7.3.3The tournament sponsor may demand at the tournament site proof
of age from anyone entering an age-limited event.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.7.4 Events Limited by Playing Standard

3.7.4.1Rated Events - Entry to any rated event may be restricted to
players with ratings as specified on the entry form.

3.7.4.2Class Events -If the rating system is not used, players who are
or would be seeded or placed in any event may be denied entry to
comparable events of lower class.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.7.5 Women's Table Tennis

Women will be allowed to play in corresponding men's events in closed
no-star and open one-star and two-star tournaments and in all other
tournaments if so stated on the entry form or if the women's events
are not held.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.7.6 Dress

Dress must conform with the dress code in the USATT Laws of Table
Tennis.

3.7.7 Standing Rule: Anyone practicing on match tables must comply
with the USATT dress code except that warm-up suits (not white) may be
worn.  3.7.8 Discipline

The tournament referee or his delegated representative will have the
authority to default or disqualify any player for conduct detrimental
to the sport or violation of the USATT Constitution and By-Laws, USATT
manuals, the Tournament Guide, or the tournament sponsor's rules.

3.7.8.1The referee must forward to the USATT Disciplinary Chairman a
written report covering any charges of misconduct and any default or
disqualification for any reason other than tardiness.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.7.9 Let Due to Accident

3.7.9.1In the event of injury to a player after a match has begun, the
umpire will immediately declare a let not to exceed 15 minutes.  Only
one such let is allowed per match to each player or pair for the same
accident.  In the event of serious damage to a player's clothing, the
let will not exceed five minutes.  No time is allowed for a damaged
racket; the player should carry a spare.  If at the end of the
permitted time the player does not continue, he will be defaulted.

3.7.9.2Under no circumstances will the players themselves make any
decision as to the continuance of a match.  Furthermore, it is the
duty of the umpire to investigate whether the injury or damage is real
or whether the player is using unsportsmanlike tactics.

3.7.9.3Any illness or injury that was known before the start of the
match will not qualify a player for a time out.

3.8.1 Playing conditions will be as defined in the Tournament Guide.

3.8.1.1At least one athlete representative or designee will be
involved, at the expense of the USATT, in the site selection procedure
for the U.S. Open, U.S. Closed, and Elite Team Trials.  A favorable
report on the playing conditions must be received from this
representative in order for sanction to be granted.

3.8.2 Equipment will be as defined in the Tournament Guide.

3.9.1 If the monetary awards total more than the minimum stated in the
Fee Schedule, the National Director will have the authority to require
the tournament sponsor to post the prize money with the sanctioning
official.

3.9.2 Standing Rule: If a player entitled to receive an award in an
event withdraws from that event, the sponsor may withhold the award.
He must then report this to the National Director within 30 days,
stating his reasons.  After contacting the player involved, the
National Director may direct the sponsor to pay the award to the
player.  The sponsor may appeal this ruling to the E.C.

3.10.1 The draw and any alterations must be made in accordance with
regulations in the Tournament Guide.

3.11.1 All three-, four-, and five-star events must be time scheduled
unless this requirement is waived by the National Director.  Time
scheduling information and recommendations are in the Tournament
Guide.  

3.12.1 Ties will be broken as described in the Tournament Guide.

3.13.1 Entrants will be notified of any error or change in the entry
blank or tournament procedure such as in seeding or in the draw.  If
this cannot be done in advance of the tournament, an announcement will
be made before play starts.  Errors or changes of this type must be
promptly report to the sanctioning official.

For the U.S. Closed, see also By-Law3.18.

3.14.1 Eligibility is as defined in the Tournament Guide.

3.14.2 Sanctioning

3.14.2.1No two closed tournaments will be sanctioned for the same
dates if their areas of eligibility overlap.

3.14.2.2The fourth weekend of each month (i.e., the weekend including
the fourth Saturday) will be reserved for closed tournaments.  On
these weekends, closed tournaments will have precedence over one-star
and two-star tournaments but not over three-, four-, and five-star
tournaments.

3.14.2.3Sanction fees will be as stated in the Fee Schedule.

3.14.3 Membership Requirements

3.14.3.1No membership is needed for participation in junior events in
closed no-star tournaments.

3.14.3.2Other membership requirements are defined in the Tournament
Guide.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.14.4 Geographic Area

3.14.4.1If the geographic area crosses a district boundary, any
entrant resides outside the district area, or the area stated exceeds
one-third of the tournament region, one-star open tournament
regulations will apply.

3.14.4.2If the geographic area crosses a region boundary or any
entrant resides outside the region, two-star open tournament
regulations will apply except that cash prizes are mandatory.

All items in this section are Standing Rules.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.15.1 Sanction

See By-Law3.3.2.

3.15.1.1Sanction will be granted in part on the basis of the sponsor's
ability to accommodate all expected entries.  If more teams enter from
any region than the sponsor can accommodate, the National Director
will define a procedure for a regional playoff.

3.15.1.2Date -The event will be held in the month of November,
preferably on the Thanksgiving weekend.

3.15.1.3Rating -This event will have a three-star rating.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.5.2 Additional Duties of the Sponsor

3.15.2.1To establish the entry fee by agreement with the National
Director prior to sanctioning.

3.15.2.2Site -To secure a playing site with room for at least 70
tables.  This will provide a minimum of three tables for each two team
matches (ties) for up to 90 teams.  If more than 90 team entries are
accepted, the sponsor will provide three additional tables for each
four additional teams.

3.15.2.3To provide lighting and USATT-approved equipment in good
condition as defined in the Tournament Guide.

3.15.2.4To prepare all necessary forms including team match (tie)
sheets, individual match cards, etc.

3.15.2.5To submit a list of teams and results of team matches
including individual results in addition to all reports defined in the
Tournament Guide.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.15.2.6 Awards

To provide the following awards: 3.15.2.6.1Individual awards, suitably
engraved, for each member of the winning team and/or suitable money
prizes.

3.15.2.6.2An "outstanding player" award.

3.15.2.6.3Each member of the defending champion men's and women's
teams who is a member in good standing of the USATT shall be given by
the USATT the amount stated in the Fee Schedule if he or she
participates in the following year's USOTC.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.15.3 Entries

3.15.3.1The tournament sponsor will mail an entry blank to all USATT
affiliates. This will provide space for full names and addresses of
all players and the captain.

3.15.3.2Full USATT Adult, Junior, or Family membership or membership
in an ITTF affiliate is required.

3.15.3.3Foreign teams other than Canadian must submit their entries
through the USATT International Committee Chairman.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.15.4 Conduct of Tournament

3.15.4.1The tournament will last at least two and one-half days.

3.15.4.2Team captains will have full responsibility for their teams.
All grievances must be made by the team captain or, in his absence, by
his appointed representative to the referee.

3.15.4.3The National Director will direct the format of play to be
used to insure that no team plays more than five ties per day.

3.15.4.4The preliminary group seedings will be made by the Rating
Committee Chairman.

3.15.4.5If possible, the category one matches will be played in an
arena whichis separate and preferably in a different room from the
other matches.

3.15.4.6A team will consist of not fewer than three nor more than five
players. A non-playing captain may be designated.

3.15.4.7Conduct of Ties -Each tie will be played as defined for
three-player teams in the Tournament Guide.

3.15.4.7.1After both lineups have been shown to the opposing captains,
no further changes may then be made.  In the event of illness, injury,
or absence of a chosen player, his matches in that tie will be
defaulted.

3.15.4.7.2A tie is completed when one team has won a majority of
individual matches.  The National Director may give permission for any
or all ties to be played in their entirety.

3.15.4.7.3The winning team of the competition is the first category
team that wins the greatest number of ties.

3.15.4.7.4In the event of two or more teams winning the same number of
ties in any group or section, precedence among these teams will be
determined by the procedure defined in the Tournament Guide.

3.15.4.7.5Any team not appearing at the scheduled starting time for
the tie will lose individual matches by default as follows:

Matches "a" and "b" - Five minutes after the scheduled starting time

Matches "c" and "d" - Twenty-five minutes after the scheduled starting
time

Matches "e" and "f" (and the tie) - Forty-five minutes after the
scheduled starting time

If the tie is scheduled on one table, matches will be lost bydefault
one at a time in order at 20-minute intervals starting five minutes
after the scheduled starting time.  Captains of late arriving teams
will be informed which matches they have lost by default before they
assign the ABC or XYZ designations to their team members.

3.15.4.7.6Outstanding Player Selection - Not earlier than two hours
before the end of the tournament, the sponsor will invite the team
captains to nominate three players in order of preference for the
outstanding player award.  Nomination should be on the basis of
sportsmanship, won/loss record, competitive spirit, team contribution,
and general tournament conduct.  A tally of the votes will determine
the outstanding player.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.16.1 Sanction

See By-Law3.3.2.

3.16.1.1This event may be conducted by the Tournament Operations
Committee rather than by an affiliate.  In this case, By-Laws3.16.1.2,
3.16.3.1, and 3.16.3.3 do not apply.

3.16.1.2All fees are as stated in the Fee Schedule.

3.16.1.3The entry form must be approved by the National Director at
least 120 days prior to the tournament before being mailed or
otherwise published.

3.16.1.4Standing Rule: The entry form will include an application form
for Club Umpires to be returned to the Umpires Committee Chairman.

3.16.1.5Standing Rule: The entry form will be printed in the National
Publication.

3.16.2 Responsibility of Sponsor

3.16.2.1Secure a playing site as defined in the Tournament Guide.
Playing space for events listed in By-Law3.16.2.5.6 and international
team events will be in accordance with ITTF regulations.  See the
Tournament Guide.

3.16.2.2Provide seating for at least 1,000.

3.16.2.3Provide a public address system, four practice tables, and
suitable locker and dressing room space.

3.16.2.4Mail approved entry blanks at least 60 days before the event.

3.16.2.5Provide suitable awards in keeping with the importance of the
event.  The following awards are required:

3.16.2.5.1Winner and runner-up in all events including consolations.

3.16.2.5.2Semi-finalists and quarter-finalists in men's singles.

3.16.2.5.3Semi-finalists in women's singles.

3.16.2.5.4Additional prizes and awards may be presented if the sponsor
so desires.

3.16.2.5.5Events listed in By-Law3.16.4.1 should be considered more
important than other events.

3.16.2.5.6The awards for the following events will be engraved before
the tournament with the tournament and event name, date, and round
reached:

Men's Singles Men's Doubles Boys' Under 18 Singles Mixed Doubles
Women's Singles Women's Doubles Girls Under 18 Singles

3.16.2.6Provide, at the sponsor's expense, hotel hospitality for all
members of the USATT Executive Committee present, the USATT Rating
Committee Chairman, and the referee for the duration of the
tournament, with no more than two persons per room.

3.16.2.7Provide expense stipends as stated in the Fee Schedule to the
defending champions in men's and women's singles if they defend their
titles.

3.16.2.8Publish a program including the playing schedule, winners of
previous U.S. Open Championship events and, listed in order of player
number, players' names and cities.

3.16.2.9If international team matches are held, provide at least eight
room accommodations for U.S. team members for the duration of the
tournament, with no more than two persons per room, the expense to be
shared equally by the USATT and the tournament sponsor.

3.16.2.10Arrange a party for the players.  For this purpose, 25% of
the sanction fee or the amount stated in the Fee Schedule, whichever
is less, may be deducted from the sanction fee.

3.16.2.11Provide a copy of the program to each player; and before the
event, provide the President with at least 24 copies.

3.16.2.12Provide a site for the E.C. meeting and other required
meetings.

3.16.2.13Provide a site, including chairs and desks/tables, for the
USATT National Umpire Examination.

3.16.2.14Standing Rule: Every player will be legibly identified on the
back of the playing shirt by name and city or by cloth or plastic
numbers.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.16.3 Requirements

3.16.3.1All entry fees will be approved by the National Director.

3.16.3.2The sanction deposit fees will be submitted with the sanction
request.

3.16.3.3A feature story must be included with the tournament report.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.16.4 Conduct

3.16.4.1The following events are mandatory:

 Men's Singles
 Men's 40 and Over Singles
 Men's 50 and Over Singles
 Men's Doubles
 Men's 40 and Over Doubles
 Women's 40 and Over Singles
 Women's Singles
 Women's Doubles
 Mixed Doubles
 Under 22 Singles
 Boys' Under 18 Singles
 Boys' Under 16 Singles
 Boys' Under 14 Singles
 Boys' Under 18 Doubles
 Boys' Under 16 Doubles
 Girls' Under 18 Singles
 Girls' Under 16 Singles
 Girls' Under 14 Singles
 Girl's Under 18 Doubles
 Girls Under 16 Doubles
 Juniors' Under 12 Singles
 Juniors' Under 12 Doubles

3.16.4.1.1Additional events may be held with the permission of the
National Director.  See also By-Law3.18.4.

3.16.4.2All seedings in events listed in By-Law3.16.4.1will be made by
the Rating Committee or its appointed representative.

3.16.4.3For the events listed in By-Law3.16.4.1, all draws will be
limited to 64 and all singles matches will be best of five.
Preliminary single matches and single matches in other events may be
either best of three or best of five at the discretion of the
tournament sponsor. All doubles matches will be best of three.

3.16.4.4Except for team events, the tournament may not last more than
four days.

3.16.4.5The E.C. is the final appeal authority on all issues decided
on by the tournament management committee.

3.17.1 An invitational tournament is open only to players specifically
invited by the tournament sponsor.

3.17.2 All regulations for open tournaments will apply.

3.17.3 The sanction fee will be determined by the Fee Schedule from
the amount of prize money and/or the fair market value of the prizes
to be awarded or may be set by a contract between the USATT and the
tournament sponsor in accordance with By-Law2.5.1.

3.17.4 The basis for inviting players must be approved in writing by
the regional tournament director when sanction is granted.

3.18.1 The sanction fee, sanction deposit fee, and international team
fund fee will be as stated in the Fee Schedule.

3.18.2 All regulations in By-Law3.16 will also apply to the
U.S. Closed except By- Law3.16.2.10.  In By-Law3.16.2.8, U.S. Open
becomes U.S. Closed.  In By- Law3.16.4.1, events for players under 12,
14, 16, and 18 will not be held if there are separate U.S. Junior
Championships in the same season.

3.18.3 If there is no U.S. Closed Championships in any tournament
season, that season's U.S. Open may include the U.S. Closed Men's
Singles, Women's Singles, Boys' Under 18 Singles, and Girls' Under 18
Singles.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.18.4 Qualifications

3.18.4.1Any athlete who enters the United States after July10, 1988,
must be ITTF-eligible and Olympic-eligible to participate in the
U.S. Closed or to qualify for the U.S. team squad.

3.18.4.2To be Olympic-eligible, an athlete's waiting period must
expire at least 180 days before the opening of the next Summer Olympic
games.

3.18.4.3Any athlete who entered the United States before July10, 1988,
will be eligible to participate in the U.S. Closed or to qualify for
the U.S. team squad if he holds an I-151 registration card (green
card) or have obtained U.S. citizenship except that:

3.18.4.3.1An alien athlete must obtain citizenship within two years or
less after becoming eligible or the athlete will not be deemed not
Olympic-eligible until citizenship is obtained.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.19.1 A player who is classified as an amateur may not:

3.19.1.1Be or have been a professional athlete in any sport or have
entered into a contract to that and before the official closure of any
competition which he has entered as an amateur.

3.19.1.2Have allowed his person, name, picture, or sports performance
to be used for advertising except under contract for sponsorship or
equipment which the ITTF or the USATT enters into, any payments under
such contract being made to the organization and not to the player.

3.19.1.3Carry advertising material on his person or clothing in any
competition other than trademarks on equipment or clothing as agreed
by the ITTF.

3.19.1.4Have accepted payment, reward, benefit, or allowances for
playing except for:

3.19.1.4.1Prize money or participation fees at competitions
specifically recognized by the ITTF up to limits agreed by the ITTF.

3.19.1.4.2Compensation authorized by the USATT or USOC for financial
loss resulting from his absence from work or other basic occupation in
order to take part in any competition held under ITTF regulations
provided that in no circumstances will the amount of compensation
exceed the amount which the player would have earned during the same
period.

3.19.1.4.3Subventions from the USATT in accordance with By-
Law3.19.2.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 3.19.2 The USATT or any affiliate thereof may provide subventions 
to amateur players from the proceeds of contracts as described in
By-Law3.19.1.2 provided that: 

3.19.2.1Not less than 15% of such proceeds is retained by the USATT or
affiliate.

3.19.2.2Subventions made to any player do not exceed an amount
sufficient to provide him with an appropriate standard of food,
accommodation, transportation, education, and training.  3.19.3 The
observation of the eligibility regulations will be the responsibility
of the ITTF Olympics Commission and the USATT, acting in accordance
with the direction of the IOC Eligibility Commission.

3.19.3.1Any case of infringement of the eligibility regulations will
be notified by the ITTF Olympics Commission or the USATT to the IOC to
be taken into consideration by its Eligibility Commission.

3.19.3.2A player accused of such infringement will have the right to
request a hearing by the IOC Executive Board, whose decision will be
final.  

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 6.1.4 INTERNATIONAL TEAM REGULATIONS
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From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.1.1 Membership 

The Selection Committee will consist of the following:

4.1.1.1Chairman - The Chairman will be appointed by the President of
the USATT subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

4.1.1.2Members - All members will be appointed by the President
subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.

4.1.1.3If a member of the Selection Committee is to be considered for
selection to an international team, he will be superseded by an
appointee of the President until such team is selected.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.1.2 Duties

4.1.2.1The Committee will select all players on all teams representing
the USATT, all teams using USATT or USOC funding wholly or in part,
U.S. Olympic Festival table tennis teams, representatives to the World
Cup trial, and players invited to clinics for team training.

4.1.2.2If a team has not been selected by the assigned deadline, the
President will be responsible for completion of the selection.  See
also By-Law4.5.3.

4.2.1 To be considered for membership on a USATT international team, a
player must:

4.2.1.1Be a USATT member in good standing as determined by the
Disciplinary Committee or the E.C. per By-Law2.3.5.

4.2.1.2Have participated in the most recent U.S. Closed or U.S. Open
Championships.

4.2.1.2.1This requirement may be waived by the USATT Selection
Committee for a valid reason such as extended illness orpregnancy.

4.2.1.3All team members, international team squad members, and
participants in team trials will meet the eligibility requirements of
By-Law3.18.5.

This entire section consists of Standing Rules.

4.3.1 U.S. international teams will be selected from an ordered group
of players known as the international team squad (ITS).

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.3.2 Establishment of Order

4.3.2.1At least once each year, a national team trial will be held in
which at least the last stage will be a round robin.  The most recent
national trial will determine the ITS roster except as provided in
By-Laws4.3.3.2 and 4.3.3.3.

4.3.2.2The referee of the national trial will be appointed in
accordance with By- Law2.13.24.4.

4.3.2.3State and regional trials will be used whenever possible to
select participants in the national trial.

4.3.2.4The top ten men and the top eight women as determined in the
national trial will be placed in that order on the ITS.

4.3.2.5The two highest rated men and women who did not play in the
most recent national trial will be placed next on the ITS.

4.3.2.6The highest ranked junior man and junior woman who do not
qualify for the ITS via the methods defined in By-Laws4.3.2.4 and
4.3.2.5 will be placed next on the ITS.

4.3.2.7The Selection Committee may then add members to the ITS.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.3.3 Change of Order

4.3.3.1After at least four months, a new national trial may be held
and the new order established in accordance with By-Law4.3.2.

4.3.3.2If no national trial is held for six months, the order may be
changed by the Selection Committee.

4.3.3.3In extenuating circumstances, other changes in the ITS order
may be madeby the Selection Committee with E.C. approval.  This entire
section consists of Standing Rules.

4.4.1 Before making any selection listed in By-Law4.1.2.1, the
Selection Committee Chairman will arrange to send a certificate of
availability to each player on the ITS. This certificate will include
the following:

4.4.1.1The conditions under which the team will be sent (dates,
location, etc.).

4.4.1.2Responsibilities of the player.

4.4.1.3Financial conditions.

4.4.1.4Deadline for return of signed certificate.

4.4.1.5Space for certification of a junior's age by his parent.

4.4.1.6Space for player's uniform size.

4.4.1.7Space for player's citizenship status.

4.4.1.8The statement I affirm that I will have with me adequate funds
to cover personal incidentals and the USATT code of conduct
immediately above the line for the player's signature.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.4.1.9The USATT code of conduct is as follows:

If selected:

1.I will observe the nightly curfew as established by the designated
team official (i.e., captain, coach, or manager).

2.I will attend all meetings, training sessions, and camps as
required.

3.I will wear the designated playing or street uniforms (if furnished)
whether or not I am playing, as directed by the appropriate team
official.

4.I will not indulge in or have in my possession marijuana,
methaqualone, amphetamines, cocaine, or any other unapproved drug or
substance during the entire period covered by this availability
certificate.

5.I agree that unacceptable behavior such as, but not limited to, the
following examples may subject me to disciplinary action:

a.Unsportsmanlike conduct or gross misbehavior.

b.Committing any act which would be considered an offence under
U.S. law, the law of any country in which I am a guest, and any local
law.

6.I agree that any trophies, pennants, plaques, etc., presented to our
team are the property of the USATT.

7.I will report to the team as physically fit as possible and will
participate in all physical and playing training to the utmost of my
ability.

8.I will pay for any physical damage I cause to property of others.

4.4.2 If there is not enough time for a certificate of availability to
be returned by mail, the Selection Committee will obtain the required
information from the players by the most convenient means.  In this
case, each player will sign his certificate at the event concerned
before participating.

4.5.1 Selection of players for the bi-annual World Championships will
be based solely on the ITS order, except in extraordinary cases of
illness or injury which prevent a player from competing or continuing
to compete in the team trial.  The Selection Committee will also use
the ITS order as the most important criterion in choosing players for
all other international teams.  The procedure for all selections by
vote is:

4.5.1.1Committee members may nominate available players who are on the
ITS.

4.5.1.2The criteria for selecting these players will include behavior
with respect to officials and other players, strengthening the team,
giving experience to developing players, decorum, participation in
tournament play, recent performance, etc.

4.5.1.3After conferring with other Selection Committee members, each
will list all nominated players in order of his preference.

4.5.1.4Each Selection Committee member will send his vote to the
chairman by a stipulated date.

4.5.1.5A player will be placed first if a majority of the voters have
placed him first. If no player receives a majority of firsts, a
recount will be made, counting second-place votes as firsts.  If
needed, further recounts will be made, counting seconds and thirds as
firsts, etc., until one or more players receives a majority.

4.5.2 Within 15 days, the chairman will transmit the results to the
E.C. for approval. Having obtained approval, he will notify all
players who have returned Certificates of Availability.

4.5.3 All of the above actions will be completed at least 45 days
before the event.

4.5.4 Once approved by the E.C., a team may be changed only by the
E.C.

4.5.5 Drug Testing -USATT Drug Control Program Protocol

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.1 Medical Code

4.5.5.1.1Any use of a substance currently listed by the USOC as
bannedshall be considered "doping" (see By-Law4.5.5.10) and cause for
disciplinary action.  The USOC relies on the most recent IOC banned
substance list.

4.5.5.1.2Marijuana is a banned substance under the USATT Drug Control
Program, and its use shall be cause for disciplinary action.

4.5.5.1.2.1Tests for marijuana will be considered positive at a level
greater than 75 nanograms.

4.5.5.1.3Evidence of use of a banned substance shall be from analysis
of the athlete's urine by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, with
quantitative levels of the drug where appropriate.

4.5.5.1.4The USATT Drug Control Program will utilize only
USOC-approved laboratories to analyze test samples.

4.5.5.1.5The current list of banned substances shall be maintained by
the chairman of the Sports Medicine Committee (hereafter referred to
as the chairman).  The Olympic Athletes' Representative and the
chairman shall be responsible for communication of the list and
subsequent changes to the athletes.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.2 Organization

4.5.5.2.1The chairman and the Olympic Athletes' Representative shall
be responsible for the administration of the program.

4.5.5.2.2The chairman shall oversee the implementation of athlete
testing at specified intervals.  This involves serving as a liaison to
USOC program officials to set up athlete testing at specified
events. Also, the chairman shall be the designated on-site coordinator
for the USATT Drug Control Program.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.3 Purposes

4.5.5.3.1The USATT Drug Control Program can be utilized only for
formal purposes.  4.5.5.3.2The formal option leads to punitive action
if an athlete is found to be positive for a banned substance.

4.5.5.3.3All Pan-American and Olympic Games trials shall include the
program on a formal basis.

4.5.5.3.4The USOC may initiate use of the program for occasions for
which it has administrative prerogative (e.g., U.S. Olympic Festival,
Olympic Training Center, etc.).

4.5.5.3.5The USATT may initiate use of the program, with USOC
concurrence, for formal purposes at a training or competitive occasion
for which it has administrative prerogative (e.g., World team trials,
U.S. Open or Closed, etc.).  This will be accomplished by majority
vote of the E.C.

4.5.5.3.6Whenever the program will be applied, the athlete must be
informed at the time of registration that such is the case and that it
will be for formal purposes.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.4 Athlete Selection

4.5.5.4.1At the trials, every athlete selected to represent the
U.S. shall be tested.  In addition, an alternate U.S. team shall
undergo testing. Any other replacement for a selected athlete must
have undergone or undergo testing before being appointed to the team.

4.5.5.4.2Athletes who are tested at a trial held more than 60 days
prior to the games are subject to another testing preceding the
games.

4.5.5.4.3At occasions other than the trials, a random sampling of
athletes will be selected for testing.  The pool of athletes selected
for random sampling and the method to obtain this sample shall be
determined by the E.C. at the time they initiate use of the program
for a selected event.

4.5.5.4.4At the Olympic Training Center, registrants selected for
testing will be given 24 hours' advance written notice.  Sample
collection shallbe done only during training hours.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.5 Penalties

4.5.5.5.1An athlete testing positive for a banned substance for the
first time will not be eligible for team selection for trials and will
be denied any titles or prizes for other events where the Drug Control
Program is in effect.

4.5.5.5.2An athlete testing positive for a banned substance for the
second time will be penalized as in By-Law4.5.5.5.1 and also have his
USATT membership suspended for six months.

4.5.5.5.3An athlete testing positive for a banned substance for the
third time will be penalized as in By-Law4.5.5.5.1 and also have his
USATT membership suspended for two years.

4.5.5.5.4Noncompliance with the required specimen collection
procedures (if the athlete is selected for testing) can be cause for
the same actions as if the athlete were found to be positive for a
banned substance.

4.5.5.5.5An athlete testing positive for a banned substance must agree
to reasonable unannounced testing for the duration of his suspension
in order to be eligible for reinstatement.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.6 Specimen Collection Procedures

4.5.5.6.1The USATT Drug Control Program shall adopt the Specimen
Collection Procedures of the USOC Drug Control Protocol in their
entirety.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.7 Chain of Custody

4.5.5.7.1The USATT Drug Control Program shall adopt the Chain of
Custody Procedures of the USOC Drug Control Protocol in their
entirety.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.8 Education

4.5.5.8.1The chairman and the Olympic Athletes' Representative
together shall be responsible for educating athletes on the current
USOC Drug Control Protocol, as well as communicating any
changes. Furthermore, they will educate athletes on the types of
banned substances and inform them of commonly used drugs which may
contain banned substances.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.9 Notification of Results

4.5.5.9.1The President of the USATT and the tested athletes will
receive notification of positive test results.  The President shall
inform only the chairman and the Olympic Athletes' Representative of
the results.

4.5.5.9.2The chairman and the Olympic Athletes' Representative shall
assist the athlete in the analysis of SpecimenB and help them file a
written appeal with the USOC if deemed appropriate.

4.5.5.9.3Upon receipt of the positive results of the specimen analysis
and (if this was appealed) the Specimen B analysis, the President
shall make public these results by disclosure in the National
Publication.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.5.5.10 Definitions

4.5.5.10.1Doping -Doping is the administration of or the use by a
competing athlete of any substance foreign to the body or of any
physiological substance taken in abnormal quantity or taken by an
abnormal route of entry into the body, with the sole intention of
increasing in an artificial and unfair manner his/her performance in
competition.

4.5.5.10.2USOC Drug Control Program - The USOC Drug Control Program is
a drug testing system that is equivalent to the International Olympic
Committees' Doping Control Program and compliant with "human rights"
and "chain of custody" expectations. Essentially, the USOC Drug
Control Program isa service provided by the USOC for National
Governing Bodies that enables urine collection on specific occasions
and laboratory analysis for substances banned by the Medical
Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

This entire section consists of Standing Rules.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.6.1 Selection

4.6.1.1One team manager, one men's captain, and one women's captain
will be selected each season as follows:

4.6.1.1.1The Selection Committee Chairman will maintain a list of
candidates.

4.6.1.1.2At least two months before the summer E.C. meeting, he will
send the availability form to each candidate. This will include:

4.6.1.1.2.1Deadline for the return of the signed certificate.

4.6.1.1.2.2A request that the candidate include a statement concerning
his background, qualifications, and any other pertinent information.

4.6.1.1.3The Selection Committee Chairman will forward the returned
forms to the Secretary at least one month before the summer
E.C. meeting.

4.6.1.2At the summer meeting, the E.C. will select from these
candidates and any others added by the E.C. the three official and
ordered lists of alternates for the following year.

4.6.1.3Within 15 days, the President will arrange to transmit the
results to all candidates who returned signed acceptance forms.

4.6.1.4If any appointee becomes unavailable for an event, the team
manager appointed for the year will select a replacement.

4.6.1.5All other officials will be appointed (subject to
E.C. approval) by a special committee consisting of the President, the
USATT Olympic Committee Chairman, and the International Committee
Chairman.

4.6.2 Responsibilities of Team Manager The team manager appointed in
accordance with By-Law4.6.1 will:

4.6.2.1Be in overall charge of the team except that when practical,
the President and/or the Executive Vice President will be consulted on
urgent, grave matters such as the disciplinary removal of a player, on
matters of international policy other than those normally encountered
as part of the tournament, and on other matters on which he may desire
advice.

4.6.2.2Have authority over all U.S. players in the individual events
where a team match is combined with an open tournament in a foreign
country.

4.6.2.3Wear the non-playing uniform, if provided, at all appropriate
times.

4.6.2.4Be responsible for all travel arrangements and for all
administrative matters such as attending functions.

4.6.2.5Budget, dispense, and account to the Treasurer for funds for
all international teams.

4.6.2.6Attend jury meetings and also encourage the captains and
coaches to attend.

4.6.2.7Arrange practice sessions, training facilities, lodging, etc.,
after consulting with the captains and coaches.

4.6.2.8Advise captains and coaches of all schedules and changes in
them.

4.6.2.9Inform the captains and coaches of pertinent contents of all
bulletins issued by the tournament sponsor.

4.6.2.10Provide to captains and coaches complete details on the drug
control system.

4.6.2.11Assist the captains and coaches in developing team morale.

4.6.2.12Notify each team member of any item of clothing that he is
expected to provide in sufficient time to enable him to obtain it and
inform him that he will not be allowed to participate without it.
4.6.2.13Within 30 days after each event, send a written report to the
responsible member of the E.C. covering conduct, results, and
finances; write a summary for the National Publication; and report to
the USATT Disciplinary Committee if appropriate.

4.6.2.14Ensure that the team has the necessary visas, passports, and
tournament credentials.

4.6.2.15Carry out other functions such as obtaining uniforms or fund
raising as necessary.

4.6.2.16Give a hearing as required by Article1.3.2 to any player
subjected to major discipline by a team captain.

4.6.2.17Inform other officials appointed in accordance with
By-Law4.6.4 of their responsibilities.

4.6.2.18Have no responsibility in determining team selections, order
of play, tactics, strategy, and related matters and will not discuss
these with the players.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.6.3 Responsibilities of Team Captain

4.6.3.1Be responsible for fitness programs, selection of players in
team events, pairing of players in doubles, and all other aspects of
play including the following:

4.6.3.1.1Set practice schedules (within the times determined by the
manager), curfews, attendance times, etc., for all team and individual
play.

4.6.3.1.2Ensure attendance of non-playing members at all team ties
unless excused for a valid reason.

4.6.3.1.3Coaching players in both the team and individual events and
determine the need for assistants (unless coaches who will be
responsible to the captain have already been selected by the E.C.)
whom he may appoint as he sees fit.

4.6.3.1.4Prior to each tie, make all necessary arrangements with the
opposing captain and with the official in charge and deciding the
players and playing order.

4.6.3.1.5Maintain morale and discipline by encouraging players to
cooperate with each other, to think together, and to be together as
proud representatives of their country.  Advise the players that the
tournament sponsors are their hosts who will judge us as
representatives of our country, of the athletic community, and of
table tennis.

4.6.3.1.6Ensure that the players' dress is proper at all times,
consulting with the manager as appropriate.  This will include
ensuring that both members of each doubles team will wear
identically-colored shirts and identically-colored lower garments.

4.6.3.1.7Stress sportsmanship at all times, advising the players that
only the captain or other designated official may register complaints
during team play.

4.6.3.1.8Write to the players beforehand with comments about the
match, preparation for it, behavior, and dress.

4.6.3.1.9Arrange team meetings.

4.6.3.1.10Unless coaches have been selected, watch the opposing team
as closely as his own, looking for both weaknesses in their play and
for any infractions of which they may be guilty.

4.6.3.1.11Wear the appropriate uniform (playing or non-playing) which
will be provided.

4.6.3.2If a manager is not selected for an event, the men's captain
will assume the manager's duties in addition to his own.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.6.4 Other Officials

4.6.4.1Honorary officials may be appointed but will not involve
themselves in team matters without specific request by a captain or
the manager.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 4.7.1 Playing Dress

4.7.1.1At all times, players will dress as instructed by the captain
and will otherwise be subject to disciplinary action.

4.7.1.2Shirts will have collars and short sleeves.  They will be of a
rather thick material, not predominantly synthetic.  The color must be
dark, preferably navy blue.  The official USATT emblem will be worn in
the area of the left pocket.  It is desirable that the back of the
shirt carry in contrasting colors the player's name and the letters
"USA".

4.7.1.2.1The shirt will be worn tucked into the lower garment.

4.7.1.3Shorts or skirts will be of a dark, solid color and preferably
synthetic material.

4.7.1.4Socks will be white with thick absorbent soles.

4.7.1.5Shoes will be predominantly white, with ridged soles.

4.7.1.6The number of each item provided will be commensurate with the
duration of the event.

4.7.2 Warm-up suits will preferably be of navy blue nylon or other
easily-washed synthetic material.  The back of the jacket will carry
six inch letters "USA", preferably in red with white borders.

4.7.3 Street clothes will also be provided if funds permit.

4.8.1 In all international tournaments abroad, the President will lead
the delegation.

4.8.2 If the President does not attend, the Executive Vice President
will lead the delegation.

4.8.3 If neither of them attends, the President will appoint the
delegation leader, who will preferably be a member of the E.C.  The
main purpose of the National Rating System is to provide an indication
of relative player strength prior to a tournament.  Ratings can be
used to compare confidently the levels of all USATT members.  They are
also used as the basis for seeding.  The system also increases the
interest of players in improving their level of performance.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 6.1.5 RATINGS
======================
5.1.1 The Rating Committee will be structured as described in By-Laws
2.12.2 and 2.12.3.

5.1.2 A mathematical rating system will be used to position each
player on a rating list based on his playing ability calculated from
tournament and club results.

5.1.3 Rating fees will be assessed for all sanctioned tournaments and
team matches as stated in the Fee Schedule.  Players entered only in
non-rated events will not be assessed a rating fee.  Rating fees may
be charged separately or as part of the entry fee.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 5.2.1 Rating List

The Rating Committee will update the rating list periodically, at
least for each issue of the National Publication.

5.2.1.1Rating lists will be supplied to the National Publication and
on request to directors of sanctioned tournaments.  Requests should be
made at least two weeks in advance to insure prompt and timely
delivery.

5.2.1.2Standing Rule: The rating lists published in the National
Publication will not include players who are unaffiliated with the
USATT.

5.2.1.3Adjustments -The rating list will be periodically adjusted to
allow for inaccuracies caused by a player's rapid improvement or lack
of match data outside his area.

5.2.1.3.1Rapidly Improving Player -Players with large net improvements
will have their ratings updated first.  Rating changes for other
players will be calculated using these new values.

5.2.1.3.2Area -The ratings of players who seldom or never compete
outside their local areas will be rated by comparison with local
players who do.

5.2.2 Standing Rule: Printouts -After processing each tournament, the
chairman will provide the sponsor with a summary of rating changes and
a listing of each participant's rated matches.

5.2.3 Standing Rule: Membership Check- The committee will check
participants' membership expiration dates, which will be supplied to
sponsors, regional tournament directors, and to headquarters.  Also
the amount and types of fees not paid will be provided to Headquarters
and the regional tournament directors.

5.2.4 Standing Rule: Storage of Records -The committee will store the
records of all players.

5.2.4.1Standing Rule: The Committee will submit the records of the top
20 men, top 15 women, top 10 junior men, and top 10 junior women to
the SelectionCommittee at the following times:

45 days before the U.S. Open 30 days after the U.S. Open 15 days after
the U.S. Open Team Championships or 30 days before the National Team
Trials defined in By-Law4.3.2.1 One other time as requested by the
Selection Committee Chairman.

The Rating Committee will provide this list at a cost stated in the
Fee Schedule.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 5.2.5 Seedings

The Rating Committee or its chairman will make all seedings and
placements for mandatory events in the U.S. Open and U.S. Closed
Championships, for all singles events in three-star tournaments, and
at cost to any other tournament when requested by the tournament
sponsor or the E.C.

Ratings will be calculated for all USATT members who, within the
previous 12 months, have a tournament record that includes matches
against opponents near their playing ability.

5.3.1 Estimated ratings for players not eligible under By-Law5.3 will
be established by either a Match Equilibrium or a Score Equilibrium
method.

5.3.1.1Match Equilibrium Method -Initial ratings are calculated from
the win-loss record against several opponents.

5.3.1.2Score Equilibrium Method -An initial rating is made by this
method when the player's record in tournament play consists of nearly
all wins or nearly all losses.  An estimated rating is calculated from
the relative point scores against opponents of known ratings.

5.3.2 Matches Used for Ratings

All reported singles matches in sanctioned tournaments will be used.

5.3.2.1Standing Rule: Club or league matches may be used at fees
stated in the Fee Schedule.

From usatt@earth.usa.net Fri Jan 21 00:39:04 1994
Subject: 6.1.6 INDEX
--------------------
Adult Membership	2.2.1.1
Advertising Committee	2.13.1
Affiliate	2.2.2.1
	District
		Initial Application	2.2.2.1.1
		Jurisdiction	2.2.2.1.2
		Renewed Application	2.2.2.1.3
	Club	2.2.2.2
	Group B	2.2.2.3
	Rights	2.3
	Jurisdiction	2.3.3.3
	Discipline	2.3.5
Affiliation with ITTF	2.1.1
Affiliates Committee	2.13.2
Agenda, E.C. Meeting	2.6.11
Amateur Regulations	3.19
Amateur	2.9.2.3, 2.12.3.3
Amendments, By-Laws	2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3
Amendments, Constitution	1.6
Annual Reports	2.12.4.3.1
Audit
	Report	2.6.11, Item 8
	Appointment of Auditor	2.10.1.4
	Audit of Treasurer	2.10.4.8
Ballot	2.10.9.2, 2.11.7, 2.13.13.6, 2.13.13.8
Binding Arbitration	2.13.5.8
Budget Committee	2.10.4.5, 2.13.26
By-Laws, Amendments To	2.7
Campaign Statements	See Elections
Certificate of Availability	4.4.1
Change To Draw	3.13.1
Closed Tournaments	3.14
Closed Singles Championships, Men's	3.18.3
Closed Singles Championships, Women's	3.18.3
Clothing	3.19.1.3, Rule 20
Club Affiliate (Member Club)	2.2.2.2
Club Umpire	2.13.24.3
Coaches	2.13.3.4, 2.13.27.2.3, 4.6.3.1.3
Coaching Committee	2.13.3
Code Of Conduct	4.4.1.9
Colleges	2.13.9.1
Committees
	Chairman Eligibility	2.12.2
	General	2.12
	Duties	2.12.4
	Standing	2.6.11.11, 2.10.5.9, 2.12.1, 2.13.12.2.3
	Special (ad hoc)	2.12.1, 2.10.5.9
	Composition	2.12.3
	Reports	2.12.4.3
	Powers	2.12.5
	E. C. Member Responsible	2.6.11, 2.9.3.5, 2.12.5, 2.12.5.1
	Ex-Officio	2.9.3.5
Conduct of Tournaments	3.6
Conduct, Unbecoming	2.3.5
Constitution, Ratification	1.7
Constitution, Amendments to	1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3
Contracts	2.5
Controversy	2.1.4, 2.13.5.8
Delegation Leadership	4.8
Disabled Athletes Committee	2.13.4
Discipline	2.3.5, 3.7.8
Disciplinary Committee	2.9.3.7, 2.10.1.11, 2.13.5, 2.13.5.9
Discipline of E.C. Members	1.3.2, 2.9.3.7
Discretionary Fund	2.4.1.1
District Affiliate	2.2.2.1
District Boundary	3.14.4.1
Documents	2.7.6
Draw	3.10.1
Dress	3.7.6
Drug Control Program	2.13.5.9
Drug Testing	4.5.5
Elections
	Olympic Athletes' Representative	2.11.11
	National Athletes' Representative	2.11.12
	E.C.	2.9.1, 2.11.8, 2.13.13.1
	Nomination by E.C.	2.9.3.3
	Assistance from Headquarters	2.10.9.2
	Petitions	2.11.2, 2.11.4, 2.13.13.2, 2.13.13.3, 2.13.13.6
Eligibility For Tournaments	3.14.1
Eligibility For Junior events	3.14.3.1
Employees	2.15
Equal Opportunity	1.3.2
Equipment
	Contract	2.5.2.1
	Approval	2.9.3.4
Equipment Committee	2.13.6
Error In Draw	3.13.1
Executive Committee	1.4.2
	Chairman	2.10.1.1, 2.10.2.2
	Election of Members	2.11
	Income from Table Tennis	2.9.3.6
	Meetings (See Also Meetings)	2.6
	Member Eligibility	2.9.2
	Membership	2.9.1
	Privileged Information	2.9.3.8
	Removal From Office	2.9.3.7
	Rights and Obligations	2.9.3
	Term of Office	2.9.1.2, 2.11.1.2
	Vacancy	2.11.1.1
Executive Director
	Appointment	2.9.3.10
	Duties	2.10.9
Executive Vice President
	Duties	2.10.2
	Eligibility	2.9.2.2
	Term of Office	2.9.1.3
Expenditures
	Reimbursement	2.4.4
	Over Budget	2.4.2.1
Exhibition Committee	2.13.7
Family Membership	2.2.1.3
Fees	2.4.8
Film Committee	2.13.8
Finances
	Budget	2.4.1
	Check Signatures	2.10.1.14, 2,10.4.2.1
	Disbursement	2.10.4.1
	E.C. Hotel and Travel Expenses	2.6.4
	Headquarters Expense	2.6.11
	Income Tax	2.10.4.7
	Accounts Receivable	2.10.4.10
Fiscal Year	2.4.2.2
Foundation	2.4.9, 2.10.4.12
Foundation Representative
	Duties	2.10.8
	Election/Term of Office	2.9.2.10
Fund Raising	2.10.9.4
Government Reports	2.10.4.7
Group B Multi-Sport Organizations	2.2.2.3
Group B Vice President
	Duties	2.10.7
	Election	2.2.2.3
	Term of Office	2.9.1.2.8
Hearing
	Amateur Status	3.19.3.2
	Discipline, Discrimination	1.3.2, 2.3.3.2, 2.13.5.3
Historian	2.13.12.6
Honorary Officials	4.6.4.1
Illness	3.7.9.3
Incorporation	1.1.2, 2.10.5.5
Injury	3.7.9.3
Insurance for Officers	2.9.3.9
Intercollegiate	3.3.2, 3.3.3
International Committee	2.10.1.11, 2.13.10
International Olympic Committee	2.13.14.2.5, 3.19.3, 3.19.3.1
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
	Affiliation With	2.1.1
	Constitution and By-Laws	2.1.3
	Nominations To	2.10.1.3
	USATT Contact	2.13.10.2
International Team Squad	4.3
	Members' Eligibility	3.18.4, 4.2.1.3
International Umpire	2.13.16.3, 2.13.24.31
Inter-Scholastic Committee	2.13.9
Invitational Tournaments	3.17
Junior Age	3.7.3.1
Junior Membership	2.2.1.2
Laws of Table Tennis	3.6.1
Library Committee	2.13.11
Liquidation	2.4.7
Mail Votes	2.6.9, 2.7.3
Meetings (E.C.)
	Agenda	2.6.11
	Attend	2.9.3.2
	Expenses	2.6.4
	Minutes	2.10.5.1
	Open to USATT members	2.6.10, 2.6.10.1, 2.6.10.2
	Procedure	2.6.7
	Proxies	2.6.5, 2.6.8, 2.9.3.2
	Quorum	2.6.6
	Regular Meetings	2.6.1
	Special Meeting	2.6.3
Membership Club Affiliate (Club Affiliate)	2.2.2.2
Membership Types
	Adult	2.2.1.1
	Junior	2.2.1.2, 2.2.1.2.1
	Family	2.2.1.3
Membership Eligibility	1.3.1
Membership Requirements For Tournaments	3.14.3.2
Membership Card	2.3.4
Members' Rights	2.3
Minutes (E.C. Meetings)	2.6.11, 2.7.6, 2.10.5.1, 2.10.5.3,
			2.10.5.9, 2.10.5.10, 2.10.5.11, 2.10.5.12, 2.13.12.2.13
Monetary Awards	3.9.1
Name and Organization	1.1
National Athletes' Representative	2.9.1.2.9
	Duties	2.11.12
	Election	2.9.2.1, 2.9.2.1.3
	Eligibility	2.9.2.1.9
	Term of Office	2.9.1.29
National Publication Committee	2.13.12
National Publication
	Contents	2.13.12.2.1 to 2.13.12.2.15
	Editor	2.5.2.1, 2.9.2.1, 2.10.5.3, 2.13.12.1
	Name	2.13.12.3
National Umpire	2.13.16.3, 2.13.24.3
Nominating Committee	2.13.13
Nominating Committee Chairman	2.9.2.1.5
Non-Profit Status	1.1.2
Object	1.2
Officers	1.4.1
Officials
	Appointment	2.6.11, 2.9.3.10, 2.10.1.2, 2.10.1.4,
			2.10.1.12, 2.10.3.1, 2.12.3.1, 2.13.22.6, 2.13.24.4
	Dismissal	2.9.3.7, 2.10.1.10, 2.11.1.2
Olympic Athletes' Representative
	Duties	2.10.6, 2.12.3.4
	Election	2.11.11
	Eligibility	2.11.11.1
	Term of Office	2.9.1.2.5
Olympic Committee (USATT)	2.13.14
Olympic Eligible	3.18.4.1, 3.18.4.2, 3.18.4.3
Olympic Festival	2.13.22.6.1, 2.13.24.4, 3.3.2, 4.1.2.1,
			4.5.5.3.4
Olympic Training Center	2.13.3.6
Pan-American Games	2.11.11.1, 2.11.12.1, 4.5.5.3.3
Parliamentarian	2.6.11, 2.6.12, 2.6.13
Parliamentary Procedures	2.6.7
Penalties	2.3.3, 2.3.5, 3.5.2
Petition	2.11.2, 2.11.4, 2.13.13.3
Photographic Committee	2.13.15
Players' Committee	2.13.16
	Chairman	2.10.6.2, 2.10.10.1, 2.12.3.4
Playing Conditions	3.8.1
Playing Equipment	3.8.2
President	2.10.1, 2.10.2.1
	Committee Responsibility	2.10.1.11
	Duties	2.10.1
	Eligibility	2.9.2.2
	Emergency Decisions	2.10.1.8
	Right to Appoint Officials	2.10.1.2
	Term of Office	2.9.1.2.1
Prize Money	3.1.1.2.1, 3.9.2, 3.14.4.2, 3.15.2.6.1,
			3.16.2.5.4, 3.19.1.4.1
Professional Staff	2.9.3.10
Proxy	2.6.5, 2.6.8
Public Relations Committee	2.13.17
Qualifications for USATT International Team	4.2
Rated Events	3.7.4.1
Rating Committee	2.13.18
Rating Committee Duties	3.15.4.4, 3.15.4.5, 3.16.4, 5.2
Rating Fees	Fee Schedule
Ratings	5
Receipts, Major	2.4.9
Referee	2.13.24.1, 2.13.24.4, 3.6.3
Region Boundary	3.14.4.2
Regional Umpire	2.13.24.3
Regions	3.3.1
Reports, Annual	2.6.11, 2.10.4.11, 2.10.5.6, 2.12.4.3
Resident Athletes	2.13.3.6
Resident Training Committee	2.13.27
Results	3.5.1
Roberts Rules of Order	2.6.7
Rules Committee	2.13.19
Salaries	2.9.2.1.6
Sanctioned Tournament	3.1.1.1
Sanctioning Officials	3.3.2
Sanctioning Procedure	3.4
Schools	2.13.9.1
Secretary
	Duties	2.10.5
	Term of Office	2.9.1.2.6
Seedings	3.15.4.4, 5.2.5
Selection	4.6.1
Selection Committee	2.10.1.2, 2.13.20, 4.1
Selection Committee Duties	4.1.2
Selection Of Players	4.5
Seniors	2.13.29
Senior Age	3.7.3.2
Sports Medicine	2.13.28
Standing Orders (Standing Rules)	2.14
Star Ratings	3.2.2
Table Tennis Topics (see National Publication)	2.13.12.3
Team Captain
	Responsibilities	4.6.3
	Selection	4.6.1
Team Coaches	2.13.3.4, 4.6.2.7, 4.6.3.1.3, 4.6.3.1.10
Team Leader	4.8
Team Manager
	Responsibilities	2.13.21, 4.6.2
	Selection	4.6.1
Team Officials	4.6.1
Team Selection	See "Selection"
Team Uniforms	2.13.6.8.4, 4.4.1.6, 4.4.1.9, 4.6.2.3,
			4.6.2.15, 4.6.3.1.11
Tie Breaking	3.12.1
Time Schedule	3.11.1
Tournaments
	Definitions	3.1
	Sanctioned	3.1.1.1
	Non-Sanctioned	3.1.1.1
	No Sanction Required	3.1.1.2
	Classifications	3.2
	Star Rating	3.2.1
	Regions	3.3.1
	Sanctioning Officials	3.3.2
	Sanction Fees	3.3.3
	Procedure	3.4
	Reporting Results	3.5
	Conduct	3.6
	Errors	3.13
	Contestants	3.7
	Playing Conditions and Equipment	3.8
	Awards	3.919 	Draw	3.10
	Time Scheduling	3.11
	Closed Tournaments	3.14
	U. S. Open Team Championships (USOTC)	3.15
	U. S. Open Championships	3.16
	U. S. Invitational Tournaments	3.17
	U. S. Closed Championships	3.18
	Amateur Regulations	3.19
Tournament Committee	2.13.22
Tournament Guide	2.7.6, 2.8.1
Tournament Operations Committee	2.13.23
Treasurer
	Duties	2.10.4
	Term of Office	2.9.1.2.7
U. S. Closed Championships	3.18
U. S. Olympic Committee	2.1.4, 2.2.2.3, 2.10.1.3, 2.10.6.1,
			2.13.5.8, 2.13.14.1, 2.13.14.2.5,
			2.13.22.6.1
U. S. Open Championships	3.16
U. S. Open Team Championships (USOTC)	3.15
U. S. Team Uniform Regulations	4.7
Umpires Committee	2.13.16.3, 2.13.24
Vice President
	Duties	2.10.3
	Term of Office	2.9.1.3.3, 2.9.1.3.4
Warm-Up	3.7.7
Women's Committee	2.13.25
Women's Table Tennis	3.7.5

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