Seattle City Table Tennis Championships

The Mortal Kombat of ping pong will pit local stars against top-level athletes at the Seattle City Table Tennis Championships, which promises literal balls-to-the-wall tabletop action for the entire weekend. The tournament is open to competitors in 15 age brackets and skill categories. Prepubescents and octogenarians alike will have the chance to compete for more than $2,400 in prizes. (The prize last year? A homemade trophy made out of a net-height measurer, ball holder, and paddle rubber cleaner. Classy.) Last year’s champ, Michael Wang, may attempt to defend his crown in the open men’s category (the final is a best-of-seven series). Fans are invited to watch during each day’s final round; tonight includes the high school singles. Get your paddles ready! FERNANDO SIOSON

Sat., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 24, 3 p.m., 2010

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