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As many of you know, we love our ping pong here at GeekWire. In fact, we’ll be hosting our annual GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping Pong tournament next Thursday at the Showbox Sodo.

robot-pongWe’ve got some awesome players in the lineup this year — including past champions Avi Cavale of Shippable, Sanjay Puri of 9Mile Labs and Valeri Kim of Tableau Software — who will be battling it out in the expert tournament. More than 600 geeks are expected for the party.

To get folks fired up, check out the amazing video above in which ping pong champ Timo Boll prevails over the KUKA KR AGILUS, described as the “world’s fastest robot.”

No, we won’t have any robots in the tournament next week, though we do have a few fun surprises in store for our third anniversary bash. While the intermediate and expert brackets are sold out for the ping pong tournament, general admission tickets are still available here. (And there’s just one last slot available in the foosball tourney. Update: Now sold out). Come on out and join the fun.

And stay tuned. We’ll be releasing the full brackets for the ping pong and foosball tourneys later this week! See everyone on March 20.

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