But where was Amy Sacco? Turns out the tournie's namedrop is a gag. "She never remembers me, so it's an ongoing joke I have with myself," says tournament organizer and Hearst family friend Eric Richman, a personal injury lawyer in Manhattan, who says he has reintroduced himself to the nightlife diva multiple times.

Photo montage: Sasha Filimonov
Photos: Hearst: Scott Wintrow/Getty Images; Raharinosky: Ban Gabbe/Patrick McMullan; Table Tennis: Ryuhei Shindo/Corbis