Format of Play

Events:

Team, doubles and singles events for girls and boys

Team Events:

Eight (8) participating teams: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Oceania, World Hopes Team and Slovenia.

Team events will be played in two stages. Two groups of four teams in the first stage (round robin system) with the group winners and runners-up advancing to the semi-finals and the third and fourth in each group advancing to play for the positions 5-8. All positions are to be decided. Format of play is AvsX, BvsY, CvsZ, AvsY and BvsX. All matches best of five games.

Doubles Events:
Sixteen (16) pairs. Two per participating team.

Direct knock-out system. All matches best of five games. Each of the continental teams as well as the WHT and the host (Slovenia) can enter two pairs per gender.

Singles Events:
Thirty two (32) boys and girls. Four per participating team.

The singles events will be played in two stages. Eight groups of four players in the first stage (round robin system) with the top two players advancing to the main draw of progressive knock-out system (playing for the positions 1 to 16) and the last two players advancing to play for the positions 17 to 32.

Players of the same continental team will be drawn in to different groups in the first stage. The draw for the first stage will be done using the modified snake system 4 by 4.

Procedures for the KO stage draw.

  • Winner of the group 1 will be placed in the position 1 of the main draw
  • Winner of the group 2 will be placed in the position 16 of the main draw
  • Winners of the groups 3-4 will be drawn in the positions 8-9
  • Winners of the groups 5-8 will be drawn in the positions 4-5-12-13
  • Runners-up in the groups will be drawn in to opposite halves of their group winners, in positions 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 & 15 and within their mandatory half, as far as possible of the players from the same team
  • Same procedures will be applied for the KO stage draw for the positions 17-32, but all third positioned players will be randomly drawn in any of the positions 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13 & 16 (separations by teams apply).

All matches in singles best of five games except in the main draw playing for the gold (1/8, QF, SF and F) where matches will be best of seven games.

Seeding and Draws:

  • The seeding list for the singles events will be based on the October U-15 World Ranking list, with inputs from the ITTF officials in charge of ranking.
  • The seeding list for the doubles events will be based on the addition of points of the two players, considering the above mentioned inputs.
  • The seeding list for the team events will be done according to the ITTF Computer Team ranking for the participating teams, and based on the strength of the top three players of the team.
  • The Team Managers meeting for the training camp will be held on Friday, 25th October, at 21:00 hours in the Optimus Seminar Hall in hotel.
  • The Team Managers Meeting for the competition will be held on Monday, 28th October, at 16:00 hours in the Optimus Seminar Hall in hotel, followed by the Team Events draw.
  • The singles first stage draws and the doubles draws will be done on Thursday, 31st October at 18:00 hours at the Meeting Room of the Venue.
  • The singles second stage draws will be done on Friday, 1st November at 20:00 hours at the Meeting Room on the Venue.

Awards:

  • Medals and trophies for the Winners in the Team, Singles and Doubles Events (5 medals per team)
  • Medals for the Runner-up in the Team, Singles and Doubles Events (5 medals per team)
  • Medals for the two Semi-Finalist in the Team, Singles and Doubles Events (5 medals per each team, single and pair losing in semi-finals)
  • Award for the ITTF GCC Overall Standings Team Winner (boys and girls together)
  • Award for the Most valuable boy’s player (based on total points earned in all the events)
  • Award for the Most valuable girl’s player (based on total points earned in all the events)
  • Fair play awards (2) for one boy and one girl

Equipment:

Official Table: JOOLA 2000-S (blue)
Nets: JOOLA WM (blue)
Official Ball: BUTTERFLY SUPER SELECTED *** (white)
Flooring: STAG (red)
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