Marius Widmer, ITTF Media Coordinator
New Rule in Favour of the Development of Table Tennis 1678

The Board of Directors (BoD) of the International Table Tennis Federation accepted an important proposition concerning the regulations for international competitions. In its today’s meeting in Guangzhou, south China, the members followed the ITTF Executive Meeting to restrict the possibility to change the association at ITTF World Title events.
Only for World Cup and World Championships
"I am very pleased that the Board of Directors members were not thinking about the benefits of their own associations”, ITTF President Adham Sharara told after the meeting. “Instead they were thinking of the progress and development of our sport in the world. I am very pleased that the BoD took this important measure and focused on what is best for the ITTF as a whole."

The BoD decision does not influence the Olympic eligibility of table tennis players and it will not be applied retroactively. Those players that have already represented an association can continue to do so.

Purpose: Development
Mr. Sharara underlines the positive influence of the decision. "The objective of this new Eligibility Rule is to limit the use of players from other associations and to push each association to develop its own players".

Nowadays the ITTF is among the five biggest international sports federations with 205 member associations. The ITTF Development Programme has been one of the core businesses of the federation under the direction of Adham Sharara.

Eligibility Rule for World Title events
Proposed by the Executive Committee:
To insert a new paragraph 3.8.7 (present 3.8.7 and 3.8.8 to be renumbered):

3.8.7 In addition, for ITTF World Title events, a player who was eligible to represent an association other than the one he wishes to represent, shall register with the ITTF, through this new association.
3.8.7.1 The player shall not represent the new association before
3.8.7.1.1 3 years after the date of registration, if the player is under the age of 15 when registered;
3.8.7.1.2 5 years after the date of registration, if the player is under the age of 18 but at least 15 years of age when registered;
3.8.7.1.3 7 years after the date of registration, if the player is under the age of 21 but at least 18 years of age when registered
3.8.7.2 If the player is 21 years of age or older he will not be registered with the ITTF and will not be eligible to represent a new association at World Title events.

This would introduce an additional eligibility clause for World title events, relating to the age of the player concerned.
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11/12/2006 Top Seeds Through at Liebherr German Open
11/11/2006 Further Seeds Fall in Bayreuth
11/11/2006 Top Seeds Through but Giant Killers Exit
11/10/2006 Table One Spells Doom For Men’s Seeds
11/9/2006 Germany’s Next Generation Makes Progress
11/8/2006 Debutants Raise Eyebrows in Bayreuth
11/7/2006 Venue for the Second Time on ITTF Pro Tour
11/5/2006 Hou Yingchao Wins First ITTF Pro Tour Titles
11/5/2006 Chinese Magician Continues to Mesmerise
11/4/2006 Austrian Tears in St Petersburg
11/4/2006 Tanja Hain-Hofmann Confirms Comeback
11/3/2006 Third and Fourth Seeds Depart in St Petersburg
11/2/2006 Leading Players Safely Through Qualification Stage
11/1/2006 St Petersburg Responds to Large Entry
10/29/2006 Chiang Hung-Chieh Maintains Unbeaten Record
10/29/2006 Ma Lin Champion for Unprecedented Fourth Time
10/28/2006 Top Chinese Stars Reach Penultimate Stage
10/27/2006 Defending Champion Exits on Opening Day
10/26/2006 The First Goal is a Place in the Last Eight
10/26/2006 The First Goal is a Place in the Last Eight at the Liebherr Men’s World Cup in Paris
10/25/2006 World Star Leads Training Camp for Young Hopefuls
10/24/2006 COMING SOON
10/22/2006 Major Titles for Japan at Serbian Open
10/22/2006 According to Seeding in Belgrade
10/21/2006 Local Hero Departs at Quarter-Final Stage
10/21/2006 Hungarian Overpowers Fourth Seed
10/20/2006 Top Seed Exits at First Hurdle
10/19/2006 Russian Teenager Impresses
10/18/2006 High Numbers in Belgrade
10/1/2006 Defending Champion Fails to Retain Title
9/30/2006 Tie Yana Maintains Impressive Form
9/29/2006 European Champion Causes Opening Day Shock
9/28/2006 Olympic & World Champion on Quest for More Gold
9/24/2006 Wang Yue Gu Stages Remarkable Recovery to Win Her First ITTF Pro Tour Title
9/24/2006 Defending Champion Beaten at Semi-Final Stage
9/23/2006 Haruna Fukuoka Maintains Form to Keep Japan’s Hopes Alive
9/23/2006 Guo Yan Remains as Fourth Seed Departs
9/22/2006 Top Men on Track but Leading Ladies Stumble
9/21/2006 The Younger Generation Shines in Yokohama
9/20/2006 Aiming for Hong Kong, the World’s Best Gather in Japan
9/17/2006 World Number One Beaten as German Captures Gold
9/17/2006 World Champions Book Final Places
9/16/2006 Teenager Gives Olympic & World Champion a Real Fright
9/16/2006 Li Ching Ends Ma Lin’s Unbeaten Run
9/15/2006 Seeds Through but the Rising Stars Catch the Eye
9/14/2006 Junior Star Impresses on Opening Day
9/13/2006 World Titles but Qualification is the Order of the Day at the Panasonic China Open
9/12/2006 Volkswagen 2006 China versus World All Stars
9/10/2006 New Record Set on ITTF Pro Tour
9/10/2006 End of the Road for Young Pretenders
9/9/2006 Chinese Teenager Reaches New Heights
9/9/2006 World Champion Falls To Junior Star
9/8/2006 Clash of Styles Causes Downfall of Seeds in Singapore
9/7/2006 The Sun Shines on Commonwealth Games Champion
7/2/2006 Samsonov the Champion, Gardos the Hero
7/2/2006 Reiko Hiura Upsets the Odds to Reach Final in Santiago
7/1/2006 Men’s Singles Title Retained but in the Women’s Singles a New Name Appears on the Roll of Honour
7/1/2006 Shock Second Round Exit for Third Seed in Santiago
6/30/2006 Portuguese Teenager Maintains his Form in Santiago
6/29/2006 The Superb Santiago Arena Hosts ITTF Pro Tour Tournament in Chile
6/28/2006 Traditional Countries Take Team Titles but the Pacific Islands Look Set to Challenge
6/25/2006 New Champions Crowned in Brazil
6/25/2006 Teenagers Underline Growing Strength of Men’s Table Tennis in Korea
6/24/2006 Argentinian Outs Top Seed at Brazil Open
6/24/2006 More Seeds Make Premature Exit in Brazil
6/24/2006 Shocks Abound in São Paulo at Brazilian Open
6/22/2006 A Welcome Return for Laurie Phai Pang
6/22/2006 Playing at a Different Level for Paraguayan Teenager
6/21/2006 Frenchman Seeking To Go One Step Higher
6/18/2006 Ma Lin in Scintillating Form in Kunshan
6/18/2006 Olympic Champion Defeated by Predecesor
6/17/2006 China Dominant in Kunshan
6/17/2006 Gold Medallists Exit in Round Three
6/16/2006 Japanese Teenager Causes the Sensation of the Year
6/15/2006 Opening Day Disappointments for Korea
6/14/2006 World Champions Head Seedings in Kunshan
6/11/2006 Oh Sang Eun Wins Dramatic Final
6/11/2006 Frenchman in ITTF Pro Tour Final Again
6/10/2006 Injured but Wang Yue Gu Beats Top Seed
6/10/2006 A Morning Russia Will Want to Forget
6/9/2006 Perfect Birthday Present For Jun Mizutani
6/8/2006 Fourteen Year Old Beats World Championships Bronze Medallist in Taipei
6/7/2006 Olympic Champion on Duty
6/4/2006 Victory for the Art of Defence
5/29/2006 Defending Champions Seeking To Repeat Former ITTF Pro Tour Triumphs
5/1/2006 China Retains Men's Title in Style
4/30/2006 History Made in Bremen
4/29/2006 ITTF Intoduces Equal Prize Money for Men & Women
4/29/2006 ITTF Membership Hits 202 in 2006
4/27/2006 Yokohama Wins Bid for the 2009 World Table Tennis Championships
4/27/2006 ETTU Decides to Stage European Championships every year from 2008
4/25/2006 Mixed Fortunes For Hosts as France Spring Major Surprise
4/23/2006 Eloi Reponds in Hour of Need
4/22/2006 Spell-Binding Exhibition in Bremen
4/20/2006 Table Tennis for All in Bremen
4/18/2006 World Record Attempt
4/12/2006 Date Confirmed For Austria v China Contest
4/11/2006 Unprecedented Moves by China & Korea
4/7/2006 A Truly Global Event
4/4/2006 A Chance To Monitor German Preparations
2/20/2006 World Champions Seek Repeat Success
2/17/2006 World Champions Retain Titles
2/12/2006 World Champions – Top Seeds
1/28/2006 Silver Not Gold For Olympic Champion
1/28/2006 Mixed Fortunes For Olympic Champions
1/27/2006 Defending Champion Through To Semis
1/27/2006 Olympic Champion Survives
1/26/2006 Defeat For Third Seed
1/26/2006 Local Hero Beaten
1/25/2006 Blessing In Disguise
1/24/2006 Top Seed Withdraws
1/23/2006 Can Swede Halt Sweden?
1/23/2006 Under Pressure
1/22/2006 Titles For Top Seeds
1/22/2006 Defending Champion Defeated
1/21/2006 Slovakian Gives Star Performance
1/21/2006 Chinese Show Their Class
1/20/2006 Croatian Crashes
1/20/2006 Fourth Seed Departs
1/20/2006 Illness Forces Withdrawal
1/18/2006 Unscathed
1/17/2006 Higher Status
12/17/2005 Champions Crowned
12/15/2005 Full House of Major Titles
12/14/2005 Medal Assured
12/13/2005 Japan Ends China’s Monopoly
12/11/2005 A Series Of Firsts
12/11/2005 History In Fuzhou
12/10/2005 Progress Continues
12/10/2005 Scintillating
12/10/2005 Top Seed Defeated
11/20/2005 Seeding Justified
11/20/2005 European Final
11/19/2005 Success At The Third Attempt
11/19/2005 Mission Accomplished
11/18/2005 Saving The Best Until Last
11/18/2005 First Success
11/17/2005 Qualification Secured
11/17/2005 A Swede In Need
11/13/2005 Sporting Gesture
11/13/2005 Not Germany’s Day
11/12/2005 Germany’s Day
11/12/2005 Qualifier Defeats Olympic Champion
11/11/2005 German Star Excels On Home Soil
11/11/2005 Maximum Concentration
11/11/2005 Impressive Iberians
11/9/2005 Largest Entry Ever
11/6/2005 Hungary For Gold
11/5/2005 Progress Continues
11/5/2005 Uncharted Waters
11/4/2005 Austrian Anxiety
11/4/2005 A Happy Return
11/3/2005 Record In Danger
10/30/2005 Junior Titles For Japan & Romania
10/30/2005 Europeans in the Ascendancy
10/23/2005 Best Ever
10/23/2005 German Progress Continues
10/22/2005 Defeat For World Champion
10/22/2005 Quarter-Finalists Known
10/21/2005 Three Places Reserved
9/24/2005 A Point To Prove
9/24/2005 Scare For Olympic Champion
9/23/2005 Unbeaten Run Ends As Croatians Conquer
9/22/2005 Chinese Teenagers Impress
9/21/2005 World Champions Top Seeds
9/18/2005 A Familiar Name & A New Name
9/18/2005 Seventeen Year Olds Contest Final
9/17/2005 Teenager Triumphs Again
9/16/2005 Defeat For Second Seed
9/16/2005 Impressive Young Men
9/15/2005 Two Major Casualties
9/14/2005 Olympic & World Champion Returns
9/11/2005 The Stamp Of Authority
9/11/2005 First Final
9/10/2005 Impressive Korean
9/10/2005 Seeds Fall
9/9/2005 Chinese Girls Show Their Class
9/9/2005 Top Seed Survives But Only Just
9/8/2005 Places Reserved
9/7/2005 World Champion Top Seed
7/11/2005 Title Retained
7/10/2005 Defending Champion On Course
7/10/2005 Repeat Contest
7/9/2005 Hong Kong Versus Singapore
7/9/2005 Shocks Abound
7/8/2005 Tough Day For Hosts
7/8/2005 Title Defence
7/3/2005 More Titles For Koreans
7/3/2005 Third Final
7/2/2005 Koreans In The Ascendancy
7/2/2005 Top Seed Departs
7/1/2005 Seeds Fall
7/1/2005 Point To Prove
6/26/2005 Second ITTF Pro Tour Title Of The Year
6/26/2005 First Title
6/25/2005 One Step Nearer
6/25/2005 Croatian Progress Halted
6/24/2005 Top Seed Falls At First Hurdle
6/24/2005 Brazilian Women Outshine Male Counterparts
6/22/2005 Europe Provides Top Seeds
6/19/2005 Bridesmaid Again
6/19/2005 Top Two Seeds Defeated
6/18/2005 Same Pedigree, Different Nationality
6/18/2005 Seeds Fall In Women’s Singles
6/17/2005 Disappointment For Hosts
6/16/2005 Back To Earth
6/15/2005 Korean Favourite
6/12/2005 Edge Of The Seats
6/12/2005 Success Continues For Young Korean
6/11/2005 Koreans In Control
6/11/2005 Top Seeds Assert Authority
6/10/2005 Seeds Fall In Women’s Singles
6/9/2005 Eye Catching
6/8/2005 Olympic Champion Top Seed
5/8/2005 World Champions Retain Top Rankings
5/6/2005 Top Seeds Take Titles
5/6/2005 Danish Dreams Over
5/5/2005 Olympic & World Champion
5/5/2005 Amazing Even For Hans Christian Andersen
5/4/2005 First Title decided
5/4/2005 Germans Defeat Olympic Champions
5/3/2005 World & European Champions Defeated
5/3/2005 Chinese Pairs Reach Semis
5/2/2005 Olympic & World Champions Beaten
5/2/2005 Chinese Stars On Course
5/1/2005 Press Release: New Executive Committee
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