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Road to Nanjing, the Journey Starts on the Banks of the Suez Canal
By: Raul Calin & Ian Marshall


Aly Ghallab will no doubt be striving to secure a place in Nanjing  Photo By: Ennis Luna

05/01/2013        2013 Egypt Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Premium Junior Circuit (Click here to access this section)

Travelling from Europe to Asia was a long and torturous journey, it is one of the reasons why the Suez Canal was built; by sea it shortened the journey, it opened a major trade route.

Nowadays by jet plane it is even quicker but it is on the banks of the famous canal that the route to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games starts.

The Egypt Junior and Cadet Open will be staged in Ismailia from Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd June 2013; it is the first of a series of tournaments where players have the opportunity to stake their claim for a place in the Youth Olympic Games.

Ismailia, known as the City of Enchantment, situated in north-eastern Egypt on the west bank of the Suez Canal, is where the Road to Nanjing starts.

The Road to Nanjing
In 2013 six tournaments on the ITTF Junior Circuit, one in each continent, form the 2013 Road to Nanjing series; the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open is the first in the series.

A separate “Road to Nanjing Boys’ and Girls’ Standings”, taking results only from the six tournaments, will be published alongside the ITTF Junior Circuit Standings. In order to be eligible to compete in the Youth Olympic Games, players must be born between Monday 1st January 1996 and Thursday 31st December 1999

At the conclusion of the six tournaments, the leading boy and leading girl from each continent plus the top ten boys and top ten girls on the “Road to Nanjing Standings” will receive entry to the ITTF Youth Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.

The tournament will be staged in conjunction with the ITTF Junior Circuit Finals in January 2014, at a time and exact date to be confirmed.

Therefore, 16 boys and 16 girls compete in the ITTF Youth Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.


ITTF Global Junior Circuit Event
The Egypt Junior and Cadet Open in 2013 will feature singles, doubles and team events in the junior and cadet age group categories.

Prize Fund
The Organizing Committee offers a total prize fund of US$8,000. There is a 20 per cent tax deduction.

Maximum Number of Entries
A maximum of 110 entries is accepted.

Official Prospectus
Download the Prospectus for the ITTF Junior Circuit tournament.

The document is permanently available in the dedicated section of the ITTF website: 2013 Egypt Junior and Cadet Open – ITTF Junior Circuit

Entries On-Line
Please remit entries using the newly introduced ITTF on-line entry system for junior events: http://ittf.alfaweb.gr

Important note: if your association has not received the USERNAME and PASSWORD for the new ITTF on-line entry system for junior events, kindly contact Dimosthenis Messinis dmessinisgr@gmail.com using the official e-mail address of your national association in order to receive your USERNAME (UN) and PASSWORD (PW).

For Further Details Contact
Tournament Director:
Mr. Ashraf Eliwa
Tel: +201 - 141400777
E-mail: office@ettf.org

ITTF Competition Manager:
Raul Calin
Tel: (+34) 616081120
Email: rcalin@ittf.com

Deadlines
Entry forms should be completed on-line by Wednesday 29th May 2013 with travel details to be completed on-line by Friday 31st May 2013.

ITTF Junior Circuit General Information
For general information regarding the ITTF Global Junior Circuit or the Global Junior Programme activities, kindly contact:
Karl Jindrak or Raul Calin

 

   

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