ITTF News is presented by
Colin Clemett, Chairman of the RULES COMMITTEE
11 points scoring system



The amended versions of the laws and regulations affected by the AGM decision to adopt the 11 point scoring system are shown below, with the changes underlined. These laws and regulations come into effect on 1 September 2001.

2.11 A Game

2.11.1 A game shall be won by the player or pair first scoring
11 points unless both players or pairs score 10 points, when the game shall
be won by the first player or pair subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points.

2.12  A Match
2.12.1 A match shall consist of the best of any odd number
of games.

2.13  The Order of Serving, Receiving and Ends    
2.13.3  After each 2 points have been scored the receiving
player or pair shall become the serving player or pair and so on until the
end of the game, unless both players or pairs score 10 points or the expedite
system is in operation, when the sequence of serving and receiving shall
be the same but each player shall serve for only 1 point in turn.

2.13.6  The player or pair serving first in a game
shall receive first in the next game of the match, and in the last possible
game of a doubles match the pair due to receive next shall change their order
of receiving when first one pair scores 5 points.

2.13.7  The player or pair starting at one end in a game shall start
at the other end in the next game of the match and in the last possible game
of a match the players or pairs shall change ends when first one player or
pair scores 5 points.

2.15 The Expedite System

2.15.1 Except where both players or pairs have scored
at least 9 points, the expedite system shall come into operation if a game
is unfinished after 10 minutes' play or at any earlier time at the request
of both players or pairs.

2.15.3 If the expedite system is introduced, or if a game lasts longer than
10 minutes, all subsequent games of the match shall be played under the expedite

3.4.4   Intervals    Play shall be continuous
throughout a match except that any player is entitled to    an interval of
up to 1 minute between successive games of a match;    brief intervals
for towelling after every 6 points from the start of each game and at the
change of ends in the last possible game of a match.



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