13 Sep 2016

Success at the recently concluded 2016 Indian Junior and Cadet Open in Indore, the host nation’s Manav Vikash Thakkar and Varuni Jaiswal both make major progress on the ITTF World Junior Circuit Standings following the close of play in Indore.

Both have undoubtedly eyes focused on a return to the city that will host the Finals early next year in January.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Manav Vikash Thakkar moves from no.24 to no.6 (2,450 points), Varuni Jaiswal from no.112 to no.17 (1,550 points).

Notable progress

Likewise, there is notable advancement for the players they beat in the respective finals; on the Boys’ Standings, Chinese Taipei’s Tai Ming-Wei climbs from no.36 to no.14 (3,374 points).

On the counterpart Girls’ listings, Su Pei-Ling, also from Chinese Taipei, is now at no.12 (1,848 points); formerly she was listed at no.21.

Further names

Progress for those who advanced to the title deciding matches; there is also progress following their efforts in Indore for three further names that, no doubt, have aspirations of competing in the prestigious Finals.

On the Boys’ Standings, Lai Chi-Chen, who was beaten by Manav Vikash Thakkar at the semi-final stage, climbs one place to no.8 (2,362 points); on the counterpart Girls’ Standings, India’s Selena Selvakumar and Archana Girish Kamath both make progress.

Selena Selvakumar, who was beaten in the opening round of the Junior Girls’ Singles event by colleague, Priyaka Pareek climbs two places to no.5 (2,360 points). Archana Girish Kamath, who departed proceedings at the quarter-final stage, beaten by Chinese Taipei’s Wu Yi-Hua, it is a climb of one place. She is now in the no.10 position (2,360 points).

Leading names remain same

Changes but the leading positions remain the same with players not present in Indore, heading the order of merit.

Japan’s Yukiya Uda heads the Boys’ Standings (3,849 points) followed by Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic (3,540 points), Chinese Taipei’s Huang Chien-Tu (3,024 points) and Koyo Kanamitsu, also from Japan (2,937 points).

Meanwhile, on the counterpart Girls’ Standings, Japan is also very much in evidence; Yuko Kato leads field (4,616 points) with Kana Takeuchi next in line (4,258 points) and Miyu Nagasaki in fourth place (3,076 points).

Hong Kong’s Mak Tze Wing is in third position (3,374 points).

The Finals

The 2016 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals will be held in Indore from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th January.

Following the conclusion of the 2016 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open on Sunday 6th November, invitations a total of 16 boys and 16 girls will receive invitations to attend the Finals.

A national associations is limited to two players in each of the Boys’ Singles and Girls’ Singles events, each of the six continents – Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Oceania – is eligible to be represented by one boy and one girl, as is the host nation.

ITTF World Junior Circuit: Boys’ Standings following 2016 Indian Junior and Cadet Open

ITTF World Junior Circuit: Girls’ Standings following 2016 Indian Junior and Cadet Open

World Junior Circuit