Tournaments

21 Apr 2018

An ever more popular destination for international tournaments, having recently staged an ITTF World Junior Circuit competition followed by a Road to Buenos Aires event, the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion is the home for the forthcoming 2018 ITTF-Pan American Cup.

Commencing on Friday 15th June and concluding on Sunday 17th June, the venue for proceedings is the recently completed National Training Centre.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

A total of 16 players will compete in each of the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events; the top four ranked players will receive direct entry to the quarter-finals, the remaining 12 players will compete in the first phase of proceedings which will be organised on a group basis.

The fifth to eighth highest ranked players will be placed in each of the first stage groups, the next four listed will be drawn at random one player in to each group; in a similar manner the remaining players will be drawn. Throughout, in both the first and second stages, separation by association will be respected.

Players finishing in first places in each of the four groups will advance to the last eight, where play will be conducted on the knock-out principle.

A maximum of two players per national association may compete in each of the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events in Asuncion.

One representative from the North American Table Tennis Union and one representative from the Latin American Table Tennis Union is eligible to participate in each of the Men’s World Cup and Women’s World Cup tournaments.

The winner in each of the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events at the Pan American Cup will qualify, the highest placed player from the continental federation that does not secure first place will qualify; should two or more players from the same continent finish in same position; the World Ranking list for June 2018 will determine the name of the qualifier.

Acceptance of invitation must be returned before Tuesday 15th May, the final entry by Friday 18th May, with accommodation and travel details submitted by Sunday 3rd June.

Contact:
Freddy Almendariz, ITTF Pan American Competition Manager
Email:falmendariz@ittf.com

Benjamin Real, Tournament Director
Email:breals@tigo.com.py

Invitations – Men

Gustavo Tsuboi (Brazil) – Winner 2017 Pan American Cup

Alberto Miño (Ecuador) – South American Representative
Gaston Alto (Argentina) – South American Representative

Hector Gatica (Guatemala) – Central American Representative
Omer Avi-Tal (Panama) – Central American Representative

Samuel Galvez (Dominican Republic) – Caribbean Representative
Jorge Campos (Cuba) – Caribbean Representative

Feng Yujin (United States) – North American Representative
Kanak Jha (United States) – North American Representative
Jeremy Hazin (Canada) – North American Representative
Marko Medjugorac (Canada) – North American Representative

Marcelo Aguirre (Paraguay) – Host Nation Representative

Hugo Calderano (Brazil) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Gustavo Gomez (Chile) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Felipe Olivares (Chile) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Marcos Madrid (Mexico) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union

Reserves: Horacio Cifuentes (Argentina), Brian Afanador (Puerto Rico)

Invitations – Women

Zhang Mo (Canada) – Runner Up 2017 Pan American Cup

Daniela Ortega (Chile) – South American Representative
Paulina Vega (Chile) – South American Representative

Andrea Estrada (Guatemala) – Central American Representative
Mabelyn Enriquez (Guatemala) – Central American Representative

Lisi Castillo (Cuba) – Caribbean Representative
Eva Brito (Dominican Republic) – Caribbean Representative

Wu Yue (United States) – North American Representative
Amy Wang (United States) – North American Representative
Alicia Côté (Canada) – North American Representative

Lucero Ovelar (Paraguay) – Host Nation Representative

Adriana Diaz (Puerto Rico) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Bruna Takahashi (Brazil) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Caroline Kumahara (Brazil) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Paula Medina (Colombia) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union
Ana Codina (Argentina) – Ranking April 2018 Latin American Table Tennis Union

NB Zhang Mo replaces Lily Zhang (United States) the winner of the 2017 Pan America Cup

Reserves: Yadira Silva (Mexico), Melanie Diaz (Puerto Rico)

2018 Pan America Cup Gustavo Tsuboi
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