by Ian Marshall, Editor
Furthermore, it is a tournament with notable innovations; in the men’s singles and women’s singles events, ranking points being a most significant feature.
A player secures 10 points for a win in the main draw of a competition, but five points in the qualification rounds, consolation draw or extra draw.
In the main draw, extra points are awarded at the following stages: last 32 (100 points), last 16 (200 points), quarter-final (300 points), semi-final (500 points), runner-up (600 points), winner (750 points).
In the consolation events, these points are lower: last 32 (30 points), last 16 (40 points), quarter-final (50 points), semi-final (70 points), runner-up (80 points), winner (100 points).
The winner of the Champion of Champions event (played by the winner of each category) receives 100 points.
When a player moves to the next age group category, points are carried forward from the previous age group.
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On the concluding day, the winners in each age group will compete in the “Champion of Champions”; play will be organised in a knock-out basis, matches best of three games, except for the final, best of five games.
Furthermore, if time permits and there are sufficient tables, extra events which combine age groups may be staged. There are no ranking points for doubles.