The world ranking system – one of the most integral components for any sporting discipline – is the latest and arguably most significant innovation of the ITTF World Veterans Tour.
All players on the Tour are not only competing for pride, but all-important points which determine the world order in each of the seven age categories within the men’s singles and women’s singles competitions.
Players have already accrued world ranking points from the first event held on the 2019 ITTF World Veterans Tour, in Shenzhen (China). Click here to see the September ranking.
The second event, held earlier this month in Townsville (Australia), will contribute points to next month’s October ranking.
Points system explained
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.
Click here to view the official World Veterans Ranking Regulations in full.
Next up: Florida!
After two successful events so far in Shenzhen (China) and Townsville (Australia), the next stop on the 2019 ITTF World Veterans Tour will be Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States) where players can register here!
Here are the next three events on the 2019 ITTF World Veterans Tour:
- 17-20 October: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (United States)
- 7-10 November: Doha (Qatar)
- 13-16 December: Cardiff (Wales)
We look forward to seeing you at our next events and making “Better With Age” not just a motto, but a reality!