22 Apr 2020

In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis and the increased restrictions on international travel, the ITTF has taken decisions in this period to suspend events, with the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials and fans as the top priority.

These decisions, made either on a case by case approach or in the form of provisional longer-term suspensions, were applied to a number of events originally scheduled between March and June 2020.

With the spread of COVID-19 across different parts of the world, the ITTF is monitoring closely the overall situation across the globe and is in frequent contact with hosts of ITTF events in an effort to keep the international calendar as updated as possible.

The ITTF is looking at a number of different scenarios and possibilities of rescheduling, but it is currently still too early to make any decisions until there is greater certainty about when activities can resume. Nevertheless, the ITTF is trying to keep its calendar as updated as possible, with information that comes to hand.

Following recent decisions taken in full cooperation with event hosts, the ITTF regrets to inform that, despite all efforts, the current uncertainty has led to the cancellation of the ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open and the ITTF World Tour Korea Open, among other events listed below.

The status of a number of ITTF events has changed as follows:

To be rescheduled in 2021

Olympic Qualification Events

  • Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament, originally scheduled for 6 – 12 Apr 2020
  • European Olympic Singles Qualification Tournament, 8 – 12 Apr 2020
  • Latin American Singles and Mixed Qualification Tournament, 15 – 19 Apr 2020
  • Oceania Singles & Mixed Double Qualification Tournament, 19 – 20 Apr 2020
  • World Singles Qualification Tournament, 28 – 31 May 2020

Paralympic Qualification Events

  • Paralympic Qualification Event, 9 – 11 May 2020
Postponed

Junior Events

  • ITTF World Junior Circuit Jordan Junior & Cadet Open, 1 – 5 Jul 2020
Cancelled

ITTF World Tour

  • ITTF World Tour Korea Open, 16 – 21 Jun 2020
  • ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open, 23 – 28 Jun 2020

Junior Events

  • ITTF Junior Circuit Premium French Junior & Cadet Open, 22 – 26 Apr 2020
  • ITTF Junior Circuit Premium India Junior & Cadet Open, 29 Apr – 3 May 2020
  • ITTF Junior Circuit Argentina Junior & Cadet Open, 17 – 20 Jun 2020
  • ITTF World Junior Circuit Golden Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open, 8 – 12 Jul 2020
  • ITTF Junior Circuit North America Junior & Cadet Open, 26 – 29 Aug 2020
  • ITTF Junior Circuit Indonesia Junior & Cadet Open, 9 – 12 Sep 2020
  • ITTF Junior Circuit Ecuador Junior & Cadet Open, 27 – 31 Oct 2020
  • World Cadet Challenge, 31 – 8 Nov 2020

PTT Events

  • ITTF Fa40 Slovakia Para Open 2020, 13 – 16 May 2020
  • ITTF Fa20 Indonesia Para Open 2020, 14 – 17 Nov 2020

For events announced earlier as postponed or suspended and not listed above, their status remains as indicated on the ITTF Calendar, whilst the ITTF is looking for solutions in cooperation with the hosts.

The ITTF is in open communication and frequent follow-up with all hosts of the 2020 ITTF events and will provide further updates on the international table tennis calendar, as soon as more information comes to hand.

For any queries about ITTF events, please contact [email protected].

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