// Executive Committee Approves Changes to World Ranking Regulations - International Table Tennis Federation

23 Dec 2022

Ranking points awarded during the year 2021 will expire in batches between January and May 2023. The decision was approved by the ITTF Executive Committee last week in Amman, Jordan during the ITTF Summit.

The ITTF Table Tennis Ranking of a player is composed of the sum of the points of the best eight results achieved in the last 12 months. However, some special measures were introduced to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, including the extension of the validity of points awarded at 2021 senior events.

With an increased number of events in the second half of 2022 and an exciting calendar coming up for 2023, a plan for the expiration of events has been formulated by the ITTF World Ranking Working Group.

 

Expiration date Inclusion date       Events expiring
3rd January 2023         (Week #1) 2021 Week #1 to Week #26  

  • 2021 WTT Star Contender Doha
  • 2021 WTT Contender Doha
  • 2020 European Championships
  • 2021 Central American Championships

 

4th April 2023 (Week #14) 2021 Week #27 to Week #47  

  • 2020 Olympic Games
  • 2021 WTT Star Contender Doha II
  • 2021 WTT Contenders Budapest, Tunis, Lasko and Novo Mesto
  • 2021 African, Asian and Pan-American Championships
  • 2021 Europe Top-16 Cup
  • 2021 European U21 Championships
  • 2021 Czech, Kazakhstan and Ecuador International Opens

 

23rd May 2023 (Week #21) 2021 Week #48 to Week #52  

  • 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Houston
  • 2021 WTT Cup Finals
  • 2021 WTT Feeder Düsseldorf
  • 2021 Finlandia International Open
  • 2021 Pan-American Junior Games

 

4th July 2023 (Week #27) 2022 Week #1 to Week #27  

  • 2022 Singapore Smash
  • 2022 WTT Star Contender Doha
  • 2022 WTT Contenders Muscat, Doha, Zagreb and Lima
  • 2022 WTT Feeders Düsseldorf I and II, Doha, Freemont, Westchester and Otocec
  • 2022 Africa Cup
  • 2022 Europe Top-16 Cup
  • 2022 Mediterranean Games
  • 2022 Central American, Caribbean, Eastern/Western/Northern African Championships

 

This decision comes with perfect timing as World Table Tennis unveiled the first half of its events calendar with more than 15 events across three continents, allowing players to plan and prepare before the expiration of points won at key events held in 2021 and 2022.

From 4 July 2023, points awarded at events will have a one-year validity as per the ITTF Table Tennis World Ranking Regulations.

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