02 Dec 2023

Excitement is building as the ITTF World Cup gears up for its much-anticipated return in just ten days! This event, hosted at the Sichuan Gymnasium in Chengdu, China, promises not only an innovative mixed team format that will redefine the landscape of table tennis but also the introduction of individual ranking points. 

The introduction of individual ranking points is part of a broader strategic initiative designed to provide players and teams with a more comprehensive evaluation of their achievements. This initiative seeks to acknowledge individual performances within the framework of team competitions, ultimately elevating the prestige of team events. 

Ranking points will be distributed among players based on their team’s final position in the event, played in a round-robin format. The winning team will secure a total of 1,000 World Ranking points, while the second-ranked team will earn 700 points. Teams placing 3rd and 4th will receive 350 points, those ranked 5th to 8th will get 175 points, and teams placed 9th to 18th will be awarded 20 points. 

These points will then be shared among team members, considering their individual contributions, such as the share of games won in singles and doubles throughout the entire event. 

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For instance, if the champion team wins a total of 60 games during the competition and is awarded 1,000 points, a player securing 6 games (10%) during singles matches and 15 games (25%) in mixed doubles matches will earn 100 World Ranking Singles points and 250 World Ranking points for the mixed double pair, respectively. 

This fair approach ensures that ranking points accurately mirror each player’s performance and contribution to their team’s success in this thrilling tournament. The ITTF World Ranking Working Group has meticulously formulated a point distribution system, with the ITTF Executive Board approving the number of points at stake. 

The ITTF World Ranking Working Group will closely monitor the impact of this progressive shift and may recommend its extension to all team events, including the ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals.  

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