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New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018

New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018

By Neha Aggarwal
New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018
Primarily introduced to facilitate easier understanding of calculations involved, the new simplified World Ranking will include a clear-cut points system for events and age categories.

Most significantly, the new system will encourage players to take part regularly in ITTF World Tour and other ITTF events.

Visibility of the world’s best table tennis players on the new improved ITTF World Tour is essential for the overall development of the sport; the new World Ranking will be a reflection of current and past performance of the players.

“One of our main goals is to massively increase the prize money at the ITTF, to also ensure that the top table tennis players are “stars” on the international scene and at the same time to improve the quality of events.

To achieve this, we need to prove to our partners (media and sponsors) and our fans that our events are the best and most important. For them to be the most important, we need best players playing at the events. Our tools need to support that.

At the moment one of our most important tools the “World Ranking” does not support it in the best way, so it was very important to address that. Of course change is not always easy, but if we want our products to become more professional then this is one important change to make.” – Steve Dainton, ITTF Marketing and Commercial Director

For full articles, please click link below:

http://www.ittf.com/2017/03/27/new-world-ranking-scheme-effective-january-2018/

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