San Juan Host City - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
San Juan Host City for 2016 Latin American Championships: Ivan Santos bids welcome to the Caribbean Photo By: Courtesy of Freddy Almendariz

San Juan Host City

San Juan Host City for 2016 Latin American Championships
Courtesy of ITTF

January 8, 2016 – Home for the ITTF Junior Circuit Finals and ITTF Cadet Challenge, the last occasion the two events were held at the same time, San Juan, the capital city of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, is the home for the forthcoming 2016 Latin American Championships.

Organized under the direction of Ivan Santos, the President of the Puerto Rico Table Tennis Federation, play commences on Monday February 1st and concludes on Sunday February 7th.

Nine Events
Furthermore, an intense week of action is on the menu.

The full gambit of nine events is on the menu: Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Under 21 Men’s Singles and Under 21 Women’s Singles.

Olympic Games System
In both the Men’s Team and Women’s Team events, the Olympic Games system will be used.

Three players per team, four singles and one doubles, should the contest go the full distance, with no player allowed to compete in more than two matches.

Initially in each event, teams will be drawn into groups of three or four with the outfits finishing in first and second places in each group advancing to the second stage where play will be conducted on the knock-out principle.

Entry Eligibility
Each national association is eligible for one entry in each of the Men’s Team and Women’s Team events.

In the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles competitions the number permitted is four per national association; however, the host nation Puerto Rico, may enter eight players in each event.

Doubles Events
A similar system applies in the doubles events. In each of the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles events, the maximum for visitors in two pairs, for the host it is four pairs.

Similarly, in the Mixed Doubles event, it is four pairs for visitors; eight for the hosts.

Format
All three doubles events will be best of five games throughout; in the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles competitions, the initial group stage will be best of five games, the main draw best of seven games.

Meanwhile, in the Under 21 Men’s Singles and Under 21 Women’s Singles events, for players born on or after Sunday 1st January 1995, play throughout will be best of five games, the knock-out principle throughout with no restriction being placed on entry numbers per national association.

Two Bronze Medals
In all events, semi-finalists receive bronze medals; there are no play-off matches for third place.

Closing Date
The closing date for entries is Tuesday January 12th.

Player’s List – Prospectus

Latest News

ITTF World Youth Championships: Team Event Finishing – Singles and Doubles to Follow

December 5, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo by USATT) The ITTF World Youth Championships is now underway in Tunisia and many… Read More

ITTF World Youth Championships: TeamUSA U19 Girls Reach Quarterfinals

December 4, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The ITTF World Youth Championships is now underway in Tunisia and many of the worlds… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club

December 3, 2022
Founded in 2019 by Wilson Peng Zhang, the Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club (GVTTC) is a non-profit organization… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: What Comes First, Speed or Consistency?

December 3, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) Top players play at super-fast speeds, and are seemingly able to loop kill or smash… Read More

Bowmar Sports Welcomes Oscar A. Birriel

December 2, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Bowmar Sports welcomes Puerto Rico’s Oscar A Birriel to the team! In this introduction… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Jinxin Wang – Backhand & Forehand Block

December 1, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Jinxin Wang, where he is working on his… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Ye Tian – Forehand Counterloop

December 1, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Ye Tian is using multi-ball to work on his… Read More

King Square Table Tennis Challenge

November 30, 2022
(By: King Square Sports Centre) Time: December 11, 2022 Venue: King Square Sports Centre, 9390 Woodbine Ave, Markham,… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.