Asian Table Tennis Union

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Regulations for Asian Events

 

Rules and Regulations for Asian Championships, Asian Cup Tournament and Asian Junior Championships

 

  1. Asian Championships

 

  • Authority for Organization
    • The Asian Championships is hereinafter referred to as “the Championships” and shall be generally organized once every two years.

(1.1.2)  An Association wishing to organize the Championships shall send a written application to the Secretary General not later than 10 weeks before the Congress.  All applications shall be considered by the Executive Committee and shall be submitted to the Congress together with the recommendations of the Committee on venue for the occasion in question.  The option to organize shall be granted by the Congress with the confirmation of date for the Championships.

(1.1.3)  The right to organize future Championships shall normally be granted for two occasions ahead.

(1.1.4)  Where necessary, the Congress or the Executive Committee may invite another member Association as an alternate organizer of the Championships.

(1.1.5)  If, after an option has been granted, circumstances change in such a way that it becomes likely to prejudice the satisfactory conduct of the Championships, the option may be revoked by a two thirds majority vote at the Congress preceding the Championships.

 

1.2  Hospitality

The Organizer shall provide hospitality for accommodation and meals from the evening before the start of the Championships until the morning after the end of the Championships for:

(1.2.1)  not more than 8 players including playing and non-playing captain competing in both the men's and women's event.

(1.2.2)  not more than 4 players including playing and non-playing captain competing only in men's team event.

(1.2.3)  not more than 4 players including playing and non-playing captain competing only in women's team event.

(1.2.4)  one delegate from each of the Association if he is not included in the list of nominated players above.

(1.2.5) All members of ATTU Executive Committee, ATTU Honorary officials, Chairmen of all committees, Council members, and full members of the Technical and Umpire Committee and the Secretariat Staff.  The Chairmen of the Technical and Umpire Committee and ATTU Secretariat staff shall be given hospitality 3 days prior to the commencement of the Championships.

(1.2.6)  Expenses of the Chairman of the Technical and Umpire Committee/Technical Delegate including air passage to the Championships and the draw shall be borne by the organizer.

 

1.3  Jury

(1.3.1)  The Jury shall consist of one of the Chairmen of the Technical and Umpire Committee/Technical Delegate, one nominee from the Organizing Association and the Referee who shall have the right to speak but not to vote.

(1.3.2)  The Chairman of the Jury shall be appointed by the Technical and Umpire Committee.

 

1.4  Entries

(1.4.1)  Entries shall be submitted on an entry form distributed by the Secretary General; the forms shall be provided by the Organizing Association and based on a standard form approved by the Executive Committees.

(1.4.2)  An Association may nominate not more than 5 players for the Men’s Team event; not more than 5 players for the Women’s Team event; up to 5 players for Men’s Singles; 5 players for Women’s Singles, 2 pairs for Men’s Doubles, 2 pairs for Women’s Doubles and 2 pairs for Mixed Doubles.

(1.4.3)  All players taking part in the Men’s and Women’s Singles may participate in the Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles events.  Pairing of players from different Associations is not permitted.

(1.4.4)  Each Associate Member Association shall pay a capitation fee of 50 USD or equivalent to the Union to be eligible for entering its teams in the Championships.

 

1.5  Eligibility

(1.5.1)  The following regulations shall apply to team competitions in Asian Championships.

  • A player may represent an Association only if he/she is a national of the country in which that Association has jurisdiction, except that a player who on 31st August 1997 was eligible by birth or residence to represent an Association of which he/she was not a national may retain that eligibility.
  • A player who is at the same time a national of more than one country may choose which of the Association to represent.
  • Where the players with more than one Association have the same nationality, each such Association may determine its own additional requirement for eligibility.
  • A player shall not represent different Associations within a period of 3 years.
  • A player shall be regarded as having represented an Association if he/she has accepted nomination to represent it whether or not he/she plays; the date of representation shall be the date of nomination or the date of playing, whichever is the latter.
  • An Association may nominate to represent it a player who is eligible to do so but who is a resident in a territory controlled by another Association provided that he/she has not been suspended or expelled by that Association.
  • Any appeal on a question of eligibility shall be referred to the Executive Committee whose decision shall be final.

 

1.6  System of Play

The system of play shall be conducted in accordance with the ITTF Rules and Regulations.  Any changes in the system of play, recommended by the Technical and Umpire Committee, are required to be approved by the Executive Committee.

(1.6.1)  Men's & Women's Team Events

            The Team Events shall be divided into the Champion Division and 1st Division.

            The Champion Division shall consist of the top 6 teams from the previous Championships and the top 2 teams (winner and first runner-up) of the 1st Division of the current Championships.  It shall be played using a Knock out system.  All the remaining teams shall form the 1st Division and shall be divided into 2 or 4 groups according to the entries.

            In the first stage of the 1st Division, teams shall play in a round robin system, with groups of three or four teams.  Winners of each group shall play the second stage in a knock-out system for the top positions.  The remaining teams will also play a knock-out system for the position matches.  The winner and first runner-up of the 1st Division shall join the Champion Division of the Championships.

All matches in the team events shall be played best of 5 singles and the order of play shall be

A vs X B vs Y C vs Z A vs Y B vs X.

            All matches shall be best of 5 games.

(1.6.2)  Individual Events

For Singles events, depending on the number of entries, they shall be played in a single stage knock-out system in best of seven games or they shall be played in two stages.  Stage 1 shall be played in a round robin system, with winners of each group progressing to Stage 2, which shall be played in a knock-out system to determine the champion.  All matches in Stage 1 shall be best of 5 games and Stage 2 shall be best of 7 games.

For Doubles events, they shall be played in a knock-out system.  All doubles matches shall be best of 5 games except that Semi-Final and Finals matches shall be best of 7 games.

(1.6.3)  Seeding

(1.6.3.1)            Team Events

Seeding of the team events for both Champion Division and 1st division shall be based on the results of the previous Championships. For teams not participated in the previous Championships, their ranking shall be based on the latest ITTF Team Ranking.

For the Champion Division, the top 2 teams shall be placed at the 1st and 8th positions respectively.Team No.3 and Team No.4 will be drawn randomly to positions 4 or position 5. Team No.5, Team No.6 and the top 2 teams from the 1st Division shall be drawn randomly between position 2, position 3, position 6 and position 7.

(1.6.3.2)            Individual Events

For individual events, the latest ITTF World Ranking shall be used.

 

1.7  Awards

(1.7.1)  Trophies and medals shall be awarded to winners in all events.

(1.7.2)  In both team and individual events, the winners shall receive gold medals, the losing finalist silver medals and the losing semi-finalists bronze medals.

(1.7.3)  To encourage teams and players from all regions, it is recommended that the Union and the Host Association may create various special awards such as MIT (Most Improved Team), MVP (Most Valuable Player), MPP (Most Popular Player).  These awards may be title sponsored.

 

1.8  The Laws of Table Tennis and Regulations for International Competitions.

Except for those provided aforesaid, the latest Laws of Table Tennis (Chapter 3) and Regulations for International Competitions (Chapter 4) in the ITTF Handbook shall be adopted in the Competition.

 

 

  1. Asian Cup

 

  • Authority for Organization

(2.1.1)  The Asian Cup is hereinafter referred to as “the Asian Cup” and shall be generally organized once every year.

(2.1.2)  An Association wishing to host the Asian Cup must apply to the Executive Committee of ATTU.  Permission may be granted to an ATTU member to organize the event subject to acceptance of all conditions and relevant regulations.

(2.1.3)  For each Asian Cup, the ATTU Executive Committee shall appoint a Technical Delegate who shall be a member of the ATTU Executive Committee or Technical and Umpire Committee and shall be responsible directly to the ATTU Executive Committee for all aspects of playing and practicing conditions, umpiring, equipment and general conditions in the playing and practicing halls.  He will also be responsible for supervision of the draw and for scheduling or matches.

(2.1.4)  An Organizing Committee of the Tournament shall be formed by the host Association and shall be known as the Organizer.

(2.1.5)  Sponsors

            The Organizer shall obtain a major sponsor preferably with multi-national interests.  The host Association may, with the concurrence of the major sponsor, obtain other local sponsors to contribute towards funding.  The terms for the major sponsor shall be spelled out by the ATTU Executive Committee. in conjunction with the organizer.  A levy will be charged by ATTU which shall determine the amount.  The authority on decision regarding royalty on TV rights is rested with the ATTU Executive Committee.

 

  • Hospitality

(2.2.1)  The Organizer shall provide hospitality for accommodation, meals and internal transportation to all invited players and one official from each participating Association from the evening before the start of the tournament until the morning after the end of the tournament, while the air passage shall be borne by the participating Association concerned.

(2.2.2)  The Organizer shall provide hospitality for accommodation, meals and internal transportation for members of the ATTU Executive Committee and Technical and Umpire Committee.

(2.2.3)  Expenses of the Technical Delegate including air passage to the event and the draw shall be borne by the Organizer.

 

2.3  Rules and Regulations

All relevant ITTF Regulations for International Competitions shall apply to the Asian Cup, where applicable.

 

2.4  Events

There shall be singles events for men and women only.

 

2.5  Seeding of Players and System of Play

Any changes in the system of play, recommended by the Technical and Umpire Committee, are required to be approved by the Executive Committee.

(2.5.1)  Participation in the event shall be limited to 16 men and 16 women for the men's event and women's event respectively.

(2.5.2)  The list of eligible players, which shall include holder of the Asian Cup, singles champion of the immediate preceding Asian Championships and four Regional Representatives of ATTU, shall be drawn up by the Technical and Umpire Committee of ATTU according to the latest ITTF Ranking List when the prospectus of the Asian Cup is published.  The host Association shall be entitled to 2 players each in the men’s and women’s event.  There shall be a maximum of 2 players from an Association unless a third player is invited as a “wild card”.

(2.5.3)  The Technical Delegate may approve changes owing to last minute withdrawal and his decision shall be final.

(2.5.4)  The tournament shall be played in two stages.

(2.5.5)  For Stage 1, there shall be 4 groups for men and for women.  The top twelve players shall be drawn into three groups (Group A, B and C) of 4 players each according to the latest ITTF Ranking List, with players from the same Association drawn into separate groups.  The four players from each region will form a group (Group D) to compete in a “Continental Cup”.  All four groups will play in a round-robin system.  Winners and runners-up of Groups A, B and C will go directly to the 2nd Stage.  Third position players of Group A , B and C will join the winner of Group D to play a single play-off match to determine the last two positions of the 2nd Stage.

(2.5.6)  For Stage 2, players shall play in a knock-out system to determine the final positions.  Players in the same group during Stage 1 shall be drawn into different halves.  The second player from the same Association shall be drawn so that they do not meet before the semi-final stage.

(2.5.7)  All matches in Stage 1 shall be best of 5 games and Stage 2 shall be best of 7 games.

 

2.6  Award

(2.6.1)  Cash awards of minimum US$60,000 to US$100,000 will be made at each tournament based on the results of each tournament by the organizer subject to concurrence by the ATTU Executive Committee.

  • All cash awards are made to the participating Associations and not to individual players.

 

2.7  Other Matters

Any modification and alteration of the above rules by the ATTU Technical and Umpire Committee on any matter in respect of interpretation of rules and regulations shall be final.

 

 

  • Asian Junior and Cadet Championships

 

  • Authority for Organization

(3.1.1)  The Asian Junior and Cadet Championships hereinafter referred to as “the Championships” shall be generally organized once every year.

  • An Association wishing to organize the Championships shall send a written application to the Secretary General not later than 10 weeks before the Congress. All applications shall be considered by the Executive Committee and shall be submitted to the Congress together with the recommendations of the Executive Committee on venue for the occasion in question.  The option to organize shall be granted by the Congress with the confirmation of date for the Championships.
  • The right to organize future Championships shall normally be granted for two occasions ahead.
  • Where necessary, the Congress or the Executive Committee may invite another member Association as an alternate organizer of the Championships.
  • If, after an option, has been granted, circumstances change in such a way that it becomes likely to prejudice the satisfactory conduct of the Championships, the option may be revoked by a two thirds majority vote at the Congress preceding the Championships.

 

  • Hospitality

The Organizer shall provide hospitality for accommodation and meals from the evening before the start of the Championships until the morning after the end of the Championships for:

(3.2.1)  Not more than 4 players including playing and non-playing captain competing in both the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Team events.

(3.2.2)  Not more than 2 players including playing and non-playing captain competing only in the Junior Boys Team event.

(3.2.3)  Not more than 2 players including playing and non-playing captain competing only in the Junior Girls Team event.

(3.2.4)  Not more than 2 players competing in the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Individual events.

(3.2.5)  Not more than 1 player competing in either the Junior Boys or Junior Girls Individual events.

(3.2.6)  Not more than 2 players competing in the Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls Competition.

(3.2.7)  Not more than 1 player competing in either the Cadet Boys or Cadet Girls Competition.

(3.2.8)  One official accompanying the teams.

(3.2.9)  All members of the ATTU Executive Committee, ATTU Honorary Officials, full members of the Techinical and Umpire Committee, Coaching and Junior Committee and invited ATTU Secretariat Staff.

(3.2.10)            Expenses of the Chairman of the Technical and Umpire Committee/Technical Delegate including air passage to the Championships and the draw shall be borne by the organizer.

 

  • Jury

(3.3.1)  The Jury shall consist of one of the Chairmen of the Technical and Umpire Committee/Technical Delegate, one nominee from the Organizing Association and the Referee who shall have the right to speak but not to vote.

(3.3.2)  The Chairman of the Jury shall be appointed by the Technical and Umpire Committee.

 

  • Qualification for Junior Team events

(3.4.1)  4 top Junior teams from the previous year’s Championships.

(3.4.2)  10 top Junior teams from 5 regions of ATTU, with two teams from each region.

(3.4.3)  1 Junior team from the host Association (if not qualified under 3.4.1 and 3.4.2).

(3.4.3)  For the Cadet Boys’ and Cadet Girls’ Team events, any ATTU member Associations may send their teams.

 

  • Entries

(3.5.1)  Entries shall be submitted on an entry form distributed by the Secretary General; the forms shall be provided by the Organizing Association and based on the standard form approved by the Executive Committee.

(3.5.2)  The following events shall be played:

  1. Junior Boys Team 8.   Cadet Boys Team
  2. Junior Girls Team 9.   Cadet Girls Team
  3. Junior Boys Singles 10.  Cadet Boys Singles
  4. Junior Girls Singles 11.  Cadet Girls Singles
  5. Junior Boys Doubles
  6. Junior Girls Doubles
  7. Junior Mixed Doubles

(3.5.3)  A qualified Association may nominate not more than 4 players each for the Junior Boys Team and Junior Girls Team events; not more than 4 players each for the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Singles events, 2 pairs each for the Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Mixed Doubles events.

(3.5.4)  Associations that have not qualified in the Junior Team events may nominate a maximum of 2 players each for the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Singles events, 1 pair each for the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Doubles events and two pairs in the Mixed Doubles event on their own expenses

(3.5.5)  An Association may nominate 3 players each for the Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls Team events, 3 players each for the Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls Singles events.

(3.5.6)  The host Association may nominate up to 6 Junior Boys, 6 Junior Girls, 6 Cadet Boys and 6 Cadet Girls for the Championships.

(3.5.7)  The cut-off date of age for players for the Championships shall be in accordance with ITTF criteria for the World Junior Championships.

 

3.6  Eligibility

ITTF Regulations for junior players shall apply to determine their eligibility.

 

3.7  System of play

Any changes in the system of play, recommended by the Technical and Umpire Committee, are required to be approved by the Executive Committee.

(3.7.1)  Junior Boys and Junior Girls Team Events

The Competition shall be conducted in two stages.  In the first stage, all teams except the winner and runner up of the previous Championships shall be divided in groups of three or four teams to play in a round robin system.  In the second stage, the first two teams from each group and the winner and runner-up of the previous Championships shall play by progressive knockout system to determine final positions, except the third and fourth positions.

All matches in the team events shall be played best of 5 singles and the order of play shall be

A vs X B vs Y C vs Z A vs Y B vs X.

(3.7.2)  Junior Individual Events

For Singles events, they shall be played in two stages. Stage 1 shall be played in a round robin system, with groups of three or four players. Winners of each group shall progress to Stage 2, which shall be played in a knock-out system to determine the champion. All matches in Stage 1 shall be played best of 5 games and Stage 2 shall be played best of 7 games.

For Doubles events, they shall be played in a knock-out system and all doubles matches shall be played best of 5 games.

 

(3.7.3)  Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls Team Events

The Competition shall be conducted in two stages.  In the first stage, all teams shall be divided in groups of three or four teams to play in a round robin system.  In the second stage, the first two teams from each group shall play by progressive knockout system to determine final positions, except the third and fourth positions.

All matches in the team events shall be played best of 5 singles and the order of play shall be

A vs X B vs Y Doubles A vs Y B vs X.

(3.7.4)  Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls Singles Events

They shall be played in two stages. Stage 1 shall be played in a round robin system, with groups of three or four players. Winners of each group shall progress to Stage 2, which shall be played in a knock-out system to determine the champion. All matches shall be played best of 5 games, except semi-final and final matches shall be played best of 7 games.

 

(3.7.5)  Determination of Seeding and Draw

Seeding of teams shall be based on results of the previous Championships.  Qualified teams from regions shall be drawn into different groups.  Any disputes because of absentees or new players will be resolved according to the ATTU/ITTF team ranking and the decision of the Technical and Umpire Committee shall be final.

Seeding in individual events will be based on the latest ITTF Ranking List.

 

3.8  Awards

(3.7.1)  In both Team and Individual events, the winners shall receive gold medals, the losing finalists silver medals and the losing semi-finalists bronze-medals.

(3.7.2)  To encourage and promote junior players, it is recommended that the Host Association may create various special awards to the player.

(3.7.3)  The top four teams from the Championships shall represent then continent of Asia in the next World Junior Championships.

 

3.9  The Laws of Table Tennis and Regulations for International Competition

Except for those provided aforesaid, the latest Laws of Table Tennis (Chapter 3) and Regulations for International Competitions (Chapter 4) in the ITTF Handbook shall be adopted in the competition.