Players will be ranked 1-24 based on current computer points and their known playing standard.
Play will be in groups, followed by banded matches resulting in the final tournament placings.
Part one – six groups of four players, all players in a group play each other, the top two in each group go through to band one and players coming third and fourth go into band two, the positions players finish in this section will determine their places in part two.
Part two – band one and two have four groups of three players, all players in a group play each other, the first, second and third placed players go into separate sections for part three, the positions players finish in this section will determine their places in part three except to avoid a player they played in stage one until their final match.
Part three – band one has three sections of four players playing in a mini semi final grid for final play off matches for positions 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12, band two follows exactly the same pattern for positions 13-16, 17-20 and 21-24.
Prize fund for each individual event of potentially £150; Prize pot for the series top six players overall of potentially £1200.
This is a 1* rated tournament ran by local organisers. It is an official ranked scheme tournament which carries a x0.75 weighting towards players ranking points. Table Tennis England suggest to the tournament organisers that one qualified umpire is used for the finals, but not required.
The format is singles only. Dependent upon entries, players will be placed into groups with all playing all once, before progressing to a knock out stage en route to the final. A match is best of five ends and first to 11 points. A consolation competition may take place for those who fail to qualify from the group stages.