Groups of five players (maximum 11 groups) on 11 tables immediately followed by championship and consolation knock-out competitions (no waiting for other groups to play!).
Maximum number of competitors for each event: 55 If there are less than 5 entries of either gender, then their event will not run and those who have entered it will be offered the opportunity to combine with the other event in an “Open Singles” event. Each competitor should indicate on their entry, in the space provided, whether or not they wish to take up this opportunity or receive a refund of fees paid.
9am – Under-12 Events
2pm – Under-14 Events
9am – Under-16 Events
12.30pm – Under-18 Events
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.