ITTF World Tour

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The ITTF World Tour, formerly named ITTF Pro Tour before 2011, is a series of table tennis tournaments introduced by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in 1996, in order to improve the quality of the sport. It includes 6 events: Men's and Women's Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles, and Men's and Women's Singles Under 21. The Tour has its own points system, players accumulate points based on their performance and points allocation in the tournaments they participated.[1] The top players who gained most points might be invited to the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals at the end of the year. ITTF world ranking includes the singles events, which are classified as R2 in rating weightings and B3 in bonus weightings, making the tour major competitions to advance in the world ranking.[2]

Overview[edit]

1996–2011: ITTF Pro Tour[edit]

Number of tournaments in each year (ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals not counted):

Year 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
Number of Tournaments 10 14 11 12 9 12 13 10 16 14 16 17 14 14 13 16 15 226
Location of Grand Finals China Hong Kong France Australia Japan China Sweden China China China Hong Kong China Macau Macau South Korea England China 17

List of tournaments, "" indicates when and where the tournaments were held.[3]

Tournament \ Year 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
Australia Australia Open 4
Austria Austrian Open 8
Belarus Belarus Open 2
Brazil Brazil Open 14
Chile Chile Open 7
China China Open 25
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Open 3
Croatia Croatian Open 9
Czech Republic Czech Open 2
Denmark Danish Open 6
Netherlands Dutch Open 2
Egypt Egypt Open 3
England English Open 6
France French Open 5
Germany German Open 13
Greece Greek Open 1
Hungary Hungarian Open 2
India Indian Open 3
Italy Italian Open 3
Japan Japan Open 17
South Korea Korea Open 12
Kuwait Kuwait Open 6
Lebanon Lebanon Open 2
Malaysia Malaysia Open 3
Morocco Morocco Open 3
Poland Polish Open 10
Qatar Qatar Open 14
Russia Russian Open 5
Serbia Serbian Open 4
Singapore Singapore Open 3
Slovenia Slovenian Open 8
Spain Spanish Open 2
Sweden Swedish Open 10
United Arab Emirates UAE Open 1
United States US Open 8
Tournament \ Year 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total
For more details on winners of the tournaments, see List of ITTF Pro Tour winners.

The Grand Finals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITTF Pro Tour 2011 Sport Specific Information" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "World Ranking System and World Ranking Policy for 2011". ITTF. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". ITTF. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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