ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

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The ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, formerly named ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals, is an annual table tennis tournament sanctioned by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the end of the year. The tournament includes six events: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, U21 men's and women's singles. Players who accumulated largest numbers of points in previous ITTF World Tour are qualified for the event, and competing for total prize money of US$1,016,000, the biggest total prize money event in the ITTF calendar.[1]

Qualification Criteria[edit]

Men's and Women's Singles[edit]

  • Attend at least 5 events at ITTF World Tour.[1]
  • The top 15 accumulated the largest number of points on World Tour standing are invited.
  • If the host association has no players in the top 15, the ITTF will invite one player affiliated to the host association, or the 16th spots goes to the highest player left on World Tour standing.
  • The top 4 men and 4 women who have accumulated the largest number of points at the 2012 Euro-Africa Circuit events will be also invited to participate.

Men's and Women's Doubles[edit]

  • The same pair has to play at least 4 events at ITTF World Tour.[1]
  • The top 7 doubles accumulated the largest number of points on World Tour standing are invited.
  • If there's no host association's pairs in the top 7, the eighth spot goes to pairs affiliated to the host association. Otherwise, the vacancy belongs to the eighth doubles on the World Tour standing.
  • If a player appears in two or more double pairs, only the highest double will be qualified.

U21 Men's and Women's Singles[edit]

  • Attend 4 events in at least 2 continents at ITTF World Tour.[1]
  • The top 8 on the World Tour standing are qualified.

If more than 2 players or pairs have the same ranking on the World Tour standing when they compete for the last spot, the spot belongs to the player or the pair with higher ITTF world ranking.

Playing Systems[edit]

All the matches in World Tour Grand Finals are played best of 7 games.[2]

Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles[edit]

16 players (or 8 pairs in doubles) advance towards next round under a knockout system. The top 8 players (or the top 4 pairs in doubles) on the World Tour standing will avoid to compete each other in the first rounds.

U21 Men's and Women's Singles[edit]

8 players are at first separated into two groups. After playing a round-robin, the top 2 players in each group advance towards a knockout.

Winners[edit]

  • List of winners at ITTF World Tour Grand Finals:[3]
For more details on medalists, see List of ITTF World Tour Grand Finals medalists.
Location Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles
United Arab Emirates Dubai 2013 China Xu Xin China Liu Shiwen Singapore Gao Ning
Singapore Li Hu
China Ding Ning
China Li Xiaoxia
China Hangzhou 2012 Singapore Feng Tianwei
Singapore Yu Mengyu
United Kingdom London 2011 China Ma Long China Ma Lin
China Zhang Jike
China Guo Yue
China Li Xiaoxia
South Korea Seoul 2010 Japan Jun Mizutani Singapore Feng Tianwei Hong Kong Jiang Tianyi
Hong Kong Tang Peng
South Korea Kim Kyung-Ah
South Korea Park Mi-Young
Macau Macau 2009 China Ma Long China Guo Yan Germany Timo Boll
Germany Christian Süß
China Ding Ning
China Liu Shiwen
Macau Macau 2008 Singapore Gao Ning
Singapore Yang Zi
Singapore Li Jiawei
Singapore Sun Beibei
China Beijing 2007 China Ma Lin China Li Xiaoxia China Wang Liqin
China Chen Qi
China Guo Yue
China Li Xiaoxia
Hong Kong Hong Kong 2006 China Wang Hao China Zhang Yining China Hao Shuai
China Ma Long
China Wang Nan
China Zhang Yining
China Fuzhou 2005 Germany Timo Boll Germany Timo Boll
Germany Christian Süß
United States Gao Jun
Spain Shen Yanfei
China Beijing 2004 China Wang Liqin China Guo Yue China Ma Lin
China Chen Qi
China Wang Nan
China Zhang Yining
China Guangzhou 2003 China Wang Hao China Niu Jianfeng China Guo Yue
China Niu Jianfeng
Sweden Stockholm 2002 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan China Zhang Yining China Kong Linghui
China MA Lin
China Li Jia
China Niu Jianfeng
China Hainan 2001 China Ma Lin China Wang Nan South Korea Kim Taek-Soo
South Korea Oh Sang-Eun
South Korea Lee Eun-Sil
South Korea Ryu Ji-Hae
Japan Kobe 2000 China Wang Liqin China Zhang Yining China Wang Liqin
China Yan Sen
China Sun Jin
China Yang Ying
Australia Sydney 1999 China Liu Guozheng Chinese Taipei Chen Jing China Kong Linghui
China Ma Lin
China Li Ju
China Wang Nan
France Paris 1998 China Wang Liqin China Wang Nan China Wang Liqin
China Yan Sen
Hong Kong Hong Kong 1997 Belarus Vladimir Samsonov China Li Ju China Kong Linghui
China Liu Guoliang
China Tianjin 1996 China Kong Linghui China Deng Yaping China Wang Liqin
China Yan Sen
China Deng Yaping
China Yang Ying

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Sport Specific Information" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  2. ^ "2009 Pro Tour Grand Finals". http://www.ittf.com. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ "ITTF Statistics". http://www.ittf.com. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 

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