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ITTF World Tour

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

1996–2011: ITTF Pro Tour

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 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 Open 4
Austrian Open 8
Belarus Open 2
Brazil Open 14
Chile Open 7
China Open 25
Chinese Taipei Open 3
Croatian Open 9
Czech Open 2
Danish Open 6
Dutch Open 2
Egypt Open 3
English Open 6
French Open 5
German Open 13
Greek Open 1
Hungarian Open 2
Indian Open 3
Italian Open 3
Japan Open 17
Korea Open 12
Kuwait Open 6
Lebanon Open 2
Malaysia Open 3
Morocco Open 3
Polish Open 10
Qatar Open 14
Russian Open 5
Serbian Open 4
Singapore Open 3
Slovenian Open 8
Spanish Open 2
Swedish Open 10
UAE Open 1
US Open 8
Tournament \ Year 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Total

The Grand Finals

References

  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. 

External links

  • ITTF Pro Tour website
  • ITTF Statistics
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