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Table Tennis Regulations
1. Organisation

a. The Table Tennis Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games will be responsible for the Table Tennis competitions of the 13th European Maccabi Games. b. The Table Tennis competitions will be conducted in accordance with the current Laws of Table Tennis and the Rules and Regulations for International competitions, which are published by the ITTF. c. Participation in the competition is open to any athlete who is in possession of a Participant Card, issued by the Organising Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games.
2. Entry

a. Each participating country may enter up to six male players and six female players for Open events, six boy players for Juniors events and six male players (40+) and six female players (40+) for Masters events. b. A country wishing to enter players, shall list its nominated players in a descending order of strength (the best -#1, and so on) in Entry Form No.3.
3. Venues and Times

a. The Table Tennis Committee of the 13th European Maccabi Games will determine the venues and times of the Table Tennis competitions and teams will be notified accordingly. b. The Table Tennis Committee is authorized to change the venues and times of the competitions. These decisions will be final. c. Schedule: The number of competition days and the exact schedule for each day will be created and published separately. The schedule will be prepared based on the number of participants and the number of tables that will be available in the playing hall.
4. Equipment

a. Tables: Type and color will be finalized towards the start of the 13th European Maccabi Games. b. Nets: Type and color will be finalized towards the start of the 13th European Maccabi Games. c. Balls: Type of ball used: Butterfly 3* white. d. All rackets covering must be of a type currently authorized by the ITTF. e. The Table Tennis Committee is authorized to change the type of equipment if necessary and its decision will be final.
5. Events:

Individual events:

Event 1: Male Single

Event 2: Female Single

Event 3: Masters Single (40+, Men)

Event 4: Junior Boys Single

Event 5: Male Double

Event 6: Female Double

Event 7: Mixed Double

Event 8: Master Double (40+, Men)

Event 9: Junior Boys Double



Team events:

Event 1: Male Team

Event 2: Female Team

Event 3: Junior Boys Team

Event 4: Master Team (40+, Men)



Team Format:

Open Male: 3 participants per team (no reserves), maximum 1 team per country.

Open Female: 2 participants per team (plus reserves), maximum 1 team per country.

Junior Boy: 2 participants per team (plus reserves), maximum 1 team per country.

Master: 3 participants per team, maximum 1 team per country.

6. Eligibility

a. Each player is entitled to play only in one team event. b. Each player is only entitled to participate in ONE age category (Team, Single, Double and Mixed Double). c. In double events, a pair can be comprised of two players from different countries.
7. System of Competition

a. Team events will be played on a combined system of groups and knock-out basis. Open Male and Masters Male Team events will be played according to the following system:
Best of 5 matches (5 singles)
A team shall consist of 3 players.
The order of play shall be A v X, B v Y, C v Z. A v Y, B v X.
b. All other Team events will be played according to the following system:
Best of 5 matches (4 Singles and 1 Double)
A team shall consist of 2, 3, or 4 players. In each match out of the maximum registered players, only two can play.
The order of play shall be A v X, B v Y, a Double, A v Y, B v X.
c. In a Team event with more than 5 teams, they will be divided into groups;
Each group must have at least 3 teams and it is recommended not to have more than 5 teams.

d. The team finished 1st in that event in the 12th European Maccabi Games will be ranked No.1.

The team finished 2nd in that event in the 12th European Maccabi Games will be ranked No.2.

The team finished 3rd in that event in the 12th European Maccabi Games will be ranked No.3.

The hosting country will be ranked No.4.

REMARK: In the event that one of the above mentioned teams would not participate in the 13th European Maccabi Games, the next team in line from the 12th European Maccabi Games will be ranked accordingly.

e. The First Stage in the team event will be a Groups Competition.

f. The System of play in the groups will be a Round Robin System.

g. Positions in the Groups competitions will be calculated according to the International Table Tennis Regulations No. 3.7.5.1 to 3.7.5.4.

h. In case of more than 1 Group in the Team event there will be a Second Stage.

i. The Second (and final) Stage will be played on a knockout basis.

j. All the teams qualified in places 1-2 in their groups will play for 1-2X places (where X is the number of groups in the First Stage)

k. The knockout draw for the Second Stage will be done during the draw for the First Stage and will be based on the number of groups and the number of participants in each group.

i. Individual events will be played on a knockout basis.

Only the Male Single event and Female Single event will be played in best of seven games.

All other Individual and Double events will be played in best of five games.



All Consolation events will be played in best of five games.



m. The draw for the Individual events will be based on seeding by ranking (current world ranking list) and seeding by countries nomination.

n. Except of these two, the draw will be random.

o. 6 players may represent each country at the most in each event other than Mixed Doubles events in which 12 players (6 male and 6 female) can represent a country.

p. In all events there will be a match for the third place.

q. In case the numbers don’t allow a knock-out system, competition will be played on a round-robin basis.

r. All decisions regarding the ranking of the teams or players are under the Referee’s jurisdiction and all his decisions on this matter will be final.

8. Draws

a. The Draw for the team events will be done by the Referee, under the supervision of the observer just before the beginning of the competition. The place and time will be finalized and published towards the start of the 13th European Maccabi Games. b. The draw for the individual events will be done at the end of the Team events.
9. Officiating

The Table Tennis Organizing Committee will appoint the referees of the competition.

10. General

a. These regulations are but one part of the complete 13th European Maccabi Games Regulations, and must be read along with the instructions found in "Basic Regulations and Disciplinary Procedures". b. In the event of a discrepancy between the regulations written here and those appearing in the "Basic Regulations", the regulations written here will apply and be binding.