Around 961 players from 38 states and contingents will take part in the tournament
For the third time in a row Table Tennis Association of Baroda (TTAB) and Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) are jointly organizing ‘UTT 65th National School Games Table Tennis Championships 2019’ in the city. Around 961 players from 38 states and contingents will take part in the tournament organise from 5th to 9th January 2020 at Sama Indoor sports stadium under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFl).
The event is supported by the Sports Authority of Gujarat (SAG), Gujarat State Table Tennis Association (GSTTA) & Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan (VMSS).
This Championship is sponsored by IOCL, ONGC, GAIL and GACL.
The original ideology of the SGFl behind to entrust such event to private organization in collaboration with a district association is to uplift the standard of the event under the Public Private Partnership “PPP” model and provide the improved infrastructure facilities which comprised accommodation, food, playing arena, international standard lighting, tables, transportation and technical support.
The Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) is a joint partner of TTAB for organizing the event to promote the sport especially from the grassroots level in the country through organizing various competitions for school paddlers with the broad vision to nourish the talent and prepare them for international competitions.
This Championship includes total 12 events which includes six (06) Team Championships & six (06) Individual events (Singles) for Boys & Girls Under-l4, 17 & 19 categories. Total 38 States / contingents have made online registration for participating with 961 players and 200 officials in this Championship.
The Championship will be played in two stages where in the first stage all teams shall be drawn into eight groups with 3 or 4 0r 5 teams in each group as per the last National position and group teams will play one another in a Round Robin League System to determine the position in each group. In STAGE-II, the winner team of each group shall play on knock out system to determine the medal positions.
In Individual Singles, All matches will be played on knockout basis in all events. All matches of qualifying rounds and individual events (Main Draws) will be played a match of best of five games of 11 points.
Championships will be played on eighteen “KTR METCO” tables placed on the synthetic floor with Special LED lightings arranged for this Championship. The TTFI approved balls “GKI Supreme” will be used in this Championship.
All winners having 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions will be awarded cash prizes along with individual medal, trophies, rolling trophies and merit certificates.
Mangesh Mopkar (International Referee / Blue Badge Umpire) will act as a Referee in this Championship and under his leadership other 2 Deputy Referees, 2 Assistant Referees and 36 Umpires will extend their expertise for the tournament.