Taichung, Chinese Taipei
23-27 July 2019
1. AUTHORITY: The Asian Para Championships 2019 will be organized by Chinese Taipei Paralympic Committe under the auspices and authority of the International Table Tennis Federation.
2.DATE AND PLACE:
Dates of competition
23 to 27 July
Name and address of the
Providence University(No. 200, Sec. 7, Taiwan Blvd., Shalu Dist., Taichung City 433, Taiwan (R.O.C.))
The following events will be played:
• Men’s singles (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
• Women’s singles (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
• Men’s team (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
• Women’s team (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
The general schedule for the tournament will be as follows:
|Arrival day for players to be classified||21 July|
|Classification days||21 to 22|
|Practice days||21 to 22|
|General arrivals||22 July|
|Competitions dates||23 to 27|
|Proposed dates for single events||23 to 25|
|Proposed dates for team events||25 to 27|
The event will be conducted in accordance with the current Laws of Table Tennis, the Regulations for International Competitions and specific Para TT directives (which may be amended from time to time).
The following equipment will be used:
|Competition tables||Sunflex Pioneer|
|Warmup tables||Sunflex Pioneer|
|Balls||729 40+ *** (plastic seamless)|
|Floor||Gerflor Taraflex Table Tennis 3.7|
The event is open to players who are eligible to represent their national association according to the ITTF Handbook 2019.
8. OFFICIAL ORGANIZER:
|Name||Taichung Sports Federation for Individuals with Disabilities|
|Tournament director||Jessie CHEN|
9. TECHNICAL DELEGATE TEAM:
|Name of TD||Christina Chee (MAS)|
|Phone||+60 12 629 4693|
|Name of deputy TD||Francis Frimpong (GHA)|
10. REFEREE TEAM:
|Name of REFEREE||Li-Chuan CHUNG (TPE)|
|Names of Deputy Referee||Joseph LAU (SGP) and Steven LEE (AUS)|
|Name of Assistant Referee||Lim-Hai LEOW (MAS)|
|The number of international classifiers for this tournament will be||6|
|New players admitted (classes 1 to 10)||20|
|Players for review admitted (classes 1 to 10)||6|
|Classification for intellectual impairment admitted (class 11)||6|
Admission of players for classification or review will be done on a first come first served basis. National Association must read the new classification procedure at : http://www.ipttc.org/classification/documents.htm
One of the most important changes is that there is no automatic re-evaluation request from players. In the past, any player who asked for re-evaluation was accepted to be reviewed. Now, there are 2 possibilities for this to happen
• If the athlete’s impairment has dramatically changed due to a progressive health condition or an accident, National Association (NA) should think about requesting a Medical Review.
• If the athlete’s impairment hasn’t dramatically changed and their opinion is that his or her class was always wrong, then, according to rule 23.1.2, your National Association should make a documented request to ITTF. Please, be aware that the assessment of the validity of the request is at the sole discretion of ITTF.
12.1 Requirements for classification
ITTF Para TT classification rules state that Athlete Evaluation will take place during international competitions. All athletes to be classified internationally in 2019 need to fill in the following documents:
• Consent Form (to be read and signed by Athlete. If the Athlete is under 18 or has an
Intellectual Impairment, an additional signature by coach or guardian is required)
• Medical Diagnostics Form (to be filled, dated and signed by a certified health professional)
These are the steps to be followed by a NA (National Association) so that an athlete will be included in the list of athletes to be classified in a tournament.
1. Once the NA has sent the first entry for a player in an international tournament, scanned copies of both documents mentioned above have to be sent trough this online form https://paratabletennis.typeform.com/to/Ytyf4A (no later than one month before the beginning of the competition).
2. Athlete will give the original signed documents to the chief classifier at the beginning of the Athlete Evaluation process that takes place 2 or 3 days before the beginning of the competition.
3. If the Athlete has any additional medical documents available that could help classifiers to understand better the nature of the impairments, he or she will show that medical information to classification panel during the Athlete Evaluation process.
The needed forms and complete information about classification can be found at http://www.ipttc.org/classification/documents.htm
13. PARTICIPATION QUOTAS:
There is a limit in the maximum number of players per class per gender who can participate from each country:
|Tournament factor||Host country||Other countries|
A player may only play in the class indicated on his or her international classification card unless, due to the low number of players, his or her class is combined with the next class or classes. Then they may play in the next higher-class event. The minimum entry for a singles class to be played is 4 players. Any other persons wishing to accompany a team are subject to special charges and should contact the organizers for further information. These packages are limited, and priority will be given to the Official Party of all the delegations.
14. ENTRY PROCESS:
Only entries submitted by or endorsed by the national association will be accepted (National Paralympic Committees are advised to contact the national table tennis association urgently to confirm their authorization). For new players participating for the first time in a Para TT event, the national association MUST send to ITTF one copy of a valid passport (see email address of ITTF entries manager below).
|First entry (by number)||15/05/2019|
|Second entry (by name)||31/05/2019|
First entry is required. Any entry sent after the first entry deadline may be declined. In order to secure full participation, national associations failing to confirm their second entry or payment according to deadlines will have their entry cancelled.
LOC is entitled not to provide transportation service from the airport or railway station to any national association that do not provide the travelling details before the deadline. If that is the case, no refund will be done.
The maximum number of players for this tournament will be 300 .
All entries must be sent to the following emails:
|Local Organising Committeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ITTF entries email@example.com|
15. SYSTEM OF PLAY:
Singles events: the first stage will be played in a round-robin basis in groups of even numbered players but there shall not be less than 3 and not more than 5 players in a group and priority will be given to groups of 4 players. If there are 5 or less players, the event will be played as a round- robin without knock-out. Two players advance from each group to the second stage which will be played in a knock-out format.
Team events: A team shall consist of 2 or 3 players. The order of play shall be:
2. Single 1 (A-X)
3. Single 2 (B-Y)
All players shall be selected from those nominated for the event. Before a team match the right to choose A, B or X, Y shall be decided by lot and the captains shall name their teams to the referee or his representative, assigning a letter to each singles player. All names must be nominated before starting the team match. Individual matches are played best of 5 games.
In all Para TT events under the authority of ITTF, the team competition system will be organized in group system in the 1st stage with priority given to groups of 4 teams with the winner and runner- up in each group advancing to play in the knock-out rounds, without team match for bronze medal.
General: The numbers of groups will be decided by the TD and the referee in cooperation with the organizing committee. If the number of groups in an event is decided not to be a multiple of 2 (e.g.2, 4 or 8 etc.), winners from the groups with the highest ranked seeded players shall have byes in the first round of the second stage, in ranking order. All matches will be played to the best of 5 games. There is no play off for bronze medals. If there are 5 players/teams in an event, only one bronze medal awarded. If there are 4 players/teams in an event, no bronze medal is awarded. If there are 3 players/teams in an event no medals are awarded. Medals are awarded only to a player in a team event, if he/she plays at least in one match in the event.
16. SEEDING: Seeding for all the events will be done according to the latest ITTF Para TT rating list at the time of the draws.
17. TECHNICAL MEETING:
The technical meeting will be held on:
|Date and time||22/07/2019 19:00|
|Place||2nd floor of Taichung Harbor Hotel|
The draws will be done the following days
|Draw for the singles events||22/07/2019|
|Draw for the team events||23/07/2019|
The first draw will be done before the technical meeting and, during the meeting, the outcome of the draw will be delivered to team leaders.
19. PERSONS ON THE BENCH:
The following persons on the bench are permitted:
19.1 In singles events, 1 seat for a coach on the playing field (behind the surrounds).
19.2 In the team events 5 seats for one (1) coach and up to 4 players of the team playing the match.
19.3 No other players or personnel may have access to the area behind the surrounds or the playing area. Special provisions and seating areas will be made for medical personnel.
Please note that with effect from 1 January 2014, all players are expected to wear shirts with their name and 3 letter association code on the back of their playing shirts.
21. ENTRY FEES:
For Para TT events, the general entry fees include transport, accommodation in full board and participation fees. The entry fees must be paid to the organizers as set out below:
|General entry SR||6||Transport and accommodation in full board||single room||1150 USD|
|General entry DR||6||Transport and accommodation in full board||double room||820 USD|
|Extra night SR||1||Extra night in full board||single room||130 USD|
|Extra night DR||1||Extra night in full board||double room||100 USD|
|Entry fee only||NA||No transport, no accommodation, no food||NA||400 USD|
Should there be any spectators or supporters, they should contact the organizers to enquire if a package is available for them.
Payments should be made as follows:
|Bank name||Cathay United Bank|
|Account name||Taichung Sports Federation for Individuals with Disabilities|
|Branch address||No.185, Minquan Rd., West Dist., Taichung City 403, Taiwan|
|Specification of payment||Country code|
Payment by cash upon arrivals will not be accepted. All bank charges are for the cost of the party making the payment
22. OFFICIAL HOTELS
|1. Taichung Harbor Hotel||https://www.tchhotel.com/en/|
|2. Lai Lai Hotel||http://www.lailaihotel.com.tw|
|3. The Huan Hotel||http://www.the-huan.com|
*Price per person: Those prices apply only for persons paying the general entry. No transportation service will be provided to those paying the “Entry fee only”
All players entered must compete against any other participating player and by entering, agree to be bound by the ITTF Anti-Doping, Anti-Harassment and Classification rules, policies and procedures during the event. The entry forms contain an undertaking to be signed by a responsible official of the nominating Association and the team member covering these matters and no entry will be accepted unless such an undertaking has been given. Similarly, it is the responsibility of the association, player or team member to ensure that he or she has adequate medical, travel and other appropriate insurance.
25. TELEVISION, MOTION PICTURE AND INTERNET COVERAGE CONDITIONS:
By entering the event, all participants agree to abide by all ITTF rules and by the rules and regulations of the organizers. All associations, teams and individual players agree to be abided by the rulings of the ITTF and its agents in all matters concerning television coverage, video, internet web casting, motion picture coverage, and photographic coverage of any kind. Participants release all rights, or rights held by their agents or sponsors, in all matters relating to television and web casting coverage, video and motion picture coverage, and photographic coverage of any kind; and hence accept such coverage during the event. Any participant, when called upon, must appear promptly to press conferences or medal presentations and follow the procedures set by the ITTF and the organizers.
26. CANCELLATION POLICY:
The policy applies as follows:
26.1 cancellations after the first entry but before the second entry: the first entry fee is forfeited.
26.2 cancellations after the second entry: the first entry fee plus an additional 30% of the entry fee is forfeited i.e. a total of 60% of the total entry fee.
26.3 cancellations within 10 calendar days of the arrival date will be decided by the organizers in consultation with the TD.
This is provided that the player is not able to prove circumstances beyond his or her control e.g. admission to hospital.
Should you need assistance to apply for a visa (e.g. a letter of invitation), please provide the organizers with the following details:
• Full name as in passport
• Date of birth
• Function in the team
• Passport number and expiration date
• Copies of the passports of participants for whom a visa is needed
Note: the requirements for visas are not under the control of the ITTF or the organizers but under the Government’s jurisdiction and the association must fulfill all requirements in order to get a visa in time. In supplying this information, the person understands and acknowledges that data covered by data protection legislation will be shared in order to facilitate the application for a visa.
28. COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
29. DOCUMENTS ATTACHED:
Together with this Prospectus, attached are the following documents:
29.1 entry form:
29.1.2 entry fee payment form
29.2.1 singles and team entry forms by name
29.2.3 rooming list
29.2.4 tournament indemnity form (to be signed by all participants)
29.2.5 transport form