ITTF World Cup to Come Back in 2024

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So that's why "WTT Cup Finals" was changed to "WTT Finals".

https://documents.ittf.sport/sites/default/files/public/2023-07/2023-03-17_EB_Minutes_p.pdf
7.1.9.5. World Cups
The EB noted the report from Mr DAINTON on the business model being prepared. The aim
is to host already some World Cups in 2023.
Mr MAEHARA informed Japan is considering hosting the World Cup in December 2024.

https://documents.ittf.sport/sites/default/files/public/2023-08/2023-05-22_28_EB_Minutes_p.pdf
4. CEO Report / Strategic Plan

...

Mr DAINTON brought attention to the last point of his presentation, the World Cups. It was noted
that efforts were being made to bring back the World Cups. It was noted that the World Cups
were part of the Master Licensing Agreement (“MLA”) with WTT. The EB was asked to amend
the MLA and remove the licensing of the World Cups to WTT from the MLA so that they can be
managed differently.
20230522-EB-02
The Executive Board approved the amendment to the MLA to remove the World Cups as a licensed
event to WTT.
Mr DAINTON noted that there is some work to be done to the ITTF Statutes with respect to
reinstating the World Cups, as well as considerations for what the World Cups should look like
in the future, management of the event and qualification process, as well as a potential change
to create a mixed team World Cup to differentiate the event from a World Team Championship
event.
 
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Good to see, World Cup this year, considering hosting the World Cup next year. Japan is back. All hail Madames Hina and Miu for renewing hope!!! Banzai!!
 
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Jan 3~4 WTT Finals mans
Jan 8~13 Star Contender Doha
Jan 23~28 Star Contender Goa
Feb 16~25 WTTTC
March (no senior contender announcement yet)
April - World Cup
PS April 8~14 has Contender Taiyuan

No Smash scheduled (2023 was March 7~19)
No WTT champions scheduled (2023 was Apr 9~15 Xinxiang, 17~23 Macao, Oct 29~ Nov 4 Frankfurt)


Paris OG July 27 ~ August 10.

Very busy build up
 
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Singapore Smash 2024 is listed on STTA's calendar as 3/7-17, but take it with a grain of salt seeing the WTTC 2024 is listed as 2/13-24.

https://www.stta.org.sg/news/calendar-of-events/?full=1&long_events=1&ajaxCalendar=1&mo=3&yr=2024
Back on the WTT calendar now as 3/10-17. U15 and U19 events added. How is that different from the Opens?

https://worldtabletennis.com/eventInfo?eventId=2904
https://worldtabletennis.com/description?artId=3266
Singapore Smash, one of World Table Tennis’ marquee events, will once again bring together the best athletes in the world for an exhilarating spectacle of table tennis excellence. The 2024 edition at the Singapore Sports Hub, will also feature for the very first time a WTT Youth Series event and Para Smash showcase to highlight the universality of the sport and elevate the fan experience.

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In addition to the expansion of the event, the player and fan experience will be improved with main draw action now taking place over eight enthralling days with Sunday 10 March seeing the 64-player men’s and women’s singles and 24-pair men’s, women’s and mixed doubles competitions getting underway. Singles qualifying will shift to a Thursday start and Saturday finish, giving fans the chance to see players fight to earn their place in the main draw on the final day of qualifying.

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For the first time at a WTT Series event, fans will also be able to see the stars of the future. As part of WTT’s commitment to establishing the Day One to World Number One playing pathway, Singapore Smash 2024 will see the introduction of a WTT Youth Series event.


WTT Youth Star Contender Singapore, the top tier event within the WTT Youth Series, will take place over the final four days of Singapore Smash 2024 (14-17 March) and provide Singapore’s rising stars and the world’s best U15 and U19 players with the opportunity to challenge their peers in the same venue where their heroes are battling it out for the elusive Singapore Smash crown.


The WTT Youth Star Contender finals matches will take place on the Infinity ∞ Arena prior to the Singapore Smash singles finals and with USD15,000 in prize money on offer — the stars of the future will be looking to make history by winning the first WTT Youth Series event to be played in Singapore.


Singapore Smash fans will also be treated to world-class Para Table Tennis action with the inclusion of a Singapore Para Smash showcase. The three-day event offering USD29,500 prizemoney, will feature 12-player (men’s and women’s) combined standing class 6 and 7 singles competitions played in a round-robin format with three group winners and the best group runner-up advancing to the elimination semifinals.

Showcase participation will be determined via world ranking for the first 11 players and one wildcard position reserved for a male and female athlete selected by the host.


Matches for the Singapore Para Smash will be played across the Infinity ∞ Arena and competition tables in Hall 2 at OCBC Arena starting on Tuesday 12 March and culminating with the finals on the Infinity ∞ Arena on Thursday 14 March.
 
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