WTTC Qualifiers in Japan

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We had this week the 1st round of qualifiers for the JNT. There will be a 2nd round with seeded players in Match. The winner of the second round will earn a slot for the WTTC 2019 in Hungary. Another slot is for the winner of the national championships in January 2019.
If I'm correct, 3 other slots are automatically decided with ranking and if it coincides with the winner of the qualifiers or national championships, coaches will award wild cards.

For this 1st round, 20 players were divided in 2 groups of 10 where everybody plays together and then there is a final match between equally ranked players from both groups.

in Men's qualifiers, here is the final ranking
top 5 qualify for 2nd round


  1. Yoshimura Kazuhiro (little bro)
  2. Hirano Yuki
  3. Uda
  4. Matsudaira Kenji (big bro)
  5. Togami

these guys are out, some are top names !!!

6. Arinobu Taimu
7. Morizono Masataka
8.Yoshida Masaki (!)
9.Yoshimura Maharu (!)
10. Tanaka
11. Kizukuri
12. Sambe Kohei
13. Takami
14. Oikawa
15. Matsuyama Yuki
16. Matsudaira Kenta (!!!)
17. Ueda Jin (!!!)
18. Matsushima Sora (11 year old, won 2 matches, including one against Oikawa !!!)
19. Kanemitsu
20. Tanigaki

http://world-tt.com/ps_info/ps_report.php?bn=1&pg=HEAD&page=BACK&rpcdno=2884#2884
 
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Great to see Uda getting in! Also great that Sora won a couple matches as well as taking a game off Ueda etc.
Can't really say how T league affected their performance as Kazuhiro got in and Kenta & Jin couldn't.

yeh the men's results are surprising. Now the only way these guys get a chance is in the national championships, but i can't see Mizutani and Harimoto BOTH lose to an outsider.

I'm disappointed for HASHIMOTO Honoka, i thought she would do better.
 
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It is a pity Hina Hayata ...She did not have time to drop into the TOP-10 ITTF rating by the beginning of 2018 ....In the second half of 2018, she scored several halves .....
The expected rating for January 2019 - 7531 ....Without an opportunity to improve the result in February and March .....And this means a game only through qualifications ....
 
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yeh the men's results are surprising. Now the only way these guys get a chance is in the national championships, but i can't see Mizutani and Harimoto BOTH lose to an outsider.

I'm disappointed for HASHIMOTO Honoka, i thought she would do better.

They might get in via selector's recommendation but that tends to be awarded to young players. Which means Uda/Tanaka/Togami might have a priority.

Women's league is fierce as usual. Agreed on Hashimoto. Her defensive style is very pleasing to the eyes. Hope to see her come back strongly.
 
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Not separate. Japan Top 12 is part of the Trial for WTTC 2019.
 
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It is curious by what criteria the selection of participants for the first round was carried out ....
Did not participate Sato Hitomi, Shibata Saki ....
 
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Talk about a dude from outside Japan more informed than the locals.

Lion Cup 23rd Japan Top 12(And JNT Representative Trial for WTTC 2019)
http://www.jtta.or.jp/tournament/tabid/122/rptid/516/Default.aspx
LIONカップ 第23回ジャパントップ12卓球大会(兼 2019年世界卓球選手権日本代表選考会)

The 1st day of competition will determine one spot for WTTC 2019. The 2nd day will see the 5 JNT representatives compete for the trophy.
http://www.jtta.or.jp/Portals/0/images/tournament/Nationals/2018_pdf/20181220top12_prospectus.pdf
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