Table Tennis - Technical Package

Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Patti Thorne by email pthorne@sportnl.ca or phone 709-576-4629.

1. TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON
Kenny Curlew
vp-admin@nltta.com

PSO Contact
Barry Hicks
president@nltta.com

2. CONVENER
John Ping
ping1256@hotmail.com
709-640-0309

3. ELIGIBILITY
All participants must be members of the NLTTA in good standing.

4. AGE CLASSIFICATION
2 males and 2 females under 17 as of January 1 2018 (born 2001 or later)
2 males and 2 females under 14 as of January 1 2018 (born 2004 or later)

5. PARTICIPANTS PER REGION

5.1 ATHLETES
Male Team
2 male athletes Under 17
2 male athletes Under 14

Female Team
2 female athletes Under 17
2 female athletes Under 14

5.2 STAFF
1 Coach
1 Manager
Opposite genders.

6. STAFF SELECTION
Coach must be at least 19 years of age by January 1, 2018 and be Introduction to Competition trained in Table Tennis. Coach and Manager must submit a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.

7. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
Each competing region must hold a regional qualifier for team selection which must be held by January 31, 2018. Contact the Technical Chairperson for information on Regional Coordinator and competitions.

8. REGIONAL CONTACTS

St. John’s North – Elahe Shekari st_johns_rep@nltta.com
Mount Pearl South – Merv Greenham vp-technical@nltta.com
Avalon – Adam Hiscock avalon_rep@nltta.com
Eastern – Jamie Hibbs eastern_rep@nltta.com
Central – Denise Simms central_rep@nltta.com
Western – Lawrence Downey western_rep@nltta.com
Labrador – Neko Butt lab_rep@nltta.com
Host – John Ping ping1256@hotmail.com

9. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each regional team must be registered with the Host by February 8, 2018 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.

10. GAMES-TIME MEETINGS
One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:

Coach / Manager General Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee – will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.

Sport Technical Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport – will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.

11. SANCTION
Competition is sanctioned by the Newfoundland and Labrador Table Tennis Association (NLTTA).

12. SCHEDULE
Table Tennis is a SECOND HALF Sport in the 2018 NLGames from March 14-18.

Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca/schedule in February after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.

13. VENUE
To Be Confirmed

14. MEDALS
Medals will be presented to the regional team who compiles the most points in the team competition.

15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION

15.1 Rules
The rules of the International Table Tennis Federation will govern this competition.

15.2 Competition Format
Competition will consist of a team event and an individual event. The team event will count toward the NL Games standings. Seeding will be based on the TTCAN rating system, where applicable. In the event that a rating is not available, a random draw will be employed.

Team Event
Team play format will be the same for all categories, regardless of age or gender. Each age/gender encounter (2 players vs 2 players) will consist of four (4) Singles matches. In the event of a tie between teams, one Doubles match will be used as a tiebreaker. Coaches may select two team members at their discretion to compete in the doubles match.

Team grouping will be decided based on the number of represented regions. The breakdown is as follows:

With 8 Teams: Two round-robin groups (4 teams each). Top two teams in
each group advance to single knockout. Remaining teams compete for final positions.

With 7 Teams: Two round-robin groups (4 teams/3 teams). Top two
teams in each group advance to single knockout. Remaining teams compete for final positions.

With 6 Teams: Two round-robin groups (3 teams each). Top two teams in
each group advance to single knockout. Remaining teams
compete for final positions.

With 5 Teams: One round-robin. Results from round robin determine final
placement.

Individual Event
There are to be four separate individual events as follows:
Boys Under 17 Singles
Girls Under 17 Singles
Boys Under 14 Singles
Girls Under 14 Singles

All matches in the individual competition will consist of the best of five games (3/5) of 11 points. Draws for each event will be determined based on number of competitions. The individual competition will start with round-robin play where each player will meet all others in his/her group. Following the preliminary groups, a playoff will be contested in a format suitable for the number of eligible competitors. Seeding for individual events will be based on the TTCAN rating system as well as results from the team event (in the event of a player with no prior ITCAN rating)

15.3 Conduct / Fair Play
Sporting and respectful behaviour is expected on the part of all participants, including players, coaches, officials and parents. Misconduct during play will not be tolerated and an appropriate penalty for transgressions will be assessed based on ITTF guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, delay of game, damaging equipment and conduct offensive to opponents, officials or spectators. In the event of a dispute, the tournament umpire has the final word on penalties.

15.4 Equipment
The table, the net and the ball shall be of a brand and type currently approved by TTCAN and/or ITTF.

16. NLGAMES POLICIES

Sport policies have been updated as of June 2016 and are available at:

NLGames Sport Policies (June 2016)