Doha to kick off 2021 events with WTT Middle East

      Published on Thursday, 24 December , 2020      0 Views     
Doha to kick off 2021 events with WTT Middle East

World Table Tennis (WTT) announced that Doha, Qatar will host the WTT Middle East Hub, with two events to take place consecutively at the Lusail Sports Arena between March 3 and March 13 2021.

The Middle East Hub will feature two tiers of the new WTT event structure. A WTT Contender event will get the 2021 calendar under way before players move to the first WTT Star Contender event the following week, providing the perfect setting for some of the world’s leading stars to be challenged by the best up-and-coming athletes in table tennis.

The cancellation of the postponed 2020 World Table Tennis Championships that were to be held in Busan, has also provided WTT with the opportunity to move the Middle East Hub forward from its previously announced dates, granting players a chance to compete at WTT events earlier than originally planned.

The confirmed dates of the individual events are:

WTT Contender – Wednesday 3 March – Saturday 6 March 2021

WTT Star Contender – Monday 8 March – Saturday 13 March 2021

“The proposed Hub format will create the best possible environment for WTT Series events to be held, ensuring better logistics for meeting COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and a manageable travel schedule for players.  This format has been created based on both ITTF and WTT’s recent successes of player and staff health and welfare at #RESTART and WTT Macao,” WTT said.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open, one of the most prestigious events on the ITTF calendar, consistently attracting the world’s best players and offering among the highest prize money on the tour.

The new table tennis era also heralds a landmark moment for the sport with all event prize money funded and paid to players exclusively by WTT.

To launch the WTT era, the WTT Board has approved the prize money levels for the Middle East Hub, with these two events offering a combined prize pool of $600K.

Category Sport | 2020/12/24 latest update at 10:00 PM
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