Table tennis' Championship, Pro Tour, and World Cups of 2011

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The Independent Online

2011 has plenty in store for the table tennis fan, with the annual worldwide Pro Tour, Men's World Cup and World Team Cup in Europe, Women's World Cup in Singapore, and the World Table Tennis Championships in the Netherlands.

The ten month Pro Tour starts in Slovenia and ends in Sweden, with stops in England, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Poland, Spain, Brazil, China (twice), Korea, Japan, Morocco, Chile, and Austria.

Concluding the year's events are the Pro Tour Grand Finals. Qualifiers for the singles competition need to to have played at six Pro Tour meets or on three contients throughout the year, and end season rankings in the top 15.

Doubles players are looking at a total of four events and finishing ranked within the top seven in order to seal their place at the Finals.

First event on the 16th ITTF Pro Tour
Slovenia Open, Velenje
January 18-22
http://www.ittf.com/competitions/competition.asp?category=pt

51st World Table Tennis Championships
May 8-15
Rotterdam, Netherlands
http://www.wktafeltennis.nl

Last event on the 16th ITTF Pro Tour
Swedish Open, Stockholm
October 19-23

14th Women's World Cup
October 28-30
Singapore

7th World Team Cup
November 3-6
Magdeburg, Germany

32nd Men's World Cup
November 11-13
Paris, France

ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals
December 15-18
Location TBA

http://www.ittf.com

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