GrandWest proudly plays host to the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championship taking place from 30 November 2016 to 7 December 2016. The tournament, sponsored by GrandWest and the National Lotteries Commission, will see the world’s top young table tennis players competing for prestigious titles at the Grand Arena.
Made possible through collaboration by the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB), the Western Cape Department of Cultural Support and the City of Cape Town, the 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championshipswill see six South Africans competing. In total, 19 countries will be presented at the tournament.
Participants will compete in individual and team categories, with the individual events taking place first. The Championship is limited to a total entry of 96 boys and girls where the top 14 ranked players will automatically qualify. Each of the qualifying countries will be allocated a maximum of four players and South Africa six players as host country. Ranking points are accumulated through participation in the ITTF sanctioned circuit competitions. A total of 48 pairs will compete in the boys and girls doubles events as well as 96 pairs in the mixed doubles.“GrandWest is honoured to play host to the 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championship for the first time. A great supporter of sport, especially amongst the youth, GrandWest looks forward to hosting the young competitors later this year. We encourage the community to be part of the action by coming down to support the players,” says Elouise Matthys, PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
The tournament takes place daily from 10h00 to 17h00. Entry is R80 per person for spectators.