100 Days to Go to Chengdu 2022 World Championships Finals: ITTF Unveils Certified Groups

With precisely 100 days to go to the occasion, the checklist of entries for the upcoming 2022 ITTF World Group Desk Tennis Championships Finals Chengdu has been unveiled.

ITTF President Petra Sörling commented, “With simply 100 days to go till the 2022 World Group Desk Tennis Championships Finals, all eyes are on Chengdu, and we can’t wait to witness a breath-taking competitors. As we’re about to speed up the preparations, I’m grateful to our hosts, who’ve taken each essential measure to make sure the profitable supply of our marquee occasion.”

The ITTF, the Chinese language Desk Tennis Affiliation, and the Metropolis of Chengdu authorities are working laborious to present the gamers the chance to compete in one of the best and most secure situations. The 2022 World Group Desk Tennis Championships Finals Preparatory Committee has labored on in depth COVID-19 countermeasures to make sure all members arrive easily, take part securely, and return safely. The occasion shall be put below strict closed-loop administration in a bubble format.

With the 2020 World Group Desk Tennis Championships in Busan cancelled, it has been 4 years for the reason that staff occasion was final held. The Chinese language groups took gold within the males’s and ladies’s occasions in Halmstad, Sweden, in 2018. Taking part in on residence soil this 12 months, Group China would be the favorite.

Liu Guoliang, the ITTF Government Vice President, WTT Council Chair and Chinese language Desk Tennis Affiliation President, commented: “Chengdu is a phenomenal, fashionable and vibrant metropolis. It has efficiently delivered high-level occasions akin to ITTF Males’s World Cup, Ladies’s World Cup and ITTF World Tour. This time, World Group Desk Tennis Championships Finals will add a brand new stroke to the historical past of this metropolis. Because the host, we count on gamers to point out themselves on this stage, and will the followers get pleasure from a desk tennis pageant through the golden autumn in October.”

The next 40 males’s and ladies’s groups shall be vying for one of many sport’s most coveted titles. The groups shall be divided into eight teams. Every group of 5 groups will play a whole round-robin competitors. Then, a remaining knock-out section shall be performed with the winners of every group and the groups putting second.

Males’s Groups*Ladies’s Groups*
China (host)China (host)
Egypt (Africa)Egypt (Africa)
Nigeria (Africa)Nigeria (Africa)
Algeria (Africa)Tunisia (Africa)
Togo (Africa)Mauritius (Africa)
Republic of Korea (Asia)Japan (Asia)
Chinese language Taipei (Asia)Republic of Korea (Asia)
India (Asia)Hong Kong, China (Asia)
Japan (Asia)Singapore (Asia)
Islamic Republic of Iran (Asia)India (Asia)
Singapore (Asia)Thailand (Asia)
Hong Kong, China (Asia)Chinese language Taipei (Asia)
Kazakhstan (Asia)Kazakhstan (Asia)
Saudi Arabia (Asia)Islamic Republic of Iran (Asia)
Thailand (Asia)Uzbekistan (Asia)
Germany (Europe)Germany (Europe)
TTFR** (Europe)Romania (Europe)
Sweden (Europe)France (Europe)
Denmark (Europe)Portugal (Europe)
England (Europe)Austria (Europe)
Austria (Europe)Ukraine (Europe)
Czech Republic (Europe)Poland (Europe)
Romania (Europe)Luxembourg (Europe)
Portugal (Europe)Hungary (Europe)
France (Europe)TTFR** (Europe)
Croatia (Europe)Netherlands (Europe)
Brazil (PANAM)Brazil (PANAM)
Chile (PANAM)Canada (PANAM)
Argentina (PANAM)United States of America (PANAM)
United States of America (PANAM)Chile (PANAM)
Canada (PANAM)Puerto Rico (PANAM)
Puerto Rico (PANAM)Argentina (PANAM)
Australia (Oceania)Australia (Oceania)
New Zealand (Oceania)Vanuatu (Oceania)
Tunisia (Intercontinental, Africa)Algeria (Intercontinental, Africa)
Uzbekistan (Intercontinental, Asia)Indonesia (Intercontinental, Asia)
Slovenia (Intercontinental, Europe)Sweden (Intercontinental, Europe)
Peru (Intercontinental, PANAM)Guatemala (Intercontinental, PANAM)
Vanuatu (Intercontinental, Oceania)Fiji Islands (Intercontinental, Oceania)
Belgium (Intercontinental, Group World Rating)Korea DPR (Intercontinental, Group World Rating)


* Qualification pathway:

As per the vote of the ITTF Board of Administrators, 33 groups certified from the Continental Stage (4 for Africa, 10 for Asia, 11 for Europe, 6 for Americas, and a couple of for Oceania) and the host nation qualification is assured. 5 extra quotas, as substitute of the Intercontinental Stage which didn’t place attributable to Covid-19, have been then distributed within the following method:

  • Europe (1): The very best-ranked, not-yet certified staff from the European Championships 2021 Group Stage, in keeping with the World Group Rating revealed after the 2021 EC Remaining Stage
  • Asia (1): Place 11 (2021 Asian Championships) in every gender
  • PANAM (1): The winner of the comfort (seventh place) on the 2021 PANAM Championships
  • Africa (1): The winner of the comfort (fifth place) on the 2021 African Championships
  • Oceania (1): The very best-ranked, not-yet certified groups from the Groups World Rating (January 2022).

Lastly, the final quota was allotted to the very best ranked not-yet certified staff from the ITTF Desk Tennis Groups World Rating (January 2022).

** In regards to the TTFR Males’s and Ladies’s Groups

On 1 March 2022, the ITTF Government Committee determined that no TTFR or Belarusian gamers and officers are at present allowed in ITTF occasions, in step with the suggestions formulated by the IOC Government Board. A call relating to their participation to the 2022 ITTF World Desk Tennis Championships Finals shall be made through the subsequent assembly of the ITTF Government Committee on 26-27 July.

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