European Table Tennis U21 Championships 2022 How to watch Live, Playing Format & Everything

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European Table Tennis U21 Championships 2022 How to watch Live, Playing Format & Everything you need to know. Since 2022, the Romanian Table Tennis Federation has hosted the European Under-21 Table Tennis Championships, sanctioned by the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU). From September 14th to 18th, 2022, it will be hosted in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Youth (under 21) competitions will be held as part of the championship.
All kinds of doubles, singles, and mixed doubles will be played at the competition.

European Table Tennis U21 Championships 2022 Qualification

All current associations on their membership dues will be eligible to compete in the European Under-21 Table Tennis Championships. Any player hoping to suit up for their respective Associations must first meet the criteria in item B.10.3 of the ETTU Handbook. Championship participation is restricted to those who were under the age of 21 on December 31 of the calendar year before to the competition (players born on or after 1st January 2001).

The U21 Championships can accept a maximum of 56 male and 56 female competitors.

In 2019, the ETTU Congress accepted on September 19th in Alicante, permitting to invite the top 48 men’s and 48 women’s players from the European Under 21 ranking lists published in December 2018. Each member Association may request a maximum of three men’s and three women’s players. Up to eight men and eight women may receive a wildcard from the ETTU Youth and Ranking Committees. We shall invite the next available player(s) from the December 2018 European Under-21 ranking lists if less than eight wildcards are utilized.

Summary

European Table Tennis U21 Championships 2022
Tournament information
Dates14 – 18 September 2022
Edition6th
EventsSingles, doubles, mixed doubles (5)
LocationCluj-Napoca,,, Romania
VenueBT Arena Cluj Napoca
AdministratorsRomanian Table Tennis Federation
European Table Tennis Union
Participants56 Men / 56 Women
FormatSingles: Groups/Knockout

Doubles: Knockout

CategoryU21
Champions

Playing Format:

The format for the doubles events will be a single elimination bracket.

The most recent available U21 ranking will determine the draw and seeding.

For singles competitions, the top eight seeds will advance directly to the second round.

Stage 1: consists of a qualifier, with the remaining 48 participants split into 12 groups. Each group’s winner and runner-up will advance to the next round.

Groups 1 through 12 will have their top players, rated 9 through 20, put in descending order at the top of each group. The remaining players will be divided into two different groups of four using a modified snake approach. Groups will be seeded so that players from the same Association are not placed together.

In Stage 2, eight groups will be formed from the twenty-four first-round entrants and the eight top seeds. Two people from each group will advance to the third round: the group winners and runners-up.

The top players from each of the eight seeded teams will be assigned to Groups 13 through 20 in descending order. Winners from Groups 1 through 8 will be selected at Number 2, while those from Groups 9 through 12 will be selected at Number 3, and those from Groups 1 through 8’s Runners-Up will be selected at Number 4.

No two players from the same Stage 1 group or from the same Association can be placed in the same Stage 2 group.

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In the third and final round, the 16 survivors from the second round will compete in a single-elimination bracket.

The winner of Group 13 will start at #1, and Group 14’s victor will start at #16. The top two finishers in Groups 15 and 16 will be selected from Positions 8 and 9, while the top two finishers in Groups 17 through 20 will be selected from Positions 4, 5, 12, and 13, and the remaining finishers will be selected from Positions 4, 5, 12, and 13. Players from the same Association cannot face each other in the first round, and the second-stage draw will place them as far apart as possible within their group.

How to watch Live:

European Table Tennis U21 Championships 2022 will be streamed live on ETTU TV.

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