1. Participants

For the general rules for participation in competitions at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

2. Tournaments

Separate team tournaments are entered for active club players and for hobby players.

Male and female players are only considered as hobby players, who on attaining the age of 18, were not listed as active players in a team registration form of a Table Tennis Club and do not regularly participate in competitions. These conditions have to be confirmed for all male and female players by the team leader when registering to take part in an ATOMIADE.

The organiser, represented by the head of the tournament, is entitled to place strong hobby players or teams into the active tournament.

3. Tournament Rules

Matches are played in accordance with the rules of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Each match comprises three sets won, and is to be played with international tournament balls provided by the organiser.

The attached score sheet is to be used for the recording of the results (Word or PDF).

Sports shoes with light soles are to be used.

4. Registration

Before the start of the tournament the teams must decide in which formation they are going to play, as a team with 3 or with 4 players.

Accordingly, 3 or 4 players (male or female) are to be registered for each team. In addition, up to 3 substitute players (male or female) can be nominated. The team including the substitute players is to be nominated according to a ranking list (strongest player as 1, second strongest as 2, and so on).

5. Method of Play

Each team competition starts with the doubles matches followed by singles matches, which may be set up shortly before the match. The teams can select different players for the doubles and singles matches.

The total number of matches is 10 and all 10 matches are to be played.

The matches of team A against team B are to be held according to the following schedule:

Option 1

4 vs. 4 players

Option 2

4 vs. 3 players

Option 3

3 vs. 4 players

Option 4

3 vs. 3 players

Game 1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

DA1 – DB1

Game 2

DA2 – DB2

A3 – B3

A3 – B3

A1 – B2

Game 3

A1 – B2

A1 – B2

A2 – B1

A2 – B1

Game 4

A2 – B1

A2 – B1

A1 – B2

A3 – B2

Game 5

A3 – B3

A 4 – B2

A2 – B4

A2 – B3

Game 6

A4 – B4

A1 – B1

A1 – B1

A1 – B1

Game 7

A1 – B1

A4 – B3

A3 – B4

A3 – B3

Game 8

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

A2 – B2

Game 9

A3 – B4

A1 – B3

A3 – B1

A3 – B1

Game 10

A4 – B3

A3 – B1

A1 – B3

A1 – B3

6. Grouping

The participating teams are assigned to the groups by drawing lots. The participating teams are to be informed at least one month before the tournament as to the number of groups and the method of play.

7. Referees

For the 1st match, a representative of one of the teams is determined as referee by drawing lots. A player of that team has the right to serve first.

For subsequent sets, a representative of the team which lost the preceding set is referee.

Where possible the sets are scored in English.

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