Preview -ASIAN JUNIOR & CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS
ASIAN JUNIOR & CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monday 13th – Saturday 18th August
Nay Pyi Taw host for Asian Junior and Cadet Championships
Home for the South East Asian Games in 2013, now the seat of government in Myanmar, the city of Nay Pyi Taw is the host for the forthcoming 24th Asian Junior and Cadet Championships.
Six days of intense activity, play commences in the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium on Monday 13th August.
Overall the full gambit of seven Junior events is scheduled – Boys’ Team, Girls’ Team, Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, Girls’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles.
Meanwhile in the in the Cadet age group it is four in number – Cadet Boys’ Team, Cadet Girls’ Team, Cadet Boys’ Singles, Cadet Girls’ Singles.
The Asian Table Tennis Union comprises five regions – East, Mid, South, South East, West – each region is eligible to submit two entries for each of the Junior Boys’ Team and Junior Girls’ Team events. In addition, in each event, the top four teams from the previous year are eligible, as is the host association.
In the Junior events, each national association is limited to four boys and four girls; in the Cadet category it is three boys and three girls. In the former it is three players per team (A v X, B v Y, C v Z, A v Y, B v X), in the latter two per team (A v X, B v Y, Doubles, A v Y, B v X).
Proceedings in all team events will be conducted in two stages. In the Junior Boys’ Team and Junior Girls’ Team events, the winners and runners up from the previous year proceed directly the second phase which, with the exception of third and fourth places, is organised on a progressive knock-out system. The initial stage is conducted on a group basis; teams finishing in first and second positions advance.
It is very much the same in the Cadet Boys’ Team and Cadet Girls’ Team events, except all compete in the first stage.
Likewise, the singles events, the two stage system will be followed but only the player finishing in first place in the group advances to the main draw where play is organised on a knock-out basis.
All doubles events will be administered on the knock-out formula.
The draw for the team events takes place on Tuesday 7th August, the individual events on Monday 13th August.