5/24/2017 6:55:34 AM

Qatar to host first leg of World Tour

Qatar to host first leg of World Tour

QATAR will host the first of six legs of International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) World Tour Platinum events in March, 2018.

The World Tour has been divided into two tiers from this year, with six Platinum and as many regular events.

All Platinum events will have a bigger prize money.

“We relaunched the ITTF World Tour with a new logo, branding and competition structure more suited to the players. We want to make it the best product for players and fans,” said ITTF Competitions Director Karl Jindrak.

All 12 events offer World Tour standings points, which will be used to determine the top 16 players who will qualify for the Grand Finals at a yet-to-be-confirmed venue from December 13 to 16. DSP

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