India will add yet another crown in hosting a world sport event, as it is among the select 12 nations to host the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour. This is the very first time that an ITTF World Tour event will be held in the country giving Table Tennis enthusiasts an opportunity to witness world class players and the game at the highest level.
11Even Sports Pvt. Ltd. – a company promoting Table Tennis has won the bid to host ‘India Open’ – the 2nd leg of Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour to be held at New Delhi from 14th to 19th February 2017. The first leg is currently being played in Budapest, Hungary.
‘India Open’ will carry prize money of US $ 120,000 – the highest offering for a Table Tennis tournament in the country. Other countries to host the ITTF 2017 World Tour are Hungary (19-22 Jan); Qatar (23-26 Feb); Tokyo (16-18 June); Korea (20-23 April); China (22-25 June); Australia (29 June-2 July); Czech Republic (24-27 Aug); Austria (1-3 Sept); Bulgaria (7-10 Sept); Germany (10-12 Nov) and Sweden (16-19 Nov). The best paddlers in the world compete for glory and World Tour Standing points at these events, determine the top 16 players for the World Tour Finals.
The Seamaster ITTF 2017 World Tour now has a new look and image to make it a much more attractive proposition to countries and cities while promoting it globally. This is an excellent opportunity for Indian players to compete with the best in the world and fans to witness Table Tennis at the highest level.
“The Seamaster ITTF 2017 World Tour ‘India Open’ offers an excellent opportunity to position India on the global table tennis map” said Mrs Vita Dani, Chairperson, 11Even Sports. She added, “11Even Sports is committed to build and grow Table Tennis and hosting the ‘India Open’ will herald a new era for the Indian Table Tennis landscape.”
Secretary General, TTFI, added, “We commend 11Even Sports’s efforts to win the bid to bring the prestigious ITTF 2017 World Tour event to India as such premier tournaments help in creating awareness and get the youth interested in the sport. We will support 11Even Sports to continuously promote Table Tennis in India.”
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