General tournament information
The tournament is made up of youth and senior tournaments, each with different classes. At registration you indicate in which class you want to participate. See the explanation of the different classes below.
There are two different classes for young people: the Chef’Special and Hakim Sesame Street class.
- Chef'Special class: Participants of 12, 13, 14 or 15 years old.
- Hakim Sesame Street class: For everyone who is between 8 and 11 years old.
The youth will play their preliminaries on saturday the 11th of january.
If you want to participate in a higher class because you have been a member of table tennis for many years, please indicate this when you register.
For participants from 16 years there are the Ripperda, Frans Hals and Kenau classes.
- Ripperda class: Advanced ping pong players with a level of second class and higher.
- Frans Hals class: Advanced table tennis with a level of the third, fourth or fifth class.
- Kenau class: All other pingpongtalents
If you want to participate in a higher class, you can. Please indicate this when registering.
There are individual prizes for all classes, but there is also a prize for the best table tennis company and best friends team. Read more about participating as a team on the team page.
The preliminaries (Friday evening the 10th and Saturday the 11th (one day, in a time slot of two hours, per player) are played in groups of 4 people, you play best-of-five in games. This means that you have to win three games. Read more about the rules here.
The tournament will be played in time slots of approximately 2 hours. Only the knock-out system on Sunday from 10:00 am can take longer, but we expect the final to be played around 4:00 pm. If you qualify on Friday or Saturday, you will participate on the final day.
The final day (sunday the 12th) will start again (10:00 to 12:00) with groups of four, winners will continue to the knockout system. From this round (Sunday from 1:00 pm) you play a match in which the winner qualifies for the next round and the loser is unfortunately eliminated. This continues until the winner of the tournament is known.
You specify a preferred time when registering. We try to take this into account as much as possible. Company and friends teams are in any case assured of the same time slot of play (and location).