2018 US Youth National Ranking Tournament Homepage - 27-30 September, 2018, Sacramento, CA - Save the Date

By USATT | March 19, 2018, 6:38 p.m. (ET)


Dear all,

We would like to inform you that the 2nd USATT Youth National Ranking Tournament, the third of three qualifying events for the youth for the 2018 TTTeam USA, will be held from 27th – 30thSeptember in Sacramento (California) at Sacramento International TT Association

Only athletes eligible, according to the rules and regulations of the ITTF, to represent the USA at World title events will be eligible for the USATT National Ranking Tournament and TTTeam USA.

It will be the third of a total of three combined designated qualifying tournaments of 2018 in the youth category and a maximum of sixteen (16) players per gender will compete in the main event of each age category (Juniors, Cadets, Mini-Cadets and Hopes).

The Top 10 point winners from the combination of the previous two designated qualifying tournaments (1st NYRT + US Nationals) will be qualified for the main draw, and four (4) places will be determined by qualifying rounds at the event. Up to two (2) additional places for the main draw may be determined by the HPD for players who either missed one of the prior qualifying events, or had disadvantages due to illness or injury, or had an excuse authorized by the HPD. Any remaining places (up to 2) will be given to point winners 11 and 12 from the prior qualifying tournaments.

Each player, with the exception of the Juniors, can start theoretically and maximally in two different age categories, but it have to be two consecutive age categories, for example Mini-Cadet and Cadet. It’s not possible to skip or leave out an age category, ie. playing Mini-cadet and Juniors will not be possible due to the time schedule.

Players finishing in the top two places in each age category in the final annual ranking of all qualifying competitions based on the points system will earn places on TTTeam USA from the beginning of the following year.

The prospectus with more information and details will be published later!


Jörg Bitzigeio
High Performance Director
USA Table Tennis
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