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AIMS Games Tauranga NZ Table Tennis
Date:

Sunday 6th September to Tuesday 8th September 2020

Venue:

Memorial Hall, 73 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga

Managers Meeting: Monday 7th September 9.00am at Memorial Hall, 73 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga
Cost:

$75.00 per player (NZ$)

Entries Close:

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close via EnterNow


 

Contact Details

Tournament Controller:
John Lea

Phone: 07 572 0129
Mobile: 021 038 6025
Email: jlea@xtra.co.nz


 

Tournament Planning

Eligibility

  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be a Year 7 or Year 8 student.
  3. New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS - New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling http://nzaims.co.nz
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be Over 10 years and 13 years of age or Under as at the 1st January of the tournament year (2020), competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation (accepted birth years for the 2020 Games are: 2007, 2008 and 2009).
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible to compete.

Cost

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $75.00 per competitor (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of the invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, 10th June.

Entries for Schools Close

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm

Entries to the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online:

  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • A ‘Quick Start Guide’ for EnterNOW will be sent out with the Registration Booklet.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools https://www.enternow.co.nz/enternow-app/aimsgames/help

If registration for Table Tennis is oversubscribed, then TTNZ registered players will have priority (if registration is unsuccessful the individual entry will be refunded).

2020 Planning Timeline

  • Wednesday 10th June – Entries close for the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes etc.
    The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Wednesday 24th June – All schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed. 
    Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
  • Wednesday 1st July – Confirmation sent to all 2020 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
  • Monday 27th July – School group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Wednesday 29th July – All Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed. Competitors’ names, date of birth, TTNZ affiliated club membership (if applicable) and manager’s name and contact details are required.
  • Monday 3rd August – Public opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Saturday 5th September – The 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
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Tournament Information

Divisions

Boys Under 13 Years
Girls Under 13 Years
AWD Mixed Gender (Athlete with disability)

Programme

Sunday 6th September

Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)
First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm

Sunday 6th September

AWD Event and Coaching Workshop – 1.00pm

Monday 7th September

Managers Meeting and General Instruction – 9.00am

Monday 7th September

Teams Competition – 9.00am

Tuesday 8th September

Teams Competition – 9.00am Evening Coaching & Umpiring Workshops

Wednesday 9th September

Boys and Girls Singles Competition – 9.00am

Thursday 10th September

Mixed, Boys and Girls Doubles Competition – 9.00am

Friday 11th September

Semi-finals, Finals and Award Ceremony – 9.00am

No Exceptions

Table Tennis is a ‘No Exceptions’ sport that offers inclusion for players with physical, sensory or intellectual impairment and is ‘wheelchair friendly’. We encourage younger players with a disability, wheelchair or with a physical impairment (including visual) to join the Anchor AIMS Games Table Tennis competition AWD event on Sunday afternoon, where they can receive guidance on Para Table Tennis opportunities, in addition to competing for medals. These athletes may also be entered for other table tennis events during AIMS week subject to arrangement of adult or care-giver support at all time they are in attendance.

Rules

  1. The tournament will run under Table Tennis New Zealand (TTNZ) rules and regulations.
  2. Singles matches will be eligible for TTNZ ratings points.
  3. All pool and championship matches will be best of five sets, unless the referee rules otherwise. All pool matches and consolation matches will be played as ‘golden point’, with the point after 10-10 counting double.
  4. The Tournament Referee reserves the right to shorten matches to best of three sets if required to complete schedules in a timely manner.
  5. Players cannot be replaced once the draw has been published on TTNZ website.
  6. Players arriving late for matches will be defaulted at the tournament controller’s discretion.
  7. The Tournament Referee and his / her / their delegate for the purpose shall reserve the right to levy point penalties and disqualifications in the event of serious breaches of behaviour and etiquette, but shall endeavour try to firstly provide guidance, and secondly warnings, where practical.
  8. The Tournament Referee has the final say on all rules of play, and any disputes and penalties which may arise during the competition.

Umpires

  • All players are expected to umpire matches at their assigned table during team’s events, and during singles and doubles pool play. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to replace umpires at any stage, and to assign umpiring responsibilities for knockout matches up to quarter-finals stage.
  • Suitably qualified umpires will be appointed by the Tournament Committee for all semi-finals, bronze play-offs and finals.

Format

Singles Competitions
  • Players will be drawn into pools of three or four, with the seedings determined as per the latest published TTNZ ratings list and OTTF list for overseas entrants, at the time of making the draw.
  • Matches will be the best of five sets to 11 points with advantage, unless specified otherwise by the Tournament Referee. The top two players will progress to the main knockout draw and others to the consolation draw. Placing will be determined firstly on matches won, then on ratio of sets won and lost, then on ratio of points for and against for all pool matches.
Doubles and Mixed Doubles Competitions
  • Schools must request specific doubles pairings at entry time, from their own school only. Players can be entered for both mixed doubles and boys or girl’s doubles.
  • The tournament organisers reserve the right to add or amend nominated pairings to provide match play for those without a partner from the same school available. However, no mixed school pairing will be eligible for medals.
  • Pairings will be drawn into pools of three or four where practical, with the seeding determined as per the latest published TTNZ ratings list and OTTF list for overseas entrants, at the time of making the draw.
  • Matches will be the best of five sets to 11 points with advantage or golden point, as determined by the Tournament Referee. The top two pairs will progress to the main knockout draw and others to the consolation draw. Placing will be determined firstly on matches won, then on ratio of sets won and lost, then on ratio of points for and against for all pool matches. 

Teams Event

Boys Teams and Girls Teams
  • Teams consist of three or four players, with names of players specified for each team at entry time when the school enters them.
  • Each contest will consist of a five-match format, with three singles followed by two doubles.
  • Three singles players must be nominated in order of play prior to the contest, with a fourth player able to be used for either or both doubles matches. Both doubles pairings may be named after singles are completed, and must comprise three or four players, but not the same pair for each contest.  If only two eligible players are present, they must play the first two singles, with the third singles and second doubles defaulted.
  • Contests must be fully played out.

Draw

The draw will be emailed to all team managers by Friday morning 6th September, published on TTNZ website and will also be available at the Managers Meeting on Monday morning.

 
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