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International Table Tennis Federation rules

2006 LIEBHERR WORLD TEAM TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 24 April - 1 May 2006

1 AUTHORITY

The 2006 LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships will be organized by the German
Table Tennis Federation under the auspices and authority of the International Table Tennis Federation.

2 DATE AND PLACE

The Championships will be held from 24 April to 1 May 2006 at the AWD-Dome in Bremen.

3 EVENTS

The following Championship events will be played:
Event 1: Mens Team, for the Swaythling Cup (Holder: China)
Event 2: Womens Team, for the Marcel Corbillon Cup (Holder: China)

4 SCHEDULE

24 April Opening Ceremony approx. 18:00 h.
24 27 April Group matches Women and Mens Team
27 April Position challenge matches Womens Team
28 April Group matches Mens Team, Position challenge matches
28 April Quarter-Finals Womens Team
29 April Position challenge matches. Womens Team Semi-final
29 April Position challenge matches. Mens Team Quarter-Finals
30 April Position challenge matches. Womens Team Final, Mens Team Semi-final
1 May Position challenge matches. Mens Team Final

(Information subjected to change if necessary)

5 RULES

The Championships will be conducted in accordance with the current Laws of Table Tennis, the
Regulations for International Competitions and the Special Regulations for World Championships, as
modified or complemented by the enclosed information sheet.

6 EQUIPMENT

The following equipment from Donic, Tibhar and Gerflor will be used:
Table, net and post: Tables: Donic Formula SC and Donic Centre Court tables
Nets and post: DONIC Stress
Ball: Tibhar *** white
Flooring: Gerflor (Framboise color)
All racket coverings must be of a type currently authorized by the ITTF.

7 ELIGIBILITY

The Championships will be open to teams nominated by Associations whose membership
subscriptions have been paid up to and including those for 2006 (see Regulation 4.1.3).

8 FEES

The entry fees will be as follows:
Mens Team event US$ 100 (Euro 85)
Womens Team event US$ 100 (Euro 85)

9 SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

Preliminary entries

The intention to enter players will be notified to the Bremen Organizing Committee (BOC) and
the ITTF in the preliminary notification form. The closing date for the receipt of this form is

Entries

Entries must be submitted on the prescribed entry forms. One copy of the Summary of Entries,
List of Official Party, Nomination of Delegates and Entries for Events 1 and 2 must be sent to the
BOC of the 2006 LIEBHERR World Team Table Tennis Championships to arrive not later than

The Bremen Organizing Committee address is:
WM 2006 GbR, Office Frankfurt, Deutscher Tischtennis-Bund
Otto-Fleck-Schneise 12, D-60528 Frankfurt
Tel: + 49 69 69 50 19 - 0, Fax: + 49 69 50 19 - 13, Email: wttc2006@tischtennis.de
Web site: (click LIEBHERR WTTC logo)

On-line entry forms on ITTF web-site
Entries could also be done on-line instead of the regular process. Starting 1st November 2005 all
the Associations can submit their entries on-line, on the ITTF web-site, through the following URL
address: Each Association will receive an Association code and password to access the on-line entry system.

Entry fees in Euro must be transferred to:
Account Holder: WM 2006 GbR, Bank address: Frankfurter Volksbank, Triftstrasse 14, 60528 Frankfurt,
Germany, BIC: FFVBDEFF, IBAN: DE not later than An acknowledgment of the receipt of entry forms will be sent by e-mail or airmail. If this
confirmation has not been received within 21 days after the submission of entry forms, either the
Organizing Committee or the ITTF should be notified by phone, fax or e-mail.
An Association may nominate up to 5 players and a non-playing captain for each team event;
if a non-playing captain is not appointed one of the team players shall be designated as captain.

10 COPY OF PASSPORT AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Copy of passport and two photographs, 4cm x 3cm (vertical and horizontal), of each person named
on the List of Official Party must be sent to the Organizing Committee with the Entry Forms to
facilitate the issue of Accreditation Cards on arrival in Bremen. The relevant persons name should be
written on the back of each photograph. Associations could send the photographs of each person on
the List of Official Party also by e-mail to wttc2006@tischtennis.de

11 OBLIGATIONS
The entry forms will contain a statement that teams and players nominated are willing to compete
against any other participating team and player. This statement must be signed by a responsible
official of the nominating Association and no entry form will be accepted unless such an
undertaking has been given.

12 TELEVISION AND MOTION PICTURE COVERAGE CONDITIONS
By entering the Championships, participants agree to abide by all ITTF rules and by the rules and
regulations of the Organizing Committee. All entered associations agree to be under the auspices of
the ITTF and its agents in all matters concerning television coverage, video and motion picture
coverage, and photographic coverage of any kind. Participants release all rights, or rights held by
their agents or sponsors, in all matters relating to television coverage, video and motion picture
coverage, and photographic coverage of any kind; and hence accept such coverage during the
World Championships. A participants refusal of above listed coverage may be subject to suspension
or dismissal from the competition. Any participant, when called upon, must appear promptly to
press conferences or medal presentations and follow the procedures set by the ITTF and theOrganizing Committee.

13 DRAW
The draw will be made, under the supervision of the ITTF Technical Committee, in Bremen

14 JURY MEETING
The Jury will meet with Organizing Committees representatives, Referees and Team Managers in

15 UMPIRES
All matches will be controlled by qualified umpires, in accordance with the Directives approved by

Source: www.ittf.com
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