The table tennis Men's World Cup 2010 took place in Magdeburg, Germany, from 29 to 31 October. But who qualified for this prestigious event?
The World Cup is an invitational event for 19 of the World's top players.
The men and women have separate events, so let's take a look at the 2010 events.
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Germany was the host country for the 2010 LIEBHERR Men's World Cup and it was held in Magdeburg from 29 to 31 October, 2010.
The 2010 Volkswagen Women's World Cup was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-26 September 2010.
I'll be looking at the men's event here.
So let's see who took part in 2010 ...
The table tennis World Cup was originally for 16 invited players only, but a new format was introduced in 2009.
The number of players was increased from 16 to 19 ... so for World Cup 2010, invitations were sent to ...
The rules state that not more than two players from any Association can participate unless a third is invited as a "wild card" selection.
So which players took part in 2010? ...
The following players took part in the Men's World Cup 2010 ...
|WR as at
|7||SAMSONOV Vladimir (BLR)||World Cup title holder|
|5||WANG Hao (CHN)||World Champion|
|3||ZHANG, Jike (CHN)||Asian representative|
|82||LIU Song (ARG)||Latin American representative|
|276||SAKA Suraju (CGO)||African representative|
|255||PETER-PAUL Pradeeban (CAN)||North American representative|
|424||DAVIS Kyle (AUS)||Oceania representative|
|2||BOLL Timo (GER)||WR 1|
|9||JOO Se Hyuk (KOR)||WR 2|
|10||MIZUTANI Jun (JPN)||WR 3|
|13||OVTCHAROV Dimitrij (GER)||WR 4|
|14||OH Sang Eun (KOR)||WR 5|
|16||CHUANG Chih-Yuan (TPE)||WR 6|
|17||GAO Ning (SIN)||WR 7|
|18||TANG Peng (HKG)||WR 8|
|20||LI Ching (HKG)||WR 9|
|22||KREANGA Kalinikos (GRE)||ITTF wild card 1|
|22||SCHLAGER Werner (AUT)||ITTF wild card 2|
|24||SMIRNOV Alexey (RUS)||Reserve player 1|
Michael Maze declined his invitation due to injury and his place was taken by the first reserve, Alexey Smirnov.
So what prize money was on offer? ...
The prize money for the men's table tennis World Cup was
This was divided up as follows:
|3rd Place||US$ 15,000|
|4th Place||US$ 10,000|
|Places 5-8||US$ 6,000|
|Places 9-12||US$ 4,000|
|Places 13-16||US$ 2,000|
|IC Cup Winner||US$ 2,500|
|IC Cup 2nd Place||US$ 2,000|
|IC Cup 3rd Place||US$ 1,500|
|IC Cup 4th Place||US$ 1,000|
So what's the format for the tournament? ...
The competition started with the "Intercontinental Cup" - a pre-qualification round.
So, four continental representatives - from Africa, Latin America, North America and Oceania - competed in one group, with the winner of the "Intercontinental Cup" qualifing for the next stage of the event, joining the other 15 players.
|LIU Song ARG||4-1||DAVIS Kyle AUS|
|PETER-PAUL Pradeeban CAN||4-3||SAKA Suraju CGO|
|LIU Song ARG||4-2||SAKA Suraju CGO|
|PETER-PAUL Pradeeban CAN||4-0||DAVIS Kyle AUS|
|LIU Song ARG||4-1||PETER-PAUL Pradeeban CAN|
|SAKA Suraju CGO||4-3||DAVIS Kyle AUS|
|IC Cup Winner||LIU Song ARG|
|IC Cup 2nd Place||PETER-PAUL Pradeeban CAN|
|IC Cup 3rd Place||SAKA Suraju CGO|
|IC Cup 4th Place||DAVIS Kyle AUS|
The remaining 16 players are then seeded into four groups.
Each player competes against the other three players in his group and matches are the best of seven sets.
The winner and runner-up of each group then advance to the quarter finals whereupon the competition will be a straight knock-out, best of seven sets.
So the World Cup groups were ...
29/30 October 2010
|BOLL, Timo||4-0||GAO, Ning|
|MIZUTANI, Jun||4-1||LIU Song|
|BOLL, Timo||4-1||MIZUTANI, Jun|
|GAO, Ning||4-0||LIU Song|
|BOLL, Timo||4-0||LIU Song|
|MIZUTANI, Jun||4-0||GAO, Ning|
Group 1 winner = BOLL, Timo
Group 1 runner-up = MIZUTANI, Jun
|CHUAN, Chih-Yuan||4-2||ZHANG, Jike|
|JOO, Se Hyuk||4-1||LI, Ching|
|ZHANG, Jike||4-0||JOO, Se Hyuk|
|CHUAN, Chih-Yuan||4-0||LI, Ching|
|ZHANG, Jike||4-0||LI Ching|
|JOO, Se Hyuk||4-1||CHUAN, Chih-Yuan|
Group 2 winner = ZHANG, Jike
Group 2 runner-up = CHUAN, Chih-Yuan
|WANG, Hao||4-0||TANG, Peng|
|OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij||4-3||KREANGA, Kalinikos|
|WANG, Hao||4-1||OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij|
|TANG, Peng||4-1||KREANGA, Kalinikos|
|WANG, Hao||4-1||KREANGA, Kalinikos|
|OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij||4-1||TANG, Peng|
Group 3 winner = WANG, Hao
Group 3 runner-up = OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij
|SAMSONOV, Vladimir||4-2||SCHLAGER, Werner|
|OH, Sang Eun||4-0||SMIRNOV, Alexey|
|SAMSONOV, Vladimir||4-2||OH, Sang Eun|
|SCHLAGER, Werner||4-3||SMIRNOV, Alexey|
|SMIRNOV, Alexey||4-1||SAMSONOV, Vladimir|
|OH, Sang Eun||4-3||SCHLAGER, Werner|
Group 4 winner = SAMSONOV, Vladimir
Group 4 runner-up = OH, Sang Eun
Saturday 30 October 2010
|BOLL, Timo||4-3||CHUAN, Chih-Yuan|
|WANG, Hao||4-0||OH, Sang Eun|
|MIZUTANI, Jun||4-3||SAMSONOV, Vladimir|
|ZHANG, Jike||4-2||OVTCHAROV, Dimitrij|
Sunday 31 October 2010
|WANG, Hao||4-1||BOLL, Timo|
|ZHANG, Jike||4-3||MIZUTANI, Jun|
Sunday 31 October 2010
Bronze Medal match
|BOLL, Timo||4-3||MIZUTANI, Jun|
|11-7. 11-7, 8-11, 10-12
11-9, 9-11, 11-7
Sunday 31 October 2010
|GOLD MEDALLIST||Result||SILVER MEDALLIST|
|WANG, Hao||4-1||ZHANG, Jike|
|8-11, 11-8, 12-10,
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