Commonwealth Games 2022 Birmingham

Table tennis has been a part of the Commonwealth Games since 2002.
2022 sees Birmingham, England, host the Games from 28 July to 8 August 2022

 By Martin Hughes
 Owner and Editor

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The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sports event which is held once every four years. It's often referred to as the 'Friendly Games'.

But what is the Commonwealth?

The Commonwealth is an association of independent sovereign states spread over every continent of the world and their two billion people make up 30% of the world's population with many different faiths, races, languages, cultures and traditions.

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games and they award the Games to a host city.

You can read more details here.

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Birmingham, England - Host City for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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The host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is Birmingham, England.

The Games are being organised by the Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, working alongside the Commonwealth Games Federation, Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Birmingham City Council, Commonwealth Games England and West Midlands Combined Authority.

The Games take place over 12 days, from 28 July to 8 August 2022.

Athletes will compete in 19 sports and 6 para-sports.

Events are predominately being held at existing venues in Birmingham with the table tennis events being held at the NEC.

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Sponsorship of the 2022 Birmingham Games

The 2022 Games were funded from a variety of sources.

The main sponsors were as follows...

2022 Commonwealth Games Sponsors - Partners 2022 Commonwealth Games Sponsors - Supporters 2022 Commonwealth Games Sponsors - Providers

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2022 Table Tennis Competition Schedule

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The table tennis competition takes place at the NEC from 29 July to 8 August 2022.

There are two sessions per day.

The events are...

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2022 Table Tennis Competition Format


The singles events are played as a round robin competition, followed by knock-out competition, as follows...

  • The top 16 athletes in each event go straight into the Round of 64 knock-out phase.
  • The remaining athletes are divided into groups of three or four with one player from each group progressing to the round of 64 knock-out phase.
  • All matches (group and knockout) are the best of seven games.
  • The ITTF World Ranking list is used for seeding purposes.


Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles are played as a straight knock-out with each match the best of five games.

Team Events

The team events are played as a round robin competition, followed by knock-out competition, as follows...

  • Each team match is the best of five individual matches.
  • The team match ends when one team wins three individual matches.
  • The competition starts with qualifying groups of three teams, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the main, second stage draw. This is played on a knock-out basis.
  • A special team ranking list, taking into consideration only the top three athletes from each team, will be produced in order to establish the seedings for the team events.

Team Format

The team event is played using the Olympic team competition format as follows:

  • Each team consists of three players and each match consists of a maximum of four singles matches and one doubles match.
  • Each athlete can only compete in a maximum of two individual matches.
  • Individual matches are played in the following order:

    ABC team v XYZ team

    • Singles A v X
    • Singles B v Y
    • Doubles C & (A or B) v Z & (X or Y)
    • Singles A or B* v Z
    • Singles C v X or Y*

      *The athlete not playing doubles

The team match finishes when one team wins three individual matches.


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2022 Men's Team Event

2022 Women's Team Event

2022 Mixed Doubles Event

2022 Men's Doubles Event

2022 Women's Doubles Event

2022 Men's Singles Event

2022 Women's Singles Event

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For more information about the Commonwealth Games, take a look at my other articles...

Commonwealth Games

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Other Major Tournaments

Olympic Games

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2020 Olympic Games - Tokyo, Japan

2016 Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012 Olympic Games - London, England

2008 Olympic Games - Beijing, China

2004 Olympic Games - Athens, Greece


World Championships

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2009 World Championships - Yokohama, Japan

2010 World Team Championships - Moscow, Russia

2011 World Championships - Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012 World Team Championships - Dortmund, Germany

2013 World Championships - Paris, France

2014 World Team Championships - Tokyo, Japan

2015 World Championships - Suzhou, China

2016 World Team Championships - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017 World Championships - Dusseldorf, Germany

2018 World Team Championships - Halmstad, Sweden

2019 World Championships - Budapest, Hungary

2020 World Team Championships - Busan, South Korea

2021 World Championships - Houston, USA


ITTF World Tour

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World Cup

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European Championships

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2008 European Championships - St Petersburg, Russia

2009 European Championships - Stuttgart, Germany

2010 European Championships - Ostrava, Czech Republic

2011 European Championships - Gdansk/Sopot, Poland

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2013 European Championships - Schwechat, Austria

2014 European Championships - Lisbon, Portugal

2015 European Championships - Russia, Ekaterinburg

2016 European Championships - Budapest, Hungary

2017 European Championships - Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2018 European Championships - Alicante, Spain


Table Tennis Events Calendars

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Table Tennis Officials

World Rankings

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