Welcome to Lausanne, welcome to the Olympic Capital
The 5th DHS Swiss Table Tennis Open Lausanne will be held from February 12 to 14, 2016 in Vallée de la Jeunesse.
“After having successfully staged three previous editions of the Tournament, as well as now having successfully hosted "DHS Europe Cup - Tournament of Qualification for the World Cup" showcasing the Top 12 players in Europe, we now have the pleasure of organizing the latest edition, once again here in Lausanne. Every year we seek to continually improve the Tournament to allow all involved to better enjoy what’s on offer”, said Nicolas IMHOF, President of the Organising Committee and Chief of the Department of Sports and Physical Education - Canton of Vaud.
The main innovations will consist of the following points: the games will begin earlier than previously on the first day, Friday 12nd February. The new starting time will be 15:45 (training can start at 14:00). This change will eliminate the need of splitting up the programme on the second day, Saturday 13th February.
The men’s competition (with 29 participants) will now be split up into groups of five, whereas the women (18 participants) will play in groups of four. This will enable the maximum possible exposure for participants via the attractive number of games on offer to everyone.
The best 8 players in each event (both men and women) will receive attractive prize money: winner will gain CHF 6.000, 2nd place CHF 3.000, 3rd-4th place CHF 1.500 and 5th-8th place CHF 750.
The 5th Swiss Table Tennis Open Lausanne is included in the official calendar of the ITTF and is weighted R3/B5 in terms of ranking. It will be played in accordance with the ITTF rules. The draw for the men’s and women’s events will be based on the world ranking published at the end of December 2015 and will be published on the website www.sttopen.ch. The tournament is limited to 47 players (29 men / 18 women). If the number of entries exceeds the number of places per event, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to select players according to their world ranking.
Deadline for the entries is January 12, 2016.