OVTCHAROV, FRANZISKA and FALCK in SingaporePhoto: ITTF
T2 Diamond 2019
The finale of this year’s T2 Diamond 2019 season will be taking place in Singapore at Our Tampines Hub between 21st – 24th November 2019.
T2 Diamond Table Tennis League is organised in collaboration with the ITTF. As a core tenet of ITTF innovation lab, T2 Diamond functions as a testing bed for new rules and formats of table tennis, assess their impact on the game and to prime them for wider usage within the ITTF circuit.
The opening event of the T2 Diamond 2019 season at Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Malaysia saw four days of scintillating play in Johor Bahru, where Chinese Taipei teenager LIN Yun-Ju and China’s ZHU Yuling were crowned as champions. Audiences, officials and players alike have shared positive feedback for the fast-paced and exciting gameplay. Collectively, the 32 participating players were awarded 16,600 bonus ITTF World Ranking points – a significant boost as they battle their way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification – and USD 500,000 in prize money.
T2 Diamond takes the sport of table tennis in a fresh direction featuring a 24-minute countdown clock in the first to four games with a Fast5 being required if the time expires.
Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore Players Men: XU Xin, LIN Gaoyuan, MA Long, FAN Zhendong, Tomokazu HARIMOTO, WANG Chuqin, LIN Yun-Ju, LIANG Jingkun, Patrick FRANZISKA, Hugo CALDERANO, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, Mattias FALCK, Jun MIZUTANI, JEONG Yeoungsik, JANG Woojin, CHEW Clarence.
Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore Players Women: SUN Yingsha, CHEN Meng, Mima ITO, WANG Manyu, CHEN Xingtong, LIU Shiwen, DING Ning, Miu HIRANO, WANG Yidi, Kasumi ISHIKAWA, FENG Tianwei, ZHU Yuling, HE Zhuojia, Hitomi SATO, CHENG I-Ching, YU Mengyu.