2017

ROMANIAN INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS OPEN (RITTO)
Junior and Senior : 20-26 March 2017
Cluj-Napoca Romania 
 

1.     AUTHORITY:  The Lamont Sports Club and the Little People Association, together with the National Paralympic Committee, Romania under the auspices and authority of the International Table Tennis Federation (Para Table Tennis Division) and the Romanian Table Tennis Federation. 

2.     DATE AND PLACE: 21-25 March 2017, Sala PolivalentaCluj-Napoca
 
21-22 March – RITTO Junior events
23-25 March – RITTO Senior events 

3.   EVENTS:
  the following events will be played:

JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
Men’s singles (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.)
Women’s singles (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.)   
                            
SENIOR TOURNAMENT
Men’s singles (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Women’s singles (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)                               

Men’s team (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Women’s team (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Note 1:  depending on the entries, the organisers and the Technical Delegate reserve the right to combine classes as may be necessary. 
Note 2:  the singles events will be played first followed by the team events. 

4.   SCHEDULE:
JUNIOR TOURNAMENT 
Classification:          20 March 2017 
Arrivals:                   19/20 March 2017 –   [for classification arrival 19 March]
Practice days:          20 June 2017
Technical meeting:   20.00 - 20 March 2017 – Sala Polivalenta
Competition days:    21 March - 22 March 2017 (Singles only)

SENIOR TOURNAMENT 
Classification:             21/22 March 2017 
Arrivals:                      21/22 March 2017 
Technical meeting:   20.00 - 22 March 2017 – Sala Polivalenta
Competition days:      23 March - 25 March 2017
Departures:                26 March 2017 
Proposed dates for the singles events:  23-24 March 2017
Proposed dates for the team events:     24-25 March 2017

5.   RULES:  
the event will be conducted in accordance with the current Laws of Table Tennis, the Regulations for International Competitions and specific PTT directives (which may be amended from time to time). 

6.   EQUIPMENT: 
 the following equipment will be used: 
Tables: 14 DONIC (blue)
Nets: DONIC (blue)
Balls: DONIC ***
Floor: PARQUET
Note:  ALL tables are wheelchair accessible. 

7.   ELIGIBILITY
 
The event is open to players who are eligible to represent their national association according to the ITTF Handbook 2012-2011.

8.   OFFICIAL ORGANIZER 
 Asociatia Club Sportiv Lamont Strada Aurel Vlaicu 11/29 
 400069 Cluj-Napoca Romania
Tel: + 40 722 948121   Fax:+ 40 264 460106
E-mail: sallywoodlamont@gmail.com 

9. Tournament Organisers:  Anca Chereches and Sally Wood-Lamont

10.    CLASSIFIERS 

The classifiers are :

11.    CLASSIFICATION 
All new players and players who are to have their classification reviewed should be present in time for classification.  This means that all players should arrive by 19 or the 21 morning, same for players on re-evaluation or under protest. This is very i cooperate fully in the classification process. 

12.    PARTICIPATION QUOTAS 
A player may only play in the class indicated on his or her international classification card unless, due to the low number of players, his or her class is combined with the next class or classes. Then they may play in the next higher class event.
The minimum entry for a singles class to be played is 4 players. 
For Fa20 events, the maximum number of entries per association per class is 6 plus 2 extra juniors.
The minimum entry for a team event to be played is 4 teams with 2, 3 or 4 players forming a team.
In Fa20 events, a maximum 2 teams per Association may be entered where all players are from the same Association.
Players from different countries may form a team in the team event in Fa40 and Fa20 competitions, but if there are 3 players in the same event from the same Association, only the 3rd lowest ranked player may form a team with a player from another Association.
All other persons wishing to accompany a team (i.e. who are not members of the team) are subject to special charges and should contact the organisers for further information. These packages are limited and subject to availability of places in the official hotels. Priority will be given to the Official Party of all the delegations.

13.    ENTRY PROCESS
 

Only entries submitted by or endorsed by the national association will be accepted (national paralympic committees are advised to contact the national association urgently to confirm this system of entry). All players must bring with them a valid passport which will be copied for the ITTF database.
The first entry (entry by number) deadline is:  20th January 2017 
The second entry (entry by name) deadline is:28 February 2017
All entries must be sent also to Georgios Seliniotakis : gselinio@gmail.com
In order to secure full participation, national associations failing to confirm their participation according to deadlines will be removed from the list of participants.

14.    SYSTEM OF PLAY 
Singles events:  the first stage will be played in a round-robin basis in groups of even numbered players but there shall not be less than 3 and not more than 5 players in a group and priority will be given to groups of 4 players. If there are 5 or less players, the event will be played as a round-robin without knock-out.  Two players advance from each group to the second stage which will be played in a knock-out format. 
Team events:  the first stage will be played in a round-robin basis with priority given to groups of 3 teams with the winner and runner-up in each group advancing to play in the knock-out rounds.  If there are 5 or less teams, the event will be played in a round-robin format without knock-out. 
Teams will play as follows:  Doubles;  A vs X;  B vs Y; A vs Y;  B vs X

General:
The numbers of groups will be decided by the TD and the referee in cooperation with the organising committee.  If the number of groups in an event is decided not to be a multiple of 2 (e.g. 2, 4 or 8 etc.), winners from the groups with the highest ranked seeded players shall have byes in the first round of the second stage, in ranking order. All matches will be played to the best of 5 games. 
Medals will be awarded according to the “Directives PTT events for 2014”point 3.9

15.    SEEDING
 
Seeding for all the events will be done according to the latest ITTF PTT ranking list at the time of the draws.

16.    TECHNICAL MEETING
Junior Tournament
The technical meeting will be held on Monday 20 March at 20.00 at the Sala Polivalenta
Senior Tournament
The technical meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 March at 20.00 at the Sala Polivalenta

17.    DRAWS
The draws will be done for the singles events on Monday 20 March  for the Junior Tournament and for the Senior Tournament on Wednesday 22 March and for the team events on Thursday 23 March by 15.00.

18.    PERSONS ON THE BENCH
 
The following persons on the bench are permitted:

  •   In singles events, 1 seat for a coach on the playing field (behind the surrounds).
  •   In the team events 5 seats for one (1) coach and up to 4 players of the team playing

  the match.

  •   No other players or personnel may have access to the area behind the surrounds or the playing area. Special provisions and seating areas will be made for medical personnel.

19.    OFFICIAL HOTELS
Hotel Hampton by Hilton ****
 
Adresa: 67, Bulevardul 21 Decembrie 1989
Web page: www.hilton.com/Cluj-Napoca‎
[Ten minutes by car from Sports Hall- Situated in the centre of Cluj!]
For Wheelchair Players and Standing Players – we have 26 twin rooms, 15 single rooms 

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Address: Observatorului Street 129, Cluj-Napoca 400352 
[Ten minutes by car from Sports Hall]
Web Page: www.goldentulipcluj.ro 
- we have 40 twin rooms, 22 single rooms and 1 triple room reserved 
for Wheelchair Players and Standing Players

20.    TRANSPORTATION
The organizers will provide transportation for teams and officials from and to Cluj Airport and hotels or from and to Cluj railway station.

21.    OBLIGATIONS
All players entered must compete against any other participating player and by entering, agree to be bound by the ITTF Anti-Doping, Anti-Harassment and Classification policies and procedures during the event.  The entry forms contain an undertaking to be signed by a responsible official of the nominating Association and the team member covering these matters and no entry will be accepted unless such an undertaking has been given.
 Similarly, it is the responsibility of the association, player or team member to ensure that he or she has adequate medical, travel and other appropriate insurance.
 
22.   TELEVISION, MOTION PICTURE AND INTERNET COVERAGE CONDITIONS
By entering the event, all participants agree to abide by all ITTF rules and by the rules and regulations of the organisers.  All associations, teams and individual players agree to be abide by the rulings of the ITTF and its agents in all matters concerning television coverage, video, internet web casting, 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 and web casting coverage, video and motion picture coverage, and photographic coverage of any kind; and hence accept such coverage during the event.  Any participant, when called upon, must appear promptly to press conferences or medal presentations and follow the procedures set by the ITTF and the organisers.

23.  CANCELLATION POLICY
The policy applies as follows:
23.1  cancellation after the first entry but before the second entry:  the first entry fee is forfeited.
23.2  cancellations after the second entry:  the first entry fee plus an additional 30% of the entry fee is forfeited i.e. a total of 60% of the total entry fee.
23.3  cancellations within 10 calendar days of the arrival date must be paid in full.
 This is provided that the player is not able to prove circumstances beyond his or her control e.g. admission to hospital.

24.    VISAS MUST BE APPLIED FOR  2 MONTHS BEFORE THE COMPETITION
Should you need assistance to apply for a visa (e.g. a letter of invitation), please provide the organisers with the following details:
- Full name as in passport
- Function in the team
- Passport number
- Passport expiry date  
Note:  the requirements for visas are not under the control of the ITTF or the organisers but under the Romanian Government’s jurisdiction and the association must fulfill all requirements in order to get a visa in time. 

25.    COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Average high temperature expected: 10 º - 15o Celsius
Average low temperature expected:  12º Celsius
Average rainfall expected:  50cm3

26.    DOCUMENTS

26.1.1   entry by numbers
26.1.2   first entry fee payment form
26.2    second entry form:
26.2.1   singles and team entry forms by name
26.2.2   second entry payment form
26.2.3   rooming list
26.2.4   tournament indemnity form (to be signed by all participants)
26.2.5   transport form

You can download the documents from the ITTF PTT website,http://www.ipttc.org/calendar/index.htm or from www.ritto.ro