Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis Tournament 2018 – Regulation

Event Rules & Regulations

32nd Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis Tournament

“Ton Dong A” Cup – From 04 July to 07 July 2018

I. Mission Statement

– Maintain and develop one of the most prestigious international tournaments in Vietnam which have gathered several outstanding international and national players.

– Expand exchange activities between Vietnamese Table-Tennis players and international teams.

– Evaluate training activities to Vietnamese Table-Tennis team ensuring that the team is ready to excellently perform at the 2018 Asiad tournament.


II. Rules & Regulations

1. Team Structure:

  • Team Event: Men’s team, Women’s team
  • Individual Event: Men’s single, Women’s single

2. Competition Format

The competition includes two events as described below.

– Team Event: Men’s team, Women’s team

+ The team events will be played according to the Swaythling Cup system (Best of Five matches. Each team consists of 3 members playing 5 matches: A-X, B-Y, C-Z, A-Y and B-X).

+ The Team Event will play 2 stages:

  • Stage 1: Divide teams into groups. The top two from each group qualify for the second round of the competition
  • Stage 2: The teams will be played on a knockout basis.

– Individual Event: Men’s single, Women’s single. The single events will be played in two stages.

  • Stage 1: Individual players will be divided into groups to play round robin system. Each match consists of 5 games (best of five). The top two players from each group will advance to a next round, Stage 2.
  • The 2nd stage is single knock out system with each match playing up to 7 games (best of seven).

3. Participation

– International Players: The following countries will send their Table-Tennis team to participate in the 32nd Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis.

+ Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, and Hong Kong.

– National Players:

+ Vietnamese Military Table Tennis Team

+ Hanoi Table Tennis Team

+ Viciem Hoang Thach – Hai duong Table Tennis Team

+ Ho Chi Minh City Petrosetco Table Tennis Team

+ Ho Chi Minh City Hoa Lu Table Tennis Team

– Each team can send 1 manager, 1 coach, 4 men players and 4 women players. Players can play in both team and single events.

4. Participation Requirements

– It is mandatory that all players must be in good health condition to participate in this event. The Team is responsible for their team members’ health insurance.

– Only members that have completed their registration in this event can participate in the competition.

5. Registration

Please complete the registration form as attached and send it back to the following mailing address no later than Jun 23, 2018. You can also send it via email listed below. Registration will open from Jun 01, 2018.

– Mailing Address: Ho Chi Minh city Table Tennis Federation Office, 2 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Dakao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city, VietNam.

– Via Email:

– Website:   

★★★ .Entry Form for registration: Download 

6. Draw Format

– Seeding Players:

+ The team event will be based on the last event result of the 31st Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis Tournament 2017 –Ton Dong A cup

+ The single event will be based on the following results of the 31st  Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis Tournament 2017 –Ton Dong A cup

+ ITTF ranking (ITTF)

+ Number of entries in the tournament

– The Draw:

+ Stage 1: Players from the same team will be assigned to different groups if possible

+ Stage 2: Knock-out system of play.

7. Date and Place

– Date: From 04 July 2018 through 07 July 2018. All teams are required to be in Ho Chi Minh city on 03 July 2018.

– Place: Nguyen Du Sport & Physical Education Center, 116 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8. Draw Date

The draw will be held at 9:00 am on June 30, 2018, at the main office of  Ho Chi Minh City Table Tennis Federation.

9. Competition rules

The competition, unless otherwise stated in these Rules and Regulations,  will be governed by the current Laws of Table Tennis and Regulations for  International Tournament from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

9.1. A game shall be won by the player or pair first scoring 11 points unless both players or pairs score  10  points, then the game shall be won by the first player or pair subsequently gaining a lead of 2 points.

+ Stage 1 (Round robin). Each match will be best out of 5 games.

+ Stage 2 (Knock out): Each match will be best out of 7 games.

9.2. Official Ball

Balls to be used in the competition shall be ITTF approved type named as Butterfly.

+ Butterfly 3 stars A40+mm

+ Tables to use: Butterfly DT3

9.3. Clothing:

– In Team Events, the players must wear team colors. That is, each player must wear the same color and design of shirts and shorts.

– Each team must wear a different color. In an event, both teams have the same cloth of uniform and cannot reach a final agreement on the color for each team, a draw will be applied.

10. Others:

Should any decision that both teams and/or players in a match is not agreed, a decision will be made by the Technical and/or the Organizing Committee.

11. Registration fee:

– Entry fee: USD 200/pax with a maximum of 10 people a team.

– The fee includes:

+ Accommodation from 03 July 2018 to 08 July 2018 (5 nights total). Should any team wish to extend their stay, an extra fee will occur.

+ Shuttle bus/car from Tan Son Nhat airport to a designated hotel on 03 July 2018

+ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at the hotel:

  • On the check-in date – July 03, 2018: Only dinner will be provided.
  • On the check-out date – July 08, 2018 Only breakfast will be provided.

                   + Shuttle bus/car from a designated hotel to Tan Son Nhat airport on 08 July 2018.

          – Extra fee:

                   + In an event, a team exceeds a maximum of 10 members, an extra fee of $70/pax per day will be applied.

                   + Extending stay will also occur an extra fee of $70/pax per day.

12. Awards

The cash prize will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the Team and Single Events.                                                              






Team events

(Men & Women)

1st place

30 Mill. VNĐ


60 Mill. VNĐ

2nd place

15 Mill. VNĐ


30 Mill. VNĐ

3 rd place

10 Mill. VNĐ


40 Mill. VNĐ

Single events

(Men & Women)

1st place

20 Mill. VNĐ


40 Mill. VNĐ

2nd place

10 Mill. VNĐ


20 Mill. VNĐ

3 rd place

6 Mill. VNĐ


24 Mill. VNĐ

Coaches of Champions

(men & women)

Men team

6 Mill. VNĐ

Women team

6 Mill. VNĐ

Top 16 Single Player

1 Mill. VNĐ


16 Mill. VNĐ

Top 8 Single Player

2 Mill. VNĐ


16 Mill. VNĐ

Trophies will be awarded for the first (gold medal), second (silver medal) and third (bronze) positions.

13. Reception

– The organizer will have the reception to welcome all the teams.

– For those who need to apply for an entry visa, please send us your team members information including Name, Date of Birth, Passport number, Nationality and Gender no later than 04 June 2018.

– Please provide the flight number, estimated arrival time on 03/7/2018 so we can arrange to pick up accordingly.

– Should you have any questions, please contact the following.

+ Mr. Trinh Cong Phuong, Vice-chairman of Ho Chi Minh city Table

Tennis Federation. Tel: 0903943899

+ Mr. Tu Nhan Luan, Secretary General of Ho Chi Minh city Table

Tennis Federation. Tel: 0913909012.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 32nd Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis.

★★★ .Entry Form for registration: Download 



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