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1. AUTHORITY:

2017 Para Table Tennis World Team Championship will be organized by the Slovak Sports Association for the Disabled with cooperation with Slovak table Tennis Association and Slovak Paralympic Committee under the auspices and authority of the International Table Tennis Federation (Para Table Tennis Division).

2. DATE AND PLACE:

dates of event arrival and departure) Date of arrival: 15 May 2017 Date of departure: 21 May 2017 Ondrej Nepela Ice Rink, Odbojarov, 831 04 Bratislava

3. EVENTS:

the following events will be played: Men’s team (class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) Women’s team (class 1-2, 3, 4, 5, 6-7, 8, 9, 10, 11) Depending on the entries, the organisers and the Technical Delegate reserve the right to combine classes as may be necessary, under the philosophy to protection the lower classes as follow: Women: class 1-2, class 6, class 7 and class 11 Men: class 1, class 6 and class 11 will be allowed to have a minimum of 5 teams per class and will not be combined with a higher class. In this case it will be played only a round robin group with 5 teams with only 3 medals 1 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze medal

4. PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE:

The venue will be open for practise from 15 May at 8:00h (Practice hall) and from 16 May at 8:00 Competition hall. Arrivals: 15 May Practice days: 15-16 May (9:00-20:00) Technical meeting: 16 May – 10.00 am Opening ceremony: 16 May Competition days: 17- 20 May Closing ceremony and banquet: 20 May Departures: 21 May

5. RULES:

The Championships will be conducted in accordance with the current Laws of Table Tennis, the Regulations for International Competitions and the Special Regulations for World Championships and specific PTT directives.

6. EQUIPMENT:

The following equipment will be used: Tables: Butterfly Centrefold 25 (blue) Nets: Butterfly Balls: TBC Floor: Gerflor / Taraflex Note: All tables will be wheelchair accessible.

7. ELIGIBILITY:

The event is open to players who are eligible to represent their national association according to the ITTF Handbook 2015-2016 and from 1 September 2014, according to the ITTF Handbook 2014-2015.

8. OFFICIAL ORGANISER:

Name: Slovak Sports Association for the Disabled

Physical/postal address: Benediktiho 5, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Phone: +421 2 577 897 00

Tournament Director: Mr Jan Riapos

9. TECHNICAL DELEGATE FOR THE EVENT Name:

Mr Francesco Nuzzo

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10. REFEREE:

Name: Ms Constantina Crotta

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11. CLASSIFIER:

The chief classifier will be announced later and will act as observer during the competition.

12. CLASSIFICATION:

All players participating in the 2017 Para Table Tennis World Team Championship must be already classified.

13. 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 he/she may play in the next higher class event. - 1 team per class per Country – choice of players by the Country - team composition, 2 or 3 players maximum – each player need to be classified as no classification will be organized - playing system of Rio with Round Robin in first stage follow by KO in second stage – group of 3 or 4 teams with the 2 first going over to the second stage - WTC (80 points) will not been take in consideration for the TC points needed for the World Individual Championships 2018 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.

14. 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 their entries). Preliminary interest deadline is 15.12.2016 The first entry (entry by number) together with 30% payment deadline is: 31 January 2017 The second entry (entry by name) together with 70% payment deadline is: 31 March 2017 All entries must be sent to the organisers and Georgios Seliniotakis: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In order to secure full participation, national associations failing to confirm their participation according to deadlines will be removed from the list of participants.

15. SYSTEM OF PLAY:

Team events: Team Match Systems: follow the Paralympic Games 2016 format: Best of 3 matches (1 doubles and 2 singles) A team shall consist of 2 or 3 players. The order of play shall be: First Match Match Doubles* Second Match Match Singles A Plays X Third Match Match Singles B Plays Y *Doubles pairing (if required) could be any two team members All players shall be selected from those nominated for the event. Before a team match the right to choose A,B or X,Y shall be decided by lot and the captains shall name their teams to the referee or his representative, assigning a letter to each singles player. All names must be nominated before start the team match. Team competition system: in all Para TT events under the authority of PTT ITTF the team competition system will be organized in group system in the 1st stage and in the 2nd stage will be used knock-out system without team match for bronze medal. 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. All matches will be played to the best of 5 games. Medals will be awarded according to ITTF PT directives for Para TT events.

16. SEEDING:

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

17. TECHNICAL MEETING:

The technical meeting will be held on 16 May 2017 at 10.00 am, at hotel Double Tree by Hilton.

18. DRAWS:

The draws will be announced on 16 May 2017.

19. PERSONS ON THE BENCH:

The following persons on the bench are permitted: In the team events 4 seats for one (1) coach and up to 3 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.

20. CLOTHING:

Please note that with effect from 1 January 2014, all players are expected to wear shirts with their name and 3 letter association code on the back of their playing shirts.

21. ENTRY FEES AND ACCOMMODATION:

For PTT events, the entry fees include accommodation and capitation fees. The entry fees have to be paid in Euros to the organisers as set out below.

Accommodation Name (hotel 1): Double Tree by Hilton

Physical/postal address: Trnavska cesta 27/A, 831 04 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Phone: +421 2 3234 0111

Website address: www.bratislava.doubletreebyhilton.com

In double room (2 people sharing in a room) Cost per person: 1 000,00 € Cost per person per extra night: 80,00 € In single room Cost per person: 1 300,00 € Cost per person per extra night: 100,00 €

Name (hotel 2): Hotel Lindner

Physical/postal address: Metodova 4, 821 08 Bratislava, Slovakia

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Phone: +421 2 3993 0000 Website address: www.lindner.de/sk/hotel_bratislava

In double room (2 people sharing in a room) Cost per person: 1 000,00 € Cost per person per extra night: 80,00 € In single room Cost per person: 1 300,00 € Cost per person per extra night: 100,00 € Should there be any spectators or supporters, they should contact the organisers to enquire if a package is available for them. Payments should be made as follows: Account name: Slovensky zvaz telesne postihnutych sportovcov Bank name: Privatbanka, a.s. Bank address: Einsteinova 25, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia Account number: 141 236 9060 SWIFT code: BSLOSK22 IBAN: SK13 8120 0000 0014 1236 9060 Notification (name of team): All bank charges are for the cost of the party making the payment.

22. TRANSPORTATION:

The organisers will provide transportation for teams and officials from and to Vienna Airport (Austria) and Bratislava Airport (Slovakia).

23. 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, Classification Illegal Betting and Corruption 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.

24. 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.

25. CANCELLATION POLICY:

The policy applies as follows: 25.1 cancellations after the first entry but before the second entry: the first entry fee is forfeited. 25.2 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. 25.3 cancellations within 20 calendar days of the arrival date will be decided by the organisers in consultation with the TD. This is provided that the player is not able to prove circumstances beyond his or her control e.g. admission to hospital.

26. VISAS:

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 Government’s jurisdiction and the association must fulfil all requirements in order to get a visa in time. In supplying this information, the person understands and acknowledges that data covered by data protection legislation will be shared in order to facilitate the application for a visa.

27. COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Average high temperature expected: 21º Celsius Average low temperature expected: 12º Celsius Average rainfall expected: 60 cm3

28. DOCUMENTS ATTACHED:

Together with this Prospectus, attached are the following documents: 28.0 Preliminary Interest form 28.1 first entry form 28.1.1 entry by numbers 28.1.2 first entry fee payment form 28.2 second entry form: 28.2.1 singles and team entry forms by name 28.2.2 second entry payment form 28.2.3 rooming list 28.2.4 tournament indemnity form (to be signed by all participants) 28.2.5 transport form Otherwise, you can download the documents from the ITTF PTT website, http://www.ipttc.org