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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ChopSmash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/14/2009 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by Adham Adham wrote:

I am thinking of introducing a new type of Table Tennis event.

Wat do you think?


Based on the descriptions... I wouldn't watch it.
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Originally posted by Adham Adham wrote:

I am thinking of introducing a new ype of Table Tennis event. Volkswagen has agreed to sponsor it. It is a serious event but of a "spectacular" nature. Instead of points played like in a regular game, instead a pair of players would perform the most spectacular 3 minutes of play that they can perform. They would then be judged based on 3 criteria:
- Degree of technical difficulty
- Consistency (the best would be all 3 minutes in one rally)
- How spectacular the performance

The judges' panel would include one TT expert, one celebrity and one member of the public (from the audience).

The pairs would perform one after the other, then the top 8 pairs would move on to the quarter finals, etc.

Wat do you think?
 
Sounds cool with me.  Feel free to contact me for the "member of the public" judge.  I do get airfare and per diem, right? Smile
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ill say it again, i wouldnt mind seeing marty reisman touring the world circuit again... 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sidofmillenium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/14/2009 at 1:53pm
I had been always wanted to host such an event in my tournament, but always afraid, but now, I can happily do it :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Adham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/14/2009 at 4:13pm
Hi guys and gals,

I would like to update you on this idea. We have just agreed with VOLKSWAGEN to introduce this type of promotional event in 2010. In fact it will take place in Guangzhou, China, in March 2010. We will have a formal event with the top 8 men and 8 women in the World (one player per association), plus this special exhibition event, which we call for the time being "3-M SPECTACULAR PAIRS" until we finer a better marketable name.

If this is successful, then we will have a second such event (VW Cup) later in the year in another country (Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong or Germany). Of course it will be available live on itTV free of charge.

I will keep you posted.
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Any chance of the game coming to Australia?

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Hi, Adham,
Just have noticed an ITTF editor's announcement on the Volksvagen TableTennis Spectacle forthcoming on the next March. http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=20505
So, my highest query is: will the participants for the Spectacle be entitled to some amount of scenic foolery, not exactly in llne with regular Rules of table tennis, e.g. hitting the ball with a boot's sole and other fancy "tricks"???
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Originally posted by igorponger igorponger wrote:

Hi, Adham,
Just have noticed an ITTF editor's announcement on the Volksvagen TableTennis Spectacle forthcoming on the next March. http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=20505
So, my highest query is: will the participants for the Spectacle be entitled to some amount of scenic foolery, not exactly in llne with regular Rules of table tennis, e.g. hitting the ball with a boot's sole and other fancy "tricks"???
Thanks.


Watch it on itTV and you will find out. There will be two main events. One official and serious VW Cup with 8 men and 8 women and $250,000 prize Money. Then a separate event with 5 "pairs" called "Spectacular Pairs". You need to watch it to find out what it is.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rich215 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/13/2010 at 12:26pm
Good to have you back posting Adham!   Thanks for the info. 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Leshxa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/13/2010 at 4:54pm
I don't like the idea of having this event in the manner of talent shows because it would take the attention from the existing sport.

On the other hand, I would certainly be interested in seeing how this event can be combined with a serious competition - something that will draw people to come in and see the real competition in action - something to fill the stands and bring live viewers.

The question I have is where would this event be held? If you immediately are looking for success, you need to host it where sport popularity is present. Otherwise, you'll need to create popularity.

One other thing is that if you get all top players to participate in the show, then it may not be so great - I mean really the pros don't have a problem keeping the ball on the table! Perhaps it would be a good idea to open this "show" up with a World Ranked top athletes and selected participants - like the Dancing with the stars. This would allow plain amateurs who aspire in sport develop awesome relationships with world class stars and also develop their skills. Plus, the top players would pass their experience on to the new generation.


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This event was held in Guangzhou China on 29-30 March 2010. It was a great success and enjoyed by all. there are many modifications and refinements needed, but overall it was very well accepted and we will have another edition in November in Germany this year.

You can watch most of it on itTV (VW Cup).

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Thanks for the update Adham, I was wondering whatever happend with this.
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Originally posted by Adham Adham wrote:

This event was held in Guangzhou China on 29-30 March 2010. It was a great success and enjoyed by all. there are many modifications and refinements needed, but overall it was very well accepted and we will have another edition in November in Germany this year.

You can watch most of it on itTV (VW Cup).

Adham


The women pair that played made me feel embarassed for the entire time I watched them. They were horrible. Saive and his brother on the other hand were fun to watch.

My only concern with this event is that it has a limited life span. There is so much you can do within the rules. Smashing and jump the barrier, run around and swap sides. Bonus points for cartwheel chop Wink..

After that there really isn't much that can be done. China vs the world was good because it was organised disorganised thing. Funny to watch all the pros having some fun like that. I think this will have a very limited life span if you don't get people in who can specialise in doing things we haven't seen before.

Also I don't feel this event is coming at the right time. It is a bit of fun, but right now there is the whole issue of the 'basement PING PONG' stereotype. While it was pointed out that people don't confused slam-dunk basketball with regular basketball, people manage to think table tennis doesn't advance far past basement level.

If these videos spread then all it will serve is to further stereotype table tennis into 'a bit of fun'.

Good concept, wrong time.
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