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    Posted: 07/20/2019 at 10:02am
T2 has some different rules compared to regular tournaments.  Not sure I like them but for one tournament a year it's fine and refreshing.

I'd like to see one tournament a year where they play 3 sets to 21 again.  Can call it a Classic Event.  Maybe allow hidden serves too, why not?

But would be really cool would be a team World Cup event: 4 players per team, 2 men and 2 women.  Everyone plays everyone, including men vs women.  Each match is one set to 25 points and the total number of points after all matches are played determines the winner.  So if China wins 6 matches for a total of 200 points, and Japan wins 6 matches for a total of 201 points, Japan wins.  Assuming the men always beat the women it still gives them something to play for without an insulting handicap system. 


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The T2 format is great fun to watch but I feel that because it's a slightly different sport they shouldn't count points towards ITTF ranking. 

As for other formats, I like the idea of a classic event; small balls, 21 points, hidden serves,  speed glue mandatory. 
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Originally posted by WeebleWobble WeebleWobble wrote:

I'd like to see one tournament a year where they play 3 sets to 21 again.  Can call it a Classic Event.  
Maybe allow hidden serves too, why not?


That's an interesting idea. I'd like to see such "classic" event to 21 points too. I remember some long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, it worked pretty well. It would be nice to remember. And the game dynamics would be totally different. 

Originally posted by WeebleWobble WeebleWobble wrote:

.... Everyone plays everyone, including men vs women...

not sure about that... Wacko
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Originally posted by Simon_plays Simon_plays wrote:

The T2 format is great fun to watch but I feel that because it's a slightly different sport they shouldn't count points towards ITTF ranking. 

totally agreed Thumbs Up

Originally posted by Simon_plays Simon_plays wrote:

 speed glue mandatory. 

LOL

Originally posted by Simon_plays Simon_plays wrote:

As for other formats, I like the idea of a classic event; small balls, 21 points, hidden serves 

I'd be more conservative -no small balls and speed glue. Because 38mm balls would mess players "muscle memory" (for lack of a better word), speed glue are not healthy. 

But hidden serves could make games more unpredictable =fun Smile


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