Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 6 years ago

Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois

What is the meaning of seeding in table tennis?

Why Chinese players do not compete against each other until at least the quarter finals. I have never seen Ma long vs Xu Xin in the first or second round of a tournament.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Yap,

The players at the start of the tournament are placed in order of ability according to a raking list or what a group of selectors decide is an appropriate ranking for them.  This will then have a bearing on determines where they are placed in the draw.

That is the reason that the best players don't play each other early int he tournament.  They deliberately separate the better players so that they meet in later rounds.

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Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Is it similar to the world ranking, just that they are counting the players who are attending the tournament?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Yes that is right.  They do it for most tournaments.  Each State and Country will usually have their own ranking system that they use as well.

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