To:National Paralympic Committees
CC:Kevin Simmonds, SPOC
From:Massimo Bernardoni, ITTC Selection Officer
Re:Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Qualifications in Table Tennis
Please find enclosed the following very important material.
The International Table Tennis Committee for the disabled (ITTC) January 2000 ranking list has 1447 active athletes listed from 83 countries. In the four 1999 regional selection Championships 656 athletes participated. In Sydney Table Tennis has only 272 allocated slots. Table Tennis offers events for Men and Women and for wheelchair, Cerebral palsy, amputees, les autres, and Intellectually disabled athletes. Table Tennis has one of the most competitive selection systems of all sports, and only athletes that competed and demonstrated true international elite standard was selected by ITTC.
I encourage each National Paralympic Committee to give your selected athletes the chance to compete.
The entry and the applications have to be received by February 15th, 2000, and should be addressed to:
International Paralympic Committee
Tel: +49(228)209-7200 Fax: +49(228)209-7209 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The best way to communicate with me in regards to questions is by
E-mail: Massimo Bernardoni:email@example.com
THE SELECTION PROCESS AND HOW TO ENTER
Each country can only enter a maximum of three athletes in each singles event or one team in a team event. Only a National Paralympic Committee (NPC) in good standing with the International Paralympic Committee can enter athletes to the Paralympic Games.
EXAMPLE: If a country has 8 selected athletes by ranking then 30% of those is 2.4 and rounded upwards will make it 3 that can be exchanged to other athletes. If a Nation has an athlete in Men class 3 that they would like to exchange, it can only be by another national athlete in Men class 3 with min. selection criteria. An exchange with an athlete from another class will not be allowed. If the NPC declined the selection then the spot goes to the next entered reserve. An Athlete that is selected as a reserve has to enter as well to keep the chance of being selected as an alternate. The exchange can in theory, in emergency situations, happen as late as in August.
On the attached Selection lists write one of the following three options in the Entry form column.
Please note: If no entry is made by a country in either A, B or C then that slots goes to an entered reserve.
I hope we have made the process as clear as possible, but please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions on how to fill in the selection forms. These documents will also be available on the ITTC website at:http://www.ipttc.org
ITTC Selection officer