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.
For the NPC´s that did not receive any selected athletes but has eligible athletes for Wild card applications I encourage each NPC to apply for a Wild card and give your eligible athletes the chance to compete. Remember to include special reasons that we might not know about, that could be economical, political, geograhic or other reasons that gave the athletes a difficult time to fairly qualify despite his/her high level.
The Wild card 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 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.
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
The best way to communicate with me is by
E-mail: Massimo Bernardoni:email@example.com
ITTC Selection officer