The Vendéspace sports complex is hosting the French senior table tennis championships this weekend. Tables, program… Here is everything you need to know about the organization of the event.
The tables: changes in the organization of the championships
The Vendéspace in Mouilleron-le-Captif is hosting the event for the second time after the 2014 edition. For this 2022 edition, the French Table Tennis Federation and the organizers have made changes. 5 French champion titles are up for grabs this year. In particular, the men’s and women’s single tables go from 64 to 48 registered players. The 16 highest ranked senior table tennis players are directly qualified for the 16th finals of the competition, while the players placed from 17th to 48th place will have to go through a qualification phase to hope to integrate the final table. The matches are played by direct elimination, best of 7 sets (i.e. 4 winning sets).
As for the doubles competitions, 24 pairs are in contention in the men’s and women’s competitions, and 8 teams in the mixed doubles. These matches are played in the best of 5 rounds. In individuals, Simon Gauzy, for men, and Jia Nan Yuan, for women, both titled last year at Cesson-Sévigné, are the main contenders for their succession.
The full weekend program
10 h – 11 h : 16es men’s and women’s doubles final
11 h 15 – 12 h 15: 8es men’s and women’s doubles final
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.: mixed doubles quarter-finals
13 h 15 – 16 h 15 : 32es men’s and women’s singles final
17 h 45 – 20 h 15 : 16es men’s and women’s singles final
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10 a.m.: men’s and women’s doubles quarter-finals
10 h 50 – 12 h 30: 8es final men’s and ladies’ singles
2 p.m.: men’s and women’s doubles semi-finals
2:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
4:45 p.m.: mixed doubles final
17 h 45 : finale doubles dames
6:30 p.m.: men’s doubles final
10 a.m.: first women’s singles semi-final
10:50 a.m.: first men’s singles semi-final
11:40 a.m.: second women’s singles semi-final
12:30 p.m.: second men’s singles semi-final
2:30 p.m.: simple checkers finale
3:30 p.m.: men’s singles final
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French Senior Table Tennis Championships: from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 June at the Vendéspace in Mouilleron-le-Captif. 5 euros on Friday, then 20 euros on Saturday and Sunday. Free for children under 10. Sale of a 3-day pass available at 30 euros.