The ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, formerly named ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals, is an annual table tennis tournament sanctioned by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the end of the year. The tournament includes seven events: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, mixed doubles (new in 2018), U21 men's and women's singles. Players who accumulated the largest number of points on the ITTF World Tour are qualified for the event, and competing for total prize money of US$1,000,000, the biggest total prize money event in the ITTF calendar.[1]

Qualification сriteria

Men's and women's singles

Men's and women's doubles

Mixed doubles

U21 men's and women's singles

If more than 1 player or pair have the same ranking on the World Tour standing when they compete for the last spot, the spot belongs to the player or the pair with higher ITTF world ranking.

Playing systems

All the matches in World Tour Grand Finals are played best of 7 games with the exception of the first round of men's doubles and women's doubles, which are played as a best of 5 games.[3]

Seeding of the players and pairs are determined by the final order of the World Tour standings.[4]

Men's and women's singles, doubles

16 players (or 8 pairs in doubles) advance towards next round under a knockout system. The top 8 players (or the top 4 pairs in doubles) on the World Tour standing will avoid playing each other in the first round.

U21 men's and women's singles

8 players are at first separated into two groups. After playing a round-robin, the top 2 players in each group advance towards a knockout.

Winners

Further information on medalists: List of ITTF World Tour Grand Finals medalists

Location Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
China Tianjin 1996 China Kong Linghui China Deng Yaping China Wang Liqin
China Yan Sen
China Deng Yaping
China Yang Ying
Hong Kong Hong Kong 1997 Belarus Vladimir Samsonov China Li Ju China Kong Linghui
China Liu Guoliang
China Li Ju
China Wang Nan
France Paris 1998 China Wang Liqin China Wang Nan China Wang Liqin
China Yan Sen
Australia Sydney 1999 China Liu Guozheng Chinese Taipei Chen Jing China Kong Linghui
China Ma Lin
Japan Kobe 2000 China Wang Liqin China Zhang Yining China Wang Liqin
China Yan Sen
China Sun Jin
China Yang Ying
China Hainan 2001 China Ma Lin China Wang Nan South Korea Kim Taek-Soo
South Korea Oh Sang-Eun
South Korea Lee Eun-Sil
South Korea Ryu Ji-Hae
Sweden Stockholm 2002 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan China Zhang Yining China Kong Linghui
China Ma Lin
China Li Jia
China Niu Jianfeng
China Guangzhou 2003 China Wang Hao China Niu Jianfeng China Ma Lin
China Chen Qi
China Guo Yue
China Niu Jianfeng
China Beijing 2004 China Wang Liqin China Guo Yue China Wang Nan
China Zhang Yining
China Fuzhou 2005 Germany Timo Boll China Zhang Yining Germany Timo Boll
Germany Christian Süß
United States Gao Jun
Spain Shen Yanfei
Hong Kong Hong Kong 2006 China Wang Hao China Hao Shuai
China Ma Long
China Wang Nan
China Zhang Yining
China Beijing 2007 China Ma Lin China Li Xiaoxia China Wang Liqin
China Chen Qi
China Guo Yue
China Li Xiaoxia
Macau Macau 2008 China Ma Long China Guo Yan Singapore Gao Ning
Singapore Yang Zi
Singapore Li Jiawei
Singapore Sun Beibei
Macau Macau 2009 Germany Timo Boll
Germany Christian Süß
China Ding Ning
China Liu Shiwen
South Korea Seoul 2010 Japan Jun Mizutani Singapore Feng Tianwei Hong Kong Jiang Tianyi
Hong Kong Tang Peng
South Korea Kim Kyung-Ah
South Korea Park Mi-Young
United Kingdom London 2011 China Ma Long China Liu Shiwen China Ma Lin
China Zhang Jike
China Guo Yue
China Li Xiaoxia
China Hangzhou 2012 China Xu Xin Singapore Gao Ning
Singapore Li Hu
Singapore Feng Tianwei
Singapore Yu Mengyu
United Arab Emirates Dubai 2013 China Ding Ning
China Li Xiaoxia
Thailand Bangkok 2014 Japan Jun Mizutani Japan Kasumi Ishikawa South Korea Cho Eon-Rae
South Korea Seo Hyun-Deok
Japan Miu Hirano
Japan Mima Ito
Portugal Lisbon 2015 China Ma Long China Ding Ning Japan Masataka Morizono
Japan Yuya Oshima
China Ding Ning
China Zhu Yuling
Qatar Doha 2016 China Zhu Yuling South Korea Jung Young-sik
South Korea Lee Sang-su
Japan Yui Hamamoto
Japan Hina Hayata
Kazakhstan Astana 2017 China Fan Zhendong China Chen Meng Japan Masataka Morizono
Japan Yuya Oshima
China Chen Meng
China Zhu Yuling
South Korea Incheon 2018 Japan Tomokazu Harimoto South Korea Jang Woo-jin
South Korea Lim Jonghoon
Japan Mima Ito
Japan Hina Hayata
Hong Kong Wong Chun Ting
Hong Kong Doo Hoi Kem
China Zhengzhou 2019 China Fan Zhendong China Fan Zhendong
China Xu Xin
Japan Miyuu Kihara
Japan Miyu Nagasaki
China Xu Xin
China Liu Shiwen
China Zhengzhou 2020[6] China Ma Long

See also

References

  1. ^ "I T T F prize_money". www.ittf.com.
  2. ^ a b c "Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals Qualification Criteria" (PDF) (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-07-31.
  3. ^ "Playing System for the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals" (PDF). ittf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-04.
  4. ^ "Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals Qualification Criteria" (PDF). ittf.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-01.
  5. ^ "ITTF Statistics". ittf.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  6. ^ "Bank of Communications 2020 ITTF Finals: Ma Long and Chen Meng make history". 22 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.