World Table Tennis has released the calender of WTT Star Contender series for 2023 and it’s time for Indian table tennis fans to see their favorite table tennis icon in action. WTT Star Contender series 2023 first event will be hosted in Panaji, Goa of India. Panaji, the capital of Goa is awesome place to visit with mesmerizing beaches and delicious food.
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“Goa is the nation’s biggest tourist destination and I am overjoyed to welcome WTT to our shores. We are happy that Goa has been chosen as the host for a WTT event for the very first time in India. We have positioned ourselves as a top sporting state by hosting various international sporting events and will continue to do so to develop and promote sports in order to make India a sporting nation.”
- Rohan Khaunte, Minister of Tourism | Government of Goa
The WTT Star Contender Goa 2023 tournament has been scheduled from February 27, 2023 to March 5, 2023 at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, located in the Goa University campus. Check more details on WTT official website.
The Star Contender events pit 48 men and women in the respective singles main draws. Players ranked in the world top 30 are eligible to play and four among them need to be in the top 20.
WTT Star Contender tournaments also feature 16-team doubles main draws for men and women alongside an eight-team mixed doubles main draw.
Eight qualifiers each in singles and four in doubles also get to progress to the main draw while host countries are also provided with sufficient wild-card entries in both singles and doubles categories.
“WTT is thrilled to be coming to Goa to host the very first WTT event in India. The WTT Star Contender in Goa will showcase the new brand of table tennis to the Indian people, and we believe this will be the first of many WTT events in India. The world’s best Table Tennis players will love coming to Goa and together we’ll make history”.
- Matt Pound, Managing Director of the WTT.
Second part of the WTT Star Contender series for first of the year would be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand in 23rd to 29th April.
Third part of the WTT Star Contender series will be hosted in Solvenia in 3-9 July.
The rest of the three part of the WTT Star series events location and time is not yet available.
So would you be going to watch the WTT series events in Panaji, Goa?
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