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              •   ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
              •   HOTELS
              •   MEALS
              •   MEDIA
              •   RESULTS
              •   ITTF WEBSITE
              •   SPECTATORS
              •   ITTF RACKET TESTING

         Approaching its 10th year, the ITTF Global Junior Circuit will have a jubilee in 2011 on the way to
being grow-up. It has increased from four events in 2002 to thirty scheduled for 2011. The race is going on
among the players to gain enough points to reach the GJC Finals in San Juan de Puerto Rico in January 2012
as well as to collect as many World Ranking points as possible. The participation showed a significant growing
so far this year clearly indicating that the GJC become an integral part of the National Associations’
competition program.

        In 2011 we continue the concept of two different tiers within the Global Junior Circuit depending on
the conditions they are ready to provide. In this document we try to clearly identify the difference in
organizational requirements, but no matter which type of event you have chosen, you are warmly and mostly
welcomed to the ITTF Global Junior Circuit in 2011.

        We strongly advise you to read this document in detail and to make sure that all areas of concerns
and recommendations are addressed by the main Organizing Committee.

        With the future in mind,

        Raul Calin                                       Judit Farago
        ITTF Global Junior Program Director              ITTF Executive Director of Competitions
The Organizing Committee obligations start as soon as you know that your event is included in the Global
Junior Circuit calendar. Your priorities and responsibilities are:
    •    Nominate a responsible Tournament Director who from that point is the key person for all contacts
         with the ITTF Competition Manager and with other interested parties.
    •    The tournament director to be responsible for all communications as well as sending updated reports
         to the ITTF Competition Manager.
    •    Please note that a first initiating contact confirming arrangements and preparations made should be
         made at least 6 month prior to the start of the event.

The invitations should be prepared in three separate documents. The first one will be the Prospectus,
including all the necessary information related to the event. The second one will be the Preliminary Entry
Form. The third document will be the Final Entry Form (During 2011, the Final Entry Form concept will be
changed by an on-line entry system. Organizers will be informed when the migration process is ready). The
draft of the prospectus should be done using the ITTF official template document and submitted to the ITTF
Competition Director for Junior Events for revision at least 3 months before the start of the Tournament.
Additionally, an Organisers VISA form may be sent to the ITTF so it’s included in the official package of
documents published.

We urge all organizers to respect the deadline for prospectus and to pay special attention to the importance
of meeting the basic communication requirements included in this document.

Ignorance of these deadlines may force the ITTF to withdraw the event from the ITTF Global Junior Circuit
calendar without further delay following a written notice.

In case of question contact:

  Raul Calin, ITTF Global Junior Program Director
  Mobile: +34 616 08 11 20

        Note   that the next items are mandatory to be included in the Prospectus.
        •       Organizer
        •       Tournament Director name and contact details
        •       Referee name and contact details (to be approved by the URC)
        •       Media Coordinator name and contact details
        •       ITTF Competition Manager (to be decided by the ITTF)
        •       Venue
        •       Events
        •       Age restrictions
        •       System of play (for all the events included in your Tournament)

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       •      Schedule of Draws and location
       •      Equipment
       •      Prize Money (including any possible tax deductions and form of payment)
       •      Hospitality options (Accommodation)
       •      Type of meals provided
       •      Transportation details provided
       •      Room cancellation policy
       •      Accreditation
       •      Deadlines
       •      Entry cancellation policy
       •      Entries distribution system
       •      Payment methods
       •      Visa application system
       •      Butterfly “Official Ball Supplier” logo

Important Note:           No official document is to be released without the approval of the ITTF Competition
                          Director for Junior Events.

The competition will include the following events:
Junior Boys’ Singles (born in 1993 or later) – mandatory
Junior Girls’ Singles (born in 1993 or later) – mandatory
Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Team – recommended
Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles – recommended
Cadet Boys’ and Girls’ events – optional

The competition in the JBS and JGS will be played in two stages defined as: First Stage and Main Draw.
In the First Stage participants will be divided generally in groups of 4 or 3 players with priority given to
groups of 4 players. As an exception to this rule, the ITTF Competition Manager can authorize the division of
the players in groups of 4 and 5 players (for example if the Tournament includes only singles and doubles
events but not teams); in this case, again the groups of 4 players will be the priority.
Two players will advance from each group to the Main Draw.
If the number of entries is larger than 64, the higher 8 or 16 ranked players taking part in the event will
advance directly to the Main Draw and also if the number of entries is very low, lucky losers can also
complete in the Main Draw. The ITTF Competition Manager, in agreement with the Tournament Director is
the sole responsible person for all matter concerning the system of play.
Competition in the First Stage will be best of 5 games while the Main Draw will feature matches best of 7
As far as number of tables and the schedule allow, organizers are encouraged to arrange a consolation event
for players not advancing to the Main Draw. It has to be agreed with the Competition Manager right after the
final entry deadline. All matches best of 5 games. Results of the consolation events count for World Ranking.

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The Ranking Default Policy is applied for no-shows. Players are included in the draw automatically unless the
team delegate advises the Competition Manager differently before the draw.

The ITTF recommends running doubles events in parallel with the singles events, so participants can benefit
more of the tournament. For the doubles, the system of play will be knock-out from the qualification stages
throughout the finals. All matches best of 5 games.

The most common system for an ITTF Junior Circuit is to have a tournament including singles, doubles and
TEAMS events.
For the team events two format of play are possible: the Corbillon Cup (AvX, BvY, doubles, AvY, BvZ) or the
World Championships (AvX, BvY, CvZ, AvY, BvZ).
Team event format has to be announced at the time of publishing the calendar.
The recommendation is to run the event in two stages, First Stage with groups of 3-4 teams and Main Draw
with knock-out format. If the time allows that, a consolation draw (or Draw B) may be arranged as well.
An alternative to play two stages in the team event is to play a progressive knock-out, (playing all the
positions) but in general we do not recommend to play just a single KO because half of the teams will have
then just one match and will not profit from the tournament a lot.
Additional international tournaments can be organized only separate days and not parallel to the ITTF event.

Entries will be only accepted from ITTF Affiliated Associations. By default, the deadline for entries is
automatically set 30 days before the starting date of the Tournament in the Prospectus. Additional entries are
not accepted after the deadline. From 2011 number of entries is limited based on the number of tables,
number of events and number of competition days available, but participation is guaranteed for each entering
associations. Maximum number of entries are fixed according to the below chart:

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In case the total number of entries exceeds the maximum acceptable number of players, each entering
association is guaranteed to have at least 3 players per event and the rest of the places will be filled by the
Competition Manager to the maximum from the existing entry list according to the last available World
Ranking on the date of the entry deadline. All the other players will be placed automatically on waiting list and
they can be late additions to the entries in order of the World Ranking if there is a sport cancellation.
If there are more available places than players with World Ranking position, the entries shall be taken into
consideration on a first come first served basis that is those entries sent the earliest within the entry deadline.
Entry limitation does not effect the host association, which can have guaranteed 12 entries in each individual

The draw for the team and/or individual events will be made one or two days prior to the start of the
particular events (i.e. one day before the team event start for the team events and one or two days before
the individual events start for the individual events).
Preferably the printed information shall circulate before 19:00 hours of that day. The Draw has to be
conducted by the Referee and the ITTF Competition Manager together, while the Referee can delegate one of
his Deputies/Assistants to perform this duty in co-operation with the CM.
Last available ITTF rankings will be used for the draws except if otherwise stated in the Prospectus of the
For team events, the addition of the points of the two best players of each team (if Corbillon System is used)
or of the three best players of each team (if World Championships System is used) will be used to determine
the seeding lists.
For doubles events, the addition of the points of the two players of the pair will be used to determine the
seeding lists.

The minimum number of tables required will depend on the number of events in your tournament, but
generally, a minimum number of 8 competition tables are recommended to run a Junior Circuit event. If the
number of entries is larger, we obviously recommend having 12, 16, 24 or even more tables based on the
total number of participants and events to be played.

A practice facility is desired, and if not in the same sport hall then it should be within walking distance. The
proportion of practice tables related to the number of competition tables should be at least 50%, with a
minimum recommended of 6 practice tables, providing similar playing conditions like in the competition hall.
Players directly qualified to the Main Draw should have the possibility of practicing on the competition tables
before they start to play.
A “central court” concept should be established starting from the JBS and JGS quarter-finals. If possible, JBS
and JGS quarter-finals will not be played at the same time, and the same applies to the semi-finals. This is in

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order to give more attraction to all the matches. Finals on junior singles at the Premium Events have to be
played one by one on 1 table.
The use of ITTF approved sports flooring is mandatory for the Premium Events, while for other
events it’s recommended.
Note the Butterfly ® rights as sponsor of the ITTF JC in terms of reserved surrounds in the “central courts”.
Full details of their rights in section 28 (SPONSORSHIP EXPOSURE).

One International Referee and two Deputy Referees should be appointed by the Organization in agreement
with the ITTF URC. One of the three must be from a foreign Association. The name list has to be proposed by
the organizers and before making it official it needs the approval of the ITTF URC.
Sufficient umpires have to be available based on the number of tables used. It is recommended that at least
25% of the umpires shall be International Umpires from foreign Associations.
Organizers of the Premium events will have to send an open invitation letter jointly with the ITTF URC to all
the ITTF Associations three months before the tournament start. If the number of applicants exceeds then
number of available places a joint selection (Organizers/URC) will be done. Note that this is also a
recommendation for the organizers of the other events.

The appointed ITTF Competition Manager is responsible for implementing the ITTF’s design and philosophy
on how to run our Junior Circuit events.
His responsibilities are defined as follows:
The ITTF Competition Manager is the official representative of the ITTF Executive Committee and has the
final authority in all matters relating to the agreement. In case of disputes, the Competition Manager may
over-rule the Referee and/or the Tournament Director. However, in matters regarding the interpretation of
the rules and racket control outcome, the Referee’s decision will be final.
The ITTF Competition Manager will work closely with the Referee in the tournament in all “technical” matters
of the event such as:
    •    Entries, eligibility, seeding and draw.
    •    Time schedule (in both structure and detail).
    •    Allocation of matches by tables for each round.
    •    Advertisement banners
    •    Exposure of the sponsors of the ITTF Junior Circuit
The host Association of the ITTF JC will provide free hospitality in at least a 4 **** hotel with a secure
Internet connection to the ITTF Competition Manager (or a designated official), who will arrive two (2) days
before the start of the event. Internet access has to be provided free of charge in both the sport hall
and the hotel to the ITTF Competition Manager.

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The ITTF Competition Manager has to be provided with a local mobile phone or SIM-card for the period of
stay and to have access to a printer (laser printer) 2 days before the start of the tournament.
The ITTF Competition Manager will prepare, following the event, a short evaluation report in order to provide
feedback for future involvements and affiliation to the ITTF JC.

The organizers have to provide a minimum medical service to the players included a doctor and a

To avoid any misunderstandings the following is expected:
The teams choosing the official hospitality packages are to be met, welcomed and picked-up at the airport or
train station that you have specified in your invitation (Prospectus).
For that purpose, in the Final Entry there will be a section to specify the date and time of arrival, flight
number, airline, etc, so that you can know exactly when each Association (or individual player) arrives.
Ideally you will have mini vans (or buses) to pick-up the delegations or individuals in order to provide a
smooth arrival service for each delegation. This service is free of charge.
For those Associations who insist on a pick-up service from a destination that you have not specified in the
Prospectus (another airport or nearby city) you could:
Assist in the best possible way but there is no obligation to the organizers to provide that service free of
charge. You may make all the arrangements at a fee OR recommend transport options from the destination
at their cost.
Departure service is expected to be provided in the same standard.

The Prospectus will specify the name, phone number, fax number and address of the hotel/hotels to be
used during the competition as “Official Hotels”. The types and categories must also be indicated.          It is
recommended that your Tournament will offer at least 2 different levels of accommodation packages at a
reasonable rate.

The ITTF Junior Commission strongly recommends to the organizers to pay special attention to hospitality
rates. Our strong recommendation is not to exceed 100 USD for single rooms and 80 USD in double rooms for
the cheaper option. The accommodation will include the entry fee for those who choose the Official Package.
Associations however have the right to choose their own hospitality arrangements but if they do so, they are
still obliged to pay the entry fee.

Hotel cancellation fee and deadline have to be approved by the ITTF Competition Manager and will be
announced in the Prospectus.

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Organizers of Premium events commit to provide up to eight places at a special hospitality rate (half amount
of the official rate) in full board basis for the ITTF Education and Training Program, to be used for players
with ITTF scholarships. The payment of these places will be done directly by the ITTF.

If decided by the Organizers, meals are included in the “Official Hospitality Package”. The Organizers are then
responsible to provide in cooperation with the Hotel/Catering service a suitable time schedule for the
participants. It is recommended to have at least 3 hours for the breakfast (6:30-09:30), and four for the lunch
(11:30-15-30) and dinner (19:00-23:00). A precise schedule for each tournament can be decided by the
Tournament Director and the Competition Manager based on the particular competition schedule and the local

If the distance between the hotels and the stadium requires transportation, this has to be provided as
frequently as possible, in order to best serve the participants.
The recommended schedule is to have transport from the hotel to the venue and from the venue to the hotel
every 30 minutes on a shuttle basis. The first service in the morning must be scheduled to arrive at the venue
a minimum of 90 minutes before the start of the first match.
“Peak” hours will be in the morning, when a lot of players either will go to the venue to prepare for their
matches or for practice and in late afternoon, when the same pattern will start again with many players
preparing for the evening session and some for practice.

Changing rooms for boys and girls should be available in the sport hall with showers and toilets.
A first aid medical service must be provided. In addition, access to a medical service for serious injuries or
illness should be available and all participants should know the name and location of the person to refer to in
case of a medical emergency. Preferably, these details should be circulated within the Official Programme.
An additional car or van should always be available in cases of emergency (hospitalization, last minute
errands, last minute pick-ups or deliveries, emergency contact between hotel and venue, etc).
A racket preparation area - well ventilated and large enough for the expected number of participants - shall
be provided.

A player’s lounge for players and coaches is recommended especially if the hotels are not close to the sport
hall. Water must be provided for free and it is recommended that you also offer snacks, sandwiches, fruits
and soft drinks at no charge.

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It is essential to have good communication between the organizers (Tournament Director) and the
Competition Manager before, during and after the tournament. Before the tournament the Organizers should
keep the Competition Manager informed in regards to the entries received, and also SENDING THE FULL
ENTRIES LIST in the format and specified files established by the ITTF within 48 hours off the passed entry
deadline. In this way, this information will be published on the ITTF website and the final arrangements in
terms of scheduling can be made properly.

It is our ambition in the Global Junior Programme to increase the interest of the media in the junior activities
in general and in the ITTF Junior Circuit in particular. For that purpose a member of the Organizing
Committee should act as “Press Officer” and communicate with the ITTF in advance to provide regular
information and during the event by assisting the ITTF Media Manager and the ITTF Publications Editor to get
quotes from the top players or those making outstanding results, specific profiles upon demand, etc. It is
recommended that the Organizing Committee will send daily Press Releases at least to the national media and
- in cooperation with the ITTF - get 2-4 articles for the ITTF website daily.
As far as possible, free of charge internet access should be provided for the delegates wanting to
communicate results/information to their respective Associations/national media.

In order to have a Premium Event, the organizers have to provide –among other conditions- the following in
terms of TV and itTV requirements:
    -    DVD’s of the Junior Boys Singles and Junior Girls Singles Finals complete matches and with graphics
         of the scores and names of the players. These DVD’s are to be sent to the ITTF itTV partner within 72
         hours after completion of the event. Technical specifications to be provided in a specific document.
    -    A dedicated 4 mega bits SDSL line for uploading the matches to the itTV (4 MB upload and 4 Mb
         download) if requested by the ITTF.
         Note that itTV implementation will depend on a calendar to be established by ITTF/TMS. You will be
         notified at least 90 days before your event start about the need of the requirement of the SDSL line.
         The same service is highly recommended and appreciated at the other events than the Premium
         ones, but not mandatory.
         Tournaments ready to provide a “professional” TV production on the individual finals in a similar way
         of the Pro Tour standard but with a minimum of three cameras may receive special organizational

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A good events results service is essential to run your Tournament smoothly.
There are three (3) different categories of people who need working results service from your event:
18.1     Attending Press, spectators, players and coaches at the event.
18.2     Non-attending Press, which follows your Tournament via some news agencies/Internet
18.3     ITTF staff and web-operator who need a precise results service to provide results to the outside world
         following the event via Internet and who needs to provide rankings and JC standings.
For the attending press, spectators, players and coaches, a result service has to be provided regularly and
frequently so that they are able to follow the event properly. Ideally detailed results should be provided after
every round, or at least after each block of matches played. Before being printed and distributed, the result
sheets have to be checked by the ITTF Competition Manager.
For the non-attending press, it is recommended that information be provided by press releases at least on a
daily basis.
For the ITTF staff and web-operators, the draws of the competition have to be provided in a SPECIFIC
FORMAT. The Organizing Committee has to appoint at least two persons with computer knowledge (user
level) to work under the authority of the Competition Manager for the preparations, arrangements, results
service and live scoring of the tournament. Ideally the Organizers will run the application provided by the
ITTF competition manager, but if they decide to use their own software, IT’S STILL MANDATORY TO
Score sheets will have to be provided for the ITTF staff and operators. ITTF Competition Manager will work
closely with the Tournament Director to determine the best way to proceed and to send the full results to the
responsible persons in ITTF.

After the conclusion of the event, the complete set of results has to be sent in electronic way to the ITTF
officer responsible for Ranking functions:
Tim GAUTREAU, ITTF Results and World Ranking Officer

David JACKSON, ITTF Ranking Consultant

Your association must ensure that a professional photographer covers the event and that from the day of
the draw till the end of the tournament. On a daily basis, on “real time” a set of photos is to be provided free
of charge to the ITTF Media Manager and ITTF Publications Editor and to the ITTF Competition Manager to
select those which will be included on the ITTF website with the daily articles. Upon conclusion of the event
two set of these photos IN HIGH RESOLUTION (minimum 3000x2000 pixels) shall be given to the ITTF
Competition Manager in a CD/DVD and two sets have to be sent to ITTF Headquarters - Lausanne Office and

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ITTF Publications Editor. Failure to do so will oblige the ITTF to withhold the ITTF financial contribution
for this item. See below the address for delivery:

ITTF Publications Editor:                                   ITTF Lausanne Office:
Ian Marshall                                                Richard Pettit
Limes View, 11 Limes Paddock                                International Table Tennis Federation
Dorrington, Shrewsbury                                      Chemin de la Roche, 11
Shropshire SY5 7LF                                          1020 Renens/Lausanne
England                                                     SWITZERLAND

The ITTF website will probably be the best promotional channel for your Junior Tournament. The ITTF will
have a specific section under the GLOBAL JUNIOR section for your tournament, and daily articles with pictures
will be uploaded so it can be followed all over the world. Our target is to get daily articles for the ITTF
website. For that purpose, it is important that we have the cooperation of all the involved parties (Press
Officer, Photographer, Result Service, Tournament Director and Competition Manager) to get the maximum
and best possible materials.

To guarantee the mentioned exposure, the Competition Manager and the Result Service responsible person
should have a location in the sport hall that allows them to comfortably follow all the tables and if not possible
at least the “centre courts”.
ADSL (High Speed) internet connection shall be provided in that location for the ITTF Competition Manager
and the Result Service responsible person.

The Organizers shall appoint to the ITTF one person with good computer knowledge to work with the “Live
scoring” tool to cover the last stages “live” on the ITTF website.
A computer and printer (laser printer preferably) should be ready in that place for the use of both Competition
Manager and Result Service and that computer will be used for the “live scoring” which will be implemented
starting at least in the singles semi-finals and in both WJC finals if not before.
A data-show (beamer/LCD projector) is to be provided for the purpose of the presentation of the draws.
Tournament Director and Competition Manager will agree on the ideal location to perform the draws.

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It is strongly recommended that an Official Programme is printed including at least:
    •    The players names and their associations
    •    General schedule of the competition
    •    The last published ITTF Junior Circuit standings (at the time of the printing)
    •    Some general information about the ITTF JC (maybe including articles, messages, …)
    •    A Butterfly “Official Ball Supplier” page (reserved as sponsor of the GJP).
    •    Two pages reserved for the ITTF.

Music will not give the spectators any information, but should be used when it is appropriate in order to give
the spectators a “good time” and to fill the void when there are no announcements to be made. It is also a
good way to keep the spectators interest during the breaks. Some types of music are particularly engaging to
the spectators and may raise the level of enthusiasm.
This function is especially important on the day of the Finals when the tournament is conducted on only one
or two tables. Music will add a special flavor to the event.
A good speaker to announce the upcoming matches, the final results after matches, the sponsor’s names, the
next rounds, etc, is important to give the spectators a better “over-all” experience of the event.

Your association agrees to provide the facilities and facilitate the conduct of Racket Control (including glue
testing) during the event if appointed in the ITTF Racket Control Program.
The Racket Control will be co-ordinated by the ITTF and training may be provided to your officials on that
occasion. Organizers will provide free hospitality to the ITTF official from dinner 2 days before the first day of
the event to breakfast on the day after the end of the event in case your tournament is selected for racket
testing. The Racket Controller has to get the same daily allowance from the organizers as officiating umpires
and according to the ITTF Directives.

The total prize money offered and the break down shall be exposed in the document. If any taxes are
applicable, this information should be included. It is the duty of the local organizer to handle all procedures
surrounding payment of prize money including official tax deductions and receipts (if applicable).
Organizers of ITTF JC Premium Events must secure at least 8,000 USD total prize money in junior events,
with at least minimum 2,000 USD for the boys’ singles and 2,000 USD for the girls’ singles top four places.
The break-down for the singles will be minimum 1,000 USD for the winner, 500 for the runner-up and 250 for
each of the semi-finalists.

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Organizers of other ITTF JC Events must secure at least 3,000 USD total prize money in junior events, with at
least 1,000 USD for the boys’ singles and 1,000 USD for the girls’ singles top four places. The break-down for
these amounts will be 500 USD for the winner, 250 for the runner-up and 125 for each of the semi-finalist.
Note that the prize money has to be paid on site by the Organizers. Prize money in these and any other
events or categories included in the official prospectus shall be distributed equally for boys and girls.

The ITTF will provide up to 2,500 US$ contribution for the organizers of an ITTF Junior Circuit event in 2011
with the following break down:
Up to 1,000 US$ contribution for prize money if at least 3,000$ provided for the Junior Events (with a
minimum of 1,000 US$ for the JBS and JGS events, equally distributed).
Up to 1,000 US$ contribution for correct implementation of the ITTF Global Junior Circuit Directives.
Up to 500 US$ contribution for general expenses.
In 2011, the ITTF will provide up to 4,000 US$ contribution for the organizers of an ITTF Premium Junior
Circuit event, with the following break down:
Up to 1,500 US$ contribution for prize money if at least 8,000$ is offered in junior events.
Up to 1,000 US$ contribution for correct implementation of the ITTF Global Junior Circuit Directives.
Up to 1,000 US$ contribution for providing TV-production and itTV requirements according to the Directives.
Up to 500 US$ contribution for general expenses.

Payment Conditions: The Performance report received from the ITTF Competition Manager Report will be
essential to determine the full payment of the above mentioned amounts. ITTF will make the payment within
30 days after the end of the event upon receipt of an invoice from your Association indicating the receiving
bank details. Invoice has to be sent for approval to the Executive Director of Competitions

The ITTF has the right to use advertising space on 25% of the surrounds on the “centre courts” or courts
designed for the finals.
The ITTF reserves two full pages in the Organizers Programme for information and/or articles related to the
ITTF Global Junior Programme activities. In addition, the logo ITTF JC 2011 shall appear in the printed results
as well as in all communicated faxes, letters and invitations, as well as in posters and results boards.
Butterfly, as Official Ball Supplier has the right to one full page in the Organizers Programme. In addition, its
logotype shall be present in:
  •    Communicated faxes, letters, invitations sent by TMS and the organizers of each Global Junior activity
       within the Programme of the agreement.
  •    All accreditation / VIP-passes for each event.

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  •    All events posters, tickets and result boards, in a position shared with the other Equipment sponsors,
       only secondary to Title sponsor and possible Major Sponsors.
  •    2 A-boards (surrounds) at each regular Junior Circuit event, and recognition as the Ball sponsor of each
       regular Junior Circuit (approx. 15 events per year) event, location at the “Centre Court” or on court
       where finals are played (exact position to be determined on “event-by-event” basis). To be produced by
       Butterfly and if agreed between all parties, the OC of the event, but at costs of Butterfly.
  •    One (1) Floor logo at each premium Junior Circuit event, and recognition as the Ball sponsor of each
       premium Junior Circuit (approx. 15 events per year) event, location at the “Centre Court” or on court
       where finals are played, Butterfly floor logo obtaining the best location (exact position to be determined
       on “event-by-event” basis). TMS will assist to produce the floor stickers for Butterfly, but at Butterfly’s

An ITTF Junior Elite Camp may be connected to your tournament immediately before or after the event. In
some continents there may be funds available for the ITTF Junior Elite Camp through the ITTF Continental
Federation Agreement with certain requirements from the organizer’s side. ITTF Continental Federation
Agreements for 2009-2012 are being finalized and you will be advised if funding is available. Alternatively
please contact ITTF Development Director, Glenn Tepper: for further information.
Countries not having funding through the ITTF Continental Federation Agreements have the option to "self-
fund" the ITTF Junior Elite Camp.

When the JC events (Junior Boys Singles and Junior Girls Singles) are connected with a “traditional” Youth
Open that includes doubles and team events, we strongly suggest to reserving two full days for the ITTF JC
events (JBS & JGS) with the possible addition of the doubles. Note that the scheduling will be done
reinforcing the relevance of the JBS & JGS events (ITTF Junior Circuit events).
Additional international tournaments can be organized only separate days and not parallel to the ITTF event.

For more information contact:
ITTF Global Junior Programme – ITTF Competitions Department

Raul Calin, ITTF Global Junior Program Director            Judit Farago, ITTF Exec. Director of Competitions                                  
Tel: +34 616 08 11 20                                      Tel: +36 30 645 2780

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