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Other Sports - 06. January 2009.

Record Prize Money for Players – Better Service for Journalists

The 2009 Kuwait and Qatar Open will have new record prize money of US$ 300,000. The winner of the Men’s and Women’s Singles event will receive 30,000 respectively; the runner-ups earn 15,000. The prize money has been extended to the round of 32 in Men’s and Women’s singles. The title in Doubles is remunerated with 8,000; the ones for the U21 with US$ 2,000. Women and men have the same prize money in all respective events.

Back to the Olympic Cradle
On 17 Events plus the Grand Finals, the tour will stop among others in Sheffield (England), Rabat (Morocco), Bremen (Germany), two times in China as well as in Seoul (Korea Republic). About 21 years after table tennis made its Olympic debut, the ITTF Pro Tour will bring for the second time (after 2001) world’s best table tennis players to the Korean capital again.

The Media Section on the ITTF Website – Your Home Base
The most important link for you on the ITTF website is: www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf3.asp?category=media or www.ittf.com -> Media.

On this domain only one mouse click away you will find the media contacts of each upcoming Pro Tour event, media accreditations, the latest press releases and e-newsletters as well as the profiles of the best players, all ITTF World Rankings and now brand new the statistics of the Pro Tours 2007 and 2008 with the results of each player!

Important Events on itTV
The latest table tennis competitions such as the Pro Tour events 2009 will be available free of charge on itTV, the internet TV channel of the ITTF: www.ittf.com/_front_page/itTV.asp?category=ittv_New

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