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Hosting Bid For 2018 Opening Soon

Watch this space for more information on the 2018 Hosting Bid, coming soon.


The 2018 ITTF World Tour consists of International Opens in 2 Tiers and the end-of-year Grand Finals. 


  • World Tour Platinum (Maximum 6 Events)

  • World Tour (Maximum 6 Events)



Bid Process

We would like to invite all interested cities, associations and organisations to bid for the hosting rights of each individual event. Please note that all applications must be submitted with the support of the respective National Table Tennis Association. Bids for multiple years are welcome.


Timeline for the below to be announced soon:

 - Opening of bid

 - Deadline for submission of bid form

 - Evaluation of submissions by Bid Panel

 - Anouncement of ITTF World Tour Calendar


Bid Panel

The Bid Panel consists of the ITTF Chief Executive Officer, ITTF Competition Director, and ITTF Marketing Director


Bid Evaluation Criteria

The Bid Panel will select the successful ITTF World Tour bids based on the below criteria. Please be as detailed as possible in your bid submission:

  • Prize Money

  • TV Production Plan

  • Sports Presentation Plan

  • Hosting Goals & Event Impact

  • Player Service Plan

  • Marketing & Promotional Plans

  • Estimated Number of Spectators


The ITTF Bid Panel will also take into consideration the following points:

  • Trying to ensure a global spread of events

  • Having previously hosted a World Tour event will also be considered favorably


Any additional supporting documents and information portraying the reason why your bid should win will only assist your chances of being successful.


For 2017, due to the timing of the bid the ITTF Bid Panel will consider if certain hosts wish to organise their event slightly different to the bid criteria and/or slightly different to the supporting documents related to the World Tour concept for 2017, these differences must be clearly announced in the bid submission.


Hosting Requirements

More information on the hosting requirements can be found in the "Resources" tab, or by contacting us:

General and marketing purposes: sdainton@ittfmail.com 

Technical implementation: kjindrak@ittfmail.com