Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2004 at 05.06.2004

Tournament Information
Name of Tournament: Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2004
Organiser: SV Eintracht Nordhorn e. V.
Events: Men's Singles I, Men's Doubles I,
Men's Singles II, Men's Doubles II,
Boy's Singles, Boy's Doubles,
Cadet Boy's Singles, Cadet Boy's Doubles.

Since no separate classes for female players are offered, women may start with the men, girls with the boys and cadet girls with the cadet boys.
Venue: Gymnasium of Frensdorf school; Krefelder Straίe;
48529 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/802834;
If necessary: alternatively or additionally Kreissporthalle 1 at Wilhelm-Raabe-Straίe in Nordhorn.
Format: Singles: Preliminary round in groups of four players each, who play Round Robin, and final round with first and second of each group in knock-out system. If feasible, consolation round for third and fourth of each group in knock-out system.
Doubles: Knock-out system
Games: best of five (11 point games)
Participation: international open tournament
Eligibility: Valid player passport and/or entry on valid players authorization list. Foreign players must be eligible for a table tennis club in their country or must be a member of the national table tennis organization.
Jury: 3 persons from different clubs, who are named on the tournament day
Tables: 12 JOOLA 2000-S;
If necessary: 24 resp. 36 JOOLA 2000-S
Nets: Imperial-Weltmeister
Balls: andro three star white; 40 mm
Date: Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 14.00 o'clock.
The doubles competition will start after the end of the preliminary rounds of the singles competition.
Categorization: The age scheme of season 2003/2004 is applied.
For players, who usually don't play with a hardbat, the league scheme at the end of season 2003/2004 is applied as follows:

Men I:  open for all women and men;
Men II: open for all men with low regional playing level (Kreisliga/Kreisklasse and below) and for all women with district or regional playing level (below Landesliga)

"Real" hardbat players are allowed to play only in the Men I competition.

Men:             born before 01.01.1986
Boys:            born after 31.12.1985
Cadet Boys: born after 31.12.1988

Two entries of one person in different classes are not permitted (singles and doubles of one class is considered as one entry).
Tournament Director: Thorsten Boomhuis, Eschenstr. 5, 48531 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/972418 (p), Tel. 05936/936121 (d), E-Mail:
Management Committee: Hilmar Heinrichmeyer, Ansgar Wocken, Walter Maatmann
Entries:  Until Thursday, June 03, 2004 (mail arrival) to Thorsten Boomhuis, Eschenstr. 5, 48531 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/972418 (p), Tel. 05936/936121 (d), E-Mail:
Late entries: Entries, which are not present up to June 03, 2004, are considered as late entries and will cost 2.- € late entry fee per person additionally to the entry fee. Please deliver your late entry per mail or on tournament day until 15 min. before start of tournament to the cash desk. Late entries per telephone are not accepted!
Draw: Friday, June 04, 2004 at 20.00 o'clock in gymnasium of Frensdorf school
Awards:  Prize money (men) and goods vouchers (boys and cadet boys) for the first four players in singles and the first two pairs in doubles:

                                      1st place  2nd place  3rd place  3rd place
Men's Singles I                80,- €        40,- €      20,- €      20,- €
Men's Doubles I              40,- €        20,- €
Men's Singles II               40,- €        20,- €      10,- €      10,- €
Men's Doubles II             20,- €        10,- €
Boy's Singles                  40,- €        20,- €      10,- €      10,- €
Boy's Doubles                20,- €        10,- €
Cadet Boy's Singles      40,- €        20,- €      10,- €      10,- €
Cadet Boy's Doubles    20,- €        10,- €
Entry fee: men:             8 € per player (contains singles and doubles);
boys:            4 € per player (contains singles and doubles);
cadet boys: 4 € per player (contains singles and doubles).
The entry fee is to be paid until 15 min. before start of tournament at the cash desk.
Entry fee reduction: For clubs and groups of 4 (resp. 10) and more starting players entry fee is reduced by 25% (resp. 50%).
A group consists of players of several clubs, who made a gathered entry until entry date.
Accommodation:  Accommodation questions please to Thorsten Boomhuis, Eschenstr. 5, 48531 Nordhorn; Tel. 05921/972418 (p), Tel. 05936/936121 (d), E-Mail:
Cafeteria: In the gymnasium warm and cold meals and beverages are offered.
Clothing: Table tennis playing garment is obligation. The gymnasium may be entered only in not-coloring sport shoes.
Laws of the Game: The tournament will be played according to the ITTF Laws (German version; restrictions see below), the Laws of the DTTB and the implementing regulations and the "Rechts- und Disziplinarordnung" of the TTVN.

The ITTF rule A 4.3 (racket coverings) will be changed as follows: A side of the blade used for striking the ball must be covered with ordinary pimpled rubber with pimples outwards having a total thickness including adhesive of not more than 2 mm (no sponge). Long pimples with a relationship between pimple length and pimple diameter (aspect ratio) of more than 0.9 (according to ITTF-list of permitted racket coverings) are not permitted, even if they are used without sponge.

The ITTF rules A 4.6 (red/black) and B 2.1.3 (ITTF permission) are not considered with this tournament.

An exemplary list of racket coverings, which are permitted for the tournament, is on page "Brettchen-Belδge". There we also have a list of long pimples out coverings, which are not permitted because of disregard of above pimples geometry.
Permission: Table Tennis Association of Lower Saxony (TTVN) with permission no. 04/06-02
Date in 2005: Saturday, June 04, 2005