Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2014 at 26./27.04.2014

Tournament Information
Name of Tournament: Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2014

Even if the tournament for the first time includes not only hardbat classes but also a clickball class, we didn't want to change the well-known tournament name. Perhaps "Nordhorn Classic Open" would fit better now.
Organizer: SV Vorwärts Nordhorn

The tournament, being started 2001 by SV Eintracht Nordhorn and organized by TTC Eintracht Nordhorn after the fusion with TTC Nordhorn from 2008 until 2012, is organized since 2013 by SV Vorwärts Nordhorn. The Nordhorn table tennis players have moved completely to this club in summer of 2012. Organization and venue is the same as before, just the club's name has changed.
Events: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 14.00 o'clock:
Hardbat I, Hardbat II, Hardbat III, Hardbat IV: singles and doubles in each class.
The doubles competition will start after the end of the preliminary rounds of the singles competition.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10.00 o'clock:
Clickball: singles
Venue: Gymnasium of Frensdorf school; Krefelder Straße;
48529 Nordhorn; Tournament telephone 0049/151/27592481.
Format: Hardbat:
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

Singles: Preliminary round in groups of eight players each, who play Round Robin, and final round with the first four players of each group in knock-out system.
Games: Hardbat: best of five; 11 point games
Clickball: best of three; 15 point games (with double point-rule)
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.
Tables: 12 new JOOLA 2000-S, blue surface
Nets: Imperial-Weltmeister
Balls: Hardbat: andro three star white; 40 mm
Clickball: andro three star orange; 40 mm
Categorization: There is no categorization by gender or age. All players, including female and young players, are categorized to the four classes by the quarterly table tennis rating values (Q-TTR-values) from JOOLA ranking list of 11.02.2014 (see: as follows:

Hardbat I:   open for all players
Hardbat II:  open for all players with a Q-TTR-value up to 1600
Hardbat III: open for all players with a Q-TTR-value up to 1400
Hardbat IV: open for all players with a Q-TTR-value up to 1200

Players without a Q-TTR-value are put into one of the four classes by our decision.

Clickball:   open for all players

Two entries of one person in different classes of one day are not permitted (singles and doubles of one class is considered as one entry).
Tournament Director: Hilmar Heinrichmeyer, Heinrichstr. 17, 44137 Dortmund; Tel. 0049/231/148224 (p), E-Mail:
Management Committee: club members of SV Vorwärts Nordhorn
Referee: Saturday: Bernhard Portheine (VSR); Sunday: Günter Roelofs (VSR)
Jury: 3 persons from different clubs, who are named at the tournament day
Entries: Until Thursday, April 24, 2014 (mail arrival) to Hilmar Heinrichmeyer, Heinrichstr. 17, 44137 Dortmund; Tel. 0049/231/148224 (p), E-Mail: or online via
Late entries: Entries, which are not present up to April 24, 2014, are considered as late entries and will cost 5.- € 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, April 25, 2014 at 20.00 o'clock in gymnasium of Frensdorf school
Awards:  Prize money for the first four players in singles and the first two pairs in doubles:

                               1st place   2nd place  3rd place 3rd place
Hardbat I-Singles      200.- €      100.- €      50.- €      50.- €
Hardbat I-Doubles    100.- €        50.- €
Hardbat II-Singles       40.- €        20.- €      10.- €      10.- €
Hardbat II-Doubles     20.- €        10.- €
Hardbat III-Singles      40.- €        20.- €      10.- €      10.- €
Hardbat III-Doubles    20.- €        10.- €
Hardbat IV-Singles      40.- €        20.- €      10.- €      10.- €
Hardbat IV-Doubles    20.- €        10.- €

Clickball-Singles        400.- €      200.- €    100.- €    100.- €

At less than 32 starters the prize money of the classes Hardbat I resp. Clickball can be reduced by 50 %.
Entry fee: Hardbat:    10.- € per player (contains singles and doubles);
Clickball:   20.- € per player

Young players (born 1996 or later) each pay half.

The entry fee has to be paid until 15 min. before start of tournament at the cash desk.
Entry fee reduction: For clubs of 4 (resp. 10) and more starting players at a day entry fee of that day is reduced by 25 % (resp. 50 %).
Accommodation:  Accommodation questions please send to Hilmar Heinrichmeyer, Heinrichstr. 17, 44137 Dortmund; Tel. 0049/231/148224 (p), E-Mail:
Cafeteria: In the gymnasium warm and cold meals and beverages are offered at both tournament days.
Clothing: Table tennis playing garment is obligation. The gymnasium may be entered only in not-coloring sport shoes.
Laws of the Game: Both days 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 management committee is allowed to make changes to the tournament rules if necessary.
Hardbat laws: The tournament is a modern hardbat tournament, not a classic hardbat tournament:

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-Beläge" (groups A, B and C). There we also have a list of long pimples out coverings, which are not permitted because of disregard of above pimples geometry (group D).

We are prepared to give 50 loaner hardbats of good quality (wood: TSP Picco/rubber: TSP Miracle) to players without a racket permitted for this tournament. Who needs such a loaner hardbat should tell us that with his entry.
Clickball laws: The laws of the World Championship of Ping Pong will be applied:

All players must use the official WCPP bats being provided at the table. In these the wood is coated on both sides with a thin layer of fine sandpaper with the same color. Private rackets are not allowed.

Before each change of ends every player puts the racket used previously to his half of the table. After the change, he uses the bat with which his opponent has played before.

It is played with best of three games to 15 points. Each game is finished when the first player has scored 15 points. In the final game ends change when the first player has scored seven points.

Each player once per match has the option to take a double-point ball. This must be at his own serve and before he has reached 13 points in this game. The directly following rally is played with a white ball. If this rally is won by the server he gets two points. Otherwise, the opponent gets one point. Counting and change of service will remain unaffected. The server always has two services one by one.
Ranking list: The results of this tournament won't be used for the JOOLA table tennis ranking list at
Permission: Table Tennis Association of Lower Saxony (TTVN) with permission no. 01-14/04-05