The first WINCUP event was held in August of 2018. The competition's organizers, who are real tennis veterans, were inspired by the atmosphere of the Table Tennis World Championships in Las Vegas. They've decided to band together and develop a tournament concept that would allow participants to share their experiences while learning new playing styles and techniques and reaching their full potential.
Today's WINCUP is a series of regular table tennis tournaments in a unique format that came from the organizers' long-term expertise in sports management and a strong desire to contribute to the development of their favorite sport.
Eight players compete against each other on two tables in a round-robin system, which makes the tournaments exciting for both players and fans.
The tournament Regulations are based on the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) Official Rules of Table Tennis.
THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT
A Yearly Event Calendar is split into four seasons, each lasting three months.
All seasons feature qualifying matches.
Throughout the season, athletes compete against each other within divisions. At the end of three months, the four players with the highest points advance to the Season Finale.
In September, all season winners in each division will compete in the WINCUP Grand Finals.
March - May
June - August
December - February
September - November
WINCUP tournaments have a ranking system, matching athletes of a similar skill level to play with and against each other. It comprises six tiers which indicate the athletes’ skill level. Athletes within each division are ranked using a system of points called WINCUP Rankings.
0 → 39.99
40 → 59.99
60 → 79.99
80 → 99.99
120 → 140
100 → 119.99
A player's ranking is determined using a special formula and is directly affected by the number of wins and losses. The ranking is calculated after each tournament. If an athlete's ranking after the competition corresponds to a higher or lower division, he is automatically transferred to that division.