Vanuatu represents Oceania at Table Tennis World Cup

Vanuatu will be representing the Oceania region at the 2019 International Table Tennis World Cup in Tokyo, Japan.

Anolyn Lulu and Stephanie Qwea flew out of the country Monday to join Priscilla Tommy, who is currently training in Japan.

It was a positive news for Vanuatu following the withdrawal of Australia’s women’s team from the competition which gave Vanuatu the opportunity to represent the continent at the much anticipated World Cup.

There will be a total 38 matches (19 men + 19 women) and seeding for the teams will be based on the latest available Team World Ranking List on November 5.

In the first stage the teams will be divided into four equal groups, with all the members of a group playing each other and in the second stage the group winners and runners-up will compete in a knockout.

The tournament will be played in accordance with the Laws of Table Tennis and the Regulations for International Competitions.

All team matches shall be played on the new Olympic Playing System with a maximum of four singles and one doubles.

The Table Tennis World Cup will start Wednesday and end on Sunday.