Timo Boll signs contract with 1.5 Million T2 Asian-Pacific Table Tennis League

Timo Boll signs contract with 1.5 Million T2 Asian-Pacific Table Tennis League

Original Article (in German) at TischTennis.de

Düsseldorf / Singapore.  It has been rumored, but now it is official: T2 Asia-Pacific (T2 APAC), the new table tennis league, starting in the summer of 2017, reported Timo Boll’s commitment on their website. The number 12 of the World Cup and number one of Borussia Düsseldorf is Germany’s first participant in the completely new and lucrative tournament format, which offers a total prize money of 1.5 million dollars.

Together with Japan’s Olympic junior, Jun Mizutani, the record European champion is the most prominent commitment to T2. The field is formed, but not all the names of the 12 ladies and 12 men’s strong field are still fixed. The 24 elect are to meet in Hong Kong from 2017 on a monthly basis for a few days, in order to make a total of 228 matches including the final play-off games by December. T2 presents table tennis in an innovative format: each match will take exactly 24 minutes, the counters in the form of winnings will flow into a single and a team score, with a team of three men and three ladies. The implementation of the tournament on television and the social media, Which will present the athletes on and off the table. The venue will change from year to year.

“I am delighted to be part of this fascinating new table tennis project right from the start. I think the innovative format of table tennis is more attractive for television and fans I’m particularly interested in the 24-minute format, which is likely to lead to high-intensity matches, and I am convinced that T2 APAC can make a dramatic development. ”

The players currently confirmed by T2 APAC are:

Men
Timo Boll GER
Mizutani JPN
Vladimir Samsonov BLR
Joo Saehyuk KOR
Chen Chien-An TPE
Aleksandr Shibaev RUS
Paul Drinkhall ENG

Women
Feng Tianwei SIN
Cheng I-Ching TPE
Jeon Jihee KOR
Elizabeta Samara ROU
Yang Haeun KOR
Georgina Pota HUN
Matilda Ekholm SWE
Suthasini Sawettabut THA

 

 

 

It has been rumored, but now it is official: T2 Asia-Pacific (T2 APAC), the new table tennis league, starting in the summer of 2017, reported Timo Boll’s commitment on their website. The number 12 of the World Cup and number one of Borussia Düsseldorf is Germany’s first participant in the completely new and lucrative tournament format, which offers a total prize money of 1.5 million dollars.