Get in on the action at Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore, where a star-studded list of table tennis players duke it out for the title of champion.
Whether you’re a sports fan or not, it’s easy to appreciate the talent, skill and showmanship of athletes giving their all and holding nothing back. Especially when it comes to table tennis, where the game is complex, fast-paced and incredibly thrilling.
Keen on watching the best names in table tennis battle it out? We’ve got good news, ‘cos an adrenaline rush is coming to a spectator seat near you. The Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore, arriving on our shores from 21 to 24 November at Our Tampines Hub, highlights 32 of the world’s top names competing for a combined prize of US$500,000 and bonus ITTF world ranking points as they fight their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification.
All the excitement to expect…
Needless to say, this isn’t your typical table tennis match. Breaking away from the traditional mold and employing a different competition format, T2 Diamond Table Tennis League turns the sport into an entertaining experience for viewers by providing players with the ideal environment to showcase their remarkable gameplay. The new time-based format takes the best of seven games, giving players 24 minutes to come out triumphant in four rounds. No deuce is required and the first person to 11 points wins. But if neither emerges victorious, the game goes into FAST5, played to five points.
No matter if you’ve been an avid follower or you’re new to the sport – this year’s tournament debuts multiple firsts in table tennis history. Audiences can get up close to the crackling energy with the 360-degree circular field of play at T2Cavern, while other cool elements include a video assistant referee. Well-known events producer Mark Kishbaugh and award-winning music producers Craig Bauer and Anthony J. Resta are also teaming up to make the event an action-packed one.
All that said, the ultimate question is, who will take home the title of champion? We’ve got male players like Harimoto Tomokazu from Japan, Lin Yun-Ju from Taiwan, Franziska Patrick from Germany and Singapore’s very own Clarence Chew on the line-up, alongside female players such as Japan’s Ito Mima and Hirano Miu, Cheng I-Ching from Taiwan and homegrown star Feng Tianwei. Naturally, you’d want to watch all the action go down live!
Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore, 21 – 24 November, 11.30am – 6.30pm, Our Tampines Hub. Standard tickets: $25 (weekdays), $45 (Saturday), $75 (Sunday); Day pass: $45 (weekdays), $85 (Saturday), $145 (Sunday); Youth day pass: $20 (for ages 5-17)
This post is in partnership with T2 Diamond.