UTT-2 starts from Pune on June 14

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pune: The second season of the Ceat Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) will kick off from Pune on June 14. The matches will be held at Balewadi Indoor Stadium. From Pune, UTT will move to Delhi and Kolkata. 

After Pune, Delhi’s Thyagaraj Stadium will host second leg from June 20.The bandwagon will then shift to Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium on June 26, where the grand finale will also be held on July 1. The inaugural edition had been held in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

Pune: The second season of the Ceat Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) will kick off from Pune on June 14. The matches will be held at Balewadi Indoor Stadium. From Pune, UTT will move to Delhi and Kolkata. 

After Pune, Delhi’s Thyagaraj Stadium will host second leg from June 20.The bandwagon will then shift to Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium on June 26, where the grand finale will also be held on July 1. The inaugural edition had been held in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.

The 18-day long popular event that attracts some of the world’s best players has upped the stakes by offering a total purse of Rs 3 crore, with the champions taking home Rs 1 crore, the runners-up Rs 75 lakh and the two losing semifinalists Rs 50 lakh each. The remaining Rs 25 lakh will be given to the top individual performers.

Facts about UTT
- In all, the CEAT UTT will have 15 league ties, with each tie played on a seven (as opposed to nine in the inaugural edition) individual match basis. 
- Each individual match will consist of three games on a race to 11, with each game winner being awarded one point. 
- Each league tie will thus have 21 points to play for; the four franchisees with the highest points in the league stage will advance to the semifinals.

We are excited to take CEAT UTT to new cities where the fans can enjoy the game at its highest level. The CEAT UTT received great response in the inaugural season. 
 - MP Singh
(General Secretary, TTFI)

We have reduced the number of matches in each tie from nine to Aseven for this edition, making each contest more compact and competitive. 
 - Kamlesh Mehta
(Director 11Sports)

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