New categories for the ITSF World Cup 2021

The ITSF World Cup 2021 will kick off in Nantes next year with 14 new categories, raising the total number of competitions to 39. The majority of the new categories involve the Juniors and the Seniors with some additions in mixed as well. Let’s take a closer look at them.

 

 

 

 

 

Juniors

Three new junior categories get added. The youngest players in table soccer will be playing in the Under 13 category.

Junior female players under the age of 19 can now compete in Girls Under 19 

and in Junior Mixed Doubles in a team with a male player who is also under the age of 19.

 

Seniors

The Seniors category is splitting in two, now becoming Over 50 and Over 63. Female players over the age of 50 get their own competition in Women Over 50 and can also play along side a male player over the age of 50 in Senior Mixed Doubles.

 

Updated points systems

Some of the categories come with updated point systems as well. The U13, U16 and O63 will be played best of 3 in the elimination round. The rest of the competitions keep the previous system of best of 5.

 

 

Who can play in the Junior and Senior competitions?

At the World Cup and the World Championships in Nantes 2021 age groups will be determined based on the birth year, according to following chart.

 

 

 

 

 

The return of the World Cup to Nantes with 14 new competitions announces to be an unmissable tournament. If there's anything you missed in above, here's a chart with an overview of all the competitions that will be played in 2021.

 

 

 

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