In ping-pong, all the players play with the same bats, provided by the organizer, which don't have rubbers but sandpaper instead. Therefore, there are no spin in the game and everyone has the same chances. It's all down to the player's skill. Sets are played up to 15 points and there are some more differences. The tables and balls are the same as for the table tennis. More details can be found at: http://www.worldchampionshipofpingpong.net/
The goal of this web site is to be central point where all the tournaments in table tennis (possibly ping-pong too) will be published. We had in mind recreational players and veterans in the first place.
When you log in, web site recognizes you and provides you some additional functionalities, not available to visitors e.g. possibilities of adding facilities on the facilities list, editing data etc.
The simplest way is to register with facebook account if you have it. Click on "Login with facebook", enter e-mail and password registered with facebeook account and that's it. If you don't have facebook account, click on "Register" and enter Name, Last Name and e-mail address. Verification e-mail with link will be sent to the e-mail address you entered. Click on the link and set the password. Now you can log in with those details.
Because registration allows you to add certain content, it is important to us to know who enters the data and e-mail address if we need to contact you. Therefore, the only three mandatory fields are: First Name, Last Name and e-mail address, and they need to be real.
No. We are very careful not to publish it, to avoid being misused for sending you spam. It's visible to administrators only.
Images of the facility can be entered by the author (usually the person that entered facility data) or admin only. If you are not author, please contact author through facility page. Don't forget to write which venue those pictures belong.
When you edit facility page, click on the image and drag it where you want it to appear. The other images will automatically move one place forward.
That's one of the reasons why these web pages are created. You can enter all the facilities, regardless of their size and whether table tennis is being played in them constantly or just temporarily. Being private or open to public. You don't have to be facility owner or manager. It's only important that details are as accurate as possible. The more facilities are entered in the database the more usefull these web pages will be for the table tennis enthusiasts.
You need to log in first, and then in the upper right corner of the facilities list the + sign will appear. Click on it and screen for entering new facility will open.
The author is the person who created page about the facility and has the rights to edit it. The name of the author is listed at the bottom of the venue page. When someone reports the error on the page, author gets an e-mail with the text of error reporting message.
Although everyone can create facility page, it would be the best if it's created and maintained by someone who is at that facility regularly, because he knows the best all the details about the facility and can write instructions where to park the car, whom to contact if one wants to play at the facility, what's the membership fee and working hours etc.
For the facility pages created by us (administrators), because we cannot keep them up to date and fill all the details, we always look for volunteers from those places to give them pages for maintenance. If you recognize yourself on any of them, please contact us.
If you are the one who entered the data i.e. author (it's written on the bottom of the facility page), click on the edit icon and window for correcting the data will open.
If someone else is the author i.e. you don't have possibility to change the data, click on "Report an error" link on the facility page and write what's wrong and we will, in cooperation with the author, check and correct.
Report an error on the venue page and write down details when the facility was closed or demolished and we will remove it from the list.
That's one of the reasons why these web pages are made.
And not only from the club's web pages but from the other web pages, documents, e-mails, tournament invitations, facebook pages and all the other places where venues are mentioned as well.
After we get an information that facility doesn't exist anymore, we will mark it as non-active and remove it from the facilities' list, but it's data will remain on the server and linkt to it's page will still function and show.
That's important for archiving purposes.
By clicking on the map on the button next to the zoom, full screen GoogleMaps map will open and there you can select starting point and Google will calculate the route and time needed. If you use it on the smartphone, in Google navigation covered area, you can turn the navigation on, and Google will navigate you to the venue.
The first step is to log into Pingic web pages. After that it needs to be checked if facility page exists and if it doesn't it needs to be created. The next step is to go to Tournaments page and click on icon for creating tournament page. The form will be displayed in which you need to enter tournament details and save them.
Theoretically it is possible, howerver we don't recommend it for several reasons. The user which creates tournament page gets tournament author status and that person only (except admins) has the rights to change tournament details. Therefore we recommend that organizer or someone close to him creates tournament page so he can quickly change data (e.g. tournament is cancelled or timetable has changed etc.). Also, the organizer should post results, pictures and report after the tournament and that's all not possible if we create tournament page.
On the tournnament day, additional fields will be displayed to the tournament author, so he can enter text (report), photos, documents etc. so the complete report from the tournament can be created.
On the tournament page, there is a button Share which has to be clicked on and then you can choose if you want to post page on your own timeline, on some facebook page you manage, in some facebook group or send it to your friend via facebook messenger. On the tournament day, the new fields for entering text, photos, documents etc. will be shown to the author, so complete tournament report can be created after the tournament and we recommend to share it as well
Yes you can.
Your web administrator has to insert one line of HTML code on your page and the calendar will be shown and kept up to date on your web page automatically.
However that code contains certain parameters, depending on what and how you want information to be displayed e.g. do you want all the tournaments or just from certain countries, in which language you want it to be displayed, do you want tournaments in table tennis or ping-pong etc.
Therefore, please contact us and we will customize and send you the code to be inserted on your web page.
When tournament page is created and venue is chosen, the first image of a "playing area" type from sport hall page is automatically chosen as tournament page photo. If there is no image of a "playing area" type, then the first image of an "Outside" type is chosen. If there is no image of a such type either, Pingic logo is displayed.
If some picture of a "playing area" or "Outside" type is uploaded at some stage later, it is possible to go to tournament page and change logo into one of those uploaded photos, or one of the photos from tournament reports from the tournament in the same series held in the same sport hall.
Ranking lists order players based on certain (one or more) criteria, e.g.,
number of points collected or prize money won, and often don't describe a
player's playing strength accurately, i.e., the number of points on the
ranking list doesn't necessarily correspond to playing strength. A ranking
list's goals can be various, e.g., to seed players in a tournament or to
stimulate players to attend certain tournaments (by carrying more points).
On the other hand, a rating list's main purpose is to indicate a player's
playing strength as accurately as possible. A rating list can be used to
construct a ranking list (but doesn't have to be).
In most of the tournaments in the SE Europe region, events are organized by
age categories, e.g., 40-50 years, 50-60 years. Some players find that
boring because they always play against the same players, belonging to the
same age category. Additionally, because of the wide range of playing
strengths within the category, a large number of matches have a predictable
outcome, so they are not interesting to players or to spectators.
An alternative to such categories are categories organized by players'
playing strengths, where players' playing strengths within the category are
similar, which leads to unpredictable matches and the possibility that
almost any player within the category has a chance to win, which in turn
motivates more players to participate in tournaments.
Such tournaments are organized in USA, Austria, and elsewhere, where rating
lists exist, and these lists are used for placing players into categories
according to their playing strengths.
Our goal is to create such a rating list, which will enable tournament
organizers who wish to to form categories according to playing strength. In
addition the list will not be restricted to a certain territory or
When talking about rating systems, people often confuse ranking and rating
systems. Let us consider two broad categories of systems:
1. Point-Accumulation Systems
2. Playing-Strength Rating Systems
Systems in the first category are not really rating systems, but more
ranking systems where rating/ranking is done according to points collected
by progressing to a certain stage of the tournament, e.g., passing the
first round in certain tournaments gives a certain number of points, wins
in semifinals another number of points, wins in the final even more points.
That type of rating/ranking is very simple to calculate, hence many
organizations (national associations) use that system and decide which
tournaments are included into rating/ranking calculation and number of
points each tournament provides. The disadvantage is that it is not
accurate as the number of collected points does not necessarily relate to
playing strength because players that participate more in rated tournaments
have a greater chance to collect points (which may be an intention of the
organizations to motivate players to participate more). Such rating/ranking
systems are often limited to a small number of tournaments, so it is
difficult to compare players who participate in different tournament groups
The second group of systems are trying to describe players' playing
strengths as accurately as possible. They do this using the matches played
and ratings of players playing against each other, regardless of which
stage of the tournament they meet and which place in the tournament they
finish. This eliminates the luck (draw) factor, and playing in more
tournaments doesn't result in winning more points (but does produce a more
accurate rating). The disadvantage compared to the first category is that
the calculation is more complex and usually requires specialized software.
Playing-Strength Rating Systems can be divided into:
2a. Systems that only keep track of a single number (the rating) for each
2b. Systems that also keep track of how much information they have on each
Systems in 2a are usually called Elo-type rating systems and are simpler to
calculate than those in 2b. Those in 2b are more advanced, more complex,
but much more accurate rating systems.
As Pingic has all the prerequisites necessary for implementing 2b type of
rating systems, we chose the more accurate rating system type.
Pingic chose Ratings Central's (RC's) rating system because we believe that
it is the most accurate rating system for table tennis at the moment, and
in cooperation with its author David J. Marcus, we got access to database
and tools for processing tournament results.
It has proved itself throughout the years processing 26,542 events and
3,008,265 matches played by 84,080 Players so far (as of 27.12.2017).
For more details about Pingic (Ratings Central) rating take a look here
on the RC official page http://www.ratingscentral.com/
Although it's obvious that it's not the same winning in three straight games as winning 3:2 on deuce, there are a few practical reasons why games and points are not taken into account for rating. One is that for the most of the matches on tournaments there are no umpires, but the players are counting points themselves and usually they put points in match records after the match by their memory, so the records are not reliable, when it comes to points. The other reason is that there is a huge difference between winning on deuce in fifth game and losing by two points although the difference is only four points, therefore all the points shouldn't have the same weight. One of the reasons is that it could be possible for some players to manipulate i.e. to dump games and points, where it doesn't affect for the winner passing through into next phase while affecting loser's rating. Also, when playing in group stage and passing into next stage is ensured, players are not putting the same effort as when they are still not sure in passing through. Additionally, to prevent manipulating with points, the loser should bring match records to the tournament director together with the winner, which would make running tournament more difficult etc.
All the players attending tournament must have Pingic player's profile and valid membership on the day of playing the tournament, and tournament organiser must send all the match results as soon as possible, but not later then 7 days after the tournament was played, to Pingic for processing. You can use firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address or you can contact us for details.
Categories can still be defined as they are now (i.g. by age) and tournament system can be kept as well (e.g. group stages and knock-out stage later)
The only must is that all players that participate in the tournament have valid membership on playing date and you to send us all the tournament results after the tournament so they can be processed.
With membership fee you are helping in keeping PIngic project alive and cover its expenses.
Although the project relies heavily on volunteers' work, there are still some expenses that cannot be avoided, like domain registration, web site hosting, accounting etc.
At the same time, membership fee will help Pingic to rise on the higher level, by creating detailed players' profiles and Pingic rating list, enabling tournament registrations via web, running tournaments, generating reports etc.
Recommended price for one year membership is 6€ during promo period, but it can vary from agent to agent, hence it's worth checking. It is possible that some tournament organisers include it in participation fee for players that don't have valid membership, or some organisations e.g. clubs, include it in its membership fee. It's also possible that some agents have surplus of membership fees and want to sell it at discounted price or just give it for free.
It is possible to buy membership from authorised agents only, and they are listed on Contact page.
You can chose any agent as there is only one membership and it is valid worldwide. Therefore it's worth checking with more agents as membership fee doesn't have to be the the same at every agent.
Of course. If you get such opportunity, use it.
Pingic membership fee is already included in Pingic league registration fee. Still, attention has to be paid on expiry date as Pingic league registration fee is valid one Pingic season, which lasts half calendar year