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The BetVictor World Championship of Ping Pong is back at Alexandra Palace for a sandbat extravaganza featuring the best players in the world. Tickets are on sale.
Taking place 25-26 January 2020 ping pong returns to the capital for a weekend of international action. Now celebrating its eighth year at the iconic Alexandra Palace the World Championship of Ping Pong is guaranteed to thrill the crowds this weekend thanks to a combination of speed, power and old-fashioned skill courtesy of the technology-free sandpaper bats.
Saturday features two sessions – double elimination across eight tables in the afternoon followed by the last 32 matches in the evening – ahead of Sunday’s double-header of action which sees the last 16 matches take centre stage in the afternoon ahead of the closing stages and the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on Sunday night.
England’s Andrew Baggaley is the defending champion after beating China’s Wang Shibo in front of a packed crowd in January 2019. This year’s tournament has a total prize fund of $100,000 with the winner walking away with a cool $20,000 and the runner-up $10,000.
The action will be fast and furious and tickets are available from just £18 per session. Book your seats now and let the sandpaper dramatics begin!
🗝️ Doors open: 1 hour before each session.
Saturday. 12 noon-4pm (Double Elimination) and 5.30pm-9pm (Last 32).
Sunday. 12 noon-3.30pm (Last 16) and 5pm-9pm (QFs, SFs and Final).
🎟️ Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Prices start from £18 per session for adults and £11 for children. A family season ticket offer is also available at £110 which gives admission to two adults and up to three children for all four sessions of play.
🎟️ Tickets on the day advance are subject to availability. A sell-out is likely for some sessions. Checking the World Championship of Ping Ping Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: The nearest railway station is Alexandra Palace situated at the Wood Green entrance to the park, a regular service runs direct from Moorgate. The nearest tube station is Wood Green on the Piccadilly line, while the W3 bus runs from Finsbury Park and Tottenham. There are 1,200 parking spaces in the grounds which are free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.