World's Best to Converge in Jeddah for 'Saudi Smash 2024'

World's Best to Converge in Jeddah for 'Saudi Smash 2024'

The "Saudi Smash 2024" table tennis tournament will commence tomorrow. Over the next eight days, 64 world-class players will battle it out for glory at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

This elite group includes a local trio: Ali Al-Khadrawi, Abdulaziz Bushalibi, and Khaled Al-Sharif, all vying to showcase their skills on the global stage.

The tournament kicked off with a three-day qualifying stage featuring 64 contenders. Eight players emerged victorious, joining 56 pre-qualified stars based on their international ranking.

This brings the total number of participants in the final stage to 64 in each category – men's singles, women's singles, and mixed doubles.
Moreover, 24 teams will compete in each of the men's, women's, and mixed doubles categories.

All players are vying for coveted titles, substantial prize money, and crucial points towards their International Table Tennis Federation rankings.