The Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation (RFETM) announced this Monday the launch of the I Absolute Inclusive Spanish Championship at the national level, an event that will be within its official calendar and that will award a title of Champions of Spain.

This competition is the first Absolute Inclusive Spanish Championship “of any sports discipline at the national level and will mark a before and after in sport, allowing athletes with and without disabilities to share the same stage fighting for the same award, which will be proclaimed ‘Champions of Spain’ “, celebrated the organism.

This championship will take place from December 17 to 19 at the Carlos Machado de Priego Sports City (Córdoba) and will put the finishing touch to a national table tennis party and as “one more stone” in search of achieving “inclusion on the sport”.

The event, which can be followed live through ‘RFETM.TV’, will take place in the modality of teams composed of a minimum of three athletes with one male or female from classes 1-5 (wheelchair), one male or female between classes 6-11 (physical disability) and one male or female without disability and born until 2008.

The competition system will allow a maximum of twelve teams, divided into four groups of three each and where the first two will play a final draw, which will start in the quarterfinal round. The format will consist of four matches, starting with a doubles match consisting of an athlete in a chair and one without disabilities, and subsequently athletes with physical disabilities, athletes in a chair and athletes without disabilities will be measured in three individual duels.

The winners will be recognized with the title of Absolute Inclusive Champions of Spain and, in addition, the first three classified will receive a financial prize and an aid for the acquisition of table tennis sports equipment.