What ranking is used for the Ontario sanctioned event?
If Ontario event, last published Ontario ranking.
Who are the seeding players?
Seeding players are the ones that earn their position on a draw by their standings at Ontario ranking.
What kind of seedings exists?
There are several options:
 Regular where seeds are 1, 2, two 3s, four 5s, eight 9s, sixteen 17s, etc.
 Direct Snake 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11…
 Modified Snake 1, 2, two 3s, and then depending on the level of modification, for example, four 5s, four 9s, four 13s, four 17s, etc
What seeding option does Ontario Table Tennis use?
Modified snake.
An example has been presented.
Examples of the draws:
Here is one example of a modified draw

 One player is the top seed
 Marked 1.
 This player is always positioned at the top of the draw.
 If seed no 1 is positioned at roundrobin groups (s)he should be placed in group A
 One player is 2^{nd} seed
 Marked 2.
 This player is always positioned at the bottom of the draw
 If at roundrobin groups (s)he should be placed in group B
 Two players that are 3^{rd} seeds
 Marked 3 (or in some annotation 3/4 and 4/4 or just 3 and 4. However, their “strength” or draw privileges are the same. Ontario will be both players marking 3 to make things clear about their privileged rights
 These players are positioned in different quarters from seeds 1 and 2. They are randomly drawn in the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} quarters of the draw.
 If all players are at roundrobin groups those players will be randomly drawn into groups C and D
 Four players that are 5^{th} seeds
 Marked 5 (or one similar explained above)
 These players are positioned in different eights, from seeds 1, 2, and 3s. They are randomly drawn in the 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 6^{th}, and 7^{th} eights of the draw to avoid early matches with seeds 1, 2, and 3s.
 If all players are at round robin groups those players will be randomly drawn in groups E, F, G, and H.
 If there are fewer than 8 groups, for example, 7, then three players are drawn in groups E, F, and two in group G (E1, F1, G1, and G2). This is why we have the word “snake”.
 Four players are 9^{th} seeds
 Marked 9
 These players are positioned in different sixteenths. They are in closer sixteenths to players seeded 5. They are randomly drawn in those positions.
 If all players are at round robin groups those players will be randomly drawn into groups I, J, K, and L.
 If we follow the example from above then those players will be drawn in groups FC to position 2 – F2, and then to E2, D2, and C2.
 Four players are 13^{th} seeds
 Marked 13
 These players are positioned in different sixteenths. They are in closer sixteenths to players seeded 1, 2, and 3s. They are randomly drawn in those positions.
 If all players are at round robin groups those players will be randomly drawn into groups M, N, O, P
 If we follow the example from above then those players will be drawn in groups BA to position B2, A2, A3, and B3
 The procedure continues for all players
 One player is the top seed
Why are draws for the second stage (Knock out or Progressive Knock Out) published in advance?
The links between roundrobin groups and the “main” draw are created ahead of the tournament. Creating another draw will create delays. It takes time to draw, link the roundrobin groups, etc. Draw (no links) for the tournaments is usually possible when there is time (another day or at least several hours).
It is also not needed since randomness is applied at the time when players are positioneded in groups.