From 21st until 24th November 2019 the Seamaster T2 Diamond Event 2019 took place in Singapore. TIBHAR was, like for the previous T2 events, the official rubber partner of this tournament.
The ITTF uses the opportunity of the T2 Events to test new potential rules and the audience’s reactivity to these new rules. At the last T2 Diamond event Bernadette Szöcs was authorized to play a pink Quantum X Pro rubber.
Commissioned by the ITTF, TIBHAR conducted a series of tests of colored rubbers during the recent T2 event: In an exhibition match of two TIBHAR players (Shang Kun and Tomislav Pucar) the visibility on a TV screen of colored rubbers was tested, but also the differentiation with black rubbers and the contrast difficulties whether white or orange balls were played.
Furthermore rackets with colored rubbers were proposed to officials and spectators for testing purposes – the public was very impressed about this innovative material.