Euro-Asia All Stars Series
TAN Ruiwu replaces SHIBAEV in Zhang Jia Gang
Tianjin People’s Gymnasium will be the venue for the Asian Event of the 2012 Asia-Euro All Stars Challenge .This time during weekend on May 12 and 13 five players from Asia and five from Europe will fight in the first leg of the Event that entered fourth year from premiere.
Asia won second leg and overall Trophy for the best team last year as they did in two previous occasions as well.
Dimitrij OVTCHAROV of Germany will lead European Team in Asia. World’s number ten topping the list that includes the name of Vladimir SAMSONOV of Belarus ranked at position no. 13, Michale MAZE of Denmark ranked at position no. 25, World’s no. 30 Bojan TOKIC of Slovenia and no. 42 Alexey SMIRNOV of Russia.
For Asian team will play World’s no 17 HAO Shuai of China, Jun MIZUTANI of Japan no. seven, JOO Se Hyuk of Korea number 8, CHUANG Chih-Yuan of Taipei no. 11 and GAO Ning of Singapore no. 16 at current World rankings.
Official broadcaster is CCTV.
French region of Vendée will host the European leg of the Event on 27th and 28th October 2012.
Photo: Alexey SMIRNOV (Photo Lomaev)