ETTU Cup Men draw: First stage to be held in Luxembourg, Italy, Croatia and Belgium
The 2016/17 season will be opened on September 17-18th
The ETTU Cup Men draw was held in Zagreb, as totally 32 clubs will compete in three stages. The opening stage tournament will take a place on September 17-18th, with 16 clubs from 10 countries.
First stage: two best clubs from each group will progress to the next round (DT DIDDELENG, A.S.D. MARCOZZI CAGLIARI, STK STARR VARAZDIN, TT VEDRINAMUR will host tournaments).
GROUP A: DT DIDDELENG (LUX), CS MIOVENI (ROU), SK VYDRANY (SVK), C.T.T. C.E.R L'ESCALA (ESP).
GROUP B: A.S.D. MARCOZZI CAGLIARI (ITA), İSTANBUL BBSK (TUR), G.D. TOLEDOS (ESP), DT RECKEN (LUX).
GROUP C: STK STARR VARAZDIN (CRO), TTC SOKAH HOBOKEN (BEL), TÜRK TELEKOM ANKARA SPOR (TUR), GDCS JUNCAL (POR).
GROUP D: COLINA CLINIC BURGOS (ESP), KNIGHTSWOOD TABLE TENNIS (SCO), SISTEM REKLAM S.C. (TUR), TT VEDRINAMUR (BEL).
Second stage will be held on October 29-30th, as eight clubs await their opponents qualified through Round 1. Two best placed teams from each group will reach stage no. 3.
GROUP A: TTC KAZAN (RUS), ENJOY & DEPLOY TAVERZO (NED).
GROUP B: SF SKK EL NINO PRAHA (CZE), IRUN LEKA ENEA (ESP)
GROUP C: STK LIBERTAS MARINKOLOR (CRO), YIRONI GIVATAYIM (ISR)
GROUP D: CAJASUR PRIEGO TM (ESP), SPG LINZ (AUT).
Third stage (November 25-27th) has top eight ranked teams which start from the knock-out phase: STELLA SPORT LA ROMAGNE (ITA), FORTUNE –KYIV (UKR), LOGIS AUDERGHEM TT (BEL), DKV BORGES VALL (ESP), SG STOCKERAU (AUT), BESIKTAS JIMNASTIK KULÜBÜ (TUR), HALMSTAD BTK (SWE) and ISTRES TENNIS DE TABLE (FRA).