Kuwait shortened the list in BielefeldPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
84th National German Championships
The 84th National German Championships will take place from March 18-20 in Bielefeld, Seidensticker Halle. 48 Women and 48 Men will fight for the titles in Singles and Doubles. The top-seeded players are Sabine WINTER and Ruwen FILUS.
Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (Orenburg), HAN Ying (Tarnobrzeg), SHAN Xiaona and Petrissa SOLJA (both Berlin) cannot be in Bielefeld, they are playing at the Kuwait Open. Timo BOLL (Düsseldorf) should also be there, but he is still suffering from a cold. Unfortunately Bastian STEGER, champion 2012 and 2011, and Irene IVANCAN have cancelled the tournament as well. STEGER is sick, IVANCAN has commitments with her Turkish club Fenerbahce.
Good chances to win the titles have Sabine WINTER and Kristin SILBEREISEN in the Women's Singles, Ruwen FILUS, Patrick FRANZISKA, Patrick BAUM, Steffen MENGEL and Ricardo WALTHER in the Men's Singles.
"In Bielefeld, we will see high-class sport, because the German Champion title is a prestigious success. Any professional want to win this title in his career", said Sports-director Richard Prause.
Prause himself won silver in 1993 in Men's singles.
The Table Tennis-Fans can watch two tables each day of the National German Championships live on http://www.tischtennis.de/livestream/
By Florian LEIDHEISER Courtesy of DDTB
Time Schedule National German Championships 2016
Friday, March 18
from 14.00: Qualification Men's and Women's Singles
Saturday, March 19
from 10:00: Main Round Singles and Doubles
from 17.30: Beginning Quarter Finals Singles and Doubles
Sunday, March 20
10:00: Women's Doubles, Semifinal
10.45: Men's Singles, Semifinal
11.30: Women's Singles, Semifinal
12.15: Men's Doubles, Semifinal
From 14:00 on:
Women's Doubles, Final
Men's Singles, Final
Women's Singles, Final
Men's Doubles, Final
Results and Articles: www.tischtennis.de
Champions from 2015
Men's Singles: Timo BOLL (Düsseldorf)
Women's Singles: Petrissa SOLJA (Berlin)
Men's Doubles: Benedikt DUDA / Steffen MENGEL (Bergneustadt)
Women's Doubles: Petrissa SOLJA / Sabine WINTER (Berlin / Kolbermoor)