Budapest hosts 2019 European Veterans Championship
The ETTU Executive Board is pleased to announce the 2019 European Veterans Championships has been awarded to the Hungarian Table Tennis Association to be held in the capital city of Budapest.
After the meeting of the Executive Board yesterday in Noordwijk, ETTU President Ronald KRAMER said: "The Executive Board was pleased with both presentations supporting the bids from the Croatian and Hungarian Associations for the 2019 European Veterans Championships. Both Associations have performed very well in recent times: in 2016 our European Youth Championships was most successfully staged in Zagreb and our European Championships was also very succesfully hosted in Budapest. During our discussions we agreed that both bids, for Zagreb and Budapest, were very good and both Associations and cities are fully capable and ready to organise such a big event."
President Ronald KRAMER further explained:
"As often, it was not easy to decide, but the challenge included in the bid from the Hungarian TTA - where the veterans championship will be organised shortly before or after the World Championships 2019 in Budapest - was considered to be cleverly connecting these two major events. Both from an economic, participants' and spectators' point of view. This led to our decision."
The ETTU Executive Board was equally impressed by Croatia's presentation.
"Our Croatian friends do not need to feel too disappointed. I must add that the Executive Board was impressed by their very good bid and equally fine presentation."
Last year ITTF European Championships returned to Budapest after 34 years break, and they stood up to the challenge successfully.