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European Games - 6 Dec 2018

12 men’s and 12 women’s teams qualify for the European Games 2019

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The 2019 European Games will be held in Minsk, Belarus from 21st to 30th June 2019 and feature 15 sports including table tennis. Table Tennis will be played from Saturday 22nd to Saturday 29th June. 3 events will be played: teams, singles and mixed doubles.

 

At the 2018 European Individual Table Tennis Championships in Alicante, already 7 men and 7 women qualified for the singles events and 6 pairs qualified for the mixed doubles (max. 2 per NOC singles and max 1 pair per NOC Mixed).

 

In the team event, 12 men’s and 12 women’s team will participate: the best 11 teams according to the Special Team Ranking List as of 1 December 2018 and Belarus as the Home Association.

 

The Special Team Ranking is slightly different from the ITTF World Team Rankings. In the European Games players and teams are entered by their National Olympic Committees, not by their ETTU Associations. The main difference is that Great Britain is participating as one team, instead of the 6 British ETTU Member Associations.

 

Furthermore, the Olympic eligibility rules allow some players to participate who changed their nationality but cannot yet participate in ITTF World Title Events.

 

After the release of this Ranking (link to the ranking file on the EG page) on 5th December, we know the teams.

 

Women:

  1. Romania
  2. Germany
  3. Austria
  4. Netherlands
  5. Poland
  6. Hungary
  7. Russia
  8. Ukraine
  9. Spain
  10. Sweden
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Belarus (Home Association)

 

Men:

  1. Germany
  2. Sweden
  3. France
  4. Portugal
  5. Austria
  6. Belarus (Home Association)
  7. Great Britain
  8. Slovenia
  9. Croatia
  10. Romania
  11. Denmark
  12. Belgium

 

The 12th position on the December Special Team Ranking List Men is a tie between Belgium and Russia. In this situation, the order of the teams is decided by a virtual match between their 3 highest ranked players. In this virtual match, each match is “won” by the highest ranked player. Belgium wins this virtual match 3-2:

 

 

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