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European Veterans Championships - 6 Jul 2019

Thrilling end of fabulous week in Budapest

Photo: Richard Kalocsai

European Veterans Championships

 

 

European Veterans Table Tennis Championships concluded today. The curtains fall to arena in Budapest that saw the the fierce battles this week. The competition was sealed with many surprise wins.

 

Italy’s Min YANG had the consolation in silver, whilst Ivan VISKEK proudly took gold in front of home crowd in Men’s Singles over 50 category. In Men’s over 60 Miroslav CECAVA of Czech Republic was not on the top of the medal rostrum. He was only third behind János KOVÁCS of Hungary and Manfred NIESWAND of Germany.

 

For a first time in this century in Women's Singles over 85 Germany’s Marianne BLASBERG lost her singles. From 1999 she won 10 European titles in a row. She lost her crown to Betty BIRD of England.

 

 

Photo: Richard Kalocsai

Flash quotes by Flora KALOCSAI

 

Rita Hajduska(HUN), WD40: ’We didn’t expect that result, but it feels really great for us to win at home. Our adversaries were hard to beat; we played good matches against each other. We tried keep our confidence until the very end, and it earned us success.’

 

Márton Marsi(HUN), MD40: ’Victory in front of our own supporters feels fantastic, they have created a wonderful atmosphere here, in the BOK Hall. It was good to see, how many spectators are excited about us, even if we are veterans. Our key to success was to keep focusing on the matches, after one another, and to take only one step at a time.’

 

Olga Nemes(GER), WD50: ‘In Budapest I always feel like home, I love being here. We were ranked as first before the tournament, however, this wasn’t an easy way to the gold at all. I was surprised by the enthusiasm of the spectators, because I didn’t expect so many people to come here, and see us, ‘old’ women and men playing against each other.’

 

Min Yang(ITA), MD50: ‘We are very happy to have won this championship, as it was not an easy one. Hungary has a special place in my heart for years now, so it gives an even greater taste to this victory.’

 

Marianne Blasberg(GER), WD85: ‘I have seen many cities in the world, but Budapest is one of the most wonderful ones. It’s special to play here, especially victory feels fantastic. I think the Hungarian capital couldn’t have been a better host to this event.’

 

Georg Karlsson(SWE), MD85: ‘It was great playing in Hungary. I slept very well for days, but yesterday was a bit difficult for me at night. Fortunately, my partner is ranked first in our age category, so he’s the best player in the world right now. I just had to help him. We will meet as opponents in the singles’ finals, so I hope, I can be better than him this time.’

 

Katalina Gatinska(BUL), WS40: ‘This was my first time on a veteran championship. I can say, I am pretty satisfied with the results, it’s very good to be the winner as a first-time-player here.’

 

Cédric Merchez(BEL), MS40: ‘At one point I thought that the match was over and I lost. Then I came back, got back my confidence and grabbed the possibility to win. It was incredible to win, my week was crowned today.’

 

Olga Nemes(GER), WS50: ‘I was hoping to win the singles, as well, but I couldn’t be 100% sure about it. It makes me think about the good old days, and I feel younger again. Hungary has a special place in my heart, so these two medals mean so much to me.’

 

Betty Bird(ENG), WS85: ‘This is my first time winning the European Championships, and it’s very special, after we won the doubles with Marianne, as well. I was world champion beforehand, but this medal will have a special place in my heart forever. This championship was like a trip for me, I could do what I love while enjoying the famous Hungarian hospitality.’

 

Kai Merimaa(FIN), MS85: I have won many medals in singles, but not in doubles so it’s a new feeling winning two gold medals on one championship. Especially because in my age category there are only great players, it’s not easy to beat one another. Budapest was a great host city, however, the weather for me is a bit warm, it was a great challenge for me throughout the week.’

 

 

European Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2019 July 1 - July 6, 2019

Budapest, Hungary

Final Standings

 

Women's Singles over 40:

1 Katalina GATINSKA (BUL)

2 Krisztina SPENGLER (HUN)

3 Erika ACKERMANN (HUN)

3 Tatiana IVANOVA (RUS)

Consolation:

1 Andrea RÁKOS DOHNÁL (HUN)

2 Margarita JUDINA (LAT)

 

Women's Singles over 50:

1 Olga NEMES (GER)

2 Yue Xia WANG FRIDÉN (SWE)

3 Dorota BORKOWSKA (POL)

3 Ina JOZEPSONE (LAT)

Consolation:

1 Geneviève ROSCONVAL-MARENGUE (FRA)

2 Beate KOCH (1965) (GER)

 

Women's Singles over 60:

1 Branka BATINIC (CRO)

2 Larissa FARINA (RUS)

3 Kai THORNBECH (EST)

3 Natasa DEMIROVA (SVK)

Consolation:

1 Sabine DITTMER (GER)

2 Fanuza ISKAROVA (RUS)

 

Women's Singles over 65:

1 Dina MINAKOVA (RUS)

2 Larisa ANDREEVA (RUS)

3 Gerda KUX-SIEBERATH (GER)

3 Márta NÉMETH (HUN)

Consolation:

1 Vera TÕSJATOVA (EST)

2 Heike PELIKAN (GER)

 

Women's Singles over 70:

1 Ursula KRÜGER (GER)

2 Christel LOCHER (GER)

3 Gizella ZACHER (HUN)

3 Penelope PERRY (ENG)

Consolation:

1 Waltraut WEISS (AUT)

2 Tiborné KUN (HUN)

 

Women's Singles over 75:

1 Jutta BARON (GER)

2 Edda Christa WASSERMEYER-DELEKAT (GER)

3 Christa GEBHARDT (GER)

3 Ruth SCHNEIDER (GER)

Consolation:

1 Rosemarie STROHMEYER (GER)

2 Birgit DECHRING (GER)

 

Women's Singles over 80:

1 Gertrud MIKYSKA (AUT)

2 Heidi WUNNER (GER)

3 Hannelore KAYSSER (GER)

3 Sylvia TYLER (ENG)

Consolation:

1 Janet HUNT (ENG)

2 Audrey ROBINSON (ENG)

 

Women's Singles over 85:

1 Betty BIRD (ENG)

2 Marianne BLASBERG (GER)

3 Martha WILLKE (GER)

3 Sigrid MATTHIAS (GER)

Consolation:

1 Ragnhild LUNDBERG (SWE)

2 Margit SCHIEDER (AUT)

 

Women's Doubles over 40:

1 Erika ACKERMANN / Rita HAJDUSKA (HUN / HUN)

2 Sylvia MESSER / Sabine NELDNER (GER / GER)

3 Elena CHUNIKHINA / Larisa LAVRUKHINA (RUS / RUS)

3 Trine GRAUHOLM / Janne JENSEN (DEN / DEN)

Consolation:

1 Barbara JANCIC / Mojca SMOLEJ (SLO / SLO)

2 Jitka JANOUSKOVA / Blanka SMEJKALOVA (CZE / CZE)

 

Women's Doubles over 50:

1 Margit GEIGER / Olga NEMES (GER / GER)

2 Andrea TURNER / Zita FERENCZY (HUN / ROU)

3 Dorota PALUCH / Grażyna ZIELIŃSKA (POL / POL)

3 Katarina ÅMARK / Lena JOHNSSON (SWE / SWE)

Consolation:

1 Virginia STANESCU / Brigitte REISINGER (BEL / GER)

2 Svetlana GORDEEVA / Nadezhda LAZUKOVA (RUS / RUS)

 

Women's Doubles over 60:

1 Larissa FARINA / Branka BATINIC (RUS / CRO)

2 Marita OSCHEJA / Ilona SÖFFTGE (GER / GER)

3 Heike BORCHARDT / Carmen Dr.med. PETRY (GER / GER)

3 Jana GILLANYIOVA / Alena KLISOVA (SVK / CZE)

Consolation:

1 Dana JAROVA / Alena POCISKOVA (CZE / CZE)

2 Dragica LAPANJA / Jasna ŠEBJANIČ PUPIS (SLO / SLO)

 

Women's Doubles over 65:

1 Susanne PEDERSEN / Larisa ANDREEVA (DEN / RUS)

2 Annemarie FALKOWSKI / Gabi KOCHANSKI (GER / GER)

3 Dina MINAKOVA / Galina ZVEREVA (RUS / RUS)

3 Eva HANNI / Elle ÕUN (EST / EST)

Consolation:

1 Vera ERIKSONE / Wivika ANDERMO (LAT / SWE)

2 Irmgard NEUMANN / Irmtraut OHRMANN-MANGELS (GER / GER)

 

Women's Doubles over 70:

1 Hannelore DILLENBERGER / Christel LOCHER (GER / GER)

2 Marjorie DAWSON / Diane PEARCE (ENG / ENG)

3 Alicja SKRZYPICKA / Ulla DOVBLAD (POL / SWE)

3 Marianne KERWAT / Ursula KRÜGER (GER / GER)

Consolation:

1 Emma KUROVA / Liudmila TRANKVILEVSKAYA (RUS / RUS)

2 Karine SEYRANYAN / Austra BIRZNIECE (GER / LAT)

 

Women's Doubles over 75:

1 Christa GEBHARDT / Heidi WUNNER (GER / GER)

2 Rosi BERG / Karin RAUSCHER (GER / GER)

3 Herta MEINHART / Ingrid OBERLENZ (AUT / AUT)

3 Sally BAX / Margaret DIGNUM (ENG / ENG)

Consolation:

1 Rosemarie STROHMEYER / Roswitha WIENCKE (GER / GER)

2 Ursula BENDER / Reinhilde DOHRENBUSCH (GER / GER)

 

Women's Doubles over 80:

1 Regina ISERN / Hannelore KAYSSER (GER / GER)

2 Roswitha BANK / Sigrid MATTHIAS (GER / GER)

3 Solange FAFOURNOUX / Chantal MASSET (FRA / FRA)

3 Valentina ROMANOVA / Margit MIERSCH (RUS / GER)

Consolation:

1 Gertrud MIKYSKA / Erika BRÜGGEN (AUT / GER)

2 Lilia KOZLOVA / Liudmila ZAMOISKAIA (RUS / RUS)

 

Women's Doubles over 85:

1 Betty BIRD / Marianne BLASBERG (ENG / GER)

2 Martha WILLKE / Irma REYNAERT (GER / BEL)

3 Eeva ERIKSSON / Ragnhild LUNDBERG (FIN / SWE)

4 Margit SCHIEDER / Eliska KREJCOVA (AUT / CZE)

 

Men's Singles over 40:

1 Cédric MERCHEZ (BEL)

2 Ioannis VLOTINOS (GRE)

3 Károly NÉMETH (HUN)

3 Michal BARDON (SVK)

Consolation:

1 Nicolas DELAHAYE (FRA)

2 Jaroslav GLOGAR (CZE)

 

Men's Singles over 50:

1 Iván VITSEK (HUN)

2 Min YANG (ITA)

3 Aleksandr SAVELEV (RUS)

3 Mats KÄLLBERG (SWE)

Consolation:

1 Alexandr NEM (RUS)

2 Rainer THEISS (GER)

 

Men's Singles over 60:

1 János KOVÁCS (HUN)

2 Manfred NIESWAND (GER)

3 Iurii BANNIKOV (RUS)

3 Miroslav CECAVA (CZE)

Consolation:

1 Sergey SAFRONOV (RUS)

2 Josef LANGER (GER)

 

Men's Singles over 65:

1 David MAHABIR (ENG)

2 Rein LINDMÄE (EST)

3 Franz-Josef HÜRMANN (GER)

3 Petr POLAK (CZE)

Consolation:

1 Jaroslav HOFMAN (CZE)

2 Ki Cheung YUEN (ENG)

 

Men's Singles over 70:

1 Niels RAMBERG (DEN)

2 Geoff SALTER (SCO)

3 Helge KOCMAN (DEN)

3 Jiri FAFEK (CZE)

Consolation:

1 Rainer SCHILLING (GER)

2 Hans-Achim THEELEN (GER)

 

Men's Singles over 75:

1 Günter FRAUNHEIM (GER)

2 Harald TODT (GER)

3 Horst REINHART (GER)

3 Jürgen LANGER (GER)

Consolation:

1 Olaf STEUER (GER)

2 Ryszard BANASZKIEWICZ (POL)

 

Men's Singles over 80:

1 Siegfried LEMKE (GER)

2 Bo THORINSSON (SWE)

3 Horst LANGER (GER)

3 Josep MADURELL RODRIGUEZ (ESP)

Consolation:

1 Herbert KARASEK (GER)

2 Horst SCHWIEGERS (SUI)

 

Men's Singles over 85:

1 Kai MERIMAA (FIN)

2 Georg KARLSSON (SWE)

3 József MAYER (HUN)

3 Rolf GROSS (GER)

Consolation:

1 René GREFFION (FRA)

2 Fritz SÖHNHOLZ (GER)

Final Standings

 

Men's Doubles over 40:

1 Gábor JAKAB / Márton MARSI (HUN / HUN)

2 Cédric MERCHEZ / Sven HIELSCHER (BEL / GER)

3 Andrej BARDON / Michal BARDON (SVK / SVK)

3 Viktor VASYLEVSKYI / Sergei SAVELEV (UKR / RUS)

Consolation:

1 Hendrik MÄTZIG / Thomas VOIGT (GER / GER)

2 Miro RIHTER / Alen SOFTIĆ (CRO / CRO)

 

Men's Doubles over 50:

1 Marcello CICCHITTI / Min YANG (ITA / ITA)

2 Matthias BLUHM / Uwe CHRISTLIEB (GER / GER)

3 Baozhong FAN / Talis OLAUSSON (SWE / SWE)

3 Nicolai MATUSCHEK / Jens NORDEN (SUI / SUI)

Consolation:

1 Horst DANGERS / Jörg HASSE (GER / GER)

2 Petar MAĆEŠIĆ / Damir PRSTEC (CRO / CRO)

 

Men's Doubles over 60:

1 Bernhard BÜRGIN / Rolf-Dieter LOSS (GER / GER)

2 Aleksei RODIN / Yi DING (RUS / AUT)

3 Anatoliy BONDARENKO / Nikolai PRYTKOV (RUS / RUS)

3 Iurii BANNIKOV / Alexandr BOGOMOLOV (RUS / RUS)

Consolation:

1 Hubert MICHELUZZI / Joe KENNEDY (AUT / ENG)

2 Fadil OLGUNER / Ferit ATABEY (CYP / TUR)

 

Men's Doubles over 65:

1 Leonid SEGAL / Rein LINDMÄE (UKR / EST)

2 Franz-Josef HÜRMANN / Gerd WERNER (GER / GER)

3 Kornél BARÁTH / László GERI (HUN / HUN)

3 Petr POLAK / Bernhard THIEL (CZE / GER)

Consolation:

1 Gerhard JAHNKE / Manfred KRÖGER (GER / GER)

2 Robert FERDA / Peter KOVÁČ (SVK / SVK)

 

Men's Doubles over 70:

1 Gennady GMYRA / Vladimir STOLNIKOV (RUS / RUS)

2 Matti LAPPALAINEN / Feliks KAPLAN (FIN / RUS)

3 Helge KOCMAN / Erling Børge NIELSEN (DEN / DEN)

3 Niels POULSEN / Niels RAMBERG (DEN / DEN)

Consolation:

1 Alexander KASATKIN / Vladimir LIVEROV (RUS / RUS)

2 Predrag ILIC / João OLIVEIRA (SRB / POR)

 

Men's Doubles over 75:

1 Wolfgang SCHMIDT / Bernd Prof.Dr. WITTHAUS (GER / GER)

2 Horst LANGER / Jürgen LANGER (GER / GER)

3 Dimitrije BILIC / Siegfried LEMKE (GER / GER)

3 Hermann DERLER / Josef MERK (GER / GER)

Consolation:

1 Sergio CERONI / Antonio GUIMARAES (ITA / POR)

2 Garrik NAPRAVNIK / Otto TRSTENJAK (GER / SUI)

 

Men's Doubles over 80:

1 Konrad STEINKÄMPER / Peter Dr. STOLZENBURG (GER / GER)

2 Klaus KRÜGER / Dieter LIPPELT (GER / GER)

3 Jan-Eric OLOFSSON / Bo THORINSSON (SWE / SWE)

3 Toni BORG / Per MAGNUSSON (SWE / SWE)

Consolation:

1 Valentin LANGEHEGERMANN / Erich ARNDT (LUX / GER)

2 Jan OSTRUSZKA / Adam HNYDA (CZE / POL)

 

Men's Doubles over 85:

1 Georg KARLSSON / Kai MERIMAA (SWE / FIN)

2 Claude DECRET / Henri YAHIEL (FRA / FRA)

3 Karel JEZEK / Anton STANCEK (CZE / CZE)

3 Rolf GROSS / Richard LUBER (GER / GER)

Consolation:

1 Pierre FAFOURNOUX / René GREFFION (FRA / FRA)

2 Boris PERHAC / Emil ORLIK (CRO / CZE)

 

Photo: Richard Kalocsai

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