First Stage European Championships draw announced
2020- 2021 ITTF European Championships
The draw for the First Stage of the 2020- 2021 ITTF European Championships was held today in Luxembourg. Alongside ETTU officials the team of Romania was also present; Adina DIACONU and Elizabeta SAMARA helped ETTU Deputy Secretary General Pierre KASS and ETTU Technical Committee Chairman Øivind ERIKSEN to conduct the draw. In addition, Event Director Beatrice ROMANESCU promoted forthcoming Final Stage of the Championships to be held in Cluj Napoca.
The competition in first phase commences on April next year and the final stage will be played in Romania between 28th September and 3rd October 2021.
Proceedings commenced with the competition in Group C. Winner and runner up of C groups qualify for B groups. The leading outfits from the 2019 European Team Championships competing in Group A; a total of 18 teams in each of the Men’s and Women’s events competing in six groups, three teams in each group, first and second reserving their place in Cluj Napoca.
All remaining teams competed in Groups B and C.
In Stage one 18 Men's and 18 Women's teams have been drawn for A groups - 6 Men's groups and 6 Women's groups; 19 Men's and 14 Women's for B groups - 6 Men's groups and 5 Women's groups; 4 Men's and 6 Women's for C groups - 1 Men's group and 1 Women's group.
Men’s A Groups
Men’s B Groups
Men’s C Group
Women’s A Group
Women’s B Group
Women’s C Group
2019 European Championships title holders are Germany (Men), Romania (Women). In addition 43 (of 58) Associations entered for 2020-2021 ITTF European Team Championships. In Stage 1 list of entries consist of 41 Men's and 38 Women's teams.
Winner and runner up of C groups qualify for B groups. Winners and runners up of B groups qualify for Stage 2 together with 3rd placed teams of A groups.
18 Men's and 16 Women's - 5 Men's groups and 5 Women's groups.
Winners and runners up of groups qualify for Final Stage.
Men: host ROU, holder GER, A group winners and runners up (12) and Stage 2 qualifiers (10) = 24 teams.
Women: host/holder ROU, A group winners and runners up (12) and Stage 2 qualifiers (11) = 24 teams.
Playing schedule stage 1:
- A groups round 1: Tuesday 13th October 2020
- A groups round 2: Tuesday 17th November 2020
- A groups round 3: Tuesday 8th December 2020
- B groups: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2020
- C groups: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020
The 2021 dates for the A groups rounds 4, 5 and 6 will follow.