European Championships | 11 Aug 2020

LIEBHERR 2020 European Table Tennis Championships postponed

Due to the increased cases of Covid-19 over recent days in many parts of Europe as well as travel restrictions and several national quarantines in place for some countries, the ETTU Executive Board has made the decision to postpone the LIEBHERR 2020 European Table Tennis Championships scheduled to take place in Warsaw between 15th and 20th September. The Polish Table Tennis Federation understands and accepts the difficult decision.


President of the ETTU, Mr Ronald KRAMER said: "The safety of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and partners has been a priority for all organisations involved. A lot of work has taken place over the last 6 months in preparation for the event. We thank the President of the Polish Table Tennis Federation, Mr Dariusz SZUMACHER, the Board, staff and partners in Warsaw for trying everything possible to deliver the event. In particular upcoming travel restrictions played an important role in the unanimous but sad Executive Board decision. With not all member Associations being able to participate, the event would not be a fair European Championships."


President of the Polish Table Tennis Federation, Mr Dariusz SZUMACHER commented: "due to Covid-19, we are hugely disappointed that the European Table Tennis Family will not be able to come to beautiful Warsaw in September. I would like to thank the ETTU and ITTF for all the support over these weeks and months. We had prepared a very special event despite the circumstances during the last five months. Nevertheless, my colleagues and I, the city of Warsaw and our partners look forward to welcoming everyone on another date for the European Championships."


A future date will be confirmed at a later stage.


Information about the ETTU Congress to be held on 16th September will follow soon.