European Youth Championships | 19 Feb 2021
European Youth Championships and Europe Youth Top 10 will have Under 19 and Under 15 events
This week the ETTU Congress decided that future European Youth Championships and Europe Youth Top 10 (including 2021) will have Under 19 and Under 15 events. The Congress supported the Executive Board's proposals to follow the November 2020 decision of the ITTF Board of Directors regarding age limits.
For the European Youth Championships 2021 (and all other events in 2021), the deciding date is 31st December 2020 (immediately before 2021). Anyone born in 2002 was under 19 on 31st December 2020, so everyone born in 2002 and later can play EYC in the U19 age category. And World Youth Championships 2021, and Youth (Star) Contenders in 2021.
The World Junior Circuit is from now on called World Youth with 5 age categories: U19, U17, U15, U13 and U11.
This has no relation with the Pandemic and the cancelled events from 2020, the new age categories will be permanent.