Member Associations | 26 Sep 2023

Finlandia Open is back at Kisakallio

The traditional Finlandia Open competition is set to return after a year's hiatus, taking place from November 30 to December 3, 2023, at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja. This location is conveniently situated less than an hour away from Helsinki Airport.

The singles events will utilize the progressive knockout system to determine the final ranking of each player. This format ensures that each player will have the opportunity to participate in several singles matches over the weekend. The U21 classes, on the other hand, will follow the traditional cup system, as explained by FO's project manager, Mika Räsänen.

Throughout the years, illustrious world table tennis stars such as LIU Guoliang, Jan-Ove WALDNER, Mattias KARLSSON (Falck), and Jon PERSSON have left their mark on the Finlandia Open trophy. The most recent men's singles champions include Finnish player Benedek OLÁH (2019) and French athlete Enzo ANGLES (2021). The question now is, who will be the next champions?

Participants in the Finlandia Open will have the opportunity to earn ETTU ranking points in accordance with Rulebook Chapter 6.9, European Ranking International Sanctioned Events.

The Kisakallio Sports Institute boasts excellent facilities for this international table tennis competition. For more information and the competition's invitation, please visit the Finnish Table Tennis Association website.