European ranking tournament (table tennis)

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The European ranking tournament in table tennis is from the European Union TT ETTU held annually since 1,971th

Europe TOP-12

Women's and men's competitions have been held since 1971. The twelve participants (in 1971 there were only six women) were nominated by the national associations according to the European ranking. You play in the "everyone against everyone" mode. Prize money was available, which in 1976 was increased from DM 10,000 to DM 12,000. In 1984 the ETTU General Assembly in Moscow decided to organize this competition for juniors as well. It was first carried out in 1985.

In 1990 the game system was changed. The players now started in two opening groups in the mode “everyone against everyone”. In each case, the first two placed fought for place 1 to 4: In the semi-finals, the first two competed against the second in the other group. The winners of these encounters contested the final, the losers played for 3rd and 4th place.

From 2001 four groups of three were formed. The group winners played in the semi-finals for a place in the final. Since 2002 the participants competed in four groups of three, each against each other. The last of a group was eliminated, the eight remaining continued to play in the knockout system.

The 11 winners in the ETTU ranking were automatically eligible to start. 12th place was assigned to the host nation, provided that no active player from this nation was automatically qualified and provided the player was listed among the 40 best in the ETTU ranking.

DHS Europe Cup

In February 2013 the ETTU decided not to hold the competition any more because - especially because of the high costs - there were no more organizers. In 2013, Top Europe , planned as a more cost-effective follow-up event, was not hosted either. To this end, the follow-up tournament, the DHS Europe Cup, was held in Lausanne in February 2014 .

Europe TOP-16

A modified version of the Europe TOP-12, the Europe TOP-16, has existed since 2015. There are 32 players at the start each, a maximum of four athletes per nation and gender.

Winner of the Europe TOP-12

year Venue Men's Ladies
1971 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Zadar HungaryHungary István Jónyer HungaryHungary Beatrix Kisházi
1972 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Zagreb Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Antun Stipančić HungaryHungary Beatrix Kisházi
1973 Germany BRBR Germany Boeblingen SwedenSweden Stellan Bengtsson HungaryHungary Beatrix Kisházi
1974 SwedenSweden Trollhättan HungaryHungary István Jónyer Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soy Rudnova
1975 AustriaAustria Vienna SwedenSweden Kjell Johansson SwedenSweden Ann-Christin Hellman
1976 Germany BRBR Germany Lübeck Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Dragutin Šurbek SwedenSweden Ann-Christin Hellman
1977 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Sarajevo CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Milan Orlowski HungaryHungary Beatrix Kisházi
1978 CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Prague HungaryHungary Gábor Gergely United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jill Hammersley
1979 SwedenSweden Kristianstad Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Dragutin Šurbek HungaryHungary Gabriella Szabó
1980 Germany BRBR Germany Munich SwedenSweden Stellan Bengtsson United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jill Hammersley
1981 HungaryHungary Miskolc HungaryHungary Tibor Klampár United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jill Hammersley
1982 FranceFrance Nantes SwedenSweden Mikael Appelgren NetherlandsNetherlands Bettine Vriesekoop
1983 EnglandEngland Cleveland CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Milan Orlowski RomaniaRomania Olga Nemes
1984 CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Bratislava SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia Marie Hrachová
1985 SpainSpain Barcelona PolandPoland Andrzej Grubba NetherlandsNetherlands Bettine Vriesekoop
1986 SwedenSweden Södertälje SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner Soviet UnionSoviet Union Fliura Bulatova
1987 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Basel EnglandEngland Desmond Douglas HungaryHungary Csilla Bátorfi
1988 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Ljubljana SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner Soviet UnionSoviet Union Fliura Bulatova
1989 BelgiumBelgium Charleroi SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner Germany BRBR Germany Olga Nemes
1990 Germany BRBR Germany Hanover SwedenSweden Mikael Appelgren HungaryHungary Gabriella Wirth
1991 NetherlandsNetherlands 's-Hertogenbosch SwedenSweden Erik Lindh NetherlandsNetherlands Mirjam Hooman
1992 AustriaAustria Vienna SwedenSweden Jörgen Persson HungaryHungary Csilla Bátorfi
1993 DenmarkDenmark Copenhagen SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner RomaniaRomania Emilia Ciosu
1994 ItalyItaly Arezzo BelgiumBelgium Jean-Michel Saive GermanyGermany Jie Schöpp
1995 FranceFrance Dijon SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner RomaniaRomania Otilia Bădescu
1996 BelgiumBelgium Charleroi SwedenSweden Jan-Ove Waldner LuxembourgLuxembourg Ni Xialian
1997 NetherlandsNetherlands Eindhoven FranceFrance Jean-Philippe Gatien LuxembourgLuxembourg Ni Xialian
1998 SwedenSweden Halmstad BelarusBelarus Vladimir Samsonov LuxembourgLuxembourg Ni Xialian
1999 CroatiaCroatia Split BelarusBelarus Vladimir Samsonov GermanyGermany Qianhong Gotsch
2000 ItalyItaly Alassio AustriaAustria Werner Schlager GermanyGermany Qianhong Gotsch
2001 AustriaAustria catfish BelarusBelarus Vladimir Samsonov HungaryHungary Csilla Bátorfi
2002 NetherlandsNetherlands Rotterdam GermanyGermany Timo Boll CroatiaCroatia Tamara Boroš
2003 GermanyGermany Saarbrücken GermanyGermany Timo Boll GermanyGermany Jie Schöpp
2004 GermanyGermany Frankfurt am Main DenmarkDenmark Michael Maze GermanyGermany Nicole Struse
2005 FranceFrance Rennes RussiaRussia Alexei Smirnov AustriaAustria Liu Jia
2006 DenmarkDenmark Copenhagen GermanyGermany Timo Boll CroatiaCroatia Tamara Boroš
2007 ItalyItaly Arezzo BelarusBelarus Vladimir Samsonov NetherlandsNetherlands Li Jiao
2008 GermanyGermany Frankfurt am Main AustriaAustria Werner Schlager NetherlandsNetherlands Li Jiao
2009 GermanyGermany Dusseldorf GermanyGermany Timo Boll PolandPoland Li Qian
2010 GermanyGermany Dusseldorf GermanyGermany Timo Boll NetherlandsNetherlands Li Jiao
2011 BelgiumBelgium Liege GreeceGreece Kalinikos Kreanga NetherlandsNetherlands Li Jiao
2012 FranceFrance Villeurbanne GermanyGermany Dimitrij Ovtcharov GermanyGermany Wu Jiaduo
2013 failed

Winner of the DHS Europe Cup

year Venue Men's Ladies
2014 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lausanne PortugalPortugal Marcos Freitas AustriaAustria Liu Jia

Previous winners of the Europe TOP-16

year Venue Men's Ladies
2015 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Baku GermanyGermany Dimitrij Ovtcharov AustriaAustria Liu Jia
2016 PortugalPortugal Gondomar GermanyGermany Dimitrij Ovtcharov SpainSpain Shen Yanfei
2017 FranceFrance Antibes GermanyGermany Dimitrij Ovtcharov NetherlandsNetherlands Li Jie
2018 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Montreux GermanyGermany Timo Boll RomaniaRomania Bernadette Szőcs
2019 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Montreux GermanyGermany Dimitrij Ovtcharov GermanyGermany Petrissa Solja
2020 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Montreux GermanyGermany Timo Boll GermanyGermany Petrissa Solja
2021 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Montreux
2022 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Montreux
2023 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Montreux

Europe TOP-12 for the disabled

In November 1991 a Europe TOP-12 tournament for disabled people was held for the first time. In Delden (Netherlands) there were the following winners:

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. DTS magazine , 1976/23 page 4
  2. DTS magazine , 1984/5 page 20
  3. ^ Journal DTS 1990/2 page 13
  4. DTS magazine , 1990/5, page 32
  5. tischtennis magazine , 2013/3 pages 34–35
  6. ETTU cancels "Europe Top 12" follow-up tournament! , Notification from May 6, 2013 (accessed on May 7, 2013)
  7. tischtennis magazine , 2013/11 page 5
  8. The DHS Swiss Table Tennis open mutates into the DHS Europe Cup and will see the 12 best European women and men at the start! ( Memento of the original from November 9, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (accessed on November 9, 2013)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. Europe Top 16: Seven German aces fight for titles and medals in Baku., February 5, 2015, accessed April 9, 2018 .
  10. Europe Top-16: Germany can provide eight players! (accessed on February 9, 2015)
  11. DTS magazine , 1981/4 pages 8–13 + page 24
  12. DTS magazine , 1990/2, pages 4-14
  13. Journal DTS , 1991/2, pp. 17-21
  14. DTS magazine , 1993/3 pages 30-33
  15. DTS magazine , 1996/2 pages 4–5
  16. DTS magazine , 1997/2 page 25 + page 27-29
  17. DTS magazine , 2002/3 page 18 + page 48–51
  18. ^ DTS magazine , 2003/2 pages 8–13 + page 38
  19. Europe Top 16: Top 16 winner Ovtcharov is not enough for titles in Europe., February 8, 2015, accessed April 9, 2018 .
  20. DTS magazine , 1992/1 page 47


  • ETTU website (accessed on February 20, 2016)
  • DTS magazine (German table tennis sport) 1979/23 page 13
  • René Adler: It's not great , tischtennis magazine , 2013/3 pages 34–35