New dates for 2020 World Veteran Championships

The city of Bordeaux ready to fulfil the role of host (Photo: Franck Tomps / LVAN)

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Staged in the French city of Bordeaux, the new dates for the 2020 World Veteran Championships are Monday 26th April to Sunday 2nd May 2021.

The decision was approved by the International Table Tennis Federation following extensive discussions between the Swaythling Club International, the Local Organising Committee and the French Table Tennis Federation.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Notably the same two venues as in the original proposal, when in May 2015 at the Qoros World Championships in Suzhou the tournament was awarded to Bordeaux, will be used. The Velodrome will host 36 tables, the Exhibition Centre 152 tables; in addition 40 tables will be available for practice with some five kilometres of court surrounds being erected.

Additionally, the schedule is in line with the original; the premises will available for practice on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April; Wednesday 28th April is the free day.

Unless a player cancels, all entries received for 2020 are automatically entered for 2021; the age groups relevant to 2020 are maintained.

Gewo is the official equipment sponsor; Stag is the official flooring partner.

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