09 Oct 2017

Previous winners include the likes of Hungary’s Janos Jakab, Frenchman Alexandre Cassin and Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia alongside many others who have progressed to compete successfully on the international stage.

The 23rd International Tournament in memory of Janos Molnar will be staged from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th February 2017.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Tragically on Sunday 5th February 1995, Hungary’s Janos Molnar was killed in a car accident en route to a national ranking tournament; he was only 13 years old at the time. Sadly his mother was also killed, when their BMW 520 car hit a tree some 18 kilometres before the venue. Younger brother, Krisztian, eight years old at time survived. He progressed to gain honours at the European Youth Championships in 1999 and 2001.

Following the death of Janos Molnar, an international tournament was staged in his memory in 1996; the event has now become an annual fixture on the international calendar.

Organised by the Hungarian Table Tennis Association in association with the BVSC Budapest Table Tennis Club, the venue for the tournament, entry is open to national and regional associations as well as to individual clubs.

All events are organised in two stages, a group phase followed by knock-out.

Five events are on offer:

  • Junior Boys’ Singles: born on or after Saturday 1st January 2000
  • Cadet Boys’ Singles: born on or after Wednesday 1st January 2003
  • Mini Cadet Boys’ Singles (1): born on or after Saturday 1st January 2005
  • Mini Cadet Boys’ Singles (2): born during the year 2006
  • Mini Cadet Boys’ Singles (3): born on or after Monday 1st January 2007

The closing date for entries is Friday 19th January

Contact: 23rd International Tournament in memory of Janos Molnar

Email: tabletennis@bvsc.hu or info@bvsc.hu

The 23rd International Tournament in memory of Janos Molnar: Official Prospectus (Monday 9th October)

The 23rd International Tournament in memory of Janos Molnar: Official Entry Form – Word Format (Closing Date is Friday 19th January 2018)

The 23rd International Tournament in memory of Janos Molnar: Official Entry Form – Excel Format (Closing Date is Friday 19th January 2018)

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