13 Feb 2019

Commencing on Friday 15th February and concluding on Sunday 17th February, for the seventh time, the Latvian capital will host the Riga City Council Youth Cup 2019.

Over 400 players from 13 countries have enrolled representing the national associations of Azerbaijan, Belarus, England, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Overall, the leading team will receive Riga City Council’s Cup.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

At the helm of proceedings is Ina Jozepsone, President of the Table Tennis Federation of Latvia.

“Latvia’s young table tennis players have won medals in the past, Sabina Musajeva won last year’s competition. The Riga City Council Cup 2019 is Latvia’s most important international table tennis competition. We are pleased to organize this popular tournament with the support of the Riga City Council. We look forward to Sabina Musajeva and Daniels Kogans, the 3.BJSS players, to succeed, despite that they will play in the junior group for the first time.” Ina Jozepsone

Last year 14 year old Sabina Musajeva won the girls’ singles event for players born 2003 to 2005; a week later she became the youngest ever winner of the women’s singles event at the Latvian National Championships.

Meanwhile, Moscow won the Riga City Council’s Youth Cup with Draycott from England in second place ahead of Riga 3, BJSS, Kaliningrad, Vilnius City and Vilnius District who shared third place.

The tournament is financially supported by the Riga City Council and the Latvian Sports Federations Council. Events will be conducted in three age groups for boys and girls: those born in the years 2001 to 2003 and 2004 to 2006 in addition to 2007 and younger.

Riga City Council’s Youth Cup: Live Stream – Latvijas Galda Tenisa Federacija

Riga City Council’s Youth Cup: Live Stream – Galdateniss.lv

Riga City Council’s Youth Cup: Live Stream – Finals (Sunday 17th February)

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