12 Aug 2020

The much anticipated LIEBHERR 2020 European Championships, scheduled to be held from Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th September in Warsaw, Poland has been postponed due to a spike in COVID-19 cases across Europe.

For the President of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU), Ronald KRAMER, the safety of players, coaches and officials remains the priority of the continental body.

The decision to postpone the tournament was agreed by unanimous decision of the ETTU Executive Board.

The ETTU decision-making body however acknowledged the hard work of the Polish Table Tennis Federation under the leadership of Dariusz SZUMACHER.

“The safety of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff and partners has been a priority for all organisations involved. A lot of work has taken place over the last six months in preparation for the event. We thank the President of the Polish Table Tennis Federation, Mr Dariusz SZUMACHER, the Board, staff and partners in Warsaw for trying everything possible to deliver the event. In particular upcoming travel restrictions played an important role in the unanimous but sad Executive Board decision; with not all member associations being able to participate, the event would not be a fair European Championships.” Ronald KRAMER

Disappointed with news of the postponement, President of the Polish Table Tennis Federation, SZUMACHER wanted to express his thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of the event:

“Due to Covid-19, we are hugely disappointed that the European table tennis family will not be able to come to beautiful Warsaw in September. I would like to thank the ETTU and ITTF for all the support over these weeks and months. We had prepared a very special event despite the circumstances during the last five months. Nevertheless, my colleagues and I, the city of Warsaw and our partners look forward to welcoming everyone on another date for the European Championships.” Dariusz SZUMACHER

The ETTU advised a future date will be confirmed at a later stage.

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