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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Turku Open 2017 is now a 2-day event
This tournament will now be played over 2 days, the 6th and 7th of May 2017. The organisers' announcement about this change and the extended play-off format can be read here. Special events for women, veterans and juniors will also be held.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Osterman triumphant in Stockholm
Hans Osterman (SWE) won the Stockholm Open, defeating Kevin Eriksson (FIN) 4-3 in the finals. Jan Pelkonen (FIN) and Oscar Henriksson (SWE) shared the bronze. The tournament had 68 players.

World Tour standings.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Russian sweep at St. Petersburg
The top 31 players at the St. Petersburg tournament were Russian, led by Alexey Zaharov in 1st, Maxim Borisov in 2nd and Nikita Zholobov in third. There were 106 players. Results.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Pelkonen wins Toronto
Jan Pelkonen (FIN) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4-2 in the finals of the Stiga Canada Cup tournament into Toronto. Taking third was Bruce Turner (CAN) over Kent Richter (CAN).
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Jakub Sladek wins 10th Swiss Open
Jakub Sladek wins the pure Czech final at Swiss Open 2016 in Bern against Vaclav Pikl with 4:0. Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark took third. Results you find here.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Notice from the World Championships 2017 Organizers
Organizers of the upcoming WCh in Liberec have prepared a short survey for all national federations. All delegates are invited to respond on behalf of their federation by October 28th.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Leos Hvizd wins in Kranj
The winner of the 2016 Slovenia Open is Leos Hvizd of the Czech Republic, who defeated fellow Czech Vaclav Pikl in the final. Bronze went to local favourite Uros Matanovic.

World Tour standings.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Caics victorious in Incukalns
Edgars Caics (LAT) has won the Latvia Open by beating Atis Silis (LAT) 4:3 in the final. Mikhail Shashkov (RUS) took third place.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Axelsen wins Edmonton
Bjarne Axelsen (DEN) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4-1 in the finals of the Centennial Challenge Cup tournament in Edmonton, Canada. Tournament organizer Reggie Stefaniszyn (CAN) was third.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Hosts for next European Championships and WCC
The ITHF is now accepting bids to host the 2018 European Championships, to be held from the 15th to 17th of June 2018. Bids to host the next World Club Championships, to be held any time after the 10th of January 2018, are also welcome. The deadline for bids is the 1st of April 2017. The hosts will be chosen in the Delegates Conference to be held in the week beginning on Monday the 1st of May 2017. Bids can be submitted to executive.committee@ithf.info.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Constitution and Tournament Rules updated
The results of the recent Delegates Conference have now been incorporated into the Tournament Rules (sections 2.5 iv & v) and the Constitution (section 12.2.2.1). As always, the most recently changed passages are highlighted in yellow.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Pelkonen wins in Stavanger
Jan Pelkonen (FIN) won the Norway Open by defeating Joakim Lundin (SWE) in the finals. Kevin Eriksson (FIN) and Vegard Klippen (NOR) shared the bronze medal. There were 49 players in the tournament.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Lagodzinski wins in Shymkent
Timur Lagodzinski has won the first ever World Tour tournament to be held in Kazakhstan. The 2016 Apple Cup was held in Shymkent and 42 players competed.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Jonsson wins U.S. Open
Karl Jonsson (SWE) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4:0 in the finals to win the 2016 Stiga U.S. Open, the first tournament on the 2016-17 ITHF World Tour. Taking third was Roman Nezhyba (CZE).
Monday, June 20, 2016
Caics wins Euro 2016
Congrats to Edgars Caics of Latvia, who wins the open event at the 2016 European Championships. He defeated Alexey Zaharov of Russia in the finals, 4:2. Results for the open tournament here.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Axelsen wins Montreal
Bjarne Axelsen (DEN) defeated Janis Zalite (LAT) 4-1 in the finals to win the Canadian Masters of Stiga tournament in Montreal, Canada. Taking third was Simon Harvey (CAN).

World Tour standings.
Monday, May 30, 2016
St. Petersburg Open 2016 is now a 2-day event
This tournament will now be extended, with the semi-finals and final held in the morning of the second day (Sunday, 13th of November). All players are also invited to take part in the St. Petersburg Team Championship on the Sunday afternoon. For more details, visit the tournament website. (soon also available in English).
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New animated "Tricks" page available
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the ITHF website, we have added animated explanations of table hockey tricks to learn and master. Just follow the "Tricks" link on the left. Thanks to Anton Gladkoborodov for kindly giving us permission to use his animations.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Caics wins Berlin Open
The 2016 Berlin Open was won by Edgars Caics (LAT). Second place went to Zdenek Matousek (CZE) and third to Filip Hamacek (CZE). Complete results are available here.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Lampi wins in Turku
Ahti Lampi (FIN) defeated Jan Pelkonen (FIN) in the finals of the Turku Open in Finland. Kevin Eriksson (FIN) was third. The tournament had 68 players from eight countries.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Litvinyuk wins Ukraine Cup
Dmytro Litvinyuk (UKR) defeated Anton Umansky (UKR) in the finals of the 2016 Ukraine Cup. Full results here.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
ITHF calendar for 2016/17
The ITHF calendar for next season is complete!

30/07/16 US Open 2016 – Lemont, Illinois, USA
06/08/16 Apple Cup 2016 – Shymkent, Kazakhstan
03/09/16 Norway Open 2016 – Stavanger, Norway (M)
17/09/16 Centennial Challenge 2016 – Edmonton, Canada
24/09/16 Latvia Open 2016 – Incukalns, Latvia
08/10/16 Slovenia Open 2016 – Kranj, Slovenia
22/10/16 Swiss Open 2016 – Bern, Switzerland
05/11/16 Canada Cup 2016 – Toronto, Canada
12-13/11/16 St. Petersburg Open 2016 – Russia (M)
19/11/16 Stockholm Open 2016 – Sweden
03-04/12/16 Riga Cup 2016 – Latvia (S)
07/01/17 Kursk Cup 2017 – Russia
28/01/17 US Stiga Shootout 2017 – Anaheim, California, USA
11/02/17 Swedish Masters 2017 – Malmö, Sweden (S)
25/02/17 Belarus Open 2017 – Minsk, Belarus
11/03/17 Nove Zamky Open 2017 – Slovakia
12/03/17 Budapest Trophy 2017 – Hungary
18-19/03/17 Moscow Open 2017 – Russia (S)
25/03/17 North American Championships 2017 – Detroit, Michigan, USA
01/04/17 Tallinn Cup 2017 – Estonia
08/04/17 Ukraine Cup 2017 – Kiev, Ukraine
22/04/17 Czech Open 2017 – Prague, Czech Republic (S)
06/05/17 Turku Open 2017 – Finland (M)
13/05/17 Berlin Open 2017 – Germany
16/05/17 Qualification for 2017 World Championships via WT top ten ends!
20/05/17 Denmark Open 2017 – Bronderslev, Denmark
03/06/17 Montreal 2017 – Canada
16-18/06/17 World Championships 2017 – Liberec, Czech Republic

Local organisers are kindly asked to remember tournament rule 1.2.ii, which says national tournaments should be scheduled on dates that do not clash with international tournaments. This is so our international tournaments do not have to compete with tournaments that are important on a national level. Of course, this is sometimes difficult, especially as we now have more countries hosting World Tour tournaments. If a clash is unavoidable, organisers can ask the ITHF for an exception. A clash with a standard World Tour tournament far away from the respective country is likely to be allowed if there are good reasons, but clashes with tournaments in the Majors (M) or Super Series (S) will only be approved in extreme cases.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Ahti Lampi wins Czech Open
123 players from 13 table hockey countries took part in the last Super Series tournament of the season. Ahti Lampi (FIN) defeated Patrik Petr (CZE) 4-1 in the finals, Zdenek Matousek came third. Adding his third victory to the ones of 2007 and 2009, Lampi became the most successful player of the tournament's history. Complete results.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Nezhyba wins Detroit
Roman Nezhyba (CZE) defeated Eric Davis (USA) 4:1 in the finals to win the Stiga North American Championships in Detroit. Taking third was Steve Bernstein (USA).
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Changes to ITHF rules approved
The national delegates have voted to make some changes to ITHF rules, all of which come into effect immediately. In the Game Rules, there is a new 5-second rule, a new timer malfunction rule and a ban on the pass from defender to keeper to defender. In the Tournament Rules, referees are now mandatory from semi-finals onwards in some tournaments, several team-competition rules were changed, all players at World & European Championships now have to wear a national team shirt, 2 new countries were admitted to European Championships and a new rule about international tournament websites was introduced. The Constitution was also amended, making it easier for new countries to become active ITHF members.

The full results of the vote can be seen in the minutes published here. The changes (marked in yellow) have been added in sections 4.5, 8.3, 10.5 & 11 of the Game Rules, sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1 & 4.1 of the Tournament Rules and article 6.2.1.1 of the Constitution.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Levdansky wins Slovakia Open
Yevhen Levdansky (UKR) won the the Slovakian Open in Nove Zamky. He defeated Zdenek Matousek (CZE) 4-3 in the Best of 7 finals. Taking third place was Filip Hamacek (CZE). Full results here.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Gerasimov wins Moscow Open
Veniamin Gerasimov (RUS) has defeated Atis Silis (LAT) in the finals 4-0. Silis had defeated World #1 Maxim Borisov in the quarterfinals. Nikita Zholobov was third. Playoff results here.

World Tour standings.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Osterman wins Masters
In an exciting final in Malmö, former world champion Hans Osterman has beaten Ahti Lampi 4:3 to win the 2016 Swedish Masters.
Monday, February 8, 2016
5-second timer app
In the upcoming Delegates Conference, delegates will be voting on a possible way to make the 5-second rule more precise. Part of that proposal is that referees could have the option of using a simple 5-second timer app. The referee would reset the timer by pressing the button every time the puck is passed. If the timer reaches 5 seconds, a sound is heard. If it reaches 6 seconds, another sound is heard and the referee can allow a face-off. The referee can stop the timer by pressing and holding the button. If you want to try this app, it can be downloaded here. Currently, the app is only available for use on Android phones. Here are instructions on how to install an APK file on your Android phone.
Monday, January 11, 2016
BJC Laimite wins WCC
Congratulations to BJC Laimite on winning the World Club Championships for the third time in a row. The members of the winning team were Edgars Caics, Atis Silis, Yanis Galuzo, Sandis Kristaps Lagzdins, and Eduards Blumentals. Second place went to Northern Lights, who did very well to finish ahead of Legion and Bagira. Results here.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Borisov wins Kursk Cup
Maxim Borisov (RUS) defeated Ivan Zaharov (RUS) to win the 2016 Kursk Cup. The tournament drew 144 players. Results can be found here.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
World Club Championship 2016
Now that the Riga Cup is behind us, the next step on the World Tour is an incredible event in Kursk. On the weekend of the 9th and 10th of January 2016, this city hosts not only the World Club Championship, but also a Super Series tournament. The organisational team in Kursk has often been described as the best in the world. And many of the best players in the world will be there. To get an impression of the incredible quality that this event offers, check out the photos from the 2015 Kursk Cup here
There is also comprehensive video footage here

This is an opportunity not to be missed! If you want any information on transport and accommodation, or if there is anything else you want to know about this action-packed weekend, please contact wcc2016@mail.ru.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Borisov wins in Riga
Maxim Borisov (RUS) defeated Edgars Caics (LAT) to win the 17th Riga Cup in Latvia. Atis Silis (LAT) was third. Results here.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Borisov wins in St. Petersburg
Maxim Borisov of Russia defeated German Fokin of Russia 4:1 in the finals to win the St. Petersburg Open. Venjamin Gerasimov and Alexey Titov shared third place. There were 97 players. Results here. StP 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Nils Jonsson wins Toronto
Nils Jonsson of Sweden defeated his older brother Karl Jonsson of Sweden 4-0 to win the Stiga Canada Cup in Toronto, CAN. Taking third was Bernie Kunzler of Canada.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
New list of local table hockey contacts now available
Table hockey players travelling in other parts of the world can now use the ITHF's list of local contacts provided on this website. Just click on the "Local Table Hockey" link on the left of this page to connect with the local table hockey scene at your destination.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Axelsen wins Swiss Open
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark defeated Jakub Sladek of the Czech Republic to win the 2015 Swiss Open tournament in Bern. Vaclav Pikl of the Czech Republic was third.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Michal Hvizd wins Slovenia Open
Michal Hvizd of the Czech Republic defeated Leos Hvizd 4-0 in the finals to win the 2015 Slovenia Open. Results can be found here.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Axelsen wins Edmonton
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark defeated Reggie Stefaniszyn of Edmonton to win the Centennial Challenge Cup tournament in Edmonton, Canada. Kent Richter of Edmonton took third.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Caics wins exciting finals at Latvia Open
Edgars Caics won an exciting finals at the Latvia Open 4:3 against Atis Silis. Caics captured Game 7 by a 6:5 score. Each game of the final series was decided by one goal, except for the first game.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
O. Henriksson wins Norway Open in Stavanger
Oscar Henriksson (SWE) defeated Joakim Lundin (SWE) 4:2 in the finals of the 2015 Norway Open in Stavanger.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Changes to the World Tour
The national delegates have voted to make the following changes to the World Tour, which will apply immediately: No country can now host more than two Super-Series/Majors tournaments in a single season, except if hosting the World Club Championships. The WCC host can now always host a Super Series tournament on the same weekend as the WCC if desired. Also, the points system has been changed, increasing the World Tour points in the Majors and standard World Tour tournaments.

The full results of the vote can be seen in the minutes published here. The changes have been added to sections 2.4 ii and 2.4 v of the Tournament Rules here.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Davis wins Stiga U.S. Open in Chicago
The 2015-16 ITHF World Tour year kicked off in suburban Chicago. Eric Davis won the 2015 Stiga U.S. Open, sweeping his opponent in the finals. The next event is on Sept. 5 in Stavanger, Norway.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
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Stiga


USA30th JulyLemont
KAZ6th Aug.Shymkent
NOR3rd Sep.Stavanger
CAN17th Sep.Edmonton
LAT24th Sep.Incukalns
SLO8th Oct.Kranj
SUI22nd Oct.Bern
CAN5th Nov.Toronto
RUS12-13 Nov.St. Petersburg
SWE19th Nov.Stockholm
LAT3-4 Dec.Riga
RUS7th Jan.Kursk
USA28th Jan.Anaheim
SWE11th Feb.Malmö
BLR25th Feb.Minsk
SVK11th Mar.Nove Zamky
HUN12th Mar.Budapest
RUS18-19 Mar.Moscow
USA25th Mar.Detroit
EST1st Apr.Tallinn
UKR8th Apr.Kiev
CZE22nd Apr.Prague
FIN6-7 MayTurku
GER13th MayBerlin
DEN20th MayBronderslev
CAN3rd JuneMontreal
CZE16-18 JuneWCh, Liberec

Archive 2015/2016
USA25th JulyLemont
NOR5th Sep.Stavanger
LAT12th Sep.Jekabpils
CAN19th Sep.Edmonton
SLO10th Oct.Kranj
SUI17th Oct.Bern
CAN7th Nov.Toronto
RUS14th Nov.St. Petersburg
LAT5-6 Dec.Riga
RUS9th Jan.Kursk
RUS10th Jan.WCC, Kursk
SWE13-14 Feb.Malmö
RUS12-13 Mar.Moscow
SVK19th Mar.Nove Zamky
USA2nd Apr.Detroit
CZE23rd Apr.Prague
UKR30th Apr.Kiev
FIN7th MayTurku
GER21st MayBerlin
CAN4th JuneMontreal
EST17-19 JuneECh, Tallinn

Archive 2014/2015
USA19th JulyLemont
NOR30th Aug.Bergen
CAN13th Sep.Edmonton
LAT20th Sep.Incukalns
FIN18th Oct.Helsinki
SUI25th Oct.Bern
CAN1st Nov.Toronto
SLO8th Nov.Kranj
RUS15th Nov.St. Petersburg
LAT6-7 Dec.Riga
RUS10th Jan.Kursk
SWE7th Feb.Malmö
RUS14-15 Mar.Moscow
USA28th Mar.Detroit
CZE25th Apr.Prague
UKR2nd MayKiev
GER9th MayBerlin
CAN30th MayMontreal
RUS12-14 JuneWCh, St. Petersburg

Archive 2013/2014
USA20th JulyUS Open
DEN31st Aug.Bronderslev
NOR7th Sep.Bergen
CAN15th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
LAT21st Sep.Incukalns
UKR28th Sep.Mariupol
SUI5th Oct.Zürich
FIN19th Oct.Helsinki
CAN2nd Nov.Toronto
SLO9th Nov.Kranj
RUS16th Nov.Skt. Petersburg
LAT7-8 Dec.Riga
SWE4-5 Jan.Malmö
USA18th Jan.Las Vegas
RUS15-16 Mar.Moscow
USA22nd Mar.Detroit
CZE12th Apr.WCC - Letovice
CZE13th Apr.Letovice
UKR3rd MayUkraine Cup
GER10th MayBerlin
CAN31st MayMontreal
LAT6-8 JuneECh, Riga



Archive 2012/2013
USA21st JulyUS Open
NOR8th Sep.Bergen
UKR22th Sep.Mariupol
CAN29th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
LAT6th Oct.Ventspils
SUI6th Oct.Bern
SVK13th Oct.Kosice
USA16th Oct.Las Vegas
FIN27th Oct.Helsinki
CAN3rd Nov.Toronto
SLO10th Nov.Kranj
RUS17th Nov.Skt. Petersburg
LAT1-2 Dec.Riga
SWE2nd Feb.Malmö
RUS16-17 Mar.Moscow
USA23rd Mar.Detroit
CZE13th Apr.Prague
UKR4th MayUkraine Cup
GER25th MayBerlin
CAN1st JuneMontreal
NOR7-9 JuneWCh, Stavanger



Archive 2011/2012
USA23rd Jul.US Open
NOR3rd Sep.Oslo
CAN17th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
SUI8th Oct.Swiss Open
USA16th Oct.Las Vegas
FIN22nd Oct.Helsinki
SLO5th Nov.Slovenia Open
RUS12th Nov.Skt. Petersburg
HUN26th Nov.Hungarian Open
LAT3rd Dec.Riga
SWE28th Jan.Stockholm
RUS17-18 Mar.Moscow
USA24th Mar.Detroit
CZE14th Apr.Czech Open
DEN28th Apr.Bronderslev
UKR5th MayUkraine Cup
RUS13th MayWorld Club Championship, Skt. Pet.
GER26th MayBerlin
CAN2nd JunMontreal
LAT8-10 JuneECh, Riga



Archive 2010/2011
USA24th Jul.US Open
NOR4th Sep.Oslo
CAN18th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
HUN9th Oct.Hungary Open
SVK10th Oct.Kosice Open
FIN23th Oct.Helsinki
SLO6th Nov.Slovenia Open
LAT4th Dec.Riga
USA17th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE5-6 Feb.Stockholm
SUI5th Mar.Bern
USA19th Mar.Detroit
RUS26-27 Mar.Moscow
DEN2nd Apr.Bronderslev
CZE16th AprilPrague
UKR30th AprilUkraine Cup
RUS7th MaySkt. Petersburg
GER14th MayBerlin
CAN4th JunMontreal
FIN10-12 JuneWCh, Turku

World Tour standings


Archive 2009/2010
USA1st Aug.US Open
NOR26th Sep.Oslo
CAN26th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
HUN10th Oct.Hungarian Open
FIN24th Oct.Helsinki
SLO14th Nov.Slovenia Open
LAT5th Dec.Riga
UKR19th Dec.Ukraine Cup
USA25th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE13-14 Feb.Stockholm
SUI6th Mar.Bern
RUS20-21 Mar.Moscow
USA27th Mar.Detroit
DEN17th Apr.Bronderslev
CZE1st MayWorld Club Championship
CZE2nd MayCzech Open
RUS15th MaySkt. Petersburg
GER29th MayBerlin
CAN5th JunMontreal
SWE11-13 JuneECh, Överum



Archive 2008/2009
USA26th Jul.Lemont
DEN13th Sep.Copenhagen
NOR27th Sep.Oslo
HUN11th Oct.Budapest
FIN8th Nov.Helsinki
SLO22th Nov.Kranj
LAT6th Dec.Riga
EST10th Jan.Tallinn
USA26th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE14-15 Feb.Överum
SUI7th Mar.Bern
RUS21-22 Mar.Moscow
CZE25th Apr.Prague
UKR9th MayKiev
GER16th MayBerlin
CAN30th MayMontreal
HUN12-14 JuneWCh, Budapest
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Archive 2007/2008
USA28th Jul.Lemont
NOR22-23 Sep.Oslo, WCC
UKR13th Oct.Kiev
CAN20th Oct.Gatineau
DEN27th Oct.Copenhagen
FIN10th Nov.Helsinki
LAT8th Dec.Riga
USA28th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE9-10 Feb.Gothenburg
SUI1st Mar.Bern
RUS22-23 Mar.Moscow
HUN5th Apr.Budapest
SVK6th Apr.Bratislava
USA19th Apr.Boston
CZE26th Apr.Plzen
EST3rd MayTallinn
GER17th MayBerlin
LAT13-15 JuneECh, Latvia
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