38 players from 2 countries (Ukraine and Russia) participated in Ukraine Cup 2013 and all three medals stayed in Ukraine.
Mykhaylo Spivakovskyy won the tournament by beating Dmytro Kudrytsky 4-1 in the final.
Serhiy Tsyba got the bronze medal.
By winning the tournament Mykhaylo Spivakovskyy now has 2 gold and 2 bronze in the overall WTHT statistics.
In an exiting final in the World Tour in Detroit, Michigan, USA - also called Stiga North American Championships 2013 - Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) won against Kenny Dubois (USA) with 2-1, 5-3, 3-1 and 3-2.
Nearly all the best players from USA and Canada and two players from Denmark participated in a very well organized tournament with excellent games prepared by John Medema.
Anette Engel (Denmark) won the bronze match with 5-0, 1-3 and 7-1 against Bernie Kunzler (Canada).
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Alexandr Miloradov won Moscow Open 2013
In spite of his great level of playing the winner of Moscow Open 2013 was a sensation. Alexandr Miloradov (Russia) won his first World Tour ever by beating the defending World Champion Oleg Dmitrichenko (Russia) in the final while the defending European Champion Maxim Borisov (Russia) ended up 3rd.
In the first 4 rounds of play off Alexandr Miloradov managed to beat Petr Tmej (Czech Republic) in the semifinal, Atis Silis (Latvia) in the quarterfinal, Vesa Huotelin (Finland) in the Round of 16 and Grigoriy Dubinin (Russia) in the Round of 32.
Moscow Open 2013 was the first World Tour ever who decided to develope the play off stages with 32 players in play off.
With the 3rd position in Moscow Open 2013 Maxim Borisov also won the overall ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2012/2013.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Finally Yanis Galuzo won an ITHF WTHT Big 6
Yanis Galuzo (Russia) won Swedish Masters 2013 by beating Michal Hvizd (Czech Republic) in the final.
The bronze medal was shared between Finn Fries (Sweden) and Jan Dryák (Czech Republic).
The tournament was arranged in Malmo in the southern part of Sweden.
According to news from the Swedish Table Hockey Federation the tournament will also be organized in Malmo in 2014 - probably the first weekend of January in connection with World Junior Championships in icehockey.
By winning the tournament Yanis Galuzo is having 2 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze in the overall World Tour statistics.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
New Year´s Speech from the ITHF President
The President of ITHF, Bjarne Axelsen, has published a New Year´s Speech.
Among other things he is talking about WTHT Big6, the possibility of introducing play off for a larger group of players, payment to ITHF in future and the evaluation of tournaments belonging to World Table Hockey Tour.
Riga Open was won by the young star from Russia - Maxim Borisov - who in this way ended the statistic in the season 2012/2013 of the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour where 12 different players won the first 12 tournaments.
In a tremendous final Maxim Borisov won against Edgars Caics (Latvia).
Ahti Lampi (Finland) took the bronze medal in a battle with Atis Silis (Latvia).
The tournament was extremely well organized and players from 10 different countries competed in a friendly and professional atmosphere.
Maxim Borisov is now having 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals in the World Tour-statistics.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Swedish Masters 2013 - it's happening!
On February 2nd 2013, for the 31st time since 1982, the world gathers to play one of the most prestigious tournaments of all. Welcome to the Swedish Masters in Malmö, Sweden, one of this season's Big Six tournaments in the World Table Hockey Tour.
Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city by population after Stockholm and Göteborg, and is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia. Malmö is located in the vibrant Oresund Region, 20 minutes by train from the Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, the main international airport serving a large part of southern Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. The tournament venue is conference and sports centre, Kockum Fritid, less than ten minutes by bus from the Malmö Central Station.
The Swedish Masters 2013 is a one-day event were all non-Swedes participate for free. Spread the word, invite your friends, get engaged, be a part of something fun. Everyone’s invited!
We hope to see you in Malmö,
SBHF through Karl Jönsson & Martin Lundén & BHK Möllan Rouge
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ahti Lampi won St. Petersburg Open 2012
Ahti Lampi (Finland) got his revenche from Helsinki Open this year even though he didn´t get the chance to beat Maxim Borisov (Russia) who was beaten by Edgars Caics (Latvia) in the quarterfinals.
Ahti Lampi - however - managed to beat Edgars Caics in the final with 4-1.
Atis Silis (Latvia) and Alexey Zakharov (Russia) shared 3rd place.
With the victory to Ahti Lampi 12 different players have won the 12 different World Tours so far this season.
Perhaps this will be changed in Riga at the beginning of December.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kristijan Curkovic won Slovenia Open 2012
Kristijan Curkovic from Croatia won Slovenia Open 2012 by beating Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark with 4:1 in the final.
Bronze medal went to Anze Bozic, in the match for the 3rd place he defeated Bernard Rjavec (both from Slovenia).
Anze was very close to win the semifinal against Kristijan by leading 3:1 and then having an active result in the last two matches.
But Kristijan was unstoppable with his center moves and he finally won with 4:3.
The tournament was held in Kranj, Slovenia. There wewe 38 players from Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark and Italy.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Bjarne Axelsen won Canada Cup 2012
The tablehockey environment in Toronto (Canada) organized for the first time a tournament belonging to World Table Hockey Tour.
33 players from 3 countries - USA, Canada and Denmark - participated in the tournament.
The tournament was won by Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark.
In play off he defeated Dave Kraehling (Canada), Mike Hubbard (USA), Paul Shabi (USA) and in the final Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) who won the silver medal.
Anette Engel (Denmark) won the bronze by beating Paul Shabi (USA) in the bronze match.
There were play off both in division A, B, C and D and trophies for the three best players in each division.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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In a very convincing way Maxim Borisov (Russia) won Helsinki Open.
In the final he defeated Ahti Lampi (Finland) who ended the match by saying "I will try to give you a tougher match in Riga."
In the previous rounds of play off Maxim Borisov won against Mykhaylo Spyvakovskyy (Ukraine), Petr Tmej (Czech Republic) and Santtu Sainio (Finland)
However, Santtu Sainio was leading 2-0 in the semifinal before Maxim Borisov started to play in a real Maxim-style with a lot of beautiful goals.
Kalle Bindekrans (Sweden) won the bronze match against Santtu Sainio (Finland)
The tournament was arranged in the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Imrich Blasko won Kosice Open 2012
The best tablehockey player in Slovakia - Imrich Blasko - managed to win Kosice Open 2012.
He played in a very convincing way the whole day and ended up winning the final with 4-2.
Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) got the silver medal.
In the bronze match Tomas Zamutovsky (Slovakia) won against Miroslav Ramsak (Slovakia).
With the victory Imrich Blasko has 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze in the overall World Tour statistic.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Atis Silis won Ventspils Cup 2012
Atis Silis and Edgars Caics (both from Latvia) who have had so many interesting play offs against each other were in the middle of another fight when they played the final of Ventspils Cup 2012.
After Edgars Caics leading 3-1 Atis Silis made a terrific comeback and won the final 4-3.
In other words Atis Silis won Ventspils Cup 2012.
Yevhen Levdansky (Ukraine) won the bronze match against Karl Bindekrans (Sweden).
Atis Silis is now having 4 gold and 4 silver in the overall World Tour statistics.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Michal Hvizd won Swiss Open 2012
Michal Hvizd from the Czech Republic won Swiss Open 2012 by beating Ladislav Tmej (Czech Republic) in the final of the tournament.
Petr Tmej (Czech Republic) won the bronze medal.
23 players from Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain and Canada participated in the tournament in Ittigen near by the swiss capital, Bern.
After winning the tournament Michal Hvizd has 7 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze as no. 5 in the World Tour statistics.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Reggie Stefaniszyn won Edmonton Centennial 2012
Reggie Stefaniszyn from Canada repeated his victory in Edmonton Centennial Challenge from 2011 by winning the edition of 2012 in West Edmonton Mall.
In the final of the tournament he defeated Kent Richter - also from Canada.
Match about third position was between Eric Krol (USA) and Dwayne Pankiw (Canada).
Also here the canadian player won and in this way all three medals stayed in Canada.
By winning the tournament Reggie Stefaniszyn is now no. 12 in the World Tour statistics with 2 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Friday, September 28, 2012
ITHF has published a statement - among other things telling about changes in final divisions and play off in the future World Championships and European Championships and about payment to ITHF for having a tournament belonging to ITHF WTHT.
ITHF is moreover asking every organizer of a tournament belonging to ITHF WTHT to publish a webpage about the tournament at least one month before the tournament.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Yevhen Levdansky won Azov Masters 2012
The no. 1 in Ukraine - Yevhen Levdansky - managed to handle the situation as the favourite in the World Tour in Mariupol, Ukraine by winning Azov Masters 2012.
In a very exiting final he defeated Alexey Titov (Russia) with 4-3.
The bronze medal was won by Mykhaylo Spivakovskyy (Ukraine), who won 3-1 against Dmytro Kudrytsky (Ukraine).
51 players from Ukraine and Russia participated in the tournament.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Matiss Saulitis won Norway Open 2012
The player from Latvia - Matiss Saulitis - won Norway Open 2012 in Bergen.
After beating his brother Mikus Saulitis in the first round of play off he won against Yngve Aasheim (Norway) in the quarterfinal, managed to beat the great surprise Espen Moe (Norway) in the semifinal and then afterwards took the biggest trophy by winning the final 4-2 against Thomas Petersson (Sweden).
The bronze was - according to the norwegian tradition - shared between the two players losing the semifinals - this time Jimmy Mardell (Sweden) and Espen Moe (Norway).
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
European Championships 2012
Maxim Borisov from Russia won the European Championships 2012.
In the final he defeated Atis Silis from Latvia.
Ahti Lampi (Finland) won the bronze match against Peter Ostlund (Sweden)
The Open team competition was won by Russia.
They won the final with 13-7 against Latvia.
Czech Republic won the bronze medal.
Viktoria Laricheva won the ladies competition by beating Maria Saveljeva in the final.
Marie Vargova (Czech Republic) took the bronze medal.
Ladies team competition was won by Russia
Jan Dryak (Czech Republic) went directly into the veterans scene in an amazing way by winning every match in play off and took the title by beating the defending champion Janne Kokko (Finland) in the final.
Veteran team was also won by the great team from Czech Republic.
As well as in the open single competition Maxim Borisov (Russia) also won the juniors single competition.
Junior team was won by Russia who defeated Ukraine 7-2 in the final.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Oleg Dmitrichenko won the ITHF World Tour
One of the young stars from Russia, Oleg Dmitrichenko, won the entire ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2011/2012 with 450 points.
Edgars Caics (Latvia) finished 2nd with 415 points while Yanis Galuzo (Russia) gained the 3rd position with 410 points.
An overall number of 738 players participated in the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour this season.
The last tournament of this season - Canadian Masters 2012 - was won by Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) who managed to win the final against Eric Desjardins (Canada).
Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) finished 3rd and won the bronze medal in Canadian Masters 2012 in Montreal.
It went to sudden death in the 7th match, but Janne Kokko eventually
beat Bjarne Axelsen in an exciting final with many twists and turns.
Michal Zunka claimed 3rd place in the tournament, in which players from
8 countries took part. At the banquet afterwards, Kokko celebrated in
style, filling the trophy with champagne and passing it around for the
less successful players to drown their sorrows.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
BJC Laimite is the new World Club Champion 2012
In the final of World Club Championships 2012 played in St. Petersburg BJC Laimite from Latvia won 7-6 against Galaktika from Russia.
Yanis Galuzo (Russia), Arturs Vercins (Latvia), Atis Silis (Latvia) and Carl Bindekrans (Sweden) played for BJC Laimite in the final while Oleg Dmitrichenko (Russia), Ahti Lampi (Finland), Alexey Titov (Russia) and Santtu Sainio (Finland) played for Galaktika.
Bagira from Russia won the bronze match 11-3 against THC Stiga Elites (Czech Republic)
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Denmark vs. Germany in Trophy of Denmark
The winners of the two play off groups for the 8 best players, Gerrit Janssen from Germany and Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark, also played the final in Trophy of Denmark 2012. Bjarne Axelsen won the final with 4-2 in matches.
Anders Dodensig (Denmark) took the bronze medal beating Anette Engel (Denmark) 4-3 in matches.
Mads Bodilsen (Denmark) won the B play off by beating Jacob Gade (Denmark) in the B-final.
22 players participated in the tournament.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Edgars Caics won Czech Open
Last Big Six World Tour tournament of the season 2011/2012 was held in Prague, Czech Republic. There were 109 participants from 12 countries. The winner is Edgars Caics (Latvia) who beat the best Czech player Lukas Turon 4-3 in the final series. Bronze medal came to another Czech player Zdenek Matousek ml. Complete results.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Martin Arenlind is collecting play off results
The man who gave birth to the ITHF World Ranking is now working on another project that is collecting all results from play off in ITHF World Tours.
Martin Arenlind has already found a lot of results from Play Off in tournaments belonging to ITHF World Table Hockey Tour but would like to make the statistics complete.
At the link below you can see a lot of statistic already - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITHF_table_hockey#World_Table_Hockey_Tour
Sunday, March 25, 2012
48 players participated in World Tour in Detroit
Players from Canada, USA, Denmark, Norway and someone with their roots in Slovakia participated in a well-organized World Table Hockey Tour in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) won the final by beating Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) 8-0, 6-0, 0-2, 7-1, 3-4 and 4-1 while Tron Omland from Norway won the bronze match by beating Bernie Kunzler (Canada)
Best player from USA this time was Kevin Rafferty who finished 5th.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Oleg Dmitrichenko won Moscow Cup 2012
The biggest star of international tablehockey right now - Oleg Dmitrichenko from Russia - did it again and won both Moscow Cup 2012 and therefore also the overall ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2011/2012.
In the final he defeated Edgars Caics from Latvia while Yanis Galuzo (Russia) won the bronze medal match against Alexei Zakharov (Russia).
By winning the tournament Oleg Dmitrichenko has within the last 12 months won the World Championship 2011 and the World Tours in Helsinki, Riga, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
235 players participated in the tournament which is a new world record while the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour has existed.
The tournament was extremely well organized in the great Arena Mytischi in Moscow Region where the icehockey club Atlant is also playing their home matches.
The ITHF representative made an evaluation of the tournament afterwards which you can see in the link.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Kalle Bindekrans: “Don't worry, be happy”
Little bit unexpected for people and maybe even for himself, Kalle Bindekrans shows the best results in big tournaments among all other Swedes. We tried to understood why Kalle improve his results the same time as most of Swedish players lose the interest to the tablehockey. So today Kalle, being as always cheerful and communicable, answer on our questions about his work, passions and about the place of tablehockey in his life.
Read the whole interview of Yanis Galuzo with Kalle Bindekrans on the site of Saint-Petersburg Federation.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Maxim Borisov won Swedish Masters
Maxim Borisov from Russia (Saint-Petersburg) won Swedish Masters by
beating Yanis Galuzo (Russia) at final match (4:2). Third place shared
between Andrey Voskoboynikov (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) and Edgars
Friday, January 13, 2012
Letter to member federations of ITHF
The president of ITHF, Bjarne Axelsen, has published that he will resign as the president of ITHF after September 12, 2012 so the member federations of ITHF are going to find a new president in 2012.
Read more in this letter.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Information from ITHF Executive Committee
A majority of the members of ITHF Executive Committee has decided to allow the organizers of Berlin Open 2012 to remove the tournament so it will now be organized Saturday the 26th of May 2012.
The president of ITHF Bjarne Axelsen is asking the national federations and organizers of tournaments belonging to ITHF World Tablehockey Tour to be aware of this:
"Every time a tournament is removed in the middle of a season it is harming the federations and players who in decent time have planned their tablehockey season and their trips to and accomodation at the certain venues.
I will kindly ask every organizer who this spring will apply for a tournament belonging to ITHF World Tablehockey Tour 2012/2013 to plan every detail before asking ITHF to sanction this tournament.
With this I mean finding a playing venue, being totally sure about the date of the tournament, informing ITHF about the exact city of the tournament and - as much as possible - informing about the planned playing system and time schedule.
If a national federation has already planned a national tournament the 26th of May 2012 they are not expected to remove this because of this change."
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Welcome to Moscow Region Cup Atlant 2012!
12th Moscow Cup opens registration and welcomes all table
hockey players to compete for the biggest ever prize fund in table
hockey history - 12 000 USD!
This year tournament has got mighty partner - popular Ice Hockey club
of KHL (Continental Hockey League) "Atlant" from Moscow region.
For more information, please visit Moscow Region
Cup Atlant 2012 website.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Oleg Dmitrichenko did it again
The current World Champion - Oleg Dmitrichenko from Russia - did it for the 3rd time in this season of the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour.
Earlier in season 2011/2012 he won Helsinki Open in Finland and St. Petersburg Open in Russia.
This time he succeeded winning Riga Open in Latvia by defeating Yanis Galuzo (Russia) with 4-3 in a very exciting final.
Petr Tmej (Czech Republic) won the bronze match with 2-1 against Alexey Titov (Russia)
The victory to Oleg Dmitrichenko was his 3rd medal in the World Tour ever - and the 3rd one of gold.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Petr Tmej won Hungarian Open
Petr Tmej (Czech Republic) won his 7th gold medal ever in the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour when he in Hungarian Open in Budapest defeated his brother Ladislav Tmej in the final.
Also the 3rd medal went to the Czech Republic since Vaclav Pikl won the bronze medal by defeating the local Gergely Regula (Hungary) in the bronze match.
20 players from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland participated in the tournament.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Oleg Dmitrichenko won St. Petersburg Open 2011
The current star of international tablehockey - Oleg Dmitrichenko from Russia - did it again.
In St. Petersburg Open 2011 he won the tournament by beating Matiss Saulitis from Latvia in the final.
The bronze was won by Maxim Borisov (Russia).
In the quarterfinal the audience saw a repeat of the final in the World Championships 2011 where Oleg Dmitrichenko defeated Roni Nuttunen (Finland) with 4-0.
The tournament was extremely strong.
As examples Yanis Galuzo finished as no. 4, Ahti Lampi 5th, Roni Nuttunen 6th and Edgars Caics 12th.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Danish player won Slovenia Open 2011
Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark won Slovenia Open for the 2nd year in a row.
In the final he defeated Michal Zunka from the Czech Republic.
Kristijan Curkuvic (Croatia) won the bronze match against Uros Matanovic (Slovenia)
Though Uros Matanovic was very close to the final since the semifinal against Bjarne Axelsen was lost after sudden victory in the 7th and deciding match.
The tournament was arranged in Kranj, Slovenia
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Oleg Dmitrichenko won Helsinki Open
In Finland the 2nd ITHF World Tour Big6 this season was played at the Olympic Stadium.
Oleg Dmitrichenko (Russia) - the World Champion in the open cathegory from Turku, Finland 2011 - and Juha Eralaukko (Finland) both won their first medal ever in the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour.
In the final Oleg Dmitrichenko (Russia) defeated Ahti Lampi (Finland) with 4-2 in matches.
The result of the final was 3-2, 2-4, 2-4, 5-4ot, 3-0 and 4-0.
Andrey Voskoboynikov (Russia) who lost the bronze match to Juha Eralaukko is now leading the total standings of the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour after 6 out of 18 tournaments with Alexey Titov (Russia) as the current no. 2 in the overall standings.
Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) is no. 3 in the current standings.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Riga, Latvia assigned the European Championships 2012
The Executive Committee of ITHF has assigned Riga, Latvia the European Championships 2012.
The tournaments will be arranged by LGHF which is the national tablehockey federation of Latvia.
"We are very satisfied that LGHF who is well-known for their good organisation of the biggest international championships has decided to apply for and in this way help ITHF with the organisation of the European Championships 2012 after the abdication from Croatia", says Bjarne Axelsen, the president of ITHF.
"Many of the players and international tablehockey leaders being present to Euro 2008 and many editions of Riga Cup will feel safe after this decision - now knowing that these championships are in good hands", says Bjarne Axelsen.
The European Championships 2012 will be arranged from the 8th to the 10th of June 2012.
Sunday, October 8, 2011
David Smid won Swiss Open 2011
David Smid (Czech Republic) won Swiss Open 2011 by beating his club mate Michal Zunka (Czech Republic) in the final.
Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) won the bronze by beating David Brdicek (Czech Republic).
Players from Czech Republic, Denmark, Canada and Switzerland participated.
Best player from the homeland Switzerland was Etienne Flore on place number 6.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Message from ITHF Executive Committee
European Championships 2012 in Croatia is cancelled.
The decision is made after communication between the organizer and the Executive Committee of ITHF.
The Executive Committee of ITHF is planning an Extraordinary Delegates Conference in November where the member federations are going to vote about some present topics.
If a federation is interested in organizing European Championships 2012 then please contact ITHF before Sunday the 16th of October 2011.
The president of The Executive Committee of ITHF Bjarne Axelsen can be contacted directly through the mail email@example.com for further information and questions.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
New tablehockey videos have been published
Alexey Titov from Russia has again been active with the camera to the biggest and most prestigious tournaments in 2011.
If using the links below you are able to watch the final from Swedish Masters 2011 between Roni Nuttunen (Finland) and Yanis Galuzo (Russia) and moreover you can watch the most important matches in the play off stage from World Championships 2011 in Turku, Finland.
Hans Osterman from Sweden is the commentator.
The World Tour in Edmonton, Canada was won by the local favourite Reggie Stefaniszyn but not before he managed to win the exciting final with 4-3 against Kent Richter, also from Canada.
The 3rd place also went to Canada since Philippe Majerech defeated Kevin Rafferty (USA)
The tournament was placed in West Edmonton Mall in the state of Alberta, Canada.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Petr Tmej won Oslo Open
In Oslo, Norway the first World Tablehockey Tour BIG6 of the season 2011/2012 took place and here Petr Tmej from the Czech Republic got his revanche after loosing to Alexey Titov (Russia) in 2010.
Even though Andrey Voskoboynikov (Russia) won the first two matches in the final Petr Tmej was able to come back and ended up winning the final with 4-2.
According to the norwegian tradition the bronze medal was shared between the loosers of the semifinals which this time was Pavel Plesak (Czech Republic) and Ladislav Tmej (Czech Republic).
After winning Oslo Open Petr Tmej is leading the World Tablehockey Tour 2011/2012 after 2 tournaments.
The next tournament is the 17th of September in Edmonton, Canada.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
U. S. Open 2011 started the new World Tour-season
With U. S. Open 2011 in Lemont, Illinois nearby Chicago the new season of ITHF World Tablehockey Tour has begun.
The first final was between USA and Denmark and hear Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) won with 4-0 in the final against Ron Marsik (USA) who - by the way - won the 1st edition of U. S. Open back in 2002.
In this 10th edition Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) managed to win the bronze medal.
35 players from USA, Canada and Denmark participated in the tournament.
Monday, June 13, 2011
World Championships 2011
For the first time ever a player from Russia is the World Champion in the open competition.
Oleg Dmitrichenko from Russia won the final with 4-2 in matches against the World Champion from 2007 and 2009 - Roni Nuttunen from Finland.
Yanis Galuzo took the bronze medal.
Open Team was won by Russia with silver to Finland and bronze to Latvia.
Maria Yalbacheva (Russia) won ladies championship by beating Maria Saveljeva (Estonia) in the final.
Bronze to Minerva Martiskainen (Finland).
Finland won the ladies team competition with silver to Russia and bronze to Latvia.
In the junior competition Max Borisov (Russia) won the final against Oleg Dmitrichenko with bronze to a third player from Russia - Pavel Gorotnitskij.
Russia won junior team in front of Finland and Estonia.
Dmitriy Petrov (Russia) is the new World Champion for veterans while Janne Kokko took the silver medal with bronze to Alexander Kosyrev (Russia).
Veteran team was won by Russia in front of Sweden and Finland.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants in Turku, Finland.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Zdenek Matousek won Berlin Open 2011
Zdenek Matousek (Czech Republic) won Berlin Open 2011 by beating Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) in the final while Alexander Kukushkin (Russia) achieved the 3rd position.
The defending champion Juho Rautio (Finland) ended as number 4.
40 players from Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and Great Britain participated in the tournament.
After a silver and a bronze Andrey Voskoboynikov took the last step to the top in a tournament belonging to the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour and won St. Petersburg Open 2011 by beating the young talent Maxim Borisov in the final.
Edgars Caics from Latvia came 3rd.
85 players from Russia, Latvia, Finland and Ukraine participated in the tournament in Russia.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
ITHF Calendar 2011/2012
The ITHF has already published World Tour calendar of the season 2011/2012. The same system with Big Six and World Table Hockey Tour tournaments will be used as in previous seasons.
Michal Hvizd won Czech Open 2011 after dramatic battle against Alexey Titov (RUS) in final. Bronze medal was won by Lukas Turon. 126 players from 11 countries participated at the last Big 6 World Tour tournament of this season. Complete results.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Trophy of Denmark 2011
Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark won Trophy of Denmark 2011 by beating Michal Zunka from Czech Republic in the final.
David Smid from Czech Republic won the bronze match against David Brdicek - also Czech Republic.
Gerrit Janssen from Germany won the B-final against Anette Engel from Denmark.
26 players from Czech Republic, Germany, Norway and Denmark participated in the tournament.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Roni Nuttunen made Moscow hat-trick
March 26-27, 2011 in a modern Palace of sport “Dynamo” was held 11th
Moscow Cup – ITHF World Table Hockey Tour’s Big 6 tournament.
185 players from 6 countries, including top 8 of the current World
Rank. After winning 4-2 in the final series against Edgars Caics
(Latvia) the winner is the current World Champion Roni Nuttunen
(Finland). Bronze won by Yanis Galuzo (Russia) as he managed to win
4-3 very hard series against Oleg Dmitrichenko (Russia).
Ronni Nuttunen now is the only one who managed to win Moscow Cup 3
times. At prize ceremony main organizer of Moscow Cup Mihail Margolis
awarder the best 8 players with different money prizes. Total prize
fund of 11th Moscow Cup was 10200 USD.
Moscow Cup website
Monday, March 21, 2011
Moscow Cup Prize Money
As announced before by organizers of "Moscow Cup", the upcoming 11th
Moscow Cup will have increased prize money funds. That will be a new
record in the history of the ITHF World Tour - 10200 USD.
1st place - $3300, 2nd place - $2200, 3rd place - $1500, 4th place - $1000.
Participants of 1/4 finals (5th - 8th places) will receive $550.
In the ITHF World Tour in Detroit, Michigan, USA Bjarne Axelsen won for the 2nd year in a row.
In the final he defeated Kent Richter from Canada with 5-2, 4-1, 8-2, 1-2 and 9-1.
Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) won the bronze medal by beating the young Paul Shabi (USA)
Jean-Claude Klaus (Switzerland) is the first Swiss World Tour Tournament
winner ever. At Swiss Winter Trophy 2011 he defeated the big tournament
favourite Vaclav Pikl (Czech Republic) (over 380 positions better in ITHF
World Ranking) with 4-2 in matches. The 3rd place took David Hasler
(Switzerland), who won the Bronze Medal game with 3-2 against Rolf Locher
Roni Nuttunen (Finland) did it again and won Swedish Masters 2011 and showed an excellent playing level before World Championships 2011 in his backyard in Turku, Finland.
In the final he defeated Yanis Galuzo (Russia) - though three times in sudden victory - and with 4-1 in matches.
In spite of Edgars Caics (Latvia) leading 2-0 in the semifinal Roni Nuttunen also handled this and won it 4-2.
Yanis Galuzo took the other semifinal with 4-0 against Maxim Borisov from Russia.
Edgars Caics and Maxim Borisov shared the bronzed medal due to the normal swedish tradition.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Videos from World Tour 2010/2011
Are you interested in watching the deciding matches from Helsinki Open?
Now it is possible and the matches are with the former World Champion Hans Österman as the commentator.
The videos are made by Alexey Titov from Russia and soon also videos from the World Tour in Riga, Latvia in - December 2010 will be possible to watch.
Bjarne Axelsen of Bronderslev Denmark is the Champion of the Let's Play Hockey
International Table Hockey Championships in Las Vegas Nevada! Bjarne defeated
Anette Engel in the finals to claim the crown. Reggie Stefaniszyn was the third
place finisher. This event was played in conjunction with the Let's Play Hockey
International Expo at the Paris Casino Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada
www.letsplayhockey.com. This was the sixth straight year this event has been
held. Bjarne Axelsen is the first repeat winner of this Las Vegas event. Past
Champions are - 2006 Jacob Lindahl - 2007 Kenny Dubois - 2008 Rob Chargo - 2009
Bjarne Axelsen - 2010 Lars Fridell - 2011 Bjarne Axelsen.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Moscow Cup – it is two days fiesta of table hockey with
friendly after party for all lovers of this beautiful game. Moscow
Cup – one of the highest ranking tournaments on ITHF calendar and
it is every players dream to win this trophy. Through the years there
is only one player who managed to win MC twice – existing World
Champion Roni Nuttunen (FIN). Will someone be able to prevent him from
making golden hat-trick on Moscow Cup 2011 we will see in
March. Register on website!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Edgars Caics got his victory number 4 in Riga Open
Edgars Caics (Latvia) won the 12th edition of the World Tablehockey Tour Big6 in Riga, Latvia a.k.a. Riga Open. This was his victory number 4 in Riga Open (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010).
No big surprise since he was also one of the favourites to win this tournament.
Though for many it was a surprise that his opponent in the final was Matiss Saulitis (also Latvia).
In the semifinals Edgars Caics won against Yanis Galuzo (Russia) while Matiss Saulitis surprisingly took home the other semifinal by beating Petr Tmej (Czech Republic) with 4-3 in matches.
Petr Tmej took the bronze medal by beating Yanis Galuzo 2-1 in matches.
Already in the quarterfinals Edgars Caics defeated the favourite and defending European Champion Ahti Lampi (Finland) while Matiss Saulitis in the Round of 16 defeated the veteran Thomas Pettersson from Sweden in a very interesting battle.
165 players from 12 countries participated in the tournament.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Slovenia Open 2010
Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark won Slovenia Open 2010 by beating the defending champion Kristijan Curkovic from Croatia in the final.
Vjekoslav Kufrin - also from Croatia - was the big surprise in the tournament when he took the bronze medal by defeating Uros Matanovic from Slovenia in the bronze match.
Slovenia Open has now been arranged 5 times with 5 different winners from 5 different nations.
2006 Magor Papp (Hungary), 2007 Bernard Rjavec (Slovenia), 2008 Vaclav Pikl (Czech Republic), 2009 Kristijan Curkovic (Croatia) and 2010 Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark).
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Roni Nuttunen won Helsinki Open for the 5th time
The World Champion 2007 and 2009 - Roni Nuttunen from Finland - won Helsinki Open for the 5th time when winning the final of Helsinki Open 2011 with 4-0 against the European Champion 2008 and 2010 - Ahti Lampi, also from Finland.
Earlier Roni Nuttunen has won Helsinki Open 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The defending champion from Helsinki Open 2010 - Petr Tmej from Czech Republic - won the bronze medal by beating the biggest surprise in the tournament and the Junior European Champion 2010, Matiss Saulitis from Latvia.
Players from Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and Denmark participated in the tournament.
By winning the tournament Roni Nuttunen takes back the 1st place at the ITHF World Ranking.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Imrich Blasko also won Kosice Open in Slovakia
Imrich Blasko from Slovakia ended his best weekend ever in ITHF World Tablehockey Tour by winning a tournament the 2nd day in a row when he took the 1st position in Kosice Open in his homeland Slovakia.
In the final he defeated Miroslav Ramsak - also from Slovakia while a third slovakian player - Karol Hudec - took the bronze medal.
25 players from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary participated in the tournament.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Imrich Blasko won Hungarian Open 2011
Imrich Blasko from Slovakia won Hungarian Open 2011 when he defeated Kristijan Curkovic from Croatia in the final.
Adam Zielinsky from Czech Republic won the bronze match against Gergely Regula from Hungary.
28 players from Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic and Finland participated in the tournament in Budapest.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Videos of important tablehockey matches
Now a video is available from Moscow Cup 2010 - the final of Moscow Cup 2010 between Atis Silis and Roni Nuttunen can be found at youtube.com and you can also watch it at Russian web page.
Alexei Titov and Russian Tablehockey Federation is now working on a video with the semifinals of Oslo Open 2011
The first match Alexei Titov - Petr Tmej can already be seen.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Edmonton Centennial Challenge 2010.
Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark defended the title when winning the canadian world tour Edmonton Centennial Challenge 2010 in Edmonton, Canada by beating Reggie Stefaniszyn from Canada in the final.
The results of the final was 6-2, 5-0, 1-7, 1-2, 4-3pp and 2-1.
Dwayne Pankiw (Canada) came 3rd after winning the bronze match against Philippe Majerech (Canada).
In the semifinals Bjarne Axelsen defeated Dwayne Pankiw while Reggie Stefaniszyn won against Philippe Majerech - both semifinals with 4-0 in matches.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Oslo Open 2010.
Alexey Titov from Russia won his second victory on ITHF World Tour when he beated the big surprise Daniel Remmem from Norway in the final of Oslo Open 2010.
The bronze medal was shared between the defending champion - Petr Tmej from Czech Republic - and Peter Östlund from Sweden.
53 players participated in the tournament in Oslo, Norway.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Edgars Caics won U.S Open 2010.
The latvian player and no. 3 at the current ITHF World Ranking Edgars Caics won without troubles the U.S. Open 2010 in tablehockey in Lemont, Illinois, USA.
In the final he defeated Jeff Puopolo from USA.
Kent Richter (Canada) won the bronze match against another canadian Dany LeClerc.
U.S. Open 2010 was also the beginning of ITHF World Tablehockey Tour 2010/2011.
Players from Latvia, USA, Canada and Germany participated in the tournament.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Ahti Lampi defends ECh title.
The winner of European Championships 2006 in Skalica, Slovakia Alexei Zakharov from Russia and the winner of 2008 in Riga, Latvia Ahti Lampi from Finland was the two competitors in the final in 2010 in Överum, Sweden.
Ahti Lampi showed great skills and won the final 4-0 in matches.
In the semifinal he defeated Hans Österman from Sweden who won the bronze medal match against Ivan Zakharov from Russia.
The Open Team competition was won by Sweden who in a thrilling final won against Russia.
Latvia got the bronze.
Maria Yalbacheva from Russia won the ladies final while Mariya Miloradova got the silver and Elina Nikitina the bronze medal.
Ladies team was won by Russia who defeated Latvia in the final while Sweden took the bronze.
The gold in Junior individual went to Latvia since Matiss Saulitis in a very entertaining final defeated Dmitriy Koshman from Russia.
Alexei Shikirin from Russia won the bronze medal.
Junior team was won by Russia who won against Latvia in the final.
The title as European Champion 2010 in veteran individual was won by Janne Kokko from Finland.
The silver and bronze was won by Alexander Zaytsev and Dmitriy Petrov from Russia.
Denmark, Canada and Norway got the three medals in the canadian world tour Rose Bowl Classic 2010 in Montreal.
In the final Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark defeated Denis Maillé from Canada with 4-2 in matches.
Denis Maillé though had to win the semifinal with 3-2 in overtime in the 7th and deciding match against Bernie Kunzler from Canada who has been participating in all 9 editions of Rose Bowl Classic.
Arne Johannes Holmin from Norway came 3rd by beating Bernie Kunzler in the bronze match.
The tournament attracted players from USA, Canada, Norway and Denmark.
Juho Rautio of Finland won a battle between German Old hands and Finnish newcomers. And one Finnish old hand: Jari Sahlgren came 2nd. Rene "Box" Albers was the best German on 3rd place and took Germany's 2nd WTHT medal this season.
On May 15 and 16, the Table Hockey Federation of Saint-Petersburg is
holding two dimensioned events: the first stage of the World Tour of
table hockey - Saint-Petersburg Open 2010 and the open team
championship of Saint-Petersburg – Saint-Petersburg Team Cup. Around
120 table hockey players and 17 teams of Russia and other states are
expected to participate in it.
145 participants came into the ice-hockey arena in Liberec, Czech Republic to play at the Czech Open, the final Big6 tournament of the WTHT 2009/2010.
The winner was: Aleksey Zakharov from Russia who got second title in two days after winning also the World Club Trophy on Saturday. Aleksey beat Michal Hvizd (CZE) 4:3 in the final series although he was losing the series 1:3 already. Third best player was Raivis Pukinskis from Latvia.
26 clubs participated in Liberec, Czech Republic, at the World Club Championship 2010.
The club world champion is: RTHF UT from Russia (Zakharov Alexey, Zakharov Ivan, Titov Alexey, Petrov Dmitriy). Second best team is: BJC Laimite from Latvia (Edgars Caics, Atis Silis, Raivis Pukinskis, Arturs Vercins, Yanis Galuzo). Third place got the home Czech team THC Stiga Elites (Michal Hvižď, Jakub Sládek, Jan Suchý, Miloš Ševr, Ladislav Tměj, Petr Tměj, Antonín Šrajer).
Czech Republic got a chance to organize international championship after nine years. You may remember World Championship held in 2001 in Pilsen, now you have a chance to enjoy World Club Championship in Liberec! The best club of the season 2009/2010 will be crowned on Saturday 1st May in Tipsport arena in Liberec. Your club can also participate - just send us name of your club and squad list with at least 4 and at max 8 players!
Since we would like to decide in Liberec not only which club is the best, but also which player is the best, we decided to organize international individual tournament one day after the club championship - therefore Czech Open 2010 will be held on Sunday 2nd May. It will be the seventh edition of the Czech Open and quite sure it will be one of the best tournaments of the World Tour 2009/2010. Czech Open will decide the final standings of the Czech Cup 2009/2010 as well.
Come and play with the best table hockey players from all over the world in modern ice-hockey arena in Liberec! You may become part of the best table hockey tournament ever held in the Czech Republic!
In the ITHF World Tour in Detroit, Michigan, USA the final was Denmark vs. Canada.
Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark won the tournament by beating the defending champion Bernie Kunzler from Canada 4-0 in the finals.
3rd place went to Kent Richter from Canada who in the bronze match won against Steven Bernstein from USA.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the tournament was the 13-year-old Paul Shabi from USA who qualified to play off and ended up as no. 8 in the tournament.
Perhaps the future of North American tablehockey.
36 players from USA, Canada, Norway and Denmark participated in the tournament.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Moscow Cup 2010
The 10th edition of Moscow Cup 2010 was held in Fittness Center Republika in Moscow, Russia.
After an exciting final Atis Silis from Latvia won the 7th and deciding match against the reigning world champion Roni Nuttunen from Finland.
The 3rd place was won by Edgars Caics (Latvia) who defeated Alexei Zakharov (Russia) in the bronze match.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Swiss Open 2010
Timo Toivonen from Finland won his first World Tour victory by beating the
Danish player Bjarne Axelsen in the final of Swiss Open 2010 in Bern. In
the Bronze Medal game Erik Slechta won against Martin Zenisek (both Czech
Republic). 24 players from 5 different countries participated in the tournament.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Swedish Masters 2010
Roni Nuttunen came back to the world scene in tablehockey after the successful winning of his second open world championship 2009 in Budapest, Hungary and won the Swedish Masters 2010 in a secure way.
In the final he won against Petr Tmej from Czech Republic who with his 2nd position came very close to the overall winning of the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour 2009/2010.
According to the swedish tradition the 3rd place was shared, this time between the two finnish club mates Konsta Jukka and the reigning European Champion Ahti Lampi.
The best Swedish players were both defeated in the quarterfinals where both Peter Östlund and Lars Fridell lost their matches.
This year the most well-known and prestigious international table
hockey tournament in Russia – Moscow Cup – celebrates its 10th
anniversary. This year money prize fund is significantly increased- it
will be $10.000!
Bet on Swedish masters - and watch it live on web-tv
Swedish Masters next weekend will not only be the biggest and best tournament since the World Cup.
It will also be the first tablehockey competition where you can bet on the results.
The international company Unibet offers several bets:
Winner in open class, best Swede in open class and winners of veteran and ladies categories.
Place your bets on Unibet.
Choose your language and search for "tablehockey".
Also note that maximum payout is 1000 SEK (about 98 euro).
Swedish masters will also be broadcasted live via internet.
On Bambuser.com you can follow the opening ceremony and selected play off games in all categories throughout the weekend.
Hopefully we can also make live interwievs with the players during the tournament.
The SM channel on Bambuser can be found at http://bambuser.com/channel/swedishmasters.
Welcome to a historical tablehockey weekend in Sweden!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Las Vegas Championships 2010
Lars Fridell from Sweden won the final in the World Tablehockey Tour in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
In the last second of the 7th match in the final series he made the deciding goal to 3-2 against Pontus Eriksson (also Sweden) and by this won 4-3 in matches.
Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) came 3rd while Juri Artamonov (Estonia) was number 4.
Next part of ITHF World Tablehockey Tour 2009/2010 is the 13th and 14th of February where Swedish Masters 2010 will take place in Stockholm.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Ukraine Cup 2009
Dmytro Kudrytsky got his first World Tour victory when beating the Russian player Alexei Titov in the final of Ukraine Cup 2010 in Kiev.
The 3rd place went to the defending champion Yevhen Levdansky from Ukraine who won against Dmitriy Petrov from Russia in the battle about the 3rd position.
40 players participated in the tournament that belongs to ITHF World Tour 2009/2010.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Riga Open 2009
137 players from 8 nations played for 11th Riga Open cup. Edgars Caics
(LAT) beat 4-1 Ahti Lampi (FIN) in the final. Andrey Voskoboynikov
in the overtime won bronze against Yanis Galuzo (both RUS). Top3
players received prizes from LTHF.
Kristijan Curkovic from Croatia won against Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark in the final of Slovenia Open 2009 4-3 in matches and got the gold.
The tournament was played in Kranj Saturday the 14th of November 2009.
Vaclav Pikl from Czech Republic got the bronze medal.
In the bronze match he managed to beat the best slovenian player this day - Armin Čamdžic - 4-0 in matches.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tmej continues his ITHF World Tour campaign
Petr Tmej from Czech Republic showed that he means it for real when he Saturday the 24th of October managed to get his 3rd victory out of 5 tournaments this season at ITHF World Tablehockey Tour.
Earlier this season he defeated Petter Bengtsson from Sweden and David Smid from Czech Republic in the finals in Oslo and Budapest and this time he got his revenche from the finals in Helsinki Open in 2008 against the reigning European Champion Ahti Lampi from Finland.
Petr Tmej won with 4 games to 3 after Lampi leading 3-1.
Yanis Galuzo won the bronze match against the finnish surprise Juha Eralaukko.
In quarterfinals the biggest surprise was Mikhaylo Spivakovsky from Ukraine
76 players participated in Helsinki Open in Finland.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Czech Republic dominated Hungarian Open
The players from Czech Republic had a great party in Hungarian Open where they took the first 4 placements.
Petr Tmej cruised through the tournament with only one draw against his brother Ladislav Tmej in the whole tournament while David Smid took the 2nd position.
In the bronze match Michal Zunka won against Vaclav Pikl.
29 players from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia participated in the tournament.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Oslo Open 2009
Petr Tmej from Czech Republic won the World Tour Oslo Open in Norway.
In the first World Tablehockey Tour Big6 this season he managed to beat Petter Bengtsson (Sweden) - one of the former winners of Oslo Open - in the final.
The 3rd position was - as the tradition says in Norway - shared by Martin Arenlind from Sweden and Stian Ostrem from Norway.
To the ITHF World Tablehockey Tour in Edmonton, Canada 28 players from Canada, USA and Denmark joined. The tournament was won by Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark who defeated Reggie Stefaniszyn from Canada in the final.
The bronze medal was won by Kent Richter (Canada)
He defeated Dwayne Pankiw (Canada) in the match about the 3rd position.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
World Tablehockey Tour 2009/2010 began the 1st of August in Lemont, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark took US Open 2009 by winning against Bernie Kunzler from Canada in the final.
Dany LeClerc - also Canada - came 3rd.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
World Championship 2009
Roni Nuttunen protects his World champion title and is the World champion 2009
Russia is the World team champions 2009
Ahti Lampi from Finland is the World champion of juniors 2009
Maria Yalbacheva from Russia is the World champion of ladies 2009
Pontus Eriksson from Sweden is the World champion of veterans 2009
Sweden is the World team champions of veterans 2009
Canadian Tablehockey Federation and Pierre Chastenais arranged the last stage of ITHF World Tour 2008/2009.
This was won by Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) by defeating Steve Bernstein (USA) 4-0 in the final.
The bronze was won by Hugues Dery (Canada) who beated Alain Gamache (Canada).
Latvia got a new triumph when Mikus Saulitis won the World Tour Berlin Open 2009.
In the final he defeated Zdenek Matousek from Czech Republic.
Mika Myllykangas from Finland ended 3rd and won the bronze medal. Complete tournament results
Monday, May 11, 2009
Ukraine Cup 2009
Yevhen Levdansky became the first player from Ukraine to win a stage of ITHF World Tablehockey Your when beating Maria Yalbachava (Russia) in the final of Ukraine Cup 2009.
With the final Maria Yalbacheva became the 2nd woman to play a final of ITHF World Tablehockey Tour.
Yan Zaripov from Russia won the bronze match against Alexei Titov - also from Russia.
With the victory in Ukraine Cup 2009 Yevhen Levdansky also became the first player from Ukraine to enter TOP 50 of ITHF World Ranking.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Czech Open 2009 Exhibition Game
Before the opening ceremony of Czech Open,
an exhibition game had been played between Ahti Lampi
and Milan Zeman, a Czech player with hands handicap.
Zeman's unique way of playing fascinated a lot of
international participants who saw him playing for the first
time. The video of the match is now available on YouTube.
Zeman is a regular participant of Czech Cup tournaments
and brought some other players with physical disability
to them, too, showing that table hockey is a sport
The Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to include the tournament the 30th of May 2009 in Montreal, Canada in ITHF World Tour 2008/2009.
The reason is the cancellation of another North American part of ITHF World Tablehockey Tour - New York Challenge 2009.
At the same time ITHF Executive Committee wants to make clear that pointing out tournaments belonging to ITHF World Tablehockey Tour in the middle of the season will indeed be an exception.
Therefore every member federation is also asked to apply for tournaments belonging to ITHF World Tablehockey Tour 2009/2010 no later than Friday the 1st of May 2009.
Wednesday, the 22nd of April 2009
ITHF Executive Committee
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Czech Open 2009
The Czech Open 2009 will take place on 25th April in Prague. The organizers booked the venue in the historical centre of this beautiful city. The tournament venue is in walking distance (600 meters) from the main Prague square - Wenceslas square.
Don't miss this great opportunity to play the best table hockey right at the centre of Prague. Your opponents will be the Czech players: all the youngsters as well as all the old foxes. You will have a chance to play also against seven players from the current World Ranking TOP TEN!
Edgars Caics (Latvia) won the ITHF World Tour Big Six Moscow Cup 2009. Edgars beat Ahti Lampi (Finland) at final. Also E. Caics did not lose any game during the play-off series. Ivan Zaharov (Russia) came third after winning in the bronze final against Petr Tmej (Czech Republic).
157 players have participated at the Moscow Cup 2009.
The tournament was held in the famous Sports Center "Dinamo".
Last summer 8 players from the Czech Republic created World Record in longest playing Stiga tablehockey.
Martin Zenisek, Vaclav Pikl, Hynek Nechutny, Lukas Vacek, Jakub Sladek, Josef Kurka, Zdenek Lopaur and Zdenek Matousek junior. They played table hockey 26 hours and 16 minutes. Record was controlled by 2 referees from the Czech record agency "Dobry den". The Guinness World Record agency from London has approved that this is a world record too.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Swiss Open 2009
The brothers from Pribram in the Czech Republic Michal and Leos Hvizd were in a special cathegory when the 3rd Swiss Open was played. Michal Hvizd - who also won in 2008 - got a new victory with 4-3 in the final against Leos Hvizd. The winner from Swiss Open 2007 Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark got the 3rd place. Vaclav Pikl from the Czech Republic came 4th.
30 players from Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Russia and Denmark participated in the tournament.
We kindly invite you to the World Championships of Table Hockey, which takes place in Budapest, 12-14th June, 2009. The most acknowledged table hockey event in the world makes its way back to Central Europe. We hope to see many players from many nations behind the rods, new flags on the pole, and it will be a pleasure to meet the stars, champs, old foxes and youngsters among the competitors.
This year´s World Championships has become special not only because of the growing interests, but also due to the difficulties encountered in organizing the event. In the autumn of 2008 our organizing team applied to the ITHF and the member nations for financial help alternatively to transfer the honour of officiating as host. Players from different nations offered their help, sent encouraging words and finally we were inspirited by the ITHF to continue the organization. We received indispensable help from Intars Zubeckis, Bjarne Axelsen, Vladimir Kraus and the representatives of Swedish, Czech and Latvian Stiga distributors. This year´s World Championships has become more than the issue of one national federation, it´s the product of an international collaboration.
We hope you will enjoy the play and the city, and travel home with unforgettable experience. See you in Budapest!
Swiss Tablehockey Federation welcome all players to Swiss Open 2009.
According to participants from the 2008 a very well organized tablehockey tournament.
Combine playing here with visiting Bern - the beatiful capital of Switzerland.
Play World Tablehockey Tour in the land with the winner of the European Icehockey Champions League.
Hans Österman once again managed to win Swedish Masters.
In the final he beated Ivan Zakharov from Russia.
Lars Fridell though managed to give Hans Österman an exciting semifinal but in spite of 0-3 Hans Österman managed to turn the match around and at the end won 4-3 in matches.
Lars Fridell shared the bronze medal with Stefan Edwall - both from Sweden.
World Tour 2008/2009 Stiga Play-off Big Six tournament.
March, 21-22, 2009, "Dynamo" Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Moscow Cup, the oldest and the most famous Russian table hockey tournament included into the World Tour Big Six, uses the principle "new year - new place". Although 2008 Moscow Cup took place at "Dynamo" Sports Palace (Lavochkin st., Moscow, Russia), it was not the main hall of the Palace. Now the plastic puck past masters will compete at the central "Dynamo" SP hall where volleyball "Dynamo" teams play their Euro Cup games.
2009 Moscow Cup can beat a few records. For the first time in history we wait more than 200 players and it will probably be the best 2008/2009 World Tour index.
Moscow Cup 2008/2009 games will be reported not only in TV news blogs, but will be presented by the "7 TV" sports channel in the full size. Traditionally, we wait many European table hockey stars and all the Russian top players.
Unfortunately, the global financial crisis will not let us make the prize fund of the tournament much more significant, as it was planned. But paying no attention to it, Moscow Cup is the only World Tour tournament that has prize fund (~5000$). Also, the tournament laureates will get original rewards, diplomas, shirts and gifts from the tournament partners.
The table hockey debutants can play at Moscow Cup. Everybody can compete with the World best players. Foreign players can make claims for living at Russian players' homes.
ITHF World Tour in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA was won by Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark.
In final he defeated Anette Engel - also from Denmark.
Third place was taken by Denis Maillé from Canada - beating Kevin Rafferty from USA in the bronzematch.
Matt Di Domizio from USA won the B-group and Pierre Chastenais from Canada the C-group.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Tallinn Cup 2009
Edgars Caics from Latvia once again managed to win Tallinn Cup.
In the final he - as in 2008 - beated Atis Silis - also from Latvia.
Bronze winner was Didzis Ziemelis from Latvia after beating Alexander Zaytsev from Russia.
Veteran class - however - was won by Alexander Zaytsev after a very exciting final against Ilgvars Pavlovskis from Latvia.
Baiba Dace Ozolina won the women competition and Matiss Saulitis the juniors title.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Swedish Masters 2009
Website of the Swedish Masters 2009 is already open and everybody is welcome to register and come to Overum!
136 players from 8 nations played for 10th Riga Open cup. Like year
ago three players of top4 were from Latvia and only one from abroad-
in the bronze final Edgars Caics won Edgars Saulitis, but in the gold
final Atis Silis beat Ivan Zaharov from Russia.
Vaclav Pikl from Czech Republic got his first World Tour triumph when winning Slovenia Open 2008.
In the final he defeated Kristijan Curkovic from Croatia with 4-3ot, 4-2, 6-5 and 8-1.
Armin Camdzic from Slovenia won the bronze match by beating Uros Matanovic - also from Slovenia.
Ahti Lampi from Finland won the ITHF World Tour Helsinki Open by
beating Petr Tmej from the Czech Republic in the final. Magnus Ahlberg
(Finland) came third after winning in the bronze final against Edgars Caics
Maria Yalbacheva from Russia won the women competition.
In the final she defeated Minerva Martiskainen from Finland.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Welcome to Riga Open
The biggest international table hockey tournament in Latvia - the Riga
Open, will be held in Riga on December 6th. It is organized by the
Latvian Table Hockey Federation and it is one of the Big Six
tournaments of the World Table Hockey Tour and also one of the Latvian
Ranking Tournaments. The best players of the tournament will receive
prizes from Xnet.lv.
Petr Tmej from the Czech Republic was the big favourite in the Budapest Open in Hungary and he managed to show the world that he this day also was the best player.
He won against Imrich Blasko from Slovakia 4-1 in the final matches.
Imrich Blasko beat Vaclav Pikl from Czech Republic while Petr Tmej defeated Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark in the semifinals.
Bjarne Axelsen won the bronze match against Vaclav Pikl.
Pontus Eriksson from Umea and Sweden won his first BIG6 in Olso Open.
In the final he managed to win 4-3 against Stefan Edwall after beatening Kalle Bindekrans with 4-2 in the semifinal. In the other semifinal the best Norwegian Yngve Aasheim was defeated by Stefan Edwall.
The veteran series was won by Jari Eskelinen from Finland and the junior series by Nicolai Dahl Jeppesen from Denmark.
Kalle Bindekrans from BHK Möllan Rouge and Sweden won Oresund Cup in
Copenhagen. In the final he played against Martin Arenlind from Fremad Eagles and Sweden
and won 4-0 in matches.
Though Kalle Bindekrans had some difficulties in the three other round of
play off where he only won 4-3 against Dan Engdahl, Rickard Sjöstedt and
22 players from 4 countries participated in the tournament.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Welcome to Oresund Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Oresund Cup – is one of the oldest and most prestigeous table hockey tournaments in the world. The tournament was played for the first time in 1985 and has since been a part of the national Swedish table hockey league (SBL). Today OC is also one of the events in the World Table Hockey Tour, authorized by ITHF.
Oresund Cup 2008 will take place at Osterbrohuset in Copenhagen the 13th of September.
All additional information you will find at the tournament webpage.
Registration: Send an e-mail to carl.bindekrans(at)gmail.com.
Do not forget to specify if you also want to attend the banquet held afterwards. The last day of admission is
Tuesday 9th of September!
Hope to see you there!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Chargo wins Chicago
Rob Chargo of Gurnee, IL won the 7th annual U.S. Open in Lemont near Chicago, beating Reggie Stefaniszyn of Edmonton, AB in five games. This is Chargo's second U.S. Open title. He also won the Las Vegas tournament in January. Taking third in the top group was Bernie Kunzler of Kitchener, ONT over Bruce Turner of Peru. The second group was won by Tim Walker of the Detroit, MI area and the third group was won by 15-year-old Sean Rafferty of Laguna Hills, CA
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
European Championship Results
Open: 1. A. Lampi (FIN), 2. R. Nuttunen (FIN), 3. Atis Silis (LAT) Juniors: 1. A. Lampi (FIN), 2. A. Miloradov (RUS), 3. P. Tmej (CZE) Veterans: 1. P. Plesak (CZE), 2. D. Petrov (RUS), 3. A. Kosyrev (RUS) Ladies: 1. M. Yalbacheva (RUS), 2. M. Martiskainen (FIN), 3. M. Miloradova (RUS)
Roni Nuttunen (Finland) has won the World Table Hockey Tour 2007/2008. Roni won the Big6 tournaments in Helsinki and Moscow. He got the second place at the Swedish Masters.
832 players from 22 nations participated at the WTHT 2007/2008. The new WTHT season will start on 26th July at Lemont, USA
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
Questions to Top Players
Some of the top players in tablehockey were asked 10 questions.
Not only about tablehockey but also about their own thoughts and opinions about things.
Here you can read about their greatest memories, their favourite opponents and what they think shall be done in order to develope tablehockey as a sport.
David Smid (Czech Republic) took his second victory in the Berlin Open history after 2005. David defeated Andreas Andersson from Sweden in the final. Andreas together with Martin Arenlind who came third leaded a strong Swedish squad which fought against David Smid's fellow countrymen a kind of international match. The Swedes and Czechs reached 10 of the first 14 places.
Roni Nuttunen (Finland) wins the whole World Tour season, 2nd is Ivan Zaharov and 3rd Alexey Zaharov (both Russia). Congratulation! Final World Tour standings.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
WTHT 2008/2009 Schedule
The schedule of the World Table Hockey Tour 2008/2009 was released:
USA Lemont 26.7.2008
DEN Oresund Cup, Copenhagen 13.9.2008
NOR Oslo Open 27.9.2008, Big6
HUN Budapest Open 11.10.2008
FIN Helsinki Open 8.11.2008, Big6
SLO ? Slovenia Open 22.11.2008
LAT Riga Open 6.12.2008, Big6
EST Tallinn 10.1.2009
USA Las Vegas 26.1.2009
SWE SM, Överum 14-15.2.2009, Big6
SUI Bern 7.3.2009
RUS Moscow Cup 21-22.3.2009, Big6
USA NYC 18.4.2009
CZE Plzen / Prague 25.4.2009, Big6
UKR Ukraine Cup, Kiev 9.5.2009
GER Berlin, 16.5.2009
SLO ? - not a member of ITHF yet. The tournament will be confirmed till 24th August.
Sunday, May 4th, 2008
Edgars Caics wins Tallinn Cup
73 players from 7 countries participated at the first World Tour tournament in Estonia. Edgars Caics won Atis Silis (both Latvia) in the finals. The biggest surprise was Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) who lost to Edgars Caics with 3-4 in the semifinal, but managed to win the bronze series over Karlis Balodis (Latvia).
Edgars Caics also received the main prize: the SonyEricsson mobile phone.
110 players from 8 countries participated at the last Big Six World Tour tournament of this season - the Czech Open 2008 held in Pilsen. Ivan Zakharov (Russia) beat in the play-off both best Czech players Lukas Turon and Petr Tmej and won the whole tournament. 2nd was Petr Tmej and 3rd Alexey Zakharov.
Results of the tournament.
27 participants enjoyed a fun-filled day of table hockey competition at this year’s edition of the Boston Challenge 2008. Lars Fridell (Sweden) won the prestigious trophy beating Kenny Dubois (USA), 4-1 in a very competitive and entertaining finals series. Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada) and Matt Rogers (USA) were the semifinalists. Russ Guertin (USA) won the B Group finals over Dana Rogers (USA) and 8 years old Luke Kiballa (USA) wins the C Group over Derek Koplin (USA).
This year’s tournament also featured some other very good and developing junior talent in the names of Cameron and Max Bernstein, Andrew Caponetti, Zak Kiballa (finished 14th in the Elite group! And brother of Luke) and Alexander Sobrinski.
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
Czech Open 2008
The final Big Six tournament of the World Table Hockey Tour 2007/2008 will be held in Plzen, Czech Republic on 26th April. You are welcome to join this tournament with all the best Czech table hockey players. The top Russian players including Alexey Zakharov are registered for this tournament as well.
The nice trophies are ready for the winners of all divisions and categories at the tournament. The winner will get 77 cm height trophy. Twenty eight Skoda cars also wait for their new owners.
Welcome to Plzen! The after party is also something you can be also interested in. The very cheap accommodation right at the tournament venue is still available for you.
There were 86 participants in both Danube tournaments. In Budapest the medallists were: 1st Michal Hvizd (CZE), 2nd Miroslav Ramsak (SVK) and 3rd Imrich Blasko (SVK). Complete results of Budapest Open 2008.
In Bratislava all medallists were from the Czech Republic: 1st Michal Hvizd, 2nd David Smid and 3rd Leos Hvizd. Complete results of Slovak Open 2008.
192 players have participated at the Moscow Cup 2008. Roni Nuttunen (Finland) has repeated his victory from the last season of this tournament. Roni beat Atis Silis (Latvia) at finals. Ahti Lampi (Finland) has finished at the third place.
Short description about all known champions of the year 2007 is available! Find out how for example Edgars Caics won the Latvian championship or read description of the Croatian championship written by Kristijan Curkovic - see more....
March 1st, 2008
Michal Hvizd won Swiss Open
Michal Hvizd - the big favourite from the Czech Republic won the first World Tour in
Switzerland ever. He beated Bjarne Axelsen from Denmark in the final and the
local Jean-Claude Klaus in the semifinal. Vaclav Pikl who lost the semifinal
against Bjarne Axelsen won the bronze medal match against Jean-Claude Klaus.
21 Players from 3 different countries participated in a very well organised
tournament in Hotel Novotel near the famous Wankdorf Stadium in Bern.
After the World Championships 2003 in Zurich Switzerland now also has its own tournament of the World Table Hockey Tour. The Swiss Table Hockey Association invites you to the first Swiss Open, which will be held on March 1st close to the famous Wankdorf Football Stadium in the capital Bern.
For more information, please visit Swiss Open homepage.
See you soon in Bern!
February 18th, 2008
The world of table hockey reached new frontiers in the fall of 2007 when the
first Antarctic Open tournament registered to world ranking was played in
the Finnish Antarctic Research Station called Aboa (73°03'S, 13°25'W) at
western Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. While the nearest permanent
settlements are thousands of kilometres away, Antarctic Open was presumably
also the first table hockey tournament, which included all the people in the
radius of 300 kilometres. Second tournament was also organized during the
spring 2008. PÖLY association, which is responsible for organizing the
famous Helsinki Open tournament in Finland annually, donated the table used
in the tournaments. Organizers apologize that they didn't inform rest of the
world about the tournament beforehand, but due to unstable weather
conditions and other logistical limitations, possible long-distance
travellers would have been more than disappointed if the games would have
had to be cancelled.
There were 11 attendants in both tournaments consisting of Finnish (9) and
Swedish (2) scientists and logistic personnel. Everybody had had some
experience with table hockey before the expedition took place. First
unofficial Antarctic champion was geologist Jussi Heinonen, who is a member
of PÖLY and has, at his best, competed at the final series of Finnish
national ranking tournaments. Silver medal was won by the expedition cook
Teppo Mäkelä, who has practiced with Kristian Iso-Tryykäri when he was still
a little boy (long ago). Third place went to mechanical engineer Jari
Pitkänen. Same three contestants were successful also in the 2nd tournament.
This time the weather was so good that the finals were played outside on
Basen nunatak, in a temperature of -5 C and under clear sunny sky.
February 12th, 2008
Hans Österman comments his SM victory
Hans Österman comments his victory at the Swedish Masters:
"I thought I was too old to win titles nowadays, but apparently I was mistaken. It seems that this was my lucky day. The turnover against Alexey in the semis was almost too much for my heart. When 3-1 turns 3-3 and your opponent is 2-0 up in the 7th game it is really hard to keep faith. But somehow I managed to focus on the effort, rather than the standings. That, and a good piece of luck, was the key to my win. Then beating wonder kid Roni in the final was really special. Maybe my age and experience turned out to be an advantage. It actually seemed like Roni was a bit nervous.
Finally: big hand for the organizers. SM 2008 belongs to best tournaments ever."
February 11th, 2008
Hans Österman Wins Swedish Masters!
Hans Österman managed what nobody else during last two years - he won play-off series against Roni Nuttunen. They met in the final of the Swedish Masters held this weekend in Göteborg. Third place was shared by Edgars Caics and Alexey Zaharov.
Now it’s time for the Swedish Masters. 184 players representing 14 different nations have registered for the open category, among them 12 of the top 15 players of the world. The Swedes will do their absolute best to win back the SM trophy from Finland, but it will be a tough battle.
If you cannot go to the arena in Göteborg, you can follow the tournament on the web: www.bordshockey.net. All results will be published within 5 minutes, and in the play-offs every goal will be reported instantly. So welcome to Swedish Masters 2008 in Göteborg, Sweden, or at your computer!
February 2nd, 2008
Rob Chargo wins Stiga Las Vegas!
Rob Chargo from the northern suburbs of Chicago won
the Let's Play Hockey International Table Hockey
Championships. He defeated Kent Richter of Edmonton
4-1 in the finals. Jeff Thill of South Holland, IL
upended Bernie Kunzler to take third place. The B Pool
featured tournament organizer Jim Rzonca of Lemont, IL
over Len Mecca of Cherry Hill, NJ. And in the C Pool,
Jay Petrick of Las Vegas defeated Rich Thill, the
father of Jeff Thill.
Next years event is set for
January 26th 2009!
December 8th, 2007
Riga Open for Atis Silis!
9th Riga Open, the third of Big Six tournaments of World Table Hockey
Tour this season is finished. 122 participants from 8 countries were
trying to win 32" SONY LCD TV.
The second Big Six World Tour tournament of WTHT season 2007/2008 took part in Helsinki today. 107 participants tried to stop the World Champion Roni Nuttunen. The biggest opponents were the Russian players: 3 of them took places among best five players of the tournament.
The biggest international table hockey tournament in Ukraine — the first Ukrainian Cup, will be held in Kyiv on October 13th. It is organized by the Board Hockey Federation of Ukraine and it is one of the tournaments of the World Table Hockey Tour and also one of the Ukrainian Ranking Tournaments.
The first World Club Championship (WCC) in table hockey was organized on 23rd September 2007 in Oslo. Twenty clubs from seven nations have participated at this tournament. The World Club Champion became: Enköpings HSC (Sweden). The second place was taken by BHK Möllan Rouge (Sweden), third place by TK Tigers (Sweden). Complete results.
Oslo Open 2007 took place at the Norwegian capitol this Saturday. 101 players have arrived to Oslo to play at the first Big6 WTHT tournament of the new season 2007/2008. Hans Österman (Sweden) won the first place. He beat Edgars Caics (Latvia) in the finals. Bronze medal was divided between Edgars Saulitis (Latvia) and Petr Tmej (Czech Republic). Complete results.
The first World Club Championship (WCC) in table hockey will be organized on 23rd September 2007 in Oslo. The prior day, Saturday 22nd September will belong to the Oslo Open. 32 teams with 4 players and up to 2 substitutors can participate at WCC.
Each nation represented in the ITHF is invited to send its best team. The registrations of the teams should be send to the mail firstname.lastname@example.org till 30th June. Starting 1st July the registration will be open also for the other teams (not registered by the ITHF members). Please find more information about the great table hockey weekend in Oslo at: www.spjass.com.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
World Championship 2007 is over
156 players from 19 nations have participated at 10th Table Hockey World Championship. The tournament was held at a beautiful skating arena Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia.
Winners of all WCh categories:
Open category: 1st Roni Nuttunen (FIN), 2nd Aleksey Zakharov (RUS), 3rd Hans Osterman (SWE).
Team category: 1st Sweden, 2nd Finland, 3rd Russia.
The next World Championship will be organized in Budapest, Hungary in 2009. The European Championship 2008 will be held in Latvia.
May 16th, 2007; updated on 25th
World Championship 2007 Update
The invitations needed for getting the visa to Russia will be send by the Russian organizers as they will receive the invitations from the Russian authorities. The first invitations will be send today, the others tomorrow and the final part on 21st May.
See you soon in Moscow at the biggest World Championship ever!
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
Table Hockey Anniversary
May 10th is an important date in table hockey history. On this day in 1987, the first table hockey federation ever, SBHF, was founded in Goteborg, Sweden. Lars-Erik Svensson from Umea in north Sweden was elected as the first, historical chairman. One of the most important tasks for the newly founded federation was to make table hockey international. Already in 1986, Swedish Masters had its first foreign participant, Shigeru Kamegaya from Tokyo, Japan. In 1989, SBHF organized the first World Championship ever, in the Globe Arena, Stockholm. That tournament was the start of international table hockey.
Sunday, May 6th, 2007
Ahti Lampi wins Czech Open
Ahti Lampi (Finland) won the last stage of the World Tour 2006/2007 - Czech Open. Second was Atis Silis (Latvia) and third was Lukas Turon (Czech Republic). Tough battle was held for getting a direct nomination to the World Championship - Michal Hvizd beat Alexandr Miloradov by a single point! Complete results and pictures from the Czech Open. 117 participants from 9 countries came to Plzen which means that 797 players played at least one World Tour tournament this season! Roni Nuttunen (Finland) is the winner of the World Tour after winning each from four World Tour tournaments he played during this season. Daniel Wallen (Sweden) is the second thanks to three second places. Ivan Zaharov (Russia) is the third. You can take a look at the final standings of the World tour 2006/2007.
Congratulation to all and hope to see you at the World Tour tournaments during next season!
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
World Table Hockey Tour 2007/2008
The Executive Committee of the ITHF announces the schedule for the World Table Hockey Tour 2007/2008:
28th July ... Stiga US Open, Lemont
22nd + 23rd September ... Oslo Open + World Club Championship
13th October ... Kiev
20th October ... Canada Challenge, Gatineau
27th October ... Oresund Cup, Copenhagen
10th November ... Helsinki Open
1st December ... New York
8th December ... Riga Open
28th January ... International Table Hockey Championships, Las Vegas
9th + 10th February ... Swedish Masters, GOTHENBURG
1st March ... Bern
22nd + 23rd March ... Moscow Cup
5th + 6th April ...Danube
19th April ... Czech Open, Prague / Plzen / Pribram
3rd May ... Tallinn Cup
17th May ... Berlin Open
13th-15th June - European Championship
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
Lukas Turon wins in Berlin
60 players from 14 countries participated at the Berlin Open 2007. The best were the young Czech players: Lukas Turon, Petr Tmej and Michal Hvizd. Turon has proved once again that he is ready to win the international tournaments. Complete results, WTHT ranking after the Berlin Open.
The last tournament of the World Table Hockey Tour 2006/2007 will be held in Plzen on 5th May: Czech Open.
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
World Championship 2007 News - Hotel
The Organizing Committee of the World Championships recommends you to contact "Monomax Congresses and Incentives Llc" concerning the hotel Salut reservation.
Please, contact Rybalov Alexey tel./fax +7-495-726-51-35, mail: email@example.com. The deadline for hotel booking and making payment for the accommodation is 21 May, 2007. The price for a person is 55 EUR for a night. The Russian organizers will refund 5 EUR to each person to get the previously announcement price 50 EUR. Detail information.
In one of the most exciting Elites finals to date, Herman Steen (Sweden) bested Kenny Dubois (USA) 4 games to 3, to win the 2007 Boston Challenge Stiga Table Hockey Championships. To reach the finals, Steen beat fellow Swedish countryman and 2005 Boston champion, Pontus Eriksson. That series also went the distance, with game 7 going into overtime. Kenny Dubois beat 2003 Boston Challenge winner, Junior Gelinas of Canada, 4 games to 1.
Moscow is going to be ready for the Table Hockey World Championship 2007 soon. The hotel Salut is pre-reserved for the participants of the tournament. The final reservation will be accessible through the WCh webpage from 11th April
The schedule of the competitions at the World Championships is planned to be announced on 16th April.
Good luck to all players all around the world to get the national nomination for the tournament on 8th - 10th June 2007!
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
Additional WTHT nominations for World Championship
The tenth World Table Hockey Championships will be held in Moscow 8th - 10th June 2007. More information at the official webpage. The participanting nations are asked to send the number of their players going to Moscow till the end of March 2007!
The Executive Committee has agreed on awarding additional nominations places for those nations which have their players among top 10 at the WTHT 2006/2007 final ranking. This rule was set before the beginning of the current season. This rule says that up to THREE players from a nation can get the direct WCh nomination. The rule also says that the champion from the last WCh is not counted among top 10 for awarding the direct nominations.
As we can see from the current WTHT ranking the direct nomination would be awarded to: Finland (2 players ... also thanks to 11th place), Sweden (3 players + Hans Österman as the reigning World Champion), Latvia (2 players), Russia (2 players) and the Czech Republic (1 player). Three more WTHT tournaments are scheduled for this WTHT season which means the final ranking can be changed and awarded additional WCh nominations as well. The scheduled tournaments are: Boston Challenge on 14th April, Berlin Open on 21st April and the Big6 tournament Czech Open in PLZEN on 5th May.
Good luck to everybody at the final 3 WTHT 2006/2007 tournaments!
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
Roni Nuttunen wins again, Moscow this time!
Roni Nuttunen (Finland) has won his fourth Big6 WTHT tournament this season. After winning in Helsinki, Riga and Göteborg he won also in Moscow! Daniel Wallén (Sweden) was at 2nd place and Lukas Turon (Czech Republic) was third.
Ukraine has became the 17th member of ITHF. It was decided during the current ITHF extraordinary Delegate‘s Conference.
Monday, February 19th, 2007
Danube Weekend 2007
The Danube Weekend was won by Michal Hvizd, although he did not win either of the tournaments. There were 104 participants in Bratislava, the winner was Lukas Turon, Michal Hvizd was 2nd and Jakub Sladek 3rd. 82 players came to Budapest on Sunday. Turon did not participate though neither of the medallists from Bratislava was able to gain the gold medal - Jan Dryak won Budapest Open, 2nd was Michal Hvizd and 3rd Jakub Sladek. More information can be found at tournaments web pages - Bratislava Open and Budapest open.
Update of questions on 21st February! The Executive Committee of the ITHF has released an important document setting the list of questions for the forthcoming Delegates' Conference. All the ITHF members are asked to study this document.
The Extraordinary Delegates' Conference is scheduled for 5th – 11th March 2007.
Monday, February 19th, 2007
Danube Weekend 2007
The Danube Weekend 2007 will take place in Bratislava and Budapest this week. The trophy for the best player of this event will be awarded. The hottest candidates for the trophy are the Czech players Jakub Sládek, Michal Hvižď, David Šmíd and Jan Dryák and Janne Kokko from Finland. If you are interested to achieve the title you still have the possibility to register for both tournaments. You can watch the live results from the Bratislava Open 2007 at the tournament web pages. Be with us!
Sunday, February 4th, 2007
Roni Nuttunen won Swedish Championships!
Roni Nuttunen (17 years old, Finland) won one of the best tournament in last years - Swedish Championships 2007. 2nd was Finn Fries (Sweden) and third place was shared by Edgars Caics (Latvia) and Ivan Zaharov (Russia). It was Roni's third Big 6 tournament victory in a row and he is very close to become the first winner of Göran Agdur Table Hockey Trophy! Complete results can be found at the tournaments webpage.
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
Göran Agdur Table Hockey Trophy
ITHF proudly presents the Göran Agdur Table Hockey Trophy, the prestigous
award for the winner of the World Tour.
With this prestigious trophy, ITHF
wishes to honour not only the World Tour winner, but also Göran Agdur, known
as “the first emperor” of table hockey. The very first, historical Göran
Agdur Table Hockey Trophy will be presented during the World Championships
in Moscow, June 2007. Hopefully, Mr. Agdur will be present at the ceremony.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
Kenny Dubois wins in Las Vegas
The World Table Hockey Tour tournament was organized in Las Vegas. Kenny Dubois won and proved once again that he is the best U.S. Stiga table hockey player. Rob Chargo was 2nd and Reggie Stefaniszyn third.
The Executive Committee of the ITHF has released an important statement. The Extraordinary Delegates' Conference is called. There are also a lot of suggestions / impulses for discussion in the ITHF. The discussion has already started at the Discussion Board on these pages - so please, publish you comments too!
Of course, this is only the beginning. www.youtube.com is a great
possibility for any table hockey federation or club to reach new, young
table hockey players. Join the web revolution and become youtubers!
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
Swedish Masters 2007
Modern competitive table hockey started with the Swedish Championships in 1982. Now it's time to celebrate the sport's 25th anniversary, and nothing could be more suitable than doing it by playing the 25th edition of the world's most prestigous tournament - nowadays internationally more known as the Swedish Masters.
And where would be more appropriate to party than in the city where the world's oldest table hockey organization will celebrate it's 20th anniversary? The Swedish table hockey association SBHF was established in 1987 in Göteborg, the second city of Sweden, which will be the centre of the whole table hockey world the first weekend of February.
The Swedish table hockey association and Atletico Göteborg welcomes the table hockey world to party! For more information, please visit tournaments webpage.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
Roni Nuttunen makes two Big Six in row!
Roni Nuttunen (Finland) won the strongest ever Riga Open beating
Daniel Wallen (Sweden) 4-1. 3rd place award also went to Finland as
Janne Ollila gained victory over host Edgars Caics.
132 players from 9 countries participated at 8th Riga Open.
The Executive Committee of the ITHF has released a new statement concerning the Tournament Rules Document. The updated version of the draft was released. The Executive Committee asks all table hockey players to send their comments for this document.
Sunday November 12th, 2006
Welcome to Riga Open
The biggest international table hockey tournament in Latvia - the Riga
Open, will be held in Riga on December 2nd. It is organized by the Latvian
Table Hockey Federation and it is one of the Big Six tournaments of the World
Table Hockey Tour and also one of the Latvian Ranking Tournaments. The
best players of the tournament will receive prizes from SONY.
The official multilingual forum of the World Championship 2007, the best place for all discussions connected with the tournament, has been opened. Welcome!
The Organizing Committee of the 2007 World Championships asks all national table hockey federations to confirm the number of the players in their respective teams by 30th March 2007 and to send the official applications giving the names of their team members and the breakdown of the players by categories of competitions by 15 May 2007.
Sunday October 29th, 2006
Roni Nuttunen won Helsinki Open
Roni Nuttunen took his third consecutive title in Helsinki Open beating
Ivan Zaharov (Russia) 4-0 in the finals. Bronze medal was won by Konsta Jukka. There were 116 participants in the tournament, which is a new Finnish
There was a short report in the Finnish television - take a look. Moreover you can get a magazine (pdf) which was made by the organizers of this tournament.
Pontus Eriksson from Sweden won Canada Challenge 2006 which was held this Saturday in Gatineau. There were 50 participants. Pontus lost only two matches during the whole tournament and approve position of the big favourite of the tournament. Silver medal was won by Junior Gelinas from Canada and third was Kenny Dubois from the USA.
On this Saturday two Swiss players set an unofficial world
record in playing seven hours nonstop tablehockey. Rolf Locher and Beat
Wildi from Switzerland played seven hours nonstop against passers-by in
a toy store in Bern. Maybe this world record spurs on some other
countries to beat it. These two crazy Swiss players will repeat that record on the 28th of
Thursday October 19th, 2006
Helsinki has already 100 participants
On October 28th there will be most likely played the biggest and
toughest table hockey tournament ever organized in Finland. Helsinki
Open 2006 has already 100 players registered. Vafa Hamdamov from Estonia
got the honor to be 100th pre-registered player. If Helsinki Open
reaches 117 players it will be the biggest ever tournament organized in
So far the name list for Helsinki Open looks impressive. Five out of ten
best players in the world will be present at Helsinki. Among the 100 so
far registered players there are combined 24 world championships. Six
out of nine Finnish World Team Champions are present.
In last three Helsinki Opens there has always been a Finnish champion.
Will there be one this time? Daniel Wallén, Alexey Zaharov, Stefan
Edwall and Edgars Caics will do their best to beat previous winners Roni
Nuttunen and Kristian Iso-Tryykäri.
101 players from 10 countries took part in the 11th edition of Oslo
Open, the first WTHT Big Six tournament this season. Last two World Champions met in the final - Hans Österman beat Daniel Wallén in six games. Third place was shared by Lars Fridell and Pontus Eriksson, who was beaten by Wallén in semifinal after sudden death in the 7th match. The winning goal was scored on a new move - named Mupp. Interestingly this was the first time in WTHT that a player wins two consecutive tournaments, even the first time a player wins two tournaments in one season.
Details can be found at the tournament web page.
Next WTHT tournament will be held in Gatineau on 21st October.
Thursday September 21st, 2006
Tournament Rules Document
The Executive Committee of the ITHF has released the statement concerning the Tournament Rules Document and the candidatures for the next World Championship and the European Championship. The statement also announces that the Czech Open 2007, a part of the WTHT 2006/2007 will be held in Plzen, Czech Republic.
Tuesday September 19th, 2006
Hans Österman won Öresund Cup
Just like 2005 Hans Österman, BHK Mollan Rouge, won Öresund Cup, this year for the first time ever played in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Österman relativly easy (4-1) defeated his club rival Finn Fries in the final. The legendary Thomas Peterson, probably the fastest player in the world, almost beat Osterman in the semifinal, forcing the reigning champion to a tight seventh match. Together with Pontus Eriksson, another veteran, Petersson ended up as bronze medalist. Jonas Bergstrom and Kalle Bindekrans, both former Swedish junior champions, made strong come backs. Especially Bergstrom impressed with massive attack play; he quite sensational ended up as number five after scoring more goals than all other particapants. 53 players from 8 countries participated in the 23rd edition of Oresund Cup, the biggest tournament ever played in Denmark.
The new season of the World Table Hockey Tour started with the Stiga U.S. Open in Lemont, USA last week. Kenny Dubois won this tournament for the third time in last 4 years. Bernie Kunzler was second and Rob Chargo was third. 42 players participated at the opening WTHT event for the 2006/2007 season.
The second WTHT 2006/2007 tournament will be held on 16th September in Copenhagen, DEN. 50 players from 8 nations are already registered for the Öresund Cup.
The Official Table Hockey World Ranking was changed! A new algorithm is used for the distribution of the points for the particular tournaments now. The points will be distributed with respect to the quality of the players who are placed behind you. Therefore, if you are not placed before anybody better than you (with respect to this ranking), you will get only a few ranking points. Also other less important changes were made.
Monday June 26th, 2006; updated on July 24th
New season of the WTHT
The new season of the World Table Hockey Tour will start in few weeks. Even if outside is hot weather, table hockey has not a long break...
The World Table Hockey Tour 2005/2006 is over!798 players have participated at 13 tournaments in 12 countries during the first season of the WTHT. There were 13 different players who won a WTHT tournament this season. It means no player has won at two tournaments!
The winner of WTHT 2005/2006 is Stefan Edwall (SWE). Second is Edgars Caics (LAT) and third Roni Nuttunen (FIN). All of them have won one Big 6 Tournament (6 biggest tournaments in the WTHT season).
Final WTHT standings.
The schedule of WTHT 2006/2007 was announced by the Executive Committee:
29th July, Lemont, USA
16th September (changed from 2nd Sep!), Copenhagen, DEN
30th September, Oslo, NOR
21st October, Gatineau, CAN
28th October, Helsinki, FIN
2nd December (changed from 9th Dec!), Riga, LAT
29th January, Las Vegas, USA
3rd – 4th February, Göteborg or Eskilstuna, SWE
24th February, Bratislava, SVK
25th February, Budapest, HUN
17th – 18th March, Moscow, RUS
14TH APRIL (changed from 7th April!), Boston, USA
21st April, Berlin, GER
5th May, Prague, CZE
51 players from 6 nations participated in Berlin Open 2006, the last tournament of this season's World Table Hockey Tour. Norway's Øyvind Hansen defeated Sweden's Björn Söderström in an even and well-played final. In the semi-finals, Hansen defeated Pål Bakken, while Berlin's Soderstrom outplayed favourite Tore Lie.
An opportunity to play table hockey for all accredited journalists at the IIHF World Championship 2006 in Riga. This will be a restoration of previously traditional table hockey tournaments sponsored by Skoda Auto. This time Skoda Auto + Philips + Stiga Games will participate at this event. The tournament will be organized by the Latvian Table Hockey Federation and the International Table Hockey Federation. Information about the tournament.
Tuesday May 2nd, 2006
Table Hockey Visited Its Big Brother
There was held the IIHF World Championship 2006 Division 1 in Tallinn, Estonia. National ice hockey teams from six nations participated at this tournament played at the largest complex in Estonia – at the arena Saku Suurhall in April 2006. Thousands of hockey fans had an opportunity not to only watch ice hockey but also to get know Stiga table hockey. More details.
Monday May 1st, 2006
Juniors succeded during Danube weekend
Another two parts of the World Table Hockey Tour were held this weekend - Budapest Open and Bratislava Open. Juniors won five of six medals available during the weekend! Petr Tmej (CZE) won in Budapest and Ivan Zaharov (RUS) in Bratislava. Two medals gained Jakub Sladek (CZE) who was 2nd in Budapest and 3rd in Bratislava. Silver medal in Bratislava was won by Lukas Turon (CZE), and bronze medal from Budapest belongs to David Smid (CZE) - the only medallist older than 18 years of age. Details can be found at tournament pages - Budapest Open and Bratislava Open.
Last WTHT tournament in this season will be held on 20th May in Berlin.
Thursday April 13th, 2006
Press release from LTHF
The Latvian Table Hockey Federation (LTHF) published the information that they have obtained the certificate of recognized sport federation from National Sport Council, The Office of Sport of the Ministry of Education and Science. The details can be found in the press release (pdf).
Sunday April 9th, 2006
Jan Suchy won Czech Open 2006
117 participants from 10 nations came to Prague to play at the Czech Open, the final Big Six tournament of 2005/2006 season of WTHT. Jan Suchy proved who the best player in the Czech Republic right now is as he won at second Czech Cup tournament in a row. He also beat the winner from Moscow Cup Michal Hvizd 4:0 in quarterfinals. Stanislav Kraus took 2nd place and Lukas Turon (a leader of Czech Cup 2005/2006) was third in Prague. An interesting fact is that 5 Czech juniors finished among the best 8 players.
Details can be found at the tournament web page.
There was a thrilling conclusion to an awesome event on Saturday. 66 players battled and many new faces lit up with the thrill of North American tournament table hockey. A smooth, calculating and precise Kristian Iso-Tryykari beat Americas best Kenny Dubois in 6 games to once again bring the Boston Challenge Trophy home to Finland. Two years ago it was Markus Laakso. Lars Fridell from Sweden finished third.
Details can be found at the tournament web page.
The next World Tour tournament is held on 8th April in Prague.
Sunday March 19th, 2006
Michal Hvizd won Moscow Cup
Quite a surprising final was played at the end of another Big Six Tournament - the Moscow Cup. Michal Hvizd played against Yanis Galuzo. Hvizd beat both the winners of the last two Big Six Tournaments - Alexey Zaharov and Stefan Edwall - during the play-off. He also succeeded in the final after that. The medallists were: 1st Michal Hvizd, 2nd Yanis Galuzo and 3rd Stefan Edwall. The complete results can be found at the tournament web page.
The next World Tour tournament is held on 1st April in Boston.
Monday February 27th, 2006
Stefan Edwall won Oslo Open
Stefan Edwall won Big Six Tournament held in Oslo. Other medals remained at Norway thanks to Tore Lie and Daniel Remmem. 72 players from eight countries participated. Complete results can be found at tournament web page.
Next World Tour tournament will be held on 18th March in Moscow.
Monday February 27th, 2006
European Championship 2006
Organizers of the European Championship 2006 published new information about this event - take a look at pdf file to find more about participants and schedule. Moreover advertising poster is available.
Detail information about the championship can be found at tournament web page.
Wednesday February 1st, 2006
Alexey Zaharov won the Swedish Masters
Alexey Zaharov became the first non-swedish player who won the Swedish Masters. Alexey beat in the play-off four of the favorites of the whole tournament - Roni Nuttunen, Edgars Caics, Hans Osterman and in the final Stefan Edwall. Bronze medal is shared by Hans Osterman and Finn Fries. Complete results can be found at tournament web page.
Next World Tour tournament will be held on 25th February in Oslo.
Wednesday January 11th, 2006
Jacob Lindahl won at Las Vegas
Jacob Lindahl won World Table Hockey Tour Tournament held at Las Vegas. The second was Peter Ostlund and the third Pontus Eriksson. Complete results can be found at tournament page.
Next World Tour tournament will be held on 28th January at Eskilstuna. It is highly probably the most prestigious Wolrd Tour tournament - Swedish Masters.
Sunday December 11th, 2005
Edgars Caics won at Riga
Edgars Caics won the Riga Open - the second Big Six World Tour tournament. The second was Pontus Eriksson and the third Kristian Iso-Tryykari. 104 players participated at Riga! Photo of medallists. Complete results can be found at tournament web page.
Next World Tour tournament will be held on 9th January at Las Vegas.
Monday December 5th, 2005
Switzerland has a new home page!
The youngest member of the ITHF has a new home page. All information about table hockey events in the Switzerland can be found at www.sthv.ch.
Friday October 28th, 2005
Steve Bernstein won at Gatineau
Steve Bernstein won the Gatineau Challenge. 41 players participated.
Complete results can be found at tournament web page. Also a lot of photos is availabe.
Next (2nd Big Six) World Tour tournament will be held on 10th December at Riga.
Monday September 26th, 2005
Hans Osterman won at Helsingor
Hans Osterman won the Oresund Cup - the second stage of the World Table Hockey Tour. The second was Petter Bengtsson and the third Peter Ostlund. 45 players from 6 countries arrived to Helsingor.
Complete results can be found at tournament web page.
Next World Tour tournament will be held on 22nd October at Gatineau.
Sunday September 18th, 2005
Roni Nuttunen won at Helsinki
Roni Nuttunen won the first World Table Hockey Tour Big Six Tournament ever played. He beat Kristian Iso-Tryykari at final of Helsinki Open although he lost the first three final games! Bronze medal came to Russia thanks to Ivan Zakharov. 86 players from 7 countries arrived to Helsinki.
Complete results can be found at tournament web page.
Next World Tour tournament will be held on Saturday at Helsingor.
Monday August 22nd, 2005
New season is behind the doors
New season will start with two tournaments of the World Table Hockey Tour scheduled on September. First Finland - country of current world champions - will welcome the first World Table Hockey Tour Big Six Tournament played ever. And Denmark will host World Table Hockey Tour Tournament only one week after. Complete schedule of World Tour can be found at Tournaments page.
Final tournament of this international season will be European Championship. It will be held at Slovakia, at Skalica on 2nd - 4th June 2006. Detail information will be published soon.
Monday August 22nd, 2005
Switzerland new member of ITHF!
Switzerland became the 16th member of ITHF. It was decided during summer extraordinary Delegate‘s Conference.
Monday July 11th, 2005
Welcome to the new ITHF site!
The site is under construction - we ask you to apology only brief information stated at particular sections so far.
Friday June 3rd, 2005
ITHF was founded!
ITHF was founded at Riga. Constitution was signed by 15 nations.