Welcome letter

Welcome letter from


I welcome, with great respect and happiness all the participants and guests of the European Veterans Championships to Budapest!

It is a great honour to host this event after the successful 2019 Liebherr World Table Tennis Championships!

In Budapest, more than 3400 players and a few hundred accompanying people will be present and also do not forget the umpires and officials.

Many people bring their families, which means, that there will be more than 4000 people associated with this championship.

There will be time for more than just watching the competition. Budapest has a great variety of attractions to offer. There many interesting players to keep an eye on and lots of merited former top players. Who will be next European veteran Champion? Well, there are 48 gold medals to compete for.

We wish that all our guests would feel like home in Hungary, after the EVC they would leave with memories for a lifetime. With my colleagues, but I can declare that the whole Hungarian table tennis community will work on every day of the competition to achieve this.

I wish everyone a wonderful veteran championships, unforgettable matches, so a sports experience in Budapest, that lasts for a lifetime!  



Hungarian Table Tennis Association

Welcome letter from


Welcome to the European Veterans Championships 2019!

Dear Table Tennis Friends,

On behalf of the European Table Tennis Union it is my great honour and pleasure to welcome all players, coaches, officials, umpires, equipment and other sponsors and spectators to the 2019 European Veterans Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

This is a very well visited event with most of the entries among European Championships and even if the number of entries is limited to 3000, the interest is much higher.

The Hungarian Table Tennis Association deserves our great respect and support for taking up this challenge, so shortly after having hosted the LIEBHERR 2019 Table Tennis World Championships in the same beautiful city.

Beside the quantity also the quality is secured as at the 134 tables many geniuses from all over Europe will be seen, among them the World Champions of the last Hungarian golden era Istvan JONYER, Tibor KLAMPAR and Gabor GERGELY as well as the 9 times European Champion Csilla BATORFI. In the host team the name of Béla FRANK has to be mentioned too, who is the winner of the last two European Veterans Championships and became World Champion last summer in Las Vegas in the 60-65 years category.

Traditionally most of the entries arrived from Germany, but top number of Czech and Swedish players will show their skills too. The Hungarian Table Tennis Association is an experienced host of World and European title events; also the city of Budapest has been the home of many international contests before. including the LIEBHERR European Championships in 2016.

As President of the European Table Tennis Union it is my honour to welcome all athletes, umpires,  sponsors, media representatives and other guests to this impressive event.

I am convinced that the organisers have done their utmost in preparing superb playing conditions and providing a most pleasant and amicable atmosphere for all participants.

I wish good luck and success to all!



European Table Tennis Union