6th European Universities Table Tennis Championship
Zonguldak, Turkey: June 19 - 23, 2013
The 6th European Universities Table Tennis Championship has concluded on June 22nd with an exciting Closing Ceremony at the Campus of the Bülent Ecevit University in Zonguldak. 119 participants representing 26 universities from 11 countries took part in this year’s edition of the event.
The Opening Ceremony took place on June 18th in Zonguldak at Bülent Ecevit university Main Campus. The Ceremony was attended by the rector of Bülent Ecevit University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Özer, the governor deputy of Zonguldak Mr Fethi Özdemir, the mayor Mr Muharrem Akdemir, Prof. Dr. Kemal Tamer, President of the Turkish University Sports Federation and General Secretary of TUST Mr Erdoğan Çelebi, along with other distinguished guests.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee participants were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Kemal Tamer, the President of Turkish University Sports Federation. EUSA EC Delegate Mrs Ivana Ertlova welcomed all participants on behalf of the European University Sports Association and wished all the teams and participants who came to test their skills and abilities great competitions and all the best. She also thanked the Organizing Committee for all their contributions.
The competition was organized by Turkish University Sports Federation and Bülent Ecevit University with contribution of Governorship of Zonguldak. The Championship took place from 19th to 23rd June in Zonguldak. EUSA was represented by Mrs Ivana Ertlova and the Technical Delegate Mr Andrzej Hrehorowicz.
In men’s finals, the title of champion went to Rzeszow University of Technology from Poland, winning the team from Russian State University for the Humanities. In women's finals, the title of champion went to Kazan Volga Federal University from Russia, winning the University of Warsaw from Poland. Other categories included Doubles Men and Women and Singles Men and Women, where athletes representing universities from Poland and Russia took the gold medals.
Medals and awards were presented by Mrs Ivana Ertlova, EUSA EC Representative, Mr Mustafa Gumus, Chairman of the OC, Mr Haluk Guven, Vice- Rector of the Bülent Ecevit University and Mr Andrzej Hrehorowicz, EUSA Technical Delegate for Table Tennis.
The EUSA flag was passed to the Dutch students of the University of Amsterdam, symbolically representing the next EUSA event to feature Table Tennis.
In her closing speech, Mrs Ertlova invited the participants to come to Rotterdam in 2014, to take part in the 2nd European Universities Games. The 7th European Universities Table Tennis Championship will otherwise take place in Geneva, Switzerland in June 2015.
More information on the official website of the event: www.tabletennis2013eusa.org.