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2008 European TT Championships

Women's Team Event Results

The 2008 European TT Championships.
St Petersburg, Russia. 4-12 October 2008...

European Championships 2008

2008 saw St Petersburg, Russia host this prestigious event from 4-12 October.

The European Table Tennis Championships first took place in 1958 in Hungary.

Initially it was a biennial event, taking place in even numbered years, but now it's held every year during the months of September or October.

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Events included

The European Championships events were...


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Format of event

For the team events a division format was used.

16 teams made up the Championships Division whilst 16 teams were in the Challenge Division and the remaining teams made up a Standard Division.

Only teams in the Championships Division could win the title of European Champions.

In the Championships Division, the teams were seeded into four groups. Each team competed against the other three teams in their group and matches were the best of five sets.

The winner and runner-up of each group then advanced to the quarter finals whereupon the competition was a straight knock-out, best of five sets.


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Numbers

An Association could only enter one team in each team event and they could enter up to 5 players in a men's team and up to 5 players in a women's team.


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Seeding

Seeding was on the basis of the final positions in the previous European Championships.


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Team event - Match Procedure

Teams consisted of 3 players.

Each match consisted of up to 5 singles and was played on 1 table.

The order of play was A v X, B v Y, C v Z, A v Y, B v X, and matches end when a team has won 3 individual matches, each the best of 5 games.


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The European Championships

The 2008 European Table Tennis Championships women's groups for the Championships Division were...

  • Group A - Hungary, Spain, France, Belarus
  • Group B - Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia, Bulgaria
  • Group C - Croatia, Romania, Germany, Serbia
  • Group D - Italy, Austria, Poland, Belgium

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2007 winners

The previous European Table Tennis Championships were held in Belgrade, Serbia in 2007 and the winners of the womens team event were Hungary, whilst Russia were runners-up.


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2008 Women's Team Event Results

Championships Division

 

Group A - Hungary, Spain, France, Belarus

Winners Result Losers
Hungary 3-0 Belarus
Spain 3-0 France
     
Hungary 3-0 France
Spain 3-2 Belarus
     
Hungary 3-0 Spain
France 3-2 Belarus
  • Group A Winners = Hungary
  • Group A Runners-up = Spain

 


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Group B - Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia, Bulgaria

Winners Result Losers
Czech Republic 3-0 Russia
Netherlands 3-0 Bulgaria
     
Netherlands 3-2 Russia
Czech Republic 3-0 Bulgaria
     
Russia 3-0 Bulgaria
Netherlands 3-0 Czech Republic
  • Group B Winners = Netherlands
  • Group B Runners-up = Czech Republic

 


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Group C - Croatia, Romania, Germany, Serbia

Winners Result Losers
Germany 3-1 Romania
Croatia 3-0 Serbia
     
Croatia 3-0 Germany
Romania 3-0 Serbia
     
Germany 3-1 Serbia
Romania 3-1 Croatia
  • Group C Winners = Croatia
  • Group C Runners-up = Romania

 


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Group D - Italy, Austria, Poland, Belgium

Winners Result Losers
Italy 3-0 Belgium
Austria 3-2 Poland
     
Italy 3-2 Austria
Poland 3-0 Belgium
     
Italy 3-1 Poland
Austria 3-0 Belgium
  • Group D Winners = Italy
  • Group D Runners-up = Austria

 


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Quarter Finals

Winners Result Losers
Hungary 3-0 Hungary
Croatia 3-0 Czech Republic
     
Romania 3-2 Italy
Netherlands 3-0 Spain

 


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Semi Finals

Winners Result Losers
Hungary 3-0 Croatia
     
Netherlands 3-0 Romania

 


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Final

Winners Result Runners-up
Netherlands 3-0 Hungary

 

 

2008 European TT Championships

Women's Team Event

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
NETHERLANDS
(Li Jiao, Li Jie, Elena Timina)

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS
HUNGARY
(Krisztina Toth, Georgina Pota, Petra Lovas)

 

 


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