European Championships 2012
Men's Singles Results

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The European Championships 2012. 17-21 October 2012
Five days of intense table tennis action in Herning, Denmark

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

You can read all about them here.

Initially it was a biennial event, taking place in even numbered years, but from 2007 to 2011 it was held every year during September or October.

However, in February 2010 it was decided that the individual events would be played every year during October, but the team events would again be a biennial event, starting in 2013.

In 2012 it was the turn of the Denmark to host this prestigious event from 17-21 October.


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Events included

The European Championships events for 2012 were...

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Format of events

All four events were played on a knockout basis.

Matches were the best of 7 games, except for doubles events up to the quarter-finals, which were the best of 5 games.

There were a maximum 64 places in the first round of the singles events and 32 places in the first round of the doubles events.

The top 32 seeds in the singles events and the top 16 seeds in the doubles events started in the first round.

Qualification rounds were in groups, using a knock-out system, in order for 32 players to qualify for the singles events and 16 doubles pairs to qualify for the doubles events and join the top seeds in the first round.

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The organising Association could enter up to 16 players, consisting of not more than 10 men and not more than 10 women.

Any other Association could enter up to 12 players for the individual events, consisting of not more than 7 men and not more than 7 women.

Within these limits different players may be entered for the singles and doubles respectively.

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Seeding for the individual events was based on the last World Ranking List published before the European Championships.

Seeding for the doubles events was based on a seeding list prepared by the Ranking Committee.

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The table tennis tables were supplied by Donic, the table tennis balls by Nittaku and the flooring by Gerflor.

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2011 medallists

The last European Table Tennis Championships were held in 2011 in Poland and the winner was Timo Boll of Germany and the runner-up was Patrick Baum of Germany.

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European Championships 2012

Men's Singles Event Results

Round One
Friday 19 October 2012

(Seeding) Winner Result (Seeding) Loser
(1) Timo Boll (Germany) 4-0 (63) Tomas Konecny (Czech Republic)
(42) Yaroslav Zhmudenko (Ukraine) 4-3 (32) Paul Drinkhall (England)
(41) Daniel Gorak (Poland) 4-3 (22) Emmanuel Lebesson (France)
(9) Weixing Chen (Austria) 4-2 (58) Grigory Vlasov (Russia)
(13) Bojan Tokic (Slovenia) 4-0 (115) Morten Rasmussen (Denmark)
(21) Wen He Zhi (Spain) 4-3 (36) Pär Gerell (Sweden)
(17) Andrej Gacina (Croatia) 4-0 (37) Daniel Zwickl (Hungary)
(7) Marcos Freitas (Portugal) 4-1 (66) Konstantinos Papageorgiou (Greece)
(5) Adrian Crisan (Romania) 4-0 (117) Julien Indeherberg (Belgium)
(72) Lubomir Jancarik (Czech Republic) 4-0 (25) Daniel Habesohn (Austria)
(23) Kalinikos Kreanga (Greece) 4-1 (75) Daniel Kosiba (Hungary)
(10) Patrick Baum (Germany) 4-0 (62) Ahmet Li (Turkey)
(12) Christian Süss (Germany) 4-0 (67) Sas Lasan (Slovenia)
(19) Joao Monteiro (Portugal) 4-0 (44) Matiss Burgis (Latvia)
(20) Jens Lundqvist (Sweden) 4-1 (45) Alexey Liventsov (Russia)
(53) Stefan Fegerl (Austria) 4-2 (4) Michael Maze (Denmark)
(3) Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus) 4-1 (73) Mattias Karlsson (Sweden)
(27) Zoran Primorac (Croatia) 4-2 (35) Jean-Michel Saive (Belgium)
(28) Ruwen Filus (Germany) 4-2 (79) Jonathan Groth (Denmark)
(57) Liam Pitchford (England) 4-2 (11) Robert Gardos (Austria)
(15) Panagiotis Gionis (Greece) 4-1 (65) Lubomir Pistej (Slovakia)
(48) Petr Korbel (Czech Republic) 4-3 (31) Zeng Yi Wang (Poland)
(24) Bora Vang (Turkey) 4-1 (82) Viacheslav Burov (Russia)
(8) Bastian Steger (Germany) 4-2 (55) Constantin Cioti (Romania)
(6) Adrien Mattenet (France) 4-0 (68) Pavel Sirucek (Czech Republic)
(26) Ruiwu Tan (Croatia) 4-1 (92) Stanislav Golovanov (Bulgaria)
(33) Patrick Franziska (Germany) 4-3 (18) Aleksandar Karakasevic (Serbia)
(16) Werner Schlager (Austria) 4-1 (69) Vasily Lakeev (Russia)
(14) Tiago Apolonia (Portugal) 4-1 (70) Ovidiu Ionescu (Romania)
(30) Adam Pattantyus (Hungary) 4-0 (86) Xiaoquan Feng (Austria)
(40) Carlos Machado (Spain) 4-0 (29) Dmitrij Prokopcov (Czech Republic)
(2) Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) 4-0 (107) Robin Devos (Belgium)

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Last 32
Friday 19 October 2012

(Seeding) Winner Result (Seeding) Loser
(1) Timo Boll (Germany) 4-0 (42) Yaroslav Zhmudenko (Ukraine)
(41) Daniel Gorak (Poland) 4-2 (9) Weixing Chen (Austria)
(13) Bojan Tokic (Slovenia) 4-3 (21) Wen He Zhi (Spain)
(17) Andrej Gacina (Croatia) 4-3 (7) Marcos Freitas (Portugal)
(5) Adrian Crisan (Romania) 4-2 (72) Lubomir Jancarik (Czech Republic)
(10) Patrick Baum (Germany) 4-1 (23) Kalinikos Kreanga (Greece)
(19) Joao Monteiro (Portugal) 4-2 (12) Christian Süss (Germany)
(20) Jens Lundqvist (Sweden) 4-2 (53) Stefan Fegerl (Austria)
(3) Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus) 4-0 (27) Zoran Primorac (Croatia)
(28) Ruwen Filus (Germany) 4-2 (57) Liam Pitchford (England)
(15) Panagiotis Gionis (Greece) w/o (48) Petr Korbel (Czech Republic)
(8) Bastian Steger (Germany) 4-2 (24) Bora Vang (Turkey)
(26) Ruiwu Tan (Croatia) 4-2 (6) Adrien Mattenet (France)
(33) Patrick Franziska (Germany) 4-1 (16) Werner Schlager (Austria)
(14) Tiago Apolonia (Portugal) 4-2 (30) Adam Pattantyus (Hungary)
(2) Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) 4-2 (40) Carlos Machado (Spain)

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Last 16
Saturday 20 October 2012

(Seeding) Winner Result (Seeding) Loser
(1) Timo Boll (Germany) 4-2 (41) Daniel Gorak (Poland)
(17) Andrej Gacina (Croatia) 4-1 (13) Bojan Tokic (Slovenia)
(5) Adrian Crisan (Romania) - (10) Patrick Baum (Germany) Disqualified
(19) Joao Monteiro (Portugal) 4-2 (20) Jens Lundqvist (Sweden)
(3) Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus) 4-0 (28) Ruwen Filus (Germany)
(8) Bastian Steger (Germany) 4-3 (15) Panagiotis Gionis (Greece)
(26) Ruiwu Tan (Croatia) 4-2 (33) Patrick Franziska (Germany)
(2) Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) 4-1 (14) Tiago Apolonia (Portugal)

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Quarter Finals
Saturday 20 October 2012

(Seeding) Winner Result (Seeding) Loser
(1) Timo Boll (Germany) 4-1 (17) Andrej Gacina (Croatia)
(5) Adrian Crisan (Romania) 4-0 (19) Joao Monteiro (Portugal)
(8) Bastian Steger (Germany) 4-0 (3) Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus)
(26) Ruiwu Tan (Croatia) 4-3 (2) Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany)

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Semi Finals
Sunday 21 October 2012

(Seeding) Winner Result (Seeding) Loser
(1) Timo Boll (Germany) 4-1 (5) Adrian Crisan (Romania)
10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10
(26) Ruiwu Tan (Croatia) 4-1 (8) Bastian Steger (Germany)
11-6, 8-11, 11-2, 15-13, 11-6

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Sunday 21 October 2012

(Seeding) Winner Result (Seeding) Runner-up
(1) Timo Boll (Germany) 4-1 (26) Ruiwu Tan (Croatia)
11-2, 11-6, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9



2012 European Championships

Men's Singles Event


Timo Boll (Germany)

Ruiwu Tan (Croatia)


2012 European Table Tennis Championships - Men's Singles 2012 European Table Tennis Championships - Men's Singles Medallists

2012 European Table Tennis Championships - Men's Singles 2012 European Table Tennis Championships - Men's Singles Winner


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