Young table tennis stars to battle for Rīga Youth Cup

“Rīga City Council’s Youth Cup 2020”, an international table tennis competition for young participants will be held from February 14 th to 16 th in Rīga, according to a release from the council.

The tournament will take place at Oskars Kalpaks Riga Folk Art Primary School in Riga, Skrindu Street 1.

More than 350 young players from 17 countries, representing England, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, India, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Sweden, will compete for the prize medals.

“I am glad that every year we see the level of the competition growing, in terms of their skills and the number of participants. Young players from China were invited as well, though they will not be able to come due to the measures taken to limit coronavirus. However, it does not mean less competition for our young table-tennis players. The Latvian team expects successful results by Sabina Musajeva and Daniels Kogans, who study at “Rīdzene” sports school and were awarded medals the previous year. We would be happy to see great scores by Franciska Liniņa, Artūrs Spalis and Deniss Vasiļjevs, too,” said Ina Jozepsone, President of Table Tennis Federation of Latvia

The tournmanent will take place in three age groups:
Friday, February 14, games for boys and girls born in 2008.
Saturday, February 15, games for boys and girls born in 2005-2007.
Sunday, February 16, games for boys and girls born in 2002-2004.

The cup starts at 9:30 A.M. every day, while the most exciting part – the final games will
take place every day after 3:00 P.M. Internet live stream will be available on the sites www.lgtf.lv and www.galdateniss.lv.

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