Road to Oman, first stop ends in Otocec – TBEN


Five nations shared the honors as the game came to a close at the 2022 ITTF World Veteran Tour tournament in Otocec on the late afternoon of Sunday 11e September.

Nine events were offered, in addition to the host nation, there were titles for England, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.

Competing on home soil, Darko Jamsek emerged as the most successful player; he won the men’s singles open category, men’s singles 50 years and in collaboration with compatriot, Andrej Godec, men’s doubles 40 years.

In addition, there were two titles for the German Berhhard Burgin. He won the men’s singles for 65 years and with England’s Ray Hurst the men’s doubles for 60 years.

Good luck for Germany, there was more; Braun Reinhold won 60 years of men’s singles.

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A profitable experience for Germany, the same was true for Hungary. Marta Toth emerged as the winner of the 40-year-old women’s singles, Istvan Szalai claimed the 70-year-old men’s singles title.

Meanwhile, not to forget, Slovakian Michal Skuril won 40 years of men’s singles.

The game ended in Otocec, attention now turns to Greece, Loutraki is the destination for the next World Veteran Tour tournament; the four-day event starts on Thursday 16e October.

  • Oman 2023 World Veterans Championships: Bernhard Burgin, Darko Jamsek, Braun Reinhold and Michal Skuril, along with Marta Toth, will receive a free entry as a result of their title win in Otocec
  • Oman 2023 World Veteran Championships: All participants in Otocec benefit from a 10 percent discount on the entry fee
ITTF WVT – Road to Oman – Loutraki

Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 October

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Medalists: ITTF World Veteran Tour – Road to Oman, Otocec

Men only 40 years
Group: 1. Michal Skuril (SVK) 2. Ferxey Ayala (COL) 3. Uros Cerar (SLO) 4. Richard Tekula (AUT)

Women’s singles 40 years
Group: 1. Marta Toth (HUN) 2. Liliia Andrieieva (UKR) 3. Darinka Mali (SLO) 4. Jasna Pupis (SLO)

Men’s doubles 40 years
SF: Christophe Le Corvec/Braun Reinhold (FRA/DE) v Ferxey Ayala/Richard Tekula (COL/AUT) 9.6,2
SF: Andrej Godec/Darko Jamsek (SLO) v Jan Dudasik/Mchal Skuril (SVK) 5,11,10
V: Andrej Godec/Darko Jamsek (SLO) v Christophe Le Corvec/Braun Reinhold (FRA/DE) 5,11,10

Men only 50 years
SF: Andrej Godec (SLO) v Bojan Maselj (SLO) 8.7,-16.10
SF: Darko Jamsek (SLO) v Christophe Le Corvec (FRA) 4,7,10
V: Darko Jamsek (SLO) v Andrej Godec (SLO) 10,6,6

Men only 60 years
Group: 1. Braun Reinhold (GER) 2. Robert Mali (SLO) 3. Remzi Shala (KOS) 4. Hulaj Sadri (KOS)

Men’s doubles 60 years
SF: Bernhard Burgin/Ray Hurst (GER/ENG) v Hulaj Sadri/Remzi Shala (KOS) 2,6,5
SF: Istvan Szalai/Roy Norton (HUN/ENG) v Leif Kruula/Mirko Semrov (SWE/SLO) -8,6,8,9
V: Bernhard Burgin/Ray Hurst (GER/ENG) v Istvan Szalai/Roy Norton (HUN/ENG) 9.6,6

Men’s singles 65 years
Group: 1. Bernhard Burgin (GER) 2. Jan Dudasik (SVK) 3. Ray Hurst (ENG) 4. Alfred Vodusek (SLO)

Men’s singles 70 years
Group: 1. Istvan Szalai (HUN) 2. Mirko Semrov (SLO) 3. Ciril Kozjek (SLO) 4. Roy Norton (ENG)

Men’s singles open
SF: Darko Jamsek (SLO) v Christophe Le Corvec (FRA) 4,7,10
SF: Andrej Godec (SLO) v Ray Hurst (ENG) 8.7,-6.5
V: Darko Jamsek (SLO) v Andrej Godec (SLO) 10,6,6