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Monday, February 12, 2018
Borisov defeats Caics in Swedish Masters
In one of the best World Tour tournaments ever seen, Maxim Borisov of Russia has defeated world champion Edgars Caics of Latvia 4:1 in the final of the 2018 Swedish Masters in Gothenburg. The ITHF does not issue awards for best organisers, but if there was such an award, it would surely go to Fidde Hansson, Markus Bengtsson and the others who made this such an excellent event, attracting most of the world's best players (including the entire top 10) and providing free airport transfers, a great venue, very cheap meals and drinks on site, and a live band at the after party. Even the opening ceremony was made very special, as the organisers had put a lot of effort into producing a very professional-looking film with the participation of eventual winner, Maxim Borisov himself. The ITHF and table hockey players around the world can only hope that the excellent team in Gothenburg will have the energy to do it all again in the years to come.

World Tour standings.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Change to Turku Open 2018
The main tournament will now be a one-day event on May 5th (open series only). As it is part of the Finnish national tournament schedule, the national juniors/women/veterans series will be played on the Friday night (May 4th). Foreign players can also participate in these if they wish. The tournament website should be up soon, with further details.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Pelkonen takes the top prize in California
This week, the World Tour returned to the USA for the 2018 US Stiga Shootout in Anaheim. Jan Pelkonen of Finland emerged victorious by defeating Roman Nezhyba in the final. Kevin Rafferty took the bronze.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Yanis Galuzo wins in Kursk
Last weekend in Russia, the 2018 Kursk Cup, the latest event on this season's World Tour, saw thrilling play-offs with some surprising results. The eventual winner was Yanis Galuzo of Russia. Best foreign player was Ukraine's Evgeniy Matantsev (born in 2006) who finished 4th.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Delegates approve new Game Rules
The January Extraordinary Delegates Conference has finished. Of the 2 proposals, only the 2nd was approved: a change to Game Rules 6.3 and 6.4, which comes into effect immediately. The English version of the Game Rules have now been updated here. Anyone able to help with updating the versions in other languages are asked to send their translations to the ITHF. Full results can be seen in the minutes.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Registration for World Club Championships
WCC logo An invitation to all national federations has been sent by email. Clubs should contact their national federation about registration for the WCC.

Before Feb 1, 2018, the national federations of ITHF member nations must register the clubs from their nation that want to participate. If more than 1 club per nation is registered, they must list the clubs in the order that they will appear on the waiting list.

Non-member nations can also submit a list of clubs before Feb 1, 2018.

On Feb 2, 2018, organizers will announce a list of accepted teams.

More information can be found on the WCC and Latvia Open website.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Borisov reclaims top spot in Riga
Maxim Borisov of Russia has defeated world champion Edgars Caics of Latvia to win the 2017 Riga Cup. This result means that Borisov overtakes Caics to become the world's highest-ranked player once again.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Osterman wins in Stockholm
In this season's latest World Tour tournament, Hans Osterman of Sweden has won the Stockholm Open for the fourth time in a row. Sweden's Oscar Henriksson took silver, while bronze went to Valts Smagars of Latvia.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Borisov wins in St. Petersburg
Maxim Borisov of Russia has won the 2017 St. Petersburg Open by beating Nikita Zholobov in the final. In a tournament dominated by Russian players, the only non-Russian who proved strong enough to reach the quarter-finals was Maria Saveljeva of Estonia.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Bernie Kunzler wins Canada Cup for first time
Congratulations to Canada's Bernie Kunzler, who has won the latest event on the 2017/18 World Tour: the 2017 Canada Cup in Toronto. After reaching the final for the first time last season, Kunzler went one better this time around to take the title by beating Eric Krol from the USA. Players from four different countries took part.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Notice on future of Super Series
Due to excellent work by organisers worldwide, we now have more high-quality tournaments than ever before. This has compelled the ITHF EC to review the Super Series system. The Super Series will now have 5 tournaments every season. For 2018/19, the EC will select a 5th tournament to add to the 4 regular Super Series tournaments (Czech Open, Moscow Cup, Riga Cup and Swedish Masters). But for season 2019/20 onwards, the current 4 Super Series hosts will no longer be guaranteed a place on the series and all 5 Super Series tournaments will be chosen by the EC each year in accordance with Tournament Rule 2.4.ii. In seasons with a World Club Championship, the WCC host is always allowed a Super Series tournament, so the EC will then choose the other 4 tournaments. Alongside all standard requirements, the following will be the main points considered when the EC votes:
- Quality of Stiga games
- Quality and accessibility of venue
- Total number of players
- Adherence to all ITHF rules
- Prizes
- Personal impressions / videos / photos from anyone present at tournament
- Live updates of tournament (preferably whole tournament, video desirable)
- All info on website in English, well in advance of tournament (the earlier the better)
- Lunch available within walking distance
- Provisions for spectators (seating, ease of viewing etc.)
- Geographical spread (e.g. not all tournaments in one region)
- Quality tournaments that were not added last season have priority next season
- Additional criteria that members of the table hockey community can suggest
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Sladek wins in Bern
Kuba Sladek of Czechia has narrowly defeated Mykhaylo Shalomayev of Ukraine in the final of the 2017 Swiss Open, successfully defending his title. Both finalists had each won one World Tour tournament before and the final was full of twists and turns, but in the end it was Sladek who secured his second World Tour win. Best local player was Jean-Claude Klaus in 7th.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Shalomayev wins first World Tour tournament
Mykhaylo Shalomayev of Ukraine has won the 2017 Slovenia Open, his first ever World Tour tournament victory. Local sensation Jaka Skrlep took the silver, while bronze went to Martin Zenisek of the Czech Republic. This is the first time since 2012 that a non-Czech player has won the Slovenia Open.
Wedneday, September 20, 2017
Denmark withdraws from World Tour
The main organiser of the 2018 Denmark Open, Bjarne Axelsen, has informed the ITHF that this tournament, scheduled for the 19th of May, will not be taking place after all. This tournament is now cancelled and Denmark will no longer be hosting a tournament on this season's World Tour.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Axelsen wins in Edmonton
The 2017 Edmonton Centennial Challenge has been won by Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark, who finished ahead of Canada's Kent Richter. Kevin Rafferty from the USA took bronze.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Oscar Henriksson victorious in Stavanger
Sweden dominated the 2017 Norway Open, taking all four places in the semi-finals. Henriksson took the main prize by defeating Hans Österman in a thrilling final. Joakim Lundin somehow managed to overcome the mighty Martin Arenlind to take the bronze.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Bayjurenov takes Apple Cup in Kazakhstan
The 2017 Apple Cup in Shymkent has been won by Azamat Bayjurenov of Sayram. He beat last year's winner Timur Lagodzinski in the final.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Nezhyba wins Stiga U.S. Open in Chicago
Roman Nezhyba, from Laguna Hills, CA by way of the Czech Republic, won the Stiga U.S. Open tournament outside Chicago, IL on Saturday. He swept Buster Barton of Byron, IL 4-0 in the finals. The 2017-18 ITHF World Tour has begun.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Martin Arenlind returns as world ranking administrator
After spending a little over 3 years administrating the world ranking list, Simon Thomas has passed the torch back to the list's inventor, Martin Arenlind of Sweden. The ITHF would like to thank Martin for taking on this task again in addition to his duties as a member of the Executive Committee. With Martin as administrator, the world ranking list is in the safest possible hands.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
New World Tour results feature this season
Martin Arenlind is setting up a new feature on this website, with group tables and play-off results from all World Tour tournaments in the upcoming 2017/18 season and onwards. For this purpose, organisers of all tournaments on the 2017/18 World Tour are asked to send in group tables showing each player's points, wins, draws, losses, goals for, goals against and goal difference, along with match results from play-offs. The format should be as close as possible to the format shown in the Championships Archive (e.g. here), preferably in electronic form, e.g. in Excel, but any format is fine. These results are to be sent to the same email address as the standard results for the world ranking list: Any organisers wanting info or help should please send a query to the same address.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tournament Rules updated
The results of the May Delegates Conference have now been incorporated into the Tournament Rules. The changes apply immediately. They affect rule 1.2.ii (about clashes between national tournaments and the World Tour) and rule 2.3.ii (banning shared bronze on the World Tour).
Monday, June 26, 2017
Vilnius Open cancelled
Unfortunately, the organisers of the Vilnius Open have decided they do not have sufficient resources to host a World Tour tournament in Lithuania this coming season after all. The Vilnius Open 2017 is therefore cancelled. The organisers apologise for the inconvenience and hope to bring Lithuania onto the World Tour in the near future.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Edgars Caics is the new world champion
In Liberec, Caics (LAT) won the open category, which also made him rise to number 1 in the world ranking list. The juniors world championship was won by Oscar Henriksson (SWE). Alexey Titov (RUS) took the veterans title.

WCh video stream.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Axelsen wins Montreal
Bjarne Axelsen (DEN) defeated Kevin Rafferty (USA) to win the 2017 tournament in Montreal. Simon Harvey (CAN) took third over Michael Toft Nielsen (DEN). Next up are the World Championships in Liberec.

World Tour standings.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Axelsen wins Denmark Open
38 players competed in the 2017 Denmark Open, where an alternative playing system was used in the play-offs. The tournament spanned two days. Bjarne Axelsen defeated Nico Pedersen in the final.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
ITHF statement on qualification rounds/tournaments
Due to a recent misunderstanding involving a World Tour tournament, the Executive Committee has decided to issue these general guidelines for tournament organisers:
(1) World Tour tournaments must be open for everyone to compete in.
(2) It must not be possible for a beginner to play in a tournament, lose every match and still obtain world ranking points due to having been excused from a preceding qualification round.
(3) Organisers unsure of whether a qualification competition counts as part of their main tournament, or as a separate tournament, are requested to ask the ITHF Executive Committee in advance.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Berlin Open 2018 rescheduled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the organisers of the Berlin Open have had to reschedule the tournament. Next season's Berlin Open will now take place on the 14th of April 2018.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Delegates Conference results
The May Delegates Conference is finished. All proposals were accepted and the new Executive and Legal Committees for the next 2 seasons were elected. Full results can be found here.
Sunday, May 13, 2017
Petr Tmej wins Berlin Open
Three members of Czech club Stiga Elites dominated the 2017 Berlin Open. Petr Tmej beat Patrick Petr in the final. Michal Kobrle was third. This result puts Tmej on course to represent the Czech Republic at the World Championships, qualifying through the World Tour.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Kevin Eriksson wins Turku Open
Despite Yanis Galuzo of Russia getting through both group rounds without dropping a point, despite him advancing through the play-offs to the final without losing a single match, and despite it being his birthday, he had no answer to local favourite Kevin Eriksson, who defeated Galuzo 4:0 in the best-of-7 series to take the title. This result means that Edgars Caics of Latvia is the overall winner of the 2016/17 World Tour.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Edgars Caics wins Czech Open
Edgars Caics (LAT) has won the Czech Open by beating Yevhen Levdansky (UKR) 4:3 in the final. Sandis Kristaps Lagzdins (LAT) took third place. Results.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
ITHF calendar for 2017/18
The ITHF calendar for next season is complete!
(M) = Majors, (S) = Super Series

22/07/17 US Open 2017 – Lemont, USA
12/08/17 Apple Cup 2017 – Shymkent, Kazakhstan
09/09/17 Norway Open 2017 – Stavanger, Norway (M)
16/09/17 Centennial Challenge 2017 – Edmonton, Canada
07/10/17 Slovenia Open 2017 – Kranj, Slovenia
21/10/17 Swiss Open 2017 – Bern, Switzerland
04/11/17 Canada Cup 2017 – Toronto, Canada
11-12/11/17 St. Petersburg Open 2017 – St. Petersburg, Russia (M)
18/11/17 Stockholm Open 2017 – Stockholm, Sweden
02-03/12/17 Riga Cup 2017 – Riga, Latvia (S)
13/01/18 Kursk Cup 2018 – Kursk, Russia
27/01/18 US Stiga Shootout 2018 – Anaheim, USA
10/02/18 Swedish Masters 2018 – Gothenburg, Sweden (S)
24/02/18 Belarus Open 2018 – Minsk, Belarus
03-04/03/18 WCC & Latvia Open 2018 – Jekabpils, Latvia (S)
10/03/18 Nove Zamky Open 2018 – Nove Zamky, Slovakia
11/03/18 Budapest Trophy 2018 – Budapest, Hungary
17-18/03/18 Moscow Open 2018 – Moscow, Russia (S)
24/03/18 North American Champs 2018 – Detroit, USA
07/04/18 Tallinn Cup 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia (M)
14/04/18 Berlin Open 2018 – Berlin, Germany
21/04/18 Czech Open 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic (S)
05-06/05/18 Turku Open 2018 – Turku, Finland (M)
12/05/18 Ukraine Cup 2018 – Kiev, Ukraine
02/06/18 Montreal Stiga 2018 – Montreal, Canada
15-17/06/18 European Championships 2018 – Eskilstuna, Sweden
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Young Matantsev wins Ukraine Cup
Evgeniy Matantsev (UKR), who was born in 2006, won the Ukraine Cup, defeating Roman Ignatenko (UKR). Mykhaylo Shalomayev (UKR) took third. The Kiev tournament had 39 players from 5 different countries. Results here.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Borisov gets the win in Tallinn
The Tallinn Cup has made a welcome return to the World Tour, with world champion Maxim Borisov (RUS) taking the prize by beating Atis Silis (LAT) in the final.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Roman Nezhyba wins North American Championship in Detroit
Nezhyba (USA) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) in the 7th match of the final for the second time this season on the World Tour, having done the same in January at the US Stiga Shootout.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Galuzo wins in Moscow
Yanis Galuzo (RUS) defeated defending champion Veniamin Gerasimov (RUS) 4-3 in the finals of the 2017 Moscow Open. Maxim Borisov (RUS) was third in the World Tour Super Series tournament. There were 155 players.

Results here.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hvizd wins in Nove Zamky and Budapest
Michal Hvizd (CZE) has won 2 World Tour tournaments on the same weekend by taking the Slovakian Open on Saturday, followed by the Budapest Trophy on Sunday.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Galuzo wins again, this time in Minsk, Belarus
Yanis Galuzo (RUS) defeated Evgenij Matantsev (UKR, born in 2006) 4-1 in the final of the Belarus Open 2017. Andrey Chaplygin (RUS), who turns 15 this year, took the bronze medal by defeating Alexey Titov (Russia) 3-2. The tournament had 68 players from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kasakhstan, Latvia and Israel. Results here.

Galuzo won his second consecutive tournament on the World Tour after taking the Swedish Masters in Malmo earlier this month.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Galuzo takes Swedish Masters
Yanis Galuzo (RUS) defeated Edgars Caics (LAT) 4:2 in the finals of the 2017 Swedish Masters in Malmo. Kevin Eriksson (FIN) and Alexey Titov (RUS) shared bronze. The long-running tournament drew 100 players.
Results are here.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Nezhyba wins Stiga Shootout
Roman Nezhyba (USA) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4 games to 3 to win the U.S. Stiga Shootout tournament in Southern California. Game 7 video can be found here.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Borisov victorious at Kursk
Maxim Borisov (RUS) won the Kursk Cup tournament. He defeated Yanis Galuzo (RUS) 4-2 in the finals. Third was Alexey Zakharov (RUS) 3-1 against Sergey Ivanov (RUS).
Monday, December 5, 2016
Silis wins big Riga tournament
In a thrilling, seven-game, all-Latvian final, Atis Silis defeated Edgars Caics to win in Riga. There were 221 players in the open event. Results here.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Turku Open 2017 is now a 2-day event
This tournament will now be played over 2 days, the 6th and 7th of May 2017. The organisers' announcement about this change and the extended play-off format can be read here. Special events for women, veterans and juniors will also be held.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Osterman triumphant in Stockholm
Hans Osterman (SWE) won the Stockholm Open, defeating Kevin Eriksson (FIN) 4-3 in the finals. Jan Pelkonen (FIN) and Oscar Henriksson (SWE) shared the bronze. The tournament had 68 players.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Russian sweep at St. Petersburg
The top 31 players at the St. Petersburg tournament were Russian, led by Alexey Zaharov in 1st, Maxim Borisov in 2nd and Nikita Zholobov in third. There were 106 players. Results.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Pelkonen wins Toronto
Jan Pelkonen (FIN) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4-2 in the finals of the Stiga Canada Cup tournament into Toronto. Taking third was Bruce Turner (CAN) over Kent Richter (CAN).
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Jakub Sladek wins 10th Swiss Open
Jakub Sladek wins the pure Czech final at Swiss Open 2016 in Bern against Vaclav Pikl with 4:0. Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark took third. Results you find here.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Notice from the World Championships 2017 Organizers
Organizers of the upcoming WCh in Liberec have prepared a short survey for all national federations. All delegates are invited to respond on behalf of their federation by October 28th.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Leos Hvizd wins in Kranj
The winner of the 2016 Slovenia Open is Leos Hvizd of the Czech Republic, who defeated fellow Czech Vaclav Pikl in the final. Bronze went to local favourite Uros Matanovic.

World Tour standings.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Caics victorious in Incukalns
Edgars Caics (LAT) has won the Latvia Open by beating Atis Silis (LAT) 4:3 in the final. Mikhail Shashkov (RUS) took third place.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Axelsen wins Edmonton
Bjarne Axelsen (DEN) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4-1 in the finals of the Centennial Challenge Cup tournament in Edmonton, Canada. Tournament organizer Reggie Stefaniszyn (CAN) was third.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Hosts for next European Championships and WCC
The ITHF is now accepting bids to host the 2018 European Championships, to be held from the 15th to 17th of June 2018. Bids to host the next World Club Championships, to be held any time after the 10th of January 2018, are also welcome. The deadline for bids is the 1st of April 2017. The hosts will be chosen in the Delegates Conference to be held in the week beginning on Monday the 1st of May 2017. Bids can be submitted to
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Constitution and Tournament Rules updated
The results of the recent Delegates Conference have now been incorporated into the Tournament Rules (sections 2.5 iv & v) and the Constitution (section As always, the most recently changed passages are highlighted in yellow.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Pelkonen wins in Stavanger
Jan Pelkonen (FIN) won the Norway Open by defeating Joakim Lundin (SWE) in the finals. Kevin Eriksson (FIN) and Vegard Klippen (NOR) shared the bronze medal. There were 49 players in the tournament.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Lagodzinski wins in Shymkent
Timur Lagodzinski has won the first ever World Tour tournament to be held in Kazakhstan. The 2016 Apple Cup was held in Shymkent and 42 players competed.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Jonsson wins U.S. Open
Karl Jonsson (SWE) defeated Bernie Kunzler (CAN) 4:0 in the finals to win the 2016 Stiga U.S. Open, the first tournament on the 2016-17 ITHF World Tour. Taking third was Roman Nezhyba (CZE).
Monday, June 20, 2016
Caics wins Euro 2016
Congrats to Edgars Caics of Latvia, who wins the open event at the 2016 European Championships. He defeated Alexey Zaharov of Russia in the finals, 4:2. Results for the open tournament here.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Axelsen wins Montreal
Bjarne Axelsen (DEN) defeated Janis Zalite (LAT) 4-1 in the finals to win the Canadian Masters of Stiga tournament in Montreal, Canada. Taking third was Simon Harvey (CAN).

World Tour standings.
Monday, May 30, 2016
St. Petersburg Open 2016 is now a 2-day event
This tournament will now be extended, with the semi-finals and final held in the morning of the second day (Sunday, 13th of November). All players are also invited to take part in the St. Petersburg Team Championship on the Sunday afternoon. For more details, visit the tournament website. (soon also available in English).
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New animated "Tricks" page available
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the ITHF website, we have added animated explanations of table hockey tricks to learn and master. Just follow the "Tricks" link on the left. Thanks to Anton Gladkoborodov for kindly giving us permission to use his animations.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Caics wins Berlin Open
The 2016 Berlin Open was won by Edgars Caics (LAT). Second place went to Zdenek Matousek (CZE) and third to Filip Hamacek (CZE). Complete results are available here.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Lampi wins in Turku
Ahti Lampi (FIN) defeated Jan Pelkonen (FIN) in the finals of the Turku Open in Finland. Kevin Eriksson (FIN) was third. The tournament had 68 players from eight countries.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Litvinyuk wins Ukraine Cup
Dmytro Litvinyuk (UKR) defeated Anton Umansky (UKR) in the finals of the 2016 Ukraine Cup. Full results here.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
ITHF calendar for 2016/17
The ITHF calendar for next season is complete!

30/07/16 US Open 2016 – Lemont, Illinois, USA
06/08/16 Apple Cup 2016 – Shymkent, Kazakhstan
03/09/16 Norway Open 2016 – Stavanger, Norway (M)
17/09/16 Centennial Challenge 2016 – Edmonton, Canada
24/09/16 Latvia Open 2016 – Incukalns, Latvia
08/10/16 Slovenia Open 2016 – Kranj, Slovenia
22/10/16 Swiss Open 2016 – Bern, Switzerland
05/11/16 Canada Cup 2016 – Toronto, Canada
12-13/11/16 St. Petersburg Open 2016 – Russia (M)
19/11/16 Stockholm Open 2016 – Sweden
03-04/12/16 Riga Cup 2016 – Latvia (S)
07/01/17 Kursk Cup 2017 – Russia
28/01/17 US Stiga Shootout 2017 – Anaheim, California, USA
11/02/17 Swedish Masters 2017 – Malmö, Sweden (S)
25/02/17 Belarus Open 2017 – Minsk, Belarus
11/03/17 Nove Zamky Open 2017 – Slovakia
12/03/17 Budapest Trophy 2017 – Hungary
18-19/03/17 Moscow Open 2017 – Russia (S)
25/03/17 North American Championships 2017 – Detroit, Michigan, USA
01/04/17 Tallinn Cup 2017 – Estonia
08/04/17 Ukraine Cup 2017 – Kiev, Ukraine
22/04/17 Czech Open 2017 – Prague, Czech Republic (S)
06/05/17 Turku Open 2017 – Finland (M)
13/05/17 Berlin Open 2017 – Germany
16/05/17 Qualification for 2017 World Championships via WT top ten ends!
20/05/17 Denmark Open 2017 – Bronderslev, Denmark
03/06/17 Montreal 2017 – Canada
16-18/06/17 World Championships 2017 – Liberec, Czech Republic

Local organisers are kindly asked to remember tournament rule 1.2.ii, which says national tournaments should be scheduled on dates that do not clash with international tournaments. This is so our international tournaments do not have to compete with tournaments that are important on a national level. Of course, this is sometimes difficult, especially as we now have more countries hosting World Tour tournaments. If a clash is unavoidable, organisers can ask the ITHF for an exception. A clash with a standard World Tour tournament far away from the respective country is likely to be allowed if there are good reasons, but clashes with tournaments in the Majors (M) or Super Series (S) will only be approved in extreme cases.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Ahti Lampi wins Czech Open
123 players from 13 table hockey countries took part in the last Super Series tournament of the season. Ahti Lampi (FIN) defeated Patrik Petr (CZE) 4-1 in the finals, Zdenek Matousek came third. Adding his third victory to the ones of 2007 and 2009, Lampi became the most successful player of the tournament's history. Complete results.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Nezhyba wins Detroit
Roman Nezhyba (CZE) defeated Eric Davis (USA) 4:1 in the finals to win the Stiga North American Championships in Detroit. Taking third was Steve Bernstein (USA).
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Changes to ITHF rules approved
The national delegates have voted to make some changes to ITHF rules, all of which come into effect immediately. In the Game Rules, there is a new 5-second rule, a new timer malfunction rule and a ban on the pass from defender to keeper to defender. In the Tournament Rules, referees are now mandatory from semi-finals onwards in some tournaments, several team-competition rules were changed, all players at World & European Championships now have to wear a national team shirt, 2 new countries were admitted to European Championships and a new rule about international tournament websites was introduced. The Constitution was also amended, making it easier for new countries to become active ITHF members.

The full results of the vote can be seen in the minutes published here. The changes (marked in yellow) have been added in sections 4.5, 8.3, 10.5 & 11 of the Game Rules, sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1 & 4.1 of the Tournament Rules and article of the Constitution.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Levdansky wins Slovakia Open
Yevhen Levdansky (UKR) won the the Slovakian Open in Nove Zamky. He defeated Zdenek Matousek (CZE) 4-3 in the Best of 7 finals. Taking third place was Filip Hamacek (CZE). Full results here.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Gerasimov wins Moscow Open
Veniamin Gerasimov (RUS) has defeated Atis Silis (LAT) in the finals 4-0. Silis had defeated World #1 Maxim Borisov in the quarterfinals. Nikita Zholobov was third. Playoff results here.

World Tour standings.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Osterman wins Masters
In an exciting final in Malmö, former world champion Hans Osterman has beaten Ahti Lampi 4:3 to win the 2016 Swedish Masters.
Monday, February 8, 2016
5-second timer app
In the upcoming Delegates Conference, delegates will be voting on a possible way to make the 5-second rule more precise. Part of that proposal is that referees could have the option of using a simple 5-second timer app. The referee would reset the timer by pressing the button every time the puck is passed. If the timer reaches 5 seconds, a sound is heard. If it reaches 6 seconds, another sound is heard and the referee can allow a face-off. The referee can stop the timer by pressing and holding the button. If you want to try this app, it can be downloaded here. Currently, the app is only available for use on Android phones. Here are instructions on how to install an APK file on your Android phone.
Monday, January 11, 2016
BJC Laimite wins WCC
Congratulations to BJC Laimite on winning the World Club Championships for the third time in a row. The members of the winning team were Edgars Caics, Atis Silis, Yanis Galuzo, Sandis Kristaps Lagzdins, and Eduards Blumentals. Second place went to Northern Lights, who did very well to finish ahead of Legion and Bagira. Results here.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Borisov wins Kursk Cup
Maxim Borisov (RUS) defeated Ivan Zaharov (RUS) to win the 2016 Kursk Cup. The tournament drew 144 players. Results can be found here.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
World Club Championship 2016
Now that the Riga Cup is behind us, the next step on the World Tour is an incredible event in Kursk. On the weekend of the 9th and 10th of January 2016, this city hosts not only the World Club Championship, but also a Super Series tournament. The organisational team in Kursk has often been described as the best in the world. And many of the best players in the world will be there. To get an impression of the incredible quality that this event offers, check out the photos from the 2015 Kursk Cup here
There is also comprehensive video footage here

This is an opportunity not to be missed! If you want any information on transport and accommodation, or if there is anything else you want to know about this action-packed weekend, please contact
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Borisov wins in Riga
Maxim Borisov (RUS) defeated Edgars Caics (LAT) to win the 17th Riga Cup in Latvia. Atis Silis (LAT) was third. Results here.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Borisov wins in St. Petersburg
Maxim Borisov of Russia defeated German Fokin of Russia 4:1 in the finals to win the St. Petersburg Open. Venjamin Gerasimov and Alexey Titov shared third place. There were 97 players. Results here. StP 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Nils Jonsson wins Toronto
Nils Jonsson of Sweden defeated his older brother Karl Jonsson of Sweden 4-0 to win the Stiga Canada Cup in Toronto, CAN. Taking third was Bernie Kunzler of Canada.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
New list of local table hockey contacts now available
Table hockey players travelling in other parts of the world can now use the ITHF's list of local contacts provided on this website. Just click on the "Local Table Hockey" link on the left of this page to connect with the local table hockey scene at your destination.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Axelsen wins Swiss Open
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark defeated Jakub Sladek of the Czech Republic to win the 2015 Swiss Open tournament in Bern. Vaclav Pikl of the Czech Republic was third.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Michal Hvizd wins Slovenia Open
Michal Hvizd of the Czech Republic defeated Leos Hvizd 4-0 in the finals to win the 2015 Slovenia Open. Results can be found here.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Axelsen wins Edmonton
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark defeated Reggie Stefaniszyn of Edmonton to win the Centennial Challenge Cup tournament in Edmonton, Canada. Kent Richter of Edmonton took third.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Caics wins exciting finals at Latvia Open
Edgars Caics won an exciting finals at the Latvia Open 4:3 against Atis Silis. Caics captured Game 7 by a 6:5 score. Each game of the final series was decided by one goal, except for the first game.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
O. Henriksson wins Norway Open in Stavanger
Oscar Henriksson (SWE) defeated Joakim Lundin (SWE) 4:2 in the finals of the 2015 Norway Open in Stavanger.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Changes to the World Tour
The national delegates have voted to make the following changes to the World Tour, which will apply immediately: No country can now host more than two Super-Series/Majors tournaments in a single season, except if hosting the World Club Championships. The WCC host can now always host a Super Series tournament on the same weekend as the WCC if desired. Also, the points system has been changed, increasing the World Tour points in the Majors and standard World Tour tournaments.

The full results of the vote can be seen in the minutes published here. The changes have been added to sections 2.4 ii and 2.4 v of the Tournament Rules here.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Davis wins Stiga U.S. Open in Chicago
The 2015-16 ITHF World Tour year kicked off in suburban Chicago. Eric Davis won the 2015 Stiga U.S. Open, sweeping his opponent in the finals. The next event is on Sept. 5 in Stavanger, Norway.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
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USA22nd JulyLemont (results)
KAZ12th Aug.Shymkent (results)
NOR9th Sep.Stavanger (results)
CAN16th Sep.Edmonton (results)
SLO7th Oct.Kranj (results)
SUI21st Oct.Bern (results)
CAN4th Nov.Toronto (results)
RUS11-12 Nov.St. Petersburg (results)
SWE18th Nov.Stockholm (results)
LAT2-3 Dec.Riga (results)
RUS13th Jan.Kursk
USA27th Jan.Anaheim
SWE10th Feb.Gothenburg
BLR24th Feb.Minsk
LAT3rd Mar.Jekabpils
LAT4th Mar.WCC, Jekabpils
SVK10th Mar.Nove Zamky
HUN11th Mar.Budapest
RUS17-18 Mar.Moscow
USA24th Mar.Detroit
EST7th Apr.Tallinn
GER14th Apr.Berlin
CZE21st Apr.Prague
FIN5th MayTurku
UKR12th MayKiev
CAN2nd JuneMontreal
SWE15-17 JuneECh, Eskilstuna

Archive 2016/2017
USA30th JulyLemont
KAZ6th Aug.Shymkent
NOR3rd Sep.Stavanger
CAN17th Sep.Edmonton
LAT24th Sep.Incukalns
SLO8th Oct.Kranj
SUI22nd Oct.Bern
CAN5th Nov.Toronto
RUS12-13 Nov.St. Petersburg
SWE19th Nov.Stockholm
LAT3-4 Dec.Riga
RUS7th Jan.Kursk
USA28th Jan.Anaheim
SWE11th Feb.Malmö
BLR25th Feb.Minsk
SVK11th Mar.Nove Zamky
HUN12th Mar.Budapest
RUS18-19 Mar.Moscow
USA25th Mar.Detroit
EST1st Apr.Tallinn
UKR8th Apr.Kiev
CZE22nd Apr.Prague
FIN6-7 MayTurku
GER13th MayBerlin
DEN20th MayBronderslev
CAN3rd JuneMontreal
CZE16-18 JuneWCh, Liberec

Archive 2015/2016
USA25th JulyLemont
NOR5th Sep.Stavanger
LAT12th Sep.Jekabpils
CAN19th Sep.Edmonton
SLO10th Oct.Kranj
SUI17th Oct.Bern
CAN7th Nov.Toronto
RUS14th Nov.St. Petersburg
LAT5-6 Dec.Riga
RUS9th Jan.Kursk
RUS10th Jan.WCC, Kursk
SWE13-14 Feb.Malmö
RUS12-13 Mar.Moscow
SVK19th Mar.Nove Zamky
USA2nd Apr.Detroit
CZE23rd Apr.Prague
UKR30th Apr.Kiev
FIN7th MayTurku
GER21st MayBerlin
CAN4th JuneMontreal
EST17-19 JuneECh, Tallinn

Archive 2014/2015
USA19th JulyLemont
NOR30th Aug.Bergen
CAN13th Sep.Edmonton
LAT20th Sep.Incukalns
FIN18th Oct.Helsinki
SUI25th Oct.Bern
CAN1st Nov.Toronto
SLO8th Nov.Kranj
RUS15th Nov.St. Petersburg
LAT6-7 Dec.Riga
RUS10th Jan.Kursk
SWE7th Feb.Malmö
RUS14-15 Mar.Moscow
USA28th Mar.Detroit
CZE25th Apr.Prague
UKR2nd MayKiev
GER9th MayBerlin
CAN30th MayMontreal
RUS12-14 JuneWCh, St. Petersburg

Archive 2013/2014
USA20th JulyUS Open
DEN31st Aug.Bronderslev
NOR7th Sep.Bergen
CAN15th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
LAT21st Sep.Incukalns
UKR28th Sep.Mariupol
SUI5th Oct.Zürich
FIN19th Oct.Helsinki
CAN2nd Nov.Toronto
SLO9th Nov.Kranj
RUS16th Nov.Skt. Petersburg
LAT7-8 Dec.Riga
SWE4-5 Jan.Malmö
USA18th Jan.Las Vegas
RUS15-16 Mar.Moscow
USA22nd Mar.Detroit
CZE12th Apr.WCC - Letovice
CZE13th Apr.Letovice
UKR3rd MayUkraine Cup
GER10th MayBerlin
CAN31st MayMontreal
LAT6-8 JuneECh, Riga

Archive 2012/2013
USA21st JulyUS Open
NOR8th Sep.Bergen
UKR22th Sep.Mariupol
CAN29th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
LAT6th Oct.Ventspils
SUI6th Oct.Bern
SVK13th Oct.Kosice
USA16th Oct.Las Vegas
FIN27th Oct.Helsinki
CAN3rd Nov.Toronto
SLO10th Nov.Kranj
RUS17th Nov.Skt. Petersburg
LAT1-2 Dec.Riga
SWE2nd Feb.Malmö
RUS16-17 Mar.Moscow
USA23rd Mar.Detroit
CZE13th Apr.Prague
UKR4th MayUkraine Cup
GER25th MayBerlin
CAN1st JuneMontreal
NOR7-9 JuneWCh, Stavanger

Archive 2011/2012
USA23rd Jul.US Open
NOR3rd Sep.Oslo
CAN17th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
SUI8th Oct.Swiss Open
USA16th Oct.Las Vegas
FIN22nd Oct.Helsinki
SLO5th Nov.Slovenia Open
RUS12th Nov.Skt. Petersburg
HUN26th Nov.Hungarian Open
LAT3rd Dec.Riga
SWE28th Jan.Stockholm
RUS17-18 Mar.Moscow
USA24th Mar.Detroit
CZE14th Apr.Czech Open
DEN28th Apr.Bronderslev
UKR5th MayUkraine Cup
RUS13th MayWorld Club Championship, Skt. Pet.
GER26th MayBerlin
CAN2nd JunMontreal
LAT8-10 JuneECh, Riga

Archive 2010/2011
USA24th Jul.US Open
NOR4th Sep.Oslo
CAN18th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
HUN9th Oct.Hungary Open
SVK10th Oct.Kosice Open
FIN23th Oct.Helsinki
SLO6th Nov.Slovenia Open
LAT4th Dec.Riga
USA17th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE5-6 Feb.Stockholm
SUI5th Mar.Bern
USA19th Mar.Detroit
RUS26-27 Mar.Moscow
DEN2nd Apr.Bronderslev
CZE16th AprilPrague
UKR30th AprilUkraine Cup
RUS7th MaySkt. Petersburg
GER14th MayBerlin
CAN4th JunMontreal
FIN10-12 JuneWCh, Turku

World Tour standings

Archive 2009/2010
USA1st Aug.US Open
NOR26th Sep.Oslo
CAN26th Sep.Centennial - Edmonton
HUN10th Oct.Hungarian Open
FIN24th Oct.Helsinki
SLO14th Nov.Slovenia Open
LAT5th Dec.Riga
UKR19th Dec.Ukraine Cup
USA25th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE13-14 Feb.Stockholm
SUI6th Mar.Bern
RUS20-21 Mar.Moscow
USA27th Mar.Detroit
DEN17th Apr.Bronderslev
CZE1st MayWorld Club Championship
CZE2nd MayCzech Open
RUS15th MaySkt. Petersburg
GER29th MayBerlin
CAN5th JunMontreal
SWE11-13 JuneECh, Överum

Archive 2008/2009
USA26th Jul.Lemont
DEN13th Sep.Copenhagen
NOR27th Sep.Oslo
HUN11th Oct.Budapest
FIN8th Nov.Helsinki
SLO22th Nov.Kranj
LAT6th Dec.Riga
EST10th Jan.Tallinn
USA26th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE14-15 Feb.Överum
SUI7th Mar.Bern
RUS21-22 Mar.Moscow
CZE25th Apr.Prague
UKR9th MayKiev
GER16th MayBerlin
CAN30th MayMontreal
HUN12-14 JuneWCh, Budapest

Archive 2007/2008
USA28th Jul.Lemont
NOR22-23 Sep.Oslo, WCC
UKR13th Oct.Kiev
CAN20th Oct.Gatineau
DEN27th Oct.Copenhagen
FIN10th Nov.Helsinki
LAT8th Dec.Riga
USA28th Jan.Las Vegas
SWE9-10 Feb.Gothenburg
SUI1st Mar.Bern
RUS22-23 Mar.Moscow
HUN5th Apr.Budapest
SVK6th Apr.Bratislava
USA19th Apr.Boston
CZE26th Apr.Plzen
EST3rd MayTallinn
GER17th MayBerlin
LAT13-15 JuneECh, Latvia