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Wednesday, January 6, 2021
The Executive Committee of ITHF is calling for an Extraordinary Delegates Conference of ITHF to begin January 22, 2021. If it ends up with a YES to cancel the overall ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2020 2021, we will continue with the 2nd round in order to find new ways to determine the international qualification to the 2021 ITHF World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Agenda of a Conference.
For questions, ITHF can be contacted through mail to or through Messenger to Bjarne Axelsen.
Monday, January 4, 2021
The organizers of Slovakia Open 2021 have decided to cancel the tournament because of the present situation with a global Covid-19 pandemic.
The Executive Committee of ITHF is supporting this decision.

Very soon, the Executive Committee of ITHF will ask the member federations some questions concerning the qualification to WCh-21 in Tallinn through an Extraordinary Delegates Conference.
Monday, December 14, 2020
The organizers of Swedish Masters 2021 have decided to cancel the tournament in the 2021-edition.
The reason is off course the challenges with restrictions because of Covid-19.
The Executive Committee of ITHF is supporting this decision.

Moreover, the Executive Committee of ITHF would like to receive some feedback from players and national federations concerning the view upon the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour this season.

Does it make sense to continue to play and compete about the title as Winner of the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2020/21, especially in a situation where it is extremely difficult to travel to most of the destinations?

Contact ITHF through mail to or through Messenger to Bjarne Axelsen with your view upon the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour this season.
Friday, December 11, 2020
The Danish Table Hockey Federation (DBHU) has decided to cancel the World Tour at the end of January 2021. The board of DBHU states, that it doesn't make sense to organize a tournament belonging to a series called World Tour, if no people from the world can travel there and expresses the hope, that every organizer will consider this fact. The Executive Committee of ITHF is supporting the decision to cancel the tournament.
Friday, November 6, 2020
One of the most prestigious tournaments in the modern ITHF World Table Hockey Tour, Riga Cup, is cancelled in 2020. The Executive Committee of ITHF is sad that the present situation has cancelled another tournament but does off course agree completely in this decision.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Due to Covid-19, the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour in Saint Petersburg the 7th of November 2020 is cancelled.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Estonian Table Hockey Union has made an agreement with the government of Tallinn, which will support the World Championships 2021.
Competitions can be held at the Kalev Central Sports Hall.
Since the sports hall is busy until June 15, there is an agreement with the city to host the table hockey WCh-2021 from June 18 to 20.

Therefore, the Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to re-schedule the World Championships 2021 from the 18th to 20th of June 2021.

Also, if the situation with Covid-19 does not improve, Estonia is ready to organize a 10-day "bubble" in a beautiful place outside Tallinn for the championship participants (7 days of isolation + 3 days of competition) to avoid a ban on the competition.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The table hockey federation of Slovenia has decided to cancel Slovenia Open 2020 due to Covid-19. The Executive Committee of ITHF supports this decision. Organizers of upcoming tournaments belonging to the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour are asked to consider, whether it is realistic to organize their tournaments or not, with respect to travel restrictions and guidelines from national authorities.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate's Conference (October 2020)
The ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference ended Sunday the 4th of October 2020. All changes come into force next day after publication of results of vote on ITHF website. Minutes can be found in the menu under ORGANIZATION called Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference 29 (October 2020).

Decisions that have been taken:

1. If the 2020/2021 season stages of the World Tour are held in less than five countries, consider this tournament not played and the winner cannot be determined.

2. The second paragraph of Tournament Rule 2.4 iii) to be reworded as follows: “2.4 iii) The best five results for each player from all ITHF WTHT tournaments are counted (in the 2020/2021 season – the best four results from all ITHF WTHT tournaments).”

3. In the 2020/21 season, all tournaments World Tour will be ITHF WTHT status (level 3).

4. From October, 5 2020 to June 30, 2021, paragraph 2.4. “WORLD RANKING – 2020. RULES AND ALGORITHM” shall be amended as follows:
2.4 Aging tournaments

When a tournament gets older than 2 years, its value is decreased by 20%. After this, its value decreases by another 20% every year. When it gets older than 6 years, it is not counted in the rankings anymore.

Tournament agePercentage of value counted
< 1 year 100 %
< 2 year 100 %
< 3 year 100 % or 80 % (*)
< 4 year 60 %
< 5 year 40 %
< 6 year 20 %
> 6 year 0 %

* Note: due to COVID-19 from October 5, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the percentage of the calculated value is 100%, but from July 1, 2021 - 80%.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Conference of delegates
From October 1 to October 4, 2020 the Extraordinary Delegates ITHF Conference will be held. The Agenda of a Conference.
Monday, August 24, 2020
The table hockey federation of Slovenia and ITHF have debated and agreed to cancel World Club Championships 2020. The Executive Committee of ITHF will soon make a decision about the level of Slovenia Open 2020. Moreover, the Executive Committee of ITHF has encouraged Slovenia to apply for WCC 2021 in Autumn 2021 in connection with Slovenia Open 2021. The decision about this tournament will not be made now but will be voted about in an Extraordinary Delegates Conference in 2021.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
The organizers of Umea Open 2020 and the Swedish Table Hockey Federation have decided to cancel the tournament the 10th of October because of the current situation with COVID-19. The Executive Committee of ITHF is supporting this decision. At the same time, we are asking players and the national federations to express their opinion about the World Table Hockey Tour 2020 2021, including the World Club Championships 2020. ITHF can be contacted through mail or by using Messenger to Bjarne Axelsen.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
The organizers of the Centennial Challenge Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have decided to cancel the tournament this year because of Covid-19. The tournament will be back on the ITHF WTHT schedule in Autumn 2021.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
The organizers of Stiga Canada Cup 2020 in Kitchener, Ontario have decided to cancel the tournament this year. The organizers inform ITHF that they hope things will be back to normal next year so they can have a tournament in 2021.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Norway Open 2020 is cancelled because of the current situation with COVID-19. In December 2020, the Executive Committee of ITHF will decide, whether it would be possible to add a tournament in Norway in Spring 2021 to the ITHF WTHT Calendar.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia) won the first World Tour tournament held in North America since the advent of the COVID era. Adhering to health guidelines currently in place by the state of Illinois, Stolyarov defeated fellow Russian, Mikhail Mikhin, to win the championship. Roman Nezhyba (Czech Republic) took third place with a victory in the bronze medal match against Joe Kunst (USA).
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Table Hockey Federation of Kazakhstan has decided to cancel the World Tour in August this season. Since previous week, government increased restrictions of COVID 19 and amount of victims grows, especially in the south of the country, where Shymkent is situated, so it is decided not to organize the tournament this year.
The tournament was planned to August 8, 2020.
Friday, July 3, 2020
Due to health reasons and the ongoing planing insecurity because of COVID-19, STHV has decided that no more official tablehockey tournaments will take place in Switzerland at least until end of 2020.
This also includes Swiss Open 2020, October 3rd.
In other words, Swiss Open 2020 is cancelled.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate's Conference (June 2020)
The ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference ended Sunday the 7th of June 2020.
All changes come into force next day after publication of results of vote on ITHF website.
Minutes can be found in the menu under ORGANIZATION called Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference 28 (June 2020).
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Conference of delegates
From June 2 to June 7, 2020 the Extraordinary Delegates ITHF Conference will be held. The Agenda of a Conference.
Draft of the code of conduct for players and spectators 2020.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
After cancelling World Club Championships 2020 in Kursk, Russia in May because of Covid-19, the Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to award Slovenia with the chance to organize this event the day after Slovenia Open 2020, which - at the same time - has been upgraded to the level Super Series.
Kursk was offered to arrange the tournament in the new season but decided to say no.
The Executive Committee of ITHF reserves the right to take the necessary precautions, if the present situation with COVID-19 is not better at the beginning of the season 2020 2021.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate's Conference (March 2020)
The ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference ended Tuesday the 31th of March 2020. All changes come into force next day after publication of results of vote on ITHF website. Minutes can be found in the menu under ORGANIZATION called Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference 27 (March 2020).
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The tournaments Kursk Cup 2020 and World Club Championships 2020 (WCC) have been cancelled due to the present critical situation with COVID-19 in Europe.
At the same time, the Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to completely cancel the ITHF WTHT 2019 2020.
A total of 7 tournaments, among these 4 ITHF WTHT Super Series, have been cancelled at the end of the season.
The Executive Committee of ITHF feels sorry for the players and organizers and wish for an ITHF season 2020 2021 without Covid-19 or other terrible incidents.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Due to the present highly unusual situation in Europe with COVID-19 and many restrictions from the national authorities because of this, the Table Hockey Federation of Slovenia has - together with the Executive Committee of ITHF - decided to cancel the European Championships 2020, which were to be organized medio June.
In other words, the European Championships 2020 will NOT take place.
Instead, the Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to award Slovenia with the European Championships 2022 - without voting.
ITHF is sorry for any inconvenience this will bring to the players.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The organizers of the World Tour in Ukraine in May have decided to cancel the tournament because of the Covid-19 situation. With this tournament cancelled, a total of six tournaments in the ITHF WTHT 2019 2020 have been cancelled.
A decision about Kursk Cup 2020 and the World Club Championships 2020 will be made the 31st of March 2020 - if not before.
A decision about the European Championships 2020 in Slovenia will be made the 16th of April 2020 - if not before.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Because of Covid-19, the tournaments Tallinn Cup 2020, Detroit 2020, Czech Open 2020, Turku Open 2020 and Berlin Open 2020 have been cancelled.
This means, that there are only two planned tournaments left in the ITHF WTHT 2019 2020.
The Executive Committee of ITHF will make a final decision about these tournaments the 31st of March 2020 - if not before. A final decision about European Championships 2020 in Slovenia has been moved up to the 16th of April 2020 - if not before.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Sergey Ivanov (Russia) won his first World Table Hockey Tour ever by defeating Yanis Galuzo (Russia) in the final of Moscow Open 2020. Denis Matveev (Russia) came third with a victory in the bronze match against Dmitriy Petrov (Russia).

World Tour standings.
Friday, March 13, 2020
The organizers of the World Table Hockey Tour in Detroit have decided to cancel the tournament, because of the present Covid-19 situation. This means that 4 tournaments have now been cancelled because of this virus, that is Czech Open 2020, Turku Open 2020, Berlin Open 2020 and Detroit 2020.
The Executive Committee of ITHF has - because of this very unusual situation - decided to decrease the number of counted tournaments to the overall WTHT standings 2019 2020 from the original 5 to 4 tournaments.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Because of Covid-19, the tournaments Czech Open 2020, Turku Open 2020 and now also Berlin Open 2020 have been cancelled. Therefore, the Executive Committee of ITHF has voted about, whether an overall of 5 tournaments should still be counted to the final standings of the ITHF WTHT.
The Executive Committee has decided to decrease the number of counted tournaments to 4 tournaments.
Concerning the European Championships 2020, the Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to make a final decision about this event the 30th of April 2020 - if not before.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Czech Open 2020 and Turku Open 2020 has been cancelled due to the present situation with COVID-19. In other words, these tournaments will not be organized.
Organizers considering to cancel their tournament because of COVID-19 are asked to make the decision now, with respect to players considering to order flight tickets and accomodation.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Michal Hvizd defeated Leos Hvizd in the final of Slovakia Open 2020. Martin Madera took the bronze medal.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Conference of delegates
From March 26 to March 31, 2020 the Extraordinary Delegates ITHF Conference will be held. At it changes in rules of tournaments will be considered. The Agenda of a Conference.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Dmitry Petrov (Russia) took the victory in Belarus Open 2020 by defeating Kirill Storchak (Russia) in the final. Alex Bartosh (Belarus) won the bronze medal.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
After seven games, the father Lars Henriksson (Sweden) defeated his son Oscar Henriksson (Sweden) in the final of Swedish Masters 2020, which was organized in Umea. Peter Östlund (Sweden) won the bronze match against Sandis Kristaps Lagzdins (Latvia). This was the first time since 2001 that all medal winners in Swedish Masters came from Sweden.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
United States Stiga Shootout 2020
It was a clean sweep for the Latvians!

Edgars Caics won the Stanley Cup of Table Hockey today in Anaheim. He defeated Atis Silis in the Final. Valts Smagars took third place over Arseniy Stolyarov from Russia.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
The ITHF Executive Committee prepared and approved the following document: WORLD RANKING 2020. RULES AND ALGORITHM. The list of official contact persons should be sent to the e-mail before January 31, 2020.
Sunday, December 1, 2019
For the fifth time, Maxim Borisov (Russia) won Riga Cup, which is an all time record. In the final, he defeated Denis Matveev (Russia). Kevin Eriksson (Finland) won the bronze match against Raivis Miglinieks (Latvia).
Sunday, November 17, 2019
The ITHF World Table Hockey Tour continued in Gothenburg, Sweden with Göteborg Open 2019, which was won by Lars Fridell (Sweden), who defeated Filip Hamáček (Czech Republic) in the final. David Nordström (Sweden) came third.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
After exciting semifinals and final, Kevin Rafferty (USA) won Stiga Canada Cup 2019 in Toronto. Bernie Kunzler (Canada) came 2nd and Mikhail Mikhin (Russia) 3rd.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Nikita Zholobov (Russia) won the first of three World Tours in Russia this season by defeating Denis Matveev (Russia) with 4-3 in the final of Saint Petersburg Open 2019. Sergey Ivanov (Russia) came third and Maxim Borisov (Russia) was 4th. In this way, Zholobov defended his title from 2018, where he also defeated Matveev in the final in Saint Petersburg.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
The winner of Slovenia Open 2019 became Leos Hvizd (Czech rep), after he won the quarterfinal and semifinal in the 7th decisive game and finally managed to win the final against Martin Madera (Czech rep) 4:2. The third place went to Jan Sladek (Czech rep) who won against Anze Bozic (Slovenia).
Saturday, October 12, 2019
93 players from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia competed at WTHT Latvia Open. Atis Silis, LAT got winner cup after not loosing any game during his 50 tournament games. 2nd place for Rainers Kalnins, LAT (seeded #6). At Bronze series Alvis Silins, LAT (seeded #16) by 3-1 won Russian player Mikhail Shashkov (seeded #9).

Complete tournament results.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Pavel Plešák (Czech Republic) won Swiss Open 2019 by defeating his club mate from Gladiators Plzeň, Martin Ženíšek (Czech Republic) in the final. Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) won the bronze match against Andrejs Kuznecovs (Latvia).
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Pat Genge (Canada) won the Edmonton Centennial Challenge Cup 2019 by defeating Mark Laurie (Canada) in the final. David Laurie (Canada) got the bronze after winning the bronze match against Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada).
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Joakim Lundin (Sweden) defeated Magnus Klippen (Norway) in the final of Norway Open 2019 and won the tournament. Oystein Klippen (Norway) took the bronze medal with a victory against Petrus Miettinen (Finland).
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Gleb Tarakanov won Shoder Cup 2019 in Kazakhstan. In the final, he defeated Alexey Baranov (Russia). Timur Tileukabylov (Kazakhstan) came third.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Skorobogatov triumphs at the U.S. Open
Vitaly Skorobogatov of Russia won the first tournament of the ITHF 2019-2020 World Tour, the Stiga U.S. Open in suburban Chicago. He defeated Mikhail Mikhin of Russia via NYC 4-2 in the finals. Roman Nezhyba of the Czech Republic via Laguna Hills, CA took third over Ryan Woodall of Wilmington, IL. The tournament started the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2019 2020.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate's Conference (July 2019)
The ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference ended Tuesday the 9th of July 2019. All changes come into force next day after publication of results of vote on ITHF website. Minutes can be found in the menu under ORGANIZATION called Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegate’s Conference 26 (July 2019).
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Conference of delegates
From July 3 to July 9, 2019 the Extraordinary Delegates ITHF Conference will be held. At it changes in rules of tournaments will be considered. The Agenda of a Conference.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Maxim Borisov (Russia) won his second World Championships in the open category by defeating Anton Umanskyy (Ukraine) in the final.
Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia) won the bronze against Evgeniy Matantsev (Ukraine).

Russia won the open team category with a victory against Ukraine in the final.
Womens team was won by Russia, while Maria Saveljeva won Womens individual.
Sweden won the Veteran team competition and moreover Peter Östlund took the Veterans individual gold medal.
Junior team was won by Ukraine and Anton Umanskyy won Juniors Individual competition.
The World Championships 2019 was organized in Raubichi, Belarus by the National Table Hockey Federation of Belarus.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The ITHF calendar for next season is complete!
(M) = Majors, (S) = Super Series

27/07/19 US Open 2019 – Lemont, USA
10/08/19 Shoder Cup 2019 – Shymkent, Kazakhstan
07/09/19 Norway Open 2019 – Stavanger, Norway (M)
14/09/19 Centennial Challenge 2019 – Edmonton, Canada
28/09/19 Swiss Open 2019 – Spiez, Switzerland
12/10/19 Latvia Open 2019 – Incukalns, Latvia
26/10/19 Slovenia Open 2019 – Kranj, Slovenia
02/11/19 St. Petersburg Open 2019 – St. Petersburg, Russia
09/11/19 Canada Cup 2019 – Toronto, Canada
16/11/19 Göteborg Open 2019 – Göteborg, Sweden
30/11-01/12/19 Riga Cup 2019 – Riga, Latvia (S)
25/01/20 US Stiga Shootout 2020 – Anaheim, USA
08/02/20 Swedish Masters 2020 – Umea, Sweden (S)
22/02/20 Belarus Open 2020 – Minsk, Belarus
07/03/20 Nove Zamky Open 2020 – Nove Zamky, Slovakia
14/03/20 Moscow Open 2020 – Moscow, Russia (S)
21/03/20 Detroit 2020 – Detroit, USA
04/04/20 Tallinn Cup 2020 – Tallinn, Estonia (S)
25/04/20 Czech Open 2020 – Praha, Czech Republic (S)
02/05/20 Ukraine Cup 2020 – Kyiv, Ukraine
09/05/20 Turku Open 2020 – Turku, Finland (S)
16/05/20 Berlin Open 2020 – Berlin, Germany
23/05/20 Kursk Cup 2020 – Kursk, Russia (S)
24/05/20 World Club Championships 2020 – Kursk, Russia
12-14/06/20 European Championships 2020 – Kranj, Slovenia
Monday, May 27, 2019
Minutes from the ITHF Delegate’s Conference 25 (May 2019)
The ITHF Delegate’s Conference ended Sunday the 26th of May 2019.
All changes come into force next day after publication of results of vote on ITHF website.
However, elections to the bodies of ITHF come into effect after the World Championships 2019.
Minutes can be found in the menu under ORGANIZATION called Minutes from the ITHF Delegate’s Conference 25 (May 2019).
Sunday, May 19, 2019
After some thrilling matches in play off, Vladimir Smirnov (Russia) won Berlin Open 2019 by defeating Jevgeniy Lvov (Estonia) in the final.
Zdeněk Matoušek (Czech Republic) won the bronze match against Ville Hentonen (Finland).
The tournament ended the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour 2018 2019.
Nikita Zholobov (Russia) is the overall winner of the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour with Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia) and Maxim Borisov (Russia) as number 2 and 3.

World Tour standings.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
All three medals stayed in Ukraine, when Ukraine Cup 2019 was organized.
The tournament was won by Dmytro Litvinyuk.
Oleksii Korabel got the silver and Roman Ignatenko the bronze medal.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Kevin Eriksson (Finland) won Turku Open 2019.
In the final, he defeated Edgars Caics (Latvia) with 4-1.
Santtu Sainio (Finland) came third.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Roni Nuttunen won Czech Open 2019
Roni Nuttunen (Finland) won Czech Open 2019. In the final he defeated Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia). Zdenek Matousek won the bronze match against Leos Hvizd. There were 93 players from 12 different countries.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Maxim Borisov won the Tallinn Cap for the third time in a row. This was the stage of the World Tour Super Series. Like a year ago, in the finals he won Nikita Zholobov. Now in the series 4-2. Third place went to Atis Silis, who beat another Latvian player Raivis Miglinieks. A total of 113 participants from 11 countries played in the tournament.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Roman Nezhyba wins the Detroit Stiga Championship
Roman Nezhyba (Czech Republic) captured 1st place at the 2019 Detroit Stiga Championship over Paul Shabi (USA) in an exciting 7 game series with an overtime victory in Game 7. Nejc Skrlep (Slovenia) captured 3rd place. 32 players from 4 different countries participated in the tournament.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
116 players participated in Moscow Open 2019. Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia) won the tournament by defeating Nikita Zholobov (Russia) 4-3 in the final. Alexey Titov (Russia) won the bronze match against Nikita Pavlov (Russia).
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Michal Hvizd (Czech Republic) won Slovakia Open 2019 by defeating Jan Sládek (Czech Republic) in the final. Leos Hvizd (Czech Republic) won the bronze match against Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark). Players from 7 countries participated in the tournament, which took place in Nove Zamky.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Oleg Ortinov (Russia) won Belarus Open 2019 in Minsk by defeating Dmitriy Petrov (Russia) in the final. In the bronze match, Mikhail Shashkov (Russia) defeated Kirill Storchak (Russia). The victory was the first gold ever in the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour to Oleg Ortinov.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Kevin Eriksson (Finland) won Swedish Masters 2019. In the final he defeated Yanis Galuzo (Russia) and in the semifinal Roni Nuttunen (Finland). Roni Nuttunen won the bronze match against the winner of Riga Cup 2018, Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia). Players from 13 different countries in Swedish Masters 2019, which was organised by Jimmy Mardell and his team in Scandic Hotel Ariadne in Stockholm.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Pelkonen wins in southern California
Jan Pelkonen (FIN) successfully defended his U.S. Stiga Shootout title in Anaheim, CA. He defeated Roman Nezhyba (CZE) in the finals. Tournament organizer Kevin Rafferty (USA) was third.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Maxim Borisov for the first time in a season became the winner of a stage of the World Tour
For the sixth time Maxim Borisov (Russia) became the winner of Kursk Cup. In the final he defeated Nikita Zholobov (Russia) with 4-2. Alexey Titov (Russia) became the third. For the first time since February, 2017 he ascended to the podium at stages of the World Tour. Evgeniy Matantsev (Ukraine), who took the seventh place, became the strongest among foreigners. 71 players from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan participated in a tournament.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
After a thrilling final, Arseniy Stolyarov (Russia) won his first victory and first medal ever in the World Table Hockey Tour by defeating Edgars Caics (Latvia) in the final with 3-2, 6-5, 5-4, 2-5, 5-6 and 4-3ot. Nikita Zholobov (Russia) won the bronze medal by defeating Patrik Petr (Czech Republic), who earlier in play off won against Maxim Borisov (Russia). 250 players from 12 countries participated in the tournament.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Hans Österman (Sweden) won the tournament Göteborg Open 2018 with a victory against Joakim Lundin (Sweden) in the final. Lars Fridell (Sweden) won the bronze match against Matti Mansson (Sweden). 39 players participated in the tournament.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Mikhail Mikhin (Russia) won Canada Cup 2018 in Toronto by defeating Paul Shabi (USA) in the final. Kevin Rafferty (USA) came third by winning the bronze match against Bruce Turner (Canada). The tournament was organized the first time in 2011 so Canada Cup 2018 was the 8th edition of the tournament.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Nikita Zholobov (Russia) won Saint Petersburg Open 2018 by defeating Denis Matveev (Russia) in the final - just like two weeks ago in the 1st part of the Russian Championship 2018/19. Oleg Ortinov (Russia) got the bronze medal without playing against Maxim Borisov (Russia). The victory to Nikita Zholobov was his first victory ever in the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour, after winning two silver and three bronze medals. With the silver medal, Denis Matveev also won his first medal ever in the World Tour. 138 players from 9 countries participated in the tournament, which was edition number 10 of Saint Petersburg Open.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
The local hero Anže Božič (Slovenia) won Slovenia Open 2018 by defeating Mykhaylo Shalomayev (Ukraine) in the final with 4-2. Martin Ženíšek (Czech Republic) came third by winning the bronze match against Simon Thomas (Ireland) with 3-0. 46 players from 6 countries participated in Slovenia Open 2018 in Kranj. On his way to his first victory in the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour Anže Božič defeated in play off Rok Škrlep (Slovenia), Martin Martinec (Slovakia), Martin Ženíšek (Czech Republic) and Mykhaylo Shalomayev (Ukraine).
Saturday, October 20, 2018
After 7 games in the semifinal and final, Pavel Plešák (Czech Republic) won Swiss Open 2018. This was his first victory ever in the World Table Hockey Tour, after winning a bronze medal in Oslo Open 2011. Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) got the silver, while Valentin Dietze (Germany) won the bronze match against Mykhaylo Shalomayev (Ukraine). Players from Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Denmark and Ukraine participated in the tournament in Bern, the capital of Switzerland.
Sunday, October 13, 2018
Atis Silis (Latvia) was victorious in Latvia Open 2018 part 2 by defeating Valts Smagars (Latvia) in the final with 4-0. Edgars Caics (Latvia) - who lost the semifinal to Valts Smagars - won the bronze match against Raivis Miglinieks (Latvia). Best foreign player was Mikhail Shashkov (Russia) - finishing 7th - who in the quarterfinal lost 3-4 to Atis Silis.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Executive Committee of ITHF has decided to upgrade Tallinn Cup 2019 to the level ITHF World Table Hockey Tour Super Series. The main reasons are number of participants, number of countries and number of players from top 10, top 25 and top 100 in Tallinn Cup 2018 and the general high level of organization in Tallinn Cup 2018. Igor Saveljev abstained from voting in this question.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
By defeating Kent Richter (Canada) in the final, Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) managed to win the 2018 ITHF STIGA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP in Edmonton, Canada. This was victory number 7 for Bjarne Axelsen in the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour in Edmonton. Pat Genge (Canada) came third after winning the bronze match against Reggie Stefaniszyn (Canada).
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Magnus Klippen was victorious
Norway Open 2018 was won by Magnus Klippen (Norway) who nearly lost the Round of 16 to Mykhaylo Shalomayev (Ukraine) but subsequently managed to beat his brother Oystein, Hans Österman (Sweden) and in the final Joakim Lundin (Sweden).
Hans Österman won the bronze match against Patrick Hellström (Sweden).
30 players participated in Norway Open 2018, which was a part of the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour Super Series.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegates Conference 24 (September 2018)
The Extraordinary Delegates Conference ended Friday the 7th of September 2018.
All changes come into effect immediately.
Minutes can be found in the menu under ORGANIZATION called Minutes from the ITHF Extraordinary Delegates Conference 24 (September 2018)
Monday, September 10, 2018
Changes in the calendar of a season 2018/2019
ITHF has been asked by the Russian Table Hockey Federation to change the levels of the World Tours in Russia 2018/2019. ITHF has decided to meet this wish. This means that St. Petersburg Open 2018 - the 3rd of November 2018 - is upgraded to Super Series, while Kursk Cup 2019 is changed to Major and Moscow Open 2019 to ITHF WTHT.
The day after St. Petersburg Open 2018 the Team Championships will take place.
St. Petersburg Open is in 2018 celebrating 10 year anniversary.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Executive Committee of the ITHF
The ITHF is pleased to announce that Bjarne Axelsen (Denmark) and Igor Saveljev (Estonia) have been elected to the Executive Committee effective immediately. This is Bjarne’s fifth time around as President. We are excited about Bjarne’s experience in table hockey and what he can bring to the ITHF. The ITHF is also delighted with Igor and his background in table hockey in joining our Executive Committee and assisting us and our Federation achieve continued success.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Russia is the active member of ITHF again
The Russian Table Hockey Federation has met the requirements that was needed in order to once again gain active status with the ITHF. The status of the active member of ITHF is returned to Russia. On 7/30/2018 Russia is given again the right to vote in Delegates Conference (DC) ITHF.
Monday, July 23, 2018
From 1st September to 7th September, 2018 there will take place the Extraordinary Delegates ITHF Conference
Extraordinary Delegates ITHF Conference Votes:
1. Change to the rule on goals scored after a face-off.
2. More players in women/junior/veteran individuals' competitions at championships.
3. Fourth day at European/World Championships.
4. Alternative play-off system on the World Tour.
5. Points limit for number-of-players-beaten method.
6. ITHF election.

Applications candidates of President ITHF and Member of Executive Committee ITHF are accepted till 23:59 on August 15, 2018 (
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Shabi wins Stiga U.S. Open
The 2018-19 ITHF World Tour kicked off in Chicago as Paul Shabi (USA) won the Stiga U.S. Open. He defeated Kevin Rafferty (USA) 4-2 in the finals. Taking bronze was Roman Nezhyba (CZE). Shabi is making a table hockey comeback. He won the U.S. Open in 2012 as a teen and started playing again earlier this year.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Thomas and Arenlind stand down
Simon Thomas and Martin Arenlind are both standing down from the ITHF Executive Committee with immediate effect. As of now, Simon Thomas is no longer president of the ITHF. Martin Arenlind will also be ending his work as administrator of the world ranking list, but is willing to continue doing the ranking updates for a month or two, until a replacement administrator is found.
Friday, June 22, 2018
2018/19 World Tour set to start in July
Now that the 2017/18 season has finished, the 2018/19 season is already almost upon us. The first event is the 2018 US Open in Lemont on the 21st of July. For the new season, the ITHF World Tour calendar is also available as a Google Calendar here.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Maxim Borisov is European Champion for the 3rd time
This weekend in Eskilstuna, Sweden, Maxim Borisov defeated defending champion Edgars Caics of Latvia in the 2018 European Championship final to become the 1st player ever to win 3 European Championships. Maria Saveljeva of Estonia became the new European Champion in the Women category, Nikita Zholobov of Russia is the new European Champion in Juniors, and Janne Kokko of Finland became European Champion in SuperVeterans. Alexey Titov of Russia and Evgeniy Matantsev of Ukraine successfully defended their titles as European Champions in the Veterans and Kids categories respectively. In the Team events, Russia managed to defend its titles in the Open and Junior categories, but lost its other two Team titles (Women and Veterans) to host nation Sweden. The very popular Stiga Open, an additional tournament provided at the venue for players who could not represent their countries in the main events, was won by Aleksandrs Zernovojs of Latvia.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Axelsen wins World Tour finale in Montreal
Bjarne Axelsen of Denmark has won the final tournament on the 2017/18 World Tour. By defeating Carlo Bossio of Canada in the final, Axelsen emerged as the winner of Montreal 2018.

Final 2017/18 World Tour standings.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Reminder: registration deadlines for Eskilstuna
As stated on the website, national representatives must submit their player lists for the European Championships in Eskilstuna by the 6th of June. The only exception is the Stiga Open public tournament (here, the deadline is the 10th of June and players can register individually). Players will not be able to compete if these deadlines are missed. Most countries have not yet submitted their player lists. With very little expected to change in the World Tour standings, most national teams should be known by now. Please also note the website now has more info about the schedule and catering.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Slovenia Open rescheduled
The organisers of the 2018 Slovenia Open in Kranj have unfortunately had to change the date of this tournament. It will now be held on 27/10/2018. As this change has occurred after the calendar was published, clashes between national tournaments and the 2018 Slovenia Open are permitted, as per Tournament Rule 1.2.ii.e. The organisers sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Eskilstuna update: everyone can compete!
The organisers of the upcoming European Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden, have found a way to let everyone play: even players who do not qualify for their national teams, or do not come from European countries. On the Saturday (16th of June) in the main arena, where the Open and Open Teams championships will be taking place, a public tournament will also be held. This tournament, the Stiga Open, will be part of the Swedish Tour, which makes it a level-4 event. Anyone can take part, except for those competing in the other events being held on the Saturday. This means that everyone who wants to experience the atmosphere of the European Championships can now come and not only witness it, but be part of it as well. More details to come.
Friday, May 18, 2018
World Tour nears completion
Now that this month's two World Tour tournaments have been held, the 2018/19 World Tour is coming to an end. After impressive victories for former world champion Roni Nuttunen (Turku Open) and junior sensation Evgeniy Matantsev (Ukraine Cup), only Montreal remains.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
EU General Data Protection Regulation
As an organisation officially headquartered within the European Union, the ITHF recognises the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Any player who wishes their personal data to no longer be displayed or stored by the ITHF is asked to contact The data will then be removed or anonymised as soon as possible. Anyone sending players' personal data to the ITHF must first obtain the players' consent.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The ITHF calendar for next season is complete!
(M) = Majors, (S) = Super Series

21/07/18 US Open 2018 – Lemont, USA
11/08/18 Shoder Cup 2018 – Shymkent, Kazakhstan
25/08/18 Denmark Open 2018 – Bronderslev, Denmark
08/09/18 Norway Open 2018 – Stavanger, Norway (S)
15/09/18 North American Championship 2018/19 – Edmonton, Canada
13/10/18 Latvia Open 2018/19 – Incukalns, Latvia
20/10/18 Swiss Open 2018 – Bern, Switzerland
27/10/18 Slovenia Open 2018 – Kranj, Slovenia
03-04/11/18 St Petersburg Open 2018 – St Petersburg, Russia (M)
10/11/18 Canada Cup 2018 – Toronto, Canada
24/11/18 Gothenburg Open 2018 – Gothenburg, Sweden
01-02/12/18 Riga Cup 2018 – Riga, Latvia (S)
12/01/19 Kursk Cup 2019 – Kursk, Russia
26/01/19 US Stiga Shootout 2019 – Anaheim, USA
09/02/19 Swedish Masters 2019 – Stockholm, Sweden (S)
23/02/19 Belarus Open 2019 – Minsk, Belarus
09/03/19 Nove Zamky Open 2019 – Nove Zamky, Slovakia
16/03/19 Moscow Open 2019 – Moscow, Russia (S)
23/03/19 Detroit 2019 – Detroit, USA
06/04/19 Tallinn Cup 2019 – Tallinn, Estonia (M)
27/04/19 Czech Open 2019 – Pilsen, Czech Republic (S)
04/05/19 Turku Open 2019 – Turku, Finland (M)
11/05/19 Ukraine Cup 2019 – Kiev, Ukraine
18/05/19 Berlin Open 2019 – Berlin, Germany
14-16/06/19 World Championships 2019 – Minsk, Belarus

Local organisers are kindly asked to remember tournament rule 1.2.ii, which says national tournaments (at levels 3 or 4) are not to be scheduled on dates that clash with the Super Series, and annual national championships (at level 3) are not to clash with any World Tour tournament within a 1000km radius of the venue. This is so international tournaments do not have to compete with tournaments that are important on a national level.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Eskilstuna update: Roni returns!
Finnish sensation Roni Nuttunen, winner of 2 World Championships and 3 World Tours, who spent a total of around 5 years as the highest-ranked player in the world, has been granted a wild card for the Open event at the upcoming European Championships in Eskilstuna. The ITHF welcomes the return of one of table hockey's greatest-ever players to top-level competition.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Patrik Petr wins Czech Open
Patrik Petr has won the Czech Open by beating Zdenek Matousek 4:2 in the final. Michal Hvizd took third place. Best foreign player was Imrich Blask on 8th place. There were 103 players from 10 countries in Prague. Results.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Michal Hvizd wins Berlin Open
The 2018 Berlin Open was held this weekend. Michal Hvizd from the Czech Republic took first place, repeating the feat he accomplished in 2015. Silver went to another Czech player, Michal Kobrle, who is growing steadily stronger in this competition, having finished third in 2017 and fourth in 2016. The tournament's top seed, Valts Smagars of Latvia, took the bronze.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Borisov wins Tallinn Cup for 2nd year in a row
Last weekend, the World Tour returned to Tallinn for another high-calibre table hockey event. Maxim Borisov of Russia was able to see off a strong challenge from his compatriot Nikita Zholobov in the final best-of-7 playoff, eventually winning in overtime after the 7th match. Latvia's hopes of reaching the podium were thwarted by Kevin Eriksson of Finland, who won the bronze match against Atis Silis after previously eliminating world champion Edgars Caics.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Norway Open added to 2018/19 Super Series
The EC has voted to add the Norway Open to the Super Series for the 2018/19 season. This means next season's Super Series already begins on the 8th of September 2018. The EC wishes to thank all organisers who applied. From 2019/20 onwards, the EC will be choosing all 5 Super Series tournaments each season, so this year's unsuccessful applicants will have a much better chance of joining the series at that time, especially considering they have shown ambition by expressing an interest in upgrading for 2018/19.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Nezhyba remains champion of North America
Roman Nezhyba of the Czech Republic has won the North American Championship for the 3rd season in a row. This year, his opponent in the final was Bruce Turner of Canada. Bronze went to Paul Shabi from the USA. Next season, the championship will be held in Canada for the first time.

World Tour standings.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Borisov wins Moscow Open
Last weekend, the World Tour made its annual visit to Moscow for what has traditionally been one of the most important tournaments of the season. This year, the event had a new look, as the organiser had chosen an interesting new venue. Despite attracting fewer players than all previous editions of the Moscow Open / Moscow Cup since 2004, the 2018 Moscow Open was once again an exciting 2-day tournament. Local players dominated, with only Russian players reaching the quarter-finals. The victor was this season's World Tour winner Maxim Borisov, who beat Yanis Galuzo in the final.
Monday, March 12, 2018
National table hockey association for Russia
The ITHF Executive Committee (EC) has ascertained that Russia does not have a national table hockey association. The EC agrees that Russia therefore does not currently meet the requirements of active ITHF membership as defined in the ITHF Constitution (art. 5.1 "The member of the ITHF can only be national associations of STIGA tablehockey").

In order to retain its active member status, Russia must set up a national association. According to art. of the ITHF Constitution, this national association must "either be officially registered by the national authorities as an organization connected with table hockey, or else have a clearly defined system for democratic decision-making and/or periodic democratic elections of a decision-maker".

The loss of active member status would mean that Russia would not be entitled to vote at the ITHF Delegates Conference (DC), but Russian players/teams would still be entitled to compete on the World Tour and at ITHF international championships, and Russian organisers would still be entitled to host ITHF tournaments.

The next DC is likely to be held towards the end of this season. If Russia fails to comply with the active membership requirements by then, Russia will not be entitled to vote at that DC and can at most be granted observer status.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Caics dominates double World Tour weekend
This weekend, world champion Edgars Caics from Latvia won both the Nove Zamky Open in Slovakia and the Budapest Trophy in Hungary. His compatriot Sandis Kristaps Lagzdins took silver in both events. This highly enjoyable double World Tour weekend was attended by players from 8 different countries and made possible by great cooperation between the organisers.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Double success for Russia in Jekabpils
Last weekend in Jekabpils, Maxim Borisov of Russia defeated his compatriot Veniamin Gerasimov in the final of the Latvia Open, thus reclaiming his former position as the world's highest-ranked player. Jekabpils also hosted the World Club Championships, in which clubs from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Ukraine took part. Once again, the winner was from Russia: THC Toros.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Antti Vuononsola 1995-2018
In memory of our great Finnish friend, who has sadly left us far too soon. Gone but not forgotten.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Super Series: 5th tournament
Organisers wishing to upgrade their tournament to the Super Series for the 2018/19 season have until the end of March to apply via email ( In the 1st week of April, the EC will choose which tournament to add to the series. The 4 current Super Series events are all entitled to retain their status for 2018/19. Regardless of tournament level, all World Tour organisers who have not already done so are requested to confirm the date of their event for next season as soon as possible by replying to the email that they have received.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Jevgenijs Zaharovs conquers the field in Belarus
In a highly enjoyable tournament in Minsk, Jevgenijs Zaharovs of Latvia has defeated Dmitriy Petrov of Russia in the final of the 2018 Belarus Open. This is the 1st time that Zaharovs has even reached the podium at a World Tour event. A total of 40 players from 4 different countries took part. The most successful local player was Aliaksandr Bartosh, who finished 6th.
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.
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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USA25th JulyLemont
KAZ8th Aug.Shymkent
CAN12th Sep.Edmonton
NOR26th Sep.Oslo
SUI3rd Oct.Bern
SWE10th Oct.Umea
SLO24th Oct.Kranj
SLO25th Oct.WCC, Kranj
RUS7th Nov.St. Petersburg
CAN21st Nov.NAC/Canada Cup, Kitchener
LAT5th Dec. - 6th Dec.Riga
DEN23rd Jan.Bronderslev
USA30th Jan.Anaheim
SWE13th Feb.Stockholm
BLR20th Feb.Minsk
SVK6th Mar.Nove Zamky
RUS13th Mar.Moscow
LAT20th Mar.Incukalns
USA27th Mar.Detroit
EST3rd Apr.Tallinn
CZE24th Apr.Praha
UKR1st MayKyiv
GER8th MayBerlin
RUS22nd MayKursk
EST18th - 20th JuneWCh, Tallinn

Archive 2019/2020
USA27th JulyLemont
KAZ10th Aug.Shymkent
NOR7th Sep.Stavanger
CAN14th Sep.Edmonton
SUI28th Sep.Spiez
LAT12th Oct.Incukalns
SLO26th Oct.Kranj
RUS2nd Nov.St. Petersburg
CAN9th Nov.Toronto
SWE16th Nov.Gothenburg
LAT30th Nov. - 1st Dec.Riga
USA25th Jan.Anaheim
SWE8th Feb.Umea
BLR22nd Feb.Minsk
SVK7th Mar.Nove Zamky
RUS14th Mar.Moscow
USA21st Mar.Detroit
EST4th Apr.Tallinn
CZE25th Apr.Praha
UKR2nd MayKiev
FIN9th MayTurku
GER16th MayBerlin
RUS23rd MayKursk
RUS24th MayWCC, Kursk
SLO12th - 14th JuneECh, Kranj

Archive 2018/2019
USA21st JulyLemont
KAZ11th Aug.Shymkent
DEN25th Aug.Bronderslev
NOR8th Sep.Stavanger
CAN15th Sep.Edmonton
LAT13th Oct.Incukalns
SUI20th Oct.Bern
SLO27th Oct.Kranj
RUS3-4 Nov.St. Petersburg
CAN10th Nov.Toronto
SWE24th Nov.Gothenburg
LAT1-2 Dec.Riga
RUS12th Jan.Kursk
USA26th Jan.Anaheim
SWE9th Feb.Stockholm
BLR23rd Feb.Minsk
SVK9th Mar.Nove Zamky
RUS16th Mar.Moscow
USA23rd Mar.Detroit
EST6th Apr.Tallinn
CZE27th Apr.Pilsen
FIN4th MayTurku
UKR11th MayKiev
GER18th MayBerlin
BLR14-16 JuneWCh, Minsk

Archive 2017/2018
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