The 2023/2024 Italian Table Tennis Cup will be played on the weekend of February 17-18, 2024, just outside Rome, in Collefero, at the Alfredo Rompoli Sports Hall. This competition will therefore mark the debut of the new federal center of the Italian Sports Federation for Table Tennis (FISCT), which, after many years spent in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), is moving closer to the capital, also thanks to a decisive will. From the municipal administration of Collefero.
“Before embarking on this new adventure – declared the President of FISCT, Pietro Ilabi – it is our duty, on the part of the entire Federation and the entire Movement that I have the honor to represent, to publicly express our sincere thanks to the community and to the institutions of San Benedetto del Tronto, which have hosted our sporting events for all these years. , together with the members of Subbuteo Club Ascoli and Zenith Viaggi, who have constantly worked hard to ensure the organization and logistics of all the competitions held in the city. The “Bernardo Spica” gym has always been at the highest level. I also take this opportunity to salute and thank the administration of the Municipality of Collefero, which She strongly expressed her desire to host our federal events, together with the guys from SS Lazio TFC and Alba Subbuteo Roma, who took on the task of supporting the organization. For all our upcoming initiatives on site on the outskirts of Rome. City, the city of Collefero, which can boast notable advantages, whether From the point of view of the centrality of communication routes, being located a few minutes from the capital, or from the point of view of more attractions, intended mainly for the different sportsmen's companions who will arrive in Collefero, taking into account the proximity, for example, to the Valmontone port or The famous Magic Land amusement park.
Furthermore, several agreements have been activated with several accommodation facilities in the region, excited to be able to welcome the many athletes who will arrive in Collefero from all over Italy. “Honestly, we cannot wait to start this new cycle of FISCT, under the slogan of centralization, which will officially start with the Italian Cup of Table Tennis 2023/2024.”
The Italian Table Tennis Cup is always considered one of the most prestigious awards on the competitive mini-football circuit. The last edition was held in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), in April 2023, while the one that will be held in Collefero (Rome) on February 17-18, 2024 will be the 34th edition of this tournament. The event will be organized by the Italian Sports Federation of Table Football (FISCT) in collaboration with the National Subbuteo Sector of the Sports Education Organization (OPES, the sports promotion body recognized by CONI).
After the positive experience of last year, and also on this occasion, for the individual competitions, which will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, the main scoreboard will be made available, dedicated exclusively to the athletes in the first positions in the FISCT classification together with the Classic Open and Veteran (over 50) competitions. In addition to these tournaments, there will also be youth tournaments (Under-20, Under-16 and Under-12) and a women’s competition. The winners of the individual competitions of Master and Veteran by right, representing the blue colors of the Italian national table tennis team in their respective categories, will qualify for the individual competition of the FISTF World Cup 2024, which will be held in England, specifically in Tunbridge Wells, from 20 to 22 September 2024.
Regarding the team competitions scheduled for Sunday 18 February 2024, the draw will be open, Juniors (with teams made up of U-20 players) and Primavera (with teams made up of U-16 and U-12 players). At the Open Championship, at the end of the group stage, the top two teams in each group will advance directly to the Masters draw, while all other teams will continue their journey in the Rookies draw.
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