Due to the rescheduling of major international and European events and competitions to the end of 2020 and to 2021, international travel restrictions which will last still for some time and the safety of all involved and proper start of the new ECC season 2020-2021,the ETTU Executive Board decided to cancel the European Club Competitions Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2019-2020 season.
The EB also decided that the remaining prize money (for reaching the Semi-Finals, Finals and to the winners) will be equally divided among the clubs having reached the Semi-Finals. In Table Tennis Champions League Men semifinalists are: TTSC UMMC (Russia), Borussia Düsseldorf (Germany),.FC Saarbrücken TT (Germany) and Fakel Gazprom Orenburg (Russia). In last season, UMMC became silver medalist of the main European club tournament.
Main coach of UMMC Tatiana Kutergina:
The decision is quite expected, we all understand that playing in such conditions is
dangerous. There were options for holding the Final 4, but it is not clear when the borders
will be opened, when it will be really safe to play. Therefore, I think this is the right decision,
anyway, this is not the last competition. We will prepare for the next season. Important thing
for everyone is to be healthy. And not only athletes, now it’s generally important to take care
of yourself and your relative