Moscow Open is an elite tournament of the ITHF World Table Hockey Tour "Big Six" series, one of the most popular, prestigeous and high-rated tournaments in the table hockey history.
First international tournament in Moscow was held in 2001. Till 2012 the WTHT stage was called "Moscow Cup", but since 2013 the tournament underwent a re-branding and now is held as "Moscow Open". A new, easily recognizable, logo of the event created by a well-known designer Anton Gladkoborodov marks a new concept of the WTHT stage.
For the years of realization of the WTHT stage in Moscow the tournament gained high reputation and the extraordinary efforts of the organizers were always highly appreciated by participants from many countries. The new team of organizers of Moscow Open makes their best to keep all the best features of the Moscow Cup's.
The highest priority of the Moscow Open 2014 organizers is the top-level organization of the tournament precisely following the schedule and all rules and regulations of ITHF. The high prize money, usual for the Moscow Cup's, are mandatory for the tournament.
At the same time we are going to stick to the refusal of "buying stars" for the tournament. All participants of Moscow Open 2014 will start with the same initial conditions, and the prize money would be distributed between all participants making through to the second "final" day of the tournament, according to their achievements and the "new prize list".
Moscow Open is a tournament claiming table hockey to be a "professional" kind of sports with all corresponding attributes, such as high-quality preparation of the games, prize money, coverage by main TV channels and other mass-media. At the same time, Moscow Open is a unique possibility for beginners to take part in a tournament together with the top table hockey players, leaders of the World Ranking.
Moscow Open 2014 will be held in two days, March 15-16, in a modern sports complex in the South-Western part of Moscow. The hall hosted Moscow Open 2013 and stages of the Russian Championships, and proved to provide good illumination and ventilation, comfortable dressing rooms.
The organizers started preparation of Moscow Open 2014 immediately after the end of Moscow Open 2013.
At the moment important properties are decided:
- the venue - Moscow, Pokryshkina street, 3, building 3, sports complex of the South-Western Administrative District.
- prize money - will be kept on the MO-2013 level. The work on attraction of sponsors is under way.
- tournament formula - 1st day: qualification groups, 16 highest ranked players are promoted to the second day withouf qualification; 2nd day: final stage for 64 players.
- all participants will get souvenirs and diplomas with the Moscow Open 2014 logo.
The registration for the Moscow Open 2014 will be open two months before the tournament start, on January 15th, 2014. The registration form with necessary explanation will be published on the corresponding page of the official Moscow Open 2014 web site.
We recommend to follow the updates on the news page, where all upcoming information on the detail of the Moscow Open 2014 would be published, including information on accommodation in the "Astrus" hotel close to the tournament venue with special "partner" prices (expected 25 Euro/person/night in a double room), on booking inexpensive lunches in an restaurant near the venue and so on.
Send your questions concerning Moscow Open 2014 to official postbox of the Russian Table Hockey Federation: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Leader of the Organizing Committee of the Moscow Open 2014
President of the Russian Table Hockey Federation