Moscow Open 2015 is the 15th international tournament in the capital of Russia.
Moscow Cup is an elite tournament of the "Big-Six", held in Moscow strating from 2001. Until 2012 this part of WTHT had a name of Moscow Cup, but from 2013 the tournament got a new name, new logo, new concept of performance, and now is held under the sign of "Moscow Open". This year the World Tour tournaments division was changed, and instead of "Big Six" series, where Moscow Open and Moscow Cup belonged together with five more tournaments in different countries (Latvia, Sweden, Czech Republik, Finland and Norway), three new degrees were introduced.
Moscow Open, as it was expected, joined three other strongest and most prestigeous tournaments in the new "Super Series".
The main priority of the organizing committee of the Moscow Open 2015 is high-level organization of the tournament with precise sticking to the time schedule and all the rules and regulations of ITHF. Moscow Open considers table hockey as a professional sports with all appropriate attributes: high-quality preparation of the games, prize money, coverage in all main sports TV channels and other mass-media. Taking into account new reality, some principles of Moscow Open conduct would be reconsidered, for example, more effort would be done to advertise the tournament and attract new participants.
Moscow Open is a unique opportunity to participate in one tournament both for best table hockey players, leaders of the World Ranking, and for the novice players making their first steps in the sport.
Moscow Open 2015 will be held in two days, March 14-15, in a modern sports complex in the South-West Moscow. The hall already hosted Moscow Open 2013 and 2014, as well as some of the stages of the Russian Championships, and provides good illumination and air-conditioning. The sports complex provides comfortable locking rooms and shower rooms.
At the moment the main contours of the tournaments in March 2015 are decided:
- the venue - Moscow, Pokryshkina street 3, building 3, the sports complex of South-Western district of Moscow.
1st day - qualification groups (best 16 participants by World Ranking are free of qualification), final groups (top 16 players participate) and leagues, first play-off series.
2nd day - final play-off series, starting from quarterfinals. After play-off of the Moscow Open 2015 the Open Teams Championships of Russia will be held.
- all participants will get souvenirs and diplomas with Moscow Open 2015 logo.
Registration for Moscow Open 2015 will be open 1.5 month before the tournament, from February 1st 2015. The registration form would be published on the corresponding page of the official Moscow Open 2015 site.
We recommend to follow the news page, where all updates on the detail of Moscow Open conduct would be published, including information on accommodation in the "Astrus" hotel close to the venue with special "partner" prices, on booking inexpensive lunch in a restaurant near the sports complex, and many other.
Send your questions concerning Moscow Open 2015 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 2015
President of the Russian Table Hockey Federation