Euro-Asia Cup

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2010 Euro-Asia Cup logo.

The Euro-Asia Cup, more recently known as the Asia-Euro Cup or Asia-Europe All Stars Challenge, is a table tennis team competition currently held annually in China between teams of professional players representing Asia and Europe.

History[edit]

First held in 2009, the competition originally featured two events each year: one held in China and the other held in a European city. Since 2013, there has just been one event held annually in China, currently organised by the Chinese Table Tennis Association.[1][2][3]

Asia has won the competition nine times, compared to Europe's three wins. The European team's first two wins came in Turkey and France, and in 2015 they earned their first competition win on Asian soil, with victory in Zhangjiagang.[4]

Winners[edit]

Year Location Winning Team Losing Team Score Ref.
2009 China Beijing Asia
Hong Kong Cheung Yuk
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
China Ma Lin
China Ma Long
Europe
Greece Kalinikos Kreanga
Denmark Michael Maze
Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Sweden Jörgen Persson
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
6–4
2009 Turkey Istanbul Europe
Germany Timo Boll
Greece Kalinikos Kreanga
Denmark Michael Maze
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Austria Werner Schlager
Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
Singapore Gao Ning
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
Hong Kong Li Ching
China Wang Hao
6–5
2010 China Beijing Asia
Hong Kong Cheung Yuk
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
Japan Jun Mizutani
China Wang Liqin
Singapore Yang Zi
Europe
Denmark Michael Maze
Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Sweden Jörgen Persson
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Austria Werner Schlager
6–5
2010 Belgium Mons Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
China Ma Long
Japan Jun Mizutani
Hong Kong Tang Peng
Europe
Germany Timo Boll
Austria Chen Weixing
Greece Kalinikos Kreanga
Belgium Jean-Michel Saive
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
6–4
2011 China Beijing Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
Japan Jun Mizutani
Hong Kong Tang Peng
China Zhang Jike
Europe
Portugal Tiago Apolónia
Germany Timo Boll
Romania Adrian Crişan
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Austria Werner Schlager
6–4
2011 Belarus Minsk Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
Singapore Gao Ning
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
Hong Kong Tang Peng
China Xu Xin
Europe
France Adrien Mattenet
Denmark Michael Maze
Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Russia Alexey Smirnov
7–3
2012 China Tianjin Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
Singapore Gao Ning
China Hao Shuai
Hong Kong Leung Chu Yan
Japan Jun Mizutani
Europe
Romania Adrian Crişan
Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Russia Alexey Smirnov
Slovenia Bojan Tokič
7–3
2012 France La Roche-sur-Yon Europe
Romania Adrian Crişan
France Adrien Mattenet
Denmark Michael Maze
Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Asia
Hong Kong Jiang Tianyi
India Sharath Kamal
Japan Chan Kazuhiro
China Li Ping
South Korea Ryu Seung-min
6–4
2013 China Qingdao Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
Hong Kong Jiang Tianyi
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
Japan Jun Mizutani
China Zhang Jike
Europe
Austria Chen Weixing
Romania Adrian Crişan
Portugal Marcos Freitas
Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
7–3
2014 China Zhangjiagang Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
Singapore Gao Ning
Japan Jun Mizutani
Hong Kong Tang Peng
China Xu Xin
Europe
Romania Adrian Crişan
Austria Robert Gardos
Greece Panagiotis Gionis
Germany Bastian Steger
Croatia Tan Ruiwu
6–4 [5]
2015 China Zhangjiagang Europe
Portugal Marcos Freitas
Croatia Andrej Gaćina
Austria Robert Gardos
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Germany Bastian Steger
Asia
Iran Noshad Alamian
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
Singapore Gao Ning
China Ma Long
Hong Kong Tang Peng
6–4 [4]
2016 China Dongguan Asia
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan
China Fan Zhendong
Singapore Gao Ning
South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk
Hong Kong Wong Chun Ting
Europe
Portugal Tiago Apolónia
Austria Chen Weixing
Croatia Andrej Gaćina
Belarus Vladimir Samsonov
Russia Alexander Shibaev
6–4 [6]

Results[edit]

[1]

2009 – Asia[edit]

Asia defeated Europe 6–4 on aggregate

25 August 2009
Asia 3–2 Europe China Beijing
Individual matches
Cheung Yuk Hong Kong 1–3 Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov 8–11, 11–4, 9–11, 10–12
Ma Long China 3–0 Greece Kalinikos Kreanga 11–8, 11–7, 11–8
Chuang Chih-yuan Chinese Taipei 2–3 Denmark Michael Maze 11–8, 3–11, 8–11, 11–8, 3–11
Ma Lin China 3–1 Belarus Vladimir Samsonov 11–7, 9–11, 13–11, 11–4
Joo Sae-hyuk South Korea 3–1 Sweden Jörgen Persson 6–11, 11–8, 15–13, 11–8


26 August 2009
Asia 3–2 Europe China Beijing
Individual matches
Chuang Chih-yuan Chinese Taipei 3–0 Sweden Jörgen Persson 11–7, 11–5, 11–6
Ma Lin China 3–2 Greece Kalinikos Kreanga 7–11, 11–5, 11–7, 7–11, 11–8
Joo Sae-hyuk South Korea 1–3 Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov 6–11, 7–11, 16–14, 8–11
Ma Long China 3–0 Belarus Vladimir Samsonov 11–9, 11–5, 11–6
Cheung Yuk Hong Kong 2–3 Denmark Michael Maze 11–13, 11–6, 11–7, 14–16, 4–11

2009 – Europe[edit]

Europe defeated Asia 6–5 on aggregate

10 November 2009
Europe 2–3 Asia Turkey Istanbul
Individual matches
Kalinikos Kreanga Greece 1–3 Singapore Gao Ning 11–8, 8–11, 10–12, 6–11
Michael Maze Denmark 3–1 Hong Kong Li Ching 11–9, 11–9, 9–11, 11–9
Vladimir Samsonov Belarus 1–3 China Wang Hao 5–11, 11–4, 9–11, 10–12
Timo Boll Germany 3–2 South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk 11–6, 11–4, 4–11, 10–12, 11–4
Werner Schlager Austria 0–3 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan 9–11, 6–11, 10–12


11 November 2009
Europe 4[a]–2 Asia Turkey Istanbul
Individual matches
Werner Schlager Austria 3–1 Hong Kong Li Ching 9–11, 11–5, 11–5, 11–7
Kalinikos Kreanga Greece 1–3 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan 11–7, 7–11, 11–13, 5–11
Vladimir Samsonov Belarus 3–1 South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk 11–8, 8–11, 11–7, 11–9
Timo Boll Germany 3–0 China Wang Hao 11–6, 11–7, 11–6
Michael Maze Denmark 1–3 Singapore Gao Ning 9–11, 11–3, 13–15, 9–11
  1. ^ Vladimir Samsonov defeated Li Ching 3–1 (11–8, 4–11, 11–9, 12–10) in an additional match to win the competition for Europe

2010 – Asia[edit]

Asia defeated Europe 6–5 on aggregate

13 April 2010
Asia 1–4 Europe China Beijing
Individual matches
Joo Sae-hyuk South Korea 3–2 Austria Werner Schlager 8–11, 6–11, 11–6, 11–9, 11–9
Cheung Yuk Hong Kong 0–3 Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov 2–11, 9–11, 8–11
Wang Liqin China 2–3 Denmark Michael Maze 11–9, 8–11, 9–11, 12–10, 10–12
Jun Mizutani Japan 2–3 Belarus Vladimir Samsonov 15–13, 7–11, 5–11, 11–8, 5–11
Yang Zi Singapore 2–3 Sweden Jörgen Persson 11–6, 11–7, 8–11, 8–11, 7–11


15 April 2010
Asia 5[a]–1 Europe China Beijing
Individual matches
Joo Sae-hyuk South Korea 1–3 Sweden Jörgen Persson 6–11, 11–9, 5–11, 7–11
Yang Zi Singapore 3–0 Germany Dimitrij Ovtcharov 11–8, 13–11, 11–9
Jun Mizutani Japan 3–1 Denmark Michael Maze 11–8, 10–12, 12–10, 11–9
Wang Liqin China 3–1 Belarus Vladimir Samsonov 13–15, 11–6, 11–9, 11–8
Cheung Yuk Hong Kong 3–2 Austria Werner Schlager 9–11, 11–4, 10–12, 11–7, 11–7
  1. ^ Jun Mizutani defeated Jörgen Persson 3–2 (11–7, 8–11, 11–9, 9–11, 11–8) in an additional match to win the competition for Asia

2010 – Europe[edit]

Asia defeated Europe 6–4 on aggregate

12 October 2010
Europe 2–3 Asia Belgium Mons
Individual matches
Chen Weixing Austria 1–3 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan 6–11, 11–5, 9–11, 3–11
Kalinikos Kreanga Greece 3–0 South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk 12–10, 11–8, 11–3
Vladimir Samsonov Belarus 2–3 China Ma Long 9–11, 11–6, 12–10, 7–11, 7–11
Timo Boll Germany 3–0 Japan Jun Mizutani 11–4, 11–8, 11–9
Jean-Michel Saive Belgium 2–3 Hong Kong Tang Peng 11–8, 7–11, 11–6, 7–11, 12–14


13 October 2010
Europe 2–3 Asia Belgium Mons
Individual matches
Chen Weixing Austria 1–3 Hong Kong Tang Peng 11–4, 10–12, 6–11, 8–11
Jean-Michel Saive Belgium 0–3 South Korea Joo Sae-hyuk 8–11, 8–11, 8–11
Vladimir Samsonov Belarus 3–2 Japan Jun Mizutani 11–8, 10–12, 12–10, 6–11, 11–9
Timo Boll Germany 0–3 China Ma Long 4–11, 10–12, 10–12
Kalinikos Kreanga Greece 3–1 Chinese Taipei Chuang Chih-yuan 11–6, 3–11, 11–7, 11–9

2011 – Asia[edit]

2011 – Europe[edit]

2012 – Asia[edit]

2012 – Europe[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Euro-Asia Challenge Series / History". European Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prospectus—ZFTC 2015 Asia-Europe All Stars Challenge" (PDF). Asian Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Prospectus— My Hills International trade Center Cup Asia-Europe All Stars Challenge 2016" (PDF). Asian Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Historic victory for European Table Tennis!". European Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Asia won the 2014 All Stars Challenge". European Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "China won the 2016 edition of Euro Asia event". European Table Tennis Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 

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