History

History Ostend Masters

2018

 

60 YEARS TTC DRIVE OOSTENDE 1958-2018

 

40th FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

 

20th FLANDERS YOUTH & 16th FLANDERS SENIOR CUP

 

20th Ostend Masters

The TTC Ostend club history starts officially in 1958. A lot of years before there was practicing table tennis on level.

 

More than 40 years ago in 1978 the City of Ostend ask us to starts a 1 day little tournament for Ostend Citizen & Tourists at the Belgian Coast with the message “Ostend Moves”. It was the start with 284 entries on 8 tables.

 

In 1981 we start an A Series. Since then in events hall Media Center this Open table tennis tournament became a real tourist attraction and there was an International interest.

 

In 1991 we have 3 days tournament in Sports Center and we on 46 tables.

 

We grew with more than 1500 entries.

 

Jean-Michel Saive the greatest player ever in Belgium, 515 days number 1 in the world was since 1980 when he wins the Cadets Series present in Ostend. He wins 2 times the A Series & also 2 times the Flanders Ostend Masters where 8 Top 100 players in the world fight to be number 1 in Ostend the Queen of Belgian Coast.

 

End May 1998 a 30 meter high tower crane felt on the Sports Centrum and we try everything but we didn’t find a really solution.

 

TTC Drive Ostend bundled his necessary forces to restart and so in 2010 on 46 tables we have a 5 days event who was the biggest in Europe with his 64 Series. Everyone can find his Series, from not ranked player to the Top of the world, from Benjamin to Vets + 90.

 

We have in Ostend not alone Quantity but also high qualities with 44 Nationalities. Ostend learned the people with “Ostend Moves”.

 

A performance that not can be done without the 60 volunteers in those 5 days and sure without the City of Ostend, Tourism, the Flemish Government Sports Flanders, the region of West-Flanders, KW, Tibhar, Radio Oostende and a lot of sponsors.

 

Just do it.

 

We guarantee QUANTITY as QUALITY at each level (64 Series) with the TOP table tennis players in single, double and team events.

 

The Belgian players as well Cedric Nuytinck Belgium N° 1 will be present to meet high level players.

 

 

44 Nationalities more than 1500 entries

 

BEL/NED/LUX/FRA/ITA/RUS/BLR/UKR/ROU/SVN/

 

SVK/GER/CHN/KOR/POR/ESP/ENG/WAL/SCO/IRE/

 

SUI/AUT/GRE/SWE/HRV/HRV/CZE/TUR/LIT/EST/

 

BRA/JPN/MON/TPE/DEN/SIN/IND/ARG/ECU/COL/

 

CON/ISL/CAM/IRE

 

64 Series: From - 6 Year to 85+ & From NC to the TOP WORLD RANKING. QUANTITY & HIGH QUALITY