Ulaanbaatar, host of the 24th Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis Championships 2019
This year’s annual Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships will be held in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. This ancient city in the north central part of Mongolia will welcome almost two hundred top Asian junior and cadet players in early September 2019. Recently, a site visit was conducted by the Mr. CK Chan, Technical Delegate of the event, accompanied by Mr. Guy Horne, of H&A Media, TV production expert and consultants to ATTU. During the inspection visit, CK and Guy held discussions with members of the Organising Committee headed by Mr. Amgalan Bold and Mr. Munkhbileg Enebish, Director of Physical Culture & Sports Policy of the Mongolian Government.
Many issues on organizing this annual prestigious event was discussed including technical aspects of the Championships, TV broadcasting and live streaming of matches via the ATTU, ITTF and dedicated China market social media channels. Overall, C.K. was very pleased with the preparation so far and is confident that Mongolian Table Tennis Association will organize the event in the most successful manner. Five regional qualification tournaments have started early this year and will conclude later in June to determine the 14 Boys’ and 14 Girls’ teams to take part in the Junior Team events. Teams not qualified to join the Junior Team events may also send junior players to take part in the singles and doubles events. For cadet players, there is just no restriction for associations.
Members of the Organising Committee posing with the Visiting Party
(Left to right (Back row): Bayarmagnai Bibish, Munkhbileg Enebish, Guy Horne, Amgalan Bold and Bold Jargal;
Front row: Altantuya Shinendorj and CK Chan)
During the visit, Mr. Amgalan Bold of the Mongolian Organising Committee remarked that “We will try our best to organize a very successful ATTU event in September in our beautiful Ulaanbaatar City. For our nation, we view this as a major competition and we hope to have a Mongolian player participating in the Youth Olympic Games in the near future. We look forward to a very exciting tournament.” He acknowledged the support and trust given to Mongolia Table Tennis Association by the Asian Table Tennis Union.