The city of Lusanne (Switzerland) is hosting the European Top 12 from 7 to 9 February 2014.Preparing for the World Champiosnship to follow about two and a half months later, Europe’s top players compete to demonstrate they are already in the best possible shape.

Adrien MATTENET is part of the twelve players fighting for the title, because the Swiss Federation granted him a “wild-card”. A great award for the French no. 1, allowing him some much needed competition against top players.


Panagiotis GIONIS, Men’s singles bronze medalist as well as vice champion in the team competition at the European Championships 2013, partipates in Lausanne. So does also Viktoria PAVLOVICH from Belarus, trying to repeat her participation in the final from 2011.

Even though the entry list of players is not yet final, it is probable that Butterfly will be present with a large team :  Timo BOLL, Adrian CRISAN, Michael MAZE, Andrej GACINA, Panagiotis GIONIS, Alexander SHIBAEV and Adrien MATTENET. In the Women’s it is SHEN Yanfei, Viktoria PAVLOVICH, HU Melek, SHAN Xiaona et Iveta VACENOVSKA.

EUROPE TOP 12 in LAUSANNE (Suisse) : 7th to 9th February 2014

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Video from EUROPE TOP 12 in 2012 (Villeurbanne, FRANCE)

About The Author


He recently joined the Butterfly France team. Hubert, in addition to following high level table tennis for many years (and playing himself), as a journalist, he creates a lot of content. He is now the chief editor for Butterfly Mag. He is also the communication manager for Butterfly in France.

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