Excitement in St. Johann

The athlete’s waiting area inside the venue

With around 192 male and 40 female athletes coming to St. Johann, the excitement is high in the city and at the venue. After a break of over 16 months, the athletes are fired up for the competition to start again in Europe. This is the longest break from competition in the history of the sport. It will be interesting to see who has used this “time out” to hone their skills when they start their matches tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time.

The event will have a few special features. Due to official regulations, certain safety standards must be met. A cordoned-off area has been set up where athletes must be before their matches begin. Regular testing must be carried out according to local laws for athletes who are not yet fully vaccinated. The timetable has also been increased to 2 hours per match to allow for the appropriate security measures to be carried out between matches. The hygiene concept has been thoroughly thought through and adapted to ensure that the event can be held as safe as possible for all participants.

As in previous times, more than 30 nations are once again represented at the competition. The battle for prize money and ranking points will be fought at the highest level. 20 tables are set up and can all be viewed via live stream at kozoom.com

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