The Czech Open 2019, which is part of the ITTF World Tour, took place in Olomouc from 20 until 25 August 2019.
The two TIBHAR players Cristian Pletea and Vladimir Samsonov convinced with their good performances: Vladimir Samsonov managed to defeat the German defender Ruwen Filus, but unfortunately, he lost 1:4 in round 16 against his teammate Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
The Romanian player Cristian Pletea caused the biggest sensation of the tournament – the Romanian met against Tomokazu Harimoto (WR 4) in the round of the last 32.
In the next round, Pletea was beaten 3:4 by the Japanese Yuki Hirano. The Taiwanese Lin Yun-Ju was the winner of the tournament.