About SOC

About SOC

Swedish Open Championships, SOC, in Table Tennis was played for the first time in 1954 in Stockholm. Since the start SOC has been played every or every other year except between 2007 and 2011. SOC has been played in several different cities all around Sweden, from Malmö in the south to Umeå up north. Stockholm is the city that has been the host of most SOC and the tournament in 2017 will be the 47th time that SOC is organized..
SOC is a part of the International Table Tennis Federation World Tour series with tournaments all over the world where the players compete for points to qualify to the World Tour Grand Finals. SOC has historically always had world class players. The tournament is played over seven days, three days of qualification and four days of the main draw.