Baltic Open Championships in Estonia set for August; Yanks, too?

A week after the Eurovets hold their WMA regional in Aarhus, Denmark, the Estonians (no relation) plan an open masters meet in Pärnu. The event is August 12-13, and info is here. “This will be a good possibility to improve the results in less formal atmosphere – have good food and beer after competition, walk in warm summer nights on sandy Pärnu beach, have a disco dancing in the Saturday evening and meet friends and competitors once again,” the Eurovets say of the Baltic Open Championships. “Pärnu is a nice resort city 125 km from Tallinn and about 200 km from Riga. All information about competition you will find in our web-page” LOC is Estonian Masters Athletics, or EstMA. (In Estonian, it’s Eesti.) Spelled out, it’s esti Kergejõustikuveteranide Assotsiatsioon. Maybe some Yanks can infiltrate the meet and report back.

Pärnu (population 40,000) might be an exotic locale for a summer track trip.

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May 21, 2017

6 Responses

  1. Ed Baskauskas - May 21, 2017

    It would be fun at compete there (my mom was from Estonia, my dad was from Lithuania). But, Ken, don’t let autocorrect trick you: the Baltics are not the same as the Balkans.

  2. David E. Ortman (M64), Seattle, WA - May 21, 2017

    Ed is correct – not Balkans. But, I did participate in the Olympic Movement of Third Age of Serbia last October.

  3. Weia Reinboud - May 22, 2017

    It is quite a walk from the Balkan to Estonia, as Ed noted already.

  4. milan jamrich - May 22, 2017


  5. Ken Stone - May 22, 2017

    Good catch, ladies and gents! I’ve fixed headline from Balkans to Baltics. Just a silly slip. But keep being my dedicated corps of unpaid copy editors. Backstopping always appreciated!

  6. Ed Baskauskas - May 22, 2017

    And my original comment would have benefited from copyediting: I meant “to compete,” not “at compete.”

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