Champions Bowl Finals 2019 – Team Trophy goes to Germany
UMAG, CROATIA. This years’ Champions Bowl finals tournament set the new record. For the first time,players from 30 countries arrived and competed in the finals week in Umag.
Youngsters competed in categories U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 and U16, both boys and girls and in four categories in doubles (U10, U12, U14, U16) „This year we focused on fair-play, we were trying to learn these kids the importance of fairness,the same for their parents“ said co-organizer Boris Monsberger. „Otherwise the week was brilliant, I think everyone was satisfied.“
Quality of the organizers increased by the words of co-organizer Andrej Drinka. „Everybody is improving on their national tournaments organizational level and it really looks like very good players come to compete here,“ he says. „We prepared a lot of program with (for) coaches, parents and sponsors, so it keeps us busy the whole week.“
Main attraction of the tournament is the Team Trophy, that goes to the best team with six best single results in the tournament. Fifth edition of Champions Bowl was mastered by the German team which brought the largest team to the Final tournament and tied Spain with two Champions Bowl Team Trophy wins.
Fair Play trophy was earned by a player Paul Brammen from Austria. This years honorary trophy went to Itzhak Parmet from Israel and special trophy went to Jan Pieter Weening from Netherlands, who had a really nice and inspirational speech at the closing ceremony.
There was an excellent level of services prepared for the teams or single players that participated in the tournament including all-inclusive standard and well-prepared 25 tennis courts. The whole week was accompanied by many activities on and off the tennis courts as well as Wilson Challenge, Tie-Break tournament, workshops for players, coaches and parents or players favourite "Players Party", in which team from Ukraine dominated this time. „We had a good time,“ Andrej Drinka says, „we are preparing new projects that anyone can be involved in, so be ready.“