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While the eyes of the sepaktakraw world (or sepaktakworld, as I’ve just named it! ) were turning towards Naypyitaw for the ISS Myanmar 2014/15 at the end of last month, there was clearly another big tournament going on in the heart of Europe.

The Belgium Open 2014 occured in the town of De Pinte, and featured no fewer than fifteen teams (one more than in Myanmar! ) from Belgium, Switzerland, Indonesia and France.

The Belgian sepaktakraw federation organised three competitions, with regu A and B division and a doubles occasion. There was also a youth competition offering teams from the host country.

In regu division The, the first team from Elmshorn from Germany took the trophy, and it is no surprise that they were the favourites for the tournament with a line-up associated with seasoned internationals. Christian Rieck, Amran Salleh and Sebastian Schürmann most have ISTAF experience, and with Salleh Sadiah also in the squad, they were too strong for runners-up Cologne1, who also featured Gunnar Vogt and Francesco Schäfer.

Strasbourg1 took third place, to make sure that it was not an all-German podium, while Belgium 1 and Basle one from Switzerland also made it through as the part of the top six in the first day. Belgium were disappointed not to be challenging for medals at the end of the day. With new feeder Christophe Pognon alongside striker Ben Lentacker and Seppe Dejonckheere at tekong, who also wears the captain’s armband, they had a team adequate to beat Elmshorn’s second string which included a number of German internationals. Dejonckheere injured himself badly during the increases however , and though 13-year-old Arthur Debaene bravely stepped up from one from the youth teams, the Belgium group had lost their rhythm and were no match for the other people on the second day.

Regu division B – for that teams outside the top six following the first day – was received by Elmshorn’s second team, although special mention must go to Cologne’s women. They came third general, and in Anne and Judith Souverein and Daruny Phomsaphao they have a team that has already cut its teeth in international sepaktakraw competitions.

Grün-Weiss Eimsbüttel (known as GWE to make it easier for non-German speakers! ) won the doubles competition with a combination of Alfredia Rieck and Amran Salleh, which makes it a clean sweep for the The german language teams with Cologne again runners-up.

“It was a fantastic tournament with a lot of spectators and good matches. What more do you want? We all had a blast! ” said Ben Lentacker, who is one of the guiding figures behind sepaktakraw in Belgium in addition to being a strong presence at the internet.

These teams, and much more, will be convening again very soon – at the end of October in fact , for the now-legendary Chicken’s Cup tournament in Cologne, Germany. This tournament has been going since 2002 and has featured teams from Iran (2010 winners) and Malaysia (MAS Airlines, 2011 winners) in the past, as well as a Hungarian pairing which usually won the doubles in 06\.

Sepaktakraw truly is an international sport, so stay tuned in order to sepaktakraw. org for more reports from tournaments around the globe.

Write in with your comments below in order to Tweet me @sepaktakdrew

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While the eyes of the sepaktakraw world (or sepaktakworld, as I have just named it! ) were turning towards Naypyitaw for the ISS Myanmar 2014/15 at the end of last month, there was another big tournament going on in the heart of Europe.

The Belgium Open 2014 was held in the town of De Pinte, and featured no less than 15 teams (one more than in Myanmar! ) from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and France.

The Belgian sepaktakraw federation organised three competitions, with regu The and B division and a increases event. There was also a youth competition featuring teams from the host country.

In regu division A, the first team from Elmshorn from Germany took the trophy, and it is no surprise that they were the favourites for the tournament with a line-up of seasoned internationals. Christian Rieck, Amran Salleh and Sebastian Schürmann all have ISTAF experience, and with Salleh Sadiah also in the squad, they were too strong for runners-up Cologne1, who also featured Gunnar Vogt and Francesco Schäfer.

Strasbourg1 took third place, to make sure that it was not an all-German podium, while Belgium 1 and Basle 1 from Switzerland also made it through as the part of the top six on the first day. Belgium were disappointed not to be challenging for medals at the end of the day. With new feeder Christophe Pognon alongside striker Ben Lentacker and Seppe Dejonckheere on tekong, who also wears the captain’s armband, they had a group good enough to beat Elmshorn’s 2nd string which included a number of German internationals. Dejonckheere injured himself badly during the doubles however , and though 13-year-old Arthur Debaene bravely stepped up from of the youth teams, the Belgium team had lost their tempo and were no match for that others on the second day.

Regu division B – for the teams outside the top six after the first day – was won by Elmshorn’s second group, though special mention must go to Cologne’s women. They came 3rd overall, and in Anne and Judith Souverein and Daruny Phomsaphao they have got a team that has already cut its teeth in international sepaktakraw competitions.

Grün-Weiss Eimsbüttel (known as GWE to make it easier for non-German speakers! ) received the doubles competition with a combination of Christian Rieck and Amran Salleh, making it a clean sweep for that German teams with Cologne again runners-up.

“It was an exciting tournament with a lot of spectators and good matches. What more do you want? We all had a blast! ” stated Ben Lentacker, who is one of the leading figures behind sepaktakraw in Belgium as well as being a strong presence in the net.

These teams, and more, will be convening again very soon – at the end of October in fact , for that now-legendary Chicken’s Cup tournament in Cologne, Germany. This tournament continues to be going since 2002 and has featured teams from Iran (2010 winners) and Malaysia (MAS Airlines, 2011 winners) in the past, as well as a Hungarian partnering which won the doubles in 2006.

Sepaktakraw really is an international sport, so stay tuned for more to sepaktakraw. org for more reports from tournaments around the globe.

Write in with your comments below or to Tweet me @sepaktakdrew

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