EUCR Central East / Results and Rport
All - sorry this comes a bit late.
Mel wrote a report about the tournament early today, but I had no chance to forward it any earlier ...
Here it is - Final Standings at the bottom
P.S: Spirit scores will follow, as we requested a few last missing scores by email...
Final Results - EUCR
This weekend saw some big upsets in the Open Division and many hotly contested games in both divisions.
During the first round of pool play in swirly difficult winds, Silence (Pool B) and Feldrenner (Pool C)
convincingly finished top of their pools. The games for 2nd and 3rd place in these pools were however
closely fought. Wall City clinched a win against LOL (15:13) to take the 3rd Place in Pool C and two sudden
death wins gave Gummies 2nd Place in Pool C, 3rd Place went to Frühsport and that meant Team 1935 was
knocked out of quarter-finals.
In Pool A, Woodies went on to cause the biggest upset of the tournament. After narrowly scraping a win over
Dji Sam Soe (Game won at 17:16), their impressive zone defence caused Ragnarok all sorts of problems and
Woodies won 15:10.
In the quarter finals, the match up of Ragnarok against Feldrenner was a re-run of last year's EUCR finals.
Feldrenner punished mistakes by Ragnarok to win solidly by 15:10. The semi-finals would be a matchup
between the undefeated teams of the tournament: Woodies, Silence and Feldrenner. Here, Woodies beat
thebigez (15:12) and Feldrenner beat Silence (15:12). The final was closer but the Woodies finally
having recruited some young players proved too strong for Feldrenner, and they won the final 15:13.
As the qualifier for XEUCF in London, the 4th place and 8th place were perhaps more important than winning
the final. A team that does not finish 4th in EUCR cannot win XEUCF in London. The 5th placed team in this
tournament can only reach maximum of 9th place at XEUCF. Similarly, the 9th place team can only reach a
maximum finishing place of 17th. The 4th/5th playoff was played between thebigez and Ragnarok. Ragnarok
had had a good game against Wall City but the strain of playing well against the Woodies and then Silence
seemed to show on thebigez. Ragnarok destroyed thebigez to win 15:04. The Gummies similarly seemed to run
out of energy after their morning games against Wall City and Dji Sam Soe. Their 8th/9th Playoff was once
again Team 1935, this time they couldn't quite scrape out a win and Team 1935 went on to win 15:12.
The Women's Division was seen by most teams as an important training tournament before London. Key players
were missing from all the teams but the weekend was a perfect chance to try out new offences and defences.
The format was a round robin over two days.
The Woodchicas maintained their dominance over women's ultimate and won all their games this weekend.
They faced a close first game against LLLeeds, but secured the win 15:13. Other games in the tournament
were much closer and very strongly fought. Hot Beaches scraped a sudden death victory over Jinx (14:13)
and later lost a sudden death game against Copenhagen (11:12). LLLeeds had one of the smaller teams of the
tournament and were pushed hard to win against Jinx (14:12) and Copenhagen (13:11). Despite losing all
their games and missing key players, Primavera showed that they were certainly not outclassed at the
weekend. They paid well against the Chicas and Hot Beaches & lost by only 2 points against Copenhagen (10:12).
Dji Sam Soe