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Swiss players on every podium

...apart from the Men Elite and Men Seniors +50. Patrick Lorenz was not able to defend the title he won at the last Swiss Open 2 years ago because he had another important life event this weekend. All the best to Daniela und Patrick Casanova (former Lorenz!) from the Swiss Racketlon Federation. Nicolas Lenggenhager was the best Swiss player in this draw. He could seriously challenge later runner up and proved himself to be not too far away from the world’s best players.

In the Women Elite we had Nicole Eisler, who has never missed a Swiss Open so far, on the podium winning bronze. 

For all the other 30.5 medals won by Swiss players check out fir.tournamentsoftware.com and just enjoy the sight of so many Swiss flags ;-)

What else?

With Nina and Isabel Waidacher and Dimitri Steinmann we had 3 players participating who normally stand on other podiums. Nina Waidacher won bronze with the Swiss hockey team at the Olympic Games and her Sister Isabel is still a national ice hockey team member. Dimitri Steinmann on the other hand is a pro squash player and the actual number 2 in Switzerland. Thank you 3 for having given Racketlon the honour of your presence! Hope you enjoyed it.

Last but not least, thank you Esther and Florian Dübendorfer for the excellent organisation!

 

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Wiederholungen und Premieren in Burgdorf

Mit Schäfer versus Bandi kam es in Burgdorf zu einer Wiederholung des Finals von Kriens und auch am Ausgang änderte sich nichts: Christian Schäfer musste sich nur im Tischtennis geschlagen geben und dominierte die restlichen drei Disziplinen, was zu einem sicheren Turniersieg führte. Lokalmatador Lukas Spring erkämpfte sich dahinter mit einem ebenso klaren Sieg gegeben Claude Näscher den dritten Platz. Im A-Tableau war dies die einzige Partie, die von einem tiefer klassierten Spieler gegen einen höher klassierten gewonnen werden konnte.
 
Nach einer längeren Racketlonpause kehrten im B-Tableau Dominic König und Till Räber auf die Tour zurück. Beide verpassten den Einzug in die Halbfinals nur knapp, so dass sie sich im Spiel um Platz fünf, das König für sich entscheiden konnte, direkt gegenüber standen. Im B-Final traf Bruno Scherrer auf Giovanni Gentile. Trotz einem Nuller im Tischtennis gelang es Scherrer, die Partie noch zu seinen Gunsten zu kehren und den ersten Turniersieg in seiner jungen Racketlonkarriere einzufahren. Ebenso hart umkämpft war das Spiel um den dritten Platz. Karim Hanna setzte sich gegen Adeline Kilchenmann dank Siegen im Tischtennis, Squash und Tennis durch.
 
Mit der Racketlon Night Tour geht es am 24. August in Uster weiter. Davor findet am 6. Juli der erste Interclub-Spieltag in Kriens statt. Wer an der beliebten Mannschaftsmeisterschaft teilnehmen möchte und noch kein Team gefunden hat, kann sich via  Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist gegen Spambots geschützt! JavaScript muss aktiviert werden, damit sie angezeigt werden kann.  bei der Swiss Racketlon Federation melden. Der Verband hilft gerne bei der Vermittlung eines Teams.
 
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Player Interviews

Are you interested in more background information about our Swiss racketlon players? On our social media accounts we've just started with our first interview. Today, we spoke with one of our youngest players: Cyril Hohl, the Men C winner at the King of Rackets in Belgium last weekend. Thank you for the interview and all the best for reaching your goals!

Read more on Facebook and Instagram. And feel free to like it or ignore it. We would just appreciate the help of all the players. Spreading the word of racketlon through social media doesn't cost anything. We all want this amazing sport to grow and it needs all of us. Thank you.

vorlage interview

 

There is no rösti barrier in Belgium

A hand full of German speaking Swiss and a hand full of French speaking Swiss went to belgium to fight together for Helvetian Doubles World Championships and King of Rackets medals. They even tried to speak to each other and improve their language skills. The longer the day, the easier it got and rumors say that they even had a delicious Belgium beer together on behalf of the rösti barrier.

 

Some could even raise their glass and celebrate a medal or even crown themselves World Champion or vice World Champion!!! What a big achievement!

 

WORLD CHAMPION! WD +40 Esther Dübendorfer with Stine Jacobsen (DEN)
WORLD CHAMPION! WD B Esther Dübendorfer with Anita Völkl (GER)
VICE WORLD CHAMPION! WD A Nicole Eisler with Zuzana Severinová (CZE)
VICE WORLD CHAMPION! MD A Cédric Junillon with Arnaud Genin (FRA)
BRONZE! +40 Esther Dübendorfer with Thomas Larson (DEN)

 

GOLD! Men C Cyril Hohl 

SILVER! Women +45 Esther Dübendorfer

 

If the players were not as sucessful on court as they wished they could focus on their language skills as mentioned before. The author itself learned that ending 4th is much better in the french speaking part of Switzerland. Whereas in the German speaking part you win a „leather medal“ you can win a „chocolate medal“ in the french speaking part. So Graham could be happy in the end having won two chocolate medals. Enjoy. Especially if they are Belgium chocolate ones.

 

On the other hand, playing consolation matches makes more fun in the German speaking part. Winning golden pinapples is far more delicious than winning little cigarettes. Which one did you choose, Emilie Roux, Susan Rutschmann, Mounir Benheddi, Patrick Bürgi, Daniel Kurmann, Nicolas Lenggenhager and Graham King? Next time it will be chocolate or a shiny one! 

 

Check out some videos and photos from Oudenaarde on Facebook and Instagram.

 

And don’t forget to sign up for the next international tournament – the legendary RACKETLON SWISS OPEN 21 – 23 June in Schlieren! Let’s win some medals and improve your language skills! ;-)

 

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Aktuelle Rankings (1. August 2019)

Herren Einzel
1. Patrick Casanova-Lorenz
2. Benjamin Gränicher
3. Christian Schäfer
4. Nico Hobi
5. Nicolas Lenggenhager
6. André Bandi
7. Cédric Junillon
8. Raphael Paglia
9. Yannic Andrey
10. Michael Strässle

Damen Einzel
1. Nicole Eisler
2. Adeline Kilchenmann
3. Dara Ladner

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