Wednesday, 29 May 2024

2024 Beach Pro Tour – Elite 16 Ostrava

The 2024 Beach Pro Tour – Elite 16 Ostrava showcased some incredible talent in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Let’s dive into the results and see which teams came out on top.

Men’s Results

In the qualification preliminary phase, some exciting matches took place. Crabb/Brunner defeated Schalk/Bourne with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-16), while Nolvak/Tiisaar (EST) overcame Field/Lotman with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-17). Partain/Benesh also secured a victory against Canet/Rotar (FRA) with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-15). Lastly, Budinger/Evans faced a tough match against Evandro/Arthur (BRA), resulting in a 2-0 loss (21-10, 21-16).

Moving on to the qualification round 2, Partain/Benesh continued their winning streak by defeating Nolvak/Tiisaar (EST) with a score of 2-1 (15-21, 21-11, 19-17). Crabb/Brunner also had a thrilling match against Seidl/Pristauz (AUT) and emerged victorious with a score of 2-1 (24-26, 21-18, 18-16).

In Pool A, Crabb/Brunner faced tough competition. They lost to Krou/Gauthier-Rat (FRA) with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 21-15), but managed to bounce back with a victory against Pedro Solberg/Guto (BRA) with a score of 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 15-11). However, Mol/Sorum (NOR) proved to be too strong, defeating Crabb/Brunner with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-15).

In Pool D, Partain/Benesh had some intense matches. They lost to Ehlers/Wickler with a score of 2-1 (19-21, 21-17, 15-6), but quickly regained their momentum by defeating Grimalt/Grimalt (CHI) with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-9). However, Perusic/Schweiner (CZE) proved to be a formidable opponent, resulting in a 2-0 loss for Partain/Benesh (21-16, 21-13).

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Advancing to the round of 12, Partain/Benesh faced Losiak/Bryl (POL) and emerged victorious with a score of 2-0 (21-19, 21-19). Their perseverance paid off as they moved on to the quarterfinals.

Continuing their impressive performance, Partain/Benesh secured a spot in the semifinals after defeating Ahman/Hellvig (SWE) with a score of 2-0 (21-18, injury default). However, their journey ended in the semifinals when they faced Cherif/Ahmed (QAT) and lost with a score of 2-1 (18-21, 21-17, 15-9).

Nevertheless, Partain/Benesh redeemed themselves in the bronze medal match, defeating Perusic/Schweiner (CZE) with a score of 2-0 (21-14, 21-17). They showcased great skill and determination throughout the tournament.

Women’s Results

Just like their male counterparts, the women’s teams delivered some thrilling matches. In the qualification preliminary phase, Gottardi/Menegatti (ITA) defeated Kraft/Stockman with a score of 2-1 (21-12, 22-20, 15-13). Cannon/Sponcil secured a victory against Wang/Zhu (CHN) with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-13). Simo/Rodriguez also had an exciting match and emerged victorious against Bianchin/Scampoli (ITA) with a score of 2-1 (15-21, 21-19, 17-15).

In the qualification round 2, Cannon/Sponcil continued their winning streak by defeating Paulikiene/Raupelyte (LTU) with a score of 2-0 (22-20, 21-10). However, Simo/Rodriguez faced a tough match against Carol/Barbara (BRA), resulting in a 2-0 loss (21-18, 21-16).

In Pool A, Cannon/Sponcil showcased their skills by defeating Nuss/Kloth with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 22-20) and Tina/Anastasija (LAT) with a score of 2-0 (21-17, 22-20). However, Ana Patricia/Duda proved to be a strong team, defeating Cannon/Sponcil with a score of 2-0 (21-19, 21-18). Nuss/Kloth also secured a victory against Tina/Anastasija (LAT) with a score of 2-0 (23-21, 21-9).

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In Pool C, Hughes/Cheng had a successful match against Carol/Barbara (BRA), winning with a score of 2-0 (21-15, 21-17). However, Scoles/Flint faced a tough opponent in Mariafe/Clancy (AUS) and lost with a score of 2-0 (21-14, 21-18). Scoles/Flint managed to bounce back in their match against Carol/Barbara (BRA) and secured a victory with a score of 2-0 (21-13, 21-19). Hughes/Cheng continued their winning streak by defeating Mariafe/Clancy (AUS) with a score of 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) and Scoles/Flint with a score of 2-0 (21-13, 21-11).

Moving on to the round of 12, Nuss/Kloth defeated Mariafe/Clancy with a score of 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 15-11), while Ana Patricia/Duda secured a victory against Scoles/Flint with a score of 2-0 (21-14, 21-16).

In the quarterfinals, Melissa/Brandie (CAN) emerged victorious against Niss/Kloth with a score of 2-1 (21-19, 13-21, 15-12). Cannon/Sponcil showcased their skills and defeated Verge-Depre/Mader (SUI) with a score of 2-0 (21-16, 21-14). However, Brunner/Huberli (SUI) proved to be a challenging opponent for Hughes/Cheng, resulting in a 2-0 loss (21-18, 21-15).

Advancing to the semifinals, Cannon/Sponcil faced a tough match against Melissa/Brandie (CAN) but emerged triumphant with a score of 2-1 (19-21, 23-21, 15-13).

In the gold medal match, Cannon/Sponcil faced Ana Patricia/Duda (BRA) in a thrilling showdown. Despite their best efforts, Cannon/Sponcil lost with a score of 2-1 (17-21, 21-14, 15-12). They showcased incredible skill and sportsmanship throughout the tournament.

FAQs

Q: Where did the 2024 Beach Pro Tour – Elite 16 Ostrava take place?
A: The tournament took place in Ostrava.

Q: Who were the winners in the men’s division?
A: The winners in the men’s division were Cherif/Ahmed (QAT).

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Q: Who were the winners in the women’s division?
A: The winners in the women’s division were Ana Patricia/Duda (BRA).

Q: Are there any upcoming Beach Pro Tour events?
A: For information on upcoming Beach Pro Tour events, please visit the Alpinetgheep website.

Conclusion

The 2024 Beach Pro Tour – Elite 16 Ostrava was a thrilling event that showcased the talent and determination of the participating teams. Congratulations to all the athletes who competed and especially to the winners, Cherif/Ahmed (QAT) in the men’s division and Ana Patricia/Duda (BRA) in the women’s division. We look forward to witnessing more exciting matches in future Beach Pro Tour events. Stay tuned for updates on the Alpinetgheep website.