04.08.2007 Alter: 10 Jahre 21./22.07.2007 - 5th German Open Association Croquet (de/en)
Ein besonderes Turnier mit einem brillianten Galadinner hat seinen souveränen Sieger gefunden: Colin Irwin
Wieder einmal sind die German Open ihrem Ruf gerecht geworden, ein "besonderes" Turnier zu sein: nach einem herrlichen Sonnabend mit einem brillianten Galadinner auf dem Süllberg erwartete uns am Sonntag wolkenbruchartiger Regen ... erwartungsgemäß gewinn Colin Irwin, dem auf den Plätzen Martin Murray, Bruno Hess und Alexander Kirsten folgten.
Die Resultate sind als PDF beigefügt.
Colin Irwin won the 5th. German Open (AC) in Hamburg. This was the 4th. time that Colin dominated the Germans, winning three out of five games with a TP. Colin and Chris were happy to take the trophy - a carving of Croquet player in action - back to "it's" place at their house.
In the final Colin beat Martin Murray + 25 TP . Martin was not too unhappy to be the runner up since it was his best result in the Germans ever. Both of the finalists took part in every single German Open, a tournament to be played every two years since 1999.
With the pricegiving on Sunday a remarkable tournament ended: the sun shone over Saturdays games and allowed us to dine on the terras of Hotel Süllberg high up over the banks of Elbe river. Food and wines were delicious and maybee because of this beautiful evening everybody was shocked about Sunday mornings rain. Strings of rain poured out of a grey sky and soon all rain gear was soaked. Nevertheless the games went on and and after lunch the sun shone again and accompagnied us for the final stage of the tournament. Just after we finished pricegiving a terrible thunderstorm that flooded hundreds of cellars in the western part of Hamburg made an lasting impression on the players.
The next German Open is scheduled for 2009 and we will do our best to offer another tournament with remarkable sportive and social aspects.