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Old 07-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Time has definitely come to start playing

Hamburg, July 10, 2008. As expected the favorites quite easily walked through the first round at the NESTEA European Championship Final in Hamburg.

Detailed results of the first competition day for the Women’s tournament are available here.


Numerous TV stations are covering the matches staged on the centre court which has been arranged on the Rathausmarkt as well as on the secondary courts along the Große Elbstraße. The list of the media and broadcasting companies covering the Championship includes SAT 1 regional (Thursday evening), RTL (Friday), Hamburg 1, NDR, ARD (Sportschau) and ZDF (Sportreportage).


The duos entering the Men’s tournament also arrived to Hamburg but they still have to be patient. Their tournament is namely going to start only on Friday morning. The match schedule will be available tonight after the preliminary inquiry and the technical meeting.

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Default Defending champions Arvanity/Karadassiou are chasing more gold

Hamburg, July 10, 2008. Germany’s women’s Beach Volleyball teams started their campaign in order to chase the defending champions Arvanity/Karadassiou from Greece at the NESTEA European Championship Final in Hamburg.

“We have six teams in the starter’s field here so our goal is to have at least one of our duos at the top of the podium at the end of the tournament”, the German national star Laura Ludwig says. Of course Laura Ludwig would prefer if her partner Sara Goller and herself would win the gold medal and the 20,000 Euros in prize money at the end of the four-day competition. “We finished second at the European Championship in Valencia last year and would love to top that this time around”, the member of the Hertha BSC sport club says. The German top team is in fact entering the tournament on the Rathausmarkt sporting the first place black shirts: “Of course our goal is to win”, Laura Ludwig says.

However, in a all-German duel against Rieke Brink-Abeler and Hella Jurich in the second round, Goller/Ludwig struggled very much against their compatriots. In the hard-fought three-set victory (18:21, 21:17, 25:23) they had to fend off four match points before finally silvering their own seventh match point to seal the deal in an exciting third set. The families of both players suffered with Goller/Ludwig in the stands on the centre court and Sara Goller’s father even didn’t dare to watch the final moments of the third set.
The European champions Vassiliki Arvanity and Vassiliki Karadassiou also had some troubles in their second match. They had to come back from one set down against Anja Günther and Geeske Banck though winning comfortably in the end (21:23, 23:21, 15:6). The longer the game lasted the more the Greek duo took control of the operations. “They are not the defending champions for no reason”, Anja Günther said. “You can feel the self-confidence which derives from the fact that they have been playing together for a long time.”

”We had a bad start, but it is good that finally everything worked out” adds Vassiliky Kardassiou. In the third winners round Susanne Glesnes and Kathrin Maaseide from Norway will be the opponents of the defending European champions. It is the ninth time these duos are going to face each other but the Greek starts can rely on an immaculate head-to-head, having secured all the previous eight matches.

Vassiliki Arvanity is prepared for the toughest competition: “The toughest competitors will definitely come from Germany, but we also need to reckon with the Norwegians. We see all the German teams at the top of the list. They simply belong to the European Beach Volleyball elite.” All this does not change their self-confidence. When asked who the favorites in Hamburg are, both say. “We are!” The weather on the first day in Hamburg was really that kind we love in Greece”, Vassiliki Karadassiou said. “We just enjoy playing in the sun, but we will manage to do our best also with rainy conditions.”

Laura Ludwig has recognized the advantage “that it is not so hot here. You can just go out and play.” Meanwhile the Greek guests are enjoying the culinary advantages of the host nation. “We enjoy playing in Germany”, Vassiliki Karadassiou says. “Everything is very well organized and we have already tried the German food. It is delicious!”

Nr. 1 seeded Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig are going to take on Van Iersel/Wesselink from the Netherlands in the third winners round. It is the second duel between such duos and the first one was won by Goller/Ludwig during the FIVB World Tour in Brazil.

Another German outstanding duo, which consists of Okka Rau and Stephanie Pohl, is going to play against Belgium’s Liebeth van Breedam and Lisbet Mouha. Pohl/Rau will try to extend their series of four wins against the Belgians, but the local favorites are warned, as they lost right a year ago against their next opponents at the German Masters. The fourth match in round three will be played by Hakedal/Torlen of Norway and Koutrumanidou/Tsiatsiani, the second best Greek duo.

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Default A perfect round for the German teams

Hamburg, July 11, 2008. Anyone who aims at winning the 2008 NESTEA European Championship Final will have to overcome the opposition of the German teams.

The teams of the hosting nation have definitely set the tone on the first competition day. German duos stayed undefeated in the first and the second winners’ rounds. Eight matches and eight victories: that is the impressive record the home heroes secured today in Hamburg.

No matter if they entered the centre court which has been arranged at the Rathausmarkt – which was today incredibly blessed by sunny weather – or the secondary courts along the Grosse Elbstrasse; simply whenever a German team stepped into the court, then the German guys left it victoriously.

Matysik/Uhmann, Brink/Dieckmann, Klemperer/Koreng, Reckermann/Urbatzka – four medals candidates come from the most successful European country in the history of Beach Volleyball. Especially convincing thereby were the matches of Kay Matysik and Stefan Uhmann. The leaders of the race for the smart European ranking finished their two matches very quickly and made it clear about their goals and expectations. The second match against the Danes Hoyer/Soderberg was for the most part a pure demonstration of their strength: “We could hardly have done more“, Matysik said contently, “we can be very pleased with the first day of our tournament here in Hamburg”. Their trainer Andre Fröhlich even realized that his guys played what might be defined as a “nearly perfect set”.

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Default Germany and Norway to battle for the women's crown

Hamburg, July 12, 2008. Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig, who as leaders of the standings of the 2008 NESTEA European Championship Tour are wearing in Hamburg black shirts, had their difficulties during the fourth winners-round against the Belgians Mouha/Van Breedam until their three-set (21-19, 18-21, 15-13) victory was safe.

Already in the second match against their fellow countrymen, they had made it exciting and won only after having defended a total of four match points. “We just provide the fans with pure excitement“, Laura Ludwig said with a big grin, “otherwise it would be boring.“ For the defender it is not a coincidence that she and her partner hold the big end in their hands most of the time: “We have been winning so many tricky matches recently - that gives us a lot of confidence. Although my heart does not really need all of this excitement.“ Goller/Ludwig would not mind if they could manage to secure both the semi-final and the final a bit more easily. “We will have two more matches tomorrow“, Laura Ludwig says, “and we will give it all so that we can finally come out at the top of the rankings.”

In today’s semifinal, which is scheduled at noon, they are going to face compatriots Stephanie Pohl/Okka Rau. It is the sixth time the best German duos are going to meet within the frame of international competitions. Goller/Ludwig are currently leading the head-to-head 3:2. Goller and Ludwig, who are enrolled for the Hertha BSC, won two of those games at the FIVB Wolrd Tour plus another one at the NESTEA European Championship Tour. The last time they meet was in May for the final of the Austrian Masters, where Pohl/Rau - who are the real home favorites as they play for the Hamburger SV – secured the victory in two sets. If Pohl/Rau manage to win at least the bronze medal here in Hamburg, they will also clinch a ticket for the Beijing Olympic Games.

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Default Goller and Ludwig are the 2008 European champions!

Hamburg, July 12, 2008. Okka Rau did not know who she should root for more: “Of course I hope Sara Goller and Laura Ludwig win the final - after all they are also from Germany and I also like them. But I would also be glad for Nila Ann Hakedal and Ingrid Toerlen. We often train with the Norwegians and have become good friends”.

Goller/Ludwig won a high-class final in two sets (26:24, 22:20) and secured their first European championship title. The victory was sweetened with 20,000 Euros in prize money. The silver medalists took home 15,000 Euros. The fans in the packed stands on the centre court in front of the impressive setting of the Hamburg City Hall were enthusiastic and made for an incredible atmosphere that will go down in the history of European Beach Volleyball.

Goller/Ludwig proved again in the final they are specialists for tight matches. In their two-set victory (26:24, 22:20) they fended off four set points in the first set, in the second set they squandered a big lead before capitalizing on their second match point to win the European crown.

By advancing to the final Goller/Ludwig and Hakedal/Toerlen have both increased their comfortable lead in the smart European standings. In the two remaining tournaments of this year’s NESTEA European Championship Tour in Blackpool (England) and Sochi (Russia) these two teams have the best chance of winning the two smart fortwo - the reward for the best team in the ranking list at the end of the season.

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