Indoor German Division Championships 2001

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2001-03-12

Nordrhein-Westfalen for the six time Division Champion.

The German Federation held the Division Championships this year in the town of Hungen because of its central location point for all Divisions to reach. The Games were played on the 4th and 5th of March before the Official Outdoor Saison starts. All nine Divisions took part and both days were very exciting for players and spectators. A wonderful Tournament for others to start in their own Country. Each Division sends 5 Teams 3 Senior, 1 Woman, and 1 youth. The Division choose their teams eather through Qualifacations or with player listings in the Division. The Senior group are ranked with Team 1,Team 2, and Team 3. The System: each Division plays against each other, so a Match is five games. To get a Point you have to win three games from the five. In the end if two Divisions or more who have the same points, then the total won games are counted and there ball diference. If its still the same then the winner or position is decided which of the teams won in the match when they played against each other. The Top German favorite for many years is Nordrhein-Westfalen with their extreme strong Teams and the measuring ruler for many opponients. But coming strong is Baden-Württemberg and the strong couching effort from Ludwig Schudt. Many Divisions came with Couches for each team. With evaluation and play play score pads. The Results:
1. Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) 7:1, 2. Baden-Württemberg (BaWü) 6:2, 3.Nord 5:3, 4. Saarland 4:4, 5. Berlin 4:4, 6. Hessen 3:5, 7. Nieder-Sachsen 3:5, 8. Bayern 2:6, 9. Rheinland-Pflaz 2:6. The Best Senior Team was Hessen 2 Sascha Koch, Florian Hennekemper, and Thorsten Schäfer 8:0, Best Woman Team NRW Angelika Thelen, Ruth Seebach, and Daniela Thelen 6:2. Best Youth Team BaWü Tobias Müller, Hannes Haller, and Patrik Abdelhak 7:1. Compliment on the Federation (DPV) and the Hessen Division who were host for an excellent Tournamet.

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