International "Rüttchen-Toernooi 2002" L'Ammerzo very successful

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2002-08-14

Ammerzoden, The Netherlands - For the 4th time in its existence Jeu de Boules-union L'Ammerzo from Ammerzoden, The Netherlands has organized an international petanque tournament. Due to the financial contribution by Rüttchen Den Bosch BV, Formido Bouwmarkten Zaltbommel and Transportbedrijf De Hart from Ammerzoden there where great prizes to be won by the players.




.On Saturday August 3, 2002 a triples tournament was held and on Sunday August 4, 2002 a doubles tournament was played. Altogether more than 320 players from Belgium, France, Germany and The Netherlands visited the Boulodrome L'Ammerzo which consists out of 32 outdoor and 16 indoor lanes. There has been some great petanque in Ammerzoden due to the visit of William Vanderbiest (2 times junior world champion), Serge Podor (former number 5 of the world) and the two times Dutch champion Marco van Saane. Funny detail: neither of these 'cracks' made it to the final game!!!

Results Saturday August 3, 2002 - Triples

Poule A

1st price
- Wesley Eechaut / PC Schorpioen, Gent (B)
- Jeannot Backaert / PC Alosta, Aalst (B)
- Jean-Marie De Witte / PC Joli-Bois, Brussel (B)

2nd price
- Gert Quentin / PC Beringen, Beringen (B)
- Danny Eysackers / PK De Evers, Wolvergem (B)
- Marcel van Gorp / PC Beringen, Beringen (B)

Poule A complementairy

1st price
- William van der Biest / PC La Besoce-Ixelles, Brussel (B)
- Geoffrey Haulotte / Pétanque Audergem, Sainte Anne (B)
- Sprimont, Vincent / PC Elite, Brussel (B)

2nd price
- Ad Wagenaars / 't Dupke, Sint Michielsgestel
- Wietse van Keulen / CdP Rond en Roestig, Apeldoorn
- Peter Verleye / 't Dupke, Sint Michielsgestel

Poule B

1st price
- Serge Fifi / PC Ittervallei, Opitter (B)
- Kurt Geelen / PC Ittervallei, Opitter (B)
- Frank Geelen / PC Ittervallei, Opitter (B)

2nd price
- Michael Dirks / Jagershoef, Eindhoven
- John Pol / Boules de Boeuf, Oss
- Dennis Pol / Boules de Boeuf, Oss

Poule B complementairy

1st price
- Kevin Coolen / Grave Superieur, Grave
- Jan Coolen / Grave Superieur, Grave
- Robin Coolen / Grave Superieur, Grave

2nd price
- Harry Schmitz / PC Genenbos, Lummen (B)
- René Steyvers / PC Genenbos, Lummen (B)
- Jan van Neerven / 't Lover, Asten (NL)




Results Sunday August 4, 2002 - Doubles

Poule A

1st price
- Wesley Eechaut / PC Schorpioen, Gent (B)
- Jeannot Backaert / PC Alosta, Aalst (B)

2nd price
- Abi Azouzi / 't Dupke, Sint Michielsgestel
- Ad Wagenaars / 't Dupke, Sint Michielsgestel

Poule A complementairy

1st price
- Serge Podor / PC Capri, Luik (B)
- Robert Meuwissen / PC Capri, Luik (B)

2nd price
- Mourad Elansari / De Valkatties, Nijmegen
- Roy Derks / De Valkatties, Nijmegen

Poule B

1st price
- William Riga / PC Capri, Luik (B)
- Baldassare Scifo / PC Mabotte, (B)

2nd price
- Jean-Claude Brohée / PC Tertre, Tertre (B)
- Wietse van Keulen / CdP Rond en Roestig, Apeldoorn (NL)

Poule B complementairy

1st price
- Maurice Houben / PC Olympia, Heusden-Zolder (B)
- Sjaak Cochet / PC Olympia, Heusden-Zolder (B)

2nd price
- Ivo Claes / PC Ponderosa, Deurne (B)
- Ronny van den Bosch / PC Wijnegem (B)




Picture 1:

Jean-Marie de Witte on his way to the final game

Picture 2:
Standing: Gosina Versfeld, Antoon van Mil (initiator) en Corrie van Mil
In front the winners of both days: Jean-Marie de Witte, Jeannot Backaert and Wesley Eechaut

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