Netherlands win IWRF 2017 European Div. C Championship
The IWRF 2017 European Division C Championship came to a successful close on Saturday. After more than a four year absence from sanctioned competition, the Netherlands are back and have won gold at the European Division C Championship in Grosswallstadt, Germany.
The Dutch faced a strong Russia team in an exciting final that resulted in a 51-48 victory. While Russia had hoped to do better, both teams were pleased with their overall performances as they have now qualified for next years IWRF European Division B Championship.
The bronze medal match saw the Czech Republic beat Israel, 48-38.
Final Placing Order
First Place - Nederlands
Second Place - Russia
Third Place - Czech Republic
Fourth Place - Israel
IWRF 2017 European Division C All Tournament Team
Best 0.5 - Valerii Krivov (RUS)
Best 1.0 - Reda Haouam (NED)
Best 1.5 - Pieter den Admirant (NED)
Best 2.0 - Jaroslav Filsak (CZE)
Best 2.5 - Emilio Moes (NED)
Best 3.0 - Resul Karabulut (NED)
Best 3.5 - Ilia Mysliaev (RUS)
MVP - Resul Karabulut (NED)
Complete tournament results are listed below, and all games can be found at https://youtu.be/sbZuu1QD6RM. For more information including photos, please visit the tournaments official Facebook page or website at wrec-divisionc.eu.
IWRF 2017 European Division C Championship Results
|Thursday, November 2, 2017 - All Times CET
|17:00||Russia vs. Nederlands||53-56 OT|
|19:00||Czech Republic vs. Israel||49-32|
|Friday, November 3, 2017
|10:00||Russia vs. Israel||52-32|
|12:00||Czech Republic vs. Nederlands||48-45|
|15:00||Israel vs. Nederlands||29-58|
|17:00||Czech Republic vs. Russia||47-59|
|Saturday, November 4, 2017
|09:00||Nederlands vs. Czech Republic - Semi Final I||52-45|
|11:00||Russia vs, Israel - Semi Final II||54-32|
|14:00||Czech Republic vs. Israel - Bronze Medal Game||48-38|
|16:00||Russia vs. Nederlands - European Div. C Championship||48-51|