Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2018
Timeout Beach Series 2018
mole beach, swakopmund
The sixth & penultimate Timeout Beach Series 2018 event of the year, the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2018, will be hosted at the beautiful setting of Mole Beach, Swakopmund, the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand.
The Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2018 saw a massive turnout of around 100 athletes participating in 4 categories; 2-a-side Men’s, Social, Youth Boys and 4-a-side Mixed.
The 35 teams weren’t just playing to become the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2018 Champions; they were also fighting for prize money, trophies, medal & goodie bags, kindly sponsored by FABUPHARM NAMIBIA.
We are very thankful to have Fabupharm as our tournament sponsor after sponsoring the Swakop Masters event every year since 2015. We are very grateful for their support and are looking forward to working with them again in the future.
The Mixed 4-a-side category saw 6 teams battle it out, in a round-robin format. In a very closely contested category, Intercity Beach Blockers A, Beach Ballers, Silent Killers & finished 4th, 5th & 6th respectively. It was very tight for bronze medals with Intercity Beach Blockers B coming out on top with 3 wins and 3rd place.
The fight for the gold and silver medals, we saw two very competitive teams; Smooth Operators & Med Lemon. Smooth Operators came out on top winning 2:0, 21;16 & 22:18 in the head to head match and becoming the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2018 4-a-side Champions.
The 2-a-side Social competition once again a round-robin format was played with 14 teams, split into three groups, fighting it out to finish in the top 2, plus 2 best 3rd places and the chance to play a quarter-finals.
Very quickly in Group A, two teams showed great form with Tobias Mwatelulo & David Esilon going undefeated and Jan Jenson & JP Jooste only losing one match to move into the quarter- finals. In Group B, it was a similar story with Mark Brinkmann & Heiko von Ludwiger winning all their pool matches and Hendrik Kotze & Rufus Shawana only losing one. They both also advanced to the quarter-finals.
In group C, Tuafeni Ntinta & Labban Festus won all their pool games and Thomas Hänert & Piet Smith lost just one and they also advanced. The two best 3rd places can from Group A (Anna Baumgart & Moni) and Group B (Lara Lüsse & Michael Fente)
All the four quarter finals were very exciting matches and with Mark & Heiko, Tobias & David, Tuu & Labban and Hendrik & Rufus advancing to the semi-finals.
The first semi-final saw Tobias & David beat Mark & Heiko 2:0 and advance to the final. The second semi- final only took 2 sets with Tuu & Labban beating Hendrik & Rufus.
3rd place went to Hendrik & Rufus with a great performance with a tight 2:1 win over Mark & Heiko.
The final right from the start was a tight match and It took 3 sets to separate the teams, with Tuu & Labban beating Tobias & David winning 2:1, 18:21, 21:19 & 16:14 to finish top of the podium.
The Youth Boys category saw 3 teams playing in a round robin format, winner takes all. All the three boys teams also participated in the Social 2-a-side category and played 7 matches over the weekend.
The first match saw André Utz & Max Bock beat Daniel van Wyk & Ian Hooks 2:0, 21:12 & 21:11. The second match was also a strong performance from André & Max beating Rico Steinfurth & Kevin 2:0, 21:12 & 22:20. The final match ended up as the decider for 2nd and 3rd place and an exciting 3 set match was a fitting end. Daniel & Ian came out on top 2:1, 21:10, 18:21 & 15:12.
This all meant that André & Max to became the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2018 Youth Boys Champions.
The Men’s category, like the social 2-a-side, saw 14 teams, split between 3 groups, play pool matches to determine the quarter-finals. Group A, Klaus Striewe & Leander Schatz dominated the group winning all their matches with the 2nd place team of Abiatar Andreas & Taonashe Phil Manyanga also advancing to the quarter finals.
In group B, a similar pattern developed, with Conrad Johannes & Jan-Eric Sack winning all their games 2:0 and Salomo & Fillipus Nangolo Lyetuyene only losing one match finishing in second. Group C also continued the trend with Stefanus Kangandjera & Andriko Boehringer winning all their pool matches and Jefta & Junias only losing one.
The quarter finals all went to the form book with Stefanus & Andriko, Klaus & Leander, Conrad & Jan-Eric and Salomo & Nangolo all advancing to the semi-finals.
The first semi-final was between Klaus & Leander & Conrad & Jan-Eric, with the win going to Conrad & Jan-Eric 2:0, 21:10, 21:10. The second semi followed a similar pattern with Salomo & Nangolo winning 2:0, 21:18 & 21:16.
3rd place was taken by Klaus & Leander, beating the younger team of Stefanus (18) & Andriko (16) 2:0.
The men’s final proved to be a great spectacle of beach volleyball skills & tactics from both teams and it took 3 sets to separate them with Conrad & Jan-Eric winning the tight match 2:1, 21:13, 15:21 & 15:12 to take the title of Fabupharm Swakop Master 2018 Men’s Champions.
A massive ‘Thank You’ goes to our tournament Sponsor; FABUPHARM NAMIBIA for their sponsorship of this event and over the last 4 years.
Social 2-a-side: 1st Tuafeni Ntinda & Labban Festus, 2nd Tobias Mwatelulo & David Esilon, 3rd Hendrik Kotze & Rufus Shawana
Men’s 2-a-side: 1st Conrad Johannes & Jan-Eric Sack, 2nd Salomo & Fillipus Nangolo Lyetuyene, 3rd Klaus Striewe & Leander Schatz
Social 2-a-side: 1st André Utz & Max Bock, 2nd Daniel van Wyk & Ian Hooks, 3rd Rico Steinfurth & Kevin.
Mixed 4-a-side: 1st Smooth Operators, 2nd Med Lemon, 3rd Intercity Beach Blockers B
The Timeout Beach Series 2018 final tournament is the:
Bank Windhoek Beach Bash Volleyball - 22nd December 2018, Langstrand, Erongo