Clausthaler Grand Prix 2019
Clausthaler Grand Prix 2019
Timeout Beach Series 2019
DTS Beach Arena
The fourth of 7 Timeout Beach Series 2019 events took place last Saturday at DTS Beach Arena, Windhoek. The Clausthaler Grand Prix 2019 saw a great turnout of around 60 athletes participate in 4 categories; 2-a-side Men’s, Youth, Social, and 4-a-side Social Mixed.
The 20 teams weren’t just playing to become the Clausthaler Grand Prix 2019 Champions; they were also fighting for a cash prize pot, divided between each category, kindly sponsored once again by CLAUSTHALER powered by AFRICAN MARKETING.
The Mixed 4-a-side category saw the teams battle it out, in a round-robin format. It was very closely contested for the medals with Furious Watermelons, Khomas Eagles & Phoenix all winning a match which left the podium places to be decided by points difference to divide the teams. Phoenix came out on top with a points difference of +3 to becoming Clausthaler Grand Prix 4-a-side social mixed champions.
The 2-a-side Social competition, a 2-group round robin format was played with 9 teams.
The first semi-final saw Piet Smit & Thomas Haenert beat Jay-Cee Lourens & Annilena Roth 2:0 and advance to the final. The second semi- final saw Simonia Kanyumara Thandeka & Mike Simataa beat Marina Glatthor & Rebekka Kandundu.
3rd place went to Marina & Rebekka with a consistent performance with a 2:0 win over Jay-Cee & Annelina. The Final right from the start it was a tight match, with Simonia & Mike beating Piet & Thomas winning 2:1, 21:17, 16:21 & 15:9 to finish top of the podium.
The Youth category saw 3 teams playing through the day to find the best 2-a-side youth team. The Under 17’s teams played a round robin format, playing each team twice, to decide the champions. It was very close between the teams, and some tight matches eventually saw Maya Stange & Glen Gebauer finishing second & Martin Hoth & Yenik Brinkmann coming 3rd.
Janika Biederlack & Max Böck won all 4 games without dropping a set and becoming the Clausthaler Grand Prix Youth Champions 2019.
The Men’s category, played pool matches to move into the knockout stages. Stefanus Kangandjera & Bernhard Schurz won all three pool matches to advance to the first semi-final against Jefta Shihwa & Ishitile Aloisius V. Stefanus & Bernhard won this match 2:0 and moved to the final.
The second semi-final saw Andriko Böhringer & Conrad Johannes playing Heiko Prior & Rosi Hennes, with Andriko & Conrad winning 2:0, 21:17 & 21:13.
The bronze medal went to Jefta & Ishitile after a great performance, winning the match 2:0, 21:18 & 21:16.
The much-anticipated Men’s Final took place on court one in front of a large, noisy crowd. The first set was a tense, close affair, with both teams trading points. Eventually Stefanus & Bernhard opened up a few points leads, which they held to the end, winning 21:17.
The second set followed a similar pattern. Stefanus & Bernhard continued to dominate, and managed to take the second set 21:16 and the match 2:0. and becoming the Men’s Clausthaler Grand Prix Champions 2019.
A massive ‘Thank You’ goes to our tournament Sponsor; CLAUSTHALER powered by AFRICAN MARKETING for their sponsorship of 3 event on the Timeout Beach Series this year.
The Timeout Beach Series 2019 makes its fifth stop of the year at Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm for the Clausthaler Kalahari Open 2019 on 14th & 15th September.
Youth 2-a-side: 1st Janika Biederlack & Max Böck, 2nd Maya Stange & Glen Gebauer, 3rd Martin Hoth & Yenik Brinkmann
Men’s 2-a-side: 1st Steve Kangandgera & Bernhard Schurz, 2nd Andriko Böhringer & Conrad Johannes, 3rd Jefta Shihwa & Ishitile Aloisius V
Social 2-a-side: 1st Simonia Kanyumara Thandeka & Mike Simataa, 2nd Piet Smith & Thomas Haenert, 3rd Marina Glatthor & Rebekka Kandundu
Mixed 4-a-side: 1st Phoenix, 2nd Khomas Eagles, 3rd Furious Watermelons
Timeout Beach Volleyball Series 2019
1. Clausthaler Kalahari Open - 14th & 15th September, Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm
2. Fabupharm Swakop Masters - 2nd & 3rd November, Mole Beach, Swakopmund
3. Bank Windhoek Beach Bash Volleyball - 21st December, Langstrand