FABUPHARM Swakop Masters 2019
Fabupharm Swakop Master 2019
Timeout Beach Series 2019
Mole Beach, Swakopmund
The sixth & penultimate Timeout Beach Series 2019 event of the year, the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2019, was hosted at the beautiful setting of Mole Beach, Swakopmund, the perfect combination of sun, sea and sand.
The Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2019 saw a massive turnout of around 90 athletes participating in 3 categories; 2-a-side Men’s, Social and 4-a-side Mixed.
The 25 teams weren’t just playing to become the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2019 Champions; they were also fighting for prize money, once again 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 Silent Killers, BDO, Shamrock VT & finished 4th, 5th & 6th respectively. It was very tight for bronze medals with Vega One coming out on top with 2 wins and taking 3rd place.
The fight for the gold and silver medals, we saw two very competitive teams; Smooth Operators & Vega Two. Vega Two came out on top winning 2:0, 23;21 & 21:13 in the head to head match and becoming the Fabupharm Swakop Masters 2019 4-a-side Champions.
The 2-a-side Social competition once again a round-robin format was played with 8 teams, split into two groups, fighting it out for the chance to play in the quarter-finals.
Very quickly in Group A, two teams showed great form with Rosi Hennes & Almut Hoffmann going undefeated and Philip Schulz & Janice Lohmann only losing one match to move into the quarter- finals. In Group B, it was a similar story with Hannah Reusch & Kudzai Chiguta winning all their pool matches and Lotti Ertner & Marit oestlund only losing one. They both also advanced to the quarter-finals.
All the four quarter finals were very exciting matches and with Rosi & Almut, Philip & Janice, Hannah & Kudzai and Marit & Lotti advancing to the semi-finals.
The first semi-final saw Rosi & Almut beat Lotti & Marit 2:0 and advance to the final. The second semi- final only took 2 sets with Philip & Janice beating Hannah & Kudzai.
3rd place went to Hannah & Kudzai with a great performance with a 2:0 win over Marit & Lotti.
The final right from the start was a tight match, but only took 2 sets to separate the teams, with Philip & Janice beating Rosi & Almut winning 2:0, 21:19, 21:15 to finish top of the podium.
The Men’s category, saw 10 teams, split between 2 groups, play pool matches with the top 2 teams from each group going directly into the semi-finals. Group A, Bernhard Schurz & Stefanus Kangandjera dominated the group winning all their matches with the 2nd place team of Danilo von Ludwiger & Andriko Böhringer also advancing to the semi-finals.
In group B, it was a much tighter affair with 3 teams all winning 3 matches and losing 1, leaving it to points difference to decide who are the top 2 teams advancing to the semi-finals. With +66 points difference Conrad Johannes & Jan-Eric Sack finished top of the group and Panashe Chiguta & Mutasa finishing second with +35 PD.
The first semi-final was between Stevey & Bernhard vs Panashe & Mutasa, with the win going to Stevey & Bernhard 2:0, 21:19, 21:13. The second semi was a much tighter match with Conrad & Jan-Eric winning 2:1, 22:20, 19:21 & 15:13 against the young guns of Danilo & Andriko.
3rd place was taken by Danilo & Andriko, beating Panashe & Mutasa 2:1, 21:10, 10:21 & 15:9.
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, 12:21, 21:14 & 15:10 to take the title of Fabupharm Swakop Master 2019 Men’s Champions.
A massive ‘Thank You’ goes to our tournament Sponsor; FABUPHARM NAMIBIA for their sponsorship of this event and over the last 5 years.
Social 2-a-side: 1st Philip Schulz & Janice Lohmann, 2nd Rosi Hennes & Almut Hoffmann, 3rd Hannah Reusch & Kudzai Chiguta
Men’s 2-a-side: 1st Conrad Johannes & Jan-Eric Sack, 2nd Stefanus Kangandjera & Bernhard Schurz, 3rd Danilo von Ludwiger & Andriko Böhringer
Mixed 4-a-side: 1st Vega Two, 2nd Smooth Operators, 3rd Vega One
The Timeout Beach Series 2019 final tournament is the:
Bank Windhoek Beach Bash Volleyball – 21st December 2019, Dolphin Park Beach, Erongo
Categories: Pro 4-a-side Mixed & Social 4-a-side Mixed.
(One female on court at all time & a maximum of 6 athletes per team).
Entry Fees: N$2,000 - Diamond package, this includes volleyball team entry and 6
exclusive VIP passed to the Tafel Lite Beach Bash 2019.
N$1,300 - Gold package, this includes volleyball team entry and 6 exclusive
General Access passed to the Tafel Lite Beach Bash 2019.
N$800 - Silver package, this includes volleyball team entry only and no
access to the Tafel Lite Beach Bash 2019.