Dutch Open Squash Masters in Rotterdam
Last weekend the Dutch Open Masters were held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Dutch Open Squash Masters success in Rotterdam
Last weekend the Dutch Open Masters were held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With 92 entries coming from 18 different countries, we could call it a great international event. As organisation, we would like to thank all the volunteers, players and spectators t to the Dutch Open Masters, together we made new memories and new champions.
The event started on Friday 13:30 with the first round of matches and ended on Sunday, with the last final at 14:00. On Saturday night, there was a social event in the city Centre of Rotterdam, where 35 people enjoyed the city of Rotterdam with food and drinks.
Unfortunately, there weren’t enough ladies, so we had to merge a few categories which resulted in the W35+ and the W50+. In the results of the tournament there are always a few surprises and upsets. Let us tell you about a few of those results.
The biggest surprise was the Men final 50+. Ronald Permentier (NED) and Ilkay Kocak played each other in the final as two unseeded players. Ronald managed to defend his title and won in straight games.
In the Men 40+ we had the same final as 2 years ago in the 35+. Yasser Fayez (NED) and Dave de Beule (BEL). In 2016 they played the final, which Dave won 3-2. Last year they played each other in the round robin and again it was de Beule who won with 3-2. This year they faced each other again in the Men 40+. This time it was the Dutch player Fayez who managed to win in 5.
In the W50+ unseeded Karen Webb managed to be the strongest women in the field, in the final she won 3-2 against number 2 seed Titia Posdijk.
The other winners of the Dutch Open Masters 2018 were: Filippo Madella (M35+), Yasser Fayez (40+), Daniel Oeschger (45+), Ronald Permentier (50+), Giorgio Sorio (55+), Allen Barwise (60+), Peter Karlsson (65+), Karin Thiel (W35+), Karen Webb (50+)
We hope to see everybody again next year at the Dutch Open Masters 2019. Due to the regulations of the National Federation it is uncertain if the event again will take place in Rotterdam. But the event will be organized again in 2019 and only the location is to be confirmed.