Sunday, 3 July 2011

OM Match Race : Kiwi Teams Fight for Podium Places

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by OM Match Race media

The round robin concluded with its remaining six flights at the Grade 2 OM Match Race at Lago di Ledro, Italy.

Reuben Corbett (NZL) won all the matches he fought, thus ranking first in the RR; Mads Ebler (DEN) and William Tiller (NZL) followed stright behind with nine victories each. Przemek Tarnacki (POL) joined the first teams in the semi-finals as the fourth in the RR.

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Corbett decided to fight his semifinals against Tarnacki, thus leaving Ebler to match with Tiller.

On the first semifinal the victorious team was Corbett, who won both the races; the second semifinal went to Ebler, who had to work harder since he was tied to Tiller up to the last match.

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During the semifinals all the skippers who finished the round robin in the following positions matched to maintain their result against the closer skipper (5th-6th, 7th-8th and 9th-10th). In the end, all those mathces went to the skippers who scored higher in the RR, thus leaving the results unchanged.

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In the evening all the skippers were hosted again at the club for a traditional Trentino meal: polenta, polenta di patate (very tipical and "very" different from smashed potatoes), sausages and goulash.

On Sunday, Tiller will meet Tarnacki for the 3rd-4th place and Ebler will meet Corbett for the gold medal.

If they survive the after dinner strudel...

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Round Robin Results

1. Reuben Corbett (NZL) 11-0
2. Mads Ebler (DEN) 9-2
3. William Tiller (NZL) 9-2
4. Przemek Tarnacki (POL) 7-4
5. Nicolai Sehested (DEN) 7-4
6. Jurjen Feitsma (NED) 5-6
7. Dejan Presen 4-7
8. Martin Boidin 4-7
9. Valerio Galati 3-8
10. Saverio Ramirez 2.5-8
11. Peter Nicholas (AUS) 2-9
12. Sandro Cavallari 1-10


Sehested 1 - Feitsma 0

Presen 1 - Boidin 0

Galati 1 - Ramirez 0


Ebler 2 - Tiller 1
Corbett 2 - Tarnacki 0

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