Xmas Tournament 2019'
Xmas Tournament 2019: Pablo Zarraga and Peter van Engeland celebrates an early Feliz Navidad! Linda Brokāne/Aiga Krigere collects first win together.
13 teams had gathered on Sunday to battle it out for Christmas bragging rights. Tournament favourites Pablo Zarraga and Peter van Engeland showed that weekly practicing together pays off. More surprisingly, Vadim Kravcov reached the final with replacement partner Māris Rumjancevs after a tight comeback against Lithuanian Nerijus and Emil Baltrimaitis. The father/son duo from Šiauliai eventually finished third, beating Reinis and Kārlis Miljons in the bronze match. The C/D draw saw some good, long rallies, with several players pushing their fitness limits. Brokāne/Krigere bested a somewhat weaker draw than expected after Vorobejs/Gajevskis got moved to the A/B draw due to late withdrawals, but the new team need all the practice they can get. Look out for the next event: New Years Cup!