The Obersee Masters in Jona (CH) took place for the 58th time last weekend.
More than 60 teams from 9 different nations took part in the categories men A/B/C and women as well as in the junior competitions U10/U12 and U14/U16. In addition to the Major Tournament, another highlight took place in Jona with the U21 European Championship for Men.
Men’s Elite Tournament
Despite partly difficult weather conditions and recurring rain, especially on Sundays, the 20 teams from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Namibia, Brazil and Argentina played spectacular matches and exciting matches. In the final, two Brazilian teams faced each other. The team from Sogipa (BRA) dominated the semi-final against the home team from Jona (CH) and the young team from Novo Hamburgo (BRA) also came out on top in the semi-final against the defending champions Diepoldsau (CH).
With a 2:0 and a thrilling comeback in the 2nd set, Sogipa finally won the final and thus the elite men’s tournament.
In the match for 3rd/4th place, Diepoldsau beat the team from Jona.
Points for the World Tour will go not only to the team from Novo Hamburgo but also to the teams from Calw, Kellinghusen, Vaihingen (DE), Grieskirchen and Enns (AUT).
In the women’s A tournament on Saturday, the teams from Germany, Austria, Brazil, Switzerland and the US played against each other.
Already in the preliminary round, the team from Sogipa (BRA) was the favourite. The Brazilians were able to enter the final undefeated. The women from Diepoldsau (CH) also qualified for the final. However, the women from Reihntal had to admit defeat with a clear 2:0 and Sogipa could win the women’s tournament of the Obersee Masters again after 13 years.
There was a purely Swiss duel in the match for 3rd and 4th place, in which Kreuzlingen won clearly against the young team from Elgg/Ettenhausen.