Nordhorn Brettchen Open 2010 at 05.06.2010

Christian Hille dominated at the Nordhorn Brettchen Open at once

Nordhorn (HH). In the tenth implementation of Nordhorn Brettchen Open, the oldest hardbat table tennis tournament in Germany, in both men's classes the starters with the longest travel prevailed. At his first start Christian Hille from SV Wolfen-Nord won in the main class, and in the class for the county league players Ulrich Schäfer of TSV Eintracht Belle dominated after 2005 for the second time.

Christian Hille, the best hardbat player from Saxony-Anhalt, had taken the long journey to look for the comparison with the best players from Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, who have traditionally set the tone in the Nordhorn tournament. But the cracks were missing this time, and so the 28-year-old from the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld only in the match against the later fourth, Marcel Plagemann of Olympia Laxten, had to go to his limits. In the final against Reinhard Rothe (DJK Greven) he remained without dropping a game as before against the third Kilian Fenske of SF Schledehausen. Also in doubles Hille set through - on the side of Rothe he referred Jürgen Lohrie/Marcel Plagemann (TV Bunde/Olympia Laxten ) to place 2.

In the class for the county league players Ulrich Schäfer from TSV Eintracht Belle in the final against Tore Skowronski (DJK Gravenhorst) lost his first two games, but still came out with a 3-2 win at his third start in Nordhorn for the second tournament victory. The revenge succeeded for Tore Skowronski in doubles, where he secured the title along with the youth winner Fabian Veldboer by the organizing TTC Eintracht Nordhorn. 2nd place here fell to the father-son combination Rudi and Marco Knospe (TTC Eintracht Nordhorn), who had won this competition twice and came in the singles to places 3 and 4.

TTC Eintracht Nordhorn, which has held this tournament for the first time since 2007 again as an independent hardbat tournament after the hardbat classes have been integrated twice in the large Nordhorn Euregio tournament on Pentecost, was not satisfied with the low resonance of its anniversary event. The summer temperatures kept many potential starters away from their participation, so that the club will probably choose an earlier date for the hardbat tournament in the future.