Sportive success

The weekend before last (being Saturday February 14th and Sunday February 15th) my girlfriend and I participated in a tournament at Delft.

It’s called the Delft ABCD 2009 tournament, and enables players of all four levels to compete against each other in the levely scenery of the hall.
We have attended the tournament before, yet weren’t able to win anything. Last year I ended up losing the semi-final in the men’s singles, and didn’t get far with the other disciplines (mixed doubles or men’s doubles).

This year, all is different! I played in the C-level, which isn’t too bad. I’m wishing I could do better, but the B-level is just very tough. Maybe next year?
Together with a dear friend, we lost the men’s doubles game just before the semi-finals (3rd round) which was kind of disappointing. Luckily we lost to the winners of the tournament, so all’s not lost.
The men’s singles didn’t work out differently from last year; I lost the semi-final match. (Also to the winner of the tournament, although that’s a bad excuse.)

What cheered me up though was the fact that my girlfriend and I won the semi-final in the mixed doubles! So we were obliged to compete in the finals of a tournament! A first for us.
Sunday, around 4 PM (and about 2.5 hours late) we started playing the final match, and gloriously won! I’m still amazed at this. 🙂

Here’s the proof of my losing the semi-final and winning the tournament for mixed doubles on the C-level!
Winners & my tournament.

Next weekend is the next tournament. We’ll see what happens there!

3 thoughts on “Sportive success”

  1. Congratulations on your sportive successes, but I fail to read which sport you competed in 😉

    Given the scores and the ads over, I presume badminton.

    1. Maarten Tijhof – Localhost – A long time tinkerer, I'm now seasoned in the art of integration where most of my work has been completed with Oracle middleware. Also, I'm an avid photographer and badminton player and very much like to travel the world!
      Maarten says:

      I figured the tag ‘Badminton’ would be enough of a hint. 😉
      But yes, you’re right. I’m a long-time badminton player. 🙂

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