2nd World Cup Tenniqouits Championship - 2010

At the second World Ring Tennis Championships in Koblenz at the beginning of August, three world championship titles will be awarded: in the women's singles, in the men's singles, and in the team competition. German players and the German national team are defending champions in all three competitions. The schedule with the groupings and game schedules with the player names will also be published soon. The participants' slogans for the individual competitions can now be viewed. The participating teams with the registered players and officials for the World Ring Tennis Championships will be received in Koblenz on July 30th, 2010. You will then fight for the world champion medals for a week. In addition to the three official World Cup disciplines, there are also WTF framework competitions in alternating women and men doubles, mixed and “classic” women and men doubles. For these unofficial competitions, the WTF, together with the Technical Committee, issued wild cards to additional German players. In alternating doubles, as in table tennis, the alternating acceptance and throwing back of the ring is prescribed; in “classic” this rule does not apply. Alternating doubles is one of the elementary rules of the game of the world association. Here you can read the full wording of the WTF rules of the game in German translation and memorize the English rule expressions.

The 2nd Ring Tennis World Championships 2010 took place from July 31 to August 6, 2010 in Koblenz and were organized by the World Tenniquoits Federation (WTF for short). The organizer was the German Gymnastics Federation  in cooperation with the Middle Rhine Gymnastics Association. The world championships consisted of an individual world championship for women and men, the team world championship and five other framework competitions in mixed, alternating women / men doubles and classic women / men doubles.

The venue for the world championships was the Oberwerth sports hall in Koblenz, which has a total area of ​​3400 m² and can accommodate up to 5000 spectators. For the first time, there was a specially installed LED wall at a ring tennis event, on which game scenes, results and interviews were presented.

Seven nations took part in the second wrestling world championships, including the world championship debutants Poland and Belarus .

Four members of the WTF did not take part in the World Cup. Pakistan had reported as four years earlier, but was prevented from attending due to problems with entry.

Membership in the World Tenniquoits Federation is a prerequisite for participation in the World Ring Tennis Championships. Each member nation was allowed to register 6 women and 6 men, as well as 3 other delegation members (trainers, referees, etc.) for the competitions of the 2010 World Ring Tennis Championships.

German team

The German World Cup team was nominated by national coach Mario Müller from Hamburg on April 23, 2010 as part of the crown tournament in Siegen . 9 members of the world championship team from 2006 belonged to the German team again. With an average age of around 27, it was the youngest national team of all time.

LadiessocietyInternational appearances before World Cup
Sabrina WestphalPost-SG Mannheim14th
Vera VollhaseSG Suderwich4th
Nicole SchellertTV Heddesdorf3rd
Michaela GüthlingSG Suderwich0
Sarah KissingerFSG Koblenz-Bad Ems2
Melanie BöttcherPost-SG Mannheim2
Men’ssocietyInternational appearances before World Cup
Dominic SchubardtPost-SG Mannheim9
Timo HufnagelTV Pforzheim10
Maximilian SpeicherVfL Wehbach2
Christian HerzogESG Frankonia Karlsruhe19th
Alexei ErmakTSV Neubiberg-Ottobrunn0
Jürgen ÖttelTSV Mimmenhausen5

Competitions 

Individual World Championships Women 

Women’s final: Lenize Potgieter (front) against Vera Vollhase

The 16-year-old South African number 1 Lenize Potgieter prevailed at the women’s individual World Cup . The hopeless final opponent Vera Vollhase had previously defeated the reigning world champion Sabrina Westphal in the semifinals. Places 4 and 5 also went to hosts Germany. There was a total of 21 players, the winner was determined in the knockout system . [3]

Preliminary round
Brazil Rosana AguiarPoland Magdalena Stankiewicz31:58
Belarus Julia KalbykaSouth Africa Irmarie Kruger15:58
Brazil Bassima CarmetIndia Sujita Sinha15:54
Brazil Maria Aparecida ParraIndia Deepashree Devaraju22:54
Brazil Suely SierraPoland Anna Wangryn25:60
Round of 16
Germany Sabrina WestphalPoland Magdalena Stankiewicz62: 29
South Africa Irmarie KrugerIndia Nisha Prakash49:38
South Africa Melicia SauerIndia Sujita Sinha54:30
Germany Vera VollhasePoland Ada Trawczynska62:16
South Africa Lenize PotgieterIndia Deepashree Devaraju60: 28
Germany Michaela GüthlingPoland Paulina Wangryn58: 14
Germany Nicole SchellertSouth Africa Heleen Potgieter51: 33
Poland Anna WangrynIndia Sameera Begum15:57
Quarter finals
Germany Sabrina WestphalSouth Africa Irmarie Kruger55: 39
South Africa Melicia SauerGermany Vera Vollhase33:43
South Africa Lenize PotgieterGermany Michaela Güthling55: 37
Germany Nicole SchellertIndia Sameera Begum48:32
Semifinals
Germany Sabrina WestphalGermany Vera Vollhase35: 39
South Africa Lenize PotgieterGermany Nicole Schellert47:42
3rd place match
Germany Sabrina WestphalGermany Nicole Schellert48: 41
final
Germany Vera VollhaseSouth Africa Lenize Potgieter37:48

Final ranking edit Edit source ]

1.Lenize PotgieterSouth Africa 9.Heleen PotgieterSouth Africa
2.Vera VollhaseGermany 10.Nisha PrakashIndia
3.Sabrina WestphalGermany 11.Deepashree DevarajuIndia
4thNicole SchellertGermany 12.Sujita SinhaIndia
5.Michaela GüthlingGermany 13thAda TrawczynskaPoland
6thIrmarie KrugerSouth Africa 14thPaulina WangrynPoland
7thMelicia SauerSouth Africa 15thMagdalena StankiewiczPoland
8th.Sameera BegumIndia 16.Anna WangrynPoland

Single Men’s World Championship 

The later runner-up Alexej Ermak in the semifinals

World champion Dominic Schubardt defended the title he had won in Chennai (India) in 2006 , while his opponent Alexej Ermak, who was 10 years younger than him, was left behind. The semi-finals were a purely German affair, as all four German players survived their quarter-finals against South African and Indian competition. In total there was a starting field of 20 players, the winner was determined in the knockout system. [3]

Preliminary round
Belarus Andrej KonanPoland Marek Gil37: 26
Belarus Ilya SadauIndia Narayana Surya21:76
Belarus Ivan KoltunIndia Kumara Govindarajan31:55
Belarus Alex StasheuskiPoland Maciej Tobolski44:52
Round of 16
Germany Dominic SchubardtBelarus Andrej Konan60: 27
South Africa Hanno PienaarIndia Mahinder Balaji53:29
South Africa Bertus le RouxIndia Narayana Surya63: 28
Germany Timo HufnagelPoland Sebastian Podsiadly46: 38
South Africa Craig OgilvieIndia Kumara Govindarajan47: 46
Germany Alexei ErmakPoland Michal Suszczynski64:22
Germany Maximilian SpeicherSouth AfricaJustin Kokott (task)20: 0
Poland Maciej TobolskiIndia Lakshman Rao25: 62
Quarter finals
Germany Dominic SchubardtSouth Africa Hanno Pienaar37:30
South Africa Bertus le RouxGermany Timo Hufnagel37:46
South Africa Craig OgilvieGermany Alexei Ermak36:40
Germany Maximilian SpeicherIndia Lakshman Rao53: 41
Semifinals
Germany Dominic SchubardtGermany Timo Hufnagel43: 31
Germany Alexei ErmakGermany Maximilian Speicher44:30
3rd place match
Germany Timo HufnagelGermany Maximilian Speicher55:42
final
Germany Dominic SchubardtGermany Alexei Ermak31:24

Final ranking 

1.Dominic SchubardtGermany 9.Sebastian PodsiadlyPoland
2.Alexei ErmakGermany 10.Kumara GovindarajanIndia
3.Timo HufnagelGermany 11.Mahinder BalajiIndia
4thMaximilian SpeicherGermany 12.Maciej TobolskiPoland
5.Craig OgilvieSouth Africa 13thNarayana SuryaIndia
6thHanno PienaarSouth Africa 14thMichal SuszczynskiPoland
7thBertus le RouxSouth Africa 15thAndrej KonanBelarus
8th.Lakshman RaoIndia 16.Justin KokottSouth Africa

Team World Cup 

The new team world champion South Africa at the award ceremony

The South African team dethroned defending champions Germany after a 12: 8 in the last encounter of the Team World Cup. Due to better results against the other nations, Germany would have been enough to draw 10:10. However, South Africa was in the front after the first individual lap and carried this lead through the following four laps. In the game for third place, Poland offered the Indians tough resistance, but ultimately had no chance. [4]

World champions Germany, South Africa, India and newcomer Poland competed in the team competition. Belarus, Brazil and Bangladesh could not muster a complete team. Instead, they played together as a combined team under the flag of the World Tenniquoits Federation and out of competition.

A national team encounter in ring tennis consists of 2 women and men singles (DE, HE), 2 mixed doubles (Mix) and 2 women and men doubles (DD, HD).

Germany vs South Africa – Decision to Place 1 

With the last encounter, defending champion Germany lost the World Cup to South Africa. The decisive factor here were the surprising defeats of the two individual world champions in 2006, Sabrina Westphal and Dominic Schubardt, against Melicia Sauer and Hanno Pienaar .

 Germany GermanySouth Africa South Africa
HE1Timo HufnagelBertus le Roux47:312-0
DE1Sabrina WestphalMelicia Sauer45:570: 2
HE2Dominic SchubardtHanno Pienaar34:370: 2
DE2Nicole SchellertLenize Potgieter43:530: 2
Mix1Sarah Kissinger / Timo HufnagelHeleen Potgieter / Craig Ogilvie32:282-0
Mix2Sabrina Westphal / Jürgen ÖttelLenize Potgieter / Hanno Pienaar18:200: 2
HD1Timo Hufnagel / Alexej ErmakCraig Ogilvie / Judge van Tonder53:382-0
DD1Vera Vollhase / Michaela GüthlingMelicia Sauer / Irmarie Kruger49:590: 2
HD2Maximilian Speicher / Dominic SchubardtBertus le Roux / Hanno Pienaar45:352-0
DD2Nicole Schellert / Sabrina WestphalHeleen Potgieter / Lenize Potgieter47:560: 2
 413: 4148:12

India against Poland – Decision for 3rd place 

The victory of the more experienced Indian team against newcomer Poland was ultimately clear, although fiercely contested in places. Worth mentioning here are the victories of the Polish player Sebastian Podsiadly , who competes for the team of the TuS Rodenbach (Turnverband Mittelrhein) and thus played in front of his home crowd.

 India IndiaPoland Poland
HE1Lakshman RaoSebastian Podsiadly41:440: 2
DE1Deepashree DevarajuPatricia Podsiadly48:462-0
HE2Kumar GovindarajanMichal Suszczynski61:302-0
DE2Nisha PrakashAda Trawczynska51:342-0
Mix1Deepashree Devaraju / Lakshman RaoPatricia Podsiadly / Sebastian Podsiadly37:420: 2
Mix2Sameera Begum / Narayana SuryaAnna Wangryn / Maciej Tobolski57:282-0
HD1Lakshman Rao / Kumar GovindarajanMarek Gil / Piotr Pawlak64:292-0
DD1Sameera Begum / Apeksha DevarajuAda Trawczynska / Patricia Podsiadly46:442-0
HD2Naranaya Surya / Nasa RakeshSebastian Podsiadly / Michal Suszczynski20: 02-0
DD2Deepashree Devaraju / Nisha PrakashPaulina Wangryn / Anna Wangryn71:302-0
 496: 32716: 4

Final ranking 

 teamGermanySouth AfricaIndiaPoland#Pointsplace
GermanyGermany 8:1220: 020: 020: 06th2.
South AfricaSouth Africa12: 8 18: 218: 220: 08th1.
IndiaIndia0:202: 18 16: 420: 04th3.
PolandPoland0:202: 184:16 20: 024th
#WTF Combined0:200:200:200:20 05.

Frame competitions 

The framework competitions in mixed, alternating and classic doubles were given the status of demonstration competitions, as they did 4 years earlier, but are also considered unofficial world championships. In alternating doubles, as in table tennis, the partners have to take the ring alternately and throw it back; in classic doubles, the order is free as in tennis.

The World Tenniquoits Federation awarded up to 5 further wild cards per competition in addition to the participants of the national teams . For example, young German talents and South African delegation members received international match practice. The hosts won 4 of the 5 titles.

The disciplines mixed and alternating doubles received the status of official World Championship competitions at the General Meeting of the World Tenniquoits Federation on August 5th in Koblenz from the next Ring Tennis World Championships in 2014.

Mixed doubles 

Lenize Potgieter and Hanno Pienaar during the final in mixed doubles

The framework competition in mixed doubles marked the start of the world championships. The veterans Sabrina Westphal and Christian Herzog prevailed in a high-class final against the young South African doubles Lenize Potgieter and Hanno Pienaar. During the competition, the previously damaged number 1 of the South Africans, Judge van Tonder , was seriously injured so that he had to pause until the last day of the competition. [5]

Final ranking
1.Sabrina Westphal / Christian HerzogGermany
2.Lenize Potgieter / Hanno PienaarSouth Africa
3.Sarah Kissinger / Timo HufnagelGermany
4thMelicia Sauer / Justin KokottSouth Africa
5.Vera Vollhase / Maximilian SpeicherGermany
6thAnette Henning / Abrie Pienaar (Wild Card)South Africa
7thLakshman Rao / Deepashree DevarajuIndia
8th.Judge van Tonder / Heleen PotgieterSouth Africa

Alternating double

The winners in the men’s alternating doubles: Dominic Schubardt (front) and Maximilian Speicher. Fourth place in the women’s alternating doubles: Nicole Schellert (front) and Sarah Kissinger

In alternating doubles, Maximilian Speicher and Dominic Schubardt were able to repeat their surprise success at the last World Championships, while Lenize Potgieter won one of their 3 gold medals together with her mother Heleen . It is also worth mentioning the third place of the Indian doubles Rao / Govindarajan , who won the first Indian medal in an individual competition. [5]

Final ranking women
1.Heleen Potgieter / Lenize PotgieterSouth Africa
2.Sabrina Westphal / Vera VollhaseGermany
3.Irmarie Kruger / Melicia SauerSouth Africa
4thNicole Schellert / Sarah KissingerGermany
5.Melanie Böttcher / Michaela GüthlingGermany
6thMiriam Hartman / Bronwin HumanSouth Africa
7thNisha Prakash / Deepashree DevarajuIndia
8th.Stefanie Kaiser / Sophia Speicher (Wild Card)Germany
 
Final ranking men
1.Dominic Schubardt / Maximilian SpeicherGermany
2.Alexej Ermak / Jürgen ÖttelGermany
3.Lakshman Rao / Kumara GovindarajanIndia
4thCraig Ogilvie / Rowan van TonderSouth Africa
5.Bertus le Roux / Hanno PienaarSouth Africa
6thChristian Kämper / Sebastian Weber (Wild Card)Germany
7thMahinder Balaji / Balu MuraliIndia
8th.Christian Herzog / Timo HufnagelGermany

Classic double 

Many players use the framework competition in classic doubles for a break from competition before the team competition, as this form of doubles is of little importance in international ring tennis. Thus there were good chances for wild card players to advance to higher regions of the final rankings. Among others at the start were the reigning German champions in men’s doubles Andre Katzberg and Tim Flender , who, however, lost out to the national team doubles Hufnagel / Speicher in the final. 

Final ranking women
1.Michaela Güthling / Nicole SchellertGermany
2.Melanie Böttcher / Sarah KissingerGermany
3.Bronwin Human / Miriam HartmanSouth Africa
4thReni Etimiri / Elena Fighters (Wild Card)Germany
5.Patricia Podsiadly / Monika Schmitz (Wild Card)Poland Germany
6thAlexandra Boelsen / Janine Bleile (Wild Card)Germany
7thRaba Krasniqi / Melanie Gemünd (Wild Card)Germany
8th.Magdalena Stankiewicz / Anna WangrynPoland
 
Final ranking men
1.Timo Hufnagel / Maximilian SpeicherGermany
2.Andre Katzberg / Tim Flender (Wild Card)Germany
3.Alexej Ermak / Jürgen ÖttelGermany
4thThomas Bleile / Klaus Riehm (Wild Card)Germany
5.Julian Sauck / Tobias Höfelmayr (Wild Card)Germany
6thFlorian Weber / Stefan Edelmann (Wild Card)Germany
7thEvert Potgieter / Hein van der Lith (Wild Card)South Africa
8th.Andrej Konan / Ivan KoltunBelarus

Medal table 

Official Competitions 

countrygoldsilverbronze
South Africa South Africa200
Germany Germany13rd2
India India001

Frame included competitions 

countrygoldsilverbronze
Germany Germany56th4th
South Africa South Africa3rd12
Germany Germany (Wild Card)010
India India002

Source from : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringtennis-Weltmeisterschaften_2010