Victor Dutch International
From Thursday 21nd to Sunday 24th of April the 17th Victor Dutch International will take place in Wateringen, a stone throw from The Hague. It’s one of the 3 international badminton events in the Netherlands and the preparations are already in full swing. The Victor Dutch International 2016 is ......
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Day 1 - Thursday
The first day of the Victor Dutch International has come to an end. Through YouTube, the 5 courts had more than a hundred viewers on livestream. It was a quiet day with only men's singles. In the qualification the 1st seeded Scotsman Ben Torrance was informed right before the start of his match that he was promoted to the main event. Only 2 of the other 7 seeded .....
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Day 2 - Friday
The second day of the Victor Dutch International was a long and exciting day. All events were scheduled. Almost two hundred viewers watched the matches via live stream on the 5 courts, with an average of 5 hours per viewer. Today approximately 150 visitors witnessed the many beautiful matches in Wateringen......
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Day 3 - Saturday
The third day of the Victor Dutch International started with the quarterfinals. At 11:00 the mixed doubles started. The first seeded Moore and Mairs were defeated by the Danish Soby Hansen and Bond. The couple Van der Aar and Maas weren’t able to qualify for the semi-finals. Cheryl Seinen did succeed with her Finnish partner Kaisti.
No surprise in men's singles. First seeded Abian, Merillees and the Dutch players Caljouw and Fransman won their matches fairly easy and qualified for semifinals.
In the women's singles the elimination of the third seeded Tolmoff was striking.
The men's doubles Baskjaer and Aalestrup from Denmark defeated second seeded Germans Holzer and Pistorius, leaving only one seeded couple in the semifinals.
In women's doubles the English-Scottish couple Bland and Findlay appeared on court for the first time this tournament, because of a retirement after seven points they left court looking forward to the semi-finals. The Dutch players Halkema and Malaiholo reached the semi-finals relatively easy.
At 17:00 the semifinals started with the mixed doubles. A thrilling battle on two courts. The Dutch Seinen with her partner had to acknowledge the superiority of the English Pugh and Lane in three close games. The Danish couple Soby Hansen and Bond also reached the final in three games.
Exciting matches with long ralleys in women’s singles, but eventually the first seeded Danish Poulsen and German Li won.
In a thrilling battle the first seeded Spaniard Abian won over the Dutch Caljouw. The fourth placed Dutchman Frenchman narrowly lost against the seventh seeded Scotsman Merillees.
The English duo Brown and Birch reached the women’s doubles final with ease. The Dutch couple from Velo Halkema and Malaihollo amazed by knoking out the second seeded English couple Moore and Williams.
The men's doubles was a powerful spectacle, in which the Danes ruled. Both Bond and Eipe as wel as Aalestrup and Baskjaer convincingly reached the final.
During the semifinals, there were 250 viewers, who also experienced the exciting games on live stream.
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