European Team Championship 2017

Team Championship, day 1: As tempered steel

Ukrainian national team is quite a bad start at the European Team Championships. Unfortunately, we again failed to qualify from the group, despite, it was possible to impose a serious fight each of the rivals.

decent resistance

Group A, which were Ukrainians, I had a clear favorite. They were the Dutch, received the first seeded - it was predictable. Our skvoshisty able to provide decent resistance eminent contenders - which got its reflection in each of the matches. Started this confrontation with a third fight racket, Where Valery Fedoruk simply pooped Bartha Ravello. In the two games of the three played a Ukrainian holding an opponent "on the hook", but still the experience took its Ravelli. Then played the team leaders - there Denis homestead no chance conceded Piedra Shveertmanu. Save the situation took Dmitry Pogrebnyak, long tormented Make Ter Sluis. After losing the first game only started Dmitry, which is then broken in the second opponent, I stretched out on the "more-less" third, but, Unfortunately, to no longer have the strength - the remaining two parties still lost Pogrebnyak. captain Konstantin Rыbalychenko I tried to keep the reputation of our team in the last meeting. he understood, that the total expense would still be in favor of the Netherlands, but as much as possible tried to charge the optimism of his colleagues. Admit, he did it - Rene Miysu I had to make every effort. In the two games he was saved only by two points won (about a tie-break in the second modestly keep silent), and only then the Dutchman managed to find his game and get to their team, "dry" 4:0.

DEFEAT, FOR WHICH NO SHAME

Almost without respite Ukrainians come to grips with the Israelis. About, how is the level of play of these teams can at least say seeded. All the more so at this point our "train" gained traction and went ahead. With the move shot Khvedaruk, simply destroyed Nadab Razyэlya. In the struggle the first rackets homestead, though lost to the young Daniel Polishchuk, but it made every effort to win in every game. Then it was difficult. Pogrebnyak, Put in a game against the Netherlands, several went out of the game with Ronom Levy, and try to save the situation Rybal'chenko able to adequately withstand only two games against Roy Avraham.

Unfortunately, we again have to fight not for an exit in the first division, but for the right to stay in the second. But with the, how sincere Ukrainians fought on the first day of European Championship, have confidence, that our five can not only prove their right to be called one of the best European teams, but also vividly remembered at this European Championship.

PASSION FOR ALL LEVELS

the, what happened at the courts in Helsinki on the first day of the European Championship, It is difficult to describe in words. Judging by, how worthy of our skvoshisty fought against their rivals (though conceded), You can only imagine about the situation in other courts. for example, in the same group D Italians, Danes ceded outright, and then only at the expense of the only win the game were able to overcome the Belgians - is now their fate depends entirely on internal meetings Denmark - Belgium. And what is happening in the games of the first division, and all indescribably. See the results of: in two confrontations, the winner was determined only by the total number of goals scored. But there is every team has yet to play for two games. So that, If we went out the first day so interesting, then we can expect even more from the next. And you can be sure on this background, and that our team will be sure to leave its indelible mark on this continental championship - as has happened in the past.

European Team Chess Championship-2017 (Helsinki, Finland)

group stage

26.04.2017

II дивизион

Group A

Netherlands - Ukraine - 4:0 (12:2)

3 Bart RavelloValery Fedoruk3:0 (11:8, 11:4, 11:7)

1 Pьedro ŞveertmanDenis homestead3:0 (11:8, 11:3, 11:3)

4 Mark Ter SluisDmitry Pogrebnyak3:2 (11:3, 5:11, 12:14, 11:6, 11:3)

2 Rene MiysKonstantin Rыbalychenko3:0 (11:9, 13:11, 11:1)

Israel - Ukraine - 3:1 (10:4)

3 Nadab Razyel - Valery Fedoruk1:3 (11:6, 1:11, 3:11, 6:11)

1 Daniel PolishchukDenis homestead3:0 (11:8, 11:4, 11:9)

4 Ron LevyDmitry Pogrebnyak3:0 (11:5, 11:7, 11:4)

2 Roy AvrahamKonstantin Rыbalychenko3:1 (11:9, 10:12, 11:4, 11:4)

27 April will play

Netherlands - Israel

Other matches

Group B

Ireland - Norway - 4:0 (12:0)

Hungary - Norway - 3:1 (10:6)

27 April will play

Ireland - Hungary

Group C

Wales - Portugal – 4:0 (12:0)

Austria - Portugal - 4:0 (12:3)

27 April will play

Wales - Austria

Group D

Denmark - Italy - 4:0 (12:1)

Belgium - Italy - 2:2 (6:7)

27 April will play

Denmark - Belgium

Division I

Group A

England - Switzerland - 4:0 (12:0)

Germany - Spain - 2:2 (7:7, on points – 138:133)

27 April will play

Germany - Switzerland

England - Spain

England - Germany

Spain - Switzerland

Group B

France - Czech Republic - 3:1 (10:4)

Scotland - Finland - 2:2 (7:7, on points – 130:117)

27 April will play

France - Finland

Scotland - Czech Republic

France - Scotland

Finland - Czech Republic

Team Championship, day 2-3: step below

The current European Team Championship turned out to be not very successful for our team. After losing in the group stage, Ukrainians were forced to fight for survival in the second division. Despite all efforts, This process was extremely difficult.

After two unpleasant defeats in the group stage, Our team had a day of rest before, how to join the fight for 9-12 seats. In a sense, he has gone on advantage - the Ukrainians were able to relax and, and recharge your batteries, watching, How was the game between the teams of the first division. Many of them are the strongest players on the world level and the almost legendary squash (what about the skill of the Finn Olli Tuominen, Swiss Nicolas Mueller, English Nika Mettyu, Daryl Selby and James Uillstropa, French Gregori Golte, Mathieu Castanet, Gregoire and Luke Marsh Serme, Scotsman Alana Klayna and the German Simon Rosner).

The highest charge was Dmitry Pogrebnyak, just this year moved from the reserve players of the discharge of the national team into the first team. Especially in the Friday confrontation began just with the games between the teams fourth rackets - and then Dmitri showed itself in all its glory, the move to join in struggle. Italian Gianluca Podzhiale Ukrainians could resist only in the first game, then he chose to surrender meekly. With the same pressure Pogrebnyak began and the battle with the Portuguese national team, just won in two games Tomas Silva - but then our players have become overcome fatigue, because in the difficult struggle he still lost.

team Portugal

But it was the fourth game "numbers" teams - the main battle unfolded yet between the most experienced players. And here we, Unfortunately, comprehended surprises. Denis homestead and Konstantin Rыbalychenko no options have conceded the first racket of Italy and Portugal. The reputation of the national team of Ukraine managed to maintain Valery Khvedaruk - despite, that the result was known in advance confrontations, he gave the maximum. Games Fedoruk in both meetings were the last, but Valery first made nervous Andrea Torrichini, taking it one game, and later bombed and all third racket of Portugal national team Pedro Pinto in three batches.

Unfortunately, it must be noted, that this year has been extremely difficult for our team - in 2018 year we have to fight for access to the second division. We can only hope for a worthy completion of the championship (there is still a game against Norway). And clearly the preparation for the games next year.

European Team Chess Championship-2017 (Helsinki, Finland)

27-28.04.2017

II дивизион

group stage

Group A

Netherlands - Israel - 4:0 (12:1)

Standings

Command AND AT n P AND +/- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
1. Netherlands 2 2 0 0 8-0 24-3 297-193 4
2. Israel 2 1 0 1 3-5 11-16 231-251 2
3. Ukraine 2 0 0 2 1-7 6-22 197-281 0

Group B

Ireland - Hungary - 2:2 (9:8, on points – 171:149)

Standings

Command AND AT n P AND +/- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
1. Ireland 2 1 1 0 6-2 21-8 304-219 3
2. Hungary 2 1 1 0 5-3 18-15 299-295 3
3. Norway 2 0 0 2 1-7 6-22 194-283 0

Group C

Wales - Austria - 4:0 (12:1)

Standings

Command AND AT n P AND +/- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
1. Wales 2 2 0 0 8-0 24-1 273-135 4
2. Austria 2 1 0 1 4-4 13-15 247-255 2
3. Potrugaliya 2 0 0 2 0-8 3-24 168-298 0

Group D

Denmark - Belgium - 3:1 (11:3)

Standings

Command AND AT n P AND +/- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
1. Denmark 2 2 0 0 7-1 23-4 281-197 4
2. Belgium 2 0 1 1 3-5 9-18 222-249 1
3. Italy 2 0 1 1 2-6 8-18 191-248 1

Playoffs

for 1-8 seats

Netherlands - Hungary - 4:0 (12:3)

Ireland - Israel - 3:1 (9:5)

Denmark - Austria - 3:1 (8:5)

Wales - Belgium - 3:0 (9:2)

Hungary - Belgium - 2:2 (7:5)

Israel - Austria - 3:1 (9:6)

Wales - Netherlands - 3:1 (8:3)

Denmark - Ireland - 3:1 (10:7)

29 April play

Hungary - Israel

Belgium - Austria

Wales - Denmark

Netherlands - Ireland

for 9-12 seats

Ukraine - Italy1:3 (4:9)

4 Dmitry Pogrebnyak - Gianluca Poggio - 3:0 (15:13, 11:6, 11:5)

1 Denis homesteadYuri Farneti0:3 (5:11, 7:11, 3:11)

2 Konstantin RыbalychenkoDimitri Diamantopulos0:3 (4:11, 7:11, 5:11)

3 Valery FedorukAndrea Torrichini1:3 (11:9, 8:11, 4:11, 5:11)

Ukraine - Portugal1:3 (5:9)

4 Dmitry PogrebnyakTomas Silva2:3 (11:8, 12:10, 8:11, 5:11, 9:11)

1 Denis homesteadRui Soares0:3 (6:11, 2:11, 2:11)

2 Konstantin RыbalychenkoClaudiu Pintu0:3 (5:11, 5:11, 6:11)

3 Valery Fedoruk - Pedro Pinto - 3:0 (11:6, 11:6, 11:3)

Other matches

Portugal - Norway - 3:1 (9:6)

Italy - Norway - 3:1 (9:4)

29 April play

Ukraine - Norway

Portugal - Italy

Division I

Group A

Germany - Switzerland - 4:0 (12:0)

England - Spain - 3:1 (11:6)

England - Germany - 2:2 (7:6)

Spain - Switzerland - 4:0 (12:0)

Standings

Command AND AT n P And + /- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
1. England 3 2 1 0 9-3 30-12 436-298 5
2. Germany 3 1 2 0 8-4 25-14 381-324 4
3. Spain 3 1 1 1 7-5 25-18 394-393 3
4. Switzerland 3 0 0 3 0-12 0-36 202-398 0

Group B

France - Finland - 4:0 (12:1)

Scotland - Czech Republic - 4:0 (12:0)

France - Scotland - 4:0 (12:3)

Finland - Czech Republic - 2:2 (8:7)

Standings

Command AND AT n P And + /- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
1. France 3 3 0 0 11-1 34-8 438-273 6
2. Scotland 3 1 1 1 6-6 22-19 374-362 3
3. Finland 3 0 2 1 4-8 16-26 325-407 2
4. Czech Republic 3 0 1 2 3-9 11-30 314-409 1

Playoffs

for 5-8 seats

Spain - Czech Republic - 3:1 (11:4)

Finland - Switzerland - 2:2 (8:8, on points – 150:149)

29 April play

Spain - Finland

Switzerland - Czech Republic

for 1-4 seats

England - Scotland - 4:0 (10:0)

France - Germany - 4:0 (11:2)

29 April play

Scotland - Germany

England - France

Team Championship, day 4: With an eye on 2018

The last day of the European Championship for many teams became a kind of Rubicon. As for the national team of Ukraine, she went to Friday's games already in the command status, which next year will compete in the third division and fight for the right to improve in the classroom. Because there was only the final blow to sustain and prove their claims to the, to be called one of the most worthy. Admit, our skvoshistam succeeded.

worthy end

In fact, game against the Norwegians were more than nominal character - both teams before this confrontation already knew, that give way to the second division teams of Slovakia and Poland, that We won the tournament in early April in Jersey. Nevertheless, Battle in each of the match was hard-fought. Dmitry Pogrebnyak, taken aback in the first game of the competition with trim Osnessom, time to pack up and gave a very beautiful fight, selected at the opponent's one game, and another two to give him a minimum delay. Denis homestead I get the most out of the game with Adrianom Эstbye, dodavit his fifth game in a tiebreaker. Then our team brought forward Valery Fedoruk, managed to cope with the experienced Sindre Roaldsjoem. The last came into the fight our champion among juniors Artur Sikora, for whom this was the first game at this level of the tournament. But here is the role played by the gaming experience - Kim Are Killinberg more often speaks on such tournaments, because he was able to withstand the pressure of the starting Arthur and take all three parties.

In this way, Ukrainian team finished his speech at the European Team Championships 2017 in last place in the next year will be forced to fight for the return of the II Division. Judging by, how our guys competed in Helsinki, hard to believe, that in a year they will be able to win this right easily. In the meantime, we have the right to allow a taste of games at this level Slovaks and Poles - at least temporarily.

The climax FINALS

Their exchange between the divisions occurred at the highest level. Despite the support of native stands, the hosts of the tournament the Finns dropped out of Division I, finishing only seventh place. Finland and the main loser of the European Team Championship in Switzerland next year, will replace the Wales and Denmark.

But the main sensation was the victory of the French team, dobyvshey European title. Recently, the French often intersect with the founders of the British Squash Team Championship in the finals, but for seventeen years We were able to defeat them only once - 2015 year in Herning. In the past year France lost to England by a score 1:2, and only victory then got the most experienced player Gregory Gaultier, who managed to cope with four past game James Uillstropom. Thus it was not injured in the ranks of the British at that time Nika Mettyu - one of the strongest players of this team. This time the rematch came over confident. Goltiye, Hrehua Marsh and Mathieu Castanet consulted, respectively, Matthew, Dэrilom Selby and Uillstropom, so that the holding of a meeting between Lucas Serme and Tom Richards It has no sense.

The bronze medals were won by Germans, managed to beat Scotland - and here the intrigue was present until the last. This confrontation ended destiny draw and medals should be postponed until the counting of the total number of goals scored. In many ways, getting "bronze" crazy Germans contributed resistance in the last match - Valentin Rapp although it lost its meeting Kevin Moran with the score 0:3, but each of the parties gave a minimal lag – 9:11, 8:11, 9:11. In order for the, to climb on the podium, German national team took advantage of only scored four goals.

European Team Chess Championship-2017 (Helsinki, Finland)

29.04.2017

II дивизион

Playoffs

for 9-12 seats

Ukraine - Norway – 2:2 (7:8)

3 Dmitry PogrebnyakTrim Osness – 1:3 (0:11, 9:11, 11:6, 7:11)

1 Denis homestead - Adrian Эstbye - 3:2 (11:9, 8:11, 11:13, 11:4, 12:10)

2 Valery Fedoruk - Sindre Roaldsjoj - 3:0 (11:8, 14:12, 11:8)

4 Artur SikoraKim Are Killinberg0:3 (9:11, 2:11, 4:11)

Another game

Portugal - Italy2:2 (8:8, on points – 146:150)

Standings

Command AND AT n P And + /- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
9. Italy 3 3 0 0 8-4 26-16 413-340 6
10. Portugal 3 2 0 1 8-4 26-19 409-380 4
11. Norway 3 0 1 2 4-8 18-25 373-393 1
12. Ukraine 3 0 1 2 4-8 16-26 331-413 1


for 7 a place

Belgium - Austria - 3:1 (10:6)

for 5 a place

Hungary - Israel - 3:1 (9:4)

for 3 a place

Netherlands - Ireland1:2 (4:7)

finale

Wales - Denmark - 3:0 (9:0)

Division I

Playoffs

for 5-8 seats

Spain - Finland - 3:1 (11:3)

Switzerland - Czech Republic1:3 (5:9)

Standings

Command AND AT n P And + /- G + /- H + /- ABOUT
5. Spain 3 3 0 0 10-2 22-7 304-231 6
6. Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 6-6 13-16 246-269 3
7. Finland 3 0 2 1 5-7 11-19 257-298 2
8. Switzerland 3 0 1 2 3-9 13-17 263-272 1


for 3 a place

Scotland - Germany2:2 (7:7, on points – 127:133)

finale

England - France0:3 (3:9)

Final standings

  1. France
  2. England
  3. Germany
  4. Scotland
  5. Spain
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Finland
  8. Switzerland

9 (1). Wales

10 (2). Denmark

11 (3). Ireland

12 (4). Netherlands

13 (5). Hungary

14 (6). Israel

15 (7). Belgium

16 (8). Austria

17 (9). Italy

18 (10). Portugal

19 (11). Norway

20 (12). Ukraine

Place men's national team of Ukraine from the date of participation in the European Team Championship:

Year locations Position
2005 Amsterdam (21 command) 20. Ukraine
2006 Vein (24 commands) 20. Ukraine
2007 Riccione (27 Team) 20. Ukraine
2008 Amsterdam (28 Team) 24. Ukraine
2009 Malmo (27 Team) 22. Ukraine
2010 Aix-en-Provence (27 Team) 18. Ukraine
2011 Espoo (30 Team) 19. Ukraine
2012 Mars / Nuremberg (30 Team) 19. Ukraine
2013 Amsterdam (31 command) 18. Ukraine
2014 Zagreb / ​​Riccione (29 Team) 17. Ukraine
2015 Ljubljana / Herning (31 command) 18. Ukraine
2016 Bucharest / Warsaw (30 Team) 17. Ukraine
2017 St. Helier / Helsinki (34 commands) 20. Ukraine
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