Tuesday, August 2, 2016

My 30th World Footbag Championships travel diary - day 7

3rd day of the tournament

My partner and I are facing a very good team and unfortunately we didn't play as good as we did in the pool play. As Jakub was saying we're as good as our opponents pressure. The more they put pressure on us the more our weaknesses show. It's ok though, we will still try to get the best of our consolation matches on Thursday for 9th to 16th place. Stay tuned.

2016 World Footbag Championships Poland - Quebec team - Jakub Grabarcyk and Yves Archambault
On the women's side, Geneviève Bousquet assured her place in the Women's singles finals, she will face 2015's World Champion Piia Tantarimaki from Finland. Gen and Maude Landreville also advanced to the Women doubles semi finals.

Geneviève Bousquet - Happy to advance to the women singles finals at the 2016 World Footbag Championships. #Trnava

Coming back to the Open doubles Jean-François Lemieux and François Depatie-Pelletier couldn't come closer to elimination. With François limping from a calf injury the challenge was enormous against Tuomas Karki and Jyri Llama again from Finland. They trailed 0-6, then after closing that gap, they went back in the hole loosing again by 6-9 and 6-10. hey managed to mount an unlikely comeback, aided by a few very bad mistakes by the Finn team.

The other Montreal men's team also faced a very tough opponent but they prevailed in the 3rd game. Luc Legault and Manu Bouchard will play Walt Houston and Ben Alston in the quarter finals.

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