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Written by James Pope
Tyrrell Double Victory In Bulgaria
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 07:55
Tyrrell with Double victory in Sofia






Isabelle Tyrrell and Michael Dickert crown themselves Bulgarian International Champions in Sofia.

Tyrrell also takes the women doubles title together with LilianDruve, while Thorsten Deck and Levente Nandori take their first doubles title at the

3rd Super World Tour event of the year.

Home victory for Stelian Stankov at the side of Christine Seehofer in mixed doubles and Peter Sakovics takes gold in Seniors (+45).

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Dickert with first SWT title

All top seeds went to the semifinals without any problems in the 12-player men elite draw. Topseeded.

Michael Dickert had little problems with Levente Nandori (3), even won the Squash set to finish the match before Tennis.

Stelian Stankov beat Thorsten Deck in Badminton and Squash like in most of his matches,

but once again could not take enough points in Tabletennis and Badminton to win the match.

Nevertheless the home court player thrashed Nandori in the match for bronze and took the first ever Bulgarian medal in singles on the FIR World Tour.

The final between Dickert and Deck was one sided this time, with the Austrian winning the first three sports and his first ever Super World Tour title.



Gold for TyrrellSeehoferDruve

The women elite 4-player pool draw was a close encounter between the top three. In the end Isabelle Tyrrell

took the title after close victories over Lilian Druve (+7) and Christine Seehofer (+2), winning all her Squash and Tennis sets after losing Tabletennis and Badminton.

In the match for second place Seehofer just beat Druve by another close four points.

Nevertheless Druve and Seehofer took their gold medals in Olympic draws,

with victories in women doubles byDruve/Tyrrell and in mixed doubles by Christine Seehofer together with local matador Stelian Stankov.

Together withAngelov the Bulgarians were though defeated in the men doubles final by

Thorsten Deck and Levente Nandori.


Seniors win men B and C

Juniors titles went to Martin Kolev (u21) from Bulgaria and Christine Seehofer (u21) Austria.

In Men B and Men C the seniors dominated and Iftach Gesser from Israel and Peter Böhm from

Austria took the gold medals,

while Zhilev/Ivanchev were the best amateur double. In the Seniors (+45) draw both Böhm and Gesser lost to world number one Peter Sakovics,

who took his next title following the Seniors (+45) doubles victory with Patrik Wartia from Sweden.

Graham King was unbeaten in Seniors (+55), where tournament director Puzant Kassabian

became third after taking the doubles title (+55) with Valkov.

Last but not least it was a Swiss double victory for Sonja Trümpi and Deborah Hofer in women amateur.


Rain caused no problems

All in all it was yet another great Racketlon weekend in Sofia with great court availabilities and players party at one of the best tournament hotels on the FIR World Tour.

Even the not perfect weather with some rain did not cause any major problems and the tournament finished in time according to the time schedule.

“FIR especially thanks tournament secretary Andro Kassabian, tournament director Puzant Kassabian and the FIR-Delegates

Thorsten Deck and Graham King for their support”, says FIR-President Marcel Weigl and trusts Bulgarian International will be on the FIR World Tour 2014 again.


FIR-Executive President Marcel Weigl