Dear members and supporters:
Last week-end another Europadel’s trophy took place. The XII Europadel Trophy !!!!!. This time was in the high-class sports facilities of CIE in Overijse. 12 mixed teams were playing and enjoying during two days in a wonderful atmosphere.
3 groups of 4 teams developed a very high level of padel and new teams got the trophies.
The new champions were Sonsoles and Michel which won in the final to Méline and Felix Jr.
Meline and Felix Jr. were the main surprise of the tournament, two guys under 16 year old were destroying all the teams till the final. Wonderful performance and we will see them winning very soon. Bravo Méline and Felix.
The winners Sonsoles and Michel did not have major difficulties during the tournament, they shown a big superiority and they won all the matches without much difficulties, losing only 1 set, in the phase of groups, against the young guys. Congratulations to both and enjoy your deserve victory !
There was an extended rumor than Sonsoles would leave her previous partner Emilio to going on with Michel in next tournaments ………
Emilio who was injured and could not participate in this tournament was asked about this new affair and he only answered NO COMMENT.
The third position were to Isabel and Curro and the fourth to Iciar and Rafa.
Isabel and Curro (in the picture during the semifinal) started Saturday playing very well and became one of the favorites but Sunday in the semifinal they did not perform well against Sonsoles and Michel and lost. However they defeated Iciar and Rafael and got the third position of the tournament.
Iciar and Rafael were the main bad suprise, we are sorry for that. The organisation made imposible things to give Rafael the chance to win something but, again, it was not possible. Rafael was playing with the best female player, our very well known Iciar, superb trainer of Europadel and they started as the main favorites to win the tournament. But in the semifinal they lost against Méline and Feliw in three hard sets.
In the Semifinal (see picture) Rafa after winning the first set, needed extra help as he suffered dehydration during the match. People gave him chocolate, sandwiches, sugar ….. trying to recover him but they did not succeed and they lost. Some people did not believe it and they said that it was not dehydration but stress to see his wife, La LEONA DE SAN MAMES looking at him in a provocative way. Do not forget that LA LEONA won some trophies in the past and RAFA did not !!!!!! and she wanted to remain the only one at home with trophyes. Poor Rafa !!!!!!
By the way, Iciar promised to come back soon to give new padel lessons.
We would like to higlight that Lara and Mark won the consolation category winning in the final against Sandy and Fernando
The ceremony of the trophy was a big succeed and a lot of presents were distributed to the participants
We would like to give lots of thanks to all our sponsors to support the tournament, i.e. Air Europa, Alfonso Escubos, Bullpadel, Bar Asturias, Telefonica, Vin de Mois and Tourespaña.
During the trophy Radio Alma interviewed our vice-president Alfonso. Click in the following link
El padel, un deporte con más adeptos
Finally Here you can see in the following link the album of pictures of the trophy
Thanks a lot to everybody participants, OIB (Paola), sponsors and members and see you in Ghent in JUNE. Remember the 18th and 19th June. Do not miss this chance to enjoy another wonderful mixed TROPHY.
PADEL IS LIFE !!!!!!