27 Nov 4th Tournament of Open German Carrom Championship 2012 and Open German Doubles Championship 2012
Report By Mr. Arif Naqvi
BERLIN: While inaugurating the final round of the Open German Carrom Championship and the Doubles Championship on 24th November at the “Haus Pankow” in Berlin , Sri Lankan Ambassador Mr. Sarrath Kongahage suggested a visit of the National Sri Lankan team with new World Championship Sushanta Fernando, who triumphed over the reigning Indian players for the first time in Carrom history at the 6th World Carrom Championship at Colombo, Sri Lanka this month on 4th November.
Ambassador Mr. Kongahage praised the growing interest of the game of Carrom in Germany.
Speaking on the same occasion Mr Amitabh Ranjan, Minister in the Indian Embassy in Berlin stressed that Germany was one of the founders of the International Carrom Federation in 1988 in Madras (Chenai), India. The Carrom federations of India and Germany and the players of the two countries have maintained very good relations. He stressed that the German Carrom players have contributed much for promotion of this game in the world.
Conveying the greetings of the international Carrom community Mr. Arif Naqvi president of the International Carrom Federation apprecciated the rising standard of the game of Carrom all over the world and its social role in the society. He anounced that the ICF will be celebrating next year the 25th Anniversary of its foundation. The International Carrom Federation was established on 15th October 1988 at Madras, India.
Mr. Joerg Kijanski, President of the German Carrom Federation informed about the growing interest of Carrom in Germany. He pointed out that four tournaments of the Open German Carrom Championship and a doubes tournament is held every year in Germany. The German Carrom players take very active role in the international tournaments.
The 4th tournament of the Open German Carrom Championship in Singles and the Doubles Tournament 2012 on 24th and 25th November were marked with very interesting matches.
In Singles Event, which was held with seven rounds of Swiss System on Saturday 24th November ,young Tobias Krueger of Dortmund defeated in final the well experienced Joerg Johannes of Cologne in a very close contest by 25 to 21 points. Until the 11th board nobody could predict the result. The third place went to Mark Mueller-Linow of Darmstadt.
In the Doubles Tournament on Sunday, 25th November the rivals of the previous day paired together and won in the hard contested final with 25:18 against Andreas Hurtig and Armin Schneider. The third place went to Wolfgang Peter and Mark Mueller-Linow.