Four Rhiwbina members made the journey to the beautiful city of Krakow for the recent Polish ESF masters competition . Tim Dulson entered the Over 50’s, Tony Smith and Dave Chan were in the Over 55’s and Martin Vicary in the Over 60’s.
After some early sightseeing we got into the competition proper with everyone enjoying good games against opponents from a variety of countries, mainly in Eastern Europe.
Tim was in a tough group and narrowly lost to the Belgian winner of the Over 50’s, winning his 5th place play off on Sunday morning. Martin Vicary had a number of excellent games and played a Swede and a Slovakian in his early games. Dave and Tony were in groups of 5 in the Over 55’s . Tony managed to win all 4 games and played in the final. Dave won 3 games and played in the 3rd/4th Place match. Both won their games against Czech opponents.
It was an excellent trip and everyone was positive about the squash club, city and organisation of the tournament.
Next stop for some of our members is the tournament in November in Rotterdam.