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Member Associations - 27 Feb 2014

Jean-Michel SAIVE will fight to 25th title


The Belgian Serie A championship 2014 will be held this weeкend in Andenne, a small city between Liège and Namur. Jean-Michel SAIVE, at 44 years, will try to collect his 25th individual title from 1985. During this period, the man from Logis Auderghem, su

The Belgian Serie A championship 2014 will be held this weeкend in Andenne, a small city between Liège and Namur.

Jean-Michel SAIVE, at 44 years, will try to collect his 25th individual title from 1985. During this period, the man from Logis Auderghem, suffered only 5 defeats in 29 participations; in finals against Thierry CABREA (1990/1991) and Philippe SAIVE (2003), in semi against Frédéric SONNET (1993) and in quarter-final against Lauric JEAN (2010).

This edition will mark the return of the double’s competition on same Championships but on… two days.
Philippe SAIVE, 42 years, winner in 1993 and 2003, will also participate. This competition will help his preparation for the World Veterans Championship in New-Zealand and the defense of his crown in the category 40-50.

Top seeded in Men’s Singles Event are:1. Jean-Michel SAIVE; 2. Yannick VOSTES; 3. Robin DEVOS; 4. Cédric NUYTINCK; 5. Philippe SAIVE; 6. Cédric MERCHEZ; 7. Benjamin ROGIERS; 8. Lauric JEAN.
In Women’s Singles Event: 1. Nathalie MARCHETTI; 2. Lisa LUNG; 3. Elena CHMIGUELSKAÏA; 4. Eline LOYEN; 5. Gabriella VINCI; 6. Lauranne HACKEMACK; 7. Margo DEGRAEF; 8. Florence Van ACKER.

LAST 5 WINNERS
2009: Jean-Michel SAIVE  // Laurence JUNKER
2010: Yannick VOSTES // Karen OPDENCAMP
2011: Jean-Michel SAIVE // Karen OPDENCAMP
2012: Jean-Michel SAIVE // Daria MITYUKOVA
2013: Jean-Michel SAIVE // Nathalie MARCHETTI

SCHEDULE (Andenne Arena, Square Docteur Melin 14, 5300 ANDENNE)
Saturday from 9.30 am; last 16 for men at 6.30 pm.
Sunday from 10.00 am with the finals at 3 pm (mixed double), 5 pm (women’s double), 5.30 pm (men’s double), 6.00 pm (women’s single) and 6.30 (men’s single).

Christian RASPILLER

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