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Member Associations - 25 Feb 2015

Jean-Michel SAIVE withdraws: no to a 26th title!


It’s the biggest surprise of the event. Jean-Michel SAIVE (45 years) will not play at the National Series A Championships at Roulers. After the conquest of his 25th title in thirty years, he announced: “I have no motivation and no preparation

It’s the biggest surprise of the event. Jean-Michel SAIVE (45 years) will not play at the National Series A Championships at Roulers. After the conquest of his 25th title in thirty years, he announced: “I have no motivation and no preparation for such event. Emotionally and physically you need to be at 100 %, it’s not my case. I played the qualifications in Dubai and Qatar World Pro Tour to assure my qualification for the Europaen games in Baku in June and i have a Legend’s Tour dates in Sweden newt week and an important Cup match in Virton next Sunday. My head says no…”

From his first title in 1985, Jean-Mi won 25 times, lost three finals (1989 and 1990 to Thierry Cabrera; 2002 to Philippe Saive), a semi-final (1992 to Frédéric Sonnet) and a quarter-final (2010 to Lauric Jean).

Cédric NUYTINCK, the new Belgian N.1 at the World ranking is the new favorite. Only Yannick VOSTES in 2010 was a previous winner of this event amongst all participants.

On the women’s event, Nathalie MARCHETTI is the favourite for a triple crown.

Venue: Sporthal Schiervelde, Diksmuidesteenweg 396 - 8800 Roulers

Schedule: Saturday: from 9.30: qualifications and final round at 5.30. Sunday: 9.30: MX double final, 10.00: men and women double’s finals, 12.00: quarter finals, 14.20: semi-finals, 15h10: women’s final, 16h00: men’s final

 

Christian RASPILLER

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