European Championships

The draw for the B Groups European Teams Championships is completed

After the weekend full of action in C Groups Stage 1 of the European Teams Championships, six teams in each in Men’s and Women’s Event completed the draw for the B Groups. First three teams from the each group qualified for the B groups, Stage 1.

In sub Group A in C Groups, at the tournament played in the Nicosia at Cyprus, top three teams are Lithuania, Armenia and Cyprus. Lithuania represented by Andrius PREIDZIUS, Lukas RIMKUS, Matas VILKAS and Kestutis ZEIMYS beat all five teams in the Group. Beside Armenia and host, they met San Marino, Scotland and Malta.

Armenia represented by Varuzhan BAGHDASARYAN, Davit GHOTANYAN and Harutyun HARUTYUNYAN suffered only one defeat, whilst Cyprus with Marios YIANGOU, Yiangos YIANGOU, Iosif ELIA, Sharpel ELIA, Stylianos GEORGIOU, Hristo HRISTONOV, Christos SAVVA and Andreas TSISSIOS lost to top two teams.

Lithuania is in B 1 Group with Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia is in the B3 Group with Turkey and Estonia and Cyprus is in the B5 Group with Hungary and Switzerland.

In Bulgaria, hosts booked top position in second Group of C Groups, whilst Norway and Latvia follows.

The lineup for hosts included the names of Teodor ALEXANDROV, Eren BEKIR, Denislav KODJABASHEV, Radoslav KOTEV, Petyo KRASTEV and they remained unbeaten after four matches. They did not lose even one individual match. In the Group also played Iceland and Kosovo.

Norway with Borgar HAUG, Lars RØNNEBERG and Finn VETVIK had one defeat, whilst Latvia lost two matches. For Latvia played Arturs REINHOLDS, Daniels KOGANS, Aleksandrs MASKALONOKS, Olegs KARTUZOVS.

Bulgaria will play in Stage 1 B Groups in B6 against Luxembourg and Israel, Norway is in B2 with Netherlands and Ireland and Latvia is in B4 with Finland and Montenegro.

In Women’s Teams Switzerland, Finland and Latvia clinched top three places in A Group. Switzerland played with Rachel MORET, Fanny DOUTAZ, Ludivine MAURER and Nina TULLII. Finland listed with Ramona Maarit BETZ, Marina DONNER, Anna KIRICHENKO and Aleksandra TITIEVSKAJA lost only to Switzerland and Latvia with Baiba BOGDANOVA, Sabina MUSAJEVA and Margarita SMIRNOVA failed to beat the top two teams. In the Group also played Scotland and Malta.

In other Group Israel clinched top position ahead of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Elinor DAVIDOV, Sinai ITZHAKI and Vital KARLIN remained unbeaten after four matches. Montenegro with Dragana and Snezana CULAFIC, Simona PEROVIC and Ivona PETRIC lost only to Israel. Dzana BIOGRADLIC, Marija GNJATIC, Ema LOVRIC, Snezana MARKOVIC and Harisa MESETOVIC were on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s list. In the Group also played Kosovo and Cyprus.

In Group B1 in Stage 1 will play Croatia, Norway and Finland. In Group B2 will play Belgium, Israel and Switzerland; in B3 will play England, Estonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina; in B4 Greece Wales and Montenegro and in Group B5 Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia.

The final stage of the 2023 European Team Championships will be played in Malmo from 10th to 17th September 2023.