The Czech Open has come to an end with a spectacular final between the two top seeds, Leon Griffiths and Koen Hageraats. A highly anticipated match that did not disappoint. The last time they played was at the London Open earlier this year where Hageraats had to withdraw during the match. Both players were looking strong this time around, and as expected Hageraats got off to a great start, taking table-tennis 21-3. Leon bounced back in badminton, taking it 21-5 reducing Hageraats lead to just two points. Hageraats was leading 11-10 in squash at the break, but Griffiths pulled away in the second half, winning squash 21-13. He then powered through tennis, taking it 16-3 and the match +19 (3-21 21-5 21-13 16-3), winning his third title of the season bringing his total to 13.
Simon Vaclahocsky claimed the bronze medal, beating Mohammed Tarik Koubaa +22 (8-21 21-8 21-2 13-10).
Czech Open titles for Baumgartner, Hlavacova, Bartoš,
Florian Baumgartner claimed the men’s B title by defeating Molnár Gergely +9 (9-21 21-7 16-21 21-9) in a close final. Cornelius Ried won the bronze medal after Rostislav Kniezek unfortunately had to withdraw. Lucie Hlavacova was victorious in the women’s B after defeating top seed Carola Von Heimburg +21 (7-21 21-11 21-8 14-2). Alina Reissenauer defeated Andrea Sopko +30 (21-11 21-14 21-8). In the men’s C it was Martin Bartoš who won the title after defeating Miłosz Dużyński +6 (13-21 21-12 11-21 21-6). Ola Ulmo beat Emeric Lardet +15 (11-21 21-11 21-11 12-7) for the bronze medal. Marek Dlask claimed the men’s D title beating Jiří Borovička +16 (13-21 21-18 21-3 9-6). Damian Roman beat Moritz Sach +9 (21-18 21-19 20-22 19-13).
Junior title for Sam, Kotala, Volf, Reissenauer and Böhm
Romeo Sam has collected another title this season, beating his brother Robin in a thriller of a final in the u13 category, taking it +2 (28-30 21-19 16-21 21-14). Damian Roman beat Henri Widu in the bronze medal match by +22 (14-21 21-5 21-10 2-0). Andreas Kotala claimed the Junior u16 title, beating Michal Fojtík +37 (21-5 21-9 21-12). Simon Kniezek won the bronze medal. Alina Reissenauer won the girls u16 title beating Melánie Tomková +25 (18-21 21-10 21-4). Annemarie Del Favero beat fellow Czech Marie Beranová +31 (21-11 21-11 21-10) to finish third.
The juniors u18 title went to Matěj Volf who defeated Leon Sam +12 (21-11 20-22 17-21 18-10). David Dvorský beat Benjamin Radl to claim the bronze medal. Bastian Böhm won the Junior u21 title winning all his group matches. He had a close match with Cornelius Ried, who finished second. Dvořák took the bronze medal.
Senior titles for Hlavacova, Koubaa, Port, Sach, and Bercík
Lucie Hlavacova had a great day taking the women’s seniors +40 title as well. She won all her group matches, Carola von Heimburg finished second and Małgorzata Mika finished third. Mohammed Tarik Koubaa won the seniors +40 title, beating Gregor David +17 (21-7 11-21 21-11 8-5) in the final. Richard Hobzik defeated Oliver Bodem +38 (21-10 21-2 21-13) for the bronze medal. Jan Port won the seniors +45 in an all Czech final, taking the match +4 (12-21 21-7 21-16 12-18) against Tomas Jirouch. Magnus Åberg beat Per-Axel Giertz to win the bronze medal +11 (11-21 21-9 21-12 11-11).
Volker Sach claimed the +55 title winning all his group matches. Piotr Ostaszyk finished second and Graham King finished third. It was an all Czech podium in the +60 category with Lumír Bercík claiming the title. Zdenek Dana finished second and Lubomír Severin finished third.