Last Sunday Don Quichote organized the 1st Keizer Karel tournament in hall 1 of the Radboud sports center. With the help of Leon Paul Germany we organized a nice tournament.
On Saturday evening at half past six, Leon Paul Germany reached the sports center in a lorry with 12 pistes. After opening the gate Jan, Danny, Sam, Nienke, David, Rieke and Lucas set up the hall for the tournament in about one and a half hours. That looks something like this.
On Sunday morning we were already at the sports center to open the hall and start the competition. Unfortunately, we experienced some delays due to unforeseen problems with the registrations, as a result of which the referee briefing started later than expected. The poules in men’s epee started about fifteen minutes later than planned, due to these delays. Unfortunately, this delay carried through to the other weapons.
We had received 98 registrations in advance via the Nahouw and by e-mail and eventually there were 92 fencers who participated in the Keizer Karel Tournament. The competition was fierce on all weapons and the tournament went smoothly thanks to the help of our referees. As a result, we were able to have the prize ceremonies a little after four and the tournament was finished ahead of schedule. All winners are in the photographs and the photos of the entire competitions can be found here. A big thank you to all participants and referees for your presence and help. We hope to see you all next year.