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Juego de Pelota 2017

Juego de Pelota 2017

Date: 2nd - 6th August 2017
Venue: RLC Brussels

Report of the competition

On the first day of play, the four seeded teams won quite easily, i.e. Great Britain, Belgium A, France and Germany. 

The semi-finals were played the second day. In the first semi-final, Great Britain defeated Belgium 5 to 1 but some of the matches gave rise to close battles. In the other semi-final between France and Germany, the battles were even closer and it was 2-2 after the singles. Unfortunately, two German players injured themselves during the doubles and left the victory to France by 4-2.

The singles of the final and of the ranking ties took place the third day while the doubles took place the last day. In the final, France was stronger than Great Britain in the singles, leading 3-1. However both doubles went to a third set tie-break, with one victory for each team. Therefore, the final result is 4-2 for France. The victorious French team was comprised of Patrice Beust (captain), François Pierson, Dominique Legat, Michel Leclercq and Michel Bouzigue.

In the ranking tie between Germany and the first team of Belgium, the Germans won quite easily the four singles while the Belgians saved the face by winning both doubles.

In the ranking ties between the losers of the first day, the second team of Belgium won its two ties against South Africa and Ireland with a score of 3-3, but winning by the number of sets against South Africa and one more game only against Ireland.

The prize giving ceremony and the gala dinner organized at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the IC of Belgium were attended by about 100 guests in presence of the Chairman of the IC Council, Mr. Peter Mac Quibban, He delivered a wonderful speech thanking the IC of Belgium for their outstanding organisation of the Juego de Pelota leading to a successful event and, more generally, for their numerous contributions to the activities of the IC.


 Results - IC Juego de Pelota 2017 Wednesday 2 August

 Results - IC Juego de Pelota 2017 Thursday 3 August

 Results - IC Juego de Pelota 2017 Friday 4 and Saturday 5 August

 Results - Ladies event

 Draw and Results

Please visit the IC of Belgium website for more information ans photo galleries.

The Juego de Pelota Trophy, is an official Men’s team competition of the Council of International Lawn Tennis Clubs.

It is a knock-out competition for four playing members, two of whom must have reached the age of 70 during the calendar year of the competition, and two of whom must have reached the age of 75 during the calendar year in which the competition is held. Teams may have a playing or non-playing captain, or one of the players may act as a captain. The following IC nations are competing; Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, South Africa and a Belgium B Team. 
For further information and a list of competing players, please see the information sheet document.  
There is also an invitational ladies' event taking place at the same time, and this is a fixture between the IC of Belgium and IC of GB. 

 Info sheet June 2017

 Fact sheet Juego de Pelota 2017

 Welcome Flyer 2017


For guides and competition rules please visit the further Information page to view available downloads.

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