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January 2017
Another triumph for the IC of Spain at the VI Robert Abdesselam Trophy

Another triumph for the IC of Spain at the VI Robert Abdesselam Trophy

Another triumph for the IC of Spain at the VI Robert Abdesselam Trophy

The sixth edition of the Robert Abdesselam Trophy was held at the Club de Campo in Madrid, where the IC of Spain were joined by competitors from the IC of Belgium, IC of France and IC of Great Britain. As always, it proved to be a highly competitive weekend which went right down to the last match and even called for a set count back. But it was the host nation, the IC of Spain, who were eventually crowned winners.

On the first day of play, the Spanish team defeated the Belgians by 3 matches to 1 in a close battle. The GB and French fixture saw 3 out of 4 of the matches going to a third set match tie-break, with the IC of GB coming out on top on all three occasions to triumph by 3 matches to 1.
On the Saturday, whilst the GB team defeated the Belgians by 4 matches to 0, the IC of France and IC of Spain were all square after four matches and needed a deciding rubber to decide the result. It was the French who edged out the host nation on this occasion and therefore moving into the final day of matches, it was all to play for.

On Sunday, the IC of France saw off the Belgians by 3 matches to 1 and the IC of Spain staged a remarkable comeback to beat the Brits by 3 matches to 1, with the spectators enjoying some extremely high quality doubles play. This therefore left both GB and Spain with a total of 8 matches won and therefore the need to go back to a set count back. With a positive balance of eight sets for the IC of Spain compared to five sets for the IC of GB, it was the host nation that were crowned champions on this occasion.

The victorious team was comprised of Patricia Couder, Charo Couder, Monica Alvarez Mon, Berta Tintoré, Juan Carlos Andrade, Javier Molina, Juan Avendaño, Carlos de Miguel and Antonio Zapatero, who also captained the team. The President of the Abdesselam Foundation, Mr. Jean Pierre Herve Gautier, and Mr Juan Mª Tintoré, the President of IC Spain, attended the official dinner and the prize giving ceremony.

Many congratulations and thanks to the IC of Spain for their victory, hospitality and for hosting such an enjoyable and successful weekend.

 Final positions:
 1. IC of Spain
 2. IC of GB
 3. IC of France
 4. IC of Belgium

 For a list of full results, please view the PDF documents below:

 Copia de DRAW RESULTS RA 2017

 FRIDAY JUNE 23 2017




Sixth edition of the Robert Abdesselam Trophy to be held at Madrid’s Club de Campo. 

The Club de Campo will organise the VI Robert Abdesselam Trophy in collaboration with the International Club of Spain and the Robert Abdeselam Foundation, from 23-25 June. 

The VI Robert Abdesselam Trophy will bring together teams from IC Belgium, IC France and IC Spain; three nations of great significance to Bob. Following the tradition of extending an invitation to a fourth team, IC Great Britain will complete the line-up on this occasion. The competition is a doubles-only event, played in a round-robin format for players of the 50+, 55+ and 60+ age groups. Each tie consists of a men’s, a women’s, and a mixed doubles match. 

The President of the Abdesselam Foundation, Jean Pierre Herve Gautier, will also be attending the event. 

Robert Abdesselam’s legacy is an important one for the world of tennis. Son of an Algerian lawyer, he was a junior champion of France in 1937 and 1938 and university champion in 1939 before going on to feature on the French Davis Cup team. On a personal level, he participated a volunteer in the second World War and went on to have an international political career that led to him being acclaimed with the French Legion of Honour. He was a French delegate at the United Nations and a founder of NATO. An international lawyer for Lacoste, he was Vice President of the French Tennis Federation and of the International Tennis Federation, a founder of the Centenary Tennis Clubs Association and President of the International Club of France. 

Location: Madrid, Spain 
Format – 1 men’s doubles, 1 ladies doubles and 2 mixed doubles. Teams include 1 lady over 50, 1 man and lady over 55 and 1 man over 65 


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

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