Liechtenstein in the Lead after Day 1
presented by A Quechua, Jacques Lemans und LISAGEST
Wien / Lignano, 27. August 2014: The first day of the Beach Polo EM was a good start. All teams arrived in an impressive convoy at Lungomare on time. The time management of the organization was perfect. Fast games, a big crowd and a good atmosphere featured by the local Team of animateurs of LISAGEST set the scene for a world premiere - Beach Polo at floodlight. Liechtenstein in the lead and Italy needs to win in ordert o stay in the tournament.
Despite the rain many came to the Beach Arena to watch the games of day 1 of the PIPA Beach Polo European Championship 2014. After three chukkers in the lead Slovakia with Alexandra Bencikova and Ladislav Agardi finally lost against Liechtenstein with Brad Rainford-Blackett and Gerardo Cosentino coming from the A Quechua Poloclub Liechtenstein 6:7 (3:1, 5:2, 6:5, 6:7). It was a fast and spectacular game. The first game showed powerful turns, nice shots and many goals.
In the 2nd game of day 1, Czech Republic defeated the Italian Team 7:4 (2:1, 4:1, 4:2, 7:4). Also Lenka Polanová in the second chukker by accident one time scored for Italy, the team could win this game. Nevertheless the Czech Republic found back into the game and played a tactical brilliantly game. The Italians rather tried to speed up the game but could not succeed against a very well playing Czech team.
After day 1 in the scoring ranking Brad Rainford-Blackett (LIE)
and Ladislav Agárdi (SK) are
in the lead with each 6 goals.
Today Italy will play Slovakia at 9pm. Afterwards Czech Republic will play Liechtenstein starting at approx. 10pm. As the weather forecast indicates better conditions and higher temperatures for today´s games, even more spectators will be expected at the Lungomare Beach Arena.
More infos and pics soon.