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Millennium Series Fuengirola Beach Cup 2009 in Malaga, Spain

Due to the weather the first event of the Millennium Series was not as nice as playing on a beach in the south of Spain as you would hope it would be. With the Millennium Series testing out a new concept netting system it seems that even the regular netting system couldn’t deal with the pressure that the wind was putting on them. The next question is how much pressure will be put onto the Millennium Series if the games which have been cancelled will be added to the Bitburg MAXS European Masters in Germany.

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Old Netting System VS New Concept Netting System

Millennium Series Tests out New Netting In Malaga

New System Is Easier To Transport But Is It Safer

“Due to the adverse weather condition today in Fuengirola, we will move to an emergency rosta for tomorrow. Based on current weather forecasts, it is our intention to complete all Division 2 & 3 games tomorrow starting at 8.00 am and complete the last CPL preliminary rounds starting at 14:00. Unfortunately it will be impossible to complete any further SPL & Div 1 games. All uncompleted games will take place in Bitburg. We appologies for any inconvenience caused but this circumstance is beyond our control.”  quoted from the Millennium Series Website

Statement from the Millennium Series Regarding the Fuengirola Beach Cup.

By now I am sure all are aware that the first event of the 2009 Series was hit by the worst weather experienced in the area for the last 15 years on the second day of the event. With gusts of wind recorded near by at 100km/h it is no surprise that play had to be suspend on safety grounds at 1.00pm on Saturday afternoon and no further play was possible that day.
When it was confirmed that 5 fields could be put back in to play on the Sunday the decision to suspend play for division 1, SPL and then inlay CPL was taken as all teams had completed two matches each, so this was the fairest point to stop and we will play all rescheduled games in Div 1, SPL & CPL in a way which has the least impact on the affected teams. Also the priority was given to complete division 3 and division 2 matches as these teams would predominately not be in Germany . Further details of exactly how this will take place will follow after careful consideration and consultation is given to all aspects.
 

I would just like to add my heart felt thanks on behalf of the millennium for the incredible support and understanding from the vast majority of the teams and trade who where there and could tell that there was nothing to be done but sit it out . I would also thank the local council of Fuengirola who really helped to ensure we could continue on Sunday and of to the incredible effort of the millennium crew and refs as well as those who rolled up there sleeves at 4.30am and had 5 fully functional fields up and running by 8.30am .
At this point I would take the opportunity to squash rumours that the major reason or play being stopped was because the new field system was not good enough for the job. The exact opposite is the case. The 3 inflatable fields continued to play for 30 minutes longer than the standard pole system of fields 4 and 5 as play was suspended on these due to poles being snapped clean in half by the wind. Play was stopped on safety grounds as there was the real danger of injury to players from flying debris from tents tables etc. The inflatable fields were deflated in 2 minutes and sustained no damage. It is a fact that if the Millennium had been using the traditional netting system there would have been no chance of any play at all on Sunday as there would have been no fields left. The only delay to rebuilding the inflatable fields was the fact that the turf had actually been lifted by the wind and needed to be reset. After this the netting system, which was completely undamaged, took 5 minutes to re-inflate. 

The continued filming by Eurosport was a great success and we look forward to some great footage from them, I think the weather will make for some very interesting programming, and let us not forget the magnificent success of the first live web cast by spirit of Paint who had more than double the anticipated viewing figures which was fantastic.
It is of great testament to our staff, refs, the cooperation and understanding of the players and the now proven success of the new netting system that all division 3 and division 2 matches were completed in total.

It is a great shame that nature should conspire against us all in such a way, but much larger events such as formula 1, tennis and golf suffer in just the same way as we have just done. The show always goes on. This will not prevent us from returning to such a fantastic venue with such a great party atmosphere. Despite the weather this atmosphere very much continued with the teams who new they would not be taking any further part taking advantage of the many bars which saw some serious partying.

As I say further news and confirmation of how the missing matches of the league teams will be played will be issued shortly .
See you all in Germany and if any of you have a direct line to mother nature please have a word. 

Kind Regards 
Barry Fuggle


 

CPL Preliminary Fuengirola Cup Scoreboards

Group A
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 San Diego Dynasty
5:3 4:5 0:0
1 |  1
2 Copenhagen Ducks
3:5 5:2 0:0
1 |  1
3 Toulouse Tontons
4:5 5:4 0:0
1 |  0
4 SK Moscow
5:4 2:5 0:0
1 |  -2
Group B
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Frankfurt Syndicate
5:3 5:3 0:0
2 |  4
2 Offenbach Comin At Ya
5:3 3:5 0:0
1 |  0
3 Chilli Peppers Riga
3:5 5:4 0:0
1 |  -1
4 Oslo Menace
3:5 4:5 0:0
0 |  -3
Group C
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 London Nexus
5:2 5:0 0:0
2 |  8
2 Budapest Bullets
2:5 5:1 0:0
1 |  1
3 Vision PPC Grenoble
5:2 1:5 0:0
1 |  -1
4 Stockholm Ignition
2:5 0:5 0:0
0 |  -8
Group D
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Joy Stockholm
5:1 5:2 0:0
2 |  7
2 Ramstein Instinct
5:3 5:4 0:0
2 |  3
3 Marseille Icon
1:5 4:5 0:0
0 |  -5
4 London Shock
3:5 2:5 0:0
0 |  -5

 

 

SPL Preliminary Fuengirola Cup Scoreboards

Group A
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Consilium Dei Zurich
4:2 4:0 0:0
2 |  6
2 Outrage Valence
4:3 4:3 0:0
2 |  2
3 Troja Prague
2:4 3:4 0:0
0 |  -3
4 Instinct Gemoss Liepaja
3:4 0:4 0:0
0 |  -5
Group B
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Toulouse Dagnir Dae
4:0 4:2 0:0
2 |  6
2 Influence Montpellier
0:4 4:1 0:0
1 |  -1
3 Notorious London
4:3 1:4 0:0
1 |  -2
4 Breakout Spa
3:4 2:4 0:0
0 |  -3
Group C
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Ronins PBW Haguenau
4:3 4:0 0:0
2 |  5
2 Paris Camp Carnage
3:4 3:2 0:0
1 |  0
3 Art Chaos Moscow
4:3 2:3 0:0
1 |  0
4 Copenhagen Ducks 2
3:4 0:4 0:0
0 |  -5
Group D
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Paris B4
4:0 4:1 0:0
2 |  7
2 Drammen Solid
1:4 4:0 0:0
1 |  1
3 Brussels Crossfire
4:1 1:4 0:0
1 |  0
4 Hellwood Paris
0:4 0:4 0:0
0 |  -8
Group E
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Lisbon Benfica
3:2 4:2 0:0
2 |  3
2 Xtreme Allstars Cologne
3:4 4:0 0:0
1 |  3
3 Amsterdam Xistence
4:3 2:4 0:0
1 |  -1
4 London Tigers
2:3 0:4 0:0
0 |  -5
Group F
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Birmingham Disruption
4:1 4:1 0:0
2 |  6
2 Sigur Riga
4:1 1:4 0:0
1 |  0
3 Dornbirn Daltons
1:4 4:3 0:0
1 |  -2
4 Duesseldorf Reckless
1:4 3:4 0:0
0 |  -4
Group G
# Team name
1 2 3
Points
1 Blackout Charleroi
4:2 4:1 0:0
2 |  5
2 Sucy PAC Ultimate
4:0 4:3 0:0
2 |  5
3 Vienna United
2:4 3:4 0:0
0 |  -3
4 Ugly Ducklings Odense
0:4 1:4 0:0
0 |  -7

 

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