Sunday, 23 July 2017

Jacob Bijlstra wins in Hoogezand


The "International Summer tournament 2017" took place this Saturday in Hoogezand, in the North of the Netherlands. Unfortunately due to a number of late withdrawals, a round robin format was played with Jacob Bijlstra come out on top. Among the competitors, it was great to see Yago Dzelalija from Canberra, Australia. Highlights for Yago was "the impressive high quality of play from all the Dutchies, in particular Jacob's high tempo game and fierce shots. Erwin Smit's amazing long range chip shot into the far right corner and his impressive high quality game, to Ronald Ruiter's tactical nous and shooting skills! The level of sportsmanship displayed at the tournament was amazing, to a level that I have not previously experienced - kudos to the guys! The venue is great and the catering was thoroughly enjoyed by all - especially by the Aussie lads!"