AMOR INTERNATIONAL: BRUIL TOPS EUROPEAN SATELLITE EVENT AGAIN
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April 6, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Chris Bruil of the Netherlands again
proved himself to be one of the best men's singles players on the European
Badminton Union competition circuit with his victory in today's championship
match of the AMOR tournament in Groningen, the Netherlands. Bruil beat
Niels Christian Kaldau of Denmark in a five-game finals affair this evening
9-7, 9-6, 4-9, 6-9 and 9-3 (The AMOR tournament used an experimental scoring
system where matches are played on a best-of-five nine-point games with a
three-point tiebreak in case of an 8-all score).
Two weeks ago, Bruil had triumphed in Paris at the French Open leg of the
European circuit for second-tier international players.
Three other Dutch entries also won championships at the thirty-first running
of the AMOR tournament. In the women's singles finals, Monique Hoogland beat
fellow Dutchwoman Caroline Glebbeek 9-7, 9-3, 2-9, 8-11 and 9-7. Hoogland won
a second title in the women's doubles event with partner Erica van den Heuvel.
The Dutch pair easily beat compatriots Brenda Conijn and Nicole van Hooren
9-4, 11-8 and 9-7 in the only championship match that did not go the maximum
Quinten van Dalm and Nicole van Hooren won the fourth title for the Dutch.
They defeated Jonas Rasmussen and Ann-Lou Jorgensen of Denmark in the mixed
doubles finals 11-9, 9-3, 7-9, 7-9 and 9-7.
Only the Danish pair of Peder Nissen and Jonas Rasmussen were able to break
through the Dutch domination of the AMOR tournament. Nissen and Rasmussen took
the championship in the men's doubles event, defeating Quinten van Dalm and
Dennis Lens of the Netherlands 10-11, 9-6, 11-8, 5-9 and 9-4.
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