CFC1, SKW2 dominate at fistball tourney
The opening tournament of the Fistball Season got off to a thrilling start last week at the Swakopmund Football Club with Cohen Fistball Club (CFC 1) and Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW 2) winning and retaining the title in their respective categories.
The officials of the Namibian Fistball Association spiced things up and combined Categories A and B so teams had to play on a round robin basis. For the final after the preliminary round, the best two teams of the respective categories played against each other.
CFC 1 remained undefeated in all seven their games. Gian Rudolph who usually plays fistball for MTV Vorsvelde in Germany implemented the strategy given to him perfectly and made it difficult for SKW 1 and Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC), the defending champions.
According to the organisers it was an evenly matched game with SKW 1 taking the lead several times and at two minutes before the end, CFC 1 turned things around and won the match with a 3 point margin.
Kai Kiesewetter from SFC troubled the blue and white team several times and in the end only lost with a 4 point deficit to CFC 1. SKW 1 won all their remaining matches except for a draw against CFC 2.
This can be counted as a great success for the reserve team of CFC as they have not won a match for the past one and a half years. CFC 2 was the victor in all other matches except for the one against SKW 2 in Category B.
CFC 1 started the final very promising by snatching a quick and surprised lead of 5:0. Their counterparts SKW 1 seemed to be awake after that and put up a fight. At halftime CFC 1 was leading by 3 points. Shortly after starting the second half the SKW 1 attackers had a horrible series of 6 service mistakes in a row increasing the cushion of CFC 1 to 9 points. CFC 1 remained dominant and focused and won in the end comfortably with 20:12.
SKW 2 was in great form being the victors against CFC 2 in Category A. CFC 4 fielded three 11 year olds who lost all their matches but gained a lot of experience throughout the tournament which is vital for further development. SFC managed to threaten the lead of SKW 2 a few times before Michael Baas outplayed SFC with his experience. SKW won in the end with a 4 point margin.
The Bank Windhoek Fistball League will start on 11 March at SKW in Windhoek.