This year’s XBO men’s champion carries an unexpected name. Kouvolan Sudet upsets the big Swiss favourite Jona-Uznach Flames with 5:2. The Finish divisionist showed a perfect match, with disciplined gameplay, effective goal scoring and strong goaltending.
With their strongest tournament appearance the home team of SG Berlin surprises in this year’s XBO final against the German U19 and wins the Buddy Bear trophy by 4:2. Berlin’s goalie Inge Kuld receives the Best Player Award.
Two of four quarterfinals had to be decided by a penalty shootout. Jona-Uznach Flames had some trouble with the Swedes from Lomma FBC and one of the tournament’s favourites TBC Kraluv Dvur failed in its matchup against the always surprising Polish site of Absolwent Siedlec. In the women’s final SG Berlin will host the German U19 ladies.
Tough fights predicted. Coming from seven countries this year’s Berlin Open issue seems to present the most balanced competition in the tournament’s history. Though minor favorites can already be spotted – last 2012 finalist Kraluv Dvur, NLB team Jona-Uznach Flames, favoutite killer Absolwent Siedlec, the ambitious Start Praha or a surprising candidate from Germany?
From now on clubs are welcome to register for the third episode of the X3M Berlin Open tournament this coming summer. The date was set for August 30 to September 1 and the location of the great Seelenbinderhalle in the heart of Berlin will be kept. Here you’ll find all necessary information about the tournament and the registration process.
UHC Grünenmatt is the winner of the X3M Berlin Open 2012. Although the Swiss favourit won the final match in a dominant way, the road there was surprisingly rocky. ETV Hamburg succeeded in the ladies competition. Altogether the tournament gathered 16 teams from seven countries.
Our tournament tries to walk a different way – also regarding awards. Because of that, the original hand-painted “Berlin Buddy Bears” will be handed over to the winning teams as well as to the best individuals.
12 male and 4 female teams out of five countries will meet at this year’s X3M Berlin Open tournament. Here you’ll find the final schedule.
From now on clubs are welcome to register for the second episode of the X3M Berlin Open tournament this coming summer. The date was set up for August 24 – 26 and the location of the Seelenbinderhalle in the heart of Berlin will be kept. Here you’ll find all necessary information about the tournament and the registration process.
Just before the start of the registration period for the upcoming X3M Berlin Open 2012, we have finished a promo clip covering some vivid impressions of our premiere edition in 2011. Check out the production of the Medienakademie here.