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Opatija, Croatia • 20 – 29 August 2015
Opatija, August 29 2015
The Board-a-Match Teams was won by Italia Juniors: Margherita Chavarria, Giovanni Donati, Alessandro Gandoglia, Giacomo Percario, Gianluca Bergami and Alessandro Calmanovici, with Valerio Giubilo non-playing captain and coach.
Italia won comfortably by 9 points from Netherlands White: Tobias Polak, Michel Schols, Tim van den Bos and Tom van Overbeeke, with Anneke Simons npc and Kees Tammens coach.
Third, one point behind, were Norway: Christian Bakke, Harald Eide, Tor Eivind Grude and Kristoffer Hegge. They won a split tie with China and GreSwe Axon. However, China were unlucky. They spotted a scoring error, which if corrected would have elevated them to second. But they came after the allotted
time period to report errors.
Some compensation was that China won the medals for the best-placed Youngsters team: Fang Dongke, Wang Zihan, Wei Hongji, Sun Shiyu, Yin Yichen and Fang Zhengyang, and Hu Jichao the npc. The award for the best Girls team went to SX XHLD: Chen Yunpeng, Ge Chenyun, Jin Huiyuan, Ruan Xinyao, Yu Yue and Yuan Aijia, and Qiu Weichang npc.
BAM Consolation Winners: Sudamerica
The Joan Gerard awards for fair play, good sportsmanship and friendliness to all went to Kacper Kopka from Poland (Kids), Selena Pepic from Serbia (Girls), Fang Zhengyuan from China (Youngsters), and Rodrigo Garcia Da Rosa from Argentina (Juniors).