In this session we will present you guys from Portugal. The team v.Gaw is one of the famous Portuguese teams, that became constant value at the highest European beach handball team competition level.
Below you can find their funny answers, but we can assure you that they are funny just outside the court. During the game they are deadly serious, trying to do their best and win opposing team. They are one of the reasons why Portugal is constantly present on beach handball map, and for sure- we can expect further development and growing of this beach handball nation, partially because of them also.Enjoy
Our team started playing in the remote year of 2000. We actually won our first tournament, and we enjoyed the winning taste so much, that we already lost count of the winning trophies J
This will be the third time.
We have a bunch of them:
To be as fun as always, top class beach handball quality, great team spirit and fair-play.
For the first time in history of this competition, EBT Masters finals will be held in Romania. Baia Mare will host the best teams in both cateogories. The tournament will be held from 6-9.6.2019. In order to spread the word about the competition we will publish series of articles about the participating teams. Few weeks ago, ABHC Zagreb started to collect the interviews from participating teams and here we will present those who respond to our questionnaire. Once again, thanks all teams that took time to answer to few questions.
First team that we will present is famous Hungarian team Beach Stars.Here is their story:
Tell us few words about your team (when did you start to play and what was the beggining like, number of winning trophies, medals, most relevant tournaments that you have visited, some interesting story maybe?).
1. Our team was founded in 2002 by a group of friends. Since then, we won 2 times the EBT Finals, 4 times the Hungarian Championship and 3 times the Hungarian Cup. In 2010 we awarded the Fair Play prize at the EBT Finals in Fuengirola. Furthermore we organized 5 EBT Tournament and 1 EBT Finals as well. During the years our team name changed from time to time (Béres Vitalin, Credit Suisse, Winterthur, AXA, Budaörs), but we are the same team: Beach Stars BHC.
How many times have you participated on EBT Masters finals?
2. Since 2005 it's our 11th participation
Write your key players and tell us few interesting notes about them.
3. Our keyplayer is the TEAM. We have young and talented players, who will lead us back to the top of Europe hopefully. But if we must name some remarkable players, we are very proud of our national team players like András Nagy and Norbert Vitáris in the A national team, Balázs Glózik, György Molnár and Péter Valler in the B national team and of course of our young titans, like Bence Hornyák, Balázs Matuszka, Csanád Neukum, who participated in the first Youth Olympic in Buenos Aires 2018.
What do you expect from EBT Masters finals in Baia Mare?
4. There are 6-8 teams which are able to win the title, so we expect a very good but tough final this year, with the hope we can win a medal.
European handball federation announced today the final list of the participants for the upcoming EBT Masters finals, that will be for the first time held in Romania. Baia Mare, the city at the northwest region of Romania will host the best teams of the Old continent. Academic beach handball club Zagreb will have the representatives in both categories. Beside Croatian representatives,another three clubs will have the teams in both categories, Portuguese GRD LEÇA - apostaganha.com, Serbian team from Bačka Palanka- BHC 2areg and Spanish CBMP Malaga.
This is the first edition of this tournament with 14 participating teams per category. In both categories, the teams are divided in two groups:
The following men teams will play in the group A: Palletways Veralia Azuqueca, the experienced team that is consisted of (former) Spanish national selection players, will try to reach the top of this top event. Another teams in group are the well known teams like TSHV Camelot, V.Gaw, BHT Petra Plock, Ekaterinodar, and BHV Wasserschloss.
In group B, tough matches will be played agains BMP Sevilla(ESP), Beach stars BHC (HUN), GRD Leca-apostaganha.com(POR), BHC 2areg (SRB), 12Monkeys (GER), HE Beach handball (DEN), and wild card team Tricolorii (ROM).
Romanian team Tricolorii and Danish team HEI Beachhandball are newcomers in this elite team list, and they will also definitively contribute to the quality of this event.
The teams in the women category include CBMP Algeciras (Esp), BHT Pyrki Poznan (POL), Westsite Amsterdam (NED), Detono Zagreb (CRO), SPORT CLUB Senec-Cannabis Energy Drink (SVK), Multichem-Szentendrei N.K.E.(HUN), E.F.E - Os Tigres(POR), OVB Beach Girls®DVSC-TVP (HUN), BHC 2areg (SRB), CBMP Ciudad de Málaga (ESP), CAIPIranhas(GER), GRD LEÇA - apostaganha.com (POR),UKS Varsovia Warszawa (POL),Beach Girls(ROM).
The playing system includes group matches, after which the quarterfinal matches will be played.
The coach of the Detono Zagreb women team,Ivan Jugović, said: I am really happy that our girls qualified to the EBT Masters finals, eventhough I am sorry that Croatia will not have another representative team,BHC Kontesa Nera at the same time. It will be a real challenge for our young team to compete at Masters finals and we can just say that it will be a nice experience for us. We will do our best in order to reach the quarter and semifinal matches-that would be a great thing for this young players.
From the beach handball point of view, it is great that this sport reached another country with great handball history. Few years ago Romanian federation started to invest in beach handball by sending the younger age categories to the European competitions and we can expect their further development.
Good luck to all teams.
During the first day of the EBT Masters finals Detono Zagreb achieved two victories and go with maximal 4 points to the second part of preliminary round.
This weekend in Italian city of Gaeta the closing tournament of European Championships in beach handball a.k.a. EBT Masters Finals will be held. In men's category Croatia will be represented by BHC Detono Zagreb, whilst in women's category that honour will have WBHC Kontesa Nera.
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