Sunday, 23 October 2011

Benelux Championship 2011 – We made it to the final

This week there were 14 couples in the B-class of the Benelux Championship and we had enough confidence after our super result of last week. The first round starts with a good English Walz but in the Tango Kristel gets a blow in the face from another couple and is knocked down and out. It was a hard task to get up and finish our Tango. The next two dances were also good and we receive enough markings to go directly to the Semi-Final. The Semi-Final was better than the first round and we qualify to the Final together with seven couples. We were satisfied with our dancing but end in a disappointing seventh place. We should be happy to have reached the final now for three times in a row. This was our last NADB competition for 2011. A video of our final will be published later, thank you Rob de Jongh for filming our final.

Deze week begonnen we met 14 paren aan de wedstrijd van het Benelux Kampioenschap B-klasse en we hadden genoeg vertrouwen na ons super resultaat van vorige week. Onze eerste ronde begon goed met de Engelse Wals maar in de Tango werd Kristel in het gezicht geslagen door een ander paar, ging neer en was even van de kaart. De volgende twee dansen gingen goed en we kregen genoeg crossen om rechtstreeks door te gaan naar de halve finale. Onze halve finale ging beter als de eerste ronde en we kwalificeerden ons samen met zeven andere paren voor de finale. We waren tevreden met ons dansen maar eindigen op een teleurstellende zevende plaats. We moeten echter tevreden zijn met drie finales op rij sinds we in deze klasse gestart zijn. Dit was trouwens onze laatste NADB competitie voor 2011. Een video van onze finale wordt later gepubliceerd, met dank aan Rob de Jongh voor de opname.

Foto from Edwin Verwoerd (Pingreply)

Previous competition article:
Video of our last ballroom competition, Holland Masters 2011

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  1. Well done Filip and Kristel making the final. Sorry to hear about the high speed collision! Nice pose in the photo!

  2. Wow, congratulations!!!! And that is such a good picture, you are a beautiful couple!! Please continue to let me know how it is going! We have a T.V. show here that we love called "Dancing With The Stars" and they pair up celebrities with a professional dance teacher. Each week they all dance a ballroom dance and one couple is eliminated. What is the prize for this, and how many contests have you won? I watched your video, but had a heard time finding you. What is your favorite dance and how many kinds do you have to do in the contest?

  3. Gosh, this was an actual collision??? I did not know you meant it literally!! Was anyone hurt? I have never seen this happen in ballroom dancing, only ice-skating.

  4. Congratulations for getting into the Finals again! I agree that is a nice picture! Does this mean you can take a break from competition until next year?

  5. Congratulations on making it into the finals! You are expert and experiences dancers.

  6. exciting!
    Well done!
    Proud of you!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

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  7. Congratulations. You're really doing well, aren't you?

  8. these films are lovely!!! Is this you????

  9. A new dance photo - I like the perspective of this! (You look kind of naughty, Filip!)