2004 Flying Disc Opening – Freestyle Challenge
If I could put all my memories of the first weekend of the âFlying Disc Openingâ – Freestyle Contest in Podersdorf(A) into a box, I would write âthe first timeâ on it.
It was the first time a disc freestyle competition took place in Austria.
It was the first time many young freestylers (me included, well â¦ forget the young â¦) stepped on the stage for an official competition to show the audience what they can do in the devision open and intermediate.
It was the first time Antonio Cusmaâ and Andrea Meola won an official competition with an almost perfect final routine!
Words cannot really describe what the Flying Disc Opening was, so enjoy the many pictures we made to feel the spirit that was pervading the tournament.
Here you have the final results:
8 Pairs competed in the Open division, 4 entered into the final:
1. Antonio Cusmaâ (Milano, Italy) – Andrea Meola (Milano, Italy)
2. Claudio âClayâ Colleraâ (Rimini, Italy) – Fabio Sanna (Trieste, Italy)
3. Juray âChorcheâ Turan (Bratislava, Slovakia) – Thomas âTommyâ Gereber (Vienna, Austria)
4. Matteo Gaddoni (Forliâ, Italy) – Andrea Gallotti (Milano, Italy).
Stepan Materna (Prag, Czech Rep.) – Michael âMikeâ Rausch (Vienna, Austria)
Ferenc âFeriâ Orosz (Budapest, Hungary) – Zsolt Balogh (Budapest, Hungary)
Michael âMichiâ Zseiler (Vienna, Austria) – Bejca Turanova (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Andrej Â« Newnew Â» Turan (Bratislava, Slovakia) – Latso Graus (Bratislava, Slovakia)
5 Pairs competed in the Intermediate division (some of them had a crash course Friday evening!!):
1. Gaia Audino (Torino, Italy) – Matteo Ceresa (Torino, Italy)
2. Ali (Footbag Vienna) – Lolo (Footbag Vienna)
3. Oddi (Ultimate Vienna) – Bejca (Mental Discorders, Bratislava)
4. Flow (Ultimate Vienna) – Phillip (Footbag Vienna)
5. Jakob (Spin Vienna) – Mike (Spin Vienna)
We had a very good time on the âBlack Carpetâ (how the Podersdorf competition platform has been rebaptised) and outside of it and I have the feeling, we started together something special here â¦
My thoughts also go to Tom Leitner, Lorenzo Apriani and Paolo Mirabelli, who desperately wanted to come but got stuck in Rom, because of an Alitalia strike over the whole week L
Thanks a lot again for the wonderful moments we shared together and I hope to see you soon, maybe at the Austrian Freestyle Open end of June @ www.rumbacup.com or latest @ the FPA World Championships in Rimini!
Thanks also to Chris from frisbeeshop.ch, who kindly sponsored the presents for the winners.
PS: I donât want to tell you about the world record Chorche beat, throwing the disc through a 40 pairs human tunnel, or about the double body roller from Clay and Chorche or about the photos for the first âPirelli Disc Calendarâ. Iâm sure Fabio and Co. will do it better