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Brno (CZE) Open 2009 10/04/2009

Avatar 642 couples entered the successful Brno Open over the three days. The seventh edition thus established a new participation record. Organisers and sponsors had prepared an outstanding event for all IDSF and IPDSC categories.

Each day focused on a different segment of the audience: Friday – Seniors' Night, Saturday – Champions' Night and Sunday – Dance Lovers' Party. All three days brought something new and different to the spectators. The shows of World Champions Paolo Bosco – Silvia Piton (ITA) and Maurizio Vescovo – Melinda Törökgyörgy (HUN) were the absolute highlight and also broadcast live on national television. Brno was able to welcome eight World Champions among the couples as well as judges. The funniest thing: Frank Venables became the most popular showman with his Mambo show.

You can find the complete results on www.brnoopen.cz  Here are only winners:

IDSF Juveniles I+II Open ST: George Saceleanu - Amanda Chincia, Romania

IDSF Juveniles I+II Open LA: Dawid Podgajny - Katarzyna Rudzka, Poland

IDSF Juniors I Open ST: Kewin Espenszyt - Jowita Misiakowska, Poland

IDSF Juniors I Open LA: Andras Deak - Zsofia Paroczai, Hungary

IDSF Juniors II Open ST: Arian Winowski - Sandra Michalczyk, Poland

IDSF Juniors II Open LA: Szymon Sabatowicz - Natalia Krzyszton, Poland

IDSF Youth Open ST: Dariusz Mycka - Hanna Zudziewicz, Poland

IDSF Youth Open LA: Pawel Milcarz - Agnieszka Kaczorowska, Poland

IDSF Rising Stars ST: David Odstrcil – Beata Koblizkova, Czech Republic

IDSF Rising Stars LA: Egor Shchiryy - Alisa Sadovnikova, Rusian Federation

IDSF International Open ST: Marco Cavallaro - Joanne Clifton, England

IDSF International Open LA: Marek Dedik / Kristina Horvatova, Slovakia

IDSF Senior I Open ST: Tassilo Lax - Sabine Lax, Germany

IDSF Senior II Open ST: Walter Valenta - Irmtraud Maurer, Austria

IPDSC Open ST: Isaia Berardi - Cinzia Birarelli, Italy

IPDSC Open LA: Maurizio Ghigiarelli - Manuela Andracchio, Italy

 

Sponsors and organisers were very satisfied and invite you to the Brno Open 2010 from March 26 to 28th.