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Falun & Pixbo Czech Open Champions 2017 – 16.08.2017

IBF Falun and Pixbo Wallenstam IBK are Czech Open Champions 2017

The biggest adult floorball tournament in the world, Czech Open, was played last week on 10.-13.8. Last year, the new Finnish fusion club EräViikingit was crowned as the Male Elite series winner, whereas Pixbo Wallenstam IBK from Sweden triumphed in Women’s Elite tournament.

This year, the men’s final was a match between the Czech Open champions from 2014 and 2015. At the same time, it was a replay from the gold medal match of 2014, as IBF Falun took on the Swedish rivals Pixbo Wallenstam IBK. Three years ago, Falun dominated the final and took the trophy comfortably. This time around it was a different story but the same result. The final was a tough and tight battle, but in the end Falun was again better, beating Pixbo 8-5.

Photo: Per Wiklund

Men´s Elite Final:

IBF Falun – Pixbo Wallenstam IBK 8-5

Falun goals: 1. and 37. Hallén, 14. and 36. Enström, 38. C. Hajo, 50. Cederström, 53. Aldeeb, 60. Adriansson.

Pixbo goals: 7. and 40. Carlsson, 24. and 43. Wahlgren, 58. Wiklund.

Final results of the Men´s Elite Series 2017:

1.       IBF Falun (SWE)

2.       Pixbo Wallenstam IBK (SWE)

3.       Florbal Chodov (CZE) & EräViikingit (FIN)

Top Scorer: Patrick Mendelin, SV Wiler-Ersigen (SUI)

Most Valuable Player: Rasmus Enström, IBF Falun  

Best Goalkeeper: Jon Hedlund, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK

The women’s final was also all-Swedish as the champion from last year, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK, faced the slight surprisers Malmö FBC. Last year Pixbo had to dig deep to defeat 1. SC Vítkovice 4-3, but this time it was way more convenient for the 2016 Champions Cup winners. Malmö gave their all but Pixbo was too strong, cruising to a convincing 8-1 victory.

Photo: Per Wiklund

Women´s Elite Final:

Malmö FBC – Pixbo Wallenstam 1-8 (0-1, 0-6, 1-1)

Malmö goal: 55. F. Mainz Ohlsson

Pixbo goals: 4. S. Boberg, 29. A. Fylke, 30. M. Pettersson, 32. S. Boberg, 38. C. Habib West, 39. J. Wålinder, 40. Södergren, 48. Fylke

Final results of the Women’s Elite Series 2017:

1.       Pixbo Wallenstam IBK (SWE)

2.       Malmö FBC (SWE)

3.       FBC Ostrava (CZE) & Florbal Chodov (CZE)

Top Scorer: Cecilia di Nardo, Malmö FBC

Most Valuable Player: Ida Sundberg, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK

Best Goalkeeper: Sara Hjorting, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK