Final Four at Stena Match Cup Sweden
Published on July 3rd, 2015
Marstrand, Sweden (July 3, 2015) – The Quarter-Final stage of the Stena Match Cup Sweden began today with the top eight teams seeking to advance further in the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).
Three races was enough for Björn Hansen and Ian Williams who easily made it to the semifinals. Keith Swinton and Taylor Canfield had a harder time beating Berntsson and Robertson but won their matches 3-1.
The Round Robin winner Ian Williams chose Swinton as his opponent in the semifinals.
Semifinals Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015:
Björn Hansen (SWE) – Taylor Canfield (USVI)
Ian Williams (GBR) – Ketih Swinton (AUS)
Results Quarterfinals Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015
Ian Williams (GBR) – Reuben Corbett (NZL) 3-0
Björn Hansen (SWE) – Simone Ferrarese (ITA) 3-0
Keith Swinton (AUS) – Johnie Berntsson (SWE) 3-1
Taylor Canfield (USVI) – Phil Robertson (NZL) 3-1
The Semi-Finals and Finals are scheduled on Saturday, July 4.
Results – Round Robin Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015
1. Ian Williams (GBR) 13-0
2. Björn Hansen (SWE) 10-3
3. Keith Swinton (AUS) 8-5
4. Taylor Canfield (USVI) 8-5
5. Reuben Corbett (NZ) 8-5
6. Phil Robertson (NZ) 7-6
7. Johnie Berntsson (SWE) 7-6
8. Simone Ferrarese (ITA) 6-7
9. Joachim Aschenbrenner (SWE) 6-7
10. Eric Monnin (SUI) 6-7
11. Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) 6-7
12. Rasmus Viltoft (DEN) 3,5-9 (-0,5 poängavdrag)
13. Sam Gilmour (AUS) 2-11
14. Anna Östling (SWE) 0-13
Background: Stena Match Cup Sweden (Jun 29-Jul 4) is the third world championship event on the 2015-16 World Match Racing Tour, the leading professional match racing series sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The tour has seven world championship events and a total of 19 events (details). Prize money is awarded for each event, with event points culminating in the crowning of the “ISAF Match Racing World Champion”.