Berlin Eastside crowned European Champion after defeating Daniela Dodean's Strock in the final of the European Champions League. It was the first time that the German club won this title and its victory is more valuable taking into account that China's Fan Ying was part of the Austrian club.
The German club won the first leg match at home by 3:2. Georgina Pota and Irene Ivancan were defeated by Fan Ying but they redeemed themselves by beating Daniela Dodean at their respective matches. The third point was won by Petra Lovas over Li Qiangbing.
In the second leg match Georgina Pota won her match against Li Qiangbing as expected but gave a surprise as she was about to defeat Fan Ying. Petra Lovas also gave her point as she overcame Daniela Dodean. Finally, Irene Ivancan managed to steal two games from Li in the deciding game and sealed the victory for Berlin Eastside.
Irene Ivancan vs Li Qiangbing
Video kindly shared by GecaPhoenix
After this successfull season, Hotel Kolumbuz, Berlin Eastside's club sponsor, valued the victory got by European silver medallist Irene Ivancan, Petra Lovas and Georgina Pota so much, that they designed a room in honour to the club.
The room has about 1,300 Table Tennis balls and photos of the club. Besides, it has a Wii console room, where virtual Table Tennis can be played, and also real raquets to play in a mini table tennis table.
Photos kindly shared by Hotel Kolumbuz 's Facebook page
Given that you are all TT fans, don't forget to take a look at Hotel Kolumbuz's TT room if you are spending time in Berlin!
Photo and info. source: Hotel Kolumbuz 's Facebook page - ttc-berlin-eastside.de