In last weekend’s windy conditions, SKW 1 and Cohen FC 3 won all their games during the fourth round of the Bank Windhoek Fistball Championship to stay top of the National A and National B leagues respectively.
The two Windhoek based sides are the first teams to qualify for their leagues’ championship final due to be held in September.
Defending champions, SKW 1, had a comfortable day winning their matches against SFC 1 and CFC 1 with ease, 4-1 and 4-0 respectively.
With these two wins, SKW 1 retained their spot at the top of the Bank Windhoek National A league and have now qualified for the championship final.
The second spot on the log remained firmly in the hands of SKW 2, while Cohen FC 1 managed to remain in third spot, despite losing all their games on Saturday. Winning a set against SKW 2 earned them a bonus point, which was enough to keep them ahead of SFC 1 on the log. SKW 2 and Cohen FC 1 will now meet in a play-off match to determine the team to participate in the championship final against SKW 1.
It also turned out to be a good day for SFC in the Bank Windhoek National B league. The Swakopmund based team was placed fourth on the log at the start of the day. However, a 4:1 win against DTS allowed them to take third place from their opponents and qualify for the play-off game for the championship final.
They will meet SKW 3 who cemented their second place with a hard fought 4:3 set win against DTS. With two losses from two games, DTS were left empty handed and ended the day in the fourth position on the log.
This means that they will not have a chance to play in the championship final, which is a disappointment for a team which has improved considerably since joining the fistball league last year.
Cohen FC 3, who holds the first place in the B League, automatically qualifies for the championship final. The team from Windhoek’s Olympia suburb kept a clean sheet once again by not losing a set in the three games they played over the weekend. This season, the team’s spiker, P.V. Steinkopff, dominated the Bank Windhoek National B league having lost only one game during the entire season.
The play-off games and the championship final will be played on 22 September at the DTS Sportgrounds in Windhoek where fistball pundits can expect some explosive fistball action.
At the end of the day’s games, the jury decided not to award the DANRIC Auto Player of the Day as they felt that there was no outstanding performance by a single player.
Bank Windhoek Fistball Championship logs
The team in top sport has qualified for the championship final.
The teams in second and third spots will meet in a play-off match to decide the other participant of the final.
National A League
1. SKW 1
2. SKW 2
3. Cohen FC 1
4. SFC 1
5. Cohen FC 2
National B League
1. Cohen FC 3
2. SKW 3