First of all, I couldn,t accept the nice and surprising invitation from the Latvian organizers to be part of the veterans tournament in WC 2005 RIGA, since I was occupied at the same time with the 5th Floorball World Ladies Championships in Singapore.
All problems like Bjarne Rytter writing about and ower also mentioned about things can be handled moore propearly if the ITHF had a President and a CB.
Outside fo this CB should you have a COMPETITIONS and RULE commette.
Inside this ITHF body you can prevent many problems in the future.
So, you need a functioneng and ELECTED Organization to prevent bigger problems in the future.
The CB can work out an " Organizations Manual " that all organizers must/should sign and follow. If you want to do real sport of TH ( and I,m convinced Totaly, that,s possible!) you must start an ITHF CB with President AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
It,s not good to organize so many World Champinships without a CB and President for the ITHF.
I bilieve it,s possible. with persons that are in the Executive committe.
Just do it!
Till the end I must congratulate Hans Österman, Sweden, for his new World Championships Titel.
Best regards: Cz.András
For those who would like to hear again the game-music from Riga:
Well, I can say I hate that music. After sitting right in front of the very loud speakers for 2 days I was just when hearing it on Sunday midday...
Quoting the official WCh website:
"Playing system is described for each category. These systems may be changed only if real number of participants will be dramatically different than number of registered players."
This happened in Riga as there would played just half of players as it was first planned in group E. So the rule was known before the tournament.
Petter Bengtsson wrote: "Peter and me asked both Intars and Pierre about the possibility of sharing the bronze medal. And they both agreed to it, even though Intars was not very happy about it."
Mr.Bengtsson you misunderstood me. I did not agree about sharing, I just explained (especially I addresses it to Mr.Ostlund) that in case you will not play the most probably Ostlund will be on 4th place as he is lower in round-rank.
That what you called "agreed" was my weakness to tie you both to TH and make you play for 3rd place.
I‘m back at my computer after few days of holidays.
The results pages are updated for all categories with best offence / defence stats.
sorry: in accordance to THEIR wishes and skills.
I don‘t think this silly racistic example of Madagaskar makes sence:
There is no really unexperienced group from any country which wants to change Table Hockey. The north american table hockey community has it‘s own experiences with playing. So we can hear their ideas and discuss about it.
I personally think we‘ll keep most of the existing rules with the good feeling of having prooved that they are reasonable.
Hi Espen & Trygve!
I think that both of you are right.
The team-competition is one of the places where the information had to be found actively, maybe the best thing to do would have been to publish it on the main screen and then number the "team-table-groups". But im sure that the ITHF-commitee will be aware of that when they‘re doing a WCh evaluation.
The breaks in between may be difficult to remove. Maybe it would be better to schedule them on the playing - then players could prepare their minds before the break is coming. Gathering all the results, picking up pucks from the floor and so on will probably be needed anyway. ( Some players might also need the toilet in between )
Even when people from madagascar started playing tablehockey their opinion may be as good as any opinion. It is important in a democratic system that all people have the right to express themselves.
All members of the executive commitee were elected at the DC. That means that if anyone opposes the election they should talk to their national association and make their opinion heard there.
If anyone has a something important to contribute to the community then they can come forward (and should do it without being afraid someone would start attacking them!!!). The community can then by democratic means decide whether its a good or bad idea.
DEMOCRACY IS IMPORTANT
All the best,
Chairman,Danish Tablehockey Union - www.dbhu.tk