Last Sunday we had the annual New Years Tournament which was awesome! The board worked until deep in the night for the oliebollen and a lot of Arribans played a great tournament the following day and stayed until deep in the night at the BBQ at Arno’s place following the tournament. Thank you all, it was a great day!
With six people and three cars (and someone going by bike), gents 3 was going to their first match after the holiday. Last time Arriba defeated the Buzzards with a 13-point difference, but they would still have to work hard this game, especially since coach Klaas had other business to attend to. Luckily for Arriba, veteran Gerben was there to help them out. Read more.
You get nothing for nothing. That’s a generally agreed upon rule that counts for the whole universe. It’s the basis of thermodynamics and is as eternal as the laws of nature. Concrete and rational. We’re in Urk, where it’s an hour later and the people talk funny. Gents 1 has it’s mind set to better the score from the previous match. Read more.
This year Sinterklaas paid a visit to Arriba again.
Thanks for all the beautiful poems and great presents!
Here is an impression of the evening
The Game: Veni vedi vici! Well, Gents 1 wished it was as easy as abc playing
The well-oiled machine from Hengelo consists of players that trained and
competed together from their childhood.
I first noticed old veteran Keoma-jaoquim, also played for Arriba back in the
gold age and is back in his old friends. Buzzards also happened to beat Scylla
(Gent’s one opponent and number 2 in the standings). Read more.
After having one weekend of being game free we could finally get back to
work against Twente Buzzards from Hengelo. Too bad for us the Saint is back
in Holland so on paper we only had six players who could attend the game.
With most of us being well on time, Sjoerd managed to arrive just 15 minutes
before the game started. Read more.
Last Saturday it was the final chance for H2 to grab a win in 2017. After a gruesome period with loss after loss it was time to fight for the points. Before, the D1 obliterated the opponent with 107-7. Standards were high for this game day.
H2’s opponent was slightly more challenging. The Peatminers acquired a new centre, extending their big-man-pool to 3. Read more.
Super Saturday’s last game of the night was Gents 3’s time to shine. Playing against The Jugglers 4, the second team in the standings, it was again going to be a difficult game, playing the leading team the match before
Not many point were made during the first quarter of the game. Some missed free throws from both teams and a bit of careless ball handling meant that the quarter ended with only eight points for both teams. Read more.
Going to Vriezenveen is an experience on its own, not even a bus can reach the Stamper. When we finally arrived, with 3 cars and some people that were picked up at the station. If you come to Vriezenveen, you see more types of green you can imagine. We had discovered this while waiting for the previous game to end. Read more.
Match report: D.B.V. Arriba Gents 3 – Risne Stars Gents 1
This time, Gents 3 had to break 3 at home in the wooden hall against the number 1 in the competition. The match started strong for the Risne Stars and they got ahead with a couple of points. Luckily, Arriba came back strong and ended the first quarter with just a couple of points behind. Read more.