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




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Gents 1 in the second division! (From a players perspective)

The Game: Veni vedi vici! Well, Gents 1 wished it was as easy as abc playing
Twente Buzzards.
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.

Match report: D.B.V. Arriba gents 2 vs Twente Buzzards

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.

Match Report: D.B.V. Arriba Gents 2 – Peatminers Gents 1

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.

Match report: D.B.V. Arriba Gents 3 VS. The Jugglers Gents 4

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.

Match report: Peatminers Ladies 1 vs D.B.V. Arriba Ladies 1


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 vs. Risne Stars Gents 1

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.


The matches of Gents 3 versus S.V.Z.W. usually pose quite a challenge and this time 7 players and a Gerben set out from Enschede (and Hengelo) to answer the call. A call to break free!

The battle plan was simple: Hop off the train, put orange bouncy thing through orange high thing and be on our merry way back east before they knew what hit them. Read more.

Match Report: D.B.V. Arriba Ladies 1 – Kikkers Ladies 1


11th of November we had the first game against Kikkers (Frogs) of this season. Last year we won all the games against them, but it was always difficult. So we were all a bit nervous. Judith and Anniek dropped bombs from way downtown immediately at the beginning. We started with a high tempo game, Dinah was leading in running the fast break! Read more.

Match Report: S.V.Z.W. Ladies 1 – D.B.V. Arriba Ladies 1


On October 7th, we had already played against this team and won 66-42. We tried a new offense this week at practice, Jäger (not the shot), and wanted to try it at this game as well.

We started the game really unfocused, but kept coming back and at half-time the score was 31-30. We kept putting the pressure during full-court defense and got some steals this way. Read more.