Power Pools are Set for the EUC 2019 Mixed Division

Teams will fight for bracket positions in power pools!

France vs Norway in pool play. Photo by John Kofi

After the first group phase the decks are reshuffled and 2 power pools will decide who has the best position for the bracket. Teams in the top pools do not take any games with them into the next round.

Pool XEPool XFPool XGPool XH
1XA Germany1XB Great Britain3XA Denmark3XB Austria
1XC France1XD Switzerland4XA Ireland4XB Lithuania
2XB Sweden2XA Russia3XC Norway5XB Hungary
2XD Finland2XC Italy4XC Belgium3XD Czech Republic
5XC Slovenia4XD Poland
5XD Belarus

Power Pool XE: France, Germany, Finland, Austria, Sweden

In the first power pool France is the only undefeated team. They survived a scare against fiery Italians but in the end dominated group XC. They will meet Germany, who crushed Denmark’s hopes this morning in a 15-6 whooping. The Germans are getting more and more professional from game to game according to co-coach Philipp Hartmann. Finland’s only loss was on double game point against Switzerland so they will have some confidence going in the second tournament phase. Sweden came back in the decisive game against Austria from 9:12 down to win 13:12.

Germany and France are the clear favorites to skip the pre-quarter and advance to the round of 8 directly.

Power Pool XF: Great Britain, Switzerland, Russia, Italy

After a somewhat shaky start GB dominated their last 3 games giving their opponents Austria, Sweden and Hungary only 6 points in total. Switzerland also won all their games in pool XD which seemed to be the weakest in the initial pool phase. Russia has to thanks Germany’s dominant performance to be in power pools. They have a win against Germany in their first game and they are keen to demonstrate that their loss to Denmark was just a slip up. Italy showed in the game against France that they have a dline that can trouble top teams. Their consistency might not be at the level to avoid pre-quarters though.

Lower Pools XG & XH

Denmark, Austria, the Czech Republic and Norway are unbeaten against their peers in the lower pools. They will carry these wins into lower pools and are the favorites to get to pre-quarters at the moment. Only the top two from each lower pool will make it into the pre-quarter rounds.

  1. Peter Jesse
    Peter Jesse

    Peter Jesse is a passionate Ultimate Player, his highlights as a player are EUC 2011, WUCC2014 #leccoed, EUC 2015. He can also be seen doing German language coverage mainly on the Austrian scene with the Autimate blog. Follow him @autimate.

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