Barbados Flyin’ Fish Win World Championship In Germany
Congratulations to the team and their loyal supporters!
Here is the blow by blow written by Ryan Rodriguez (Thanks Ryan!) and sent to us by Brett Callaghan of Totally Barbados.com…
Team Barbados Flying Fish Semi Final Match #1 against the dreaded Austrians!!!
After a short rain delay the match started much the same way as the other morning matches with the Fish trying to settle into their Rhythm…the first Chukka going down Scoreless.
The second Chukka sees the fish playing their own game and drawing first Blood with a penalty strike by Jason Gilkes.
The third chukka was a bit more physical with a few rough exchanges between the teams… However, Daniel Hatch comes away with 2 goals to none for the Austrians.
The 4th Chukka would go down with plenty of fight from the Austrians with 2 shots on Goal and a Penalty shot… All three shots were blocked and the Fish go away with the Win and on to the Finals of the Woz Cup 2009.
The Barbados Flyin’ Fish now wait for their opponents in the Final.
The 2nd semi final now playing between the Silicone Valley AfterShocks and the favorite German team – the Funky Move Turtles! The Silicone Valley AfterShocks defeat the Funky Turtles and go on to compete with the Bajan Flyin’ Fish for the Woz Cup 2009.
2nd Match for Sunday July 19th, 2009
Final Championship Match between the Barbados Segway Polo Team – Flyin’ Fish and the Silicone Valley AfterShocks.
The Final match started under overcast conditions against the formidable Silicone Valley Aftershocks…
The first Chukka played out with both teams stepping up their game to an intense pace but without any goals being scored
With both teams settling down and playing more consistently the game was on!!!
Chukka #2 finishes with the Fish up by one with Jason Gilkes passing to Brett DeGale to score a very nice Goal!
The third Chukka starts with the Aftershocks putting some pressure on the Fish with a few attempts on goal… None get through! However, on a breakaway run Daniel Hatch takes the ball all the way down the field to the goal and skillfully passes across the Goal to Brett Callaghan to easily puts it past their goal keeper – “Uncle Vic” to go up 2 to 0!
The final Chukka comes with a change to the Fish team with Mikie Hassel and Ran Rodriguez coming on to defend the slim lead. The AfterShocks mount a serious charge but fall short as the Fish hold fast and end the Chukka and the match 2 to nothing!
Match Statistics for the Fish are: 22 Goals Scored, with the top score of 11 being scored by Daniel Hatch. Another stat is that only 2 goals score on the Fish for the entire Tournament!!! Go defense!!!
The Barbados Segway Polo Team are now the Woz Cup 2009 World Champions.